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Author Briot, S. ♦ Martinet, P. ♦ Rosenzveig, V.
Sponsorship IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2004
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics ♦ Electricity & electronics
Subject Keyword Legged locomotion ♦ Visual servoing ♦ Parallel robots ♦ Robot kinematics ♦ visual servoing ♦ Controllability ♦ kinematics ♦ parallel robots ♦ singularity ♦ visual servoing ♦ Controllability ♦ kinematics ♦ parallel robots ♦ singularity
Abstract Previous works on parallel robots have shown that their visual servoing using the observation of their leg directions was possible. There were, however, found two main results for which no answer was given. These results were: 1) the observed robot that is composed of n legs could be controlled in most cases using the observation of only m leg directions (m <; n), and 2) in some cases, the robot did not converge to the desired end-effector pose, even if the observed leg directions did (i.e., there was not a global diffeomorphism between the observation space and the robot space). Recently, it was shown that the visual servoing of the leg directions of the Gough-Stewart platform and the Adept Quattro was equivalent to controlling other virtual robots that have assembly modes and singular configurations different from those of the real ones. These hidden robot models are tangible visualizations of the mapping between the observation space and the real robots Cartesian space. Thanks to this concept, all the aforementioned points pertaining to the studied robots were answered. In this paper, the concept of the hidden robot model is generalized for any type of parallel robots controlled using visual servos based on the observation of elements other than the end-effector, such as the robot legs into motion. It is shown that the concept of the hidden robot model is a powerful tool that gives useful insights about the visual servoing of robots and that it helps define the necessary features to observe in order to ensure the controllability of the robot in its whole workspace. All theoretical concepts are validated through simulations with an Adams mockup linked to Simulink.
Description Author affiliation :: Inst. de Rech. en Commun. et Cybernetique de Nantes, Nantes, France
ISSN 15523098
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-01-01
Publisher Place U.S.A.
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Volume Number 31
Issue Number 6
Size (in Bytes) 1.80 MB
Page Count 16
Starting Page 1337
Ending Page 1352


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library