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Issue 4 • Date Dec. 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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  • Celebrating 50 Years of Robotics [From the Editor's Desk]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 4
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  • The Real Players [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):6 - 7
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  • Merry Christmas to the Economy, from the Robotics and Automation Community [News and Views]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):8 - 9
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  • Erratum

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 9
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    In the September “News and Views” column [1], the acronym ABS, which stands for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene was incorrectly expanded. We regret the error and any confusion it may have caused. View full abstract»

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  • Special Issue Call for Papers

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 9
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  • Robot Contests at GCER 2011 [Competitions]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):10 - 12
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  • Interactive Markers: 3-D User Interfaces for ROS Applications [ROS Topics]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):14 - 15
    Cited by:  Papers (14)
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  • Educational Robotics—Primary and Secondary Education [Industrial Activities]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):16 - 19
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  • Call for IEEE RAS AdCom Nominations for 2012 Election

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 18
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  • IEEE Robotics & Automation Society

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 19
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  • Study on Soft-Tissue Injury in Robotics

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):20 - 34
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    This article details the analysis of soft-tissue injuries caused by sharp tools that are mounted on/grasped by a robot. The evaluation is considered as the next step down the road to a complete safety analysis of robots for human-robot interaction (HRI). We conduct an analysis of soft-tissue injuries based on available biomechanical and forensic data and present various experimental results with b... View full abstract»

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  • Robot-Assisted Needle Steering

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):35 - 46
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    Needle insertion is a critical aspect of many medical treatments, diagnostic methods, and scientific studies, and is considered to be one of the simplest and most minimally invasive medical procedures. Robot-assisted needle steering has the potential to improve the effectiveness of existing medical procedures and enable new ones by allowing increased accuracy through more dexterous control of the ... View full abstract»

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  • Three-Dimensional Swimming

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):47 - 58
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    This article describes a self-propelled dolphin robot that aims to create a stable and controllable experimental platform. A viable bioinspired approach to generate diverse instances of dolphin-like swimming online via a center pattern generator (CPG) network is proposed.The characteristic parameters affecting three-dimensional (3-D) swimming performance are further identified and discussed. Both ... View full abstract»

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  • Robotic Squirrel Models

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):59 - 68
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    In this article, we employ robotic/mechatronic squirrel models for the study of ground squirrel/rattlesnake interaction, both in the laboratory and rugged natural environments. These robotic models are unique because they must interact with live, potentially hostile animals. Our robots are now being used for long-term this article, we employ robotic/mechatronic squirrel models for the study of gro... View full abstract»

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  • KUKA Control Toolbox

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):69 - 79
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    This article presents an open-source MATLAB toolbox for the motion control of KUKA robot manipulators. The KUKA Control Toolbox (KCT) is a collection of MATLAB functions developed at the Univer sity of Siena. The toolbox, which is compatible with all 6 degrees of freedom (DoF) small and low-payload KUKA robots that use the Eth.RSIXML, runs on a remote computer connected with the KUKA controller vi... View full abstract»

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  • Visual Odometry [Tutorial]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):80 - 92
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    Visual odometry (VO) is the process of estimating the egomotion of an agent (e.g., vehicle, human, and robot) using only the input of a single or If multiple cameras attached to it. Application domains include robotics, wearable computing, augmented reality, and automotive. The term VO was coined in 2004 by Nister in his landmark paper. The term was chosen for its similarity to wheel odometry, whi... View full abstract»

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  • SAC Activities at IROS 2011 [Student's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):93 - 95
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  • What is Robotics? An Interdisciplinary Field Is Getting Even More Diverse [Education]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):94 - 95
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  • Robotics Activities in Portugal—An Overview [Regional]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):96 - 109
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  • Benefits of Human - Robot Interaction [TC Spotlight]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):98 - 99
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  • IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering 2012

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 100
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  • Welcome to IROS 2011 [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):101 - 105
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  • Call for Nominations: IEEE and RAS Society Awards

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 107
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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
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