Introduction to Robotics

Author: John J. Craig
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0133489795
Release Date: 2017-02-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering

For senior-year undergraduate and first-year graduate courses in robotics. An intuitive introduction to robotic theory and application Since its original publication in 1986, Craig's Introduction to Robotics: Mechanics and Control has been the leading textbook for teaching robotics at the university level. Blending traditional mechanical engineering material with computer science and control theoretical concepts, the text covers a range of topics, including rigid-body transformations, forward and inverse positional kinematics, velocities and Jacobians of linkages, dynamics, linear and non-linear control, force control methodologies, mechanical design aspects, and robotic programming. The 4th Edition features a balance of application and theory, introducing the science and engineering of mechanical manipulation--establishing and building on foundational understanding of mechanics, control theory, and computer science. With an emphasis on computational aspects of problems, the text aims to present material in a simple, intuitive way.

Introduction to Robotics

Author: John J. Craig
Publisher:
ISBN: 0131236296
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Robotics

For senior-year or first-year graduate level robotics courses generally taught from the mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or computer science departments.Since its original publication in 1986, Craig's Introduction to Robotics: Mechanics and Control has been the market's leading textbook used for teaching robotics at the university level. With perhaps one-half of the material from traditional mechanical engineering material, one-fourth control theoretical material, and one-fourth computer science, it covers rigid-body transformations, forward and inverse positional kinematics, velocities and Jacobians of linkages, dynamics, linear control, non-linear control, force control methodologies, mechanical design aspects, and programming of robots.

Introduction to Robotics

Author: John J. Craig
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0201095289
Release Date: 1989-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This introduces the science and engineering of mechanical manipulation. New material on CAD-CAM and Controls include: Manipulator Mechanism Design, Linear Control of Manipulators, and Off-Line Programming Systems. A thorough treatment of the fundamental skills underlying the use and control of manipulators.

Introduction to Robotics

Author: John J. Craig
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
ISBN: UOM:39015013069318
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Now in its third edition, Introduction to Robotics by John J. Craig provides readers with real-world practicality with underlying theory presented. With one half of the material from traditional mechanical engineering material, one fourth control theoretical material, and one fourth computer science, the book covers rigid-body transformations, forward and inverse positional kinematics, velocities and Jacobians of linkages, dynamics, linear control, non-linear control, force control methodologies, mechanical design aspects and programming of robots. For engineers.

Modern Robotics

Author: Kevin M. Lynch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107156302
Release Date: 2017-05-25
Genre: Computers

A modern and unified treatment of the mechanics, planning, and control of robots, suitable for a first course in robotics.

Robotics

Author: Bruno Siciliano
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781846286414
Release Date: 2010-08-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Based on the successful Modelling and Control of Robot Manipulators by Sciavicco and Siciliano (Springer, 2000), Robotics provides the basic know-how on the foundations of robotics: modelling, planning and control. It has been expanded to include coverage of mobile robots, visual control and motion planning. A variety of problems is raised throughout, and the proper tools to find engineering-oriented solutions are introduced and explained. The text includes coverage of fundamental topics like kinematics, and trajectory planning and related technological aspects including actuators and sensors. To impart practical skill, examples and case studies are carefully worked out and interwoven through the text, with frequent resort to simulation. In addition, end-of-chapter exercises are proposed, and the book is accompanied by an electronic solutions manual containing the MATLAB® code for computer problems; this is available free of charge to those adopting this volume as a textbook for courses.

Robot Analysis and Control

Author: H. Asada
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471830291
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Introduces the basic concepts of robot manipulation--the fundamental kinematic and dynamic analysis of manipulator arms, and the key techniques for trajectory control and compliant motion control. Material is supported with abundant examples adapted from successful industrial practice or advanced research topics. Includes carefully devised conceptual diagrams, discussion of current research topics with references to the latest publications, and end-of-book problem sets. Appendixes. Bibliography.

Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing Using MATLAB

Author: Robert Schilling
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840069092
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Technology

This second edition text focuses on the fundamentals of digital signal processing with an emphasis on practical applications. In order to motivate students, many of the examples illustrate the processing of speech and music. This theme is also a focus of the course software that features facilities for recording and playing sound on a standard PC. The accompanying website contains a comprehensive MATLAB software package called the Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing (FDSP) toolbox version 2.0. The FDSP toolbox includes chapter GUI modules, an extensive library of DSP functions, direct access to all of the computational examples, figures, and tables, solutions to selected problems, and onliine help documentation. Using the interactive GUI modules, students can explore, compare, and directly experience the effects of signal processing techniques without any need for programming. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Robotics

Author: Saeed Niku
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470604465
Release Date: 2010-09-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Niku offers comprehensive, yet concise coverage of robotics that will appeal to engineers. Robotic applications are drawn from a wide variety of fields. Emphasis is placed on design along with analysis and modeling. Kinematics and dynamics are covered extensively in an accessible style. Vision systems are discussed in detail, which is a cutting-edge area in robotics. Engineers will also find a running design project that reinforces the concepts by having them apply what they’ve learned.

