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Titles in the call number range TJ, TL, TS (Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.

  • Finite time thermodynamics of power and refrigeration cycles Shubhash C. Kaushik, Sudhir K. Tyagi, Pramod Kumar

  • Inventing a Space Mission The Story of the Herschel Space Observatory / Vincent Minier...[et al.]

  • Task scheduling for multi-core and parallel architectures challenges, solutions and perspectives / Quan Chen, Minyi Guo

  • Neural Information Processing 24th International Conference, ICONIP 2017, Guangzhou, China, November 14–18, 2017, Proceedings, Part VI / edited by Derong Liu, Shengli Xie, Yuanqing Li, Dongbin Zhao, El-Sayed M. El-Alfy

  • New Era for Robust Speech Recognition : Exploiting Deep Learning / edited by Shinji Watanabe, Marc Delcroix, Florian Metze, John R. Hershey

  • RoboCup 2016: Robot World Cup XX / edited by Sven Behnke, Raymond Sheh, Sanem Sarıel, Daniel D. Lee

  • The UBTECH Jimu Robots builder's guide : how to create and make them come to life / Mark Rollins

  • Social robotics : 9th International Conference, ICSR 2017, Tsukuba, Japan, November 22-24, 2017, Proceedings / Abderrahmane Kheddar, Eiichi Yoshida, Shuzhi Sam Ge, Kenji Suzuki, John-John Cabibihan, Friederike Eyssel, Hongsheng He (eds.)
    TJ 210.3 I58 2017eb

  • Math for the digital factory / edited by Luca Ghezzi, Dietmar Hömberg, Chantal Landry

  • Cuteness engineering : designing adorable products and services / Aaron Marcus, Masaaki Kurosu, Xiaojuan Ma, Ayako Hashizume

  • Production management : advanced tools, models, and applications for pull systems / [edited by] Yacob Khojasteh
    TS 155 P7488 2018eb

  • Designing for people / by Henry Dreyfuss
    TS 171 D73 2003
    From the first answering machine ("the electronic brain") and the Hoover vacuum cleaner to the SS Independence and the Bell telephone, the creations of Henry S. Dreyfuss have shaped the cultural landscape of the 20th century. Written in a robust, fresh style, this book offers an inviting mix of professional advice, case studies, and design history along with historical black-and-white photos and the author's whimsical drawings. In addition, the author's uncompromising commitment to public service, ethics, and design responsibility makes this masterful guide a timely read for today's designers.

  • Microcontroller education : do it yourself, reinvent the wheel, code to learn / Dimosthenis E. Bolanakis
    TJ 223 P76 B655 2018eb
    Microcontroller education has experienced tremendous change in recent years. This book attempts to keep pace with the most recent technology while holding an opposing attitude to the No Need to Reinvent the Wheel philosophy. The choice strategies are in agreement with the employment of today's flexible and low-cost Do-It-Yourself (DYI) microcontroller hardware, along with an embedded C programming approach able to be adapted by different hardware and software development platforms. Modern embedded C compilers employ built-in features for keeping programs short and manageable and, hence, speeding up the development process. However, those features eliminate the reusability of the source code among diverse systems. The recommended programming approach relies on the motto Code More to Learn Even More , and directs the reader toward a low-level accessibility of the microcontroller device. The examples addressed herein are designed to meet the demands of Electrical & Electronic Engineering discipline, where the microcontroller learning processes definitely bear the major responsibility. The programming strategies are in line with the two virtues of C programming language, that is, the adaptability of the source code and the low-level accessibility of the hardware system.

  • Creating autonomous vehicle systems / Shaoshan Liu, Liyun Li, Jie Tang, Shuang Wu, Jean-Luc Gaudiot
    TL 152.8 L583 2018eb

    This book is the first technical overview of autonomous vehicles written for a general computing and engineering audience. The authors share their practical experiences of creating autonomous vehicle systems. These systems are complex, consisting of three major subsystems: (1) algorithms for localization, perception, and planning and control; (2) client systems, such as the robotics operating system and hardware platform; and (3) the cloud platform, which includes data storage, simulation, high-definition (HD) mapping, and deep learning model training. The algorithm subsystem extracts meaningful information from sensor raw data to understand its environment and make decisions about its actions. The client subsystem integrates these algorithms to meet real-time and reliability requirements. The cloud platform provides offline computing and storage capabilities for autonomous vehicles. Using the cloud platform, we are able to test new algorithms and update the HD map--plus, train better recognition, tracking, and decision models.

    This book consists of nine chapters. Chapter 1 provides an overview of autonomous vehicle systems; Chapter 2 focuses on localization technologies; Chapter 3 discusses traditional techniques used for perception; Chapter 4 discusses deep learning based techniques for perception; Chapter 5 introduces the planning and control sub-system, especially prediction and routing technologies; Chapter 6 focuses on motion planning and feedback control of the planning and control subsystem; Chapter 7 introduces reinforcement learning-based planning and control; Chapter 8 delves into the details of client systems design; and Chapter 9 provides the details of cloud platforms for autonomous driving.

    This book should be useful to students, researchers, and practitioners alike. Whether you are an undergraduate or a graduate student interested in autonomous driving, you will find herein a comprehensive overview of the whole autonomous vehicle technology stack. If you are an autonomous driving practitioner, the many practical techniques introduced in this book will be of interest to you. Researchers will also find plenty of references for an effective, deeper exploration of the various technologies.

  • Sliding mode control of vehicle dynamics / edited by Antonella Ferrara
    TL 272.5 S65 2017eb

    The control of the longitudinal, lateral and vertical dynamics of two and four-wheeled vehicles, both of conventional type as well as fully-electric, is important not only for general safety of vehicular traffic in general, but also for future automated driving.

    Sliding Mode Control of Vehicular Dynamics provides an overview of this important topic. Topics covered include an introduction to sliding mode control; longitudinal vehicle dynamics control via sliding modes generation; sliding mode control of traction and braking in two-wheeled vehicles; lateral vehicle dynamics control via sliding modes generation; stability control of heavy vehicles; sliding mode approach in semi-active suspension control; and observer-based parameter identification for vehicle dynamics assessment. Each chapter introduces the problem formulation and a general overview of its physical aspects, provides a survey of the relevant literature on the topic, and reports on the authors' contributions to solving the control problem.

    The book is essential reading for researchers involved in vehicle control, from both industry and academia, as well as advanced students.

  • Modeling Decisions for Artificial Intelligence 14th International Conference, MDAI 2017, Kitakyushu, Japan, October 18-20, 2017, Proceedings / edited by Vicenç Torra, Yasuo Narukawa, Aoi Honda, Sozo Inoue

  • Secure and trustworthy transportation cyber-physical systems Yunchuan Sun, Houbing Song, editors

  • Thermoacoustics : a unifying perspective for some engines and refrigerators / Gregory W. Swift

  • Robots / John Jordan
    TJ 211.15 J67 2016eb

    Robots are entering the mainstream. Technologies have advanced to the point of mass commercialization -- Roomba, for example -- and adoption by governments -- most notably, their use of drones. Meanwhile, these devices are being received by a public whose main sources of information about robots are the fantasies of popular culture. We know a lot about C-3PO and Robocop but not much about Atlas, Motoman, Kiva, or Beam -- real-life robots that are reinventing warfare, the industrial workplace, and collaboration. In this book, technology analyst John Jordan offers an accessible and engaging introduction to robots and robotics, covering state-of-the-art applications, economic implications, and cultural context.

    Jordan chronicles the prehistory of robots and the treatment of robots in science fiction, movies, and television -- from the outsized influence of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to Isaac Asimov's I, Robot (in which Asimov coined the term "robotics"). He offers a guided tour of robotics today, describing the components of robots, the complicating factors that make robotics so challenging, and such applications as driverless cars, unmanned warfare, and robots on the assembly line.

    Roboticists draw on such technical fields as power management, materials science, and artificial intelligence. Jordan points out, however, that robotics design decisions also embody such nontechnical elements as value judgments, professional aspirations, and ethical assumptions, and raise questions that involve law, belief, economics, education, public safety, and human identity. Robots will be neither our slaves nor our overlords; instead, they are rapidly becoming our close companions, working in partnership with us -- whether in a factory, on a highway, or as a prosthetic device. Given these profound changes to human work and life, Jordan argues that robotics is too important to be left solely to roboticists.

  • Perspectives in space surveillance / edited by Ramaswamy Sridharan and Antonio F. Pensa
    TL 4030 P454 2017eb

    In the 1950s, the United States and the Soviet Union raced to develop space-based intelligence gathering capability. The Soviets succeeded first, with SPUTNIK I in 1957. The United States began to monitor the growing Soviet space presence by developing technology for the detection and tracking of man-made resident space objects (RSOs) in near-Earth orbit. In 1972, the Soviet Union launched a satellite into deep space orbit, and the U.S. government called on MIT Lincoln Laboratory to develop deep space surveillance technology. This book describes these developments, as well as the later application of deep space surveillance technology to near-Earth surveillance, covering work at Lincoln Laboratory on space surveillance from 1970 to 2000.

    The contributors, all key participants in developing these technologies, discuss topics that include narrow beam, narrow bandwidth radar for deep surveillance; wide bandwidth radar for RSO monitoring; ground-based electro-optical deep space surveillance and its adaptation for space-based surveillance; radar as the means of real-time search and discovery techniques; methods of analyses of signature data from narrow bandwidth radars; and the collision hazard for satellites in geosynchronous orbit, stemming initially from the failure of TELSTAR 401. They also describe some unintended byproducts of this pioneering work, including the use of optical space surveillance techniques for near-Earth asteroid detection.

    Contributors Rick Abbott, Robert Bergemann, E.M. Gaposchkin, Israel Kupiec, Richard Lambour, Antonio F. Pensa, Eugene Rork, Jayant Sharma, Craig Solodyna, Ramaswamy Sridharan, J. Scott Stuart, George Zollinger

  • Energy and civilization : a history / Vaclav Smil
    TJ 163.5 S623 2017eb

    "I wait for new Smil books the way some people wait for the next 'Star Wars' movie. In his latest book, Energy and Civilization: A History , he goes deep and broad to explain how innovations in humans' ability to turn energy into heat, light, and motion have been a driving force behind our cultural and economic progress over the past 10,000 years. -- Bill Gates, Gates Notes , Best Books of the Year

    Energy is the only universal currency; it is necessary for getting anything done. The conversion of energy on Earth ranges from terra-forming forces of plate tectonics to cumulative erosive effects of raindrops. Life on Earth depends on the photosynthetic conversion of solar energy into plant biomass. Humans have come to rely on many more energy flows -- ranging from fossil fuels to photovoltaic generation of electricity -- for their civilized existence. In this monumental history, Vaclav Smil provides a comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel--driven civilization. Humans are the only species that can systematically harness energies outside their bodies, using the power of their intellect and an enormous variety of artifacts -- from the simplest tools to internal combustion engines and nuclear reactors. The epochal transition to fossil fuels affected everything: agriculture, industry, transportation, weapons, communication, economics, urbanization, quality of life, politics, and the environment. Smil describes humanity's energy eras in panoramic and interdisciplinary fashion, offering readers a magisterial overview. This book is an extensively updated and expanded version of Smil's Energy in World History (1994). Smil has incorporated an enormous amount of new material, reflecting the dramatic developments in energy studies over the last two decades and his own research over that time.

