- freely available
Cross-Coupled Control for All-Terrain Rovers
AbstractMobile robots are increasingly being used in challenging outdoor environments for applications that include construction, mining, agriculture, military and planetary exploration. In order to accomplish the planned task, it is critical that the motion control system ensure accuracy and robustness. The achievement of high performance on rough terrain is tightly connected with the minimization of vehicle-terrain dynamics effects such as slipping and skidding. This paper presents a cross-coupled controller for a 4-wheel-drive/4-wheel-steer robot, which optimizes the wheel motors’ control algorithm to reduce synchronization errors that would otherwise result in wheel slip with conventional controllers. Experimental results, obtained with an all-terrain rover operating on agricultural terrain, are presented to validate the system. It is shown that the proposed approach is effective in reducing slippage and vehicle posture errors.
Share & Cite This Article
Reina, G. Cross-Coupled Control for All-Terrain Rovers. Sensors 2013, 13, 785-800.View more citation formats
Reina G. Cross-Coupled Control for All-Terrain Rovers. Sensors. 2013; 13(1):785-800.Chicago/Turabian Style
Reina, Giulio. 2013. "Cross-Coupled Control for All-Terrain Rovers." Sensors 13, no. 1: 785-800.