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Fundamentals of Robot Technology

An Introduction to Industrial Robots, Teleoperators and Robot Vehicles

  • Authors
  • D. J. Todd

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-7
  2. D. J. Todd
    Pages 9-13
  3. D. J. Todd
    Pages 15-42
  4. D. J. Todd
    Pages 59-81
  5. D. J. Todd
    Pages 83-108
  6. D. J. Todd
    Pages 117-149
  7. D. J. Todd
    Pages 151-170
  8. D. J. Todd
    Pages 171-204
  9. D. J. Todd
    Pages 205-213
  10. D. J. Todd
    Pages 215-226
  11. D. J. Todd
    Pages 227-235
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 237-244

About this book

Introduction

Methods of contro1151 Mechanical master-slave telemanipulators 151 Powered telemanipulators 152 Servo control of unilateral telemanipulators 152 Bilateral servo manipulators 155 Special characteristics of teleoperators 158 Design criteria for teleoperators 159 Vehicles and transporters 160 Applications of teleoperators 161 Remote handling of radioactive materials 161 Remote handling of explosive and toxic materials 161 Telemanipulation of heavy objects 163 Underwater teleoperation 163 Teleoperation in space and planetary exploration 164 Telemanipulators for the disabled 164 Computer assisted teleoperation 166 Bibliographic notes 170 Chapter 9: Mobile robots 171 Introduction 171 Land surface robots 171 Arrangements of wheels and tracks 171 Unusual wheel and track arrangements 172 Navigation for land vehicles 174 Teleoperation 174 Dead reckoning 175 Inertial navigation 175 Tracking from a fixed base; beacons 175 Satellite navigation 175 Map matching 175 Wall following 176 Route planning 176 Control and communication 176 Sensors for mobile robots 177 Body orientation and angular rates 1 77 Body position, speed and acceleration 177 Terrain scanning 178 Types and applications of mobile robots 179 Education and research 179 Remote handling 183 Military mobile robots 183 Fire-fighting and rescue 187 Construction 188 Mining 188 Planetary exploration 188 Legged robots 188 Comparison of legs and wheels 189 Leg number and arrangement 189 Leg number 189 Leg disposition 190 Relative leg length 190 Leg construction 190 Control 191 Climbing robots 195 Robot submersibles 196 Uses of submersible robots 199 Robots in air and space 201 Space 202 Bibliographic notes 204 Chapter 10: Automated guided vehicles 205

Keywords

adaptive control artificial intelligence automation cognition communication computer vision industrial robot mobile robot navigation programming programming language robot robotics sensing sensor

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-6768-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6770-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6768-0
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