Force control of constrained flexible manipulators

Jin Soo Kim, Kuniaki Suzuki, Atsushi Konno, Masaru Uchiyama

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    In this paper, we discuss the force control of flexible manipulators. Since the force control of flexible manipulators with planar one or two links using the distributed-parameter modeling has been the subject of a considerable number of publications until now, so real time computations of the force control schemes are possible. But, application of those control schemes to multi-link spatial flexible manipulators is fairly complicated. In this paper, we apply a concise hybrid position/force control scheme to a flexible manipulator using a lumped-parameter modeling. The Hamilton's principle is applied to deriving the equations of motion and then, a state-space model is obtained by the Lagrange's method. Finally, a comparison between simulation and experimental results is presented to show the performance of our method.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)635-640
    Number of pages6
    JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
    Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1
    EventProceedings of the 1996 13th IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Part 1 (of 4) - Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Duration: 1996 Apr 221996 Apr 28

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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