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  • Advisory Board and Co-sponsoring Organizations

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  • Organizing Committee of ROBIO 2006

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  • Kunming Local Guide

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  • Autonomous Navigation: Achievements in Complex Environments

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    Over the past decade, challenging applications for autonomous robots have been identified, in the areas of servicing crowded, built-up areas, mining, search and rescue operations, underwater exploration and airborne surveillance. Autonomous navigation arguably remains the key enabling issue behind any realistic commercial success in these areas. Consequently, autonomous robotic research has focuse... View full abstract»

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  • MCells, Gels and Motion: A Fresh Cellular Approach to Biomimetics

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    The cytoplasm is broadly acknowledged to be a polymer gel. Yet, textbook mechanisms build on the presumption that it is an aqueous solution. The concept of a gel-like cytoplasm is replete with power. Partitioning of ions between the inside and outside of the cell is directly explainable from the cytoplasm's gel-like character and the organization of its water molecules; such partitioning requires ... View full abstract»

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  • Mobiligence: Emergence of Adaptive Motor Function through Interaction among the Body, Brain and Environment

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    Adaptiveness is one of the target functions of research on autonomous robotic systems. However, the adaptiveness realized in the robotic research so far is quite limited and specific to sample problems and systems configurations. On the other hand, all the animals from primitive ones to insects or mammals have commonly the adaptiveness to behave in an unexpected environment. Such adaptive behavior... View full abstract»

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  • 2006 IEEE ROBIO Program Schedule

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  • Table of contents

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  • IEEE International conference on ROBOTICS & BIOMIMETICS

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  • Integrating Shape and Color Features for Adaptive Real-time Object Tracking

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    We extend the standard mean shift tracking algorithm to an adaptive tracker by selecting reliable features from color and shape cues. The standard mean shift algorithm assumes that the representation of tracking targets is always sufficiently discriminative enough against background. Most tracking algorithms developed based on the mean shift algorithm use only one cue (such as color) throughout th... View full abstract»

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  • Vision and Laser Data Fusion for Tracking People with a Mobile Robot

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    In this paper we present a multi-sensor fusion system for tracking people with a mobile robot, which integrates the information provided by a laser range sensor and a PTZ camera. We introduce the algorithms used for detecting legs from laser scans and faces from video images, then we illustrate a human motion model for the estimation of people position, orientation and height. The ego-motion of th... View full abstract»

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  • A redundancy-based scheme to perform safe vision-based tasks amidst obstacles

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    This paper presents a redundancy-based scheme allowing to avoid both occlusions and obstacles for a mobile robot performing a vision-based task in a cluttered environment. We consider the model of a cart-like robot equipped with ultrasonic sensors and a camera mounted on a pan-platform. The proposed method relies on the continuous switch between several controllers depending on the environment. Ex... View full abstract»

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  • Stereo SLAM Using Two Estimators

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    This paper proposes a new algorithm for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) with omnidirectional stereo vision. In our approach, stereo matching is solved efficiently by using the estimated spatial information of the environment and robot motion. The use of two EKF (Extended Kalman Filter) estimators brings about a more reliable robot trajectory and a better map of the environment with mo... View full abstract»

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  • A Gesture Model and Its Applications in Risk Assessment for Misrecognition

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    Before the gesture recognition is to be widely used as a new method for human-robot interface, some measurements are required for risk assessment and for risk reduction to assure safety, especially if the interface is to be used in action control for the robot working in human-robot cooperation style. In order to assess and to reduce the risk from misrecognition of gestures, a quantitative 3D mode... View full abstract»

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  • Tracking Chemical Plumes in 3-Dimensions

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    This paper considers the problem of tracking airborne chemical plumes in 3-dimensions. Finding the source of a volatile chemical plume is considered to be a valuable capability for a mobile robot, with potential applications in areas such as locating chemical leaks, incipient fires, explosives, narcotics, plant material, and survivors of avalanches and earthquakes. Many of the robotic systems that... View full abstract»

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  • Effectiveness of Distributed Pressure and Slippage Force Presentation in Tactile Virtual Reality

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    In pervious virtual reality systems, haptic presentation devices have already been developed and their usage discussed. However, the combination effects of distributed pressure and slippage force sensations have not been investigated in spite of their possibilities for virtual reality systems. In this study, we developed a mouse capable of presenting combined stimulation to discuss the combination... View full abstract»

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  • A Wearable Sensor System for Human Motion Analysis and Humanoid Robot Control

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    This paper presents a study on the implementation of a wearable sensor system for quantitative human motion analysis and the application of the captioned sensor system to humanoid robot control. A human motion analysis system based on the wearable sensor system has been constructed, which is considerably inexpensive compared with the conventional 3D motion analysis system based on high-speed camer... View full abstract»

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  • Communication Mechanism Study of a Multi-Robot Planetary Exploration System

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    Communication mechanism is a key problem for multi-robot research. The communication characteristics of a reconfigurable planetary multi-robot system are analyzed. According to the function requirement of the multi-robot system, enlightened by the principle of TDMA (Time Division Multiple Address) and rotational mechanism, a novel multi-robot wireless communication mechanism is proposed. The mecha... View full abstract»

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