Effective Nonlinear Predictive and CTC-PID Control of Rigid Manipulators


Keywords: manipulator control, nonlinear control, model predictive control, CTC-PID control, fast sampling, control delay


Effective nonlinear control of manipulators with dynamically coupled arms, like those with direct drives, is the subject of the paper. The main proposal of the paper are model-based predictive control (MPC) algorithms, with nonlinear state-space models and most recent disturbance attenuation technique. This technique makes controller design and calculations simpler, avoiding necessity of dynamic modeling of disturbances or resorting to additional techniques like SMC. The core of the paper are computationally effective MPC-NPL (Nonlinear Prediction and Linearization) algorithms, where computations at every sample are divided into two parts: prediction of initial trajectories using nonlinear model, then optimization using simplified linearized model. For a comparison a known CTC-PID algorithm, which is also model-based, is considered. It is applied in standard form and also proposed in more advanced CTC-PID2dof version. For all algorithms a comprehensive comparative simulation study is performed, for a direct drive manipulator under disturbances. Additional contribution of the paper is an investigation of influence of sampling period length and computational delay time on performance of the algorithms, which is practically important when using model-based algorithms and fast sampling.



How to Cite

Tatjewski, P. (2024). Effective Nonlinear Predictive and CTC-PID Control of Rigid Manipulators. Journal of Automation, Mobile Robotics and Intelligent Systems, 18(2), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.14313/JAMRIS/2-2024/8

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