Nonlinear robust adaptive Cartesian impedance control of UAVs equipped with a robot manipulator

Sharifi, M ; Sharif University of Technology | 2015

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1080/01691864.2014.1002529
  3. Publisher: Robotics Society of Japan , 2015
  4. Abstract:
  5. In this paper, a new nonlinear robust adaptive impedance controller is addressed for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) equipped with a robot manipulator that physically interacts with environment. A UAV equipped with a robot manipulator is a novel system that can perform different tasks instead of human being in dangerous and/or inaccessible environments. The objective of the proposed robust adaptive controller is control of the UAV and its robotic manipulators end-effector impedance in Cartesian space in order to have a stable physical interaction with environment. The proposed controller is robust against parametric uncertainties in the nonlinear dynamics model of the UAV and the robot manipulator. Moreover, the controller has robustness against the bounded force sensor inaccuracies and bounded unstructured modeling (nonparametric) uncertainties and/or disturbances in the system. Tracking performance and stability of the system are proved via Lyapunov stability theorem. Using simulations on a quadrotor UAV equipped with a three-DOF robot manipulator, the effectiveness of the proposed robust adaptive impedance controller is investigated in the presence of the force sensor error, and parametric and non-parametric uncertainties
  6. Keywords:
  7. Cartesian impedance ; Nonlinear robust adaptive control ; parametric and non-parametric uncertainties ; Adaptive control systems ; Aircraft control ; Controllers ; Flexible manipulators ; Industrial robots ; Modular robots ; Robot applications ; Robotics ; Robots ; System stability ; Uncertainty analysis ; Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) ; Cartesian impedance control ; Cartesians ; Lyapunov stability theorem ; Non-linear dynamics model ; Non-parametric ; Nonlinear robust adaptive ; Robot manipulator ; Robust adaptive controller ; Manipulators
  8. Source: Advanced Robotics ; Volume 29, Issue 3 , Feb , 2015 , Pages 171-186 ; 01691864 (ISSN)
  9. URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01691864.2014.1002529