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Field and Service Robotics

Results of the 5th International Conference

  • Peter Corke
  • Salah Sukkariah


  • Post-conference proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Field and Service

  • Robotics held in Prot Douglas, Australia at July 2005

Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Keynotes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Graeme Nelmes
      Pages 3-8
  3. Outdoor Vision

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Masayoshi Matsuoka, Alan Chen, Surya P. N. Singh, Adam Coates, Andrew Y. Ng, Sebastian Thrun
      Pages 19-30
    3. Matthew Dunbabin, Kane Usher, Peter Corke
      Pages 31-42
    4. Niloofar Gheissari, Nick Barnes
      Pages 43-54
    5. Nick Barnes, Gareth Loy
      Pages 55-66
    6. Kai-Ming Kiang, Richard Willgoss, Alan Blair
      Pages 67-78
    7. Andrew Dankers, Nick Barnes, Alex Zelinsky
      Pages 79-90
  4. Navigation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Patric Jensfelt, Gunnar Gullstrand, Erik Förell
      Pages 93-104
    3. David Silver, Joseph Carsten, Scott Thayer
      Pages 117-128
    4. Johan Larsson, Mathias Broxvall, Alessandro Saffiotti
      Pages 129-140
  5. Mapping and Localization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. David Prasser, Michael Milford, Gordon Wyeth
      Pages 143-154
    3. Zhan Wang, Shoudong Huang, Gamini Dissanayake
      Pages 155-166
    4. Juan Nieto, Tim Bailey, Eduardo Nebot
      Pages 167-178

About these proceedings


The 5th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics (FSR05) was held in Port Douglas, Australia, on 29th - 31st July 2005, and brought together the worlds' leading experts in field and service automation. The goal of the conference was to report and encourage the latest research and practical results towards the use of field and service robotics in the community with particular focus on proven technology. The conference provided a forum for researchers, professionals and robot manufacturers to exchange up-to-date technical knowledge and experience.

Field robots are robots which operate in outdoor, complex, and dynamic environments. Service robots are those that work closely with humans, with particular applications involving indoor and structured environments. There are a wide range of topics presented in this issue on field and service robots including: Agricultural and Forestry Robotics, Mining and Exploration Robots, Robots for Construction, Security & Defence Robots, Cleaning Robots, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles and Autonomous Flying Robots.

This meeting was the fifth in the series and brings FSR back to Australia where it was first held. FSR has been held every 2 years, starting with Canberra 1997, followed by Pittsburgh 1999, Helsinki 2001 and Lake Yamanaka 2003.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Corke
    • 1
  • Salah Sukkariah
    • 2
  1. 1.Autonomous Systems LaboratoryCSIRO ICT CentreKenmoreAustralia
  2. 2.Australian Centre for Field RoboticsThe University of SydneyAustralia

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