This book comprises the proceedings of one of the most important international conferences in robotics. The individual contributions focus primarily on mechanical engineering and control and are unique in describing work completed in Eastern and Central European Countries and the former USSR. The annual symposia play an important role in the description development of the theory and practice of manipulators, walking machines, robots, and the papers present significant contributions from experts in the field. The connection between biomechanics, robotics, and other related sciences is examined, as well as the biomechanical aspects currently applied in the theory and practice of manipulators and robots. The book is divided into sections covering mechanics, synthesis and design, sensing, control of motion, mobile robots and walking machines, application and performance evaluation.
New Manipulators with Simple Inverse Kinematics.- Characterization of Redundancy in Spatial Closed Kinematic Chains.- Comparing Structure of Stiffness Matrices Using Invariants.- Kineto-Static Analysis of Co-operative Robot Manipulators Achieving Dexterous Configurations.- Planning Motions of Robot ie Systems Subject to Force and Friction Constraints with an Application to a Robotic Climber.- 'Dynamic' Multi-functional Tactice Sensing.- Design of a Carbon Fiber Robot: Architectural Choices and Design Balancing .- A Control Scheme for Biped Walking without Impacts.- Development of a Coupled Tendon Drive Manipulator with Seven Degrees of Freedom.- Dynamics and Control of 6-Legged Walking Machines.-Robotics Training Station.- A New Application Area in Robotics .- Interactive Planning Using Graphical Simulation for Robot Task Programming.- Telemanipulation Control of a Robotic Hand with Cooperating Fingers.
Series: Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences
Number Of Pages: 441
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.66