Trends in Control and Decision-Making for Human–Robot Collaboration Systems

Author: Yue Wang

Publisher: Springer


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 418

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This book provides an overview of recent research developments in the automation and control of robotic systems that collaborate with humans. A measure of human collaboration being necessary for the optimal operation of any robotic system, the contributors exploit a broad selection of such systems to demonstrate the importance of the subject, particularly where the environment is prone to uncertainty or complexity. They show how such human strengths as high-level decision-making, flexibility, and dexterity can be combined with robotic precision, and ability to perform task repetitively or in a dangerous environment. The book focuses on quantitative methods and control design for guaranteed robot performance and balanced human experience from both physical human-robot interaction and social human-robot interaction. Its contributions develop and expand upon material presented at various international conferences. They are organized into three parts covering: one-human–one-robot collaboration; one-human–multiple-robot collaboration; and human–swarm collaboration. Individual topic areas include resource optimization (human and robotic), safety in collaboration, human trust in robot and decision-making when collaborating with robots, abstraction of swarm systems to make them suitable for human control, modeling and control of internal force interactions for collaborative manipulation, and the sharing of control between human and automated systems, etc. Control and decision-making algorithms feature prominently in the text, importantly within the context of human factors and the constraints they impose. Applications such as assistive technology, driverless vehicles, cooperative mobile robots, manufacturing robots and swarm robots are considered. Illustrative figures and tables are provided throughout the book. Researchers and students working in controls, and the interaction of humans and robots will learn new methods for human–robot collaboration from this book and will find the cutting edge of the subject described in depth.

Trends in Advanced Intelligent Control, Optimization and Automation

Proceedings of KKA 2017—The 19th Polish Control Conference, Kraków, Poland, June 18–21, 2017

Author: Wojciech Mitkowski

Publisher: Springer


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 883

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This volume contains the proceedings of the KKA 2017 – the 19th Polish Control Conference, organized by the Department of Automatics and Biomedical Engineering, AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Poland on June 18–21, 2017, under the auspices of the Committee on Automatic Control and Robotics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and the Commission for Engineering Sciences of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences. Part 1 deals with general issues of modeling and control, notably flow modeling and control, sliding mode, predictive, dual, etc. control. In turn, Part 2 focuses on optimization, estimation and prediction for control. Part 3 is concerned with autonomous vehicles, while Part 4 addresses applications. Part 5 discusses computer methods in control, and Part 6 examines fractional order calculus in the modeling and control of dynamic systems. Part 7 focuses on modern robotics. Part 8 deals with modeling and identification, while Part 9 deals with problems related to security, fault detection and diagnostics. Part 10 explores intelligent systems in automatic control, and Part 11 discusses the use of control tools and techniques in biomedical engineering. Lastly, Part 12 considers engineering education and teaching with regard to automatic control and robotics.

New Trends in Process Control and Production Management

Proceedings of the International Conference on Marketing Management, Trade, Financial and Social Aspects of Business (MTS 2017), May 18-20, 2017, Košice, Slovak Republic and Tarnobrzeg, Poland

Author: Lenka Štofová

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 582

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Dynamic economics, technological changes, increasing pressure from competition and customers to improve manufacturing and services are some of the major challenges to enterprises these days. New ways of improving organizational activities and management processes have to be created, in order to allow enterprises to manage the seemingly intensifying competitive markets successfully. Enterprises apply business optimizing solutions to meet new challenges and conditions. But also ensuring effective development for long-term competitiveness in a global environment. This is necessary for the application of qualitative changes in the industrial policy. “New Trends in Process Control and Production Management” (MTS 2017) is the collection of research papers from authors from seven countries around the world. They present case studies and empirical research which illustrates the progressive trends in business process management and the drive to achieve enterprise development and sustainability.

Control Engineering




Category: Automatic control


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Instrumentation and automatic control systems.

Current Trends in Nonlinear Systems and Control

In Honor of Petar Kokotovic and Turi Nicosia

Author: Petar V. Kokotović

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

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This volume is an outgrowth of the workshop "Applications of Advanced Control Theory to Robotics and Automation," organized in honor of the 70th birthdays of Petar V. Kokotovic and Salvatore Nicosia. Both Petar and Turi have carried out distinguished work in the control community, and have long been recognized as mentors as well as experts and pioneers in the field of automatic control, covering many topics in control theory and several different applications. The variety of their research is reflected in this book, which includes contributions ranging from mathematics to laboratory experiments.Main topics covered include:* Observer design for time-delay systems, nonlinear systems, and identification for different classes of systems* Lyapunov tools for linear differential inclusions, control of constrained systems, and finite-time stability concepts* New studies of robot manipulators, parameter identification, and different control problems for mobile robots* Applications of modern control techniques to port-controlled Hamiltonian systems, different classes of vehicles, and web handling systems* Applications of the max-plus algebra to system-order reduction; optimal machine scheduling problems; and inventory control with cooperation between retailers* Control of linear and nonlinear networked control systems: deterministic and stochastic approachesThe scope of the work is very broad, and although each chapter is self-contained, the book has been organized into thematically related chapters, which in some cases suggest to the reader a convenient reading sequence. The great variety of topics covered and the almost tutorial writing style used by many of the authors will make this book suitable for experts, as well as young researchers who seek a more intuitive understanding of these relevant topics in the field.

Bulletin B




Category: Agriculture

Page: 1050

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Locus of Control

Current Trends in Theory & Research

Author: H. M. Lefcourt

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: Psychology

Page: 268

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First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.