By Weidong Chen, Koh Hosoda, Emanuele Menegatti, Masahiro Shimizu, Hesheng Wang
This ebook describes the most recent study advances, recommendations, and visions within the box of robotics as offered via prime researchers, engineers, and practitioners from all over the world on the 14th overseas convention on clever self sustaining structures (IAS-14), held in Shanghai, China in July 2016. The contributions amply reveal that robots, machines and structures are swiftly attaining intelligence and autonomy, achieving a growing number of services resembling mobility and manipulation, sensing and belief, reasoning, and decision-making. They conceal a variety of study effects and functions, and specific consciousness is paid to the rising function of independent robots and clever platforms in business creation, which displays their adulthood and robustness. The contributions have been chosen by way of a rigorous peer-review procedure and spotlight many fascinating and visionary rules that would extra provoke the study neighborhood and spur novel examine instructions. The sequence of biennial IAS meetings, which begun in 1986, represents a most effective occasion within the box of robotics.