The purpose of this paper is to introduce a high load capacity coaxial couple wheeled robot (CCWR) and investigate a simple structure but effective fuzzy equilibrium controller based on (Takagi‐Sugeno) T‐S for balance control in wide‐angle range.
By selecting the robot inclination angle and angular rate as input variables and the DC motors' rotation speed as output variables, a T‐S fuzzy controller (FC) is established.
Simplified robot dynamic equilibrium equations are feasible; the robot balance in wide‐angle range could be controlled by the T‐S FC. Despite the existence of small vibrations near the equilibrium position, the system can return to equilibrium within 3 s, showing strong robustness.
The robot can achieve self‐balance and pivot around, moreover, it provides a new way for balance control of CCWR in wide‐angle range. And at the same time, the robot can achieve its work in semi‐autonomous and tele‐operated mode.
The paper shows that designing the controller based on static analysis is feasible; simple structure T‐S fuzzy control way is introduced to balance control for CCWR in a wide angle scale; the development target is to provide a kind of robot platform for testing control algorithms or a personal transporter, and the project is supported by the High Technology Research and Development Program of China.
Li, C., Gao, X., Huang, Q., Dai, F., Shao, J., Bai, Y. and Li, K. (2011), "A coaxial couple wheeled robot with T‐S fuzzy equilibrium control", Industrial Robot, Vol. 38 No. 3, pp. 292-300. https://doi.org/10.1108/01439911111122798Download as .RIS
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