Best Reference Books – Industrial Robotics

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Industrial Robotics subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Industrial Robotics along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Industrial Robotics subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Industrial Robotics" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Industrial Robotics” by Groover

“Industrial Robotics” Book Review: The book provides fundamentals of robotics and industrial applications of robots. The coverage of the book includes technology, programming and applications of industrial robots, latest trends in the field of Industrial Robotics, control systems and components, robot motion analysis and control, robot end-effectors, sensors in robotics, and machine vision, robot cell design and control, and economic analysis for robotics, implementation principles and issues, social issues and the future of robotics etc. The book provides a practical take on the subject with a number of colored images and simple language for clear understanding.

2. “Robot Manipulators, Mathematics, Programming and Control” by Richard paul

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“Robot Manipulators, Mathematics, Programming and Control” Book Review: The book deals with the domain of robotics and the various concepts surrounding it. The coverage of the book includes kinematics of robot arms, their dynamics, and their control, representation, use of homogeneous matrices, vector and matrix methods, homogeneous transformations, defining transformation equations, solving transformation equations, differential transformation relationships, motion trajectories, dynamics, digital servo systems, force transformations, compliance, and manipulation etc. The book makes use of interesting examples for practical understanding of the concepts.

3. “Fundamentals of Robotics” by Robert J Schiling

“Fundamentals of Robotics” Book Review: The book provides a detailed exposition on the fundamental principles and core concepts of robotics. The coverage of the book includes robotic manipulation, the algebraic “arm equation” and its solution, and techniques for planning robot motions, differential motion and statics, manipulations dynamics, torque-based control techniques, robotic vision, and high level task planning etc. The book starts with the basics and gradually touches the advanced concepts. Therefore the book can provide beginners with a solid foundation on the fundamentals of robotics. The book can be of immense use to undergraduate as well as postgraduate students in computer science, robotics and related fields. It can also serve as reference for practicing engineers.

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4. “A Textbook on Industrial Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics” by Dr Swadesh Kumar Singh

“A Textbook on Industrial Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics” Book Review: The book provides an essential guide for those preparing for various competitive examinations such as GATE, IES etc. The coverage of the book includes graphical method, simplex method, transportation, assignment and sequencing, queuing theory, inventory, forecasting and break even analysis etc. The book also addresses value engineering and work study, project management, mechatronic devices, quality control, sensors and actuators etc. The book is packed with exhaustive problem exercises that can give students the right exposure to the concepts and a strong heads up for examinations.

5. “Industrial Automation and Robotics” by Khushdeep Goyal

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“Industrial Automation and Robotics” Book Review: The book elaborates on the recent technological developments in the field of engineering, with emphasis on the field of manufacturing systems. The book covers topics such as introduction to robotics, elements of robotics, kinematics, robotic control, programming and robot applications. It also addresses industrial automation, robotics and other related systems. The chapters are supplemented with a number of objective type questions and problems. It can serve as a guide for both undergraduate as well as postgraduate students as well as those interested in robotics and its applications in industrial manufacturing.

6. “A Textbook of Industrial Robotics” by Ganesh S Hegde
7. “Industrial Automation and Robotics” by A K Gupta and S K Arora

“Industrial Automation and Robotics” Book Review: The book discusses the basic principles of automation and pneumatics. The coverage of the book includes principles and practices of pneumatics, principles and practices of pneumatics, introduction to fluidics, design of pneumatic logic circuits, robotic devices, programming and applications. The book also sheds light on characteristics and properties of the various pumps and compressors used in industry, components of basic pneumatic and hydraulic systems, transfer devices and feeders, microprocessors, sensors and PLCs etc. The book can serve as reference text for undergraduate as well as postgraduate students in mechanical and industrial engineering.

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8. “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” by Klaus Schwab

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution” Book Review: The book provides an exposition on the major trends shaping the new age industries. The book elaborates on various changes sweeping through the industries and also recounts the various historic events which influenced the current industrial practices. The coverage of the book includes drivers, megatrends, tipping points, economy, implantable technologies, new operating models, businesses etc. The book provides a thorough read on the present industrial revolution as well as the various innovations and technologies shaping the world.

9. “Robotics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)” by Alan Winfield

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“Robotics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)” Book Review: The book provides a succinct overview of robotics. The coverage of the book includes applications of robotics in manufacturing and warehouse automation, assembling cars or washing machines, homes and hospitals, as well as planetary exploration. The book provides rather a non technical and an interesting read on both the success and failures of robotics over the years. It also highlights important developments in science and their applications to everyday life. The book can provide an informative indulgence for robotics enthusiasts in general and those seeking a footing in this domain.

10. “Robotics for Engineers” by Kailash Chandra Mahajan
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