1st Edition

Robotics and Smart Autonomous Systems Technology and Applications

    304 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The text discusses fundamental, advanced concepts, and applications of robotics, and autonomous systems. It further discusses important topics such as robotics techniques in the manufacturing sector, applications of smart autonomous systems in the healthcare sector, resource optimization in mobile robotics, and smart autonomous transport systems.

    This book:

    • Covers design and application aspects of robotic systems for implementing the concepts of smart manufacturing with reduced human intervention, better accuracy and enhance production capacity.                                                              
    • Discusses techniques including supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and reinforced learning with real-life examples.                                                                   
    • Highlights unified intermodal approach for automated transportation including cars, trucks, ships, and port management.                                                                         
    • Explains the mechanical design of planetary rovers, and the mechanical design of space manipulators, actuators, and sensors.                                                                      
    • Presents programming tools and platforms for autonomous robotic systems.                                                                                             

    It is primarily written for senior undergraduate, graduate students, and academic researchers in the fields including electrical engineering, electronics and communications engineering, computer science and engineering, and automotive engineering.


    Chapter 1: Robotics in Smart Manufacturing

    Vishal Yadav, Anurag Yadav, Rashmi Priyadarshini

    Chapter 2: Role of AI in Smart Robotic Systems

    Anurag Yadav, Vishal Yadav, Rashmi Priyadarshini

    Chapter 3: Programming Platforms of Autonomous Robotic Systems

    Ngum Breayon Kwe

    Chapter 4: Emerging Trends in Mobile Robots

    Ngum Breayon Kwe

    Chapter 5: Applications of Smart Autonomous Systems in Healthcare

    Smitha Shivshankar, Neeraj Makhija, Premkumar Mathusudhanan

    Chapter 6: Robots in Agriculture - Farm Mechanization & Precision Farming

    Arpana Mishra, Rashmi Priyadarshini, Pushpa Choudhary

    Chapter 7: Smart Autonomous Transport – Land and Water

    Muhammad Abdullahi Musa, T. Jayachitra

    Chapter 8: Innovation in STEM Education -Robotics and AI

    Prabhu Jyot Singh, Raj Sandu

    Chapter 9: Applications of robots in Assistive Technology

    Yamiko Daniel Banda, Tuhina Raj, Rashmi Priyadarshini 

    Chapter 10: Automated Solar-Powered Bot for Identifying Damage in Vegetable Fields Using AI

    Kitty Tripathi, Sushant Bhatt

    Chapter 11: Robots in Space Exploration

    Prabhu Jyot Singh, Sai K Lakkaraju


    Rashmi Priyadarshini, Ph.D, M.E, (Electronics and Communication Engineering, from IGIT, GGSIP University, Delhi, India), B.Tech degree, (Electronics and Communication Engineering, from Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, New Delhi, India). She has published 100 research papers in various reputed journals. She is having 18 years of teaching experiences in various engineering colleges across India. She is associated with Sharda University, India, in 2006 and is currently associated with the School of Engineering & Technology as a Professor in the Department of Electrical Electronics & Communication Engineering. Her main research interests are the design and deployment of wireless sensor networks for assistive purposes and monitoring. She has guided multiples research scholars in the area pf wireless sensor networks and memristors. She has altogether 8 patents with her out of which one is funded by Govt. of India ( MSME). She is a senior Member of IEEE and Faculty IN charge of students’ chapter of IETE . She has been awarded as best researcher award for her outstanding contributions in the field of Wireless Sensor Network in International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Engineering and Management Applications (CIEMA) ­ 2022.She has received best paper presenter in 3rd International Conference  on Advances in Science ,Engineering & Management(ICASEM-2022)..She has been reviewer of journals of IEEE transaction on wireless communication and Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Elsevier.

    R. M. Mehra holds Ph.D. degree in Physics from University of Delhi, Delhi. He superannuated from University of Delhi in January 2010 and joined as Professor Emeritus at Sharda University. At University of Delhi, he was engaged in teaching, research and administration. He has been post doctoral research fellow of Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences (JSPS, Japan). He formally HOD, Department of ECE, Dean Research. Presently he is Advisor, Learning Resource Center, Sharda University. He has already supervised 45 Ph.D. research scholars for award of doctoral degree. He is presently supervising six research scholars for Ph.D. degree at Sharda University. He has written two review articles, mainly on Amorphous Semiconductors, which have been widely accepted and recognized by international research community. He has published 211 research papers in journal cited in SCOPUS with an h-index of 37 and citations more than 4000. He is reviewer for research papers of several important international journals such as, Applied Physics Letters (AIP, USA), Journal of Applied Physics (AIP, USA), Journal of Non-crystalline Solids (Elsevier Science), Thin Solid Films (Elsevier Science), Journal of Applied Polymer Science (Wiley Inter Science, USA), Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells (SOLMAT), Applied Surface Science (Elsevier Science) and Polymer Engineering Science. He has executed more than 17 research projects sponsored by national (DRDO, UGC, DST, CSIR, MNRE, IUAC) and international (NSF, USA & JSPS, Japan) agencies. He has widely traveled abroad for research, teaching and consultancy assignments to universities in USA, Japan and Europe. He is member of several academic and professional bodies and has chaired Semiconductor Society (India). He has organized national and international conferences in the field of semiconductors. He has been deputed by Government of India for development of faculty.


    Amit Sehgal is Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering from Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow. He completed his M. Tech. in electronics and communication engineering from Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana and B. E. in electronics and communication engineering from C R State College of Engineering (now DCRUST). He has more than 20 years of experience in industry, academia and research. He has contributed to several research and development projects in the field of wireless networks, health informatics and IoT, including with corporate and international academic collaboration. Several projects guided by him have received project grants under various State and Central Government Schemes. He is a voluntary startup mentor for Atal Innovation Mission Incubators and Atal Tinkering Labs. He has been contributing to the startup ecosystem by mentoring innovators and early age startups. On completion of his Cambridge Certification for International Teachers and Trainers and Dale Carnegie Certificate for High Impact Teaching Skills, he made significant contribution to pedagogic uplift of engineering education by serving as Master Trainer for Mission 10X - a faculty development initiative by Wipro Technologies, for more than two years. He has more than 35 research papers in Journals and conferences. His research interests include wireless networks, remote monitoring systems and IoT. He has mentored several student entrepreneurs and has wide experience in the field of innovation and incubation.


    Prabhu Jyot Singh serves as a Lecturer at CQ University, Australia, having earned his PhD from the same institution. With a fervent dedication to research and education, he imparts knowledge to a diverse student body spanning undergraduate to postgraduate levels, embracing various social and cultural backgrounds. A passionate and driven academic, Dr. Singh specializes in Computer Networks, particularly focusing on Private UAV networks, communication protocols, LAN of Drones and UAV communication, software development, software engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics. His extensive experience of over 8 years in higher education equips him with a profound understanding of the field, enabling him to effectively teach and mentor students across a spectrum of expertise. His commitment extends to staying abreast of cutting-edge technological advancements, notably in computer networking, UAV networks, software engineering, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, which he seamlessly integrates into his teaching and research endeavors. Dr. Singh's scholarly contributions manifest through numerous publications in esteemed indexed journals, conferences, and book chapters, showcasing his adeptness in conducting high-quality research. His doctoral thesis, "Design and implementation of an experimental UAV network," underscores his keen interest in exploring UAV applications in networking, further solidifying his expertise in this domain.