Parallel processing of manipulator dynamics incorporating frictional effects

Dhanaraj, Charles. (1990) Parallel processing of manipulator dynamics incorporating frictional effects. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Real-time computation of the inverse dynamics of robotic manipulators is required for ensuring robust control. This thesis presents a modified Newton-Euler algorithm which makes use of symbolic programming for improved computational efficiency. A scheme for modeling the frictional effects at the joints as well as the transmissions for robotic mechanisms is outlined with an illustrative case-study for the PUMA-560 manipulator. The algorithm is parallelized using a Task Streamlining Approach' - a systematic mapping scheme using layered task graphs to create the list schedule and a simplified bin-packing heuristic algorithm to schedule the computations on a multiprocessor. The resulting computational load for dynamic torques without friction, is only 12n+9 arithmetic operations, where n is the number of links in the manipulator, indicating a promise for application to precision robot control employing a high sampling rate.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8010
Item ID: 8010
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 130-135.
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 1990
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Robotics; Manipulators (Mechanism); Robots--Motion; Parallel processing (Electronic computers); Friction; Real-time data processing

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