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Bibliography JPL/MDS Publications


Intelligent Systems ABSTRACT - This comprehensive treatment of the field of intelligent systems is written by two of the foremost authorities in the field. The authors clearly examine the theoretical and practical aspects of these systems. The book focuses on the NIST-RCS (Real-time Control System) model that has been used recently in the Mars Rover. Meystel Alexander, James Albus . Wiley, 2002 , ISBN=0471193747, 9780471193746, + google reference
Autonomous Robots: From Biological Inspiration to Implementation and Control ABSTRACT - An introduction to the science and practice of autonomous robots that reviews over 300 current systems and examines the underlying technology. George Bekey . MIT Press, 2005 , ISBN=0262025787, 9780262025782, + google reference
Modern Control Systems ABSTRACT - Written to be equally useful for all engineering disciplines, this book is organized around the concept of control systems theory as it has been developed in the frequency and time domains. It provides coverage of classical control employing root locus design, frequency and response design using Bode and Nyquist plots. It also covers modern control methods based on state variable models including pole placement design techniques with full-state feedback controllers and full-state observers.The book covers several important topics including robust control systems and system sensitivity, state variable models, controllability and observability, computer control systems, internal model control, robust PID controllers, and computer-aided design and analysis.For all types of engineers who are interested in a solid introduction to control systems. Richard Dorf, Robert Bishop . Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005 , ISBN=0132270285, 9780132270281, + google reference
Intelligent Behavior in Animals and Robots ABSTRACT - This exciting study explores the novel insight, based on well-established ethological principles, that animals, humans, and autonomous robots can all be analyzed as multi-task autonomous control systems. David McFarland, Tom Bosser . MIT Press, 1993 , ISBN=0262132931, 9780262132930, + google reference
Medical Robots in Computer-Integrated Surgery ABSTRACT - This paper provides a broad overview of medical robot systems used in surgery. After introducing basic concepts of computer-integrated surgery, surgical CAD/CAM, and surgical assistants, it discusses some of the major design issues particular to medical robots. It then illustrates these issues and the broaded themes introduced earlier with examples of current surgical CAD/CAM and surgical assistant systems. Finally, it providea a brief synopsis of current research challenges and closes with a few thoughts on the research/industry/clinician teamwork that is essential for progress in the field. R. Taylor, D. Stoinovici IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation . v19 #5, October 2003 , pp-765-781. + PDF


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