Title: Design of prisoner's dilemma-based fuzzy C-means computed torque controller for PUMA-560 robot manipulator

Authors: Ch Ravi Kumar; K.R. Sudha; D.V. Pushpalatha

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engg., Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India ' Department of Electrical Engg., Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India ' Department of Electrical and Electronics Engg., GRIET, Hyderabad, India

Abstract: Robots are highly nonlinear and chaotic in position control. The present paper mainly presents the position control of PUMA-560 Robot manipulator. Computed torque controller (CTC) is one of the solutions for position control of robot manipulators. The main drawback of controller is that it fails to operate under different dynamic operating conditions. To overcome this difficulty, intelligent controllers have gained importance. In this paper a novel approach, design of prisoner's dilemma-based fuzzy C-means controller to control the position of robot manipulator is presented. This controller is employed at the inputs of computed torques for obtaining the desired position. Fuzzy C-means controller with computed torques is realised by validating the clusters to choose most contributed rules. Thus the unfired rules are eliminated from the actual rule-base. Hence, a compact fuzzy controller with minimum rule-base, fuzzy C-means computed torque controller (FCMCTC), is designed. The concept of prisoner's dilemma is introduced in this paper to improve the fuzzy strategy. The interrelations between inputs and outputs of a fuzzy linguistic model are assigned using payoff matrix through prisoner's dilemma. Simulation results prove the efficacy of proposed controller when compared to proportional derivative computed torque controller (PD-CTC), normal FLC and that of the reference signal.

Keywords: PUMA-560 robots; fuzzy C-means clustering; fuzzy clustering; phase-plane plot; prisoner's dilemma; computed torque; controller design; robot control; manipulator control; position control; intelligent control; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISDC.2017.082852

International Journal of Intelligent Systems Design and Computing, 2017 Vol.1 No.1/2, pp.56 - 70

Received: 09 Aug 2014
Accepted: 31 Jan 2015

Published online: 10 Mar 2017 *

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