Robust optimal control for uncertain wheeled mobile robot based on reinforcement learning: ADP approach

Hoa Van Doan, Nga Thi-Thuy Vu


This paper presents a robust optimal control approach for the wheel mobile robot system, which considers the effects of external disturbances, uncertainties, and wheel slipping. The proposed method utilizes an adaptive dynamic programming (ADP) technique in conjunction with a disturbance observer. Initially, the system's state space model is formulated through the utilization of kinematic and dynamic models. Subsequently, the ADP method is employed to establish an online adaptive optimal controller, which solely relies on a single neural network for the purpose of function approximation. The utilization of the disturbance observer in conjunction with the compensation controller serves to alleviate the effects of disturbances. The Lyapunov theorem establishes the stability of the complete closed-loop system and the convergence of the weights of the neural network. The proposed approach has been shown to be effective through simulation under the effect of the disturbances and the change of the desired trajectory.


Actor-critic; Adaptive dynamic programming; Disturbances; Reinforcement learning; Wheel slips; Wheeled mobile robot

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