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Dr. Shogo Hamada is a Specially Appointed Lecturer in the Department of Robotics at Tohoku University, Japan. His research interest lies at the intersection between robotics and nano-bioengineering, especially molecular robotics. 

Prof. Mike Hinchey is President of IFIP for 2016-22. He is currently Prof. of Software Engineering and Head of the Department of Computer Science & Information Systems at University of Limerick, Ireland.

Prof. Kimon P. Valavanis is John Evans Professor, Director, Research and Innovation, and Director of the Unmanned Systems Research Institute, D. F. Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Denver.

Wayne Hu is an Editor at Springer. He has a strong background as Research Engineer, Sales Engineer and Project Engineer at multinational corporations including ArcelorMittal and Siemens.

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Explore Book Series on Robotics and Automation

Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics

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This series publishes new developments and advances in the fields of robotics research, rapidly and informally but with a high quality.



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Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation

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This series publishes books on scientific, engineering, and technological developments in this interesting field that borders on so many disciplines and has so many practical applications. 

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Cognitive Systems Monographs

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This series publishes new developments and advances in the fields of cognitive systems research, rapidly and informally but with a high quality. The intent is to bridge cognitive brain science and biology with engineering disciplines.

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Automation, Collaboration & E-Services

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This series publishes new developments and advances in the fields of Automation, collaboration and e-services; rapidly and informally but with a high quality. 

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Springer Proceedings in Advanced Robotics

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The publications within this series are primarily proceedings and post-proceedings of important conferences, symposia and congresses. 

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Unmanned System Technologies

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This series publishes the latest developments in unmanned vehicles and platforms in a timely manner, with the highest of quality, and written and edited by leaders in the field. 

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Transactions on Intelligent Welding Manufacturing

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This series aims to present the latest global research findings and cutting-edge developments in intelligentized welding technology, which has become one of the hottest research directions in intelligent manufacturing. 

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Key Technologies of Intelligentized Welding Manufacturing

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This series aims to share recent advances in artificial intelligence, control, robotics, mechatronics and information science applied to industrial and manufacturing processes, especially in welding processes. 

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Springer Tracts in Autonomous Systems

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This series publish the state-of-the-art and advances in unmanned systems exhibiting attributes of autonomy, intelligence, autonomous functionality and resilience. 



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Explore Titles on Robotics and Automation

Each title has a chapter that can be accessed freely until April 4.

Advanced Manufacturing and Automation X

Editors: Yi Wang, et al.

This book presents selected papers from the 10th International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (IWAMA 2020). It discusses topics such as novel techniques for manufacturing and automation in Industry 4.0 and smart factories. 

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Evaluation of Human-Robot Collaborative Assembly Task Allocation Plan

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Proceedings of the 2020 DigitalFUTURES

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Editors: Philip F. Yuan, et al.

This open access book is a compilation of selected papers from 2020 DigitalFUTURES (CDRF 2020). 



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Proceedings of the 2021 DigitalFUTURES 

Editors: Philip F. Yuan, et al.

This open access book is a compilation of selected papers from 2021 DigitalFUTURES—The 3rd International Conference on Computational Design and Robotic Fabrication (CDRF 2021). It focuses on novel techniques for computational design and robotic fabrication.

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Proceedings of the 2021 DigitalFUTURES

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Communication and Control for Robotic Systems

Editors: Jason Gu, Rajeeb Dey, Nabanita Adhikary  

The book includes topics specific to the emerging areas of control for robotic systems, wireless communication, and development of embedded systems for robotic applications. It integrates three important aspects of automation, namely -  communication; control; and embedded design for robotic applications.

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Adaptive Backstepping Control of Multiple Mobile Robots Under Limited Communication;

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Machine Learning for Robotics Applications

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Editors: Monica Bianchini, et al.

This book provides future vision on the unexplored areas of applications of robotics using machine learning. It presents original research results contributed by active researchers and experts.

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Machine Learning-Enabled Human Activity Recognition System for Humanoid Robot

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Proceedings of the 2019 DigitalFUTURES

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Editors: Philip F. Yuan, et al.

This book is a compilation of selected papers from 2019 DigitalFUTURES—The 1st International Conference on Computational Design and Robotic Fabrication. 

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Simulation and Optimization Method of Tensegrity Structure with Elastic Membrane as Tension Material

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Robotics and Control

Author:  Peter Corke

This textbook offers a tutorial introduction to robotics and control which is light and easy to absorb. It expands on the tutorial material provided with the toolboxes, add many more examples, and to weave this into a narrative that covers robotics and control separately and together.

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Robotic Vision

Author:  Peter Corke

This book is a readable introduction to the new field of robotic vision which weaves together theory, algorithms and examples in an accessible narrative that covers computer vision algorithms applicable to robotics. 


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Robot Operating System ROS

Editor: Anis Koubaa

The book provides comprehensive coverage of the Robot Operating Systems (ROS) and the latest trends and contributed systems. ROS is currently considered as the primary development framework for robotics applications. 

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Developing Production-Grade Applications with ROS 2

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Experimental Robotics

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Editors:  Bruno Siciliano,  Cecilia Laschi,  Oussama Khatib

The outcome of the latest edition of the successful International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER) series. 

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Radar-Inertial State Estimation and Obstacle Detection for Micro-Aerial Vehicles in Dense Fog

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Design Automation for Embedded Systems

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Journal of Intelligent Information Systems

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Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems

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Topical Issue on Unmanned Aircraft Regulations In Europe

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Intelligent Service Robotics

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Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces

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Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics

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International Journal of Social Robotics

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SN Applied Sciences (Open Access)

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Augmented Human Research 

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Journal of Control, Automation and Electrical Systems

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An Improved Q-learning Approach with Kalman Filter for Self-balancing Robot Using OpenAI

AI Perspectives (Open Access)

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