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 Nilanjan Sarkar - InTech
This book, which presents outstanding work from the leading HRI researchers covering a wide spectrum of topics, is an effort to present the important contributions in HRI. The book will provide a thorough understanding of the field of HRI.
by Richard M. Murray, Zexiang Li, S. Shankar Sastry - CRC Press
A mathematical formulation of the kinematics, dynamics, and control of robot manipulators. It uses mathematical tools that emphasizes the geometry of robot motion and allows a large class of problems to be analyzed within a unified framework.
by Ester Martinez Martin - InTech
Swarm robotics is focused on the coordination of decentralised, self-organised multi-robot systems in order to describe such a collective behaviour as a consequence of local interactions with one another and with their environment.
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.