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Demoing the Modified TALON Robot  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

A technician at Idaho National Laboratory demonstrates the modified TALON robot; which is being sent to assist emergency workers at Japan's Fukishima nuclear reactor.

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Robot Reworked to Analyze Radiation in Japan | Department of Energy  

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Robot Reworked to Analyze Radiation in Japan Robot Reworked to Analyze Radiation in Japan Robot Reworked to Analyze Radiation in Japan April 14, 2011 - 2:30pm Addthis A technician at Idaho National Laboratory demonstrates the modified TALON robot. A technician at Idaho National Laboratory demonstrates the modified TALON robot. John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How does it work? Sensors on the TALON robots provide visual, radiological survey, and/or mapping data about areas that are not accessible to people because of too-high levels of radiation. Radiation-sensing packages have been sent for robots already in Japan. The Department of Energy has been working around the clock to provide whatever assistance we can to the Government of Japan as they work to bring

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A holistic approach to human presence detection on man- portable military ground robots  

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disposal technician, 789th Ordnance Company (EOD), explainshow EOD personnel use the Talon robot to handle explosivesof military, tactical, eod, maars, cbrne, hazmat, swat and

Birchmore, Frederick Christopher

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Griffith 4/2004 Small Scale His Tag Enzyme Purification with TALON Affinity Column Resin  

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Griffith 4/2004 Small Scale His Tag Enzyme Purification with TALON Affinity Column Resin Overview: This is a small scale method for purifying a His-tagged protein using commercial affinity resin. Materials: TALON rotor, at 18 K rpm) at 4 °C. 7. Save supernatant fraction for column purification. Supernatant can

Doering, Tamara

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Robotics  

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Mark Buckner wants to help machines see objects the way humans do, and he's also mentoring the next generation of scientists and engineers through FIRST Robotics.

Buckner, Mark

2014-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotics  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Mark Buckner wants to help machines see objects the way humans do, and he's also mentoring the next generation of scientists and engineers through FIRST Robotics.

Buckner, Mark

2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft PowerPoint - Pg1Draft Talon Heavy Hoist Hook.ppt [Compatibility Mode]  

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Most Most hooks designed for heavy hoisting and lifting operations are open-ended devices. Consequently, the load being carried is only as secure as the skill of the operator performing the lift. Any sudden stops, shift or change in direction of the load during operation could result in the potential disengagement of the load from the hook resulting in damage to the cargo or potential injury to the rigging personnel. The locking mechanism of the Talon makes it virtually impossible for the load to slip or drop from the hook. Only when the cargo is safely lowered into its desired position and the locking mechanism is released can the payload be disengaged. The disengagement of the load is also possible through remote means inherent in the design of the device. Remote release of heavy payloads eliminates the need for rigging personnel to manually release the rigging wires or straps from the hoist

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DOE Robotic and Remote Systems Assistance to the Government of Japan  

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At the request of the Government of Japan, DOE did a complex wide survey of available remotely operated and robotic systems to assist in the initial assessment of the damage to the Fukushima Daiichi reactors following an earthquake and subsequent tsunami. As a result several radiation hardened cameras and a Talon robot were identified as systems that could immediately assist in the effort and were subsequently sent to Japan. These systems were transferred to the Government of Japan and used to map radiation levels surrounding the damaged facilities. This report describes the equipment, its use, data collected, and lessons learned from the experience.

Derek Wadsworth; Victor Walker

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotic intelligence kernel  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A robot platform includes perceptors, locomotors, and a system controller. The system controller executes a robot intelligence kernel (RIK) that includes a multi-level architecture and a dynamic autonomy structure. The multi-level architecture includes a robot behavior level for defining robot behaviors, that incorporate robot attributes and a cognitive level for defining conduct modules that blend an adaptive interaction between predefined decision functions and the robot behaviors. The dynamic autonomy structure is configured for modifying a transaction capacity between an operator intervention and a robot initiative and may include multiple levels with at least a teleoperation mode configured to maximize the operator intervention and minimize the robot initiative and an autonomous mode configured to minimize the operator intervention and maximize the robot initiative. Within the RIK at least the cognitive level includes the dynamic autonomy structure.

Bruemmer, David J. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2009-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Modular Countermine Payload for Small Robots  

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Payloads for small robotic platforms have historically been designed and implemented as platform and task specific solutions. A consequence of this approach is that payloads cannot be deployed on different robotic platforms without substantial re-engineering efforts. To address this issue, we developed a modular countermine payload that is designed from the ground-up to be platform agnostic. The payload consists of the multi-mission payload controller unit (PCU) coupled with the configurable mission specific threat detection, navigation and marking payloads. The multi-mission PCU has all the common electronics to control and interface to all the payloads. It also contains the embedded processor that can be used to run the navigational and control software. The PCU has a very flexible robot interface which can be configured to interface to various robot platforms. The threat detection payload consists of a two axis sweeping arm and the detector. The navigation payload consists of several perception sensors that are used for terrain mapping, obstacle detection and navigation. Finally, the marking payload consists of a dual-color paint marking system. Through the multi-mission PCU, all these payloads are packaged in a platform agnostic way to allow deployment on multiple robotic platforms, including Talon and Packbot.

Herman Herman; Doug Few; Roelof Versteeg; Jean-Sebastien Valois; Jeff McMahill; Michael Licitra; Edward Henciak

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiences and results from designing and developing a 6 DoF underwater parallel robot  

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REMO I Robot is a novel application of a parallel structure as an underwater robot of 6 DoF. Compared to other underwater robots, navigation of REMO I Robot is performed by the capability of its parallel structure to modify its geometric structure (thruster ... Keywords: Control of parallel robot, Modelling, Parallel robot, Underwater robots

Roque Saltaren Pazmińo; Cecilia E. Garcia Cena; Cesar Alvarez Arocha; Rafael Aracil Santonja

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1 | P a g e Robots, Robots, Robots Camp Camp: Robots, Robots, Robots  

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1 | P a g e Robots, Robots, Robots Camp Camp: Robots, Robots, Robots July 7 - 11 for participants 11 - 13 years old; $200.00 General description: Robotics integrates the theoretical world of robotics challenges cumulating in a Friday afternoon showcase. Camp Structure: Regular camp hours are 9

Seldin, Jonathan P.

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ROBOT REPEATABILITY  

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Robots are used in repetitive and monotonous operations. Robot repeatability is the ability of the robot to return to the same point. This ability is essential for the robot to carryout repetitive operations.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot Trickery  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As robots gain abilities that exceed those of humans a particularly interesting possibility arises. Namely, robots can trick or deceive humans without detection. Such deceptive uses of robotics lead to interesting questions concerning fault, responsibility,

Carson Reynolds; Masatoshi Ishikawa

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Robot Partners: Collaborative Perceptual Robotic Systems  

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Robot Partners: Collaborative Perceptual Robotic Systems Working paper Cooperative Distributed robotic systems, including remote-brained soccer players, visually guided mobile robots, and visual been supported by the the Networks of Centres of Excellence Institute for Robotics and Intelligent

Little, Jim

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Hopping robot  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides a hopping robot that includes a misfire tolerant linear actuator suitable for long trips, low energy steering and control, reliable low energy righting, miniature low energy fuel control. The present invention provides a robot with hopping mobility, capable of traversing obstacles significant in size relative to the robot and capable of operation on unpredictable terrain over long range. The present invention further provides a hopping robot with misfire-tolerant combustion actuation, and with combustion actuation suitable for use in oxygen-poor environments.

Spletzer, Barry L. (Albuquerque, NM); Fischer, Gary J. (Albuquerque, NM); Marron, Lisa C. (Albuquerque, NM); Martinez, Michael A. (Albuquerque, NM); Kuehl, Michael A. (Albuquerque, NM); Feddema, John T. (Albuquerque, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotic Surveying  

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ZAPATA ENGINEERING challenged our engineers and scientists, which included robotics expertise from Carnegie Mellon University, to design a solution to meet our client's requirements for rapid digital geophysical and radiological data collection of a munitions test range with no down-range personnel. A prime concern of the project was to minimize exposure of personnel to unexploded ordnance and radiation. The field season was limited by extreme heat, cold and snow. Geographical Information System (GIS) tools were used throughout this project to accurately define the limits of mapped areas, build a common mapping platform from various client products, track production progress, allocate resources and relate subsurface geophysical information to geographical features for use in rapidly reacquiring targets for investigation. We were hopeful that our platform could meet the proposed 35 acres per day, towing both a geophysical package and a radiological monitoring trailer. We held our breath and crossed our fingers as the autonomous Speedrower began to crawl across the playa lakebed. We met our proposed production rate, and we averaged just less than 50 acres per 12-hour day using the autonomous platform with a path tracking error of less than +/- 4 inches. Our project team mapped over 1,800 acres in an 8-week (4 days per week) timeframe. The expertise of our partner, Carnegie Mellon University, was recently demonstrated when their two autonomous vehicle entries finished second and third at the 2005 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Grand Challenge. 'The Grand Challenge program was established to help foster the development of autonomous vehicle technology that will some day help save the lives of Americans who are protecting our country on the battlefield', said DARPA Grand Challenge Program Manager, Ron Kurjanowicz. Our autonomous remote-controlled vehicle (ARCV) was a modified New Holland 2550 Speedrower retrofitted to allow the machine-actuated functions to be controlled by an onboard computer. The computer-controlled Speedrower was developed at Carnegie Mellon University to automate agricultural harvesting. Harvesting tasks require the vehicle to cover a field using minimally overlapping rows at slow speeds in a similar manner to geophysical data acquisition. The Speedrower had demonstrated its ability to perform as it had already logged hundreds of acres of autonomous harvesting. This project is the first use of autonomous robotic technology on a large-scale for geophysical surveying.

Suzy Cantor-McKinney; Michael Kruzic

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Safe Fall: Humanoid robot fall direction change through intelligent stepping and inertia shaping  

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Although fall is a rare event in the life of a humanoid robot, we must be prepared for it because its consequences are serious. In this paper we present a fall strategy which rapidly modifies the robot's fall direction in ...

Yun, Seung-kook

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Graphs, Trees Pebbles, Robots  

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Graphs, Trees Pebbles, Robots 1 #12;Outline I. Robot Arms. II. Rigid Graphs. III. Characterizations. Applications: (a) Rigid Components. 2 #12;I. Robot arms and the Carpenter's Rule Problem. Can a robot arm

Haas, Ruth

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Robot Paintings Evolved Using Simulated Robots  

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We describe our efforts to evolve robot paintings using simulated robots. Our evolutionary framework considers only the initial positions and initial directions of the simulated robots. Our fitness functions d...

Gary Greenfield

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot Rodeo  

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Robot Rodeo June 18, 2012 Events test skills of hazardous devices teams from around the Southwest LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, June 18, 2012-Hazardous devices teams from around the...

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Autonomous anthropomorphic robotic arm to monitor plant growth in a laboratory.  

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??An autonomous anthropomorphic robotic arm was designed, fabricated and programmed for monitoring of plant tissue grown in a modified in vitro clonal plant propagation system… (more)

Seelye, Mark

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Portrait Drawing Robot Using a Geometric Graph Approach: Furthest Neighbour Theta-Graphs  

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literature include painting robots where various type of systems were implemented [1], [2], [4]. For instanceA Portrait Drawing Robot Using a Geometric Graph Approach: Furthest Neighbour Theta-Graphs Meng drawing humanoid robot, Betty. To solve this line drawing problem we present a modified Theta

Durocher, Stephane

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robot2  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

9, 1999 9, 1999 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman (Signed) Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION : Report on "The Office of Defense Programs Robotics and Intelligent Machines Projects" BACKGROUND Robotics and Intelligent Machines (RIM) are systems composed of machines, sensors, computers, and software capable of executing various tasks with minimal human intervention. They have wide range application for solving many operational challenges including nuclear waste cleanup and weapons manufacturing and dismantlement. RIM accelerates cleanup and reduces the amount of exposure humans experience from nuclear materials. Recently, the Department achieved a major milestone in publishing a technology roadmap. The roadmap

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Robot Fish  

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Broadcast transcript: Usually you expect this kind of news from Japan but this time it's South Korea where scientists have just created a robotic fish. Yes, folks, this is an electronic fish that can live underwater. At depths of up to 100 meters...

Hacker, Randi

2009-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot Technology Fundamentals  

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A widely accepted definition of robot is that of the Robot Institute of America: “A robot is a reprogrammable, multifunctional manipulator designed to move material, parts, tools, or specialized devices, throu...

Douglas M. Considine; Glenn D. Considine

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tandem mobile robot system  

SciTech Connect

A robotic vehicle system for terrain navigation mobility provides a way to climb stairs, cross crevices, and navigate across difficult terrain by coupling two or more mobile robots with a coupling device and controlling the robots cooperatively in tandem.

Buttz, James H. (Albuquerque, NM); Shirey, David L. (Albuquerque, NM); Hayward, David R. (Albuquerque, NM)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot Intelligence Kernel  

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Check out this robotics breakthrough which allows robots to behave autonomously. For more information about INL research projects, visit http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory.

None

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot Intelligence Kernel  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Check out this robotics breakthrough which allows robots to behave autonomously. For more information about INL research projects, visit http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory.

None

2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive Sampling for Environmental Robotics  

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186, 2003. S. Thrun, “Robotics Mapping: A survey”, Exploringtechnique to environmental robotics applications includingSampling for Environmental Robotics Mohammad Rahimi †,‡‡ ,

Mohammad Rahimi; Richard Pon; Deborah Estrin; William J. Kaiser; Mani Srivastava; Gaurav S. Sukhatme

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Medical Robots Surgical Assistants  

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1 Medical Robots Surgical Assistants · Efficacy of Procedure ­ Accuracy ­ Longevity ­ Invasiveness · Augment human capabilities ­ Enabling new procedures ­ Time under anaesthetic #12;2 Surgical Robots) ­ Sensei (Hansen Medical) Autonomous Surgical Robots Robodoc.com #12;3 Guided Surgical Robots Makosurgical

Pulfrey, David L.

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Robotic Ground Rules  

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Broadcast Transcript: In his short story Runaround, Isaac Asimov created his Laws of Robotics: Rule 1: a robot may not injure a human. Rule 2: A robot must obey orders from a human unless they conflict with Rule 1, and Rule 3: A robot must protect...

Hacker, Randi; Tsutsui, William; vonHolten, Leslie

2007-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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The ChIRP Robot: A Versatile Swarm Robot Platform  

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Swarm Robotic experiments are ideally performed on real robots. However, a cost versus versatility trade- ... off exists between simpler and more advanced swarm robots. The simpler swarm robots provide limited fe...

Christian Skjetne; Pauline C. Haddow…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot Hardware Simulator  

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Robotics Simulator is to perform simulations of many heterogeneous types of robots all working within a single, virtual environment. The main components of this project are Robot Simulator, Environment Control Panel and Environment Simulator. Robot simulator consists of three parts: a robot hardware simulator, a robot control program, which will be user supplied, and an environment-based robot object. Robot control program can work with various robot hardware simulators via standard API. The robot hardware simulator will interface to the environment via requests for data from its sensor or requests for action from its actuators. The environment-based robots will be responsible for controlling the individual sensors, based on robot hardware simulator requests, and providing the appropriate data to the sensors, Environment control panel will be a standalone system that connects to the environment simulator to monitor and control the current simulation The environment simulator is the central component in the system. The environment simulator is responsible for keeping track of the actual state of the environment, including each robot. The environment simulator receives requests from simulated robots to read sensors, initiate actuators, and to send and receive communication.

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Multi-robot pursuit-evasion  

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Multi-Robot Approaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Multi-Robot Pursuit-3 Graph-Clear: Multi-Robot Pursuit-Evasion on

Kolling, Andreas

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement of 3P and 6R mechanical robots reliability and quality applying FMEA and QFD approaches  

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In the past few years, extending usage of robotic systems has increased the importance of robot reliability and quality. To improve the robot reliability and quality by applying standard approaches such as Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) and Quality Function Deployment (QFD) during the design of robot is necessary. FMEA is a qualitative method which determines the critical failure modes in robot design. In this method Risk Priority Number is used to sort failures with respect to critical situation. Two examples of mechanical robots are analyzed by using this method and critical failure modes are determined for each robot. Corrective actions are proposed for critical items to modify robots reliability and reduce their risks. Finally by using QFD, quality of these robots is improved according to the customers’ requirements. In this method by making four matrixes, optimum values for all technical parameters are determined and the final product has the desired quality.

M.H. Korayem; A. Iravani

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotics and Energy Usage  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

It is commonly assumed that the use of robots in an industrial plant will cut energy usage, because robots require no heat, light, or air conditioning in their work space. However, in analyzing industrial installations, we have found that...

Hershey, R. L.; Fenton, S. E.; Letzt, A. M.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot Identity Assurance  

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......integrity with security, privacy and confidence. A story that caught my eye, was about making your own robot companion by 3D printing. This was about MARC (Multi- Activated Robotic Companion). MARC's inventor, Dr John Murray, from Lincoln......

Louise Bennett

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot learning [TC Spotlight  

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Creating autonomous robots that can learn to act in unpredictable environments has been a long-standing goal of robotics, artificial intelligence, and the cognitive sciences. In contrast, current commercially available ...

Tedrake, Russell Louis

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Multi-robot Caravanning  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study multi-robot caravanning, which is loosely defined as the problem of a heterogeneous team of robots visiting specific areas of an environment (waypoints) as a group. After formally defining this problem, we propose a novel solution...

Mahadevan, Aditya

2013-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational Chemistry Robots  

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Computational Chemistry Robots ACS Sep 2005 Computational Chemistry Robots J. A. Townsend, P. Murray-Rust, S. M. Tyrrell, Y. Zhang jat45@cam.ac.uk Can high-throughput computation provide a reliable “experimental” resource for molecular...

Townsend, Joseph A; Murray-Rust, Peter; Tyrrell, Simon M; Zhang, Yong

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Artificial Intelligence and Robotics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Since Robotics is the field concerned with the connection of perception to action, Artificial Intelligence must have a central role in Robotics if the connection is to be intelligent. Artificial Intelligence addresses ...

Brady, Michael

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RHOBOT: Radiation hardened robotics  

SciTech Connect

A survey of robotic applications in radioactive environments has been conducted, and analysis of robotic system components and their response to the varying types and strengths of radiation has been completed. Two specific robotic systems for accident recovery and nuclear fuel movement have been analyzed in detail for radiation hardness. Finally, a general design approach for radiation-hardened robotics systems has been developed and is presented. This report completes this project which was funded under the Laboratory Directed Research and Development program.

