The Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics (STAR) publishes new developments and advances in the fields of robotics research. Its aim is to cover all the technical contents, applications, and multidisciplinary aspects of robotics, embedded in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Control, and Life Sciences - as well as the methodologies behind. Some volumes are monographs, and some are multi-author works. Online access is currently available from vol. 1 to the present.