Mobile robots have been increasingly applied in many different scenarios, such as space exploration and search and rescue, where the robots are required to travel over uneven terrain while outdoors. This book provides a new framework and the related algorithms for designing autonomous mobile robotic systems in such unknown outdoor environments.
Introduction. Mechanism design of outdoor mobile robot. Motion planning of compliant framed wheel robot. Robust control of compliant framed wheel robot. Terrain inclination based localization and mapping of wheel robot at outdoors. Cloud based localization architecture of outdoor robot in large scale environment. Terrain surface identification and localization for outdoor robot.