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It has been reported that, in impedance control, there exists a dilemma between impedance accuracy and robustness against modeling error. As a solution to this dilemma, an accurate and robust impedance control technique is developed based on internal model control structure and time-delay estimation: the former injects desired impedance and corrects modeling error, the latter estimates and compensates the nonlinear dynamics of robot manipulators. Owing to the simple structure, the proposed control is designed without requiring entire model computation or complex algorithms. In 2-DOF SCARA-type robot experiments, the accuracy and robustness of the proposed control are confirmed through comparisons with other competent controllers including impedance control with disturbance observer.
Date of Publication: June 2009