InTech Books

  • Parallel Manipulators, New Developments
    Parallel Manipulators, New Developments
    Editor Jee-Hwan Ryu
    ISBN 978-3-902613-20-2
    498 pages, April, 2008
    All chapters downloaded 146230 times.
    Parallel manipulators are characterized as having closed-loop kinematic chains. Compared to serial manipulators, which have open-ended structure, parallel manipulators have many advantages in terms of accuracy, rigidity and ability to manipulate heav ...
  • Parallel Manipulators, towards New Applications
    Parallel Manipulators, towards New Applications
    Editor Huapeng Wu
    ISBN 978-3-902613-40-0
    506 pages, April, 2008
    All chapters downloaded 118162 times.
    In recent years, parallel kinematics mechanisms have attracted a lot of attention from the academic and industrial communities due to potential applications not only as robot manipulators but also as machine tools. Generally, the criteria used to com ...
  • Frontiers in Evolutionary Robotics
    Frontiers in Evolutionary Robotics
    Editor Hitoshi Iba
    ISBN 978-3-902613-19-6
    596 pages, April, 2008
    All chapters downloaded 177765 times.
    This book presented techniques and experimental results which have been pursued for the purpose of evolutionary robotics. Evolutionary robotics is a new method for the automatic creation of autonomous robots. When executing tasks by autonomous robots ...
  • Petri Net, Theory and Applications
    Petri Net, Theory and Applications
    Editor Vedran Kordic
    ISBN 978-3-902613-12-7
    534 pages, February, 2008
    All chapters downloaded 157854 times.
    Although many other models of concurrent and distributed systems have been de- veloped since the introduction in 1964 Petri nets are still an essential model for concurrent systems with respect to both the theory and the applications. The main attrac ...
  • Supply Chain
    Supply Chain
    Editor Vedran Kordic
    ISBN 978-3-902613-22-6
    568 pages, February, 2008
    All chapters downloaded 196328 times.
    Traditionally supply chain management has meant factories, assembly lines, warehouses, transportation vehicles, and time sheets. Modern supply chain management is a highly complex, multidimensional problem set with virtually endless number of variabl ...
  • Humanitarian Demining
    Humanitarian Demining
    Editor Maki K. Habib
    ISBN 978-3-902613-11-0
    392 pages, February, 2008
    All chapters downloaded 53018 times.
    United Nation Department of Human Affairs (UNDHA) assesses that there are more than 100 million mines that are scattered across the world and pose significant hazards in more than 68 countries. The international Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) esti ...
  • Medical Robotics
    Medical Robotics
    Editor Vanja Bozovic
    ISBN 978-3-902613-18-9
    526 pages, January, 2008
    All chapters downloaded 272547 times.
    The first generation of surgical robots are already being installed in a number of operating rooms around the world. Robotics is being introduced to medicine because it allows for unprecedented control and precision of surgical instruments in minimal ...
  • Reinforcement Learning
    Reinforcement Learning
    Editor Cornelius Weber, Mark Elshaw and Norbert Michael Mayer
    ISBN 978-3-902613-14-1
    424 pages, January, 2008
    All chapters downloaded 145916 times.
    Brains rule the world, and brain-like computation is increasingly used in computers and electronic devices. Brain-like computation is about processing and interpreting data or directly putting forward and performing actions. Learning is a very import ...