Papers from a flagship conference reflect the latest developments in the field, including work in such rapidly advancing areas as human-robot interaction and formal methods.
Robotics: Science and Systems VII spans a wide spectrum of robotics, bringing together researchers working on the algorithmic or mathematical foundations of robotics, robotics applications, and analysis of robotics systems. This volume presents the proceedings of the seventh annual Robotics: Science and Systems conference, held in 2011 at the University of Southern California. The papers presented cover a wide range of topics in robotics, spanning mechanisms, kinematics, dynamics and control, human-robot interaction and human-centered systems, distributed systems, mobile systems and mobility, manipulation, field robotics, medical robotics, biological robotics, robot perception, and estimation and learning in robotic systems. The conference and its proceedings reflect not only the tremendous growth of robotics as a discipline but also the desire in the robotics community for a flagship event at which the best of the research in the field can be presented.
About the Author
Hugh Durrant-Whyte is CEO of NICTA (National ICT Australia Ltd).
Nicholas Roy is Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT and General Chair of RSS 2012.
Pieter Abbeel is Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley.
Mykel J. Kochenderfer is Assistant Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University and the author of Decision Making Under Uncertainty: Theory and Application .
Sethu Vijayakumar is Lecturer and Head of the Statistical Learning and Motor Control Group in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.
Jose Castellanos is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering at the University of Zaragoza, Spain.
Carl Edward Rasmussen is a Lecturer at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, and Adjunct Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen.
Dieter Fox is Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington.
Siddhartha Srinivasa is Associate Professor in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon and Publications Chair of RSS 2012.
Howie Choset is Associate Professor in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
Matthew T. Mason is Professor of Computer Science and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University.
Aude Billard is SNF Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne.
Sebastian Thrun is Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford AI Lab.
Kevin M. Lynch is Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, Northwestern University.