Space Robotics: Dynamics and Control / Edition 1

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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.

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'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
A collection of ten recent research papers concerning some of the unique problems in the dynamics and control of space robots (not the alien invasion type, but the mundane industrial type), focusing on issues of the dynamic base/robot interaction. Among the topics are the kinetics and workspace of a satellite-mounted robot, nonholonomic motion planning of a free-flying space robot via a bi-directional approach, and experiments in autonomous navigation and control of a multi-manipulator, free-flying space robot. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Preface. 1. Kinematic Dynamic Properties of an Elbow Manipulator Mounted on a Satellite; R.E. Lindberg, R.W. Longman, M.F. Zedd. 2. The Kinetics and Workspace of a Satellite-Mounted Robot; R.W. Longman. 3. On the Dynamics of Space Manipulators Using the Virtual Manipulator, with Applications to Path Planning; Z. Vafa, S. Dubowsky. 4. Dynamic Singularities in Free-Floating Space Manipulators; E. Papadopoulos, S. Dubowsky. 5. Nonholonomic Motion Planning of Free-Flying Space Robots via a Bi-Directional Approach; Y. Nakamura, R. Mukherjee. 6. Attitude Control of Space Platform/Manipulator System Using Internal Motion; C. Fernandez, L. Gurvits, Zexiang Li. 7. Control of Space Manipulators with Generalized Jacobian Matrix; K. Yoshida, Y. Umetani. 8. Sensory Feedback Control for Space Manipulators; Y. Masutani, F. Miyazaki. 9. Adaptive Control of Space Robot System with an Attitude Control Base; Yangsheng Xu, Heung-Yeung Shum, Ju-Jang Lee, T. Kanade. 10. Experiments in Autonomous Navigation and Control of a Multi-Manipulator, Free-Flying Space Robot; M.A. Ulman, R.H. Cannon, Jr. Index.

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