Stable and transparent time-delayed teleoperation by direct acceleration waves

Baris Yalcin, Kouhei Ohnishi

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For time-delayed bilateral teleoperation systems, this paper presents a novel structure to considerably improve performance in terms of transparency and perception bandwidth, which are extremely low for passive systems, as well as forceposition and velocity tracking on which delay control systems suffer both necessity for provision of identical initial conditions and drift problem. Performance improvement is carried out in three steps. The first step is the utilization of a four-channel wave-transmission structure that provides direct force and velocity feedbacks to each robot by asymmetric damping. Since the common dimension of wave variables is acceleration, the second step is the conversion of wave data into acceleration terms and the employment of acceleration control. The third step is the scaling of both the force- and position-based acceleration dimensions. Perception-bandwidth-limiting filters are used neither in wave space nor in control space. We showed the validity by experiments and superiority to previous systems by various comparative analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5371818
Pages (from-to)3228-3238
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sept
Externally publishedYes


  • Acceleration control
  • acceleration waves
  • haptics
  • motion control
  • teleoperation
  • time delay
  • transparency
  • wave variables

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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