From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen: Urban Informatics, Social Media, Ubiquitous Computing, and Mobile Technology to Support Citizen Engagement (MIT Press)

From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen: Urban Informatics, Social Media, Ubiquitous Computing, and Mobile Technology to Support Citizen Engagement (MIT Press)

From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen: Urban Informatics, Social Media, Ubiquitous Computing, and Mobile Technology to Support Citizen Engagement (MIT Press)

Web 2.0 tools, including blogs, wikis, and photo sharing and social networking sites, have made possible a more participatory Internet experience. Much of this technology is available for mobile phones, where it can be integrated with such device-specific features as sensors and GPS. From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen examines how this increasingly open, collaborative, and personalizable technology is shaping not just our social interactions but new kinds of civic engagement with cities, communities, and spaces. It offers analyses and studies from around the world that explore how the power of social technologies can be harnessed for social engagement in urban areas. Chapters by leading researchers in the emerging field of urban informatics outline the theoretical context of their inquiries, describing a new view of the city as a hybrid that merges digital and physical worlds; examine technology-aided engagement involving issues of food, the environment, and sustainability; explore the creative use of location-based mobile technology in cities from Melbourne, Australia, to Dhaka, Bangladesh; study technological innovations for improving civic engagement; and discuss design research approaches for understanding the development of sentient real-time cities, including interaction portals and robots.

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Mobile Architecture to Lead the Industry: Understand the Growing Mobile Technology Architecture

Mobile Architecture to Lead the Industry: Understand the Growing Mobile Technology Architecture

Mobile Architecture to Lead the Industry: Understand the Growing Mobile Technology Architecture

Mobile architecture for today’s web services and mobile technology. This book explains the method and process to creating the best architecture for mobile devices and web services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

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Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents series)

Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents series)

Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents series)

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Mobile robots range from the Mars Pathfinder mission’s teleoperated Sojourner to the cleaning robots in the Paris Metro. This text offers students and other interested readers an introduction to the fundamentals of mobile robotics, spanning the mechanical, motor, sensory, perceptual, and cognitive layers the field comprises. The text focuses on mobility itself, offering an overview of the mechanisms that allow a mobile robot to move through a real world environment to perform its tasks, including locomotion, sensing, localization, and motion planning. It synthesizes material from such fields as kinematics, control theory, signal analysis, computer vision, information theory, artificial intelligence, and probability theory. The book presents the techniques and technology that enable mobility in a series of interacting modules. Each chapter treats a different aspect of mobility, as the book moves from low-level to high-level details. It covers all aspects of mobile robotics, including software and hardware design considerations, related technologies, and algorithmic techniques.

This second edition has been revised and updated throughout, with 130 pages of new material on such topics as locomotion, perception, localization, and planning and navigation. Problem sets have been added at the end of each chapter. Bringing together all aspects of mobile robotics into one volume, Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots can serve as a textbook or a working tool for beginning practitioners.

Curriculum developed by Dr. Robert King, Colorado School of Mines, and Dr. James Conrad, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, to accompany the National Instruments LabVIEW Robotics Starter Kit, are available. Included are 13 (6 by Dr. King and 7 by Dr. Conrad) laboratory exercises for using the LabVIEW Robotics Starter Kit to teach mobile robotics concepts.

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Internet of Things (IoT) in 5G Mobile Technologies (Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technologies)

Internet of Things (IoT) in 5G Mobile Technologies (Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technologies)

Internet of Things (IoT) in 5G Mobile Technologies (Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technologies)

This book reports on the latest advances in the modeling, analysis and efficient management of information in Internet of Things (IoT) applications in the context of 5G access technologies. It presents cutting-edge applications made possible by the implementation of femtocell networks and millimeter wave communications solutions, examining them from the perspective of the universally and constantly connected IoT. Moreover, it describes novel architectural approaches to the IoT and presents the new framework possibilities offered by 5G mobile networks, including middleware requirements, node-centrality and the location of extensive functionalities at the edge. By providing researchers and professionals with a timely snapshot of emerging mobile communication systems, and highlighting the main pitfalls and potential solutions, the book fills an important gap in the literature and will foster the further developments of 5G hosting IoT devices.

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How to Create Lifetime Customers: Leverage the Marketing Power of the Internet & Mobile Technology to Quickly Get New Customers, Have Them Spend More Money, & Keep Them Buying Forever

How to Create Lifetime Customers: Leverage the Marketing Power of the Internet & Mobile Technology to Quickly Get New Customers, Have Them Spend More Money, & Keep Them Buying Forever

How to Create Lifetime Customers: Leverage the Marketing Power of the Internet & Mobile Technology to Quickly Get New Customers, Have Them Spend More Money, & Keep Them Buying Forever

Imagine doing a .8 Million product launch in as little as seven days. Imagine easily getting a new affluent customer and having them gladly pay you month after month. Imagine your current and past customers frequently sending you their friends and family members to become your new clients. If getting and keeping new customers are the biggest problems in your business, solving that problem has never been easier. Whether your dream is profiting from the boom in mobile and internet sales, selling high priced products, creating predictable monthly revenue, or learning the secrets to keep customers buying from you for decades, this book is your blueprint. Order a copy now and watch your business quickly go through a period of rapid, transformational growth. Everything you desire can be yours, you simply have to take this first step. Grab your copy today!

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