IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine

Issue 3 • September 2009

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  • IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 1
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  • Announcing the new EiC

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 2
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  • The RAS of work and play [Presiden''s Message]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):4, 6 - 6, 8, 10
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  • RAS introduces RAS Society Digital Library [Society News, RAS Society Awards]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):12, 14 - 16
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  • Cognitive robotics: new insights into robot and human intelligence by reverse engineering brain functions [From the Guest Editors]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):17 - 18
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  • Robot learning [TC Spotlight]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):19 - 20
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    Creating autonomous robots that can learn to act in unpredictable environments has been a long-standing goal of robotics, artificial intelligence, and the cognitive sciences. In contrast, current commercially available industrial and service robots mostly execute fixed tasks and exhibit little adaptability. To bridge this gap, machine learning offers a myriad set of methods, some of which have alr... View full abstract»

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  • Robotic technologies as vehicles of new ways of thinking about constructivist teaching and learning: The TERECoP Project [Education]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):21 - 21, 23
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    In many educational institutions across the world, from elementary schools to colleges, robotics is being used as a rewarding and engaging tool to involve students in science and technology. However, an often raised criticism refers to the lack of a proper curriculum that could blend robotic experiments to more traditional course work. In this column, Prof. Dimitris Alimisis of the School of Pedag... View full abstract»

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  • One-on-one spotlight with RAS President [Student's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Spatial cognition for robots

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):24 - 32
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    The paper discusses robot navigation from biological inspiration. The authors sought to build a model of the rodent brain that is suitable for practical robot navigation. The core model, dubbed RatSLAM, has been demonstrated to have exactly the same advantages described earlier: it can build, maintain, and use maps simultaneously over extended periods of time and can construct maps of large and co... View full abstract»

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  • Brain-based devices

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):33 - 41
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    This paper presents an embodied approach to linking nervous system structure and function to behavior. View full abstract»

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  • Whisking with robots

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):42 - 50
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    This article summarizes some of the key features of the rat vibrissal system, including the actively controlled sweeping movements of the vibrissae known as whisking, and reviews the past and ongoing research aimed at replicating some of this functionality in biomimetic robots. View full abstract»

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  • Timing sensory integration

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):51 - 58
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    The experiments in this paper show that the impact of temporal aspects of sensory integration on the precision of movement is concordant with behavioral studies of sensory integrative dysfunction and autism. Specifically, the simulation predicts that distant grasping will be performed properly by autistic people in general, except if it requires a combination of proximal and distant sensory inform... View full abstract»

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  • Competent vision and navigation systems

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):59 - 71
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    In this article, we describe how flying insects use vision for guidance, especially in the contexts of regulating flight speed, negotiating narrow gaps, avoiding obstacles, and performing smooth landings. We show that many of these maneuvers, which were traditionally believed to involve relatively complex and high-level perception, can be achieved through the use of low-level cues and relatively s... View full abstract»

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  • Neuromodulation as a robot controller

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):72 - 80
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    This article presents a strategy for controlling autonomous robots, which is based on the principles of neuromodulation in the mammalian brain. Neuromodulatory systems signal important environmental events to the rest of the brain causing the organism to focus its attention on the appropriate object, ignore irrelevant distractions, and respond quickly and appropriately to the event . There are sep... View full abstract»

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  • Compliant actuator designs

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):81 - 94
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    In the growing fields of wearable robotics, rehabilitation robotics, prosthetics, and walking k robots, variable stiffness actuators (VSAs) or adjustable compliant actuators are being designed and implemented because of their ability to minimize large forces due to shocks, to safely interact with the user, and their ability to store and release energy in passive elastic elements. This review artic... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE ICRA 2011

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 95
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  • Industry/Research News

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):96, 100 - 100
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  • Robotics & Automation is the wave of the future -- Ride it with us!

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 97
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  • Road maps for robotics and automation [Industrial Activities]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 98
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  • IEEE-RAS/IFRR School of Robotics Science

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 99
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  • Learning OpenCV---Computer Vision with the OpenCV Library (Bradski, G.R. et al.; 2008)[On the Shelf]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 100
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  • IEEE CASE 2010 - Call for papers

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 101
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 102
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  • ECHORD -- New European Project to Support Robotics Research

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 103
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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

Bram Vanderborght
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Mechanical Engineering