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Introduction

  • Lorenzo Sciavicco
  • Bruno Siciliano
Part of the Advanced Textbooks in Control and Signal Processing book series (C&SP)

Abstract

Robotics is concerned with the study of those machines that can replace human beings in the execution of a task, as regards both physical activity and decision making. The goal of the introductory chapter is to point out the problems related to the use of robots in industrial applications, with reference to the general framework of robotics. A classification of the most common manipulator mechanical structures is presented. Topics of modelling and control are introduced which will be examined in the following chapters. The chapter ends with a list of references dealing with subjects both of specific interest and of related interest to those covered by this textbook.

Keywords

Robot Manipulator Material Handling Kinematic Chain Industrial Robot Revolute Joint 
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Bibliographical Reference Texts

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lorenzo Sciavicco
    • 1
  • Bruno Siciliano
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Informatica e AutomazioneUniversità degli Studi di Roma TreRomeItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Informatica e SistemisticaUniversità degli Studi di Napoli Federico IINaplesItaly

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