Robotics » Mobile Robotics

Robot Manipulators New Achievements

Edited by Aleksandar Lazinica and Hiroyuki Kawai, ISBN 978-953-307-090-2, 728 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published April 01, 2010 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
 

Robot manipulators are developing more in the direction of industrial robots than of human workers. Recently, the applications of robot manipulators are spreading their focus, for example Da Vinci as a medical robot, ASIMO as a humanoid robot and so on. There are many research topics within the field of robot manipulators, e.g. motion planning, cooperation with a human, and fusion with external sensors like vision, haptic and force, etc. Moreover, these include both technical problems in the industry and theoretical problems in the academic fields. This book is a collection of papers presenting the latest research issues from around the world.