Nonlinear control

It is not always possible to control inherently nonlinear systems by linear control methods throughout the required range in phase space. Furthermore, in some cases where it is not strictly necessary, control may be improved by the use of nonlinear control laws. Many systems, such as snake robots and underactuated vehicles, fall in these categories. ROBOTNOR researchers have therefore accumulated considerable expertise in the area of nonlinear control.

The personnel at ROBOTNOR has a favourable diversity through its mix of both theoretical and applied researchers working together. This diversity is a significant strength which enables ROBOTNOR to carry out research where theory and practice is unified. The diversity of our expertise has been demonstrated in numerous research projects where we employ advanced nonlinear control methods to solve practical control problems in robotics.