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ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics

  • Dynamics of Mobile Manipulators Using Dual Quaternion Algebra
    on September 14, 2022 at 12:00 am

    AbstractThis article presents two approaches to obtain the dynamical equations of mobile manipulators using dual quaternion algebra. The first one is based on a general recursive Newton–Euler formulation and uses twists and wrenches, which are propagated through high-level algebraic operations and works for any type of joints and arbitrary parameterizations. The second approach is based on Gauss’s Principle of Least Constraint (GPLC) and includes arbitrary equality constraints. In addition to showing the connections of GPLC with Gibbs–Appell and Kane’s equations, we use it to model a nonholonomic mobile manipulator. Our current formulations are more general than their counterparts in the state of the art, although GPLC is more computationally expensive, and simulation results show that they are as accurate as the classic recursive Newton–Euler algorithm.

Elastostatic Modeling of Multi-Link Flexible Manipulator Based on Two-Dimensional Dual-Triangle Tensegrity Mechanism


The paper deals with the elastostatic modeling of a multi-link flexible manipulator based on the two-dimensional (2D) dual-triangle tensegrity mechanism and its nonlinear behavior under external loading. The main attention is paid to the static equilibriums and the manipulator stiffness behavior under the loading for the arbitrary initial configuration. It was proved that there is a quasi-buckling phenomenon for this manipulator while the external loading is increasing. In the neighborhood of these configurations, the manipulator behavior was analyzed using the enhanced virtual joint method (VJM). A relevant simulation study confirmed the obtained theoretical results.

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