Autonomous Robots and Agents

  • Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
  • Gourab Sen Gupta

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 76)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. J. L. Baxter, E. K. Burke, J. M. Garibaldi, M. Norman
    Pages 9-16
  3. R. Jarvis, M. Marzouqi
    Pages 17-23
  4. Jochen Schmidt, Chee K. Wong, Wai K. Yeap
    Pages 25-33
  5. Hanafiah Yussof, Masahiro Ohka, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Jumpei Takata, Mitsuhiro Yamano, Yasuo Nasu
    Pages 43-51
  6. Carlos Astengo-Noguez, RamÓn Brena-Pinero
    Pages 53-60
  7. Michael Happold, Mark Ollis
    Pages 61-69
  8. Henrik Andreasson, Rudolph Triebel, Achim Lilienthal
    Pages 83-90
  9. G. Seet, S. K. Sim, W. C. Pang, Z. X. Wu, T. Asokan
    Pages 91-99
  10. Aneesh N. Chand, Godfrey C. Onwubolu
    Pages 101-107
  11. Luiz S. Martins-Filho, Elbert E. N. Macau
    Pages 109-117
  12. Tsai-Yen Li, Chih-Chien Wang
    Pages 119-126
  13. Jacques A. Ferland, Jorge Amaya, Melody Suzy Djuimo
    Pages 127-133
  14. Nobuharu Murata, Hirokazu Nosato, Tatsumi Furuya, Masahiro Murakawa
    Pages 135-144
  15. M. Meenakshi, M. Seetharama Bhat
    Pages 153-162
  16. Yoshihiko Takahashi, Hirofumi Takagi, Yoshiharu Uchiyama, Takumi Takashima
    Pages 181-188
  17. Lin Yang, Chee-Meng Chew, Aun-Neow Poo, Teresa Zielinska
    Pages 189-198
  18. Abhijit G. Kallapur, Shaaban S. Ali, Sreenatha G. Anavatti
    Pages 199-207
  19. Kyung Hak Hyun, Eun Ho Kim, Yoon Keun Kwak
    Pages 217-223
  20. Valery Sklyarov, Iouliia Skliarova, Bruno Pimentel
    Pages 225-231
  21. Oomiya Kenta, Miyanishi Keiji, Suzuki Keiji
    Pages 235-239
  22. Valery Sklyarov, Iouliia Skliarova
    Pages 259-265
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 267-267

About this book


Robots and autonomous agents have permeated every aspect of human life. They are not only omnipresent on the shop floors; they have pervaded our homes and are around us everywhere. Design methodologies and implementation techniques of intelligent machines are making progress in leaps and bounds. Smart interaction, cooperation, and pro-activeness are the hallmarks of modern intelligent machines.

This book deals with the theoretical and methodological aspects of incorporating intelligence in Autonomous Robots and Agents. Challenges faced in the real world to accomplish complex tasks, which require collaborative efforts, and methods to overcome them, are detailed. Several informative articles deal with navigation, localization and mapping of mobile robots, a problem that engineers and researchers are grappling with all the time.

This edited volume is targeted to present the latest state-of-the-art methodologies in Robotics. It is a compilation of the extended versions of the very best papers selected from the many that were presented at the 3rd International Conference on Autonomous Robots and Agents (ICARA 2006) which was held at Palmerston North, New Zealand from 11-14 December, 2006. Scientists and engineers who work with mobile robots will find this book very useful and stimulating.


Autonomous Agents Collaborative Robotics Computational Intelligence Localisation, Mapping and Navigation Navigation Search and Rescue Robots Simulation algorithm algorithms calculus genetic algorithms mobile robot robot robotics stability

Editors and affiliations

  • Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
    • 1
  • Gourab Sen Gupta
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Information Sciences and TechnologyMassey University (Turitea Campus)Palmerston NorthNew Zealand
  2. 2.School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringSingapore PolytechnicSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-73423-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-73424-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
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