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Adaptive control of robotic manipulatorsThe author presents a novel approach to adaptive control of manipulators to achieve trajectory tracking by the joint angles. The central concept in this approach is the utilization of the manipulator inverse as a feedforward controller. The desired trajectory is applied as an input to the feedforward controller which behaves as the inverse of the manipulator at any operating point; the controller output is used as the driving torque for the manipulator. The controller gains are then updated by an adaptation algorithm derived from MRAC (model reference adaptive control) theory to cope with variations in the manipulator inverse due to changes of the operating point. An adaptive feedback controller and an auxiliary signal are also used to enhance closed-loop stability and to achieve faster adaptation. The proposed control scheme is computationally fast and does not require a priori knowledge of the complex dynamic model or the parameter values of the manipulator or the payload.
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Seraji, H.
(California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States)
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August 13, 2013
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January 1, 1987
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Meeting: IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States
Start Date: December 9, 1987
End Date: December 11, 1987
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