Sam Cubero

Samuel N. Cubero was born in 1972 and was raised and educated entirely in Australia since the age of 2 after his Filipino parents migrated from the Philippines in 1974. He completed his B.Eng (bachelor of engineering) degree, with honors, in 1993, at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, in mechanical engineering. He completed his Ph.D in mechatronic (robotics) engineering at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in 1998, specializing in embedded controllers, robotic walking vehicles, simulation programming and force, speed and position controlled actuators. From 1998 to 2010, he lectured and developed the teaching and lab materials for several new mechanical, mechatronics and robotics engineering subjects at Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia, and at USQ, Queensland. Currently, Dr. Cubero works as a full time academic at the Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). His CV and some sample videos of his work can be viewed at: www.samcubero.com.

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This book covers a wide range of topics relating to advanced industrial robotics, sensors and automation technologies. Although being highly technical and complex in nature, the papers presented in this book represent some of the latest cutting edge technologies and advancements in industrial robotics technology. This book covers topics such as networking, properties of manipulators, forward and inverse robot arm kinematics, motion path-planning, machine vision and many other practical topics too numerous to list here. The authors and editor of this book wish to inspire people, especially young ones, to get involved with robotic and mechatronic engineering technology and to develop new and exciting practical applications, perhaps using the ideas and concepts presented herein.

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