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Point of Retreat

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Editor: Simon and Schuster
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Your Perfects and It Ends With Us. Sometimes two people have to fall apart to realize just how much they belong together. As Layken and Will’s emotion-packed story continues, a stunning and unforeseen revelation about Will’s past leaves them questioning everything that they thought they knew about each other. With the foundation of their relationship at risk, they must decide whether they are willing to fight for a future together, or to retreat back into solitude and heartache. How far does Will have to go to prove to Layken his love for her will last forever? It will require something truly extraordinary to keep this couple together, and the decisions they make and the answers they find will change not only their lives, but the lives of everyone around them.

Evolution Slam Dunk: Why the Reptile Mammal Transition Proves Macroevolution and How Antievolutionists Ignore It

Evolution Slam Dunk: Why the Reptile Mammal Transition Proves Macroevolution and How Antievolutionists Ignore It Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Downard
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
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Evolution Slam Dunk: Why the Reptile Mammal Transition Proves Macroevolution and How Antievolutionists Ignore It by James Downard Summary

The Reptile-Mammal Transition is one of the richest and most compelling cases for macroevolution (the origin of novel forms of life). The proof is to be seen not only in the many fossils that have been found, covering millions of years, but also with the evidence of developmental biology and contemporary genetics. How do those skeptical of evolution (whether creationists or those favoring "Intelligent Design") deal with all that evidence? They don't. And you'll be able to see that because "Evolution Slam Dunk" covers them all, clearly and in full detail. Whether you're a science educator wanting a new resource to defend the teaching of evolution in class, or just curious to know what the facts are, you'll all be brought up to speed on the evidence. The Reptile-Mammal Transition is OUR story, after all. It's part of how we humans came to be.

Random Finite Sets for Robot Mapping & SLAM

Random Finite Sets for Robot Mapping & SLAM Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Stephen Mullane,Ba-Ngu Vo,Martin David Adams,Ba-Tuong Vo
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3642213901
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Random Finite Sets for Robot Mapping & SLAM by John Stephen Mullane,Ba-Ngu Vo,Martin David Adams,Ba-Tuong Vo Summary

The monograph written by John Mullane, Ba-Ngu Vo, Martin Adams and Ba-Tuong Vo is devoted to the field of autonomous robot systems, which have been receiving a great deal of attention by the research community in the latest few years. The contents are focused on the problem of representing the environment and its uncertainty in terms of feature based maps. Random Finite Sets are adopted as the fundamental tool to represent a map, and a general framework is proposed for feature management, data association and state estimation. The approaches are tested in a number of experiments on both ground based and marine based facilities.

Introduction to Visual SLAM

Introduction to Visual SLAM Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Xiang Gao,Tao Zhang
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 9811649391
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Introduction to Visual SLAM by Xiang Gao,Tao Zhang Summary

This book offers a systematic and comprehensive introduction to the visual simultaneous localization and mapping (vSLAM) technology, which is a fundamental and essential component for many applications in robotics, wearable devices, and autonomous driving vehicles. The book starts from very basic mathematic background knowledge such as 3D rigid body geometry, the pinhole camera projection model, and nonlinear optimization techniques, before introducing readers to traditional computer vision topics like feature matching, optical flow, and bundle adjustment. The book employs a light writing style, instead of the rigorous yet dry approach that is common in academic literature. In addition, it includes a wealth of executable source code with increasing difficulty to help readers understand and use the practical techniques. The book can be used as a textbook for senior undergraduate or graduate students, or as reference material for researchers and engineers in related areas.


Slammed Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Colleen Hoover
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476715912
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Slammed by Colleen Hoover Summary

From #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends With Us, Colleen Hoover’s romantic, emotion-packed debut novel unforgettably captures all the magic and confusion of first love, as two young people forge an unlikely bond before discovering that fate has other plans for them. Following the unexpected death of her father, eighteen-year-old Layken becomes the rock for both her mother and younger brother. She appears resilient and tenacious, but inside, she's losing hope. Then she meets her new neighbor Will, a handsome twenty-one-year-old whose mere presence leaves her flustered and whose passion for poetry slams thrills her. Not long after a heart-stopping first date during which each recognizes something profound and familiar in the other, they are slammed to the core when a shocking discovery brings their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together and the forces that tear them apart. Only through the poetry they share are they able to speak the truth that is in their hearts and imagine a future where love is cause for celebration, not regret.

