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Autonomous Military Robotics by Vishnu Nath, Stephen E. Levinson (auth.)

By Vishnu Nath, Stephen E. Levinson (auth.)

This SpringerBrief finds the most recent options in desktop imaginative and prescient and desktop studying on robots which are designed as actual and effective army snipers. Militaries worldwide are investigating this expertise to simplify the time, price and defense measures beneficial for education human snipers. those robots are built by way of combining an important facets of laptop technological know-how examine components together with picture processing, robot kinematics and studying algorithms. The authors clarify how a brand new humanoid robotic, the iCub, makes use of high-speed cameras and desktop imaginative and prescient algorithms to trace the thing that has been categorized as a goal. The robotic adjusts its arm and the gun muzzle for max accuracy, because of a neural version that comes with the parameters of its joint angles, the speed of the bullet and the approximate distance of the objective. an intensive literature overview offers priceless context for the experiments. Of useful curiosity to army forces world wide, this short is designed for pros and researchers operating in army robotics. it is going to even be necessary for complex point laptop technology scholars all for laptop imaginative and prescient, AI and computer studying issues.

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The green dot would be the perfect point of impact for the target, and is the point that has the highest reward function for the learning algorithm (details given in Sect. 2). As a safety test, another test was performed on an image that contains 5 circles that are non-concentric. However, as is required, they were not classified as a target. 3 shows the resultant image after the target detection algorithm was applied on this image. With this, we determined that performing the Hough circle transform would be a robust method to be able to pick out targets from amongst a variety of other objects.

The robots could possibly be used for subjugation of people and for other illegal and unethical activities. Utmost care V. E. 1007/978-3-319-05606-7_9, © The Author(s) 2014 55 56 9 Future Direction must be undertaken in order to make sure that the robots would never be used on innocent civilians and safety mechanisms that prevent any such incident from occurring is a core requirement. However, even for legitimate purposes, there needs to be flexibility in order to determine potential targets by a human user.

E. (a À λ*I) is invertible. In this form, the solution is trivial. e. has a non-zero determinant. 4) is also known as the characteristic Equation. A deeper discussion of eigenvalues and eigenvectors is not required for the understanding of the material presented in this book and is being omitted here for the sake of brevity. References Barber, D. (2012). Bayesian reasoning and machine learning. Cambridge, UK: University Press. , & Levinson, S. (2013a). Learning to fire at targets by an iCub Humanoid Robot.

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