For readers from both academia and industry wishing to pursue their studies and /or careers in planetary robotics, this book represents a one-stop tour of the history, evolution, key systems, and technologies of this emerging field.
The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the key techniques and technologies that help to achieve autonomous space systems for cost-effective, high performing planetary robotic missions. Main topics covered include robotic vision, surface navigation, manipulation, mission operations and autonomy, being explained in
both theoretical principles and practical use cases.
The book recognizes the importance of system design hence discusses practices and tools that help take mission concepts to baseline design solutions, making it a practical piece of scientific reference suited to a variety of practitioners in planetary robotics.
Keywords: planetary robotics; extraterrestrial exploration; mission scenario; lander missions; rover missions; gravity; temperature; atmosphere; operational autonomy; autonomics robotics, Robotics, Aeronautic & Aerospace Engineering, Robotics, Aeronautic & Aerospace Engineering