Modelling and control of non-minimal non-linear realisations of tensegrity systems Academic Article uri icon


  • The dynamics of tensegrity systems have their simplest mathematical form when the realisation is non-minimal. In this article, the simplicity of this structure is exploited to design controls. A Lyapunov-based approach creates a non-linear feedback control law exploring the tools of linear algebra due to the linearity of the model on a new set of transformed control variables. Explicit solutions are given for different choices of norm minimisation of the instantaneous control. The theory is illustrated through numerical simulations of simple tensegrity structures.

published proceedings

  • International Journal of Control

author list (cited authors)

  • Wroldsen, A. S., de Oliveira, M. C., & Skelton, R. E.

citation count

  • 20

publication date

  • March 2009