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On the Voltage-Based Control of Robot Manipulators

Mohammad Mehdi Fateh
International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, vol. 6, no. 5, pp.702-712, 2008

Abstract : This paper presents a novel approach for controlling electrically driven robot manipulators based on voltage control. The voltage-based control is preferred comparing to torque-based control. This approach is robust in the presence of manipulator uncertainties since it is free of the manipulator model. The control law is very simple, fast response, efficient, robust, and can be used for high-speed tracking purposes. The feedback linearization is applied on the electrical equations of the dc motors to cancel the current terms which transfer all manipulator dynamics to the electrical circuit of motor. The control system is simulated for position control of the PUMA 560 robot driven by permanent magnet dc motors.

Keyword : High-speed tracking, manipulator, PUMA 560, uncertainty, voltage-based control.

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