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Selected electronic books
The word "robot" does not originate from a science or engineering vocabulary. It was rst used in the Czech drama R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) written by Karel Capek and was rst played in Prague in 1921 (the word itself was invented by his brother Josef). In the drama the "robot" is an arti cial human being which is a brilliant worker, deprived of all unnecessary qualities: feelings, creativity and capacity for feeling pain. In the prologue of the drama the following "de nition" of robots is given: Robots are not people (Roboti nejsou lide). They are mecha- cally more perfect than we are, they have an astounding intellectual capacity, but they have no soul. The creation of an engineer is technically more re ned than the product of nature. The textbook "Robotics" evolved through more than 10 years of teaching robotics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The way of presenting the rather demanding subject was successfully tested with several generations of undergraduatestudents.
Publication Date: 2010-02-04
Industrial Robotics by
You have been tasked with increasing productivity and increasing quality, while at the same time lowering the cost of your manufacturing processes. The solution is to automate ... but how? Identifying a manufacturing process that can be automated is often a daunting task. It requires a team approach to qualifying, validating, and then finally, implementing a program. This book takes you through the best practices for each step, regardless of the application type or the industry segment. It will show you how to achieve the system expectations that were planned for and benchmarked, and it will also help identify the most common pitfalls - all without having to eliminate employees.
Publication Date: 2008-09-02
This book provides an insight on the current state of the art in industrial robotics, with a critical analysis of the state of the market and an overview of the emerging robotic trends. It is composed of twelve chapters, each one addressing one topic of the current research arena. The first part of each chapter is devoted to the fundamentals and the second part discusses an interesting application. The significant topics considered include robot design, control and robotics in non-conventional applications. The book also addresses the design, modelling and optimisation of parallel kinematic structures exploiting also the advantages of screw theory.
Publication Date: 2012-02-01
Industrial Control Systems by
In this book, the authors present current research in industrial control systems. Topics discussed include the development of friction identification, modelling, and compensation methods for feed drive motions of CNC machine tools; MPC (Model Predictive Control) control algorithms for industrial applications; non-destructive dynamic monitoring of accelerated ion beams; Jacobian trajectory tracking for serial robot manipulators and intelligent control systems for an industrial manipulator.
Publication Date: 2011-06-01
Recent Advances in Automation, Robotics and Measuring Techniques by
This book presents the recent advances and developments in control, automation, robotics and measuring techniques. It presents contributions of top experts in the fields, focused on both theory and industrial practice. The particular chapters present a deep analysis of a specific technical problem which is in general followed by a numerical analysis and simulation and results of an implementation for the solution of a real world problem. The book presents the results of the International Conference AUTOMATION 2014 held 26 - 28 March, 2014 in Warsaw, Poland on Automation - Innovations and Future Prospectives The presented theoretical results, practical solutions and guidelines will be useful for both researchers working in the area of engineering sciences and for practitioners solving industrial problems.
Publication Date: 2014-07-08
Modelling and Control for Intelligent Industrial Systems by
Incorporating intelligence in industrial systems can help to increase productivity, cut-off production costs, and to improve working conditions and safety in industrial environments. This need has resulted in the rapid development of modeling and control methods for industrial systems and robots, of fault detection and isolation methods for the prevention of critical situations in industrial work-cells and production plants, of optimization methods aiming at a more profitable functioning of industrial installations and robotic devices and of machine intelligence methods aiming at reducing human intervention in industrial systems operation. To this end, the book analyzes and extends some main directions of research in modeling and control for industrial systems. These are: (i) industrial robots, (ii) mobile robots and autonomous vehicles, (iii) adaptive and robust control of electromechanical systems, (iv) filtering and stochastic estimation for multisensor fusion and sensorless control of industrial systems (iv) fault detection and isolation in robotic and industrial systems, (v) optimization in industrial automation and robotic systems design, and (vi) machine intelligence for robots autonomy. The book will be a useful companion to engineers and researchers since it covers a wide spectrum of problems in the area of industrial systems. Moreover, the book is addressed to undergraduate and post-graduate students, as an upper-level course supplement of automatic control and robotics courses.
Publication Date: 2011-02-02