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Application of H oo control design techniques to improve dynamics of dexterous manipulation
Author(s): Jim D. Chapel; Renjeng Su
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Paper Abstract

The applicability of H control design methods to the analysis and design of manipulator impedance control is presented. Direct application of existing H control design algorithms is shown to result in an ill-posed MIMO impedance design problem. A three-part impedance control design methodology is developed and shown to be well-posed. This methodology utilizes FL control design tools to find the controller minimizing the weighted distance measured in the Hcsense between the realized and the specified manipulator impedances. A connection is made between the design of the three parts of the controller and torque-based versus position-based impedance control design. A design example is presented derived using this three-part design methodology. Although the design procedure guarantees the resulting impedance controller will be stable for the design conditions it is shown that the resulting controller may be non-passive even if the desired impedance is passive and the distance between the realized impedance and the desired impedance is small.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1387, Cooperative Intelligent Robotics in Space, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25433
Show Author Affiliations
Jim D. Chapel, Martin Marietta Corp. (United States)
Renjeng Su, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1387:
Cooperative Intelligent Robotics in Space
Rui J. P. de Figueiredo; William E. Stoney, Editor(s)

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