Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems

12th Annual Conference, TAROS 2011, Sheffield, UK, August 31 – September 2, 2011. Proceedings

  • Roderich Groß
  • Lyuba Alboul
  • Chris Melhuish
  • Mark Witkowski
  • Tony J. Prescott
  • Jacques Penders
Conference proceedings TAROS 2011

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6856)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 6856)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. A Cricket-Controlled Robot Orienting towards a Sound Source

    1. Jan Wessnitzer, Alexandros Asthenidis, Georgios Petrou, Barbara Webb
      Pages 1-12
    2. Nathan F. Lepora, Charles W. Fox, Mat Evans, Ben Mitchinson, Asma Motiwala, J. Charlie Sullivan et al.
      Pages 13-23
    3. Gorka Azkune, Mikel Astiz, Urko Esnaola, Unai Antero, Jose Vicente Sogorb, Antonio Alonso
      Pages 24-35
    4. Shinya Saito, Minoru Kuribayashi Kurosawa, Yuichiro Orino, Shinnosuke Hirata
      Pages 46-53
    5. Xinguo Yu, Weicheng Han, Liyuan Li, Ji Yu Shi, Gang Wang
      Pages 54-65
    6. Jiaming Zhang, Amanda J. C. Sharkey
      Pages 78-89
    7. Arne Brutschy, Nam-Luc Tran, Nadir Baiboun, Marco Frison, Giovanni Pini, Andrea Roli et al.
      Pages 90-101
    8. Charles W. Fox, Mathew H. Evans, Nathan F. Lepora, Martin Pearson, Andy Ham, Tony J. Prescott
      Pages 102-113
    9. Calum Roke, Chris Melhuish, Tony Pipe, David Drury, Craig Chorley
      Pages 114-124
    10. Fatih Ozkul, Duygun Erol Barkana
      Pages 125-136
    11. Andreagiovanni Reina, Gianni A. Di Caro, Frederick Ducatelle, Luca M. Gambardella
      Pages 137-148
    12. Frank E. Schneider, Dennis Wildermuth
      Pages 149-160
    13. Alfonso Montellano López, Mojtaba Khazravi, Robert Richardson, Abbas Dehghani, Rupesh Roshan, Tomasz Liskiewicz et al.
      Pages 173-182
    14. Charles W. Fox, Tony J. Prescott
      Pages 183-194
    15. J. Ernesto Solanes, Josep Tornero, Leopoldo Armesto, Vicent Girbés
      Pages 195-206
    16. Carlos R. C. Souza, Paulo E. Santos
      Pages 219-230
    17. Nicolás Navarro, Cornelius Weber, Stefan Wermter
      Pages 231-240
    18. Fernando Valdes, Roberto Iglesias, Felipe Espinosa, Miguel A. Rodríguez, Pablo Quintia, Carlos Santos
      Pages 241-252
    19. Asma Motiwala, Charles W. Fox, Nathan F. Lepora, Tony J. Prescott
      Pages 253-264
    20. Giulio Reina, James Underwood, Graham Brooker
      Pages 265-276
    21. Vicent Girbés, Leopoldo Armesto, Josep Tornero, J. Ernesto Solanes
      Pages 277-288
    22. Ioannis Kostavelis, Lazaros Nalpantidis, Antonios Gasteratos
      Pages 289-298
    23. Said Ghani Khan, Jamaludin Jalani, Guido Herrmann, Tony Pipe, Chris Melhuish
      Pages 299-310
    24. Florian Vaussard, Michael Bonani, Philippe Rétornaz, Alcherio Martinoli, Francesco Mondada
      Pages 311-322
    25. Elena Corina Grigore, Kerstin Eder, Alexander Lenz, Sergey Skachek, Anthony G. Pipe, Chris Melhuish
      Pages 323-335
    26. Clare Dixon, Alan Winfield, Michael Fisher
      Pages 336-347
    27. Guido Bugmann, Simon N. Copleston
      Pages 360-371
  3. Extended Abstracts

    1. Jianing Chen, Roderich Groß
      Pages 380-381
    2. Joan Saez-Pose, Amir M. Naghsh, Leo Nomdedeu
      Pages 382-383
    3. Paul Ward, Stephen Cameron
      Pages 384-385
    4. Tom Moore, Richard Ratmansky, Bob Chevalier, David Sharp, Vincent Baker, Brian Satterfield
      Pages 386-387
    5. Mohamed Kara Mohamed, Sourav Patra, Alexander Lanzon
      Pages 388-389
    6. Stephen Foster, Roderich Groß
      Pages 394-395
    7. Alon Ohev-Zion, Amir Shapiro
      Pages 396-397
    8. Dimitri Ognibene, Nicola Catenacci Volpi, Giovanni Pezzulo
      Pages 398-399

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference Towards Autonomous Robotics Systems, TAROS 2011, held in Sheffield, UK, in August/September 2011.
The 32 revised full papers presented together with 29 two-page abstracts were carefully reviewed and selected from 94 submissions. Among the topics addressed are robot navigation, robot learning, human-robot interaction, robot control, mobile robots, reinforcement learning, robot vehicles, swarm robotic systems, etc.


algorithmic learning autonomous robots mobile robot navigation personal robots robot agents robot emotions robot routing

Editors and affiliations

  • Roderich Groß
    • 1
  • Lyuba Alboul
    • 2
  • Chris Melhuish
    • 3
  • Mark Witkowski
    • 4
  • Tony J. Prescott
    • 5
  • Jacques Penders
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Automatic Control and Systems EngineeringThe University of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  2. 2.Materials and Engineering Research InstituteSheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK
  3. 3.Department of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL)University of Bristol and the West of EnglandBistolUK
  4. 4.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringImperial College LondonLondonUK
  5. 5.Department of PsychologyThe University of SheffieldSheffieldUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-23231-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-23232-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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