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Sensing and control for autonomous vehicles : applications to land, water and air vehicles

Thor I. Fossen (Editor), K. Y. Pettersen (Editor), H. Nijmeijer (Editor)
This edited volume includes thoroughly collected on sensing and control for autonomous vehicles. Guidance, navigation and motion control systems for autonomous vehicles are increasingly important in land-based, marine and aerial operations. Autonomous underwater vehicles may be used for pipeline inspection, light intervention work, underwater survey and collection of oceanographic/biological data. Autonomous unmanned aerial systems can be used in a large number of applications such as inspection, monitoring, data collection, surveillance, etc. At present, vehicles operate with limited autonomy and a minimum of intelligence. There is a growing interest for cooperative and coordinated multi-vehicle systems, real-time re-planning, robust autonomous navigation systems and robust autonomous control of vehicles. Unmanned vehicles with high levels of autonomy may be used for safe and efficient collection of environmental data, for assimilation of climate and environmental models and to complement global satellite systems. The target audience primarily comprises research experts in the field of control theory, but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students
eBook, English, 2017
Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 2017
1 online resource (ix, 518 pages) : illustrations (some color)
9783319553726, 9783319553719, 3319553720, 3319553712
Print version:
Vehicle Navigation Systems
Localization and Mapping
Path Planning
Sensing and Tracking Systems
Identification and Motion Control of Robotic Vehicles
Coordinated and Cooperative Control of Multi-Vehicle Systems
Includes index