Advances in Intelligent Autonomous Systems

Advances in Intelligent Autonomous Systems

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This book presents a collection of twenty-three timely contributions that cover a well-selected repertory of topics within the autonomous systems field. Intelligent autonomous systems (IAS) are finding new applications in industrial production, health-care service and other sectors of modern life. The book is divided into the following three parts: Part 1 - General Concepts, Architectures and Technologies, Part 2 - Mobile, Walking and Snake-Like Robots, and Part 3 - Applications. Part 1 contains seven chapters dealing with the requirements, architectures and implementation(s) of intelligent/sensor-based autonomous systems and robots: Part 2 presents eleven contributions covering the design, path-planning, navigation, and motion-planning and control of mobile robots including legged robots and snake-like robots. Finally, Part 3 involves five important applications, namely: cellular manufacturing, robotic wheelchairs, robotic excavators, robotic explorers and autonomously controlled vehicles on the highway. The book can serve as a reference for the young and senior researcher and practitioner in the field. A wide repertory of IAS design, construction, control and operation problems can be found along with a multiplicity of well-established and novel solutions.We begin by designing an automatic driving controller, called the intelligent vehicle driving system (IVDS). This is a ... Mixed Traffic System In a mixed traffic system, a vehicle is either automatically or manually controlled. We require that a anbsp;...

Title:Advances in Intelligent Autonomous Systems
Author:S.G. Tzafestas
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1999-03-31


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