Voltage Control Strategy for Direct-drive Robots Driven by Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors


Electrical and Robotic Engineering, Shahrood University of Technology


Torque control strategy is a common strategy to control robotic manipulators. However, it becomes complex duo to manipulator dynamics. In addition, position control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSMs) is a complicated control. Therefore, tracking control of robots driven by PMSMs is a challenging problem. This article presents a novel tracking control of electrically driven robots which is free from manipulator model. The proposed control law is simple but robust against uncertainties associated with manipulator dynamics. The novelty is the developing of voltage control strategy for the direct-drive robots driven by PMSMs. In addition, a state-space model is obtained for the robotic system including the direct-drive robot manipulator and the PMSMs. Then, the proposed approach is verified by stability analysis. A comparative study through simulations shows the superiority of the voltage control strategy to the torque control strategy.