Johnson, Colin G. and Marsh, Duncan
Modelling robot manipulators with multivariate B-splines.
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Modelling robot manipulators using multivariate B-splines Colin G. Johnson and Duncan Marsh In programming robot manipulators to carry out a wide variety of tasks it would be desirable to create a cad system in which these tasks can be programmed at the task level, leaving the fine-grained detail of path planning and collision detection to the system. This paper describes the theoretical background to such a system, by providing a model in which robot motions are represented using multivariate B-splines, a standard representation for free-form shapes in the cad environment. The paper also describes algorithms which take this representation and apply it to collision detection and path-planning.
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