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The Path to Autonomous Robots

Essays in Honor of George A. Bekey

Editors: Sukhatme, Gaurav (Ed.)

  • Chapters written by leading international researchers
  • A sampling of modern research in Autonomous Robots
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This collection of technical articles, written by leading international researchers in robotics, presents threads of modern robotics research. Also included are brief reminiscences of the former students of Professor George A. Bekey, reflecting on his remarkable 50-year career as an innovative educator and authority on Autonomous Robots. Together, these words pay tribute to Bekey’s stature as a pioneer in the field, particularly in the areas of medical and rehabilitation robotics, human robot interaction and robot ethics. Topics explored in these chapters include:

  • Mobile robots in extreme environments
  • Autonomous spacecraft
  • The design of networked robotic systems
  • Robotic grasping using inputs from vision systems
  • Advances in manipulation and mobility inspired by human control systems
  • New directions in human-robot interaction
  • A biomimetic approach to autonomous robot design
  • Applying multi-task learning to inverse dynamics

Researchers and students will be inspired both by these contributions and Professor Bekey’s accomplishments, and the volume will undoubtedly spur further reading and research in the field.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Learning Inverse Dynamics by Gaussian process Begrression under the Multi-Task Learning Framework

    Yeung, Dit-Yan (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Mobile Robots for Polar Remote Sensing

    Gifford, Christopher M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Guidance and Control of Formation Flying Spacecraft

    Hadaegh, Fred Y. (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • A New Direction in Human-Robot Interaction; A Lesson from star Wars?

    Jounghyun Kim, Gerard

    Pages 1-6

  • Recollections and Tributes

    Antonelli, Dan (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-85774-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-85773-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4675-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Path to Autonomous Robots
Book Subtitle
Essays in Honor of George A. Bekey
Editors
  • Gaurav Sukhatme
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-85774-9
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-85774-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-85773-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4675-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 178
Number of Illustrations and Tables
80 b/w illustrations
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