This paper presents a new kinematic model based on the Darboux frame for motion control and planning. In this work, we show that an underactuated model of a spin-rolling sphere on a plane with five states and three inputs can be transformed into a fully-actuated one by a given Darboux frame transformation. This nonlinear state transformation establishes a geometric model that is different from conventional state-space ones. First, a kinematic model of the Darboux frame at the contact point of the rolling sphere is established. Next, we propose a virtual surface that is trapped between the sphere and the contact plane. This virtual surface is used for generating arc-length-based inputs for controlling the contact trajectories on the sphere and the plane. Finally, we discuss the controllability of this new model. In the future, we will design a geometric path planning method for the proposed kinematic model.
|Journal||Mechanism and Machine Theory|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2021|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Computer Science Applications