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A penalized batch-Bayesian approach to informative path planning for decentralized swarm robotic search

Swarm-robotic approaches to search and target localization, where target sources emit a spatially varying signal, promise unparalleled time efficiency and robustness. With most existing swarm search methods, it remains challenging to …


Efficiently finding poses for multiple grasp types with partial point clouds by uncoupling grasp shape and scale

We present an algorithm that discovers grasp pose solutions for multiple grasp types for a multi-fingered mechanical gripper using partially-sensed point clouds of unknown objects. The algorithm introduces two key ideas: (1) a histogram of finger …

21.06.2022 | Original Research

AEB-RRT*: an adaptive extension bidirectional RRT* algorithm

Due to the probabilistic completeness and asymptotic optimality, the RRT* algorithm can find sub-optimal solutions and solve path planning problems effectively compared with other strategies. The B-RRT* algorithm introduces the bidirectional …


Deep introspective SLAM: deep reinforcement learning based approach to avoid tracking failure in visual SLAM

Reliable and consistent tracking is essential to realize the dream of power-on-and-go autonomy in mobile robots. Our investigation with state-of-the-art visual navigation and mapping tools (e.g. ORB-SLAM) reveals that these tools suffer from …


Hierarchical planning with state abstractions for temporal task specifications

We often specify tasks for a robot using temporal language that can include different levels of abstraction. For example, the command “go to the kitchen before going to the second floor” contains spatial abstraction, given that “floor” consists of …

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Autonomous Robots reports on the theory and applications of robotic systems capable of some degree of self-sufficiency. It features papers that include performance data on actual robots in the real world. Coverage includes: control of autonomous robots · real-time vision · autonomous wheeled and tracked vehicles · legged vehicles · computational architectures for autonomous systems · distributed architectures for learning, control and adaptation · studies of autonomous robot systems · sensor fusion · theory of autonomous systems · terrain mapping and recognition · self-calibration and self-repair for robots · self-reproducing intelligent structures · genetic algorithms as models for robot development.

The focus is on the ability to move and be self-sufficient, not on whether the system is an imitation of biology. Of course, biological models for robotic systems are of major interest to the journal since living systems are prototypes for autonomous behavior.

Autonomous Robots
Jahrgang 4/1997 - Jahrgang 46/2022
Springer US
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