The German Workshop on Robotics is a convention of roboticists from academia and industry working on mathematical and algorithmic foundations of robotics, on the design and analysis of robotic systems as well as on robotic applications. Selected contributions from researchers in German-speaking countries as well as from the international robotics...

This supplementary introductory tutorial treats the following subjects: the basic characteristics of industrial robot mechanisms; the pose and movement of an object, which are described by homogenous transformation matrices; a geometric model of robot mechanism; a short introduction into kinematics and dynamics of robots; robot sensors and the...

Probability theory and fuzzy logic are the principal components of an array of methodologies
for dealing with problems in which uncertainty and imprecision play important roles.
In relation to probability theory, fuzzy logic is a new kid on the block. As such, it has been
and continues to be, though to a lesser degree, an object of...

The public image of computer science does not reflect its true nature. The general public and especially high school students identify computer science with a computer driving license. They think that studying computer science is not a challenge, and that anybody can learn it. Computer science is not considered a scientific discipline but a...

For some people the theory of evolution or Darwinism has only scientific connotations, with seemingly no direct implication in their daily lives. This is, of course, a common misunderstanding. Far beyond just being an issue within the framework of the biological sciences, the theory of evolution constitutes the underpinning of a deceptive...

The application of machine vision to autonomous vehicles is an increasingly important area of research with exciting applications in industry, defense, and transportation likely in coming decades.

Dynamic Vision for Perception and Control of Road Vehicles has been written by the world's leading expert on autonomous road-following...

Die simulationsgestützte Optimierung von Produktportfolios und Produktionsketten birgt großes Potenzial – Berichte über Kopplungen von Simulation und Optimierung sind aber rar. Der Band liefert erstmals deutschsprachige Anwendungsbeispiele und einen Überblick über die Möglichkeiten von Simulation und...

This first book on the numerical analysis of polynomial systems is a stepping stone at the interface of symbolic computation and numerical computation. Bernard Sturmfels, Department of Mathematics, University of Berkeley

I am not familiar with any books that do such a careful job of combining numerical analysis with the algebra of...

Auch Unternehmen, die sich hauptsächlich auf die technische Entwicklung und Herstellung ihrer Produkte konzentrieren, müssen neue Kunden gewinnen und langfristig an sich binden. Das Buch bietet eine Anleitung für den Weg hin zum industriellen Dienstleistungsunternehmen: An Beispielen führender Industriebetriebe...

Information systems for manufacturing often follow a three-layer architecture based on an enterprise resource planning (ERP) layer (for order planning), a manufacturing execution system (MES) layer (for factory control), and a shop floor layer (for machine control). Future requirements on flexibility and adaptability require a much closer...

In September 1994 the seventh International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems- IROS
'94-- was held in Neubiberg, a suburb of Munich, Germany, on the premises of the German Armed
Forces University Munich. Of the 300 papers presented during the conference I have selected 48
ones which, in my subjective opinion, are...