From the reviews: "The author has selected about 330 examples to illustrate the theory. Many examples are based on practical robotics problems, and the solutions are fully developed. In the introduction the symbols and abbreviations are defined and are being used consistently throughout the text. a ] The organization of the book and its didactic niceties will be appreciated by serious students as well as by instructors." (Franz Selig, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1120 (22), 2007)
From the Back Cover
Theory of Applied Robotics: Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control (2nd Edition) explains robotics concepts in detail, concentrating on their practical use. Related theorems and formal proofs are provided, as are real-life applications. The second edition includes updated and expanded exercise sets and problems. New coverage includes: components and mechanisms of a robotic system with actuators, sensors and controllers, along with updated and expanded material on kinematics. New coverage is also provided in sensing and control including position sensors, speed sensors and acceleration sensors.
Students, researchers, and practicing engineers alike will appreciate this user-friendly presentation of a wealth of robotics topics, most notably orientation, velocity, and forward kinematics.
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