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 Nilanjan Sarkar - InTech
This book, which presents outstanding work from the leading HRI researchers covering a wide spectrum of topics, is an effort to present the important contributions in HRI. The book will provide a thorough understanding of the field of HRI.
by Pedro Lima - InTech
The book on advanced research on multi-robot subsystems, naturally motivated by the challenges posed by robot soccer, but certainly applicable to other domains: reasoning, multi-criteria decision-making, behavior and team coordination, etc.
by M. Dawson, B. Dupuis, M. Wilson - AU Press
From Bricks to Brains introduces embodied cognitive science, and illustrates its foundational ideas through the construction and observation of LEGO Mindstorms robots. The book places a renewed emphasis on sensing and acting.
by Francesco Bullo, Jorge Cortes, Sonia Martinez - Princeton University Press
This introductory book offers a distinctive blend of computer science and control theory. The book presents a broad set of tools for understanding coordination algorithms, determining their correctness, and assessing their complexity.