Autonomous Robots

Modeling, Path Planning, and Control

Authors: Fahimi, Farbod

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  • Discusses the application of Advanced Robots (redundant and hyper-redundant manipulators, and ground, marine, and aerial robots) with examples
  • Presents in comprehensible form the theoretical tools for analyzing the dynamics of and controlling Autonomous Robots
  • Provides a complete overview of control methods including but not limited to PID control, feedback linearization and sliding mode control
  • Contents are unique and present material never gathered within one book
  • Presents comprehensive examples addressing the modeling and control of Autonomous Robots, and several exercise problems and term projects
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It is at least two decades since the conventional robotic manipulators have become a common manufacturing tool for different industries, from automotive to pharmaceutical. The new generation of robots are now being developed that can be categorized in two groups; redundant (and hyper-redundant) manipulators, and mobile (ground, marine, and aerial) robots. These groups of robots, known as advanced robots, have more freedom for their mobility, which allows them to do tasks that the conventional robots cannot do. Engineers have taken advantage of the extra mobility of the advanced robots to make them work in constrained environments, ranging from limited joint motions for redundant (or hyper-redundant) manipulators to obstacles in the way of mobile (ground, marine, and aerial) robots.

Autonomous Robots: Modeling, Path Planning, and Control covers the kinematics and dynamic modeling/analysis of Autonomous Robots, as well as the methods suitable for their control. Drawing upon years of experience and using numerous examples and illustrations, Farbod Fahimi discusses:

  • The application of autonomous robots including but not limited to redundant and hyper-redundant manipulators, and ground, marine, and aerial robots.
  • Position and velocity kinematics of redundant and hyper-redundant manipulators.
  • Obstacle avoidance in 2D and 3D workspace using the potential field method.
  • Kinematic and dynamic models of autonomous robots.
  • Control methods such as PID, feedback linearization, sliding modes as applied to autonomous robots.

Autonomous Robots: Modeling , Path Planning, and Control is suitable for mechanical and electrical engineers who want to familiarize themselves with methods of modeling/analysis/control that have been proven efficient through research. This book presents the theoretical tools for analyzing the dynamics of and controlling Autonomous Robots in a form comprehensible for students and engineers.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $199.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-3490-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Autonomous Robots
Book Subtitle
Modeling, Path Planning, and Control
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Atlantic Pub. & Distr. (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-09538-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-09538-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-09537-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3490-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 340
Number of Illustrations
86 b/w illustrations
Topics