Space robotics

Kazuya Yoshida, Brian Wilcox, Gerd Hirzinger, Roberto Lampariello

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Abstract

In the space community, any unmanned spacecraft can be called a robotic spacecraft. However, Space Robots are considered to be more capable devices that can facilitate manipulation, assembling, or servicing functions in orbit as assistants to astronauts, or to extend the areas and abilities of exploration on remote planets as surrogates for human explorers. In this chapter, a concise digest of the historical overview and technical advances of two distinct types of space robotic systems, orbital robots and surface robots, is provided. In particular, Sect. 55.1 describes orbital robots, and Sect. 55.2 describes surface robots. In Sect. 55.3, the mathematical modeling of the dynamics and control using reference equations are discussed. Finally, advanced topics for future space exploration missions are addressed in Sect. 55.4.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Handbook of Robotics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages1423-1461
Number of pages39
ISBN (Electronic)9783319325521
ISBN (Print)9783319325507
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Geostationary earth orbit
  • International space station
  • Mars exploration rover
  • Slip ratio
  • Space robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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    Yoshida, K., Wilcox, B., Hirzinger, G., & Lampariello, R. (2016). Space robotics. In Springer Handbook of Robotics (pp. 1423-1461). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32552-1_55