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robotics research papers 2014




Ranger, an Example of Integration of Robotics into the Home Ecosystem
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This paper gives an overview of the trend to design robotic systems that can cooperate with humans. It shows how this approach can be applied to home ecosystems taking an holistic approach, taking into account the whole system and its ecosystem.

Robot Deception and Squirrel Behavior: A Case Study in Bio-inspired Robotics
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Abstract A common behavior in animals and human beings is deception. Deceptive behavior in robotics is potentially beneficial in several domains ranging from the military to a more everyday context. In our research, novel algorithms were developed for the

Soft Tissue Robotics–The Next Generation
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The use of robotics in healthcare has grown tremendously in recent years, fueled by increasing interest in minimally invasive surgery and potential for improved outcomes (eg, reduced time in the OR, shorter recovery periods and minimized patient pain and trauma).

Erratum: Robotics as a Tool for Training and Assessment of Surgical Skill
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Socially Assistive Robotics for Personalized Education for Children
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Socially assistive robotics (SAR) has the potential to combine the massive replication and standardization of computer technology with the benefits of learning in a social and tangible (hands-on) context. We are developing HRI methods for SAR systems designed to

PREGO: An Action Language for Belief-Based Cognitive Robotics in Continuous Domains
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Abstract. The area of cognitive robotics is often subject to the criticism that the proposals investigated in the literature are too far removed from the kind of continuous uncertainty and noise seen in actual real-world robotics. This paper proposes a new language and an

Enhance Multi-Disciplinary Experience for Agriculture and Engineering Students with Agriculture Robotics Project
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Abstract With the advancement in robotics technology, unmanned agricultural robotics are becoming widely used in precision agriculture. Engineers equipped with robotics knowledge are highly demanded by today's high-efficiency-high-producing agricultural industry. It is

Teaching a Core CS Concept through Robotics
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Abstract We implemented single-session workshops using the Thymio-II a small, self- contained robot designed for young students, and VPL a graphical software development environment based upon event handling. Our goal was to investigate if the students could

Model-driven software development approaches in robotics research
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Abstract Recently, there is an encouraging trend in adopting model driven engineering approaches for software development in robotics research. In this paper, currently available modelbased techniques in robotics are analyzed with respect to the domain specific

Publishing in IEEE Transactions on Robotics
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If you're asking whether there's some list of hot and cold topics that we secretly maintain at T-RO, I can unequivocally tell you the answer is no. Now, I could tell you my personal preferences, but that would be beside the point. Unlike some other journals where the EiC

The TAM: ABSTRACTing complex tasks in swarm robotics research
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Abstract Research in swarm robotics focuses mostly on how robots interact and cooperate to perform tasks, rather than on the tasks themselves. As a consequence, researchers often considerAbstract tasks in their experimental work. For example, foraging is often studied

Agent-based Modeling for Self-Assembled Robotics
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Firstly, I would like to commend the authors on their interesting approach to robotic self- assembly. However, I also feel that they may have been a bit too quick to discount modeling and simulation in the paper by referring to the rather special case of simplification of

ROBOTICS: ADVANCED CONCEPTS ANALYSIS
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Design of a Full-Featured Robot Controller for Use in a First-Year Robotics Design Project
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Abstract For the past nineteen years, the first-year engineering honors program at The Ohio State University has included a robotics design project as the cornerstone of its yearlong curriculum. Over these years, the MIT Handy Board has served as the controller for the

Review of Development Stages in the Conceptual Design of an Electro-Hydrostatic Actuator for Robotics
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ABSTRACT The design of modern robotic devices faces numerous requirements and limitations which are related to optimization and robustness. Consequently, these stringent requirements have caused improvements in many engineering areas and lead to

An Intrinsic Tactile Sensor for Underwater Robotics
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ABSTRACT In this paper, a novel intrinsic tactile sensor for underwater robotic applications is presented, along with some experimental results. The sensor is based on optoelectronic components and therefore its design is quite simple and reliable. Moreover, it is suitable to

Future Prospects of Artificial Intelligence in Robotics Software, A healthcare Perspective
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Online Free Anatomy Registration via Non-Contact Skeletal Tracking for Collaborative Human/Robot Interaction in Surgical Robotics
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Background Surgical Robotics has enjoyed widespread clinical use over the last decade and brought a number of benefits and drawbacks. Surgeons benefit from improved dexterity and accuracy, as well as better visualization and a more intuitive interface, yet hospitals

Editorial on Robotics in Building and Infrastructure
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Assessing the Impact of an Autonomous Robotics Competition for STEM Education
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Abstract Robotics competitions for K-12 students are popular, but are students really learning and improving their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) scores through robotics competitions If they are, how much more effective is learning

Advances in Robotics Automation
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According to Steichen , there are several principles of information security. We know to use confidentiality, integrity and availability which known as the CIA Triad for over twenty years, as the core principles of information security.

THE FLIPPED WORKSHOP: INVERTING THE TEACHING AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR PROBLEM SOLVING USING EDUCATIONAL ROBOTICS
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Abstract Educational robotics has been adopted by educators at every level of education, from primary to tertiary sectors in support of teaching and learning of technology based courses. Its popularity stems from the inherent nature of the field of robotics to

Force Control in Robotics
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ABSTRACT Force control is used to handle the physical interaction between a robot and the environment and also to ensure safe and dependable operation in the presence of humans. The control goal may be that to keep the interaction forces limited or that to guarantee a

Advanced Robotics: Homework 11
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Finite Difference (FD) method is a policy gradient technique. The gradient ??J(?k) is estimated by purturbing the parameter vector ? a small perturbations d?i. For each d?i, black-box evaluate dJi = J(?k + d?i) - J(?k). Prove that ?FD ? J(?k) ˜ (dT dT) -1 dT dJ

Robotic Competitions: Teaching Robotics and Real-Time Programming with LEGO Mindstorms
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ABSTRACT A laboratory activity started a few years ago within a course of Foundation of Industrial Robotics for the Master Degree in Automation Engineering at the Engineering School of the University of Bologna. The goals were on one side to drive students to

Approaching Qualitative Spatial Reasoning About Distances and Directions in Robotics
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Approaching Qualitative Spatial Reasoning About Distances and Directions in Robotics Guglielmo in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), (2014).

