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Planetary Rovers: Mobile Robots in Extreme Environments

Planetary Rovers: Mobile Robots in Extreme Environments (Hardback, 1st ed. 2020)

By Richter, Lutz

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The book opens with an introduction to the use of robotic rovers for planetary exploration and their relationship to other terrestrial applications, including oceanography.

ISBN 9783662587584
Barcode 9783662587584
Published 11 September 2019 by Springer-Verlag Berlin and Hei
Format Hardback, 1st ed. 2020
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ISBN-13 9783662587584
ISBN-10 3662587580
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Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released [to be advised]
Publisher Springer-Verlag Berlin and Hei
Imprint Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
Publication Date 11 September 2019
International Release Date 8 April 2020
Publication Country Germany Germany
Format Hardback, 1st ed. 2020
Edition 1st ed. 2020th
Author(s) By Richter, Lutz
Category Solar System
Aerospace & Aviation Technology
UFOs (unidentified flying objects)
Extraterrestrial Beings
Number of Pages 450
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 500.5
Catalogue Code Not specified

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The book opens with an introduction to the use of robotic rovers for planetary exploration and their relationship to other terrestrial applications, including oceanography. The terrain in particular, in planetary environment, is a major design driver for the planetary rover and therefore a review of each planet and small bodies of the solar system and their impact on rover design is provided. Mars is the best known example for the NASA `follow the water' strategy in astrobiology research and is the most likely planet to be explored in the near term. Planetary missions are designed with a different engineering philosophy than Earth-orbiting missions. There are great uncertainties about the operational environment, new scientific instruments, and the requirement for new spacecraft and robotic technologies to make them economically feasible. These include rover design, locomotion, autonomous navigation, rover avionics, mission communications' architecture and power generation and thermal control. The authors conclude by speculating on the need for the manned astrobiological investigation of Mars in terms of near-term evolution of robotic terminology and how robotic rovers can support manned mission by relieving the astronaut/cosmonaut workload. In addition, the future of robotic astrobiology missions will be explored with the implementation of biomimetic robots which attempt to utilise biological solutions to engineering problems. Finally, Nanotechnology and its limitations in the miniaturisation of actuation systems will be covered.

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