Bennett, P.C.; Posey, L.D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot Chemist Analyzes Automatically  

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Robot Chemist Analyzes Automatically ... Automatic control of a variety of routine analytical procedures is possible with equipment now available from Research Specialties, Richmond, Calif., under the general term "robot chemist." ... The robot chemist is a system of modules which can be connected in many ways to control all steps from measurement of the sample to recording of the data. ...

1960-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Vision for Mobile Robots  

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...1992 research-article Vision for Mobile Robots Michael Brady Han Wang Localized...determine scene structure for a mobile robot using stereo or structure from motion. It is argued that a mobile robot may not need to compute depth explicitly...

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human Robot Interaction in Mobile Robot Applications Akihisa Ohya  

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Human Robot Interaction in Mobile Robot Applications Akihisa Ohya PRESTO, JST / University the usefulness of mobile robots by showing concrete applications in human daily life through this study Robot moving together with human is presented first. A teleoperated book browsing robot is described

Ohya, Akihisa

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Development of Human-Robot Interaction Systems for Humanoid Robots  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Development of Human-Robot Interaction Systems for Humanoid Robots Bruce A. Maxwell, Brian Leighton, Andrew Ramsay Colby College {bmaxwell,bmleight,acramsay}@colby.edu Abstract - Effective human-robot interaction is one of the primary challenges for humanoid robots. Sources of uncertainty, such as robot motion

Maxwell, Bruce

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Torras: Robot Arm Control 1 Robot Arm Control  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Torras: Robot Arm Control 1 Robot Arm Control Carme Torras Institut de Rob#18;otica i Inform#18;atica Industrial (CSIC-UPC) Llorens i Artigas 4-6, 08028-Barcelona. RUNNING HEAD: Robot Arm Control: 34-93-401.57.50 e-mail: ctorras@iri.upc.es #12; Torras: Robot Arm Control 2 INTRODUCTION A robot

Torras, Carme

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Modular robot  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A modular robot may comprise a main body having a structure defined by a plurality of stackable modules. The stackable modules may comprise a manifold, a valve module, and a control module. The manifold may comprise a top surface and a bottom surface having a plurality of fluid passages contained therein, at least one of the plurality of fluid passages terminating in a valve port located on the bottom surface of the manifold. The valve module is removably connected to the manifold and selectively fluidically connects the plurality of fluid passages contained in the manifold to a supply of pressurized fluid and to a vent. The control module is removably connected to the valve module and actuates the valve module to selectively control a flow of pressurized fluid through different ones of the plurality of fluid passages in the manifold. The manifold, valve module, and control module are mounted together in a sandwich-like manner and comprise a main body. A plurality of leg assemblies are removably connected to the main body and are removably fluidically connected to the fluid passages in the manifold so that each of the leg assemblies can be selectively actuated by the flow of pressurized fluid in different ones of the plurality of fluid passages in the manifold.

Ferrante, Todd A. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modular robot  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A modular robot may comprise a main body having a structure defined by a plurality of stackable modules. The stackable modules may comprise a manifold, a valve module, and a control module. The manifold may comprise a top surface and a bottom surface having a plurality of fluid passages contained therein, at least one of the plurality of fluid passages terminating in a valve port located on the bottom surface of the manifold. The valve module is removably connected to the manifold and selectively fluidically connects the plurality of fluid passages contained in the manifold to a supply of pressurized fluid and to a vent. The control module is removably connected to the valve module and actuates the valve module to selectively control a flow of pressurized fluid through different ones of the plurality of fluid passages in the manifold. The manifold, valve module, and control module are mounted together in a sandwich-like manner and comprise a main body. A plurality of leg assemblies are removably connected to the main body and are removably fluidically connected to the fluid passages in the manifold so that each of the leg assemblies can be selectively actuated by the flow of pressurized fluid in different ones of the plurality of fluid passages in the manifold. 12 figs.

Ferrante, T.A.

1997-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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3 - Mobile Robot Dynamics  

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Mobile robot dynamics is a challenging field on its own, especially due to the variety of the imposed constraints. Delicate stability and control problems that have very often to be faced are due to longitudinal or lateral slip, and to the features of the ground (roughness, etc.). This chapter has the following objectives: (i) to present the general dynamic modeling concepts and techniques of robots, (ii) to study the Newton–Euler and Lagrange dynamic models of differential-drive mobile robots, (iii) to study the dynamics of differential-drive mobile robots with longitudinal and lateral slip, (iv) to derive a dynamic model of car-like wheeled mobile robots, (v) to derive a dynamic model of three-wheel omnidirectional robots, and (vi) to derive a dynamic model of four-wheel mecanum omnidirectional robots.

Spyros G. Tzafestas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel Cells for Robots  

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For Robots For Robots Fuel Cells For Robots Pavlo Rudakevych iRobot Pavlo Rudakevych iRobot Product Needs Product Needs * Military/Police/Search and Rescue - PackBot - Gladiator - ThrowBot/UGCV * Industrial and Oil - CoWorker - MicroRig * Military/Police/Search and Rescue - PackBot - Gladiator - ThrowBot/UGCV * Industrial and Oil - CoWorker - MicroRig PackBot PackBot * Mission capable robots * Rugged, portable tools for minimal casualty engagements * Assisting behaviors * Small size and weight * Mission capable robots * Rugged, portable tools for minimal casualty engagements * Assisting behaviors * Small size and weight System Concept System Concept System Concept System Concept System Concept Continued System Concept Continued * Modular payload bays - 3 primary - 1 head - 4 side pods * Each payload socket supports - Ethernet

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Development of a navigation system for heterogeneous mobile robots  

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Navigation systems often play an important role in mobile robot control. Many existing mobile robot navigation systems have been implemented and tested for particular types of robots. However, in some implementations, such as heterogeneous multi-robot systems, a generic navigation system can offer potential advantages. In such applications, a generic navigation system should be able account for robots with varying size, shape, drive type and sensor quantities. Additionally, it should be capable of offering a high degree of flexibility for navigation in known and unknown environments. Hence, a single generic navigation system that combines the benefits of reactive and deliberative control has been developed for heterogeneous mobile robots. The design of the hierarchical hybrid navigation system is based on the A* algorithm, a polar histogram and a modified dynamic window approach. Simulation experiments with three heterogeneous robots in a range of environments have been conducted. Performance of reactive navigation and hybrid reactive-deliberative navigation in known and unknown environments is evaluated. Favourable results are achieved with the developed reactive system. Hybrid reactive-deliberative navigation offers improved performance over reactive navigation in known environments. Deliberative control does not affect performance significantly in unknown environments. Initial hardware experiments demonstrate that the navigation system can work on real robots.

Praneel Chand; Dale A. Carnegie

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Proposal of QLearning to Control the Attack of a 2D Robot Soccer Simulation Team  

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This document presents a novel approach to control the attack behavior of a team of simulated soccer playing robot of the Robocup 2D category. The presented approach modifies the behavior of each player only when in the state "controlling the ball". ... Keywords: Simulated robot soccer, machine learning, learning, Q-Learning algorithm

Jose Rodrigo Ferreira Neri; Maicon Rafael Zatelli; Carlos Henrique Farias dos Santos; Joao Alberto Fabro

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot Trac School : improving autonomous navigation in EOD robots  

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3.5.2 Simulating Robot Runs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.2.2 Unicycle-like Robot Kinematics . . . . . . . 4.2.3Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Robot Test

Denewiler, Thomas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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I Am My Robot: The Impact of Robot-building and Robot Form on Operators  

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I Am My Robot: The Impact of Robot-building and Robot Form on Operators Victoria Groom, Leila Mall, Stanford, CA, 94305, USA {vgroom, takayama, pochi, nass}@stanford.edu ABSTRACT As robots become more pervasive, operators will develop richer relationships with them. In a 2 (robot form: humanoid vs

Lindeman, Robert W.

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Modeling and implementation of solder-activated joints for single actuator, centimeter-scale robotic mechanisms  

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This thesis explains when, and why, solder-based phase change materials (PCMs) are best-suited as a means to modify a robotic mechanism's kinematic and elastomechanic behavior. The preceding refers to mechanisms that possess ...

Telleria, Maria J

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental validation of the efficient robotic transportation algorithm for large-scale flexible space structures  

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A new large space structure transportation method proposed recently is modified and experimentally validated. The proposed method is to use space robots' manipulators to control the vibration, instead of their reaction ...

Ono, Masahiro, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The synergy of human arm and robotic system  

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IV surgical robot system. . . . . (a) Robot arm. . . . . .coupling between the two robot arms should complement the e?perspectives: • The Raven robot arm has a robotic joints and

Li, Zhi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Persuasive robotics : how robots change our minds  

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This thesis explores the extent to which socially capable humanoid robots have the potential to influence human belief, perception and behavior. Sophisticated computational systems coupled with human-like form and function ...

Siegel, Michael Steven

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotic Crawler | GE Global Research  

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Crawler Inspects Wind Turbines Robotic Crawler Inspects Wind Turbines See the robotic crawler that can inspect wind turbines and climb vertical turbine poles as high as 300 feet....

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Robotics for Learning  

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Teaching Robotics is about empowering students to create and configure robotics devices and program computers to nurture in students the skill sets necessary to play an active role in society. The robot in Figure 1 focuses on the design of scaffolds and physical assembly methods, coupled with a computer logic program to make that makes it move or behave in a very precise (remote controlled or autonomous) manner. This enables students to investigate, explore and refine the program to affect the robots. The Robotics approach takes into account the increasing popularity of Computer Science and the learning by doing (Schank, Berman, & Macpherson, 1999) approach to solve complex problems and use computers meaningfully in learning (Barron & Darling-Hammond, 2008; Jonassen, Howland, Marra, & Crismond, 2008). In Singapore, teachers and students in Woodlands Ring Secondary and Rulang Primary have incorporated robotics to varying extents into formal and informal curricula. In addition, other less expensive ...

Toh, Dennis; Lim, Matthew; Wee, Loo Kang; Ong, Matthew

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced robot locomotion.  

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This report contains the results of a research effort on advanced robot locomotion. The majority of this work focuses on walking robots. Walking robot applications include delivery of special payloads to unique locations that require human locomotion to exo-skeleton human assistance applications. A walking robot could step over obstacles and move through narrow openings that a wheeled or tracked vehicle could not overcome. It could pick up and manipulate objects in ways that a standard robot gripper could not. Most importantly, a walking robot would be able to rapidly perform these tasks through an intuitive user interface that mimics natural human motion. The largest obstacle arises in emulating stability and balance control naturally present in humans but needed for bipedal locomotion in a robot. A tracked robot is bulky and limited, but a wide wheel base assures passive stability. Human bipedal motion is so common that it is taken for granted, but bipedal motion requires active balance and stability control for which the analysis is non-trivial. This report contains an extensive literature study on the state-of-the-art of legged robotics, and it additionally provides the analysis, simulation, and hardware verification of two variants of a proto-type leg design.

Neely, Jason C.; Sturgis, Beverly Rainwater; Byrne, Raymond Harry; Feddema, John Todd; Spletzer, Barry Louis; Rose, Scott E.; Novick, David Keith; Wilson, David Gerald; Buerger, Stephen P.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-robot control interface  

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Methods and systems for controlling a plurality of robots through a single user interface include at least one robot display window for each of the plurality of robots with the at least one robot display window illustrating one or more conditions of a respective one of the plurality of robots. The user interface further includes at least one robot control window for each of the plurality of robots with the at least one robot control window configured to receive one or more commands for sending to the respective one of the plurality of robots. The user interface further includes a multi-robot common window comprised of information received from each of the plurality of robots.

Bruemmer, David J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Walton, Miles C. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2011-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotics for waste storage inspection: A user`s perspective  

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Self-navigating robotic vehicles are now commercially available, and the technology supporting other important system components has also matured. Higher reliability and the obtainability of system support now make it practical to consider robotics as a way of addressing the growing operational requirement for the periodic inspection and maintenance of radioactive, hazardous, and mixed waste inventories. This paper describes preparations for the first field deployment of an autonomous container inspection robot at a Department of Energy (DOE) site. The Stored Waste Autonomous Mobile Inspector (SWAMI) is presently being completed by engineers at the Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC). It is a modified version of a commercially available robot. It has been outfitted with sensor suites and cognition that allow it to perform inspections of drum inventories and their storage facilities.

Hazen, F.B.

1994-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Constructionism 2010 Robotic Educational Platform based on Ball Robots  

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Constructionism 2010 1 Robotic Educational Platform based on Ball Robots Zuzana Zajícková further on: we propose a creative and non-conventional platform, which goes beyond the traditional wheeled and entertaining educational experience. The idea of an autonomous ball robot is not new. Successful robots were

Petrovic, Pavel

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Mobile Robot Sensing for Environmental Applications  

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deployable cable based robot,” in IEEE ICRA, Rome, Italy,Mobile robot sensing for environmental applications Amarjeetsystems per- formed using mobile robot sensing systems. Both

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ACT3: Multi-Robot Task Allocation  

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Networked Sensing Multi - Robot Task Allocation M. Batalin,nims.html Introduction: Multi- Robot Task Allocation forand stored in T a 2) Robots exchange utilities (based on

Maxim Batalin; Gaurav Sukhatme

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-robot pursuit-evasion  

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International Journal of Robotics Research, A. Kolling, S.International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 3508-International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp.

Kolling, Andreas

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

70

Affordable avatar control system for personal robots  

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Social robots (personal robots) emphasize individualized social interaction and communication with people. To maximize communication capacity of a personal robot, designers make it more anthropomorphic (or zoomorphic), and ...

Lee, Jun Ki, S. M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot Rodeo 2013  

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Sandia National Laboratories hosted the seventh annual Western National Robot Rodeo and Capability Exercise in June 2013. The five-day event is a lively and challenging competition that draws civilian and military bomb squad teams from across the country to see who can most effectively defuse dangerous situations with the help of robots.

Deuel, Jake

2014-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot Rodeo 2013  

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Sandia National Laboratories hosted the seventh annual Western National Robot Rodeo and Capability Exercise in June 2013. The five-day event is a lively and challenging competition that draws civilian and military bomb squad teams from across the country to see who can most effectively defuse dangerous situations with the help of robots.

Deuel, Jake

2013-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Reconfigurable Robots  

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A distributed reconfigurable micro-robotic system is a collection of unlimited numbers of distributed small, homogeneous robots designed to autonomously organize and reorganize in order to achieve mission-specified geometric shapes and functions. This project investigated the design, control, and planning issues for self-configuring and self-organizing robots. In the 2D space a system consisting of two robots was prototyped and successfully displayed automatic docking/undocking to operate dependently or independently. Additional modules were constructed to display the usefulness of a self-configuring system in various situations. In 3D a self-reconfiguring robot system of 4 identical modules was built. Each module connects to its neighbors using rotating actuators. An individual component can move in three dimensions on its neighbors. We have also built a self-reconfiguring robot system consisting of 9-module Crystalline Robot. Each module in this robot is actuated by expansion/contraction. The system is fully distributed, has local communication (to neighbors) capabilities and it has global sensing capabilities.

HENSINGER, DAVID M.; JOHNSTON, GABRIEL A.; HINMAN-SWEENEY, ELAINE M.; FEDDEMA, JOHN T.; ESKRIDGE, STEVEN E.

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ROBOTICS -INTRODUCTION t Manipulator Arms  

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ROBOTICS - INTRODUCTION t Manipulator Arms The common industrial manipulator is often referred to as a robot arm, with links and joints described in similar terms. Manipulators which emulate. The motion of articulated robot arms differs from the motion of the human arm. While robot joints have fewer

Petriu, Emil M.

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MICS 2007 Robot Contest The robot contest will consist of two (two weight classes) sumo-robot tournaments. Each  

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MICS 2007 Robot Contest The robot contest will consist of two (two weight classes) sumo-robot the number of entries). In a sumo-robot match, two autonomously-controlled robots try to push each other outside of a round ring. This may sound destructive, but any harmful behavior by a robot, whether

Hu, Wen-Chen

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Robotic follow system and method  

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Robot platforms, methods, and computer media are disclosed. The robot platform includes perceptors, locomotors, and a system controller, which executes instructions for a robot to follow a target in its environment. The method includes receiving a target bearing and sensing whether the robot is blocked front. If the robot is blocked in front, then the robot's motion is adjusted to avoid the nearest obstacle in front. If the robot is not blocked in front, then the method senses whether the robot is blocked toward the target bearing and if so, sets the rotational direction opposite from the target bearing, and adjusts the rotational velocity and translational velocity. If the robot is not blocked toward the target bearing, then the rotational velocity is adjusted proportional to an angle of the target bearing and the translational velocity is adjusted proportional to a distance to the nearest obstacle in front.

Bruemmer, David J [Idaho Falls, ID; Anderson, Matthew O [Idaho Falls, ID

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Robotics and remote systems applications  

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This article is a review of numerous remote inspection techniques in use at the Savannah River (and other) facilities. These include: (1) reactor tank inspection robot, (2) californium waste removal robot, (3) fuel rod lubrication robot, (4) cesium source manipulation robot, (5) tank 13 survey and decontamination robots, (6) hot gang valve corridor decontamination and junction box removal robots, (7) lead removal from deionizer vessels robot, (8) HB line cleanup robot, (9) remote operation of a front end loader at WIPP, (10) remote overhead video extendible robot, (11) semi-intelligent mobile observing navigator, (12) remote camera systems in the SRS canyons, (13) cameras and borescope for the DWPF, (14) Hanford waste tank camera system, (15) in-tank precipitation camera system, (16) F-area retention basin pipe crawler, (17) waste tank wall crawler and annulus camera, (18) duct inspection, and (19) deionizer resin sampling.

Rabold, D.E.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lund September 2010 Robotics and Automation software  

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systems 4. Rosetta and future robots #12;LUCAS: Robotics and Semantic Systems, Lund, Sept. 2010 2 Robotics · Flexibility: ­ Interoperable and open systems? No, not sufficient in robotics! ­ Applications and technologies approaches... #12;LUCAS: Robotics and Semantic Systems, Lund, Sept. 2010 3 New/running robot projects

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Bilateral Teleoperation of Wheeled Mobile Robot with Time Delay using Virtual Image Robot  

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Bilateral Teleoperation of Wheeled Mobile Robot with Time Delay using Virtual Image Robot Yasunori of wheeled mobile robot with time delay using the virtual image robot. In this paper, we introduce the virtual image robot as a master robot. The human operator commands the virtual image robot, the slave

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Robot calibration without scaling  

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methods. Scaling is a common way of improving the condition number for a matrix. Researchers in other fields have developed specific methods of scaling matrices to improve the condition number. However, robotics researchers have not specifically addressed...

