Emmanuel B. Vander Poorten

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— This paper derives analytic guidelines to tune the popular Position-Force bilateral controller and improve its performance by incorporating available knowledge on the bounds of the environment impedance. The proposed guidelines can prove especially useful in the domain of telesurgery where a need exists for well-understood bilateral teleoperation(More)
— This paper discusses variable-scale bilateral control for micro teleoperation. A method is proposed to synthesize robust variable-scale controllers that guarantee system stability and realize robust performance in contact with any arbitrary, but passive, operator and environment. The proposed method is based on the formulation as a robust output feedback(More)
In this article we present a new theorem that reduces the stability problem of teleoperators from a structured singular value problem to a maximum singular value problem. A control scheme realizing an ideal response for fixed scaled teleoperation is proposed and its stability is proven analytically. Next, the ideal control scheme is extended to control(More)
— This paper deals with the haptic rendering of collisions between a human operator and rigid objects in a virtual environment. The focus being on high-velocity impacts on a rigid wall. After discussing the importance of velocity measurements in contrast to force measurements, a new haptic device is introduced. The new device is capable of applying directly(More)
—In this paper, the Bounded Environment Passivity method [1] is applied to a 3-channel controller. This method enables the design of teleoperation controllers that show passive behaviour for interactions with a bounded range of environments. The resulting tuning guidelines, derived analytically, provide interesting tuning flexibility, which allows to focus(More)