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  • gcx715
    Dear Robotic Researchers, We would like to cordially invite you to consider contributing your expertise in robotics to a forthcoming book edited by Drs. Tarek
    Message 1 of 200 , Dec 10, 2010
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      Dear Robotic Researchers,

      We would like to cordially invite you to consider contributing your expertise in robotics to a forthcoming book edited by Drs. Tarek Sobh and Xingguo Xiong of the University of Bridgeport, entitled "Prototyping of Robotic Systems: Applications of Design and Implementation". To accommodate numerous requests from the robotics researcher community, the chapter proposal submission deadline is now extended to Dec. 31, 2010. You are cordially invited to contribute your expertise to this forthcoming book.

      Robots have been widely used for many industrial applications, such as manufacturing, electronics assembly, food processing, underground oil mining, aerospace exploration, disease diagnosis and clinical surgery. Prototyping is an important activity in engineering. Prototyping a design helps in determining system parameters, ranges and in structuring better system. Robotics is one of the industrial design fields in which prototyping is crucial for improved functionality. Robotic systems are diverse in their working principles, implementation and applications. Furthermore, newly emerging technologies in the areas of computer vision, wireless communication, micro and nanotechnologies have enabled the emergence of robotic systems for new applications. Thus, we perceive a need for an edited collection of chapters in the field of robotic prototyping and its applications.

      Prototyping of Robotic Systems: Applications of Design and Implementation will aim to cover the design, implementation of various robotic systems and their applications, from complicated industrial robots to state-of-the-art nanorobots for surgical applications, as well as robotic systems for educational purposes. The new trends and most recent research frontiers in robotic prototyping and its applications will also be covered.

      We would like to cordially invite you to contribute a chapter on an appropriate topic of your choice. You may refer to the following URL for more details about the proposal of this book:


      Should you accept this invitation, we would like to kindly ask that, on or before December 31, 2010, you submit via e-mail a 2-3 page chapter proposal to us (xxiong@... and sobh@...) for review that explains and outlines the scope of your proposed chapter. Should your proposal be accepted, you will be notified by January 14, 2011, and given until March 1, 2011, to submit your chapter. It will then be sent for double-blind peer review. This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in early 2012.

      If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We appreciate your consideration of this invitation and hope to hear from you soon!

      Best wishes,

      Tarek Sobh, Ph.D., P.E., CMfgE
      Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Computer Science
      Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research and
      Dean, School of Engineering
      University of Bridgeport
      221 University Avenue
      Bridgeport, CT 06604, U.S.A.
      Office: +1 (203) 576-4116
      Fax: +1 (203)576-4766
      Email: sobh@...

      Xingguo Xiong, Ph.D.
      Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
      Department of Electrical Engineering
      School of Engineering
      University of Bridgeport
      Bridgeport, CT 06604
      Tel: 203-576-4760
      Email: xxiong@...


      It will be highly appreciated if you can circulate this call-for-book-chapter-proposal to your colleagues who may be interested in it. Thank you.
    • dan michaels
      ... I believe that was my comment, and not Randy s. Looks like the deer do pretty good on steep slopes. The pictures don t capture the total actions, but it
      Message 200 of 200 , Jan 5, 2011
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        --- In SeattleRobotics@yahoogroups.com, Larry Geib <LJGeib@...> wrote:
        > it was just a reference to this statement of yours:
        > " Few besides mountain goats go anywheres
        > near the sort of terrain they live in, and they only handle it because of their significant evolutionary adaptations. Horses,
        > deer, elk, moose, etc, can't handle the same slopes, despite
        > outward similarity in body designs."

        I believe that was "my" comment, and not Randy's. Looks like
        the deer do pretty good on steep slopes.

        The pictures don't capture the total actions, but it does look
        like the ability of the deer to make large jumps was the key.
        Aided by its remarkable visual system being able to pre-plot a

        Wish I had a robot that could jump 30' vertically, and land
        on its feet. OTOH, just going over broken terrain, short of
        vertical cliffs, might be a good next goal.

        > I think the pictures in the link I gave show that mule deer, at least, have no problem climbing very steep terrain, even cliff areas. They actually rather like steep country. They have the advantage that they are willing to jump up to 8 feet vertically and 20 feet horizontally in the steepest areas. They often jump with all four feet at once.
        > I've often seen them grazing or browsing in pretty rocky country and they will retreat onto the rock if threatened. Steep ground doesn't get as covered in snow, either. They can find food more easily there in winter.
        > I'll bet elk would surprise you, too.
        > On Jan 4, 2011, at 9:52 PM, "Randy M. Dumse" <rmd@...> wrote:
        > > Larry Geib said: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 6:04 PM
        > >> Randy is ,akin assumptions without basis again.
        > >
        > > Sorry, you might have to explain what assumption?
        > > I didn't get the reference.
        > >
        > > Randy
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