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            Mechatronics and Robotics: New Trends and Challenges
             

            Mechatronics and Robotics: New Trends and Challenges (Hardback)

            Edited by Indri, Marina; Oboe, Roberto

            • RRP: $158.00
            • $158.00
            • Pub Date
              22 Nov 20

            The term mechatronics was coined in 1969, merging mecha from mechanism and tronics from electronics, to reflect the original idea at the basis of this discipline, i.e., the integration of electrical and mechanical systems into a single device. The spread of this term, and of mech...atronics itself, has been growing in the years, including new aspects and disciplines, like control engineering, computer engineering and communication/information engineering. Nowadays mechatronics has a well-defined and fundamental role, in strict relation with robotics. Drawing a sharp border between mechatronics and robotics is quite impossible, as they share many technologies and objectives. Advanced robots could be defined as mechatronic devices equipped with a smart brain , but there are also up-to-date mechatronic devices, used in tight interaction with humans, that are governed by smart architectures (e.g., for safety purposes). Aim of this book is to offer a wide overview of new research trends and challenges for both mechatronics and robotics, through the contribution of researchers from different institutions, providing their view on specific subjects they consider as hot topics in both fields, with attention to new fields of application, new challenges to the research communities and new technologies available. The reader of this book will enjoy the various contributions, as they have been prepared with actual applications in mind, along a journey from advanced actuators and sensors to human-robot interaction, through robot control, navigation, planning and programming issues. The book presents several state-of-the-art solutions, like multiple-stage actuation to cope with conflicting specification of large motion-spans and ultra-high accuracy, model-based control for high-tech mechatronic systems, modern approaches of software systems engineering to robotics, humanoids for human assistance, etc. The reader can find also new techniques in approaching the design of mechatronic sys
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            ISBN 9780367366582
            Released AU 22 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            5G Multimedia Communication: Technology, Multiservices, and Deployment
             

            5G Multimedia Communication: Technology, Multiservices, and Deployment (Hardback)

            Edited by Bojkovic, Zoran; Milovanovic, agorad; Fowdur, Tulsi Pawan

            • RRP: $179.00
            • $179.00
            • Pub Date
              22 Nov 20

            In bringing to the readers the book 5G Multimedia Communication: Technology, Multiservices and Deployment, the aim is to present current work and direction on the challenging subject of multimedia communications, with theoretical and practical roots. The last two decades have wit...nessed an extremely fast evolution of mobile cellular network technology. The 5th generation of mobile wireless systems has achieved the first milestone towards finalization and deployment by 2020. This is vital to the development of future multimedia communications. Also, it is necessary to consider 5G technology from the performance point of view by analyzing network capabilities to the operator and to the end user in terms of data rate, capacity, coverage, energy efficiency, connectivity and latency. The book is divided into three major parts with each part containing 4-7 chapters: * critical enabling technology * multiservices network * deployment scenarios The first part discusses enabling technologies, such as green communication, channel modeling, massive and distributed MIMO, ML-based networks. In the second part, different methodologies and standards for multiservices have been discussed. Exclusive chapters have been dedicated to each of the open research challenges such as multimedia operating in 5G environment, network slicing optimization, mobile edge computing, mobile video multicast/broadcast, integrated satellite and drone communication. The third part paved the way to deployment scenarios for different innovative services including integration of a multi-energy system in Smart cities, intelligent transportation systems, 5G connectivity in the transport sector, health care services, 5G-Edge based video surveillance, challenges of connectivity for massive IoT in 5G and beyond systems. The book is written by experts in the field who introduced scientific and engineering concepts, covering the 5G multimedia communication areas. The book can be read cover-to-cover or selectively i
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            ISBN 9780367178505
            Released AU 22 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Comics: An Introduction
             

            Comics: An Introduction (Hardback)

            By Earle, Harriet E. H.

