In this paper, a novel switching controller is proposed for a networked visual servo control system with varying feedback delay due to image processing and data transmission. The varying image processing delay caused by the varying number of extracted features for pose estimation due to different view angles, illumination conditions and noise, is modeled by its occurrence probability. The time delay due to transmission over the communication network is also modeled as random process. By using a sampled-data system approach and an input-delay approach, the linearized visual servo control system is reformulated into a stochastic continuous-time system with time-varying delay. A novel stability condition and associated switching controller are derived based on the occurrence probabilities of delays. Experiments on a 1-DoF linear module equipped with a camera are conducted to validate the proposed approach. A non-switching controller approach is implemented for comparison. The experimental results demonstrate significant performance improvement of the proposed control approach.
|Title of host publication||IEEE International Conference on Robotics & Automation (ICRA)|
|Pages||5556 - 5563|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - Anchorage, AK, United States|
Duration: 3 May 2010 → 8 May 2010
|Conference||2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation|
|Period||03/05/2010 → 08/05/2010|