- Series: Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents series
- Hardcover: 472 pages
- Publisher: The MIT Press; second edition edition (February 18, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0262015358
- ISBN-13: 978-0262015356
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #347,766 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents series) second edition Edition
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This book is well suited for graduate courses in robotics, where it can provide a synthesis of the solutions and rapidly introduce problems for research.(G. Gini Computing Reviews)
This text provides a clear and systematic development of the essentials of mobile robotics. The second edition adds up-to-date material to a book that has already been adopted in robotics classes worldwide. With this guide in hand, students and readers will swiftly navigate the field toward more advanced systems.(Raja Chatila, LAAS-CNRS, France)
About the Author
Davide Scaramuzza is Senior Researcher at the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zürich, where he is also a lecturer and leader of the European project sFly.
Roland Siegwart is Professor of Autonomous Systems and Director of the Center for Product Design at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zürich.
Illah R. Nourbakhsh is Associate Professor of Robotics in the Robotics Institute, School of Computer Science, at Carnegie Mellon University.
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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.