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Springer Handbook of Robotics

Editors: Siciliano, Bruno, Khatib, Oussama (Eds.)

  • A research- and application-oriented handbook that covers one of the hottest topics in science and technology
  • A timely and up-to-date reference, edited by two internationally renowned experts
  • Goes beyond the applications of robotics in industrial settings to cover the science’s new uses
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The second edition of this handbook provides a state-of-the-art cover view on the various aspects in the rapidly developing field of robotics. Reaching for the human frontier, robotics is vigorously engaged in the growing challenges of new emerging domains. Interacting, exploring, and working with humans, the new generation of robots will increasingly touch people and their lives. The credible prospect of practical robots among humans is the result of the scientific endeavour of a half a century of robotic developments that established robotics as a modern scientific discipline. The ongoing vibrant expansion and strong growth of the field during the last decade has fueled this second edition of the Springer Handbook of Robotics

The first edition of the handbook soon became a landmark in robotics publishing and won the American Association of Publishers PROSE Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences & Mathematics as well as the organization’s Award for Engineering & Technology.

The second edition of the handbook, edited by two internationally renowned scientists with the support of an outstanding team of seven part editors and more than 200 authors, continues to be an authoritative reference for robotics researchers, newcomers to the field, and scholars from related disciplines. The contents have been restructured to achieve four main objectives: the enlargement of foundational topics for robotics, the enlightenment of design of various types of robotic systems, the extension of the treatment on robots moving in the environment, and the enrichment of advanced robotics applications. Further to an extensive update, fifteen new chapters have been introduced on emerging topics, and a new generation of authors have joined the handbook’s team.

A novel addition to the second edition is a comprehensive collection of multimedia references to more than 700 videos, which bring valuable insight into the contents. The videos can be viewed directly augmented into the text with a smartphone or tablet using a unique and specially designed app. 

About the authors

Bruno Siciliano received his Doctorate degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Naples, Italy, in 1987. He is Professor of Control and Robotics at 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 over 20 keynote presentations and over 100 colloquia and seminars at institutions around the world. He is a Fellow of IEEE, ASME and IFAC. He is 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.

Oussama Khatib received his Doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering from Sup’Aero, Toulouse, France, in 1980. He is Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. His research focuses on methodologies and technologies in human-centered robotics including humanoid control architectures, human motion synthesis, interactive dynamic simulation, haptics, and human-friendly robot design. He has co-authored over 300 journal papers, conference papers and book chapters. He has delivered over 100 keynote presentations and several hundreds of colloquia and seminars at institutions around the world. He is a Fellow of IEEE. He is 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 Khatib is the President of the International Foundation of Robotics Research. He has been the recipient of several awards, including the IEEE RAS Pioneer Award in Robotics and Automation, the IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation, the IEEE RAS Distinguished Service Award, and the Japan Robot Association (JARA) Award in Research and Development.

Reviews

“This handbook describes a very large number of topics on robotics. … Each chapter has a summary and references (books, papers, and videos). … The book can be used by students of many disciplines (robotics, computer science, mechanical engineering, physics, civil engineering, sociology, management, and so on) and at many levels (undergraduate, graduate, and research).” (Maulik A. Dave, Computing Reviews, February, 2017)


       

Table of contents (80 chapters)

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eBook $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32552-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32550-7
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  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Springer Handbook of Robotics
Editors
  • Bruno Siciliano
  • Oussama Khatib
Series Title
Springer Handbooks
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32552-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32552-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32550-7
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
LXXVI, 2227
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1375 illustrations in colour
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