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Introduction to Mobile Robot Control by Spyros G Tzafestas

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Mobile Robots at Work

Robots of all types constitute one of the keys to human social and economic development. In particular, the benefits of using autonomous and intelligent mobile robots in medical, assistive, and service applications are numerous, and their positive impact in modern society is steadily increasing.

The purpose of the present chapter is to provide an encyclopedic tour to a small set of mobile robots of various types that are actually used in modern industry and society. Specifically, the following robot categories are discussed with relevant photos included: (i) mobile robots and manipulators in the factory and industry, (ii) mobile robots in the society (rescue, guidance, hospital), (iii) mobile robots for home services ...

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