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Robotics 2010

Current and Future Challenges

Edited by Houssem Abdellatif

Leibniz University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Without a doubt, robotics has made an incredible progress over the last decades. The vision of developing, designing and creating technical systems that help humans to achieve hard and complex tasks, has intelligently led to an incredible variety of solutions. There are barely technical fields that could exhibit more interdisciplinary interconnections like robotics. This fact is generated by highly complex challenges imposed by robotic systems, especially the requirement on intelligent and autonomous operation. This book tries to give an insight into the evolutionary process that takes place in robotics. It provides articles covering a wide range of this exciting area. The progress of technical challenges and concepts may illuminate the relationship between developments that seem to be completely different at first sight. The robotics remains an exciting scientific and engineering field. The community looks optimistically ahead and also looks forward for the future challenges and new development.

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Robotics 2010Current and Future ChallengesEdited by Houssem Abdellatif

Published: February 1st 2010

DOI: 10.5772/142

ISBN: 978-953-7619-78-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5493-8

Copyright year: 2010

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51205 Total Chapter Downloads

50 Crossref Citations

36 Web of Science Citations

73 Dimensions Citations


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1. From Oil to Pure Water Hydraulics, Making Cleaner and Safer Force Feedback High Payload Telemanipulators

By Gregory Dubus, Olivier David and Yvan Measson


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2. Operational Space Dynamics of a Space Robot and Computational Efficient Algorithm

By Satoko Abiko and Gerd Hirzinger


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3. Modeling and Control of Mechanical Systems in Terms of Quasi-Velocities

By Farhad Aghili


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4. Practical Model-based and Robust Control of Parallel Manipulators Using Passivity and Sliding Mode Theory

By Houssem Abdellatif, Jens Kotlarski, Tobias Ortmaier and Bodo Heimann


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5. Reinforcement learningApproach to Objectcontact Motion with Estimation of Lowdimensional Submanifold and Mode-Boundary

By Yuichi Kobayashi and Shigeyuki Hosoe


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6. Ball Control in High-speed Throwing Motion Based on Kinetic Chain Approach

By Taku Senoo, Akio Namiki and Masatoshi Ishikawa


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7. Shape Classification using Tactile Information in Rotation Manipulation by Universal Robot Hand

By Hiroyuki Nakamoto, Futoshi Kobayashi and Fumio Kojima


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8. Biologically Inspired Robot Arm Control Using Neural Oscillators

By Woosung Yang, Nak Young Chong and Bum Jae You


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9. Knotting a Flexible Rope Using a High-Speed Multifingered Hand System Based on Synthesis of Knotting Manipulation Skills

By Yuji Yamakawa, Akio Namiki, Masatoshi Ishikawa and Makoto Shimojo


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10. Screw and Cable Acutators (SCS) and Their Applications to Force Feedback Teleoperation, Exoskeleton and Anthropomorphic Robotics

By Phillipe Garrec


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11. A Novel Verticalized Reeducation Device for Spinal Cord Injuries: the WalkTrainer, from Design to Clinical Trials

By Stauffer Yves, Mohamed Bouri, Reymond Clavel, Yves Allemand and Roland Brodard2


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12. Human Machine Interface in Assistive Robotics: Application to a Force Controlled Upper-Limb Powered Exoskeleton

By Malek Baklouti, Jamil AbouSaleh, Eric Monacelli and Serge Couvet


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13. Development of a New Vehicle Based on Human Walking Movement with a Turning System

By Misato Nihei, Takeshi Ando, Yuzo Kaneshige, Takenobu Inoue and Masakatsu G. Fujie


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14. Flexible Mono-tread Mobile Track (FMT) - A New Mobile Mechanism Using One Track and Vertebral Structure -

By Tetsuya Kinugasa, Yuta Otani, Takafumi Haji, Koji Yoshida, Koichi Osuka and Hisanori Amano


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15. Design, Development, Dynamic Analysis, and Control of a Pipe Crawling Robot

By Amir H. Heidari, Mehran Mehrandezh, Homayoun Najjaran and Raman Paranjape


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16. Development of Mobile Robots Based on Peristaltic Crawling of an Earthworm

By Hayato Omori, Taro Nakamura, Tomohide Iwanaga and Takeshi Hayakawa


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17. Dynamically Feasible Probabilistic Motion Planning in Complex Environments for UAVs

By Emre Koyuncu and Gokhan Inalhan


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18. A Model-Based Synthetic Approach to the Dynamics, Guidance, and Control of AUVs

By Kangsoo Kim and Tamaki Ura


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19. Towards Multimodal Interface for Interactive Robots: Challenges and Robotic Systems Description

By Burger Brice, Ferrane Isabelle and Lerasle Frederic


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20. Robotic Localization Service Standard for Ubiquitous Network Robots

By Shuichi Nishio, JaeYeong Lee, Wonpil Yu, Yeonho Kim, Takeshi Sakamoto, Itsuki Noda, Takashi Tsubouchi and Miwako Doi


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21. Robot Localization Using Distributed and Onboard Sensors

By Drazen Brscic and Hideki Hashimoto


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22. Sensing Terrain Parameters and the Characteristics of Vehicle-terrain Interaction Using the Locomotion System of a Robot

By Ilkka Leppanen


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23. The Memory Game: Creating Reactive, Interruptible, Turn-Taking, Human-Eobot Interaction for ASIMO

By Victor Ng-Thow-Hing , Jongwoo Lim, Joel Wormer, Ravi Kiran Sarvadevabhatla, Carlos Rocha, Kikuo Fujimura and Yoshiaki Sakagami


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24. Development of an Android System Integrated with Sensor Networks

By Takenobu Chikaraishi, Takashi Minato and Hiroshi Ishiguro


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25. Human-Robot KANSEI Communication Based on Emotional Synchronization

By Minoru Hashimoto and Misaki Yamano


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