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Real Time Control for a Zero Gravity Robotic End Effector

dc.contributor.authorSalter, C.A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBaras, John S.en_US
dc.description.abstractThere is no doubt that the task of gripping and handling objects in space is an important one. The ability to easily manipulate objects in a zero gravity environment will play a key role in future space activities. It is the aim of this research to develop control laws for the zero gravity robotic end effector designed by engineers at NASA Goddard. A hybrid force/position controller will be used. Sensory data available to the controller are obtained from an array of strain gauges and a linear potentiometer. Applying well known optimal control theoretic principles, the control which allows the desired holding force to be achieved smoothly without oscillation. In addition, an algorithm is found to determine contact force and contact location.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesISR; TR 1990-13en_US
dc.subjectIntelligent Servomechanismsen_US
dc.titleReal Time Control for a Zero Gravity Robotic End Effectoren_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US

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