Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Cutting Edge Robotics 2010

Edited by Vedran Kordic

TU Wien, Austria

Robotics research, especially mobile robotics is a young field. Its roots include many engineering and scientific disciplines from mechanical, electrical and electronics engineering to computer, cognitive and social sciences. Each of this parent fields is exciting in its own way and has its share in different books. This book is a result of inspirations and contributions from many researchers worldwide. It presents a collection of a wide range of research results in robotics scientific community. We hope you will enjoy reading the book as much as we have enjoyed bringing it together for you.

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Cutting Edge Robotics 2010Edited by Vedran Kordic

Published: October 1st 2010

DOI: 10.5772/288

ISBN: 978-953-307-062-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5962-9

Copyright year: 2010

Books open for chapter submissions

71378 Total Chapter Downloads

52 Crossref Citations

50 Web of Science Citations

93 Dimensions Citations


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1. Motion Control of Robots Based on Sensings of Human Forces and Movements

By Tao Liu, Chunguang Li, Kyoko Shibata and Yoshio Inoue


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2. Reactive Robot Control with Hybrid Operational Techniques in a Seaport Container Terminal Considering the Reliability

By Satoshi Hoshino and Jun Ota


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3. Robust Nonlinear Control of a 7 DOF Model-Scale Helicopter Under Wind Gusts Using Disturbance Observers

By Adnan Martini, Frangois Leonard and Gabriel Abba


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4. Pursiut-Evasion Games in Presence of Obstacles in Unknown Environments: towards an Optimal Pursuit Strategy

By C. Giovannangeli, M. Heymann and E. Rivlin


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5. Motion Planning by Integration of Multiple Policies for Complex Assembly Tasks

By Natsuki Yamanobe, Hiromitsu Fujii, Tamio Arai and Ryuichi Ueda


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6. Robotic Strategies to Assist Pilots in Landing and Takeoff of Helicopters on Ships and Offshore

By Alexandre Campos, Jacqueline Quintero, Roque Saltaren, Manuel Ferre and Rafael Aracil


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7. Optimality Principles and Motion Planning of Human-Like Reaching Movements

By Mikhail M. Svinin, Igor A. Goncharenko, Shigeyuki Hosoe and Yoshihito Osada


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8. An Experimental Study of Three-Dimensional Passive Dynamic Walking with Flat Feet and Ankle Springs

By Terumasa Narukawa, Kazuto Yokoyama, Masaki Takahashi and Kazuo Yoshida


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9. Active Knee-Release Mechanism for Passive-Dynamic Walking Machines

By Kalin Trifonov and Shuji Hashimoto


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10. Simplified Human Hand Models for Manipulation Tasks

By Salvador Cobos, Manuel Ferre, Rafael Aracil, Javier Ortego and M. Angel Sanchez-Uran


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11. An Impact Motion Generation Support Software

By Teppei Tsujita, Atsushi Konno, Yuki Nomura, Shunsuke Komizunai, Yasar Ayaz and Masaru Uchiyama


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12. Peltier-Based Freeze-Thaw Connector for Waterborne Self-Assembly Systems

By Shuhei Miyashita, Flurin Casanova, Max Lungarella and Rolf Pfeifer


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13. Adhesion Forces Reduction by Oscillation and Its Application to Micro Manipulation

By Tetsoyu Watanabe and ZhongWei Jiang


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14. Passivity Based Control of Hydraulic Linear Arms Using Natural Casimir Functions

By Satoru Sakai


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15. The Formation Stability of a Multi-Robotic Formation Control System

By Chih-Fu Chang and Li-Chen Fu


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16. Estimation of Users Request for Attentive Deskwork Support System

By Yusuke Tamura, Masao Sugi, Tamio Arai and Jun Ota


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17. Adaptive Swarm Formation Control for Hybrid Ground and Aerial Assets

By Laura Barnes, Richard Garcia, Mary Anne Fields and Kimon Valavanis


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18. Intelligent Robot Systems Based on PDA for Home Automation Systems in Ubiquitous

By In-Kyu Sa, Ho Seok Ahn, Yun Seok Ahn, Seon-Kyu Sa and Jin Young Choi


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19. Onboard Mission Management for a VTOL UAV Using Sequence and Supervisory Control

By Florian Adolf and Franz Andert


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20. Emotion Recognition through Physiological Signals for Human-Machine Communication

By Choubeila Maaoui and Alain Pruski


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21. Robot Assisted Smile Recovery

By Dushyantha Jayatilake, Anna Gruebler and Kenji Suzuki


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22. Augmenting Sparse Laser Scans with Virtual Scans to Improve the Performance of Alignment Algorithms

By Rolf Lakaemper


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23. Sensor Network for Structuring People and Environmental Information

By S. Nishio, N. Hagita, T. Miyashita, T. Kanda, N. Mitsunaga, M. Shiomi and T. Yamazaki


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24. Minimally Invasive Force Sensing for Tendon-driven Robots

By Alberto Cavallo, Guiseppe De Maria, Ciro Natale and Salvatore Pirozzi


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25. Tweezers Type Tool Manipulation by a Multifinger Hand Using a High-Speed Visual Servoing

By Satoru Mizusawa, Akio Namiki, Taku Senoo and Masatoshi Ishikawa


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26. Vision-Based Haptic Feedback with Physically-Based Model for Telemanipulation

By Jungsik Kim and Jung Kim


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27. Image Sabilization for In Vivo Microscopic Imaging

By Sungon Lee


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