© 2007

Robotics Research

Results of the 12th International Symposium ISRR

  • Sebastian Thrun
  • Rodney Brooks
  • Hugh Durrant-Whyte
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Physical Human Robot Interaction and Haptics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Antonio Bicchi, Yoshihiko Nakamura
      Pages 3-4
    3. Günter Niemeyer, Nicola Diolaiti, Neal Tanner
      Pages 22-33
    4. Jake J. Abbott, Panadda Marayong, Allison M. Okamura
      Pages 49-64
  3. Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Nicholas Roy, Roland Siegwart
      Pages 67-68
    3. Joelle Pineau, Geoffrey J. Gordon
      Pages 69-82
    4. David Hsu, Jean-Claude Latombe, Hanna Kurniawati
      Pages 83-97
  4. Humanoids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Hirohisa Hirukawa
      Pages 101-102
    3. S. Kagami, K. Nishiwaki, J. Kuffner, S. Thompson, J. Chestnutt, M. Stilman et al.
      Pages 103-117
    4. Hiroshi Ishiguro
      Pages 118-127
    5. Yoshihiko Nakamura, Wataru Takano, Katsu Yamane
      Pages 128-139
  5. Mechanism and Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Jean-Pierre Merlet
      Pages 143-144
    3. Masaru Uchiyama, Yuichi Tsumaki, Woo-Keun Yoon
      Pages 145-162
    4. B. J. Nelson, L. X. Dong, A. Subramanian, D. J. Bell
      Pages 163-174

About these proceedings


The International Symposium of Robotics Research (ISRR) continues to be the premiere meeting of the International Foundation of Robotics Research (IFRR). The 12th International Symposium of Robotics Research took place October 12-15, 2005, in San Francisco, near Fisherman's Wharf, and was organized by the three editors of this book.

This volume contains a collection of 50 contributed papers, which were presented at the 12th International Symposium of Robotics Research. These papers are organized in twelve scientific tracks: Physical Human-Robot Interaction and Haptics, Planning, Humanoids, Mechanisms and Design, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping, Field Robots, Robotic Vision, Robot Design and Control, Underwater Robotics, Learning and Adaptive Behavior, Networked Robotics, and Interfaces and Interaction. Further articles in this volume summarize one of the invited overview talks of the scientific panel that took place during the ISRR.

Historically, the proceedings of the ISRR have featured ground-breaking work of the highest caliber, which influenced generations to come. The present volume promises to be no exception. The collection of scientific articles in this volume provides new insights to important problems in robotics, written by some of the leaders in the field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sebastian Thrun
    • 1
  • Rodney Brooks
    • 2
  • Hugh Durrant-Whyte
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)CambridgeUSA
  3. 3.Australian Centre for Field RoboticsUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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