Good vibrations: A vibration damping setpoint controller for continuum robots

I. A. Gravagne, Christopher D. Rahn, I. D. Walker

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Abstract

In this paper, we focus on a class of robotic manipulators that utilize continuous backbone structures. Such manipulators, known as "continuum" robots, exhibit behavior similar to tentacles, trunks, and snakes. Specifically, we have previously discussed some of the mechanical and kinematic details of the Clemson "Tentacle Manipulator." This work examines the dynamic characteristics of this manipulator, proposing a vibration damping control strategy for configurations with the worst vibration characteristics. We begin by formulating the dynamics for one section of the Tentacle Manipulator. We then proceed to develop a new vibration control strategy which incorporates a setpoint regulator. We supplement the theoretical developments with experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3877-3884
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Event2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: May 21 2001May 26 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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