Tomás Lozano-Pérez

Tomás Lozano-Pérez, is a Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and Associate Director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



    A Robot Task Planner

    Joseph L. Jones, Tomás Lozano-Pérez, Emmanuel Mazer, and Patrick A. O'Donnell

    HANDEY is a task-level robot system that requires only a geometric description of a pick-and-place task rather than the specific robot motions necessary to carry out the task. The system-building process this book describes is an important step toward eliminating the current programming bottleneck that is keeping robots from fulfilling their scientific and economic potential. The HANDEY system, the state-of-the art technologies for developing it, and the problems encountered are clearly presented, aided by numerous marginal illustrations.The development of HANDEY is part of the authors' long-term goal of achieving systems that can manipulate a variety of objects in different environments using a wide class of robots. HANDEY has been tested on numerous pick-and-place tasks, including parts ranging from wooden cubes to electric motors; it can be used to generate commands for different types of industrial robots, can coordinate two arms working in the same workspace, and has been tested with a module that locates the position of a specific part in a jumble of other parts.The first three chapters introduce the HANDEY system and task-level robot programming systems in general, address the problem of planning pick-and-place tasks, review areas of geometric modeling and kinematics required for subsequent chapters, and introduce the concept of configuration space, which plays a prominent role in HANDEY. The next four chapters describe how HANDEY operates.

    • Hardcover $45.00
  • The Robotics Review 2

    Oussama Khatib, John J. Craig, and Tomás Lozano-Pérez

    This is the second in a series of occasional reviews of theoretical and implementation issues in the field of robotics. International in scope, the twenty-four articles and reviews provide broad, in-depth, and concise coverage of five areas of current research: programming, planning, and learning; sensing and perception; kinematics and dynamics; motion and force control; and design, technology, and applications.Comparative reviews of selected articles emphasize recent results and provide clear links to previous work. These are augmented by brief synopses summarizing a particular subarea of research, which, along with several annotated bibliographies, bring together the results of many researchers and place them in historical perspective.

    ContributorsJean-Claude Latombe, Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, Jocelyne Pertin-Troccaz, Robert D. Howe, Mark R. Cutkosky, Konstantinos (Dino) Tarabanis, Roger Y. Tsai, David Lowe, Hugh F. Durrant-Whyte, John J. Leonard, Charles Wampler, Marc Renaud, J. Yves Fourquet, V. D. Sánchez A., G. Hirzinger, John M. Hollerbach, Ian W. Hunter, John Ballantyne, Paolo Dario, Renzo Valleggi

    • Hardcover $60.00
  • The Robotics Review 1

    John J. Craig, Oussama Khatib, and Tomás Lozano-Pérez

    The Robotics Review provides a one stop resource for computer scientists and engineers already involved in robotics and for those who are just entering the field and who need to keep on top of current developments. It brings together reviews of selected papers, synopses of selected technical areas, and annotated bibliographies in four broad areas of research: planning and artificial intelligence, sensing and robot vision, manipulation, and mobile robotics and walking machines.A major portion of this annual is devoted to reviews of selected papers. Not simply reprints of the abstracts of papers, these reviews are written by members of the editorial board to emphasize new results and provide clear statements of how the articles relate to previous work. The Review also contains short original surveys summarizing a particular sub-area of research. These synopses, along with annotated bibliographies, tie together the results of many researchers, placing them in historical perspective.

    ContributorsJohn Canny, Malik Ghallab, Jean-Claude Latombe, Jocelyne Pertin-Troccaz, Paolo Dario, Roger Tsai, John M. Hollerbach, Vijay R. Kumar, Kenneth J. Waldron, J. M. McCarthy, R. M. C. Bodduluri, Kamal Youcef-Toumi, Neville Hogan, Ed Colgate, Daniel E. Koditschak, Jean-Jacques E. Slotine, John J. Craig

    • Hardcover $44.00
  • Robot Motion

    Robot Motion

    Planning and Control

    Michael Brady, John Hollerbach, Timothy L. Johnson, Tomás Lozano-Pérez, and Matthew T. Mason

    The book brings together nineteen papers of fundamental importance to the development of a science of robotics.

    The present surge of interest in robotics can be expected to continue through the 1980s. Major research efforts are springing up throughout industry and in the universities. Senior and graduate level courses are being developed or planned in many places to prepare students to contribute to the development of the field and its industrial applications. Robot Motion will serve this emerging audience as a single source of information on current research in the field.

    The book brings together nineteen papers of fundamental importance to the development of a science of robotics. These are grouped in five sections: Dynamics; Trajectory Planning; Compliance and Force Control; Feedback Control; and Spatial Planning. Each section is introduced by a substantial analytical survey that lays out the problems that arise in that area of robotics and the approaches and solutions that have been tried, with an evaluation of their strengths and shortcomings. In addition, there is an overall introduction that relates robotics research to general trends in the development of artificial intelligence.

    Individual papers are the work of H. Hanafusa, H. Asada, N. Hogan, M. T. Mason, R. Paul, B. Shimano, M. H. Raibert, J. J. Craig, R. H. Taylor, D. E. Whitney, J. M. Hollerbach, J. Luh, M. Walker, R. J. Popplestone, A. P. Ambler, I. M. Bellos, T. LozanoPerez, E. Freund, D. F. Golla, S. C. Garg, P. C. Hughes, and K. D. Young.

    • Hardcover $80.00


  • Robotics


    Science and Systems VI

    Yoky Matsuoka, Hugh Durrant-Whyte, and José Neira

    Papers from a flagship robotics conference that cover topics ranging from kinematics to human-robot interaction and robot perception.

    Robotics: Science and Systems VI spans a wide spectrum of robotics, bringing together researchers working on the foundations of robotics, robotics applications, and the analysis of robotics systems. This volume presents the proceedings of the sixth Robotics: Science and Systems conference, held in 2010 at the University of Zaragoza, Spain. The papers presented cover a wide range of topics in robotics, spanning mechanisms, kinematics, dynamics and control, human-robot interaction and human-centered systems, distributed systems, mobile systems and mobility, manipulation, field robotics, medical robotics, biological robotics, robot perception, and estimation and learning in robotic systems. The conference and its proceedings reflect not only the tremendous growth of robotics as a discipline but also the desire in the robotics community for a flagship event at which the best of the research in the field can be presented.

    • Paperback $80.00