MDL-based control method for tele-robotic systems

Jianning Hua, Yujie Cui, Qi Jia, Pu Shi, Hongyi Li

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A control method based on motion description language (MDL) is proposed, to reduce requirement for network bandwidth and to distribute reasonably computational and communication resources in tele-robotic systems. The open-loop and closed-loop parameters in motion primitives are derived based on orthogonal decomposition of robot trajectory, by which the expressiveness of MDL is guaranteed, and four kinds of motion primitives are constructed for the tele-grasping task. A network-based tele-robotic system is constructed, in which the Phantom Omni is used as the master device and the Motoman 6-DOF industrial robot as the slave system. Experiments are conducted to compare the direct control method and the MDLbased control method, and experimental results demonstrate the feasibility and efficiency of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)615-622
Number of pages8
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sept
Externally publishedYes


  • Motion description language
  • Motion primitive
  • Robot
  • Teleoperation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Artificial Intelligence


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