Space Robotics: Dynamics and Control

  • Yangsheng Xu
  • Takeo Kanade

Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 188)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Robert E. Lindberg, Richard W. Longman, Michael F. Zedd
    Pages 1-25
  3. Evangelos Papadopoulos, Steven Dubowsky
    Pages 77-100
  4. C. Fernandes, L. Gurvits, Z. X. Li
    Pages 131-163
  5. Kazuya Yoshida, Yoji Umetani
    Pages 165-204
  6. Yasuhiro Masutani, Fumio Miyazaki, Suguru Arimoto
    Pages 205-227
  7. Yangsheng Xu, Heung-Yeung Shum, Ju-Jang Lee, Takeo Kanade
    Pages 229-268
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 285-285

About this book


Robotic technology offers two potential benefits for future space exploration. One benefit is minimizing the risk that astronauts face. The other benefit is increasing their productivity.
Realizing the benefits of robotic technology in space will require solving several problems which are unique and now becoming active research topics. One of the most important research areas is dynamics, control, motion and planning for space robots by considering the dynamic interaction between the robot and the base (space station, space shuttle, or satellite). Any inefficiency in the planning and control can considerably risk by success of the space mission.
Space Robotics: Dynamics and Control presents a collection of papers concerning fundamental problems in dynamics and control of space robots, focussing on issues relevant to dynamic base/robot interaction.
The authors are all pioneers in theoretical analysis and experimental systems development of space robot technology. The chapters are organized within three problem areas: dynamics problems, nonholonomic nature problems, and control problems. This collection provides a solid reference for researchers in robotics, mechanics, control, and astronautical science.


autonom motion planning navigation robot robotics satellite sensor space exploration

Editors and affiliations

  • Yangsheng Xu
    • 1
  • Takeo Kanade
    • 1
  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6595-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3588-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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