mobile robotics

Computational Principles Of Mobile Robotics
Author: Gregory Dudek
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2010-07-26
Pages: 391
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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An advanced undergraduate/graduate text, emphasizing computation and algorithms for locomotion, sensing, and reasoning in mobile robots.

Mobile Robotics  A Practical Introduction
Author: Ulrich Nehmzow
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Pages: 244
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book is an introduction to the foundations and methods used for designing completely autonomous mobile robots. Readers are introduced to the fundamental concepts of mobile robotics via twelve detailed case studies which show how to build and program real working robots. The book provides a very practical introduction to mobile robotics for a general scientific audience, and is essential reading for practitioners and students working in robotics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science and robot engineering.

Mobile Robotics
Author: Ulrich Nehmzow
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Pages: 280
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Mobile Robotics: A Practical Introduction (2nd edition) is an excellent introduction to the foundations and methods used for designing completely autonomous mobile robots. A fascinating, cutting-edge, research topic, autonomous mobile robotics is now taught in more and more universities. In this book you are introduced to the fundamental concepts of this complex field via twelve detailed case studies that show how to build and program real working robots. Topics covered in clued learning, autonomous navigation in unmodified, noisy and unpredictable environments, and high fidelity robot simulation. This new edition has been updated to include a new chapter on novelty detection, and provides a very practical introduction to mobile robotics for a general scientific audience. It is essential reading for 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students and postgraduate students studying robotics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science and robot engineering. The update and overview of core concepts in mobile robotics will assist and encourage practitioners of the field and set challenges to explore new avenues of research in this exiting field. The author is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Essex. "A very fine overview over the relevant problems to be solved in the attempt to bring intelligence to a moving vehicle." Professor Dr. Ewald von Puttkamer, University of Kaiserslautern "Case studies show ways of achieving an impressive repertoire of kinds of learned behaviour, navigation and map-building. The book is an admirable introduction to this modern approach to mobile robotics and certainly gives a great deal of food for thought. This is an important and though-provoking book." Alex M. Andrew in Kybernetes Vol 29 No 4 and Robotica Vol 18

Advanced Mobile Robotics
Author: DaeEun Kim
Publisher: MDPI
Release Date: 2020-03-06
Pages: 468
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Mobile robotics is a challenging field with great potential. It covers disciplines including electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, cognitive science, and social science. It is essential to the design of automated robots, in combination with artificial intelligence, vision, and sensor technologies. Mobile robots are widely used for surveillance, guidance, transportation and entertainment tasks, as well as medical applications. This Special Issue intends to concentrate on recent developments concerning mobile robots and the research surrounding them to enhance studies on the fundamental problems observed in the robots. Various multidisciplinary approaches and integrative contributions including navigation, learning and adaptation, networked system, biologically inspired robots and cognitive methods are welcome contributions to this Special Issue, both from a research and an application perspective.

Scientific Methods In Mobile Robotics
Author: Ulrich Nehmzow
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2006-04-10
Pages: 207
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Aims at a theoretical understanding of the operation of autonomous mobile robots. This book presents the research on the application of chaos theory, parametric and non-parametric statistics and dynamical systems theory in this field. Practical examples and case studies show how robot behaviour can be logged, analysed, interpreted and modelled.

Introduction To Autonomous Mobile Robots  Second Edition
Author: Roland Siegwart
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date: 2011-02-18
Pages: 472
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The second edition of a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of mobile robotics, from algorithms to mechanisms. Mobile robots range from the Mars Pathfinder mission's teleoperated Sojourner to the cleaning robots in the Paris Metro. This text offers students and other interested readers an introduction to the fundamentals of mobile robotics, spanning the mechanical, motor, sensory, perceptual, and cognitive layers the field comprises. The text focuses on mobility itself, offering an overview of the mechanisms that allow a mobile robot to move through a real world environment to perform its tasks, including locomotion, sensing, localization, and motion planning. It synthesizes material from such fields as kinematics, control theory, signal analysis, computer vision, information theory, artificial intelligence, and probability theory. The book presents the techniques and technology that enable mobility in a series of interacting modules. Each chapter treats a different aspect of mobility, as the book moves from low-level to high-level details. It covers all aspects of mobile robotics, including software and hardware design considerations, related technologies, and algorithmic techniques. This second edition has been revised and updated throughout, with 130 pages of new material on such topics as locomotion, perception, localization, and planning and navigation. Problem sets have been added at the end of each chapter. Bringing together all aspects of mobile robotics into one volume, Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots can serve as a textbook or a working tool for beginning practitioners. Curriculum developed by Dr. Robert King, Colorado School of Mines, and Dr. James Conrad, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, to accompany the National Instruments LabVIEW Robotics Starter Kit, are available. Included are 13 (6 by Dr. King and 7 by Dr. Conrad) laboratory exercises for using the LabVIEW Robotics Starter Kit to teach mobile robotics concepts.

