A hybrid frequency-time domain adaptive fuzzy control scheme for flexible link manipulators

Anthony Tzes, Kyriakos Kyriakides

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This paper addresses the implementation of an adaptive fuzzy controller for flexible link robot arms. The design technique is a hybrid scheme involving both frequency and time domain techniques. The eigenvalues of the open loop plant can be estimated through application of a frequency domain based identification algorithm. The region of the eigenvalue space, within which the system operates, is partitioned into fuzzy cells. Membership function are assigned to the fuzzy sets of the eigenvalue universe of discourse. The degree of uncertainty on the estimated eigenvalues is encountered through these membership functions. The knowledge data base consists of feedback gains required to place the closed loop poles at predefined locations. A rule based controller infers the control input variable weighting each with the value of the membership functions at the identified eigenvalue. The afore-mentioned controller is compared through simulation with conventional techniques, namely pole placement and gain scheduling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-300
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1994


  • Fuzzy logic inference
  • adaptive fuzzy control
  • flexible link manipulators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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