We present an iterative approach for planning and controlling motions of underactuated robots with uncertain dynamics. At its core, there is a learning process which estimates the perturbations induced by the model uncertainty on the active and passive degrees of freedom. The generic iteration of the algorithm makes use of the learned data in both the planning phase, which is based on optimization, and the control phase, where partial feedback linearization of the active dofs is performed on the model updated on-line. The performance of the proposed approach is shown by comparative simulations and experiments on a Pendubot executing various types of swing-up maneuvers. Very few iterations are typically needed to generate dynamically feasible trajectories and the tracking control that guarantees their accurate execution, even in the presence of large model uncertainties.
2022, IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION LETTERS, Pages 358-365 (volume: 7)
On-Line Learning for Planning and Control of Underactuated Robots With Uncertain Dynamics (01a Articolo in rivista)
Turrisi Giulio, Capotondi Marco, Gaz Claudio, Modugno Valerio, Oriolo Giuseppe, De Luca Alessandro