Autonomous Mobile Robots: Sensing, Control, Decision Making and Applications

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Frank L. Lewis, Shuzhi Sam Ge
CRC Press, May 4, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 736 pages
It has long been the goal of engineers to develop tools that enhance our ability to do work, increase our quality of life, or perform tasks that are either beyond our ability, too hazardous, or too tedious to be left to human efforts. Autonomous mobile robots are the culmination of decades of research and development, and their potential is seemingly unlimited.

Roadmap to the Future
Serving as the first comprehensive reference on this interdisciplinary technology, Autonomous Mobile Robots: Sensing, Control, Decision Making, and Applications authoritatively addresses the theoretical, technical, and practical aspects of the field. The book examines in detail the key components that form an autonomous mobile robot, from sensors and sensor fusion to modeling and control, map building and path planning, and decision making and autonomy, and to the final integration of these components for diversified applications.

Trusted Guidance
A duo of accomplished experts leads a team of renowned international researchers and professionals who provide detailed technical reviews and the latest solutions to a variety of important problems. They share hard-won insight into the practical implementation and integration issues involved in developing autonomous and open robotic systems, along with in-depth examples, current and future applications, and extensive illustrations.

For anyone involved in researching, designing, or deploying autonomous robotic systems, Autonomous Mobile Robots is the perfect resource.
 

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Contents

Capability and Challenges
5
2 Millimeter Wave RADAR PowerRange Spectra Interpretation for Multiple Feature Detection
41
GPS and INS
99
4 Landmarks and Triangulation in Navigation
149
5 Stabilization of Nonholonomic Systems
191
6 Adaptive NeuralFuzzy Control of Nonholonomic Mobile Robots
229
7 Adaptive Control of Mobile Robots Including Actuator Dynamics
267
8 Unified Control Design for Autonomous CarLike Vehicle Tracking Maneuvers
295
11 MultiRobot Cooperation
417
12 Knowledge Representation and Decision Making for Mobile Robots
465
13 Algorithms for Planning under Uncertainty in Prediction and Sensing
501
14 BehaviorBased Coordination in MultiRobot Systems
549
Case Studies and Analysis
573
16 Automotive SystemsRobotic Vehicles
613
17 Intelligent Systems
655
Index
697

9 Map Building and SLAM Algorithms
335
Recent Developments
373

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Shuzhi Sam Ge, Frank L. Lewis

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