Sloshing Damping Control in a Cylindrical Container on a Wheeled Mobile Robot Using Dual-Swing Active-Vibration Reduction
Masafumi Hamaguchi and Takao Taniguchi
Department of Electronic and Control Systems Engineering, Shimane University
1060 Nishikawatsu, Matsue, Shimane 690-8504, Japan
Damping control we propose for sloshing in cylindrical containers carried by a wheeled mobile robot enables the container to tilt independently in the direction of movement and orthogonally through the use of a dual-swing active-vibration reducer. The robot follows a curved sloping path. Sloshing generated by robot movement is damped by the vibration reducer, which keeps the container level on a slope. Vibration reduction is managed by an optimal servo controller having a Kalman filter. Experimental results demonstrate our damping control proposal’s usefulness and feasibility.
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