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Space Robotics

  • Kazuya YoshidaEmail author
  • Dragomir Nenchev
  • Genya Ishigami
  • Yuichi Tsumaki
Chapter
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

This chapter discusses robotics technology for space missions. First, a general definition of a robot and an overview of the historical development of space robots are provided. Then technical details of orbital space robots, planetary robots, and telerobotics are given in the subsequent sections.

Keywords

International Space Station Rough Terrain Visual Odometry Space Robot Mars Exploration Rover 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuya Yoshida
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dragomir Nenchev
    • 2
  • Genya Ishigami
    • 3
  • Yuichi Tsumaki
    • 4
  1. 1.The Space Robotics Laboratory, Department of Aerospace EngineeringTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Systems EngineeringTokyo City UniversityTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringKeio UniversityYokohamaJapan
  4. 4.Graduate School of Science and EngineeringYamagata UniversityYonezawaJapan

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