JRM Vol.10 No.3 pp. 272-277
doi: 10.20965/jrm.1998.p0272


Trajectory Tracking Control of a Flexible Mobile Robot using Disturbance Observer

Hiroyuki Kojima*, Toshihilo Hashimoto** and Sadao Shimoyama***

*Department of Mechanical System Engineering, Gunma University, Kiryu, Gunma 376-8515, Japan

**Material Handling Equipment Design Dept., Hitachi Kiden Kogyo, Ltd., 908, Tadakari-cho, Ota-shi, 373-0011, Japan

***Manufacturing Engineering Research Center, Toshiba Corporation, 33, Shin-Isogo-cho, Isogo-ku, Yokohama, 235-0017, Japan

January 19, 1998
June 5, 1998
June 20, 1998
Flexible mobile robot, Disturbance observer, Trajectory tracking control
This paper describes trajectory tracking control for a flexible mobile robot using a disturbance observer. The robot consists of a wheeled mobile mechanism and a flexible structure of four flexible beams and a work table. Trajectory tracking control is compound control of a disturbance observer and feedforward compensation two-degree-of-freedom (2DOF) controller. The feedforward compensation 2DOF controller consists of a feedforward controller and a state feedback controller. Experimental and numerical simulation results confirmed that trajectory tracking control of the robot work table is possible with trajectory control using the disturbance observer.
Cite this article as:
H. Kojima, T. Hashimoto, and S. Shimoyama, “Trajectory Tracking Control of a Flexible Mobile Robot using Disturbance Observer,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.10 No.3, pp. 272-277, 1998.
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