Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Robot Manipulators

Trends and Development

Edited by Agustin Jimenez

Technical University of Madrid, Spain


This book presents the most recent research advances in robot manipulators. It offers a complete survey to the kinematic and dynamic modelling, simulation, computer vision, software engineering, optimization and design of control algorithms applied for robotic systems. It is devoted for a large scale of applications, such as manufacturing, manipulation, medicine and automation. Several control methods are included such as optimal, adaptive, robust, force, fuzzy and neural network control strategies. The trajectory planning is discussed in details for point-to-point and path motions control. The results in obtained in this book are expected to be of great interest for researchers, engineers, scientists and students, in engineering studies and industrial sectors related to robot modelling, design, control, and application. The book also details theoretical, mathematical and practical requirements for mathematicians and control engineers. It surveys recent techniques in modelling, computer simulation and implementation of advanced and intelligent controllers.

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Robot ManipulatorsTrends and DevelopmentEdited by Agustin Jimenez

Published: March 1st 2010

DOI: 10.5772/218

ISBN: 978-953-307-073-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5901-8

Copyright year: 2010

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111765 Total Chapter Downloads

38 Crossref Citations

61 Web of Science Citations

90 Dimensions Citations


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1. Optimal Usage of Robot Manipulators

By Behnam Kamrani, Viktor Berbyuk, Daniel Wäppling, Xiaolong Feng and Hans Andersson


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2. Robotil Modelling and Simulation: Theory and Application

By Muhammad Ikhwan Jambak, Habibollah Haron, Helmee Ibrahim and Norhazlan Abd Hamid


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3. Robot Simulation for Control Design

By Leon Zlajpah


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4. Modeling of a One Flexible Link Manipulator

By Mohamad Saad


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5. Motion Control

By Sangchul Won and Jinwook Seok


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6. Global Stiffness Optimization of Parallel Robots Using Kinetostatic Performance Indices

By Dan Zhang


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7. Measurement Analysis and Diagnosis for Robot Manipulators Using Advanced Nonlinear Control Techniques

By Amr Pertew Ph.D P.Eng., Horacio Marquez Ph.D P.Eng and Qing Zhao Ph.D P.Eng


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8. Cartesian Control for Robot Manipulators

By Pablo Sanchez-Sanchez and Fernando Reyes-Cortes


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9. Biomimetic Impedance Control of an EMG-Based Robotic Hand

By Toshio Tsuji, Keisuke Shima, Nan Bu and Osamu Fukuda


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10. Adaptive Robust Controller Designs Applied to Free-Floating Space Manipulators in Task Space

By Tatiana Pazelli, Marco Terra and Adriano Siqueira


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11. Neural and Adaptive Control Strategies for a Rigid Link Manipulator

By Dorin Popescu, Dan Selisteanu, Cosmin Ionete, Monica Roman and Livia Popescu


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12. Control of Flexible Manipulators. Theory and Practice

By Pereira E., Becedas J., Payo I., Ramos F. and Feliu V.


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13. Fuzzy Logic Positioning System of Electro-Pneumatic Servo-Drive

By Jakub E. Takosoglu, Ryszard F. Dindorf and Pawel A. Laski


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14. Teleoperation System of Industrial Articulated Robot Arms by Using Forcefree Control

By Satoru Goto


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15. Trajectory Generation for Mobile Manipulators

By Foudil Abdessemed and Salima Djebrani


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16. Trajectory Control of Robot Manipulators Using a Neural Network Controller

By Zhao-Hui Jiang


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17. Performance Evaluation of Autonomous Contour Following Algorithms for Industrial Robot

By Anton Satria Prabuwono, Samsi Said, Burhanuddin and Riza Sulaiman


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18. Advanced Dynamic Path Control of the Three Links SCARA Using Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference System

By Prabu D, Surendra Kumar and Rajendra Prasad


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19. Topological Methods for Singularity-Free Path-Planning

By Davide Paganelli


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20. Vision-based 2D and 3D Control of Robot Manipulators

By Luis Hernandez, Hichem Sahli and Rene Gonzalez


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21. Using Object\'s Contour and Form to Embed Recognition Capability into Industrial Robots

By I. Lopez-Juarez, M. Pena-Cabrera and A.V. Reyes-Acosta


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22. Autonomous 3D Shape Modeling and Grasp Planning for Handling Unknown Objects

By Yamazaki Kimitoshi, Masahiro Tomono and Takashi Tsubouchi


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23. Open Software Structure for Controlling Industrial Robot Manipulators

By Flavio Roberti, Carlos Soria, Emanuel Slawinski, Vicente Mut and Ricardo Carelli


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24. Miniature Modular Manufacturing Systems and Efficiency Analysis of the Systems

By Nozomu Mishima, Kondoh Shinsuke, Kiwamu Ashida and Shizuka Nakano


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25. Implementation of an Intelligent Robotized GMAW Welding Cell, Part 1: Design and Simulation

By I. Davila-Rios, I. Lopez-Juarez, Luis Martinez-Martinez and L. M. Torres-Trevino


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26. Implementation of an Intelligent Robotized GMAW Welding Cell, Part 2: Intuitive Visual Programming Tool for Trajectory Learning

By I. Lopez-Juarez, R. Rios-Cabrera and I. Davila-Rios


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27. Dynamic Behavior of a Pneumatic Manipulator with Two Degrees of Freedom

By Juan Manuel Ramos-Arreguin, Efren Gorrostieta-Hurtado, Jesus Carlos Pedraza-Ortega, Rene de Jesus Romero-Troncoso, Marco-Antonio Aceves and Sandra Canchola


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28. Dexterous Robotic Manipulation of Deformable Objects with Multi-Sensory Feedback - a Review

By Fouad F. Khalil and Pierre Payeur


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29. Task Analysis and Kinematic Design of a Novel Robotic Chair for the Management of Top-Shelf Vertigo

By Giovanni Berselli, Gianluca Palli, Riccardo Falconi, Gabriele Vassura and Claudio Melchiorri


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30. A Wire-Driven Parallel Suspension System with 8 Wires (WDPSS-8) for Low-Speed Wind Tunnels

By Yaqing Zheng, Qi Lin and Xiongwei Liu


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