Special Issue "Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Its Control Applications in Intelligent Systems"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Robotics and Automation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2022 | Viewed by 488

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Bo Zhao
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Guest Editor
School of Systems Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
Interests: adaptive dynamic programming; robot control; fault diagnosis and tolerant control; optimal control; artificial-intelligence-based control
Dr. Xuejing Lan
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Guest Editor
School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China
Interests: adaptive dynamic programming; intelligent control; distributed control; trajectory planning
Dr. Zhiwei Hou
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Guest Editor
School of Systems Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
Interests: trajectory planning; reinforcement learning; multi-agent systems; formation control; adaptive control

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Adaptive dynamic programming (ADP) is a new interdisciplinary subject in artificial intelligence and control. ADP-based methods have effectively solved the control problems of large-scale complex nonlinear systems in the fields of transportation, logistics, power and process engineering, which has attracted the attention of many researchers. Therefore, this Special Issue intends to present new ideas and experimental results in the field of ADP and its control applications in intelligent systems.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Improved design and analysis of ADP framework and theory;
  • Combination of ADP and other control algorithms, such as fault-tolerant control, sliding mode control, adaptive control, fuzzy control, and robust control;
  • Realization of ADP control techniques based on neural networks, fuzzy logic, fuzzy neural networks, etc.;
  • ADP-based control techniques applied for unmanned systems, multi-agent systems, and complex nonlinear systems;
  • Distributed cooperative optimization based on ADP;
  • Data-based intelligent control based on ADP (reinforcement learning);
  • Multiobjective optimal control based on ADP.

Dr. Bo Zhao
Dr. Xuejing Lan
Dr. Zhiwei Hou
Guest Editors

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  • adaptive dynamic programming
  • optimal control
  • intelligent control
  • multi-agent systems
  • unmanned systems
  • complex nonlinear systems

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Integrated Adaptive Steering Stability Control for Ground Vehicle with Actuator Saturations
Appl. Sci. 2022, 12(17), 8502; https://doi.org/10.3390/app12178502 - 25 Aug 2022
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During a steering manoeuvre in a ground vehicle, both yaw motion and roll motion can occur simultaneously, and their dynamics can be coupled, as the roll motion is generalized directly from the tires’ lateral force under steering. Hence, it is of significance to [...] Read more.
During a steering manoeuvre in a ground vehicle, both yaw motion and roll motion can occur simultaneously, and their dynamics can be coupled, as the roll motion is generalized directly from the tires’ lateral force under steering. Hence, it is of significance to analyze them as an integrated plant in the vehicle steering stability control problem. Furthermore, the actuator saturation of yaw control cannot be neglected, as vehicles often steer at a high velocity or on low-friction roads. In this paper, an integrated steering dynamics model is established considering the coupling between the roll motion and lateral motion, then a novel nonlinear adaptive controller is proposed to stabilize the steering motion considering the actuator saturation of yaw motion control. Simulation results indicate that the designed integrated controller is effective in improving the performance of both the yaw rate tracking error and ride comfort taking into account vehicle parameter uncertainties and actuator saturation; the steering stability of ground vehicles can consequently be guaranteed. Full article
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