Dynamic Decentralized Control for Protocentric Aerial Manipulators

TitleDynamic Decentralized Control for Protocentric Aerial Manipulators
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsTognon, M, Yüksel, B, Buondonno, G, Franchi, A
Conference Name2017 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation
Date Published05/2017
Conference LocationSingapore

We present a control methodology for underactuated aerial manipulators that is both easy to implement on real systems and able to achieve highly dynamic behaviors. The method is composed by two parts: i) a nominal input/state trajectory generator that takes into account the full-body dynamics of the system exploiting its differential flatness property; ii) a decentralized feedback controller acting on the actuated degrees of freedom that confers the needed robustness to the closed-loop system. We demonstrate that the proposed controller is able to precisely track dynamic trajectories when implemented on a standard hardware. Comparative experiments clearly show the benefit of using the nominal input/state generator.

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