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Making Robots Smarter : Combining Sensing and Action Through Robot Learning - Katharina Morik

Making Robots Smarter

Combining Sensing and Action Through Robot Learning

By: Katharina Morik (Editor), Michael Kaiser (Editor), Volker Klingspor (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1999
ISBN: 9780792385622
Number Of Pages: 271

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Making Robots Smarter is a book about learning robots. It treats this topic based on the idea that the integration of sensing and action is the central issue. In the first part of the book, aspects of learning in execution and control are discussed. Methods for the automatic synthesis of controllers, for active sensing, for learning to enhance assembly, and for learning sensor-based navigation are presented. Since robots are not isolated but should serve us, the second part of the book discusses learning for human-robot interaction. Methods of learning understandable concepts for assembly, monitoring, and navigation are described as well as optimizing the implementation of such understandable concepts for a robot's real-time performance.
In terms of the study of embodied intelligence, Making Robots Smarter asks how skills are acquired and where capabilities of execution and control come from. Can they be learned from examples or experience? What is the role of communication in the learning procedure? Whether we name it one way or the other, the methodological challenge is that of integrating learning capabilities into robots.

Preface
Learning in Execution and Control
Introduction to Skill Learning
Learning Function Approximators
Learning Sensor Assisted Assembly Operations
Learning and Re-Calibration in Flexible Assembly
Contact Estimation for Compliant Motion Control
Learning Sensor-Based Navigation
Learning to Control a Visual Sensing System
Learning for Human-Robot Interaction
Learning in Human-Robot Communication
Learning to Classify
Learning a Taxonomy of Failures in Assembly
Incremental Signal to Symbol Processing
Learning Understandable Concepts for Robot Navigation
Program Optimization for Real-Time Performance
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780792385622
ISBN-10: 0792385624
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 271
Published: 30th June 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.59

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