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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
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            • 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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            Applications of Cloud Computing: Approaches and Practices
             

            Applications of Cloud Computing: Approaches and Practices (Hardback)

            By Sharma, Prerna; Sharma, Moolchand; Elhoseny, Mohamed

            • RRP: $210.00
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            • Pub Date
              4 Dec 20

            In the era of the Internet of Things and with the explosive worldwide growth of electronic data volume, and associated need of processing, analysis, and storage of such a humongous amount of data, it has now become mandatory to exploit the power of massively parallel architecture... for fast computation. Cloud computing provides a cheap source of such a computing framework for a large volume of data for real-time applications. It is, therefore, not surprising to see that cloud computing has become a buzzword in the computing fraternity over the last decade. Applications of Cloud Computing: Approaches and Practices lays a good foundation for the core concepts and principles of cloud computing applications, walking the reader through the fundamental ideas with expert ease. The book progresses on the topics in a step-by-step manner. It reinforces theory with a full-fledged pedagogy designed to enhance students' understanding and offer them a practical insight into the applications of it. It is a valuable source of knowledge for researchers, engineers, practitioners, and graduate and doctoral students working in the field of cloud computing. It will also be useful for faculty members of graduate schools and universities.
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            ISBN 9780367904128
            Released AU 4 Dec 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Chapman & Hall/CRC Distributed Sensing and Intelligent Systems Series
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            Cloud VR: Technology and Application
             

            Cloud VR: Technology and Application (Hardback)

            By Dawei, Li; Huaping, Xiong; Mu, Xu; Lingling, Xu; Kun, Huang

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

            Based on the technical accumulation and practice of Huawei iLab in the Cloud VR field, this book systematically describes the advantages of Cloud VR technologies, technical requirements on clouds, networks, and terminals as well as solution implementation, Cloud VR experience eva...luation baselines and methods, and current business practices. Cloud VR introduces cloud computing and cloud rendering to VR services. With fast and stable networks, cloud-based display output and audio output are coded, compressed, and transmitted to user terminals, implementing cloud-based VR service content and content rendering. Cloud VR has stringent requirements on bandwidth and latency, making it a proficient application for 5G and gigabit home broadband networks in the era of dual G . As the first advocate of Cloud VR, Huawei iLab developed the first prototype of the Cloud VR technical solution, initiated the industry's first Cloud VR industry cooperation plan - VR OpenLab with partners, and incubated the world's first Cloud VR commercial project with China Mobile Fujian. Cloud VR Technology and Application is the first official publication of Huawei iLab's research and practice achievements. It systematically and thoroughly introduces the Cloud VR concept, solution architecture, key technologies, and business practices, and is of great academic and social application values. This book is easy to understand and practical, and is suitable for VR vendors, VR technology enthusiasts, carriers, network vendors, cloud service providers, universities, and other enterprises or scientific research institutes.
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            ISBN 9780367491673
            Released AU 3 Dec 2020
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            Behavioral Cybersecurity: Fundamental Principles and Applications of Personality Psychology
             

            Behavioral Cybersecurity: Fundamental Principles and Applications of Personality Psychology (Hardback)

            By Patterson, Wayne; Winston-Proctor, Cynthia E.

            • RRP: $105.00
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            • Pub Date
              11 Dec 20

            Since the introduction and proliferation of the Internet, cybersecurity maintenance issues have grown exponentially. The importance of behavioral cybersecurity has recently been amplified by current events, such as misinformation and cyber-attacks related to election interference... in the United States and internationally. More recently, similar issues have occurred in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The book presents profiling approaches, offers case studies of major cybersecurity events and provides analysis of password attacks and defenses. Discussing psychological methods used to assess behavioral cybersecurity, alongside risk management, the book also describes game theory and its applications, explores the role of cryptology and steganography in attack and defense scenarios and brings the reader up to date with current research into motivation and attacker/defender personality traits.
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            ISBN 9780367509798
            Released AU 11 Dec 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
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Big Data-A New Medium?
             

            Big Data-A New Medium? (Paperback)

            Edited by Lushetich, Natasha

            • RRP: $73.99
            • $73.99
            • Pub Date
              22 Nov 20

            Drawing on a range of methods from across science and technology studies, digital humanities and digital arts, this book presents a comprehensive view of the Big Data phenomenon. Big data architectures are increasingly transforming political questions into technical management by... determining classificatory systems in the social, educational, and healthcare realms. Data, and their multiple arborisations, have become new epistemic landscapes. They have also become new existential terrains. The fundamental question is: can big data be seen as a new medium in the way photography or film were when they first appeared? No new medium is ever truly new. It's always remediation of older media. What is new is the medium's re-articulation of the difference between here and there, before and after, yours and mine, knowable and unknowable, possible and impossible. This transdisciplinary volume, incorporating cultural and media theory, art, philosophy, history, and political philosophy is a key resource for readers interested in digital humanities, cultural and media studies.
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            ISBN 9780367333843
            Released AU 22 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society
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            Big Data-A New Medium?
             

