Dynamics and Advanced Motion Control of Off Road UGVs

Dynamics and Advanced Motion Control of Off Road UGVs
Author: Yu Mae
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2020-08-06
ISBN 10: 0128188006
ISBN 13: 9780128188002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamics and Advanced Motion Control of Off Road UGVs Book Review:

Dynamics and Advanced Motion Control of Unmanned Ground Off-Road Vehicles details both theoretical concepts such as planning and perception when working with UGVs, as well as more practical, hands-on aspects such as torque vectoring control. The book also covers related technologies such as intelligent and electrification of ground vehicles. After an introduction, initial chapters include an exploration of wheel-soil and track-soil interaction mechanisms, motion stability, motion control, fault detection and identification, and fault tolerance control. This book offers readers a detailed understanding of Unmanned Ground Vehicles by combining theory, applications and further developments. Topics are covered in such a way that readers will be well versed on the current field of UGVs and will be able to implement future design and research in a feasible and effective way. Gives a comprehensive analysis and introduction to the dynamics and advanced motion control of unmanned ground off-road vehicles Covers key related technology concepts, such as intelligent and electrification of ground vehicles Details the entire control framework of off-road UGVs and the implementation of controller design

Design and Advanced Robust Chassis Dynamics Control for X by Wire Unmanned Ground Vehicle

Design and Advanced Robust Chassis Dynamics Control for X by Wire Unmanned Ground Vehicle
Author: Jun NI,Jibin Hu,Changle Xiang
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2018-01-04
ISBN 10: 1681732521
ISBN 13: 9781681732527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design and Advanced Robust Chassis Dynamics Control for X by Wire Unmanned Ground Vehicle Book Review:

X-by-wire Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) have been attracting increased attention for various civilian or military applications. The x-by-wire techniques (drive-by-wire, steer-by-wire, and brake-by-wire techniques) provide the possibility of achieving novel vehicle design and advanced dynamics control, which can significantly improve the overall performance, maneuverability, and mobility of the UGVs. However, there are few full x-by-wire UGVs prototype models reported in the world. Therefore, there is no book that can fully describe the design, configuration, and dynamics control approach of full x-by-wire UGVs, which makes it difficult for readers to study this hot and interesting topic. In this book, we use a full x-by-wire UGV, developed by our group, as the example. This UGV is completely x-by-wire with four in-wheel motors driven and a four-wheel independent steer steer. In this book, the overall design of the UGV, the design of the key subsystems (battery pack system, in-wheel motor-driven system, independent steer system, remote and autonomous control system), and the dynamics control approach will be introduced in detail, and the experiment's results will be provided to validate the proposed dynamics control approach.

Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Design for Severe Environments

Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Design for Severe Environments
Author: V.V. Vantsevich,M.V. Blundell
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2015-10-20
ISBN 10: 1614995761
ISBN 13: 9781614995760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Design for Severe Environments Book Review:

Classical vehicle dynamics, which is the basis for manned ground vehicle design, has exhausted its potential for providing novel design concepts to a large degree. At the same time, unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) dynamics is still in its infancy and is currently being developed using general analytical dynamics principles with very little input from actual vehicle dynamics theory. This technical book presents outcomes from the NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) ‘Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Design for Severe Environments’, held in Coventry, UK, in July 2014. The ASI provided a platform for world class professionals to meet and discuss leading-edge research, engineering accomplishments and future trends in manned and unmanned ground vehicle dynamics, terrain mobility and energy efficiency. The outcomes of this collective effort serve as an analytical foundation for autonomous vehicle design. Topics covered include: historical aspects, pivotal accomplishments and the analysis of future trends in on- and off-road manned and unmanned vehicle dynamics; terramechanics, soil dynamic characteristics, uncertainties and stochastic characteristics of vehicle-environment interaction for agile vehicle dynamics modeling; new methods and techniques in on-line control and learning for vehicle autonomy; fundamentals of agility and severe environments; mechatronics and cyber-physics issues of agile vehicle dynamics to design for control, energy harvesting and cyber security; and case studies of agile and inverse vehicle dynamics and vehicle systems design, including optimisation of suspension and driveline systems. The book targets graduate students, who desire to advance further in leading-edge vehicle dynamics topics in manned and unmanned ground vehicles, PhD students continuing their research work and building advanced curricula in academia and industry, and researchers in government agencies and private companies.

