Springer Handbook of Robotics (Google eBook)

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Bruno Siciliano, Oussama Khatib
Springer Science & Business Media, May 20, 2008 - Computers - 1611 pages
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I Robotics Foundations: Kinematics; Dynamics; Collision Avoidance; Motion Planning; Trajectory Generation; Identification; Motion Control; Redundancy and Singularities; Force Control; Architectures and Programming II Robot Design and Structures: Manipulator Design; Multifingered Hands; Parallel Structures; Elastic Joints; Flexible Links; Advanced Robot Design III Sensing and Perception: Force and Tactile Sensing; Laser and Range Sensing; Vision and Reconstruction; Stereo and Motion Vision; Omnidirectional Images; Visual Tracking and Servoing; Sensor Fusion; Sensory-Feedback Control IV Locomotion and Mobile Robots: Legged Locomotion; Walking Machines; Wheeled Robots; Robot Navigation; Nonholonomic Planning; Neural Behaviour and Fuzzy Maps; Mapping and Localization; SLAM V Manipulation and Human-Robot Interfaces: Grasping Manipulation; Constraint Motion Planning; Assembly Planning; Teleoperation and Telerobotics; Human Augmentation; Virtual Reality; Haptic Devices; Haptic Rendering; Interactive Simulations VI Advanced Robotics: Cooperative Robots; Distributed and Cellular Robots; Mini/Micro/Nano Robots; Biologically-Inspired Robots; Learning and Hybrid Techniques; Human-Centered Robotics and Humanoids; Human Robot Interaction; Reconfigurable and Dependable Robots; Online and Internet Robotics VII Field and Service Robotics: Underwater Robotics; Aerial Robotics; Space Robots and Systems; Robotics in Agriculture; Robotics in Construction; Search and Rescue Robots; Entertainment Robotics; Personal Robots; Medical Robots and Systems; Health Care and Rehabilitation.
  

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The book stands for its name in terms of Comprehensive coverage. This book is an excellent place to start off if you have been looking for doing something in Robotics but didn't know where to start. The list of references after each chapter is comprehensive and motivates the interested reader to pursue higher goals. A must read for beginners. 

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About the author (2008)

Bruno Siciliano is Professor of Control and Robotics at the University of Naples Federico II in Italy, President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, and a Fellow of both IEEE and ASME.

Oussama Khatib is Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University in the USA, President of the International Foundation of Robotics Research, an IEEE Fellow, and a recipient of the Japan Robot Association Award in Research and Development.

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