Robotics is a relatively young field of modern technology that crosses traditional engineering boundaries. Understanding the complexity of robots
and their applications requires knowledge of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, systems and industrial engineering, computer science, economics, and mathematics. New disciplines of engineering, such as manufacturing engineering, applications engineering, and knowledge engineering have emerged to deal with the complexity of the field of robotics and factory automation.
This book is concerned with fundamentals of robotics, including kinematics, dynamics, motion planning, computer vision, and control.
Our goal is to provide a complete introduction to the most important concepts
in these subjects as applied to industrial robot manipulators.