I was tipped off to the recent publishing of a new book, "Robotics: State Of The Art And Future Challenges" thanks to posters on Chief Delphi, the unofficial FIRST Robotics forums.
FIRST favorite Dave Lavery contributed to this review of the robotics industry around the world -- what the cutting edge is within each of the markets and who the leaders are in those fields. Specifically, the book is meant to identify where the US is lagging in robotics R&D. Other contributors include George Bekey from USC, Rob Ambrose from NASA Johnson's robotics lab, Vijay Kumar from the University of Pennyslvania, and other big players in research.
Thought it looks like it's published and priced like a textbook, it appears to be more of an industry guide that a company or research lab may be interested in. In any case, with the contributor list, it's got to be a great resource for anyone interested in a global picture of the latest and greatest in robotics.