Climbing and Walking Robots

Description

The evolution of climbing and walking robots from their introduction to the present time is described, and likely trends for the future are investigated. The book includes developments in sensing, actuation, locomotion and material technologies, as well as the range of applications where such robots have been used successfully. Examples highlighted encompass the manufacturing and construction industries, service tasks, personal care, health care, entertainment, and education. Four main sections are devoted to walking robot technology; climbing robot technology; the state of the art, with detailed case studies of actual robots and their applications; and design methodologies, including benchmarking and performance.

Details

Author(s)
G. S. Virk, M. Osman Tokhi
Format
Hardback | 468 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234mm
Publication date
30 Mar 2013
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Imprint
Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
ISBN10
1845697146
ISBN13
9781845697143