Autonomous Robot Vehicles

  • Ingemar J. Cox
  • Gordon T. Wilfong

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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-8999-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-8997-2
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