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This paper considers the problem of position/orientation tracking control of wheeled mobile robots via visual servoing in the presence of parametric uncertainty associated with the mechanical dynamics and the camera system. Specifically, we design an adaptive controller that compensates for uncertain camera and mechanical parameters and ensures global(More)
In this note, a continuous, time-varying tracking controller is designed that globally exponentially forces the position/orientation tracking error of an underactuated surface vessel to a neighborhood about zero that can be made arbitrarily small [i.e., global uniformly ultimately boundedness (GUUB)]. The result is facilitated by fusing a filtered tracking(More)
In this brief, a homography-based adaptive visual servo controller is developed to enable a robot end-effector to track a desired Euclidean trajectory as determined by a sequence of images for both the camera-in-hand and fixed-camera configurations. To achieve the objectives, a Lyapunov-based adaptive control strategy is employed to actively compensate for(More)
We document the progress in the design and implementation of a motion control strategy that exploits visual feedback from a narrow baseline stereo head mounted in the hand of a wheelchair mounted robot arm (WMRA) to recognize and grasp textured ADL objects for which one or more templates exist in a large image database. The problem is made challenging by(More)
Wheelchair-mounted robotic arms have been commercially available for a decade. In order to operate these robotic arms, a user must have a high level of cognitive function. Our research focuses on replacing a manufacturer-provided, menu-based interface with a vision-based system while adding autonomy to reduce the cognitive load. Instead of manual task(More)
In this technical note, a robust adaptive uncalibrated visual servo controller is proposed to asymptotically regulate a robot end-effector to a desired pose. A homography-based visual servo control approach is used to address the six degrees-of-freedom regulation problem. A highgain robust controller is developed to asymptotically stabilize the rotation(More)