Modelling and remote control of an excavator


DOI: 10.1007/s11633-010-0514-8

Cite this article as:
Liu, Y., Hasan, M.S. & Yu, HN. Int. J. Autom. Comput. (2010) 7: 349. doi:10.1007/s11633-010-0514-8


This paper presents the results of an on-going project and investigates modelling and remote control issues of an industry excavator. The details of modelling, communication, and control of a remotely controllable excavator are studied. The paper mainly focuses on trajectory tracking control of the excavator base and robust control of the excavator arm. These will provide the fundamental base for our next research step. In addition, extensive simulation results for trajectory tracking of the excavator base and robust control of the excavator arm are given. Finally, conclusions and further work have been identified.


Excavatorremote controlmechatronicsmodelling

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© Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yang Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mohammad Shahidul Hasan
    • 1
  • Hong-Nian Yu
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Computing, Engineering and TechnologyStaffordshire UniversityStaffordUK
  2. 2.Centre for Applied Dynamics Research, School of EngineeringUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUK