Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Advances in Robot Manipulators

Edited by Ernest Hall

University of Cincinnati, United States of America

The purpose of this volume is to encourage and inspire the continual invention of robot manipulators for science and the good of humanity. The concepts of artificial intelligence combined with the engineering and technology of feedback control, have great potential for new, useful and exciting machines. The concept of eclecticism for the design, development, simulation and implementation of a real time controller for an intelligent, vision guided robots is now being explored. The dream of an eclectic perceptual, creative controller that can select its own tasks and perform autonomous operations with reliability and dependability is starting to evolve. We have not yet reached this stage but a careful study of the contents will start one on the exciting journey that could lead to many inventions and successful solutions.

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Advances in Robot ManipulatorsEdited by Ernest Hall

Published: April 1st 2010

DOI: 10.5772/238

ISBN: 978-953-307-070-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5918-6

Copyright year: 2010

Books open for chapter submissions

127731 Total Chapter Downloads

61 Crossref Citations

58 Web of Science Citations

107 Dimensions Citations


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1. A Biomimetic steering robot for Minimally invasive surgery application

By G. Chen, M.T. Pham, T. Maalej, H. Fourati, R. Moreau and S. Sesmat


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2. A Regressor-free Adaptive Control for Flexible-joint Robots based on Function Approximation Technique

By Ming-Chih Chien and An-Chyau Huang


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3. A 9-DoF Wheelchair-Mounted Robotic Arm System: Design, Control, Brain-Computer Interfacing, and Testing

By Redwan Alqasemi and Rajiv Dubey


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4. Advanced Techniques of Industrial Robot Programming

By Frank Shaopeng Cheng


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5. An Open-architecture Robot Controller applied to Interaction Tasks

By A. Oliveira, E. De Pieri and U. Moreno


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6. Collaboration Planning by Task Analysis in Human-Robot Collaborative Manufacturing System

By Jeffrey Too Chuan Tan, Feng Duan, Ryu Kato and Tamio Arai


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7. Collaborative rules operating manipulators

By Jose Martins Junior, Luiz Camolesi Jr and Glauco Augusto de Paula Caurin


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8. Control of Lightweight Manipulators Based on Sliding Mode Technique

By Jingxin Shi, Fenglei Ni and Hong Liu


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9. Coordinate Transformation Based Contour Following Control for Robotic Systems

By Chieh-Li Chen and Chao-Chung Peng


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10. Design of Adaptive Controllers based on Christoffel Symbols of First Kind

By Juan Ignacio Mulero-Martinez


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11. Development of a New 2 DOF Lightweight Wrist for the Humanoid Robot ARMAR

By Albert Albers, Jens Ottnad and Christian Sander


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12. Development of Tendon Based Dexterous Robot Hand

By Chung-Hsien Kuo and Chun-Tzu Chen


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13. Dimensional Synthesis and Analysis of the 2-UPS-PU Parallel Manipulator

By Yunfeng Zhao, Yanhua Tang and Yongsheng Zhao


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14. Direct and Indirect Adaptive Fuzzy Control for a Class of MIMO Nonlinear Systems

By Salim Labiod and Thierry Marie Guerra


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15. Dynamic Trajectory-Tracking Control of an Omnidirectional Mobile Robot Based on a Passive Approach

By M. Velasco-Villa, H. Rodriguez-Cortes, I. Estrada-Sanchez, H. Sira-Ramirez and J. A. Vazquez


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16. Eclectic Theory of Intelligent Robots

By E. L. Hall, S. M. Alhaj Ali, M. Ghaffari, X. Liao and Ming Cao


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17. Enhanced stiffness modeling of serial manipulators with passive joints

By Anatol Pashkevich, Alexandr Klimchik and Damien Chablat


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18. Fast Dynamic Model of a Moving-base 6-DOF Parallel Manipulator

By Antonio M. Lopes


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19. Improving the Pose Accuracy of Planar Parallel Robots using Mechanisms of Variable Geometry

By Jens Kotlarski, Bodo Heimann and Tobias Ortmaier


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20. Kinematic Singularities of Robot Manipulators

By Peter Donelan


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21. Motion Control of Industrial Robots in Operational Space: Analysis and Experiments with the PA10 Arm

By Ricardo Campa, Cesar Ramirez, Karla Camarillo, Victor Santibanez and Israel Soto


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22. MRI Compatible Robot Systems for Medical Intervention

By Ming Li, Dumitru Mazilu, Ankur Kapoor and Keith A. Horvath


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23. On the Optimal Singularity-Free Trajectory Planning of Parallel Robot Manipulators

By Chun-Ta Chen and Te-Tan Liao


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24. Programming-by-Demonstration of Reaching Motions using a Next-State-Planner

By Alexander Skoglund, Boyko Iliev and Rainer Palm


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25. Robot Arms with 3D Vision Capabilities

By Theodor Borangiu and Alexandru Dumitrache


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26. Robot assisted 3D shape acquisition by optical systems

By Cesare Rossi, Vincenzo Niola, Sergio Savino and Salvatore Strano


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27. Robust Control Design for Two-link Nonlinear Robotic System

By Shield B. Lin and Sheng-Guo Wang


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28. Role of Finite Element Analysis in Designing Multi-axes Positioning for Robotic Manipulators

By T.T. Mon, F.R. Mohd Romlay and M.N. Tamin


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29. Statistical Imitation Learning in Sequential Object Manipulation Tasks

By Komei Sugiura, Naoto Iwahashi, Hideki Kashioka and Satoshi Nakamura


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30. Tangible interfaces for tangible robots

By Andrew Cyrus Smith


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31. Timoshenko Beam Theory based Dynamic Modeling of Lightweight Flexible Link Robotic Manipulators

By Malik Loudini


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32. Trajectory Control of RLED Robot Manipulators Using a New Type of Learning Rule

By Huseyin Canbolat


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