Advances in Autonomous Robotics

Joint Proceedings of the 13th Annual TAROS Conference and the 15th Annual FIRA RoboWorld Congress, Bristol, UK, August 20-23, 2012

  • Guido Herrmann
  • Matthew Studley
  • Martin Pearson
  • Andrew Conn
  • Chris Melhuish
  • Mark Witkowski
  • Jong-Hwan Kim
  • Prahlad Vadakkepat
Conference proceedings TAROS 2012

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7429)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 7429)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. A Curious Emergence of Reaching

    1. Goren Gordon, Ehud Ahissar
      Pages 1-12
    2. Torbjørn S. Dahl, Alexandros Paraschos
      Pages 13-24
    3. Muhammad Nasiruddin Mahyuddin, Guido Herrmann, Said Ghani Khan
      Pages 25-36
    4. Iñaki Rañó, Jean-Stephane Jokeit
      Pages 37-48
    5. Jartuwat Rajruangrabin, Isura Ranatunga, Dan O. Popa
      Pages 49-60
    6. Carlos Santos, Manuel Mazo Jr., Felipe Espinosa
      Pages 61-72
    7. Nadeesha Oliver Ranasinghe, Wei-Min Shen
      Pages 73-83
    8. Christopher M. Harris, Jonathan Waddington
      Pages 96-104
    9. Alan Broun, Chris Beck, Tony Pipe, Majid Mirmehdi, Chris Melhuish
      Pages 105-116
    10. Sreeja Kochuvila, Shikha Tripathi, Sudarshan T.S.B.
      Pages 117-127
    11. Florian Vaussard, Philippe Rétornaz, David Hamel, Francesco Mondada
      Pages 128-139
    12. Nils Axel Andersen, Ole Ravn
      Pages 140-151
    13. J. Ernesto Solanes, Leopoldo Armesto, Josep Tornero, Pau Muñoz-Benavent, Vicent Girbés
      Pages 152-163
    14. S. Byrne, W. Naeem, R. S. Ferguson
      Pages 164-175
    15. Terry Tritton, Joanna Hall, Angela Rowe, Sophie Valentine, Alicja Jedrzejewska, Anthony G. Pipe et al.
      Pages 176-184
    16. Ekaterina Nikandrova, Janne Laaksonen, Ville Kyrki
      Pages 197-208
    17. Chris Iverach-Brereton, Andrew Winton, Jacky Baltes
      Pages 209-219
    18. Leopoldo Armesto, Vicent Girbés, Markus Vincze, Sven Olufs, Pau Muñoz-Benavent
      Pages 244-255
    19. Adalberto Llarena, David A. Rosenblueth
      Pages 256-269
    20. Thomas Tetzlaff, Florian Wagner, Ulf Witkowski
      Pages 270-278
    21. Vojtěch Vonásek, Karel Košnar, Libor Přeučil
      Pages 279-290
    22. Si-Jung Ryu, Ki-Baek Lee, Bum-Soo Yoo, Tae-Jin Kim, Seung-Jae Lee, Jong-Hwan Kim
      Pages 291-299
    23. Michael L. Walters, Dag Sverre Syrdal, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Anna Dumitriu, Alex May, Bruce Christiansen et al.
      Pages 300-312
    24. Soo Hyeok Kang, Byung-Cheol Min, Ji Hyeon Hong, Eric T. Matson, Soon-Geul Lee, Jinung An et al.
      Pages 324-330
    25. Ben Mitchinson, Martin J. Pearson, Anthony G. Pipe, Tony J. Prescott
      Pages 343-353
    26. Chung-Hsien Kuo, Yu-Chen Kuo, Ting-Shuo Chen
      Pages 354-365
    27. Marek Ososinski, Frédéric Labrosse
      Pages 366-376
    28. Jing Na, Xuemei Ren, Ramon Costa-Castelló, Robert Griñó, Yu Guo
      Pages 377-389
    29. Thomas M. W. Burton, Ravi Vaidyanathan, Stuart C. Burgess, A. J. Turton, Chris Melhuish
      Pages 390-401
    30. Bi Sheng, Min Huaqing, Zhuang Zhongjie, Huang Quanyong, Mo Huaxi, Zhou Yanping et al.
      Pages 402-413
  3. Extended Abstracts

    1. Juan Cao, Frédéric Labrosse, Hannah Dee
      Pages 414-415
    2. Runxiao Ding, Paul Eastwood, Francesco Mondada, Roderich Groß
      Pages 416-417
    3. Jingjing Du, Marina Indri, Douwe Dresscher, Stefano Stramigioli
      Pages 420-421
    4. Woo-Ri Ko, Chang-Young Jung, Yong-Ho Yoo, Deok-Hwa Kim, Jong-Hwan Kim
      Pages 422-423
    5. Emma Wilson, Sean R. Anderson, Tareq Assaf, Martin J. Pearson, Peter Walters, Tony J. Prescott et al.
      Pages 424-425
    6. Jefferson Rodrigo de Souza, Gustavo Pessin, Fernando Santos Osório, Denis Fernando Wolf, Patrícia Amâncio Vargas
      Pages 426-427
    7. Chi-Tai Cheng, Ching-Chang Wong, Hao-Che Chen, Yueh-Yang Hu, I-Hsiang Tseng, Li-Feng Chen
      Pages 428-429
    8. Ramviyas Parasuraman, Prithvi Pagala, Keith Kershaw, Manuel Ferre
      Pages 430-431
    9. Jacques Penders, Peter Jones, Thrish Nanayakkara
      Pages 432-433
    10. Ali Al-Timemy, Guido Bugmann, Nicholas Outram, Javier Escudero, Hai Li
      Pages 434-435
    11. Shih-An Li, Ching-Chang Wong, Ching-Yang Yang, Li-Feng Chen
      Pages 436-437

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th Conference on Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, TAROS 2012 and the 15th Robot World Congress, FIRA 2012, held as joint conference in Bristol, UK, in August 2012. The 36 revised full papers presented together with 25 extended abstracts were carefully reviewed and selected from 89 submissions. The papers cover various topics in the field of autonomous robotics.


algorithms autonomous robots humanoid arm robot motion sensors

Editors and affiliations

  • Guido Herrmann
    • 1
  • Matthew Studley
    • 2
  • Martin Pearson
    • 3
  • Andrew Conn
    • 3
  • Chris Melhuish
    • 3
  • Mark Witkowski
    • 4
  • Jong-Hwan Kim
    • 5
  • Prahlad Vadakkepat
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Bristol Robotics LaboratoryUniversity of BristolBristolUK
  2. 2.Intelligent Autonomous Systems Lab Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Mathematical SciencesUniversity of the West of EnglandBristolU.K.
  3. 3.University of the West of EnglandBristolUK
  4. 4.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringImperial College LondonLondonUK
  5. 5.Robot Intelligence Technology Laboratory, Department of EECSKAISTDaejeonKorea
  6. 6.National University of SingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-32526-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-32527-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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