Title: Path tracking control of non-holonomic wheeled mobile robot with skidding and slipping

Authors: Yasmine Koubaà; Mohamed Boukattaya; Tarak Damak

Addresses: Laboratory of Sciences and Techniques of Automatic Control and Computer Engineering (Lab-STA), National School of Engineering of Sfax, Postal Box 1173, 3038 Sfax, Tunisia ' Laboratory of Sciences and Techniques of Automatic Control and Computer Engineering (Lab-STA), National School of Engineering of Sfax, Postal Box 1173, 3038 Sfax, Tunisia ' Laboratory of Sciences and Techniques of Automatic Control and Computer Engineering (Lab-STA), National School of Engineering of Sfax, Postal Box 1173, 3038 Sfax, Tunisia

Abstract: This study presents an adaptive sliding mode control approach for the trajectory tracking problem of wheeled mobile robot (WMR) with unknown skidding and slipping. Skidding and slipping are regarded as disturbances in the dynamic model to consider them easily. First, a kinematic controller is introduced for the wheeled mobile robot. Secondly, the adaptive sliding-mode dynamic controller is proposed to make the actual velocity of the mobile robot attain the desired velocity command, even if disturbances occur. The proposed controller compensates for unknown skidding and slipping and can remove the chattering phenomenon in the sliding mode control. Using Lyapunov theory, the system stability and the convergence of the tracking errors to zero are proven. Simulations results are given to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed controller in comparison with a kinematic/torque controller.

Keywords: wheeled robots; mobile robots; skidding; slipping; adaptive control; sliding mode control; SMC; Lyapunov theory; path tracking control; robot control; non-holonomic robots; trajectory tracking; dynamic modelling; robot kinematics; controller design; velocity commands; robot speed; robot chatter; robot vibration; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIC.2016.080296

International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, 2016 Vol.26 No.3, pp.218 - 226

Received: 12 May 2015
Accepted: 20 Sep 2015

Published online: 08 Nov 2016 *

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