Design of a rule-based control system for decentralized adaptive control of robotic manipulators
AuthorKarakaşoğlu, Ahmet, 1961-
KeywordsRobots -- Control systems.
Adaptive control systems.
Intelligent control systems.
Expert systems (Computer science)
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis thesis is concerned with the applicability of model reference adaptive control to the control of robot manipulators under a wide range of configuration and payload changes, and a comparison of the performance of this technique with that of the non-adaptive schemes. The dynamic equations of robot manipulators are highly nonlinear and are difficult to determine precisely. For these reasons there is an interest in applying adaptive control techniques to robot manipulators. In this work, the detailed performance of three adaptive controllers are studied and compared with that of a non-adaptive controller, namely, the computed torque control scheme. Computer simulation results show that the use of adaptive control improves the performance of the manipulator despite changes in the payload or in the manipulator configuration. Making use of these results, a rule-based controller is developed by dividing a given manipulation task into portions where a particular adaptive control scheme, based on a specific linearized subsystem model, performs best. This strategy of selecting the proper controller during each portion of the overall task yields a performance having the least deviation from the desired trajectory during the entire length of the task.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree GrantorUniversity of Arizona
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