|I read a lot of text books, papers and other references on Robots. I am always very carefull to research before I buy, and most books I get are
at least interesting if not actually usefull. Sensors for Mobile Robots is both. It covers almost every type of sensor imaginable, and it does it
very well. It includes both the Theory, Example and a vast wealth of helpful hints. In its limited size it would have been impossible to do more.
This book should be in everyone's library that deals with robots, or even sensors in the real world.
Based on the sensible notion that if machines are going to be moving around by themselves, the should have some way of telling
where they are and where they are going, compiles information on the many supporting technologies associated with mobile robots for
student and practicing developmental engineers. Discusses the principles, requirements, and both prototype and commercially
available products for tactile and proximity sensing, triangulation ranging, acoustic and electromagnetic sensors, guidepaths,
magnetic compasses, gyroscopes, collision avoidance, and application-specific sensors.