Zoran Gacovski

Dr. Zoran Gacovski is an associate professor at FON – University, Skopje, Macedonia. His teaching subjects include Intelligent systems and Visual programming techniques, and his areas of research are: fuzzy systems, intelligent control, mobile robots, graphical models (Petri, Neural and Bayesian networks), machine learning, and human-computer interaction. He has earned his Ph.D. degree at Faculty of Electrical engineering, Skopje. In his career he was awarded the Fulbright postdoctoral fellowship (2002) for research stay at Rutgers University, USA. He has also earned best-paper award at the Baltic Olympiad for Automation control (2002), US NSF grant for conducting a specific research in the field of human-computer interaction at Rutgers University, USA (2003), and DAAD grant for research stay at University of Bremen, Germany (2008). He took an active participation in the following projects: “A multimodal human-computer interaction and modelling of the user behaviour” (for Rutgers University, 2002-2003); „Development and implementation of algorithms for guidance, navigation and control of mobile objects“ (for Military Academy – Skopje, 1999-2002); “Analytical and non-analytical intelligent systems for deciding and control of uncertain complex processes“ (for Macedonian Ministry of Science, 1995-1998). He is the author of 3 books, 7 journal papers, over 30 Conference papers, and was also a reviewer for IEEE journals and conferences.

Zoran Gacovski

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This book consists of 18 chapters divided in four sections: Robots for Educational Purposes, Health-Care and Medical Robots, Hardware - State of the Art, and Localization and Navigation. In the first section, there are four chapters covering autonomous mobile robot Emmy III, KCLBOT - mobile nonholonomic robot, and general overview of educational mobile robots. In the second section, the following themes are covered: walking support robots, control system for wheelchairs, leg-wheel mechanism as a mobile platform, micro mobile robot for abdominal use, and the influence of the robot size in the psychological treatment. In the third section, there are chapters about I2C bus system, vertical displacement service robots, quadruped robots - kinematics and dynamics model and Epi.q (hybrid) robots. Finally, in the last section, the following topics are covered: skid-steered vehicles, robotic exploration (new place recognition), omnidirectional mobile robots, ball-wheel mobile robots, and planetary wheeled mobile robots.

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