Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lix
  2. Introduction

    1. Bruno Siciliano, Oussama Khatib
      Pages 1-4
  3. Robotics Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-223
    2. Kenneth Waldron, James Schmiedeler
      Pages 9-33
    3. Roy Featherstone, David E. Orin
      Pages 35-65
    4. Victor Scheinman, J. Michael McCarthy
      Pages 67-86
    5. Henrik I. Christensen, Gregory D. Hager
      Pages 87-107
    6. Lydia E. Kavraki, Steven M. LaValle
      Pages 109-131
    7. Wankyun Chung, Li-Chen Fu, Su-Hau Hsu
      Pages 133-159
    8. Luigi Villani, Joris De Schutter
      Pages 161-185
    9. David Kortenkamp, Reid Simmons
      Pages 187-206
    10. Joachim Hertzberg, Raja Chatila
      Pages 207-223
  4. Robot Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-450
    2. Jorge Angeles, Frank C. Park
      Pages 229-244
    3. Stefano Chiaverini, Giuseppe Oriolo, Ian D. Walker
      Pages 245-268
    4. Jean-Pierre Merlet, Clément Gosselin
      Pages 269-285
    5. Alessandro De Luca, Wayne Book
      Pages 287-319
    6. John Hollerbach, Wisama Khalil, Maxime Gautier
      Pages 321-344
    7. Claudio Melchiorri, Makoto Kaneko
      Pages 345-360
    8. Shuuji Kajita, Bernard Espiau
      Pages 361-389
    9. Guy Campion, Woojin Chung
      Pages 391-410
    10. Bradley J. Nelson, Lixin Dong, Fumihito Arai
      Pages 411-450
  5. Sensing and Perception

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 451-610
    2. Mark R. Cutkosky, Robert D. Howe, William R. Provancher
      Pages 455-476
    3. Gregory Dudek, Michael Jenkin
      Pages 477-490
    4. Lindsay Kleeman, Roman Kuc
      Pages 491-519
    5. Robert B. Fisher, Kurt Konolige
      Pages 521-542
    6. Kostas Daniilidis, Jan-Olof Eklundh
      Pages 543-562
    7. François Chaumette, Seth Hutchinson
      Pages 563-583
    8. Hugh Durrant-Whyte, Thomas C. Henderson
      Pages 585-610
  6. Manipulation and Interfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 611-793
    2. Oliver Brock, James Kuffner, Jing Xiao
      Pages 615-645
    3. Imin Kao, Kevin Lynch, Joel W. Burdick
      Pages 647-669
    4. Domenico Prattichizzo, Jeffrey C. Trinkle
      Pages 671-700
    5. Fabrizio Caccavale, Masaru Uchiyama
      Pages 701-718
    6. Blake Hannaford, Allison M. Okamura
      Pages 719-739
    7. Günter Niemeyer, Carsten Preusche, Gerd Hirzinger
      Pages 741-757
    8. Dezhen Song, Ken Goldberg, Nak Young Chong
      Pages 759-771
    9. Homayoon Kazerooni
      Pages 773-793
  7. Mobile and Distributed Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 795-958
    2. Pascal Morin, Claude Samson
      Pages 799-826
    3. Javier Minguez, Florent Lamiraux, Jean-Paul Laumond
      Pages 827-852
    4. Wolfram Burgard, Martial Hebert
      Pages 853-869
    5. Sebastian Thrun, John J. Leonard
      Pages 871-889
    6. Maja J. Matarić, François Michaud
      Pages 891-909
    7. Zack Butler, Alfred Rizzi
      Pages 911-920
    8. Lynne E. Parker
      Pages 921-941
    9. Vijay Kumar, Daniela Rus, Gaurav S. Sukhatme
      Pages 943-958
  8. Field and Service Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 959-1301
    2. Martin Hägele, Klas Nilsson, J. Norberto Pires
      Pages 963-986

About this book


Reaching for the human frontier, robotics is vigorously engaged in the growing challenges of new emerging domains. Interacting, exploring, and working with humans, the new generation of robots will increasingly touch people and their lives. The credible prospect of practical robots among humans is the result of the scientific endeavour of a half a century of robotic developments that established robotics as a modern scientific discipline. The Springer Handbook of Robotics brings a widespread
and well-structured compilation of classic and emerging application areas of robotics. From the foundations to the social and ethical implications of robotics, the handbook provides a comprehensive collection of the accomplishments in the field, and constitutes a premise of further advances towards new challenges in robotics.
This handbook, edited by two internationally renowned scientists with the support of an outstanding team of seven part editors and onehundred sixty-four authors, is an authoritative reference for robotics researchers, newcomers to the field, and scholars from related disciplines such as biomechanics, neurosciences, virtual simulation, animation, surgery, and sensor networks among others.

Key Topics

  • Robotics foundations
  • Robot structures
  • Sensing and perception
  • Manipulation and interfaces
  • Mobile and distributed robotics
  • Field and service robotics
  • Human-centered and life-like robotics


  • Comprehensive coverage of research and development in robotics
  • Scientific resource for both experts and non experts in the field
  • Technical contents laid out in a tutorial setting
  • A coherent three-layer organization: robotics foundations, consolidated
    methodologies and technologies, advanced applications
  • Anchored in seven parts expanded into sixty-four chapters with interconnected
    presentation of subject matter
  • Developed in about 1650 pages with over 950 color illustrations including
    422 four-color, 80 tables and over 5500 references
  • Detailed index and fully searchable DVD-ROM providing rapid access to
    data and links to other source    


Basic Principles and Methods of Robotics Biologically-Inspired Robots Bopp2009 Industrial Robotics Life-Like Robotics MRWCat2007 Manipulation and Interfaces of Robots Mobile and Distributed Robotics Roboethics Robot Structures Robotics Robotics Foundations Sensing and Perception of Robots Springer Handbook of Robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Bruno Siciliano
    • 1
  • Oussama Khatib
    • 2
  1. 1.PRISMA Lab, Dipartimento di Informatica e SistemisticaUniversitá degli Studi di Napoli Federico IINapoliItaly
  2. 2.Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Department of Computer ScienceStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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