Ives, Thomas W.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Robotics Project  

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This document provide the bimonthly progress reports on the Department of Energy (DOE) Robotics Project by the University of Michigan. Reports are provided for the time periods of December 90/January 91 through June 91/July 91. (FI)

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1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1 - Mobile Robots: General Concepts  

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This chapter presents the fundamental general concepts of mobile robots that can move from one place to another autonomously within a predefined workspace to achieve their desired goals. Specifically, the chapter (i) provides a list of the main historical landmarks of general robotics and mobile robots, (ii) discusses the locomotion issues of ground (wheeled, legged) mobile robots, (iii) investigates the wheel and drive types of mobile robots (nonholonomic, omnidirectional) and, (iv) introduces the concepts of mobile robot degree of mobility, degree of steerability, and maneuverability.

Spyros G. Tzafestas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Design and control of a passively stabilized multimodal hopping robot  

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Stabilized Multimodal Hopping Robot A Thesis submitted inStabilized Multimodal Hopping Robot by Erica Pantel Masterfor a multimodal hopping robot. The robot harnesses passive

Pantel, Erica

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Los Alamos National Laboratory to host Robot Rodeo  

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Robot Rodeo Los Alamos National Laboratory to host Robot Rodeo Hazardous devices teams from around the Southwest will wrangle their bomb squad robots at the sixth annual Robot...

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Implementing intentional robotics principles using SSR2K platform  

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robots. IEEE Trans. on Robotics and Automation, Kortenkamp,IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, vol. 18, no.in: Intelligence for Space Robotics, E. Tunstel, A. Howard,

Kozma, Robert; Huntsberger, Terry; Aghazarian, Hrand; Freeman, Walter J III

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus for attaching a cleaning tool to a robotic manipulator  

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An apparatus is described for connecting a cleaning tool to a robotic manipulator so that the tool can be used in contaminated areas on horizontal, vertical and sloped surfaces. The apparatus comprises a frame and a handle, with casters on the frame to facilitate movement. The handle is pivotally and releasibly attached to the frame at a preselected position of a plurality of attachment positions. The apparatus is specifically configured for the Kelly Vacuum System but can be modified for use with any standard mobile robot and cleaning tool. 14 figs.

Killian, M.A.; Zollinger, W.T.

1992-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus for attaching a cleaning tool to a robotic manipulator  

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An apparatus for connecting a cleaning tool to a robotic manipulator so that the tool can be used in contaminated areas on horizontal, vertical and sloped surfaces. The apparatus comprises a frame and a handle, with casters on the frame to facilitate movement. The handle is pivotally and releasibly attached to the frame at a preselected position of a plurality of attachment positions. The apparatus is specifically configured for the KELLY VACUUM SYSTEM but can be modified for use with any standard mobile robot and cleaning tool.

Killian, Mark A. (102 Foxhunt Dr., North Augusta, SC 29841); Zollinger, W. Thor (3927 Almon Dr., Martinez, GA 30907)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus for attaching a cleaning tool to a robotic manipulator  

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This invention is comprised of an apparatus for connecting a cleaning tool to a robotic manipulator so that the tool can be used in contaminated areas on horizontal, vertical and sloped surfaces. The apparatus comprises a frame and a handle, with casters on the frame to facilitate movement. The handle is pivotally and releasibly attached to the frame at a preselected position of a plurality of attachment positions. The apparatus is specifically configured for the KELLY VACUUM SYSTEM but can be modified for use with any standard mobile robot and cleaning tool.

Killian, M.A.; Zollinger, W.T.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot-aided neurorehabilitation: A novel robot for ankle rehabilitation  

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In this paper, we present the design and characterization of a novel ankle robot developed at the Massachusetts institute of technology (MIT). This robotic module is being tested with stroke patients at Baltimore Veterans ...

Roy, Anindo

90

Robot Trac School : improving autonomous navigation in EOD robots  

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Autonomous Navigation in EOD Robots A thesis submitted inJason Lum, Kelly Grant and the EOD technicians at SPAWAR forAutonomous Navigation in EOD Robots by Thomas Denewiler

Denewiler, Thomas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Coördinating human-robot communication  

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As robots begin to emerge from the cloisters of industrial and military applications and enter the realms of coöperative partners for people, one of the most important facets of human-robot interaction (HRI) will be ...

Brööks, Andrëw G. (Brööks Zoz)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot Manipulation in Human Environments  

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Human environments present special challenges for robot manipulation. They are often dynamic, difficult to predict, and beyond the control of a robot engineer. Fortunately, many characteristics of these settings can be ...

Edsinger, Aaron

2007-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot manipulation in human environments  

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Human environments present special challenges for robot manipulation. They are often dynamic, difficult to predict, and beyond the control of a robot engineer. Fortunately, many characteristics of these settings can be ...

Edsinger, Aaron Ladd, 1972-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Imaging Robot Jonathan Dyssel Stets  

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with a Command File, a file that contains the coordinates and directions of the robot arm. One of the interfaces and an attached camera. The other interface, programmed in Matlab, controls the calculations of the robot armImaging Robot Jonathan Dyssel Stets Kongens Lyngby 2010 IMM-B.Sc-2010-42 #12;Technical University

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15 - Mobile Robots at Work  

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Robots of all types constitute one of the keys to human social and economic development. In particular, the benefits of using autonomous and intelligent mobile robots in medical, assistive, and service applications are numerous, and their positive impact in modern society is steadily increasing. The purpose of the present chapter is to provide an encyclopedic tour to a small set of mobile robots of various types that are actually used in modern industry and society. Specifically, the following robot categories are discussed with relevant photos included: (i) mobile robots and manipulators in the factory and industry, (ii) mobile robots in the society (rescue, guidance, hospital), (iii) mobile robots for home services (cleaning, other services), (iv) assistive mobile robots (autonomous wheelchairs, service mobile manipulators for the impaired), (v) mobile telerobots and web robots, and (vi) other mobile robot applications (entertainment, socialized robots, etc). The above applications illustrate the importance and value of mobile robots for achieving a better quality of human life in a wide variety of directions.

Spyros G. Tzafestas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotic actions in the human brain Robotic movement preferentially engages the action observation network  

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Robotic actions in the human brain 1 Robotic movement., Stadler, W. & Prinz, W. (in press / 2011). Robotic movement preferentially engages the action observation network. Human Brain Mapping. #12;Robotic

Hamilton, Antonia

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Coordinated Control and Range Imaging for Mobile Manipulation  

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robotic plat- forms are sold and deployed for EOD and USAR applications. Foster-Miller's TALON platform). It is similarly scaled to currently fielded EOD robots and its differential drive is analogous to tracked, skid

Kelly, Alonzo

98

4 - Mobile Robot Sensors  

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The use of sensors is of paramount importance for closing the feedback control loops that secure efficient and automated/autonomous operation of mobile robots in real-life applications. Sensing methods provide higher level and intelligence capabilities that go far beyond the “preprogrammed” style of operation. This chapter provides a conceptual introduction to a number of important sensors for mobile robot operation and control. Specifically, the objectives of the chapter are (i) to provide a popular classification of sensors, along with their operational features, (ii) to discuss sonar, laser, and infrared sensors, (iii) to present an outline of robotic vision and its principal functions (including omnidirectional vision), (iv) to list the operation principles of gyroscope, compass, and force/tactile sensors, and (v) to give a brief introduction to the global positioning system.

Spyros G. Tzafestas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot-to-Robot Nurturing: A Call to the Research Community  

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Robot-to-Robot Nurturing: A Call to the Research Community Mark Woehrer School of Computer Science and artificial systems, how robot-to-robot (R2R) nurturing is related to developmental robotics including epigenetic and morphogenetic robotics, why R2R nurturing should be considered an important topic, and why we

Schlupp, Ingo

100

From Spider Robots to Half Disk Robots J-D. Boissonnat O. Devillers S. Lazard  

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From Spider Robots to Half Disk Robots J-D. Boissonnat O. Devillers S. Lazard INRIA, BP 93 06902 robot. The body of this robot is a single point and the legs are line segments attached to the body. The robot can only put its feet on some regions, called the foothold regions. Moreover, the robot is subject

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Introduction to RoboticsIntroduction to Robotics Jee-Hwan Ryu  

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Assembling Painting Field Robots: Surgery and Exploration MIS Undewater Exploration Mars Exploration #12Introduction to RoboticsIntroduction to Robotics Jee-Hwan Ryu School of Mechanical Engineering Korea University of Technology and Education What is Robot ? Robots in our Imagination #12;What is Robot

Ryu, Jee-Hwan

102

Will robots see? Stanley A. Klein  

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Will robots see? Stanley A. Klein Will robots ever really see? Imagine a robot 10,000 years in the future. At that time we should finally understand the visual system and be able to build robots whose visual performance surpasses humans'. We will then ask: when a robot claims to be seeing, are its

Klein, Stanley

103

Robotique de service: robots assistants ou quipiers  

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l'equipe hommes-robots #12;3 Robots Programmed and repetitive activity: welding, painting1 Robotique de service: robots assistants ou équipiers Rachid Alami LAAS-CNRS Toulouse - France La robotique de service en Midi-Pyrénées ­ 25 Novembre 2011 - LAAS! !! Les robots parmi nous #12;2 !! Robots

Ingrand, François

104

Modifying directionality through auditory system scaling in a robotic lizard  

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The peripheral auditory system of a lizard is strongly directional. This directionality is created by acoustical coupling of the two eardrums and is strongly dependent on characteristics of the middle ear, such as interaural distance, resonance frequency ...

Danish Shaikh; John Hallam; Jakob Christensen-Dalsgaard

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

The Ethics of Robotics  

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The three laws of Robotics first appeared together in Isaac Asimov's story 'Runaround' after being mentioned in some form or the other in previous works by Asimov. These three laws commonly known as the three laws of robotics are the earliest forms of depiction for the needs of ethics in Robotics. In simplistic language Isaac Asimov is able to explain what rules a robot must confine itself to in order to maintain societal sanctity. However, even though they are outdated they still represent some of our innate fears which are beginning to resurface in present day 21st Century. Our society is on the advent of a new revolution; a revolution led by advances in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence & Nanotechnology. Some of our advances have been so phenomenal that we surpassed what was predicted by the Moore's law. With these advancements comes the fear that our future may be at the mercy of these androids. Humans today are scared that we, ourselves, might create something which we cannot control. We may ...

Agrawal, Kush

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Savannah River Site Robotics  

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Meet Sandmantis and Frankie, two advanced robotic devices that are key to cleanup at Savannah River Site. Sandmantis cleans hard, residual waste off huge underground storage tanks. Frankie is equipped with unique satellite capabilities and sensing abilties that can determine what chemicals still reside in the tanks in a cost effective manner.

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2012-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

107

Robot Round Up  

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Broadcast Transcript: This is a Postcard about robots. In Japan. Now there's a surprise. But suspend your disbelief for a moment, if you will. Let's talk about Evolta first. Evolta is a battery-powered triathlete headed for the Hawaiian Iron Man...

Hacker, Randi

2011-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

108

Wine Tasting Robots  

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Broadcast Transcript: Well, Japanese scientists have created the world's first wine-tasting robot and the thought that springs to mind is: Why? Followed by: what were they thinking? Or, more to the point, what were they drinking? The scientists who...

Hacker, Randi; Tsutsui, William

2007-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Singularities of Robot Manipulators Peter Donelan  

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Singularities of Robot Manipulators Peter Donelan School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer and control of robot manipulators. Singularities of the kinematic mapping, which determines the position singularities and, more specifically, singularities of robot manipulators, using aspects of the singularity

Donelan, Peter

110

Learning domain abstractions for long lived robots   

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Recent trends in robotics have seen more general purpose robots being deployed in unstructured environments for prolonged periods of time. Such robots are expected to adapt to different environmental conditions, and ...

Rosman, Benjamin Saul

2014-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

111

Quantum robots and environments  

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Quantum robots and their interactions with environments of quantum systems are described, and their study justified. A quantum robot is a mobile quantum system that includes an on-board quantum computer and needed ancillary systems. Quantum robots carry out tasks whose goals include specified changes in the state of the environment, or carrying out measurements on the environment. Each task is a sequence of alternating computation and action phases. Computation phase activites include determination of the action to be carried out in the next phase, and recording of information on neighborhood environmental system states. Action phase activities include motion of the quantum robot and changes in the neighborhood environment system states. Models of quantum robots and their interactions with environments are described using discrete space and time. A unitary step operator T that gives the single time step dynamics is associated with each task. T=Ta+Tc is a sum of action phase and computation phase step operators. Conditions that Ta and Tc should satisfy are given along with a description of the evolution as a sum over paths of completed phase input and output states. A simple example of a task—carrying out a measurement on a very simple environment—is analyzed in detail. A decision tree for the task is presented and discussed in terms of the sums over phase paths. It is seen that no definite times or durations are associated with the phase steps in the tree, and that the tree describes the successive phase steps in each path in the sum over phase paths.

Paul Benioff

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mobile Robot Sensing for Environmental Applications  

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infomechanical systems: A mobile wireless sensor networkMobile robot sensing for environmental applications Amarjeetsystems per- formed using mobile robot sensing systems. Both

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Holographic investigation of an industrial robot  

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Compliance of a revolute robot manipulator is studied experimentally by holographic interferometry using a pulsed ruby laser. In the analysis, loads simulating forces that the robot is...

Kurtoglu, Asim; Abramson, Nils; Carlsson, Torgny

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Autonomous Realtime Threat-Hunting Robot (ARTHR  

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Idaho National Laboratory researchers developed an intelligent plug-and-play robot payload that transforms commercial robots into effective first responders for deadly chemical, radiological and explosive threats.

INL

2008-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

115

Autonomous Realtime Threat-Hunting Robot (ARTHR  

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Idaho National Laboratory researchers developed an intelligent plug-and-play robot payload that transforms commercial robots into effective first responders for deadly chemical, radiological and explosive threats.

INL

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

AUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC INSPECTION EXPERIMENTAL SYSTEM  

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This document contains appendices on these topics: COMPUTERS AND CONTROLS; COMPUTER VISION SYSTEM; ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS; MECHANICAL SYSTEMS; ROBOTIC VEHICLE SYSTEMS; FIELD TRIALS.

David N. Rocheleau, Senior Investigator; Edward A. Hamilton, Associate Director, SCUREF; Jerry L. Hudgins, Senior Investigator; Paul McCarty, Graduate Research Assistant; Robert J. Schalkoff, Senior Investigator; Robert O. Pettus, Project Manager & Principal Investigator

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Robot arm apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A robot arm apparatus is provided for inspecting and/or maintaining an interior of a steam generator which has an outside wall and a port for accessing the interior of the steam generator. The robot arm apparatus includes a flexible movable conduit for conveying inspection and/or maintenance apparatus from outside the steam generator to the interior of the steam generator. The flexible conduit has a terminal working end which is translated into and around the interior of the steam generator. Three motors located outside the steam generator are employed for moving the terminal working end inside the steam generator in "x", "y", and "z" directions, respectively. Commonly conducted inspection and maintenance operations include visual inspection for damaged areas, water jet lancing for cleaning sludge deposits, core boring for obtaining sludge deposits, and scrubbing of internal parts.

Nachbar, Henry D. (Ballston Lake, NY)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

System safety analysis of an autonomous mobile robot  

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Analysis of the safety of operating and maintaining the Stored Waste Autonomous Mobile Inspector (SWAMI) II in a hazardous environment at the Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP) was completed. The SWAMI II is a version of a commercial robot, the HelpMate{trademark} robot produced by the Transitions Research Corporation, which is being updated to incorporate the systems required for inspecting mixed toxic chemical and radioactive waste drums at the FEMP. It also has modified obstacle detection and collision avoidance subsystems. The robot will autonomously travel down the aisles in storage warehouses to record images of containers and collect other data which are transmitted to an inspector at a remote computer terminal. A previous study showed the SWAMI II has economic feasibility. The SWAMI II will more accurately locate radioactive contamination than human inspectors. This thesis includes a System Safety Hazard Analysis and a quantitative Fault Tree Analysis (FTA). The objectives of the analyses are to prevent potentially serious events and to derive a comprehensive set of safety requirements from which the safety of the SWAMI II and other autonomous mobile robots can be evaluated. The Computer-Aided Fault Tree Analysis (CAFTA{copyright}) software is utilized for the FTA. The FTA shows that more than 99% of the safety risk occurs during maintenance, and that when the derived safety requirements are implemented the rate of serious events is reduced to below one event per million operating hours. Training and procedures in SWAMI II operation and maintenance provide an added safety margin. This study will promote the safe use of the SWAMI II and other autonomous mobile robots in the emerging technology of mobile robotic inspection.

Bartos, R.J.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Human-Robot Physical Interaction with Dynamically Stable Mobile Robots  

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the ballbot as an example. The ballbot is a dynamically stable mobile robot moving on a single spherical wheel single spherical wheeled mobile robot capable of omnidirec- tional motion. Unlike statically stable The ballbot uses a four-motor inverse mouse-ball drive unit for actuating the ball. The ballbot has

120

Cooperation of Heterogeneous, Autonomous Robots: A Case Study of Humanoid and Wheeled Robots  

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a tightly cooperative task, where the humanoid robot and the wheeled robot follow for a long distance a ballCooperation of Heterogeneous, Autonomous Robots: A Case Study of Humanoid and Wheeled Robots Jutta and a wheeled robot with largely complementing and some competing capabilities. By combining two strongly

Stryk, Oskar von

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Robotics and Autonomous Systems 54 (2006) 288299 www.elsevier.com/locate/robot  

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Robotics and Autonomous Systems 54 (2006) 288­299 www.elsevier.com/locate/robot Visual navigation robots have not been nearly as successful. We propose a new approach to vision-guided local navigation the robot heading. This potential field controls the angular acceleration of the robot, steering it towards

122

The Multi-robot Coverage Problem for Optimal Coordinated Search with an Unknown Number of Robots  

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The Multi-robot Coverage Problem for Optimal Coordinated Search with an Unknown Number of Robots of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 55455 Email: {hjmin|npapas}@cs.umn.edu Abstract-- This work presents a novel multi-robot coverage scheme for an unknown number of robots; it focuses on optimizing the number of robots and each

Minnesota, University of

123

PhD Program in Bioengineering and Curriculum Advanced Robotics and Robotic Design  

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1 PhD Program in Bioengineering and Robotics Curriculum Advanced Robotics and Robotic Design...................................................................2 2. ROBOTICS FOR INTERVENTION ....................................ERRORE. IL SEGNALIBRO NON Ă? ...................................................................................................4 5. DEVELOPMENT AND CONTROL OF A NOVEL ROBOTIC MANIPULATOR BASED ON THE VARIABLE PHYSICAL DAMPING

Robbiano, Lorenzo

124

Rise of the Robots A look at the growth of robotics globally  

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Rise of the Robots A look at the growth of robotics globally Minnesota's emerging robotics cluster #12;Global publication based in MN Mike Davin Editor, The Business of Robotics Communications Chair, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Advisory Committee, Robotics Alley

Levinson, David M.

