Calculation of repeatable control strategies for kinematically redundant manipulators
A kinematically redundant manipulator is a robotic system that has more than the minimum number of degrees of freedom that are required for a specified task. Due to this additional freedom, control strategies may yield solutions which are not repeatable in the sense that the manipulator may not return to its initial joint configuration for closed end-effector paths. This paper compares two methods for choosing repeatable control strategies which minimize their distance from a nonrepeatable inverse with desirable properties. The first method minimizes the integral norm of the difference of the ...