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Model-based controller design for antagonistic pairs of fluidic muscles in manipulator motion control

Categories Konferenz (reviewed)
Year 2012
Authors Schreiber, F.; Sklyarenko, Y.; Runge, G.; Grobe, M.; Schumacher, W.
Published in 17th International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics, pp. 499-504

A control structure is presented for manipulators actuated by joints with pairwise antagonistic pneumatic muscles. The used muscles and the resulting behavior of a single manipulator joint featuring antagonistic muscles in a symmetric configuration are characterized. Pneumatic joint actuation results in a hysteretic behavior, it is shown that in this case the hysteresis can be described by a Preisach hysteresis model. The resulting hysteresis model allows the construction of a model-reference following controller, with a model control loop, designed for good tracking performance and a disturbance rejection loop optimized for suppression of disturbances. Experiments confirm the improvement in tracking control as compared to the system solely controlled by a feedback regulator.

ISBN 978-1-4673-2121-1
DOI 10.1109/MMAR.2012.6347868