Springer Handbook of Robotics

  • Bruno Siciliano
  • Oussama Khatib

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-77
  2. Bruno Siciliano, Oussama Khatib
    Pages 1-6
  3. Robotics Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-10
    2. Kenneth J. Waldron, James Schmiedeler
      Pages 11-36
    3. Roy Featherstone, David E. Orin
      Pages 37-66
    4. Victor Scheinman, J. Michael McCarthy, Jae-Bok Song
      Pages 67-90
    5. Henrik I. Christensen, Gregory D. Hager
      Pages 91-112
    6. John Hollerbach, Wisama Khalil, Maxime Gautier
      Pages 113-138
    7. Lydia E. Kavraki, Steven M. LaValle
      Pages 139-162
    8. Wan Kyun Chung, Li-Chen Fu, Torsten Kröger
      Pages 163-194
    9. Luigi Villani, Joris De Schutter
      Pages 195-220
    10. Stefano Chiaverini, Giuseppe Oriolo, Anthony A. Maciejewski
      Pages 221-242
    11. Alessandro De Luca, Wayne J. Book
      Pages 243-282
    12. David Kortenkamp, Reid Simmons, Davide Brugali
      Pages 283-306
    13. François Michaud, Monica Nicolescu
      Pages 307-328
    14. Michael Beetz, Raja Chatila, Joachim Hertzberg, Federico Pecora
      Pages 329-356
    15. Jan Peters, Daniel D. Lee, Jens Kober, Duy Nguyen-Tuong, J. Andrew Bagnell, Stefan Schaal
      Pages 357-398
  4. Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 399-399
    2. Jorge Angeles, Frank C. Park
      Pages 399-418
    3. Shuuji Kajita, Christian Ott
      Pages 419-442

About this book


The second edition of this handbook provides a state-of-the-art cover view on the various aspects in the rapidly developing field of robotics. Reaching for the human frontier, robotics is vigorously engaged in the growing challenges of new emerging domains. Interacting, exploring, and working with humans, the new generation of robots will increasingly touch people and their lives. The credible prospect of practical robots among humans is the result of the scientific endeavour of a half a century of robotic developments that established robotics as a modern scientific discipline. The ongoing vibrant expansion and strong growth of the field during the last decade has fueled this second edition of the Springer Handbook of Robotics.    

The first edition of the handbook soon became a landmark in robotics publishing and won the American Association of Publishers PROSE Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences & Mathematics as well as the organization’s Award for Engineering & Technology.

The second edition of the handbook, edited by two internationally renowned scientists with the support of an outstanding team of seven part editors and more than 200 authors, continues to be an authoritative reference for robotics researchers, newcomers to the field, and scholars from related disciplines. The contents have been restructured to achieve four main objectives: the enlargement of foundational topics for robotics, the enlightenment of design of various types of robotic systems, the extension of the treatment on robots moving in the environment, and the enrichment of advanced robotics applications. Further to an extensive update, fifteen new chapters have been introduced on emerging topics, and a new generation of authors have joined the handbook’s team.

A novel addition to the second edition is a comprehensive collection of multimedia references to more than 700 videos, which bring valuable insight into the contents. The videos can be viewed directly augmented into the text with a smartphone or tablet using a unique and specially designed app. 


Basic Principles and Methods of Robotics Biologically-Inspired Robots Human-Robot Interaction Industrial Robotics Life-Like Robotics Manipulation and Interfaces of Robots Mobile and Distributed Robotics Roboethics Robot Structures Robotics Robotics Foundations Sensing and Perception of Robots Springer Handbook of Robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Bruno Siciliano
    • 1
  • Oussama Khatib
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly
  2. 2.Department of Computer Sciences, Artificial Intelligence LaboratoryStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32552-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32550-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32552-1
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