Flexible manipulators - an overview

Flexible manipulators - an overview

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This chapter presents a general overview of modelling, simulation and control approaches of flexible manipulators. Sample selection flexible manipulator experimental systems are introduced and their features and design merits are described. A structured overview of common applications and future research prospects and applications of flexible and hybrid manipulators are also provided.

Chapter Contents:

  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Modelling and simulation techniques
  • 1.3 Control techniques
  • 1.3.1 Passive control
  • 1.3.2 Open-loop control
  • 1.3.3 Closed-loop control
  • 1.3.4 Artificial intelligence control
  • 1.4 Flexible manipulator systems
  • 1.4.1 Typical flexible manipulator systems
  • 1.4.2 Flexible manipulators for industrial applications
  • 1.4.3 Multi-link flexible manipulators
  • 1.4.4 Two-link flexible manipulators
  • 1.4.5 Single-link flexible manipulators
  • 1.5 Applications
  • 1.6 Summary

Inspec keywords: flexible manipulators

Other keywords: hybrid manipulators; flexible manipulators

Subjects: Manipulators

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