125

"Can ants inspire robots?" Self-organized decision making in robotic swarms  

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on heat [3], alcohol [4], or phosphorescent glowing paint [5]. In the proposed method, every robot has its"Can ants inspire robots?" Self-organized decision making in robotic swarms Arne Brutschy.scheidler@iwes.fraunhofer.de In swarm robotics, large groups of relatively simple robots cooperate so that they can perform tasks

Libre de Bruxelles, Université

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A NEW ROBOT DESIGN TO PASSIVELY DAMP FLEXIBLE ROBOTIC ARMS Louis J. Everett  

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A NEW ROBOT DESIGN TO PASSIVELY DAMP FLEXIBLE ROBOTIC ARMS Louis J. Everett Mechanical robotic arm in which passive dampers eliminate unwanted oscillation. This paper derives and reduces, Modeling, Space Robotics 1. INTRODUCTION Long reach robot arms are being designed and implemented in space

Everett, Louis J.

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LANL hosts annual robot rodeo | National Nuclear Security Administrati...  

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Media Room Photo Gallery LANL hosts annual robot rodeo LANL hosts annual robot rodeo NNSANews posted a photo: LANL hosts annual robot rodeo...

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Robot-Assisted Bridge Inspection  

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The Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR®) deployed a customized AEOS man-portable unmanned surface vehicle and two commercially available underwater vehicles (the autonomous YSI EcoMapper and the tethered VideoRay) for inspection ... Keywords: Security and rescue robots, Underwater unmanned vehicles

Robin R. Murphy; Eric Steimle; Michael Hall; Michael Lindemuth; David Trejo; Stefan Hurlebaus; Zenon Medina-Cetina; Daryl Slocum

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Robotic Welding and Inspection System  

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This paper presents a robotic system for GTA welding of lids on cylindrical vessels. The system consists of an articulated robot arm, a rotating positioner, end effectors for welding, grinding, ultrasonic and eddy current inspection. Features include weld viewing cameras, modular software, and text-based procedural files for process and motion trajectories.

H. B. Smartt; D. P. Pace; E. D. Larsen; T. R. McJunkin; C. I. Nichol; D. E. Clark; K. L. Skinner; M. L. Clark; T. G. Kaser; C. R. Tolle

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Transformative CAD based industrial robot program generation  

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Industrial robots are widely used in various processes of surface manufacturing, such as spray painting, spray forming, rapid tooling, spray coating, and polishing. Robot programming for these applications is still time consuming and costly. Typical ... Keywords: CAD model, Industrial robot, Robot programming, Surface manufacturing

Heping Chen; Weihua Sheng

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Testbeds for ubiquitous robotics: A survey  

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The growing interest in ubiquitous robotics has originated in the last years the development of a high variety of testbeds. This paper presents a survey on existing ubiquitous robotics testbeds comprising networked mobile robots and networks of distributed ... Keywords: Testbeds, Ubiquitous robotics, Wireless sensor network

Adrián Jiménez-González; Jose Ramiro Martinez-De Dios; Anibal Ollero

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Robotic Routers Onur Tekdas and Volkan Isler  

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Robotic Routers Onur Tekdas and Volkan Isler Department of Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Technical Report # 08-01 {tekdao,isler}@cs.rpi.edu Abstract-- Mobile robots equipped with wireless networking capabilities can act as robotic routers and provide network connectivity to mobile users. Robotic

Bystroff, Chris

133

Unifying Artificial Intelligence Robotics: An Undergraduate Textbook  

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Unifying Artificial Intelligence Robotics: An Undergraduate Textbook Introduction to AI Robotics United States Naval Academy Robotics as a discipline has been active for more than 40 years in robotics, history has checked the development of texts appropriate for an undergraduate course from

Crabbe, Frederick

134

Conference Program Neurotechnology for Biomimetic Robots  

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Conference Program Neurotechnology for Biomimetic Robots Marine Science Center Northeastern University East Point, Nahant, MA 01908 May 14-16, 2000 Organizers: Joseph Ayers Marine Science Center robots. Swimming robots achieve propulsion by whole body undulations or tail flapping. Walking robots use

Ayers, Joseph

135

Medi, Human Robot Interaction in Pediatric Health  

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; Social Robots. ACM Classification Keywords H.5.m. Information interfaces and presentation (e.g., HCI

Greenberg, Saul

136

Auto-adaptive robot-aided therapy using machine learning techniques  

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This paper presents an application of a classification method to adaptively and dynamically modify the therapy and real-time displays of a virtual reality system in accordance with the specific state of each patient using his/her physiological reactions. ... Keywords: Multimodal interfaces, Physiological state, Rehabilitation robotics, Stroke rehabilitation

Francisco J. Badesa, Ricardo Morales, Nicolas Garcia-Aracil, J. M. Sabater, Alicia Casals, Loredana Zollo

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Human-robot cooperative movement training: Learning a novel sensory motor transformation during walking with robotic assistance-as-needed  

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assistance turned on. With robot assist- ance, the subjectsWZ, Reinkensmeyer DJ: Robot- assisted reaching exerciseforce-feedback cueing in robot-assisted stroke therapy. IEEE

Emken, Jeremy L; Benitez, Raul; Reinkensmeyer, David J

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Quantum Robot: Structure, Algorithms and Applications  

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A kind of brand-new robot, quantum robot, is proposed through fusing quantum theory with robot technology. Quantum robot is essentially a complex quantum system and it is generally composed of three fundamental parts: MQCU (multi quantum computing units), quantum controller/actuator, and information acquisition units. Corresponding to the system structure, several learning control algorithms including quantum searching algorithm and quantum reinforcement learning are presented for quantum robot. The theoretic results show that quantum robot can reduce the complexity of O(N^2) in traditional robot to O(N^(3/2)) using quantum searching algorithm, and the simulation results demonstrate that quantum robot is also superior to traditional robot in efficient learning by novel quantum reinforcement learning algorithm. Considering the advantages of quantum robot, its some potential important applications are also analyzed and prospected.

Dao-Yi Dong; Chun-Lin Chen; Chen-Bin Zhang; Zong-Hai Chen

2005-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

139

Human-Robot Interaction-Based Intention Sharing of Assistant Robot for Elderly People  

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Intention reading is considered as an important issue in the field of human-robot interaction (HRI). Specifically, for cooperation ... a human and a robotic system, a robot should be aware of a given situation .....

Jeong-Yean Yang; Oh-Hun Kwon; Chan-Soon Lim…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Human-Robot Interaction-Based Intention Sharing of Assistant Robot for Elderly People  

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Intention reading has been considered as one of the essential issues in the field of human-robot interaction (HRI). Specifically, for the cooperation between human and robotic system a robot should be aware of a ...

Jeong-Yean Yang; Oh-Hun Kwon; Chan-Soon Lim…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing safe and efficient robotic assistants for close-proximity human-robot collaboration  

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As the field of robotics continues to advance and the capabilities of robots continue to expand, there is a strong incentive to introduce robots into traditionally human-only domains. By harnessing the complementary strengths ...

Lasota, Przemyslaw A. (Przemyslaw Andrzej)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Human-Robot Interactions in Robot-Assisted Urban Search and Rescue  

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Robot-assisted urban search and rescue is an ... of a domain where humans must interact with robots and the information they produce, providing capabilities ... execution errors (e.g., controlling the robots) are...

Robin Murphy; Jenn Casper

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Robust end effecter for the introduction to Robotics Laboratory robotic arms  

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In the MIT ci ss Introduction to Robotics, a two link robotic arm is used to learn about robots however, the arm is limited since its only function is movement. In order to create a more meaningful and useful experience ...

Romatoski, Rebecca R. (Rebecca Rose)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Precision Robotic Assembly Machine  

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The world's largest laser system is the National Ignition Facility (NIF), located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. NIF's 192 laser beams are amplified to extremely high energy, and then focused onto a tiny target about the size of a BB, containing frozen hydrogen gas. The target must be perfectly machined to incredibly demanding specifications. The Laboratory's scientists and engineers have developed a device called the "Precision Robotic Assembly Machine" for this purpose. Its unique design won a prestigious R&D-100 award from R&D Magazine.

2009-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

145

Design of running-man, a bipedal robot  

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are the “muscles” of the robot. Two types of RC servo motorsforce at the end. This robot is based on a previous robot ofSpecifications of Running Man robot prototype Hip range of

Chen, Jin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

A MODULAR ACTUATOR ARCHITECTURE FOR ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS  

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The United States Department of Energy (DOE) Complexes perform numerous hazardous material handling operations within the confines of a glovebox. The DOE is continuing to seek more efficient and safer means of handling these materials inside gloveboxes rather than the conventional, labor-intensive method through lead lined gloves. The use of glovebox automation technology will also be critical to the DOE in its efforts to comply with its mandated ALARA principles in handling the hazardous materials associated with the cleanup process. Operations associated with materials processing in a glovebox are similar to many industrial tasks, but the unique glovebox environment and Plutonium material properties create a unique set of challenges for conventional automation machinery. Such properties include: Low to moderate levels of ionizing radiation, high abrasiveness, corrosiveness, pyrophoric tendencies, rapid dispersal and permeation of environment, diffuses quickly, and possible incompatible material interaction. The glovebox presents the following challenges: existing gloveboxes may not be readily altered or even modified at all, complex mechanical operations for maintenance and repair are difficult or impossible through gloves, failed equipment may not be removed easily or at all. If a broken piece of equipment cannot be bagged-out through a glove port (approximately 216 mm (8 1/2 inch) diameter) it must remain in place. Broken equipment obstructs further operations. If it renders the entire glovebox unusable, a significant volume of waste is generated and an expensive system must be disposed of and replaced. A moderate sized glovebox alone costs between $250,000 and $500,000 and an equipment malfunction, which penetrates the glovebox and exposes the room to Plutonium or other toxic materials, is catastrophic. In addition to the human exposure issues, cleanup can easily run into the millions of dollars. A solution to the issues described above is ARM Automation Inc.'s (ARM) modular robotic manipulator technology developed for DOE EM operations, which addresses many of the issues discussed in the previous section. This manipulator system has the capability of custom configurations, which accommodate common glovebox tasks such as materials repackaging. The modular nature and quick connects of this system simplify installations into ''hot'' boxes and any potential modifications or repair therein. In the field of automation and robotics, a very common element is one used to generate motion for precise positioning of loads. One example of such an automation component would be an individual joint within an industrial robotic manipulator. This component consists of a tightly integrated package containing an electric motor, gear train, output support bearings, position sensors, brake, servo-amplifier and communications controller. Within the context of this paper, this key building block is referred to as an actuator module. With regard to the needs of the EM, [8] and [9] have shown that while each focus area has unique requirements for robotic automation at a system or manipulator level, their requirements at the actuator level are very similar. Thereby, a modular approach to automation which utilizes a small set of versatile actuator modules can be used to construct a broad range of robotic systems and automation cells suited to EM applications. By providing a pre-engineered, pre-integrated motion system to different robotics users within the DOE, new automation systems can be more quickly created without extensive expertise in motion control or the expense of building custom equipment.

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2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

ARIES: A mobile robot inspector  

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ARIES (Autonomous Robotic Inspection Experimental System) is a mobile robot inspection system being developed for the Department of Energy (DOE) to survey and inspect drums containing mixed and low-level radioactive waste stored in warehouses at DOE facilities. The drums are typically stacked four high and arranged in rows with three-foot aisle widths. The robot will navigate through the aisles and perform an autonomous inspection operation, typically performed by a human operator. It will make real-time decisions about the condition of the drums, maintain a database of pertinent information about each drum, and generate reports.

Byrd, J.S.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

148

A Visual Servoing System for an Amphibious Legged Robot  

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^oleur du robot, qui relaie pour sa part des commandes motrices aux six jambes du robot. Permettre `a un tel

149

Adoption of Vehicular Ad Hoc Networking Protocols by Networked Robots  

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This paper focuses on the utilization of wireless networking in the robotics domain. Many researchers have already equipped their robots with wireless communication capabilities, stimulated by the observation that multi-robot systems tend to have several ... Keywords: Networked robot, Robotic ad hoc network, V2I, V2V, Vehicular ad hoc network, Wireless robot

Wim Vandenberghe; Ingrid Moerman; Piet Demeester

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Drum inspection robots: Application development  

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Throughout the Department of Energy (DOE), drums containing mixed and low level stored waste are inspected, as mandated by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and other regulations. The inspections are intended to prevent leaks by finding corrosion long before the drums are breached. The DOE Office of Science and Technology (OST) has sponsored efforts towards the development of robotic drum inspectors. This emerging application for mobile and remote sensing has broad applicability for DOE and commercial waste storage areas. Three full scale robot prototypes have been under development, and another project has prototyped a novel technique to analyze robotically collected drum images. In general, the robots consist of a mobile, self-navigating base vehicle, outfitted with sensor packages so that rust and other corrosion cues can be automatically identified. They promise the potential to lower radiation dose and operator effort required, while improving diligence, consistency, and documentation.

Hazen, F.B. [Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corp., Cincinnati, OH (United States); Warner, R.D. [USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

ORNL researcher developing robotic hand  

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Oak Ridge National Lab is literally giving the robotics industry a hand. One scientist there is currently working on a fluid powered hand that will help everyone from amputees to the military.

Dr.Lonnie Love

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

152

Intelligent Servant Robot with Artificial Neural Network  

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Abstract: This work aims at proposing a design of a self learning intelligent porter robot that is constructed with ANN. The basic functionality of the robot includes obstacle avoidance and path learning through its codes as well as ANN. The robot is expected to work in an industrial or domestic environment, where it port objects from one place to another provided place is being instructed to it. The robot is fed with blue print of its working environment. The robot has a skid wheels and an arm of 3 degrees of freedom. Key Words: Robot, Artificial neural network and obstacle I.

Prof Hari; Ram Vishwakarma; M S Ishwarya

153

Assisting manual welding with robot  

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This paper presents a first attempt to assist manual welding with a physically interactive robot. An interactive control scheme is developed to suppress the vibrations of torch during the welding of novice welders. The torch is attached to the end-effector of a haptic-robot. Human and robot act together on the welding torch: the human controls the direction and speed; the robot suppresses the sudden and abrupt motions. The control scheme is developed by experimenting with an air-paint-brush. The painting process emulates the actual welding. Such an emulating environment is useful to surmount the difficulties of experimentation with actual welding. The impedance parameters of the control scheme are investigated. A damping value is determined for an effective vibration suppression and minimum human effort. A variable impedance control scheme is applied to ease the manipulation of the torch while not welding. The results of real welding of novice welders with and without robot assistance are presented. There is a considerable improvement in the performance of the welders when they are assisted with the robot.

Mustafa Suphi Erden; Bobby Mari?

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Teleoperated robotic sorting system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for classifying materials utilizing a computerized touch sensitive screen or other computerized pointing device for operator identification and electronic marking of spatial coordinates of materials to be extracted. An operator positioned at a computerized touch sensitive screen views electronic images of the mixture of materials to be sorted as they are conveyed past a sensor array which transmits sequences of images of the mixture either directly or through a computer to the touch sensitive display screen. The operator manually "touches" objects displayed on the screen to be extracted from the mixture thereby registering the spatial coordinates of the objects within the computer. The computer then tracks the registered objects as they are conveyed and directs automated devices including mechanical means such as air jets, robotic arms, or other mechanical diverters to extract the registered objects.

Roos, Charles E. (Nashville, TN); Sommer, Jr., Edward J. (Nashville, TN); Parrish, Robert H. (Nashville, TN); Russell, James R. (Brentwood, TN)

2008-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

155

Human-robot skills transfer interfaces for a flexible surgical robot  

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In minimally invasive surgery, tools go through narrow openings and manipulate soft organs to perform surgical tasks. There are limitations in current robot-assisted surgical systems due to the rigidity of robot tools. The aim of the STIFF-FLOP European ... Keywords: Inverse reinforcement learning, Learning from demonstration, Robot-assisted surgery, Skills transfer, Soft robotics, Stochastic optimization

Sylvain Calinon, Danilo Bruno, Milad S. Malekzadeh, Thrishantha Nanayakkara, Darwin G. Caldwell

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Tandem robot control system and method for controlling mobile robots in tandem  

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A control system for controlling mobile robots provides a way to control mobile robots, connected in tandem with coupling devices, to navigate across difficult terrain or in closed spaces. The mobile robots can be controlled cooperatively as a coupled system in linked mode or controlled individually as separate robots.

