The tutorial will be held prior to the IFAC World Congress on Saturday 8 July 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 in the Pierre Baudis Congress Center, Toulouse, France.
In the past, the link fexibility has been considered just a detrimental effect that has to be compensated.
Today, novel research results offer new perspectives and pave the way for the exploitation of the intrinsic compliance in the link components for force/torque sensing and control.
Applications are large scale robots for inspection tasks as well as space applications, lightweight robots for collaborative human-robot interaction, any positioning apparatus in precision manufacturing, but also truck mounted cherry-pickers, fire-rescue turntable ladders, cranes and concrete pumps, construction machines, satellite communication
antennas or telescopes, etc...