Julian Stoev

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This paper discusses energy optimal point-to-point motion control for linear time-invariant (LTI) systems using energy-optimal Model Predictive Control (EOMPC). The developed EOMPC, which is based on time-optimal MPC, aims at performing energy-optimal point-to-point motions within a required motion time. Energy optimality is achieved by setting the object(More)
We present a Mechatronics design approach and related technologies for a badminton playing robot, as a first stage of a multi-year project. The robot is using non-modified shuttles and rackets, which are detected and localized using purely visual information. The robot subsystems are presented: mechanical design, visual detection of the shuttle, shuttle(More)
It is well known that universal approximators can be used for adaptive control and estimation. In this paper, the problem of adaptive state observation of a large class of nonlinear uncertain systems is considered and it is shown that splines have some special properties, which can lead to simplified observer structure. In particular, the observer filter(More)
In a wet clutch system, a piston is used to compress the friction disks to close the clutch. The position and the velocity of the piston are the key effectors for achieving a good engagement performance. In a real setup, it is impossible to measure these variables. In this paper, we use transmission torque and slip to approximate the piston velocity and(More)
In many practical engineering applications, a feed-forward control is often used to control the system with some parameterized signals, for example, a wet clutch system. Usually these signals are designed empirically. In this paper, firstly, genetic algorithm (GA) will be used to optimize parameters. Then by knowing the system response of the test bench in(More)