Hayward, David R. (Albuquerque, NM); Buttz, James H. (Albuquerque, NM); Shirey, David L. (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Matching Robot Appearance and Behavior to Tasks to Improve Human-Robot Cooperation  

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Matching Robot Appearance and Behavior to Tasks to Improve Human-Robot Cooperation Jennifer Goetz Interaction Institute Carnegie Mellon University apowers@cmu.edu Abstract A robot's appearance and behavior provide cues to the robot's abilities and propensities. We hypothesize that an appropriate match between

Kiesler, Sara

158

HUMAN ROBOT INTERACTION FOR MULTI-ROBOT SYSTEMS A Dissertation Proposal by  

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HUMAN ROBOT INTERACTION FOR MULTI-ROBOT SYSTEMS A Dissertation Proposal by Bennie G. Lewis Jr. 11 Hughes Annie Wu #12;Outline Abstract ii 1 Introduction 1 2 Related Work 3 2.1 Human Robot Interaction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2.2 Multi-Robot Manipulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2

Sukthankar, Gita Reese

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Multi-robot Cooperation for Human-Robot Communication Takayuki Kanda1  

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Multi-robot Cooperation for Human-Robot Communication Takayuki Kanda1 , Hiroshi Ishiguro1-0288 Kyoto, Japan E-mail kanda@atr.co.jp Abstract This paper illustrates how robots can effectively coop- erate to facilitate communication with people. We expect that communication robots will play

Kanda, Takayuki

160

The Snackbot: Documenting the Design of a Robot for Long-term Human-Robot Interaction  

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The Snackbot: Documenting the Design of a Robot for Long-term Human-Robot Interaction Min Kyung Lee Glaser3 , Sara Kiesler1 1 HCI Institute, 2 Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Ave@usna.edu ABSTRACT We present the design of the Snackbot, a robot that will deliver snacks in our university

Crabbe, Frederick

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Robotics and Autonomous Systems 30 (2000) 515 Architectures for a biomimetic hexapod robot  

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Robotics and Autonomous Systems 30 (2000) 5­15 Architectures for a biomimetic hexapod robot Fred Institute, 405 North Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801, USA Abstract This paper describes a six-legged robot based on the features of an agile insect, the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana. The robot is designed

Nelson, Mark E.

162

Service Robot Anthropomorphism and Interface Design for Emotion in Human-Robot Interaction  

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Service Robot Anthropomorphism and Interface Design for Emotion in Human-Robot Interaction Tao interest in both developing and implementing service robots for health care and home environments. In addition to a variety of functions supported by robotic technology, the interaction between a human

Zhang, Tao

163

Exploring robust, intuitive and emergent physical human-robot interaction with the humanoid robot  

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Exploring robust, intuitive and emergent physical human-robot interaction with the humanoid robot INRIA, France Abstract--We present how a humanoid robot, called Acroban, allows whole-body robust, natural and intuitive physical interac- tion with both adults and children. These physical human-robot

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

164

From Ants to Robots and Back: How Robotics Can Contribute to the Study of Collective  

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From Ants to Robots and Back: How Robotics Can Contribute to the Study of Collective Animal Behavior Simon Garnier Abstract. Swarm robotics has developed partly from biological discoveries that have review some of the ways robotics contributes in return to the study of collective animal behavior. I

Garnier, Simon

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Liability in Robotics: An International Perspective on Robots as Richard Kelley1  

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Liability in Robotics: An International Perspective on Robots as Animals Richard Kelley1 , Enrique Circuit, San Francisco, CA 94109, enrique schaerer@ca9.uscourts.gov Abstract As service robots become increasingly common in society, so too will accidents involving service robots. Current law functions

Nicolescu, Monica

166

Robots in the Wild: Observing Human-Robot Social Interaction Outside the Lab  

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Robots in the Wild: Observing Human-Robot Social Interaction Outside the Lab Selma Sabanovic@rpi.edu Marek P. Michalowski Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 Email: michalowski@cmu.edu Reid Simmons Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

Sabanovic, Selma

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Advanced Robotics, Vol. 21, No. 10, pp. 11151129 (2007) VSP and Robotics Society of Japan 2007.  

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Advanced Robotics, Vol. 21, No. 10, pp. 1115­1129 (2007) VSP and Robotics Society of Japan 2007. Also available online - www.brill.nl/ar Full paper Integrating robotics and neuroscience: brains for robots, bodies for brains MICHELE RUCCI , DANIEL BULLOCK and FABRIZIO SANTINI Department of Cognitive

Rucci, Michele

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ICORR '99: International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, Stanford, CA AUTONOMY AND LEARNING IN MOBILE ROBOTS  

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- 1 - ICORR '99: International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, Stanford, CA AUTONOMY AND LEARNING IN MOBILE ROBOTS George A. Bekey Computer Science Department University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 90089-0781 bekey@robotics.usc.edu http://www-robotics.usc.edu/ Abstract Recent trends

Duckett, Tom

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TESTING OF THE FE WALKING ROBOT MAY 2006 1 Testing of the FE Walking Robot  

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TESTING OF THE FE WALKING ROBOT MAY 2006 1 Testing of the FE Walking Robot Elianna R Weyer, May and result of testing the FE walking robot during spring 2006. Improve- ments in code and launch technique. The author predicts that with continued optimization and testing, the FE walking robot can surpass

Ruina, Andy L.

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Mechanical design of a simple bipedal robot  

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The thesis objective was to design a walking robot appropriate for testing a machine earning control system. As a robot that would learn how to walk, it was pre-maturely named Toddler. The passive dynamic walker, a class ...

Fong, Ming-fai

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Autonomous Realtime Threat-Hunting Robot (ARTHR)  

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Idaho National Laboratory researchers developed an intelligent plug-and-play robot payload that transforms commercial robots into effective first responders for deadly chemical, radiological and explosive threats. To learn more, visit

Idaho National Laboratory - David Bruemmer, Curtis Nielsen

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Autonomous Realtime Threat-Hunting Robot (ARTHR)  

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Idaho National Laboratory researchers developed an intelligent plug-and-play robot payload that transforms commercial robots into effective first responders for deadly chemical, radiological and explosive threats. To learn more, visit

Idaho National Laboratory - David Bruemmer, Curtis Nielsen

2008-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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BSG policy memo Page 1 Killer robots  

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BSG policy memo Page 1 Killer robots: Regulate, don't ban Executive summary Lethal Autonomous direction for LAWS is clearly needed. While there is widespread opposition to LAWS--or `killer robots

Wallace, Mark

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Object schemas for responsive robotic language use  

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The use of natural language should be added to a robot system without sacrificing responsiveness to the environment. In this paper, we present a robot that manipulates objects on a tabletop in response to verbal interaction. ...

Hsiao, Kai-yuh

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feedback coordination of limited capability mobile robots  

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In some multi-robot applications, such as exploration, predefined task allocation and coordination can fail to function adequately. This failure is attributed to the inability to completely model a robot's interactions with the environment before task execution. Hence, the main focus of this paper is on a feedback coordination mechanism that executes periodically after initial task allocation. This feedback mechanism monitors the individual and group performance of worker robots. If the performance of a worker robot is unsatisfactory, a task reallocation algorithm adjusts the task-robot combinations of the team. Three cases of unsatisfactory robot performance that can be detected by the feedback mechanism include: complete failure, partial failure and poor performance. The task allocation and coordination strategy are applied to a multi-robot exploration task. Initial results from experiments in various types of environments indicate that the feedback coordination mechanism successfully identifies the three forms of robot failure, and improves the system's performance.

Praneel Chand; Dale A. Carnegie

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gathering asynchronous mobile robots with inaccurate compasses  

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This paper considers a system of asynchronous autonomous mobile robots that can move freely in a two-dimensional plane with no agreement on a common coordinate system. Starting from any initial configuration, the robots are required to eventually gather ...

Samia Souissi; Xavier Défago; Masafumi Yamashita

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vision System for Group of Mobile Robots  

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A vision system for group of small mobile robots playing soccer is presented. The whole process ... shape of color markers on top of each robot, is presented. Then, the color classifier...

Artur Babiarz; Robert Bieda; Krzysztof Jaskot

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Algorithms for Autonomous Mobile Robots  

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The distributed coordination and control of a team of autonomous mobile robots is a problem widely studied in a ... algorithmic limitations on what a set of autonomous mobile robots can achieve. In particular, th...

Nicola Santoro

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Floating Robots Track Water Flow With Smartphones  

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Floating Robots Track Water Flow, Stream Data via Smartphones Floating Robots Track Water Flow, Stream Data via Smartphones May 9, 2012 | Tags: Carver Jon Bashor, Jbashor@lbl.gov,...

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Scheduling of Mobile Robots with Preemptive Tasks  

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This paper deals with the problem of scheduling of mobile robots taking into account preemption cases in a ... capability of transporting materials between some machines, mobile robots are able to perform manufac...

Izabela Nielsen; Quang-Vinh Dang…

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Biologically-inspired robots for stage performance  

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Stage performances present many challenges and opportunities in the field of robotics. Onstage robots not only have to function flawlessly, they must interact convincingly with their human counterparts and adhere to a rigid ...

Dong, Wei, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Playing 'Sticky Hands' With A Humanoid Robot  

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Hale,J.G. Pollick,F.E. First IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2000) IEEE

Hale, J.G.

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Robot to probe inside Antarctic volcano  

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Robot to probe inside Antarctic volcano ... The first robotic observations inside the crater of a live volcano—using a unique, eight-legged robot called Danteare slated to start next week in Antarctica. ... A team of U.S. researchers will lower the spiderlike robot into Mount Erebus (pronounced "AIR-a-bus"), a 12,447-foot-high volcano on Ross Island, about 800 miles from the South Pole. ...

RICHARD SELTZER

1992-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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@ work' video segment features Robotic Software Engineer  

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@ work highlights Idaho National Laboratory employees and the jobs they perform.This segment features Robotic Software Engineer Miles Walton.

Idaho National Laboratory

2008-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Mobile robotics research at Sandia National Laboratories  

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Sandia is a National Security Laboratory providing scientific and engineering solutions to meet national needs for both government and industry. As part of this mission, the Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center conducts research and development in robotics and intelligent machine technologies. An overview of Sandia`s mobile robotics research is provided. Recent achievements and future directions in the areas of coordinated mobile manipulation, small smart machines, world modeling, and special application robots are presented.

Morse, W.D.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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@ work' video segment features Robotic Software Engineer  

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@ work highlights Idaho National Laboratory employees and the jobs they perform.This segment features Robotic Software Engineer Miles Walton.

Idaho National Laboratory

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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revision:20090902 modified:20090903  

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871 revision:2009­09­02 modified:2009­09­03 A trichotomy of countable, stable, unsuperstable and DMS 0600940 and Israel Science Foundation Grant no. 242/03. Publica­ tion 871. 1 #12; 871 revision of formulas (see Definition 2.3). The origins of these 2 #12; 871 revision:2009­09­02 modified:2009

Shelah, Saharon

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1999 IEEE international conference on robotics and automation  

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Topics covered in this conference include: biped robots; underwater vehicles; robot planning and programming for assembly; discrete event control of mobile robot maneuvering; navigation in unknown environment; biped robots; underwater vehicles; robot planning and programming for assembly; discrete event control of manufacturing systems; motion planning; robot control; actuator; teleoperation; force and position control; contact and grasping control; visual servo control; tactile sensing; mobile robots and applications; sensor-based navigation; underwater robotics; sensing, navigation and control; flexible manipulators; task scheduling; actuators and joint actuation; teleoperation; sensor-based teleoperation; contact geometry; sonar-based sensing; mobile robot-environment interaction; mobile robot motion planning; biology-inspired methods; service and underwater robots; manufacturing planning and scheduling; constraint and nonholonomic system; fault-tolerant robots; parallel manipulators; dexterous manipulation; computer vision in manufacturing; contact sensing; mobile robot field applications; flexible robots; fuzzy control; and more.

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1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reinforcement Learning in Robotics: J. Andrew Bagnell  

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Systems, Department of Empirical Inference, Spemannstr. 38, 72076 Tübingen, Germany ¶ Technische Universität Darmstadt, FB Informatik, FG Intelligent Autonomous Systems, Hochschulstr. 10, 64289 Darmstadt robots. (a) The OBELIX robot is a wheeled mobile robot that learned to push boxes (Mahadevan and Connell

Jegelka, Stefanie

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Cooperative Cleaners: A Study in Ant Robotics  

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In the world of living creatures, simple-minded animals often cooperate to achieve common goals with amazing performance. One can consider this idea in the context of robotics, and suggest models for programming goal-oriented behavior into the members ... Keywords: cooperative robotics, covering, multirobotics, robotics, robustness

Israel A. Wagner; Yaniv Altshuler; Vladimir Yanovski; Alfred M. Bruckstein

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sampling-based robotic information gathering algorithms  

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We propose three sampling-based motion planning algorithms for generating informative mobile robot trajectories. The goal is to find a trajectory that maximizes an information quality metric (e.g. variance reduction, information gain, or mutual information) ... Keywords: Motion and path planning, field robotics, robotic information gathering

Geoffrey A. Hollinger, Gaurav S. Sukhatme

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Portable control device for networked mobile robots  

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A handheld control device provides a way for controlling one or multiple mobile robotic vehicles by incorporating a handheld computer with a radio board. The device and software use a personal data organizer as the handheld computer with an additional microprocessor and communication device on a radio board for use in controlling one robot or multiple networked robots.

Feddema, John T. (Albuquerque, NM); Byrne, Raymond H. (Albuquerque, NM); Bryan, Jon R. (Edgewood, NM); Harrington, John J. (Albuquerque, NM); Gladwell, T. Scott (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ROBOT CALIBRATION USING LEAST-SQUARES AND  

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ROBOT CALIBRATION USING LEAST-SQUARES AND P OLAR-DEC OMP O SITION FILTERING Gregory Ioannldes 1-axis robotic manipulators. The method proposed by the authors is based on a least-square estimation of the Yaskawa Motoman Robot was calibrated. The measurements of the Cartesian coordinates of points were

Flanagan, Randy

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Mobile Robot Geometry Initialization from Single Camera  

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Mobile Robot Geometry Initialization from Single Camera Daniel Pizarro1 , Manuel Mazo1 , Enrique to achieve robot localization has been widely proposed in the area of Intelligent Spaces. Recently, an online approach that simul- taneously obtains robot's pose and its 3D structure using a single external camera has

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Learning Motor Skills: From Algorithms to Robot  

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Learning Motor Skills: From Algorithms to Robot Experiments Erlernen Motorischer Fähigkeiten: Von Algorithmen zu Roboter-Experimenten Zur Erlangung des akademischen Grades Doktor-Ingenieur (Dr Motor Skills: From Algorithms to Robot Experiments Erlernen Motorischer Fähigkeiten: Von Algorithmen zu

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591 Educational Robot Research Trends Analysis  

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Abstract: Robots are introduced as advanced teaching-learning media and there are many researches on educational robots recently. In this study, we reviewed thirty research papers and analyzed the findings from their researches. We indentified the success factors and limitations of educational robot researches and suggested future research directions.

Ungyeol Jung; Eunkyoung Lee; Youngjun Lee

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Header for SPIE use Robot Design  

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Instrument Arm) Advanced Control & Autonomy (Autonomous Sample Acquisition & Instrument Placement) Robot materials and structures for strong and light-weight robot arms and 4) intelligent camera-image coordinated autonomous control of robot arms for instrument placement and sample acquisition from a rover vehicle

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Title: Robot Arm Demonstration Supervisor: Alexander Frster  

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UROP 2009 Title: Robot Arm Demonstration Supervisor: Alexander Förster Sponsor: Luca Gambardella / UROP Keywords: programming language C++, Qt-framework, Katana robot arm, computer vision Prerequisites based controlled robot arm. The computer vision system has to detect the position and orientation

Krause, Rolf

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Relatedness influences signal reliability in evolving robots  

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minute in an arena containing a food and a poison source that both emitted red light (figure 1). Robots could distinguish food and poison only at a very close range. The performance of robots was proportional related robots produced signals that reliably indicated the location of the food source and thereby

Floreano, Dario

200

Property-driven design for swarm robotics  

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In this paper, we propose a novel top-down design method for the development of collective behaviors of swarm robotics systems called property-driven design. Swarm robotics systems are usually designed and developed using a code-and-fix ... Keywords: aggregation, swarm engineering, swarm robotics, top-down design

Manuele Brambilla; Carlo Pinciroli; Mauro Birattari; Marco Dorigo

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotics Laboratory - Nuclear Engineering Division (Argonne)  

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Capabilities > Engineering Capabilities > Engineering Experimentation > Robotics Laboratory Capabilities Engineering Experimentation Reactor Safety Experimentation Aerosol Experiments System Components Laser Applications Robots Applications Other Facilities Other Capabilities Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Robotics Laboratory The Robotics Laboratory (RL) houses various remote manipulator systems, including the Dual Arm Work Platform, to support enhancements to teleoperation of remote systems for nuclear applications. Bookmark and Share Argonne scientists are using computer simulation and robot task programming tools to enhance the safety and efficiency of telerobotics in applications such as the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) of nuclear power

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E-Print Network 3.0 - autonomous mobile robot Sample Search Results  

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robot Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: autonomous mobile robot...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - autonomous mobile robots Sample Search...  

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robots Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: autonomous mobile robots...

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LOCOMOTION (TERRESTRIAL AND AERIAL) AND COMMUNICATION OF AUTONOMOUS ROBOT NETWORKS  

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, flying robots, micro-air vehicles, robot communication, autonomous robot networks. #12;2 1. TERRESTRIAL1 LOCOMOTION (TERRESTRIAL AND AERIAL) AND COMMUNICATION OF AUTONOMOUS ROBOT NETWORKS Arvin Agah This report focuses on locomotion and communication aspects of mobile robot networks for harsh polar

Kansas, University of

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A study of effective social cues within ubiquitous robotics  

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Ubiquitous computing is the execution of computational tasks through everyday objects. Ubiquitous robotics augments the capabilities of one or more robots by leveraging ubiquitous computational and/or sensorial resources. Augmentation complements and/or ... Keywords: human-robot interaction, non-verbal communication, social robotics, ubiquitous robotics

Anara Sandygulova; David Swords; Sameh Abdel-Naby; Gregory M.P. O'Hare; Mauro Dragone

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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We make EOD robots smarter and easier to use.  

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We make EOD robots smarter and easier to use. Add-On Systems for Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robots ·Easily retrofitted to fielded EOD robots ·Overlays on robot's existing OCU Situational Awareness ·Ultra NREC's add-on perception and autonomy packages make life easier for EOD robot operators Benefits

Gupta, Abhinav

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Visit us at robotics.umd.edu See our robot videos at www.youtube.com/umdrobotics  

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Visit us at robotics.umd.edu See our robot videos at www.youtube.com/umdrobotics Where are the robots? This information packet contains: · An overview map showing parking, buildings housing robotics of individual buildings to help you locate the robot labs. · Descriptions of each lab. In addition

Shapiro, Benjamin

208

The Creation of a low-cost, reliable platform for mobile robotics research  

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This work documents the planning process, design, fabrication, and integration of a low-cost robot designed for research on the problem of life-long robot mapping. The robotics platform used is the iRobot Create. This robot ...

Gilbert, Taylor Harrison

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Control of a robot dinosaur  

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...robot to have very low power consumption. Currently...quadrupedal, unless the feet are made disproportionately...shutdown in case of battery power failure. Further, the...y, z motion of each foot. However, it does not...trollers, which drive the power stages of the motor...

