Flexible Robotic Manipulator
The main advantages of flexible robot manipulator systems over the traditional rigid robots are faster system response and less overall cost. However, due to their flexible nature they introduce vibrational motion, which is quite difficult to control. Development of an effective mathematical model and its computer implementation is essential to understand the flexible nature of the manipulator. This will allow the engineers to design an efficient flexible manipulator system.
Since 1989, Professor Azad has been involved with the research on computer modeling, simulation and control of flexible robotic manipulator systems.