Humanoid Robotics: A Reference

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Humanoid Robotics provides a comprehensive compilation of developments in the conceptualization, design and development of humanoid robots and related technologies. Human beings have built the environment they occupy (living spaces, instruments and vehicles) to suit two-legged systems. Building systems, especially in robotics, that are compatible with the well-established, human-based surroundings and which could naturally interact with humans is an ultimate goal for all researches and engineers. Humanoid Robots are systems (i.e. robots) which mimic human behavior. Humanoids provide a platform to study the construction of systems that behave and interact like humans. A broad range of applications ranging from daily housework to complex medical surgery, deep ocean exploration, and other potentially dangerous tasks are possible using humanoids. In addition, the study of humanoid robotics provides a platform to understand the mechanisms and offers a physical visual of how humans interact, think, and react with the surroundings and how such behaviors could be reassembled and reconstructed. Currently, the most challenging issue with bipedal humanoids is to make them balance on two legs, The purportedly simple act of finding the best balance that enables easy walking, jumping and running requires some of the most sophisticated development of robotic systems- those that will ultimately mimic fully the diversity and dexterity of human beings. Other typical human-like interactions such as complex thought and conversations on the other hand, also pose barriers for the development of humanoids because we are yet to understand fully the way in which we humans interact with our environment and consequently to replicate this in humanoids.


Part A History
Part B Humanoid Mechanism and Design
Part C Humanoid Sensing
Part D Humanoid Actuation
Part E Humanoid Kinematics and Dynamics
Part F Humanoid Control
Part G Humanoid Balance
Part H Humanoid Motion Planning
Part I Humanoid Simulation and software
Part J Humanoid Intelligence
Part K Human-Humanoid Interaction
Part L Applications of Humanoids
Part M Development Story of 15 Famous Humanoid Robots
Part N Special Topics


Prof. Vadakkepat, an Associate Prof. at the National Univ. of Singapore is the founder secretary of the Federation of Int'l Robot-soccer Assoc. and currently it's General Secretary. Prof. Vadakkepat received his M.Tech and PhD from Indian Institute of Tech. Madras, in 1989 and 1996 respectively. While pursuing Post-Doctoral studies at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Tech. (KAIST, 96-98), he was awarded the Korea Science and Eng. Foundation (KOSEF) fellowship. Since 1999, he is with the National Univ. of Singapore. His research interest include Distributed robotic systems, Humanoid robotics, Biomorphs, Neuro-Fuzzy Controllers and Intelligent Control techniques and, has publications in several leading international journals. He is an associate editor of the Int. Journal of Humanoid Robotics. Dr. Goswami has been with Honda Research Institute in California, USA, for the past ten years, where he is currently a Principal Scientist. His field is dynamics and control, and his main research is in the application areas of humanoid robots, assistive exoskeletons and vehicles. He received the Bachelor's degree from Jadavpur Univ., Kolkata, India, the master's degree from Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA, and the Ph.D. degree from Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL, all in Mechanical Eng.. Prof. Kim received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electronics Eng. from SNU, Korea, in 1981, 1983 and 1987, respectively. Since 1988, he has been with the Dept of Electrical Eng. at KAIST and is currently KT Chair Prof. He was one of the co-founders of the Int'l Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning in 1996, the FIRA RoboWorld Congress in 2002 and Int'l Conference on Robot Intelligence Tech. and Applications (RiTA) in 2012. He was General Chair for the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Seoul, Korea, 2001, the IEEE Int'l Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation, Daejeon, Korea, 2009 and RiTA 2012, Gwangju, Korea.
EAN: 9789400760455
ISBN: 9400760450
Untertitel: 2018. Auflage. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: 15. Mai 2018
Seitenanzahl: 2500 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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