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From Artificial Intelligence Series

Robot Motion

Planning and Control

Edited by Michael Brady, John Hollerbach, Timothy L. Johnson, Tomás Lozano-Pérez and Matthew T. Mason

The book brings together nineteen papers of fundamental importance to the development of a science of robotics.

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The book brings together nineteen papers of fundamental importance to the development of a science of robotics.

The present surge of interest in robotics can be expected to continue through the 1980s. Major research efforts are springing up throughout industry and in the universities. Senior and graduate level courses are being developed or planned in many places to prepare students to contribute to the development of the field and its industrial applications. Robot Motion will serve this emerging audience as a single source of information on current research in the field.

The book brings together nineteen papers of fundamental importance to the development of a science of robotics. These are grouped in five sections: Dynamics; Trajectory Planning; Compliance and Force Control; Feedback Control; and Spatial Planning. Each section is introduced by a substantial analytical survey that lays out the problems that arise in that area of robotics and the approaches and solutions that have been tried, with an evaluation of their strengths and shortcomings. In addition, there is an overall introduction that relates robotics research to general trends in the development of artificial intelligence.

Individual papers are the work of H. Hanafusa, H. Asada, N. Hogan, M. T. Mason, R. Paul, B. Shimano, M. H. Raibert, J. J. Craig, R. H. Taylor, D. E. Whitney, J. M. Hollerbach, J. Luh, M. Walker, R. J. Popplestone, A. P. Ambler, I. M. Bellos, T. LozanoPerez, E. Freund, D. F. Golla, S. C. Garg, P. C. Hughes, and K. D. Young.

Hardcover

$80.00 S ISBN: 9780262021821 585 pp. | 9.25 in x 6.5 in

Editors

Michael Brady

Michael Brady is Senior Research Scientist at MIT's Artifical Intelligence Laboratory.

John Hollerbach

John Hollerbach is an Associate Professor in the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Timothy L. Johnson

Tomás Lozano-Pérez

Tomás Lozano-Pérez, is a Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and Associate Director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Matthew T. Mason

Matthew T. Mason is Professor of Computer Science and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University.