Published: 31 December 2007

A distributed control for a grasping function of a hyperredundant arm

M. Ivanescu1
M.- C. Florescu2
N. Popescu3
D. Popescu4
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Abstract

The paper focuses on the control problem of a tentacle robot that performs the coil function of grasping. First, the dynamic model of a hyperredundant arm with continuum elements produced by flexible composite materials in conjunction with active-controllable electro-rheological fluids is analyzed. Secondly, both problems, i.e. the position control and the force control are approached. The difficulties determined by the complexity of the non-linear integraldifferential equations are avoided by using a basic energy relationship of this system. Energy-based control laws are introduced for the position control problem. A force control method is proposed, namely the DSMC method in which the evolution of the system on the switching line by the ER fluid viscosity is controlled. Numerical simulations are also presented

About this article

Received
03 September 2007
Accepted
22 October 2007
Published
31 December 2007
Keywords
distributed parameter systems
force control
grasping
tentacle robots