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Issue 1 • Date March 2006

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  • Ad Index

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 96
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  • Mobile robot design in education

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):69 - 75
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    This paper describes the course on robot design that electronics systems engineers take in their last semester at the Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico. In this course, the use of project oriented learning (POL) and collaborative learning are proposed. The paper also describes the design and implementation of a modular, low-cost, three-wheeled autonomous r... View full abstract»

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  • Sky Cleaner 3: a real pneumatic climbing robot for glass-wall cleaning

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):32 - 41
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    There are large numbers of high-rise buildings with glass curtain walls that require constant cleaning and is carried out using permanent gondola systems. This is a laborious and dangerous work in midair. Due to a lack of uniform building structure, wall cleaning and maintenance of high-rise buildings is becoming one of the most appropriate fields for robotization. The development of walking and c... View full abstract»

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  • Robots at the tipping point: the road to iRobot Roomba

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):76 - 78
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    Consumer robotics has achieved its first significant commercial success with the arrival of the iRobot Roomba Robotic Floorvac. Roomba has succeeded in the marketplace where other robots failed or feared to tread. Like many good products, Roomba has been rewarded for putting customer's interests first. Roomba accomplishes a task customers care about and does so at a price competitive with other me... View full abstract»

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  • Society News

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):8 - 14
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  • The Alicia3 climbing robot: a three-module robot for automatic wall inspection

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):42 - 50
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    The system proposed in this article is the Alicia3 climbing robot. The aim of this project is to develop a system that can be adopted in a variety of applications, such as maintenance, building, inspection, and safety in the process and construction industries. The system could be adopted in many places where direct access by a human operator is very expensive because of the need for sc... View full abstract»

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  • Object capture with a camera-mobile robot system

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):85 - 88
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    This article describes a mobile robot/camera system that is both simple and inexpensive enough for an undergraduate engineering student to construct. It provides an excellent first introduction to hands-on robotics, enabling the capture of small objects with the robot. It is scalable and can lead the interested student further into many diverse areas of robotics research. This system was carefully... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching robotics everywhere

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):15 - 94
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  • The MATS robot: service climbing robot for personal assistance

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):51 - 58
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    The human care and service field requires an innovative robotic solution to make the daily care of elderly and disabled people in both home and workplace environments easier. The European Union (EU) project MATS (flexible mechatronic assistive technology system) has developed a new concept of a climbing robot for this type of service application. The climbing process is performed by moving the rob... View full abstract»

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  • Robot applications against gravity

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):5 - 6
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  • Roboclimber versus landslides: design and realization of a heavy-duty robot for teleoperated consolidation of rocky walls

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):23 - 31
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    Roboclimber is a service robot designed to replace human workers in the highly dangerous task of rocky wall consolidation. It can walk on steep terrains by means of four legs and two ropes. The robot must perform missions requiring displacements on steep rocky walls and operations involving a strong interaction with the environment, semiautonomous control strategies driven by teleoperation are sui... View full abstract»

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  • A climbing parallel robot: a robot to climb along tubular and metallic structures

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):16 - 22
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    This article presents the promising applications that can be obtained from parallel robots for climbing. It explores the most important aspects of the mechanical design and control of climbing parallel robots (CPRs) based on the Stewart-Gough's (S-G) platform for tasks in tubular or metallic structures. View full abstract»

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  • Appearance based robotics

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):59 - 68
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    Robot localization has been recognized as one of the most fundamental problems in mobile robotics. Localization can be defined as the problem of determining the position of a robot. More precisely, the aim of localization is to estimate the position of a robot in its environment, given local sensorial data. This information is essential for a broad range of mobile robots tasks; in particular, the ... View full abstract»

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  • Active versus passive transformations in robotics

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):79 - 84
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    This paper suggests that the active approach is preferrabe to the passive approach when it comes to teaching and learning robotics. Unlike the passive approach, the active approach puts more emphasis on the bodies and their motion and, consequently, less emphasis on coordinate frames and changes of coordinates. While the active view is straightforward to teach and learn, it is mathematically equiv... View full abstract»

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  • Industry/Research - News

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):90 - 92
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  • IEEE Rototics & Automation Magazine Vol. 13 - No., 1 March 2006

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 0_1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 1
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  • From the Editor's Desk

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 2
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  • President's Message

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3 - 4
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  • IEEE Member Digital Library [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 7
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  • Call for Papers - IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 89
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  • Call for Papers - IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 92
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  • ICRA '07 - 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 93
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 94
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  • HUMANOIDS 2006 - 2006 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 95
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IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine is a unique technology publication which is peer-reviewed, readable and substantive.  The Magazine is a forum for articles which fall between the academic and theoretical orientation of scholarly journals and vendor sponsored trade publications.

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Editor-in-Chief
Eugenio Guglielmelli
Laboratory of Biomedical Robotics
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Universita' Campus Bio-Medico
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