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Video is becoming widely used in a variety of elds such as medicine, education, entertainment and science. In science and education, for instance, it is used for visualization and interactive simulation as an integral part of virtual reality. It has been predicted that virtual reality could revolutionize the world of the scientist in the same way that the(More)
This 1600-page handbook is a truly encyclopedic work, covering all aspects of robotics, from fundamental principles to applications. The book is divided into seven parts: Part A: Robotic Foundations; Part B: Robot Structures; Part C: Sensing and Perception; Part D: Manipulation and Interfaces; Part E: Mobile and Distributed Robotics; Part F: Field and(More)
Scanning probe microscopy has revolutionized science and engineering in the past decade. As stated in the National Nanotechnology Initiative plan " These instruments including the scanning tunneling microscopes, atomic force microscopes and near-filed microscopes, provide the eyes and fingers for nanostructure measurement and manipulation ". There are(More)
Acknowledgments I would like to thank Professor Wei-Min Shen for advising and supporting me through the course of my research. I am thankful to him for giving me the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate science, and to become a scientist. It was both an honor and a pleasure to be his student and work with him. I would also like to thank the other members of(More)
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