Fundamentals of Bayesian Inference

  • João Filipe Ferreira
  • Jorge Dias
Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 91)


Since the term robot (from the Czech or Polish words robota, meaning “labour”, and robotnik, meaning “workman”) was introduced in 1923 and the first steps towards real robotic systems were taken by the early-to-mid-1940s, expectations regarding Robotics have shifted from the development of automatic tools to aid or even replace humans in highly repetitive, simple, but physically demanding tasks, to the emergence of autonomous robots and vehicles, and finally to the development of service and social robots.


Bayesian Network Bayesian Inference Markov Property Plausible Reasoning Sensor Reading 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica, Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica e Computadores Pinhal de Marrocos, Pólo II Universidade de CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

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