Reactive Mobile Manipulation Using Dynamic Trajectory Tracking
Egerstedt, Magnus B.
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A solution to the trajectory tracking problem for mobile manipulators is proposed, that allows for the base to be influenced by a reactive, obstacle avoidance behavior. Given a trajectory for the gripper to follow, a tracking algorithm for the manipulator is designed, and at the same time the base motions are generated in such a way that the base is coordinated with the gripper. Furthermore, it is shown that the method allows arbitrary upper and lower bounds on the gripper-base distance to be set and this can be achieved without introducing deadlocks into the system. The solution also ensures that the control effort, spent on slow base motions, is kept small.