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Computationally Efficient Adaptive Type-2 Fuzzy Control of Flexible-Joint Manipulators
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, 800 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada
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Received: 1 April 2013; in revised form: 4 May 2013 / Accepted: 13 May 2013 / Published: 21 May 2013
Abstract: In this paper, we introduce an adaptive type-2 fuzzy logic controller (FLC) for flexible-joint manipulators with structured and unstructured dynamical uncertainties. Simplified interval fuzzy sets are used for real-time efficiency, and internal stability is enhanced by adopting a trade-off strategy between the manipulator’s and the actuators’ velocities. Furthermore, the control scheme is independent of the computationally expensive noisy torque and acceleration signals. The controller is validated through a set of numerical simulations and by comparing it against its type-1 counterpart. The ability of the adaptive type-2 FLC in coping with large magnitudes of uncertainties yields an improved performance. The stability of the proposed control system is guaranteed using Lyapunov stability theory.
Keywords: type-2 fuzzy control; uncertain systems; robot manipulators; flexible structures; adaptive control
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Chaoui, H.; Gueaieb, W.; Biglarbegian, M.; Yagoub, M.C.E. Computationally Efficient Adaptive Type-2 Fuzzy Control of Flexible-Joint Manipulators. Robotics 2013, 2, 66-91.
Chaoui H, Gueaieb W, Biglarbegian M, Yagoub MCE. Computationally Efficient Adaptive Type-2 Fuzzy Control of Flexible-Joint Manipulators. Robotics. 2013; 2(2):66-91.
Chaoui, Hicham; Gueaieb, Wail; Biglarbegian, Mohammad; Yagoub, Mustapha C.E. 2013. "Computationally Efficient Adaptive Type-2 Fuzzy Control of Flexible-Joint Manipulators." Robotics 2, no. 2: 66-91.