Singularity consistency and the natural motion of robot manipulators

D. N. Nenchev, Y. Tsumaki, M. Uchiyama

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    This paper presents a new formulation of the inverse kinematics and dynamics of robot, manipulators. A robot manipulator's motion is expressed as the motion of a point in Riemannian space. We show that the end-effector-motion constraint defines a specific metric over this space, in terms of pure kinematic motion. An inverse kinematic solution is obtained which guarantees the stability of the system in the neighborhood of kinematic singularities. Motion through singularities becomes also possible. Further on, we show that in the presence of forces, the metric has to be changed in an appropriate way. Then, taking advantage of full integrability of the equation of motion, we obtain another nonlinear solution of the inverse kinematics which gives rise to an internal potential energy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)407-412
    Number of pages6
    JournalProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
    Publication statusPublished - 1998 Dec 1
    EventProceedings of the 1998 37th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) - Tampa, FL, USA
    Duration: 1998 Dec 161998 Dec 18

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Modelling and Simulation
    • Control and Optimization


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