European Robotics Symposium 2008

  • Editors
  • Herman Bruyninckx
  • Libor Přeučil
  • Miroslav Kulich

Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Simon Le Gloannec, Abdel Illah Mouaddib, François Charpillet
    Pages 1-11
  3. S. A. Fjerdingen, J. R. Mathiassen, H. Schumann-Olsen, E. Kyrkjebø
    Pages 13-22
  4. Dimitris Xydas, Daniel J. Norcott, Kevin Warwick, Benjamin J. Whalley, Slawomir J. Nasuto, Victor M. Becerra et al.
    Pages 23-31
  5. Pedro Santana, Carlos Cândido, Paulo Santos, Luís Almeida, Luís Correia, José Barata
    Pages 33-42
  6. Sven R. Schmidt-Rohr, Rainer Jäkel, Martin Lösch, Rüdiger Dillmann
    Pages 53-62
  7. Daniel Göhring, Heinrich Mellmann, Hans-Dieter Burkhard
    Pages 63-72
  8. Boris Durán, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Giulio Sandini
    Pages 83-92
  9. Can Ulas Dogruer, A. Bugra Koku, Melik Dolen
    Pages 103-112
  10. Robin Jaulmes, Eric Moliné
    Pages 123-131
  11. Viet Nguyen, Roland Siegwart
    Pages 133-144
  12. Grzegorz Granosik, Edward Jezierski, Marcin Kaczmarski
    Pages 155-164
  13. Emese Szádeczky-Kardoss, Bálint Kiss
    Pages 175-184

About this book


These monothematic proceedings represent a collection of papers presented at the 2nd European Robotics Symposium, held in Prague, March 26-27, 2008. The goal of the given selection of papers is to provide a comprehensive overview of the recent status in robotics research world-wide in the key areas of cognition, autonomy, adaptation and robustness in robotics. Special attention is paid to topics integrating classical robotics, computer science and artificial intelligence techniques with the ultimate goal to create real-world autonomous systems. This book also serves as an arena to show and compare different approaches to solution of open core problems in intelligent robotics – building autonomous robots that do only not co-exist with human entities but also cooperate and coordinate their activities with humans. If this is achieved, a deep penetration of self-contained and autonomous robots into real life becomes inevitable.

Therefore, the contributions presented herein reflect the most interesting topics of current days and comprise an introduction of novel methods and tools resolving robotics-related problems in sensing and navigation, localization and mapping, cooperation and coordination of multi-robot systems as well as issues of human-robot interaction and applications.


Chaos Monitoring Rover algorithms autonom control genetic algorithms kinematics mobile robot modeling robot robotics service robot snake robot unmanned aerial vehicle

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-78315-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-78317-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-7438
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-742X
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