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The control problem of a class of tentacle arm, with variable length, that can achieve any position and orientation in 3D space and can increase the length in order to get a better control in the constraint operator space is presented. First, the dynamic model of the system is inferred. In order to avoid the difficulties generated by the complexity of the(More)
The paper focuses on hyper-redundant arms with continuum elements that perform the grasping function by coiling. First, there is concern with the dynamic model of the continuum arm for the position control during non-contact operations with the environment. A frequency stability criterion based on the Kahman - Yakubovich - Popov Lemma and P and PD control(More)
The grasping control problem for a hyperredundant manipulator is presented. The dynamic model is derived by using Lagrange equations developed for infinite dimensional systems. The algorithms for the position and force control are proposed. The arm fluid pressure control is inferred and the conditions that ensure the stability of the motion are discussed.(More)
The control problem of a class of hyper-redundant arms with continuum elements, with boundary measuring and control is discussed. First, the dynamic model of the continuum arm is presented. The measuring systems are based on the film sensors that are placed at the terminal sub-regions of the arm. The observers are proposed in order to reconstruct the full(More)
The paper focuses on the control problem of a hyperredundant robot that performs the coil function of grasping. First, the dynamic model of a hyperredundant arm with continuum elements produced by flexible composite materials in conjunction with active-controllable electro-rheological fluids is analyzed. Secondly, both problems, i.e. the position control(More)