Mobile Robotics: A Practical Introduction

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Springer, 2000 - Artificial intelligence - 243 pages
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Mobile Robotics: A Practical Introduction is an excellent introduction to the foundations and methods used for designing completely autonomous mobile robots. In this book you are introduced to the fundamental concepts of this complex field via twelve detailed case studies which show how to build and program real working robots. This book provides a very practical introduction to mobile robotics for a general scientific audience, and is essential reading for final year undergraduate students and postgraduate students studying Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science and Robot Engineering. Its 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 exciting field.

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Contents

Foundations
7
Robot Hardware
23
Making Sense of Raw Sensor Data
43
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About the author (2000)

Dr Ulrich Nehmzow is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Essex, UK. The Robotics group in this department is the largest in the UK and considered to be one of the worlda (TM)s leading in this subject.

Dr Nehmzow is the publisher of the SV London textbook, Mobile Robotics: A Practical Introduction, now in its second edition (1-85233-726-5, 2003). He has over ten yearsa (TM) experience in mobile robotics and is considered to be an authoritative researcher in the experimental end of the subject. The author has recently commenced a one-year research sabbatical at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He aims to use some of this year writing his book.

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