Advances in Robot Kinematics: Theory and Applications / Edition 1

Advances in Robot Kinematics: Theory and Applications / Edition 1

by Jadran Lenar?i?, Federico Thomas

ISBN-10: 1402006969

ISBN-13: 9781402006968

Pub. Date: 06/30/2002

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

This book presents the most recent research advances in the theory, design, control, and application of robotic systems, which are intended for a variety of purposes such as manipulation, manufacturing, automation, surgery, locomotion, and biomechanics.  See more details below


This book presents the most recent research advances in the theory, design, control, and application of robotic systems, which are intended for a variety of purposes such as manipulation, manufacturing, automation, surgery, locomotion, and biomechanics.

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Table of Contents

Performance Evaluation.
A kinematic calibration of in-parallel actuated mechanisms using Fourier series (evaluation index for determination of the set of measurement paths); G. Shen, et al. Dynamic performance indices for 3-DOF parallel manipulators; R. Di Gregorio, V. Parenti-Castelli. Evaluation of a Caresian parallel manipulator; H.S. Kim, L.-W. Tsai. Rotation symmetry axes and the quality index in a 3D octahedral parallel robot manipulator system; T.K. Tanev, J. Rooney. Linearized kinematics for state estimation in robotics; K. Parsa, et al. Performance evaluation of the grasp of two cooperating robots using a type map; N. Gascons, et al. On the invariance of manipulability indices; E. Staffetti, et al. Influence of the manipulability index on trajectory planning for robots in a workspace with obstacles; F. Valero, et al.
Design and Control of Special-Type Mechanisms.
Humanoid humeral pointing kinematics; J. Lenarcic, et al. Efficient algorithms for robots with human-like structures and interactive haptic simulation; O. Khatib, et al. Particular aspects in designing anthropomorphic mechanisms; C. Brisan, M. Hiller. Uncertainty model and singularities of 3-2-1 wire-based tracking systems; F. Thomas, et al. Tension distribution in tendon-based Stewart platforms; R. Verhoeven, M. Hiller. Trajectory tracking control for a cable suspension manipulator; T. Heyden, et al. Is design of new drugs a challenge for kinematics? K. Kazerounian.
Redundancy, Singularity, and Self-Motion.
Redundant spatial Stewart-Gough platform with a maximal forward kinematics solution set; M. Husty, et al. Singularities and self-motions of a special type of platforms; A. Karger. Investigation of singularities and self-motions of the 3-UPU robot; A. Wolf, et al. On closure modes and singular configurations of kinematic chains; J.E. Baker. Constraint singularities as c-space singularities; D. Zlatanov, et al. Hierarchical kinematic analysis of a redundant robot; D. Martins, R. Guenther. Motion planning of redundant manipulators for specified trajectory tasks; J.A. Pámanes, et al. Realtime coordinated redundant motion of a nonholonomic mobile manipulator; G. Schreiber, G. Hirzinger. Methods in Kinematics. Using body flexibility to simplify the solution of kinematic equations in the dynamic analysis of robot mechanisms and multibody systems; P. Fanghella, C. Galletti. Subdivision algorithms for motion design based on homologous points; M. Hofer, et al. Group theory can explain the mobility of paradoxical linkages; J.M. Ribo, B. Ravani. Solving multi-loop linkages by iterating 2D clippings; J.M. Porta, et al. Revisiting Plücker coordinates in vision-based control; N. Andreff, B. Espiau. On displacing a screw about a screw; I.A. Parkin, J.E. Baker. Algebraic solution of inverse kinematics revisited; W. Korb, et al. A variant of a 6-RKS hunt-type parallel manipulator to easily use insensitivity position configurations; I. Zabalza, et al.
Kinematic Design.
On the kinematics of parallel mechanisms with bi-stable polymer actuators; A. Wingert, et al. The kinetostatic design of a Schönflies-motion generator; K. Al-Widyan, J. Angeles. Design of 2-DOF parallel mechanisms for machining applications; F. Majou, et al. Kinematically equivalent spatial mechanisms with revolute pair at input and prismatic pair at output; E. Peisach. The optimal synthesis of parallel manipulators for desired work-spaces; A.M. Hay, J.A. Snyman. Connecting assembly modes for workspace enlargement; J. Hesselbach, et al. The isotropic conditions of parallel manipulators of Delta topology; L. Baron.
Kinematic Analysis.
An accurate algorithm for the real-time solution of the direct kinematics of 6-3 Stewart platform manipulators; R. Vertechy, et al. 3-Legged spatial 4-bar platform kinematics; P.J. Zsombor-Murray, J. Cervantes-Sanchez. Dynamic modeling of the Orthoglide; S. Guégan, W. Khalil. Workspace analysis of the Orthoglide using interval analysis; D. Chablat, et al. A divide-and-conquer method for inverse kinematics of hyper-redundant manipulators; Y. Wang, G.S. Chirikjian. Interval propagation for solving parallel spherical mechanisms; E. Celaya. Kinematic analysis of spatial 3-dof parallelepiped mechanisms; Y. Wu, C.M. Gosselin. Kinematics of a planar robot with rolling contact joints; C.L. Collins.
Synthesis of Mechanisms and Motion.
Dual quaternion synthesis of contrained robots; A. Perez, et al. Type synthesis of linear translational parallel manipulators; X. Kong, C.M. Gosselin. Stiffness synthesis of a variable geometry planar robot; N. Simaan, M. Shoham. Synthesis of architecturally mobile double-planar platforms; K. Wohlhart. Approximate motion synthesis using an SVD based distance metric; P.M. Larochelle, S.L. Dees. Navigation and gait planning for planar walker; I.-M. Chen, et al. Near Optimal Coordination of legged vehicles over large obstacles; K.J. Waldron.
Author Index.

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