Mathematical Programming

, Volume 75, Issue 3, pp 441-465

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Solvability theory for a class of hemivariational inequalities involving copositive plus matrices applications in robotics

  • D. GoelevenAffiliated withChargé de Recherches FNRS, Department of Mathematics, Facultés Universitaires N-D de la Paix
  • , G. E. StavroulakisAffiliated withDepartment of Engineering Sciences, Technical University of Crete
  • , P. D. PanagiotopoulosAffiliated withAristotle University, School of Technology, Chair of Steel StructuresInstitute for Technical Mechanics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, RWTH Aachen

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The study of the equilibrium of an object-robotic hand system including nonmonotone adhesive effects and nonclassical friction effects leads to new inequality methods in robotics. The aim of this paper is to describe these inequality methods and provide a corresponding suitable mathematical theory.


Hemivariational Inequality Copositive Plus Matrix Unilateral Contact in Mechanics Robotics