To design a team of robots which is able to perform given tasks is a great concern of many members of robotics community. There are many problems left to be solved in order to have the fully functional robot team. Robotics community is trying hard to solve such problems (navigation, task allocation, communication, adaptation, control, ...).
Dr. Sharon Rounds, the editor for this series who invited us to write a book on rare
lung diseases, developed the idea after attending the 2004 Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
(LAM) Foundation annual research meeting. She was a keynote speaker at that event
(during her tenure as the president of the American Thoracic Society) and was witness
to the power of patient advocacy and the mission-based scientific effort that had
brought this rare disease of women from obscurity to clinical trials with targeted molecular
therapies in under a decade.
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The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Editorial Board James Aronson, EDITOR Karen D. Holl, ASSOCIATE EDITOR Donald A. Falk, Richard J. Hobbs, Margaret A. Palmer
A complete list of titles in this series can be found in the back of this book. The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote ecological restoration as a means of sustaining the diversity of life on Earth and reestablishing an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture.
Countries around the world are adopting the practice of using waste products and other
alternatives to replace fossil fuels in cement manufacturing. Industrialized countries have
over 20 years of successful experience (GTZ and Holcim 2006). The Netherlands and
Switzerland, with respective national substitution rates of 83% and 48%, are world
leaders in this practice (Cement Sustainability Initiative 2005). In the US, it is common
for cement plants to derive 20-70% of their energy needs from alternative fuels (Portland
Cement Association 2006).