© 2003

Experimental Robotics VIII

  • Bruno Siciliano
  • Paolo Dario


  • Collects papers on the state of the art in experimental robotics

Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Keynotes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. C. Jacobsen, M. Olivier, F. M. Smith, D. F. Knutti, R. T. Johnson, G. E. Colvin et al.
      Pages 2-20
    3. G. Hirzinger, N. Sporer, M. Schedl, J. Butterfaß, M. Grebenstein
      Pages 21-47
    4. Shigeo Hirose, Edwardo F. Fukushima
      Pages 48-61
  3. Humanoids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Kazuhito Yokoi, Fumio Kanehiro, Kenji Kaneko, Kiyoshi Fujiwara, Shuji Kajita, Hirohisa Hirukawa
      Pages 75-84
    3. Koichi Nishiwaki, Satoshi Kagami, James J. Kuffner, Kei Okada, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Masayuki Inaba et al.
      Pages 85-94
    4. Michael Gienger, Klaus Loffler, Friedrich Pfeiffer
      Pages 95-104
  4. Human-centered Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. M. Zinn, O. Khatib, B. Roth, J. K. Salisbury
      Pages 113-122
    3. M. R. Sirouspour, S. E. Salcudean
      Pages 123-133
  5. Path Planning and Localization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. David C. Conner, Prasad N. Atkar, Alfred A. Rizzi, Howie Choset
      Pages 136-145
    3. Andrew Howard, Maja J. Matarić, Gaurav S. Sukhatme
      Pages 146-155
    4. Nicolas Vandapel, Martial Hebert
      Pages 156-167
    5. Takashi Tsubouchi, Takashi Yamaguchi, Shin’ichi Yuta
      Pages 168-177
    6. Kai O. Arras, Nicola Tomatis, Roland Siegwart
      Pages 178-187

About these proceedings


This book collects papers on the state of th eart in experimental robotics. Experimental Robotics is at the core of validating robotics research for both its systems science and theoretical foundations. Because robotics experiments are carried out on physical, complex machines whose controllers are subject to uncertainty, devising meaningful experiments and collecting statistically significant results pose important and unique challenges in robotics. Robotics experiments serve as a unifying theme for robotics system science and algorithmic foundations. These observations have led to the creation of the International Symposia on Experimental Robotics. The papers of the book were presented at the 2002 International Symposium on Experimental Robotics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bruno Siciliano
    • 1
  • Paolo Dario
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione e Ingegneria ElettricaUniversità degli Studi di SalernoFisciano (SA)Italy
  2. 2.Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant’AnnaPisaItaly

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