Intelligent Vehicle Systems

Intelligent Vehicle Systems
Author: Raj Madhavan,Elena R. Messina
Publsiher: Nova Publishers
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781600212604
ISBN 13: 1600212603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Vehicle Systems Book Review:

This book presents new research on autonomous mobility capabilities and shows how technological advances can be anticipated in the coming two decades. An in-depth description is presented on the theoretical foundations and engineering approaches that enable these capabilities. Chapter 1 provides a brief introduction to the 4D/RCS reference model architecture and design methodology that has proven successful in guiding the development of autonomous mobility systems. Chapters 2 to 7 provide more detailed descriptions of research that has been conducted and algorithms that have been developed to implement the various aspects of the 4D/RCS reference model architecture and design methodology. Chapters 8 and 9 discuss applications, performance measures, and standards. Chapter 10 provides a history of Army and DARPA research in autonomous ground mobility. Chapter 11 provides a perspective on the potential future developments in autonomous mobility.

Applied Guidance Methodologies for Off road Vehicles

Applied Guidance Methodologies for Off road Vehicles
Author: Javad Taghia,Jayantha Katupitiya
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 137
Release: 2020-05-01
ISBN 10: 303042359X
ISBN 13: 9783030423599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Guidance Methodologies for Off road Vehicles Book Review:

This book provides methodologies for designing and implementing guidance algorithms for autonomous vehicles. These algorithms make important decision regarding how to steer and drive a ground vehicle in order to safely stay on an intended path, thereby making the vehicle driverless. The design tools provided in this book enable the reader to develop highly practical and real-world implementable guidance algorithms that will deliver high-accuracy driving for field vehicles. (They are equally applicable for on-road vehicles.) The book covers a variety of vehicle types, including wheeled vehicles, tracked vehicles, wheeled and tracked vehicles towing trailers, and four-wheel-steer and four-wheel-drive vehicles. It also covers active trailers that are driven and steered. Vehicles used in agriculture, mining and road construction are subjected to unpredictable and significant disturbances. The robust control methodologies presented can successfully compensate for these disturbances, as confirmed by the experimental results presented. Though the majority of the methodologies presented are based on sliding-mode controllers, other robust control methodologies are also discussed. To help the reader decide which controller is best suited for his/her choice of vehicle, experimental results are presented in a comparative format.

Technology Development for Army Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Technology Development for Army Unmanned Ground Vehicles
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Army Science and Technology,Committee on Army Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2003-02-01
ISBN 10: 0309086205
ISBN 13: 9780309086202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology Development for Army Unmanned Ground Vehicles Book Review:

Unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) are expected to play a key role in the Army’s Objective Force structure. These UGVs would be used for weapons platforms, logistics carriers, and reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition among other things. To examine aspects of the Army’s UGV program, assess technology readiness, and identify key issues in implementing UGV systems, among other questions, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology asked the National Research Council (NRC) to conduct a study of UGV technologies. This report discusses UGV operational requirements, current development efforts, and technology integration and roadmaps to the future. Key recommendations are presented addressing technical content, time lines, and milestones for the UGV efforts.

Vehicle Handling Dynamics

Vehicle Handling Dynamics
Author: Masato Abe
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2009-05-15
ISBN 10: 9780080961811
ISBN 13: 0080961819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vehicle Handling Dynamics Book Review:

This is the first book to combine classical vehicle dynamics with electronic control. The equation-based presentation of the theory behind vehicle dynamics enables readers to develop a thorough understanding of the key attribute to both a vehicle's driveability and its active safety. Supported by MATLAB tools, the key areas that affect vehicle dynamics are explored including tire mechanics, the steering system, vehicle roll, traction and braking, 4WS and vehicle dynamics, vehicle dynamics by vehicle and human control, and controllabiliy. As a professional reference volume, this book is an essential addition to the resources available to anyone working in vehicle design and development. Written by a leading authority in the field (who himself has considerable practical experience), the book has a unique blend of theory and practice that will be of immense value in this applications based field. Get a thorough understand of why vehicles respond they way they do with a complete treatment of vehicle dynamics from theory to application Full of case studies and worked examples using MATLAB/Simulink Covers all variables of vehicle dynamics including tire and vehicle motion, control aspects, human control and external disturbances

