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Type: Theses
Title: Incorporation of the influences of kinematics parameters and joints tilting for the calibration of serial robotic manipulators
Author: Patel, Dhavalkumar Arunbhai
Issue Date: 2018
School/Discipline: School of Mechanical Engineering
Abstract: Serial robotic manipulators are calibrated to improve and restore their accuracy and repeatability. Kinematics parameters calibration of a robot reduces difference between the model of a robot in the controller and its actual mechanism to improve accuracy. Kinematics parameter’s error identification in the standard kinematics calibration has been configuration independent which does not consider the influence of kinematics parameter on robot tool pose accuracy for a given configuration. This research analyses the configuration dependent influences of kinematics parameters error on pose accuracy of a robot. Based on the effect of kinematics parameters, errors in the kinematics parameters are identified. Another issue is that current kinematics calibration models do not incorporate the joints tilting as a result of joint clearance, backlash, and flexibility, which is critical to the accuracy of serial robotic manipulators, and therefore compromises a pose accuracy. To address this issue which has not been carefully considered in the literature, this research suggested an approach to model configuration dependent joint tilting and presents a novel approach to encapsulate them in the calibration of serial robotic manipulators. The joint tilting along with the kinematics errors are identified and compensated in the kinematics model of the robot. Both conventional and proposed calibration approach are tested experimentally, and the calibration results are investigated to demonstrate the effectiveness of this research. Finally, the improvement in the trajectory tracking accuracy of the robot has been validated with the help of proposed low-cost measurement set-up.
Advisor: Lu, Tien-Fu
Chen, Lei
Dissertation Note: Thesis (M.Phil.) (Research by Publication) -- University of Adelaide, School of Mechanical Engineering , 2018
Keywords: Research by publication
robot calibration
joints tilting
errors identification
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