a1 Seoul National University, 864-1 Iui-dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
The generalized Jacobian matrix was introduced for dealing with end-effector control in space robots. One of the applications of this Jacobian is to be used in Jacobian transpose control to generate joint torques given end-effector position error. It would be misleading, however, to consider the transpose of this Jacobian as a mapping from end-effector force/moment to controlled joint torques for underactuated systems or floating base robots. This paper explains why it does not represent the mapping and provides a simple example. Later, the correct mapping is provided using the dynamically consistent Jacobian inverse and then a method to compute the actuated-joint torques is explained given the desired end-effector force. Finally, the effect of using the generalized Jacobian in the Jacobian transpose control is analyzed.
(Received July 16 2010)
(Online publication August 16 2010)