Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Raja Chatila, Simon Lacroix, Michel Devey, Thierry Siméon
    Pages 1-19
  3. Helder J. Araújo, J. Dias, J. Batista, P. Peixoto
    Pages 20-49
  4. Jorge Lobo, Lino Marques, Jorge Dias, Urbano Nunes, Aníbal T. de Almeida
    Pages 50-81
  5. Lino Marques, Aníbal T. de Almeida
    Pages 82-95
  6. G. Hirzinger, B. Brunner, R. Koeppe, J. Vogel
    Pages 97-124
  7. Toshio Fukuda, Kosuke Sekiyama
    Pages 125-140
  8. Oussama Khatib
    Pages 141-148
  9. Aarne Halme, Mika Vainio
    Pages 149-162
  10. Peter I. Corke, Jonathan M. Roberts, Graeme J. Winstanley
    Pages 163-181
  11. Alícia Casals
    Pages 222-234
  12. Friedrich Pfeiffer, Steuer Josef, Thomas Roßmann
    Pages 235-263
  13. Gurvinder S Virk
    Pages 264-275
  14. Back Matter

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the presentations made at the Advanced Research Workshop on Autonomous Robotic Systems, which was held at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, June 1997. The aim of the meeting was to bring together leading researchers in the area of autonomous systems for mobility and manipulation, and the aim of this book is to share the presentations with the reader. The book presents the most recent developments in the field. Topics include sensors and navigation in mobile robots, robot co-operation, telerobotics, legged robots, climbing robots and applications. Existing and emerging applications of autonomous syst ems are described in great detail, including applications in forestry, cleaning, mining, tertiary buildings, assistance to the elderly and handicapped, and surgery. The chapters are written in a structured and advanced tutorial style by leading specialists from Europe, Australia, Japan and USA. The style will allow the reader to grasp the state-of-the-art and research directions in the area of autonomous systems.


development robot robotics sensor sensors

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-036-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-530-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0170-8643
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-7411
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