Autonomous Vehicles in Support of Naval Operations

Autonomous Vehicles in Support of Naval Operations
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Naval Studies Board,Committee on Autonomous Vehicles in Support of Naval Operations
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2005-08-05
ISBN 10: 9780309181235
ISBN 13: 0309181232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autonomous Vehicles in Support of Naval Operations Book Review:

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have been used in military operations for more than 60 years, with torpedoes, cruise missiles, satellites, and target drones being early examples.1 They have also been widely used in the civilian sector--for example, in the disposal of explosives, for work and measurement in radioactive environments, by various offshore industries for both creating and maintaining undersea facilities, for atmospheric and undersea research, and by industry in automated and robotic manufacturing. Recent military experiences with AVs have consistently demonstrated their value in a wide range of missions, and anticipated developments of AVs hold promise for increasingly significant roles in future naval operations. Advances in AV capabilities are enabled (and limited) by progress in the technologies of computing and robotics, navigation, communications and networking, power sources and propulsion, and materials. Autonomous Vehicles in Support of Naval Operations is a forward-looking discussion of the naval operational environment and vision for the Navy and Marine Corps and of naval mission needs and potential applications and limitations of AVs. This report considers the potential of AVs for naval operations, operational needs and technology issues, and opportunities for improved operations.

Terramechanics and Off road Vehicles

Terramechanics and Off road Vehicles
Author: Jo Yung Wong
Publsiher: Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier (distributor)
Total Pages: 251
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015015527941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terramechanics and Off road Vehicles Book Review:

Hardbound. The computer-aided methods presented in this book represent recent advances in the methodology for predicting and evaluating off-road vehicle performance. The mathematical models established for vehicle-terrain systems will enable the engineering practitioner to evaluate, on a rational basis, a wide range of options and to select an appropriate vehicle configuration for a given mission and environment. The models take into account all major design and operational parameters, as well as pertinent terrain characteristics.Applications of the computer-aided engineering methods to the parametric analysis of off-road vehicle design are demonstrated through examples.

Intelligent Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Intelligent Unmanned Ground Vehicles
Author: Martial H. Hebert,Charles E. Thorpe,Anthony Stentz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461563259
ISBN 13: 9781461563259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Unmanned Ground Vehicles Book Review:

Intelligent Unmanned Ground Vehicles describes the technology developed and the results obtained by the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute in the course of the DARPA Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) project. The goal of this work was to equip off-road vehicles with computer-controlled, unmanned driving capabilities. The book describes contributions in the area of mobility for UGVs including: tools for assembling complex autonomous mobility systems; on-road and off-road navigation; sensing techniques; and route planning algorithms. In addition to basic mobility technology, the book covers a number of integrated systems demonstrated in the field in realistic scenarios. The approaches presented in this book can be applied to a wide range of mobile robotics applications, from automated passenger cars to planetary exploration, and construction and agricultural machines. Intelligent Unmanned Ground Vehicles shows the progress that was achieved during this program, from brittle specially-built robots operating under highly constrained conditions, to groups of modified commercial vehicles operating in tough environments. One measure of progress is how much of this technology is being used in other applications. For example, much of the work in road-following, architectures and obstacle detection has been the basis for the Automated Highway Systems (AHS) prototypes currently under development. AHS will lead to commercial prototypes within a few years. The cross-country technology is also being used in the development of planetary rovers with a projected launch date within a few years. The architectural tools built under this program have been used in numerous applications, from an automated harvester to an autonomous excavator. The results reported in this work provide tools for further research development leading to practical, reliable and economical mobile robots.

