Robotic technology offers two potential benefits for future space exploration. One benefit is minimizing the risk that astronauts face. The other benefit is increasing their productivity. Realizing the benefits of robotic technology in space will require solving several problems which are unique and now becoming active research topics. One of the most important research areas is dynamics, control, motion and planning for space robots by considering the dynamic interaction between the robot and the base (space station, space shuttle, or satellite). Any inefficiency in the planning and control can considerably risk by success of the space mission. Space Robotics: Dynamics and Control presents a collection of papers concerning fundamental problems in dynamics and control of space robots, focussing on issues relevant to dynamic base/robot interaction. The authors are all pioneers in theoretical analysis and experimental systems development of space robot technology. The chapters are organized within three problem areas: dynamics problems, nonholonomic nature problems, and control problems. This collection provides a solid reference for researchers in robotics, mechanics, control, and astronautical science.
`In summary, the book provides an excellent account of the state of the art in the field, addressing significant problems and should be acquired by any researchers or development engineers dedicated to producing the first generation fo operational space robotic systems. '
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 208
Series: The Springer International Engineering and Computer Science
Number Of Pages: 285
Published: April 2002
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 17.73
Weight (kg): 0.6