Two recurrent neural networks for local joint torque optimization of kinematically redundant manipulators

Wai Sum Tang, Jun Wang

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Abstract

This paper presents two neural network approaches to real-time joint torque optimization for kinematically redundant manipulators. Two recurrent neural networks are proposed for determining the minimum driving joint torques of redundant manipulators for the cases without and with taking the joint torque limits into consideration, respectively. The first neural network is called the Lagrangian network and the second one is called the primal-dual network. In both neural-network-based computation schemes, while the desired accelerations of the end-effector for a specific task are given to the neural networks as their inputs, the signals of the minimum driving joint torques are generated as their outputs to drive the manipulator arm. Both proposed recurrent neural networks are shown to be capable of generating minimum stable driving joint torques. In addition, the driving joint torques computed by the primal-dual network are shown never exceeding the joint torque limits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-128
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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