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Fault tolerant operation of kinematically redundant manipulators for locked joint failures

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2 Author(s)
C. L. Lewis ; Sandia Nat. Labs., Albuquerque, NM, USA ; A. A. Maciejewski

This paper studies the degree to which the kinematic redundancy of a manipulator may be utilized for failure tolerance. A redundant manipulator is considered to be fault tolerant with respect to a given task if it is guaranteed to be capable of performing the task after any one of its joints has failed and is locked in place. A method is developed for determining the necessary constraints which insure the failure tolerance of a kinematically redundant manipulator with respect to a given critical task. This method is based on estimating the bounding boxes enclosing the self-motion manifolds for a given set of critical task points. The intersection of these bounding boxes provides a set of artificial joint limits that may guarantee the reachability of the task points after a joint failure. An algorithm for dealing with the special case of 2-D self-motion surfaces is presented, These techniques are illustrated on a PUMA 560 that is used for a 3-D Cartesian positioning task

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IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: 4 )