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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


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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

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

  • Book Title Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems
  • Book Subtitle 12th Annual Conference, TAROS 2011, Sheffield, UK, August 31 – September 2, 2011. Proceedings
  • Editors Roderich Groß
    Lyuba Alboul
    Chris Melhuish
    Mark Witkowski
    Tony T. Prescott
    Jacques Penders
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-23231-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-23232-9
  • Series ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series E-ISSN 1611-3349
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 435
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Artificial Intelligence
    Image Processing and Computer Vision
    User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
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