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Contemporary Robotics

Challenges and Solutions

Edited by Aleksandar Rodic

Institut Mihajlo Pupin, Serbia

This book book is a collection of 18 chapters written by internationally recognized experts and well-known professionals of the field. Chapters contribute to diverse facets of contemporary robotics and autonomous systems.  The volume is organized in four thematic parts according to the main subjects, regarding the recent advances in the contemporary robotics. The first thematic topics of the book  are devoted to the theoretical issues. This includes development of algorithms for automatic trajectory generation using redudancy resolution scheme, intelligent algorithms for robotic grasping, modelling approach for reactive mode handling of flexible manufacturing and design of an advanced controller for robot manipulators. The second part of the book deals with different aspects of robot calibration and sensing. This includes a geometric and treshold calibration of a multiple robotic line-vision system, robot-based inline 2D/3D quality monitoring using picture-giving and laser triangulation, and a study on prospective polymer composite materials for flexible tactile sensors.  The third part addresses issues of mobile robots and multi-agent systems, including SLAM of mobile robots based on fusion of odometry and visual data, configuration of a localization system by a team of mobile robots, development of generic real-time motion controller for differential mobile robots, control of fuel cells of mobile robots, modelling of omni-directional wheeled-based robots, building of hunter- hybrid tracking environment, as well as design of a cooperative control in distributed population-based multi-agent approach. The fourth part presents recent approaches and results in humanoid and bioinspirative robotics. It deals with design of adaptive control of anthropomorphic biped gait, building of dynamic-based simulation for humanoid robot walking, building controller for perceptual motor control dynamics of humans and biomimetic approach to control mechatronic structure using smart materials.

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Contemporary RoboticsChallenges and SolutionsEdited by Aleksandar Rodic

Published: December 1st 2009

DOI: 10.5772/158

ISBN: 978-953-307-038-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5861-5

Copyright year: 2009

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39803 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

33 Web of Science Citations

43 Dimensions Citations


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1. Automatic Trajectory Generation Using Redundancy Resolution Scheme Based on Virtual Mechanism

By Bojan Nemec and Leon Zlajpah


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2. Robotic Grasping of Unknown Objects

By Mario Richtsfeld and Markus Vincze


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3. A Modeling Approach for Mode Handling of Flexible Manufacturing Systems

By Nadia Hamani and Abderahman El Mhamedi


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4. Computed-Torque-Plus-Compensation-Plus-Chattering Controller of Robot Manipulators

By Leonardo Acho, Yolanda Vidal and Francesc Pozo


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5. Geometric and Threshold Calibration Aspects of a Multiple Line-Scan Vision System for Planar Objects Inspection

By Andrei Hossu and Daniela Hossu


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6. Robot-Based Inline 2D/3D Quality Monitoring Using Picture-Giving and Laser Triangulation Sensors

By Chen-Ko Sung, Robin Gruna, Minzi Zhuge and Kai-Uwe Vieth


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7. Prospective Polymer Composite Materials for Applications in Flexible Tactile Sensors

By M.Knite and J.Zavickis


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8. Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) of a Mobile Robot Based on Fusion of Odometry and Visual Data Using Extended Kalman Filter

By Andre M. Santana and Adelardo A. D. Medeiros


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9. Distributed Estimation of Unknown Beacon Positions in a Localization Network

By Mikko Elomaa and Aarne Halme


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10. Generic Real-Time Motion Controller for Differential Mobile Robots

By Joao Monteiro and Rui Rocha


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11. Control of Fuel Cell Systems in Mobile Applications

By Jiri Koziorek, Bohumil Horak and Miroslav Kopriva


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12. Modeling and Assessing of Omni-Directional Robots with Three and Four Wheels

By Helder P. Oliveira, Armando J. Sousa, A. Paulo Moreira and Paulo J. Costa


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13. Hunter — Hybrid Unified Tracking Environment

By Aislan Gomide Foina and Francisco Javier Ramirez-Fernandez


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14. Cooperation Control in Distributed Population-based Algorithms Using a Multi-Agent Approach Application to a Real-Life Vehicle Routing Problem

By Kamel Belkhelladi, Pierre Chauvet and Arnaud Schaal


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15. Adaptive Bio-Inspired Control of Humanoid Robots — From Human Locomotion to an Artificial Biped Gait of High Performances

By Aleksandar Rodic, Khalid Addi and Georges Dalleau


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16. Dynamic-Based Simulation for Humanoid Robot Walking Using Walking Support System

By Aiman Musa M. Omer, Hun-ok Lim and Atsuo Takanishi


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17. Output Feedback Adaptive Controller Model for Perceptual Motor Control Dynamics of Human

By Hirofumi Ohtsuka, Koki Shibasato and Shigeyasu Kawaji


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18. Biomimetic Approach to Design and Control Mechatronics Structure Using Smart Materials

By Nicu George Bizdoaca , Daniela Tarnita, Anca Petrisor, Ilie Diaconu, Dan Tarnita and Elvira Bizdoaca


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