            • RRP: $179.00
            • $179.00
            • Pub Date
              22 Oct 20

            Comics: An Introduction provides a clear and accessible introduction to the Comics form - including graphic narratives and a range of other genres - with sections explaining key terms, history, theories and major themes. The book uses a variety of examples to show the rich histor...y as well as the current cultural relevance and significance of Comics. Taking a broadly global approach, Harriet Earle discusses the history and development of the form internationally, as well as how to navigate comics as a new way of reading. Earle also pushes beyond the book to lay out the ways that fans engage with their comics of choice - and how this can affect the industry. Two final chapters take a close-up look at how Comics can work for social change and political comment. Chapters on Journalism and Life Writing looks at how the coming together of word and image give us new ways to discuss our world and ourselves. A glossary and further reading section help those new to Comics solidify their understanding and further their exploration of this dynamic and growing field.
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            ISBN 9780367322427
            Released AU 22 Oct 2020
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            The Sound of a Room: Memory and the Auditory Presence of Place
             

            The Sound of a Room: Memory and the Auditory Presence of Place (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Street, Sean

            • RRP: $73.99
            • $73.99
            • Pub Date
              1 May 21

            What does a place sound like--and how does the sound of place affect our perceptions, experiences, and memories? The Sound of a Room takes a poetic and philosophical approach to exploring these questions, providing a thoughtful investigation of the sonic aesthetics of our lived e...nvironments. Moving through a series of location-based case studies, the author uses his own field recordings as the jumping-off point to consider the underlying questions of how sonic environments interact with our ideas of self, sense of creativity, and memories. Advocating an awareness born of deep listening, this book offers practical and poetic insights for researchers, practitioners, and students of sound.
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            ISBN 9780367463359
            Released AU 1 May 2021
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Chinese Internet: The Online Public Sphere, Power Relations and Political Communication
             

            The Chinese Internet: The Online Public Sphere, Power Relations and Political Communication (Hardback)

            By Wang, Qingning

            • RRP: $252.00
            • $252.00
            • Pub Date
              14 Oct 20

            This book discusses the use of the internet in China, the complicated power relations in online political communications, and the interactions and struggles between the government and the public over the use of the internet. It argues that there is a semi-structured online public... sphere, in which there is a certain amount of equal and liberal political communication, but that the online political debates are also limited by government control and censorship, as well as by inequality and exclusions, and moreover that the government rarely engages in the political debates. Based on extensive original research, and considering specific debates around particular issues, the book analyses how Chinese net-users debate about political issues, how they problematize the government's actions and policies, what language they use, what online discourses are produced, and how the debates and online discourses are limited. Overall, the book provides a rich picture of the current state of online political communication in China.
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            ISBN 9780367347673
            Released AU 14 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia
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            Intelligent Image Analysis for Plant Phenotyping
             

            Intelligent Image Analysis for Plant Phenotyping (Hardback)

            Edited by Samal, Ashok; Choudhury, Sruti Das

            • RRP: $326.00
            • $326.00
            • Pub Date
              6 Dec 20

            Domesticated crops are the result of artificial selection for particular phenotypes and, in some case, natural selection for an adaptive trait. Plant traits can be identified through image-based plant phenotyping, a process that was until recently strenous and time-consuming. Int...elligent Image Analysis for Plant Phenotyping reviews information on time-saving techniques using computer vision and imaging technologies. These methodologies provide an automated, non-invasive and scalable mechanism to define and collect plant phenotypes. Beautifully illustrated with numerous color images, the book focuses on phenotypes measured from individual plants under controlled experimental conditions widely available in high throughput systems. Features: Presents methodologies for image processing including data-driven and machine learning techniques for plant phenotyping. Features information on advanced techniques for extracting phenotypes through images and image sequences captured in a variety of modalities. Includes real-world scientific problems, including predicting yield by modeling interactions of data and environmental information. Discusses the challenge of translating images into biologically informative quantitative phenotypes. A practical resource for students, researchers, and practitioners, this book is invaluable for those working in the emerging fields at the intersection of computer vision and plant sciences.
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            ISBN 9781138038554
            Released AU 6 Dec 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Artificial Intelligence and the Law: Cybercrime and Criminal Liability
             

            Artificial Intelligence and the Law: Cybercrime and Criminal Liability (Hardback)

            Edited by Baker, Dennis J.; Robinson, Paul H.

