This book is part of the Springer MOOC & BOOK project, providing both a MOOC - offered through Federica Web Learning - and a Springer reference book based on the online course, combining the quality of a scientific essay with the communicative power of an online educational product. It provides a state-of-the-art overview of various aspects of the rapidly developing field of robotics, which is vigorously engaged in the growing challenges of emerging new domains.Interacting, exploring and working with humans, the new generation of robots will increasingly touch people and their lives. The book is strictly linked to the MOOC, and includes numerous examples and exercises in addition to those offered in the MOOC. Moreover, it features multimedia content, such as videos and augmented reality, which can be accessed via PC, tablet or any other mobile device. Students who buy the print book can easily access this content through the Springer Multimedia App, optimized for cell phones and tablets. Readers simply scan the image with their cell phone or tablet and they are taken directly to the video, figure, photo, table, PowerPoint slide, etc. Moreover, this content can be shared via other apps, email, messengers, and more.The book, edited by an outstanding, internationally respected expert in the field, includes valuable contributions from more than 30 authors, making this innovative project an authoritative reference resource for senior graduate and PhD level students, as well as for robotics researchers and scientists from related disciplines.
received his doctorate degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Naples, Italy, in 1987. He is a professor of Control and Robotics at the University of Naples Federico II. His research focuses on methodologies and technologies in industrial and service robotics, including force and visual control, cooperative robots, human-robot interaction, and aerial manipulation. He has co-authored 6 books and over 300 journal papers, conference papers and book chapters. He has delivered more than 20 keynote presentations and over 100 colloquia and seminars at institutions around the world. He is a fellow of IEEE, ASME and IFAC, and co-editor of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics (STAR) series and the Springer Handbook of Robotics, which received the PROSE Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences & Mathematics and was also the winner in the category Engineering & Technology. He has served on the editorial boards of prestigious journals, as well as chair or co-chair for numerous international conferences. Professor Siciliano is the past president of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS). He has been the recipient of several awards, including the IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation and the IEEE RAS Distinguished Service Award.
1 Khatib, The Journey of Robotics.- 2 Daniilis, Sensing and Estimation.- 3 Kröger, Motion Planning and Control.- 4 Villani, Force Control.- 5 Chaumette, Visual Control.- 6 Peters, Learning.- 7 Beetz, AI Reasoning.- 8 Burgard, SLAM.