Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Autonomous Minirobots for Research and Edutainment AMiRE 2005

Author: Kazuyuki Murase
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540293442
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This volume contains a collection of papers presented at the 3rd Interna tional Symposium on Autonomous Minirobots for Research and Edutainment (AMiRE 2005) that is held at Awara-Spa, Fukui, Japan, September 20-22, 2005. This is a biennial symposium, which started as AMiRE 2001 at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute of the University of Paderborn, Germany, in 2001, and was followed by AMiRE 2003 at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, in 2003. After these successful symposia, AMiRE 2005 is held under the sponsorship of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Fukui and under the co-sponsorship of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. It is funded by the Fukui Convention Bureau and the University of Fukui. Each full-length paper submitted to the symposium was independently reviewed by 3 referees from the world's front-line researchers, and 55 papers were accepted for oral presentation. We acknowledge generous support for those who gave excellent reviews in order to maintain the high standards of the symposium despite a very tight schedule.

Web Based Control and Robotics Education

Author: Spyros G. Tzafestas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048125050
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For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. Aristotle Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty. Albert Einstein The second most important job in the world, second only to being a good parent, is being a good teacher. S.G. Ellis The fast technological changes and the resulting shifts of market conditions require the development and use of educational methodologies and opportunities with moderate economic demands. Currently, there is an increasing number of edu- tional institutes that respond to this challenge through the creation and adoption of distance education programs in which the teachers and students are separated by physical distance. It has been verified in many cases that, with the proper methods and tools, teaching and learning at a distance can be as effective as traditional fa- to-face instruction. Today, distance education is primarily performed through the Internet, which is the biggest and most powerful computer network of the World, and the World Wide Web (WWW), which is an effective front-end to the Internet and allows the Internet users to uniformly access a large repertory of resources (text, data, images, sound, video, etc.) available on the Internet.

Biologically Inspired Cooperative Computing

Author: Yi Pan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387346325
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This volume presents proceedings from the 19th IFIP World Computer Congress in Santiago, Chile. The proceedings of the World Computer Congress are a product of the gathering of 2,000 delegates from more than 70 countries to discuss a myriad of topics in the ICT domain. Of particular note, this marks the first time that a World Computer Congress has been held in a Latin American country. Topics in this series include: The 4th International Conference on Theoretical Computer Science Education for the 21st Century- Impact of ICT and Digital Resources Mobile and Wireless Communication Networks Ad-Hoc Networking Network Control and Engineering for QoS, Security, and Mobility The Past and Future of Information Systems: 1976-2006 and Beyond History of Computing and Education Biologically Inspired Cooperative Computing Artificial Intelligence in Theory and Practice Applications in Artificial Intelligence Advanced Software Engineering: Expanding the Frontiers of Software For a complete list of the more than 300 titles in the IFIP Series, visit For more information about IFIP, please visit

Evolutionary Swarm Robotics

Author: Vito Trianni
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540776125
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In this book the use of ER techniques for the design of self-organising group behaviours, for both simulated and real robots is introduced. The book tries to mediate between two apparently opposed perspectives: engineering and cognitive science. The experiments presented in the book and the results obtained contribute to the assessment of ER not only as a design tool, but also as a methodology for modelling and understanding intelligent adaptive behaviours.

Cellular Robotics and Micro Robotic Systems

Author: Toshio Fukuda
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789810214579
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This book introduces interesting topics, from concepts to the latest research, on cellular and micro robotic systems. The cellular robotic system is a self-organizing robotic system composed of a large number of autonomous robotic units, named cells. This idea came from the organic structure of a living body. Several attractive topics in this area are covered, such as swarm intelligence, communications, and robotic mechanisms. The micro robotic system is currently the most fascinating technology. Micro mechanisms, control and intelligence, with respect to this system are treated here. The combination of both technologies will prepare the way for a new paradigm in the field of engineering.

Odour Detection by Mobile Robots

Author: R. Andrew Russell
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789810237912
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Insects are extremely successful creatures, thriving in our ever-changing & unpredictable world. One of the factors behind their success is the use of odour to increase their efficiency when searching for food, to help navigate between a source of food & their nest & to enable them to find a mate. Mobile robots would have their capabilities greatly enhanced if they could make use of similar techniques. This important book describes current research aimed at giving robots the ability to generate, detect & discriminate between odours, together with the control algorithms using such sensory information. Contents: Chemical Sensing in Nature; Odour-Sensing Technology; Odour Discrimination; Airflow; Broadcast Chemical Signals; Chemical Markings as Signals; Trail Following; Coding Information into Trails; Heat as a Short-Lived Marker. Readership: Graduate students & researchers in robotics, mechatronics & artificial intelligence.

Embedded Robotics

Author: Thomas Bräunl
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540705333
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Provides information on embedded computer systems and mobile robots, covering such topics as hardware and software design, actuators, sensors, PID control, neural networks, and genetic algorithims.

Computational Principles of Mobile Robotics

Author: Gregory Dudek
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521568760
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Covers the computational methods involved in designing the locomotive, sensing and reasoning systems that enable a robot to perform tasks that involve motion and behavior.