TY - CHAP A1 - Imme Ebert-Uphoff A2 - Clement M. Gosselin A3 - David W. Rosen A4 - Thierry Laliberte ED1 - Vedran Kordic ED2 - Aleksandar Lazinica ED3 - Munir Merdan Y1 - 2005-07-01 PY - 2005 T1 - Rapid Prototyping for Robotics N2 - This book is the result of inspirations and contributions from many researchers worldwide. It presents a collection of wide range research results of robotics scientific community. Various aspects of current research in robotics area are explored and discussed. The book begins with researches in robot modelling & design, in which different approaches in kinematical, dynamical and other design issues of mobile robots are discussed. Second chapter deals with various sensor systems, but the major part of the chapter is devoted to robotic vision systems. Chapter III is devoted to robot navigation and presents different navigation architectures. The chapter IV is devoted to research on adaptive and learning systems in mobile robots area. The chapter V speaks about different application areas of multi-robot systems. Other emerging field is discussed in chapter VI - the human- robot interaction. Chapter VII gives a great tutorial on legged robot systems and one research overview on design of a humanoid robot.The different examples of service robots are showed in chapter VIII. Chapter IX is oriented to industrial robots, i.e. robot manipulators. Different mechatronic systems oriented on robotics are explored in the last chapter of the book. BT - Cutting Edge Robotics SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/4639 DO - 10.5772/4639 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-05-25 ER -