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Robust Navigational Control of a Two-Wheeled Self-Balancing Robot in a Sensed Environment

Iwendi, Celestine and Alqarni, Mohammed A and Anajemba, Joseph Henry and Alfakeeh, Ahmed S and Zhang, Zhiyong and Bashir, Ali Kashif (2019) Robust Navigational Control of a Two-Wheeled Self-Balancing Robot in a Sensed Environment. IEEE Access, 7. pp. 82337-82348.


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This research presents an improved mobile inverted pendulum robot called Two-wheeled Self-balancing robot (TWSBR) using a Proportional-Derivative Proportional-Integral (PD-PI) robust control design based on 32-bit microcontroller in a sensed environment (SE). The robot keeps itself balance with two wheels and a PD-PI controller based on the Kalman filter algorithm during the navigation process and is able to stabilize while avoiding acute and dynamic obstacles in the sensed environment. The Proportional (P) control is used to implement turn control for obstacle avoidance in SE with ultrasonic waves. Finally, in a SE, the robot can communicate with any of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices (mobile phone or Personal Computer) which have a Java-based transmission application installed and through Bluetooth technology connectivity for wireless control. The simulation results prove the efficiency of the proposed PD-PI controller in path planning, and balancing challenges of the TWSBR under several environmental disturbances. This shows an improved control system as compared to the existing improved Adaptive Fuzzy Controller.

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