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Mobile Intelligent Autonomous Systems

1st Edition

Edited by Jitendra R. Raol, Ajith K. Gopal

CRC Press

832 pages

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Going beyond the traditional field of robotics to include other mobile vehicles, Mobile Intelligent Autonomous Systems describes important theoretical concepts, techniques, approaches, and applications that can be used to build truly mobile intelligent autonomous systems (MIAS). It offers a comprehensive treatment of robotics and MIAS, as well as r

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part I Conceptual Foundations for MIAS: Neuro-Fuzzy-GA-AI Paradigms. Mathematical Models of Robot Motion. Data Fusion in Mobile Intelligent Autonomous Systems. Image Registration and Fusion. Multi-Sensor Image Fusion Using Discrete Cosine Transform. Motion Segmentation Using Spectral Framework. Formation Control in Multi-Agent Systems over Packet Dropping Links. Part II MIAS and Robotics: Robot's Sensors and Instrumentation. Robot Navigation and Guidance. Robot Path and Motion Planning. Out-of-Sequence Measurements: Missing Data Problem. Robotic Path-Planning in Dynamic and Uncertain Environment Using Genetic Algorithm. Temporal Logic Motion Planning in Robotics. A Constraint Programming Solution for the Military Unit Path Finding Problem. Simultaneous Localization and Mapping for a Mobile Vehicle. Robotic and Moving Vehicle Architectures. Multi-Robot Coordination. Autonomous Mobile Robot with a Biological Brain. Safe and Effective Autonomous Decision Making in Mobile Robots. Partially Integrated Guidance and Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Reactive Obstacle Avoidance. Impedance-Controlled Mechatronic Systems for Autonomous Intelligent Devices. Hydro-MiNa Robot Technology for Micro- and Nano-Manipulation in Manufacturing of Micro-Products. Part III Allied Technologies for MIAS/Robotics: Real-Time System Identification of an Unstable Vehicle within a Closed Loop. Smart Antennas for Mobile Autonomous Systems: Adaptive Algorithms for Acceleration. Integrated Modelling, Simulation and Controller Design for an Autonomous Quadrotor Micro Air Vehicle. Determination of Impact and Launch Points of a Mobile Vehicle Using Kalman Filter and Smoother. Novel Stability Augmentation System for Micro Air Vehicle: Towards Autonomous Flight. Neuro-Fuzzy Fault-Tolerant Aircraft Autoland Controllers. Reconfiguration in Flight Critical Aerospace Applications. Study of Three Different Philosophies to Automatic Tar

About the Editors

Jitendra R. Raol, Ph.D., is retired from the National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), where he was Scientist-G and head of the Flight Mechanics and Control Division (FMCD). He was elected a fellow of the IEE (UK), was a senior member of the IEEE (US), is a life-fellow of the Aeronautical Society of India, and a life member of the System Society of India. Dr. Raol has published 110 research papers and several reports and has guest-edited two special issues each of Sadhana and the Defense Science Journal. He is a reviewer of several national and international journals and has served as a chairman and member of several technical and examination committees. He is the (co-) author of Modelling and Parameter Estimation for Dynamic Systems, (IEE/IET, 2004), Flight Mechanics Modeling and Analysis (CRC Press, 2008) and Multi-Sensor Data Fusion with MATLAB (CRC Press, 2009). He has also written collections of poems: Poetry of Life, Sandy Bonds, Timeless Quest, and Naked Emotions.

Ajith K. Gopal, Ph.D., is currently an engineering manager at Land Systems South Africa, where he is responsible for new technology strategy and development for the company. In 2007, Dr. Gopal established the MIAS (Mobile, Intelligent, Autonomous Systems) research group at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa, where he served as the research leader for 2007 and 2008. He has published four papers relating to composite and smart materials in the Journal of Composite Materials and International Conferences on Composite Science and Technology. He has also published a paper on path planning in the Defense Science Journal and a book chapter on data fusion in robotics in Multi-Sensor Data Fusion with MATLAB (CRC Press, 2009) and has guest-edited a special issue of the Defense Science Journal on MIAS.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC008000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical
TEC064000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Sensors