An Behavior-based Robotics

  title={An Behavior-based Robotics},
  author={Ronald C. Arkin},
  • R. Arkin
  • Published 1 May 1998
  • Computer Science
From the Publisher: foreword by Michael Arbib "Hard to put down and necessary to know -- Arkin's book provides a comprehensive intellectual history of robots and a thorough compilation of robotic organizational paradigms from reflexes through social interaction." -- Chris Brown, Professor of Computer Science, University of Rochester This introduction to the principles, design, and practice of intelligent behavior-based autonomous robotic systems is the first true survey of this robotics… 
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An excellent historical reference is: A. Pais, Inward Bound
  • An excellent historical reference is: A. Pais, Inward Bound
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