This book provides a fundamental knowledge of robotic grasping and fixturing (RGF) manipulation. For RGF manipulation to become a science rather than an art, the content of the book is uniquely designed for a thorough understanding of the RGF from the multifingered robot hand grasp, basic fixture design principle, and evaluating and planning of robotic grasping/fixturing, and focuses on the modeling and applications of the RGF. Compared with existing publications, this volume concentrates more on abstract formulation, i.e. mathematical modeling of robotic grasping and fixturing. Thus, it will be a good reference text for academic researchers, manufacturing and industrial engineers and a textbook for engineering graduate students.The book provides readers an overall picture and scientific basis of RGF, the comprehensive information and mathematic models of developing and applying RGF in industry, and presents long term valuable information which is essential and can be used by technical professions as a good reference.
Robotic Grasp and Workpiece-Fixture Systems; Qualitative Analysis and Quantitative Evaluation of Form-Closure Grasping/Fixturing; Stability Index and Contact Configuration Planning of Force-Closure Grasping/Fixturing; Active Grasp Force Planning; Grasp Capability Analysis; Compliant Grasping with Passive Forces; Kinematics of Contacts and Rolling Manipulation; Dynamic Stability of Grasping/Fixturing; Locating Error Analysis and Configuration Planning of Fixtures; Clamping Planning in Workpiece-Fixture Systems.