Dynamic adaptive trajectory tracking control of nonholonomic mobile robots using multiple models approach


ADVANCED ROBOTICS, vol.29, no.14, pp.913-928, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 14
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01691864.2015.1014836
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.913-928
  • Keywords: adaptive control, multiple models approach, nonholonomic wheeled mobile robot, TRANSIENT PERFORMANCE, IDENTIFICATION MODELS
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents an approach for the trajectory tracking control of nonholonomic wheeled mobile robots (WMR) by combining one of the existing adaptive control methods and multiple identification models. The overall system includes two types of controllers in the control scheme. A kinematic controller developed by using kinematic model produces the required linear and angular velocities of the robot for tracking a reference trajectory. These required velocities are used to calculate the torques using an adaptive dynamic controller with multiple models. The proposed method uses the multiple models of the WMR for the identification of the dynamic parameters and performs switching between the given models. The models used in the identification are identical, except for the initial estimates of the parameters. By using an adaptive dynamic controller with multiple models of theWMR, enhancement in transient response is obtained. Stability analysis of the overall system is given, and simulation results are presented to demonstrate the effective performance of the adaptive control by using multiple models approach.