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision mechatronics lab robot development  

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.5 System diagram of n-bit variable resistance blocks ................................... 41 4.6 Image of right-side resistor block............................................................... 42 4.7 Single-resistor circuit of voltage controller......................................................................... 12 2.2.5 Mapping and localization................................................... 13 2.2.6 Communication between a human and a robot .................. 14 2.3 Summary of Literature Review...

Rogers, Adam Gregory

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision mechatronics lab robot development  

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.5 System diagram of n-bit variable resistance blocks ................................... 41 4.6 Image of right-side resistor block............................................................... 42 4.7 Single-resistor circuit of voltage controller......................................................................... 12 2.2.5 Mapping and localization................................................... 13 2.2.6 Communication between a human and a robot .................. 14 2.3 Summary of Literature Review...

Rogers, Adam Gregory

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation of Industrial Robot for Painting Applications  

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Robot for painting is one of the earliest applications for industrial robot, however, the precision and finishing for the painting is an important issue for any painting job. Accordingly, the aim of this project is utilize an industrial robot (ABB robot model IRB1410) for painting applications. The robot was programmed to paint alphabets using its Flexpendant. The FlexPendant was used to manually teach the robot how to follow the paths for specific targets of letters. The robot End Effector (painting tool) was chosen and mounted on the robot to perform an effective painting task. It was programmed based on its functionality. Finally suitable painting environment was designing. Two software packages were used in this project. The Computer Aided Design (CAD) of the system work-objects and end effector was programmed based on Solidworks software. Robotstudio Software used to program the paths and target of the alphabets to be painted by the IRB1400 Robot which generate a RAPID GUI code used for robot interfacing. The final results demonstrate that implementation such system helps to boost the quality of painting, reduce paint consumption and improve safety.

Ijeoma W. Muzan; Tarig Faisal; H.M.A.A. Al-Assadi; Mahmud Iwan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Artificial neural network based robot control: An overview  

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The current thrust of research in robotics is to build robots which can operate in dynamic and/or partially known environments. The ability of learning endows the robot with a form of autonomous intelligence to h...

Sameer M. Prabhu; Devendra P. Garg

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Establishing a virtual manufacturing environment for military robots  

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Recent advances in the robotics industry have given the military an opportunity to capitalize on industry's innovation. Not only has core robotics technology improved but robotics manufacturing technology has also made ...

Andersen, Ryan J. (Ryan John)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bomb squads saddle-up for Robot Rodeo  

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Bomb squads saddle-up for Robot Rodeo Bomb squads saddle-up for Robot Rodeo Rodeo events include a fun obstacle course and tests of skill, finesse, and endurance for both robot and...

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Mechanism design and control implementation of a hopping robot  

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Height (feet) Mass of Robot (kg) F.O.S. (2) Height SpringImplementation of a Hopping Robot A Thesis submitted in18 Figure 18: Picture of Robot in “Lock

Hughes, Robert Paul

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Los Alamos National Laboratory to host robot rodeo  

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LANL to host robot rodeo Los Alamos National Laboratory to host robot rodeo Teams compete in events and simulations that may include having their robots remove bombs from the...

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Good Experimental Methodologies and Simulation in Autonomous Mobile Robotics  

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Good Experimental Methodologies and Simulation in Autonomous Mobile Robotics Francesco Amigoni and Viola Schiaffonati Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Laboratory, Dipartimento di Elettronica e to characterize analytically, as it is often the case in autonomous mobile robotics. Although their importance

Amigoni, Francesco

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1999 International Symposium on Robotics Research, Snowbird. Shape and Enlightenment  

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1999 International Symposium on Robotics Research, Snowbird. Shape and Enlightenment hand, vision-based robot systems can ex- ploit this naturally occurring variability to better un that they have much broader applicability. For example, within industrial and ser- vice robotics

Jaffe, Jules

220

Robot self-configuration using a physical test harness  

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Robot control software packages require a configuration step prior to use. The configuration requires that robot parameters such as the dimensions of the robot, the radius of its wheels, and the location of sensors in body ...

Castro, Javier Alejandro

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Machine Learning for Humanoid Robot Modeling and Control /  

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3.4.4 Multi-Link Robot Arm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5Pneumatic actuator and muscle for robot and human arms re-directed reaching by a robot arm. In Biomedical Circuits and

Wu, Tingfan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intelligent Collision Avoidance for Multi Agent Mobile Robots  

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This chapter presents a newly developed mobile robot based multi-agent system with capabilities of ... collision avoidance. The system consists of three mobile robots. One main robot acts as a master and the othe...

Aya Souliman; Abdulkader Joukhadar…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Local distributed algorithms for multi-robot systems  

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The field of swarm robotics focuses on controlling large populations of simple robots to accomplish tasks more effectively than what is possible using a single robot. This thesis develops distributed algorithms tailored ...

Cornejo Collado, Alejandro

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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nter the ISI Polymorphic Robotics Lab, which is conducting research into self-reconfigurable, autonomous robots  

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-functional, and Modular Self-reconfigurable Robotic System -- a paper from the ISI at USC. The robots are controlled degrees of yaw, 180 degrees of pitch, and unlimited degrees of roll. The module drive train includes

Valero-Cuevas, Francisco

225

Running head: COGNITIVE ROBOTICS AND EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY Computational Modeling/Cognitive Robotics Compliments  

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Running head: COGNITIVE ROBOTICS AND EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY Computational Modeling/Cognitive;Cognitive Robotics and Experimental Psychology 2 Abstract This position paper explores the possible contributions to the science of psychology from insights obtained by building and experimenting with cognitive

Memphis, University of

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Design and control of a voice coil actuated robot arm for human-robot interaction  

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The growing field of human-robot interaction (HRI) demands robots that move fluidly, gracefully, compliantly and safely. This thesis describes recent work in the design and evaluation of long-travel voice coil actuators ...

McBean, John M. (John Michael), 1979-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robots learning to manipulate: real-time application-oriented algorithms using feature-based and machine learning techniques  

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Machine Learning in Robotics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Models from the Robotics Community . . . . . . . .International Conference on Robotics and Automation, p. xvii

Balaguer, Benjamin Daniel

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Implementation of a Low Cost Robot Controller PC-ROBOCONT on Hydraulic Robot for Spray Painting G-201  

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The paper describes the implementation of the low cost robot controller PC-ROBOCONT on hydraulic spray painting robot G-201. PC-ROBOCONT is a low cost robot controller based on popular PC 386. For use with the sp...

B. Nemec; L. Zlajpah; S. Mrak

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot-assisted movement training for the stroke-impaired arm: Does it matter what the robot does?  

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Bardeleben A, Werner C. Robot-assisted arm trainer for theN, Volpe BT. Robot-aided sensorimotor arm training improvesResults with Robot-Assisted Therapy for Arm after Stroke The

Kahn, Leonard E; Lum, Peter S; Rymer, W Zev; Reinkensmeyer, David J

0000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Linear Base Articulated Robot Arm for Surgical Endoscopy.  

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??This project involved developing a surgical robot assistant using an articulated robot running on a linear axis. The research concentrated on studying the localization of… (more)

Kracht, Aaron Arthur

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Intelligence Behind the Robotic-Enabled System | GE Global...  

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Tim Dooley is championing our safety plan. The Robotics effort will focus on a mix of mobile and stationary robots and will specifically address cooperation and collaboration...

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Obstacle Avoidance for Trajectory Tracking Control of Wheeled Mobile Robots  

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The wheeled mobile robots used in the flexible manufacturing systems act ... proposes a new control method for the wheeled mobile robots movement in the presence of static and...

R?zvan ?olea; Daniela Cristina Cernega

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kirland Air Force Base wins Robot Rodeo  

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Kirland Air Force Base wins Robot Rodeo Kirland Air Force Base wins Robot Rodeo Community Connections: Our link to Northern New Mexico Communities Latest Issue:Dec. 2013 - Jan. 2014 All Issues » submit Kirland Air Force Base wins Robot Rodeo Hazardous devices teams test their maneuvering skills July 1, 2013 Students from Valarde Middle School won the video competition in the Best in Show and Middle School categories. They are shown here with sixth-grade teacher Jimmy Lara. During the Robot Rodeo, an unseen operator attempts to conduct reconnaissance and rescue injured personnel Contact Editor Linda Anderman Email Community Programs Office Kurt Steinhaus Email Kirland Air Force Base wins Robot Rodeo Police and public safety teams from as far away as New Jersey recently convened in Albuquerque to test their ability to remotely deploy robots

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Quantitative Assessment of Robot-generated Maps  

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Mobile robotic mapping is now considered to be a sufficiently mature field with demonstrated successes in various domains. While much progress has been made in the development of computationally efficient and consistent mapping schemes, it is still murky, at best, on how these maps can be evaluated. We are motivated by the absence of an accepted standard for quantitatively measuring the performance of robotic mapping systems against user-defined requirements. It is our belief that the development of standardized methods for quantitatively evaluating existing robotic technologies will improve the utility of mobile robots in already established application areas, such as vacuum cleaning, robot surveillance, and bomb disposal. This approach will also enable the proliferation and acceptance of such technologies in emerging markets. This chapter summarizes our preliminary efforts by bringing together the research community towards addressing this important problem which has ramifications not only from researchers perspective but also from consumers, robot manufacturers, and developers viewpoints.

Scrapper, Chris [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Madhavan, Raj [ORNL; Lakaemper, Rolf [Temple University

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Deaf, Dumb, and Chatting Robots Enabling Distributed Computation and Fault-Tolerance Among Stigmergic Robot  

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Deaf, Dumb, and Chatting Robots Enabling Distributed Computation and Fault-Tolerance Among Stigmergic Robot Yoann Dieudonn´e Shlomi Dolev Franck Petit Michael Segal MIS Lab., University of Picardie) among deaf and dumb mobile robots scattered in the plane. We introduce the use of movement

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

236

Fish and robots swimming together: attraction towards the robot demands biomimetic locomotion  

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...research-article Research articles 1004 29 69 16 Fish and robots swimming together: attraction...The integration of biomimetic robots in a fish school may enable a better understanding...engineered member. Here, we analyse a robotic fish and individual golden shiners (Notemigonus...

Stefano Marras; Maurizio Porfiri

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

ELRA: The exposure limiting robotic apparatus  

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A problem situation involving the handling of radioactive material at Argonne National Laboratory -- West (ANL-W) was solved through the use of remote handling techniques, providing significant exposure reduction to personnel. Robotic devices can be useful, but the cost of a robot is often prohibitive for many jobs. A low cost, disposable robot was built which successfully removed a highly radioactive and potentially explosive system from a hot cell at ANL-W.

Knighton, G.C.; Rosenberg, K.E.; Henslee, S.P.; Michelbacher, J.A.; Wilkes, C.W.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

revision:19960317 modified:19960317  

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restrict our­ self to certain concrete classes then we may be able to retain compactness. In this paper we375 revision:1996­03­17 modified:1996­03­17 Some Compact Logics ­ Results in ZFC Alan H. Mekler order logic is so strong that it fails to have nice model theoretic properties such as compactness

Shelah, Saharon

239

Can Robots and Humans Get Along?  

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Now that robots have moved into the mainstream—as vacuum cleaners, lawn mowers, autonomous vehicles, tour guides, and even pets—it is important to consider how everyday people will interact with them. A robot is really just a computer, but many researchers are beginning to understand that human-robot interactions are much different than human-computer interactions. So while the metrics used to evaluate the human-computer interaction (usability of the software interface in terms of time, accuracy, and user satisfaction) may also be appropriate for human-robot interactions, we need to determine whether there are additional metrics that should be considered.

Scholtz, Jean

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Sticky Hands interaction with an anthropomorphic robot  

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Hale,J.G. Pollick,F.E. Workshop on Interactive Robotics and Entertainment (WIRE-2000), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Dept of Computing Science, University of Glasgow

Hale, J.G.

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241

Modified Faraday cup  

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A tomographic technique for measuring the current density distribution in electron beams using electron beam profile data acquired from a modified Faraday cup to create an image of the current density in high and low power beams is disclosed. The modified Faraday cup includes a narrow slit and is rotated by a stepper motor and can be moved in the x, y and z directions. The beam is swept across the slit perpendicular thereto and controlled by deflection coils, and the slit rotated such that waveforms are taken every few degrees from 0{degree} to 360{degree} and the waveforms are recorded by a digitizing storage oscilloscope. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional images of the current density distribution in the beam can be reconstructed by computer tomography from this information, providing quantitative information about the beam focus and alignment. 12 figs.

Elmer, J.W.; Teruya, A.T.; O`Brien, D.W.

1996-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

242

Modified Faraday cup  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A tomographic technique for measuring the current density distribution in electron beams using electron beam profile data acquired from a modified Faraday cup to create an image of the current density in high and low power beams. The modified Faraday cup includes a narrow slit and is rotated by a stepper motor and can be moved in the x, y and z directions. The beam is swept across the slit perpendicular thereto and controlled by deflection coils, and the slit rotated such that waveforms are taken every few degrees form 0.degree. to 360.degree. and the waveforms are recorded by a digitizing storage oscilloscope. Two-din-tensional and three-dimensional images of the current density distribution in the beam can be reconstructed by computer tomography from this information, providing quantitative information about the beam focus and alignment.

Elmer, John W. (Pleasanton, CA); Teruya, Alan T. (Livermore, CA); O'Brien, Dennis W. (Livermore, CA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Viscosity in modified gravity  

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A bulk viscosity is introduced in the formalism of modified gravity. It is shown that, on the basis of a natural scaling law for the viscosity, a simple solution can be found for quantities such as the Hubble parameter and the energy density. These solutions may incorporate a viscosity-induced Big Rip singularity. By introducing a phase transition in the cosmic fluid, the future singularity can nevertheless in principle be avoided.

Iver Brevik

2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

244

Modified entropic force  

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The theory of statistical thermodynamics tells us the equipartition law of energy does not hold in the limit of very low temperatures. It is found the Debye model is very successful in explaining the experimental results for most of the solid objects. Motivated by this fact, we modify the entropic force formula which is proposed very recently. Since the Unruh temperature is proportional to the strength of the gravitational field, so the modified entropic force formula is an extension of the Newtonian gravity to the weak field. On the contrary, general relativity extends Newtonian gravity to the strong field case. Corresponding to Debye temperature, there exists a Debye acceleration g{sub D}. It is found the Debye acceleration is g{sub D}=10{sup -15} N kg{sup -1}. This acceleration is very much smaller than the gravitational acceleration 10{sup -4} N kg{sup -1} which is felt by Neptune and the gravitational acceleration 10{sup -10} N kg{sup -1} felt by the Sun. Therefore, the modified entropic force can be very well approximated by the Newtonian gravity in the Solar System and in the Galaxy. With this Debye acceleration, we find the current cosmic speeding up can be explained without invoking any kind of dark energy.

Gao Changjun [National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Key Laboratory of Optical Astronomy, NAOC, CAS, Beijing, 100012 and Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China, CAS, Beijing 100190 (China)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

245

Multi Robot Cooperation Based on Auction Theory With a Value Map  

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5.1.2 Robot4.1.1 Robots . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.1.2 CameraMap Size . . . . . . Singel Robot Map Setup . . . . Single

Pozo, Angello

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

E-Print Network 3.0 - anthropomorphic robot hand Sample Search...  

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robot hand Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: anthropomorphic robot hand Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Service robotics Prof. Alessandro...

247

E-Print Network 3.0 - autonomous self-reconfigurable robots Sample...  

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Robots. Autonomous Robots, 2000. 5 E. Yoshida, et al.: "A Self-Reconfigurable Modular Robot... ... Source: Moll, Mark - Department of Computer Science, Rice University...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - autonomous biomorphic robots Sample Search...  

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(AEGDornierFhG-IPAPutzmeister) Robotics 1 25 12;Lawn mowers Automower autonomous robot... edition, Padova Fair Robotics 1 35 12;DARPA Grand Challenge competition for...

249

E-Print Network 3.0 - autonomous soccer robot Sample Search Results  

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soccer robot Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: autonomous soccer robot Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 BLOGS Automaton Robots Play...

250

Design, fabrication and testing of ModBot, the biomimetic, backdrivable, modular finger robot  

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Early Pneumatic Robot Walking Turck…. …. …………………………….Asimo, Qrio and Kawasaki Humanoid Robots………………………………. Fig.1.3 Phantom Robot ……………………………. ……………………………..… 6 Fig. 1.4

Kelley, Michael Scott

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Gyroscopes as feedback sensors for position control of a flexible robot arm .  

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??The challenges faced by modern industrial robots and robots in general are increasing in cornplexity. A modern robot can be defined as a technological system.… (more)

Cronjé, Hendrik Albertus

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

DEVELOPMENT OF A HUMANOID ROBOT ARM FOR USE IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS.  

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??The Bucknell Humanoid Robot Arm project was developed in order toprovide a lightweight robotic arm for the IHMC / Bucknell University bipedal robot that will… (more)

Noll, Brenton

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Robotic Assembly and Contact Force Control  

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indis- pensable in many applications, such as spot welding and painting in the automotive industryRobotic Assembly and Contact Force Control Andreas Stolt Department of Automatic Control Lund in Sweden, Lund University, Lund 2012 #12;Abstract Modern industrial robots are traditionally programmed

254

Visual Navigation for Mobile Robots: A Survey  

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Mobile robot vision-based navigation has been the source of countless research contributions, from the domains of both vision and control. Vision is becoming more and more common in applications such as localization, automatic map construction, autonomous ... Keywords: Mobile robots, Visual navigation

Francisco Bonin-Font; Alberto Ortiz; Gabriel Oliver

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Robotic CCD microscope for enhanced crystal recognition  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A robotic CCD microscope and procedures to automate crystal recognition. The robotic CCD microscope and procedures enables more accurate crystal recognition, leading to fewer false negative and fewer false positives, and enable detection of smaller crystals compared to other methods available today.

