The Playful Machine
by Ralf Der, Georg Martius
Publisher: Springer 2011
Number of pages: 353
The book provides answers by developing a general principle---homeokinesis, the dynamical symbiosis between brain, body, and environment---that is shown to drive robots to self-determined, individual development in a playful and obviously embodiment-related way: a dog-like robot starts playing with a barrier, eventually jumping or climbing over it; a snakebot develops coiling and jumping modes; humanoids develop climbing behaviors when fallen into a pit, or engage in wrestling-like scenarios when encountering an opponent.
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by Pedro Lima - InTech
The book on advanced research on multi-robot subsystems, naturally motivated by the challenges posed by robot soccer, but certainly applicable to other domains: reasoning, multi-criteria decision-making, behavior and team coordination, etc.
by Nikolaus Correl - Magellan Scientific
This book introduces concepts in mobile, autonomous robotics to students in Computer Science. The book covers principles of robot motion, forward and inverse kinematics of robotic arms and simple wheeled platforms, perception, error propagation, etc.
by Mordechai Ben-Ari and Francesco Mondada - Springer
This book bridges the gap between playing with robots and studying robotics at upper undergraduate levels to prepare for careers in industry and research. Robotic algorithms are presented formally, but using only calculus, matrices and probability.
by Sascha Kolski - InTech
In this book we focused on two areas of mobile robotics, Perception and Navigation. This is a wide overview of different navigation techniques dealing with local and control aspects and handling global navigation aspects of robots.