ROMANSY 11 pp 327-334 | Cite as

Application of Neural Networks for Control of Robot Manipulators-Simulation and Implementation

  • T. Uhl
  • M. Szymkat
  • T. Bojko
  • Z. Korendo
  • J. Ród
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 381)


Several approaches to using neural networks for solving the kinematics, dynamics, motion planning and control problems in robotics applications have been proposed in past years. In the literature some applications of neural networks in kinematics are presented [3, 6, 7, 14, 17] and motion planning [7,14,17]. The use of neural networks for control of robotic manipulators motion has been proposed in the number of papers [1, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 19, 22]. In this paper the problem of the trajectory tracking is considered. The desired trajectory for the motion of a manipulator is generated by the path planner. Having the desired trajectory with the initial and final positions of the centerpoint of the end-effector, controllers need to be constructed for the actuators that make the end-effector follow the specified trajectory as closely as possible.This is achieved by determining the torques acting on the joint shafts or inputs to the joint actuators so that the system follows the desired trajectory with minimal tracking error. The dynamic model of the general manipulator represents a multiple-inputmultiple-output (MIMO) system, in which equations are nonlinear and coupled. We consider two alternatives of control of such systems: the classical control and the intelligent one. One class of intelligent control is control scheme based on neural networks.


Neural Network Model Predictive Control Robot Manipulator Trajectory Tracking Back Propagation Neural Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Uhl
    • 1
  • M. Szymkat
    • 1
  • T. Bojko
    • 1
  • Z. Korendo
    • 1
  • J. Ród
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Staszic Technical UniversityCracowPoland

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