Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics

The Darpa Robotics Challenge Finals: Humanoid Robots To The Rescue

Editors: Spenko, Matthew, Buerger, Stephen, Iagnemma, Karl (Eds.)

  • Includes technical papers describing the competitors in the recent DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC)which attracted worldwide press attention and was a landmark event in the robotics community
  • Well edited technical summary and review of the results of the DRC humanoid robotics competition
  • Showcases the very latest technology for robotic perception, manipulation, and locomotion
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  • Due: May 19, 2018
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  • Due: April 21, 2018
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About this book

The DARPA Robotics Challenge was a robotics competition that took place in Pomona, California USA in June 2015. The competition was the culmination of 33 months of demanding work by 23 teams and required humanoid robots to perform challenging locomotion and manipulation tasks in a mock disaster site. The challenge was conceived as a response to the Japanese Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011. The Fukushima disaster was seen as an ideal candidate for robotic intervention since the risk of exposure to radiation prevented human responders from accessing the site. 

This volume, edited by Matthew Spenko, Stephen Buerger, and Karl Iagnemma, includes commentary by the organizers, overall analysis of the results, and documentation of the technical efforts of 15 competing teams. The book provides an important record of the successes and failures involved in the DARPA Robotics Challenge and provides guidance for future needs to be addressed by policy makers, funding agencies, and the robotics research community.   

Many of the papers in this volume were initially published in a series of special issues of the Journal of Field Robotics. We have proudly collected versions of those papers in this STAR volume. 

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  • Due: May 19, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74666-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $199.99
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  • Due: April 21, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74665-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Darpa Robotics Challenge Finals: Humanoid Robots To The Rescue
Editors
  • Matthew Spenko
  • Stephen Buerger
  • Karl Iagnemma
Series Title
Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
Series Volume
121
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74666-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74666-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74665-4
Series ISSN
1610-7438
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 724
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 377 illustrations in colour
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