Adaptive actuator failure compensation for cooperating multiple manipulator systems
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This paper presents adaptive actuator failure compensation for a cooperating multiple manipulator system with uncertain actuator failures in the task space. Advantages of designing control schemes in task spaces are emphasized, applications of task space control in robotics are discussed and a short review on control algorithms for cooperating multiple manipulator systems is given. Dynamic equations of motion of the multiple manipulator system in the task space are derived, and the adaptive actuator failure compensation problem is formulated. A compensation controller structure is proposed, for which adaptive parameter update laws are developed. The adaptive control scheme is able to compensate for the uncertainties arising from both the system parameters and the actuator failures. Based on Lyapunov stability analysis, the closed-loop signal boundedness and the convergence of the tracking error to zero are ensured. © 2003 International Federation of Automatic Control.