Book review

Christopher Stanton, Mary-Anne Williams
2008 Artificial Intelligence  
This document reviews the book "Robotics: State of the Art and Future Challenges". The review begins by providing a chapter by chapter summary of the book, and then concludes with a detailed review of the entire book. Robotics is a rich and exciting field of Artificial Intelligence. It has taken great strides in the last decade and a book on the state of the art and future challenges is timely. The reviewed book will assist AI researchers to keep abreast of developments in robotics-a flagship
more » ... ea that enjoys a high profile and profound visibility in broader society-by providing an empirically based overview of the field. The book a major outcome of a comparative robotics study and unique largely due to the fact that such field studies require a strong team of experts to invest significant time and effort, and site visits require significant funding. The book "Robotics: State of the Art and Future Challenges" contains an extensive high level comparative review of the field of robotics across several pioneering research centers in several geographical regions by a team of scientists which included experts from NASA and US based universities. The book has seven chapters, and an appendix containing the biographies of team members. The broad field of robotics is divided into the following six research areas each of which has a single chapter devoted to it: robotic vehicles, space robotics, humanoid robots, industrial, service and personal robots, robotics in biology and medicine, and networked robots. The data for the reviews was obtained from site visits to 50 laboratories in countries such
doi:10.1016/j.artint.2008.10.003 fatcat:5jodl7fclbalfpdkpjfcy24b2y