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Aflakiyan A, Tale Masouleh M, Bayani H, Sadeghian R. Path planning of cable driven parallel robots in the presence of dynamic obstacles via potential field using computed torque control method. Modares Mechanical Engineering. 2016; 16 (4) :109-118
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-15-10146-en.html
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In this paper, kinematic and dynamic model of planar cable-driven parallel robots are introduced in general form which are verified for a constrained cable-driven parallel robot in Sim-mechanics. Path planning based on artificial potential field approach is considered to prevent collision between dynamic obstacle, end-effector and cables in order to achieve collision-free path. As well as to reduce energy consumption, cable tension constraints have been involved in optimization of path planning. This method is proposed to control a cable robot. Therefore, obstacles are distributed randomly in order to have a complex environment. By this way, cable tension constraint is studied as one of the most crucial challenges for cable driven robots. Moreover, Fmincon function of Matlab is applied in order to take into account the required constraints and maintain the limits for cables tension. The latter leads to solve the redundancy resolution which is a definite asset in controlling a cable-driven parallel robot. Finally, a four-cables driven parallel robot is controlled by using the so-called computed torque method for tracking the desired and optimized path. The method is explained and obtained results indicate the efficiency of the proposed approach.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: robatic
Received: 2016/02/3 | Accepted: 2016/03/20 | Published: 2016/04/9

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