Learning Control of Second-Order Systems via Nonlinearity Cancellation

Meichen Guo, Claudio De Persis, Pietro Tesi

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A technique to design controllers for nonlinear systems from data consists of letting the controllers learn the nonlinearities, cancel them out and stabilize the closed-loop dynamics. When control and nonlinearities are unmatched, the technique leads to an approximate cancellation and local stability results are obtained. In this paper, we show that, if the system has some structure that the designer can exploit, an iterative use of the data leads to a globally stabilizing controller even when control and nonlinearities are unmatched.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 62nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2023
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)979-8-3503-0124-3
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event62nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2023 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 13 Dec 202315 Dec 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
ISSN (Print)0743-1546
ISSN (Electronic)2576-2370


Conference62nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2023

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