Flexible Robot Manipulators
Modelling, Simulation and Control
Edition: 2

Cloth: 978 1 84919 583 6 / $152.00
Published: August 2017  

Publisher: The Institution of Engineering and Technology
455 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/5"
This book provides an account of the progress being made in the field of the modeling and control of lightweight flexible manipulator systems. It covers the main issues in system simulation and modeling, classical and advanced control and soft computing control.

For each section it gives an overview of the problem as well as a review of the current thinking. It also looks at algorithm development and evaluation, software development for computer implementation of the algorithm, verification and assessment of the results, and there are references for further reading.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1- Flexible Manipulators- An Overview
Chapter 2- Design of a flexible manipulator experimental system
Chapter 3- Dynamic characterisation of a single-link flexible manipulator
Chapter 4- Finite Difference Modelling
Chapter 5- Finite Element Modelling
Chapter 6- Linear Parametric Modelling
Chapter 7- Neural Network Modelling
Chapter 8- Open-loop control using command generation techniques
Chapter 9- Collocated and non-collocated control
Chapter 10- Hybrid iterative learning control
Chapter 11- Fuzzy logic control
Chapter 12- Multi-objective genetic algorithm control
Chapter 13- Multi-objective particle swarm optimisation control
Chapter 14- Evolutionary neuro-fuzzy control
Chapter 15- Software Environment for Modelling and Control of Flexible Manipulators