- Paperback: 472 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall India Learning Private Limited; 2 edition (2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8120343220
- ISBN-13: 978-8120343221
- Package Dimensions: 22.8 x 17.4 x 2.2 cm
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Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots Paperback – 2011
This book offers students and other interested readers an introduction to the fundamentals of mobile robotics, spanning the mechanical, motor, sensory, perceptual, and cognitive layers. The text focuses on mobility itself, offering an overview of the mechanisms that allow a mobile robot to move through a real world environment to perform tasks, including locomotion, sensing, localization, and motion planning. The book presents techniques and technology that enable mobility in a series of interacting modules. It covers all aspects of mobile robotics, including software and hardware design considerations, related technologies, and algorithmic.
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The most useful parts to me were 1) a derivation of various robot kinematic models, 2) the variety of probabilistic localization models, and 3) the descriptors of basic computer vision algorithms. The book doesn't hold your hand through the *implementation* of anything, which can make it harder to visualize at times. It does provide enough detail, though, that I could implement (with some effort) most, if not all, of the algorithms and techniques in the book. I really liked that this book provided a survey of topics, rather than going into great detail on one particular issue. There are a large number of references (books, websites, and papers) for each topic in the book, so the interested reader can pursue their favorite component of the book further.
I felt the path planning and robot software architecture sections in Ch 6 were a little "rushed" and the vision section seemed long when compared with the rest of the book, but overall the authors spent a suitable amount of time discussing each topic.
That being said, "Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots" is probably not the only text that one would consult when working on mobile robotics, as the authors don't go into details for some of the topics, but it is definitely a good start. Give it a try.