Shahid Chamran University of AhvazJournal of Applied and Computational Mechanics2383-45367320210701Regularization of the Movement of a Material Point Along a Flat Trajectory: Application to Robotics Problems172617361684710.22055/jacm.2021.37193.2990ENDinaraAzimovaL.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, 2, Satpaev Str., Nur-Sultan, 010008, Kazakhstan0000-0002-3721-9001BalgaishaMukanovaInstitute of Information and Computational Technologies,125, Pushkin str., Almaty, 050000, Kazakhstan0000-0002-0823-6451MaxatAkhmetzhanovAl Farabi Kazakh National University, 71/23, al-Farabi Ave., Almaty, 050040, Kazakhstan0000-0001-7890-5422Journal Article20210427A control problem of the robot’s end-effector movement along a predefined trajectory is considered. The aim is to reduce the work against resistance forces and improve the comfortability of the motion. The integral of kinetic energy and weighted inertia forces for the whole period of motion is introduced as a cost functional. By applying variational methods, the problem is reduced to a system of quasilinear ordinary differential equations of the fourth order. Numerical examples of solving the problem for movement along straight, circular and elliptical trajectories are presented. For the sake of clarity, the problem is studied for a specific kind of a 3D printer in the 2DoF approximation. However, in the case of negligible masses of moving elements compared the mass of an end-effector, the solution is universal, i.e., it remains the same for given trajectories.https://jacm.scu.ac.ir/article_16847_59b6aa88f842724d8353bf2e0cde4ef9.pdf