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Service Robotics within the Digital Home

Applications and Future Prospects


  • Describes the importance of interoperability standards

  • Explains the characteristics of robotics platforms

  • State of the art overview


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. María del Pilar Almudena García Fuente, Javier Ramírez de la Pinta, Adrián López García
    Pages 1-47
  3. Pablo Gómez del Torno, Omar Álvarez Fres, Samuel Marcos Pablos
    Pages 49-88
  4. Ignacio González Alonso
    Pages 89-114
  5. Mercedes R. Fernández Alcalá, José M. Maestre, Javier Ramírez de la Pinta
    Pages 115-142
  6. Alberto Alonso Fernández, Pablo Fernández de Dios, Jorge Moreno Sánchez
    Pages 143-160
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 161-174

About this book


This book provides the reader with a clear and precise description of robotics and other systems for home automation currently on the market, and discusses their interoperability and perspectives for the near future. It shows the different standards and the development platforms used by the main service robots in an international environment.

This volume provides a scientific basis for the user who is looking for the best option to suit his or her needs from the available alternatives to integrate modern technology in the digital home.


home automation interoperability systems robotics developments robotics perspectives service robots

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Infobotica Research Group, Computer ScienceOviedo UniversityMieresSpain
  2. 2.Infobotica Research Group, Computer ScienceOviedo UniversityMieresSpain
  3. 3.Department of Systems and Automation, EgineeringUniversity of SevilleSevillaSpain
  4. 4.Infobotica Research Group, Computer ScienceOviedo UniversityMieresSpain

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Service Robotics within the Digital Home
  • Book Subtitle Applications and Future Prospects
  • Authors Ignacio González Alonso
    Mercedes Fernández
    José M. Maestre
    María del Pilar Almudena García Fuente
  • Series Title Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-1490-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-0547-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-1491-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 174
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Control, Robotics, Mechatronics
    Artificial Intelligence
    Computers and Society
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