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. In conclusion, a survey of specific service robot applications is included as well. This book is a very useful introduction to mobile robotics for beginners as well as advanced students and engineers.In the following only application areas and some examples in which specific service robots are used will be presented. Service robots can be classified ... Another transportation system is the autonomous truck Actros of the company uzin, Ulmanbsp;...
|Title||:||Autonomous Land Vehicles|
|Author||:||Karsten Berns, Ewald von Puttkamer|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-02-23|