Teleoperation control based on combination of wave variable and neural networks

Yang, Chenguang, Wang, Xingjian, Li, Zhijun, Li, Yanan and Su, Chun-Yi (2016) Teleoperation control based on combination of wave variable and neural networks. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, 47 (8). pp. 2125-2136. ISSN 2168-2216

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In this paper, a novel control scheme is developed for a teleoperation system, combining the radial basis function (RBF) neural networks (NNs) and wave variable technique to simultaneously compensate for the effects caused by communication delays and dynamics uncertainties. The teleoperation system is set up with a TouchX joystick as the master device and a simulated Baxter robot arm as the slave robot. The haptic feedback is provided to the human operator to sense the interaction force between the slave robot and the environment when manipulating the stylus of the joystick. To utilize the workspace of the telerobot as much as possible, a matching process is carried out between the master and the slave based on their kinematics models. The closed loop inverse kinematics method and RBF NN approximation technique are seamlessly integrated in the control design. To overcome the potential instability problem in the presence of delayed communication channels, wave variables and their corrections are effectively embedded into the control system, and Lyapunov-based analysis is performed to theoretically establish the closed-loop stability. Comparative experiments have been conducted for a trajectory tracking task, under the different conditions of various communication delays. Experimental results show that in terms of tracking performance and force reflection, the proposed control approach shows superior performance over the conventional methods.

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Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Depositing User: Yanan Li
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2017 16:24
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2022 12:07

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