NEURAL-NET ROBOT CONTROLLER - STRUCTURE AND STABILITY PROOFS


LEWIS F., YESILDIREK A. , LIU K.

JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT & ROBOTIC SYSTEMS, vol.12, no.3, pp.277-299, 1995 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf01262965
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT & ROBOTIC SYSTEMS
  • Page Numbers: pp.277-299

Abstract

A multilayer neural net (NN) controller for a general serial-link robot arm is developed. The structure of the NN controller is derived using a filtered error approach. It is argued that standard backpropagation tuning, when used for real-time closed-loop control, can yield unbounded NN weights if: (1) the net can not exactly reconstruct a certain required control function, (2) there are bounded unknown disturbances in the robot dynamics, or (3) the robot arm has more than one link (i.e. nonlinear case). On-line weight tuning algorithms including correction terms to backpropagation, plus an added robustifying signal, guarantee tracking as well as bounded weights. The correction terms involve a second-order forward-propagated wave in the backprop network.