  • Overcrowded : designing meaningful products in a world awash with ideas / Roberto Verganti
    TS 170 V47 2016eb

    The standard text on innovation advises would-be innovators to conduct creative brainstorming sessions and seek input from outsiders -- users or communities. This kind of innovating can be effective at improving products but not at capturing bigger opportunities in the marketplace. In this book Roberto Verganti offers a new approach -- one that does not set out to solve existing problems but to find breakthrough meaningful experiences. There is no brainstorming -- which produces too many ideas, unfiltered -- but a vision, subject to criticism. It does not come from outsiders but from one person's unique interpretation.

    The alternate path to innovation mapped by Verganti aims to discover not how things work but why we need things. It gives customers something more meaningful -- something they can love. Verganti describes the work of companies, including Nest Labs, Apple, Yankee Candle, and Philips Healthcare, that have created successful businesses by doing just this. Nest Labs, for example, didn't create a more advanced programmable thermostat, because people don't love to program their home appliances. Nest's thermostat learns the habits of the household and bases its temperature settings accordingly.

    Verganti discusses principles and practices, methods and implementation. The process begins with a vision and proceeds through developmental criticism, first from a sparring partner and then from a circle of radical thinkers, then from external experts and interpreters, and only then from users.

    Innovation driven by meaning is the way to create value in our current world, where ideas are abundant but novel visions are rare. If something is meaningful for both the people who create it and the people who consume it, business value follows.

  • Sustainable local energy planning and decision making : emerging research and opportunities / Vangelis Marinakis
    TJ 163.3 M366 2017
    It is imperative to promote and maintain sustainability in all areas of the world. By developing effective energy usage frameworks, regional communities can better achieve this goal.

    Sustainable Local Energy Planning and Decision Making: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an authoritative reference source featuring the latest scholarly research on an operational framework for decision support for local and regional authorities to aid in sustainable energy planning. Including extensive coverage on a broad range of topics and perspectives such as emission trends, energy balance, and climate change, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the development of regional sustainable energy plans.

  • Hydrostatic testing, corrosion, and microbiologically influenced corrosion : a field manual for control and prevention / Reza Javaherdashti, Farzaneh Akvan
    TS 283 J38 2017

    Hydrostatic Testing, Corrosion, and Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion: A Field Manual for Control and Prevention teaches industry professionals, managers, and researchers how to combat corrosion failure associated with hydrotesting. It discusses how a test liquid must be selected, how corrosion by bacteria should be controlled, and how to eliminate the risk of leakage. Rather than teaching how hydrotests should be conducted, it helps the reader evaluate the quality of a hydrotest that#65533;s already been conducted in terms of oxygen scavenger use, biocide testing, inhibitor addition, and water quality and explains the tasks that top and middle management must ensure are taken with respect to corrosion assessment of hydrotesting. The manual also discusses microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) as the main corrosion mechanism related to post-hydrotesting and offers essential knowledge on combating this corrosion process. In addition to being a manual for top and middle management on how to deal with corrosion, this book also:

  • Model-based design for effective control system development / Wei Wu
    TJ 213 W876 2017
    Control systems are an integral aspect of modern society and exist across numerous domains and applications. As technology advances more and more, the complexity of such systems continues to increase exponentially.

    Model-Based Design for Effective Control System Development is a critical source of scholarly information on model-centric approaches and implementations for control and other similar dynamic systems. Highlighting innovative topics such as configuration management, controllability analysis, and modeling requirements, this book is ideally designed for engineers, researchers, academics, project managers, and professionals interested in the design of embedded control systems.

  • Large-scale fuzzy interconnected control systems design and analysis / Zhixiong Zhong, Xiamen University of Technology, China, Chih-Min Lin, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
    TJ 213 Z525 2017
    Large-scale interconnected systems have become more prominent in society due to a higher demand for sustainable development. As such, it is imperative to create effective methods and techniques to control such systems.