Robotics Vision and Control

Author: Peter Corke
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642201448
Release Date: 2011-09-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The practice of robotics and computer vision both involve the application of computational algorithms to data. Over the fairly recent history of the fields of robotics and computer vision a very large body of algorithms has been developed. However this body of knowledge is something of a barrier for anybody entering the field, or even looking to see if they want to enter the field — What is the right algorithm for a particular problem?, and importantly, How can I try it out without spending days coding and debugging it from the original research papers? The author has maintained two open-source MATLAB Toolboxes for more than 10 years: one for robotics and one for vision. The key strength of the Toolboxes provide a set of tools that allow the user to work with real problems, not trivial examples. For the student the book makes the algorithms accessible, the Toolbox code can be read to gain understanding, and the examples illustrate how it can be used —instant gratification in just a couple of lines of MATLAB code. The code can also be the starting point for new work, for researchers or students, by writing programs based on Toolbox functions, or modifying the Toolbox code itself. The purpose of this book is to expand on the tutorial material provided with the toolboxes, add many more examples, and to weave this into a narrative that covers robotics and computer vision separately and together. The author shows how complex problems can be decomposed and solved using just a few simple lines of code, and hopefully to inspire up and coming researchers. The topics covered are guided by the real problems observed over many years as a practitioner of both robotics and computer vision. It is written in a light but informative style, it is easy to read and absorb, and includes a lot of Matlab examples and figures. The book is a real walk through the fundamentals of robot kinematics, dynamics and joint level control, then camera models, image processing, feature extraction and epipolar geometry, and bring it all together in a visual servo system. Additional material is provided at http://www.petercorke.com/RVC

Introduction to Robotics Mechanics and Control

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781619054196
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to Introduction to Robotics , Mechanics and Control. In this book, you will learn topics such as Manipulator kinematics, Inverse manipulator kinematics, Jacobians: velocities and static forces, and Manipulator dynamics plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Kinematics Dynamics and Design of Machinery

Author: Kenneth J. Waldron
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118933282
Release Date: 2016-04-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Kinematics, Dynamics, and Design of Machinery, Third Edition, presents a fresh approach to kinematic design and analysis and is an ideal textbook for senior undergraduates and graduates in mechanical, automotive and production engineering Presents the traditional approach to the design and analysis of kinematic problems and shows how GCP can be used to solve the same problems more simply Provides a new and simpler approach to cam design Includes an increased number of exercise problems Accompanied by a website hosting a solutions manual, teaching slides and MATLAB® programs

Modelling and Control of Robot Manipulators

Author: Lorenzo Sciavicco
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781447104490
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Fundamental and technological topics are blended uniquely and developed clearly in nine chapters with a gradually increasing level of complexity. A wide variety of relevant problems is raised throughout, and the proper tools to find engineering-oriented solutions are introduced and explained, step by step. Fundamental coverage includes: Kinematics; Statics and dynamics of manipulators; Trajectory planning and motion control in free space. Technological aspects include: Actuators; Sensors; Hardware/software control architectures; Industrial robot-control algorithms. Furthermore, established research results involving description of end-effector orientation, closed kinematic chains, kinematic redundancy and singularities, dynamic parameter identification, robust and adaptive control and force/motion control are provided. To provide readers with a homogeneous background, three appendices are included on: Linear algebra; Rigid-body mechanics; Feedback control. To acquire practical skill, more than 50 examples and case studies are carefully worked out and interwoven through the text, with frequent resort to simulation. In addition, more than 80 end-of-chapter exercises are proposed, and the book is accompanied by a solutions manual containing the MATLAB code for computer problems; this is available from the publisher free of charge to those adopting this work as a textbook for courses.

Programmable Logic Controllers with ControlLogix

Author: Jon Stenerson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781435419476
Release Date: 2009-06-25
Genre: Technology

PROGRAMMING CONTROLLOGIX PROGRAMMABLE AUTOMATION CONTROLLERS covers ControlLogix Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and their programming and integration. The book’s strength is its breadth and depth of coverage, taking the reader from an overview of the PLC through ladder logic, structured text, sequential function chart, and function block programming. PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS WITH CONTROLLOGIX also covers industrial sensors, PLC modules and wiring, as well as motion control using ControlLogix through two-axis coordinated motion (linear and circular) is also covered. To aid in learning, the book features a DVD with Camtasia learning videos and explanations of setup of RSLinx, project development, tag creation, configuration, instructions and much more. Appendixes cover configuring remote I/O, producer/consumer communication, messaging, and motion configuration and programming. Students learn more and more easily because of the breadth of practical coverage, numerous examples and extensive exercises. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.