(BQ) Part 1 book "Robotics - Designing the mechanisms for automated machinery" has contents: Introduction - Brief historical review and main definitions, concepts and layouts, dynamic analysis of drives, kinematics and control of automatic machines, feedback sensors.
The NASA Mars Sojourner rover inspired this project
. I followed the mission
with great enthusiasm and witnessed a giant leap in robotics that day
it began roaming the Martian terrain and sending images back to earth.
Though I was in awe when the Viking missions of the 1970’s were in
progress, we didn’t see that near real-time interaction with the craft
Since the introduction of the first industrial robot UNIMATE in a General Motors automobile
factory in New Jersey in 1961, robots have gained stronger and stronger foothold in the
industry. In the meantime, robotics research has been expanding from fix based robots to
mobile robots at a stunning pace. There have been significant milestones that are worth noting
in recent decades.
This book provides information on the stages of machinery design for automated
manufacturing and offers a step-by-step process for making it optimal. This is illustrated
by numerous examples of technical concepts taken from different manufacturing
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 objective of this book is to cover the advances of mobile robotic systems and
related technologies applied especially for multi robot systems' design and
development. The design of mobile robots control system is an important and complex
issue, requiring the application of information technologies to link the robots into a
single network. In recent years, a great number of studies of mobile robot applications
have been proposed but still there is a need to provide software tools to integrate
hardware and software of the robotic platforms....
Service Robot Applications
..Service Robot Applica tions
Service robotics is among the most promising technology dedicated to supporting the
elderly since many countries are now facing aging populations coinciding with a decrease in
the amount of the young working population. Service robots assist human beings, generally
by performing dirty or tedious work, such as household chores. Service robots, in some
cases, may replace human caretakers in their ability to care for elderly people.
In this book, a set of relevant, updated and selected papers in the field of automation and
robotics are presented. These papers describe projects where topics of artificial intelligence,
modeling and simulation process, target tracking algorithms, kinematic constraints of the
closed loops, non-linear control, are used in advanced and recent research.
Also, the lecturer can find some of the new methodologies applied to solve complex
problems in the field of control and robotic research fields....
This book provides state of the art scientific and engineering research findings and
developments in the field of humanoid robotics and its applications. The book
contains chapters that aim to discover the future abilities of humanoid robots by
presenting a variety of integrated research in various scientific and engineering fields
such as locomotion, perception, adaptive behavior, human-robot interaction,
neuroscience and machine learning.
Robots can be considered as the most advanced automatic systems and robotics, as a
technique and scientific discipline, can be considered as the evolution of automation with interdisciplinary
integration with other technological fields.
A robot can be defined as a system which is able to perform several manipulative tasks
with objects, tools, and even its extremity (end-effector) with the capability of being reprogrammed
for several types of operations.
Biped robots represent a very interesting research subject, with several particularities
and scope topics. Natural biped locomotion involves a very large number of degrees
of freedom. There are more than 200 degrees of freedom in the human locomotion.
Besides, we have diverse problems related to kinematics, dynamics, equilibrium, stability,