By Manuel Armada, Pablo González de Santos
The curiosity in hiking and jogging robots (CLAWAR) has remarkably augmented over fresh years. Novel suggestions for complicated and extremely assorted program fields (exploration/intervention in critical environments, own companies, emergency rescue operations, transportation, leisure, scientific, etc.), has been expected via a wide development during this region of robotics. additionally, the amalgamation of unique rules and comparable recommendations, the quest for brand new strength functions and using cutting-edge aiding applied sciences let to foresee an enormous leap forward and an important socio-economic influence of complicated robotic know-how within the approaching years. based on the technical demanding situations within the improvement of those refined machines, an important learn and improvement attempt needs to be undertaken. It issues embedded applied sciences (for strength assets, actuators, sensors, details systems), new layout equipment, tailored regulate options for hugely redundant platforms, in addition to operational and decisional autonomy and human/robot co-existence.
This booklet comprises the lawsuits of the seventh hiking and strolling Robots 2004 (CLAWAR 2004) convention providing the overseas medical neighborhood probably the most very good boards for teachers, researchers and industrialists attracted to this motivating quarter of hiking and jogging robots. It offers a large discussion board of unique cutting-edge contributions from quite a few business and new/emerging learn fields, proposing an entire photograph of mountain climbing and jogging robots. The convention, held in Madrid, Spain, September 22-24 2004 was once prepared through the Thematic community "CLAWAR 2" and funded by means of the eu fee below the expansion Programme.
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