Humanoid Robotics: A Reference

Editors: Goswami, Ambarish, Vadakkepat, Prahlad (Eds.)

  • Serves as the first comprehensive reference which focuses on the novel topic of Humanoid Robotics, also known as Humanoids
  • Provides detailed applications of humanoid technologies in service industry, healthcare, outer space, hazardous environments, education and entertainment
  • Of interest to graduate students and professionals in diverse scientific and engineering communities devoted to relevant fields, including electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, biomechanics, material engineering, computer science, as well as biology
  • Provides a mixture of theory and practical examples
see more benefits

Buy this book

eReference ca. $1,750.00
price for USA (gross)
  • Due: June 14, 2018
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6046-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Print ca. $1,750.00
price for USA
  • Due: July 12, 2018
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6045-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Print + eBook $2,625.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: June 14, 2018
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6047-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this Reference Work

Humanoid Robotics provides a comprehensive compilation of developments in the conceptualization, design and development of humanoid robots and related technologies. Human beings have built the environment they occupy (living spaces, instruments and vehicles) to suit two-legged systems. Building systems, especially in robotics, that are compatible with the well-established, human-based surroundings and which could naturally interact with humans is an ultimate goal for all researches and engineers. Humanoid Robots are systems (i.e. robots) which mimic human behavior. Humanoids provide a platform to study the construction of systems that behave and interact like humans. A broad range of applications ranging from daily housework to complex medical surgery, deep ocean exploration, and other potentially dangerous tasks are possible using humanoids. In addition, the study of humanoid robotics provides a platform to understand the mechanisms and offers a physical visual of how humans interact, think, and react with the surroundings and how such behaviors could be reassembled and reconstructed. Currently, the most challenging issue with bipedal humanoids is to make them balance on two legs, The purportedly simple act of finding the best balance that enables easy walking, jumping and running requires some of the most sophisticated development of robotic systems- those that will ultimately mimic fully the diversity and dexterity of human beings. Other typical human-like interactions such as complex thought and conversations on the other hand, also pose barriers for the development of humanoids because we are yet to understand fully the way in which we humans interact with our environment and consequently to replicate this in humanoids.

About the authors

Prof. Goswami joined Intuitive Surgical, California, in 2016 where he is a Principal Systems Analyst.

Before Intuitive Surgical Ambarish was a Principal Scientist at Honda Research Institute in California. At Honda, Ambarish performed research in humanoid robots, assistive exoskeletons, mechatronics and vehicles. He also led the System Integration and Control Group for the self-driving car activities (AD/ADAS) and in 2015 his team successfully demonstrated sensor and GPS mediated autonomous driving in an experimental urban setting. 

Ambarish received the Bachelor's degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, the Master's degree from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, and the Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, all in Mechanical Engineering.

For four years following his Ph.D. Ambarish worked at the INRIA Laboratory in Grenoble, France, as a permanent scientific staff (Charge de Recherche). He was  a member of "BIP" Project which developed the first anthropomorphic biped robot in France. Subsequently, he became an IRCS Fellow at the Center for Human Modeling and Simulation at the University of Pennsylvania.  He then worked as a core animation software developer for 3D Studio Max at Autodesk. 

Ambarish is an originator of the Compass Gait Model and the Reaction Mass Pendulum (RMP) model which are used to study gait of biped robots and human. Ambarish has also contributed to the understanding of humanoid robot balance and has introduced the Foot Rotation Indicator (FRI) point and Centroidal Moment Pivot (CMP). Ambarish has more than 80 publications with a total of more than 7000 Google Scholar citations; he has 21 patents. Ambarish is in the Editorial Board of Robotica (Cambridge University Press) and is the Editor-in-Chief of the forthcoming Humanoid Robotics: A Reference, from Springer. 

Ambarish is an ASME Fellow (2013).

Prof. Vadakkepat, an Associate Prof. at the National Univ. of Singapore is the founder secretary of the Federation of Int’l Robot-soccer Assoc. and currently it’s General Secretary. Prof. Vadakkepat received his M.Tech and PhD from Indian Institute of Tech. Madras, in 1989 and 1996 respectively. While pursuing Post-Doctoral studies at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Tech. (KAIST, 96-98), he was awarded the Korea Science and Eng. Foundation (KOSEF) fellowship. Since 1999, he is with the National Univ. of Singapore. His research interest include Distributed robotic systems, Humanoid robotics, Biomorphs, Neuro-Fuzzy Controllers and Intelligent Control techniques and, has publications in several leading international journals. He is an associate editor of the Int. Journal of Humanoid Robotics. 

Buy this book

eReference ca. $1,750.00
price for USA (gross)
  • Due: June 14, 2018
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6046-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Print ca. $1,750.00
price for USA
  • Due: July 12, 2018
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6045-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Print + eBook $2,625.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: June 14, 2018
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6047-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Humanoid Robotics: A Reference
Editors
  • Ambarish Goswami
  • Prahlad Vadakkepat
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eReference ISBN
978-94-007-6046-2
Print ISBN
978-94-007-6045-5
Print + eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6047-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
2800
Topics