Dynamics of Underactuated Multibody Systems

Author: Robert Seifried
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319012282
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Underactuated multibody systems are intriguing mechatronic systems, as they posses fewer control inputs than degrees of freedom. Some examples are modern light-weight flexible robots and articulated manipulators with passive joints. This book investigates such underactuated multibody systems from an integrated perspective. This includes all major steps from the modeling of rigid and flexible multibody systems, through nonlinear control theory, to optimal system design. The underlying theories and techniques from these different fields are presented using a self-contained and unified approach and notation system. Subsequently, the book focuses on applications to large multibody systems with multiple degrees of freedom, which require a combination of symbolical and numerical procedures. Finally, an integrated, optimization-based design procedure is proposed, whereby both structural and control design are considered concurrently. Each chapter is supplemented by illustrated examples.

Introduction to Robotics

Author: John J. Craig
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780133489798
Format: PDF
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For senior-year undergraduate and first-year graduate courses in robotics. An intuitive introduction to robotic theory and application Since its original publication in 1986, Craig's Introduction to Robotics: Mechanics and Control has been the leading textbook for teaching robotics at the university level. Blending traditional mechanical engineering material with computer science and control theoretical concepts, the text covers a range of topics, including rigid-body transformations, forward and inverse positional kinematics, velocities and Jacobians of linkages, dynamics, linear and non-linear control, force control methodologies, mechanical design aspects, and robotic programming. The 4th Edition features a balance of application and theory, introducing the science and engineering of mechanical manipulation--establishing and building on foundational understanding of mechanics, control theory, and computer science. With an emphasis on computational aspects of problems, the text aims to present material in a simple, intuitive way.

Non linear Control for Underactuated Mechanical Systems

Author: Isabelle Fantoni
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447101774
Format: PDF
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This book deals with the application of modern control theory to some important underactuated mechanical systems, from the inverted pendulum to the helicopter model. It will help readers gain experience in the modelling of mechanical systems and familiarize with new control methods for non-linear systems.

Motion Control of Underactuated Mechanical Systems

Author: Javier Moreno-Valenzuela
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319583190
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume is the first to present a unified perspective on the control of underactuated mechanical systems. Based on real-time implementation of parameter identification, this book provides a variety of algorithms for the Furuta pendulum and the inertia wheel pendulum, which are two-degrees-of-freedom mechanical systems. Specifically, this work addresses and solves the problem of motion control via trajectory tracking in one joint coordinate while another joint is regulated. Besides, discussions on extensions to higher degrees-of-freedom systems are given. The book, aimed at control engineers as well as graduate students, ranges from the problem of parameter identification of the studied systems to the practical implementation of sophisticated motion control algorithms. Offering real-world solutions to manage the control of underactuated systems, this book provides a concise tutorial on recent breakthroughs in the field, original procedures to achieve bounding of the error trajectories, convergence and gain tuning guidelines.

Bioinspired Legged Locomotion

Author: Maziar Ahmad Sharbafi
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128037741
Format: PDF, ePub
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Bioinspired Legged Locomotion: Models, Concepts, Control and Applications explores the universe of legged robots, bringing in perspectives from engineering, biology, motion science, and medicine to provide a comprehensive overview of the field. With comprehensive coverage, each chapter brings outlines, and an abstract, introduction, new developments, and a summary. Beginning with bio-inspired locomotion concepts, the book's editors present a thorough review of current literature that is followed by a more detailed view of bouncing, swinging, and balancing, the three fundamental sub functions of locomotion. This part is closed with a presentation of conceptual models for locomotion. Next, the book explores bio-inspired body design, discussing the concepts of motion control, stability, efficiency, and robustness. The morphology of legged robots follows this discussion, including biped and quadruped designs. Finally, a section on high-level control and applications discusses neuromuscular models, closing the book with examples of applications and discussions of performance, efficiency, and robustness. At the end, the editors share their perspective on the future directions of each area, presenting state-of-the-art knowledge on the subject using a structured and consistent approach that will help researchers in both academia and industry formulate a better understanding of bioinspired legged robotic locomotion and quickly apply the concepts in research or products. Presents state-of-the-art control approaches with biological relevance Provides a thorough understanding of the principles of organization of biological locomotion Teaches the organization of complex systems based on low-dimensional motion concepts/control Acts as a guideline reference for future robots/assistive devices with legged architecture Includes a selective bibliography on the most relevant published articles

Recipes for Continuation

Author: Harry Dankowicz
Publisher: SIAM
ISBN: 1611972566
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the mathematical methodology of parameter continuation. It develops a systematic formalism for constructing and implementing abstract representations of continuation problems with equal emphasis on theoretical rigor, algorithm development and software engineering. The book demonstrates the use of fully developed toolbox templates for boundary-value problems to the analysis of periodic orbits, quasi-periodic invariant tori, and connecting orbits between equilibria and/or periodic orbits. The book contains extensive and fully-worked examples that illustrate the application of the MATLAB-based Computational Continuation Core (COCO) to cutting-edge research in applied dynamical systems. Many exercises and open-ended projects on both theoretical and algorithmic aspects of the material are provided, suitable for self-study and course assignments. It is intended for students and teachers of nonlinear dynamics and engineering at the advanced undergraduate or first-year graduate level, as well as practitioners engaged in modeling dynamical systems or software development.