Introduction.- Representing Position and Orientation.- Time and Motion.- Mobile Robot Vehicles.- Navigation.- Localization.- Robot Arm Kinematics.- Velocity Relationships.- Dynamics and Control.- Light and Color.- Image Formation.- Image Processing.- Image Feature Extraction.- Using Multiple Images.- Vision-Based Control.- Advanced Visual Servoing
The author is the organizer of the venerable Robotics Toolbox for Matlab http://www.petercorke.com/robot with 100.000 + downloads per year (as well as the Vision Toolbox for Matlab) Peter Corke has been appointed new Editor of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine.
From the reviews:"I like the book and the provided code. I think that this book is good to give you an overview of a bunch of key robotics topics ... . If you are looking at testing an algorithm, getting a high level understanding, or getting a guide ... to use the tool boxes then this book is for you. Also if you are a student looking to learn by implementation ... then this book will be good for you." (robotsforroticists.com, March, 2014)"Good reading for starters in the field, but also for experienced researchers or practitioners. It is a pleasure to go through this book. It is written like an encyclopedia about robotics and computer vision ... also, throughout the entire manuscript one can find the Matlab code for testing the presented theory. The author is also the creator of the two Matlab toolboxes robotics and machine vision, so there is probably no better way to understand and follow the topics than from the current book." (Catalin Stoean, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1233, 2012)