Sebastian Thrun

Sebastian Thrun is Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford AI Lab.

  • Robotics

    Robotics

    Science and Systems I

    Sebastian Thrun, Gaurav S. Sukhatme, and Stefan Schaal

    Papers presented at the inaugural Robotics: Science and Systems conference held at MIT in 2005.

    The new Robotics: Science and Systems conference spans all areas of robotics, bringing together researchers working on the algorithmic and mathematical foundations of robotics, robotics applications, and analysis of robotics systems. This volume contains papers presented at the inaugural conference, held at MIT in June, 2005. Additional information can be found at http://roboticsconference.org, or by clicking on the link to the left.

    • Paperback $16.75 £13.99
  • Probabilistic Robotics

    Probabilistic Robotics

    Sebastian Thrun, Wolfram Burgard, and Dieter Fox

    An introduction to the techniques and algorithms of the newest field in robotics.

    Probabilistic robotics is a new and growing area in robotics, concerned with perception and control in the face of uncertainty. Building on the field of mathematical statistics, probabilistic robotics endows robots with a new level of robustness in real-world situations. This book introduces the reader to a wealth of techniques and algorithms in the field. All algorithms are based on a single overarching mathematical foundation. Each chapter provides example implementations in pseudo code, detailed mathematical derivations, discussions from a practitioner's perspective, and extensive lists of exercises and class projects. The book's Web site, www.probabilistic-robotics.org, has additional material. The book is relevant for anyone involved in robotic software development and scientific research. It will also be of interest to applied statisticians and engineers dealing with real-world sensor data.

    • Hardcover $85.00 £70.00
  • Principles of Robot Motion

    Principles of Robot Motion

    Theory, Algorithms, and Implementations

    Howie Choset, Kevin M. Lynch, Seth Hutchinson, George A. Kantor, Wolfram Burgard, Lydia E. Kavraki, and Sebastian Thrun

    A text that makes the mathematical underpinnings of robot motion accessible and relates low-level details of implementation to high-level algorithmic concepts.

    Robot motion planning has become a major focus of robotics. Research findings can be applied not only to robotics but to planning routes on circuit boards, directing digital actors in computer graphics, robot-assisted surgery and medicine, and in novel areas such as drug design and protein folding. This text reflects the great advances that have taken place in the last ten years, including sensor-based planning, probabalistic planning, localization and mapping, and motion planning for dynamic and nonholonomic systems. Its presentation makes the mathematical underpinnings of robot motion accessible to students of computer science and engineering, rleating low-level implementation details to high-level algorithmic concepts.

    • Hardcover $85.00 £70.00
  • Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 16

    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 16

    Proceedings of the 2003 Conference

    Sebastian Thrun, Lawrence K. Saul, and Bernhard Schölkopf

    Papers presented at the 2003 Neural Information Processing Conference by leading physicists, neuroscientists, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.

    The annual Neural Information Processing (NIPS) conference is the flagship meeting on neural computation. It draws a diverse group of attendees—physicists, neuroscientists, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists. The presentations are interdisciplinary, with contributions in algorithms, learning theory, cognitive science, neuroscience, brain imaging, vision, speech and signal processing, reinforcement learning and control, emerging technologies, and applications. Only thirty percent of the papers submitted are accepted for presentation at NIPS, so the quality is exceptionally high. This volume contains all the papers presented at the 2003 conference.

    • Hardcover $21.75 £17.99
  • Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 15

    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 15

    Proceedings of the 2002 Conference

    Suzanna Becker, Sebastian Thrun, and Klaus Obermayer

    Proceedings of the 2002 Neural Information Processing Systems Conference.

    The annual Neural Information Processing (NIPS) meeting is the flagship conference on neural computation. The conference draws a diverse group of attendees—physicists, neuroscientists, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists—and the presentations are interdisciplinary, with contributions in algorithms, learning theory, cognitive science, neuroscience, vision, speech and signal processing, reinforcement learning and control, implementations, and applications. Only about thirty percent of the papers submitted are accepted for presentation at NIPS, so the quality is exceptionally high. This volume contains all the papers presented at the 2002 conference.

    • Hardcover $21.75 £17.99

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  • Robotics

    Robotics

    Science and Systems VII

    Hugh Durrant-Whyte, Nicholas Roy, and Pieter Abbeel

    Papers from a flagship conference reflect the latest developments in the field, including work in such rapidly advancing areas as human-robot interaction and formal methods.

    Robotics: Science and Systems VII spans a wide spectrum of robotics, bringing together researchers working on the algorithmic or mathematical foundations of robotics, robotics applications, and analysis of robotics systems. This volume presents the proceedings of the seventh annual Robotics: Science and Systems conference, held in 2011 at the University of Southern California. 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.

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