robotics research paper-51

Noise and the pursuit of complexity: A study in evolutionary robotics
A Seth ,Evolutionary Robotics, 1998 ,Springer
This paper describes a new approach for promoting the evolution of relatively complex behaviours in evolutionary robotics, based on the use of noise in simulation. A homing navigation behaviour is evolved (in simulation) for the Khepera mobile robot, and it is 

Benchmarks in robotics research
AP del Pobil , on benchmarks in robotics research, Beijing, China, 2006 ,
Today robotics technology is broadening its applications from factory to more general- purpose applications in domestic and public use, eg, partner to the elderly, rehabilitations, search and rescue, etc. If robotics technology is to be successful in such unstructured, 

Erdos: Cost effective peripheral robotics for AI education
Z Dodds ,Proceedings, AAAI, 2006 ,
Abstract This work combines hardware, software, and curricula in order to create robots capable enough to advance the field of AI yet inexpensive enough to be widely accessible. Costs are kept low by pairing iRobot’s roombas with existing laptop or palmtop computers 

Dynamics of digital force control applied in rehabilitation robotics
LL Kovács ,Meccanica, 2003 ,Springer
Controlled structures are often required to keep desired contact forces between some of its elements. A classical example is the controlled interaction of a robot with its environment when the control of the contact force between the robotic actuator and the workpiece is 

A scalable processing box for systems engineering teaching with robotics
P Hohmann, U Gerecke ,International Conference on Systems , 2003 ,
Abstract The Scalable Processing Box (SPB) provides a structured, flexible and easy-to-use processing platform for applications in the area of Educational Robotics. The SPB is a variable processing machine with standardized hard-and software interfaces. It is well 

An agent-oriented behavior-based interface framework for educationa robotics
MQ Azhar, R Goldman ,Agent-Based Systems for , 2006 ,
ABSTRACT This paper describes the development of an agent-oriented behavior-based interface framework for educational robotics. The framework is designed to interact with multiple agent platforms through an XML-based agent behavior language. Our longterm 

Mental robotics
D Parisi ,Artificial consciousness, 2007 ,
Page 1. Mental Robotics Domenico Parisi Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies National Research Council  attribute them to people Mental robotics = the construction of robots that are controlled by neural networks and have mental life Page 4. 1. What is mental life? 

Towards social intelligence in autonomous robotics: A review
BR Duffy  Robotics, Distance Learning and Intelligent , 2001 ,
Abstract:-This paper aims to provide grounding for the development of social intelligence in autonomous mobile robots by highlighting that little has been done in developing an explicit social framework for a team of robots engaged in collaborative work. Only recently has 

Skyworker: Robotics for space assembly, inspection and maintenance
S Skaff, P Staritz ,Space Studies Institute Conference, 2001 ,
Abstract Ambitions to explore and develop space call for the assembly and servicing of diverse in-space facilities. Robots will assemble future stations, spacecraft and facilities that are orders of magnitude larger, more complex and more remote than those of today.

Roboticad: An educational tool for robotics
R Falconi ,Proceedings of the 17th IFAC World Congress, , 2008 ,
Abstract: RobotiCad is a user-friendly Matlab/Simulink toolbox for the modeling and simulation of robotic manipulators. With RobotiCad, starting from Denavit-Hartenberg parameters, it is possible to create the kinematic and dynamic models of any serial 

Advanced robotics projects for undergraduate students
 D Kumar, J Marshall ,Symposium on Robots and , 2007 ,
Abstract The benefits to using robots in the artificial intelligence and robotics classrooms are now fairly well established. However, most projects demonstrated so far are fairly simple. In this paper we explore advanced robotics projects that have been (or could be) 

Collective Intelligence in Multi-Agent Robotics: Stigmergy, Self-Organization and Evolution
E Izquierdo-Torres ,University of Sussex, 2004 ,
Abstract Nature has been able to evolve (several times) natural systems which produce complex spatio-temporal patterns from agents with very simple behaviours by exploiting the interactions between the agents and their environment. Surprisingly, the systematic use of 

Equipment and technology in robotics
D Murphy, B Challacombe, T Nedas ,Archivos españoles , 2007 ,SciELO Espana
Summary.-We review the evolution and current status of robotic equipment and technology in urology. We also describe future developments in the key areas of virtual reality simulation, mechatronics and nanorobotics. The history of robotic technology is reviewed 

Robust fault detection based on nonlinear analytic redundancy techniques with application to robotics
B Halder ,Proceedings of IMECE, 2005 ,
ABSTRACT: A new approach to sensor and actuator fault detection in the presence of model uncertainty and disturbances, and its application to a wheeled mobile robot (WMR) are presented in this paper. Robust fault detection is important because of the universal 

Robotics for small and medium enterprises: control and programming challenges
JN Pires ,Industrial Robot, 2006 ,
Robotics is one of those subjects that leaves nobody indifferent. No matter if they are used in industry or in our homes, mimic human capabilities, or are used to access dangerous environments, launched to space, or simply used to play with, robots are always a source 

The DESIRE service robotics initiative
P Plöger, K Pervölz, C Mies, P Eyerich, M Brenner ,KI Zeitschrift, 2008 ,
In 2006 a consortium of twelve German partners-including some leading providers of industrial robotic technology components (RTCs)-teamed up with some research institutes and universities to work on a joint publicly funded four year project called DESIRE. It is 

Evolution, self-organization and swarm robotics
  Swarm Intelligence, 2008 ,Springer
The activities of social insects are often based on a self-organising process, that is,“a process in which pattern at the global level of a system emerges solely from numerous interactions among the lower-level components of the system”(see Camazine-EtAl: 01, p. 

An agent based multilevel architecture for robotics vision systems
, on Artificial Intelligence, IC-AI’02, , 2002 ,
Abstract.-An approach to the design and implementation of a robotics vision system based on agent inserted in a generic multi-level architectures for mobile robotics is presented, that is based on the Unified Modelling Language. The main goal of the work is to provide a 

The Urbi universal platform for robotics
JC Baillie, A Demaille, Q Hocquet , Platform for Robotics, 2008 ,
Abstract. Robots can free humankind from everyday chores, they can entertain us, and even educate our children. They can carry loads, walk, dance, sing, and express emotions. Hundreds of different robots are already sold in shops, and complex applications are 

Robot competitions-ideal benchmarks for robotics research
 of IROS-2006 Workshop on Benchmarks in Robotics , 2006 ,
Abstract. In this paper, I argue for the use of robotic competitions as benchmarks for robotics research. By providing a common task to be solved at a specific place and a specific time, competitions avoid some of the difficulties arising when evaluating robotics research in the 

The educational impact of the Robotic Autonomy mobile robotics course
I Nourbakhsh, K Crowley  Robotics Institute, , 2003 ,
Abstract Robotic Autonomy is a seven-week, hands-on introduction to robotics designed for high school students. The course presents a broad survey of robotics, beginning with mechanism and electronics and ending with robot behavior, navigation and remote