Integration, Coordination and Control of Multi-Sensor Robot Systems

  • Hugh F. Durrant-Whyte

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  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
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About this book


Overview Recent years have seen an increasing interest in the development of multi-sensory robot systems. The reason for this interest stems from a realization that there are fundamental limitations on the reconstruction of environment descriptions using only a single source of sensor information. If robot systems are ever to achieve a degree of intelligence and autonomy, they must be capable of using many different sources of sensory information in an active and dynamic manner. The observations made by the different sensors of a multi-sensor system are always uncertain, usually partial, occasionally spuri9us or incorrect and often geographically or geometrically imcomparable with other sensor views. The sensors of these systems are characterized by the diversity of information that they can provide and by the complexity of their operation. It is the goal of a multi­ sensor system to combine information from all these different sources into a robust and consistent description of the environment.


communication complexity control decision theory robot robotics sensor sensors simulation topology uncertainty

Authors and affiliations

  • Hugh F. Durrant-Whyte
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  1. 1.University of OxfordUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9198-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2009-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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