In this paper, a robust control law is proposed, based on Lyapunov’s theory and sliding mode control theory, in
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uncertainties in the nonlinear systems. In the proposed algorithm, the controller gains are optimized by Particle Swarm
Optimization (PSO) algorithm. For this purpose, a cost function is extracted from the output tracking error. Simulation results
show that the proposed algorithm has better performance than conventional Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) controller in
the presence of unmatched uncertainties.


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