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The new generation of robots should be intrinsically able to share the operating environment with humans. Physical interaction often occurs, which may happen at any part of the manipulator's body. The contact can be intentional (i.e., required for collaborative tasks) or accidental (i.e., unexpected collisions). Suitable control strategies must be adopted to guarantee a safe robot reaction to physical interaction, which may require measuring or estimating exchanged forces and moments. A dynamic controller is designed to accomplish the task without needing exteroceptive sensor information. A rigorous stability analysis is provided to confirm the developed theory.

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