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Robotics Research Overview 2009

More than 50.000 scientific papers related to Robotics have been published since 1980-ies based on bibliographic research conducted by Infonaut. Most papers have been published in 2009 with a total of 6000.

According to one scentific source (Springer) representing appr. 15 percent of all robotics papers came from the U.S. followed by Russia, Japan, the United Kingdom and France.

Among the the 4200 robotics research institutions worldwide the Russian Academy of Sciences is the leader with 328 published papers followed by the University of California (159), Carnegie Mellon University (152), MIT (63) and Nanyang Technological University (59).

Most productive among the 12.000 robotics scientists have been so far Professor Keigo Watanabe, Saga University with 37 papers followed by Professor Kiyotaka Izumi, Saga University with 29 papers.

The leading scientific robotics journals with most published papers are Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Machine Learning, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, International Journal of Computer Vision, and Automation and Remote Control.

A detailed overview of the global robotics community by country, research organisation, researcher and subjects can be ordered from Infonaut.

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