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Issue 1 • Date March 2008

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  • Front cover - IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine - Mar. 2008

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents - vol 15 no 1

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 2
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  • Let's Have an Exciting New Year! [From the Editor's Desk]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 3
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  • Keep the Gradient [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):4 - 7
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  • Design, Control, and Applications of Real-World Multirobot Systems [From the Guest Editors]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 8
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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  • Robotics Software: The Future Should Be Open [Position]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):9 - 11
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    Discusses the state of of software in robotics and suggests concrete solutions. View full abstract»

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  • Society news [including RAS President-Elect, 2008 IEEE Fellows & Awards]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):12 - 15
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  • The Technical Committee on Haptics [TC Spotlight]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 16
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  • ROV Competition Helps Students Develop Technical Skills and Build Marine Technical Workforce [Education]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):18 - 20
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  • The Entrapment/Escorting Mission

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):22 - 29
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    The problem of escorting a moving target with a team of mobile robots was solved in this article by resorting to a formation control algorithm that can be cast in the framework of the NSB control approach. The overall mission, therefore, is decomposed into properly defined elementary tasks that are hierarchically arranged, so that the higher-priority tasks are not influenced by the lower-priority ... View full abstract»

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  • Courteous Cars

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):30 - 38
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    In this article, we have demonstrated, through the parking and leaving example, how high-level specifications containing multiple temporally dependent goals can be given to a team of realistic robots, which in turn automatically satisfy them. By switching between low-level feedback control policies and moving in a well-behaved environment, the correctness of each robot's behavior is guaranteed by ... View full abstract»

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  • UAV Task Assignment

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):39 - 44
    Cited by:  Papers (20)  |  Patents (1)
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    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are becoming vital warfare and homeland security platforms because they have the potential to significantly reduce cost and risk to human life while amplifying warfighter and first-responder capabilities. This article builds on the very active area of planning and control for autonomous multiagent systems. This work represents a step toward enabling robust decision ... View full abstract»

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  • Naval Mine Countermeasure Missions

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):45 - 52
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    Undersea operations using autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) provide a different and in some ways a more challenging problem than tasks for unmanned aerial vehicles and unmanned ground vehicles. In particular, in undersea operations, communication windows are restricted, and bandwidth is limited. Consequently, coordination among agents is correspondingly more difficult. In traditional approache... View full abstract»

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  • Experimental Testbed for Large Multirobot Teams

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):53 - 61
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    Experimental validation is particularly important in multi-robot systems research. The differences between models and real-world conditions that may not be apparent in single robot experiments are amplified because of the large number of robots, interactions between robots, and the effects of asynchronous and distributed control, sensing, and actuation. Over the last two years, we have developed a... View full abstract»

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  • Heterogeneous Wireless Multirobot System

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):62 - 70
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    A scalable platform for decentralized traffic management of a multi-agent system has been proposed. Safety of the platform is achieved with a cooperative conflict avoidance policy. Security of communications among vehicles with respect to potential external adversaries is obtained through use of cryptographic keys and rekeying policies. A prototypical implementation of the architecture has been de... View full abstract»

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  • Consumer Robotic Products

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):71 - 79
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    The aim of this article is to identify the key factors that are associated with the adoption of a commercial robot in the home. This article is based on the development of the robot product Cybot by the University of Reading in conjunction with a publisher (Eaglemoss International Ltd.). The robots were distributed through a new part-work magazine series (Ultimate Real Robots) that had long-term c... View full abstract»

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  • The Status of Robotics

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):80 - 86
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    This article is the second part of a summary report on the status of robotics in the United States, Western Europe, Korea, Japan, and Australia. This report is based on visits to over 50 laboratories in 2004 and 2005. The study was performed by the World Technology Evaluation Center (WTEC) and supported primarily by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Aeronautics and Space ... View full abstract»

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  • A Software Tool for Hybrid Control

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):87 - 95
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    In this article, we introduce the MODEbox tool for automatically producing hybrid, multimodal control programs from data. In particular, given an I/O string, four distinct operational units are introduced. The application of the MODEbox tool is illustrated on two different examples involving robots and ants. View full abstract»

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  • Optic-Flow-Based Collision Avoidance

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):96 - 103
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    Flying in and around caves, tunnels, and buildings demands more than one sensing modality. This article presented an optic-flow- based approach inspired by flying insects for avoiding lateral collisions. However, there were a few real-world scenarios in which optic flow sensing failed. This occurred when obstacles on approach were directly in front of the aircraft. Here, a simple sonar or infrared... View full abstract»

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  • Do It Yourself Haptics: Part II [Tutorial]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):104 - 119
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (3)
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    This article is the second of a two-part series intended to be an introduction to haptic interfaces, their construction, and application design. Haptic interactions employ mechanical, programmed physical devices that can be used for human-computer communication via the sense of touch. In Part I of this series, we focused on the devices themselves: the classes of hardware schemes currently availabl... View full abstract»

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  • Revised JCR Data Bring T-RO Back to the Top [Industry/Research News]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):120 - 124
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  • Call for Papers - Special Issue on Scientific Workflow Management and Applications

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 121
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  • Regional [The European Robotics Research Network (EURON) started in 1999]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 122
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  • IEEE BioRob 2008 - Call for Papers

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 123
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  • Calendar [2008-2009]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 124
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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