This paper proposes a new position controller that is suitable for the use as the internal position servo of an admittance controller with bounded actuator forces. The new position controller approximately behaves as a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller with an acceleration feedforward in normal situations and as a sliding mode controller when the actuator force is saturated. The admittance controller employing the new position controller realizes smooth transitions between saturated periods and unsaturated periods. Moreover, it quickly responds to changes in the applied force even when the actuator force is saturated, leading to better stability and smoothness. The controller was validated through experiments using a robotic manipulator.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering