Vehicle-Manipulator Systems, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1447154630
  • ISBN-13: 9781447154631
  • DDC: 629.8
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 388 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Furthering the aim of reducing human exposure to hazardous environments, this book presents a detailed study of the modeling and control of vehicle-manipulator systems. The text shows how complex interactions can be performed at remote locations using systems that combine the manipulability of robotic manipulators with the ability of mobile robots to locomote over large areas. The first part studies the kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies and standard robotic manipulators and can be used as an introduction to robotics focusing on robust mathematical modeling. The book then focuses on vehicle-manipulator systems with emphasis on combining two configuration spaces in a mathematically sound way. Robustness of these systems is extremely important and Modeling and Control of Vehicle-manipulator Systems effectively represents the dynamic equations using a mathematically robust framework. Tools from Lie theory and differential geometry are used to obtain globally valid representations of the dynamic equations of vehicle-manipulator systems. The specific characteristics of vehicle-manipulator systems are included and the various application areas of these systems are discussed in detail. For underwater robots buoyancy and gravity, drag forces, added mass properties, and ocean currents are considered. For space robotics, the effects of free fall environments and the strong dynamic coupling between the spacecraft and the manipulator are discussed. For wheeled robots wheel kinematics and non-holonomic motion is treated, and finally the inertial forces are included for robots mounted on a forced moving base. This book will be of interest to researchers and engineers studying and working on many applications of robotics: underwater, space, personal assistance, and mobile manipulation in general, all having similarities in the equations required for modeling and control.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Editors' Foreword.
Notation and Acronyms.
1: Introduction.
2: Preliminary Mathematical Concepts.
3: Rigid Body Kinematics.
4: Kinematics of Manipulators on a Fixed Base.
5: Kinematics of Vehicle-Manipulator Systems.
6: Rigid Body Dynamics.
7: Dynamics of Manipulators on a Fixed Base.
8: Dynamics of Vehicle-Manipulator Systems.
9: Properties of the Dynamic Equations in Matrix Form.
10: Underwater Robotic Systems.
11: Spacecraft-Manipulator Systems.
12: Field Robots.
13: Robotic Manipulators Mounted on a Forced Non-inertial Base.
Implementation and Proofs.