Ten must-read books on robotics and technology


Books are the perfect way to explore all sorts of topics. Whether you are a fan of fiction or non-fiction, the book world offers plenty of exciting options when it comes to robotics and technology.

So, if you are looking for something to read over the summer holidays, here are ten must-read books on these current topics.

The list below is a good mixture of fiction and non-fiction to give a unique look in robotics and technology.  Continue reading Ten must-read books on robotics and technology

Book: Cognitive Approach to Natural Language Processing

Book title: Cognitive Approach to Natural Language Processing
Authors: Bernadette Sharp, Florence Sedes and Wieslaw Lubaszewski

As natural language processing spans many different disciplines, it is sometimes difficult to understand the contributions and the challenges that each of them presents.

This book explores the special relationship between natural language processing and cognitive science, and the contribution of computer science to these two fields.

It is based on the recent research papers submitted at the international workshops of Natural Language and Cognitive Science which was launched in 2004 in an effort to bring together natural language researchers, computer scientists, and cognitive and linguistic scientists to collaborate together and advance research in natural language processing.

The chapters cover areas related to language understanding, language generation, word association, word sense disambiguation, word predictability, text production and authorship attribution.

This book will be relevant to students and researchers interested in the interdisciplinary nature of language processing.

Self-awareness is the key to career survival as jobs get automated, says business psychologist

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Automation is about to do away with millions of jobs. A business psychologist claims he has at least some of the answers 

The good news is that the job you hate is about to be automated. The bad news is that you’re about to be out of work.

“Jobs that cannot be automated are on a very short list,” says Robert Pasick, PhD, an executive coach and organizational psychologist who also teaches at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. “If you are afraid to leave the job you hate, it may be about to leave you.”

Journalists fear computers that are already writing news stories. Truck drivers fear self-driving trucks, already carrying freight in controlled experiments. Accounting, lawyering, health care, package delivery, even Uber driver jobs are on the verge of automation.  Continue reading Self-awareness is the key to career survival as jobs get automated, says business psychologist

Books: Artificial intelligence – a feast for the brain

Elsevier has released four new books on the subject of Artificial Intelligence. Below, the publisher provides an overview of each of the books  Continue reading Books: Artificial intelligence – a feast for the brain

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Jane Zavalishina, CEO, Yandex Data Factory

If AI Ruled the World

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Minoru Usui, president, Seiko Epson

We Are Living in ‘Extremely Transformative’ Times

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Saagar Govil, CEO of Cemtrex

Saagar Govil, chairman and CEO, Cemtrex

Electrifying New Markets

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Arun Srinivasan, senior vice-president, Bosch

‘Bish, Bash, Bosch’

It’s a small word. Bosch. Associated with so many things, most famously “bish bash bosch”. A meaningless phrase really, but according to the Urban Dictionary, it’s “used to describe the efficiency of a process you have just explained, often used if there are three steps to the process”… Buy the book

Alan Norbury, Industrial Central Technology Officer at Siemens UK

Alan Norbury, industrial central technology officer, Siemens UK

From Art to Science

German industrial giant Siemens employs approximately 15,000 people at around 30 locations across the UK. Globally, it employs around 350,000 and has annual revenues of more than €75 billion. It is said to be the largest engineering company in Europe. It’s also claimed to employ more computer programmers than does Microsoft… Buy the book

Scott Mabie, general manager, Americas division, Universal Robots

Scott Mabie, general manager, Americas division, Universal Robots

Astronomical Growth

Industrial robots have always been somewhat captivating to watch because of their precision of movement, but their sheer size and power exudes an air of ominous foreboding, which is why the vast majority have always been caged off, kept away from their human counterparts at factories, where they were mostly to be found… Buy the book

Olivier Grenier-Lafond, sales and marketing co-ordinator, Robotiq

Olivier Grenier-Lafond, sales and marketing co-ordinator, Robotiq

Tools of the Trade

Industrial robots have been around for such a long time, and have captured the imagination in such a way, that it would be easy to think that almost all manufacturers have robots installed at their factories… Buy the book

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Our new ebook, Robotics and Automation Industry Thought Leaders, is out now.

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Elsevier releases two new books on control systems

Elsevier has published two new books in the area of Control Systems. 

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Learning-Based Adaptive Control: An Extremum Seeking Approach – Theory and Applications by Mouhacine Benosman

Adaptive control is well understood, yet it has a very active research frontier. This book focuses on a specific subclass of adaptive control, namely, learning-based adaptive control.

As systems evolve during time or are exposed to unstructured environments, it is expected that some of their characteristics may change.

The book offers a new perspective about how to deal with these variations.

By merging together Model-Free and Model-Based learning algorithms, it demonstrates, using a number of mechatronic examples, how the learning process can be shortened and optimal control performance can be reached and maintained.

The book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in adaptive robust control, and engineers in the mechatronics field.

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Control of Complex Systems: Theory and Applications edited by Kyriakos Vamvoudakis and Sarangapani Jagannathan

This book cover a variety of interests within the broader field of learning, adaptation, optimization and networked control.

It groups these topics into five sections:

  1. Introduction and Background on Control Theory
  2. Adaptive Control and Neuroscience
  3. Adaptive Learning Algorithms
  4. Cyber-Physical Systems and Cooperative Control
  5. Applications

The diversity of the research presented gives readers a unique opportunity to explore a comprehensive overview of a field of great interest to control and system theorists.

The book is intended for researchers and control engineers in machine learning, adaptive control, optimization and automatic control systems.

Elsevier publishes new academic books about robotics

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Elsevier, which is known for publishing weighty academic tomes, has released two new books on the subject of robotics. Both books are available in digital formats as well as print.  Continue reading Elsevier publishes new academic books about robotics