Ben Choi

Louisiana Tech UniversityUnited States of America

Ben Choi, Ph.D. & Pilot, has a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and has a Pilot certificate for flying airplanes and helicopters. He is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at Louisiana Tech University. He was a visiting Research Scholar at DePaul University, University of Western Australia, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He had worked in the computer industry as a System Performance Engineer at Lucent Technologies (Bell Labs) and as a Computer Consultant. He received Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees from The Ohio State University, studied Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. His areas of research include Humanoid Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Intelligent Agents, Semantic Web, Data Mining, Fuzzy Systems, and Parallel Computing. His future research includes developing advanced software and hardware methods for building intelligent machines and theorizing the Universe as a Computer.

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Humanoid robots are developed to use the infrastructures designed for humans, to ease the interactions with humans, and to help the integrations into human societies. The developments of humanoid robots proceed from building individual robots to establishing societies of robots working alongside with humans. This book addresses the problems of constructing a humanoid body and mind from generating walk patterns and balance maintenance to encoding and specifying humanoid motions and the control of eye and head movements for focusing attention on moving objects. It provides methods for learning motor skills and for language acquisition and describes how to generate facial movements for expressing various emotions and provides methods for decision making and planning. This book discusses the leading researches and challenges in building humanoid robots in order to prepare for the near future when human societies will be advanced by using humanoid robots.

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