Segelke, Brent W. (San Ramon, CA); Toppani, Dominique (Livermore, CA)

2007-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

256

Autonomous mobile robot for radiologic surveys  

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An apparatus for conducting radiologic surveys. The apparatus comprises in the main a robot capable of following a preprogrammed path through an area, a radiation monitor adapted to receive input from a radiation detector assembly, ultrasonic transducers for navigation and collision avoidance, and an on-board computer system including an integrator for interfacing the radiation monitor and the robot. Front and rear bumpers are attached to the robot by bumper mounts. The robot may be equipped with memory boards for the collection and storage of radiation survey information. The on-board computer system is connected to a remote host computer via a UHF radio link. The apparatus is powered by a rechargeable 24-volt DC battery, and is stored at a docking station when not in use and/or for recharging. A remote host computer contains a stored database defining paths between points in the area where the robot is to operate, including but not limited to the locations of walls, doors, stationary furniture and equipment, and sonic markers if used. When a program consisting of a series of paths is downloaded to the on-board computer system, the robot conducts a floor survey autonomously at any preselected rate. When the radiation monitor detects contamination, the robot resurveys the area at reduced speed and resumes its preprogrammed path if the contamination is not confirmed. If the contamination is confirmed, the robot stops and sounds an alarm.

Dudar, Aed M. (Augusta, GA); Wagner, David G. (Augusta, GA); Teese, Gregory D. (Aiken, SC)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Glass fiber channels laser light to robot  

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Glass fiber channels laser light to robot ... In a demonstration of the technique, a fiberoptic cable carried a laser beam of more than 10,000 W of peak power—400 W average—from a neodymiumyttrium- aluminum-garnet laser to an industrial robot more than 25 yards away. ...

1983-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

258

A Fitting Robot for Variational Analysis  

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We develop a robot algorithm to maximise the number of distinct states reliably extracted from correlator data using the variational analysis method. The robot explores the variational parameter space and attempts to remove, as far as possible, the human element from the fitting of the subsequent orthogonalised data.

Alan Ó Cais; Derek Leinweber; Selim Mahbub; Tony Williams

2008-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

259

A mobile autonomous robot for radiological surveys  

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The Robotics Development Group at the Savannah River Site is developing an autonomous robot (SIMON) to perform radiological surveys of potentially contaminated floors. The robot scans floors at a speed of one-inch/second and stops, sounds an alarm, and flashes lights when contamination in a certain area is detected. The contamination of interest here is primarily alpha and beta-gamma. The robot, a Cybermotion K2A base, is radio controlled, uses dead reckoning to determine vehicle position, and docks with a charging station to replenish its batteries and calibrate its position. It uses an ultrasonic ranging system for collision avoidance. In addition, two safety bumpers located in the front and the back of the robot will stop the robots motion when they are depressed. Paths for the robot are preprogrammed and the robots motion can be monitored on a remote screen which shows a graphical map of the environment. The radiation instrument being used is an Eberline RM22A monitor. This monitor is microcomputer based with a serial I/0 interface for remote operation. Up to 30 detectors may be configured with the RM22A.

Dudar, A.M.; Wagner, D.G.; Teese, G.D.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

A mobile autonomous robot for radiological surveys  

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The Robotics Development Group at the Savannah River Site is developing an autonomous robot (SIMON) to perform radiological surveys of potentially contaminated floors. The robot scans floors at a speed of one-inch/second and stops, sounds an alarm, and flashes lights when contamination in a certain area is detected. The contamination of interest here is primarily alpha and beta-gamma. The robot, a Cybermotion K2A base, is radio controlled, uses dead reckoning to determine vehicle position, and docks with a charging station to replenish its batteries and calibrate its position. It uses an ultrasonic ranging system for collision avoidance. In addition, two safety bumpers located in the front and the back of the robot will stop the robots motion when they are depressed. Paths for the robot are preprogrammed and the robots motion can be monitored on a remote screen which shows a graphical map of the environment. The radiation instrument being used is an Eberline RM22A monitor. This monitor is microcomputer based with a serial I/0 interface for remote operation. Up to 30 detectors may be configured with the RM22A.

Dudar, A.M.; Wagner, D.G.; Teese, G.D.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Control algorithms for autonomous robot navigation  

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This paper examines control algorithm requirements for autonomous robot navigation outside laboratory environments. Three aspects of navigation are considered: navigation control in explored terrain, environment interactions with robot sensors, and navigation control in unanticipated situations. Major navigation methods are presented and relevance of traditional human learning theory is discussed. A new navigation technique linking graph theory and incidental learning is introduced.

Jorgensen, C.C.

1985-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

262

ASBESTOS PIPE-INSULATION REMOVAL ROBOT SYSTEM  

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This final topical report details the development, experimentation and field-testing activities for a robotic asbestos pipe-insulation removal robot system developed for use within the DOE's weapon complex as part of their ER and WM program, as well as in industrial abatement. The engineering development, regulatory compliance, cost-benefit and field-trial experiences gathered through this program are summarized.

Unknown

2000-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

263

AFRON $10 Robot Challenge 0.) HISTORY  

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AFRON $10 Robot Challenge 0.) HISTORY When I graduated from engineering school (many years ago) one of a paint shop. I designed a digital line scan camera interface and colorimetry equipment to provide size in the technology education curriculum and decided to use my earlier work as the basis for an affordable robotic

Napp, Nils

264

Adaptive heterogeneous multi-robot teams  

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This research addresses the problem of achieving fault tolerant cooperation within small- to medium-sized teams of heterogeneous mobile robots. The author describes a novel behavior-based, fully distributed architecture, called ALLIANCE, that utilizes adaptive action selection to achieve fault tolerant cooperative control in robot missions involving loosely coupled, largely independent tasks. The robots in this architecture possess a variety of high-level functions that they can perform during a mission, and must at all times select an appropriate action based on the requirements of the mission, the activities of other robots, the current environmental conditions, and their own internal states. Since such cooperative teams often work in dynamic and unpredictable environments, the software architecture allows the team members to respond robustly and reliably to unexpected environmental changes and modifications in the robot team that may occur due to mechanical failure, the learning of new skills, or the addition or removal of robots from the team by human intervention. After presenting ALLIANCE, the author describes in detail the experimental results of an implementation of this architecture on a team of physical mobile robots performing a cooperative box pushing demonstration. These experiments illustrate the ability of ALLIANCE to achieve adaptive, fault-tolerant cooperative control amidst dynamic changes in the capabilities of the robot team.

Parker, L.E.

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Towards Cooperation of Heterogeneous, Autonomous Robots: A Case Study of  

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the hu- manoid robot and the wheeled robot track a moving ball, which is to be approached and kickedTowards Cooperation of Heterogeneous, Autonomous Robots: A Case Study of Humanoid and Wheeled Robots Jutta Kiener and Oskar von Stryk Technische Universit¨at Darmstadt Simulation, Systems

Stryk, Oskar von

266

The Effect of Collision Avoidance for Autonomous Robot Team Formation  

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on robot team formation focuses on theoretical analysis where real-world factors, such as the size advance to the era of cooperative robots, many autonomous robot team algorithms have emerged. Shape formation is a common and critical task in many cooperative robot applications. While theoretical studies

Jay Yang, Shanchieh

267

Autonomous Battery Recharging for Indoor Mobile Robots Seungjun Oh  

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occasional local intervention required. With a battery life of approximately 6 hours the requirement and environment map, guides the robot into its recharging station. The robot has special hardware that enables recharging of a robot, the constraint of minimum hardware modification to the robot restricts the range

268

Simulator Building and Parameter Optimization of an Autonomous Robotic Fish  

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Simulator Building and Parameter Optimization of an Autonomous Robotic Fish Jindong Liu, Huosheng@essex.ac.uk Abstract-- This paper presents a short review on the research of robotic fish. A simulation environment for robotic fish is built and the experiment shows that it is a convenient way to make research on the robotic

Hu, Huosheng

269

Modelling the world in real time: how robots engineer information  

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...Modelling the world in real time: how robots engineer information. | Programming robots and...Modelling the world in real time: how robots engineer information By Andrew J. Davison Robotics...articulated objects and interface-quality hand tracking. In Proc. Eur. Conf...

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Robot contest as a laboratory for experiential engineering education  

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By designing, building, and operating autonomous robots students learn key engineering subjects and develop systems-thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork skills. Such events as the Trinity College Fire-Fighting Home Robot Contest (TCFFHRC) offer rich ... Keywords: assessment, competition, design project, education, fire-fighting, learning by doing, olympiad, robot, robotics

Igor M. Verner; David J. Ahlgren

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Eliciting Information from People with a Gendered Humanoid Robot  

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Abstract – A conversational robot can take on different personas that have more or less common ground with users. With more common ground, communication is more efficient. We studied this process experimentally. A “male” or “female ” robot queried subjects about romantic dating norms. We expected subjects to assume a female robot knows more about dating norms than a male robot. If so, subjects should describe dating norms efficiently to a female robot but to elaborate on these norms to a male robot. Subjects, especially women discussing norms for women, used more words explaining dating norms to the male robot than to a female robot. We suggest that through simple changes in a robot’s persona, we can elicit different levels of information from users—less if the robot’s goal is efficient speech, more, if the robot’s goal is redundancy, description, explanation, and elaboration. Index Terms – human-robot interaction, social robots, humanoids, communication, dialogue, common ground, knowledge estimation, mental models, gender I.

Aaron Powers; Adam D. I. Kramer; Shirlene Lim; Jean Kuo; Sau-lai Lee; Sara Kiesler

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Omnidirectional Distributed Vision for Multi-Robot Mapping  

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Omnidirectional Distributed Vision for Multi-Robot Mapping Emanuele Menegatti 1 and Enrico Pagello for realising a Distributed Vision System for building a map of a large environment with a team of mobile robots for the robot's body and for the robot's task. We report preliminary experiments on the interactions between

Menegatti, Emanuele

273

The Robot Swarm Re-localization Problem Nicolas Bredeche  

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The Robot Swarm Re-localization Problem Nicolas Bredeche TAO / LRI ; Univ Paris-Sud, CNRS, INRIA the problem of re-localization in a swarm of moving virtual robots where some robots might be lost and where the distance between each neighboring robot is known within a limited communication radius (e.g. using

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

274

Friendly social robot that understands human's friendly relationships  

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Friendly social robot that understands human's friendly relationships Takayuki Kanda 1 , Rumi Sato 1&2 , Naoki Saiwaki 1&2 , and Hiroshi Ishiguro 1&3 1 ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Labs@atr.jp Abstract-- This paper reports our novel approach to developing a social robot. The developed robot is able

Kanda, Takayuki

275

Robotic Video Game Learning Using Self-Detection  

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Robotic Video Game Learning Using Self-Detection Games (Inspiration) The games used were enhanced of move- ment. Desktop Sim A natural Evolution of the two single-Axis games is a setup in which the robot. Games in Robotics Real-time games have become increas- ingly popular in robotics research and have

Wurtele, Eve Syrkin

276

Defense from a distance ORNL robotics sensors detect underwater  

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SCIENCE Defense from a distance ORNL robotics sensors detect underwater explosive ordnance Modern of the future are not human oriented, but robotics oriented. For robots to perform their mission of safety at the forefront of robotics design, these are the droids we are looking for. ­Dylan Platz Karnowski analyzes

Pennycook, Steve

277

ROBOTS IN PROBLEM-SOLVING AND PROGRAMMING. Scott Turner  

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82 ROBOTS IN PROBLEM-SOLVING AND PROGRAMMING. Scott Turner University of Northampton Avenue Campus based on using Mindstorm (LEGO, Denmark) robot kits. This is being done as a foundation step before experience, problem-solving, robots, Java. INTRODUCTION Mindstorm based robots have been used previously

Hill, Gary

278

Simulation of Climbing Robots using Underpressure for Adhesion  

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for windows, painting robots, inspection robots for concrete walls or climbing machine operating on steelSimulation of Climbing Robots using Underpressure for Adhesion C. Hillenbrand1 , J. Wettach2 , and K. Berns3 1 Robotics Research Lab, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany cahillen

Berns, Karsten

279

PATH PLANNING & MEASUREMENT REGISTRATION FOR ROBOTIC STRUCTURAL ASSET MONITORING  

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that require such a planning strategy include vacuum cleaning robots, painting robots, underwater imagingPATH PLANNING & MEASUREMENT REGISTRATION FOR ROBOTIC STRUCTURAL ASSET MONITORING S.G. Pierce, C s.g.pierce@strath.ac.uk ABSTRACT In recent years, robotic devices have been explored across a wide

Boyer, Edmond

280

Reanalyses of robotic arm Blandford & Hyde, 2004 1  

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Reanalyses of robotic arm Blandford & Hyde, 2004 1 Systematic reviews of evaluations of a Robotic of a robotic arm using eight analytical evaluation techniques, and comparing those with video evidence. #12;Reanalyses of robotic arm Blandford & Hyde, 2004 2 13. User cannot check direction choice until

Blandford, Ann

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Proceedings of the 2000 IEEE International Conference on Robotics & Automation  

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). Compared to conventional robot manipulators driven by electrical motors, hydraulic arms have a richer to control a robot- arm-like mechanical device driven by hydraulic actuators (i.e., a hydraulic robot arm, which substantially increases the controller design dif- ficulties. It is well known that a robot arm

Yao, Bin

282

Design of a Large Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robot  

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The explosive ordnance disposal robot (EOD robot) can replace man to reconnoiter, remove and deal with explosives or other dangerous articles in the dangerous environment. We design a large EOD robot which is constituted by the vehicle body, the mechanical ... Keywords: EOD robot, vehicle body, mechanical hand, vision system

Boyu Wei; Junyao Gao; Jianguo Zhu; Kejie Li

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Corso di Robotica 1 Robot Mobili su Ruote  

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Corso di Robotica 1 Robot Mobili su Ruote GeneralitĂ  e Cinematica Prof. Alessandro De Luca Robotica di modelli cinematici uniciclo car-like Robotica 1 2 #12;Robot mobili su ruote mobilitĂ  ristretta "off-hooked" Robotica 1 3 #12;Robot mobili su ruote Tribolo Omni-2 mobilitĂ  piena robot

De Luca, Alessandro

284

HSS Helps Pioneer “Robot” Patrol Technology MDARS- December 11, 2005  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

HSS Helps Pioneer “Robot” Patrol Technology: Deployment of the DOE Mobile Detection Assessment Response System (MDARS)

285

Erratum: Formation Control of Multiple Mobile Robots Systems  

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The paper entitled “Formation Control of Multiple Mobile Robots Systems” by Zhanfeng Li, Youliang Ma...

Zhanfeng Li; Youliang Ma; Tong Ren

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

The challenges ahead for bio-inspired 'soft' robotics  

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Soft materials may enable the automation of tasks beyond the capacities of current robotic technology.

Rolf Pfeifer; Max Lungarella; Fumiya Iida

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Fueling Robot Automates Hydrogen Hose Reliability Testing (Fact Sheet)  

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Automated robot mimics fueling action to test hydrogen hoses for durability in real-world conditions.

Harrison, K.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Developing a Low-Cost Robot Colony  

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Taking inspiration from nature, we have developed a colony of small, low-cost robots. We have created a robotic base which is inexpensive and utilizes simple sensors, yet has the capabilities required to form a colony. To overcome computational limitations, we have developed custom sensors and algorithms that enable the robots to communicate, localize relative to one another, and sense the environment around them. Using these noisy sensors and simple local rules, the Colony as a whole is able to exhibit more complex global behaviors. We present our work developing an autonomous robot colony and algorithms for efficient communication, localization, and robot behaviors. We also highlight recent developments that enable our Colony to recharge autonomously.

Felix Duvallet; James Kong; Eugene Marinelli; Kevin Woo; Austin Buchan; Brian Coltin; Christopher Mar; Bradford Neuman

289

Robotic guarded motion system and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A robot platform includes perceptors, locomotors, and a system controller. The system controller executes instructions for repeating, on each iteration through an event timing loop, the acts of defining an event horizon, detecting a range to obstacles around the robot, and testing for an event horizon intrusion. Defining the event horizon includes determining a distance from the robot that is proportional to a current velocity of the robot and testing for the event horizon intrusion includes determining if any range to the obstacles is within the event horizon. Finally, on each iteration through the event timing loop, the method includes reducing the current velocity of the robot in proportion to a loop period of the event timing loop if the event horizon intrusion occurs.

Bruemmer, David J. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2010-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Navigational strategies of mobile robots: a review  

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Present research and development in the area of mobile robots mainly aims at study of various techniques, methods and sensors being used for navigation of mobile robots. Different techniques have been discussed for the navigation of mobile robots in the first part. These techniques can be subdivided as (1) fuzzy logic technique, (2) neural network technique and (3) genetic algorithm technique. In the second part, five methods are being discussed for navigation of mobile robots. These methods are (1) potential field method, (2) grid-type method, (3) heuristic method, (4) adaptive navigation method and (5) Virtual Impedance method. The last segment focuses on different sensors being used for navigation of mobile robots. The sensors discussed are (1) ultrasonic sensor, (2) laser sensor, (3) magnetic compass disk sensor, (4) infrared sensor and (5) vision (camera) sensor. Keeping the above strategies in forefront, a comprehensive discussion has been made and is described methodologically in the current paper.

Dayal R. Parhi; Mukesh Kumar Singh

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Model selection for modified gravity  

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...the potential discovery space for modified...scales where dark energy dominates...attributed to a dark energy. However...significant discovery space that...the potential discovery space for modified...scales where dark energy dominates...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

System for exchanging tools and end effectors on a robot  

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A system and method for exchanging tools and end effectors on a robot permits exchange during a programmed task. The exchange mechanism is located off the robot, thus reducing the mass of the robot arm and permitting smaller robots to perform designated tasks. A simple spring/collet mechanism mounted on the robot is used which permits the engagement and disengagement of the tool or end effector without the need for a rotational orientation of the tool to the end effector/collet interface. As the tool changing system is not located on the robot arm no umbilical cords are located on robot.

Burry, David B. (Westminster, CO); Williams, Paul M. (Lafayette, CO)

1991-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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System for exchanging tools and end effectors on a robot  

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A system and method for exchanging tools and end effectors on a robot permits exchange during a programmed task. The exchange mechanism is located off the robot, thus reducing the mass of the robot arm and permitting smaller robots to perform designated tasks. A simple spring/collet mechanism mounted on the robot is used which permits the engagement and disengagement of the tool or end effector without the need for a rotational orientation of the tool to the end effector/collet interface. As the tool changing system is not located on the robot arm no umbilical cords are located on robot. 12 figures.

Burry, D.B.; Williams, P.M.

