Monash University

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Design and Modelling of Tendon-Driven Continuum Robots Based on Pseudo-Rigid Body and Constraint Analysis

posted on 2023-03-22, 03:06 authored by CHARLES TROEUNG
This research explores the design and modelling of tendon-driven continuum robots to improve performance in manipulation tasks. The key research contributions reported are: First, a novel continuum robot design that maintains the orientation of the end effector is proposed and built. Second, a quasi-static model of a planar tendon-driven continuum robot is investigated using the Pseudo-Rigid Body representation and constraint analysis approach. Third, a tendon-driven continuum robot is modelled by adapting the concept of deforming the control points of a Pythagorean Hodograph Curve.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Chao Chen

Additional supervisor 1

Shaotong Liu

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Engineering