
Robot Motion Control 2007 presents very recent results in robot motion and control. Fortyone short papers have been chosen from those presented at the sixth International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control held in Poland in June 2007. The authors of these papers have been carefully selected and represent leading institutions in this field.





In this monograph, new structures of neural networks in multidimensional domains are introduced. These architectures are a generalization of the Multilayer Perceptron (MLP) in Complex, Vectorial and Hypercomplex algebra. The approximation capabilities of these networks and their learning algorithms are discussed in a multidimensional context. The work includes the theoretical basis to address...




H... control theory is a subject that deals with the minimisation of the H... norm of the transfer matrix from an exogenous disturbance to a pertinent controlled output of a given plant. H... Control and Its Applications examines both the theoretical and practical aspects of H... control from the angle of the structural properties of linear systems. Constructive algorithms for finding...




This book constitutes the presentations made at the Advanced Research Workshop on Autonomous Robotic Systems, which was held at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, June 1997. The aim of the meeting was to bring together leading researchers in the area of autonomous systems for mobility and manipulation, and the aim of this book is to share the presentations with the reader. The book presents the...




Much has been written about the general difficulty of developing the models required for modelbased control of processes whose dynamics exhibit signif icant nonlinearity (for further discussion and references, see Chapter 1). In fact, the development ofthese models stands as a significant practical imped iment to widespread industrial application oftechniques like nonlinear model predictive...




Digital elements such as signal processors, microcontrollers or industrial PCs are widely used for filtering and control of continuoustime processes or plants. Because of the serial operation mode of these digital elements the continuous time processes cannot be served continuously. That is why continuoustime and discretetime signals occur simultaneously in systems of this kind. The continuous...




The world of artificial systems is reaching complexity levels that es cape human understanding. Surface traffic, electricity distribution, air planes, mobile communications, etc., are examples that demonstrate that we are running into problems that are beyond classical scientific or engi neering knowledge. There is an ongoing worldwide effort to understand these systems and develop models that...




Control of Flexiblelink Manipulators Using Neural Networks addresses the difficulties that arise in controlling the endpoint of a manipulator that has a significant amount of structural flexibility in its links. The nonminimum phase characteristic, coupling effects, nonlinearities, parameter variations and unmodeled dynamics in such a manipulator all contribute to these difficulties....




This book is based on a workshop entitled "Robust Control workshop 2000." The workshop was held in Newcastle, Australia, from the 6th to the 8th December 2000. Chapters of the book are written by some of the leading researchers in the field of Robust Control. They cover a variety of topics all related to Robust Control and analysis of uncertain systems.


