Exploration of automatic controller synthesis for motion systems using genetic programming

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In this paper a method for automatic controller synthesis based on Genetic Programming (GP) is presented. We propose a GP algorithm linked with Matlab/Simulink, a well known tool amongst control engineers. The GP algorithm performs its evolutionary steps to create controllers, whilst Matlab/Simulink evaluates these controllers for their appropriateness. The engineer no longer needs design rules, he only needs to specify both time- and frequency-domain requirements for the controller. Simulations have been carried out successfully,applying GP to find a linear controller for a fourth order motion system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd IFAC symposium on Mechatronic systems 2004 , 6-8 September 2004, Sydney, Australia
EditorsS.O.R. Moheimani
Place of PublicationOxford
ISBN (Print)0-08-044263-3
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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