JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT & ROBOTIC SYSTEMS, cilt.37, ss.427-442, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
This paper presents a new adaptive-robust control law for robot manipulators with parametric uncertainty. Stability of the uncertain system has been guaranteed using the Lyapunov theory and the control law is derived by means of analytical approach. In this scheme, the manipulator parameters are determined with an estimation law, and both adaptive gain and additional control input are also updated as a function of the estimated value. The proposed adaptive control input includes a parameter estimation law as an adaptive controller and an additional control input vector as a robust controller. The developed approach has the advantages of both adaptive and robust control laws, and besides it eliminates the disadvantages of them.