Robot Mechanisms

Robot Mechanisms


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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the area of robot mechanisms, primarily considering industrial manipulators and humanoid arms. The book is intended for both teaching and self-study. Emphasis is given to the fundamentals of kinematic analysis and the design of robot mechanisms. The coverage of topics is untypical. The focus is on robot kinematics. The book creates a balance between theoretical and practical aspects in the development and application of robot mechanisms, and includes the latest achievements and trends in robot science and technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400745216
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 06/12/2012
Series: Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering , #60
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


1 Kinematics of Rigid Bodies
2 Mechanisms
3 Serial Mechanisms
4 Evaluation of Mechanisms
5 Singular Planes and Dexterous Robot Mechanisms
6 Redundant Mechanisms
7 Parallel Mechanisms
8 Robot Contact
9 Robot Grasp
10 Kinematic Model of the Human Hand



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