education in robotics


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Cyberthosis: Rehabilitation robotics with controlled electrical muscle stimulation.
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The coupling of several areas of the medical field with recent advances in robotic systems has seen a paradigm shift in our approach to selected sectors of medical care, especially over the last decade. Rehabilitation medicine is one such area. The development of

Knowledge-Based Industrial Robotics .
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When robots are working in dynamic environments, close to humans lacking extensive knowledge of robotics , there is a strong need to simplify the user interaction and make the system execute as autonomously as possible. For industrial robots working side-by-side with

Autonomous self-assembly in mobile robotics
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In this paper, we present a comprehensive study on autonomous self-assembly. In particular, we discuss the selfassembling capabilities of the swarm-bot, a distributed robotics concept that lies at the intersection between collective and selfreconfigurable robotics . A

Collective robotics : From local perception to global action
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Does coherent behaviour require an explicit mechanism of cooperation In this dissertation. the relationship between local perception and global action in a system of multiple mobile robots was examined for a collective box-pushing task. The problem investigated was how

An artificial immune system for a multiagent robotics system
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This paper explores an application of an adaptive learning mechanism for robots based on the natural immune system. Most of the research carried out so far are based either on the innate or adaptive characteristics of the immune system, we present a combination of these

A wearable artificial hand for prosthetics and humanoid robotics applications
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An ideal artificial hand should match the requirements of prosthetics and humanoid robotics . It can be wearable by the user which means that it can be perceived as part of the natural body and should replicate sensory-motor capabilities of the natural hand. However

Entertainment robotics : Examples, key technologies and perspectives
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Based on the successful hardware and software architecture of Care-O-bot , a new generation of mobile robots has been designed at Fraunhofer Institute of Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA). Three robots have been created to communicate with

Using robotics to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curricula
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The purpose of this research was to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curricula using robotics at the Middle School level, as well as improve students knowledge of science, mathematics, robotics , computer programming, and engineering. In

Recent Canadian activities in space automation and robotics an overview
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This paper provides an overview of the Canadian plan for space robotics . The objective of the plan is to explore the new technologies required to enable future space robotics opportunities. The first part of the paper describes the opportunities in MSS operation and

Kobot: A mobile robot designed specifically for swarm robotics research
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The requirements of a mobile robot to be used as part of a swarm robotic system differs from that of a mobile robot to be used as stand-alone. In this paper, we first provide a wishlist of requirements that would be sought for in mobile robot platforms to be used in swarm robotics

Model independence in swarm robotics .
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Design/methodology/approach A general methodology for swarm design is described. Examples of this approach in the literature are examined. A general requirement for lossless flocking is developed. The requirement is used in developing two swarm behaviors Findings It is possible

Player/stage: A unifying paradigm to improve robotics education delivery
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Training students in intelligent robotics requires a large investment both in time and cost. Intelligent controller development requires proficiency in many areas including math, programming, electronics. Students that are not patient with themselves can be frustrated by

RobLib: an educational program for robotics
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The paper presents a program for robotics education that runs on standard PCs under the Microsoft Windows environment. The RobLib package is designed for undergraduate students and emphasis the fundamental aspects of robot modelling and control. The

Reaction null space of a multibody system with applications in robotics
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This paper provides an overview of implementation examples based on the Reaction Null Space formalism, developed initially to tackle the problem of satellite-base disturbance of a free-floating space robot, when the robot arm is activated. The method has been applied

Educational robotics from high-school to master of science
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This paper presents the design of educational robotics activities at Master level based on the experience developed at secondary school level. The used educational approach is the constructionist theory, in which the robot is the sharable object triggering the learning

Robotics , telesurgery and telementoring-their position in modern urological laparoscopy
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OBJECTIVES: Laparoscopic surgery in general is handicapped by the reduction of the range of motion from six to four degrees of freedom. This has a major impact on technically difficult procedures such as laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Solutions for this problems

Artificial intelligence an introduction to robotics
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This document gives a short introduction to the basics of robotics in the context of artificial intelligence. It describes the very basics of robotics like sensors and effectors, gives an overview on robotic history, and introduces some basic problems encountered in modern

The use of robotics and automation in nuclear decommissioning
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The paper reviews the scope for automation and robotics in the rapidly expanding field of nuclear decommissioning. The basic strategies for decommissioning are discussed together with the essential physical steps. The role that automation and robotics can play in enabling

An overview of artificial intelligence and robotics
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a field with over a quarter of a century of history. However, it wasnt until the dawn of the decade of the 80s that AI really burst forth finding economic and popular acclaim. Intelligent computer programs are now emerging from the laboratory

Robotic positioning of standard electrophysiology catheters: A novel approach to catheter robotics
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II; Boston Scientific Corp., Natick, Massachusetts) were inserted into the right femoral veins of 6 mongrel dogs through separate, standard 7 Fr sheaths. The first catheter was manually placed at a right ventricular endocardial site. The second catheter handle was placed in the