By Fumitoshi Matsuno, Noritaka Sato, Kazuyuki Kon (auth.), Kazuya Yoshida, Satoshi Tadokoro (eds.)
FSR, the foreign convention on box and repair Robotics, is the major unmarried tune convention of robotics for box and repair purposes. This e-book offers the result of FSR2012, the 8th convention of box and repair Robotics, which was once initially deliberate for 2011 with the venue of Matsushima in Tohoku area of Japan. in spite of the fact that, on March eleven, 2011, a importance M9.0 earthquake happened off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, and a large-scale catastrophe used to be attributable to the Tsunami which resulted, hence the convention used to be postponed by way of 365 days to July, 2012. in truth, this earthquake raised matters about the contribution of box and repair robotics know-how to emergency situations. a few valuable classes have been realized from operation of robots within the ensuing, very genuine and difficult, catastrophe environments. updated examine on catastrophe reaction, aid and restoration was once then featured within the convention. This booklet bargains forty three papers on a wide variety of themes together with: catastrophe reaction, Service/Entertainment Robots, Inspection/Maintenance Robots, cellular robotic Navigation, Agricultural Robots, Robots for Excavation, Planetary Exploration, huge zone Mapping, SLAM for out of doors Robots, and Elemental expertise for cellular Robots.