A linear dynamic model for flexible robotic manipulators
Hastings, Gordon Greene
Book, Wayne John
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The design of lightweight links for robotic manipulators results in flexible links. Accurate control of lightweight manipulators during the large changes in configuration common to robotic tasks requires dynamic models that describe both the rigid-body motions, as well as the flexural vibrations. This paper describes a linear state-space model for a single-link flexible manipulator and compares simulation of the model to measurements made on a 4-ft-long direct-drive arm.