Performance of ILC Applied to a Flexible Mechanical System
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of European Control Conference (ECC), 2009, 1511-1516 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
ILC is traditionally applied to systems where the controlled variable is the measured variable. However, in standard industrial robots only the motor angles are measured, while the control objective is to follow a tool path. A modern industrial robot is flexible, and assuming that the mechanical flexibilities are concentrated to the robot joints (elastic gearboxes), a flexible two-mass model can be used to describe a single joint. A P-ILC algorithm is applied to the two-mass model, based on only measured angle of the first mass (motor angle) or estimated angle for the second mass (tool angle). Robustness of the algorithm, and performance when model errors are introduced in the model, are discussed considering the error of the tool angle. First, it can be concluded for a flexible system that the characteristics of the motor-angle reference is essential for the resulting tool angle when the tool angle cannot be measured. Second, using an estimate of the tool angle instead of the explicit motor angle in the ILC update reduces the tool-angle error significantly.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. 1511-1516 p.
Iterative learning control, Robotics, Robust control
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-53461OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-53461DiVA: diva2:289008
European Control Conference (ECC), Budapest, Hungary, August, 2009