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A teleoperation framework for mobile robots based on shared control (2019)
Journal Article
Luo, J., Lin, Z., Li, Y., & Yang, C. (2020). A teleoperation framework for mobile robots based on shared control. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 5(2), 377-384. https://doi.org/10.1109/lra.2019.2959442

Mobile robots can complete a task in cooperation with a human partner. In this letter, a hybrid shared control method for a mobile robot with omnidirectional wheels is proposed. A human partner utilizes a six degrees of freedom haptic device and elec... Read More about A teleoperation framework for mobile robots based on shared control.

Robotic grasp detection based on image processing and random forest (2019)
Journal Article
Zhang, J., Li, M., Feng, Y., & Yang, C. (in press). Robotic grasp detection based on image processing and random forest. Multimedia Tools and Applications, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11042-019-08302-9

© 2019, The Author(s). Real-time grasp detection plays a key role in manipulation, and it is also a complex task, especially for detecting how to grasp novel objects. This paper proposes a very quick and accurate approach to detect robotic grasps. Th... Read More about Robotic grasp detection based on image processing and random forest.

A robot learning framework based on adaptive admittance control and generalizable motion modeling with neural network controller (2019)
Journal Article
Wang, N., Chen, C., & Yang, C. (in press). A robot learning framework based on adaptive admittance control and generalizable motion modeling with neural network controller. Neurocomputing, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neucom.2019.04.100

© 2019 Elsevier B.V. Robot learning from demonstration (LfD) enables robots to be fast programmed. This paper presents a novel LfD framework involving a teaching phase, a learning phase and a reproduction phase, and proposes methods in each of these... Read More about A robot learning framework based on adaptive admittance control and generalizable motion modeling with neural network controller.

A fast and robust deep convolutional neural networks for complex human activity recognition using smartphone (2019)
Journal Article
Qi, W., Su, H., Yang, C., Ferrigno, G., De Momi, E., & Aliverti, A. (2019). A fast and robust deep convolutional neural networks for complex human activity recognition using smartphone. Sensors, 19(17), https://doi.org/10.3390/s19173731

© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. As a significant role in healthcare and sports applications, human activity recognition (HAR) techniques are capable of monitoring humans’ daily behavior. It has spurred the demand for intelli... Read More about A fast and robust deep convolutional neural networks for complex human activity recognition using smartphone.

Neural network enhanced robot tool identification and calibration for bilateral teleoperation (2019)
Journal Article
Su, H., Yang, C., Mdeihly, H., Rizzo, A., Ferrigno, G., & De Momi, E. (2019). Neural network enhanced robot tool identification and calibration for bilateral teleoperation. IEEE Access, 7, 122041-122051. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2936334

© 2013 IEEE. In teleoperated surgery, the transmission of force feedback from the remote environment to the surgeon at the local site requires the availability of reliable force information in the system. In general, a force sensor is mounted between... Read More about Neural network enhanced robot tool identification and calibration for bilateral teleoperation.

Deep neural network approach in human-like redundancy optimization for anthropomorphic manipulators (2019)
Journal Article
Su, H., Qi, W., Yang, C., Aliverti, A., Ferrigno, G., & De Momi, E. (2019). Deep neural network approach in human-like redundancy optimization for anthropomorphic manipulators. IEEE Access, 7, 124207-124216. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2937380

© 2013 IEEE. Human-like behavior has emerged in the robotics area for improving the quality of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). For the human-like behavior imitation, the kinematic mapping between a human arm and robot manipulator is one of the popular... Read More about Deep neural network approach in human-like redundancy optimization for anthropomorphic manipulators.

MPC-based 3-D trajectory tracking for an autonomous underwater vehicle with constraints in complex ocean environments (2019)
Journal Article
Zhang, Y., Liu, X., Luo, M., & Yang, C. (2019). MPC-based 3-D trajectory tracking for an autonomous underwater vehicle with constraints in complex ocean environments. Ocean Engineering, 189, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.106309

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd This paper presents a novel three-dimension (3-D) underwater trajectory tracking method for an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) using model predictive control (MPC). First, the 6-degrees of freedom (DoF) model of a fully-actuat... Read More about MPC-based 3-D trajectory tracking for an autonomous underwater vehicle with constraints in complex ocean environments.

