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Issue 3 • Date Sept. 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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  • Changes for Betterment [From the Editor's Desk]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 4
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  • School and the Distinguished Lecturer Program [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 6
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  • Engineering from Prank to Product [News and Views]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):8 - 9
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  • SAUC-E: Fostering the Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers [Competitions]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):10 - 14
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  • Performance Metrics for Response Robots [Industrial Activities]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):12 - 14
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  • Robot Developer Kits [ROS Topics]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 16
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  • Domestic Service Robots [TC Spotlight]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):18 - 20
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  • Future RAS Support for Summer Schools [Education]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 20
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  • Robot challenges: Toward development of verification and synthesis techniques [from the Guest Editors]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Robotic Surgery

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):24 - 32
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    In this article, we discuss formal methods for the verification of properties of control systems designed for autonomous robotic systems. In the last few decades, robotics played a relevant role in the progress of surgery. The use of robots in the operating rooms has given rise to new terminologies: robot-assisted surgery, medical robotics, rehabilitation robotics, telesurgery, robotic assistive s... View full abstract»

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  • Hybrid Systems in Robotics

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):33 - 43
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    Robotics has provided the motivation and inspiration for many innovations in planning and control. From nonholonomic motion planning [1] to probabilistic road maps [2], from capture basins [3] to preimages [4] of obstacles to avoid, and from geometric nonlinear control [5], [6] to machine-learning methods in robotic control [7], there is a wide range of planning and control algorithms and methodol... View full abstract»

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  • Semiautonomous Multivehicle Safety

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):44 - 54
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    In this article, we have illustrated the application of a formal hybrid control approach to design semiautonomous multivehicle systems that are guaranteed to be safe. Our experimental results illustrate that, in a structured task, such as driving, simple human-decision models can be effectively learned and employed in a feedback control system that enforces a safety specification. They also highli... View full abstract»

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  • Motion Planning with Complex Goals

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):55 - 64
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    This article describes approach for solving motion planning problems for mobile robots involving temporal goals. Traditional motion planning for mobile robotic systems involves the construction of a motion plan that takes the system from an initial state to a set of goal states while avoiding collisions with obstacles at all times. The motion plan is also required to respect the dynamics of the sy... View full abstract»

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  • Correct, Reactive, High-Level Robot Control

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):65 - 74
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    In this article, we presented an overview of how temporal logic synthesis, coupled with abstractions and continuous bisimilar controllers, can be used to generate high-level, reactive robot control. We illustrated the ideas using the DUC mission, and we presented two approaches to deal with the inherent state explosion problem. View full abstract»

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  • Automatic Deployment of Robotic Teams

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):75 - 86
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    A major goal in robot motion planning and control is to be able to specify a task in a high-level, expressive language and have the robot(s) to automatically convert the specification into a set of low-level primitives, such as feedback controllers and communication protocols, to accomplish the task. The robots can vary from manipulator arms used in manufacturing or surgery, to autonomous vehicles... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic Sequencing of Ballet Poses

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):87 - 95
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    In this article, we draw inspiration from the formal principals of movement organization in basic classical ballet. A grammar for leg positions in ballet movements restricted to the coronal plane is specified. Ballet is a highly ordered behavior of a truly complex biological system whose attributes have important analogs in systems theory that warrant quantitative study. By formulating aesthetic s... View full abstract»

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  • A Three-DoF Actuated Robot

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):96 - 103
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    This article presents the realization of a tensegrity-based robot composed of a three-bar symmetric prismlike minimal tensegrity configuration. Statics and kinematics are studied presenting the workspace for the designed robot. After a detailed implementation description of the physical robot, some trajectories within its workspace are analyzed. Although our long-term objective is to provide mobil... View full abstract»

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  • A Mosaic of Eyes

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):104 - 113
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    Autonomous navigation is a traditional research topic in intelligent robotics and vehicles, which requires a robot to perceive its environment through onboard sensors such as cameras or laser scanners, to enable it to drive to its goal. Most research to date has focused on the development of a large and smart brain to gain autonomous capability for robots. There are three fundamental questions to ... View full abstract»

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  • ICRA 2017

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 114
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  • SAC Programs at ICRA 2011 [Student's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):115 - 118
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  • Students at ICRA—Shanghai [Student's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):118 - 125
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  • Call for SAC Chairs

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 119
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  • VIAC Expedition Toward Autonomous Mobility [From the Field]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):120 - 124
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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