On the Control of a Multi-robot System for the Manipulation of an Elastic Hose

  • Zelmar Echegoyen
  • Alicia d’Anjou
  • Manuel Graña
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5602)


The aim of this paper is to derive control strategies for a multi-robot system trying to move a flexible hose. We follow the approach of Geometric Exact Dynamic Splines to model the hose and its dynamics. The control problem is then stated as the problem of reaching a desired configuration of the spline control points from an initial configuration. The control of the hose by the multi-robot system is first solved neglecting the hose internal dynamics. We can derive the motion of the robot attachments that move that splines towards the desired configuration. Taking into account the dynamical model, we can derive the dynamic relations between the robots in the system and the motion of the hose towards the desired configuration.


Control Point Transverse Section Path Planning Verse Section Closed Kinematic Chain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zelmar Echegoyen
    • 1
  • Alicia d’Anjou
    • 1
  • Manuel Graña
    • 1
  1. 1.Grupo de Inteligencia computacionalUniversity of the Basque CountrySpain

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