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  • Front cover - IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine - March 2007

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents - vol 14, no 1 March 2007

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 1
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  • Happy Birthday RAS! [From the Editor's Desk]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 2
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  • Productive 2006 for RAS [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):4 - 6
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  • The Robotdalen Scientific Award for young scientists

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 5
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  • ICRA'07 - 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 7
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  • Special issue on the grand challenges of robotics [From the Guest Editors]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):9 - 10
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  • Society News [including bylaws changes, 2006 magazine reviewers, 2007 IEEE Fellows]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):12 - 17
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  • The robotics body of knowledge [Education]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):18 - 19
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    The article gives a wake up call on the need of an organized effort in robotics education. A brief overview of the special issue of the International Journal of Engineering Education, which offered some insight into the current trends in robotics education, is given. A range of robotics programs that can be offered at the bachelor's degree level and how these mesh with existing programs are descri... View full abstract»

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  • Challenges for robot manipulation in human environments [Grand Challenges of Robotics]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):20 - 29
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    The state of the art in and the future of robotics are discussed. The potential paths to the long-term vision of robots that work alongside people in homes and workplaces as useful, capable collaborators are discussed. Robot manipulation in human environments is expected to grow in the coming years as more researchers seek to create robots that actively help in the daily lives of people View full abstract»

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  • Prosthetics, exoskeletons, and rehabilitation [Grand Challenges of Robotics]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):30 - 34
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    The paper briefly discusses the history of artificial limbs and describes present prosthetics, exoskeletons and robotic rehabilitation. The challenges in prosthetics and exoskeletons - which include electromechanical implementation, neural control signals and extraction of intent, and clinical interface - are also discussed. In the future, the need for assistive robotic devices is predicted to inc... View full abstract»

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  • Socially assistive robotics [Grand Challenges of Robotics]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):35 - 42
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    Socially intelligent robotics is the pursuit of creating robots capable of exhibiting natural-appearing social qualities. Beyond the basic capabilities of moving and acting autonomously, the field has focused on the use of the robot's physical embodiment to communicate and interact with users in a social and engaging manner. One of its components, socially assistive robotics, focuses on helping hu... View full abstract»

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  • Modular Self-Reconfigurable Robot Systems [Grand Challenges of Robotics]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):43 - 52
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    The field of modular self-reconfigurable robotic systems addresses the design, fabrication, motion planning, and control of autonomous kinematic machines with variable morphology. Modular self-reconfigurable systems have the promise of making significant technological advances to the field of robotics in general. Their promise of high versatility, high value, and high robustness may lead to a radi... View full abstract»

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  • Microscale and nanoscale robotics systems [Grand Challenges of Robotics]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):53 - 60
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    Depending on their overall size, sensing and actuation precision, part or tool size, and task space, robotic systems can be classified as microrobotics or nanorobotics, respectively. Micro/nanorobotics represents these two different scale robotics areas jointly while keeping their clear scale differences in mind. At its current early infancy, the field of micro/nanorobotics has two major research ... View full abstract»

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  • Symbolic planning and control of robot motion [Grand Challenges of Robotics]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):61 - 70
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    In this paper, different research trends that use symbolic techniques for robot motion planning and control are illustrated. As it often happens in new research areas, contributions to this topic started at about the same time by different groups with different emphasis, approaches, and notation. This article tries to describe a framework in which many of the current methods and ideas can be place... View full abstract»

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  • Self-reconfigurable robots

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):71 - 78
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    In this article, the concept of a cellular robot that is capable of reconfiguring itself is reviewed. This "self-reconfigurable (SR) robot" exemplifies a new trend in robotics, indeed, we can now build various kinds of SR robots with off-the-shelf technologies of processors, actuators, and sensors. These SR robots, based on modern mechatronics, are still not as adaptable as the liquid metal robot ... View full abstract»

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  • Simultaneous localization and map building of skid-steered robots

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):79 - 89
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    In this article, an alternative scheme is proposed for the SLAM problem, where the state vector holds only the robot pose and the map is feature-based in the form of line segments. It is a lighter representation in comparison to occupancy grids and point maps, something necessary as large scale environments are addressed. The basic idea is to obtain one estimate of the robot's pose from an innovat... View full abstract»

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  • The evolution of robotics research

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):90 - 103
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    This article surveys traditional research topics in industrial robotics and mobile robotics and then expands on new trends in robotics research that focus more on the interaction between human and robot. The new trends in robotics research have been denominated service robotics because of their general goal of getting robots closer to human social needs, and this article surveys research on servic... View full abstract»

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  • The birth of the RAS

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):104 - 108
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    The paper talks about the history of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS). The RAC (Robotics and Automation Council) was established to provide focus for IEEE activities in R&A field. In the years since RAS was established as a full fledged IEEE Society, it has continued to be one of the most active and innovative societies in the IEEE View full abstract»

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  • Visual servo control. II. Advanced approaches [Tutorial]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):109 - 118
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    This article is the second of a two-part tutorial on visual servo control. In this tutorial, we have only considered velocity controllers. It is convenient for most of classical robot arms. However, the dynamics of the robot must of course be taken into account for high speed task, or when we deal with mobile nonholonomic or underactuated robots. As for the sensor, geometrical features coming from... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE CASE 2007 - IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering 2007 - First Call for Papers

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 119
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  • Industry/Research News

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 120
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  • Call for Papers - IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Automation Science and Engineering - Special Issue on Automation and Engineering for Ambient Intelligence

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 121
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  • George Nikolaos Saridis - Founding President, IEEE Robotics and Automnation Society (17 November 1931 - 29 October 2006) [In Memoriam]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):122 - 123
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  • EURON Report

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):124 - 125
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Aims & Scope

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