SPC418 GitHub Repo
The official repository for "SPC418: Autonomous Vehicles Design and Control" course, Fall 2016-2017

Robotics News
IEEE Robotics News
The Robot Report
Robot Global
Researchers Build Rat-Robot Hybrid
Software Packages and Libraries
ROS (Robot Operating System): provides libraries and tools to help software developers create robot applications.
The Open Motion Planning Library): consists of many state-of-the-art sampling-based motion planning algorithms
MoveIt: is state of the art software for mobile manipulation, incorporating the latest advances in motion planning, manipulation, 3D perception, kinematics, control and navigation.
Player/Stage Project: A very popular Free Software robot interface and simulation system, used for mobile robotics research and teaching worldwide.
OpenRAVE: Open Robotics Automation Virtual Environment
RobotinoView: interactive graphical programming and learning environment for festo Robotino.
Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio: Uses a component based approach.
Khepera Simulator
Matlab Toolbox for the iRobot Create
NI LabVIEW Robotics Module
ISFfMR: Integrated Simulation Framework for Mobile Robots

Important ROS Packgaes
robot_localization package
Bayesian Filtering Library (BFL)
Grid Map
global_planner package
Grid Map
markov_decision_making package
Reinforcement Learning

Funding Agencies
Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA)
National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA)
Arab Science & Technology Foundation
Science and Technology Development Fund
Research Development and Innovation (RDI) Programme

Important Links
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) - Egypt Chapter
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
IEEE Robotics & Automation Society Courseware

Important Books
Dr. Alaa Khamis. How to Build a Real Robot?. Arab Electricity Magazine, Egypt, 1998-2007
H. Everett. Sensor for Mobile Robots: Theory and Application. AK Peters, Ltd. , 1995
T. Braunl. Embedded Robotics: Mobile Robot Design and Applications with Embedded Systems. Springer, 2003.
R. Murphy. An Introduction to AI Robotics. MIT Press, 2000
R. Arkin. Behavior-based Robotics. MIT Press, 1998.
R. Brooks. Cambrian Intelligence: The Early History of the New AI. MIT Press, 1999.
S. Nolfi and D. Floreano. Evolutionary Robotics. MIT Press, 2000.
Y. Bar-Cohen and C. Breazeal. Biologically-inspired Intelligent Robots. SPIE Press, 2003.
G. Bekey. Autonomous Robots: From Biological Inspiration to Implementation and Control. MIT Press, 2005.