Motion control taking environmental information into account

Mitsuharu Morisawa, Kouhei Ohnishi

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Much effort has been concentrated on the control of a single control of motion system. However future machine or robots will be spread out in our society and they will make their motion in an open environment. Since such an environment has a lot of modes, a design methodology of motion controller to be adaptive to the environment is required. The paper shows a novel viewpoint to quarry the modes from environment. Two examples of an abstraction using Hadamard matrix are shown. One is a friction-free drive and the other is a control of a paddle foot for walking machine. Modal transmission from environment to the final posture should change adaptively according to the situation. There are numerical and experimental examples in the paper. They show the viability of novel approach to the compliant motion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-41
Number of pages5
JournalEPE Journal (European Power Electronics and Drives Journal)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1


  • Mechatronics
  • Motion control
  • Robotics
  • System integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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