A Journey from Robot to Digital Human

Mathematical Principles and Applications with MATLAB Programming

  • Edward Y L Gu

Part of the Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technologies book series (MOST, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-21
  2. Edward Y. L. Gu
    Pages 15-47
  3. Edward Y. L. Gu
    Pages 49-81
  4. Edward Y. L. Gu
    Pages 83-134
  5. Edward Y. L. Gu
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  8. Edward Y. L. Gu
    Pages 397-466
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 579-585

About this book


This book provides readers with a solid set of diversified and essential tools for the theoretical modeling and control of complex robotic systems, as well as for digital human modeling and realistic motion generation. Following a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of robotic kinematics, dynamics and control systems design, the author extends robotic modeling procedures and motion algorithms to a much higher-dimensional, larger scale and more sophisticated research area, namely digital human modeling. Most of the methods are illustrated by MATLAB™ codes and sample graphical visualizations, offering a unique closed loop between conceptual understanding and visualization. Readers are guided through practicing and creating 3D graphics for robot arms as well as digital human models in MATLAB™, and through driving them for real-time animation. This work is intended to serve as a robotics textbook with an extension to digital human modeling for senior undergraduate and graduate engineering students. At the same time, it represents a comprehensive reference guide for all researchers, scientists and professionals eager to learn the fundamentals of robotic systems as well as the basic methods of digital human modeling and motion generation.



3D Graphical Simulations Control Digital Human Modelling Humanoid Robots Hybrid-Chain Robots MATLAB Manufacturing Simulations Multi-Robot Coordination Posture Optimization Redundant Robot

Authors and affiliations

  • Edward Y L Gu
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Electrical and Computer EngineeringOakland UniversityRochester MichiganUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-39046-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-39047-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-7326
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-7334
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