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Abstract In today's detection of era security threats that are usually said as intrusion, has become a really vital and significant issue in network, information and knowledge security. Extremely confidential information of varied organizations is gift over the network therefore

An Architecture for Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Robotics
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ABSTRACT This paper describes an architecture that combines the complementary strengths of declarative programming and probabilistic graphical models to enable robots to represent, reason with, and learn from, qualitative and quantitative descriptions of uncertainty and

The Robotics Divide
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Throughout history, power has always been associated with technology, to the point that some key historical transitions from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age have taken the name of the technology that triumphed at the time. Yet technology is not only the tools or

Dynamic Bayesian Networks for semantic localization in robotics
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ABSTRACT In this paper we present a methodology that covers the following steps:(1) Image processing and discretization for creating feature-based scene descriptors.(2) Learning of static Bayesian networks and Naive Bayes classifier.(3) Learning of Dynamical Bayesian

JBotEvolver: A versatile simulation platform for evolutionary robotics
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This paper introduces JBotEvolver, a versatile simulation platform for research and education in evolutionary robotics (ER). JBotEvolver is a Java-based open-source, cross- platform framework available at

euRathlon Outdoor Robotics Challenge: Year 1 Report
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The aim of euRathlon1 is to create real-world robotics challenges to test the intelligence and autonomy of outdoor robots in demanding mock disaster-response scenarios. Inspired by the Fukushima accident we are working toward a competition that requires autonomous

An Approach towards Brain Actuated Control in the Field Of Robotics Using Eeg Signals: A Review
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ABSTRACT This paper reviews the use of Electroencephalogram (EEG) signals for controlling in the field of robotics and using a suitable mapping process known as Brain-Computer Interface (BCI). Various decomposition techniques of the EEG signal for feature extraction

The next big thing (s) in robotics
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The second wave of robotics has started. The first wave got going around fifty years ago with industrial automation–exemplified by assembly line robots–the kind that build cars and washing machines. A hugely successful technology; first generation robots have

Rehabilitation Robotics 2013
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Current world has problems with the declining birth rate and aging population. With this problem, application of robotics technology to commodity life is highly required. Especialy, demand of rehabilitation robotics becomes more and more increasing. Hence, special

Exclusive Online Robotics: Robotic Arm Implementation and Testing
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This XOR Robotic Arm (XRA) is a web application for tele robotic control of a robotic arm over the Internet. The specific requirements and design description for the XRA are contained in [1] and . This document covers the details of the implementation and testing of the XRA

Activating Robotics Manipulator using Eye Movements
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ABSTRACT The desire to help disabled people become more independent and satisfied led to study efforts in various fields. In particular this paper deals with helping severe injured disabled people that even simple tasks as moving objects from one place to the other is

LEGO-based Robotics in Higher Education: 15 Years of Student Creativity
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ABSTRACT Our goal in this article is to reflect on the role LEGO robotics has played in college engineering education over the last 15 years, starting with the introduction of the RCX in 1998 and ending with the introduction of the EV3 in 2013. By combining a modular

Multi-Task Policy Search for Robotics
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ABSTRACT Learning policies that generalize across multiple tasks is an important and challenging research topic in reinforcement learning and robotics. Training individual policies for every single potential task is often impractical, especially for continuous task

Ambient robotics for meaningful life of the elderly
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It is innovative if people can be free from aged body and continue their career with assistance of robotics. It is supposed to see the change soon, as smartphone changed life style. This research aims to figure out the direction of this change, development in

Combined Force and Position Controller Based on Inverse Dynamics: Application to CooperativeRobotics
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ABSTRACT presents a technique that enables the use of inverse dynamics for redundant systems, like cooperative robots. The advantage of this approach is simplified calculation of inverse dynamics that involves force demands. For the

Robotics Safety: An Engineering Teaching Module
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This module was developed with the financial support of Minerva Canada and Mitacs Canada and with the support of General Motors of Canada, an organizational sponsor of the module. We are particularly grateful for the assistance of Ms. Lynn Smith of Engineering Despite a very strong synergy between Robotics and AI at their early beginning, the two fields progressed widely apart in the following decades. However, we are witnessing a revival of interest in the fertile domain of embodied machine intelligence. This is due in

Robotics in General Surgery
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viii is being used to identify structures and provide a road map to the surgical anatomy in real time. The future will see the digital interface between patient and surgeon evolve to facilitate image-guided surgery, computer-aided surgery, as well as pre-performed

Preface for the special issue on robotics in smart manufacturing
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Today, perhaps more than ever, manufacturing industry is seen by society as a major means of generating economic growth and jobs creation. In the current context of the global market, manufacturing companies need to be competitive to survive, ie, produce more, better,

Examining Influences on the Evolution of Design Ideas in a First-Year Robotics Project
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ABSTRACT. Presented here is a data-supported analysis of design ideas from first-year students completing a group robotics assignment. While classroom learning is typically assessed through content exams and final project presentations, an alternative approach

The Theory of neural Cognition applied to Robotics
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ABSTRACT The Theory of neural Cognition (TnC) states that the brain is only a memory, explains how a memory can become an actor pursuing various goals, and proposes explanations about the implementations of a large variety of cognitive abilities, such as

The Transformation of the Workplace Through Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Automation
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The workforce is undergoing a radical transformation. While industrial automation, computer programming, and data storage have been integral to the modern workplace for decades, a number of factors in recent years have spurred the evolution of modern robotics, AI, and

Heterogeneous Bayes Filters with Sparse Bayesian Models: Application to state estimation inrobotics
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ABSTRACT. This study introduces a new augmented Bayes filter model for time-varying, context- dependent emission noise. The envisaged application, robust state estimation for a robot, motivates the use of the Relevance Vector Machine to model the emission noise, because

Autonomous Robotics and Deep Learning
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Almost all of us have watched plenty of sci-fi movies that revolve around the same theme: scientists develop a robot that has true consciousness, observes the environment around it and realizes that human beings are an unnecessary part of the equation. Half an hour into

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ANDROBOTICS
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ABSTRACT The generation of fractals and study of the dynamics of polynomials is one of the emerging and interesting fields of research nowadays. We introduce in this paper the dynamics of modified multibrot function zd-z+ c= 0 for d= 2 and applied

Modelling primate control of grasping for robotics applications
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ABSTRACT. The neural circuits that control grasping and perform related visual processing have been studied extensively in macaque monkeys. We are developing a computational model of this system, in order to better understand its function, and to explore applications

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ABSTRACT Web application is the one of the important feature of internet which plays a vital role in communication. Web application got a rapid growth over a decade. Nowadays we are using web application in social networking, online transaction, electronic mail etc. billion?

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ABSTRACT Data mining is one of the powerful new technologies that has emerged and It facilitates the users both individuals and organizations to dig and find data from a collection or a large cluster of data. Data mining is used to find patterns from a large group of data.

