to select parameter values to achieve a desired behavior.
Experimental results demonstrated the validity of the concept
and the modeling.
For future work it is left to prove that if a manipulator
has a simple intrinsic behavior, it will be easier to damp
vibration with a controller. The study should consider the
control complexity and robustness and determine the effect
of interactions between control errors in damping vibration.
This paper establishes the idea that the open loop behavior
of a flexible manipulator can be designed to be significantly
different than conventional systems. Although the system
configuration discussed here is simple, the concept can be
extended to complex systems. The paper discussed how to
derive the governing equations, their solution is the subject of
future work.
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