Adaptive Unscented Kalman Filter-based Disturbance Rejection with Application to High Precision Hydraulic Robotic Control

Peng Lu, Timothy Sandy, Jonas Buchli

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel nonlinear disturbance rejection approach for high precision model-based control of hydraulic robots. While most disturbance rejection approaches make use of observers, we propose a novel adaptive Unscented Kalman Filter to estimate the disturbances in an unbiased minimum-variance sense. The filter is made adaptive such that there is no need to tune the covariance matrix for the disturbance estimation. Furthermore, whereas most model-based control approaches require the linearization of the system dynamics, our method is nonlinear which means that no linearization is required. Through extensive simulations as well as real hardware experiments, we demonstrate that our proposed approach can achieve high precision tracking and can be readily applied to most robotic systems even in the presence of uncertainties and external disturbances. The proposed approach is also compared to existing approaches which demonstrates its superior tracking performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4365-4372
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781728140049
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Event2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2019 - Macau, China
Duration: 3 Nov 20198 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2019
Country/TerritoryChina
CityMacau
Period3/11/198/11/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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