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Redefinition of the Robot Motion-Control Problem

LM Sweet, MC Good

IEEE Control Systems Magazine | Published : 1985


The objective of this paper is a redefinition of the robot control problem, based on (1) realistic models for the industrial robot as a controlled plant, (2) end-effector trajectories consistent with manufacturing applications, and (3) the need for end-effector sensing to compensate for uncertainties inherent to most robotic manufacturing applications. Based on extensive analytical and experimental studies, robot dynamic models are presented that have been validated over the frequency range 0 to 50 Hz. These models exhibit a strong influence of drive system flexibility, producing lightly damped poles in the neighborhood of 8 Hz, 14 Hz, and 40 Hz, all unmodeled by the conventional rigid-body ..

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