The author compiles everything a student or experienced developmental engineer needs to know about the supporting technologies associated with the rapidly evolving field of robotics.
From the table of contents: Design Considerations * Dead Reckoning * Odometry Sensors * Doppler and Inertial Navigation * Typical Mobility Configurations * Tactile and Proximity Sensing * Triangulation Ranging * Stereo Disparity * Active Triangulation * Active Stereoscopic * Hermies * Structured Light * Known Target Size * Time of Flight * Phase-Shift Measurement * Frequency Modulation * Interferometry * Range from Focus * Return Signal Intensity * Acoustical Energy * Electromagnetic Energy * Optical Energy * Microwave Radar * Collision Avoidance * Guidepath Following * Position-Location Systems * Ultrasonic and Optical Position-Location Systems * Wall, Doorway, andCeiling Referencing * Application-Specific Mission Sensors
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Dead Reckoning 3. Tactile and Proximity Sensing 4. Triangulation Ranging 5. Time of Flight 6. Phase-Shift Measurement and Frequency Modulation 7. Other Ranging Techniques 8. Acoustical Energy 9. Electromagnetic Energy 10. Collision Avoidance 11. Guidepath Following 12. Magnetic Compasses 13. Gyroscopes 14. RF Position-Location Systems 15. Ultrasonic and Optical Position-Location Systems 16. Wall, Doorway, and Ceiling Referencing 17. Application-Specific Mission Sensors