© 2003

Control Problems in Robotics

  • Antonio Bicchi
  • Domenico Prattichizzo
  • Henrik Iskov Christensen

Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Kevin M. Lynch, Todd D. Murphey
    Pages 39-57
  3. Sonia Martínez, Jorge Cortés, Francesco Bullo
    Pages 59-74
  4. Masafumi Okada, Yoshihiko Nakamura
    Pages 91-104
  5. Michael Zinn, Oussama Khatib, Bernard Roth, J. Kenneth Salisbury
    Pages 105-119
  6. Alin Albu-Schäffer, Gerd Hirzinger
    Pages 135-151
  7. Calin Belta, Vijay Kumar
    Pages 169-182
  8. Kostas Daniilidis, Christopher Geyer, Volkan Isler, Ameesh Makadia
    Pages 183-197
  9. Hiroyuki Kawai, Shintaro Izoe, Masayuki Fujita
    Pages 199-213
  10. Jacopo Piazzi, Domenico Prattichizzo, Antonio Vicino
    Pages 215-231
  11. Noah John Cowan, Dong Eui Chang
    Pages 233-247

About this book


The ?eld of robotics continues to ?ourish and develop. In common with general scienti?c investigation, new ideas and implementations emerge quite spontaneously and these are discussed, used, discarded or subsumed at c- ferences, in the reference journals, as well as through the Internet. After a little more maturity has been acquired by the new concepts, then archival publication as a scienti?c or engineering monograph may occur. The goal of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics is to publish new developments and advances in the ?elds of robotics research – rapidly and informally but with a high quality. It is hoped that prospective authors will welcome the opportunity to publish a structured presentation of some of the emerging robotics methodologies and technologies. The edited volume by Antonio Bicchi, Henrik Christensen and Domenico Prattichizzo is the outcome of the second edition of a workshop jointly sponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. Noticeably, the previous volume was published in the Springer Lecture Notes on Control and Information Sciences. The authors are recognised as leading scholars internationally. A n- ber of challenging control problems on the forefront of today’s research in robotics and automation are covered, with special emphasis on vision, sensory-feedback control, human-centered robotics, manipulation, planning, ?exible and cooperative robots, assembly systems.


Automatic Control Emerging Technologies Information Science and Technology Motion Planning Robotics algorithms automation optimization programming robot robotics research sensing stability

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Bicchi
    • 1
  • Domenico Prattichizzo
    • 2
  • Henrik Iskov Christensen
    • 3
  1. 1.Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca, “Enrico Piaggio”Università di PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione Facoltà di IngegnericiUniversità di SienaSienaItaly
  3. 3.Centre for Autonomous Systems CVAP/NADAKungliga Tekniska HögskolanStockholmSweden

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