Adaptive actuator failure compensation for concurrently actuated manipulators
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This paper presents an adaptive actuator failure compensation method, which compensates for uncertainties due to unknown actuator failures and system dynamics, for a class of redundant manipulators where some joints concurrently actuated. Physical realization of concurrently actuated manipulators and their advantageous of use have been understood before, but adaptive failure compensation is still an open issue. In this research, failure formulation, controller structure and adaptive update rules for handling uncertainties from both the system dynamics and the failures are studied. The system stability is shown by a modified Lyapunov. Simulation results show the effectiveness of the proposed adaptive failure compensation control design. © 2003 International Federation of Automatic Control.