Multi-agent Optimal Control of Ball Balancing on a Mobile

  • Adel Akbarimajd Univeristy of Mohaghegh Ardabili
  • Amir Mohamamd Hossini Univeristy of Mohaghegh Ardabili
Keywords: Multi-agent system, Distributed control, Balance mechanism, Optimal control


Multi-agent systems have origin in computer engineering however, they have found applications in different field. One of the newly emerged problems in multi-agent systems is multi-agent control. In multi-agent control it is desired that the control is done in distributed manner. That is the controller of each agent should be implemented based on local feedback. In this a mechanism is introuded as a test bed for multi-agent control systems. The introduced mechanism is balancing of a ball on link located on a planar mobile robot. Dynamic equations of the mechanism is derived and the control task is distributed among two agents. For each agent a two loop controller designed wherein external loop is a LQR controller and inner loop is a simple proportional controller. Regulation and fault tolerance performance of controller scheme is evaluated by simulations.


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Author Biographies

Adel Akbarimajd, Univeristy of Mohaghegh Ardabili
Associate Professor at Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Amir Mohamamd Hossini, Univeristy of Mohaghegh Ardabili
M. Sc Student
How to Cite
Akbarimajd, A., & Mohamamd Hossini, A. (2015). Multi-agent Optimal Control of Ball Balancing on a Mobile. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 7(2). Retrieved from
Issue on Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering