Introduction to AI Robotics / Edition 2

Introduction to AI Robotics / Edition 2

by Robin R. Murphy
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Introduction to AI Robotics / Edition 2

This text covers all the material needed to understand the principles behind the AI approach to robotics and to program an artificially intelligent robot for applications involving sensing, navigation, planning, and uncertainty. Robin Murphy is extremely effective at combining theoretical and practical rigor with a light narrative touch. In the overview, for example, she touches upon anthropomorphic robots from classic films and science fiction stories before delving into the nuts and bolts of organizing intelligence in robots.

Following the overview, Murphy contrasts AI and engineering approaches and discusses what she calls the three paradigms of AI robotics: hierarchical, reactive, and hybrid deliberative/reactive. Later chapters explore multiagent scenarios, navigation and path-planning for mobile robots, and the basics of computer vision and range sensing. Each chapter includes objectives, review questions, and exercises. Many chapters contain one or more case studies showing how the concepts were implemented on real robots. Murphy, who is well known for her classroom teaching, conveys the intellectual adventure of mastering complex theoretical and technical material.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900262133837
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 11/13/2000
Series: Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents series
Edition description: second edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Robin R. Murphy is Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, where she is also Director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue. She is the author of Introduction to AI Robotics and Disaster Robotics and the editor of Robotics Through Science Fiction (all published by the MIT Press).

Ronald C. Arkin is Professor and Director of the Mobile Robot Laboratory, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Table of Contents

IRobotic Paradigms1
1From Teleoperation To Autonomy13
2The Hierarchical Paradigm41
3Biological Foundations of the Reactive Paradigm67
4The Reactive Paradigm105
5Designing a Reactive Implementation155
6Common Sensing Techniques for Reactive Robots195
7The Hybrid Deliberative/Reactive Paradigm257
9Topological Path Planning325
10Metric Path Planning351
11Localization and Map Making375
12On the Horizon435

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