Unknown Dynamics Estimator-Based Output-Feedback Control for Nonlinear Pure-Feedback Systems (2019)
Journal Article
Na, J., Yang, J., Wang, S., Gao, G., & Yang, C. (in press). Unknown Dynamics Estimator-Based Output-Feedback Control for Nonlinear Pure-Feedback Systems. IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics: Systems, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1109/tsmc.2019.2931627

Most existing adaptive control designs for nonlinear pure-feedback systems have been derived based on backstepping or dynamic surface control (DSC) methods, requiring full system states to be measurable. The neural networks (NNs) or fuzzy logic syste... Read More about Unknown Dynamics Estimator-Based Output-Feedback Control for Nonlinear Pure-Feedback Systems.

Neural adaptive global stability control for robot manipulators with time-varying output constraints (2019)
Journal Article
Fan, Y., Kang, T., Wang, W., & Yang, C. (2019). Neural adaptive global stability control for robot manipulators with time-varying output constraints. International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 29(16), 5765-5780. https://doi.org/10.1002/rnc.4690

© 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. In this paper, a novel adaptive control scheme is proposed based on radial basis function neural network (RBFNN). The considered system is deduced by the structure of RBFNN with nonzero time-varying parameter that ins... Read More about Neural adaptive global stability control for robot manipulators with time-varying output constraints.

New noise-tolerant neural algorithms for future dynamic nonlinear optimization with estimation on hessian matrix inversion (2019)
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Wei, L., Jin, L., Yang, C., Chen, K., & Li, W. (in press). New noise-tolerant neural algorithms for future dynamic nonlinear optimization with estimation on hessian matrix inversion. IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics: Systems, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1109/TSMC.2019.2916892

Nonlinear optimization problems with dynamical parameters are widely arising in many practical scientific and engineering applications, and various computational models are presented for solving them under the hypothesis of short-time invariance. To... Read More about New noise-tolerant neural algorithms for future dynamic nonlinear optimization with estimation on hessian matrix inversion.

Composite learning adaptive backstepping control using neural networks with compact supports (2019)
Journal Article
Pan, Y., Yang, C., Pratama, M., & Yu, H. (2019). Composite learning adaptive backstepping control using neural networks with compact supports. International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, 33(12), 1726-1738. https://doi.org/10.1002/acs.3002

© 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. The ability to learn is crucial for neural network (NN) control as it is able to enhance the overall stability and robustness of control systems. In this study, a composite learning control strategy is proposed for a... Read More about Composite learning adaptive backstepping control using neural networks with compact supports.

Adaptive neural network control of underactuated surface vessels with guaranteed transient performance: Theory and experimental results (2019)
Journal Article
Chen, L., Cui, R., Yang, C., & Yan, W. (in press). Adaptive neural network control of underactuated surface vessels with guaranteed transient performance: Theory and experimental results. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 1-1. https://doi.org/10.1109/TIE.2019.2914631

In this paper, an adaptive trajectory tracking control algorithm for underactuated unmanned surface vessels (USVs) with guaranteed transient performance is proposed. To meet the realistic dynamical model of USVs, we consider that the mass and dam... Read More about Adaptive neural network control of underactuated surface vessels with guaranteed transient performance: Theory and experimental results.

Force Sensorless Admittance Control with Neural Learning for Robots with Actuator Saturation (2019)
Journal Article
Peng, G., Yang, C., He, W., & Chen, C. L. (2020). Force Sensorless Admittance Control with Neural Learning for Robots with Actuator Saturation. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 67(4), 3138-3148. https://doi.org/10.1109/TIE.2019.2912781

© 1982-2012 IEEE. In this paper, we present a sensorless admittance control scheme for robotic manipulators to interact with unknown environments in the presence of actuator saturation. The external environment is defined as linear models with unknow... Read More about Force Sensorless Admittance Control with Neural Learning for Robots with Actuator Saturation.

Asymmetric bounded neural control for an uncertain robot by state feedback and output feedback (2019)
Journal Article
Kong, L., He, W., Dong, Y., Cheng, L., Yang, C., & Li, Z. (in press). Asymmetric bounded neural control for an uncertain robot by state feedback and output feedback. IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics: Systems, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1109/TSMC.2019.2901277

In this paper, an adaptive neural bounded control scheme is proposed for an n-link rigid robotic manipulator with unknown dynamics. With the combination of the neural approximation and backstepping technique, an adaptive neural network control policy... Read More about Asymmetric bounded neural control for an uncertain robot by state feedback and output feedback.