9781420066845

Bio-inspired Flying Robots: Experimental Synthesis of Autonomous Indoor Flyers

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  • ISBN13:

    9781420066845

  • ISBN10:

    1420066846

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-04-24
  • Publisher: EFPL Press

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Summary

This book discusses novel ultra-light flying robots and control systems designed for fully autonomous indoor aerial navigation. Among the aspects discussed are the non-negligible weight and energy constraints, as well as the need for rapid (but low-energy) sensory-motor mapping. The book explores the application of biological principles to the development of navigaition controllers allowing flying robots to fly autonomously while avoiding collisions.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Related Workp. 11
Flying Insectsp. 31
Robotic Platformsp. 61
Optic Flowp. 95
Optic-flow-based Control Strategiesp. 115
Evolved Control Strategiesp. 149
Concluding Remarksp. 179
Bibliographyp. 185
Indexp. 203
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