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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. Micro Aerial Vehicles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-190
    2. Dinesh Thakur, Giuseppe Loianno, Wenxin Liu, Vijay Kumar
      Pages 191-200
    3. Prajwal Shanthakumar, Kevin Yu, Mandeep Singh, Jonah Orevillo, Eric Bianchi, Matthew Hebdon et al.
      Pages 201-210
    4. Sandeep Manjanna, Herke Van Hoof, Gregory Dudek
      Pages 211-221
    5. Harald Gietler, Christoph Böhm, Tobias Mitterer, Lisa-Marie Faller, Stephan Weiss, Hubert Zangl
      Pages 222-231
    6. Shreyansh Daftry, Manash Das, Jeff Delaune, Cristina Sorice, Robert Hewitt, Shreetej Reddy et al.
      Pages 232-242
  2. Robot Learning I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-244
    2. Siyi Li, Jiaji Zhou, Zhenzhong Jia, Dit-Yan Yeung, Matthew T. Mason
      Pages 245-255
    3. Ulrich Viereck, Xingchao Peng, Kate Saenko, Robert Platt
      Pages 256-266
    4. Ryan Julian, Eric Heiden, Zhanpeng He, Hejia Zhang, Stefan Schaal, Joseph Lim et al.
      Pages 267-279
    5. Huitan Mao, Junius Santoso, Cagdas Onal, Jing Xiao
      Pages 280-289
  3. Robot Navigation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-292
    2. Camilo Ordonez, Ryan Alicea, Brandon Rothrock, Kyle Ladyko, Jeremy Nash, Rohan Thakker et al.
      Pages 293-304
    3. Eranda Tennakoon, Navinda Kottege, Thierry Peynot, Jonathan Roberts
      Pages 305-317
    4. Carlos Nieto-Granda, John G. Rogers III, Nicholas Fung, Stephanie Kemna, Henrik I. Christensen, Gaurav Sukhatme
      Pages 318-327
    5. Jason Moulton, Nare Karapetyan, Alberto Quattrini Li, Ioannis Rekleitis
      Pages 328-338
    6. Malika Meghjani, Shashwat Verma, You Hong Eng, Qi Heng Ho, Daniela Rus, Marcelo H. Ang Jr.
      Pages 339-349
  4. Robot Learning II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-352
    2. Rodrigo Pérez-Dattari, Carlos Celemin, Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Jens Kober
      Pages 353-363
    3. Kamal Mohy el Dine, Jose Sanchez, Juan Antonio Corrales, Youcef Mezouar, Jean-Christophe Fauroux
      Pages 364-374

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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