By Spyros Tzafestas (auth.)

ISBN-10: 3319214217

ISBN-13: 9783319214214

ISBN-10: 3319214225

ISBN-13: 9783319214221

This ebook makes a consolidated guided journey to the area of sociorobots (social or socialized robots).

Sociorobots and assistive robots supply leisure, information to the handicapped, companionship to the aged and future health care to autistic little ones and other people with dementia. The booklet presents, in a fluent academic method, all significant innovations, architectures and layout methodologies. all kinds of sociorobots are tested, specifically jogging anthropomorphic, wheeled anthropomorphic, fixed-place anthropomorphic and zoomorphic sociorobots. The booklet offers an overview of sociorobot clever keep watch over architectures, robotic studying and human robotic interaction.

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Full expositions of the intelligence and autonomy concepts, and descriptions of a variety of intelligent/autonomous robots can be found in [29, 30]. References 1. M. Alston, The Individual vs. the Public Interest: Political Ideology and National Forest Policy (West View Press, Boulder, 1983) 2. C. Breazeal, Towards sociable robots. Robot. Auton. Syst. 42, 167–175 (2003) 3. T. Fong, I. Nourbakhsh, K. Dautenhahn, A survey of socially interactive robots. Robot. Auton. Syst. 42, 143–166 (2003) 24 1 Background Concepts and Outline of the Book 4.

In broad terms the general capabilities that a sociorobot must have were listed in Sect. 2 and include cognition, perception, learning, planning and control. Of particular importance are the cognition and perception capabilities. Cognition is the human mental process of knowing through perception, reasoning or intuition. Etymologically, the word cognition comes from the Greek word ‘γνώση/γνωρίζω’ (gnosi/gnorizo = knowledge/know) and the Latin word ‘cognosere’ (to know). The branch of psychology that studies the mental processes that include how people think, perceive, learn, remember, and solve problems is referred to as ‘cognitive psychology’.

The graphical representation of the interaction composer (IC) provides a bridge between designers and programmers through their direct mapping to the underlying software modules. The interaction composer enables the designer to configure behaviors in several ways without the need to know the details of the program embedded in the behavior. Details and experimental results are provided in [10]. This generic interaction design control architecture enables designers and programmers to work in parallel for developing a variety of applications for sociorobots.

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