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Contemporary Planetary Robotics : An Approach Toward Autonomous Systems (Hardcover)
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Filling the gap for readers from both academia and industry wishing to pursue their studies and/or careers in this emerging field, this is a one-stop tour of the history, evolution, key systems, and technologies of planetary robotics. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the R&D aspects, ranging from robotic vision, surface rover locomotion, navigation, and remote/semi/autonomous operation, to sample acquisition/preparation, and subsurface mobility. It equally offers a systematic overview of major planetary robotic systems, covering the rovers, manipulators, samplers and drillers. It also includes a chronicle to explain the evolution of robotics within planetary missions since the Surveyor 3 mission in the 1960s. The definitive reference on autonomous robotics and an important contribution to current and future programs run by such space agencies as ESA and NASA.
Number of Pages: 410
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Street Date: September 13, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-8333