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Product Description: Robots today serve in many roles, from entertainer to educator to executioner. As robotics technology advances, ethical concerns become more pressing: Should robots be programmed to follow a code of ethics, if this is even possible? Are there risks in forming emotional bonds with robots? How might society -- and ethics -- change with robotics? This volume is the first book to bring together prominent scholars and experts from both science and the humanities to explore these and other questions in this emerging field...read more
By George A. Bekey (editor)

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9780262016667 | Mit Pr, December 9, 2011, cover price $47.00 | About this edition: Robots today serve in many roles, from entertainer to educator to executioner.

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9780262526005 | Mit Pr, January 10, 2014, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Robots today serve in many roles, from entertainer to educator to executioner.

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Product Description: An agent is a system capable of perceiving the environment, reasoning with the percepts and then acting upon the world. Agents can be purely software systems, in which case their percepts and output `actions' are encoded binary strings...read more
By George A. Bekey (editor)

Hardcover:

9780792381372 | Kluwer Academic Pub, March 1, 1998, cover price $199.00

Paperback:

9781461376279 | Reprint edition (Springer Verlag, February 11, 2013), cover price $175.00 | About this edition: An agent is a system capable of perceiving the environment, reasoning with the percepts and then acting upon the world.

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Product Description: All life came from sea but all robots were born on land. The vast majority of both industrial and mobile robots operate on land, since the technology to allow them to operate in and under the ocean has only become available in recent years...read more
By George A. Bekey (editor), Tamaki Ura (editor) and Junku Yuh (editor)

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9780792397540 | Kluwer Academic Pub, June 1, 1996, cover price $344.00 | About this edition: All life came from sea but all robots were born on land.

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9781461286165 | Reprint edition (Springer-Verlag New York Inc, July 31, 2012), cover price $344.00 | About this edition: All life came from sea but all robots were born on land.

Robots in groups or colonies can exhibit an enormous variety and richness of behaviors which cannot be observed with singly autonomous systems. Of course, this is analogous to the amazing variety of group animal behaviors which can be observed in nature. In recent years more and more investigators have started to study these behaviors. The studies range from classifications and taxonomies of behaviors, to development of architectures which cause such group activities as flocking or swarming, and from emphasis on the role of intelligent agents in such groups to studies of learning and obstacle avoidance. There used to be a time when many robotics researchers would question those who were interested in working with teams of robots: `Why are you worried about robotic teams when it's hard enough to just get one to work?'. This issue responds to that question. Robot Colonies provides a new approach to task problem-solving that is similar in many ways to distributed computing. Multiagent robotic teams offer the possibility of spatially distributed parallel and concurrent perception and action. A paradigm shift results when using multiple robots, providing a different perspective on how to carry out complex tasks. New issues such as interagent communications, spatial task distribution, heterogeneous or homogeneous societies, and interference management are now central to achieving coordinated and productive activity within a colony. Fortunately mobile robot hardware has evolved sufficiently in terms of both cost and robustness to enable these issues to be studied on actual robots and not merely in simulation. Robot Colonies presents a sampling of the research in this field. While capturing a reasonable representation of the most important work within this area, its objective is not to be a comprehensive survey, but rather to stimulate new research by exposing readers to the principles of robot group behaviors, architectures and theories. Robot Colonies is an edited volume of peer-reviewed original research comprising eight invited contributions by leading researchers. This research work has also been published as a special issue of Autonomous Robots (Volume 4, Number 1).
By Ronald C. Arkin (editor) and George A. Bekey (editor)

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9780792399049 | Reprint edition (Kluwer Academic Pub, April 1, 1997), cover price $209.00 | About this edition: Robots in groups or colonies can exhibit an enormous variety and richness of behaviors which cannot be observed with singly autonomous systems.

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9781441951755 | Reprint edition (Springer-Verlag New York Inc, December 6, 2010), cover price $209.00

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Product Description: Autonomous robots are intelligent machines capable of performing tasks in the world by themselves, without explicit human control. Examples range from autonomous helicopters to Roomba, the robot vacuum cleaner. In this book, George Bekey offers an introduction to the science and practice of autonomous robots that can be used both in the classroom and as a reference for industry professionals...read more

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9780262025782 | Bradford Books, June 1, 2005, cover price $63.00 | About this edition: Autonomous robots are intelligent machines capable of performing tasks in the world by themselves, without explicit human control.

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Product Description: Modeling and Simulation: Theory and Practice provides a comprehensive review of both methodologies and applications of simulation and modeling. The methodology section includes such topics as the philosophy of simulation, inverse problems in simulation, simulation model compilers, treatment of ill-defined systems, and a survey of simulation languages...read more
By George A. Bekey (editor), Walter J. Karplus (editor) and Boris Y. Kogan (editor)

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9781402070624 | Kluwer Academic Pub, February 1, 2003, cover price $189.00 | About this edition: Modeling and Simulation: Theory and Practice provides a comprehensive review of both methodologies and applications of simulation and modeling.

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Product Description: Neural Networks in Robotics is the first book to present an integrated view of both the application of artificial neural networks to robot control and the neuromuscular models from which robots were created. The behavior of biological systems provides both the inspiration and the challenge for robotics...read more
By George A. Bekey (editor) and Ken Goldberg (editor)

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9780792392682 | Kluwer Academic Pub, January 1, 1993, cover price $339.00 | About this edition: Neural Networks in Robotics is the first book to present an integrated view of both the application of artificial neural networks to robot control and the neuromuscular models from which robots were created.

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