Ms. Guidance on ROBOTICS
See also: Ms. Guidance on Cyborgs
Robotics and Machine Vision at MIT
UC Berkeley Robotics & Intelligent Machines Lab
Stanford Robotics Laboratory
of the Intelligent Machines and Robotics Lab is to give machines the ability to interact intelligently with
the external physical world. To create intelligent machines, we need to understand the combination of
action (control), perception (sensing), and planning.
The Field Robotics Center is part of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. T
Text Version of their Homepage.
FRC Projects: Amongst them you will find: RANGER, a software control system for cross country autonomous vehicles. The system has been used successfully on a converted U.S. Army jeep called the NAVLAB II and on a
specialized Lunar Rover vehicle that may, one day, explore the moon.
The Robotics Notebook at NASA
Introduction to Robotic Manipulation
Book by R. M. Murray, Z. X. Li, and S. S. Sastry (CRC Press, 1994).
The price of the book is $59.95 (slightly
higher if you are outside the US).
Self-Organization in Large Populations of Mobile Robots by Cem Ünsal.
Currently, there is an increasing interest in multiple autonomous mobile robot systems due to their applicability
to various tasks such as space missions, operations in hazardous environments, and military operations. Such
systems bring in the problems of both multiple robot coordination and autonomous navigation. Again, multiple
mobile robots may be controlled by using a hierarchical (central) controller. However, tasks mentioned above
obviously require many robots which are able to navigate autonomously. It is difficult to use a central controller or
a hierarchical method, sometimes because of the large distances, sometimes due to robustness and versatility
Ms. Guidance on Artificial Life
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