A modified fuzzy PI controller for a flexible-joint robot arm with uncertainties

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-119
Journal / PublicationFuzzy Sets and Systems
Volume118
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2001
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Fuzzy control strategy offers an alternative approach for many conventional control systems, which has certain advantages over the other techniques. For example, the improved PI fuzzy controller we designed in this paper, which is based on an existing fuzzy PI controller, can control an uncertain flexible-joint robot arm to produce satisfactory tracking results. The improved fuzzy PI controller not only can control (stable and unstable) conventional linear systems, performing as well as the conventional PI controller, but also is capable of controlling many nonlinear systems such as the flexible-joint robot arm under investigation which contains uncertainties within 10% tolerance of all nominal system-parameter values. In this improved fuzzy PI controller, we used only three simple membership functions plus six simple fuzzy logic control rules. In this paper, we describe the design principle of this controller and demonstrate its tracking performance in handling nonlinearity, flexibility, and uncertainty within the flexible-joint robot arm system. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V.

Research Area(s)

  • Flexible-joint robot, Fuzzy control, PI controller* Trajectory tracking, Uncertainty

Citation Format(s)

A modified fuzzy PI controller for a flexible-joint robot arm with uncertainties. / Tang, Weiming; Chen, Guanrong; Lu, Rongde.
In: Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Vol. 118, No. 1, 16.02.2001, p. 109-119.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review