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Aerospace Robotics III

  • Jerzy Sasiadek
  • Presents new space exploration facts and methods

  • Describes novel aerospace robotics systems

  • Discusses advanced space manipulators

  • Covers autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)


Part of the GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences book series (GEPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Paweł Malczyk, Krzysztof Chadaj, Janusz Frączek
    Pages 1-15
  3. Tomasz Rybus, Karol Seweryn, Jurek Z. Sąsiadek
    Pages 17-29
  4. Roman Wawrzaszek, Marcin Waraksa, Maciej Kalarus, Grzegorz Juchnikowski, Tomasz Górski
    Pages 45-62
  5. Jurek Z. Sasiadek, Mark J. Walker
    Pages 63-81
  6. Malik M. A. Al-Isawi, Jurek Z. Sasiadek
    Pages 83-96
  7. Malik M. A. Al-Isawi, Jurek Z. Sasiadek
    Pages 97-120
  8. Grzegorz Chmaj, Karol Seweryn, Tomasz Rybus, Tomasz Buratowski, M. Musioł, Marek Banaszkiewicz
    Pages 121-148
  9. Marta E. Wachowicz, Patrycja Frąk, Adam Węgłowski, Zbigniew Burdzy, Roger Bachtin, Joanna Bankiewicz et al.
    Pages 161-195

About this book


This book includes extended versions of original works on aerospace robotics presented at the Conference on Aerospace Robotics (CARO) in Warsaw.
It presents recent advances in aerospace robotics, such as manipulators, which are widely used in space for orbital operations, for example, the Mobile Servicing System on the International Space Station and the Shuttle Remote Manipulator System. Such manipulators are operated by astronauts and mounted on large platforms, making the influence of manipulator motion on the state of the platform insignificant. Application of manipulators for capture maneuvers in unmanned On-Orbit Servicing or Active Debris Removal missions requires reliable control algorithms that take into account the free-floating nature of the manipulator-equipped spacecraft. As such the book presents possibilities for using space manipulators for exploration and a variety of space operations. Further, it discusses new methods for the control of autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) using vision systems and sensor fusion methodologies. Such autonomous flying vehicles could be used for materials deliveries and emergencies, as well as surveying and servicing.


Aerospace Robotics Space Exploration Guidance, Navigation and Control Robotics and Automation Robotics Applications in Space

Editors and affiliations

  • Jerzy Sasiadek
    • 1
  1. 1.Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada

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