Hands-On ROS for Robotics Programming

Hands-On ROS for Robotics Programming Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bernardo Ronquillo Japón
Editor: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 183855288X
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Hands-On ROS for Robotics Programming by Bernardo Ronquillo Japón Summary

Take your ROS skills to the next level by implementing complex robot structures in a ROS simulation Key FeaturesLearn fundamental ROS concepts and apply them to solve navigation tasksWork with single board computers to program smart behavior in mobile robotsUnderstand how specific characteristics of the physical environment influence your robot’s performanceBook Description Connecting a physical robot to a robot simulation using the Robot Operating System (ROS) infrastructure is one of the most common challenges faced by ROS engineers. With this book, you'll learn how to simulate a robot in a virtual environment and achieve desired behavior in equivalent real-world scenarios. This book starts with an introduction to GoPiGo3 and the sensors and actuators with which it is equipped. You'll then work with GoPiGo3's digital twin by creating a 3D model from scratch and running a simulation in ROS using Gazebo. Next, the book will show you how to use GoPiGo3 to build and run an autonomous mobile robot that is aware of its surroundings. Finally, you'll find out how a robot can learn tasks that have not been programmed in the code but are acquired by observing its environment. You'll even cover topics such as deep learning and reinforcement learning. By the end of this robot programming book, you'll be well-versed with the basics of building specific-purpose applications in robotics and developing highly intelligent autonomous robots from scratch. What you will learnGet to grips with developing environment-aware robotsGain insights into how your robots will react in physical environmentsBreak down a desired behavior into a chain of robot actionsRelate data from sensors with context to produce adaptive responsesApply reinforcement learning to allow your robot to learn by trial and errorImplement deep learning to enable your robot to recognize its surroundingsWho this book is for If you are an engineer looking to build AI-powered robots using the ROS framework, this book is for you. Robotics enthusiasts and hobbyists who want to develop their own ROS robotics projects will also find this book useful. Knowledge of Python and/or C++ programming and familiarity with single board computers such as Raspberry Pi is necessary to get the most out of this book.

ROBOT2013: First Iberian Robotics Conference

ROBOT2013: First Iberian Robotics Conference Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Manuel A. Armada,Alberto Sanfeliu,Manuel Ferre
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319034138
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ROBOT2013: First Iberian Robotics Conference by Manuel A. Armada,Alberto Sanfeliu,Manuel Ferre Summary

This book contains the proceedings of the ROBOT 2013: FIRST IBERIAN ROBOTICS CONFERENCE and it can be said that included both state of the art and more practical presentations dealing with implementation problems, support technologies and future applications. A growing interest in Assistive Robotics, Agricultural Robotics, Field Robotics, Grasping and Dexterous Manipulation, Humanoid Robots, Intelligent Systems and Robotics, Marine Robotics, has been demonstrated by the very relevant number of contributions. Moreover, ROBOT2013 incorporates a special session on Legal and Ethical Aspects in Robotics that is becoming a topic of key relevance. This Conference was held in Madrid (28-29 November 2013), organized by the Sociedad Española para la Investigación y Desarrollo en Robótica (SEIDROB) and by the Centre for Automation and Robotics - CAR (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)), along with the co-operation of Grupo Temático de Robótica CEA-GTRob, "Sociedade Portuguesa de Robotica" (SPR), "Asociación Española de Promoción de la Investigación en Agentes Físicos" (RedAF), and partially supported by "Comunidad de Madrid under RoboCity2030 Programme".

AI 2007: Advances in Artificial Intelligence

AI 2007: Advances in Artificial Intelligence Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mehmet A. Orgun,John Thornton
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3540769285
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AI 2007: Advances in Artificial Intelligence by Mehmet A. Orgun,John Thornton Summary

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 20th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AI 2007, held in Gold Coast, Australia, in December 2007.The 58 revised full papers and 40 revised short papers presented together with the extended abstracts of three invited speeches were carefully reviewed and selected from 194 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on a broad range of subjects.

United States Marine Corps Aircraft Since 1913

United States Marine Corps Aircraft Since 1913 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: E.R. Johnson
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476630658
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United States Marine Corps Aircraft Since 1913 by E.R. Johnson Summary

Among the world’s military air arms, United States Marine Corps Aviation occupies a unique tactical niche. As the air component of a combined-arms expeditionary force, it exists primarily to support Marine combat forces on the ground in their amphibious assault mission. From the “Banana Wars” of the 1920s to the present day “War on Terror,” Marine aviation has undergone a lengthy fine-tuning process not only in terms of warfare doctrines and tactics, but also in the types of aircraft needed to accomplish the mission. This comprehensive survey provides the history, technical specifications, drawings, and photographs of every type of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft used by Marine Air from its origins prior to World War I up to current operations.

No Slam Dunk

No Slam Dunk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mike Lupica
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0525514864
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No Slam Dunk by Mike Lupica Summary

A fast-paced, heartfelt story for basketball fans that proves being a good teammate remains the most important quality in basketball--and in life, from New York Times bestselling author Mike Lupica. Wes' father always told him that there was only one ball in basketball. That you had to know when to take it yourself and when to give it up, that finding the right balance was key. So at every practice and game, Wes tries his best to be a good basketball player and, above all, a good teammate. As the season kicks off, Wes finds that not everyone on his team has the same idea. All-star player and the Hawks' point guard, Danilo "Dinero" Rey seems determined to hold the spotlight and the ball, even if it means costing his team the game. If Wes is to lead the Hawks to the playoffs, he'll need to find new ways to dish out an assist--even if it means his most important one comes off the court. In No Slam Dunk, #1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica demonstrates once again that there is no children's sports novelist today who can match his ability to weave a story of vivid sports action and heartfelt emotion. A touching story about teamwork and family, of selfishness and generosity, No Slam Dunk shows that even in the face of adversity, giving your best is the surest way to victory. Praise for Mike Lupica: -"Lupica is the greatest sports writer for middle school readers."--VOYA on True Legend -"Lupica will win a Pulitzer for his sportswriting one day (he should have won it already)."--The New York Times on Heat

Text Analytics

Text Analytics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Domenica Fioredistella Iezzi,Damon Mayaffre,Michelangelo Misuraca
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030526801
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Text Analytics by Domenica Fioredistella Iezzi,Damon Mayaffre,Michelangelo Misuraca Summary

Focusing on methodologies, applications and challenges of textual data analysis and related fields, this book gathers selected and peer-reviewed contributions presented at the 14th International Conference on Statistical Analysis of Textual Data (JADT 2018), held in Rome, Italy, on June 12-15, 2018. Statistical analysis of textual data is a multidisciplinary field of research that has been mainly fostered by statistics, linguistics, mathematics and computer science. The respective sections of the book focus on techniques, methods and models for text analytics, dictionaries and specific languages, multilingual text analysis, and the applications of text analytics. The interdisciplinary contributions cover topics including text mining, text analytics, network text analysis, information extraction, sentiment analysis, web mining, social media analysis, corpus and quantitative linguistics, statistical and computational methods, and textual data in sociology, psychology, politics, law and marketing.

Simultaneous Localization and Mapping for Mobile Robots: Introduction and Methods

Simultaneous Localization and Mapping for Mobile Robots: Introduction and Methods Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fernández-Madrigal, Juan-Antonio
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466621052
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Simultaneous Localization and Mapping for Mobile Robots: Introduction and Methods by Fernández-Madrigal, Juan-Antonio Summary

As mobile robots become more common in general knowledge and practices, as opposed to simply in research labs, there is an increased need for the introduction and methods to Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) and its techniques and concepts related to robotics. Simultaneous Localization and Mapping for Mobile Robots: Introduction and Methods investigates the complexities of the theory of probabilistic localization and mapping of mobile robots as well as providing the most current and concrete developments. This reference source aims to be useful for practitioners, graduate and postgraduate students, and active researchers alike.

This Girl

This Girl Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Colleen Hoover
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476746540
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This Girl by Colleen Hoover Summary

From the New York Times bestselling author of It Ends With Us, Colleen Hoover’s bestselling Slammed series comes to its gripping conclusion. There are two sides to every love story. Now hear Will’s. Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances, and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas, and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met. In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from his point of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series.


Basketball Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Diane Yancey
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1420506374
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Basketball by Diane Yancey Summary

From peach baskets to the playoffs, author Diane Yancey gives your readers the full breadth of basketball. She engagingly presents the origins, history and changes, and the biomechanics and physiology of playing and movement. Readers will learn about related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries.

Grand Slam Theory of the Omniverse

Grand Slam Theory of the Omniverse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Bertolacci
Editor: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452584206
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Grand Slam Theory of the Omniverse by David Bertolacci Summary

Grand Slam Theory of the Omniverse: What Happened before the Big Bang? is more than a theory of how the universe began. It is the realization of a larger reality from which its creation was made possible. It is the perception of a universal consciousness as it begins to awaken to its true surroundings. Our universe is rooted in a bigger reality, which it must overcome. As we shall see through our modern scientific context, this new model of something greater than the universe will help us solve the mysteries about our universe that we have sought throughout the ages. This is the Omniverse. Modern science has given us accurate predictions, precise mathematical theories, and countless observations to shape our view of the universe. Throughout the years, discoveries made were like pieces of a puzzle. Some of the latest pieces include the July 4, 2012 observations of the Higgs boson and dark matter. Like separate pieces of a puzzle, we shall see how each part fits together to complete the picture. The Omniverse is the big picture. It is the puzzle pieces arranged together to form the model. The model of the Omniverse is actually quite simple. It consists of a diagram small enough to write on a Post-it note. But what it means to us is huge. It is the universe’s path to ascension, described as the Grand Slam. If our entire universe is just the size of a baseball, then picture the stadium, parking lots, and surrounding areas as higher dimensions of the Omniverse. The Omniverse is more than just a new scientific proposal. It is information that awakens us to greater surroundings followed by a new era of scientific discovery. This model will have us dropping assumptions of what humanity knows thus far and realizing infinite possibilities.

Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kate Jaimet
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1554697166
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Slam Dunk by Kate Jaimet Summary

Sixteen-year-old Salvador "Slam" Amaro thinks being the assistant coach of the Brookfield High School girls' basketball team will be an easy gig. Show up, run a few drills and pad his resumé so he can win a spot on the Ontario Provincial Under-17 team. But Slam's job suddenly gets a lot harder when the girls' coach and her daughter, the star point-guard, vanish after being threatened. Getting to the bottom of their disappearance puts Slam in confrontation with a mysterious stalker. But that's not his only problem. With the girls facing playoff elimination, Slam has to come up with some new coaching strategies while he battles some tough competitors for a place on the Ontario squad.

Innovative Slam Bidding

Innovative Slam Bidding Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Irwin S. Landow
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462820313
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Innovative Slam Bidding by Irwin S. Landow Summary

LEARN THE FOLLOWING TECHNIQUES: Learn to Think Out of the Box to Find Slams Four New Slam Conventions The Computer Finds The Best 2 Convention Find More Slams and Win More Tournaments And Also Many Illustrations and Practice Examples

Desert Slam

Desert Slam Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steven Barwin
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 145981374X
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Desert Slam by Steven Barwin Summary

For spring break, sixteen-year-old Maya travels from Vancouver to Palm Springs to visit her grandparents, soak up the sun and play some tennis. When they surprise her with tickets to the Indian Wells tennis tournament, she can't believe her luck. This is going to be the best vacation ever. But on the way back from the match they get into a fender bender. The other driver suggests they just square up and not involve the police or insurance companies. That seems odd to Maya, especially since the passenger of the other vehicle is visibly pregnant. But because Maya was driving, her grandfather is worried about repercussions and agrees to the deal. Later, Maya and her new friend Ruby discover that similar incidents have happened to others in her grandparents' gated community. They start to investigate, and when they spot the woman from the crash working in a clothing store, and clearly not pregnant, they know they are onto something.


Science-Slam Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philipp Niemann,Laura Bittner,Christiane Hauser,Philipp Schrögel
Editor: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658288612
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Science-Slam by Philipp Niemann,Laura Bittner,Christiane Hauser,Philipp Schrögel Summary

Der Science-Slam ist eine weitverbreitete Form der populären Wissenschaftskommunikation in Deutschland. Science-Slam-Veranstaltungen erfreuen sich großer Beliebtheit beim Publikum, stehen aber mitunter auch in der Kritik, da die Verbindung von Unterhaltung und Wissenschaftskommunikation als problematisch eingeschätzt wird. Der Band vereint Beiträge, die aus unterschiedlichen disziplinären Perspektiven Science-Slams in den Blick nehmen. Auf diese Weise werden Science-Slams sowohl in ihrer Mikrostruktur analysiert als auch hinsichtlich ihrer Relevanz für die gesellschaftsbezogenen Ziele von Wissenschaftskommunikation beleuchtet.

Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Josh Anderson,Gil Conrad
Editor: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
ISBN: 1684521807
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Slam Dunk by Josh Anderson,Gil Conrad Summary

Natasha is a superstar scorer. She's good with a basketball, and she knows it. But she's not always a good teammate. With the help of an alien friend, will Natasha shoot and score, or miss before the buzzer? This graphic novel includes educational sidebars such as a quick history of basketball, a social emotional tie-in, and a pro athlete biography. Backmatter includes an activity page and character information.

Tennis Grand Slam

Tennis Grand Slam Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adam Hellebuyck,Laura Deimel
Editor: Cherry Lake
ISBN: 1534148930
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Tennis Grand Slam by Adam Hellebuyck,Laura Deimel Summary

Using the new C3 Framework for Social Studies Standards, Tennis Grand Slam in the Global Citizens: Sports series explores the topic through the lenses of History, Geography, Civics, and Economics. As they read, students will develop questions about the text, and use evidence from a variety of sources in order to form conclusions. Data-focused backmatter is included, as well as a table of contents, author biography, sidebars, bibliography, glossary, and index.

Slam After Slam with Force Point

Slam After Slam with Force Point Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pawell Boiew
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1524505994
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Slam After Slam with Force Point by Pawell Boiew Summary

Force Point (Fp) Counting will help you to count your hand directly in contract tricks (the tricks that are above the initial 6 tricks, which are not counted in the game of bridge). The Fp Counting itself is a new low of the Total Tricks, much better than the old one. The sum of both hands contract tricks, yours and your partner, will give to you the game's Play Level (PL). No need evaluations by the time of the initial count, but one of you, who will ask his partner to reveal the exact distribution (between around 500 possible distributions), must apply some tricks' adjustments when a new distribution changes are discovered by the time of the Bidding. When you discover partner's exact shape, you will ask for the exact number of the contract tricks, thus finding your exact PL. Then if the PL = 5.5 you must ask your partner for all of the TOP Honors. With Fp you will be able to discover all of the partner's Aces + Kings + Queens with one only question - one answer! No other bridge system is capable of doing that! Then you have to calculate the final PL, and may ask your partner where are the TOP Honors or directly to choose the final contract. The calculations are for a 7 grader, so the difficult decisions in the game of bridge proved to be a simple arithmetic, not even a math. Using one only SCOR-SCOR Convention for all of your Distribution and Control needs (along with the classical Stayman, of course) will allow to you to see transparently the exact cards and lengths of the suits of your partner before the attack. The Playing is your own responsibility, I can only assist you about the Bidding. On Bidding Contests with 12 TOP Matchpoint scoring, Fp will provide to you no less than 70% (usually close to 80%), but pay attention that on such Contests you will have to bid most difficult distributional games collected around the world. For the love of the Game Force Point Bidding Developer: Mr. Pawell Boiew

