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Robotics : state of the art and future trends
Computer science, technology and applications
Publication Information:
New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2012
Physical Description:
viii, 362 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.


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30000010303812 TS191.8 R63 2012 Open Access Book Book

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This book provides an insight on the current state of the art in industrial robotics, with a critical analysis of the state of the market and an overview of the emerging robotic trends. It is composed of twelve chapters, each one addressing one topic of the current research arena. The first part of each chapter is devoted to the fundamentals and the second part discusses an interesting application. The significant topics considered include robot design, control and robotics in non-conventional applications. The book also addresses the design, modelling and optimisation of parallel kinematic structures exploiting also the advantages of screw theory.

Table of Contents

Irene Fassi and Giovanni LegnaniL. Tirloni and I. Fassi and G. LegnaniChin-Hsing Kuo and Jian S. DaiGianni Castelli and Erika OttavianoE. Rodriguez-Leal and J.S. Dai and G.R. PennockJaime Gallardo Alvarado and Karla A. Camarillo-Gomez and Ramón Rodríguez-CastroGloria J. Wiens and Young-Hoon OhHadi Delavari and DanialMohammadi SenejohnnyPaulo J.S. Gonçalves and Pedro M.B. TorresJ. A. Corrales and G. J. García and F. Torres and F. A. Candelas and J. Pomares and P. GilMatteo Malosio and Nicola Pedrocchi and Federico Vicentini and Lorenzo Molinari Tosatti and Marco Caimmi and Franco MolteniMatteo Malosio and Nicola Pedrocchi and Federico Vicentini and Lorenzo Molinari Tosatti and Marco Caimmi and Franco MolteniD. Sinan Hdliyo and Stéphane Regnier
Prefacep. vii
Chapter 1 Robot in Industrial Applications: State of the Art and Current Trendsp. 1
Chapter 2 A Partially-Decoupled 4-Dof General 3 SPS/PS Parallel Manipulatorp. 29
Chapter 3 Manipulators Workspace Analysis as based on a Numerical Approach: Theory and Applicationsp. 55
Chapter 4 On the Mobility of 3-DOF Parallel Manipulators via Screw Theoryp. 75
Chapter 5 An Application of Screw Algebra to the Jerk Analysis of a Class of Six Degrees of Freedom Three Legged Parallel Manipulatorsp. 113
Chapter 6 Dynamics and System Identification of Parallel Robotsp. 139
Chapter 7 Fractional-Order Controllers for Robot Manipulatorp. 189
Chapter 8 Visual Control of Robotic Manipulators: Fundamentalsp. 213
Chapter 9 Flexible Applications of Robotic Manipulators Based on Visual-Force Control and Cooperation with Humansp. 241
Chapter 10 Robotics in Rehabilitation - Part I: Requirements and Control Issuesp. 265
Chapter 11 Robotics in Rehabilitation - Part II: Design of Devices and Mechanismsp. 299
Chapter 12 An Overview on Robotic Micromanipulationp. 321
Indexp. 355