After the success of the Springer Book on ROS (Volume 1) with 27 chapters, and Springer Book on ROS (Volume 2) with 19 chapters, this is a third call for chapters for a Springer book on Robot Operating System (ROS). The objective of the third volume is to provide the reader with comprehensive references on the Robot Operating System (ROS), which is currently considered as the main development framework for robotics applications.
ROS (Robot Operating System) has been developed by Willow Garage and Stanford University as a part of STAIR project as a free and open-source robotic middleware for the large-scale development of complex robotic systems. ROS acts as a meta-operating system for robots as it provides hardware abstraction, low-level device control, inter-processes message-passing and package management. It also provides tools and libraries for obtaining, building, writing, and running code across multiple computers.
The main advantage of ROS is that it allows manipulating sensor data of the robot as a labeled abstract data stream, called topic, without having to deal with hardware drivers. This book intends to fill the gap and to provide ROS users (academia and industry) with a comprehensive coverage on Robot Operating System concepts and applications. It will cover several topics ranging from basics and foundation to advanced research papers. Tutorial, survey and original research papers will be sought. The book will cover several areas related to robot development using ROS including but not limited to robot navigation, UAVs, arm manipulation, multi-robot communication protocols, Web and mobile interfaces using ROS, integration of new robotic platform to ROS, computer vision applications, development of service robots using ROS, development of new libraries and packages for ROS, using ROS in education, etc. Every book chapter should be accompanied with a working code to be put later in a common repository for the readers.
This book is expected to be published by April of 2018 by Springer. It will appear under the Studies in Computational Intelligence series. For additional information and guidelines regarding the publisher, please visit www.springer.com
Regarding Indexing, the book will be indexed by Scopus and will be submitted for indexing to ISI Books, and DBLP.
This volume welcome chapters about the upcoming version ROS 2.0, including tutorials, comparisong with ROS 1.0, new features in ROS 2.0.
Also, papers related to using ROS for umanned aerial vehicles are particularly welcome.
This volume welcome chapters about the upcoming version ROS 2.0, including tutorials, comparisong with ROS 1.0, new features in ROS 2.0. Also, hot topics papers related to using ROS for umanned aerial vehicles and self-driving cars are particularly welcome.