Luc Jaulin, ENSTA-Bretagne, France
Mobile Robotics presents the different tools and methods that enable the design of mobile robots; a discipline booming with the emergence of flying drones, underwater mine-detector robots, robot sailboats and robot vacuum cleaners. This book presents th... (Read more)
Luc Jaulin, ENSTA-Bretagne,France
A discipline that is in full development, propelled by the rise of autonomous mobile robotics – notably drones – automation has the objective of designing controls capable of working within an existing dynamic system (automobile, airplane, economic sys... (Read more)
From Milliscale to Nanoscale
Michaël Gauthier and Nicolas Andreff, FEMTO-ST, Besançon, France
Etienne Dombre, LIRMM, Montpellier, France
A promising long-term evolution of surgery relies on intracorporeal microrobotics. This book reviews the principles and scientific challenges that have to be tackled to design and control robots able to manipulate objects within the body whose dimensions r... (Read more)
Applications to Multiscale Manipulations
Mathieu Grossard, CEA LIST, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
Nicolas Chaillet, FEMTO-ST, Besançon, France.
Stéphane Régnier, ISIR, UPMC, Paris, France.
The objective of this book is to provide those interested in the field of flexible robotics with an overview of several scientific and technological advances in the practical field of robotic manipulation. The different chapters examine various stages that... (Read more)
Jocelyne Troccaz, CNRS, France
In this book, we present medical robotics, its evolution over the last 30 years in terms of architecture, design and control, and the main scientific and clinical contributions to the field. For more than two decades, robots have been part of hospitals ... (Read more)
Nicolas Chaillet, University of Franche-Comté, France
Stéphane Régnier, UPMC, Paris, France
Microrobotics is an emerging and booming area with many and various applications: industrial, medical, laboratory instrumentation, etc. Microrobotics for Micromanipulation presents for the first time, in detail, the sector of robotics for handling objec... (Read more)
Rogelio Lozano, UTC, France
The development of unmanned aerial vehicles has interested many researchers in recent years. The objective is to design aerial objects able to complete surveillance missions in the most autonomous way possible. This assumes they have the ability to complet... (Read more)
The conscience of a conscious machine
Jacques Pitrat, LIP6, University of Paris 6, France.
Everybody agrees that consciousness and conscience are essential characteristics of human intelligence. Some people believe that it is impossible to create artificial beings with these possibilities, and they conclude that the ultimate goal of Artificial I... (Read more)
Modeling, Design and Walking Synthesis
Christine Chevallereau, Institute of Research in Communication and Cybernetics, Nantes, France,
Guy Bessonnet, University of Poitiers, France
Gabriel Abba, National Engineer School of Metz, France
Yannick Aoustin, University of Nantes, France
This book presents various techniques for carrying out gait modeling, walking pattern synthesis and the control of bipedal robots. General information on human walking is given, along with a presentation of current experimental bipedal robots and the appli... (Read more)
Modeling, Performance Analysis and Control
Etienne Dombre, University of Montpellier, France,
Wisama Khalil, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
This book presents the most recent research results on modeling and control of robot manipulators. Chapter 1 gives unified tools to derive direct and inverse geometric, kinematic and dynamic models of serial robots and addresses the issue of identificat... (Read more)