The ability to track a trajectory without significant error is a vital requirement for mobile robots. Numerous methods have been proposed to mitigate tracking error. While these trajectory-tracking methods are efficient for rigid systems, many excite unwanted vibration when applied to flexible systems, leading to tracking error. This paper analyzes a modification of input shaping, which has been primarily used to limit residual vibration for point-to-point motion of flexible systems. Standard input shaping is modified using error-limiting constraints to reduce transient tracking error for the duration of the system’s motion. This method is simulated with trajectory inputs constructed using line segments and Catmull-Rom splines. Error-limiting commands are shown to improve both spatial and temporal tracking performance and can be made robust to modeling errors in natural frequency.
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Reducing Trajectory Tracking Error of Flexible Mobile Robots Using Command Shaping With Error-Limiting Constraints
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Eaglin, G, & Vaughan, J. "Reducing Trajectory Tracking Error of Flexible Mobile Robots Using Command Shaping With Error-Limiting Constraints." Proceedings of the ASME 2017 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. Volume 2: Mechatronics; Estimation and Identification; Uncertain Systems and Robustness; Path Planning and Motion Control; Tracking Control Systems; Multi-Agent and Networked Systems; Manufacturing; Intelligent Transportation and Vehicles; Sensors and Actuators; Diagnostics and Detection; Unmanned, Ground and Surface Robotics; Motion and Vibration Control Applications. Tysons, Virginia, USA. October 11–13, 2017. V002T07A006. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2017-5394
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