Reinforcement learning for vibration suppression of an unknown system

  • Ziemowit DworakowskiEmail author
  • Krzysztof Mendrok
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 73)


The article presents a novel approach to vibration suppression that can be used in cases when system under consideration is unknown. The approach is based on a reinforcement-learning of artificial neural network fed with positions and velocities of the system components. The learning routine is designed on the basis of a 1+1 evolutionary scheme with concept of persistence of efficient steps. The performance of the four variants of the algorithm is evaluated on the basis of a simulated 3-DOF system.


Vibration suppression Artificial Neural Network Reinforcement Learning Unknown system Evolutionary approach 


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The work presented in this paper was supported by the National Science Centre in Poland under the research project no. 2016/21/D/ST8/01678.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakowPoland

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