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Bio-inspired Flying Robots
Experimental Synthesis of Autonomous Indoor Flyers



ISBN 9780429131226
Published April 24, 2008 by EPFL Press
250 Pages

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Book Description

This book demonstrates how bio-inspiration can lead to fully autonomous flying robots without relying on external aids. Most existing aerial robots fly in open skies, far from obstacles, and rely on external beacons, mainly GPS, to localise and navigate. However, these robots are not able to fly at low altitude or in confined environments, and

Table of Contents

Preface. Foreword. Introduction. Related Work. Flying Insects. Robotic Platforms. Optic Flow. Optic-flow-based Control Strategies. Envolved Control Strategies. Concluding Remarks. Bibliography. Index.

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