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Stochastic Reactive Distributed Robotic Systems

Design, Modeling and Optimization

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  • Describes a complete methodological framework for designing, modeling and optimizing a specific class of distributed systems whose dynamics result from the multiple, stochastic interactions of their constitutive components

  • Provides a solid experimental and theoretical consolidation of the multi-level modeling methodology

  • Proposes, for the first time, an approach to generate models at high abstraction level in a completely automated fashion, based solely on observations of the system of interest

  • Supplies deep insights into the modeling and the design of Smart Minimal Particles, with a specific emphasis on self-assembling systems ranging from the centimeter scale down to the micrometer scale

Part of the book series: Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics (STAR, volume 93)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages 1-11
  2. Introduction

    • Grégory Mermoud
    Pages 1-6
  3. Preliminaries

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 7-7
    2. Background

      • Grégory Mermoud
      Pages 9-27
    3. Materials and Methods

      • Grégory Mermoud
      Pages 29-37
    4. Case Studies

      • Grégory Mermoud
      Pages 39-56
  4. Modeling

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 57-57
    2. Fundamentals of Modeling

      • Grégory Mermoud
      Pages 59-79
    3. Model Construction

      • Grégory Mermoud
      Pages 81-98
    4. Model Calibration

      • Grégory Mermoud
      Pages 99-108
    5. Model Validation and Analysis

      • Grégory Mermoud
      Pages 109-125
    6. Automated Multi-level Modeling

      • Grégory Mermoud
      Pages 127-155
  5. Design and Optimization

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 157-157
    2. Model-Based Design

      • Grégory Mermoud
      Pages 159-173
    3. Model-Based Optimization

      • Grégory Mermoud
      Pages 175-179
    4. Model-Based Real-Time Control

      • Grégory Mermoud
      Pages 181-186
    5. Conclusion

      • Grégory Mermoud
      Pages 187-189
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 191-212

About this book

This monograph presents the development of novel model-based methodologies for engineering self-organized and self-assembled systems. The work bridges the gap between statistical mechanics and control theory by tackling a number of challenges for a class of distributed systems involving a specific type of constitutive components, namely referred to as Smart Minimal Particles. The results described in the volume are expected to lead to more robust, dependable, and inexpensive distributed systems such as those endowed with complex and advanced sensing, actuation, computation, and communication capabilities.

Keywords

  • Aggregation
  • Collective Systems
  • Distributed Intelligent Systems
  • Distributed Robotic Systems
  • Microsystems
  • Multi-Level Modeling
  • Multi-Robot Systems
  • Probabilistic Modeling
  • Robotics
  • Self-Assembly
  • Smart Minimal Particles

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rolle, Switzerland

    Gregory Mermoud

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Stochastic Reactive Distributed Robotic Systems

  • Book Subtitle: Design, Modeling and Optimization

  • Authors: Gregory Mermoud

  • Series Title: Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02609-1

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-02608-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-34786-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-02609-1

  • Series ISSN: 1610-7438

  • Series E-ISSN: 1610-742X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 215

  • Number of Illustrations: 32 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Control, Robotics, Automation, Artificial Intelligence

Buying options

eBook USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-02609-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)