The RAND SLAM Program

The RAND SLAM Program Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jacob Alex Klerman
Editor: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833042122
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The RAND SLAM Program by Jacob Alex Klerman Summary

The RAND SLAM program is a software tool designed to aid analysts in exploring the trade-offs between cost, stress, and risk in military force structure decisions. The program's unique feature is that it models force requirements stochastically, allowing for analysis of requirements that vary unpredictably over time. This report serves as a user's guide, explaining the program's features and interface and detailing several example analyses.

Underwater SLAM for Structured Environments Using an Imaging Sonar

Underwater SLAM for Structured Environments Using an Imaging Sonar Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Ribas,Pere Ridao,José Neira
Editor: Springer
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Underwater SLAM for Structured Environments Using an Imaging Sonar by David Ribas,Pere Ridao,José Neira Summary

Robotics is undergoing a major transformation in scope and dimension. From a largely dominant industrial focus, robotics is rapidly expanding into human en- ronments and vigorously engaged in its new challenges. Interacting with, assisting, serving, and exploring with humans, the emerging robots will increasingly touch people and their lives. Beyond its impact on physical robots, the body of knowledge robotics has p- duced is revealing a much wider range of applications reaching across diverse research areas and scienti?c disciplines, such as: biomechanics, haptics, neu- sciences, virtual simulation, animation, surgery, and sensor networks among others. In return, the challenges of the new emerging areas are proving an abundant source of stimulation and insights for the ?eld of robotics. It is indeed at the intersection of disciplines that the most striking advances happen. The SpringerTracts in AdvancedRobotics(STAR) is devoted to bringing to the research community the latest advances in the robotics ?eld on the basis of their signi?cance and quality. Through a wide and timely dissemination of critical - search developments in robotics, our objective with this series is to promote more exchanges and collaborations among the researchers in the community and c- tribute to further advancements in this rapidly growing ?eld.

SLAM Techniques Application for Mobile Robot in Rough Terrain

SLAM Techniques Application for Mobile Robot in Rough Terrain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrii Kudriashov,Tomasz Buratowski,Mariusz Giergiel,Piotr Małka
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030489817
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SLAM Techniques Application for Mobile Robot in Rough Terrain by Andrii Kudriashov,Tomasz Buratowski,Mariusz Giergiel,Piotr Małka Summary

This book presents the development of SLAM-based mobile robot control systems as an integrated approach that combines the localization, mapping and motion control fields, and reviews several techniques that represent the basics of the mathematical description of wheeled robots, their navigation and path planning approaches, localization and map creating techniques. It examines SLAM paradigms and Bayesian recursive state and map estimation techniques, which include Kalman and particle filtering, and enable the development of a SLAM-based integrated system for the inspection task performed. The system’s development is divided into two phases: a single-robot approach and multirobot inspection system. The book describes an original approach to 2D SLAM in multi-floor buildings that covers each 2D level map, as well as continuous 3D pose tracking, and views the multirobot inspection system as a group of homogeneous mobile robots. The last part of the book is dedicated to multirobot map creation and the development of path planning solutions, which allow the robots’ homogeneous behavior and configuration to be used to develop a multirobot system without theoretical limitations on the number of robots used.

Amor en verso (Slammed Spanish Edition)

Amor en verso (Slammed Spanish Edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Colleen Hoover
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476765006
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Amor en verso (Slammed Spanish Edition) by Colleen Hoover Summary

Enamorarse puede ser como la poesía. O puede sentirse como un golpe al corazón. Tras la inesperada muerte de su padre, Layken se convierte en el apoyo principal de su madre y de su hermano menor. Ella por fuera parece fuerte y tenaz pero por dentro su mundo ha colapsado. Es entonces cuando conoce a su atractivo vecino Will, un joven apasionado por la poesía cuya sola presencia la deja nerviosa y llena de emociones. Poco después de una primera cita maravillosa el mundo de Layken y Will se desmorona cuando descubren algo terrible que no les permite tener una relación. El tener que verse a diario se vuelve irremediablemente doloroso por lo que ambos tratan de encontrar un balance entre los sentimientos que los unen y las fuerzas que los separan. Sólo a través de la poesía que comparten son capaces de decirse la verdad que está en sus corazones e imaginar un futuro en el que el amor es causa de felicidad y no de culpa. La primera novela de la autora bestseller del New York Times, Colleen Hoover, captura de forma inolvidable toda la magia y confusión del primer amor, mientras dos jóvenes forjan un lazo sin igual antes de descubrir que el destino les tiene preparados otros planes.

