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Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics

Robotics and Cognitive Approaches to Spatial Mapping

Editors: Jefferies, Margaret E., Yeap, Wai-Kiang (Eds.)

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  • Essential text that delineates leading-edge research in the field of cognitive mapping and robot mapping
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This book brings together the fields of robot spatial mapping and cognitive spatial mapping, which share some common core problems. One would reasonably expect some cross-fertilisations of research between the two areas to have occurred, and this has happened but only recently. There are signs that both fields have matured and that efforts to cross-fertilise are happening, but it is neither complete nor common yet.

Robot spatial mapping, in this book, is about the problem of a robot computing a representation of its environment from data gathered by its sensors. This problem has been studied since the creation of the first autonomous mobile robot in the late nineteen-sixties. People and animals also compute a representation of their environment, which is commonly referred to as a cognitive map. Cognitive spatial mapping is about the problem of computing a cognitive map, and has been studied extensively by many researchers of disparate backgrounds.

The book consists of three parts: Robot Mapping, Cognitive Mapping, and Cognitive Robot Mapping. The first part addresses a cross section of problems commonly found in robot mapping, such as uncertainty, localization, unstructured environments, and control architectures. It includes a comprehensive introduction to the famous SLAM problem. Part two presents works on cognitive mapping and discusses how the findings could benefit researchers interested in robot mapping. Spatial cognition is examined based on behaviour of humans and animals, and how spatial information is encoded in the brain. The third part presents implementations of cognitive mapping theories on mobile robots. It includes computational models of cognitive maps, such as hybrid metric-topological ones, absolute space representations, and biomimetic approaches.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Robotics and Cognitive Approaches to Spatial Mapping
Editors
  • Margaret E. Jefferies
  • Wai-Kiang Yeap
Series Title
Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
Series Volume
38
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-75388-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-75388-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-75386-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09462-0
Series ISSN
1610-7438
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 330
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