Hierarchical Controller-Estimator for Coordination of Networked Euler-Lagrange Systems. Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper proposes several hierarchical controller-estimator algorithms (HCEAs) to solve the coordination problem of networked Euler-Lagrange systems (NELSs) with sampled-data interactions and switching interaction topologies, where the cases with both discontinuous and continuous signals are successfully addressed in a unified framework. The HCEAs comprise two main layers (i.e., a control layer and an estimator layer) and one optional layer (i.e., a filter layer), in which the coordination problem is tackled in the main layers and the transient response can be optionally smoothed in the filter layer. For stabilizing the corresponding cascade closed-loop systems, several sufficient conditions on the upper bound of the aperiodic sampling intervals and the lower bound of the control parameters are established. In addition, the HCEAs are extended to address the task-space coordination problem of networked heterogeneous robotic systems, which shows the versatility of the HCEAs. Finally, comparison studies and simulation results are provided to demonstrate the effectiveness, significance, and advantages of the presented algorithms.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Trans Cybern

author list (cited authors)

  • Ge, M., Liu, Z., Wen, G., Yu, X., & Huang, T.

citation count

  • 67

complete list of authors

  • Ge, Ming-Feng||Liu, Zhi-Wei||Wen, Guanghui||Yu, Xinghuo||Huang, Tingwen

publication date

  • June 2020