Unifying Perspectives in Computational and Robot Vision

Unifying Perspectives in Computational and Robot Vision Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Danica Kragic,Ville Kyrki
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387755233
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Unifying Perspectives in Computational and Robot Vision by Danica Kragic,Ville Kyrki Summary

Assembled in this volume is a collection of some of the state-of-the-art methods that are using computer vision and machine learning techniques as applied in robotic applications. Currently there is a gap between research conducted in the computer vision and robotics communities. This volume discusses contrasting viewpoints of computer vision vs. robotics, and provides current and future challenges discussed from a research perspective.

Probabilistic Robotics

Probabilistic Robotics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sebastian Thrun,Wolfram Burgard,Dieter Fox
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262303809
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Probabilistic Robotics by Sebastian Thrun,Wolfram Burgard,Dieter Fox Summary

An introduction to the techniques and algorithms of the newest field in robotics. Probabilistic robotics is a new and growing area in robotics, concerned with perception and control in the face of uncertainty. Building on the field of mathematical statistics, probabilistic robotics endows robots with a new level of robustness in real-world situations. This book introduces the reader to a wealth of techniques and algorithms in the field. All algorithms are based on a single overarching mathematical foundation. Each chapter provides example implementations in pseudo code, detailed mathematical derivations, discussions from a practitioner's perspective, and extensive lists of exercises and class projects. The book's Web site, www.probabilistic-robotics.org, has additional material. The book is relevant for anyone involved in robotic software development and scientific research. It will also be of interest to applied statisticians and engineers dealing with real-world sensor data.

Poetry Slam in Deutschland

Poetry Slam in Deutschland Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stefanie Westermayr
Editor: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
ISBN: 3828856101
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Das Standardwerk zu Poetry Slam in Deutschland! Interviews mit Slammern und Veranstaltern, ausgiebige Hintergrundrecherchen sowie eigene Langzeit-Beobachtungen der deutschen Slam-Szene vermitteln einen detailreichen Einblick in den modernen Dichterwettstreit Poetry Slam und die dazu gehörige Subkultur. Neben den frühen, oft improvisierten Anfängen der Spoken-Word-Dichtung und den Einflüssen aus Rap und HipHop beleuchtet Stefanie Westermayr auch den Ablauf eines Slams selbst und welche Faktoren seinen Erfolg beeinflussen. Diese literaturwissenschaftliche Pionierarbeit erläutert in einer kompetenten Themen- und Sprach-Analyse die vielen verschiedenen Slams und zeigt die Weiterentwicklung des Poetry Slams in den neuen Medien. "Stefanie Westermayr hat mit "Poetry Slam in Deutschland. Theorie und Praxis einer multimedialen Kunstform" das erste deutsche Standardwerk zum Thema vorgelegt. Westermayr erklärt darin die Spielarten & Funktionsweisen des Slams, erläutert kenntnisreich bis in die Gegenwart die Geschichte der deutschen Veranstaltungen & Publikationsorgane, gewährt Ausblicke auf neue Formate & bietet sogar einzelne Textinterpretationen. Mehr kann man wirklich nicht wissen." Marc Degens, Literaturredakteur, Satt.org


Internment Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Samira Ahmed
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 031652266X
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An instant New York Times bestseller! "Internment sets itself apart...terrifying, thrilling and urgent."--Entertainment Weekly Rebellions are built on hope. Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the camp's Director and his guards. Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sharon M. Draper
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416980458
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A New York Times bestseller for three years and counting! “A gutsy, candid, and compelling story. It speaks volumes.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Unflinching and realistic.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) From award-winning author Sharon Draper comes a story that will forever change how we all look at anyone with a disability, perfect for fans of RJ Palacio’s Wonder. Eleven-year-old Melody is not like most people. She can’t walk. She can’t talk. She can’t write. All because she has cerebral palsy. But she also has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She’s the smartest kid in her whole school, but NO ONE knows it. Most people—her teachers, her doctors, her classmates—dismiss her as mentally challenged because she can’t tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by her disability. And she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow.

