Scientific Methods in Mobile Robotics: Quantitative Analysis of Agent Behaviour is a decisive step towards a theoretical understanding of the operation of autonomous mobile robots, This book presents ground-breaking research results on the application of chaos theory, parametric and nonparametric statistics and dynamical systems theory in mobile robotics. It lays the foundations of the emerging field of analytical robotics by providing a quantitative analysis of the interaction between robot, task and environment and will enable wider discussion and further research.
Practical examples and case studies show how robot behaviour can be logged, modelled, analysed and interpreted. This new approach will aid the design of controllers, analysis of agent behaviour and the verification of experimental results.
As the first book to apply advanced scientific methods to the growing field of mobile robotics, Scientific Methods in Mobile Robotics: Quantitative Analysis of Agent Behaviour will interest researchers, lecturers and post-graduate students in robotics, artificial intelligence and cognitive science.