Robotics Practical
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In this robotic practical, you will be teaching a robot to build a tower by stacking several objects on top of each other. Each group is provided with five objects with different shapes and sizes. In order to accomplish this task, the robot must be capable of 1) identifying the

A Probabilistic Model for Assistive Robotics Devices to Support Activities of Daily Living
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Introduction to Swarm Robotics
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Page 1. COMP 4766 Introduction to Autonomous Robotics Introduction to Swarm Robotics By

Tips on Stochastic Optimal Feedback Control and Bayesian Spatiotemporal Models: Applications to Robotics
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This tutorial paper presents the expositions of stochastic optimal feedback control theory and Bayesian spatiotemporal models in the context of robotics applications. The presented material is self-contained so that readers can grasp the most important concepts and

Development and Optimization of a Compliant Clamp for Grasping Robotics
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ABSTRACT The study aims to investigate the development and the optimization of a compliant clamp in accuracy high required robotic mechanisms. In this research, a compliant clamp is developed based on flexure hinges to offer the flexibility of movement. Firstly,

Autonomous Military Robotics
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In yesteryears, battlefields were specific, strategically chosen locations and it was on these battlefields that heroes and cowards were born. With the exception of ambushes, wars of the past have a sense of locality about them. On the contrary, today's armed forces no longer

Analysis and Study of Robotics in Different Types of Application
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ABSTRACT The robotic many places in the world in many different ways to identify important role in many industries for many purposes. So this kind of robotics, many of them are doing a full review, Are mapped to the field of robotics, robotic kind used in the application, find out

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ABSTRACT Recent advances in wireless sensor networks have led to many new protocols specifically designed for sensor networks where energy awareness is an essential consideration. Most of the attention, however, has been given to the failure detection since

Model-based Apprenticeship Learning for Robotics in High-dimensional Spaces
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ABSTRACT This project shows that model-based, probabilistic inverse reinforcement learning (IRL) is achievable in high-dimension state-action spaces with only a single expert demonstration. By implementing the IRL max-margin algorithm with a probabilistic model-

Integrating control science in a practical mobile robotics course
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The idea of incorporating and applying interdisciplinary concepts is an important objective in electrical and computer engineering education. In this sense, mobile robot platforms can be used as educational tools to promote and integrate different curriculum subjects. In this

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ANDROBOTICS ISSN 2320-7345 INTERDEPENDENT FACETS OF
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ABSTRACT E-Learning plays a vital role in the implementation and success of E- Governance. E-Governance E-Learning is related with each other. Rather, E-Governance is depended on E-Literacy. E-Governance and E-Learning is connected with the terms like

Toward Social Cognition in Robotics: Extracting and Internalizing Meaning from Perception
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ABSTRACT One of the long-term objectives of artificial cognition is that robots will increasingly be capable of interacting with their human counterparts in open-ended tasks that can change over time. To achieve this end, the robot should be able to acquire and internalize

Combined Estimation of Friction and Patient Activity in Rehabilitation Robotics
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ABSTRACT Robot-assisted gait training has shown promising results in inpatient rehabilitation. However, the progress the patients can achieve during this period often stagnates or even deteriorates after their discharge. To extend the robot-assisted gait training to the patient's

Advances in Robotics Automation
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ABSTRACT Introduction: Ever since the first RALP was performed in May 2000, the robotic approach has surpassed the expectations with gt; 80% of prostatectomies in the United States being performed using the robot. Other than technical advances taking place with the

A Framework for Calibrating and Benchmarking Computer Vision Algorithms in Surgical Robotics
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1 Background The use of computer vision techniques in the medical field has been commonplace since the 1960's when image analysis was used for chromosome pairing . The used of these techniques in recent years has grown to encompass endoscopy, tool

THE DAVINCI SURGERY SYSTEM: IMPROVING SURGERY TECHNIQUES WITHROBOTICS
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ABSTRACT The da Vinci Surgical System is a three-or fourarmed robot used to perform laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is characterized by the use of multiple smaller incisions instead of the single large cut used

Localization and Mapping for Service Robotics Applications
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In this work we address different techniques for autonomous navigation of single and multi- robot systems in unstructured indoor environments. The first problem that we address is the problem of robot localization. We first show how a multi-robot localization approach can

Editorial on Space Robotics Papers
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Visegrad Robotics Workshop-different ideas to teach and popularize robotics
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ABSTRACT. In this paper we summarize our experiences with the series of educational robotic workshops organized for a group of students from four schools in four countries. Brief description of the activities, their results and evaluation are presented. Keywords: robotics

Fundamental Engineering to Design and Implement Facial Expression, Emotions Recognition and Artificial Emotional Intelligence (AEI) in Humanoid Robotics
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ABSTRACT Today human-like emotions and expressions in humanoid robots are only possible in sci-fi movies based on central idea of humanoid robotics, but in reality with practical status, we are so far from these. Practically it seems to be difficult and huge engineering

Fuzzy Control for Food Agricultural Robotics of a Degree.
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ABSTRACT In this study, we have a research of the fuzzy control for food agricultural robotics of a degree. Weeding robots can replace humans weeding activities, since the control system with nonlinear, robustness and a series of complex time-varying characteristics of the

Interactive Robotics Workshop
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ABSTRACT. The paper presents an idea and short history of Interactive Robotics Workshop that was conducted at Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences. For now we had three editions

Educational robotics for promoting 21st century skills
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ABSTRACT This paper introduces an educational robotics course offered as one of the Interdisciplinary Studies Courses under General Education category at a liberal art college that serves predominately underprivileged population of students from neighboring

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ABSTRACT A distributed system is a set of computers that contains many different executive resources. One of the most important advantages of distributed system is the high speed of executive programs because one program is able to use several computers

Sequential Adaptive RBF-Fuzzy Variable Structure Control Applied to Robotics Systems
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ABSTRACT In this paper, we present a combination of sequential trained radial basis function networks and fuzzy techniques to enhance the variable structure controllers dedicated to robotics systems. In this aim, four RBFs networks were used to estimate the

Tech Forums (Robotics)
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14:00 Robotics for Better Living Robots for Elderly Healthcare Prof. Ning Xi Director, Centre for Robotics Automation, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Prof. Vijay Kumar UPS Foundation Professor, GRASP Laboratory, University of

Robotics DSL Zoo
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Targeted to: 1 DSL Users: domain experts, looking for method and tool support provide means to assess availability and usability of DSLs 2 DSL Developers: robotics system developers and integrators provide an overview on state of the art, common solutions and best practices

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ABSTRACT To secure our information with keyless cryptosystem is very complicated process in wireless network. It is sometimes shortened to InfoSec, is the practice of defending information from unauthorized access. There are two aspects of information

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ABSTRACT The problem of real-time scheduling spans a broad spectrum of algorithms from simple uniprocessor to highly sophisticated multiprocessor scheduling algorithms. Real-time software must satisfy not only functional correctness requirements but also timeliness

Advances in Robotics Automation
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ABSTRACT This paper presents a concept for reconfigurable and flexible robot systems. To reach a technology readiness level where solutions and results can be implemented in industry, the focus in this work is on systems with limited number of robots, and work

Some Distance Measures for Morphological Diversification in Generative EvolutionaryRobotics
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ABSTRACT Evolutionary robotics often involves optimization in large, complex search spaces, requiring good population diversity. Recently, measures to actively increase diversity or novelty have been employed in order to get sufficient exploration of the search

Multispectral Texture Mapping for Telepresence and Autonomous Mobile Robotics
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ABSTRACT The aim of this paper is to describe the data-fusion acquired from a CCD camera and a thermal imager. The fusion is realized by means of spatial data from a TOF camera to ensure natural representation of a robot's environment; thus, the thermal and CCD camera data

COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT KALMAN FILTERS FOR APPLICATION TO MOBILEROBOTICS
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The problem of state estimation of the mobile robot's trajectory being a nonlinear one, the intent of this thesis is to go beyond the realm of the basic Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) and study the more recent nonlinear Kalman Filters for their application to the problem at hand.

