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Edgar Martínez García

Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez


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Before the use of electricity, computers and the Internet, the ancient automatons were incredible automatic machines capable to perform physically useful tasks by using very energy-efficient complex mechanisms. Some of them were geared and hydraulic clocks, steam engines, vehicles, androids, hydraulic machines, geared toys, prosthetic devices, military weapons, sources of water, and so forth. This book focuses on the trend of underactuated robotic systems that combine ancient paradigms with modern technology and new engineering techniques in order to create highly efficient robotic machines that require minimal input resources. This book scope's works on underactuated robotic platforms in all control modalities, such as aerial, terrestrial and aquatic; ranging studies on bioinspired robots, exoskeletons, ornithopters, robotic fish, legged robots, rolling mechanisms and underactuated sensory-motor frameworks. In addition, original design of robotic bio-mechanisms involving hydraulic, pneumatic and soft-robotics underactuation are of interest. This book brings particular attention to mathematical modelling and dynamic linear and nonlinear control schemes, adaptive mobile robot's locomotion, trajectory-tracking, sensing and actuating models, and the observability, controllability and stability properties of underactuated robots.

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Date completed: October 14th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: January 3rd 2020

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Review results due: March 23rd 2020

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Expected publication date: May 22nd 2020

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About the editor

Edgar Martínez García

Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

Dr. Edgar A. Martínez García (PhD Eng) is an Assoc. Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Mexico; founder and head of the Robotics Laboratory; and leader of the academic body of Mechatronics at the Institute of Engineering and Technology, since 2007. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Robotics Engineering from the University of Tsukuba, Japan (2005). He worked as Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2005-2007), and subsequently worked as postdoctoral fellow at the Advanced Materials Research Center, Mexico (2007-2008). Prof. Martínez teaches several graduate and undergraduate courses such as Robotics, Robot Modeling and Control, Sensors and Actuators, Vision Systems, Scientific Computing, Vehicular Technology, and AI Robotics. He has supervised 100 theses including all levels PhD, master and undergraduate. He has published and registered numerous technical papers and patents. His academic interests are mathematical modeling and dynamic control of robots, sensing and actuating models in all modalities: terrestrial, aerial and aquatic; underactuated and hyper-redundant robot analysis, navigation control, self-reconfiguration, and simulation.

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