This is the second in a series of occasional reviews of theoretical and implementation issues in the field of robotics. International in scope, the twenty-four articles and reviews provide broad, in-depth, and concise coverage of five areas of current research: programming, planning, and learning; sensing and perception; kinematics and dynamics; motion and force control; and design, technology, and applications.Comparative reviews of selected articles emphasize recent results and provide clear links to previous work. These are augmented by brief synopses summarizing a particular subarea of research, which, along with several annotated bibliographies, bring together the results of many researchers and place them in historical perspective.ContributorsJean-Claude Latombe, Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, Jocelyne Pertin-Troccaz, Robert D. Howe, Mark R. Cutkosky, Konstantinos (Dino) Tarabanis, Roger Y. Tsai, David Lowe, Hugh F. Durrant-Whyte, John J. Leonard, Charles Wampler, Marc Renaud, J. Yves Fourquet, V. D. Sánchez A., G. Hirzinger, John M. Hollerbach, Ian W. Hunter, John Ballantyne, Paolo Dario, Renzo Valleggi
About the Author
Oussama Khatib is a Senior Research Associate in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University.
John J. Craig is Director of Robotics R&D at Silma, Inc., in Cupertino, California.
Tomás Lozano-Pérez, is a Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and Associate Director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.