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Table of Contents

Conference Committees
Multitiered representation for autonomous agents 4
Demo III processing architecture trades and preliminary design 13
Control of the Fetch team of robots 25
Mobile teleoperated tool platform for use in waste tank remediation efforts 34
Material handling robot system for flow-through storage applications 42
Automated security response robot 50
Radar-based intruder detection for a robotic security system 62
Concept and design philosophy of a person-accompanying robot 73
Toward the automated synthesis of cooperative mobile robot teams 82
Coordination of multiple mobile robots via communication 94
Versatile 360-deg panoramic optical system for autonomous robots 106
Radar sensor for an autonomous Antarctic explorer 117
Breaking out of the black box: a new approach to robot perception 126
Adaptive vehicle motion estimation and prediction 138
Obstacle detection and safeguarding for a high-speed autonomous hydraulic excavator 146
Sensing and data classification for a robotic meteorite search 157
Landmark-based navigation strategies 170
Practical autonomous path planner for turn-of-the-century planetary microrovers 182
Autonomous mobile robot exploration based on the generalized Voronoi graph in the presence of localization error 192
Hierarchical system for automated path planning and scheduling 204
Field validation of Nomad's robotic locomotion 214
Autonomous mobility for Demo III 223
Demo III: reconnaissance, surveilance, and target acquisition (RSTA) preliminary design 232
Human-robot interaction for field operation of an autonomous helicopter 244
Evolutionary strategy for achieving autonomous navigation 252
Model-based description of environment interaction for mobile robots 262
Mobile robot tracking control in a perceptive frame 274
Biologically based neural network for mobile robot navigation 285
Universal adaptive [lambda] tracker for nonholonomic wheeled mobile robots moving on a plane in three-dimensional space 296
Log map occupancy grid in robot navigation 307
3D high-accuracy sonar system for multiple mobile vehicles 320
Vision-based object detection and recognition system for intelligent vehicles 326
Identification of in-lane vehicles using a scene tracking technique for intelligent automotive systems 338
Millimeter-wave collision avoidance sensors: future directions 352
Traffic video compression system using wavelet analysis 363
Structural integrity inspection and monitoring by magneto-optic sensors 369
Optical fiber magnetic field sensors and signal processing for vehicle detection and classification 381
Biologically inspired neural network controller for an infrared tracking system 393
Coordinated traffic incident management using the I-Net embedded sensor architecture 404
Feedback control for communication and traffic networks 417
Incident management decision support system implemented using Java 429
Multirate sensor fusion for GPS using Kalman filtering, fuzzy methods, and map matching 440
Simulation and implementation framework for real-time control algorithms with ITS 450
Isolated ramp metering feedback control utilizing mixed sensitivity for desired mainline density and ramp queues 458
Addendum 467
Author Index 469
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