Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots

ISBN-10: 0262015358
ISBN-13: 9780262015356
Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)
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List price: $72.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/18/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 472
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

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.

Roland Siegwart is Professor of Autonomous Systems and Director of the Center for Product Design at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Z�rich.

Illah Reza Nourbakhsh is Professor of Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, where he also directs the Community Robotics, Education, and Technology Empowerment (CREATE) Lab. He is a coauthor of Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots (MIT Press).

Davide Scaramuzza is Professor of Robotics at the University of Zurich and Adjunct Faculty at ETH Zurich's Master in Robotics Systems and Control program. He leads the Robotics and Perception Lab at the Department of Informatics at the University of Zurich.

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