How to model the flexible cable conduit of a robot

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carmelo
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Joined: 24 Jul 2018, 09:51

How to model the flexible cable conduit of a robot

Post by carmelo » 20 Aug 2018, 19:20

Dear all,

I am struggling to model the flexible cable conduit of a robot.
I have tried using IK for that. Basically, I built a main IK chain of revolute joints. Then I added individual constraints to each joint by creating dummy pairs (tip-target) and setting the angular constraint for each IK element. I have grouped all IK elements (including the main IK element) inside of a single IK group that is solved using a damped resolution method.
However the model does not work yet and it breaks as soon as I run the simulation.

Here is a link to download my current scene:
https://strathcloud.sharefile.eu/d/sa0d4c16ee8848d6b

Would you mind having a look at the attached scene, please?
Let me know if you notice any obvious error in the model and if you know how to solve it.

Many thanks,
Carmelo

SRL_Max
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Joined: 13 Jun 2018, 09:02

Re: How to model the flexible cable conduit of a robot

Post by SRL_Max » 24 Aug 2018, 10:32

Hello carmelo,

Please take a look at this post.

Is that what you're looking for?

Best,
Maxens

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