• Iterative learning control for manipulator trajectory tracking without any control singularity

      Jiang, Ping; Woo, P.; Unbehauen, R. (2002)
      In this paper, we investigate trajectory tracking in a multi-input nonlinear system, where there is little knowledge of the system parameters and the form of the nonlinear function. An identification-based iterative learning control (ILC) scheme to repetitively estimate the linearity in a neighborhood of a desired trajectory is presented. Based on this estimation, the original nonlinear system can track the desired trajectory perfectly by the aid of a regional training scheme. Just like in adaptive control, a singularity exists in ILC when the input coupling matrix is estimated. Singularity avoidance is discussed. A new parameter modification procedure for ILC is presented such that the determinant of the estimate of the input coupling matrix is uniformly bounded from below. Compared with the scheme used for adaptive control of a MIMO system, the proposed scheme reduces the computation load greatly. It is used in a robotic visual system for manipulator trajectory tracking without any information about the camera-robot relationship. The estimated image Jacobian is updated repetitively and then its inverse is used to calculate the manipulator velocity without any singularity.
    • Robot visual servoing with iterative learning control.

      Jiang, Ping; Unbehauen, R. (IEEE, 2002)
      This paper presents an iterative learning scheme for vision guided robot trajectory tracking. At first, a stability criterion for designing iterative learning controller is proposed. It can be used for a system with initial resetting error. By using the criterion, one can convert the design problem into finding a positive definite discrete matrix kernel and a more general form of learning control can be obtained. Then, a three-dimensional (3-D) trajectory tracking system with a single static camera to realize robot movement imitation is presented based on this criterion.