A humanoid robot is a robot with the overall appearance based on the human body
(Hirai et al., 1998, Hirukawa et al, 2004). Humanoid robot was created to mimic some
physically and mentally the same task that people experience every day. They are suitable to co-exist
with people in an integrated environment for people because of their Anthropomorphism, people
friendly design and application of the motor (Kaneko et al, 2002).
An overview of the NEWSKY project (“NEtWorking the SKY”) is given. This project is co-funded by the European Commission within the 6th Framework Programme and has started in February 2007. The main goal of the NEWSKY project is to show that the integration of different communications systems and different applications into a global, heterogeneous network for aeronautical communications is feasible and how this integration can be achieved.
The Deep Space Communications and Navigation Systems Center of
Excellence (DESCANSO) was established in 1998 by the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration (NASA) at the California Institute of Technology’s
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). DESCANSO is chartered to harness and
promote excellence and innovation to meet the communications and navigation
needs of future deep-space exploration.
Sintering refers to the science and technology of production objects from fines or
powders. Being a very complex phenomenon, sintering covers a broad subject field
and combines chemistry, physics and mechanics. Sintering deals with various material
systems such as metals, non-metals, ceramics, polymers, and their combinations.
Processes of sintering may occur in a wide temperature range - in a solid state as well
as with participation of a liquid phase.
Advances in the capabilities of technologies applicable to
distributed networking, telecommunications, multi-user
computer applications, and interactive virtual reality are
creating opportunities for users in the same or separate locations
to engage in interdependent, cooperative activities
using a common computer-based environment.
Thermoplastics can be used for various applications, which range from household articles to the aeronautic sector. This book, "Thermoplastic Elastomers", is comprised of nineteen chapters, written by specialized scientists dealing with physical and/or chemical modifications of thermoplastics and thermoplastic starch. Such studies will provide a great benefit to specialists in food, electric, telecommunication devices, and plastic industries. Each chapter provides a comprehensive introduction to a specific topic, with a survey of developments to date....
The proliferation of low-power and ultralow-power electronics has enabled a rapid
growth of autonomous devices that ranges from consumer electronics and nomad
devices to autonomous sensors and sensor networks used in industrial and military
environments. Hence, a wide range of application domains has been impacted by such
technologies (aeronautic, civil engineering,biomedical engineering, home automation,
This book contains twelve chapters detailing significant advances and applications in fluid dynamics modeling with focus on biomedical, bioengineering, chemical, civil and environmental engineering, aeronautics, astronautics, and automotive. We hope this book can be a useful resource to scientists and engineers who are interested in fundamentals and applications of fluid dynamics.
All of this very detailed information, upbeat as well as terrible, is conveyed by Bob Seamans in his fac-
tual presentation of the sequence of major activities involved and is amplified by his personal and profes-
sional anecdotes. This is truly a unique and important record of the Apollo program’s achievements and the
United States’ demonstrated capability and technological preeminence. I hope this capability will be
advanced broadly as we move forward with innovative and beneficial aeronautics, space exploration, space
science, and applications activities.