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On point-to-point motion planning for underactuated space manipulator systems

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On point-to-point motion planning for underactuated space manipulator systems
In free-floating mode, space manipulator systems have their actuators turned off, and exhibit nonholonomic behavior due to angular momentum conservation. The system is underactuated and a challenging problem is to control both the location of the end effector and the attitude of the base, using manipulator actuators only. Here a path planning methodology satisfying this requirement is developed. The method uses high order polynomials, as arguments in cosine functions, to specify the desired path directly in joint-space. In this way, the accessibility of final configurations is extended drastically, and the free parameters are determined by optimization techniques. It was found that this approach leads always to a path, provided that the desired change in configuration lies between physically permissible limits. Physical limitations, imposed by system’s dynamic parameters, are examined. Lower and upper bounds for base rotation, due to manipulator motions, are estimated and shown ...
Ioannis Tortopidis, Evangelos Papadopoulos
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Updated 27 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2007
Where RAS
Authors Ioannis Tortopidis, Evangelos Papadopoulos
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