KPC: Learning-Based Model Predictive Control with Deterministic Guarantees
Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Learning for Dynamics and Control, PMLR 144:1015-1026, 2021.
We propose Kernel Predictive Control (KPC), a learning-based predictive control strategy that enjoys deterministic guarantees of safety. Noise-corrupted samples of the unknown system dynamics are used to learn several models through the formalism of non-parametric kernel regression. By treating each prediction step individually, we dispense with the need of propagating sets through highly non-linear maps, a procedure that often involves multiple conservative approximation steps. Finite-sample error bounds are then used to enforce state-feasibility by employing an efficient robust formulation. We then present a relaxation strategy that exploits on-line data to weaken the optimization problem constraints while preserving safety. Two numerical examples are provided to illustrate the applicability of the proposed control method.