Title: Third order sliding mode control of a medical robot for tele-echography

Authors: Amina Jribi; Fatma Abdelhedi; Nabil Derbel

Addresses: Control and Energy Management Laboratory (CEM-Lab), Sfax Engineering School, University of Sfax, BPW, 1173-3038 Sfax, Tunisia ' Control and Energy Management Laboratory (CEM-Lab), Sfax Engineering School, University of Sfax, BPW, 1173-3038 Sfax, Tunisia ' Control and Energy Management Laboratory (CEM-Lab), Sfax Engineering School, University of Sfax, BPW, 1173-3038 Sfax, Tunisia

Abstract: This paper deals with the control problem of robotic manipulators, which are always subject to nonlinear uncertainties. In particular, a dynamic system with fast actuators is exposed to many disrupting risks, generally induced by the presence of parametric uncertainties and unmoderated dynamics. So the dynamic model becomes highly nonlinear, which requires the use of a robust stabilising control. In this context, we propose a solution based on the third order sliding mode control (SMC) approach, in order to ensure a performant trajectory tracking motion control for a medical task. The proposed controller is expected to remove the standard sliding mode restrictions, to provide for a higher accuracy and robustness in realisation with respect to the current existence of imperfections. Simulation results confirm the effectiveness of the proposed third order SMC design with respect to disturbances, mainly affecting control systems.

Keywords: trajectory tracking; third order sliding mode controller; manipulator robots; medical task; disturbances.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDSSS.2017.089960

International Journal of Digital Signals and Smart Systems, 2017 Vol.1 No.4, pp.271 - 282

Available online: 09 Feb 2018 *

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