For senior-year or first-year graduate level robotics courses generally taught from the mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or computer science departments. Since its original publication in 1986, Craig's Introduction to Robotics: Mechanics and Control has been the market's leading textbook used for teaching robotics at the university level. With perhaps one-half of the material from traditional mechanical engineering material, one-fourth control theoretical material, and one-fourth computer science, it covers rigid-body transformations, forward and inverse positional kinematics, velocities and Jacobians of linkages, dynamics, linear control, non-linear control, force control methodologies, mechanical design aspects, and programming of robots.
1. Introduction. 2. Spatial Transformations. 3. Forward Kinematics. 4. Inverse Kinematics. 5. Velocities, Static Forces, and Jacobians. 6. Dynamics. 7. Trajectory Planning. 8. Mechanical Design of Robots. 9. Linear Control. 10. Non-Linear Control. 11. Force Control. 12. Programming Languages and Systems.
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