Robotics

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Books and eBooks about Robotics
This pre-set search will allow you to browse the books and ebooks about robotics at Greenley Library.

Websites

RoboHub
Robohub is a non-profit online communication platform that brings together experts in robotics research, start-ups, business, and education from across the globe. Robohub’s mission is to connect the robotics community to the rest of the world. Content-area specialists curate all incoming articles to make sure that reporting is truthful, fair and balanced, and in-house editors ensure that all content meets the highest editorial standards for language and clarity.

ROBOTS
ROBOTS is a product of IEEE Spectrum, the flagship publication of the IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology. ROBOTS supports IEEE's mission to advance technology for humanity and the engineering profession, and to introduce careers in technology to students around the world.

Robotics in Manufacturing
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was founded in 1901 and is now part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST is one of the nation's oldest physical science laboratories.

Citing Sources

See below for basic guidelines and examples of APA citation style.
APA Style Quiz

Why Cite?

Why you need to cite sources:

  • Citing sources is the only way to use other people’s work without plagiarizing (i.e. if you are using any resource [journal article, book, website, report, interview, etc.], you NEED to give credit to the original source).
  • The readers of your work need citations to learn more about your ideas and where they came from.
  • Citing sources shows the amount of research you’ve done.
  • Citing sources strengthens your work by lending outside support to your ideas.

In-Text Citations

In-text citations give credit to sources in the body of your paper. Use in-text citations when paraphrasing, directly quoting, or using ideas from sources.

  • APA citation style uses the author-date method for in-text citations: Author(s)’ last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in the text.
  • Names may appear either in the sentence itself or in parentheses following the quotation or paraphrase, but the date should always appear in the parentheses, not in the text of your sentence.
  • Include page numbers if you are directly quoting the material. 

See APA How to Format Citations and Helpful Tips

Reference List

Citations in the Reference List must correspond to in-text citations; The word or phrase you use in your in-text citations must be the first thing that appears on the left-hand margin of the corresponding entry in the Reference List.

See APA Sample Title Page and Reference List

Formatting

    • Separate page labeled “References,” double-spaced, same margins as rest of paper.
    • Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent.

Author Names

    • Alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work.
    • Authors' names are inverted (last name, first initial).
    • List all authors of a particular work for up to and including seven authors. If the work has more than seven authors, list the first six authors and then use ellipses (...) after the sixth author's name. After the ellipses, list the last author's name of the work.

Capitalization and Punctuation

    • Capitalize only the first word of a title and subtitle and proper nouns (books, chapters, articles, web pages).
    • Italicize titles of longer works such as books and journals.
    • Do not italicize, underline, or put quotes around the titles of shorter works such as journal articles or essays in edited collections.

NoodleTools

Access NoodleTools

NoodleTools is a citation manager that can help you generate and format citations correctly.

  • Select the type of resource you are citing (article, book, website, etc.) and NoodleTools will prompt you to enter required information. A citation is then generated in your selected format.
  • NoodleTools requires an account, so every time you log in your citations will be saved for you.
  • When you are finished entering information, a reference list can be generated for you and exported to MS Word or Google Docs.

Citation Help

For more details and examples of APA citation style, visit the following websites:

Organizations

Center for Distributed Robotics
The major objectives of CDR’s research are to design, build and demonstrate distributed robotic systems composed of a large collection of medium sized, small, and miniature robots, connected by a wireless communication network, cooperating to accomplish their given mission.

Contextual Robotics Institute
The Contextual Robotics Institute at UC San Diego aims to advance the research required to develop useful robotic systems for the public good that "see, think and do." The Institute's mission is to advance contextual robotics through relevant grand challenge research, to educate and train students who are prepared to catalyze future developments in robotics; and to provide the talent and innovation to establish San Diego / Cali Baja as a leading robotics hub.

International Federation of Robotics
The International Federation of Robotics connects the world of robotics around the globe. IFR members come from the robotics industry, national or international industry associations and research & development institutes. IFR represents over 50 members from more than 20 countries. The IFR statistical department is the primary global resource for data on robotics. The IFR was established as a non-profit organization in 1987.

Georgia Tech’s Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM)
Georgia Tech’s Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM) serves as an umbrella under which robotics researchers, educators, and students from across campus can come together to advance the many high-powered and diverse robotics activities at Georgia Tech.

Maryland Robotics Institute
The Maryland Robotics Center is an interdisciplinary research center housed in the Institute for Systems Research within the A. James Clark School of Engineering. The mission of the center is to advance robotic systems, underlying component technologies, and applications of robotics through research and educational programs that are interdisciplinary in nature and based on a systems approach.

Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center (RASC)
RASC projects span the areas of service, humanoid, distributed, reconfigurable, space, and nano robotics and impact a broad spectrum of applications, including assistance, training and rehabilitation, education, environmental monitoring and cleanup, emergency response, homeland security, and entertainment. The Center provides a tight-knit foundation for collaboration and opportunities for education and outreach.

Robotics Institute
The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University was established in 1979 to conduct basic and applied research in robotics technologies relevant to industrial and societal tasks. Seeking to combine the practical and the theoretical, the Robotics Institute has diversified its efforts and approaches to robotics science while retaining its original goal of realizing the potential of the robotics field.


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