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Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems

19th Annual Conference, TAROS 2018, Bristol, UK July 25-27, 2018, Proceedings

  • Manuel Giuliani
  • Tareq Assaf
  • Maria Elena Giannaccini
Conference proceedings TAROS 2018

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10965)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 10965)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Object Manipulation and Locomotion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Wei Xin Tan, Martim Brandão, Kenji Hashimoto, Atsuo Takanishi
      Pages 3-14
    3. Cihan Uyanik, Sezgin Secil, Metin Ozkan, Helin Dutagaci, Kaya Turgut, Osman Parlaktuna
      Pages 15-27
    4. Ololade O. Obadina, Mohamed Thaha, Kaspar Althoefer, M. Hasan Shaheed
      Pages 28-39
    5. James Rogers, Katherine Page-Bailey, Ryan Smith
      Pages 52-63
    6. Ashraf Zia, Bernard Tiddeman, Patricia Shaw
      Pages 64-75
  3. Soft and Bioinspired Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Tim Helps, Majid Taghavi, Sarah Manns, Ailie J. Turton, Jonathan Rossiter
      Pages 79-90
    3. Alexander G. Steele, Alexander Hunt, Appolinaire C. Etoundi
      Pages 91-102
    4. Richard French, Alice Cryer, Gabriel Kapellmann-Zafra, Hector Marin-Reyes
      Pages 103-111
    5. Jan Fras, Kaspar Althoefer
      Pages 112-120
  4. Path Planning and Autonomous Vehicles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Sergi Molina, Grzegorz Cielniak, Tomáš Krajník, Tom Duckett
      Pages 135-146
    3. Bruna G. Maciel-Pearson, Patrice Carbonneau, Toby P. Breckon
      Pages 147-158
    4. Jerome Leudet, Tommi Mikkonen, François Christophe, Tomi Männistö
      Pages 159-169
    5. Erwin Jose Lopez Pulgarin, Tugrul Irmak, Joel Variath Paul, Arisara Meekul, Guido Herrmann, Ute Leonards
      Pages 170-182
    6. Luiz G. A. Martins, Rafael da P. Cândido, Mauricio C. Escarpinati, Patricia A. Vargas, Gina M. B. de Oliveira
      Pages 183-194

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Towards Autonomous Robotics, TAROS 2018, held in Bristol, UK, in July 2018.

The 38 full papers presented together with 14 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 68 submissions. The papers focus on presentation and discussion of the latest results and methods in autonomous robotics research and applications. The conference offers a friendly environment for robotics researchers and industry to take stock and plan future progress.


Autonomous robots Assistive, service and personal robotics Aerial robots Medical robotics Humanoid and walking robot Modular reconfigurable robot Human-Robot interaction Multimodal interfaces Advanced sensors and actuators Autonomous vehicles Bio-mimetic Robot communication Robot language Ethical and societal issues in robotics Robots in education Robots in arts Robots in entertainment artificial intelligence image processing neural networks

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of the West of EnglandBristolUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of BathBathUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.University of BristolBristolUnited Kingdom

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