Autonomy for Marine Robots provides a timely and insightful overview of intelligent autonomy in marine robots. A brief history of this emerging field is provided, along with a discussion of the challenges unique to the underwater environment and their impact on the level of intelligent autonomy required. Topics covered at length examine advanced frameworks, path-planning, fault tolerance, machine learning, and cooperation as relevant to marine robots that need intelligent autonomy.
Why Does E=mc2?: (And Why Should We Care?)
The most accessible, entertaining, and enlightening explanation of the best-known physics equation in the world, as rendered by two of today’s leading scientists.
Professor Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of 21st century science to consider the real meaning behind the iconic sequence of...
Fiber Optic Data Communication: Technology Advances and Futures In correspondence with the widely popular and original Handbook of Fiber Optic Data Communication First Edition, and now updated Second Edition (2001), experts in both industry and academia have compiled an excellent addition to the field of Fiber Optics. This work revisits and expounds on the future technology section of the first Handbook, while... The Human Central Nervous System: A Synopsis and Atlas
The human central nervous system or neuraxis
consists of the brain (encephalon) and the spinal
cord (medulla spinalis). The brain is encased by
the skull; the spinal cord lies within the spinal
canal, extending from the foramen magnum to
the level of the second lumbar vertebra. Globally,
the brain can be subdivided into...
Short Stay Management of Heart Failure This handbook, under the auspices of the Society of Chest Pain Centers, is the first roadmap to treatment of heart failure patients in an observation unit. It gives practitioners a full understanding of the medical requirements, administrative processes, and regulatory issues involved in observation unit care of heart failure patients. The authors...