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    ABSTRACT: This paper proposes a control framework for a two-armed and two-wheeled mobile robot that can coordinate all the joint forces to achieve diverse motion objectives such as position, velocity, acceleration, force and impedance at any part of the body. The framework comprises two components: 1) Generalized Inverse Dynamics (GID) that determines joint forces satisfying multiple objectives considering task priorities and various constraints and 2) the Idealized Joint Unit (IJU) that generates accurate torque with assigned apparent inertia and viscosity. GID treats the robot as a single manipulator with multiple branches using a joint model with 2-DOF motion subspace equivalent to two opposing wheels. A 21-DOF mobile robot equipped with IJUs is set up and GID is applied to it. The result shows that GID works well in the examples of physical human-robot interaction and object manipulation where motion objectives are attained coordinating the whole body while keeping passivity due to the redundancy and the assigned impedance property.
    Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2010 IEEE International Conference on; 06/2010
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper we propose a new robust force and position control method for property-unknown objects grasping. The proposed control method is capable of selecting the force control or position control, and smooth and quick switching according to the amount of the external force. The proposed method was applied to adaptive grasping by three-fingered hand which has 12 DOF, and the experimental results revealed that the smooth collision process and the stable grasping is realized even if the precise surface position, the mass and the stiffness are unknown. In addition a new algorithm determines the grasp force according to the "slip" measured with the tactile sensor and the viscoelastic media on the fingertip. This algorithm works at starting and stationary state, so the friction and mass unknown object grasping is realized by the effectual force.
    2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2008, May 19-23, 2008, Pasadena, California, USA; 01/2008