A review on two-link flexible manipulators

K. Lochan, B. K. Roy, B. Subudhi

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This paper presents a survey in the field of two-link flexible manipulators (TLFMs). Two-link flexible manipulators are more used in comparison with other types of flexible manipulators. Therefore, this paper discusses various aspects of the reported works of TLFMs available in the literature. The papers based on TLFMs are classified into modeling methods, dynamical analyses, complexities involved and control schemes used. The modeling methods discuss the various types of modeling used for a TLFM. A brief note on the complexities involved in the flexible manipulators are presented. The main categories of the control problems addressed by the available papers are also discussed. The classification of the control techniques is made according to the nature of controllers. It is also mentioned in the paper as to whether the reported work deals with only simulation based results or are validated with the experimental work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-367
Number of pages22
JournalAnnual Reviews in Control
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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