Indoor Navigation Strategies for Aerial Autonomous Systems Book

Indoor Navigation Strategies for Aerial Autonomous Systems

  • Author : Pedro Castillo-Garcia
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2016-11-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128053393

Indoor Navigation Strategies for Aerial Autonomous Systems Excerpt :

Indoor Navigation Strategies for Aerial Autonomous Systems presents the necessary and sufficient theoretical basis for those interested in working in unmanned aerial vehicles, providing three different approaches to mathematically represent the dynamics of an aerial vehicle. The book contains detailed information on fusion inertial measurements for orientation stabilization and its validation in flight tests, also proposing substantial theoretical and practical validation for improving the dropped or noised signals. In addition, the book contains different strategies to control and navigate aerial systems. The comprehensive information will be of interest to both researchers and practitioners working in automatic control, mechatronics, robotics, and UAVs, helping them improve research and motivating them to build a test-bed for future projects. Provides substantial information on nonlinear control approaches and their validation in flight tests Details in observer-delay schemes that can be applied in real-time Teaches how an IMU is built and how they can improve the performance of their system when applying observers or predictors Improves prototypes with tactics for proposed nonlinear schemes

Intelligent Autonomous Systems 13 Book

Intelligent Autonomous Systems 13

  • Author : Emanuele Menegatti
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-09-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1719
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319083384

Intelligent Autonomous Systems 13 Excerpt :

This book describes the latest research accomplishments, innovations, and visions in the field of robotics as presented at the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS), held in Padua in July 2014, by leading researchers, engineers, and practitioners from across the world. The contents amply confirm that robots, machines, and systems are rapidly achieving intelligence and autonomy, mastering more and more capabilities such as mobility and manipulation, sensing and perception, reasoning, and decision making. A wide range of research results and applications are covered, and particular attention is paid to the emerging role of autonomous robots and intelligent systems in industrial production, which reflects their maturity and robustness. The contributions have been selected through a rigorous peer-review process and contain many exciting and visionary ideas that will further galvanize the research community, spurring novel research directions. The series of biennial IAS conferences commenced in 1986 and represents a premiere event in robotics.

Unmanned Aerial Systems Book

Unmanned Aerial Systems

  • Author : Anis Koubaa
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 650
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128202777

Unmanned Aerial Systems Excerpt :

Unmanned Aerial Systems: Theoretical Foundation and Applications presents some of the latest innovative approaches to drones from the point-of-view of dynamic modeling, system analysis, optimization, control, communications, 3D-mapping, search and rescue, surveillance, farmland and construction monitoring, and more. With the emergence of low-cost UAS, a vast array of research works in academia and products in the industrial sectors have evolved. The book covers the safe operation of UAS, including, but not limited to, fundamental design, mission and path planning, control theory, computer vision, artificial intelligence, applications requirements, and more. This book provides a unique reference of the state-of-the-art research and development of unmanned aerial systems, making it an essential resource for researchers, instructors and practitioners. Covers some of the most innovative approaches to drones Provides the latest state-of-the-art research and development surrounding unmanned aerial systems Presents a comprehensive reference on unmanned aerial systems, with a focus on cutting-edge technologies and recent research trends in the area

Modelling and Simulation for Autonomous Systems Book

Modelling and Simulation for Autonomous Systems

  • Author : Jan Mazal
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319760728

Modelling and Simulation for Autonomous Systems Excerpt :

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Modelling and Simulation for Autonomous Systems, MESAS 2017, held in Rome, Italy, , in October 2017. The 33 revised full papers included in the volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 38 submissions. They are organized in the following topical sections: M&S of Intelligent Systems – AI, R&D and Applications; Autonomous Systems in Context of Future Warfare and Security – Concepts, Applications, Standards and Legislation; Future Challenges and Opportunities of Advanced M&S Technology.

Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Book

Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems

  • Author : Kaspar Althoefer
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-06-28
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 474
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030238070

Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Excerpt :

The two volumes LNAI 11649 and LNAI 11650 constitute the refereed proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference "Towards Autonomous Robotics", TAROS 2019, held in London, UK, in July 2019. The 74 full papers and 12 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 101 submissions. The papers present and discuss significant findings and advances in autonomous robotics research and applications. They are organized in the following topical sections: robotic grippers and manipulation; soft robotics, sensing and mobile robots; robotic learning, mapping and planning; human-robot interaction; and robotic systems and applications.

Experimental Robotics Book

Experimental Robotics

  • Author : M. Ani Hsieh
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-11-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 927
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319237787

Experimental Robotics Excerpt :

The International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER) is a series of bi-annual meetings which are organized in a rotating fashion around North America, Europe and Asia/Oceania. The goal of ISER is to provide a forum for research in robotics that focuses on novelty of theoretical contributions validated by experimental results. The meetings are conceived to bring together, in a small group setting, researchers from around the world who are in the forefront of experimental robotics research. This unique reference presents the latest advances across the various fields of robotics, with ideas that are not only conceived conceptually but also explored experimentally. It collects robotics contributions on the current developments and new directions in the field of experimental robotics, which are based on the papers presented at the 14th ISER held on June 15-18, 2014 in Marrakech and Essaouira, Morocco. This present fourteenth edition of Experimental Robotics edited by M. Ani Hsieh, Oussama Khatib, and Vijay Kumar offers a collection of a broad range of topics in field and human-ce ntered robotics.