Master Thesis in Robotics
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ABSTRACT In this paper a novel speaker recognition system is introduced. Automated speaker recognition has become increasingly popular to aid in crime investigations and authorization processes with the advances in computer science. Here, a recurrent neural network

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ABSTRACT Supervised learning algorithm based on an AIS using clonal selection is already proposed . Even though some AIS for classification have been developed, an artificial immune system for classification with local feature selection model has a unique feature; it

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ABSTRACT Network congestion control has become most challenging issues due to increase of the total number of internet users and applications. At the time, the active queue management algorithms have a vital role in performance of the internet congestion control

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ABSTRACT Wireless sensor network consists of many tiny sensor nodes. Energy, bandwidth, processing power and memory nodes are limited. Hence reducing power consumption, increasing the network lifetime and scalability are the main challenges in sensor networks.

Experimental research of proximity sensors for application in mobile robotics in greenhouse environment.
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ABSTRACT. Mobile robots for greenhouse automation are not yet used commercially, but scientific research are being performed in various aspects of using robots in greenhouses. For now, plant examination for diseases and insects, spraying and watering tasks are

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ABSTRACT It is often important to obtain the real-time location of a vehicle when it performs autonomous tasks either indoors or outdoors. We propose and implement LOBOT, a low- cost, self-contained localization system for vehicle navigation. LOBOT provides accurate

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ABSTRACT The Recent development in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) made it as effective tool for monitoring, capturing and exporting event of interest under varies application. As each sensor nodes in WSN are battery operated, energy efficient routing process

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ABSTRACT A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is an autonomous collection of mobile users that communicate over relatively bandwidth constrained wireless links. One of the main issues in such networks is performance-in a dynamically changing topology; the nodes

Plane Detection and Segmentation for DARPA Robotics Challenge
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ABSTRACT The purpose of this project is to perform a comparative study of plane detection algorithms by altering the computational process flow and filter parameters to determine the impact on the results and performance. We evaluate several different processing

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ABSTRACT The next generation broadcasting networks is expected to be ruled by Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). IPTV uses IP Multicasting to disseminate multimedia contents to its large set of audience. Secure group communication plays a vital role in ensuring only

APPLICATION OF ROBOTICS IN OIL AND GAS REFINERIES
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ABSTRACT The oil and gas industry will continue to boom in the coming future. Obtaining oil and gas from conventional and non-conventional resources will become more and more challenging. This intensifying need will impose very considerable demands on work force,

VISUAL PATTERN RECOGNITION IN ROBOTICS
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Visual Pattern Recognition in Robotics: Real-time pattern recognition algorithm to detect recognize the sign-board consists of 3 steps:

Plug-and-Play Robotics
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ABSTRACT The robotics revolution will be the next great industrial transformation where information technology extends into the physical domain. The ramifications of this are enormous both for society at large and for military affairs. Progress in robotics is, however,

Emergent Trends in Robotics and Intelligent Systems
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About this Series The series Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing contains publications on theory, applications, and design methods of Intelligent Systems and Intelligent Computing. Virtually all disciplines such as engineering, natural sciences, computer and

New Era for Educational Robotics: Replacing Teachers with a Robotic System to Teach Alphabet Writing
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ABSTRACT. Usage of robotic systems has been always centre of interest of educational organizations. Due to the structure and behaviour of robot, new learners feel comfortable to interact with robot while they are learning. In this paper, a new educational robotic system

Spatial reference in the Semantic Web and in Robotics
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ABSTRACT The seminar on Spatial reference in the Semantic Web and in Robotics was held spatial reference from the viewpoint of Robotics, Spatial Cognition, Geospatial information

Small-Scale Robotics
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In the 1968 movie The Fantastic Voyage, a team of scientists is reduced in size to micro- scale dimensions and embarks on an amazing journey through the human body, along the way interacting with human microbiology in an attempt to remove an otherwise inoperable

4 Overview of Talks 4.1 Experience-based Learning for Bayesian Cognitive Robotics
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Bayesian cognitive robotics is a novel paradigm for the knowledge-enabled control of autonomous robots. The paradigm presumes that one of the most powerful ideas to equip robots with comprehensive reasoning capabilities is the lifelong autonomous learning of

Soft Mechatronics for Human-Friendly Robotics
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Bioinspiration in robotics is a consolidated approach that has contributed to the development of more robust control techniques, learning capabilities in robots, more friendly interaction with human beings, robot shapes more suitable for real-world applications.

Advances in Soft Computing, Intelligent Robotics and Control
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Soft computing, intelligent robotics and control, and some applied mathematical aspects–the main subjects of this volume–are in the core of interest of an illustrious and successful scientific researcher, an exceptional leader, and an incredibly great man. He is Professor

On the Relationship between Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
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ABSTRACT Robotics and Artificial Intelligence stand as two disciplines related to computer science. Robotics aims at building robots which autonomously perceive,(eventually) reason and act (eg, communicate) in real physical environments. AI aims at representing

UPPER EXTREMITY ROBOTICS EXOSKELETON: APPLICATION, STRUCTURE AND ACTUATION
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ABSTRACT Robotic exoskeleton is getting important to human in many aspects such as power assist, muscle training, regain motor function and rehabilitation. The research and development towards these functions are expected to be combined and integrated with

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ABSTRACT Cloud Computing is technology for next generation Information and Software enabled work that is capable of changing the software working environment. It is interconnecting the large-scale computing resources to effectively integrate, and to

Experimental Study of the Performance of the Kinect Range Camera for Mobile Robotics
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ABSTRACT Despite Kinect has been quickly integrated into a variety of robotic systems and applications in substitution to traditional sensors like range scanner lasers, not too much attention has been paid to its characterization for typical mobile robots' environments. This

Mobile Robotics
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D Robots VISVESVARAYA TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, vtu.ac.in Homomorphic Signal processing: Homomorphic systems for convolution, Complex cepstrum of speech like sequences, spectral-root Homomorphic filtering; Short-time Homomorphic analysis of periodic sequences, Short-time speech analysis/synthesis using Homomorphic

Introduction To Robotics
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Introduction To Robotics Chandan Bose B. Tech, 3rd year Electronics and Communication Institute of engineering management Kolkata, India ABSTRACT This paper deals with the basic idea of robotics and the laws of robotics as well as delves deep into the complex algorithms to

