Joint servoing for robust manipulator force control
Elosegui, P., Daniel, R.W. and Sharkey, P. (1990) Joint servoing for robust manipulator force control. In: 1990 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 13-18 May 1990, Cincinnatti, Ohio, pp. 246-251.
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To link to this article DOI: 10.1109/ROBOT.1990.125981
An experimental and theoretical comparison is made of force control performance with different types of innerloop joint servoing techniques. The problem of disturbance rejection and sensitivity to plant dynamics variations (robustness) is addressed. Position, velocity, strain gauge derived joint torque, and current servos are designed and implemented on a specially instrumented industrial robot, and the end-effector force feedback performances achieved are compared. Joint strain derived torque servoing is found to provide the best overall robust force control performance. Experimental results of the robust hard-on-hard contact achieved with the novel force controller implementation based on joint torque sensing are provided. Conclusions are drawn on the force control performance achievable on a geared robot given the joint servoing technique.