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Planning time-optimal robotic manipulator motions and work places for point-to-point tasks

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2 Author(s)
S. Dubowsky ; MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA ; T. D. Blubaugh

A method is presented which combines simple time-optimal motions in an optimal manner to yield the minimum-time motions for an important class of complex manipulator tasks composed of point-to-point moves such as assembly, electronic component insertion, and spot welding. This method can also be used to design manipulator actions and work places so that tasks can be completed in minimum time. The method has been implemented in a computer-aided design software system. Several examples are presented. Experimental results show the method's validity and utility

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IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 3 )