Year of publication
- 1989 (1) (remove)
- Performance and storage requirements of topology-conserving maps for robot manipulator control (1989)
- A new programming paradigm for the control of a robot manipulator by learning the mapping between the Cartesian space and the joint space (inverse Kinematic) is discussed. It is based on a Neural Network model of optimal mapping between two high-dimensional spaces by Kohonen. This paper describes the approach and presents the optimal mapping, based on the principle of maximal information gain. It is shown that Kohonens mapping in the 2-dimensional case is optimal in this sense. Furthermore, the principal control error made by the learned mapping is evaluated for the example of the commonly used PUMA robot, the trade-off between storage resources and positional error is discussed and an optimal position encoding resolution is proposed.