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Introduction to Robotics

S K Saha

ISBN: 0070669007
Copyright year: 2008

A robot is formally defined in the International Standard of Organization (ISO) as a reprogrammable, multifunctional manipulator designed to move material, parts, tools or specialized devices through variable programmed motions for the performance of avariety of tasks. While today the major users of robots are the automobile giants, robots are also finding increasing applications in medical surgeries, mining and space explorations, and even at homes to take care of elderly people.

Introduction to Robotics is a book which aims to understand the underlying concepts used in designing and building a robot, and to make it work. There are a number of books available in the market which typically cater to either researchers working mainly on the analyses aspects of robots, e.g., kinematics, dynamics, control, etc., or practicing engineers interested in the feasibility study of using robots for particular applications, procurement of robots, their programming, economics, etc. In an undergraduate curriculum of Robotics, it is important that the students are exposed to both the aspects of analyses and applications. Hence, this book which covers both the aspects in a lucid manner. The material provided in this book can be used by practicing engineers as well for the purposes of adopting, maintaining, and even designing a robot. In fact, with manyexamples and exercises provided in this book, one can prepare himself or herself for any competitive examination having Robotics as a topic. This book is meant to cater to both the undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) level students for their courses on Robotics.

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The Student’s Center contains the Computer Programs on RIDIM (Recursive Inverse Dynamics for Industrial Manipulator) -- Chapter 9 on Recursive Robot Dynamics*, List of Abbreviations, List of Symbols, Author’s web site link, Chapter Summary, Web Based Exercises, Student Projects Case Studies, Use of MATLAB and RIDIM and Web links for further Readings. This will give you the flavor of the published book.

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