The problem of stable bilateral teleoperation with position error based force feedback in presence of time-varying possibly unbounded communication delay is addressed. Two stabilization schemes are proposed that guarantee "independent of delay" stability of the teleoperator system. In particular, one of the schemes theoretically allows to achieve an arbitrary high force-reflection gain which leads to better transparency without sacrificing the stability of the overall system. The stability analysis is based on IOS small gain theorem for functional differential equations. Experimental results are presented that demonstrate stable behaviour of the telerobotic system with time-varying communication delay during a contact with a rigid obstacle.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2006.257533
Conference 2006 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2006
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Polushin, I. (Ilia), Liu, P, Lung, C.H, & On, G.D. (Gia Dien). (2006). Position-error based schemes for bilateral teleoperation with time delay: Theory and experiments. In 2006 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2006 (pp. 312–317). doi:10.1109/ICMA.2006.257533