Top Robotics books recommended by experts

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Fundamentals of Robotics

Understanding the concepts of Robotics starts with understanding the fundamentals. On your way to mastery, it's crucial for you to understand how certain concepts were derived, and why things work like they do. Starting with these resources is the best way to do so.

Probabilistic Robotics

Probabilistic Robotics

Probabilistic robotics is a new and growing area in robotics, concerned with perception and control in the face of uncertainty. Building on the field of mathematical statistics, probabilistic robotics endows robots with a new level of robustness in real-world situations.

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Robotics: Modelling, Planning and Control

Robotics: Modelling, Planning and Control

Robotics provides the basic know-how on the foundations of robotics: modelling, planning and control. The text develops around a core of consistent and rigorous formalism with fundamental and technological material giving rise naturally and with gradually increasing difficulty to more advanced considerations.

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A Mathematical Introduction to Robotic Manipulation

A Mathematical Introduction to Robotic Manipulation

A Mathematical Introduction to Robotic Manipulation presents a mathematical formulation of the kinematics, dynamics, and control of robot manipulators. It uses an elegant set of mathematical tools that emphasizes the geometry of robot motion and allows a large class of robotic manipulation problems to be analyzed within a unified framework.

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Introduction to Robotics: Mechanics and Control (3rd Edition)

Introduction to Robotics: Mechanics and Control (3rd Edition)

Blending traditional mechanical engineering material with computer science and control theoretical concepts, the text covers a range of topics, including rigid-body transformations, forward and inverse positional kinematics, velocities and Jacobians of linkages, dynamics, linear and non-linear control, force control methodologies, mechanical design aspects, and robotic programming.

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The Robotics Primer

The Robotics Primer

The Robotics Primer is unique as a principled, pedagogical treatment of the topic that is accessible to a broad audience; the only prerequisites are curiosity and attention. It can be used effectively in an educational setting or more informally for self-instruction. The Robotics Primer is a springboard for readers of all backgrounds—including students taking robotics as an elective outside the major, graduate students preparing to specialize in robotics, and K-12 teachers who bring robotics into their classrooms.

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Foundations of Robotics: A Multidisciplinary Approach With Python and Ros

Foundations of Robotics: A Multidisciplinary Approach With Python and Ros

It is written for students of all ages and backgrounds who want to learn about the broad fundamentals of robotics. This includes artists, designers, and writers who want to learn more about the technical workings of robots, and engineers who want to learn more about the cultural history of robots.

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Pito Salas is Professor of the Practice of Computer Science in the Michtom School of Computer Science at Brandeis University, where has been teaching courses in applied computer science over the last eight years. He teaches courses in software engineering, software entrepreneurship and robotics. Before teaching at Brandeis, Pito worked …

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I'm a technology executive with 17+ years of building teams to launch next-gen products in cutting edge industries. My key areas are AI Hardware, Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics & Consumer Electronics. I've worked globally, directly managed global teams, and empowered teams to launch breakthrough products. I have successfully up-skilled and enriched …

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