JRM Vol.2 No.5 pp. 358-363
doi: 10.20965/jrm.1990.p0358


Control of Master-Slave Manipulator Based on Virtual Internal Model

Kazuhiro Kosuge*, Katsuhisa Furuta**, Yoshinori Shiote***
and Hiroshi Hatano***

*Faculty of Engineering, Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Japan

**Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Meguro-ku, Tokyo

***Production Engineering Center, Yamatake-Honeywell Co., Ltd., Fujisawa

October 20, 1990
virtual internal model, master-slave manipulator, model following servo, impedance control

This paper presents an alternative control architecture of master-slave manipulators using of Virtual Internal Model. The proposed control architecture realizes the master-slave manipulator system with functions which assist operators based on the external information from sensors as well as bilateral feedback. In this paper, the control problem of a master-slave manipulator is formulated as the realization problem of the desired relation between a master arm and a slave arm. The virtual internal model, whose input includes the external sensory information, is used to describe the desired relation. The control system is designed so that the master arm and the slave arm tracks the desired trajectories generated by the virtual internal model.The proposed control architecture is experimentally applied to the master-slave manipulator system with force sensors. The effectiveness of the control architecture is illustrated through experiments.

Cite this article as:
Kazuhiro Kosuge, Katsuhisa Furuta, Yoshinori Shiote
, and Hiroshi Hatano, “Control of Master-Slave Manipulator Based on Virtual Internal Model,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.2, No.5, pp. 358-363, 1990.
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