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2.4 Robotics: Fundamentals and Prospects

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  Kyriakopoulos, Kostas J., and Savvas G. Loizou. 2006. Section 2.4 Robotics: Fundamentals and Prospects, pp. 93-107, of Chapter 2 Hardware, in CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering Volume VI Information Technology. Edited by CIGR--The International Commission of Agricultural Engineering; Volume Editor, Axel Munack. St. Joseph, Michigan, USA: ASABE.  .(doi:10.13031/2013.21667)
Authors:   K. J. Kyriakopoulos and S. G. Loizou
Keywords:   Robotics, Stationary base robots, Moving base robots

Robotics is the branch of engineering that involves the conception, design, manufacture, and operation of robots. Robots are machines that are intended to replace human beings in the execution of tasks that involve physical activities or decision- making. Here we present some of the fundamentals from the fields of stationary and moving base robots and prospects for underwater, aerial, and walking robots.

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