Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Guidance: Kinematics, Control, and Trajectory Generation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
    2. J. C. Alexander, J. H. Maddocks
      Pages 5-24
    3. Takero Hongo, Hideo Arakawa, Gunji Sugimoto, Koichi Tange, Yuzo Yamamoto
      Pages 32-37
    4. Winston L. Nelson, Ingemar J. Cox
      Pages 38-44
    5. Marc H. Raibert
      Pages 45-61
    6. Yutaka Kanayama, Bruce I. Hartman
      Pages 62-67
  3. Sensors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-72
    2. Hugh F. Durrant-Whyte
      Pages 73-89
    3. Morris M. Kuritsky, Murray S. Goldstein
      Pages 96-116
    4. P. T. Gough, A. de Roos, M. J. Cusdin
      Pages 117-121
    5. Gabriel L. Miller, Eric R. Wagner
      Pages 122-134
    6. Larry Matthies, Steven A. Shafer
      Pages 135-144
  4. Navigation: Position and Course Estimation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-150
    2. Don J. Torrieri
      Pages 151-166
    3. Randall Smith, Matthew Self, Peter Cheeseman
      Pages 167-193
    4. Peter S. Maybeck
      Pages 194-204
    5. Nicholas Ayache, Olivier D. Faugeras
      Pages 205-220
  5. Map Representation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-232
    2. Alberto Elfes
      Pages 233-249
    3. Stanley K. Honey, Marvin S. White
      Pages 250-258
    4. Tomás Lozano-Pérez
      Pages 259-271
    5. John Canny, Bruce Donald
      Pages 272-289
  6. Sensing Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-302
    2. D. T. Lee, Arthur K. Lin
      Pages 303-309
    3. D. Dobkin, H. Edelsbrunner, C. K. Yap
      Pages 328-341
  7. Motion Planning

  8. Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 405-406
    2. Hans P. Moravec
      Pages 407-419
    3. Brian H. Wilcox, Donald B. Gennery
      Pages 444-449
    4. David J. Kriegman, Ernst Triendl, Thomas O. Binford
      Pages 450-458
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 459-462

About this book


Autonomous robot vehicles are vehicles capable of intelligent motion and action without requiring either a guide or teleoperator control. The recent surge of interest in this subject will grow even grow further as their potential applications increase. Autonomous vehicles are currently being studied for use as reconnaissance/exploratory vehicles for planetary exploration, undersea, land and air environments, remote repair and maintenance, material handling systems for offices and factories, and even intelligent wheelchairs for the disabled. This reference is the first to deal directly with the unique and fundamental problems and recent progress associated with autonomous vehicles. The editors have assembled and combined significant material from a multitude of sources, and, in effect, now conviniently provide a coherent organization to a previously scattered and ill-defined field.


Potential Sensor autonom autonomous robot control environment kinematics modeling motion planning navigation organization planning robot sensing sensors

Editors and affiliations

  • Ingemar J. Cox
    • 1
  • Gordon T. Wilfong
    • 2
  1. 1.NEC Research InstitutePrincetonUSA
  2. 2.AT&T Bell LaboratoriesMurray HillUSA

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