Robotics as a Learning Tool for Educational Transformation
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ABSTRACT. Educational robotics is a transformational tool for learning, computational thinking, coding, and engineering, all increasingly being viewed as critical ingredients of STEM learning in K-12 education. Although robotics in education for school age children has

Robotics-Derived Requirements for the Internet of Things in the 5G Context
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Recent advances in robotics indicate that a vigorous market of personal or service robot is certainly possible in the near future. There is a clear demographic trend that would make robotics very appealing to a large sector of the consumers, health care and industrial

Accomplice: Creative Robotics and Embodied Computational Creativity
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ABSTRACT. The invention of automata has a long tradition as an experimental method for philosophical enquiry into the nature of creativity. Since the 1950s, cybernetic and robotic art practices have continued this tradition, playfully engaging the public in questions of

The Herd of Educational Robotic Devices (HERD): Promoting Cooperation in RoboticsEducation
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ABSTRACT. Teaching robotics in a high school environment can not only benefit the students because they acquire technical skills, they can also learn a lot about purposeful cooperation. We developed simple, small and cheap swarm robots designated for high school

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ANDROBOTICS
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ABSTRACT The growing tendency of information technology users to use cloud computing based services encourages service providers to offering services in a way that is different in functional and non-functional features. Providing resource on demand from a resource

Robotics in physics education: fostering graphing abilities in kinematics
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D Alimisis, G Boulougaris terecop.eu ABSTRACT. This paper reports a robotics-based learning experiement that took place in a school physics class (20 students aged 15). The students worked in groups to construct a robotic vehicle using Lego Mindstorms NXT kit, and then they programmed it to move in

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ABSTRACT Face recognition has been researched field of computer vision for the past twenty years. This work have addressed the matter of recognizing blurred and poorly well-lighted faces. The set of all pictures obtained by blurring a given image may be a umbellate set

The OCTOPUS project as an incubator of soft robotics technologies
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ABSTRACT The fascinating capabilities of the octopus are pushing roboticists in trying to reproduce them in an artificial manner. In the OCTOPUS project a series of soft robotics technologies have been developed to allow the translation of biological insights into an

Enabling Rapid Prototyping in K-12 Engineering Education with BotSpeak, a UniversalRobotics Programming Language
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ABSTRACT. In this paper we introduce a technical approach to rapid prototype engineering ideas in the classroom. Even though a variety of educational robotic platforms exist, it is often not trivial to get started quickly. Usually, students have to get familiar first with

Design of a Modular Series Elastic Upgrade to a Robotics Actuator
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ABSTRACT. In this article we present a compact and modular device designed to allow a conventional stiff servo actuator to be easily upgraded into a series elastic actuator (SEA). This is a low cost, open source and open hardware solution including mechanical CAD

Innovating in robotics education with Gazebo simulator and JdeRobot framework
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ABSTRACT. Robotics is becoming an interesting subject because of its technological appeal to students and because it is a good way to practice many concepts of engineering, mathematics, programming, physics, etc In this paper we present the design and content

Developmental Robotics for Embodied Language Learning
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Growing theoretical and experimental research on action and language processing and on number learning and space representation clearly demonstrates the role of embodiment in cognition and language processing. In psychology and neuroscience this evidence ABSTRACT This paper describes the details of an autonomous aircraft capable of navigating in a sterile environment with no external navigation aids such as GPS or large stationary points of reference such as walls and interacting with autonomous ground

Infrastructure Robotics: Research Challenges and Opportunities
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ABSTRACT Infrastructure robotics is about research on and development of methodologies that enable robotic systems to be used in civil infrastructure inspection, maintenance and rehabilitation. This paper briefly discusses the current research challenges and

Work in progress: Robotics mapping of landmine and UXO contaminated areas
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ABSTRACT Explosive remnants of war like landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) are a serious threat in post conflict environments around the World. Aside from the killing and injury of many people the landmines and UXO have a significant impact on the local

Definitions and Metrics for Social Robotics, along with some Experience Gained in this Domain
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ABSTRACT Social robotics is currently a field of strong interest for at least two reasons: the emerging possibility to have robots helping humans; and the conjecture in evolutionary biology that humans have seen their cognitive capabilities and their unique brain

MILESTONES OF ROBOTICS
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According to most people who are used to reading science fiction books, a robot is a reprogrammable machine that moves to complete a task. It can work by itself often carrying out work that humans do. As for those involved in engineering, the concept of the robot, in

Comparing a Distance Learning and a Traditional Offering of an Autonomous RoboticsPracticum: Lessons and Observations
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ABSTRACT Introductory classes in the design and programming of mobile autonomous robots offer entertaining and engaging educational experiences that introduce students to the kinds of openended design problems faced daily by engineers. Nonetheless, these classes

Global image features for scene recognition invariant to symmetrical reflections in robotics
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ABSTRACT Scene understanding is still an important challenge in robotics. Robots must be aware of the kind of the environment where they move. In our case we plan to combine scene recognition with a multisensor localization system to allow the retrieval of

Review of research in the area of Cloud Robotics
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ABSTRACT. Due to the recent growth in cloud computing, many robot designers around the world began to link their robots to the cloud, hence cloud robotics when connected, robots could tap into its software, storage, computational, and social benefits of the cloud.

Identifying and Cultivating Diverse STEM Talent through Creative Robotics
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In recent years, there has been increasing concern that the United States K-12 educational system is falling short in preparing the technology innovators of the future. Students who exhibit the intellectual curiosity and creative problem-solving talents crucial to the

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ANDROBOTICS
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ABSTRACT Medical Image Processing is one of the most challenging and emerging topics in today? s research field. Processing of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging (MRSI) is one of the parts in this field. In recent years, multispectral MRI has emerged as an

An Integrated System to approach the Programming of Humanoid Robotics
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ABSTRACT. This paper describes a set of laboratory experiences focused on humanoid robots offered at the University of Padua. Instructors developed an integrated system through which students can work with robots. The aim is to improve the educational experience

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ABSTRACT Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique for measuring the anatomy and functions of the body in detail to providing information of the brain and the brain stem. To understand the complex segmentation among the brain regions we

Implementation of Robotics in Transmission Line Monitoring
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ABSTRACT The power system in our country is very complex and so monitoring of transmission lines is a difficult task for a human to perform. Managing overhead transmission assets such as towers, conductors and insulators are very costly and sometimes prove to

OP: Sense, a rapid prototyping research platform for surgical robotics
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A number of commercial systems for robot assisted surgery are currently available . According to the specific needs of different surgical disciplines these systems are specialized on a certain type or class of surgical treatments. The integration level is pretty

Robotics on its feet: Autonomous Climbing Robots
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ABSTRACT In this world of Automation, unmanned robots and machines are used in many contexts to accomplish the tasks which cannot be done by humans. Robotics serves the world with all its innovations and one among the major advancements in this area are?

