Reference books
The following is a list of recommended references for the course.
Many of these are freely available online.
 [SHV]:
M. Spong, S. Hutchinson, M. Vidyasagar,
Robot Modelling and Control,
John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2005.
 [Corke]
P. Corke,
Robotics, Vision & Control.
If your institution has SpringerLink access, you can find the downloadable version
here.
This book includes plenty of Matlab examples, and is generally a delight to read.
 [MLS]:
R. Murray, z. Li, and S. Sastry,
A Mathematical Introduction to Robotic Manipulation,
CRC Press.
(At this link, you'll find a downloadable pdf.)
This book is true to its title  plenty of mathematical rigor here.
The following is a list of more advanced robotics texts that
deal with issues related to motion planning.
 [Choset]: H. Choset, K. M. Lynch, S. Hutchinson,
G. Kantor, W. Burgard, L. E. Kavraki and S. Thrun,
Principles of Robot Motion: Theory, Algorithms, and Implementations,
MIT Press, Boston, 2005.
 [Latombe]:
JeanClaude Latombe,
Robot Motion Planning,
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1991.
(At this link, you'll find a downloadable pdf.)
 [LaValle]:
Steven M. LaValle,
Planning Algorithms,
Cambridge University Press.
(At this link, you'll find a downloadable pdf.)