    Large-Scale Fuzzy Interconnected Control Systems Design and Analysis is an innovative source of academic research that discusses the latest approaches to control large-scale systems, and the challenges that occur when implementing them. Highlighting a critical range of topics such as system stability, system stabilization, and fuzzy rules, this book is an ideal publication for engineers, researchers, academics, graduate students, and practitioners interested in the design of large-scale interconnected systems.

  • Indoor navigation strategies for aerial autonomous systems / Pedro Castillo García, Sorbonne Universités, Université de technologie de Compiègne, CNRS, UMR 7253 Heudiasyc, Compiègne, France, Laura Elena Munoz Hernandez, Rennes, France, Pedro García Gil, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, ISA, Valenica, Spain
    TL 589.4 C38 2017

    Indoor Navigation Strategies for Aerial Autonomous Systems presents the necessary and sufficient theoretical basis for those interested in working in unmanned aerial vehicles, providing three different approaches to mathematically represent the dynamics of an aerial vehicle.

    The book contains detailed information on fusion inertial measurements for orientation stabilization and its validation in flight tests, also proposing substantial theoretical and practical validation for improving the dropped or noised signals. In addition, the book contains different strategies to control and navigate aerial systems.

    The comprehensive information will be of interest to both researchers and practitioners working in automatic control, mechatronics, robotics, and UAVs, helping them improve research and motivating them to build a test-bed for future projects.

    Provides substantial information on nonlinear control approaches and their validation in flight tests Details in observer-delay schemes that can be applied in real-time Teaches how an IMU is built and how they can improve the performance of their system when applying observers or predictors Improves prototypes with tactics for proposed nonlinear schemes

  • Adaptive control for robotic manipulators / editors Dan Zhang, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada, Bin Wei, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON, Canada
    TJ 211.35 A23 2017

    The robotic mechanism and its controller make a complete system. As the robotic mechanism is reconfigured, the control system has to be adapted accordingly. The need for the reconfiguration usually arises from the changing functional requirements. This book will focus on the adaptive control of robotic manipulators to address the changed conditions. The aim of the book is to summarise and introduce the state-of-the-art technologies in the field of adaptive control of robotic manipulators in order to improve the methodologies on the adaptive control of robotic manipulators. Advances made in the past decades are described in the book, including adaptive control theories and design, and application of adaptive control to robotic manipulators.

  • Reliability centered maintenance - reengineered (RCM-R) : practical optimization of the RCM process with RCM - R / by Jesús R. Sifonte, James V. Reyes-Picknell
    TS 192 S56 2017

    Reliability Centered Maintenance - Reengineered: Practical Optimization of the RCM Process with RCM-R#65533; provides an optimized approach to a well-established and highly successful method used for determining failure management policies for physical assets. It makes the original method that was developed to enhance flight safety far more useful in a broad range of industries where asset criticality ranges from high to low. RCM-R#65533; is focused on the science of failures and what must be done to enable long-term sustainably reliable operations. If used correctly, RCM-R#65533; is the first step in delivering fewer breakdowns, more productive capacity, lower costs, safer operations and improved environmental performance. Maintenance has a huge impact on most businesses whether its presence is felt or not. RCM-R#65533; ensures that the right work is done to guarantee there are as few nasty surprises as possible that can harm the business in any way.

    RCM-R#65533; was developed to leverage on RCM's original success at delivering that effectiveness while addressing the concerns of the industrial market. RCM-R#65533; addresses the RCM method and shortfalls in its application -- It modifies the method to consider asset and even failure mode criticality so that rigor is applied only where it is truly needed. It removes (within reason) the sources of concern about RCM being overly rigorous and too labor intensive without compromising on its ability to deliver a tailored failure management program for physical assets sensitive to their operational context and application. RCM-R#65533; also provides its practitioners with standard based guidance for determining meaningful failure modes and causes facilitating their analysis for optimum outcome.

