Climbing and Walking Robots

Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR 2005)

  • M. O. Tokhi
  • G. S. Virk
  • M. A. Hossain

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Plenary Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. G. Visentin
      Pages 27-37
  3. Bio-Engineering and Biological Inspired Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. P. Sauer, K. Kozlowski, W. Waliszewski, P. Jeziorek
      Pages 41-48
    3. B. Hennion, J. Pill, J -C. Guinot
      Pages 49-56
    4. W. A. Lewinger, M. S. Branicky, R. D. Quinn
      Pages 65-72
    5. L. Wang, Y. Zhao, M. O. Tokhi, S. C. Gharooni
      Pages 73-80
    6. M S Huq, M S Alam, S Gharooni, M O Tokhi
      Pages 81-88
    7. L. Kenney, P. Taylor, G. Mann, G. Bultstra, H. Buschman, H. Hermens et al.
      Pages 89-96
    8. S. Schulz, C. Pylatiuk, A. Kargov, R. Oberle, H. Klosek, T. Werner et al.
      Pages 97-104
  4. Climbing, Navigation and Path Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. B. Gaßmann, M. Huber, J. M. Zöllner, R. Dillmann
      Pages 115-122
    3. Sho Yokota, Kuniaki Kawabata, Pierre Blazevic, Hisato Kobayashi
      Pages 123-130
    4. Kathryn A. Daltorio, Stanislav Gorb, Andrei Peressadko, Andrew D. Horchler, Roy E. Ritzmann, Roger D. Quinn
      Pages 131-138
    5. S. Chen, J. Shang, Z. Zhao, T. Sattar, B. Bridge
      Pages 139-146

About these proceedings


The interest in climbing and walking robots (CLAWAR) has intensified in recent years, and novel solutions for complex and very diverse applications have been anticipated by means of significant progress in this area of robotics. The shift of robotics from manufacturing to services is clearly gaining pace as witnessed by the growth in activities in the CLAWAR area. Moreover, the amalgamation of original ideas and related innovations, search for new potential applications and the use of state of the art support technologies indicate that important steps are likely in the near future and the results could have a significant beneficial socio-economic impact.

This book reports on state of the art latest research and development findings and results presented in the CLAWAR 2005 Conference. These are presented in 131 technical articles by authors from 27 countries worldwide. The book is structured into 21 sections, which include some of the traditional topics featured in previous CLAWAR conferences with a set of new topics such as bioengineering, flexible manipulators, personal assistance applications, non-destructive test applications, security and surveillance applications and space applications of robotics.

The editors are grateful to colleagues within the committee structure of the CLAWAR 2005 for their help in the review process of the articles and their support throughout this project.


design development navigation robot robotics sensing sensor simulation system analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • M. O. Tokhi
    • 1
  • G. S. Virk
    • 2
  • M. A. Hossain
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Automatic Control and, System EngineeringUniversity SheffieldSheffieldUK
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity LeedsLeedsUK
  3. 3.Department of ComputingUniversity of BradfordBradfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-26413-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-26415-6
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