Influence of Antagonistic Tensions on Distributed Friction Forces of Multisegment Tendon-Driven Continuum Manipulators With Irregular Geometry

Yang Liu, Uksang Yoo, Seungbeom Ha, S. Farokh Atashzar, Farshid Alambeigi

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Abstract

In this article, we thoroughly analyze the effect of the single-tendon and antagonistic tendons actuation on the tension loss of multisegment tendon-driven continuum manipulators (TD-CMs) with irregular geometry. To this end, we propose a generic analytical modeling approach and an iterative algorithm that can solve the unknown correlation between the distributed friction force, tendons’ tension transmission loss, and planar deformation behavior of TD-CMs during tendons’ pulling and releasing phases. The proposed generic model solely relies on known input tendons’ tensions and does not require a priori knowledge of the manipulator’s shape and/or other experimental conditions. To investigate the influence of the actuation type on the tension loss and deformation behavior of TD-CMs, we fabricated two different TD-CMs and performed various simulation and experimental studies with the single-tendon and antagonistic tensions actuation. The obtained results indicate the importance of considering the effect of the distributed friction force and actuation type on the tension(s) loss of multisegment TD-CMs. Moreover, it clearly demonstrates the efficacy and accuracy of the proposed model in providing insights and understanding of tension transmission process in various types of actuations in multisegment TD-CMs with irregular geometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalIEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Distributed friction force
  • Force
  • Friction
  • Geometry
  • Manipulators
  • medical robots and systems
  • Robots
  • Strain
  • tendon-driven continuum manipulators (TD-CMs)
  • Tendons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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