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Robotic Process Automation – A Systematic Literature Review and Assessment Framework [article]

Judith Wewerka, Manfred Reichert
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the automation of rule-based routine processes to increase efficiency and to reduce costs.  ...  Due to the utmost importance of process automation in industry, RPA attracts increasing attention in the scientific field as well.  ...  (Syed et al. 2020) identifies contemporary RPA-related themes and challenges for future research by presenting an SLR.  ... 
arXiv:2012.11951v1 fatcat:zk75knym6bcvxphpjbv3i3wm3y

Non-stationary dependent Gaussian processes for data fusion in large-scale terrain modeling

Shrihari Vasudevan, Fabio Ramos, Eric Nettleton, Hugh Durrant-Whyte
2011 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation  
and provide a preliminary demonstration of the superior modeling capability of Gaussian processes based on this kernel.  ...  This paper demonstrates the use of dependent Gaussian processes for data fusion in the context of large scale terrain modeling.  ...  INTRODUCTION Most field robotics applications such as mining and agriculture automation require robots to function in large and complex terrain.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icra.2011.5979593 dblp:conf/icra/VasudevanRND11 fatcat:ibqxl5wh7veb5kxh7fterhw3ei

Notes From the Editor

Qurban Ali Memon
2016 International Robotics & Automation Journal  
The short paper category presents a contemporary and provocative opinion on an issue or synthesis of issues pertinent to automation and robotics.  ...  ., on all aspects of research in robotics and automation field, with emphasis on matters of global interest.  ...  the publisher in the area of automation and robotics.  ... 
doi:10.15406/iratj.2016.01.00001 fatcat:ahh4tonnm5cdjpy66p3fpatnza

Food for thought: Robots, jobs and skills in food and drink processing in Norway and the UK

Caroline Lloyd, Jonathan Payne
2021 New technology, work and employment  
Through a multilevel approach, it compares the use of industrial robots in the food and drink processing sector in Norway and the UK.  ...  K E Y W O R D S digitalisation, food and drink processing, jobs, Norway, robots, skills, UK | 17 ORCID Caroline Lloyd https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2624-8031 ENDNOTES 1.  ...  Managers were questioned about drivers of robotic automation, the implementation process, and the impact on the business, jobs and skills.  ... 
doi:10.1111/ntwe.12194 fatcat:qlngxjlqx5bl3ckdlbydctcxq4

Construction Automation and Robotics [chapter]

Thomas Bock
2008 Robotics and Automation in Construction  
Development of integrated construction automation and robotics building processes The building processes and systems to be automated and furnished with robotic controls h a v e t o b e r e d e v e l o  ...  Automated and robotized construction process lead to a continuous working time through the year.  ...  Section I is dedicated to describe and analyse the main research challenges of Robotics and Automation in Construction (RAC).  ... 
doi:10.5772/5861 fatcat:tmqm3dzgyreivpx63lmv672dc4

HUMAN-AUTOMATION INTERACTION [chapter]

2016 Modeling Human-System Interaction  
Challenges in Various Application Sectors Sectors of the economy where robot automation has been prevalent will see a contin- uing trend toward more, smaller, and more capable robots  ...  Thus contemporary definitions of automation refer to the gamut of processes, from the sensing of the environment to actions taken on that environment (Moray, Inagaki, & Itoh, 2000; Parasuraman  ... 
doi:10.1002/9781119275275.ch9 fatcat:ho6tnrbdzvecfoarjuor27no7u

Data fusion with Gaussian processes

Shrihari Vasudevan
2012 Robotics and Autonomous Systems  
Experimental studies from the context of large scale terrain modeling in a mining automation scenario are presented. Three techniques in increasing order of model complexity are discussed.  ...  The second approach treats data from different sources as different noisy samples of a common underlying terrain and fusion is performed using heteroscedastic Gaussian processes.  ...  This work has been funded by the Rio Tinto Centre for Mine Automation.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.robot.2012.08.006 fatcat:so63gtuvavcrvhqzlerm4d5x7i

Integrating mechatronics into a mechanical engineering curriculum

D.G. Alciatore, M.B. Histand
2001 IEEE robotics & automation magazine  
The result can be a curriculum with contemporary emphasis, enhanced content, and improved sequencing and coupling of traditional topics including modeling and analysis, computing, electrical circuits and  ...  This paper presents a stepwise method to restructure a traditional mechanical engineering curriculum with a mechatronics theme.  ...  With this prerequisite, students will be better prepared to focus on the formal design process, planning and scheduling, optimization, computer aided design and other elements necessary to facilitate their  ... 
doi:10.1109/100.932755 fatcat:ryopzclub5em3auna65cec7q7u