Mapping, Planning and Exploration with Pose SLAM

Mapping, Planning and Exploration with Pose SLAM Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rafael Valencia,Juan Andrade-Cetto
Editor: Springer
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Mapping, Planning and Exploration with Pose SLAM by Rafael Valencia,Juan Andrade-Cetto Summary

This monograph introduces a unifying framework for mapping, planning and exploration with mobile robots considering uncertainty, linking such problems with a common SLAM approach, adopting Pose SLAM as the basic state estimation machinery. Pose SLAM is the variant of SLAM where only the robot trajectory is estimated and where landmarks are used to produce relative motion measurements between robot poses. With regards to extending the original Pose SLAM formulation, this monograph covers the study of such measurements when they are obtained with stereo cameras, develops the appropriate noise propagation models for such case, extends the Pose SLAM formulation to SE(3), introduces information-theoretic loop closure tests, and presents a technique to compute traversability maps from the 3D volumetric maps obtained with Pose SLAM. A relevant topic covered in this monograph is the introduction of a novel path planning approach that exploits the modeled uncertainties in Pose SLAM to search for the path in the pose graph that allows the robot to navigate to a given goal with the least probability of becoming lost. Another relevant topic is the introduction of an autonomous exploration method that selects the appropriate actions to drive the robot so as to maximize coverage, while minimizing localization and map uncertainties. This monograph is appropriate for readers interested in an information-theoretic unified perspective to the SLAM, path planning and exploration problems, and is a reference book for people who work in mobile robotics research in general.

Field and Service Robotics

Field and Service Robotics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Corke,Salah Sukkarieh
Editor: Springer
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The 5th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics (FSR05) was held in Port Douglas, Australia, on 29th - 31st July 2005, and brought together the worlds' leading experts in field and service automation. The goal of the conference was to report and encourage the latest research and practical results towards the use of field and service robotics in the community with particular focus on proven technology. The conference provided a forum for researchers, professionals and robot manufacturers to exchange up-to-date technical knowledge and experience. Field robots are robots which operate in outdoor, complex, and dynamic environments. Service robots are those that work closely with humans, with particular applications involving indoor and structured environments. There are a wide range of topics presented in this issue on field and service robots including: Agricultural and Forestry Robotics, Mining and Exploration Robots, Robots for Construction, Security & Defence Robots, Cleaning Robots, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles and Autonomous Flying Robots. This meeting was the fifth in the series and brings FSR back to Australia where it was first held. FSR has been held every 2 years, starting with Canberra 1997, followed by Pittsburgh 1999, Helsinki 2001 and Lake Yamanaka 2003.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeannette Walls
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416550607
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MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family. The memoir was also made into a major motion picture from Lionsgate in 2017 starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

English planning in crisis

English planning in crisis Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ellis, Hugh,Henderson, Kate
Editor: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447332474
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English planning in crisis by Ellis, Hugh,Henderson, Kate Summary

The English planning system is in crisis, argue the authors of this provocative new book. Reflecting on controversial new Government reforms and deregulation, Kate Henderson and Hugh Ellis provide a comprehensive analysis of these reforms, assessing the implications and significance for the future. They highlight why planning is so essential to quality of life and set out 10 evidence-based steps to rebuild the planning system in England. Drawing on policy and practice examples from across the UK and internationally, the book is a manifesto for change. It provides a direct and vigorous challenge to the current structure and policy of planning that should ignite a debate about the values that shape its future.


Fallout Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nikki Tate
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1554699770
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Tara's sister died a year ago, on the day that Tara didn't answer her phone when Hannah called. And Hannah stepped in front of a bus. Now Tara lives with the guilt of wondering if things would be different if she had been there when Hannah needed her most. Competing in slam poetry competitions is the only way Tara can keep her sister's memory alive and deal with all the unanswered questions. But at some point, Tara is going to have to let Hannah rest in peace, and she will need to find a way to move on.

Two Wheels Good

Two Wheels Good Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jody Rosen
Editor: Crown
ISBN: 0804141509
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NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • A panoramic revisionist portrait of the nineteenth-century invention that is transforming the twenty-first-century world “The real feat of this book is that it takes us on a ride—across the centuries and around the globe, through startling history and vivid first-person reporting.”—Patrick Radden Keefe, New York Times bestselling author of Empire of Pain The bicycle is a vestige of the Victorian era, seemingly at odds with our age of smartphones and ride-sharing apps and driverless cars. Yet we live on a bicycle planet. Across the world, more people travel by bicycle than any other form of transportation. Almost anyone can learn to ride a bike—and nearly everyone does. In Two Wheels Good, journalist and critic Jody Rosen reshapes our understanding of this ubiquitous machine, an ever-present force in humanity’s life and dream life—and a flash point in culture wars—for more than two hundred years. Combining history, reportage, travelogue, and memoir, Rosen’s book sweeps across centuries and around the globe, unfolding the bicycle’s saga from its invention in 1817 to its present-day renaissance as a “green machine,” an emblem of sustainability in a world afflicted by pandemic and climate change. Readers meet unforgettable characters: feminist rebels who steered bikes to the barricades in the 1890s, a prospector who pedaled across the frozen Yukon to join the Klondike gold rush, a Bhutanese king who races mountain bikes in the Himalayas, a cycle-rickshaw driver who navigates the seething streets of the world’s fastest-growing megacity, astronauts who ride a floating bicycle in zero gravity aboard the International Space Station. Two Wheels Good examines the bicycle’s past and peers into its future, challenging myths and clichés while uncovering cycling’s connection to colonial conquest and the gentrification of cities. But the book is also a love letter: a reflection on the sensual and spiritual pleasures of bike riding and an ode to an engineering marvel—a wondrous vehicle whose passenger is also its engine.

