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Issue 2 • Date June 2014

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): C1
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  • [Table of Contents]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Staff Listing

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 2
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  • Social Needs and Market Demand for Robots [From the Editor's Desk]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 4
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  • Moving Forward [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 6
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  • RoCKIn Innovation Through Robot Competitions [Competitions]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):8 - 12
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  • ROS Expands the World for Quadriplegics [ROS Topics]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):14 - 17
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    In this article, we look at some of the uses that a few pioneers have explored and chart out future directions. The robot operating system (ROS) has enabled many of these early forays by letting people quickly build complex robot systems as they imagine them. As more commercially available robots with teleoperation capability become available, technology will enable more people to explore outside ... View full abstract»

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  • Smart Building Technology [TC Spotlight]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):18 - 20
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    Smart building technology plays a key role in efficient building operation and has a close relationship with emissions reduction. A building is not only a good example for the application of automation science and engineering methods but also triggers further studies in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS). A building is also a microgrid and, thus, provides a nice test bed for smart-grid... View full abstract»

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  • Advances in Probabilistic Modeling: Applications of Stochastic Geometry [From the Guest Editors]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):21 - 24
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  • SLAM Gets a PHD: New Concepts in Map Estimation

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):26 - 37
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    Having been referred to as the Holy Grail of autonomous robotics research, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) lies at the core of most the autonomous robotic applications. This article explains the recent advances in the representations of robotic sensor measurements and the map itself as well as their consequences on the robustness of SLAM. Fundamentally, the concept of a set-based meas... View full abstract»

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  • SLAM with SC-PHD Filters: An Underwater Vehicle Application

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):38 - 45
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    The random finite-set formulation for multiobject estimation provides a means of estimating the number of objects in cluttered environments with missed detections within a unified probabilistic framework. This methodology is now becoming the dominant mathematical framework within the sensor fusion community for developing multiple-target tracking algorithms. These techniques are also gaining tract... View full abstract»

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  • Playing Fetch with Your Robot: The Ability of Robots to Locate and Interact with Objects

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):46 - 52
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    The task addressed in this article is the localization of an unknown number of targets using a mobile robot equipped with a visual sensor. The estimation of the number of targets and their locations is done using a recursive Bayesian filter over random finite sets (RFSs), and the position of the robot is assumed to be known. We present a computationally tractable control law whereby the robot foll... View full abstract»

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  • RFS Collaborative Multivehicle SLAM: SLAM in Dynamic High-Clutter Environments

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):53 - 59
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    Recently, we proposed a novel solution to the collaborative multivehicle simultaneous localization and mapping (CMSLAM) problem by extending the random finite set (RFS) SLAM filter framework using recently developed multisensor information fusion techniques in the finite set statistics. We modeled the measurements and the landmark map as RFSs, and a joint posterior consisting of the landmark map a... View full abstract»

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  • Group Mapping: A Topological Approach to Map Merging for Multiple Robots

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):60 - 72
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    Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) is required for mobile robots to be able to explore a prior unknown space without a global positioning reference. Multiple robots can achieve exploration tasks more quickly but with added complexity. A useful representation of the map for SLAM purposes is as an occupancy grid map. In the most general case of multiple-robot SLAM, occupancy grid maps from... View full abstract»

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  • Random Set Methods: Estimation of Multiple Extended Objects

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):73 - 82
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    Random set-based methods have provided a rigorous Bayesian framework and have been used extensively in the last decade for point object estimation. In this article, we emphasize that the same methodology offers an equally powerful approach to estimation of so-called extended objects, i.e., objects that result in multiple detections on the sensor side. Building upon the analogy between Bayesian sta... View full abstract»

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  • Introducing the 2014 RAS Student Activities Committee [Student's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):84 - 85
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  • Cybernetics [On the Shelf]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):86 - 87
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  • Restoring Sensory Feedback Enables Real-Time Control of Prosthetic Hand [From the Field]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):88 - 89
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  • IROS 2013 - New Horizon [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):90 - 94
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  • IEEE RAS Society Awards

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 91
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  • New Chapters [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 92
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  • Call for Nominations Associate Editors

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 93
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  • IEEE RAS Technical Education Program [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):94 - 97
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  • CASE

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 95
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  • ICAR to South America [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 96
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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