Advances in Robot Kinematics

Theory and Applications

  • J. Lenarčič
  • F. Thomas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Performance Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. Di Gregorio, V. Parenti-Castelli
      Pages 11-20
    3. Han Sung Kim, Lung-Wen Tsai
      Pages 21-28
    4. K. Parsa, J. Angeles, A. K. Misra
      Pages 39-48
    5. Narcís Gascons, Haijun Su, J. M. McCarthy
      Pages 49-56
    6. E. Staffetti, H. Bruyninckx, J. De Schutter
      Pages 57-66
    7. Francisco Valero, Vicente Mata, Francisco Rubio, Josep-Lluís Suñer
      Pages 67-76
  3. Design and Control of Special-Type Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Jadran Lenarčič, Michael Stanišić, Eric Schearer
      Pages 79-88
    3. O. Khatib, O. Brock, K.-S. Chang, D. Ruspini, L. Sentis, F. Conti et al.
      Pages 89-98
    4. Cornel Brisan, Manfred Hiller
      Pages 99-106
    5. Federico Thomas, Erika Ottaviano, Lluís Ros, Marco Ceccarelli
      Pages 107-116
    6. Richard Verhoeven, Manfred Hiller
      Pages 117-124
    7. T. Heyden, T. Maier, C. Woernle
      Pages 125-134
    8. Kazem Kazerounian
      Pages 135-144
  4. Redundancy, Singularity, and Self-Motion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Manfred Husty, Sonja Mielczarek, Manfred Hiller
      Pages 147-154

About this book


This is the fifth book of the Kluwer's series Advances in Robot Kine­ matics. The book presents the most recent research advances in the theory, design, control and application of robotic systems, which are intended for a variety of purposes such as manipulation, manufactur­ ing, automation, surgery, locomotion and biomechanics. The issues addressed are fundamentally kinematic in nature, including synthesis, calibration, redundancy, force control, dexterity, inverse and forward kinematics, kinematic singularities, as well as over-constrained systems. Methods used include line geometry, quaternion algebra, screw alge­ bra, and linear algebra. These methods are applied to both parallel and serial multi-degree-of-freedom systems. The results should interest researchers, teachers and students, in fields of engineering and mathe­ matics related to robot theory, design, control and application. Each contribution in this book had been rigorously reviewed by two or three independent reviewers and 53 articles had been recommended for publication. We are happy to observe that Advances in Robot Kine­ matics has always attracted the most outstanding authors and has de­ veloped a remarkable scientific community in the area. Many important and original scientific results were for the first time reported and dis­ cussed in these books. All articles in this book were also reported at the eight international symposium on Advances in Robot Kinematics that was organised in June 2002 in Caldes de Malavella in Spain.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. Lenarčič
    • 1
  • F. Thomas
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute Jožef StefanLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Institute of Industrial Robotics (IRI)BarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6054-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0657-5
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