Nancy Arana-Daniel received her B.Sc. Degree from the University of Guadalajara in 2000, and her M. Sc. And Ph.D. degrees in electric engineering with the special field in computer science from Research Center of the National Polytechnic Institute and Advanced Studies, CINVESTAV, in 2003 and 2007, respectively. She is currently a research fellow at the University of Guadalajara, in the Department of Computer Science México, where she is working at the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems and the Research Center for Control Systems and Artificial Intelligence. She is IEEE Senior member and a member of National System of Researchers (SNI-1). She has published several papers in International Journals and Conferences, and she has been technical manager of several projects that have been granted by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT). Also, she has collaborated in an international project granted by OPTREAT. She is Associated Editor of the Journal of Franklin Institute (Elsevier). Her research interests focus on applications of Geometric Algebra to Geometric computing, machine learning, bio-inspired optimization, pattern recognition, and robot navigation.
Carlos Lopez-Francogained his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2007 from the Center of Research and Advanced Studies, CINVESTAV Unidad Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Currently, he is a full professor at the University of Guadalajara, México, Department of Computer Science. He is currently working with the Intelligent Systems group, and he is the head of the department of Computer Sciences at CUCEI, Universidad de Guadalajara. His current research interests include geometric algebra, computer vision, robotics, and pattern recognition.
Alma Y. Alanisreceived her B.Sc degree from Instituto Tecnologico de Durango (ITD, Durango Campus, Durango) in 2002, and her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Advanced Studies and Research Center of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV-IPN, Guadalajara Campus, Mexico) in 2004 and 2007, respectively. Since 2008, she has been with the University of Guadalajara, where she is currently a Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science. She is also a member of the Mexican National Research System (SNI-2). She has published papers in recognized International Journals and Conferences, along with two international books. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE and Subject and Associated Editor of the Journal of Franklin Institute (Elsevier) and Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing (Taylor & Francis); moreover, she is currently serving on a number of IEEE and IFAC Conference Organizing Committees. In 2013, she received the grant for women in science by L'Oreal-UNESCO-AMC-CONACYT-CONALMEX. In 2015, she received the Marcos Moshinsky Research Award. Since 2008, she has been a member of the Accredited Assessors record (RCEA-CONACYT), evaluating a wide range of national research projects. She has belonged to important project evaluation committees for national and international research projects. Her research interests are in neural control, backstepping control, block control, and their applications to electrical machines, power systems, and robotics.
Robot Brains expertly outlines a complete system approach to cognitive machines, offering practical design guidelines for the creation of non-numeric autonomous creative machines. It details topics such as component parts and realization principles, so that different pieces may be implemented in hardware or software. Real-world examples for designers and researchers are provided, including circuit and systems examples that few books on this topic give.
In novel technical and practical detail, this book also considers:the limitations and remedies of traditional neural associators in creating true machine cognition; basic circuit assemblies cognitive neural architectures; how motors can be interfaced with the associative neural system in order for fluent motion to be achieved without numeric computations; memorization, imagination, planning and reasoning in the machine; the concept of machine emotions for motivation and value systems; an approach towards the use and understanding of natural language in robots.
The methods presented in this book have important implications for computer vision, signal processing, speech recognition and other information technology fields. Systematic and thoroughly logical, it will appeal to practising engineers involved in the development and design of robots and cognitive machines, also researchers in Artificial Intelligence. Postgraduate students in computational neuroscience and robotics, and neuromorphic engineers will find it an exciting source of information.
Written by a pair of technology experts and accomplished educators, this comprehensive resource provides a solid foundation in applied industrial robotics and robot technology. You will get straightforward explanations of the latest components, techniques, and capabilities along with practical examples and detailed illustrations. The book takes a look at the entire field of robotics―from design and production to deployment, operation, and maintenance. Valuable appendices provide information on specific robot models, pendants, and controllers.
Robots and Robotics: Principles, Systems and Industrial Applications covers:
• Robot and robotics fundamentals
• Identification of components
• Robot parts and robotic motion capabilities
• Programs, programming languages, and microprocessors
• Drive systems, pumps, motors, and sensors
• Control methods
• Industrial applications
• Specifications and capabilities
• Troubleshooting and maintenance
• Emerging technologies and the future of robotics
"A fabulous book: well written, well paced, fun, and informative. I also love the sense of humor. It's very good at disarming the fear. And it's gorgeous. I'll be recommending this book highly."
--Tom Igoe, author of Physical Computing and Making Things Talk
Want to learn the fundamentals of electronics in a fun, hands-on way? With Make: Electronics, you'll start working on real projects as soon as you crack open the book. Explore all of the key components and essential principles through a series of fascinating experiments. You'll build the circuits first, then learn the theory behind them!
Build working devices, from simple to complex You'll start with the basics and then move on to more complicated projects. Go from switching circuits to integrated circuits, and from simple alarms to programmable microcontrollers. Step-by-step instructions and more than 500 full-color photographs and illustrations will help you use -- and understand -- electronics concepts and techniques.Discover by breaking things: experiment with components and learn from failure Set up a tricked-out project space: make a work area at home, equipped with the tools and parts you'll need Learn about key electronic components and their functions within a circuit Create an intrusion alarm, holiday lights, wearable electronic jewelry, audio processors, a reflex tester, and a combination lock Build an autonomous robot cart that can sense its environment and avoid obstacles Get clear, easy-to-understand explanations of what you're doing and why
Who needs an electrical engineering degree? This intuitive guide shows how to wire, disassemble, tweak, and re-purpose everyday devices quickly and easily. Packed with full-color illustrations, photos, and diagrams, Hacking Electronics teaches by doing--each topic features fun, easy-to-follow projects. Discover how to hack sensors, accelerometers, remote controllers, ultrasonic rangefinders, motors, stereo equipment, microphones, and FM transmitters. The final chapter contains useful information on getting the most out of cheap or free bench and software tools.Safely solder, join wires, and connect switches Identify components and read schematic diagrams Understand the how and why of electronics theory Work with transistors, LEDs, and laser diode modules Power your devices with a/c supplies, batteries, or solar panels Get up and running on Arduino boards and pre-made modules Use sensors to detect everything from noxious gas to acceleration Build and modify audio amps, microphones, and transmitters Fix gadgets and scavenge useful parts from dead equipment
Advance your electronics knowledge and gain the skills necessary to develop and construct your own functioning gadgets. Written by a pair of experienced engineers and dedicated hobbyists, Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition, lays out the essentials and provides step-by-step instructions, schematics, and illustrations. Discover how to select the right components, design and build circuits, use microcontrollers and ICs, work with the latest software tools, and test and tweak your creations. This easy-to-follow book features new instruction on programmable logic, semiconductors, operational amplifiers, voltage regulators, power supplies, digital electronics, and more.
Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition, covers: