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The Path to Autonomous Robots

Essays in Honor of George A. Bekey

Sukhatme, Gaurav (Ed.)

1st Edition. 2nd Printing. 2008, XX, 178p. 80 illus..

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  • Chapters written by leading international researchers
  • A sampling of modern research in Autonomous Robots

This collection of technical articles, written by leading international researchers in robotics, presents threads of modern robotics research. Also included are brief reminiscences of the former students of Professor George A. Bekey, reflecting on his remarkable 50-year career as an innovative educator and authority on Autonomous Robots. Together, these words pay tribute to Bekey’s stature as a pioneer in the field, particularly in the areas of medical and rehabilitation robotics, human robot interaction and robot ethics. Topics explored in these chapters include:

  • Mobile robots in extreme environments
  • Autonomous spacecraft
  • The design of networked robotic systems
  • Robotic grasping using inputs from vision systems
  • Advances in manipulation and mobility inspired by human control systems
  • New directions in human-robot interaction
  • A biomimetic approach to autonomous robot design
  • Applying multi-task learning to inverse dynamics

Researchers and students will be inspired both by these contributions and Professor Bekey’s accomplishments, and the volume will undoubtedly spur further reading and research in the field.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Exploration and Mapping - Grasping Affordances - Locomotion - Mobile Robots - NeuroRobotics - Robotic Sensor Networks - autonom - mobile robot - robot - robotics - robotics research - sensing

Related subjects » Artificial Intelligence - Robotics

Table of contents 

Recent Research in Autonomous Robots.- Mobile Robots for Polar Remote Sensing.- Guidance and Control of Formation Flying Spacecraft.- Adaptive Sampling for Field Reconstruction With Multiple Moblie Robots.- Grasping Affordances: Learning to Connet vission to Hand Action.- Intelligent Robotics for Assistive Healthcare and Therapy.- A New Direction in Human-Robot Interaction; A Lesson from star Wars?.- Neurorobotics Primer.- Learning Inverse Dynamics by Gaussian process Begrression under the Multi-Task Learning Framework.- Tributes and Recollections from Former Students.- Professor George Albert Bekey.- Current History of the Bekey Tribe.- Recollections and Tributes.

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