Preface. Part I: General Concepts, Architectures and Technologies. 1. Intelligent Autonomous Robotic Systems: Some General Issues and Two Representative Research Prototypes; S.G. Tzafestas. 2. Increased Autonomy in Industrial Robotic Systems: A Framework; G. Bolmsjoe, et al. 3. Combining Visual, Tactile and Range Sensor Information to Increase the Autonomy of Robots; M. Seitz, et al. 4. The ICA Approach to Intelligent Autonomous Systems; R. Sanz, et al. 5. Intelligent Robotic Agent Combining Reactive and Cognitive Capabilities; W. Jacak, S. Dreiseitl. 6. Reactive Planning with Learned Operational Concepts; V. Klingspor. 7. Sensors Used for Autonomous Navigation; E.M. Nebot. Part 2: Mobile, Walking and Snake-Like Robots. 8. Design, Control and Applications of Autonomous Mobile Robots; D. Floreano, et al. 9. Intelligent Autonomous Systems: Visual Navigation Functionalities for Autonomous Mobile Vehicles; E. Stella, A. Distante. 10. Mapping and Navigating in Time-Varying Obstacle Fields; R. Jarvis. 11. High Integrity Navigation for Autonomous Systems; E.M. Nebot. 12. Autonomous Robot Motion Planning and Control in Uncertain Environments: Overview and a New Algorithm Based on Sliding-Mode Control; S.G. Tzafestas, et al. 13. Autonomous Control for an Omnidirectional Mobile Robot with Feedback Control System; K. Watanabe, et al. 14. On the Design of a Control Architecture for an Autonomous Mobile Robot; E. Pereira da Silva, et al. 15. Dynamic Walking: A Step Forward? R.E. Reeve. 16. AnOmnidirectional Control Algorithm for Walking Machines Based on a Wave-Crab Gait; M.A. Jimenez, et al. 17. Dynamic Modeling and Locomotion Control of Biped Autonomous Robots; T.E. Krikochoritis, et al. 18. A Novel Robotic Snake; K.J. Kyriakopoulos, et al. Part 3: Applications. 19. Autonomous Agents in Cellular Manufacturing; E.S. Tzafestas. 20. Man-Machine Cooperation for the Control of an Intelligent Powered Wheelchair; G. Bourhis, Y. Agostini. 21. The Design, Development and Operation of an Autonomous Robotic Excavator; D.A. Bradley, D.W. Seward. 22. Autonomous Robotic Exploration and Gaze Planning Using Range Sensing; P.A.M. Renton, et al. 23. Mixed Traffic Control Involving Manually-Controlled and Automatically-Controlled Vehicles in IVHS; S.-N. Huang, et al. Index.