            • RRP: $242.00
            • $242.00
            • Pub Date
              20 Oct 20

            This volume presents new research in Artificial Intelligence and Law with special reference to criminal justice. It brings together leading international experts including computer scientists, lawyers, judges and cyber-psychologists. The book examines some of the core problems th...at technology raises for criminal law ranging from privacy and data protection, to cyber-warfare, through to the theft of virtual property. Focusing on the West and China, the work considers the issue of AI and the Law in a comparative context presenting the research from a cross-jurisdictional and cross-disciplinary approach. As China becomes a global leader in AI and technology, the book provides an essential in-depth understanding of domestic laws in both Western jurisdictions and China on criminal liability for cybercrime. As such, it will be a valuable resource for academics and researchers working in the areas of AI, Technology and Criminal Justice.
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            ISBN 9780367347970
            Released AU 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Cloud Network Management: An IoT Based Framework
             

            Cloud Network Management: An IoT Based Framework (Hardback)

            Edited by Biswash, Sanjay Kumar; Addya, Sourav Kanti

            • RRP: $221.00
            • $221.00
            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            Human Action Recognition is a challenging area presently. The vigor of research effort directed towards this domain is self indicative of this. With the ever-increasing involvement of Computational Intelligence in our day to day applications, the necessity of human activity recog...nition has been able to make its presence felt to the concerned research community. The primary drive of such an effort is to equip the computing system capable of recognizing and interpreting human activities from posture, pose, gesture, facial expression etc. The intent of human activity recognition is a formidable component of cognitive science in which researchers are actively engaged of late. Features: A systematic overview of the state-of-the-art in computational intelligence techniques for human action recognition. Emphasized on different intelligent techniques to recognize different human actions. Discussed about the automation techniques to handle human action recognition. Recent research results and some pointers to future advancements in this arena. In the present endeavour the editors intend to come out with a compilation that reflects the concerns of relevant research community. The readers would be able to come across some of the latest findings of active researchers of the concerned field. It is anticipated that this treatise shall be useful to the readership encompassing students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, researchers active as well as aspiring, not to speak of the senior researchers.
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            ISBN 9780367256050
            Released AU 1 Dec 2020
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            Graphic Design in Museum Exhibitions: Display, Identity and Narrative
             

            Graphic Design in Museum Exhibitions: Display, Identity and Narrative (Hardback)

            By Piehl, Jona

            • RRP: $231.00
            • $231.00
            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

            Graphic Design in Museum Exhibitions offers an in-depth analysis of the multiple roles that exhibition graphics perform in contemporary museums and exhibitions. Drawing on a study of exhibitions that took place at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Museum of London and t...he Haus der Geschichte, Bonn, Piehl brings together approaches from museum studies, design practice and narrative theory to examine museum exhibitions as multimodal narratives in which graphics account for one set of narrative resources. The analysis underlines the importance of aspects such as accessibility and at the same time problematises conceptualisations that focus only on the effectiveness of graphics as display device, by drawing attention to the contributions that graphics make towards the content on display and to the ways in which it is experienced in the museum space. Graphic Design in Museum Exhibitions argues for a critical reading of and engagement with exhibition graphic design as part of wider debates around meaning making in museum studies and exhibition-making practice. As such, the book should be essential reading for academics, researchers and students from the fields of museum and design studies. Practitioners such as exhibition designers, graphic designers, curators and other exhibition makers, should also find much to interest them in the book.
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            ISBN 9781138350366
            Released AU 17 Nov 2020
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            Graphic Design in Museum Exhibitions: Display, Identity and Narrative
             

            Graphic Design in Museum Exhibitions: Display, Identity and Narrative (Paperback)

            By Piehl, Jona

            • RRP: $62.99
            • $62.99
            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

            Graphic Design in Museum Exhibitions offers an in-depth analysis of the multiple roles that exhibition graphics perform in contemporary museums and exhibitions. Drawing on a study of exhibitions that took place at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Museum of London and t...he Haus der Geschichte, Bonn, Piehl brings together approaches from museum studies, design practice and narrative theory to examine museum exhibitions as multimodal narratives in which graphics account for one set of narrative resources. The analysis underlines the importance of aspects such as accessibility and at the same time problematises conceptualisations that focus only on the effectiveness of graphics as display device, by drawing attention to the contributions that graphics make towards the content on display and to the ways in which it is experienced in the museum space. Graphic Design in Museum Exhibitions argues for a critical reading of and engagement with exhibition graphic design as part of wider debates around meaning making in museum studies and exhibition-making practice. As such, the book should be essential reading for academics, researchers and students from the fields of museum and design studies. Practitioners such as exhibition designers, graphic designers, curators and other exhibition makers, should also find much to interest them in the book.
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            ISBN 9781138350373
            Released AU 17 Nov 2020
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            Interest Age 16+ years
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