The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science

Intelligent Robotic Systems for Space Exploration

Editors: Desrochers, Alan A. (Ed.)

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Over the last twenty years, automation and robotics have played an increasingly important role in a variety of application domains including manufacturing, hazardous environments, defense, and service industries. Space is a unique environment where power, communications, atmospheric, gravitational, and sensing conditions impose harsh constraints on the ability of both man and machines to function productively.
In this environment, intelligent automation and robotics are essential complements to the capabilities of humans. In the development of the United States Space Program, robotic manipulation systems have increased in importance as the complexity of space missions has grown. Future missions will require the construction, maintenance, and repair of large structures, such as the space station. This volume presents the effords of several groups that are working on robotic solutions to this problem.
Much of the work in this book is related to assembly in space, and especially in-orbit assembly of large truss structures. Many of these so-called truss structures will be assembled in orbit. It is expected that robot manipulators will be used exclusively, or at least provide partial assistance to humans.
Intelligent Robotic Systems for Space Exploration provides detailed algorithms and analysis for assembly of truss structure in space. It reports on actual implementations to date done at NASA's Langley Research Center. The Johnson Space Center, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Other implementations and research done at Rensselaer are also reported. Analysis of robot control problems that are unique to a zero-gravity environment are presented.

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'The book will be of most use to those in the space industry who are actually concerned with the fabrication of large space structures.' Journal of Aerospace Engineering 1992

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intelligent Robotic Systems for Space Exploration
Editors
  • Alan A. Desrochers
Series Title
The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science
Series Volume
168
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-3634-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-3634-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-9197-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-6616-4
Series ISSN
0893-3405
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 345
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