Trajectory Control of PUMA Robot Arm by Inversion and Servocompensation

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Based on invertibility and functional reproducibility, an approach to the control of the PUMA arm with six rotational degrees of freedom is presented. The control system has two important features: (i) the ability for fast, precise trajectory tracking; and (ii) robustness to uncertainty in the system, such as variable payload, inertia, etc. The control law derived using invertibility gives decoupled, independently controlled responses in each joint angle using torquers. For robustness, a first-order servocompensator is designed for each decoupled inner loop driven by the joint angle error. For smooth joint angle responses, a command generator is constructed that produces the reference trajectories to be tracked. Simulation results are presented to show that rapid, accurate trajectory following is achieved in the c1osedloop system in spite of large payload uncertainty.


Electrical and Computer Engineering | Engineering


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