This thesis builds on a recently developed Failure Recovery Synthesis (FRS) technique for robotic manipulators, which is mounted on a movable platform to achieve an originally specified task after an arm joint failure. The FRS locks in place the failed arm joint and determines a new position for the base of the arm and a new grasping location for the end-effector.
This work aims towards improving the trajectory planning technique of the FRS in order to generate optimal reaching motions in case of an arm joint failure. Aiming towards improving the robotic trajectory planning technique in the FRS, the work adopts previous results from experimental observations on human elbow constrained reaching movements. The assumption that the end-effector of an elbow locked anthropomorphic robotic manipulator is in contact with a specific surface during the entire movement allows us to describe the contact conditions by using higher order kinematic constraints such as velocities, accelerations, and jerks. By adopting contact specifications at initial and final task locations, kinematic synthesis and path planning techniques enable us to generate an entire end-effector trajectory connecting the two locations.
The proposed method was validated by comparing its outcome to an actual human elbow-constrained reaching motion profile. The results show a smooth trajectory that closely follows the human hand path.
|Commitee:||Ghazanshahi, Shahin, Huang, Jidong|
|School:||California State University, Fullerton|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 56/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Electrical engineering, Robotics|
|Keywords:||Higher order motion specifications, Joint failure, Motion smoothness, Trajectory planning|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be