ROBOTICS: BASICS AND SELECTED ADVANCED CONCEPTS
This course starts with an introduction to robotics, the key elements and constituents of a robot and
science and technology in robots. It provides a unified treatment for the modelling and analysis of serial, parallel, and hybrid manipulators using the key concept of Denavit-Hartenberg parameters, solution of the direct and inverse kinematics of serial and parallel robots and the associated concepts of workspace and mobility are presented. The concept of velocity of the links of the robots and the Jacobian matrix is developed and the associated concepts of singularities in robots are discussed in depth. The equations of motion are derived using the Lagrangian formulation and their solutions using numerical methods are presented.