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Issue 4 • Date Dec. 2008

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  • Front cover - IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine - Dec. 2008

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents - vol 15 no 4

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 2
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  • Goodbye to another eventful year! [From the Editor's Desk]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 3
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  • Here comes RAS 2.0 [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):4 - 8
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  • The Third Joint Eurohaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 5
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  • The field of telerobotics [From the Guest Editors]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 9
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  • Society News [2008 RAS Fellowship Award]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):10 - 18
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  • 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - Call for Papers

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 13
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  • Planetary contingency [Education]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):14 - 16
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  • 2009 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 15
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  • 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - ICRA 2009 - Call for Participation

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 19
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  • The Avatar Project

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):20 - 27
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    CSA (Canadian Space Agency) is currently developing and conducting a series of experiments dubbed Avatar to investigate different command and control schemes allowing operators to interact with robots in space or on other planets. The objective of the Avatar experiments is to develop and test concepts in support of future space exploration missions. Although some of the concepts can be (and have b... View full abstract»

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  • Telemanipulator for remote minimally invasive surgery

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):28 - 38
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    The requirements for an ideal telemanipulator (i.e., robot and surgical instrument) are derived. An overview on telemanipulators reported in literature is given. The new robot for telepresence surgery developed by German Aerospace Center (DLR) is presented in detail in the "DLR Robot" section. Surgical instruments equipped with miniaturized force-torque sensors and additional DoF at the distal end... View full abstract»

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  • From remote tool to shared roles

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):39 - 49
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    This article explores teleoperation for remote presence applications from a human-robot interaction (HRI) perspective to create a model that captures the key elements of the system and projects the impact of ever-increasing advances in autonomy and communications connectivity. Remote presence applications are those where one or more humans use the robot to project themselves into an environment to... View full abstract»

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  • Stereoscopic human interfaces

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):50 - 57
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    This article focuses on the use of stereoscopic video interfaces for telerobotics. Topics concerning human visual perception, binocular image capturing, and stereoscopic devices are described. There is a wide variety of video interfaces for telerobotic systems. Choosing the best video interface depends on the telerobotic application requirements. Simple monoscopic cameras are good enough for watch... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile robotic teleguide based on video images

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):58 - 67
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    The goal of the proposed work is to analyze the characteristics and advantages of a telerobotic system based on video transmission and stereoscopic viewing. The proposed investigation follows a systematic approach based on the identification of main factors and a usability evaluation designed according them. Two different three-dimensional (3-D) visualization facilities are considered to evaluate ... View full abstract»

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  • From insects to machines

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):68 - 74
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    Insects and hummingbirds remain unmatched in their aerodynamic ability to hover in place in addition to other acrobatic feats such as flying backward and sideways by exploiting flapping-wing motion. Although this remarkable ability is key to making small-scale aircraft, flapping-hovering behavior has been difficult to reproduce artificially because of the challenging stability, power, and aeroelas... View full abstract»

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  • The Evolution of Guido

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):75 - 83
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    Guido, a smart walker developed by Haptica (Dublin, Ireland), is a robotic walking aid that addresses the needs of the frail visually impaired, providing them with a safe means of taking exercise independently as well as navigation assistance in new environments. It was based on a program of research in the Trinity College Dublin from 1995 to 2000. Many similar devices have subsequently been devel... View full abstract»

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  • Surgical and interventional robotics: part III [Tutorial]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):84 - 93
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    Part I of this tutorial described two broad paradigms of interventional assistance: surgical computer-aided design (CAD)/computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and surgical assistance. Part II focused on the underlying concepts of surgical CAD/CAM, with a particular emphasis on percutaneous procedures. This final installment of our three-part tutorial series discusses surgical assistance. In this sect... View full abstract»

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  • ICORR 2009

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 94
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  • Welcome. . . [Industrial Activities Board]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):95 - 96
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  • Industry/Research News

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):97 - 98
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  • Call for Nominations - IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Administrative Committee

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 98
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  • 22nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems MEMS 2008

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 99
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  • Call for Nominations - IEEE Institute Level Awards and IEEE-RAS Society Awards

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 100
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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
      and Biomicrosystems
Universita' Campus Bio-Medico
      di Roma