The Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics (Star) publishes new developments and advances in the fields of robotics research - rapidly and informally but with a high quality. The intent is to cover all the technical topics, applications, and multidisciplinary aspects of robotics, embedded in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Control, and Life Sciences - as well as the methodologies behind them. Within the scope of the series are monographs, lecture notes, selected contributions from specialized conferences and workshops, as well as selected PhD theses.
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Introduction.- Part I Systems.- The Co-Opticon System.- The Tele-Actor System.- Part II Algorithms.- Collaborative Satellite Frame Selection.- Approximation Algorithms for Single Frame Selection.- Approximation Algorithms for p-Frame Selection.- Unsupervised Scoring for Collaborative Teleoperation.- Part III Deployment.- Projection Invariants for Pan-Tilt-Zoom Robotic Cameras.- Calibration of the Panorama Interface.- On-Demand Panorama Video Streaming.- Conclusions and Future Work.
From the reviews: "This monograph is aimed at researchers interested in surveillance problems, focusing on problems associated with a robotic camera collaboratively controlled by multiple users on the Internet. The match between teleoperated robotic cameras and the requirements of natural environment observation is explored. The monograph provides solutions to problems of natural environment observation and outlines future research directions." (IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Vol. 30, August, 2010)