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Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems

14th Annual Conference, TAROS 2013, Oxford, UK, August 28--30, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS, volume 8069)

Part of the book sub series: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI)

Conference series link(s): TAROS: Annual Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems

Conference proceedings info: TAROS 2013.

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Table of contents (48 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XIII
  2. Artificial Intelligence

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Dynamic Power Sharing for Self-Reconfigurable Modular Robots

      • Chi-An Chen, Akiya Kamimura, Luenin Barrios, Wei-Min Shen
      Pages 3-14
    3. Heuristically-Accelerated Reinforcement Learning: A Comparative Analysis of Performance

      • Murilo Fernandes Martins, Reinaldo A. C. Bianchi
      Pages 15-27
    4. TREEBOT: Tree Recovering Renewable Energy Robot

      • Giovanni Gerardo Muscolo, Rezia Molfino
      Pages 28-29
    5. Time Preference for Information in Multi-agent Exploration with Limited Communication

      • Victor Spirin, Stephen Cameron, Julian de Hoog
      Pages 34-45
    6. Discrimination of Social Tactile Gestures Using Biomimetic Skin

      • Hector Barron-Gonzalez, Tony Prescott
      Pages 46-48
  3. Bio-inspired and Aerial Robotics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 49-49
    2. A Personal Robotic Flying Machine with Vertical Takeoff Controlled by the Human Body Movements

      • Vittorio Cipolla, Aldo Frediani, Rezia Molfino, Giovanni Gerardo Muscolo, Fabrizio Oliviero, Domenec Puig et al.
      Pages 51-52
    3. Developing the Cerebellar Chip as a General Control Module for Autonomous Systems

      • Emma D. Wilson, Sean R. Anderson, Tareq Assaf, Jonathan M. Rossiter, Martin J. Pearson, John Porrill
      Pages 53-63
    4. UAV Horizon Tracking Using Memristors and Cellular Automata Visual Processing

      • Ioannis Georgilas, Ella Gale, Andrew Adamatzky, Chris Melhuish
      Pages 64-75
    5. Sensor Integrated Navigation for a Target Finding UAV

      • Michael J. Park, Charles Coldwell
      Pages 76-89
    6. Inventing a Micro Aerial Vehicle Inspired by the Mechanics of Dragonfly Flight

      • Nina Gaissert, Rainer Mugrauer, Günter Mugrauer, Agalya Jebens, Kristof Jebens, Elias Maria Knubben
      Pages 90-100
  4. Computer Vision

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 101-101
    2. Sensor Data Fusion Using Unscented Kalman Filter for VOR-Based Vision Tracking System for Mobile Robots

      • Muhammad Latif Anjum, Omar Ahmad, Basilio Bona, Dong-il “Dan” Cho
      Pages 103-113
    3. Visual Homing of an Upper Torso Humanoid Robot Using a Depth Camera

      • Alan Broun, Chris Beck, Tony Pipe, Majid Mirmehdi, Chris Melhuish
      Pages 114-126
    4. Efficient Construction of SIFT Multi-scale Image Pyramids for Embedded Robot Vision

      • Peter Andreas Entschev, Hugo Vieira Neto
      Pages 127-134
    5. An Evaluation of Image-Based Robot Orientation Estimation

      • Juan Cao, Frédéric Labrosse, Hannah Dee
      Pages 135-147
    6. A Heuristic-Based Approach for Flattening Wrinkled Clothes

      • Li Sun, Gerarado Aragon-Camarasa, Paul Cockshott, Simon Rogers, J. Paul Siebert
      Pages 148-160

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  1. Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems

    14th Annual Conference, TAROS 2013, Oxford, UK, August 28--30, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

About this book

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th Conference on Advances in Autonomous Robotics, TAROS 2013, held in Oxford, UK, in August 2013. The 36 revised full papers presented together with 25 extended abstracts were carefully reviewed and selected from 89 submissions. The papers cover various topics such as artificial intelligence, bio-inspired and aerial robotics, computer vision, control, humanoid and robotic arm, swarm robotics, verification and ethics.

Keywords

  • reinforcement learning
  • self-organizing autonomic computing
  • sensors and actuators
  • vision for robotics
  • wireless access networks

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

    Ashutosh Natraj, Stephen Cameron

  • University of Bristol and the West of En, Bristol, United Kingdom

    Chris Melhuish

  • Imperial College London Department of Electrical and Electronic, London, United Kingdom

    Mark Witkowski

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Buying options

eBook USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-662-43645-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)