Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems

19th Annual Conference, TAROS 2018, Bristol, UK July 25-27, 2018, Proceedings

  • Manuel Giuliani
  • Tareq Assaf
  • Maria Elena Giannaccini
Conference proceedings TAROS 2018

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10965)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 10965)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Object Manipulation and Locomotion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Wei Xin Tan, Martim Brandão, Kenji Hashimoto, Atsuo Takanishi
      Pages 3-14
    3. Cihan Uyanik, Sezgin Secil, Metin Ozkan, Helin Dutagaci, Kaya Turgut, Osman Parlaktuna
      Pages 15-27
    4. Ololade O. Obadina, Mohamed Thaha, Kaspar Althoefer, M. Hasan Shaheed
      Pages 28-39
    5. James Rogers, Katherine Page-Bailey, Ryan Smith
      Pages 52-63
    6. Ashraf Zia, Bernard Tiddeman, Patricia Shaw
      Pages 64-75
  3. Soft and Bioinspired Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Tim Helps, Majid Taghavi, Sarah Manns, Ailie J. Turton, Jonathan Rossiter
      Pages 79-90
    3. Alexander G. Steele, Alexander Hunt, Appolinaire C. Etoundi
      Pages 91-102
    4. Richard French, Alice Cryer, Gabriel Kapellmann-Zafra, Hector Marin-Reyes
      Pages 103-111
    5. Jan Fras, Kaspar Althoefer
      Pages 112-120
  4. Path Planning and Autonomous Vehicles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Sergi Molina, Grzegorz Cielniak, Tomáš Krajník, Tom Duckett
      Pages 135-146
    3. Bruna G. Maciel-Pearson, Patrice Carbonneau, Toby P. Breckon
      Pages 147-158
    4. Jerome Leudet, Tommi Mikkonen, François Christophe, Tomi Männistö
      Pages 159-169
    5. Erwin Jose Lopez Pulgarin, Tugrul Irmak, Joel Variath Paul, Arisara Meekul, Guido Herrmann, Ute Leonards
      Pages 170-182
    6. Luiz G. A. Martins, Rafael da P. Cândido, Mauricio C. Escarpinati, Patricia A. Vargas, Gina M. B. de Oliveira
      Pages 183-194
  5. Robotics Vision and Teleoperation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Cheng Hu, Qinbing Fu, Shigang Yue
      Pages 197-208
  6. HRI, Assistive and Medical Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Luke Jai Wood, Ben Robins, Gabriella Lakatos, Dag Sverre Syrdal, Abolfazl Zaraki, Kerstin Dautenhahn
      Pages 260-270
    3. Ştefania Alexandra Ghiţă, Miruna-Ştafania Barbu, Alexandru Gavril, Mihai Trăscău, Alexandru Sorici, Adina Magda Florea
      Pages 271-283
    4. Carlos Navarro Perez, Ioannis Georgilas, Appolinaire C. Etoundi, Jj Chong, Aghil Jafari
      Pages 291-302
  7. Swarm Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. James Wilson, Jon Timmis, Andy Tyrrell
      Pages 305-316
    3. Sarika Ramroop, Farshad Arvin, Simon Watson, Joaquin Carrasco-Gomez, Barry Lennox
      Pages 317-329
    4. Kamil Skarzynski, Marcin Stepniak, Waldemar Bartyna, Stanislaw Ambroszkiewicz
      Pages 330-342
  8. Robotics Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Andrew West, Farshad Arvin, Horatio Martin, Simon Watson, Barry Lennox
      Pages 345-356
    3. Lenka Pitonakova, Manuel Giuliani, Anthony Pipe, Alan Winfield
      Pages 357-368
    4. Jose Espinosa, Mihalis Tsiakkas, Dehao Wu, Simon Watson, Joaquin Carrasco, Peter R. Green et al.
      Pages 369-380
    5. Manal Linjawi, Roger K. Moore
      Pages 381-392
    6. Philipp Bolte, Joyce Martin, Reza Zandian, Ulf Witkowski
      Pages 393-404
    7. Daniela Conti, Grazia Trubia, Serafino Buono, Santo Di Nuovo, Alessandro Di Nuovo
      Pages 405-415
    8. Benjamin McLoughlin, Jeff Cullen, Andy Shaw, Frederic Bezombes
      Pages 416-422
    9. Ayodeji O. Abioye, Stephen D. Prior, Glyn T. Thomas, Peter Saddington, Sarvapali D. Ramchurn
      Pages 423-437
    10. Wanlin Li, Jelizaveta Konstantinova, Yohan Noh, Akram Alomainy, Kaspar Althoefer
      Pages 438-450
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 451-493

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Towards Autonomous Robotics, TAROS 2018, held in Bristol, UK, in July 2018.

The 38 full papers presented together with 14 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 68 submissions. The papers focus on presentation and discussion of the latest results and methods in autonomous robotics research and applications. The conference offers a friendly environment for robotics researchers and industry to take stock and plan future progress.


Autonomous robots Assistive, service and personal robotics Aerial robots Medical robotics Humanoid and walking robot Modular reconfigurable robot Human-Robot interaction Multimodal interfaces Advanced sensors and actuators Autonomous vehicles Bio-mimetic Robot communication Robot language Ethical and societal issues in robotics Robots in education Robots in arts Robots in entertainment artificial intelligence image processing neural networks

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of the West of EnglandBristolUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of BathBathUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.University of BristolBristolUnited Kingdom

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