IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine

Volume 18 Issue 1 • March 2011

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • New Look for IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine [From the Editor's Desk]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 4
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  • Remarkable Increase in Student Membership [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 6
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  • Income and Expense Streams of RAS [RAS Finances]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):8 - 10
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  • Imitating Ourselves in Silicon [News and Views]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • An Overview of RoboGames [Competitions]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • RAS Standing Committee for Standards Activities - An Update on Recent Activities [Industrial Activities]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):16 - 18
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  • Exponential Growth of ROS [ROS Topics]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):19 - 20
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  • Roboethics: Ethics Applied to Robotics [From the Guest Editors]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):21 - 22
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  • Socially Assistive Robotics

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):24 - 31
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    Socially assistive robotics (SAR) aims to address critical areas and gaps in care by automating supervision, coaching, motivation, and companion ship aspects of one-on-one interactions with individuals from various large and growing populations, including stroke survivors, the elderly and individuals with dementia, and children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). This article examines the ethic... View full abstract»

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  • Children, the Elderly, and Interactive Robots

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):32 - 38
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    The idea of developing robot companions and caregivers for the elderly is taking hold. Elderly people are often lonely and in need of companionship and social contact. Some hold that a robot could be a friend substitute and, at the same time, reassure absent families about the well-being of their elderly relative by monitoring and reporting on their health. Alzheimer's disease leaves many elderly ... View full abstract»

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  • The Ethical Landscape of Robotics

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):39 - 50
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    In this article, we highlight the possible benefits, as well potential threats, related to the widespread use of robots. We follow the view that a robot cannot be analyzed on its own without taking into consideration the complex sociotechnical nexus of today's societies and that high-tech devices, such as robots, may influence how societies develop in ways could not be foreseen during the design o... View full abstract»

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  • Incremental Machine Ethics

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):51 - 58
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    Approaches to programming ethical behavior for computer systems face challenges that are both technical and philosophical in nature. In response, an incrementalist account of machine ethics is developed: a successive adaptation of programmed constraints to new, morally relevant abilities in computers. This approach allows progress under conditions of limited knowledge in both ethics and computer s... View full abstract»

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  • The Robot DustCart

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):59 - 67
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    Peccioli, a small medieval town in Italy, became one of the first places in the world where a robot was used (not demonstrated) to carry out a public service in the urban environment (from 15 June 2010 to 7 August 2010). Thirty-five real users accepted to trash their domestic waste using the robot DustCart, a mobile robot designed to collect, transport, and discharge rubbish bags in complete auton... View full abstract»

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  • Remote-Control Crimes

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):68 - 71
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    In summary, the development and use of teleoperated robotic systems will continue to present new difficulties for the enforcement of local and international laws. These systems present a new capability for committing violent crimes at great distances that did not exist before. Moreover, the ability of tele-agency to separate actors from their actions will further enable the exploitation of inconsi... View full abstract»

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  • Ethics in Advanced Robotics

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):72 - 78
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    The ethical, legal and societal issues in advanced robotics have attracted the increasing and lively interest of academic and professional circles. This increase of contributions and interest occurred hand in hand with the rapid development of research and applications in the service (personal) robot sector, marking the end of the robot segregation era. View full abstract»

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  • Motion Planning

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):79 - 89
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    This is the first installment of a two-part tutorial. The goal of the first part is to give the reader a basic understanding of the technical issues and types of approaches in solving the basic path-planning or obstacle-avoidance problem. The second installment will cover more advanced issues, including feedback, differential constraints, and uncertainty. Note that this is a brief tutorial rather ... View full abstract»

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  • Academic Career Advice from Your Future Self [Student's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):94 - 95
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  • Impact of SAC [Student's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 90
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  • Humanoids 2011

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 93
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  • What's Behind the Best Papers [Student's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):90 - 94
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  • The Reviewing Process: An Introduction for New Reviewers [Students Corner]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):95 - 98
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  • IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Special Issue on Automation in Green Manufacturing

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 96
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  • Robotic Tools in Hospitals [Industry Spotlight]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 99
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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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Bram Vanderborght
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Mechanical Engineering