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Autonomous Robotic Systems

Almeida, Anibal T.de, Khatib, Oussama (Eds.)

1st Edition., VIII, 279 p.

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This book constitutes the presentations made at the Advanced Research Workshop on Autonomous Robotic Systems, which was held at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, June 1997. The aim of the meeting was to bring together leading researchers in the area of autonomous systems for mobility and manipulation, and the aim of this book is to share the presentations with the reader. The book presents the most recent developments in the field. Topics include sensors and navigation in mobile robots, robot co-operation, telerobotics, legged robots, climbing robots and applications. Existing and emerging applications of autonomous syst ems are described in great detail, including applications in forestry, cleaning, mining, tertiary buildings, assistance to the elderly and handicapped, and surgery. The chapters are written in a structured and advanced tutorial style by leading specialists from Europe, Australia, Japan and USA. The style will allow the reader to grasp the state-of-the-art and research directions in the area of autonomous systems.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » development - robot - robotics - sensor - sensors

Related subjects » Electronics & Electrical Engineering - Production & Process Engineering - Robotics

Table of contents 

Autonomous outdoor mobile robot navigation the EDEN project.- Active vision for autonomous systems.- Sensors for mobile robot navigation.- Application of odor sensors in mobile robotics.- Advanced telerobotics.- Cooperative behavior between autonomous agents.- Mobile manipulator systems.- Forestry robotics - why, what and when.- Robotics for the mining industry.- HelpMateĀ®, the trackless robotic courier: A perspective on the development of a commercial autonomous mobile robot.- Intelligent wheelchairs and assistant robots.- Robots in surgery.- Legged walking machines.- Climbing robots.

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