Human-Like Biomechanics

A Unified Mathematical Approach to Human Biomechanics and Humanoid Robotics

  • Vladimir G. Ivancevic
  • Tijana T. Ivancevic

Part of the Microprocessor-Based and Intelligent Systems Engin book series (ISCA, volume 28)

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

Human-Like Biomechanics is a comprehensive introduction into modern geometrical methods to be used as a unified research approach in two apparently separate and rapidly growing fields: mathematical biomechanics and humanoid robotics.

The book contains six Chapters and an Appendix. The first Chapter is an Introduction, giving a brief review of mathematical techniques to be used in the text. The second Chapter develops geometrical basis of human-like biomechanics, while the third Chapter develops its mechanical basis, mainly from generalized Lagrangian and Hamiltonian perspective. The fourth Chapter develops topology of human-like biomechanics, while the fifth Chapter reviews related nonlinear control techniques. The sixth Chapter develops covariant biophysics of electro-muscular stimulation. The Appendix consists of two parts: classical muscular mechanics and modern path integral methods, which are both used frequently in the main text. The whole book is based on the authors’ own research papers in human-like biomechanics.

Keywords

Simulator biomechanics geometry mechanics modeling nonlinear dynamics robotics

Authors and affiliations

  • Vladimir G. Ivancevic
    • 1
  • Tijana T. Ivancevic
    • 2
  1. 1.Defence Science and Technology OrganisationAustralia
  2. 2.The University of AdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-4116-4
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4116-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4117-4
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