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Volume 23 Issue 4/5- Publication Date: 1 April-May 2004
 
Special Issue on the 8th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER ’02)
 
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Editorial: Special Issue on the 8th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER ’02)
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B. Siciliano PRISMA Lab, Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Via Claudio 21, 80125 , Napoli, Italy
   
Keynote Addresses  
   
Research Robots for Applications in Artificial Intelligence, Teleoperation and Entertainment
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S.C. Jacobsen, M. Olivier, F.M. Smith, D.F. Knutti R.T. Johnson, G.E. Colvin and W.B. Scroggin Sarcos Research Corporation (SRC), 360 WakaraWay, SLC, Utah 84108, USA and, Center for Engineering Design (CED), University of Utah, SLC, Utah 84104, USA
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Torque-Controlled Lightweight Arms and Articulated Hands: DoWe Reach Technological Limits Now?
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G. Hirzinger, N. Sporer, M. Schedl, J. Butterfaß and M. Grebenstein DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, German Aerospace Center, Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, D-82230Wessling, Germany
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Snakes and Strings: New Robotic Components for Rescue Operations
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S. Hirose and E.F. Fukushima Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 Ookayama Meguro-ku, Japan
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Original Articles  
   
Experimental Study of Humanoid Robot HRP-1S
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K. Yokoi, F. Kanehiro, K. Kaneko, S. Kajita, K. Fujiwara and Hirohisa Hirukawa Intelligent Systems Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science, and Technology (AIST), 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8568, Japan
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Embodied Symbol Emergence Based on Mimesis Theory
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T. Inamura, I. Toshima, H. Tanie Department of Mechano-Informatics, Graduate School of Information, Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Japan and Y. Nakamura Department of Mechano-Informatics, Graduate School of Information, Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Japan and CREST program, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan
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A New Actuation Approach for Human Friendly Robot Design
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M. Zinn, B. Roth, Design Division, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University. Stanford, CA 94305, USA O. Khatib and J.K. Salisbury Robotics Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University. Stanford, CA 94305, USA
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Contact State Estimation using Multiple Model Estimation and Hidden Markov Models
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T.J. Debus, P.E. Dupont Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA 02445, USA and R.D. Howe Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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Modeling Swarm Robotic Systems: A Case Study in Collaborative Distributed Manipulation
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A. Martinoli, Swarm-Intelligent Systems Group, Nonlinear Systems Laboratory, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland K. Easton and W. Agassounon Physical Sciences, Inc., 20 New England Business Center, Andover, MA 01810, USA
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A Hybrid-Control Approach to the Parking Problem of a Wheeled Vehicle Using Limited View-Angle Visual Feedback
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P. Murrieri, D. Fontanelli and A. Bicchi Interdepartmental Research Center “Enrico Piaggio”, University of Pisa, via Diotisalvi, 2, 56100 Pisa, Italy
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Navigation and Mapping in Large Unstructured Environments
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J. Guivant, E. Nebot, ARC Centre of Excellence in Autonomous Systems (CAS), Australian Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney, SW, Australia and CRC Mining J. Nieto ARC Centre of Excellence in Autonomous Systems (CAS), Australian Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia and F. Masson Laboratorio de Control y Robotica, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
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The Autonomous Blimp Project of LAAS-CNRS: Achievements in Flight Control and Terrain Mapping
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E. Hygounenc, I.-K. Jung, P. Souères and S. Lacroix LAAS/CNRS, 7, av. du Colonel Roche, 31077 Toulouse Cedex 4, France
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Vision In and Out of Vehicles: Integrated Driver and Road Scene Monitoring
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N. Apostoloff Department of Systems Engineering, Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 2611, Australia and A. Zelinsky Department of Systems Engineering, Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 2611, Australia
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Optimal Planning of Robotically Assisted Heart Surgery: First Results on the Transfer Precision in the Operating Room
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È. Coste-Manière, L. Adhami, F. Mourgues and O. Bantiche ChIR Medical Robotics Group, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
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Modeling and Experimental Validation of the Locomotion of Endoscopic Robots in the Colon
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P. Dario, P. Ciarletta, A. Menciassi Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, CRIM, Pisa, Italy and B. Kim Microsystem Center, Korean Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea
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