Continuous kinematic control with terminal attractors for handling task transitions of redundant robots

Abstract

This paper proposes a general scheme based on terminal attractors to parametrize operational tasks with respect to time in continuous kinematic controllers. Commonly, a pseudo-inverse operator is applied to solve operational tasks. However, it is known that discontinuities in the control signals appear as a by-product of task transitions during motion execution. In particular, these transitions involve the insertion, removal and swapping of tasks. Recently, some methods have been reported that overcome such discontinuities in the control signals. In this work, we provide time parametrization capabilities to these continuous kinematic controllers in order to handle the time axis of operational tasks at will. Then, we show that the proposed scheme can be naturally extended for the case of prioritized kinematic tasks while preserving continuity under task transitions. Our scheme is validated in a real experiment with a NAO humanoid robot.

DOI: 10.1109/ICRA.2013.6630840

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@article{Jarqun2013ContinuousKC, title={Continuous kinematic control with terminal attractors for handling task transitions of redundant robots}, author={Gerardo Jarqu{\'i}n and Gustavo Arechavaleta and Vicente Parra-Vega}, journal={2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation}, year={2013}, pages={1976-1981} }