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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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. 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • The DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals: Results and Perspectives

    Krotkov, Eric (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Robot System of DRC-HUBO+ and Control Strategy of Team KAIST in DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

    Lim, Jeongsoo (et al.)

    Pages 27-69

  • Team IHMC’s Lessons Learned from the DARPA Robotics Challenge: Finding Data in the Rubble

    Johnson, Matthew (et al.)

    Pages 71-102

  • Developing a Robust Disaster Response Robot: CHIMP and the Robotics Challenge

    Haynes, G. Clark (et al.)

    Pages 103-144

  • DRC Team NimbRo Rescue: Perception and Control for Centaur-Like Mobile Manipulation Robot Momaro

    Schwarz, Max (et al.)

    Pages 145-190

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eBook $169.00
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Hardcover $219.99
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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, part of Springer Nature
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
XIII, 684
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 377 illustrations in colour
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