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Stability-Guaranteed Force-Sensorless Contact Force/Motion Control of Heavy-Duty Hydraulic Manipulators

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Yksityiskohdat

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut918-935
Sivumäärä18
JulkaisuIEEE Transactions on Robotics
Vuosikerta31
Numero4
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 1 elokuuta 2015
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli

Tiivistelmä

In this paper, a force-sensorless high-performance contact force/motion control approach is proposed for multiple-degree-of-freedom hydraulic manipulators. A rigorous stability proof for an entire hydraulic manipulator performing contact tasks is provided for the first time. The controller design for the manipulator is based on the recently introduced virtual decomposition control approach. As a significant novelty, the end-effector contact force is directly estimated from the manipulator's cylinder pressure data, which provides a practical solution for heavy-duty contact force control without engaging fragile force/torque sensors. In the experiments, the proposed controller achieved a force control accuracy of 4.1% at a desired contact force of 8000 N while in motion. This can be considered a significant result due to the hydraulic actuators' highly nonlinear behaviors, the coupled mechanical linkage dynamics, and the complex interaction dynamics between the manipulator and the environment.