Search and Rescue Robotics

Search and Rescue Robotics
Author: Multiple Authors
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2017-08-23
ISBN 10: 9535133756
ISBN 13: 9789535133759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Search and Rescue Robotics Book Review:

In the event of large crises (earthquakes, typhoons, floods, ...), a primordial task of the fire and rescue services is the search for human survivors on the incident site. This is a complex and dangerous task, which - too often - leads to loss of lives among the human crisis managers themselves. This book explains how unmanned search can be added to the toolkit of the search and rescue workers, offering a valuable tool to save human lives and to speed up the search and rescue process. The introduction of robotic tools in the world of search and rescue is not straightforward, due to the fact that the search and rescue context is extremely technology-unfriendly, meaning that very robust solutions, which can be deployed extremely quickly, are required. Multiple research projects across the world are tackling this problem and in this book, a special focus is placed on showcasing the results of the European Union ICARUS project on this subject. The ICARUS project proposes to equip first responders with a comprehensive and integrated set of unmanned search and rescue tools, to increase the situational awareness of human crisis managers, so that more work can be done in a shorter amount of time. The ICARUS tools consist of assistive unmanned air, ground, and sea vehicles, equipped with victim-detection sensors. The unmanned vehicles collaborate as a coordinated team, communicating via ad hoc cognitive radio networking. To ensure optimal human-robot collaboration, these tools are seamlessly integrated into the command and control equipment of the human crisis managers and a set of training and support tools is provided to them in order to learn to use the ICARUS system. The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement number 285417. The publishing of this book was funded by the EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot programme.

Lead Acid Batteries for Future Automobiles

Lead Acid Batteries for Future Automobiles
Author: Jürgen Garche,Eckhard Karden,Patrick T. Moseley,David A. J. Rand
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 706
Release: 2017-02-21
ISBN 10: 0444637036
ISBN 13: 9780444637031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lead Acid Batteries for Future Automobiles Book Review:

Lead-Acid Batteries for Future Automobiles provides an overview on the innovations that were recently introduced in automotive lead-acid batteries and other aspects of current research. Innovative concepts are presented, some of which aim to make lead-acid technology a candidate for higher levels of powertrain hybridization, namely 48-volt mild or high-volt full hybrids. Lead-acid batteries continue to dominate the market as storage devices for automotive starting and power supply systems, but are facing competition from alternative storage technologies and being challenged by new application requirements, particularly related to new electric vehicle functions and powertrain electrification. Presents an overview of development trends for future automobiles and the demands that they place on the battery Describes how to adapt LABs for use in micro and mild hybrid EVs via collector construction and materials, via carbon additives, via new cell construction (bipolar), and via LAB hybrids with Li-ion and supercap systems System integration of LABs into vehicle power-supply and hybridization concepts Short description of competitive battery technologies

Vehicle Suspension System Technology and Design

Vehicle Suspension System Technology and Design
Author: Avesta Goodarzi,Amir Khajepour
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 77
Release: 2017-05-05
ISBN 10: 1627056335
ISBN 13: 9781627056335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vehicle Suspension System Technology and Design Book Review:

The purpose of this book is to cover essential aspects of vehicle suspension systems and provide an easy approach for their analysis and design. It is intended specifically for undergraduate students and anyone with an interest in design and analysis of suspension systems. In order to simplify the understanding of more difficult concepts, the book uses a step-by-step approach along with pictures, graphs and examples. The book begins with the introduction of the role of suspensions in cars and a description of their main components. The types of suspensions are discussed and their differences reviewed. The mechanisms or geometries of different suspension systems are introduced and the tools for their analysis are discussed. In addition, vehicle vibration is reviewed in detail and models are developed to study vehicle ride comfort.

Autonomous Flying Robots

Autonomous Flying Robots
Author: Kenzo Nonami,Farid Kendoul,Satoshi Suzuki,Wei Wang,Daisuke Nakazawa
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010-09-15
ISBN 10: 4431538569
ISBN 13: 9784431538561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autonomous Flying Robots Book Review:

