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Handbook of Robotics (book of robotics theory)
« on: February 18, 2009, 11:27:57 AM »
I just got this in my email today, as part of the Robotics and Automation Society newsletter.

I haven't actually read the book, but judging by the table of contents its basically an introduction to classical robotics (and theory of). It's below my expertise so I have no plans to buy it, but if anyone is interested you can buy the Handbook of Robotics at Amazon.com.

The table of contents appears to be very thorough to introduce a beginner into the theory of robotics. And of course act as a quick reference book. Its not a 'how to build a robot' book, but a 'bring your understanding of robots to the next level' book.

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*** Handbook of Robotics Wins Major Publishing Awards ***

The Springer Handbook of Robotics, edited by Professors Bruno Siciliano
and Oussama Khatib, has won two PROSE Awards presented by the American
Association of Publishers, Professional and Scholarly Publishing
Division.

On February 5th, in Washington, D.C., less than 9 months after its
publication, the Handbook was recognized with the PROSE Award in the
Engineering & Technology Category, as well as with the Award for
Excellence in the overall Physical Sciences & Mathematics Category.
http://www.proseawards.com/docs/2008%20PROSE%20Winners%20Press%20Release.doc

Both editors-in-chief and many of the massive (1,611 pp.) Handbook's
165  contributors and part editors are active members of the IEEE
Robotics and Automation Society. Professor Siciliano is the society's
current president.

The Handbook was Springer's bestselling title in Engineering in 2008. It

is available in both print and on-line editions. The print edition
includes a searchable DVD with the full contents. See
http://www.springer.com/engineering/robotics/book/978-3-540-23957-4.

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Re: Handbook of Robotics (book of robotics theory)
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009, 04:26:58 PM »
Hey I got that same email  ;)


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RAS eNews * IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
17 February 2009 Vol 6 Number 2a

Contents:
* RAS 2009 Student Activities Committee
* Handbook of Robotics Wins Major Publishing Awards
* RAS Island on "Second Life"
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***RAS 2009 Student Activities Committee***

Shogo Okamoto of Tohoku University, Japan and Junjie (Jonjay) Zhang of
Texas A&M  University USA, have been named 2009 co-chairs of the RAS
Student Activities Committee. They are working with Carol Reiley, the
2008-9 Student AdCom Member and SAC chair to initiate and lead student
activities at conferences, in particular ICRA, to represent student
interests to the RAS AdCom, and to facilitate interaction and
communication among all student RAS members.

The Student Activities Committee was responsible for creating the RAS
wiki, the Jobs Board on the RAS wiki, organizing the student party at
ICRA08, and the IEEE-RAS Facebook Page (over 200 member so far).

Student events at ICRA 2009 include a student workshop to take place
Tuesday, May 12 (17:00-20:00) and a Karoke Party on Thursday, May 14
(1st day of technical sessions). For more information, see the SAC wiki
(ICRA 2009 website and the March 2009 issue of RA Magazine (coming
soon).  Contact the SAC chairs at [email protected] to offer suggestions
or to volunteer to help with student activities.

________

*** Handbook of Robotics Wins Major Publishing Awards ***

The Springer Handbook of Robotics, edited by Professors Bruno Siciliano
and Oussama Khatib, has won two PROSE Awards presented by the American
Association of Publishers, Professional and Scholarly Publishing
Division.

On February 5th, in Washington, D.C., less than 9 months after its
publication, the Handbook was recognized with the PROSE Award in the
Engineering & Technology Category, as well as with the Award for
Excellence in the overall Physical Sciences & Mathematics Category.
http://www.proseawards.com/docs/2008%20PROSE%20Winners%20Press%20Release.doc

Both editors-in-chief and many of the massive (1,611 pp.) Handbook's
165  contributors and part editors are active members of the IEEE
Robotics and Automation Society. Professor Siciliano is the society's
current president.

The Handbook was Springer's bestselling title in Engineering in 2008. It

is available in both print and on-line editions. The print edition
includes a searchable DVD with the full contents. See
http://www.springer.com/engineering/robotics/book/978-3-540-23957-4.
------------

*** RAS Island on "Second Life" ***

The Robotics and Automation Society's Second Life Presence, which was
developed by Domenico Prattiichizzo and colleagues at the University of
Sienna with support from RAS, is now up and running on one of two IEEE
Islands in the virtual reality world of Linden Lab's Second Life (SL).
RAS is the first IEEE entity to establish an active presence on SL.
For more information see  an article in the upcoming by Prattichizzo in
the March issue of RA Magazine and the IEEE Second Life webpage at
http://www.ieee.org/web/volunteers/tab/secondlife/islands.html. Also
see comments about the RAS Island by New World Notes blogger  Wagner
James Au at
nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2009/02/ieee-opens-robotics-lab-in-second-life.htm.

Second Life's official website http://secondlife.com describes it as
"an engaging world shaped entirely by its residents." The RAS site
offers the opportunity to show off new robots, announce events, and
whatever else members envision.

Visit and see!

 


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