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Introduction to Robotics 4th GE John Craig 9781292164939

RM 142.00

TITLE : Introduction to Robotics John Craig

ISBN13 : 9781292164939




For senior-yearundergraduate and first-year graduate courses in robotics.

An intuitiveintroduction to robotic theory and application

Since its originalpublication in 1986, Craig's Introduction to Robotics: Mechanics andControl has been the leading textbook for teaching robotics at theuniversity level. Blending traditional mechanical engineering material withcomputer science and control theoretical concepts, the text covers a range oftopics, including rigid-body transformations, forward and inverse positionalkinematics, velocities and Jacobians of linkages, dynamics, linear andnon-linear control, force control methodologies, mechanical design aspects, androbotic programming.

The 4th Edition featuresa balance of application and theory, introducing the science and engineering ofmechanical manipulation-establishing and building on foundational understandingof mechanics, control theory, and computer science. With an emphasis on the computationalaspects of problems, the text aims to present material in a simple, intuitive manner.

Table of contents

1. Introduction
2. Spatial Transformations
3. Forward Kinematics
4. Inverse Kinematics
5. Velocities, Static Forces, and Jacobians
6. Dynamics
7. Trajectory Planning
8. Mechanical Design of Robots
9. Linear Control
10. Non-Linear Control
11. Force Control
12. Programming Languages and Systems
13. Simulation and Off-Line Programming