The advance in robotics has boosted the application of autonomous vehicles to perform tedious and risky tasks or to be cost-effective substitutes for their - man counterparts. Based on their working environment, a rough classi cation of the autonomous vehicles would include unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), - manned ground vehicles (UGVs), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), and autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs). UAVs, UGVs, AUVs, and ASVs are called UVs (unmanned vehicles) nowadays. In recent decades, the development of - manned autonomous vehicles have been of great interest, and different kinds of autonomous vehicles have been studied and developed all over the world. In part- ular, UAVs have many applications in emergency situations; humans often cannot come close to a dangerous natural disaster such as an earthquake, a ood, an active volcano, or a nuclear disaster. Since the development of the rst UAVs, research efforts have been focused on military applications. Recently, however, demand has arisen for UAVs such as aero-robotsand ying robotsthat can be used in emergency situations and in industrial applications. Among the wide variety of UAVs that have been developed, small-scale HUAVs (helicopter-based UAVs) have the ability to take off and land vertically as well as the ability to cruise in ight, but their most importantcapability is hovering. Hoveringat a point enables us to make more eff- tive observations of a target. Furthermore, small-scale HUAVs offer the advantages of low cost and easy operation.

The DARPA Urban Challenge

The DARPA Urban Challenge
Author: Martin Buehler,Karl Iagnemma,Sanjiv Singh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2009-11-26
ISBN 10: 364203991X
ISBN 13: 9783642039911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The DARPA Urban Challenge Book Review:

By the dawn of the new millennium, robotics has undergone a major transformation in scope and dimensions. This expansion has been brought about by the maturity of the field and the advances in its related technologies. From a largely dominant industrial focus, robotics has been rapidly expanding into the challenges of the human world. The new generation of robots is expected to safely and dependably co-habitat with humans in homes, workplaces, and communities, providing support in services, entertainment, education, healthcare, manufacturing, and assistance. Beyond its impact on physical robots, the body of knowledge robotics has produced is revealing a much wider range of applications reaching across diverse research areas and scientific disciplines, such as: biomechanics, haptics, neurosciences, virtual simulation, animation, surgery, and sensor networks among others. In return, the challenges of the new emerging areas are proving an abundant source of stimulation and insights for the field of robotics. It is indeed at the intersection of disciplines that the most striking advances happen. The goal of the series of Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics (STAR) is to bring, in a timely fashion, the latest advances and developments in robotics on the basis of their significance and quality. It is our hope that the wider dissemination of research developments will stimulate more exchanges and collaborations among the research community and contribute to further advancement of this rapidly growing field.

Introduction to Mobile Robot Control

Introduction to Mobile Robot Control
Author: Spyros G Tzafestas
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 750
Release: 2013-10-03
ISBN 10: 0124171036
ISBN 13: 9780124171039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Mobile Robot Control Book Review:

Introduction to Mobile Robot Control provides a complete and concise study of modeling, control, and navigation methods for wheeled non-holonomic and omnidirectional mobile robots and manipulators. The book begins with a study of mobile robot drives and corresponding kinematic and dynamic models, and discusses the sensors used in mobile robotics. It then examines a variety of model-based, model-free, and vision-based controllers with unified proof of their stabilization and tracking performance, also addressing the problems of path, motion, and task planning, along with localization and mapping topics. The book provides a host of experimental results, a conceptual overview of systemic and software mobile robot control architectures, and a tour of the use of wheeled mobile robots and manipulators in industry and society. Introduction to Mobile Robot Control is an essential reference, and is also a textbook suitable as a supplement for many university robotics courses. It is accessible to all and can be used as a reference for professionals and researchers in the mobile robotics field. Clearly and authoritatively presents mobile robot concepts Richly illustrated throughout with figures and examples Key concepts demonstrated with a host of experimental and simulation examples No prior knowledge of the subject is required; each chapter commences with an introduction and background

Autonomous Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Autonomous Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Author: Victor Becerra
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2019-06-24
ISBN 10: 3039210300
ISBN 13: 9783039210305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autonomous Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Book Review:

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are being increasingly used in different applications in both military and civilian domains. These applications include surveillance, reconnaissance, remote sensing, target acquisition, border patrol, infrastructure monitoring, aerial imaging, industrial inspection, and emergency medical aid. Vehicles that can be considered autonomous must be able to make decisions and react to events without direct intervention by humans. Although some UAVs are able to perform increasingly complex autonomous manoeuvres, most UAVs are not fully autonomous; instead, they are mostly operated remotely by humans. To make UAVs fully autonomous, many technological and algorithmic developments are still required. For instance, UAVs will need to improve their sensing of obstacles and subsequent avoidance. This becomes particularly important as autonomous UAVs start to operate in civilian airspaces that are occupied by other aircraft. The aim of this volume is to bring together the work of leading researchers and practitioners in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles with a common interest in their autonomy. The contributions that are part of this volume present key challenges associated with the autonomous control of unmanned aerial vehicles, and propose solution methodologies to address such challenges, analyse the proposed methodologies, and evaluate their performance.

