Introductory literature about biological motivated robots

Artificial Intelligence

The book covers the basics of artificial intelligence in detail. The author links the theoretical basics of intelligent problem-solving with data structures and alorithms, which are necessary for the implementation.

Luger, G.F. (2005). Artificial Intelligence - Structures and Strategies for Complex Problem Solving. Addison Wesley, Harlow, England.

Behaviour-based Robotics

This book offers a very good introduction to behaviour-based control.

Arkin, R.C. (1998). Behaviour-based Robotics - Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents. MIT Press.

Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement

The book offers a very good introduction to the basics of the biomechanics of human movement. It examines the human movement considering anatomy, physics and physiology.

Hamill, J. and Knutzen, K.M. (2007). Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement. Lippincott Williams&Wilki

Biologically inspired robots - snake-like locomotors and manipulators

After a short introduction to the description of snake-like movement, the author explains, how these can be used in robotics and how snake-like robots can be designed.

Hirose, S. (1993). Biologically inspired Robots - Snake-Like Locomoters and Manipulators. Oxford Sciens Publications.


Several well-known scientists present some of their developments in the area of biological motivated robots, in this book.

Webb, B. and Consi, T. R. (2001). Biorobotics. MIT Press.

Biped Locomotion

This book informs about two-legged walking-machines and their analytical description, dynamics and stability.

Vukobratovic, M., Borovac, B., Surla, D., and Stokic, D. (1990). Biped Locomotion. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Berlin, New York.

Evolutionäre Algorithmen

Evolutionary algorithms form a type of very universal tools for solving of optimization-problems.

The topics are genetical algorithms, evolution-strategies ans genetical programming.

Gerdes, I., Klawonn, F. and Kruse, R. (2004). Evolutionäre Algorithmen. Vieweg, Wiesbaden, Deutschland.

Humanoide Roboter

Today, there exist several robots with the ability to run and impress us with their tricks. This book aims on answering the question, how to realise these movements.

Kajita S. (Hrsg.) (2005). Humanoide Roboter - Theorie und Technik des Künstlichen Menschen. Aka, Berlin, Deutschland.

Neuronale Netze für technische Anwendungen

This book describes the use-cases of neuronal nets in technical applications. Besides a short introduction to the basics of neuronal nets, it offers a summary of applications in various areas, where better results where accomplished using neuronal nets.

Berns, K. und Kolb, T. (1994). Neuronale Netze für technische Anwendungen. Springer, Heidelberg, Deutschland.


The book introduces to the area of neuronal nets und additionally points towards the understanding of fuzzy-systems.

Borgelt, C., Klawonn, F., Kruse, R. and Nauck, D. (2003) Neuro-Fuzzy-Systeme. Vieweg, Wiesbaden, Deutschland.

Who Needs Emotions

The book offers a summary of use and realisation of emotions in robots. The psychological background as well as the realisation of emotion-based control are discussed and presented.

Fellous, J.M. and Arbib, M.A. (2005). Who Needs Emotions? - The Brain Meets the Robot, Oxford University Press, New York, USA.