Design of Neural Network for Rehabilitation Robotics
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ABSTRACT Rehabilitation robotics systems are a very important problem, especially in the therapeutic domain of stroke patients. This is due to the complexities of patients' treatments procedures such as physiotherapy and the dealing with Electromyography (EMG) signals,

3.13 Spatial Cognition in Robotics
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Intelligence and thinking are mental phenomena essentially linked to both our bodies and the environmental conditions in which we are immersed. We understand the physical world according to our own experience. The faculties, capabilities and skills to dynamically

ROBOTICS AS A TOOL TO STEM LEARNING
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ABSTRACT Much has been written on the shortfalls in fully realizing the benefits of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. STEM is important, because it pervades every aspect of our lives. Nevertheless, STEM education is considered as hard,

Control system with biochemical reaction network and its application to molecular robotics
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ABSTRACT In this paper, we consider how to realize a PID controller and a signal transmission system in a biochemical reaction network, which are fundamental issues in a design of molecular robot. Since a negative feedback is implemented with an inhibition

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ABSTRACT Wireless Sensor Networks are consisting of clusters of devices that using sensor technologies such as semiconductors, embedded micro-sensors and micro systems technology. Routing protocol is main part of WSN that can share the data information to

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ABSTRACT A wireless sensor network (WSN) represents in its simplest form and it consists of sensor nodes with sensing and communication capabilities, the information gathered from the monitored field through wireless links nodes; the data is forwarded, through multiple

Robotics as a Tool for Training and Assessment of Surgical Skill
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ABSTRACT Technological advances have enabled new paradigms for skill training using virtual reality and robotics. We present three recent research advances in the field of virtual reality and human-robot interaction for training. First, skill assessment in these systems is

Formal Modeling and Verification of Dynamic Reconfiguration of Autonomous RoboticsSystems
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ABSTRACT Dynamic reconfiguration refers to the ability of a system to dynamically change its structure and interface according to different situations. It provides feasible and flexible modeling and simulation environments with powerful modeling capability and the extra

Open Learner Modelling with Social Robotics
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ABSTRACT This paper describes the work undertaken for a PhD focusing on the feasibility of using social robotics to present an open learner model (visualisation of inferred knowledge state) to a learner. The learning scenario is a geography based activity carried

Brains on wheels–theoretical and ethical issues in bio-robotics
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Almost all current robots and probably most robots to occur in the near future are and will be computer based. However, robots based on biological neuron cultures grown in vitro are being developed and studied. Kevin Warwick's group at University of Reading have been

How to Support Students' Computational Thinking Skills in Educational Robotics Activities
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ABSTRACT. The term Computational thinking has received intense attention over the past several years as a fundamental skill, which promotes new ways of thinking to the students across all disciplines of science. The present study describes the implementation and

Path following: from mobile robotics to laser surgery
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ABSTRACT Laser surgery requires accurate following of a path defined by the surgeon, while the velocity on this path is dependent on the laser-tissue interaction. Therefore, path following and velocity profile control must be decoupled. In this paper, non-holonomous

Experimenting and validating didactical activities in the third year of primary school enhanced by robotics technology
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ABSTRACT. This paper describe our experience of a robotic-enhanced didactical activity with 3rd grade pupils. The activity was not aimed at introducing robotics as a new subject but at reinforcing concepts and tools learned within different subjects,(eg, mathematics,

Proxemics models for human-aware navigation in robotics: Grounding interaction and personal space models in experimental data from psychology
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ABSTRACT In order to navigate in a social environment, a robot must be aware of social spaces, which include proximity and interaction-based constraints. Previous models of interaction and personal spaces have been inspired by studies in social psychology but

DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT PROCESS: ACCESSIBLE, AFFORDABLE AND MODULARROBOTICS
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Over 600,000 people in the US use power wheelchairs, including many with significant upper extremity limitations.(1) Chin joysticks, head arrays and sip and puff systems are used to drive their wheelchairs; and head trackers, eye gaze and switches to access speech

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The Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) is a transform used for Fourier Analysis of a sampled sequence of a signal. The Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) is a numerically efficient algorithm used to compute the DFT. In this paper we propose to design a 12-point DFT and also find its computation

Making learning 'real'for gifted and talented students with robotics
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The use of interactive technologies in schools is by no means in its infancy, as the use of programmable ICT devices has become widespread since the introduction of LOGO in schools in the 1980s. The ubiquitous nature of technology in the lives of today's students ABSTRACT. This paper describes the Delft Robotics RoboCup Home team and the Delft Personal Robot Lea designed at the Delft Biorobotics Laboratory (DBL). Lea is designed to be an affordable service robot, keeping the number of degrees of freedom and the number

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ABSTRACT To improve efficiency of the reliable flooding in wireless sensor networks Collective Flooding (CF) mechanism to be used, which exploits link correlation to achieve flooding reliability and it requires only 1-hop information at each node, to make this design

Affective Developmental Robotics
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ABSTRACT The design of artificial empathy is one of the most essential issues in HRI, and several attempts have been made for specific situations. However, they have shown limited capabilities, and therefore seem far from authentic. In this article, we propose Affective

State Representation Learning in Robotics: Using Prior Knowledge about Physical Interaction
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ABSTRACT State representations critically affect the effectiveness of learning in robots. In this paper, we propose a roboticsspecific approach to learning such state representations. Robots accomplish tasks by interacting with the physical world. Physics in turn imposes

TRAINING IN UROLOGy: FROM OPEN TO ROBOTICS
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Minimally Invasive surgery is firmly established in Urology and majority of Urological procedures are now performed via minimally invasive approaches through endoscopic (natural orifice), percutaneous, laparoscopic and robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery.

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ABSTRACT Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) are gaining importance recent years due to its impact on cost, ability to cope up with node and communication failures, mobility, capability to withstand harsh environmental condition, monitoring purpose and ease of use. Despite

EMBEDDED LABORATORY INTERACTION OF ROBOTICS INTERFACING AND INTERNET OF THINGS
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ABSTRACT This paper describes a new approach for a course and laboratory designed to allowstudents to develop low-cost prototypes of robotic and other embedded devices that feature Internet connectivity, I/O, networking, a realtime operating system (RTOS), and

Recent trends in the usage of robotics in pharmacy
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ABSTRACT Robotics is the science and technology of robots, and their design, manufacture, and application. Roboticists also study electronics, mechanics and software. The first ABB robot, for instance, was installed in 1974 in the automotive field. Since then, more than

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ABSTRACT The development of technologies is very consistent since the 21st century. Computers started to play a big role in every organization and every individual depends on it and uses them almost every day. Companies store sensitive information's in computer and

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ABSTRACT A mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is a collection of mobile, autonomous, wireless devices that form a communications network without the assistance of a fixed infrastructure. The ultimate goal of MANET network designers is to provide a self-protecting,“dynamic,

