Fuzzy behavior-based motion planning for the PUMA robot

P. Dassanayake, K. Watanabe, K. Kiguchi, K. Izumi

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A fuzzy behavior-based system, which acts as a planning system, is realized for the task control of a six-degree of freedom, PUMA robot manipulator. A fuzzy behavior control system that had been applied to a three-link manipulator in a previous work, is modified as a planning system for the PUMA robot. Fuzzy behavior elements are trained by a genetic algorithm. This has been conducted for three behavior groups namely objective behavior group, free behavior group and reactive behavior group. Simulation has been carried out for the PUMA robot to reach a target from a given point while avoiding an obstacle. Result shows that the fuzzy behavior based approach can be applied to plan the manipulator's joint angles and angular velocities to reach a particular point while avoiding obstacles.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - Takamatsu, Japan
Duration: Oct 31 2000Nov 5 2000


Other2000 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications


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