The Playful Machine
by Ralf Der, Georg Martius
Publisher: Springer 2011
Number of pages: 353
The book provides answers by developing a general principle---homeokinesis, the dynamical symbiosis between brain, body, and environment---that is shown to drive robots to self-determined, individual development in a playful and obviously embodiment-related way: a dog-like robot starts playing with a barrier, eventually jumping or climbing over it; a snakebot develops coiling and jumping modes; humanoids develop climbing behaviors when fallen into a pit, or engage in wrestling-like scenarios when encountering an opponent.
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by Olivier Michel, Fabien Rohrer, Nicolas Heiniger - Wikibooks
This book is geared towards students, teachers, hobbyists and researchers interested in intelligent robots. It explains what robots are, what they can do, and how to program them. It includes a short theoretical part and a longer practical part.
by Sascha Kolski - InTech
In this book we focused on two areas of mobile robotics, Perception and Navigation. This is a wide overview of different navigation techniques dealing with local and control aspects and handling global navigation aspects of robots.
by Ester Martinez Martin - InTech
Swarm robotics is focused on the coordination of decentralised, self-organised multi-robot systems in order to describe such a collective behaviour as a consequence of local interactions with one another and with their environment.
by Jonas Buchli - InTech
The book covers many aspects of the research in mobile robotics. It deals with different aspects of the control problem, especially also under uncertainty and faults. Mechanical design issues are discussed along with new sensor and actuator concepts.