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2022 ◽  
Vol 64 ◽  
pp. 103080
Phan The Duy ◽  
Hien Do Hoang ◽  
Do Thi Thu Hien ◽  
Anh Gia-Tuan Nguyen ◽  
Van-Hau Pham

2022 ◽  
Vol 12 (2) ◽  
pp. 893
Lan Li ◽  
Yi Jiang ◽  
Xiaowei Yang ◽  
Jianyong Yao

Uncertainties and disturbances widely exist in electrohydraulic lifting mechanisms of launcher systems, which may worsen the rapid-erection tracking accuracy and even make the system unstable. To deal with the issue, an asymptotic tracking control framework is developed for electrohydraulic lifting mechanisms of launcher systems. Firstly, the dynamic equations and state-space forms of the electrohydraulic lifting mechanism are modeled. Based on the system model, a nonlinear rapid-erection robust controller is constructed to achieve the improvement of the system control performance, in which a nonlinear feedback term is employed to remove the effects of uncertainties and disturbances on tracking performance. Compared to the existing results, the asymptotic tracking stability of the closed-loop system can be assured based on the Lyapunov theory analysis. In the end, the simulation example of an actual electrohydraulic lifting mechanism of the launcher system is done to validate the effectiveness with the proposed controller.

Sensors ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 22 (2) ◽  
pp. 642
Zubair Arif ◽  
Yili Fu

Assistive robotic arms (ARAs) that provide care to the elderly and people with disabilities, are a significant part of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). Presently available ARAs provide non-intuitive interfaces such as joysticks for control and thus, lacks the autonomy to perform daily activities. This study proposes that, for inducing autonomous behavior in ARAs, visual sensors integration is vital, and visual servoing in the direct Cartesian control mode is the preferred method. Generally, ARAs are designed in a configuration where its end-effector’s position is defined in the fixed base frame while orientation is expressed in the end-effector frame. We denoted this configuration as ‘mixed frame robotic arms’. Consequently, conventional visual servo controllers which operate in a single frame of reference are incompatible with mixed frame ARAs. Therefore, we propose a mixed-frame visual servo control framework for ARAs. Moreover, we enlightened the task space kinematics of a mixed frame ARAs, which led us to the development of a novel “mixed frame Jacobian matrix”. The proposed framework was validated on a mixed frame JACO-2 7 DoF ARA using an adaptive proportional derivative controller for achieving image-based visual servoing (IBVS), which showed a significant increase of 31% in the convergence rate, outperforming conventional IBVS joint controllers, especially in the outstretched arm positions and near the base frame. Our Results determine the need for the mixed frame controller for deploying visual servo control on modern ARAs, that can inherently cater to the robotic arm’s joint limits, singularities, and self-collision problems.

Cobot ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 1 ◽  
pp. 4
Rui Xu ◽  
Lu Qian ◽  
Xingwei Zhao

Background: With the increasing demand of mobile robots in warehousing, logistics and service fields, simple planar motion is difficult to meet the task requirements of complex environment. The combination of mobile robot and cooperative robot is helpful to improve the dexterity of robot movement and expand the application of robots. Methods: Aiming at the application requirements of dual-arm robots and mobile robots in practical applications, this paper designed the hardware of a platform, built a simulation platform based on ROS (Robot Operating System), and designed the actual software control framework. Finally, the feasibility of the platform design was verified by the coupling motion experiment of the two robots. Results:  We have established a simulation of the dual-arm mobile platform in ROS, designed the actual software control framework, and verified the feasibility of the platform design through experiments. Conclusions:  The mobile platform can meet a variety of application requirements and lay the foundation for subsequent development.

2022 ◽  
Vol 15 ◽  
Namita Anil Kumar ◽  
Shawanee Patrick ◽  
Woolim Hong ◽  
Pilwon Hur

User customization of a lower-limb powered Prosthesis controller remains a challenge to this date. Controllers adopting impedance control strategies mandate tedious tuning for every joint, terrain condition, and user. Moreover, no relationship is known to exist between the joint control parameters and the slope condition. We present a control framework composed of impedance control and trajectory tracking, with the transitioning between the two strategies facilitated by Bezier curves. The impedance (stiffness and damping) functions vary as polynomials during the stance phase for both the knee and ankle. These functions were derived through least squares optimization with healthy human sloped walking data. The functions derived for each slope condition were simplified using principal component analysis. The weights of the resulting basis functions were found to obey monotonic trends within upslope and downslope walking, proving the existence of a relationship between the joint parameter functions and the slope angle. Using these trends, one can now design a controller for any given slope angle. Amputee and able-bodied walking trials with a powered transfemoral prosthesis revealed the controller to generate a healthy human gait. The observed kinematic and kinetic trends with the slope angle were similar to those found in healthy walking.

Ali Azarbahram ◽  
Naser Pariz ◽  
Mohammad-Bagher Naghibi-Sistani ◽  
Reihaneh Kardehi Moghaddam

This article proposes an event-triggered control framework to satisfy the tracking formation performance for a group of uncertain non-linear n-link robotic manipulators. The robotic manipulators are configured as a multi-agent system and they communicate over a directed graph (digraph). Furthermore, the non-linear robotic manipulator-multi-agent systems are subject to stochastic environmental loads. By introducing extra virtual controllers in the final step of the backstepping design, a total number of n event-triggering mechanisms are introduced independently for each link of all the robotic manipulator agents to update the control inputs in a fully distributed manner. More precisely, the actuator of each link of a particular agent is capable of being updated independent of other link actuator updates. A rigorous proof of the convergence of all the closed-loop signals in probability is then given and the Zeno phenomenon is excluded for the control event-triggered architectures. The simulation experiments finally quantify the effectiveness of proposed approach in terms of reducing the number of control updates and handling the stochastic environmental loads.

2022 ◽  
Vol 134 ◽  
pp. 103476
Tinu Vellamattathil Baby ◽  
Viranjan Bhattacharyya ◽  
Pouria Karimi Shahri ◽  
Amir H. Ghasemi ◽  
Baisravan HomChaudhuri

2022 ◽  
pp. 250-269
Feride Bakar Türegün ◽  
Adnan Gerçek

The taxation power of governments affects companies' business activities. For this reason, the legal limit of tax law must be known by taxpayers. Uncertainty, frequent changes, and interpretation differences in the tax field and reporting reveal tax risks. Today, companies, especially large ones, accept tax risk as a part of the risk management process. Focusing on tax risk management, this chapter presents the discussions on various definitions of tax risk and on the tax risk categories, factors that affect tax risk. The applicability of tax risk management is evaluated from the following perspectives in the chapter: empirical analyses conducted in different countries, tax control framework, and tax risk management practice in various countries. As a result, tax risks are manageable with the support of cooperative compliance models of revenue administrations in countries, the necessity of corporate governance principles, the situation of legal regulations, and the increasing risk management experience of especially large companies.

2022 ◽  
Vol 33 (1) ◽  
pp. 173-189
R. Manikandan ◽  
G. Ranganathan ◽  
V. Bindhu

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