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies for Improved Environmental Performance

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies for Improved Environmental Performance
Author: Richard Folkson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2014-03-19
ISBN 10: 0857097423
ISBN 13: 9780857097422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies for Improved Environmental Performance Book Review:

Most vehicles run on fossil fuels, and this presents a major emissions problem as demand for fuel continues to increase. Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies gives an overview of key developments in advanced fuels and vehicle technologies to improve the energy efficiency and environmental impact of the automotive sector. Part I considers the role of alternative fuels such as electricity, alcohol, and hydrogen fuel cells, as well as advanced additives and oils, in environmentally sustainable transport. Part II explores methods of revising engine and vehicle design to improve environmental performance and fuel economy. It contains chapters on improvements in design, aerodynamics, combustion, and transmission. Finally, Part III outlines developments in electric and hybrid vehicle technologies, and provides an overview of the benefits and limitations of these vehicles in terms of their environmental impact, safety, cost, and design practicalities. Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies is a standard reference for professionals, engineers, and researchers in the automotive sector, as well as vehicle manufacturers, fuel system developers, and academics with an interest in this field. Provides a broad-ranging review of recent research into advanced fuels and vehicle technologies that will be instrumental in improving the energy efficiency and environmental impact of the automotive sector Reviews the development of alternative fuels, more efficient engines, and powertrain technologies, as well as hybrid and electric vehicle technologies

Mobile Robotics

Mobile Robotics
Author: Alonzo Kelly
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 701
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN 10: 110703115X
ISBN 13: 9781107031159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mobile Robotics Book Review:

Introduction -- Math fundamentals -- Numerical methods -- Dynamics -- Optimal estimation -- State estimation -- Control -- Perception -- Localization and mapping -- Motion planning

Springer Handbook of Robotics

Springer Handbook of Robotics
Author: Bruno Siciliano,Oussama Khatib
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 2227
Release: 2016-07-27
ISBN 10: 3319325523
ISBN 13: 9783319325521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Springer Handbook of Robotics Book Review:

The second edition of this handbook provides a state-of-the-art overview on the various aspects in the rapidly developing field of robotics. Reaching for the human frontier, robotics is vigorously engaged in the growing challenges of new emerging domains. Interacting, exploring, and working with humans, the new generation of robots will increasingly touch people and their lives. The credible prospect of practical robots among humans is the result of the scientific endeavour of a half a century of robotic developments that established robotics as a modern scientific discipline. The ongoing vibrant expansion and strong growth of the field during the last decade has fueled this second edition of the Springer Handbook of Robotics. The first edition of the handbook soon became a landmark in robotics publishing and won the American Association of Publishers PROSE Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences & Mathematics as well as the organization’s Award for Engineering & Technology. The second edition of the handbook, edited by two internationally renowned scientists with the support of an outstanding team of seven part editors and more than 200 authors, continues to be an authoritative reference for robotics researchers, newcomers to the field, and scholars from related disciplines. The contents have been restructured to achieve four main objectives: the enlargement of foundational topics for robotics, the enlightenment of design of various types of robotic systems, the extension of the treatment on robots moving in the environment, and the enrichment of advanced robotics applications. Further to an extensive update, fifteen new chapters have been introduced on emerging topics, and a new generation of authors have joined the handbook’s team. A novel addition to the second edition is a comprehensive collection of multimedia references to more than 700 videos, which bring valuable insight into the contents. The videos can be viewed directly augmented into the text with a smartphone or tablet using a unique and specially designed app. Springer Handbook of Robotics Multimedia Extension Portal: http://handbookofrobotics.org/