The control of the flexible motion in a plane of two pinned beams is addressed with application to remote manipulators. Three types of linear feedback control schemes are considered: joint angle and velocity feedback with (GRC) and without (IJC) cross joint feedback, and feedback of flexible state variables (FFC). Two models of the distributed flexibility are presented along with some results obtained from them. The relative merit of the three control schemes is discussed.

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