Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Cutting Edge Robotics

Edited by Vedran Kordic

TU Wien, Austria


Alex Lazinica

TU Wien, Austria

This book is the result of inspirations and contributions from many researchers worldwide. It presents a collection of wide range research results of robotics scientific community. Various aspects of current research in robotics area are explored and discussed. The book begins with researches in robot modelling & design, in which different approaches in kinematical, dynamical and other design issues of mobile robots are discussed. Second chapter deals with various sensor systems, but the major part of the chapter is devoted to robotic vision systems. Chapter III is devoted to robot navigation and presents different navigation architectures. The chapter IV is devoted to research on adaptive and learning systems in mobile robots area. The chapter V speaks about different application areas of multi-robot systems. Other emerging field is discussed in chapter VI - the human- robot interaction. Chapter VII gives a great tutorial on legged robot systems and one research overview on design of a humanoid robot.The different examples of service robots are showed in chapter VIII. Chapter IX is oriented to industrial robots, i.e. robot manipulators. Different mechatronic systems oriented on robotics are explored in the last chapter of the book.

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Cutting Edge RoboticsEdited by Vedran Kordic

Published: July 1st 2005

DOI: 10.5772/32

ISBN: 3-86611-038-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5800-4

Copyright year: 2005

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170421 Total Chapter Downloads

102 Crossref Citations

116 Web of Science Citations

259 Dimensions Citations


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1. Dynamic Modelling and Adaptive Traction Control for Mobile Robots

By Abdulgani Albagul, Wahyudi Martono and Riza Muhida


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2. Rapid Prototyping for Robotics

By Imme Ebert-Uphoff, Clement M. Gosselin, David W. Rosen and Thierry Laliberte


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3. The Role of 3D Simulation in the Advanced Robotic Design, Test and Control

By Laszlo Vajta and Tamas Juhasz


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4. Mechatronics Design of a Mecanum Wheeled Mobile Robot

By Peter Xu


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5. Tracking Skin-Colored Objects in Real-Time

By Antonis A. Argyros and Manolis I.A. Lourakis


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6. Feature Extraction and Grouping for Robot Vision Tasks

By Miguel Cazorla and Francisco Escolano


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7. Comparison of Demosaicking Methods for Color Information Extraction

By Flore Faille


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8. Robot Motion Trajectory-Measurement with Linear Inertial Sensors

By Bernard Favre Bulle


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9. Supervisory Controller for Task Assignment and Resource Dispatching in Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks

By Vincenzo Giordano, Frank Lewis, Prasanna Ballal and Biagio Turchiano


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10. Design of a Generic, Vectorised, Machine-Vision library

By Bing-Chang Lai and Phillip John McKerrow


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11. An Active Stereo Vision-Based Learning Approach for Robotic Tracking, Fixating and Grasping Control

By Nan-Feng Xiao and Saeid Nahavandi


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12. Managing Limited Sensing Resources for Mobile Robots Obstacle Avoidance

By Juan Carlos Alvarez, Rafael C. Gonzalez, Diego Alvarez and Antonio M. Lopez


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13. Behaviour Based Mobile Robot Navigation with Dynamic Weighted Voting Technique

By Shamsudin H.M. Amin, Rosbi Mamat and Tan Chee Kwong


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14. Stochastic State Estimation for Simultaneous Localization and Map Building in Mobile Robotics

By Juan Andrade Cetto, Teresa A. Vidal Calleja and Alberto Sanfeliu


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15. Neural Networks in Mobile Robot Motion

By Danica Janglova


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16. Generating Timed Trajectories for Autonomous Robotic Platforms: A Non-Linear Dynamical Systems Approach

By Cristina Manuela Peixoto dos Santos


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17. Coevolution Based Adaptive Monte Carlo Localization

By Luo Ronghua, Hong Bingrong and Li Maohai


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18. Autonomous Navigation of Unmanned Vehicles: A Fuzzy Logic Perspective

By Nikos C. Tsourveloudis, Lefteris Doitsidis and Kimon P. Valavanis


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19. Integrating Behaviors for Mobile Robots: an Ethological Approach

