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Robot Systems for Rail Transit Applications

  • ID: 5007978
  • Book
  • August 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 300 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Rail transit systems are critical in the modern world, and one of the most important systems in traffic and transportation engineering. High-speed rail is now common worldwide and the operation and maintenance of high-speed railways has grown in importance. At the same time, applied robotics and artificial intelligence systems afford new and efficient ways to operate and maintain rail transit systems. Robots have gradually been integrated into the manufacture, assembly, and processing of high-speed trains, automated railway patrolling, and many other areas. Robot Systems for Rail Transit Applications presents the latest advances in robotics and artificial intelligence for railway systems, giving foundational principles and running through special problems in robot systems for rail transit. State-of-the art research in robotics and railway systems is presented alongside a series of real-world examples. Eight chapters give definitions and characteristics of rail transit robot systems; describe assembly and collaborative robots in manufacturing; introduce automated guided vehicles, and autonomous rail rapid transit; and demonstrate inspection robots, trench robots, and unmanned aerial vehicles able to provide maintenance for rail transit systems. This book offers an integrated and highly-practical way to approach robotics and artificial intelligence in rail-transit.
  • Introduces robot and artificial intelligence (AI) systems for rail transit applications
  • Presents research alongside step-by-step coverage of real-world cases
  • Gives the theoretical foundations underlying practical application
  • Offers solutions for high-speed railways from the latest work in robotics
  • Shows how robotics and AI systems afford new and efficient methods in rail transit
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1. Introduction
2. Rail transit assembly robot systems
3. Rail transit collaborative robot systems
4. Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV) in rail transit intelligent manufacturing environment
5. Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART)
6. Rail transit inspection robots
7. Rail transit channel robot systems
8. Rail Transit Inspection Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
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Liu, Hui
Hui Liu is Professor of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, and Vice-dean in the Faculty of Transportation Engineering, at the Central South University, in Changsha, China. He holds joint PhD degrees from the Central South University and from Rostock University in Germany, and also obtained his habilation on Automation Engineering from the University of Rostock. He has published over 40 papers in leading journals, as well as two monographs. He holds 35 patents in China on transportation robotics and artificial intelligence, and has received numerous academic awards. He has extensive research and industry experience both in rail transit and in robotics.
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