To design and precisely control a manipulator requires a representative dynamic model of the system. This paper presents the derivation of a rigid-link model for the serial manipulator, which reduces all of the arm’s dynamic properties to their effective values at the generalized inputs. The component terms of the model are readily calculated from the dynamic influence coefficients, which are based only on the geometry of the system. All necessary influence coefficients for serial manipulators are given in a particularly simple form. The model formulation keeps the system parameters and the input dynamics explicit in the controlling equations of motion, such that analysis and dynamic response results can be obtained in the most direct manner. Dynamic analysis results for an industrial manipulator are presented.

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