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Cooperative dynamic object manipulation can extend the manipulation capabilities of robot-robot and human-robot teams. In order to be able to inject energy into various suspended objects of unknown parameters, in this paper we propose an adaptive controller which combines reinforcement learning with energy based swing-up control. The proposed controller is… (More)
This paper investigates human-robot cooperative swinging of a complex pendulum-like object. The complexity of the object results in two possible swinging modes. The goal is to excite one mode such that a desired energy level of the pendulum is reached while simultaneously damping the other mode. The energy based control concept relies on the projection of… (More)
A bstract We describe the operation of a packet switch that dynamically forwards 40Gbps optical packets based on asynchronously recovered 10Gbps optical headers using highly-integrated InP photonic circuits. Results of both Layer 1 and Layer 2 performance measurements are presented.
This paper investigates goal-directed cooperative object swinging as a novel physical human-robot interaction scenario. We develop an energy-based control concept, which enables a robot to cooperate with a human in a goal-directed swing-up task. The robot can be assigned to be a leader or an actively contributing follower. We conduct a virtual reality… (More)
Cooperative dynamic object manipulation increases the manipulation repertoire of multiagent teams. As a first step toward cooperative dynamic object manipulation, we present an energy-based controller for cooperative swinging of two-agent pendulum-like objects. Projection of the complex underactuated mechanism onto an abstract cart-pendulum allows us to… (More)
— An adaptive energy-based swing-up controller for simple pendulums is presented. A state transformation from cartesian to polar phase space followed by approximation steps leads to the fundamental dynamics of the controlled simple pendulum. Based on the fundamental dynamics, the unknown natural frequency is estimated and a control gain is adjusted such… (More)
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In this paper we propose to track online computed force trajectories to control the energy of various types of pendulum-like objects. The considered pendulum-like objects can be controlled by multiple agents and swing in different oscillation degrees of freedom. Our goal is to excite one specific oscillation, the intended oscillation, while damping all… (More)