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Autonomous Land Vehicles

Steps towards Service Robots

Authors: Berns, Karsten, von Puttkamer, Ewald

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  • Discover the potential of mobile service robots through the methodology and practices of basic research

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About this Textbook

The economic potential of autonomous mobile robots will increase tremendously during the next years. Service robots such as cleaning machines and inspection or assistance robots will bring us great support in our daily lives. This textbook provides an introduction to the methods of controlling these robotic systems. Starting from mobile robot kinematics, the reader receives a systematic overview of the basic problems as well as methods and algorithms used for solving them. Localisation, object recognition, map building, navigation and control architectures for autonomous vehicles will be discussed in detail. A survey of specific service robot applications is also included. This book is a useful introduction to mobile robotics for beginners as well as advanced students and engineers.

Content
Historical overview of autonomous land vehicles - Vehicle kinematics - Sensor systems - Where am I?: The localisation problem - Map building - Navigation strategies - Control architectures - Software frameworks

Target Groups
- Students from the fields of computer science, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering, specializing in autonomous mobile systems
- Engineers with a special interest in the development of service robots

About the Authors
Prof. Dr. Karsten Berns and Prof. Dr. Ewald von Puttkamer are experts in the field of mobile robots. They are lecturers for embedded systems and robotics at the TU Kaiserslautern. Especially in the area of mobile robots, focusing on wheel-driven and biologically inspired robots, they have taught several courses.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Karsten Berns and Prof. Dr. Ewald von Puttkamer are experts in the field of mobile robots. They are lecturers for embedded systems and robotics at the TU Kaiserslautern. Especially in the area of mobile robots, focusing on wheel-driven and biologically inspired robots, they have taught several courses.

Reviews

"Der Aufbau des Buchs kann nicht besser sein!
Außerdem ist der kurze Überblick über unterschiedliche Software frameworks in keiner anderen Literatur so schön enthalten."
Professor Dr.-Ing. Nikolaus Müller, FH Deggendorf

"Eine sehr gut strukturierte Einführung in die Thematik von der Sensorik über Algorithmik bis zum Controller-Design.
Alle wichtigen Grundlagen werden kompakt vermittelt. Pseudo-Code für die Algorithmik macht für Studenten einen schnellen Einstieg möglich"
Professor Dr.rer.nat. Christoph Klein, FH Köln

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    Berns, Karsten (et al.)

  • Kinematics

    Pages 15-38

    Berns, Karsten (et al.)

  • Sensors

    Pages 39-72

    Berns, Karsten (et al.)

  • Localization

    Pages 73-105

    Berns, Karsten (et al.)

  • Mapping

    Pages 106-145

    Berns, Karsten (et al.)

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eBook 23,79 €
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Softcover 31,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-8348-0421-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Autonomous Land Vehicles
Book Subtitle
Steps towards Service Robots
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Vieweg+Teubner Verlag
Copyright Holder
Vieweg+Teubner Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-8348-9334-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-8348-9334-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-8348-0421-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 283
Number of Illustrations
246 b/w illustrations
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