Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics

Tree Climbing Robot

Design, Kinematics and Motion Planning

Authors: Lam, Tin Lun, Xu, Yangsheng

  • First book specifically focusing on tree climbing robots
  • Systematic monograph with competitive literature review presenting a detailed design of a novel tree climbing robot
  • Written by leading experts in the field
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About this book

Climbing robot is a challenging research topic that has gained much attention from researchers. Most of the robots reported in the literature are designed to climb on manmade structures, but seldom robots are designed for climbing natural environment such as trees. Trees and manmade structures are very different in nature. It brings different aspects of technical challenges to the robot design. In this book, you can find a collection of the cutting edge technologies in the field of tree-climbing robot and the ways that animals climb. It provides a valuable reference for robot designers to select appropriate climbing methods in designing tree-climbing robots for specific purposes. Based on the study, a novel bio-inspired tree-climbing robot with several breakthrough performances has been developed and presents in this book. It is capable of performing various actions that is impossible in the state-of-the-art tree-climbing robots, such as moving between trunk and branches. This book also proposes several approaches in autonomous tree-climbing, including the sensing methodology, cognition of the environment, path planning and motion planning on both known and unknown environment.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lam, Tin Lun (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • State-of-the-Art Tree-Climbing Robots

    Lam, Tin Lun (et al.)

    Pages 5-8

  • Methodology of Tree Climbing

    Lam, Tin Lun (et al.)

    Pages 9-21

  • A Novel Tree-Climbing Robot: Treebot

    Lam, Tin Lun (et al.)

    Pages 23-54

  • Optimization of the Fastening Force

    Lam, Tin Lun (et al.)

    Pages 55-72

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eBook $109.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tree Climbing Robot
Book Subtitle
Design, Kinematics and Motion Planning
Authors
Series Title
Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
Series Volume
78
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-28311-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-28311-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-28310-9
Series ISSN
1610-7438
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 163
Topics