Best Reference Books – Mechanisms and Robot Kinematics

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

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1. “Advances in Robot Kinematics: Mechanisms and Motion” by Jadran Lenarčič and B Roth

“Advances in Robot Kinematics: Mechanisms and Motion” Book Review: This book is designed for researchers, teachers and students, in fields of engineering and mathematics related to robot theory, design, control and application. It deals with the theory and practice of robot kinematics. It treats motion of robots irrespective of how this motion is produced or c- trolled. It reports the most recent research projects and presents many new discoveries. This book also aims to solve problems in areas like synthesis, calibration, redundancy, force control, d- terity, inverse and forward kinematics, kinematic singularities, as well as over-constrained systems. It uses methods like line geometry, quat- nion algebra, screw algebra, and linear algebra.

2. “Cable-Driven Parallel Robots (Mechanisms and Machine Science)” by Andreas Pott and Tobias Bruckmann

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“Cable-Driven Parallel Robots (Mechanisms and Machine Science)” Book Review: This publication presents the outcome of the “First International Conference on Cable-Driven Parallel Robots” in 2012. The conference was aimed at bringing together the cable robot community and dedicating a forum for the international experts of this field. This book includes ideas and experiences of active researchers developing cable-driven robots. It briefs all the contributions, latest research results and the expected future developments. It cover topics such as classification and definition, kinematics, workspace analysis, cable modeling, control and calibration, design methodology, hardware/prototype development, etc.

3. “Robot Mechanisms (Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering)” by Jadran Lenarcic and Tadej Bajd

“Robot Mechanisms (Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering)” Book Review: This book is for PG and doctoral students or young researchers in the field of robotics. It intends to throw some light in the area of robot mechanisms, primarily considering industrial manipulators and humanoid arms. It lays the fundamentals of kinematic analysis and the design of robot mechanisms. It maintains a balance between theoretical and practical aspects in the development and application of robot mechanisms. Topics discussed in the book include kinematic analysis of serial mechanisms, kinematic singularities, kinematic redundancies, and parallel mechanisms. It covers the latest achievements and trends in robot science and technology.

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4. “Mechanisms and Robots Analysis with MATLAB®” by Dan B Marghitu

“Mechanisms and Robots Analysis with MATLAB®” Book Review: This book provides a thorough, rigorous presentation of kinematics and dynamics. It employs MATLAB as a tool to solve issues from the field of mechanisms and robots. It identifies tools for formulating mathematical questions. Methods for solving these questions are then explored. For better understanding, it puts focus on basic concepts, derivations, and interpretations of the general principles. This book will aid the reader in solving dynamic concepts in areas such as robotics, multi-body systems, spacecraft, control, and design of complex mechanical devices.

5. “Statics and Kinematics with Applications to Robotics” by Joseph Duffy

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“Statics and Kinematics with Applications to Robotics” Book Review: This book gives a thorough introduction to statics and first-order instantaneous kinematics with applications to robotics. Focus has been put on serial and parallel planar manipulators and mechanisms. It shows how to deploy linear springs in the connectors of parallel manipulators. It also provides a proper geometric method for controlling the force and motion of a rigid lamina. Numerous illustrations, exercises and real-world projects given inside help to gain an in-depth knowledge. The reader will understand the statics and kinematics through this book.

6. “New Trends in Mechanism and Machine Science: Theory and Industrial Applications (Mechanisms and Machine Science)” by Philippe Wenger and Paulo Flores

“New Trends in Mechanism and Machine Science: Theory and Industrial Applications (Mechanisms and Machine Science)” Book Review: This publication presents papers from the sixth International Conference on Mechanism Science, held in Nantes, France, 20-23 September 2016. It collects the most recent advances in mechanism science and machine theory with application to engineering. The initial topics discuss mechanics of robots and it’s analysis. Industrial and non-industrial applications, control issues and history of mechanisms have been discussed next. Mechanisms for biomechanics and surgery is an important topic covered. Towards the end, a coordinate free dynamical model for cable driven parallel robots had been proposed.

7. “ROMANSY 16: Robot Design, Dynamics and Control (CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences)” by Teresa Zielinska and Cezary Zielinski
8. “Cam Synthesis (Solid Mechanics and Its Applications)” by M A González-Palacios and J Angeles

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“Cam Synthesis (Solid Mechanics and Its Applications)” Book Review: This book treats the subject of cam synthesis. It analyses kinematic synthesis of cam mechanisms in a unified framework. Three types of cam mechanisms(spatial, spherical and planar) have been approached in this book. It explores mathematical and kinematical tools of analysis and synthesis that can be used only with the available current software and hardware. It studies the cam mechanisms from different points of view such as kinematic synthesis, dynamic synthesis, analysis, design, optimization and manufacturing. It shows how the optimization theory of cam mechanisms can be applied systematically.

9. “Computer-Aided Graphing and Simulation Tools for AutoCAD Users (Chapman & Hall/CRC Computer and Information Science Series)” by P A Simionescu

“Computer-Aided Graphing and Simulation Tools for AutoCAD Users (Chapman & Hall/CRC Computer and Information Science Series)” Book Review: This book aids the readers in understanding more about AutoCAD design and documentation software. It uses methods and computer programs for solving issues in a variety of application areas, including computer-aided design, data visualization, evolutionary computation, numerical methods, single and multicriteria optimization, etc. It starts with a description of plotting programs D_2D and D_3D. Some other topics include motion simulation of planar mechanical systems, design and analysis of disk cam mechanisms. It demonstrates how to use the Working Model 2D and AutoLISP applications to demonstrate how involute gears operate. Pictorial examples, first-rate figures, problem-solving approaches, graphs and simulations software tools, all help in clarity of concepts.

10. “Kinematics: Theory and Applications” by Jens Wittenburg

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“Kinematics: Theory and Applications” Book Review: This book is intended for graduate and Ph.D. students scientists and engineers from academia and industry in the area of theoretical mechanics, theory of mechanisms, robotics and mechatronics.It lays a theoretical foundation and gives mathematical methods applicable to the solution of problems for kinematics of mechanisms. It focuses on vector equations instead of lengthy scalar coordinate equations. It covers topics on spatial and planar kinematics. Wherever possible, the principle of transference has been applied to problems. The very important topics focused upon are position theory and motion.

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