This article presents a closed-loop position control of a mobile robot, which is capable of moving from its current position to a target point by manipulating its linear and angular velocities. The main objective of this article is to modify an existing control law based on the kinematic model to improve the response when the robot is backwards oriented and to reach the destination point in less time and with a shorter trajectory. Stability of the proposed control law is validated by Lyapunov Criterion. Some procedures are implemented to test this approach both in simulation with MATLAB, and experimentally with the Khepera IV robot.
- Differential wheeled mobile robots
- position control