Springer Handbook of Automation - Springer HandbooksShimon Y. Nof (editor)
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This handbook incorporates new developments in automation. It also presents a widespread and well-structured conglomeration of new emerging application areas, such as medical systems and health, transportation, security and maintenance, service, construction and retail as well as production or logistics. The handbook is not only an ideal resource for automation experts but also for people new to this expanding field.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 1812
Weight: 3311 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 71 mm
Edition: 2009 ed.
"This is an important and ambitious project, and will be of interest to those involved with the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. I think Shimon Nof is the perfect person for this job".
- Ken Goldberg Vice President Technical Activities IEEE Robotics and Automation Society,
Chair of Advisory Board IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering"This handbook ... contains a DVD with the complete PDF version of the book, providing the reader with a friendly and intuitive interactive access. ... this is an outstanding handbook, covering automation from all kinds of perspectives, applied scenarios, and new trends, which will be, without doubt, very useful for our community. Congratulations to Nof and coworkers for a very good job."
(Pedro J. Sanz, IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, March, 2010)
"First impression readers would have about the Springer Handbook of Automation is its comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the subject of automation. ... provides a more detailed, useful discussion of control theory and fuzzy logic for advanced students and professionals. ... interest to general engineering readers (or even general readers) who would like an introduction to the subject as well as a discussion of its history, e.g., the status of automation during the Greek and Arab eras. Summing Up: Recommended. General readers and professionals." (S. D. El Wakil, Choice, Vol. 47 (7), March, 2010)
"This handbook includes a DVD of the full text, which is searchable. It is a huge volume, containing nearly 100 chapters and numerous figures. ... includes numerous current references and uniform resource locators (URLs) for Web sites. This handbook will be very useful to those who are interested in automation. It emphasizes key concepts and practical applications, and it is up to date, thorough, professional, and compact. It will be helpful as an authoritative reference for understanding the latest developments and applications of automation." (S. V. Nagaraj, ACM Computing Reviews, August, 2010)
"This handbook is intended as a resource for engineers, technicians, and scientists interested in the continuously expanding field of automation. Divided into 96 chapters by contributing authors, the handbook aims to cover all aspects of automation." (IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Vol. 30, June, 2010)
"Springer Handbook of Automation is an excellent up-to-date resource of working knowledge with long-term evidence in the field. This handbook succeeds well in its intent to present the latest trends, theory, and new emerging applications of automation. The Springer Handbook of Automation should serve as an outstanding reference book for all automation professionals and also for general readers interested in this emerging subject." (Lubomir Bakule, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1218, 2011)
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