Advances in Autonomous Mini Robots: Proceedings of the 6-th AMiRE Symposium

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Ulrich Rückert, Sitte Joaquin, Werner Felix
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 7, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 280 pages
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Autonomous robots must carry out useful tasks all by themselves relying entirely on their own perceptions of their environment. The cognitive abilities required for autonomous action are largely independent of robot size, which makes mini robots attractive as artefacts for research, education and entertainment. Autonomous mini robots must be small enough for experimentation on a desktop or a small laboratory. They must be easy to carry and safe for interaction with humans. They must not be expensive. Mini robot designers have to work at the leading edge of technology so that their creations can carry out purposeful autonomic action under these constraints. Since 2001 researchers have met every two years for an international symposium to report on the advances achieved in Autonomous Mini Robots for Research and Edutainment (AMiRE). The AMiRE Symposium is a single track conference that offers ample opportunities for discussion and exchange of ideas. This volume contains the contributed papers of the 2011 AMiRE Symposium held from 23 to 25 May 2011 at Bielefeld University, Germany. The contributions in this volume represent the state-of-the-art of autonomous mini robots; they demonstrate what is currently technically feasible and show some of the applications for autonomous mini robots.
 

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Contents

Bioinspired Minirobotic Platforms for Educational Activities
3
Crawling Walking Running Climbing and Flying
5
Teamwork Planning and Learning in Adversarial MultiRobot Domains
7
HumanFriendly Robot Partners in Informationally Structured Space
8
Learning and Adaptation for HumanFriendly Robot Partners in Informationally Structured Space
11
The Local Educational Laboratory on Robotics
27
A Two Years Informal Learning Experience Using the Thymio Robot
37
A New Open Source 3DPrintable Mobile Robotic Platform for Education
49
TheWanda Robot and Its Development System for Swarm Algorithms
133
From Simulation to Prototyping with Mini Robots in the Teleworkbench
147
An Experimental Testbed for Robotic Network Applications
160
A Robot Platform for Active Vision Research and as Education Tool
173
Autonomous Corridor Flight of a UAV Using a LowCost and LightWeight RGBD Camera
183
Segmentation of Scenes of Mobile Objects and Demonstrable Backgrounds
193
A RealTime EventBased Selective Attention System for Active Vision
204
An Open Tool to Evaluate Mobile Systems Applications
221

An Autonomous Robot Platform Supported by an Educational Methodology
63
Mutual Learning for Second Language Education and Language Acquisition of Robots
75
A Flying Platform for Education and Research
88
AMiRo Autonomous Mini Robot for Research and Education
101
Modular Robot Platform for Teaching Digital Hardware Engineering and for Playing Robot Soccer in the AMiREsot League
113
Radar Sensor Implementation into a Small Autonomous Vehicle
123
Embodied Social Networking with Gestureenabled Tangible Active Objects
235
HECTOR a New Hexapod Robot Platformwith Increased Mobility Control Approach Design and Communication
249
Force Controlled Hexapod Walking
265
Author Index
278
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