Students in their third or fourth year of computer science or a similar field will learn about topics in mobile, and autonomous robotics from this book.
It covers the fundamentals of robot motion as well as the forward and inverse kinematics of simple wheeled platforms and robotic arms. It also discusses perception, error propagation, localization, and simultaneous localization and mapping.
The wind-up toy on the cover photo illustrates the significance of the mechanism in creating intelligent, autonomous systems by being clever enough to avoid falling off a table.
This book is free to use, licensed under a creative commons license, and open to contributions.