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Issue 4 • Date Dec. 2007

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  • Table of contents - IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 1
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  • The end of a tough year and a look to the future [ From the Editor's Desk]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 2
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  • Open Access of IEEE Publications [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):4 - 7
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  • Reviewing the issues of robotic self-X

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):6 - 7
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    This article presents the gist of an international study on the status of robotics by the World Technology Evaluation Center (WTEC, http://wtec.org/roborics). The study was conducted in 2004-2005 with grants from the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and with additional funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging ... View full abstract»

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  • Call for Proposals: RAS Initiatives 2008

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):8 - 9
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  • Society news

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):10 - 12
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  • 2008 IEEE Conference on Automation Sscience and Engineering - Call for Papers

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 13
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  • Professor Kazuo Tanie - Past President, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society 1946-2007 [In Memoriam]

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  • MATLAB toolboxes: robotics and vision for students and teachers

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):16 - 17
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    In this article, the author gives us a description of Matlab toolboxes. The author has been passionately developing tools to enable students and teachers to better understand the theoretical concepts behind classical robotics and computer vision through easy and intuitive simulation and visualization. The results of this labor of love have been packaged as Matlab toolboxes: the robotics toolbox an... View full abstract»

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  • Morphology control in a multirobot system

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):18 - 25
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    In this article, we propose a distributed control mechanism for a self-propelled, self-assembling robotic system that allows robots to form specific, connected morphologies. Global morphologies are grown using only local visual perception. Robots that are part of the connected entity indicate where new robots should attach to grow the local structure appropriately. We demonstrate the efficacy of t... View full abstract»

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  • Self-assembling modular robotic structures

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):26 - 33
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    Cellular automata in the two-dimensional (2-D) world have been used to simulate self-replicating structures based on natural biological systems, evolution, and emergence. In self-replication, large structures consisting of multiple cells are programmed to make copies of themselves using the rule-based systems upon which the cellular automata are governed. Although cellular automata environments ar... View full abstract»

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  • Robotic self-replication

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    The paper introduce a descriptive framework for robotic replicating systems that extends von Neumann's classical model of self-reproducing automata. A new physical prototype is developed to examine principles and uncover hardware limitations of kinematic reproduction at a low-complexity level in man-made physical systems. The initial functional robot assembles six subsystems located in a partially... View full abstract»

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  • The ICRA 2008 Robot Challenge - First Call for Participation

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 44
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  • Self-assembling mobile linkages

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):45 - 55
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    Self-reconfiguring robots are modular robot systems that are physically connected and capable of making different geometric structures. Most current research in this field is focused on homogeneous systems in which all the modules are identical. This article explores the concept of self-assembling robot systems consisting of passive structural modules plus active robotic modules. View full abstract»

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  • Call for Papers - IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 55
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  • Toward a scalable modular robotic system

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):56 - 63
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    In this article, we propose a simple docking method using an onboard camera module. It has two key ideas: one is image processing using a camera module and LEDs equipped on the modules, and the other is a special modular configuration designed for docking, which absorbs positional errors. We also designed a self-reconfiguration sequence to integrate a docked robot into a periodic structure. The ef... View full abstract»

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  • The Haptik Library

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):64 - 75
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    The Haptik Library is component based architecture for uniform access to haptic devices. It introduces many advantages besides device independency, such as driver version transparency and both backward and future binary compatibility with new devices, drivers and APIs, thus solving many problems that arise when using other libraries or native SDKs. One of the key features of the Haptik Library is ... View full abstract»

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  • The Status of Robotics

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):76 - 81
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  • Microsoft robotics studio: A technical introduction

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):82 - 87
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    Microsoft robotics studio (MSRS) was publicly released in December 2006 with the explicit goal of providing an industry software standard for robot control. To become a viable standard, several technical challenges needed to be solved. In this article, we examine the composition of MSRS, looking generally at its architecture and specifically at its solutions for concurrency, distribution, abstract... View full abstract»

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  • Do it yourself haptics: part I

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):88 - 104
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    This article is the first of a two-part series intended as an introduction to haptic interfaces. Together they provide a general introduction to haptic interfaces, their construction, and application design. Haptic interfaces comprise hardware and software components aiming at providing computer-controlled, programmable sensations of mechanical nature, i.e., pertaining to the sense of touch. In Pa... View full abstract»

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  • EURON report

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 105
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    In our previous column, we addressed the research coordination activities of the European Robotics Research Network (EURON) (http://www.euron.org) materialized by inviting applications for support in terms of prospective research projects, research ateliers, and special interest groups (SIGs). In this column, we want to emphasize SIGs (http:// www.euron.org/activities/sigs). SIGs are an ad hoc col... View full abstract»

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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 106
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  • 2007 Index - IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):107 - 111
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  • Ad Index

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 112
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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