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Development of a large space robot: A multi-segment approach
A multi-segment robot is developed as a concept for use in space based construction operations. The multi-segment robot is envisioned as a member of a class of large space robots, or space cranes, used in the assembly of ...
Multibody mechanics and the residual flexibility method
This thesis provides first an introduction to an area of continuum mechanics the author terms multibody mechanics. Therein, a continuum is separated into a finite number of bodies. By merging ideas from classical and ...