Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Mobile Robots

towards New Applications

Edited by Alex Lazinica

Vienna University of Technology, Austria

The range of potential applications for mobile robots is enormous. It includes agricultural robotics applications, routine material transport in factories, warehouses, office buildings and hospitals, indoor and outdoor security patrols, inventory verification, hazardous material handling, hazardous site cleanup, underwater applications, and numerous military applications. This book is the result of inspirations and contributions from many researchers worldwide. It presents a collection of wide range research results of robotics scientific community. Various aspects of current research in new robotics research areas and disciplines are explored and discussed. It is divided in three main parts covering different research areas: Humanoid Robots, Human-Robot Interaction, and Special Applications. We hope that you will find a lot of useful information in this book, which will help you in performing your research or fire your interests to start performing research in some of the cutting edge research fields mentioned in the book.

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Mobile Robotstowards New ApplicationsEdited by Alex Lazinica

Published: December 1st 2006

DOI: 10.5772/33

ISBN: 978-3-86611-314-5

Copyright year: 2006

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84537 Total Chapter Downloads

52 Crossref Citations

65 Web of Science Citations

120 Dimensions Citations

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1. Humanoid Robot Navigation Based on Groping Locomotion Algorithm to Avoid an Obstacle

By Hanafiah Yussof, Mitsuhiro Yamano, Yasuo Nasu and Masahiro Ohka

2667

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2. Biped without Feet in Single Support: Stabilization of the Vertical Posture with Internal Torques

By Formalsky Alexander and Aoustin Yannick

1905

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3. A Musculoskeletal Flexible-Spine Humanoid Kotaro Aiming at the Future in 15 Years Time

By Ikuo Mizuuchi

2157

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4. Modelling of Bipedal Robots Using Coupled Nonlinear Oscillators

By Armando Carlos de Pina Filho, Max Suell Dutra and Luciano Santos

2616

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5. Ground Reference Points in Legged Locomotion: Definitions, Biological Trajectories and Control Implications

By Marko B. Popovic and Hugh Herr

2775

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6. Robotic Grasping: A Generic Neural Network Architecture

By Nasser Rezzoug and Philippe Gorce

2304

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7. Compliant Actuation of Exoskeletons

By H. van der Kooij, J.F. Veneman and R. Ekkelenkamp

3931

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8. Safe Motion Planning for Human-Robot Interaction: Design and Experiments

By Dana Kulic and Elizabeth Croft

2618

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9. Command, Goal Disambiguation, Introspection, and Instruction in Gesture-Free Spoken Dialogue with a Robotic Office Assistant

By Vladimir A. Kulyukin

2024

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10. Develop Human Safety Mechanism for Human-Symbiotic Mobile Manipulators: Compliant Hybrid Joints

By Zhijun Li, Jun Luo, Shaorong Xie and Jiangong Gu

2082

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11. Exploratory Investigation into Influence of Negative Attitudes toward Robots on Human-Robot Interaction

By Tatsuya Nomura, Takayuki Kanda, Tomohiro Suzuki and Kensuke Kato

2918

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12. A New Approach to Implicit Human-Robot Interaction Using Affective Cues

By Pramila Rani and Nilanjan Sarkar

3083

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13. Cognitive Robotics: Robot Soccer Coaching Using Spoken Language

By Alfredo Weitzenfeld and Peter Ford Dominey

2135

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14. Interactive Robots as Facilitators of Childrens Social Development

By Hideki Kozima and Cocoro Nakagawa

3096

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15. Research and Development for Life Support Robots that Coexist in Harmony with People

By Nobuto Matsuhira, Hideki Ogawa and Hiroshi Mizoguchi

3051

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16. Underwater Robots Part I: Current Systems and Problem Pose

By Lapierre Lionel

6013

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17. Underwater Robots Part II: Existing Solutions and Open Issues

By Lapierre Lionel

3899

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18. An Active Contour and Kalman Filter for Underwater Target Tracking and Navigation

By Muhammad Asif and Mohd Rizal Arshad

3180

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19. Robotics Vision-based Heuristic Reasoning for Underwater Target Tracking and Navigation

By Kia Chua and Mohd Rizal Arshad

2006

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20. The Surgeon's Third Hand an Interactive Robotic C-Arm Fluoroscope

By Norbert Binder, Christoph Bodensteiner, Lars Matthaeus, Rainer Burgkart and Achim Schweikard

3228

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21. Facial Caricaturing Robot COOPER with Laser Pen and Shrimp Rice Cracker in Hands Exhibited at EXPO2005

By Takayuki Fujiwara, Takashi Watanabe and Takuma Funahashi

1744

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22. Learning Features for Identifying Dolphins

By Luiz Goncalves, Adelardo Medeiros and Kaiser Magalde

2209

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23. Service Robots and Humanitarian Demining

By Maki K. Habib

4262

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24. Feasibility Study on an Excavation-Type Demining Robot PEACE

By Yoshikazu Mori

2244

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25. Attitude Compensation of Space Robots for Capturing Operation

By Panfeng Huang and Yangsheng Xu

2166

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26. Omni-directional Mobile Microrobots on a Millimeter Scale for a Microassembly System

By Zhenbo Li and Jiapin Chen

2442

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27. Study of Dance Entertainment Using Robots

By Kuniya Shinozaki, Akitsugu Iwatani and Ryohei Nakatsu

3433

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28. Experimental Robot Musician

By Tarek Sobh, Kurt Coble and Bei Wang

2690

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29. On the Analogy in the Emergent Properties of Evolved Locomotion Gaits of Simulated Snakebot

By Ivan Tanev, Thomas Ray and Katsunori Shimohara

1593

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30. A Novel Autonomous Climbing Robot for Cleaning an Elliptic Half-Shell

By Houxiang Zhang, Rong Liu, Guanghua Zong and Jianwei Zhang

4066

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