Robot Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Illustrated (TAB Robotics)

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9780071412001: Robot Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Illustrated (TAB Robotics)

This title covers virtually everything related to mobile robots - destined to become the definitive work on robot mechanisms. It discusses the manipulators, grippers, and mechanical sensors used in mobile robotics, and includes never before compiled material on high-mobility suspension and drivetrains. Motor control section is written for those who don't have an advanced electrical understanding. It is a must read for anyone interested in the field of high-mobility vehicles.

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The Ultimate Mobile Robot Mechanical Design Reference


Both hobbyists and professionals will treasure this unique and distinctive sourcebook the most thorough and thoroughly explained compendium of robot mechanisms and devices ever assembled. Written and illustrated specifically for people fascinated with mobile robots, Robot Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Illustrated offers a one-stop source for everything needed for the mechanical design of state-of-the-art mobile 'bots.


New Mechanisms, New Systems, New Devices


Written by a leading robot designer designer of robots used at the horizon of mobile robotics this resource offers a collection of both new and classic robotic mechanisms and devices unmatched in scope, from such high-level sources as the mechanical engineers' mainstay, Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Illustrated. Paul Sandin's superlative reference also brings you new robotic mechanisms and devices that have never before been collected! Inside you'll find:

- The most extensive array of mechanisms and devices for mobile robots ever compiled

- Innovations in high-mobility suspension systems and drivetrains

- A wide range of steering systems and techniques

- Insights and diagrams on manipulator and gripper mechanisms and geometries

- Details on robust mechanical sensor systems

- Robot motor control electronics explained with the non-EE in mind

- Inspiration to take you to the next level in mobile robots and beyond


Dream It and Build It With THE Resource on High-Mobility Robots

About the Author:

Paul E. Sandin is a robotocist with iRobot Corporation, where he designs and builds systems for the Consumer Robotics Division. Previously he worked for RedZone Robotics, where he designed suspension components for large scale toxic waste cleanup robots. He has an intimate knowledge of robots, both large and small. He lives with his family in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts.

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