Active Sensors For Local Planning In Mobile Robotics
Author: Penelope Probert Smith
Publisher: World Scientific
Release Date: 2001
Pages: 317
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book describes recent work on active sensors for mobile robots. An active sensor interacts with its surroundings to supply data on demand for a particular function, gathering and abstracting information according to need rather than acting as a generic data gatherer. Details of the physical operation are hidden.The book deals mainly with active range sensors, which provide rapid information for local planning, describing extraction of two-dimensional features such as lines, corners and cylinders to reconstruct a plan of a building. It is structured according to the physical principles of the sensors, since to a large extent these determine the function of the sensors and the methods of processing. Recent work using sonar, optoelectronic sensors and radar is described. Sections on vision and on sensor management develop the idea of software adaptation for efficient operation in a changing environment.

Mobile Robotics In Healthcare
Author: Nikos Katevas
Publisher: IOS Press
Release Date: 2001
Pages: 380
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The text presents the conclusions of four years joint work of 12 European laboratories on mobile robotics technology for healthcare services. The book bridges the human factors and the demands of real-life applications to the achievements of the robotics technology. It is organize d in 15 chapters analyzing topics covering all the related fields and including but not limited to: user - application requirements, human machine interfacing, mobile robots' and mobile manipulators' control architectures, navigation and sensing strategies, and robot - smart building interconnection. It also provides technical details and hints to the reader on how to address real-life problems. The book also performs a historical review and includes an overview of the contemporary developments worldwide.

Unsupervised Learning And Reverse Optical Flow In Mobile Robotics
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Publisher: Stanford University
Release Date: 2011
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As sensor resolution increases and costs decrease, the amount of data available on mobile robotics platforms is exploding. Unsupervised machine learning algorithms, and their ability to produce useful information without large labeled training sets, are an important tool for benefiting from this abundance. In this thesis the application of unsupervised learning to three subfields of mobile robotics is discussed. Tracking multiple moving objects from an unmanned aerial vehicle, road following in loosely-structured environments, and autonomous offroad navigation. The thesis focuses on building dynamic activity-based ground models for multi-object tracking, the combination of optical flow techniques and dynamic programming to estimate the location of a road, and the use of optical flow techniques to improve the quality of an autonomous robot's obstacle classification.

Wheeled Mobile Robotics
Author: Gregor Klancar
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Release Date: 2017-02-02
Pages: 502
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Wheeled Mobile Robotics: From Fundamentals Towards Autonomous Systemscovers the main topics from the wide area of mobile robotics, explaining all applied theory and application. The book gives the reader a good foundation, enabling them to continue to more advanced topics. Several examples are included for better understanding, many of them accompanied by short MATLABĀ® script code making it easy to reuse in practical work. The book includes several examples of discussed methods and projects for wheeled mobile robots and some advanced methods for their control and localization. It is an ideal resource for those seeking an understanding of robotics, mechanics, and control, and for engineers and researchers in industrial and other specialized research institutions in the field of wheeled mobile robotics. Beginners with basic math knowledge will benefit from the examples, and engineers with an understanding of basic system theory and control will find it easy to follow the more demanding fundamental parts and advanced methods explained. Offers comprehensive coverage of the essentials of the field that are suitable for both academics and practitioners Includes several examples of the application of algorithms in simulations and real laboratory projects Presents foundation in mobile robotics theory before continuing with more advanced topics Self-sufficient to beginner readers, covering all important topics in the mobile robotics field Contains specific topics on modeling, control, sensing, path planning, localization, design architectures, and multi-agent systems

Mobile Robotics
Author: Luc Jaulin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2019-09-25
Pages: 386
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Mobile Robotics presents the different tools and methods that enable the design of mobile robots; a discipline booming with the emergence of flying drones, underwater mine-detector robots, robot sailboats and vacuum cleaners. Illustrated with simulations, exercises and examples, this book describes the fundamentals of modeling robots, developing the concepts of actuators, sensors, control and guidance. Three-dimensional simulation tools are also explored, as well as the theoretical basis for the reliable localization of robots within their environment. This revised and updated edition contains additional exercises and a completely new chapter on the Bayes filter, an observer that enhances our understanding of the Kalman filter and facilitates certain proofs.

Mobile Robotics
Author: Alonzo Kelly
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2013-11-11
Pages: 701
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Introduction -- Math fundamentals -- Numerical methods -- Dynamics -- Optimal estimation -- State estimation -- Control -- Perception -- Localization and mapping -- Motion planning

Mobile Robotics
Author: Arkapravo Bhaumik
Publisher:
Release Date: 2016
Pages:
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This practical book on mobile robotics delves into the very latest open source hardware and software technologies. It introduces readers to the best materials available for building their own robots, giving special attention to the Robot Operating System (ROS), which nowhere else has been covered as thoroughly or in-context. The work takes readers beyond basic introductory texts, exposing them to possible applications of cutting-edge research.

