One of the principal guidelines in the design of haptic devices is to provide a suitable mechanical design that can improve control performance and the force-feedback fidelity. Unfortunately these guidelines may conflict with other design objectives (reflected mass, balancing, dexterity) as well as with specifications given by users and applications. For haptic interfaces based on tendon driven actuation it is highly important to achieve an accurate model of friction losses in the transmission system, in order to be able to compensate for them through an active control. In this paper it is reported a method for modeling and control complex tendon transmissions used for driving haptic devices and robots. The presented approach can operate in realtime with very low complexity; it is applicable to all kinds of serial manipulators and provides enough flexibility to allow identification of parameters and modeling of distributed friction phenomena all along the transmission. The approach has been implemented and tested on a 4 DOF exoskeleton system, the PERCRO L-EXOS.

A Method for Modeling and Controlling Complex Tendon Transmissions in Haptic Interfaces

Simone Marcheschi;FRISOLI, Antonio;AVIZZANO, Carlo Alberto;BERGAMASCO, Massimo
2005-01-01

Abstract

One of the principal guidelines in the design of haptic devices is to provide a suitable mechanical design that can improve control performance and the force-feedback fidelity. Unfortunately these guidelines may conflict with other design objectives (reflected mass, balancing, dexterity) as well as with specifications given by users and applications. For haptic interfaces based on tendon driven actuation it is highly important to achieve an accurate model of friction losses in the transmission system, in order to be able to compensate for them through an active control. In this paper it is reported a method for modeling and control complex tendon transmissions used for driving haptic devices and robots. The presented approach can operate in realtime with very low complexity; it is applicable to all kinds of serial manipulators and provides enough flexibility to allow identification of parameters and modeling of distributed friction phenomena all along the transmission. The approach has been implemented and tested on a 4 DOF exoskeleton system, the PERCRO L-EXOS.
2005
078038914X
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