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  • Parallel Manipulators, towards New Applications
    Parallel Manipulators, towards New Applications
    Edited by Huapeng Wu
    ISBN 978-3-902613-40-0,
    506 pages, April, 2008
    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 ...
  • Parallel Manipulators, New Developments
    Parallel Manipulators, New Developments
    Edited by Jee-Hwan Ryu
    ISBN 978-3-902613-20-2,
    498 pages, April, 2008
    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 ...
  • Humanitarian Demining
    Humanitarian Demining
    Edited by Maki K. Habib
    ISBN 978-3-902613-11-0,
    392 pages, February, 2008
    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 ...
  • Supply Chain
    Supply Chain
    Edited by Vedran Kordic
    ISBN 978-3-902613-22-6,
    568 pages, February, 2008
    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 ...
  • Petri Net, Theory and Applications
    Petri Net, Theory and Applications
    Edited by Vedran Kordic
    ISBN 978-3-902613-12-7,
    534 pages, February, 2008
    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 ...
  • Environmental Technologies
    Environmental Technologies
    Edited by E. Burcu Ozkaraova Gungor
    ISBN 978-3-902613-10-3,
    268 pages, January, 2008
    This book on Environmental Technology takes a look at issues such as air, soil and noise pollution problems, environmental quality assessment, monitoring, modelling and risk as- sessment, environmental health impact assessment, environmental mana ...
  • Reinforcement Learning
    Reinforcement Learning
    Edited by Cornelius Weber, Mark Elshaw and Norbert Michael Mayer
    ISBN 978-3-902613-14-1,
    434 pages, January, 2008
    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 ...
  • Medical Robotics
    Medical Robotics
    Edited by Vanja Bozovic
    ISBN 978-3-902613-18-9,
    536 pages, January, 2008
    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 ...