Adaptive Mobile Robotics
Author: Abul K. M. Azad
Publisher: World Scientific
Release Date: 2012
Pages: 881
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book provides state-of-the-art scientific and engineering research findings and developments in the area of mobile robotics and associated support technologies. The book contains peer reviewed articles presented at the CLAWAR 2012 conference. Robots are no longer confined to industrial and manufacturing environments. A great deal of interest is invested in the use of robots outside the factory environment. The CLAWAR conference series, established as a high profile international event, acts as a platform for dissemination of research and development findings and supports such a trend to address the current interest in mobile robotics to meet the needs of mankind in various sectors of the society. These include personal care, public health, services in the domestic, public and industrial environments. The editors of the book have extensive research experience and publications in the area of robotics in general and in mobile robotics specifically, and their experience is reflected in editing the contents of the book.

Mobile Robotics For Multidisciplinary Study
Author: Carlotta A. Berry
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Release Date: 2012
Pages: 100
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This lecture provides an introduction to the field of mobile robotics and the intersection between multiple robotics-related disciplines including electrical, mechanical, computer, software engineering and computer science. It is intended for an upper-level undergraduate or first-year graduate students interested in mobile robotics and artificial intelligence with some experience in object-oriented programming and controls. Focus areas will include robotics history, hardware, control and software. Specific topics include robot components, effectors and actuators, locomotion, kinematics, sensors, feedback control, control architectures, representation, navigation, localization and mapping. The end of each chapter includes review questions as well as exercises to provide applications for the concepts as well as opportunities for further study.Table of Contents: Introduction / Hardware / Control / Software

Minimalist Mobile Robotics
Author: Jonathan H. Connell
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: 2012-12-02
Pages: 192
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Rather than using traditional artificial intelligence techniques, which are ineffective when applied to the complexities of real-world robot navigaiton, Connell describes a methodology of reconstructing intelligent robots with distributed, multiagent control systems. After presenting this methodology, hte author describes a complex, robust, and successful application-a mobile robot "can collection machine" which operates in an unmodified offifce environment occupied by moving people.

Vision Based Mobile Robotics  Mobile Robot Localization Using Vision Sensors And Active Probabilistic Approaches
Author: Emanuele Frontoni
Publisher: Lulu.com
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Advances In Mobile Robotics
Author: L. Marques
Publisher: World Scientific
Release Date: 2008
Pages: 1280
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book provides state-of-the-art scientific and engineering research findings and developments in the area of mobile robotics and associated support technologies. It contains peer-reviewed articles presented at the CLAWAR 2008 conference. Robots are no longer confined to industrial manufacturing environments; rather, a great deal of interest is invested in the use of robots outside the factory environment. The CLAWAR conference series, established as a high-profile international event, acts as a platform for dissemination of research and development findings to address the current interest in mobile robotics in meeting the needs of mankind in various sectors of the society. These include personal care, public health, and services in the domestic, public and industrial environments. The editors of the book have extensive research experience and publications in the area of robotics in general, and in mobile robotics specifically.

Soft Computing For Intelligent Control And Mobile Robotics
Author: Oscar Castillo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2010-10-05
Pages: 484
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book describes in a detailed fashion the application of hybrid intelligent systems using soft computing techniques for intelligent control and mobile robotics. Soft Computing (SC) consists of several intelligent computing paradigms, including fuzzy logic, neural networks, and bio-inspired optimization algorithms, which can be used to produce powerful hybrid intelligent systems. The prudent combination of SC techniques can produce powerful hybrid intelligent systems that are capable of solving real-world problems. This is illustrated in this book with a wide range of applications, with particular emphasis in intelligent control and mobile robotics. The book is organized in five main parts, which contain a group of papers around a similar subject. The first part consists of papers with the main theme of theory and algorithms, which are basically papers that propose new models and concepts, which can be the basis for achieving intelligent control and mobile robotics. The second part contains papers with the main theme of intelligent control, which are basically papers using bio-inspired techniques, like evolutionary algorithms and neural networks, for achieving intelligent control of non-linear plants. The third part contains papers with the theme of optimization of fuzzy controllers, which basically consider the application of bio-inspired optimization methods to automate the de-sign process of optimal type-1 and type-2 fuzzy controllers. The fourth part contains papers that deal with the application of SC techniques in times series prediction and intelligent agents. The fifth part contains papers with the theme of computer vision and robotics, which are papers considering soft computing methods for applications related to vision and robotics.

Intelligent Planning For Mobile Robotics  Algorithmic Approaches
Author: Tiwari, Ritu
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2012-09-30
Pages: 322
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Robotics is an ever-expanding field and intelligent planning continues to play a major role. Given that the intention of mobile robots is to carry out tasks independent from human aid, robot intelligence is needed to make and plan out decisions based on various sensors. Planning is the fundamental activity that implements this intelligence into the mobile robots to complete such tasks. Understanding problems, challenges, and solutions to path planning and how it fits in is important to the realm of robotics. Intelligent Planning for Mobile Robotics: Algorithmic Approaches presents content coverage on the basics of artificial intelligence, search problems, and soft computing approaches. This collection of research provides insight on both robotics and basic algorithms and could serve as a reference book for courses related to robotics, special topics in AI, planning, applied soft computing, applied AI, and applied evolutionary computing. It is an ideal choice for research students, scholars, and professors alike.