New Zealand And The World: Past, Present And Future

New Zealand And The World: Past, Present And Future Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patman Robert G,Iati Iati,Kiglics Balazs
Editor: World Scientific
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New Zealand And The World: Past, Present And Future by Patman Robert G,Iati Iati,Kiglics Balazs Summary

The aim of this book is to provide the reader with an overview of New Zealand's international relations. It is a country that has often shown an international presence that is out of proportion to the modest spectrum of national economic, military and diplomatic capabilities at its disposal. In this volume, the editors have called upon a range of specialists representing a range of views drawn from the worlds of academia, policy-making, and civil society. It is an attempt to present a rounded picture of New Zealand's place in the world, one that does not rely exclusively on any particular perspective. The book does not claim to be exhaustive. But it does seek to present a more wide-ranging treatment of New Zealand's foreign relations than has generally been the case in the past. Five broad themes help shape and organize the contributions to the text: History and National IdentityEconomics and RegionalismMoralityGeopolitics and National Security InterestsDiplomatic Engagement and Multilateralism Contents: Introduction: New Zealand and the World: Past, Present and Future (Iati Iati and Robert G Patman)History and National Identity: Building Foreign Policy in New Zealand: The Role of the University of Otago Foreign Policy School, 1966–1976 (Austin Gee, Robert G Patman and Christopher Rudd)The New Zealand Prime Minister and the 1985 Otago Foreign Policy School — A Pivotal Moment for the Labour Government's Foreign Policy (Ken Ross)Gallipoli, National Identity and New Beginnings (Ian McGibbon)National Identity and New Zealand Foreign Policy (Terence O'Brien)Exporting Aotearoa New Zealand's Biculturalism: Lessons for Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada (David B MacDonald)What Does New Zealand's Changing Demography Mean for Its Place in the World? (Andrew Butcher)Economics and Regionalism: New Zealand and Its Asia-Pacific Destiny: Sailing the Waka in Ever-Widening Circles (Brian Lynch)New Zealand's Evolving Response to Changing Asia-Pacific Trade and Economic Currents Since 1989 (Robert Scollay)New Zealand and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Negotiations: Strategy, Content and Lessons (Jane Kelsey)New Zealand's Strategic Influence and Interests in an Increasingly Global Pacific (Anna Powles)Old Friends in the New Asia: New Zealand, Australia and the Rise of China (Hugh White)Morality: Kāwanatanga, Tino Rangatiratanga and the Constitution (Ranginui Walker and Tracey McIntosh)What Happened to the New Zealand Peace Movement? Anti-Nuclear Politics and the Quest for a More Independent Foreign Policy (Kevin P Clements)The Globalisation of the Human Security Norm: New Zealand/Aotearoa Leadership and Followership in the World (Jacqui True and Maria Tanyag)The Price of the Club: How New Zealand's Involvement in the "War on Terror" has Compromised Its Reputation as a Good International Citizen (Jon Stephenson)New Zealand, a Comprehensive Maritime Strategy, and the Promise of a New Atlantis (Peter Cozens)Geopolitics and National Security Interests: New Zealand Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Leading the United Nations Security Council in July 2015 (Murray McCully)Recalibration, Rapprochement and Resocialization: US–New Zealand Relations and the Obama Administration's "Pivot" to Asia (Joe Burton)Continuity and Change in New Zealand Defence Policymaking (Peter Greener)Informing the National Interest

Robot Operating System (ROS)

Robot Operating System (ROS) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anis Koubaa
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030754723
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This book is the sixth volume of the successful book series on Robot Operating System: The Complete Reference. The objective of the book is to provide the reader with comprehensive coverage of the Robot Operating Systems (ROS) and the latest trends and contributed systems. ROS is currently considered as the primary development framework for robotics applications. There are seven chapters organized into three parts. Part I presents two chapters on the emerging ROS 2.0 framework; in particular, ROS 2.0 is become increasingly mature to be integrated into the industry. The first chapter from Amazon AWS deals with the challenges that ROS 2 developers will face as they transition their system to be commercial-grade. The second chapter deals with reactive programming for both ROS1 and ROS. In Part II, two chapters deal with advanced robotics, namely on the usage of robots in farms, and the second deals with platooning systems. Part III provides three chapters on ROS navigation. The first chapter deals with the use of deep learning for ROS navigation. The second chapter presents a detailed tuning guide on ROS navigation and the last chapter discusses SLAM for ROS applications. I believe that this book is a valuable companion for ROS users and developers to learn more ROS capabilities and features.