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    Failure detection and isolation in robotic manipulators using joint torque sensors

    , Article Robotica ; Volume 28, Issue 4 , 2010 , Pages 549-561 ; 02635747 (ISSN) Namvar, M ; Aghili, F ; Sharif University of Technology
    Reliability of any model-based failure detection and isolation (FDI) method depends on the amount of uncertainty in a system model. Recently, it has been shown that the use of joint torque sensing results in a simplified manipulator model that excludes hardly identifiable link dynamics and other nonlinearities such as friction, backlash, and flexibilities. In this paper, we show that the application of the simplified model in a fault detection algorithm increases reliability of fault monitoring system against modeling uncertainty. The proposed FDI filter is based on a smooth velocity observer of degree 2n where n stands for the number of manipulator joints. No velocity measurement and...