The principle of Occam’s razor loosely translates to “the simplest solution is often the best”. The author of Kinematic Geometry of Surface Machining utilizes this reductionist philosophy to provide a solution to the highly inefficient process of machining sculptured parts on multi-axis NC machines. He has developed a method to quickly calculate the necessary parameters, greatly reduce trial and error, and achieve efficient machining processes by using less input information, and in turn saving a great deal of time.
Theory of Applied Robotics: Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control (2nd Edition) explains robotics concepts in detail, concentrating on their practical use. Related theorems and formal proofs are provided, as are real-life applications. The second edition includes updated and expanded exercise sets and problems. New coverage includes: components and mechanisms of a robotic system with actuators, sensors and controllers, along with updated and expanded material on kinematics.
This book, based on intensive research I have conducted since the late 1970s,
is my attempt to cover in one monograph the modern theory of surface generation
with a focus on kinematic geometry of surfacemachining on amultiaxis
numerical control (NC) machine. Although the orientation of this book
is toward computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aidedmanufacturing
(CAM), it is also useful for solving problems that relate to the generation of
surfaces on machine tools of conventional design (for example, gear generators,
and so forth)....
Fluid Kinematics deals with the motion of
fluids without necessarily considering the
forces and moments which create the
motion. Two ways to describe motion are Lagrangian and
Lagrangian description of fluid flow tracks the position
and velocity of individual particles. (eg. Brilliard ball on a
This paper pro -poses two ideas for adapting standard kinematic techniques to situations that do not naturally allow for the constraint of a fixed baseline. The first calls for extracting the information needed to resolve the integer ambiguity from the very data collected while the kinematic survey is in progress. The second idea addresses the use of the antenna exchange technique for mobile platforms where the original locations of
the antennas are not likely to remain stationary during the physical exchange.
This Toolbox provides many functions that are useful in robotics including such things as kinematics, dynamics, and trajectory generation. The Toolbox is useful for simulation as well as analyzing results from experiments with real robots. The Toolbox has been developed and used over the last few years to the point where I now rarely write ‘C’ code for
these kinds of tasks.
The interest in robotics has been steadily increasing during the last decades. This
concern has directly impacted the development of the novel theoretical research areas
and products. Some of the fundamental issues that have emerged in serial and
especially parallel robotics manipulators are kinematics & dynamics modeling,
optimization, control algorithms and design strategies. In this new book, we have
highlighted the latest topics about the serial and parallel robotic manipulators in the
sections of kinematics & dynamics, control and optimization.
The Assembly Design Workbench is used to bring together Parts (CATParts) into an assembly, which is known as a CATProduct document and as such contains no geometry but links to CATParts. CATProducts can also be made up of a mixture of smaller CATProducts and CATParts to form larger complex assemblies. CATProducts can be used in Kinematic simulation, Stress Analysis, Fitting Simulation, etc.
Lewis, F.L.; et. al. “Robotics” Mechanical Engineering Handbook Ed. Frank Kreith Boca Raton: CRC Press LLC, 1999
1999 by CRC Press LLC
Frank L. Lewis
University of Texas at Arlington
14.1 Introduction ....................................................................14-2 14.2 Commercial Robot Manipulators...................................14-3
Commercial Robot Manipulators • Commercial Robot Controllers
John M. Fitzgerald
University of Texas at Arlington
14.3 Robot Conﬁgurations ...................................................
In Chapter 3 we have shown that the topological structures of kinematic chains can be represented by graphs. Several useful structural characteristics of graphs of kinematic chains were derived. In this chapter we show that graphs of kinematic chains can be enumerated systematically by using graph theory and combinatorial analysis. There are enormous graphs.
Structural Representations of Mechanisms
The kinematic structure of a mechanism contains the essential information about which link is connected to which other link by what type of joint. The kinematic structure of a mechanism can be represented in several different ways. Some methods of representation are fairly straightforward, whereas others may be rather abstract and do not necessarily have a one-to-one correspondence. In this chapter various methods of representation of the kinematic structure of a mechanism or kinematic chain are described.