Gruver, William A. School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
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- Manipulator geometries
- Degrees of freedom
- Types of joints
- Joint actuators
- End effectors
- Robotic hands
- Mobile robots
- Walking machines
- Robot control and planning
- Sensory systems
- Intelligent systems
- Human-machine interfaces
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A field of engineering concerned with the development and application of robots, and computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. There are many types of robotic systems, including robotic manipulators, robotic hands, mobile robots, walking robots, aids for disabled persons, humanoid robots, telerobots, and micro-electro-mechanical systems (Fig. 1). See also: Humanoid robots; Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)
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