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Sensors for Mobile Robots [Hardcover]

H.R. Everett
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Book Description

July 15, 1995 1568810482 978-1568810485
The author compiles everything a student or experienced developmental engineer needs to know about the supporting technologies associated with the rapidly evolving field of robotics.

From the table of contents: Design Considerations * Dead Reckoning * Odometry Sensors * Doppler and Inertial Navigation * Typical Mobility Configurations * Tactile and Proximity Sensing * Triangulation Ranging * Stereo Disparity * Active Triangulation * Active Stereoscopic * Hermies * Structured Light * Known Target Size * Time of Flight * Phase-Shift Measurement * Frequency Modulation * Interferometry * Range from Focus * Return Signal Intensity * Acoustical Energy * Electromagnetic Energy * Optical Energy * Microwave Radar * Collision Avoidance * Guidepath Following * Position-Location Systems * Ultrasonic and Optical Position-Location Systems * Wall, Doorway, andCeiling Referencing * Application-Specific Mission Sensors

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press (July 15, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568810482
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568810485
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 6.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,491,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply The Best Technical Book I have Ever Read. September 1, 1999
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I read a lot of text books, papers and other references on Robots. I am always very carefull to research before I buy, and most books I get are at least interesting if not actually usefull. Sensors for Mobile Robots is both. It covers almost every type of sensor imaginable, and it does it very well. It includes both the Theory, Example and a vast wealth of helpful hints. In its limited size it would have been impossible to do more. This book should be in everyone's library that deals with robots, or even sensors in the real world.
Robert Posey
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5.0 out of 5 stars One-of-a-kind text in mobile robotics April 15, 2003
The author is one of the most renown in the field and reading this book you can see why in this one-of-a-kind book. This work documents many systems and techniques used in mobile robotics. It gives enough detail to provide a technical picture (without delving unnecessarily deep) for the sake of covering the broad range of topics. Although a bit dated as of this review I still would highly recommend this for educational and reference purposes in addition to leisure reading. Much of the technologies and techniques covered are still used in today's world and definitely will likely be applied, in many ways, to future technologies (robotic or otherwise). For persons with some science and engineering background, this is an excellent book that can help you take a step into the world of robotics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All encompassing January 9, 2007
You can tell when someone has lived that which they write.

There is much more to this book than 'just sensors'. It treats complex situations with simplicity and depth. The author describes how you might decide upon a certain technique and then how to use the appropriate sensor or from the other angle, which sensor would work best and the unexpected accompanying pieces to ensure it, for example, his novel use of a guitar string.

Some may call this book a 'bible' of sorts. As a reader of technical books, to me, this book is a very satisfying read. An elegant coverage, well thought out, complete and orderly while not bloated and padantic. I cannot say that about too many books, technical or non.

This book could gets the three bears award!
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