Field and Service Robotics

  • Alexander Zelinsky
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Chuck Thorpe
    Pages 1-5
  3. M. V. Srinivasan, J. S. Chahl, K. Weber, S. Venkatesh, S. W. Zhang, M. G. Nagle
    Pages 12-16
  4. Gamini Dissanayake, Martial Hebert, Anthony Stentz, Hugh Durrant-Whyte
    Pages 40-45
  5. Peter Corke, Jonathan Roberts, Graeme Winstanley
    Pages 46-52
  6. Jonathon C. Ralston, David W. Hainsworth
    Pages 53-59
  7. C. Laugier, Ph. Garnier, Th. Fraichard, I. Paromtchik, A. Scheuer
    Pages 60-67
  8. S. Scheding, E. Nebot, H. Durrant-Whyte
    Pages 68-73
  9. John E. Bares, David S. Wettergreen
    Pages 74-81
  10. David Wettergreen, Maria Bualat, Daniel Christian, Kurt Schwehr, Hans Thomas, Deanne Tucker et al.
    Pages 82-89
  11. V. Gromov, M. Malenkov, S. Fedoseev, A. Kemurdjian, A. Bogatchev, V. Koutcherenko et al.
    Pages 90-95
  12. Daniel Christian, David Wettergreen, Maria Bualat, Kurt Schwehr, Deanne Tucker, Eric Zbinden
    Pages 96-103
  13. Hiroshi Ishiguro, Katsumi Kimoto
    Pages 118-123
  14. Anh Tuan Le, Quang Nguyen, Q. P. Ha, David Rye, Hugh Durrant-Whyte, Michael Stevens et al.
    Pages 124-128
  15. John Billingsley, Jason Stone, John Hilton
    Pages 129-132
  16. Y. Wakita, S. Hirai, T. Hori, R. Takada, M. Kakikura
    Pages 133-138
  17. Ken Taylor, Barney Dalton
    Pages 139-145
  18. Kuniaki Kawabata, Tatsuya Ishikawa, Teruo Fujii, Takashi Noguchi, Hajime Asama, Isao Endo
    Pages 146-151
  19. Eckhard Freund, Jürgen Roßmann
    Pages 152-159
  20. Matthew Carter
    Pages 160-165
  21. Yoshio Matsumoto, Masayuki Inaba, Hirochika Inoue
    Pages 171-178
  22. Manuel Mazo, Francisco J. Rodríguez, Miguel A. Sotelo, Jesús Ureña, Juan C. García, José L. Lázaro et al.
    Pages 179-186
  23. David Jung, Gordon Cheng, Alexander Zelinsky
    Pages 187-194
  24. Keiji Nagatani, Shin’ichi Yuta
    Pages 195-202
  25. Howie Choset, Philippe Pignon
    Pages 203-209
  26. Toshihiro Matsui, Hideki Asoh, Futoshi Asano
    Pages 217-222
  27. Nicholas Molton, Stephen Se, David Lee, Penny Probert, Michael Brady
    Pages 223-230
  28. P. Newman, H. Durrant-Whyte
    Pages 231-236
  29. Young Soo Park, Ghee Yong Park, Jisup Yoon, Byung Jik Lee, Won Zin Oh
    Pages 245-250
  30. Chris Chitty
    Pages 251-258
  31. Salah Sukkarieh, Eduardo M. Nebot, Hugh F. Durrant-Whyte
    Pages 267-274
  32. Xiaoying Kong, Eduardo Nebot, Hugh Durrant-Whyte
    Pages 275-280
  33. Ray Jarvis
    Pages 289-294
  34. Mohammad Bozorg, Eduardo M. Nebot, Hugh F. Durrant-Whyte
    Pages 295-301
  35. Carol Liu, R. Andrew Russell
    Pages 302-307
  36. S. Wasielewski, M. J. Aldon, O. Strauss
    Pages 315-321
  37. Gordon Wyeth
    Pages 322-329

About these proceedings


Joe Engelberger, the pioneer of the robotics industry, wrote in his 1989 book Robotics in Service that the inspiration to write his book came as a reaction to an industry-sponsored forecast study of robot applications, which predicted that in 1995 applications of robotics outside factories - the traditional domain of industrial robots - would amount to less than 1% of total sales. Engelberger believed that this forecast was very wrong, and instead predicted that the non-industrial class of robot applications would become the largest class. Engelbergers prediction has yet to come to pass. However, he did correctly foresee the growth in non-traditional applications of robots. Robots are now beginning to march from the factories and into field and service applications. This book presents a selection of papers from the first major international conference dedicated to field and service applications of robotics. This selection includes papers from the leading research laboratories in the world together with papers from companies that are building and selling new and innovative robotic technology. It describes interesting aspects of robots in the field ranging from mining, agriculture, construction, cargo handling, subsea operations, removal of landmines, to terrestrial exploration. It also covers a diverse range of service applications, such as cleaning, propagating plants and aiding the elderly and handicapped, and gives considerable attention to the technology required to realise robust, reliable and safe robots.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Zelinsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Systems Engineering, Research School of Information Sciences and EngineeringAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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