Robotics is a modern interdisciplinary field that has emerged from the marriage of computerized numerical control and remote manipulation. Today's robotic systems have intelligence features, and are able to perform dexterous and intelligent human-like actions through appropriate combination of learning, perception, planning, decision making and control.
This book presents advanced concepts, techniques and applications reflecting the experience of a wide group of specialists in the field. Topics include: kinematics, dynamics, path planning and tracking, control, mobile robotics, navigation, robot programming, and sophisticated applications in the manufacturing, medical, and other areas.
Preface. Part 1: Robot Kinematic and Dynamic Analysis. Part 2: Robot Control. Part 3: Robot Path Planning and Tracking. Part 4: Mobile Robots: Architectures, Perception, Navigation and Control. Part 5: Robot Programming and Sensory Data Processing. Part 6: Sophisticated Robotic Systems and Applications. Author Index.