Mechanical Basics

Dubbel - Taschenbuch für den Maschinenbau

In this standard reference, the basics of mechanical engineering are condensed, from kinematic principles up to actuation.

Beitz, W. and Kuettner, K.-H. (1995). Dubbel - Taschenwoerterbuch für den Maschinenebau. Springer Verlag.

Fundamentals of Robotic Mechanical Systems

This book covers the mechanical system of robot, like e.g. walking-machines, robotic hands and flight simulators.

Angeles, J. (2007). Fundamentals of Robotic Mechanical Systems - Theory, Methods, and Algorithms. Springer, Heidelberg, Deutschland.

Grundwissen des Ingenieurs

In this multi-part reference book, many mechanical basics, which are important for robotics, are covered.

Hering, E. and Bein, T. (2002). Grundwissen des Ingeneurs. Fachbuchverlag Leipzig im Carl Hanser Verlag.