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- Author(s)Igor Aleksander
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication18/01/2014
- GenreElectronics Engineering & Communications Engineering
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Note29 black & white illustrations, biography
- Weight359 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edition StatementSoftcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985
- Table Of Contents1 Introduction.- Robotic Practice 10; Exploiting Mathematics 11; Making Sense of Sensors 12; Computing for Design 13; Future Directions 14.- I: Sensor Information Processing.- 2 A method for grasping randomly oriented objects using touch sensing.- 18; Theory 19; Development of Sensors and Techniques 22; Examples of Applications 26; Programming 30; Error Recovery 31; An Outline Design for a Gripper with Touch Sensing 33; Conclusions 33.- 3 Method of contour recognition.- 37; The Method of Automatic Detection of Objects 38; The Method of Automatic Removal of Isolated Disturbances 43; The Method of Derivation of Contours 44; The Method of Recognizing Contours Detected 46; Discussion 49.- 4 The design of sensors for a mobile teleoperator robot.- -Teleoperator and Industrial Robotics 58; On the Proper Interface between Man and Machine 60; The QMCAI Mark 5 Robot 60; The Interface between Robot Hardware and Computer 64; Low-level Robot Control Software 66; The Sensor System 67; Layout of the Electronic Subsystems 81; Conclusions 81; Acknowledgements 83.- II: Mathematical Concerns.- 5 Constrained average path tracking for industrial robots.- 88; Equation of Motion for Mechanical Manipulator 90; Discrete-time Model of Manipulator 91; Estimation of Parameters 92; Path-Tracking Controller 96; Desired Joint Path 97; Concluding Remarks 98; Acknowledgement 99.- 6 The application of spline functions to trajectory generation for computer-controlled manipulators.- 102; Analysis 104; Discussion 109; Acknowledgement 110.- 7 Kinematic equations of robot manipulators.- 112; Geometric Modelling of a Manipulator 114; Kinematic Modelling of a Manipulator 123; Conclusion 129.- 8 Solution of kinematic equations for robot manipulators.- 131; Coordinate System of Robot Arm 132; Solution of Arm Motion 133; Solution of Wrist Motion 138; Solution for Robot Manipulators 143; Example: RRR Arm with a Modified Euler Wrist 145; Conclusion 147.- III: Practical Concerns.- 9 A strategy to achieve an assembly by means of an inaccurate, flexible robot.- 152; The Hypotheses of Work 153; Assembly Achievement 155; Experimentation 167; Conclusion 176.- 10 Trajectory planning for a multi-arm robot in an assembly task.- 179; Definitions and Hypotheses 180; Environment Modelling 183; The Path Search 185; Experimentation 187; Conclusion 195.- 11 Cooperation of two manipulators in assembly tasks.- 197; A Functional Classification of Assemblies Using Two Arms 198; Description of the Experiments Carried Out 203; Problems Set by Using Two Arms 211; Conclusion 214.- IV: Computer Aids to Robot Design.- 12 A CAD system for programming and simulating robots' actions.- 223; The Robotic Facilities of CATIA 223; Using the Robotic Facilities 232; Conclusion 237; Acknowledgements 246.- 13 The development of a suite of programs for the analysis of mechanisms.- 249; Program Outline 250; Proposed Method of Operation 253; Procedural Example 254; Conclusions 276; Acknowledgements 276.
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