Advances in Robot Control

From Everyday Physics to Human-Like Movements

  • Sadao Kawamura
  • Mikhail Svinin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXII
  2. Human Robotics: A Vision and A Dream

    1. Suguru Arimoto
      Pages 1-5
  3. From Everyday Physics to Robot Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXXII
    2. Yun-Hui Liu, Hesheng Wang
      Pages 55-82
    3. Nikhil Chopra, Mark W. Spong
      Pages 107-134
    4. Gabriel A. D. Lopes, Daniel E. Koditschek
      Pages 135-155
    5. Sadao Kawamura, Norimitsu Sakagami
      Pages 157-178
  4. From Robot Control to Human-Like Movements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXXII
    2. Mark L. Latash, Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky
      Pages 249-261
    3. Mikhail Svinin, Igor Goncharenko, Shigeyuki Hosoe
      Pages 263-291
    4. Jaydeep Roy, Daniel L. Rothbaum, Louis L. Whitcomb
      Pages 293-316
    5. Fumio Miyazaki, Michiya Matsushima, Masahiro Takeuchi
      Pages 317-341

About this book


This volume provides a unique collection of papers written in honor of the 70th birthday of Suguru Arimoto who has long been recognized as a pioneer in the field of robot control. A variety of his research is reflected in this book, which includes contributions from leading experts in the field, who have also been closely associated with Suguru Arimoto at various stages in his distinguished career. The book is build around two themes: the physics-based robot control for coping with the so-called everyday physics problems on one hand, and the challenge of reproducing beautiful, human-like movements on the other hand. These themes defined much of Arimoto’s research in the field of robot control and are the cornerstones of his perception of human robotics. Topics covered in the book address natural motion and adaptive control of robot manipulators, visual servoing, passivity-based and iterative learning control, artificial potentials for nonholonomic systems, force control of haptic devices and muscle-activated systems, modeling and analysis of human-like movements in reaching and grasping tasks. Each chapter is self-contained and treats the subject cohesively and in depth. This volume will provide an important reference for graduate students and researchers, as well as for engineers and scientists working in the field of robotics.


Grasping Human-like Movements Learning Control Mechanical Systems Motion Planning Navigation Passivity Redundancy Robot Control learning multi-agent system robot robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Sadao Kawamura
    • 1
  • Mikhail Svinin
    • 2
  1. 1.Robotics Department Faculty of EngineeringRitsumeikan University KusatsuShigaJapan
  2. 2.RIKEN Anagahora Shimoshidam Moriyama-KuBio-Mimetic Control Research CenterNagoyaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-37346-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-37347-6
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