Rigelsford, J. (2004), "Mobile Robots in Rough Terrain: Estimation, Motion Planning, and Control with Application to Planetary Rovers", Industrial Robot, Vol. 31 No. 5, pp. 459-459. https://doi.org/10.1108/ir.2004.31.5.459.1
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This book is part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics (STAR) series and addresses the complicated tasks of designing mobile robots that operate reliably over rough terrain. It discusses industrial applications and space exploration and focuses on planetary exploration rovers.
After an introductory chapter, terrain parameter estimation and wheel terrain contact angle estimation, are amongst the topics discussed in Chapter 2, Rough‐Terrain Modelling. Chapter 3 address Rough‐Terrain Motion Planning, while articulated suspension control and traction control are discussed in Chapter 4, Rough‐Terrain Control. The final chapter of the book provides Conclusions and Suggestions for Future Work.
“Mobile Robots in Rough Terrain” is another well written reference text that will be of interest to graduate students, researchers and engineers working in the fields of robotics and computer science.