Tree Climbing Robot

Design, Kinematics and Motion Planning

  • Tin Lun Lam
  • Yangsheng Xu
Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 78)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-18
  2. Tin Lun Lam, Yangsheng Xu
    Pages 1-4
  3. Tin Lun Lam, Yangsheng Xu
    Pages 5-8
  4. Tin Lun Lam, Yangsheng Xu
    Pages 9-21
  5. Tin Lun Lam, Yangsheng Xu
    Pages 23-54
  6. Tin Lun Lam, Yangsheng Xu
    Pages 55-72
  7. Tin Lun Lam, Yangsheng Xu
    Pages 73-89
  8. Tin Lun Lam, Yangsheng Xu
    Pages 91-116
  9. Tin Lun Lam, Yangsheng Xu
    Pages 117-138
  10. Tin Lun Lam, Yangsheng Xu
    Pages 139-143
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 0--1

About this book

Introduction

Climbing robot is a challenging research topic that has gained much attention from researchers. Most of the robots reported in the literature are designed to climb on manmade structures, but seldom robots are designed for climbing natural environment such as trees. Trees and manmade structures are very different in nature. It brings different aspects of technical challenges to the robot design. In this book, you can find a collection of the cutting edge technologies in the field of tree-climbing robot and the ways that animals climb. It provides a valuable reference for robot designers to select appropriate climbing methods in designing tree-climbing robots for specific purposes. Based on the study, a novel bio-inspired tree-climbing robot with several breakthrough performances has been developed and presents in this book. It is capable of performing various actions that is impossible in the state-of-the-art tree-climbing robots, such as moving between trunk and branches. This book also proposes several approaches in autonomous tree-climbing, including the sensing methodology, cognition of the environment, path planning and motion planning on both known and unknown environment.

Keywords

Design Kinematics Motion Planning Robotics Tree Climbing Robots

Authors and affiliations

  • Tin Lun Lam
    • 1
  • Yangsheng Xu
    • 2
  1. 1., William M.W. Mong Engineering BuildingThe Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongChina, People's Republic
  2. 2., University Administration BuildingThe Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28311-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-28310-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-28311-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-7438
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-742X