A SOFTWARE-BASED ROBOTIC VISION SIMULATOR FOR USE IN TEACHING INTRODUCTORY ROBOTICS COURSES
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ABSTRACT This paper introduces an educational software tool that allows the student to program their complete robotic vision system using a high level language while saving them time on the implementation of the lower level algorithms. The tool consists of an integrated

A Software Product Line Approach for Configuring Cloud Robotics Applications
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ABSTRACT The computational requirements of the increasingly sophisticated algorithms used in today's robotics software applications have outpaced the onboard processors of the average robot. Furthermore, the development and configuration of these applications are

Conducting Project-based learning with a large chemical engineering fresh-man cohort using LEGO NXT robotics
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Bill B. Elmore currently holds the Hunter Henry Chair and Associate Directorship in the Swalm School of Chemical Engineering at Mississippi State University. In his twenty-fourth year of engineering education, Bill focuses on project-based learning at all levels of the undergraduate

Transmedia Choreography: Integrating Multimodal Video Annotation in the Creative Process of a Social Robotics Performance Piece
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ABSTRACT In this article I explore my current choreographic work with human and flying robotic performers. I adopt a number of existing conceptual lenses for the analysis of my choreographic approach, including 'interdisciplinary choreography','post-choreography','

BOMB DETECTION AND DEFUSION IN PLANES BY APPLICATION OF ROBOTICS
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ABSTRACT Terrorism is a very actual problem. Although terrorist attacks came in succession from the early seventies and eighties, recent events have raised the technological scale and the dimension of the actions. High level of security is required and

Neuro-Robotics
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Preface decades, combining information and knowledge from neuroscience, engineering and computer science. It is the science and technology of embodied autonomous neural systems, as defined by Dr. Frederic Kaplan (EPFL, Switzerland). Those neural systems

PILOT STUDY: EDUCATIONAL ROBOTICS AT LOWER SECONDARY SCHOOL
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ABSTRACT For over a year we have been developing a curriculum for using educational robotics at lower secondary school. We conducted a pilot study at the fifth grade where we tried to identify how pupils of that age work during designing of a robotic project, building

Robotics Helicopter Control and its Applications in Engineering
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ABSTRACT The Robot assembly comprises of one robot helicopter and two unmanned ground vehicles, they are AT Robots. The AVATAI (Aerial Vehicle Autonomous Tracking andInspection) is based upon the Bergen Industrial RC model helicopter. The following

Fundamentals of Robotics with MyModelRobot
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ABSTRACT. MyModelRobot is an online application for designing and viewing robots described by ROS (robot operating system) supported URDF files . The tool focuses on the simplicity of use, while teaching students the essential ability of describing robots as kinematic trees.

Pearson's Correlation Coefficient: A More Realistic Threshold for Applications on AutonomousRobotics
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ABSTRACT Many applications for control of autonomous platform are being developed and one important aspect is the excess of information, frequently redundant, that imposes a great computational cost in data processing. Taking into account the temporal coherence

Farm Automation, Robotics Intelligent Systems (Veg)
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Executive Summary This report has been produced to give an overview of farm automation, advances in robotics and intelligent systems that are currently being trialled in the vegetable sector. These advances will help shape how we produce, harvest, process, ship and

Neuro-robotics model of visual delusions
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Visual delusions are a prevalent symptom for many psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia. They are characterized by overly distorted perception of external visual stimuli. Delusional perception has been recently proposed to be compatible with

Power and Endurance for Comfortable Wearable Robotics
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ABSTRACT The augmentation of human power and endurance by way of a power assisted exoskeleton could revolutionize rehabilitation, industry and the battlefield. The use of servo motors placed near limb joints results in a rotary motion of the human limb which adapts

RADIUS Working Group Pat Calhoun INTERNET-DRAFT US Robotics Access Corp. lt; draft-ietf-radius-eap-01. txt gt; Allan C. Rubens
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2. ABSTRACT The Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) is a PPP extension that provides support for additional authentication methods within PPP. This document describes how the EAP-Message and Signature attributes may be used for providing EAP support within ABSTRACT Falconbots is an acronym formed from the words Falcon (Falcon)+ bots (robot) since the falcon is the representative mascot of our institution. This document describes the work done by the team FALCONBOTS to participate in the humanoid league kid-size

Cooperative Mobile Robotics
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ABSTRACT “Cooperative control is a term which is used to capture those problem areas in which some type of repetition of identical or non-identical subsystems, which are interconnected together, occurs. Such systems are often found in nature, ie in the motion

Squadron-II UAV technical paper for International Aerial Robotics Competition
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ABSTRACT The Team Recon from India present an indigenously developed Squadron 2 an autonomous quadcopter designed for the 7th mission of the AUVSI International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC). This paper decribes the technical details of a quadrotor

DYNAMIC FUZZY COGNITIVE MAPS APPLIED IN DEVELOPTMENT TECHNIQUE INSPIRED IN SWARM ROBOTICS
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ABSTRACT This work presents a cooperative architecture for autonomous agents based on dynamic-fuzzy cognitive maps (DFCM), an evolution of fuzzy cognitive maps (FCM). This architecture is used to develop an autonomous navigation system for mobile robots, which

Evolution of Task Partitioning in Swarm Robotics
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ABSTRACT Task-partitioning refers to the process whereby a task is divided into two or more sub-tasks. Through task partitioning both efficiency and effectiveness can be improved provided the right environmental conditions. We synthesize self-organized task ABSTRACT This paper describes the Delft Personal Robotics Home team and the Delft Personal Robot Lea designed at the Delft Biorobotics Laboratory (DBL). Lea is designed to be an affordable service robot, keeping the number of degrees of freedom and the number

Group Size Estimation in Swarm Robotics
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ABSTRACT This study proposes three methods that let individual robots in a group estimate the size of the group in a distributed manner. The process is loosely based on the signaling behavior of fireflies and crickets. The first method is a modification of the work of Melhuish

CORVUS Full-Body Surgical Robotics Research Platform
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Background Despite medical advances, surgery remains dangerous. Surgical errors have been estimated to account for at least 32,000 deaths per year in the United States, placing it among the top 15 causes of death in the US . Specifically, vascular injury accounts for

A logic for robotics
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ABSTRACT. Dynamic logic combines logic with programs, which at a certain level of ABSTRACTion, can be regarded as behaviours changing the system state and, therefore, the truth value of formulas. This paper suggests a method for generating such logics for the

EVOLUTION OF MINIMALLy INVASIVE SURGERy: CONVENTIONAL LAPAROSCOPy TOROBOTICS
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The advantages of conventional laparoscopic surgery for gastrointestinal diseases are well established and include a reduction in hospital stay and postoperative pain and an improved cosmetic outcome. However, laparoscopic surgery has a long learning curve

SPACE ROBOTICS: INTRA-VEHICULAR OPERATIONS
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The unique environment of space and its associated problems of harsh environmental conditions and long communications delays create technical and oper ational difficulties for the robotic systems designer. Moreover, the integration of robotic systems into spacecraft

