Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Benjamin Johnen, Carsten Scheele, Bernd Kuhlenkötter
    Pages 1-13
  3. Miguel A. Olivares-Mendez, Pascual Campoy, Ignacio Mellado-Bataller, Ivan Mondragon, Carol Martinez, Jose Luis Sanchez-Lopez
    Pages 37-55
  4. O. Hassanein, Sreenatha G. Anavatti, Tapabrata Ray
    Pages 57-70
  5. Munir Merdan, Wilfried Lepuschitz, Benjamin Groessing, Markus Helbok
    Pages 71-80
  6. Sobers L. X. Francis, Sreenatha G. Anavatti, Matthew Garratt
    Pages 81-90
  7. Oussama El Hamzaoui, Jorge Corsino Espino, Bruno Steux
    Pages 91-101
  8. Christoph Rasche, Claudius Stern, Lisa Kleinjohann, Bernd Kleinjohann
    Pages 103-113
  9. Luis Mejias, Iván F. Mondragón Bernal, Pascual Campoy
    Pages 127-141
  10. Ben Drayton, Dale A. Carnegie, Adrian A. Dorrington
    Pages 143-153
  11. Jared Le Cras, Jonathan Paxman, Brad Saracik
    Pages 155-170
  12. Göntje C. Claasen, Philippe Martin, Frédéric Picard
    Pages 171-181
  13. Robert Ross, John Devlin, Anthony de Souza-Daw
    Pages 183-192
  14. Soo Hyeok Kang, Yong Ho Kim, Byung-Cheol Min, Soon-Geul Lee, Jinung An, Dong Han Kim
    Pages 205-215
  15. Michael Schnürmacher, Daniel Göhring, Miao Wang, Tinosch Ganjineh
    Pages 217-230
  16. Christian Ziegler, Jörg Franke
    Pages 231-241
  17. Kelvin Gong, Allan I. McInnes
    Pages 243-261

About this book


There isn’t a facet of human life that has not been touched and influenced by robots and automation. What makes robots and machines versatile is their computational intelligence. While modern intelligent sensors and powerful hardware capabilities have given a huge fillip to the growth of intelligent machines, the progress in the development of algorithms for smart interaction, collaboration and pro-activeness will result in the next quantum jump.

This book deals with the recent advancements in design methodologies, algorithms and implementation techniques to incorporate intelligence in robots and automation systems. Several articles deal with navigation, localization and mapping of mobile robots, a problem that engineers and researchers are grappling with all the time. Fuzzy logic, neural networks and neuro-fuzzy based techniques for real world applications have been detailed in a few articles.

This edited volume is targeted to present the latest state-of-the-art computational intelligence techniques in Robotics and Automation. It is a compilation of the extended versions of the very best papers selected from the many that were presented at the 5th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications (ICARA 2011) which was held in Wellington, New Zealand from 6-8 December, 2011. Scientists and engineers who work with robots and automation systems will find this book very useful and stimulating.


Automation Computational Intelligence Control Engineering Evolutionary Computing Robotics Sensors

Editors and affiliations

  • Gourab Sen Gupta
    • 1
  • Donald Bailey
    • 2
  • Serge Demidenko
    • 3
  • Dale Carnegie
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Engineering &, Advanced Technology (SEAT)Massey UniversityPalmerston NorthNew Zealand
  2. 2., School of Engineering and Advanced TechnMassey UniversityPalmerston NorthNew Zealand
  3. 3., Saigon South CampusRMIT International UniversityHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
  4. 4., School of Engineering and Computer ScienVictoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Recent Advances in Robotics and Automation
  • Editors Gourab Sen Gupta
    Donald Bailey
    Serge Demidenko
    Dale Carnegie
  • Series Title Studies in Computational Intelligence
  • Series Abbreviated Title Studies Comp.Intelligence
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-37386-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-42688-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-37387-9
  • Series ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series E-ISSN 1860-9503
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 344
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computational Intelligence
    Robotics and Automation
    Artificial Intelligence
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