Dynamical modeling of kinematically deficient cooperating manipulators

Yeşiloğlu S. M., Temeltaş H.

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Beijing, China, 9 - 13 October 2006, pp.3682-3684 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iros.2006.281726
  • City: Beijing
  • Country: China
  • Page Numbers: pp.3682-3684
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Kinematically deficient manipulators are those that have fewer degrees of freedom than necessary to achieve any admissible configuration in their operational space. When multiple manipulators, some or all of which are kinematically deficient, cooperate to perform a common task, the constrained forces at the contact points cannot be solved directly due to rank deficiency of the jacobian. This paper addresses this challenge associated with the computation of constrained forces at the contact points by introducing a novel approach called "pseudo joint." Forward dynamical model utilizing pseudo joint has been driven for cooperating kinematically deficient manipulators. Dynamics of two-wheeled cart falls under kinematically deficient manipulator when considered from cooperating manipulator approach and it has been given as an example to demonstrate the methodology.