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Mobile Robots for Dynamic Environments by Faruk Kececi, Marco Ceccarelli

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5.Mobile robots for earth exploration: applications, technologies and image processing techniques for navigation

Filippo Bonaccorso, Carmelo Donato Melita, Giovanni Muscato, Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Italy; and Michele Prestifilippo, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Italy

Abstract: This chapter gives an overview of the applications of mobile ground robots for earth exploration. An introduction of the main examples and projects is given, followed by a short survey on the necessary related technologies. The chapter concludes with an example of an image processing algorithm adopted for autonomous navigation in complex outdoor environments.

5.1Introduction ...

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