Robotic Systems and Autonomous Plaftorms - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081020470

Robotic Systems and Autonomous Plaftorms

1st Edition

Advances in Materials and Manufacturing

Editors: Shawn Walsh Strano Michael
Paperback ISBN: 9780081022603
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 750
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Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction
1 - Walsh/Baechle (U.S. Army Research Laboratory)
2 - Strano (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Part II. Material Enablers for Robotics Systems and Autonomous Platforms
Chapters 3 through 7
The second section will address the new and exciting means by which materials can inform autonomous systems, and how autonomous systems can enable new uses for materials. This includes innovations on different length scales, from nano to macro to large systems

Part III. Manufacturing Enablers for Robotic Systems and Autonomous Platforms
Chapters 8 through 12
The third section will address the new and exciting means by which manufacturing can inform autonomous systems, and autonomous systems can enable new uses for manufacturing. This includes innovations in 3D additive mfg., printing of materials, novel synthesis of multifunctional materials, "floating factories" (e.g., swarms of robots that cooperate to "build" structures) etc.

Part IV. Novel and Disruptive Robotic System and Autonomous Platform Applications
Chapters 13 through 15
The fourth section will provide highly novel applications from the international academic, industrial, and government sectors – including identification of technology gaps, future trends, and potential for collaborative R&D. This could also include robots that can assess material health and structural integrity, etc. Applications can include capability enablers for and delivery to difficult or dangerous environments, as well as novel humanitarian relief and enablers for protection, well-being, and sustainment of humanity and the environment.


Description

During the last century, there have been acute advances in a range of technologies that include computational hardware, speed, and algorithm development. This has enabled unprecedented and rapidly advancing capabilities of robotic systems and autonomous platforms, such as unmanned aerial and ground vehicles. New modelling, materials and processes have inspired new robotic and autonomous system design approaches and applications.

This one-stop reference resource showcases new materials and manufacturing methodologies for the enhancement of robotic and autonomous systems. Initial chapters explore how autonomous systems can enable new uses for materials, including innovations on different length scales, from nano to macro to large systems. The means by which autonomous systems can enable new uses for manufacturing are also addressed, highlighting innovations in 3D additive manufacturing, printing of materials, novel synthesis of multifunctional materials and robotic cooperation. Concluding themes deliver highly novel applications from the international academic, industrial, and government sectors – including identification of technology gaps, future trends, and potential for collaborative R&D. Robotic applications include capability enablers for delivery into difficult or dangerous environments, or for delivering humanitarian relief, assessing material health and structural integrity, and human protection and well-being.

The aim of the proposed book is to provide a complete review of the cutting-edge advances in materials and manufacturing methodologies that could enhance the capabilities of robotic and autonomous systems. Part 1 is a comprehensive introduction to the field of robotic systems and autonomous platforms. Part 2 discusses material enablers, addressing the new means by which materials can inform autonomous systems, and how autonomous systems can enable new uses for materials. This includes innovations on different length scales, from nano to macro to large systems. Part 3 focuses on manufacturing enablers and will focus on how autonomous systems can enable new uses for manufacturing. This includes innovations in 3D additive mfg., printing of materials, novel synthesis of multifunctional materials, "floating factories" (e.g., swarms of robots that cooperate to "build" structures) etc. The final part highlights highly novel applications from the international academic, industrial, and government sectors – including identification of technology gaps, future trends, and potential for collaborative R&D.

This book provides comprehensive coverage of cutting-edge research in robotic systems and autonomous platforms, and will be an essential read for researchers and engineers working in the fields of robotics, autonomous systems, and processing science and manufacturing technologies.

Key Features

  • A one-stop resource for recent advances in robotic systems and autonomous platforms
  • Comprehensive coverage of materials and manufacturing technologies, as well as related technology areas such as sensing, communications, autonomy/control and actuation
  • Explores potential applications demonstrated by a selection of case-studies
  • Contributions from leading experts in the field

Readership

Researchers and engineers working in the fields of robotics, autonomous systems, and processing science and manufacturing technologies


Details

No. of pages:
750
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2019
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Paperback ISBN:
9780081022603

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About the Editors

Shawn Walsh Editor

Shawn M. Walsh is currently the Research Area Leader for Vehicle Materials and a Team Leader of the Agile Manufacturing Technology Team in the Army Research Laboratory’s (ARL) Weapons & Materials Research Directorate. Dr. Walsh has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, open papers, conference proceedings, ARL Technical Reports, and a book chapter on lightweight ballistic protection. Dr Walsh’s current research interests include soldier protection, thermoplastic material processing, next generation body armor, novel exoskeleton infrastructures, and integration of complex systems and materials to enable new levels of performance and protection. Dr Walsh led a $5.7M Army ManTech effort that, in collaboration with PEO Soldier efforts, fundamentally and disruptively changed the U.S. ballistic helmet manufacturing base from thermoset aramids (e.g., Kevlar) to significantly more ballistically efficient thermoplastic ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) materials. Dr Walsh has been recognized with several awards including the U.S. Department of Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award in 2002, 2009, and 2013 in the areas of intelligent materials processing, thermoplastic ballistic helmet technology, and lighter ballistic body armor systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USA

Strano Michael Editor

Michael S. Strano is currently the Carbon P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 2003 to 2007, Michael was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before moving to MIT. His research focuses on biomolecule/nanoparticle interactions and the surface chemistry of low dimensional systems, nano-electronics, nanoparticle separations, and applications of vibrational spectroscopy to nanotechnology. Michael is the recipient of numerous awards for his work from 2005 to the present.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA