In this paper, the locomotion and steering control of a simulated Mini Cheetah quadruped robot was investigated in the presence of terrain characterised by low friction. Low-level locomotion and steering control were implemented via a central pattern generator approach, whereas high-level steering control manoeuvres were implemented by comparing a neural network and a linear model predictive controller in a dynamic simulation environment. A data-driven approach was adopted to identify the robot model using both a linear transfer function and a shallow artificial neural network. The results demonstrate that, whereas the linear approach showed good performance in high-friction terrain, in the presence of slippery conditions, the application of a neural network predictive controller improved trajectory accuracy and preserved robot safety with different steering manoeuvres. A comparative analysis was carried out using several performance indices.

A Data-Driven Model Predictive Control for Quadruped Robot Steering on Slippery Surfaces

Arena P.
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2023-01-01

Abstract

In this paper, the locomotion and steering control of a simulated Mini Cheetah quadruped robot was investigated in the presence of terrain characterised by low friction. Low-level locomotion and steering control were implemented via a central pattern generator approach, whereas high-level steering control manoeuvres were implemented by comparing a neural network and a linear model predictive controller in a dynamic simulation environment. A data-driven approach was adopted to identify the robot model using both a linear transfer function and a shallow artificial neural network. The results demonstrate that, whereas the linear approach showed good performance in high-friction terrain, in the presence of slippery conditions, the application of a neural network predictive controller improved trajectory accuracy and preserved robot safety with different steering manoeuvres. A comparative analysis was carried out using several performance indices.
2023
CPG
LMPC
neural network
NNMPC
quadruped robot
steering control
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