Automating Data Science: Prospects and Challenges [article]

Tijl De Bie, Luc De Raedt, José Hernández-Orallo, Holger H. Hoos, Padhraic Smyth, Christopher K. I. Williams
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Given the complexity of typical data science projects and the associated demand for human expertise, automation has the potential to transform the data science process.  ...  the modeling stages, where techniques such as automated machine learning (AutoML) are gaining traction. * Other aspects are harder to automate, not only because of technological challenges, but because  ...  More recent and operational models of scientific discovery include robot scientists [24] , which are robotic systems that design and carry out experiments in order to find models or theories, e.g., in  ... 
arXiv:2105.05699v1 fatcat:zmfdufmnzrc47hanwx5t33efwu

INVITATION: An Elderly Friendly ICT-enabled Interactive Installation to Promote Social Participations

Lee Chun-Ting
2015 International Journal of Automation and Smart Technology  
Many countries are facing significant challenges posed by aging populations, and many of these elderly people are increasingly socially isolated, raising the need to develop senior-friendly services and  ...  The contents are composed of modernized visualization elements of traditional Chinese painting designed to engage elderly Chinese people and promote interaction and participation.  ...  This continued increase in life expectancy raises challenges in maximizing the health and well-being of older people, as well as their social participation and security [3] .  ... 
doi:10.5875/ausmt.v5i4.940 fatcat:vaal43pydzhk7h234ila52ob7q

Charles Babbage and the Emergence of Automated Reason [chapter]

Seth Bullock
2008 The Mechanical Mind in History  
In demonstrating how computing machinery could take part in (and thereby partially automate) academic debate, he challenged the limits of what could be achieved with mere automata, and stimulated the next  ...  Recently, however, historians have started to describe the wider historical context within which Babbage was operating, revealing how he, his contemporaries, and their students were influential in altering  ...  Maas, and, less recently, W. Cannon. Bullock (2000) and Di Paolo, Noble, and Bullock (2000) for more discussion of Babbage's simulation model and simulation models in general. Note See  ... 
doi:10.7551/mitpress/9780262083775.003.0002 fatcat:gxfqirpiyvbsdnoydexzenlbn4

Communicating Intent of Automated Vehicles to Pedestrians

Azra Habibovic, Victor Malmsten Lundgren, Jonas Andersson, Maria Klingegård, Tobias Lagström, Anna Sirkka, Johan Fagerlönn, Claes Edgren, Rikard Fredriksson, Stas Krupenia, Dennis Saluäär, Pontus Larsson
2018 Frontiers in Psychology  
an external vehicle interface called automated vehicle interaction principle (AVIP) that communicates vehicles' mode and intent to pedestrians.  ...  To study how the interaction between pedestrians and automated vehicles (AVs) might look like in the future, and how this might be affected if AVs were to communicate their intent to pedestrians, we designed  ...  The authors are grateful to the pedestrians who participated in the experiments and to Ella Rebalski, Derek Diener, and Sigma Dollins for proofreading the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01336 pmid:30131737 pmcid:PMC6090516 fatcat:4ec64lp4lrdtnkblzx25laxmsy

Adaptive music: Automated music composition and distribution [article]

David Daniel Albarracin Molina
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We present Melomics, an algorithmic composition method based on evolutionary search, with a genetic encoding of the solutions that are interpreted in a complex developmental process that leads to music  ...  It is clear to us that there is yet much research to be done in this field and that countless and new unimaginable uses will derive from it.  ...  They have been used both for imitating musical styles or specific composers and for automating the composition process.  ... 
arXiv:2008.04415v1 fatcat:d2xzibigafeflbcdbhawvn42ny

Automated Mobility Transitions: Governing Processes in the UK

2018 Sustainability  
Contemporary systems of mobility are undergoing a transition towards automation.  ...  currently unfolding governance processes in automated mobility.  ...  to robotics and automation.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su10040956 fatcat:aqsxtnep75bf3esbkdspbbraoq

Identifying Themes and Patterns on Management of Horticultural Innovations with an Automated Text Analysis

Daniela Spina, Gabriella Vindigni, Biagio Pecorino, Gioacchino Pappalardo, Mario D'Amico, Gaetano Chinnici
2021 Agronomy  
We used Leximancer text mining software to identify concepts, themes and pathways linked with horticulture innovations.  ...  The text mining analysis revealed that the themes strongly related to "innovation" are "water", "urban", "system", "countries" and "technology".  ...  In Figure 6 , we illustrate the process of the automated content analysis, divided into three stages: identification concepts, definition concepts and classification concepts.  ... 
doi:10.3390/agronomy11061103 fatcat:yeubwiduhfazpamnvzyxutxvci
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