A non-master/slave scheme, called the symmetric scheme, is proposed for the coordination of two robots to manipulate a single object jointly. The definition of workspace force, velocity, and position vectors as symmetric functions of the jointspace force, velocity, and position vectors of the two robots is essential to implementing the symmetric scheme. These workspace vectors are derived by first analyzing the statics of the closed kinematic chain consisting of the two robots and the object, and then calculating velocities using the force-velocity duality. The workspace-position vector is defined by integrating the velocities. The derived workspace vectors are used successfully to implement the symmetric scheme.
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|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1988 Jan 1|
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