Cooperative Motion Planning for Grasp-Work Type Manipulator System

Go Hirano, Motoji Yamamoto, Akira Mohri

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A motion planning problem of cooperative multiple manipulator system carrying on the grinding work or similar works to the object is considered. One manipulator holds the object rigidly and the other holds the tool and works on the object’s surface. At the contact point between the object and the tool there exists friction, so that interaction forces must be taken into considerations in dynamics of manipulators and the object. We only specify the tool task on the object’s surface, so the object and manipulators can move arbitrary paths in the world coordinates frame. Using these degrees of freedom, we propose an algorithm to generate joint trajectories for cooperative grasp-work type manipulator system to accomplish the specified task effectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3862-3867
Number of pages6
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number626
Publication statusPublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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