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English:Stability analysis of multi‑serial‑link mechanism driven by antagonistic multiarticular artificial muscles 
Japanese: 石川 雄大, 難波江 裕之, 遠藤 玄, 鈴森 康一.  
English: Yuta Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Nabae, Gen Endo, Koichi Suzumori.  
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English:ROBOMECH Journal 
Volume, Number, Page Vol. 9    11   
Published date May 18, 2022 
English:Springer Nature 
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Official URL https://doi.org/10.1186/s40648-022-00226-8
DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/s40648-022-00226-8
Abstract Artificial multiarticular musculoskeletal systems consisting of serially connected links driven by monoarticular and multiarticular muscles, which are often inspired by vertebrates, enable robots to elicit dynamic, elegant, and flexible movements. However, serial links driven by multiarticular muscles can cause unstable motion (e.g., buckling). The stability of musculoskeletal mechanisms driven by antagonistic multiarticular muscles depends on the muscle configuration, origin/insertion of muscles, spring constants of muscles, contracting force of muscles, and other factors. We analyze the stability of a multi-serial-link mechanism driven by antagonistic multiarticular muscles aiming to avoid buckling and other undesired motions. We theoretically derive the potential energy of the system and the stable condition at the target point, and validate the results through dynamic simulations and experiments. This paper presents the static stability criteria of serially linked robots, which are redundantly driven by monoarticular and multiarticular muscles, resulting in the design and control guidelines for those robots.

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