Fundamentals of Robotic Mechanical Systems – Jorge Angeles – 2nd Edition


Modern dates from the late 1960s, when progress in the development of microprocessors made possible the computer of a multiaxial manipulator. Since then, robotics has evolved to connect with many branches of and , and to encompass such diverse fields as computer vision, artificial intelligence, and speech recognition.

This book deals with robots-such as remote manipulators, multifingered hands, walking machines, flight simulators, and machine tools-that rely on systems to perform their tasks. It aims to establish the foundations on which the design, control and implementation of the underlying systems are based.

The treatment assumes familiarity with some calculus, algebra, and elementary mechanics; however, the elements of rigid-body mechanics and of transformations are reviewed in the first chapters, making the presentation self-contained. An extensive set of exercises is included.

Topics covered include: kinematics and dynamics of serial manipulators with decoupled architectures; trajectory planning; determination of the angular velocity and angular acceleration of a rigid body from point data; inverse and direct kinematics manipulators; dynamics of general parallel manipulators of the platform type; and the kinematics and dynamics of rolling robots.

Since the publication of the previous edition there have been numerous advances in both the applications of robotics ( in laprascopy, haptics, manufacturing, and most notably space exploration) as well as in the theoretical aspects (for example, the proof that Husty’s 40th-degree polynomial is indeed minimal – mentioned as an open question in the previous edition).

Table of Content

  1. An Overview of Robotic Mechanical Systems.

  2. Mathematical Background.

  3. Fundamentals of Rigid-Body Mechanics.

  4. Geometry of Decoupled Serial Robots.

  5. Kinetostatics of Serial Robots.

  6. Trajectory Planning: Pick-and-Place Operations.

  7. Dynamics of Serial Robotic Manipulators.

  8. Special Topics in Rigid-Body Kinematics.

  9. Geometry of General Serial Robots.

  10. Kinematics of Alternative Robotic Mechanical Systems.

  11. Trajectory Planning: Continuous-Path Operations.

  12. Dynamics of Comples Robotic Mechanical Systems.

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