Healthcare robots: ethics, design and implementation - Wynsberghe, A. van
This study deals with an underexplored area of the emerging technologies debate: robotics in the healthcare setting. The author explores the role of care and develops a value-sensitive ethical framework for the eventual employment of care robots. Highlighting the range of positive and negative aspects associated with the initiative to design and use care robots, it draws out essential content as a guide to future design both reinforcing this study’s contemporary relevance, and giving weight to its prescriptions. The book speaks to, and is meant to be read by, a range of disciplines from science and engineering to philosophers and...
Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation IX
Representing turbulence by a small number of quantities, such as intensity and length scale, for example, is appropriate and efficient in many engineering situations. Resolving most of or even all turbulent motion by means of Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) or Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS), respectively, provides much more information but is computationally very demanding. Recent years have witnessed an ever-increasing availability of computer power so that the approach can now be applied by many researchers. Indeed, a minimum number of operations, determined by the grid size and the required time steps, needs to be executed to obtain sound separation of length...
Software Technologies - 8th International Joint Conference, ICSOFT 2013 : revised selected papers
The present book includes extended and revised versions of a set of selected papers from the 8th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies (ICSOFT 2013), which was co-organized by the Reykjavik University (RU) and sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC).
The purpose of ICSOFT – since 2013 designated as the International Joint Conference on Software Technologies – is to bring together researchers, engineers, and practitioners working in areas that are related to software engineering and applications. ICSOFT is composed of two co-located conferences, namely ICSOFT-PT, which specializes in new software paradigm trends, and...