Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Robot Manipulators

New Achievements

Edited by Alex Lazinica

TU Wien, Austria


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.

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Robot ManipulatorsNew AchievementsEdited by Alex Lazinica

Published: April 1st 2010

DOI: 10.5772/223

ISBN: 978-953-307-090-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5905-6

Copyright year: 2010

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97904 Total Chapter Downloads

44 Crossref Citations

39 Web of Science Citations

78 Dimensions Citations


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1. Modeling and Control of a New Robotic Deburring System

By Jae H. Chung


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2. Trajectory Tracking Control for Robot Manipulators with no Velocity Measurement Using Semi-Globally and Globally Asymptotically Stable Velocity Observers

By Farah Bouakrif


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3. Robotic Machining from Programming to Process Control

By Zengxi Pan and Hui Zhang


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4. Fuzzy Optimal Control for Robot Manipulators

By Basil M. Al-Hadithi, Agustin Jimenez and Fernando Matia


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5. Development of Adaptive Learning Control Algorithm for a Two-Degree-of-Freedom Serial Ball And Socket Actuator

By Hayder M. A. A. Al-Assadi and Ahmed Jaffar


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6. Singularity-Based Calibration – A Novel Approach for Absolute-Accuracy Enhancement of Parallel Robots

By Philipp Last


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7. Advanced Nonlinear Control of Robot Manipulators

By Adel Merabet and Jason Gu


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8. Modeling of HDD Head Positioning Systems Regarded as Robot Manipulators Using Block Matrices

By Tomasz Trawinski and Roman Witula


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9. Mobile Manipulation: A Case Study

By A. Hentout, B. Bouzouia, I. Akli and R. Toumi


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10. A Concept for Isles of Automation

By Mikko Sallinen and Tapio Heikkila


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11. Stiffness Analysis for an Optimal Design of Multibody Robotic Systems

By Carbone Giuseppe


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12. Concurrent Engineering of Robot Manipulators

By M. Reza Emami and Robin Chhabra


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13. Desktop Cartesian-Type Robot with Abilities of Compliant Motion and Stick-Slip Motion

By Fusaomi Nagata, Shintaro Tani and Takanori Mizobuchi, Tetsuo Hase, Zenku Haga and Keigo Watanabe


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14. Kinematic Calibration of Articulated Arm Coordinate Measuring Machines and Robot Arms Using Passive and Active Self-Centering Probes and Multipose Optimization Algorithm Based in Point and Length Constrains

By Jorge Santolaria and Juan Jose Aguilar


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15. Two Cooperating Manipulators with Fractional Controllers

By N. M. Fonseca Ferreira, J. A. Tenreiro Machado and Jozsef K. Tar


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16. MFR (Multi-purpose Field Robot) Based on Human-Robot Cooperative Manipulation for Handling Building Materials

By Seungyeol Lee


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17. A Sensor Classification Strategy for Robotic Manipulators

By Miguel F. M. Lima, J. A. Tenreiro Machado and Antonio Ferrolho


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18. Passivity-based Visual Force Feedback Control for Eye-to-Hand Systems

By Hiroyuki Kawai, Toshiyuki Murao and Masayuki Fujita


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19. Kinematic Analysis of 3-UCR Parallel Robot Leg

By Cheng Gang and Ge Shi-rong


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20. Digital Control of Free Floating Space Robot Manipulators Using Transpose of Generalized Jacobian Matrix

By Shinichi Sagara and Yuichiro Taira


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21. Kinematics, Singularity and Dexterity Analysis of Planar Parallel Manipulators Based on DH Method

By Serdar Kucuk


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22. Robot Manipulator Probabilistic Workspace Applied to Robotic Assistance

By Fernando A. Auat Cheein, Fernando di Sciascio, Juan Marcos Toibero and Ricardo Carelli


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23. On the Design of Human-Safe Robot Manipulators

By Vincent Duchaine, Nicolas Lauzier and Clement Gosselin


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24. Vibration Based Control for Flexible Link Manipulator

By Tamer Mansour, Atsushi Konno and Masaru Uchiyama


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25. Control of Robotic Systems with Flexible Components Using Hermite Polynomial-Based Neural Networks

By Gerasimos G. Rigatos


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26. Dimensional Optimization of Completely Restrained Positioning Cable Driven Parallel Manipulator with Large Span

By XiaoQiang Tang and Rui Yao


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27. Multi-Criteria Optimization Manipulator Trajectory Planning

By E. J. Solteiro Pires, P. B. de Moura Oliveira and J. A. Tenreiro Machado


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28. On Designing Compliant Actuators Based On Dielectric Elastomers for Robotic Applications

By Giovanni Berselli, Gabriele Vassura, Vincenzo Parenti Castelli and Rocco Vertechy


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29. Hybrid Control Techniques for Static and Dynamic Environments: a Step towards Robot-Environment Interaction

By Fabrizio Romanelli


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30. Maximal Operational Workspace of Parallel Manipulators

By E. Macho, O. Altuzarra and A. Hernandez


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31. Kinematical and Dynamical Models of KR 6 KUKA Robot, Including the Kinematic Control in a Parallel Processing Platform

By John Faber Archila Diaz, Max Suell Dutra and Fernando Augusto de Noronha Castro Pinto


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32. Manipulator Design Strategy for a Specified Task Based on Human-Robot Collaboration

By Seungnam Yu, Seungwhan Suh, Woonghee Son, Youngsoo Kim and Changsoo Han


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33. P-SPR-D and P-SPR-D+I Control of Robot Manipulators and Redundant Manipulators

By Kiyotaka Shimizu


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34. 3D Imaging System for Tele-Manipulation

By Hideki Kakeya


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35. Experimental Evaluation of Output–Feedback Tracking Controllers for Robot Manipulators

By Javier Moreno–Valenzuela, Victor Santibanez and Ricardo Campa


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36. Higher Dimensional Spatial Expression of Upper Limb Manipulation Ability Based on Human Joint Torque Characteristics

By Makoto Sasaki, Takehiro Iwami, Kazuto Miyawaki, Ikuro Sato, Goro Obinata and Ashish Dutta


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