Global Determination of the Minimal Set of Inertial Parameters of Robots Having Open or Closed-Loop Kinematic Structures

  • P. Desbats
  • A. Micaelli
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This paper presents a method, as well as a program, for the automatic derivation of the minimal set of inertial parameters of robot manipulators. It is proved that this method obtains a minimal set of parameters grouped together for robots having closed or open-loop kinematic chains. The determination of this set of parameters contributes to reduce the computation cost of the dynamic models and allows to calibrate with precision the robots control or simulation models. The modeling program, named MODYRO, is based on advanced symbolic computation. We show how this method has been applied with success to the RACE robot. It is a high speed four axis direct drive robot, designed by the French Atomic Energy Agency (C.EA), which has a strong closed-loop structure.


Closed-Loop Robots Dynamic Modeling of Robots Minimum Inertial Parameters of Robots Symbolic Computation of Robots Models. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Desbats
    • 1
  • A. Micaelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Renault—AutomationCEA—CEN/FAR, DTA/URFontenay-aux-Roses cedexFrance
  2. 2.CEA—UGRACEA—CEN/FAR, DTA/URFontenay-aux-Roses cedexFrance

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