UAV or Drones for Remote Sensing Applications Book

UAV or Drones for Remote Sensing Applications

  • Author : Felipe Gonzalez Toro
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2018-11-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 9783038971115

UAV or Drones for Remote Sensing Applications Excerpt :

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "UAV or Drones for Remote Sensing Applications" that was published in Sensors

Robot Operating System  ROS  Book

Robot Operating System ROS

  • Author : Anis Koubaa
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-07-05
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 605
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319915906

Robot Operating System ROS Excerpt :

Building on the successful first and second volumes, this book is the third volume of the Springer book on the Robot Operating System (ROS): The Complete Reference. The Robot Operating System is evolving from year to year with a wealth of new contributed packages and enhanced capabilities. Further, the ROS is being integrated into various robots and systems and is becoming an embedded technology in emerging robotics platforms. The objective of this third volume is to provide readers with additional and comprehensive coverage of the ROS and an overview of the latest achievements, trends and packages developed with and for it. Combining tutorials, case studies, and research papers, the book consists of sixteen chapters and is divided into five parts. Part 1 presents multi-robot systems with the ROS. In Part 2, four chapters deal with the development of unmanned aerial systems and their applications. In turn, Part 3 highlights recent work related to navigation, motion planning and control. Part 4 discusses recently contributed ROS packages for security, ROS2, GPU usage, and real-time processing. Lastly, Part 5 deals with new interfaces allowing users to interact with robots. Taken together, the three volumes of this book offer a valuable reference guide for ROS users, researchers, learners and developers alike. Its breadth of coverage makes it a unique resource.

Robotics Book


  • Author : Hugh Durrant-Whyte
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2012-06-29
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262305044

Robotics Excerpt :

Papers from a flagship conference reflect the latest developments in the field, including work in such rapidly advancing areas as human-robot interaction and formal methods. Robotics: Science and Systems VII spans a wide spectrum of robotics, bringing together researchers working on the algorithmic or mathematical foundations of robotics, robotics applications, and analysis of robotics systems. This volume presents the proceedings of the seventh annual Robotics: Science and Systems conference, held in 2011 at the University of Southern California. The papers presented cover a wide range of topics in robotics, spanning mechanisms, kinematics, dynamics and control, human-robot interaction and human-centered systems, distributed systems, mobile systems and mobility, manipulation, field robotics, medical robotics, biological robotics, robot perception, and estimation and learning in robotic systems. The conference and its proceedings reflect not only the tremendous growth of robotics as a discipline but also the desire in the robotics community for a flagship event at which the best of the research in the field can be presented.

Advanced Computing Strategies for Engineering Book

Advanced Computing Strategies for Engineering

  • Author : Ian F. C. Smith
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-06-09
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 620
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319916354

Advanced Computing Strategies for Engineering Excerpt :

This double volume set ( LNAI 10863-10864) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 25th International Workshop, EG-ICE 2018, held in Lausanne, Switzerland, in June 2018. The 58 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 108 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on Advanced Computing in Engineering, Computer Supported Construction Management, Life-Cycle Design Support, Monitoring and Control Algorithms in Engineering, and BIM and Engineering Ontologies.

Mechatronics and Robotics Book

Mechatronics and Robotics

  • Author : Marina Indri
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000204469

Mechatronics and Robotics Excerpt :

The term “mechatronics” was coined in 1969, merging “mecha” from mechanism and “tronics” from electronics, to reflect the original idea at the basis of this discipline, that is, the integration of electrical and mechanical systems into a single device. The spread of this term, and of mechatronics itself, has been growing in the years, including new aspects and disciplines, like control engineering, computer engineering and communication/information engineering. Nowadays mechatronics has a well-defined and fundamental role, in strict relation with robotics. Drawing a sharp border between mechatronics and robotics is impossible, as they share many technologies and objectives. Advanced robots could be defined as mechatronic devices equipped with a “smart brain”, but there are also up-to-date mechatronic devices, used in tight interaction with humans, that are governed by smart architectures (for example, for safety purposes). Aim of this book is to offer a wide overview of new research trends and challenges for both mechatronics and robotics, through the contribution of researchers from different institutions, providing their view on specific subjects they consider as “hot topics” in both fields, with attention to new fields of application, new challenges to the research communities and new technologies available. The reader of this book will enjoy the various contributions, as they have been prepared with actual applications in mind, along a journey from advanced actuators and sensors to human-robot interaction, through robot control, navigation, planning and programming issues. The book presents several state-of-the-art solutions, like multiple-stage actuation to cope with conflicting specification of large motion-spans, ultra-high accuracy, model-based control for high-tech mechatronic systems, modern approaches of software systems engineering to robotics, aand humanoids for human assistance. The reader can also find new techniques in approaching

Robot Vision Book

Robot Vision

  • Author : Reinhard Klette
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2003-06-29
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540446903

Robot Vision Excerpt :

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Workshop on Robot Vision, RobVis 2001, held in Auckland, New Zealand in February 2001.The 17 revised full papers presented together with 17 posters were carefully reviewed and selected from 52 submissions. The papers and posters are organized in topical sections on active perception, computer vision, robotics and video, computational stereo, robotic vision, and image acquisition.

Autonomous Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Book

Autonomous Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

  • Author : Victor Becerra
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2019-06-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039210305

Autonomous Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Excerpt :

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.