Mobile robots have been increasingly applied in many different scenarios, such as space exploration and search and rescue, where the robots are required to travel over uneven terrain while outdoors. This book provides a new framework and the related algorithms for designing autonomous mobile robotic systems in such unknown outdoor environments.
In simple terms, a robot is defined as a machine with certain degrees of intelligence. At the preliminary stages, much of the research in this area was focused on robotic arms and manipulators. However, the rapid growth of the automobile industry in the 1980s led to the domination of commercialized manipulators. Since then, the manipulators have become an integral part of the automobile manufacturing industry.
In comparison with the manipulators, mobile robotics is still a relatively young area of research. The great deal of interest in mobile robots is because of their mobility, typical examples of which include unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), land rovers, and autonomous driving cars. The most basic part of a mobile robot is the locomotion mechanism, which is quite different from the manipulator’s. There are various types of locomotion mechanisms, and each of these poses a different level of challenge in the control of mobile robotic systems.
Название: Autonomous Mobile Robots in Unknown Outdoor Environments
Автор: Xiaorui Zhu, Youngshik Kim, Mark A. Minor
Год издания: 2018
Размер: 17,7 Mб
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