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A dynamical extension that makes possible the integration of a kinematic controller and a torque controller for nonholonomic mobile robots is presented. A combined kinematic/torque control law is developed using backstepping, and asymptotic stability is guaranteed by Lyapunov theory. Moreover, this control algorithm can be applied to the three basic(More)
A multilayer neural-net (NN) controller for a general serial-link rigid robot arm is developed. The structure of the NN controller is derived using a filtered error/passivity approach. No off-line learning phase is needed for the proposed NN controller and the weights are easily initialized. The nonlinear nature of the NN, plus NN functional reconstruction(More)
Convergence of the value-iteration-based heuristic dynamic programming (HDP) algorithm is proven in the case of general nonlinear systems. That is, it is shown that HDP converges to the optimal control and the optimal value function that solves the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation appearing in infinite-horizon discrete-time (DT) nonlinear optimal control.(More)
In this paper we discuss an online algorithm based on policy iteration for learning the continuous-time (CT) optimal control solution with infinite horizon cost for nonlinear systems with known dynamics. We present an online adaptive algorithm implemented as an actor/critic structure which involves simultaneous continuous-time adaptation of both actor and(More)
A control structure that makes possible the integration of a kinematic controller and a neural network (NN) computed-torque controller for nonholonomic mobile robots is presented. A combined kinematic/torque control law is developed using backstepping and stability is guaranteed by Lyapunov theory. This control algorithm can be applied to the three basic(More)
A new recurrent neural-network predictive feedback control structure for a class of uncertain nonlinear dynamic time-delay systems in canonical form is developed and analyzed. The dynamic system has constant input and feedback time delays due to a communications channel. The proposed control structure consists of a linearized subsystem local to the(More)