TY - CHAP A1 - Nobuto Matsuhira A2 - Hideki Ogawa A3 - Hiroshi Mizoguchi ED1 - Aleksandar Lazinica Y1 - 2006-12-01 PY - 2006 T1 - Research and Development for Life Support Robots that Coexist in Harmony with People N2 - The range of potential applications for mobile robots is enormous. It includes agricultural robotics applications, routine material transport in factories, warehouses, office buildings and hospitals, indoor and outdoor security patrols, inventory verification, hazardous material handling, hazardous site cleanup, underwater applications, and numerous military applications. 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 new robotics research areas and disciplines are explored and discussed. It is divided in three main parts covering different research areas: Humanoid Robots, Human-Robot Interaction, and Special Applications. We hope that you will find a lot of useful information in this book, which will help you in performing your research or fire your interests to start performing research in some of the cutting edge research fields mentioned in the book. BT - Mobile Robots SP - Ch. 15 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/4696 DO - 10.5772/4696 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-12-04 ER -