Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technologies

A Journey from Robot to Digital Human

Mathematical Principles and Applications with MATLAB Programming

Authors: Gu, Edward Y L

  • A unique mathematical introduction to robotic kinematics, statics, dynamics and control with clear physical interpretations, illustrations and computer visualizations, as a perfect robotics textbook
  • Latest advances in digital human modeling and realistic motion analysis
  • Comprehensive introduction to 3D graphics and to its implementation all-in-one into a MATLAB program without need of any application programming interface and with no restriction
  • Written by a leading expert in the field
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About this Textbook

This book provides readers with a solid set of diversified and essential tools for the theoretical modeling and control of complex robotic systems, as well as for digital human modeling and realistic motion generation. Following a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of robotic kinematics, dynamics and control systems design, the author extends robotic modeling procedures and motion algorithms to a much higher-dimensional, larger scale and more sophisticated research area, namely digital human modeling. Most of the methods are illustrated by MATLAB™ codes and sample graphical visualizations, offering a unique closed loop between conceptual understanding and visualization. Readers are guided through practicing and creating 3D graphics for robot arms as well as digital human models in MATLAB™, and through driving them for real-time animation. This work is intended to serve as a robotics textbook with an extension to digital human modeling for senior undergraduate and graduate engineering students. At the same time, it represents a comprehensive reference guide for all researchers, scientists and professionals eager to learn the fundamentals of robotic systems as well as the basic methods of digital human modeling and motion generation.

 

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“This enticingly titled book can be used as a textbook or as a reference book. … There are also exercise problems at the end of each chapter, which can be used in college courses or by readers who want to practice what they have learned in the text. … Having extensive MATLAB code is a unique feature of this book, because it encourages the reader to try the computations described in the book and to learn by experimenting.” (M. Gini, Computing Reviews, March, 2014)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction to Robotics and Digital Human Modeling

    Gu, Edward Y. L.

    Pages 1-13

  • Mathematical Preliminaries

    Gu, Edward Y. L.

    Pages 15-47

  • Representations of Rigid Motion

    Gu, Edward Y. L.

    Pages 49-81

  • Robotic Kinematics and Statics

    Gu, Edward Y. L.

    Pages 83-134

  • Redundant Robots and Hybrid-Chain Robotic Systems

    Gu, Edward Y. L.

    Pages 135-203

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-39046-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Journey from Robot to Digital Human
Book Subtitle
Mathematical Principles and Applications with MATLAB Programming
Authors
Series Title
Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technologies
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-39047-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-39047-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-39046-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44620-7
Series ISSN
2196-7326
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 585
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