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Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE

Issue 4 • Date Dec. 2010

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): C1
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  • [Table of contents]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 1
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  • First Anniversary as an EiC [From the Editor's Desk]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 2 - 22
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  • In Munich [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 4 - 6
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  • 2010: When Mobile Robots Reached the Tipping Point [News and Views]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 8
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  • The Mobile Manipulation Challenge [Competitions]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 10 - 12
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  • Butterfly Haptics: A High-Tech Startup [Entrepreneur]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 14 - 17
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  • The SMACH High-Level Executive [ROS News]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 18 - 20
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  • ECHORD-The new face of academia-industry collaboration in European robotics [Industrial Activities]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 21 - 22
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  • State-of-the-Art in Robot Authentication [From the Guest Editors]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 23 - 24
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  • IEEE-IFR Invention & Entrepreneurship Award

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 25
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  • Towards a Society of Robots

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 26 - 36
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    In this article, we consider how a very large numbers of robots, differing in their bodies, sensing, and intelligence, may be made to coexist, communicate, and compete fairly toward achieving their individual goals, i.e., to build a society of I robots. We discuss some characteristics that the rules defining acceptable social behaviors should possess. We consider threats that may be posed to such ... View full abstract»

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  • The Age of Avatar Realism

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 37 - 42
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    Recent advances in affect recognition, facial expression synthesis, and speech synthesis are giving nonexperts access to tools for performing live manipulation of audio and video streams, as well as control signals for telepresence robots. We apply the vocabulary of security protocol analysis to this new environment, considering how changes in technology call into question assumptions of trust tha... View full abstract»

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  • Play Ball!

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 43 - 53
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    The visual detection and identification of robots will become more and more important as individual robots will need to interact and in some cases collaborate with other robots while performing different tasks in a common environment. The efficient detection and identification of other robots is a very important issue as most mobile robots have low-processing capabilities and need to manage severa... View full abstract»

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  • Cognitive Robots

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 54 - 62
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    To model the cognitive processes of robot authentication, an emerging technology of cognitive robots is introduced. A number of fundamental problem remains in cognitive robot studies, such as: 1) What are the necessary and sufficient intelligent behaviors of cognitive robots? and 2) How the intelligent capabilities of cognitive robots are distinguished from those of their imperative counterparts? ... View full abstract»

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  • Robot to Robot

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 63 - 69
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    This article proposes auction aggregation protocols (AAPs) for task assignment in multihop wireless robot networks. A robot collector leads an auction and initiates a response tree construction by transmitting the search message. After receiving the message, each robot makes a decision on whether to retransmit a search message, based on the estimated response cost of its robots, up to fe-hops away... View full abstract»

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  • Today's Traveling Salesman Problem

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 70 - 77
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    Heterogeneous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are being developed for several civil and military applications. These vehicles can differ either in their motion constraints or sensing/attack capabilities. This article uses methods from operations research to address a fundamental routing problem involving heterogeneous UAVs. The approach is to transform the routing problem into a relatively better ... View full abstract»

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  • Compliant Modular Shape Memory Alloy Actuators

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 78 - 87
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    We have presented a simple but effective method to design flexible actuators. This process relies on understanding the behavior of a simple unit cell element built out of SMA sheet. The unit cell effectively uses the properties of flat SMA sheets: it operates in the bent region where more force is generated; it minimizes the nonbent SMA; and it heats up only the bent regions. However, the force ge... View full abstract»

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  • A Beginner's Guide to 6-D Vectors (Part 2) [Tutorial]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 88 - 99
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    In this tutorial, we shall examine the application of spatial vectors to various problems in robot kinematics and dynamics. To demonstrate that spatial vectors are both a tool for analysis and a tool for computation, we shall consider both the mathematical solution of a problem and the computer code to calculate the answer. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE and RAS Awards

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 100
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  • RAM Special Issue on Formal Methods for Robotics and Automation

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 100
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  • Surviving the Review Process [Editor's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 101 - 104
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  • IEEE 7th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 102
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  • Becoming an Excellent Session Chair [Student's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 106 - 112
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  • To My Fellow Students [Student's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 105
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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