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This book focusses on one of the important classes of Robots known as manipulators or robotic arms, and provides a thorough treatment of its kinematics, dynamics, and control. The book also covers the problem of trajectory generation and robot programming.
The text, apart from providing a detailed account of topics such as on taxonomy of robots, spatial description of rigid bodies, kinematics of manipulator, concept of dexterous workspace, concept of singularity, manipulator dynamics using both the Newton–Euler and Lagrangian approaches with a deeper insight into the manipulator dynamics, manipulator control, and programming, additionally encompasses topics on motion planning, intelligent control, and distributed control of manipulators.
The book is an excellent learning resource for understanding the complexities of manipulator design, analysis, and operation. It clearly presents ideas without compromising on the mathematical rigour.
• Full coverage of syllabi of all the Indian universities
• Based on classroom-tested lecture notes
• Numerous illustrative examples
• Chapter-end problems for brainstorming
Primarily designed for students studying Robotics in undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses in mechanical and mechatronics disciplines, the book is also of immense value to the students pursuing research in robotics.
PPTs and Solution Manual are also available for the faculty members who adopt the book.
About the Author
K.R. GURUPRASAD, Ph.D. (IISc, Bengaluru), is with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Surathkal, Karnataka. His teaching and research interests are mainly in the areas of Robotics and Control Engineering. He has more than 35 research publications to his credit. Apart from about 18 years of teaching experience at NITK-Surathkal, Dr. Guruprasad has delivered guest lectures on Robotics at several universities in India, USA, and UAE.
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