Application of hybrid learning strategy for manipulator robot

Shingo Nakamura*, Shuji Hashimoto

*Corresponding author for this work

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


    Generally, the bottom-up learning approaches, such as neural-networks, are implemented to obtain the optimal controller of target task for mechanical system. However, they must face a problem including huge number of trials, which require much time and give stress against the hardware. To avoid such issues, a simulator is often built and performed with a learning method. However, there are also problems that how simulator is constructed and how accurate it performs. In this study, we are considering a construction of simulator directly from the actual robot. Afterward a constructed simulator is used for learning target task and the obtained optimal controller is applied to the actual robot. In this work, we picked up a five-linked manipulator robot, and made it track a ball as a task. Construction of a simulator is performed by neural-networks with back-propagation method, and the optimal controller is obtained by reinforcement learning method. Both processes are implemented without using the actual robot after the data sampling, therefore, load against the hardware gets sufficiently smaller, and the objective controller can be obtained faster than using only actual one. And we consider that our proposed method can be a basic and versatile learning strategy to obtain the optimal controller of mechanical systems.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event2011 International Joint Conference on Neural Network, IJCNN 2011 - San Jose, CA
    Duration: 2011 Jul 312011 Aug 5


    Other2011 International Joint Conference on Neural Network, IJCNN 2011
    CitySan Jose, CA

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Artificial Intelligence


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