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Mobile Robots

Current Trends

This book consists of 18 chapters divided in four sections: Robots for Educational Purposes, Health-Care and Medical Robots, Hardware - State of the Art, and Localization and Navigation. In the first section, there are four chapters covering autonomous mobile robot Emmy III, KCLBOT - mobile nonholonomic robot, and general overview of educational mobile robots. In the second section, the following themes are covered: walking support robots, control system for wheelchairs, leg-wheel mechanism as a mobile platform, micro mobile robot for abdominal use, and the influence of the robot size in the psychological treatment. In the third section, there are chapters about I2C bus system, vertical displacement service robots, quadruped robots - kinematics and dynamics model and Epi.q (hybrid) robots. Finally, in the last section, the following topics are covered: skid-steered vehicles, robotic exploration (new place recognition), omnidirectional mobile robots, ball-wheel mobile robots, and planetary wheeled mobile robots.

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Mobile RobotsCurrent TrendsEdited by Zoran Gacovski

Published: October 26th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/2305

ISBN: 978-953-307-716-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5623-9

Copyright year: 2011

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50184 Total Chapter Downloads

34 Crossref Citations

52 Web of Science Citations

59 Dimensions Citations


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1. Autonomous Mobile Robot Emmy III

By Cláudio Rodrigo Torres, Jair Minoro Abe, Germano Lambert-Torres and João Inácio da Silva Filho


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2. Mobile Robotics in Education and Research

By Georgios A. Demetriou


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3. The KCLBOT: A Framework of the Nonholonomic Mobile Robot Platform Using Double Compass Self-Localisation

By Evangelos Georgiou, Jian Dai and Michael Luck


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4. Gaining Control Knowledge Through an Applied Mobile Robotics Course

By Lluís Pacheco, Ningsu Luo, Inès Ferrer, Xavier Cufí and Roger Arbuse


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5. Walking Support and Power Assistance of a Wheelchair Typed Omnidirectional Mobile Robot with Admittance Control

By Chi Zhu, Masashi Oda, Haoyong Yu, Hideomi Watanabe and Yuling Yan


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6. A Control System for Robots and Wheelchairs: Its Application for People with Severe Motor Disability

By Alonso A. Alonso, Ramón de la Rosa, Albano Carrera, Alfonso Bahillo, Ramón Durán and Patricia Fernández


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7. Mobile Platform with Leg-Wheel Mechanism for Practical Use

By Shuro Nakajima


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8. A Micro Mobile Robot with Suction Cups in the Abdominal Cavity for NOTES

By Chika Hiroki and Wenwei Yu


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9. Influence of the Size Factor of a Mobile Robot Moving Toward a Human on Subjective Acceptable Distance

By Yutaka Hiroi and Akinori Ito


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10. Development of Mobile Robot Based on I2C Bus System

By Surachai Panich


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11. Construction of a Vertical Displacement Service Robot with Vacuum Cups

By Nicolae Alexandrescu, Tudor Cătălin Apostolescu, Despina Duminică, Constantin Udrea, Georgeta Ionaşcu and Lucian Bogatu


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12. A Kinematical and Dynamical Analysis of a Quadruped Robot

By Alain Segundo Potts and José Jaime da Cruz


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13. Epi.q Robots

By Giuseppe Quaglia, Riccardo Oderio, Luca Bruzzone and Roberto Razzoli


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14. Dynamic Modeling and Power Modeling of Robotic Skid-Steered Wheeled Vehicles

By Wei Yu, Emmanuel Collins and Oscar Chuy


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15. Robotic Exploration: Place Recognition as a Tipicality Problem

By E. Jauregi, I. Irigoien, E. Lazkano, B. Sierra and C. Arenas


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16. The Development of the Omnidirectional Mobile Home Care Robot

By Jie-Tong Zou


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17. Design and Prototyping of Autonomous Ball Wheel Mobile Robots

By H. Ghariblu, A. Moharrami and B. Ghalamchi


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18. Advances in Simulation of Planetary Wheeled Mobile Robots

By Liang Ding, Haibo Gao, Zongquan Deng and Weihua Li


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