Decentralized Adaptive Control for Collaborative Manipulation of Rigid Bodies

  title = {Decentralized {Adaptive} {Control} for {Collaborative} {Manipulation} of {Rigid} {Bodies}},
  volume = {37},
  abstract = {In this work, we consider a group of robots working together to manipulate a rigid object to track a desired trajectory in SE(3). The robots have no explicit communication network among them, and they do not know the mass or friction properties of the object, or where they are attached to the object. However we assume they share data from a common IMU placed arbitrarily on the object. To solve this problem, we propose a decentralized adaptive control scheme wherein each agent maintains and adapts its own estimate of the object parameters in order to track a reference trajectory. We present an analysis of the controller’s behavior, and show that all closed-loop signals remain bounded, and that the system trajectory will almost always (except for initial conditions on a set of measure zero) converge to the desired trajectory. We study the proposed controller’s performance using numerical simulations of a manipulation task in 3D, as well as hardware experiments which demonstrate our algorithm on a planar manipulation task. These studies, taken together, demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed controller even in the presence of numerous unmodeled effects, such as discretization errors and complex frictional interactions.},
  language = {en},
  number = {6},
  journal = {IEEE Transactions on Robotics},
  author = {Culbertson, Preston and Slotine, Jean-Jacques E and Schwager, Mac},
  year = {2021},
  note = {Code:\_ac},
  keywords = {adaptive\_control},
  pages = {1906--1920}