By Laura Menini, Luca Zaccarian, Chaouki T. Abdallah
This quantity is an outgrowth of the workshop "Applications of complex keep watch over idea to Robotics and Automation,” geared up in honor of the seventieth birthdays of Petar V. Kokotovic and Salvatore (Turi) Nicosia. either Petar and Turi have performed unique paintings within the regulate neighborhood and feature lengthy been well-known as mentors, specialists, and pioneers within the box of computerized regulate, masking many subject matters on top of things thought and a number of other diversified functions. the diversity in their examine is mirrored during this publication, consisting of contributions from best specialists within the box starting from arithmetic to laboratory experiments.
Main subject matters coated include:
* country Estimation and id: observer designs for nonlinear structures and linear time-delay platforms, in addition to id concepts for linear, nonlinear, piecewise linear, and hybrid systems.
* keep watch over and method idea: theoretical effects on the topic of the research and keep watch over of dynamical structures, together with a presentation of Lyapunov instruments for linear differential inclusions, a learn of the keep an eye on of restricted platforms, and a remedy of finite-time balance concepts.
* Robotics: new experiences of robotic manipulators, parameter identity, and diversified regulate difficulties for cellular robots.
* keep an eye on of Electromechanical platforms: functions of contemporary keep an eye on thoughts to port-controlled Hamiltonian platforms, diverse sessions of cars, and internet processing systems.
* production platforms: purposes of the max-plus algebra to process aggregation, optimum computing device scheduling difficulties, and stock regulate with cooperation among retailers.
* Networked regulate structures: research and layout difficulties concerning linear and nonlinear networked regulate systems.
The scope of the paintings is sort of vast, and even supposing each one bankruptcy is self-contained, the booklet has been prepared into thematically similar chapters, and often times, handy interpreting sequences are steered to the reader. the wide range of issues coated and the educational writing sort utilized by some of the participants will make this booklet appropriate for specialists, in addition to younger researchers who search a extra intuitive realizing of those appropriate issues within the box.