In this paper, we show a simple tuning method of
MIMO PID control for robot manipulators. The proposed
method enables us to tune PID gains with the smaller number of
parameters than the numbers of existing PID gains. To support
this, we show a result that Time-Delay Control in sampled data
system becomes equivalent to PID control when a plant to be
controlled is of 2nd order phase variable form such as robot
manipulator dynamics. Using this equivalence, we obtain a
relationship between PID gains and parameters of Time-Delay
control, and we briefly analyze stability of the PID control.
Thanks to the compact and succinct form and robust property
of TDC, the tuning procedure of PID control becomes simple
and straightforward. And robustness of PID control is also
achieved. The proposed tuning method is verified on the
experiment of an industrial 6 DOF robot manipulator.