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Path Following Control of a Planar Snake Robot with an Exponentially Stabilizing Joint Control Law

Abstract

This paper considers the problem of path following control of a planar snake robot without
sideslip constraints. We use Lagrangian mechanics to derive the dynamical equations of motion of the
system. The possibility of controlling the orientation of the robot in the absence of external dissipative
forces is investigated. An exponentially stabilizing joint control law for the actuated shape dynamics of
the robot is presented. We analytically design a guidance-based path following control law for the snake
robot, and we show that the trajectories of the heading error dynamics are ultimately bounded with a
bound that can be made arbitrarily small. The efficiency of the control design is shown with simulations.

Category

Academic article

Client

  • Other / 205622

Language

English

Author(s)

  • Ehsan Rezapour
  • Pål Liljebäck

Affiliation

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • SINTEF Digital / Mathematics and Cybernetics

Year

2013

Published in

Elsevier IFAC Publications / IFAC Proceedings series

ISSN

1474-6670

Publisher

Elsevier

Volume

8

Issue

1

Page(s)

28 - 35

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