Climbing and Walking Robots

Proceedings of the 7th International Conference CLAWAR 2004

  • Manuel A. Armada
  • Pablo de González Santos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXV
  2. Plenary Sessions

  3. Control

    1. Manuel F. Silva, J. A. Tenreiro Machado, António M. Lopes
      Pages 73-83
    2. Joern Fischer, Frank Pasemann, Poramate Manoonpong
      Pages 97-102
    3. Daisuke Chugo, Kuniaki Kawabata, Hayato Kaetsu, Hajime Asama, Taketoshi Mishima
      Pages 113-121
    4. Jonathan W. Hurst, Alfred A. Rizzi
      Pages 123-133
    5. Christian Fleischer, Konstantin Kondak, Christian Reinicke, Günter Hommel
      Pages 153-161
    6. Wojciech Kowalczyk, Krzysztof Kozlowski
      Pages 191-199
    7. M.W. Han, P. Kopacek, B. Putz, E. Sshierer, M. Würzl
      Pages 201-209
    8. J. Molina-Vilaplana, J.L. Pedreño-Molina, J. López-Coronado
      Pages 211-217
    9. H. Montes, S. Nabulsi, M. Armada
      Pages 219-227
    10. H. Montes, S. Nabulsi, M. Armada
      Pages 229-236
    11. Piotr Dutkiewicz, Marcin Kiełczewski
      Pages 237-245
  4. Design

    1. R. Morales, V. Feliu, A. González, P. Pintado
      Pages 249-264
    2. I. Chochlidakis, Y. Gatsoulis, G.S. Virk
      Pages 265-274
    3. Yiannis Gatsoulis, Ioannis Chochlidakis, Gurvinder S. Virk
      Pages 285-294
    4. N. Fujiki, Y. Mae, T. Umetani, T. Arai, T. Takubo, K. Inoue
      Pages 305-312
    5. Christian R. Linder
      Pages 313-320
    6. Palis , Rusin , Schumucker , Schneider , Zavgorodniy
      Pages 321-328
    7. N. Amati, B. Bona, S. Carabelli, M. Chiaberge, G. Genta, M. Padovani et al.
      Pages 329-340
    8. Jan Albiez, Rudiger Dillmann
      Pages 349-356
    9. Jan Albiez, Karstan Berns
      Pages 357-364
  5. Sensors, Teleoperation and Telepresence

    1. R. Chellali, C. Maaoui, J.G. Fontaine
      Pages 377-385
    2. J.A. de Morgado Gois, M. Hiller
      Pages 411-417
    3. Piotr Dutkiewicz, Marcin Kiełczewski
      Pages 427-435
    4. Mario Maza, Santiago Baselga, Jesús Ortiz
      Pages 437-445
    5. Mario Maza, Santiago Baselga, Jesús Ortiz
      Pages 447-456
    6. A. Ramirez, E. Garcia, P. de Gonzalez Santos
      Pages 457-465
  6. Efficiency and Actuation

    1. Masakazu Suzuki, Azumi Ichikawa
      Pages 479-486
    2. S.C. Gharooni, G.S. Virk, M.O. Tokhi
      Pages 487-493
    3. A. Basile, N. Abbate, C. Guastella, M. Lo Presti, G. Macina
      Pages 503-509

About these proceedings


The interest in climbing and walking robots (CLAWAR) has remarkably augmented over recent years. Novel solutions for complex and very diverse application fields (exploration/intervention in severe environments, personal services, emergency rescue operations, transportation, entertainment, medical, etc.), has been anticipated by means of a large progress in this area of robotics. Moreover, the amalgamation of original ideas and related innovations, the search for new potential applications and the use of state of the art supporting technologies permit to foresee an important step forward and a significant socio-economic impact of advanced robot technology in the forthcoming years. In response to the technical challenges in the development of these sophisticated machines, a significant research and development effort has to be undertaken. It concerns embedded technologies (for power sources, actuators, sensors, information systems), new design methods, adapted control techniques for highly redundant systems, as well as operational and decisional autonomy and human/robot co-existence.

This book contains the proceedings of the 7th Climbing and Walking Robots 2004 (CLAWAR 2004) Conference offering the international scientific community one of the most excellent forums for academics, researchers and industrialists interested in this motivating area of climbing and walking robots. It provides a wide forum of original state-of-the-art contributions from various industrial and new/emerging research fields, presenting a full picture of climbing and walking robots. The conference, held in Madrid, Spain, September 22-24 2004 was organized by the Thematic Network "CLAWAR 2" and funded by the European Commission under the GROWTH Programme.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Manuel A. Armada
    • 1
  • Pablo de González Santos
    • 1
  1. 1.Industrial Automation Institute — CSICLa Poveda (Madrid)Spain

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22992-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-29461-0
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