Robotics / Edition 1

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This supplementary introductory tutorial treats the following subjects: the basic characteristics of industrial robot mechanisms; the pose and movement of an object, which are described by homogenous transformation matrices; a geometric model of robot mechanism; a short introduction into kinematics and dynamics of robots; robot sensors and the planning of robot trajectories; basic control schemes resulting in either desired end-effector trajectory or force; robot grippers and feeding devices, which are described together with the basics of robot vision; the planning of robot assembly; and finally, robot standards and safety are briefly dealt with. The book concludes with a glossary in English, French and German.

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“This simply titled work is a result of carefully delivered lectures … for multiple classes of undergraduate engineering students over more than a decade. This exemplary course resource can serve as a basis for the study of robotics. Pedagogically well structured, it covers the fundamentals of industrial robotics … . this book is a concise, readable reference source for those getting their feet wet in the field. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates, two-year technical program students, and general readers.” (G. Trajkovski, Choice, Vol. 47 (11), July, 2010)

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1 Introduction; 1.1 Degree of freedom; 1.2 Robot manipulator; 1.3 Robot arms; 1.4 Robot manipulators in industrial environment; 2 Homogenous transformation matrices; 2.1 Translational transformation; 2.2 Rotational transformation; 2.3 Pose and displacement; 2.4 Geometrical robot model; 3 Geometric description of the robot mechanism; 3.1 Vector parameters of a kinematic pair; 3.2 Vector parameters of themechanism; 4 Two-segment robot manipulator; 4.1 Kinematics; 4.2 Workspace; 4.3 Dynamics; 5 Robot sensors; 5.1 Principles of sensing; 5.2 Sensors of movement; 5.2.1 Placing of sensors; 5.2.2 Potentiometer; 5.2.3 Optical encoder; 5.2.4 Tachometer; 5.3 Force sensors; 5.4 Robot vision; 6 Trajectory planning; 6.1 Interpolation of the trajectory between two points; 6.2 Interpolation by use of via points; 7 Robot control; 7.1 Control of the robot in internal coordinates; 7.1.1 PD control of position; 7.1.2 PD control of position with gravity compensation; 7.1.3 Control of the robot based on inverse dynamics; 7.2 Control of the robot in external coordinates; 7.2.1 Control based on the transposed Jacobianmatrix; 7.2.2 Control based on the inverse Jacobianmatrix; 7.2.3 PD control of position with gravity compensation; 7.2.4 Control of the robot based on inverse dynamics; 7.3 Control of the contact force; 7.3.1 Linearization of a robot system through inverse dynamics; 7.3.2 Force control; 8 Robot environment; 8.1 Robot grippers; 8.2 Feeding devices; 8.3 Robot assembly; 9 Standards and safety in robotics; Robot vocabulary; Further reading; Index.
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