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Issue 3 • Date Sept. 2006

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  • Report on the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Orlando, Florida, 15-19 May 2006

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):9 - 15
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  • Industry/Research News

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 122
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  • Ad Index

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 128
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  • How to serve our members better

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 5
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  • EURON report

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 126
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  • On the shelf [5 Books]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 125
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  • Time and unmanned aerial vehicles fly [from the Editor's desk]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 2
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  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine - Sept. 2006

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 0_1
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  • Table of contents - vol. 13 no. 3

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 1
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  • IEEE 10th International Conference On Rehabilitation Robotics 2007 - Call for Papers

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 3
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  • Your input, society outcomes [President's message]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 4
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  • Education by competition

    Publication Year: 2006
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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  • IEEE Enterprise - Free trial [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 7
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  • Onward and upward with unmanned aerial vehicles [from the Guest Editors]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 8
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  • Cooperative air and ground surveillance

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):16 - 25
    Cited by:  Papers (90)  |  Patents (2)
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    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) can be used to cover large areas searching for targets. However, sensors on UAVs are typically limited in their accuracy of localization of targets on the ground. On the other hand, unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) can be deployed to accurately locate ground targets, but they have the disadvantage of not being able to move rapidly or see through such obstacles as build... View full abstract»

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  • Conflict-free navigation in unknown urban environments

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):27 - 33
    Cited by:  Papers (21)
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    This paper presents an autonomous exploration method in an unknown environment that uses model predictive control (MPC)-based obstacle avoidance with local map building by onboard sensing. An onboard laser scanner is used to build an online map of obstacles around the vehicle with outstanding accuracy. This local map is combined with a real-time MPC algorithm that generates a safe vehicle path, us... View full abstract»

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  • Maximizing miniature aerial vehicles

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):34 - 43
    Cited by:  Papers (21)  |  Patents (1)
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    Despite the tremendous potential demonstrated by miniature aerial vehicles (MAV) in numerous applications, they are currently limited to operations in open air space, far away from obstacles and terrain. To broaden the range of applications for MAVs, methods to enable operation in environments of increased complexity must be developed. In this article, we presented two strategies for obstacle and ... View full abstract»

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  • Flying solo and solar to Mars

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):44 - 52
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    This paper describes the work done by the Autonomous Systems Lab of Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) on the global design of an unmanned solar airplane that can fly continuously over days and night. Part of the Sky-Sailor Project, a first prototype was designed and demonstrated to have very good flight characteristics. The prototype achieved an autonomous flight of five hours with i... View full abstract»

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  • Vision-based multi-UAV position estimation

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):53 - 62
    Cited by:  Papers (15)  |  Patents (3)
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    This paper describes a method for vision-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) motion estimation from multiple planar homographies. The paper also describes the determination of the relative displacement between different UAVs employing techniques for blob feature extraction and matching. It then presents and shows experimental results of the application of the proposed technique to multi-UAV detect... View full abstract»

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  • Augmenting UAV autonomy

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):63 - 71
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    The addition of a camera to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) allows the vehicle to perform a variety of tasks autonomously. This paper presents UAV vision systems that were developed and tested at the Georgia Institute of Technology to perform three of these tasks on the GTMax unmanned research helicopter. The first system demonstrates a vision-based navigation system. The second system demonstrat... View full abstract»

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  • SIFT-ing through features with ViPR

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):72 - 77
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (73)
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    Recent advances in computer vision have given rise to a robust and invariant visual pattern recognition technology that is based on extracting a set of characteristic features from an image. Such features are obtained with the scale invariant feature transform (SIFT) which represents the variations in brightness of the image around the point of interest. Recognition performed with these features h... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual reality and haptics for nanorobotics

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):78 - 92
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    Virtual reality (VR) is a powerful technology for solving today's real-world problems. It provides a way for people to visualize, manipulate, and interact with simulated environments through the use of computers and extremely complex data. This paper describes some of the emerging applications of VR recently completed or currently underway in the field of nanotechnology with emphasis on existing e... View full abstract»

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  • A case study of fuzzy-logic-based robot navigation

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):93 - 107
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (14)
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    This paper describes a multilayer, hybrid, distributed field robot architecture (DFRA) and its integration with MATLAB that is capable of supporting simple and complex functionality of heterogeneous teams of robot systems. This architecture was used to demonstrate multisensor mobile robot fuzzy-logic-based navigation in outdoor environments View full abstract»

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  • Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM): part II

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):108 - 117
    Cited by:  Papers (383)  |  Patents (8)
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  • Dynamic walking with Dribbel

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):118 - 122
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (1)
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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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Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Eugenio Guglielmelli
Laboratory of Biomedical Robotics
      and Biomicrosystems
Universita' Campus Bio-Medico
      di Roma