Tendon control deployment of tensegrity structures Conference Paper uri icon


  • In this paper we consider the problem of deployment of tensegrity structures. Our idea is to make use of a certain set of equilibria to which the undeployed and deployed configurations belong. In the state space this set is represented by a connected equilibrium manifold and can be completely characterized analytically. The deployment is conducted such that the deployment trajectory is close to the equilibrium manifold and the deployment time is minimized.

name of conference

  • Smart Structures and Materials 1998: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of SPIE

author list (cited authors)

  • Sultan, C., & Skelton, R. T.

citation count

  • 26

complete list of authors

  • Sultan, Cornel||Skelton, Robert T

editor list (cited editors)

  • Varadan, V. V.

publication date

  • July 1998