Stability compensation of a mobile manipulator by manipulatorpaper motion: Feasibility and planning

Huang Qiang*, Kazuo Tanie, Shigeki Sugano

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

52 Citations (Scopus)


In order for a mobile manipulator to move stably (without overturning) and execute end-effector tasks simultaneously, a manipulator with redundancy is effective. Using this redundancy, it is possible to perform tasks at an expected manipulator configuration when the robot is stableand compensate system stability when the robot is unstable. However, the ability to compensate stability by this manipulator motion is limited. Thus, in order to ensure the feasibility of stability compensation, the task plan or vehicle motion must be within this ability. In this paper, firstthe concept of the stability compensation range by static posture change is proposed. Then, within the stability compensation range, the compensation motion of a redundant manipulator considering an expected manipulator configuration and the system stability is derived, given the end-effectortrajectory and the vehicle motion. Finally, the effectiveness of this method is illustrated by simulation examples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-40
Number of pages16
JournalAdvanced Robotics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1


  • Configuration
  • Mobile manipulator
  • Redundancy
  • Stability compensation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications


Dive into the research topics of 'Stability compensation of a mobile manipulator by manipulatorpaper motion: Feasibility and planning'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this