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Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems

The 10th International Symposium

  • Alcherio Martinoli
  • Francesco Mondada
  • Nikolaus Correll
  • Grégory Mermoud
  • Magnus Egerstedt
  • M. Ani Hsieh
  • Lynne E. Parker
  • Kasper Støy


  • Presents the state of the art in distributed autonomous systems composed of multiple robots, robotic modules, or robotic agents

  • Scientific outcome of the 10th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS 2010) held in Lausanne, Switzerland, November 1-3, 2010

  • Written by leading experts in the field


Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 83)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-21
  2. Distributed Sensing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. Timothy Stirling, Dario Floreano
      Pages 5-18
    3. Randy Andres Cortez, Rafael Fierro, John Wood
      Pages 33-46
    4. Ali Marjovi, Lino Marques
      Pages 47-60
    5. Subhrajit Bhattacharya, Nathan Michael, Vijay Kumar
      Pages 61-75
    6. William C. Evans, Alexander Bahr, Alcherio Martinoli
      Pages 77-89
    7. Thomas Lochmatter, Ebru Aydın Göl, Iñaki Navarro, Alcherio Martinoli
      Pages 91-102
    8. Takayuki Umeda, Kosuke Sekiyama, Toshio Fukuda
      Pages 103-114
    9. Patrick Martin, Jean-Pierre de la Croix, Magnus Egerstedt
      Pages 115-127
  3. Localization, Navigation, and Formations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-131
    2. Andrea Cristofaro, Alessandro Renzaglia, Agostino Martinelli
      Pages 133-146
    3. Fabrizio Abrate, Basilio Bona, Marina Indri, Stefano Rosa, Federico Tibaldi
      Pages 147-160
    4. Javier Alonso-Mora, Andreas Breitenmoser, Martin Rufli, Paul Beardsley, Roland Siegwart
      Pages 203-216
    5. Patricio Nebot, Enric Cervera
      Pages 217-228
    6. Robert J. Mullen, Dorothy Monekosso, Sarah Barman, Paolo Remagnino
      Pages 229-242

About this book


Distributed robotics is a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary research area lying at the intersection of computer science, communication and control systems, and electrical and mechanical engineering. The goal of the Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS) is to exchange and stimulate research ideas to realize advanced distributed robotic systems.

This volume of proceedings includes 43 original contributions presented at the Tenth International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS 2010), which was held in November 2010 at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. The selected papers in this volume are authored by leading researchers from Asia, Australia, Europa, and the Americas, thereby providing a broad coverage and perspective of the state-of-the-art technologies, algorithms, system architectures, and applications in distributed robotic systems. The book is organized into four parts, each representing one critical and long-term research thrust in the multi-robot community: distributed sensing (Part I); localization, navigation, and formations (Part II); coordination algorithms and formal methods (Part III); modularity, distributed manipulation, and platforms (Part IV).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alcherio Martinoli
    • 1
  • Francesco Mondada
    • 2
  • Nikolaus Correll
    • 3
  • Grégory Mermoud
    • 4
  • Magnus Egerstedt
    • 5
  • M. Ani Hsieh
    • 6
  • Lynne E. Parker
    • 7
  • Kasper Støy
    • 8
  1. 1.EPFL ENAC IIE DISALLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.EPFL STI IMT LSROLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.430 UCBBoulderUSA
  4. 4.EPFL ENAC IIE DISALLausanneSwitzerland
  5. 5., Electrical and Computer EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  6. 6., Mechanical Engineering & MechanicsDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  7. 7., Department of Electrical Engineering andUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  8. 8.Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller InstituteUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdenseDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems
  • Book Subtitle The 10th International Symposium
  • Editors Alcherio Martinoli
    Francesco Mondada
    Nikolaus Correll
    Grégory Mermoud
    Magnus Egerstedt
    M. Ani Hsieh
    Lynne E. Parker
    Kasper Støy
  • Series Title Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-32722-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-43457-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-32723-0
  • Series ISSN 1610-7438
  • Series E-ISSN 1610-742X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 612
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Robotics and Automation
    Artificial Intelligence
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From the reviews:

“This interesting collection of selected research papers provides a unique reference on the current developments in … distributed autonomous robotic systems. … the book provides many interesting approaches, suggestions, and solutions to various critical problems in the development of robotics. … I would suggest it to those readers who intend to advance their knowledge in these robotic fields. … it is appropriate for self-study at the postgraduate level. In general, it would definitely be useful to scientists and engineers working to advance autonomous robotic systems.” (George K. Adam, ACM Computing Reviews, February, 2013)