    Includes extensive review of the well proven RCM method and what is needed to make it successful in the industrial environment Links important elements of the RCM method with relevant International Standards for risk management and failure management Enhances RCM with increased emphasis on statistical analysis, bringing it squarely into the realm of Evidence Based Asset Management Includes extensive, experience based advice on implementing and sustaining RCM based failure management programs

  • Advanced flight dynamics with elements of flight control / Nandan K. Sinha and N. Ananthkrishnan
    TL 570 S529 2017

    Advanced Flight Dynamics aim to integrate the subjects of aircraft performance, trim and stability/control in a seamless manner. Advanced Flight Dynamics highlights three key and unique viewpoints. Firstly, it follows the revised and corrected aerodynamic modeling presented previously in recent textbook on Elementary Flight Dynamics. Secondly, it uses bifurcation and continuation theory, especially the Extended Bifurcation Analysis (EBA) procedure devised by the authors, to blend the subjects of aircraft performance, trim and stability, and flight control into a unified whole. Thirdly, rather than select one control design tool or another, it uses the generalized Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion (NDI) methodology to illustrate the fundamental principles of flight control.

    Advanced Flight Dynamics covers all the standard airplane maneuvers, various types of instabilities normally encountered in flight dynamics and illustrates them with real-life airplane data and examples, thus bridging the gap between the teaching of flight dynamics/ control theory in the university and its practice in airplane design bureaus.

    The expected reader group for this book would ideally be senior undergraduate and graduate students, practicing aerospace/flight simulation engineers/scientists from industry as well as researchers in various organizations.

    Key Features:

    Focus on unified nonlinear approach, with nonlinear analysis tools. Provides an up-to-date, corrected, and unified presentation of aircraft trim, stability and control analysis including nonlinear phenomena and closed-loop stability analysis. Contains a computational tool and real-life example carried through the chapters. Includes complementary nonlinear dynamic inversion control approach, with relevant aircraft examples. Fills the gap in the market for a text including non-linear flight dynamics and continuation methods.

  • 3D printing and its impact on the production of fully functional components : emerging research and opportunities / Petar Kocovic
    TS 171.95 K644 2017
    Manufacturing processes have undergone significant developments in recent years. With the application of new technology, the productivity of companies has increased tremendously.

    3D Printing and Its Impact on the Production of Fully Functional Components: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an innovative source of scholarly research on the advancements of 3D printing technology in modern manufacturing processes. Highlighting critical perspectives on topics such as industrial applications, 3D modeling, and bioprinting, this publication is ideally designed for professionals, academics, engineers, students, and practitioners interested in the latest trends in additive manufacturing.

  • Operations management / William J. Stevenson, Rochester Institute of Technology, Mehran Hojati, University of Saskatchewan, James Cao, University of Saskatchewan
    TS 155 S785 2015

  • Hello, robot : design between human and machine / editors: Mateo Kries, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Amelie Klein
    TJ 211 H38 2017
    Hello, Robot. Design Between Human and Machine investigates how robotics is becoming part of our everyday lives. The exhibitions shows that design in its traditional function as a mediator is indispensable if robots are to become a visible reality and not just remain hidden in washing machines, cars and cash machines. The volume clarifies where we already encounter these intelligent machines and where we may come across them in the near future: in industry, in the military and in everyday settings; at nurseries and retirement homes; in our bodies and in the cloud; when shopping and having sex; in video games and, of course, in film and literature. In a series of in-depth essays and interviews, experts such as the science fiction author Bruce Sterling and the design duo Dunne & Raby explore the question of how we deal with our environment becoming increasingly digital, smarter and more autonomous. They highlight our often ambivalent relationship to new technologies and discuss the opportunities and challenges that are posed to us as individuals and as a society in this context. In this regard, Hello, Robot. broadens the scope of the discussion to the ethical and political questions with which we are faced today in the light of technological advances in robotics, whilst confronting us with the contradictions that are often found in the answers to these questions.

  • Technical guidelines for energy conservation : final report for period December 1975 to March 1977
    TJ 163.5 B84C439+ 1977a
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