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Advances in Autonomous Mini Robots

Proceedings of the 6-th AMiRE Symposium

  • Ulrich Rückert
  • Sitte Joaquin
  • Werner Felix


  • Latest research on Autonomous Minirobots for Research and Edutainment

  • Results of the 6th International Symposium on Autonomous Minirobots for Research and Edutainment (AMiRE) held on 23-25 May 2011 at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Bielefeld, Germany

  • Written by leading experts in the field

Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-13
  2. P. Salvini, F. Cecchi, G. Macrì, S. Orofino, S. Coppedè, S. Sacchini et al.
    Pages 27-36
  3. Fanny Riedo, Philippe Rétornaz, Luc Bergeron, Nathalie Nyffeler, Francesco Mondada
    Pages 37-48
  4. J. Gonzalez-Gomez, A. Valero-Gomez, A. Prieto-Moreno, M. Abderrahim
    Pages 49-62
  5. R. Francisco, C. Uribe, S. Ignacio, R. Vázquez
    Pages 63-74
  6. Cédric Pradalier, Samir Bouabdallah, Pascal Gohl, Matthias Egli, Gilles Caprari, Roland Siegwart
    Pages 89-99
  7. Stefan Herbrechtsmeier, Ulrich Rückert, Joaquin Sitte
    Pages 101-112
  8. Ivan Ricardo Silva Ruiz, Dominik Aufderheide, Ulf Witkowski
    Pages 123-132
  9. Alexander Kettler, Marc Szymanski, Heinz Wörn
    Pages 133-146
  10. Donato Di Paola, Annalisa Milella, Grazia Cicirelli
    Pages 161-172
  11. Abdul Rahman Hafiz, Kazuyuki Murase
    Pages 173-181
  12. Sven Lange, Niko Sünderhauf, Peer Neubert, Sebastian Drews, Peter Protzel
    Pages 183-192

About these proceedings


Autonomous robots must carry out useful tasks all by themselves relying entirely on their own perceptions of their environment. The cognitive abilities required for autonomous action are largely independent of robot size, which makes mini robots attractive as artefacts for research, education and entertainment.

Autonomous mini robots must be small enough for experimentation on a desktop or a small laboratory.  They must be easy to carry and safe for interaction with humans. They must not be expensive. Mini robot designers have to work at the leading edge of technology so that their creations can carry out purposeful autonomic action under these constraints.

Since 2001 researchers have met every two years for an international symposium to report on the advances achieved in Autonomous Mini  Robots for Research and Edutainment (AMiRE).

The AMiRE Symposium is a single track conference that offers ample opportunities for discussion and exchange of ideas. This volume contains the contributed papers of the 2011 AMiRE Symposium held from 23 to 25 May 2011 at Bielefeld University, Germany. The contributions in this volume represent the state-of-the-art of autonomous mini robots; they demonstrate what is currently technically feasible and  show some of the applications for autonomous mini robots.   


Autonomous Minirobots Evolutionary Robots Robot Soccer Swarm Intelligence Teleoperation

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Rückert
    • 1
  • Sitte Joaquin
    • 2
  • Werner Felix
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre of Excellence, Cognitronics and Sensor SystemsCognitive Interaction TechnologyBielefeldGermany
  2. 2., Faculty of Information TechnologyQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.Centre of Excellence, Cognitronics and Sensor SystemsCognitive Interaction TechnologyBielefeldGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Advances in Autonomous Mini Robots
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the 6-th AMiRE Symposium
  • Editors Ulrich Rückert
    Sitte Joaquin
    Werner Felix
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-27481-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-52160-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-27482-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 280
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Robotics and Automation
    Computational Intelligence
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