Modeling and Control of Flexible Manipulators
Alberts, Thomas Edward
Dickerson, Stephen L.
Book, Wayne John
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Methods to control manipulators with flexible structural members are presently sought by investigators to allow the design of lightweight, high-performance robotic manipulators. A survey of developments to date and an overview of current research activity in this area at Georgia Institute of Technology is presented. A straight forward method of modeling a simple single-link arm is included as an example. A scheme by which the first modes of vibration are actively controlled while higher modes are controlled/passively using a constrained viscoelastic layer treatment is described.