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Proceedings of the 2018 International Symposium on Experimental Robotics

  • Jing Xiao
  • Torsten Kröger
  • Oussama Khatib
  • Presents top-class research on experimental robotics

  • Provides the edited outcome of the International Symposium on Experimental Robotics ISER 2018, which was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on November 5–8, 2018

  • Includes contributions by leading researchers and pioneers from academia, government, and industry that address the state of the art in experimental robotics

Conference proceedings ISER 2018

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Advanced Robotics book series (SPAR, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Medical Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Sherdil Niyaz, Alan Kuntz, Oren Salzman, Ron Alterovitz, Siddhartha Srinivasa
      Pages 3-13
    3. Young-Ho Kim, Ankur Kapoor, Rodolfo Finocchi, Erin Girard
      Pages 14-23
    4. Yash Chitalia, Xuefeng Wang, Vinh Nguyen, Shreyes Melkote, Joshua Chern, Jaydev P. Desai
      Pages 24-33
    5. Marek Wartenberg, Katie Gandomi, Paulo Carvalho, Joseph Schornak, Niravkumar Patel, Iulian Iordachita et al.
      Pages 34-44
  3. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-58
    2. Luqi Wang, Daqian Cheng, Fei Gao, Fengyu Cai, Jixin Guo, Mengxiang Lin et al.
      Pages 59-71
    3. Karen Bodie, Zachary Taylor, Mina Kamel, Roland Siegwart
      Pages 85-95
    4. Alvika Gautam, P. B. Sujit, Srikanth Saripalli
      Pages 96-105
    5. Curtis Klein, Trevor Speckman, Thomas Medeiros, Derek Eells, Elizabeth Basha
      Pages 106-116
  4. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-118
    2. Rogerio Bonatti, Yanfu Zhang, Sanjiban Choudhury, Wenshan Wang, Sebastian Scherer
      Pages 119-129
    3. Amado Antonini, Winter Guerra, Varun Murali, Thomas Sayre-McCord, Sertac Karaman
      Pages 130-139
    4. Yulun Tian, Katherine Liu, Kyel Ok, Loc Tran, Danette Allen, Nicholas Roy et al.
      Pages 140-152
    5. Adam Plowcha, Yue Sun, Carrick Detweiler, Justin Bradley
      Pages 153-164
    6. Michael Watterson, Ahmed Zahra, Vijay Kumar
      Pages 165-176
    7. Kevin Pluckter, Sebastian Scherer
      Pages 177-187

About these proceedings


In addition to the contributions presented at the 2018 International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER 2018), this book features summaries of the discussions that were held during the event in Buenos Aires, Argentina. These summaries, authored by leading researchers and session organizers, offer important insights on the issues that drove the symposium debates.

Readers will find cutting-edge experimental research results from a range of robotics domains, such as medical robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles, mobile robot navigation, mapping and localization, field robotics, robot learning, robotic manipulation, human–robot interaction, and design and prototyping. In this unique collection of the latest experimental robotics work, the common thread is the experimental testing and validation of new ideas and methodologies.

The International Symposium on Experimental Robotics is a series of bi-annual symposia sponsored by the International Foundation of Robotics Research, whose goal is to provide a dedicated forum for experimental robotics research. In recent years, robotics has broadened its scientific scope, deepened its methodologies and expanded its applications. However, the significance of experiments remains at the heart of the discipline. The ISER gatherings are an essential venue where scientists can meet and have in-depth discussions on robotics based on this central tenet.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jing Xiao
    • 1
  • Torsten Kröger
    • 2
  • Oussama Khatib
    • 3
  1. 1.Robotics EngineeringWorcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcesterUSA
  2. 2.Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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