H. Asada and J.-J. E. Slotine
Introduces the basic concepts of robot manipulation----the fundamental kinematic and dynamic analysis of manipulator arms, and the key techniques for trajectory control and compliant motion control. Material is supported with abundant examples adapted from successful industrial practice or advanced research topics. Includes carefully devised conceptual diagrams, discussion of current research topics with references to the latest publications, and end--of--book problem sets. Appendixes. Bibliography.