Recent Developments in Japanese Robotics Research
- Notes of a Japan Tour -

GMD Technical Report #1077, April 1997

Uwe R. Zimmer, Thomas Christaller, Christfried Webers

Robotics appears to be a very lively and fruitful field of research in Japan. Some of the research topics cannot be found elsewhere at all, and some are significantly advanced. Discussing this impression, a collection of laboratories is introduced with their most outstanding topics. Moreover some background information about research plans, politics, and organisations are given.
This report is based on the notes of a trip through Japanese laboratories in February 1997.

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