An analysis of the motion planning problem for a spherical rolling robot driven by internal rotors

Mikhail Mikhailovich Svinin, Akihiro Morinaga, Motoji Yamamoto

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Abstract

The paper deals with the motion planning for a spherical rolling robot actuated by internal rotors that are placed on orthogonal axes. It is shown that if the robot is actuated by three rotors, any feasible kinematic trajectory is dynamically realizable. For the case of two rotors the conditions of controllability and dynamic realizability of a feasible kinematic trajectory are established. It is shown that in moving the robot by tracing straight lines and circles in the contact plane the dynamically realizable trajectories are not represented by the circles on the sphere, which is a feature of the kinematic model of pure rolling. The dynamic motion planning problem is then formulated in the optimal control settings, and the properties of the optimal trajectories are illustrated under simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2012
Pages414-419
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012
Event25th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems, IROS 2012 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Duration: Oct 7 2012Oct 12 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Other

Other25th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems, IROS 2012
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityVilamoura, Algarve
Period10/7/1210/12/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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