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Issue 3 • Date Sept. 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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  • [Staff listing]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 2
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  • Farewells and Welcomes [From the Editor's Desk]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 4
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  • Global Perspective [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):6 - 8
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  • DARPA Entices Roboticists to Take the Next Step [News and Views]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):9 - 10
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  • ICRA Robot Challenge [Competitions]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • Milestones: First ROScon and OSRF [ROS Topics]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • Recent Activities of the Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics Technical Committee [TC Spotlight]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):16 - 18
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  • Aerial Robotics and the Quadrotor [From the Guest Editors]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 19
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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  • Multirotor Aerial Vehicles: Modeling, Estimation, and Control of Quadrotor

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):20 - 32
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    This article provides a tutorial introduction to modeling, estimation, and control for multirotor aerial vehicles that includes the common four-rotor or quadrotor case. View full abstract»

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  • Build Your Own Quadrotor: Open-Source Projects on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):33 - 45
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    This article presents a survey on publicly available open-source projects (OSPs) on quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Recently, there has been increasing interest in quadrotor UAVs. Exciting videos have been published on the Internet by many research groups and have attracted much attention from the public [1][7]. Relatively simple structures of quadrotors has promoted interest from acade... View full abstract»

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  • Toward a Fully Autonomous UAV: Research Platform for Indoor and Outdoor Urban Search and Rescue

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):46 - 56
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    Urban search and rescue missions raise special requirements on robotic systems. Small aerial systems provide essential support to human task forces in situation assessment and surveillance. As external infrastructure for navigation and communication is usually not available, robotic systems must be able to operate autonomously. A limited payload of small aerial systems poses a great challenge to t... View full abstract»

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  • Shared Control : Balancing Autonomy and Human Assistance with a Group of Quadrotor UAVs

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):57 - 68
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    Robustness and flexibility constitute the main advantages of multiple-robot systems with respect to single-robot ones as per the recent literature. The use of multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) combines these benefits with the agility and pervasiveness of aerial platforms [1], [2]. The degree of autonomy of the multi-UAV system should be tuned according to the specificities of the situation ... View full abstract»

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  • Agile Load Transportation : Safe and Efficient Load Manipulation with Aerial Robots

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):69 - 79
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    In the past few decades, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have become promising mobile platforms capable of navigating semiautonomously or autonomously in uncertain environments. The level of autonomy and the flexible technology of these flying robots have rapidly evolved, making it possible to coordinate teams of UAVs in a wide spectrum of tasks. These applications include search and rescue missio... View full abstract»

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  • Tutorial: Point Cloud Library: Three-Dimensional Object Recognition and 6 DOF Pose Estimation

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):80 - 91
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    With the advent of new-generation depth sensors, the use of three-dimensional (3-D) data is becoming increasingly popular. As these sensors are commodity hardware and sold at low cost, a rapidly growing group of people can acquire 3- D data cheaply and in real time. View full abstract»

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  • Guidance of Unmanned Surface Vehicles: Experiments in Vehicle Following

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):92 - 102
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    Virtual target-based path-following techniques are extended to execute the task of vehicle following in the case of unmanned surface vehicles (USVs). Indeed, vehicle following is reduced to the problem of tracking a virtual target moving at a desired range from a master vessel, while separating the spatial and temporal constraints, giving priority to the former one. The proposed approach is valida... View full abstract»

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  • 2013 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 103
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  • Innovation for Tomorrow's Needs: Student Activities and Creativity at ICRA 2012 [Student's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):104 - 105
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  • RAS Celebrations and Award Winners [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):106 - 112
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  • George Charles Devol, Jr. [History]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):114 - 119
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    George Charles Devol, Jr., opened his first manufacturing company when he was just 19 years old, in the depths of the Great Depression. It was the first step in a lifelong commitment to transforming factory efficiency and safety. With his revolutionary concept of universal automationUnimation he cofounded the first and largest robotics company in the world. He held 36 patents, including the first ... View full abstract»

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  • Growing Around the Globe [Women in Engineering]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):120 - 122
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  • IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 121
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  • Student Reviewer Program [Student's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 122
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  • [Calendar]

    Publication Year: 2012, 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
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