Introduction to Robotics: Mechanics and Control, 4th edition

  • John J. Craig

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Introduction to Robotics: Mechanics and Control is your intuitive introduction to robotic theory and application. For more than 35 years, Introduction to Robotics has remained the leading text for the study of robotics at the university level. Craig blends traditional mechanical engineering material with computer science and control theoretical concepts. You'll be introduced to a range of topics, including rigid-body transformations, forward and inverse positional kinematics, and force control methodologies, as well as mechanical design aspects, and robotic programming.

The 4th Edition features a balance of application and theory, presenting the science and engineering of mechanical manipulation. The author establishes and builds on a foundational understanding of mechanics, control theory, and computer science. With an emphasis on computational aspects of problems, the text aims to present challenging material in a simple, engaging way.

Published by Pearson (March 4th 2022) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137848744

Subject: Robotics

Category: Introduction to Robotics: Mechanics and Control

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


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