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Issue 1 • Date March 2012

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • New, New, New [From the Editor's Desk]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 4
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  • Strategic Themes for RAS [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):6 - 10
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  • Designing Tools for the 99%? [News and Views]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • Competitions, Challenges, or Journal Papers? [Competitions]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 14
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  • RAS Standing Committee for Standards Activities—A Status Update [Industrial Activities]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • MoveIt! [ROS Topics]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • Robotics for Environmental Monitoring [From the Guest Editors]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):20 - 23
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  • A Corner for Educational Robotics Competitions

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 21
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  • Humanoids2012

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 22
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  • Robots for Environmental Monitoring: Significant Advancements and Applications

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):24 - 39
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    Robotic systems are increasingly being utilized as fundamental data-gathering tools by scientists, allowing new perspectives and a greater understanding of the planet and its environmental processes. Today's robots are already exploring our deep oceans, tracking harmful algal blooms and pollution spread, monitoring climate variables, and even studying remote volcanoes. This article collates and di... View full abstract»

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  • Volcanic Environments: Robots for Exploration and Measurement

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):40 - 49
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    The study of volcanic activity is important from a scientific point of view as it allows for a better understanding of one of the most spectacular geological phenomena and of the working principles that are at the basis of geophysics. Furthermore, there are numerous events that directly result from volcanic eruptions and that affect many populations. Therefore, improving the prediction methods of ... View full abstract»

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  • Autonomous Gas-Sensitive Microdrone: Wind Vector Estimation and Gas Distribution Mapping

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):50 - 61
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    This article presents the development and validation of an autonomous, gas sensitive microdrone that is capable of estimating the wind vector in real time using only the onboard control unit of the microdrone and performing gas distribution mapping (DM). Two different sampling approaches are suggested to address this problem. On the one hand, a predefined trajectory is used to explore the target a... View full abstract»

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  • Autonomous Inland Water Monitoring: Design and Application of a Surface Vessel

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):62 - 72
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    This article presents a novel autonomous surface vessel (ASV) that was designed and manufactured specifically for the monitoring of water resources, resources that are not only constantly drained but also face the growing threat of mass proliferation (bloom) of noxious cyanobacteria. On one hand, the distribution of these blooms in a given water body requires a surveillance of biological data at h... View full abstract»

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  • Monitoring of Benthic Reference Sites: Using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):73 - 84
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    We have established an Australia-wide observation program that exhibits recent developments in autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) systems to deliver precisely navigated time series benthic imagery at selected reference stations on Australia's continental shelf. These observations are designed to help characterize changes in benthic assemblage composition and cover derived from precisely registere... View full abstract»

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  • Sampling Severe Local Storms and Related Phenomena: Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):85 - 95
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    Understanding and predicting the dynamic behavior of our planet's environment over multiple spatial and temporal scales remains an outstanding scientific challenge [1], [2]. More than 50 years of investment and advancements in remote weather-sensing systems (satellite-based as well as ground-based radar) have resulted in remarkable capabilities; however, these systems cannot deliver observations t... View full abstract»

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  • New SAC Chair and Student Reviewer Program [Student's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):96 - 98
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  • The RAS Student Reviewer Program—Updates [Student's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 98
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  • The Reviewing Process: Assessing Scientific Contribution [Student's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):99 - 100
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  • The Reviewing Process: Validating Results [Student's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):100 - 102
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  • What Is Automation? [Editor's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):101 - 102
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  • Introducing the New RAM Book Reviews Column [On the Shelf]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 103
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  • Propose an RAS Summer School [Education]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):104 - 107
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  • 2012 IEEE RAS AdCom Election

    Publication Year: 2012, 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