【摘要】In this paper, the positioning control problem of pneumatic muscle actuators (PMAs) is being considered. A two-degree-of-freedom nonlinear proportional–integral–derivative structure is being synthesized, providing ameliorated compensation of the PMAs’ nonlinear hysteretic phenomena and advanced robustness through disturbance cancellation. Experimental studies are being utilized to prove the overall efficiency of the proposed control scheme with regard to set-point tracking performance for the position control of a single PMA, torsion angle control of a nonsymmetrical antagonistic PMA setup, and disturbance rejection in both single and antagonistic control scenarios.
【关键词】Actuators; Muscles; Process control; Robustness; Switches; Tuning; Antagonistic setup; fluidic muscle; nonlinear proportional??integral??derivative (PID) control; pneumatic muscle actuator (PMA);