By Jose Maria Canas Plaza and Vicente Matellan Olivera


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20. Stabilization of Fuzzy Takagi - Sugeno Descriptor Models; Application to a Double Inverted Pendulum

By Thierry Marie Guerra, Sebastien Delprat and Salim Labiod


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21. Adaptive Control of Nonlinear Dynamics Systems Based on RBF Network

By Ho Dac Loc, Nguyen Thi Phuong Ha and Luong Van Lang


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22. Multi-Layered Learning System for Real Robot Behavior Acquisition

By Yasutake Takahashi and Minoru Asada


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23. The Design of a Pair of Identical Mobile Robots to Investigate Cooperative Behaviours

By Dale Carnegie, Andrew Payne and Praneel Chand


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24. Cooperative Hunting by Multiple Mobile Robots Based on Local Interaction

By Zhi-Qiang Cao, Min Tan, Saeid Nahavandi and Nong Gu


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25. Market-Driven Multi-Agent Collaboration in Robot Soccer Domain

By Hatice Kose, Kemal Kaplan, Cetin Mericli, Utku Tatlidede and Levent Akin


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26. The SocRob Project: Soccer Robots or Society of Robots

By Pedro U. Lima and Luis M. M. Custodio


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27. RoboCup is a Stage which Impulse the Research of Basic Technology in Robot

By Cheng Xian-yi and Xia De-shen


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28. A Multi-Robot System Architecture for Trajectory Control of Groups of People

By Edgar A. Martinez-Garcia, Akihisa Ohya and Shinichi Yuta


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29. Sharing and Trading in a Human-Robot System

By Kai Wei Ong, Gerald Seet and Siang Kok Sim


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30. A Robotic System for Volcano Exploration

By Daniele Caltabiano and Giovanni Muscato


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31. A Simulator for Helping in Design of a New Active Catheter Dedicated to Coloscopy

By Georges Dumont and Christofer Kuehl


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32. Development of a Range of Robot and Automation Prototypes for Service Applications

By Bing Lam Luk, Alexandar Djordjevic, Shiu Kit Tso and King Pui Liu


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33. Legged Robotic Systems

By Giuseppe Carbone and Marco Ceccarelli


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34. Humanoid Robot Motion in Unstructured Environment - Generation of Various Gait Patterns from a Single Nominal

By Miomir Vukobratovic, Dejan Andric and Branislav Borovac


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35. Trajectory Planning of a Constrained Flexible Manipulator

By Atef A. Ata and Habib Johar


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36. Position / Force Hybrid Control of a Manipulator with a Flexible Tool Using Visual and Force Information

By Jian Huang, Isao Todo and Tetsuro Yabuta


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37. A Novel Parallel Engraving Machine Based on 6-PUS Mechanism and Related Technologies

By Kong Ling-fu and Zhang Shi-hui


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38. Pose Estimating the Human Arm Using Kinematics and the Sequential Monte Carlo Framework

By Thomas Moeslund


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39. Cartesian Impedance Control of Flexible Joint Robots: A Decoupling Approach

By Christian Ott, Alin Albu Schaffer, Andreas Kugi and Gerd Hirzinger


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40. Collision-Free Path Planning in Robot Cells Using Virtual 3D Collision Sensors

By Tomislav Reichenbach and Zdenko Kovacic


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41. Exploring Open-Ended Design Space of Mechatronic Systems

By Zhun Fan, Jiachuan Wang and Erik Goodman


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42. Online Identification for the Automated Threaded Fastening Using GUI Format

By Nicola Ivan Giannoccaro and Mongkorn Klingajay


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43. Multilevel Intelligent Control of Mechatronical Technological Systems

By Tugengold Andrei Kirillovich, Ryzhkin Anatoliy Andreevich, Lukianov Evjeny Anatolievich and Wojciechowicz Boleslav


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44. A Robot System for High Quality Belt Grinding and Polishing Processes

By Bernd Kuhlenkoetter and Xiang Zhang


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45. Reconfigurable Mechatronic Robotic Plug-and-Play Controller

By Johan Potgieter, Jonathan Zyzalo and Olaf Diegel


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