A Rapidly Deployable Manipulator System

C. J.J. Paredis, H. B. Brown, and P. K. Khosla

Abstract: A rapidly deployable manipulator system combines the flexibility o reconfigurable modular hardware with modular programming tools, allowing the user to rapidly create a manipulator which is custom-tailored for a given task. This article describes the development of the Reconfigurable Modular Manipulator System (RMMS) hardware and control software.

Proceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 2, pp. 1434-1439, Minnesota, Minneapolis, April 22-28, 1996.