            Big Data-A New Medium? (Hardback)

            Edited by Lushetich, Natasha

            • RRP: $252.00
            • $252.00
            • Pub Date
              22 Nov 20

            Drawing on a range of methods from across science and technology studies, digital humanities and digital arts, this book presents a comprehensive view of the Big Data phenomenon. Big data architectures are increasingly transforming political questions into technical management by... determining classificatory systems in the social, educational, and healthcare realms. Data, and their multiple arborisations, have become new epistemic landscapes. They have also become new existential terrains. The fundamental question is: can big data be seen as a new medium in the way photography or film were when they first appeared? No new medium is ever truly new. It's always remediation of older media. What is new is the medium's re-articulation of the difference between here and there, before and after, yours and mine, knowable and unknowable, possible and impossible. This transdisciplinary volume, incorporating cultural and media theory, art, philosophy, history, and political philosophy is a key resource for readers interested in digital humanities, cultural and media studies.
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            ISBN 9780367333836
            Released AU 22 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society
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            Wireless Sensor Networks: Evolutionary Algorithms for Optimizing Performance
             

            Wireless Sensor Networks: Evolutionary Algorithms for Optimizing Performance (Hardback)

            By Edla, Damodar Reddy; Kongara, Mahesh Chowdary; Lipare, Amruta Goa, India); Kuppili, Venkatanareshbabu; Kannadasan , Goa. India), K.

            • RRP: $189.00
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            • Pub Date
              15 Dec 20

            Wireless Sensor Networks: Evolutionary Algorithms for Optimizing Performance provides an integrative overview of bio-inspired algorithms and their applications in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). Along with the usage of the WSN, the number of risks and challenges occur...s while deploying any WSN. Therefore, to defeat these challenges some of the bio-inspired algorithms are applied and discussed in this book. Discussion includes a broad, integrated perspective on various challenges and issues in WSN and also impact of bio-inspired algorithms on the lifetime of the WSN. It creates interdisciplinary theory, concepts, definitions, models and findings involved in WSN and Bio-inspired algorithms making it an essential guide and reference. It includes various WSN examples making the book accessible to a broader interdisciplinary readership. The book offers comprehensive coverage of the most essential topics, including: Evolutionary algorithms Swarm intelligence Hybrid algorithms Energy efficiency in WSN Load balancing of gateways Localization Clustering and routing Designing fitness functions according to the issues in WSN. The book explains about practices of shuffled complex evolution algorithm, shuffled frog leaping algorithm, particle swarm optimization and dolphin swarm optimization to defeat various challenges in WSN. The author elucidates how we must transform our thinking, illuminating the benefits and opportunities offered by bio-inspired approaches to innovation and learning in the area of WSN. This book serves as a reference book for scientific investigators who shows an interest in evolutionary computation and swarm intelligence as well as issues and challenges in WSN.
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            ISBN 9780367342418
            Released AU 15 Dec 2020
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            Arc-Search Techniques for Interior-Point Methods
             

            Arc-Search Techniques for Interior-Point Methods (Hardback)

            By Yang, Yaguang

            • RRP: $252.00
            • $252.00
            • Pub Date
              5 Sep 20

            This book discusses an important area of numerical optimization, interior-point method, which has been very active since 1980s when people realized that all popular simplex algorithms were not convergent in polynomial time and many interior-point algorithms could be proved to con...verge in polynomial time. However, for a long time, there was a noticeable gap between theoretical polynomial bounds of the interior-point algorithms and efficiency of these algorithms. Namely, strategies, which were known to be important to the computational efficiency, became barriers in the proof of good polynomial bounds. The more strategies were used in an algorithm, the worse the polynomial bounds were obtained. To further exacerbate the problem, Mehrotra's predictor-corrector (MPC) algorithm (the most popular and efficient interior-point algorithm until recently) uses all good strategies and fails to prove the convergence. Therefore, MPC does not have polynomiality, a critical issue with the simplex method. This book discusses recent development that resolves the dilemma. It has three major parts. The first part, including Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4, presents some most important algorithms during the development of the interior-point method around 1990s, most of them are widely known. The main purpose of this part is to explain the dilemma described above by analyzing these algorithms' polynomial bounds and summarizing the computational experience associated with these algorithms. The second part, including Chapters 5, 6, 7, and 8, describes how to solve the dilemma step by step using arc-search techniques. At the end of this part, a very efficient algorithm with the lowest polynomial bound is presented. The last part, including Chapters 9, 10, 11, and 12, extends arc-search techniques to some more general problems, such as convex quadratic programming, linear complementarity problem, and semi-definite programming.
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            ISBN 9780367487287
            Released AU 5 Sep 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Cyber Attack Survival Manual: From Identity Theft to The Digital Apocalypse and Everything in Between
             

            Cyber Attack Survival Manual: From Identity Theft to The Digital Apocalypse and Everything in Between (Paperback)

            By Selby, Nick; Vescent, Heather

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20
            ISBN 9781681886541
            Released AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Misc - HarperCollins New Zeala
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            Series Survival Manuals
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