Behavioural Robotics for Speech Recognition
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ABSTRACT. In this paper we propose an embodied approach to automatic speech recognition, where a robot adjusts its orientation to the angle that increases the signal-to-noise ratio of speech. In other words, the robot turns its face to'hear'the speaker better, similar to what

Security of Networking Control System in Mobile Robotics (NCSMR)
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ABSTRACT A multi-agents system is a system composed of multiple interacting intelligent agents that can be used to solve difficult or impossible problems for an individual agent or monolithic system to solve. Multi-agents systems are open and extensible systems that

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ABSTRACT In the modernization world the usage of wireless network is more because of their scalability and mobility. MANET is most preferred by many applications because of its infra-structure less network model. The nodes in the network are self configurable. When

Creating Research Opportunities with Robotics across the Undergraduate STEM Curricula
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ABSTRACT There is a recognized nationwide need to educate next generations of students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines. In response to this challenge, the authors' institution, College of Engineering, has developed over recent

INFRASTRUCTURE ROBOTICS: A TECHNOLOGY ENABLER FOR LUNAR IN-SITU RESOURCE UTILIZATION, HABITAT CONSTRUCTION AND
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ABSTRACT NASA's planned permanent return to the Moon by the year 2018 will demand advances in many technologies. Just as those pioneers who built a homestead in North America from abroad, it will be necessary to use the resources and materials available on UChile Robotics Team (UChileRT) is an effort of the Advanced Mining Tech- nology Center and the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Universidad de Chile in order to foster research in mobile robotics. Since 2012, UChileRT has been carrying out a restructuring process,

Robotics, Image Guidance, and Computer-Assisted Surgery in Otology/Neurotology
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What is the true definition of a surgical robotic system Although the definition is constantly evolving, Maja Mataric defines a robot as an autonomous system which exists in the physical world, can sense its environment, and can act on it to achieve some goals. None

A Flexible ANML Actor and Planner in Robotics
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ABSTRACT Planning in robotics must be considered jointly with Acting. Planning is an open loop activity which produces a plan, based on action models, the current state of the world and the desired goal state. Acting, on the other hand, is a closed loop on the environment

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ABSTRACT The efficient discovery of high utility itemset from large transaction database is a crucial task of data mining. In past, many relevant algorithms have been presented. These algorithms, surface the problem of generating large number of candidate itemset and thus

Human Robotics Interaction (HRI) based Analysis–using DMT
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ABSTRACT The paper presents analysis of methodology proposed for mutual interaction among human and robotics following a master-slave relationship utilizing data mining techniques. The collaboration between human and robotics leads to achieve joint actions

MINING ROBOTICS
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ABSTRACT Automation of mining oprations involves the use of sensing, remote monitoring and control Systems in order to confront a variety of situations and environmental conditions. The need of profitability of a mine sometimes requires that slective cutting be performed in

A new quantitative performance parameter for monitoring robotics rehabilitation treatment
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ABSTRACT In clinical practice, the great potential possessed by robots in extracting quantitative and meaningful data, is not always exploited. The aim of the present paper is to propose a simple parameter that allows to follow the performance of subjects during upper

Evaluating the impact of robotics in education on pupils' skills and attitudes
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ABSTRACT. This paper presents an ongoing study investigating the impact of robotics in education, and RoboCupJunior in particular, on technical and social skills as well as science related attitudes of pupils. The empirical study uses a quasi-experimental two-

The Artemis Rover as an Example for Model Based Engineering in Space Robotics
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ABSTRACT Future application of robotic missions in the space context will require the systems to have both mobility and manipulation capabilities. The limited direct communication with the systems due to visibility, and severe time delays also make it a requirement for the

THE PARTICULAR QUALITIES OF ROBOTICS SHAPING
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Abstract. This paper considers the particular qualities of robotics shaping: the main forms it takes; factors influencing shaping; and how the form depends on the type of robotics. It suggests the algorithms required for robotics shaping according to the selected design

Vector Maps in Mobile Robotics
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ABSTRACT The aim of this paper is to provide a brief overview of vector map techniques used in mobile robotics and to present current state of the research in this field at the Brno University of Technology. Vector maps are described as a part of the simultaneous

Robotics on the Battlefield Part II
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Compare Between Flat and Hierarchical Architecture In Learning Classifier System forRobotics Controller
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ABSTRACT A control system is an interconnection of components forming a system configuration that will provide a desired system response. A network of different Classifier Systems can implement the control system of an agent. The issue of architecture is

Conference 9116: Sensors for Next-Generation Robotics
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The past decade and a half has seen a tremendous rise in the use of mobile manipulator robotic platforms for bomb inspection and disposal, explosive ordnance disposal, and other extremely hazardous tasks in both military and civilian settings. Skilled operators are able

Applying Sparse l1-optimization to problems in robotics
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ABSTRACT Sparse i1-optimization techniques have received a lot of attention in the signal processing and computer vision communities, where they have been applied to problems such a, and face recognition [3]. Using i1-objective to solve

Using robotics to teach computer programming and AI concepts to engineering students
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ABSTRACT Many ABET approved engineering programs contain but a single credit hour of programming classes. In many situations, that programming class does not even include a general purpose programming language but instead concentrates on MathCAD or even

A survey on advances in the theory of computational robotics
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ABSTRACT This paper describes work on the computational complexity of various movement planning problems relevant to robotics. This paper is intended only as a survey of previous and current work in this area. The generalized mover s problem is to plan a sequence of

Connecting Sensors and Robots through the internet by integrating Microsoft Robotics Studio and embedded web services
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ABSTRACT While sensors and robots are prevalent in modern electronic devices, there still exists a general lack of interoperability between them. It would be nice if all real world objects could speak the same language, regardless of their differing properties. This work

Adaptive and flexible robotics for visual and tactile grasping
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One way of trying to understand human behavior is the development of anthropomorphic robots, ie, to equip a computer with sensors and actuators and imitate some of the basic behaviors like, eg, grasping of different objects. This sounds like a simple job, because

Architectural Robotics: A New Paradigm for the Built Environment
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ABSTRACT The development of robotic building systems that are capable of reconfiguring their form on demand will soon enable new dynamic typologies at the scale of both individual buildings and entire neighborhoods. The ability to rapidly change a building s layout will

Robust adaptive control for kite wind energy using evolutionary robotics
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Abstract Recently designed wind energy systems use large traction kites to drive electricity generation equipment at ground level; this exploits stronger and more consistent winds available at higher altitudes than used by traditional wind turbine systems. These kites

Human-Robot Interaction in Service Robotics
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Abstract Service robots or personal robots are to be used by non-expert users. This requires special attention to the human-robot interaction to provide systems that people are comfortable to use and be around. In this paper a number of different modalities for human