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Sensorless Force Approximation Control of 3-DOF Passive Haptic Devices

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Haptic devices using passive actuators such as brakes are intrinsically stable and offer greater transparency compared to traditional haptic devices actuated by electric motors. However, force control in passive haptic devices is particularly challenging and relies heavily on the use of force sensors, which can significantly increase the device’s inertia and bandwidth. This paper proposes to use a nonlinear disturbance observer based on a Newtonian dynamic model of a 3-Degree-of-Freedom delta passive haptic device to estimate the force input of the user. The observer is tested using a series of simulations and the results confirm that the estimated input force closely matches the actual input force even when the system is subjected to unmodelled dynamics such as the brake’s hysteresis.

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Ła̧cki, M., Rossa, C. (2022). Sensorless Force Approximation Control of 3-DOF Passive Haptic Devices. In: Berretti, S., Su, GM. (eds) Smart Multimedia. ICSM 2022. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13497. Springer, Cham.

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