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Simulation, Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots

Second International Conference, SIMPAR 2010, Darmstadt, Germany, November 15-18, 2010. Proceedings

  • Noriaki Ando
  • Stephen Balakirsky
  • Thomas Hemker
  • Monica Reggiani
  • Oskar von Stryk
Conference proceedings SIMPAR 2010

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6472)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 6472)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Invited Talks

  3. Simulation

    1. R. Codd-Downey, M. Jenkin, M. Ansell, H. -K. Ng, P. Jasiobedzki
      Pages 26-37
    2. Evan Drumwright, John Hsu, Nathan Koenig, Dylan Shell
      Pages 38-50
    3. Marc Freese, Surya Singh, Fumio Ozaki, Nobuto Matsuhira
      Pages 51-62
    4. Martin Friedmann, Karen Petersen, Oskar von Stryk
      Pages 63-74
    5. Chris Goodin, Phillip J. Durst, Burhman Gates, Chris Cummins, Jody Priddy
      Pages 75-86
    6. Tobias Kotthäuser, Bärbel Mertsching
      Pages 97-108
    7. Beatriz León, Stefan Ulbrich, Rosen Diankov, Gustavo Puche, Markus Przybylski, Antonio Morales et al.
      Pages 109-120
    8. Christian Rempis, Verena Thomas, Ferry Bachmann, Frank Pasemann
      Pages 121-132
    9. Vinay Sachidananda, Diego Costantini, Christian Reinl, Dominik Haumann, Karen Petersen, Parag S. Mogre et al.
      Pages 133-143
    10. Erik Weitnauer, Robert Haschke, Helge Ritter
      Pages 144-155
    11. Jens Wettach, Daniel Schmidt, Karsten Berns
      Pages 156-167
  4. Programming

    1. Geoffrey Biggs, Noriaki Ando, Tetsuo Kotoku
      Pages 168-179
    2. Geoffrey Biggs, Noriaki Ando, Tetsuo Kotoku
      Pages 180-191

About these proceedings


Why are the many highly capable autonomous robots that have been promised for novel applications driven by society, industry, and research not available - day despite the tremendous progress in robotics science and systems achieved during the last decades? Unfortunately, steady improvements in speci?c robot abilities and robot hardware have not been matched by corresponding robot performance in real world environments. This is mainly due to the lack of - vancements in robot software that master the development of robotic systems of ever increasing complexity. In addition, fundamental open problems are still awaiting sound answers while the development of new robotics applications s- fersfromthelackofwidelyusedtools,libraries,andalgorithmsthataredesigned in a modular and performant manner with standardized interfaces. Simulation environments are playing a major role not only in reducing development time and cost, e. g. , by systematic software- or hardware-in-the-loop testing of robot performance, but also in exploring new types of robots and applications. H- ever,their use may still be regardedwith skepticism. Seamless migrationof code using robot simulators to real-world systems is still a rare circumstance, due to the complexity of robot, world, sensor, and actuator modeling. These challenges drive the quest for the next generation of methodologies and tools for robot development. The objective of the International Conference on Simulation, Modeling, and ProgrammingforAutonomous Robots (SIMPAR) is to o?er a unique forum for these topics and to bring together researchersfrom academia and industry to identify and solve the key issues necessary to ease the development of increasingly complex robot software.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Noriaki Ando
    • 1
  • Stephen Balakirsky
    • 2
  • Thomas Hemker
    • 3
  • Monica Reggiani
    • 4
  • Oskar von Stryk
    • 3
  1. 1.AIST Tsukuba Central 2, RT-Synthesis R.G., ISRI, AISTTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.Intelligent Systems DivisionNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburgUSA
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceTechnical University DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  4. 4.Department of Management and Engineering (DTG)University of PaduaVicenzaItaly

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