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Sensors and Sensory Systems for Advanced Robots

  • Paolo Dario
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. The Biological Model: The Human Body and Its Sensory Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. K. C. Persaud, J. A. DeSimone, G. L. Heck
      Pages 49-70
    3. S. J. Lederman, R. A. Browse
      Pages 71-91
  3. The Artificial Counterpart: Robots and Their Sensory Functions. General Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Michael Brady
      Pages 95-123
    3. P. Dario, M. Bergamasco, A. Fiorillo
      Pages 153-185
  4. Physics of Transduction and Transducing Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. S. Middelhoek, A. C. Hoogerwerf
      Pages 189-199
    3. Wen H. Ko
      Pages 219-242
  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. W. Jüptner
      Pages 279-293
    3. H. Clergeot, D. Placko, J. M. Detriche
      Pages 295-308
    4. Leif Bjørnø
      Pages 309-339

About these proceedings


This volume contains papers presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on "Sensors and Sensory Systems for Advanced Robots", which was held in Maratea, Italy, during the week Apri I 28 - May 3, 1986. Participants in the ARW, who came from eleven NATO and two non-NATO countries, represented an i nternat i ona I assortment of d i st i ngu i shed research centers in industry, government and academia. Purpose of the Workshop was to rev i ew the state of the art of sensing for advanced robots, to discuss basic concepts and new ideas on the use of sensors for robot control and to provide recommendations for future research in this area, There IS an almost unanimous consensus among invest i gators in the fie I d of robot i cs that the add i t i on of sensory capabi I ities represents the "natural" evolution of present industrial robots, as wei I as the necessary premise to the development of advanced robots for nonindustrial app I i cat ions. However, a number of conceptua I and techn i ca I problems sti I I challenge the practical implementation and widespread appl ication of sensor-based robot control techn i ques. Cruc i a I among those prob I ems is the ava i lab iii ty of adequate sensors.


automatic control cognition computer vision control control system measurement multimedia pattern recognition perception psychophysics robot robotics sensor sensors simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Dario
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento S. AnnaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Centro “E. Piaggio”University of PisaPisaItaly

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