I plan to build a mechanism with multiple axis, which is similar to a robot. To start, I need to define some specifications such as repeatable precision, speed, acceleration, and payload. Then the motor and structure is selected and designed based on these parameters. After that, I need to choose methods to manufacture these components. I would like to consult experienced experts in this forum that is there any suggested books, textbooks, or website resources I can learn these knowledge?
You could look at three books.
- A Mathematical Introduction to Robotic Manipulation - S.Sastry, X.Li and R.Murray provides a theoretical foundation to the kinematics, dynamics and control aspects of robotic manipulators. The only downside to this book is that it lacks in algorithmic content like that available in Probabilistic Robotics - Sebastian Thrun
- Robotic Engineering An Integrated Approach deals with the A to Z of designing a robotic manipulator. It gives you a theoretical overview of the fundamental concepts. In terms of design it takes you from requirements through implementation and practical considerations while choosing actuators, computing systems etc. The downside for this book is the same as the previous book.
- Mechanical Design of Robots covers mechanical engineering topics such as stresses, strains, structures, linkages etc. It is a book to help you design a robotic system from a functionality standpoint. The author maintains that design of robots should not necessarily compromise on aesthetic values by always going by the worst case scenario.