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— This paper generalizes and validates experimentally the applicability of a recently developed output-feedback sliding mode tracking controller based on a hybrid switching compensator. The proposed controller can deal with plants of arbitrary relative degree by using a locally exact differentiator of higher order based on second order sliding modes (SOSM).(More)
— This paper considers the localizaton and navigation of a mobile robot. The control strategy is based on a nonlinear model predictive control technique that utilizes the Newton method. The robot localization is obtained using information from odometric and ultrasonic sensors through a Kalman Filter. Simulation and experimental results illustrate the(More)
— An output-feedback sliding mode controller is proposed for uncertain plants with relative degree higher than one in order to achieve asymptotic exact tracking of a reference model. To compensate the relative degree, a lead filter scheme is proposed such that global stability and asymptotic exact tracking are obtained. The scheme is based on a convex(More)
  • ROBOT, Renan S. Freitas, +10 authors Peter W. J. Derks
  • 2015
DORIS is a mobile robot for remote supervision, diagnosis, and data acquisition on offshore facilities. The proposed system is composed of a rail-guided robot capable of carrying different sensors through the inspected area. This paper presents a general overview of the robot, and a description of the developed embedded electronics, power supply system and(More)
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