Research Areas

Advanced control robotics

About the research area

The research area of Advanced Control Robotics focuses on improving the dynamic behaviour of robots by designing and implementing control strategies suited to the type of robot and application, thus allowing us to exploit its full potential.

The methodology entails a first stage of dynamic modelling (establishment of modelling methodologies for any type of mechanism, both rigid and flexible). The second stage involves the design of model based control strategies (computed torque control, robust, iterative, predictive, etc.), whilst the final step concerns the stage of real-time implementation of the control algorithms.

It should be noted that our research group has extensive experience in the field of parallel robotics, in which there used to be a trend towards using the strategies of serial robots to parallel robots by implementing decoupled control systems. Parallel robots are devices that are used extensively in fields such as high-speed manipulation, in automotive development such as multiaxial dynamic trial sets, and in different areas of medicine and surgery. Thus, there has been an increased level of interest in these types of robots.