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Sociorobot World

A Guided Tour for All


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Spyros Tzafestas
    Pages 1-24
  3. Spyros G. Tzafestas
    Pages 25-39
  4. Spyros G. Tzafestas
    Pages 41-52
  5. Spyros G. Tzafestas
    Pages 53-69
  6. Spyros G. Tzafestas
    Pages 71-99
  7. Spyros G. Tzafestas
    Pages 101-131
  8. Spyros Tzafestas
    Pages 133-154
  9. Spyros G. Tzafestas
    Pages 155-173
  10. Spyros Tzafestas
    Pages 175-202
  11. Spyros G. Tzafestas
    Pages 203-219
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 221-223

About this book


This book makes a consolidated guided tour to the world of sociorobots (social or socialized robots).
Sociorobots and assistive robots provide entertainment, assistance to the handicapped, companionship to the elderly, and health care to autistic children and people with dementia among others. The book provides, in a fluent educational way, all major concepts, architectures, and design methodologies. All types of sociorobots are examined, namely walking anthropomorphic, wheeled anthropomorphic, fixed-place anthropomorphic, and zoomorphic sociorobots. The book provides an outline of sociorobot intelligent control architectures, robot learning, and human robot interaction.


Anthropomorhic Sociorobots Social Robot Intelligent Control Social Robot Learning Social Robotics Sociorobot Emotional Behavior Zoomorphic Sociorobots

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical and Computer EngNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sociorobot World
  • Book Subtitle A Guided Tour for All
  • Authors Spyros Tzafestas
  • Series Title Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering
  • Series Abbreviated Title Intelligent Systems, Cont. (formerly: Microprocessor)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-21421-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37024-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-21422-1
  • Series ISSN 2213-8986
  • Series E-ISSN 2213-8994
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 223
  • Number of Illustrations 31 b/w illustrations, 90 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Control, Robotics, Mechatronics
    Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral Sciences
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“This book represents a source that the robotic community was lacking, at least from a general and nontechnical perspective, in the field of social robots … . this book describes both the foundations and the applications of social robots. … the interested reader or specialist may enlarge their curiosity by checking the references available at the end of each chapter.” (Ramon Gonzalez Sanchez, Computing Reviews, September, 2015)