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Parallel Robots

Mechanics and Control, 1st Edition

By Hamid D. Taghirad

CRC Press

533 pages

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Description

Parallel structures are more effective than serial ones for industrial automation applications that require high precision and stiffness, or a high load capacity relative to robot weight. Although many industrial applications have adopted parallel structures for their design, few textbooks introduce the analysis of such robots in terms of dynamics

Table of Contents

Introduction. Motion Representation. Kinematics. Jacobians: Velocities and Static Forces. Dynamics. Motion Control. Force Control. Appendix A: Linear Algebra. Appendix B: Trajectory Planning. Appendix C: Nonlinear Control Review. References. Index.

About the Author

Hamid D. Taghirad is currently a professor with the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Systems and Control, and the founder of the Advanced Robotics and Automated System (ARAS) at K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. He has been involved in numerous robotics industrial projects on the design and implementation of industrial robots, robotic cells, and currently on an industrial cable-driven parallel manipulator. He has also participated in joint international collaborations in the field of robotics. Dr. Taghirad was the founder and a member of the board of the Iranian Society of Mechatronics (ISM) and is currently a member of the board of the Iranian Robotics Society (IRS), editor in chief of Mechatronics Magazine, and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Robotics: Theory and Application. He also served as an organizing committee member of many international conferences, including the International Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (ICRoM). His publications include five books and more than 190 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings.

For more information, see Professor Taghirad's profile at K.N. Toosi University of Technology.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC008000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General
TEC037000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Robotics