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Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE

Issue 2 • Date June 2015

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  • [Front Cover]

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): C1
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  • [Table of Contents]

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 1 - 2
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  • Staff Listing

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 2
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  • Robots Don't Pray [From the Editor's Desk]

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 4
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  • Women in Robotics and Automation [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 6
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  • Toward the Robot Butler: The HUMABOT Challenge [Competitions]

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 8 - 17
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  • Integrating ROS and MATLAB [ROS Topics]

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 18 - 20
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    The Robot Operating System (ROS) has gained wide currency for the creation of working robotic systems, initially in the laboratory but now also in industry. Despite ongoing evolution, the fundamental principles of publishing and subscribing on topics, application-specific messages, invoking services, and sharing parameters have remained constant.The primary programming environment for those workin... View full abstract»

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  • The First-Ever IEEE RAS Standard Published

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 21
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  • Emerging Advances in Automation [From the Guest Editors]

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 22 - 98
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  • ICRA 2016

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 23
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  • Flying Smartphones: Automated Flight Enabled by Consumer Electronics

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 24 - 32
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    Consumer-grade technology seen in cameras and phones has led to the price-performance ratio falling dramatically over the last decade. We are seeing a similar trend in robots that leverage this technology. A recent development is the interest of companies such as Google, Apple, and Qualcomm in high-end communication devices equipped with such sensors as cameras and inertial measurement units (IMUs... View full abstract»

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  • Automated Vitrification of Embryos: A Robotics Approach

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 33 - 40
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    This article reports on the first robotic system for vitrification of mammalian embryos. Vitrification is a technique used for preserving oocytes and embryos in clinical in vitro fertilization (IVF). The procedure involves multiple steps of stringently timed pick-and-place operation for processing an oocyte/embryo in vitrification media. In IVF clinics, the vitrification is conducted manually by h... View full abstract»

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  • Cloud Automation: Precomputing Roadmaps for Flexible Manipulation

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 41 - 50
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    The goal of this article is to highlight the benefits of cloud automation for industrial adopters and some of the research challenges that must be addressed in this process. The focus is on the use of cloud computing for efficiently planning the motion of new robot manipulators designed for flexible manufacturing floors. In particular, different ways that a robot can interact with a computing clou... View full abstract»

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  • Radiation Queue: Meeting Patient Waiting Time Targets

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 51 - 63
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    This article proposes a queueing and patient pooling approach for radiotherapy capacity allocation with heterogeneous treatment machines called linear accelerators (LINACs), different waiting time targets (WTTs), and treatment protocols. We first propose a novel queueing framework with LINAC time slots as servers. This framework leads to simple single-class queues for the evaluation of WTT satisfa... View full abstract»

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  • Short-Term Scheduling of Crude-Oil Operations: Enhancement of Crude-Oil Operations Scheduling Using a Petri Net-Based Control-Theoretic Approach

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 64 - 76
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    To effectively operate a refinery and make it competitive, efficient short-term scheduling techniques that utilize commercial software tools for practical applications need to be developed. However, cumbersome details make it difficult to solve the short-term scheduling problem (STSP) of crudeoil operations, and mathematical programming models fail to meet the industrial needs. This article propos... View full abstract»

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  • Coordinating Autonomy: Sequential Resource Allocation Systems for Automation

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 77 - 94
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    The integrating role that is sought by automation in many contemporary applications frequently can be abstracted to the need for pertinent supervision of a function that allocates a finite set of reusable resources to a set of concurrently executing processes. This article formalizes the corresponding supervisory control problem, surveys the major results that are currently available for it, and h... View full abstract»

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  • 2015 IEEE RAS Summer School on Agricultural Robotics [Education]

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 96 - 98
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  • A new Journal in our family: the Robotics and Automation Letters [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 100
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  • RAS Strategic Planning Meeting [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 101 - 102
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  • 2014 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 102 - 103
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  • IEEE RAS Members in the News [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 104 - 105
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  • 2015 IEEE RoboResearch Seminar a Success [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 105 - 106
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  • RAS Supports AAAI [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 106 - 107
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  • The World Cup of Drones [Humanitarian Technology]

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 108
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  • Flyability Wins the UAE Drones for Good Award [Humanitarian Technology]

    Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 108 - 110
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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