By Richard P. Paul
"Richard Paul may be the world's best authority at the technology of robotic manipulation. He has contributed to just about each element of the sphere. His extraordinary booklet checklist contains very important articles at the kinematics of robotic palms, their dynamics, and their keep an eye on. He has constructed a succession of fascinating rules relating illustration, particularly using homogeneous matrices.... Paul's ebook is written in his ordinary transparent type, and it includes quite a few attention-grabbing examples."
—Patrick H. Winston and Mike Brady, editors, The MIT Press man made Intelligence Series
Robot Manipulators is firmly grounded at the theoretical ideas of the topic and makes massive use of vector and matrix tools in its improvement. it's the first complete therapy to be released, and it truly is designed for graduate classes in robotics in addition to for practising engineers. Following an advent, the book's ten chapters hide homogeneous adjustments, defining transformation equations, fixing transformation equations, differential transformation relationships, movement trajectories, dynamics, electronic servo platforms, strength changes, compliance, and manipulation languages.
Paul writes that the effect of robotic manipulators at the office and the economic system over the arriving decade can be profound: "While at present to be had commercial robots will not likely have a tremendous influence on production, a inexpensive, heavily produced, sensor-controlled robotic can have a innovative effect.... Such robots could symbolize the realization of the commercial revolution, exchanging the kind of hard work required at its outset to accomplish the repetitive machine-linked initiatives whose excellent functionality is characterised via our notion of a robotic, now not a human. in accordance with present learn paintings, laboratory demonstrations, and the overall point of know-how during this kingdom, we think that it's attainable to accomplish this kind of robotic in the coming decade."