Snake Robots [electronic resource] : Modelling, Mechatronics, and Control / by Pål Liljebäck, Kristin Y. Pettersen, Øyvind Stavdahl, Jan Tommy Gravdahl.

By: Liljebäck, Pål [author.]Contributor(s): Pettersen, Kristin Y [author.] | Stavdahl, Øyvind [author.] | Gravdahl, Jan Tommy [author.] | SpringerLink (Online service)Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Advances in Industrial Control: Publisher: London : Springer London : Imprint: Springer, 2013Description: XVII, 317 p. 124 illus., 122 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781447129967Subject(s): Engineering | Artificial intelligence | Engineering | Robotics and Automation | Control | Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics) | MechatronicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 629.892 LOC classification: TJ210.2-211.495T59.5Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
From the Contents: Part I: Snake Robot Locomotion on Planar Surfaces -- A Complex Model of Snake Robot Locomotion -- Development of the Mechanical Snake Wheeko -- Analysis and Synthesis of Snake Robot Locomotion -- Path-following Control and Poincaré Map Analysis -- Part II: Snake Robot Locomotion in Unstructured Environments -- Introduction to Part II -- A Hybrid Model of Snake Robot Locomotion -- Development of the Mechanical Snake Kulko.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: Snake Robots is a novel treatment of theoretical and practical topics related to snake robots: robotic mechanisms designed to move like biological snakes and able to operate in challenging environments in which human presence is either undesirable or impossible. Future applications of such robots include search and rescue, inspection and maintenance, and subsea operations. Locomotion in unstructured environments is a focus for this book. The text targets the disparate muddle of approaches to modelling, development and control of snake robots in current literature, giving a unified presentation of recent research results on snake robot locomotion to increase the reader’s basic understanding of these mechanisms and their motion dynamics and clarify the state of the art in the field. The book is a complete treatment of snake robotics, with topics ranging from mathematical modelling techniques, through mechatronic design and implementation, to control design strategies. The development of two snake robots is described and both are used to provide experimental validation of many of the theoretical results. Snake Robots is written in a clear and easily understandable manner which makes the material accessible by specialists in the field and non-experts alike. Numerous illustrative figures and images help readers to visualize the material. The book is particularly useful to new researchers taking on a topic related to snake robots because it  provides an extensive overview of the snake robot literature and also represents a suitable starting point for research in this area. Advances in Industrial Control aims to report and encourage the transfer of technology in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology has an impact on all areas of the control discipline. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of new work in all aspects of industrial control.
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From the Contents: Part I: Snake Robot Locomotion on Planar Surfaces -- A Complex Model of Snake Robot Locomotion -- Development of the Mechanical Snake Wheeko -- Analysis and Synthesis of Snake Robot Locomotion -- Path-following Control and Poincaré Map Analysis -- Part II: Snake Robot Locomotion in Unstructured Environments -- Introduction to Part II -- A Hybrid Model of Snake Robot Locomotion -- Development of the Mechanical Snake Kulko.

Snake Robots is a novel treatment of theoretical and practical topics related to snake robots: robotic mechanisms designed to move like biological snakes and able to operate in challenging environments in which human presence is either undesirable or impossible. Future applications of such robots include search and rescue, inspection and maintenance, and subsea operations. Locomotion in unstructured environments is a focus for this book. The text targets the disparate muddle of approaches to modelling, development and control of snake robots in current literature, giving a unified presentation of recent research results on snake robot locomotion to increase the reader’s basic understanding of these mechanisms and their motion dynamics and clarify the state of the art in the field. The book is a complete treatment of snake robotics, with topics ranging from mathematical modelling techniques, through mechatronic design and implementation, to control design strategies. The development of two snake robots is described and both are used to provide experimental validation of many of the theoretical results. Snake Robots is written in a clear and easily understandable manner which makes the material accessible by specialists in the field and non-experts alike. Numerous illustrative figures and images help readers to visualize the material. The book is particularly useful to new researchers taking on a topic related to snake robots because it  provides an extensive overview of the snake robot literature and also represents a suitable starting point for research in this area. Advances in Industrial Control aims to report and encourage the transfer of technology in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology has an impact on all areas of the control discipline. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of new work in all aspects of industrial control.

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