Novel Design and Applications of Robotics Technologies

Novel Design and Applications of Robotics Technologies

Dan Zhang (York University, Canada) and Bin Wei (York University, Canada)
Release Date: September, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 341
ISBN13: 9781522552765|ISBN10: 1522552766|EISBN13: 9781522552772|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5276-5


Through expanded intelligence, the use of robotics has fundamentally transformed a variety of fields, including manufacturing, aerospace, medical, social services, and agriculture. Providing successful techniques in robotic design allows for increased autonomous mobility, which leads to a greater productivity level.

Novel Design and Applications of Robotics Technologies provides innovative insights into the state-of-the-art technologies in the design and development of robotic technologies and their real-world applications. The content within this publication represents the work of interactive learning, microrobot swarms, and service robots. It is a vital reference source for computer engineers, robotic developers, IT professionals, academicians, and researchers seeking coverage on topics centered on the application of robotics to perform tasks in various disciplines.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Exoskeletons
  • Internet of Things
  • Kinematic Control
  • Microrobot Swarms
  • Multi-Agent Organizations
  • Particle Swarm Optimization
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Robotic Manipulators
  • Service Robots
  • Social Media
  • Wireless Sensor Networks

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dan Zhang received his Ph.D. in Robotics and Mechatronics from Laval University, Canada, in June 2000. From 2000 to 2004, Dr. Zhang was appointed as research scientist at Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Institute of National Research Council of Canada. Currently, he is a professor and Canada Research Chair in Robotics and Automation, with the Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science at University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Dr. Zhang's research interests include robotics and mechatronics; high performance parallel robotic machine development; sustainable/green manufacturing systems; micro/nano manipulation and MEMS devices (sensors), micro mobile robots and control of multi-robot cooperation, intelligent servo control system for the MEMS based high-performance micro-robot; web-based remote manipulation; wearable power assist hip exoskeleton and rescue robot. He has published 150 journal and conference papers, 3 books, 5 book chapters and numerous other technical publications. He is a registered Professional Engineer of Canada, a Fellow of Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a Senior Member of Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers.