The fractional-nonlinear robotic manipulator: Modeling and dynamic simulations

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David, S. A.
Balthazar, José Manoel [UNESP]
Julio, B. H S
Oliveira, C.

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In this paper, we applied the Riemann-Liouville approach and the fractional Euler-Lagrange equations in order to obtain the fractional-order nonlinear dynamics equations of a two link robotic manipulator. The aformentioned equations have been simulated for several cases involving: integer and non-integer order analysis, with and without external forcing acting and some different initial conditions. The fractional nonlinear governing equations of motion are coupled and the time evolution of the angular positions and the phase diagrams have been plotted to visualize the effect of fractional order approach. The new contribution of this work arises from the fact that the dynamics equations of a two link robotic manipulator have been modeled with the fractional Euler-Lagrange dynamics approach. The results reveal that the fractional-nonlinear robotic manipulator can exhibit different and curious behavior from those obtained with the standard dynamical system and can be useful for a better understanding and control of such nonlinear systems. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.



Fractional Calculus, Lagrangian Mechanics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Robotics

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AIP Conference Proceedings, v. 1493, p. 298-305.