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Author(s): Yang, Erfu
Hussain, Amir
Gurney, Kevin
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Title: Neurobiologically-inspired soft switching control of autonomous vehicles
Editor(s): Zhang, H
Hussain, A
Liu, D
Wang, Z
Citation: Yang E, Hussain A & Gurney K (2012) Neurobiologically-inspired soft switching control of autonomous vehicles. In: Zhang H, Hussain A, Liu D, Wang Z (ed.). Advances in Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems: 5th International Conference, BICS 2012, Shenyang, China, July 11-14, 2012. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7366, Berlin Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 82-91.
Issue Date: 2012
Series/Report no.: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7366
Conference Name: 5th International Conference, BICS 2012
Conference Dates: 2012-07-11T00:00:00Z
Conference Location: Shenyang, China
Abstract: A novel soft switching control approach is presented in this paper for autonomous vehicles by using a new functional model for Basal Ganglia (BG). In the proposed approach, a family of fundamental controllers is treated as each of a set of basic controllers are thought of as an ‘action' which may be selected by the BG in a soft switching regime for real-time control of autonomous vehicle systems. Three controllers, i.e., conventional Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) controller, a PID structure-based pole-zero placement controller, and a pole only placement controller are used in this paper to support the proposed soft switching control strategy. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed soft switching approach for nonlinear autonomous vehicle control (AVC), the throttle, brake and steering subsystems are focused on in this paper because they are three key subsystems in the whole AVC system. Simulation results are provided to illustrate the performance and effectiveness of the proposed soft switching control approach by applying it to the abovementioned subsystems.
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