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Issue 2 • Date June 2011

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • News from the Front [From the Editor's Desk]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 4
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  • Disaster in Japan [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 6
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  • Air and Sea Robots Add New Perspectives to the Global Knowledge Base [News and Views]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):8 - 9
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  • Recasting Robotics Challenges as Experiments [Competitions]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):10 - 11
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  • Do Service Robots Need a Driving License? [Industrial Activities]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • BlueBotics: Navigation for the Clever Robot [Entrepreneur]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):14 - 16
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  • The ROS Build System [ROS Topics]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):18 - 122
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  • A Special Issue Toward a WWW for Robots [From the Guest Editors]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 20
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  • Furniture Models Learned from the WWW

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):22 - 32
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    In this article, we investigate how autonomous robots can exploit the high quality information already available from the WWW concerning 3-D models of office furniture. Apart from the hobbyist effort in Google 3-D Warehouse, many companies providing office furnishings already have the models for considerable portions of the objects found in our workplaces and homes. In particular, we present an ap... View full abstract»

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  • Robots on the Web

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):33 - 43
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    Today, the Internet has become a resource where human users expect to find answers. If Web information and services are so useful for human users, then why not share these resources with autonomous software and robotic systems? A significant barrier to realizing this goal is the mismatch in the design and operation of robotic systems when compared to Web-oriented paradigms such as service-oriented... View full abstract»

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  • A Side of Data With My Robot

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):44 - 57
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    The consideration of data set design, collection, and distribution methodology is becoming increasingly important as robots move out of fully controlled settings, such as assembly lines, into unstructured environments. Extensive knowledge bases and data sets will potentially offer a means of coping with the variability inherent in the real world. In this study, we introduce three new data sets rel... View full abstract»

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  • Web-Enabled Robots

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):58 - 68
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    In this article, we describe and discuss the use of information that is available in the World Wide Web and intended for human use as a knowledge resource for autonomous service robots. To this end, we introduce several categories of Web sites that can serve as information sources and explain which kinds of information they provide. We then investigate several information processing methods that c... View full abstract»

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  • RoboEarth

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):69 - 82
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    Humans can use the Internet to share knowledge and to help each other accomplish complex tasks. Until now, robots have not taken advantage of this opportunity. Sharing knowledge between robots requires methods to effectively encode, exchange, and reuse data. In this article, we present the design and first implementation of a system for sharing knowledge between robots. View full abstract»

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  • Wearable Computing

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):83 - 95
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    Driven by the rapid progress in mobile sensing and computing, wearable computing has developed powerful methods for the automatic recognition, categorization, and labeling of human actions and behaviors from sensor data. Because of the stringent requirements dictated by user acceptance, these methods are typically robust to human variability and hardware-dependent factors, including variability in... View full abstract»

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  • Sea Robot-Assisted Inspection

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):96 - 107
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    The sea robot-assisted inspection (Sea-RAI) marsupial robot team is the first known manportable unmanned surface vehicle (USV) that hosts an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The Sea-RAI is designed for inspecting littoral environments for military, environmental, and disaster-response applications. The project also provides a platform for exploring the four roles in a marsupial team: courier, messen... View full abstract»

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  • Motion Planning

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):108 - 118
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    Here, we give the Part II of the two-part tutorial. Part I emphasized the basic problem formulation, mathematical concepts, and the most common solutions. The goal of Part II is to help you understand current robotics challenges from a motion planning perspective. View full abstract»

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  • Events and Projects of the RAS SAC [Student's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 119
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  • ICRA 2012

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 120
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  • Computer and Robot Vision [TC Spotlight]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):121 - 122
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  • Chapter Activities [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):123 - 124
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  • [Errata]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 125
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    In “RAS Finances,” IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, volume 18, number 1, March 2011, pp. 8–10, the text at the end of the first paragraph of the “Budget Year 2011 and Summary” section should have been “In the past several years, the budget surpluses were -$78.9K, -$46.2K, -$42.5K, -$59.1K, $78.1K in 2006, 2007, 20... View full abstract»

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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 126
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  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 126
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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