Energy-optimal control of semi-passively actuated SCARA-like robot
Paper i proceeding, 2002

The optimal control of a new structure of manipulator robot is under study. In comparison with the well-known SCARA robot the proposed robotic system has several unpowered (passive) spring-damper-like drives. An additional link has also been incorporated into the structure that gives the possibility to obtain a semi-passively actuated closed-loop chain robot. Energy-optimal motion of the robot is under study for the periodic pick-and-place operations. To design the optimal control of the robot a polynomial-Fourier series approximation of the independent variable functions and a sequential quadratic programming method have been used. We are in particular studying the sensitivity of the kinematic, dynamic and energetic characteristics of the obtained optimal motion of the robot with respect to the parameters of the passive drives and the degree of actuation of the system.

Sensitivity Analysis

Closed-Loop Chain

Controlled Motion

Unpowered Spring-Damper Actuators

Energy-Optimal Control

Manipulator Robot




Mathias R Lidberg

Chalmers, Institutionen för maskin- och fordonssystem, Mekaniska system

Viktor Berbyuk

Chalmers, Institutionen för maskin- och fordonssystem, Mekaniska system

Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Mechatronics, (Eds: Peter Maisser and Peter Tenberge), March 21-22, 2002, Chemnitz, Cermany