1991-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotics Minor Robotics is a truly interdisciplinary minor, involving expertise in the fields of computer science, electrical  

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Robotics Minor Robotics is a truly interdisciplinary minor, involving expertise in the fields-requisites to the minor courses: Calculus I, Calculus II, Physics I, and Physics II or electricity. Robotics Minor.265 Logic Design 16.317 Microprocessors Systems Design I 22.211 Statics 22.213 Dynamics 22.579 Robotics

Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

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Invited viewpoint in Industrial Robot (2005), 32:6, p.437 The What and When of Service Robotics  

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Invited viewpoint in Industrial Robot (2005), 32:6, p.437 The What and When of Service Robotics Guido Bugmann Robotics Intelligence Laboratory School of Computing, Communications and Electronics University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA, United Kingdom Service robotics is the area

Bugmann, Guido

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Technical Report 08-01, Robotics and Intelligent Systems, University of Plymouth, UK Personal Robot User Expectations  

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of a humanoid robot in a home were used to "paint the picture" of the subjects having a robot at home. They wereTechnical Report 08-01, Robotics and Intelligent Systems, University of Plymouth, UK 1 Personal Robot User Expectations S.N. Copleston1 and G. Bugmann2 School of Computing, Communication

Bugmann, Guido

297

Simulation and optimization of a two-wheeled, ball- flinging robot  

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Wheeled, Ball-Flinging Robot A thesis submitted in partiala Two-Wheeled, Ball-Flinging Robot by Po-Ting Chen Master ofremote controlled robot. The robot is maneuverable and

Chen, Po-Ting

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PhD Program in Bioengineering and Curriculum Cognitive Robotics, Interaction and  

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1 PhD Program in Bioengineering and Robotics Curriculum Cognitive Robotics, Interaction. ROBOTIC REHABILITATION...............................................................................................................................................10 10. BIOCOMPATIBLE, LOW IMPEDANCE AND FLEXIBLE IN-VIVO NEURAL ELECTRODES ..............11 11. HUMAN-ROBOT

Robbiano, Lorenzo

299

A traveling wave piezoelectric beam robot  

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In this paper, the operation principles of a traveling wave piezoelectric beam robot are presented. A prototype consisting of an aluminum beam structure, with two non-collocated piezoelectric patches bonded on its surface, was fabricated and tested to demonstrate the generation of a traveling wave on the beam based on the one mode excitation and the two mode excitation operation principles for propulsion. A numerical model was developed and used to study and optimize the generated motion of the piezoelectric beam robot. Experimental characterization of the robot for the two types of operation has been carried out, a comparison between them is made and results are given in this paper.

H Hariri; Y Bernard; A Razek

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theory of a triangular micro-robot  

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In this paper we study the self-propulsion of a triangular micro-robot (or triangle-robot) which consists of three spheres connected by three rods; the rods' lengths are changing independently and periodically. Using the asymptotic procedure containing the two-timing method and distinguished limit arguments, we obtain analytic expressions for self-propulsion velocity the angular velocity. Our calculations show that a triangle-robot rotates with constant angular velocity around its centroid, while the centroid moves in a circle. The important special case of zero angular velocity represents rectilinear translational self-propulsion with constant velocity.

Vladimir A. Vladimirov

2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotic vehicle with multiple tracked mobility platforms  

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A robotic vehicle having two or more tracked mobility platforms that are mechanically linked together with a two-dimensional coupling, thereby forming a composite vehicle of increased mobility. The robotic vehicle is operative in hazardous environments and can be capable of semi-submersible operation. The robotic vehicle is capable of remote controlled operation via radio frequency and/or fiber optic communication link to a remote operator control unit. The tracks have a plurality of track-edge scallop cut-outs that allow the tracks to easily grab onto and roll across railroad tracks, especially when crossing the railroad tracks at an oblique angle.

Salton, Jonathan R. (Albuquerque, NM); Buttz, James H. (Albuquerque, NM); Garretson, Justin (Albuquerque, NM); Hayward, David R. (Wetmore, CO); Hobart, Clinton G. (Albuquerque, NM); Deuel, Jr., Jamieson K. (Albuquerque, NM)

2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Vision application of human robot interaction: Development of a ping pong playing robotic arm.  

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?? Robotics is a science that is implemented parallel to human behavior. This work describes and implements techniques to mathematically model the game of ping… (more)

Modi, Kalpesh Prakash

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

High precision redundant robotic manipulator  

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A high precision redundant robotic manipulator for overcoming contents imposed by obstacles or imposed by a highly congested work space. One embodiment of the manipulator has four degrees of freedom and another embodiment has seven degreed of freedom. Each of the embodiments utilize a first selective compliant assembly robot arm (SCARA) configuration to provide high stiffness in the vertical plane, a second SCARA configuration to provide high stiffness in the horizontal plane. The seven degree of freedom embodiment also utilizes kinematic redundancy to provide the capability of avoiding obstacles that lie between the base of the manipulator and the end effector or link of the manipulator. These additional three degrees of freedom are added at the wrist link of the manipulator to provide pitch, yaw and roll. The seven degrees of freedom embodiment uses one revolute point per degree of freedom. For each of the revolute joints, a harmonic gear coupled to an electric motor is introduced, and together with properly designed based servo controllers provide an end point repeatability of less than 10 microns.

Young, Kar-Keung David (Mountain View, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

High precision redundant robotic manipulator  

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A high precision redundant robotic manipulator for overcoming contents imposed by obstacles or imposed by a highly congested work space is disclosed. One embodiment of the manipulator has four degrees of freedom and another embodiment has seven degrees of freedom. Each of the embodiments utilize a first selective compliant assembly robot arm (SCARA) configuration to provide high stiffness in the vertical plane, a second SCARA configuration to provide high stiffness in the horizontal plane. The seven degree of freedom embodiment also utilizes kinematic redundancy to provide the capability of avoiding obstacles that lie between the base of the manipulator and the end effector or link of the manipulator. These additional three degrees of freedom are added at the wrist link of the manipulator to provide pitch, yaw and roll. The seven degrees of freedom embodiment uses one revolute point per degree of freedom. For each of the revolute joints, a harmonic gear coupled to an electric motor is introduced, and together with properly designed based servo controllers provide an end point repeatability of less than 10 microns. 3 figs.

Young, K.K.D.

1998-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

305

Modified clay sorbents  

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A novel modified clay sorbent and method of treating industrial effluents to remove trace pollutants, such as dioxins, biphenyls, and polyaromatics such as benzo(a)pyrene and pentachlorophenol. The novel clay sorbent has a composite structure in which the interlayer space of an expandable clay, such as smectite, is filled with polyvalent or multivalent inorganic cations which forces weaker surfactant cations to locate on the surface of the clay in such an orientation that the resulting composite is hydrophilic in nature. A specific example is cetylpyridinium-hydroxy aluminum-montmorillonite. In certain embodiments, a non-expanding clay, such as kaolinite, is used and surfactant cations are necessarily located on an external surface of the clay. A specific example is cetylpyridinium-kaolinite.

Fogler, H. Scott (Ann Arbor, MI); Srinivasan, Keeran R. (Livonia, MI)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Los Alamos National Laboratory to host Robot Rodeo  

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LANL to host Robot Rodeo LANL to host Robot Rodeo Los Alamos National Laboratory to host Robot Rodeo Hazardous devices teams from around the Southwest will wrangle their bomb squad robots at the sixth annual Robot Rodeo. June 18, 2012 Sixth annual Robot Rodeo at LANL Sixth annual Robot Rodeo at LANL Contact Steve Sandoval Communications Office (505) 665-9206 Email Events test skills of hazardous devices teams from around the Southwest LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, June 18, 2012-Hazardous devices teams from around the Southwest will wrangle their bomb squad robots at the sixth annual Robot Rodeo beginning Tuesday, June 19 at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The rodeo gets under way at 8 a.m. in Technical Area 49, a remote section of Laboratory property near the entrance to Bandelier National Monument.

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Robot Gladiators: A Java Exercise with Artificial Intelligence  

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This paper describes an interesting game, Robot Gladiators, and the Java program that permits students to program the strategy of individual robots. As such, the program is appropriate for a first Java class or a first class in Artificial Intelligence. Robot Gladiators is a multiplayer game in which the goal is to have your robot survive against all other robots. The other robots can represent other people's strategies or they can be "dumb" robots supplied by the program. At the start of the game, each robot is placed randomly on a rectangular playing field. Each robot can turn, move, get its current location, check its longrange directional radar or its short-range proximity radar, or fire its cannon. The action of each robot is controlled by an individual run() method. Each student programs his/her own robot and then, by letting the game play for 100 trials, one can begin to judge the soundness of different strategies. The paper describes the main Java program that controls the actions of the robots. More precisely, the main program referees the actions of the robots, which are requested from individual threads associated to each robot. The ease of implementing multi-threaded

David S. Yuen; Lowell A. Carmony

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Omnidirectional locomotion and traction control of the wheel-driven, wall-climbing robot, cromsci  

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Safe and cost-efficient inspection of large concrete buildings is a great challenge for mobile robots. This paper presents the locomotion system of the climbing robot, Cromsci, which uses three steerable standard wheels and negative pressure ... Keywords: Control of robotic systems, Force control, Mobile robots, Novel applications of robotics, Service robots

D. Schmidt; C. Hillenbrand; K. Berns

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing Climbing Robots for Education K. Berns, T. Braun, C. Hillenbrand, and T. Luksch  

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for such a robot could be cleaning or painting wall sections in an office building. Even with this type of robotDeveloping Climbing Robots for Education K. Berns, T. Braun, C. Hillenbrand, and T. Luksch Robotics and construction of a mobile robotic system. Using a wheeled climbing robot for metallic walls as an example

Berns, Karsten

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Polyoxometalate-Graphene Nanocomposite Modified Electrode for...  

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Polyoxometalate-Graphene Nanocomposite Modified Electrode for Electrocatalytic Detection of Ascorbic Acid. Polyoxometalate-Graphene Nanocomposite Modified Electrode for...

311

NewPipeline-Robot-Power-Source.doc  

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Power Sources for Power Sources for Inspection Robots in Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines By Shreekant B. Malvadkar and Edward L. Parsons Office of Systems & Policy Support INTRODUCTION Strategic Center of Natural gas's (SCNG) Natural Gas Infrastructure Reliability Product Team has undertaken the development of a prototype robot that would inspect and possibly repair transmission pipelines. NETL has granted a contract for this purpose to New York Gas Group (NYGAS) and Carnegie Mellon University's (CMU) National Robotics Engineering Consortium (NREC). The purpose of this study is to analyze various onboard power supply options for such a commercially viable robot that can operate in a transmission pipeline for extended period. The primary power sources considered are wind turbines, rechargeable batteries,

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Explorations in Low-Cost Compliant Robotics  

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This thesis presents the findings of exploratory research in low-cost compliant robotics. The most heavily leveraged trade-off is that of mechanical precision for computational power, with the hope that the price of future ...

Kumpf, Adam

2007-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

313

Following recipes with a cooking robot  

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In this thesis, we present BakeBot, a PR2 robot system that interprets natural language baking recipes into baking instructions which it follows to execute the recipe, from mise en place presentation of the ingredients ...

Bollini, Mario Attilio

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Explorations in low-cost compliant robotics  

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This thesis presents the findings of exploratory research in low-cost compliant robotics. The most heavily leveraged trade-off is that of mechanical precision for computational power, with the hope that the price of future ...

Kumpf, Adam (Adam A.)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Roboethics: Social and Ethical Implications of Robotics  

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The present chapter outlines the main social and ethical issues raised by the ever-faster application of robots to our daily life, and especially to sensitive human areas.

Gianmarco Veruggio Dr.; Fiorella Operto Dr.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Virtual articulation and kinematic abstraction in robotics  

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This thesis presents the theory, implementation, novel applications, and experimental validation of a general-purpose framework for applying virtual modifications to an articulated robot, or virtual articulations. These ...

Vona, Marsette Arthur, 1977-

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Ground Robot Navigation using Uncalibrated Cameras  

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Precise calibration of camera intrinsic and extrinsic parameters, while often useful, is difficult to obtain during field operation and presents scaling issues for multi-robot systems. We demonstrate a vision-based approach ...

Teller, Seth

318

Beyond webcams: an introduction to online robots  

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This book summarizes the state of the art in Internet telerobots. It includes robots that navigate undersea, dreive on Mars, visit museums, float in blimps, handle protein crystals, paint pictures, and hold human hands. The book describes eighteen systems, ...

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined Painting Robot and Spray Painting Machine  

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The new Ven Spray Vario is the first system of its kind to combine an anthropomorphic robot with a spray painting machine. The system, which has been ... , brings together the flexibility of an industrial painting

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elective in Robotics coordinator: Prof. Giuseppe Oriolo  

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#12;Elective in Robotics - Final projects 7 Project 3: manipulation of two disks/polygons (ref.: J.Vendittelli) · motion planning for free-flying objects, car-like, car-trailer systems objective: realization

Oriolo, Giuseppe

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Indoor robot gardening: design and implementation  

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This paper describes the architecture and implementation of a distributed autonomous gardening system with applications in urban/indoor precision agriculture. The garden is a mesh network of robots and plants. The gardening ...

Correll, Nikolaus

322

How Robots Can Help Communication Strategies that  

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How Robots Can Help Communication Strategies that Improve Social Outcomes Cristen Torrey May 2009, conversational interfaces, adaptive dialogue, help giving communication, help messages, help giving, social responses to technology, computers as social actors theory, perspective taking, politeness theory, help

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Fluid coordination of human-robot teams  

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I envision a future where collaboration between humans and robots will be indispensable to our work in numerous domains, ranging from surgery to space exploration. The success of these systems will depend in part on the ...

Shah, Julie A

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Physics-Aware Planning for Autonomous Robots  

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Physics-Aware Planning for Autonomous Robots: A Step Towards Realizing Unmanned Sea Surface, University of Maryland #12;Autonomous Operations in Challenging Environments Moving obstacles Environments Waypoint Management Control Allocation Guidance System Control System Navigation System Waves, wind

Gupta, Satyandra K.

325

Vision Based SLAM in Mobile Robots  

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This chapter is an extension of the previous chapter and it discusses how the previously discussed concept of SLAM for mobile robots can be actually implemented in real-life...

Amitava Chatterjee; Anjan Rakshit…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

A nano-stepping robotic instrumentation platform  

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The development of an Autonomous Nano-stepping Tool (ANT) system is presented. Each ANT is a small, tripodal, robotic instrument capable of untethered precision motion within a quasi-three-dimensional workspace of arbitrary ...

Wahab, Adam Joseph

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Introduction to the Industrial Robotics World  

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Robotics is a subject that leaves nobody indifferent. No matter if they are used to work in industry or at our homes, mimic some of the human capabilities, or used to access dangerous environments, launched to...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An automated miniature robotic vehicle inspection system  

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A novel, autonomous reconfigurable robotic inspection system for quantitative NDE mapping is presented. The system consists of a fleet of wireless (802.11g) miniature robotic vehicles, each approximately 175 × 125 × 85 mm with magnetic wheels that enable them to inspect industrial structures such as storage tanks, chimneys and large diameter pipe work. The robots carry one of a number of payloads including a two channel MFL sensor, a 5 MHz dry coupled UT thickness wheel probe and a machine vision camera that images the surface. The system creates an NDE map of the structure overlaying results onto a 3D model in real time. The authors provide an overview of the robot design, data fusion algorithms (positioning and NDE) and visualization software.

Dobie, Gordon; Summan, Rahul; MacLeod, Charles; Pierce, Gareth; Galbraith, Walter [Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering, University of Strathclyde, 204 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1XW (United Kingdom)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards robot audition Leslie S. Smith  

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Towards robot audition Leslie S. Smith Department of Computing Science and Mathematics, University in illumination, and auditory systems can detect changes in room reverberation. #12;2 Leslie S. Smith Another key

Smith, Leslie S.

330

Laboratory Robotics: The Advent of "Soft" Instrumentation  

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......robotized chem ical plant is not easily reprogrammed to make automobiles, there are constraints on the universality of the laboratory...Microbot Corporation), and the "Movemaster" (Mitsubishi Electric [in U.S.A., Yamato USA]). The Zymate is the only......

Charles H. Lochmüller; K.R. Lung; M.R. Cushman

1985-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: Research: Intelligent Systems, Robotics, &  

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High-Consequence Automation High-Consequence Automation Robotics Homepage About Robotics Research & Development Advanced Controls Advanced Manipulation Cybernetics High-Consequence Automation Demilitarization of Retired Munitions (Demil) Guided Bullet Technology Precision Micro Assembly Remotely Operated Weapon Systems (ROWS) Weigh & Leak Check System (WALS) Perception and Decision Tools Unique Mobility Facilities Publications and Factsheets Robotics Image Gallery Robotics Videos Contact Robotics Research High-Consequence Automation Intelligent Systems, Robotics, & Cybernetics specializes in the research, design, and development of automated systems for high-consequence tasks; tasks where a system failure can result in catastrophic consequences. These systems must be robust to a wide variety of failure modes and in the event

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A crossover pilot study evaluating the functional outcomes of two different types of robotic movement training in chronic stroke survivors using the arm exoskeleton BONES  

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DJ: Robot-assisted reaching exercise promotes arm movementintensive arm training with the rehabilitation robot ARMinmass, robotic-arm exoskeleton. IEEE Trans Robot 2010, 26:

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Paint robotics—improving automotive painting performance  

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Robotic painting has achieved increased popularity in recent years, due to the flexibility and enhanced performance with such systems. There is a clear trend among major automobile makers to change from hard to flexible automation, and, in that respect, paint robotics is becoming increasingly more important for future paint shop design. New programming tools offer operators and paint engineers better possibility to program and maintain robot systems. With the introduction of the laser, a powerful tool is now available for real-time, in-line control of film build and the related paint process. With the additional advances in robotic-based quality inspection systems, such as a robot-mounted quality inspection camera systems, automotive manufacturers now have the possibility to document and store literally all paint quality data for a multitude of purposes related to process control. Combining these technologies offers a glimpse of a future where true closed-loop process control and quality monitoring can be used to diminish significantly the variation in paint application systems, improve flexibility, quality, and reduce operational costs, while at the same time reduce the complexity of robotic painting systems.

Einar A. Endregaard

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety assessment of high consequence robotics system  

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This paper outlines the use of a failure modes and effects analysis for the safety assessment of a robotic system being developed at Sandia National Laboratories. The robotic system, the weigh and leak check system, is to replace a manual process for weight and leakage of nuclear materials at the DOE Pantex facility. Failure modes and effects analyses were completed for the robotics process to ensure that safety goals for the systems have been met. Due to the flexible nature of the robot configuration, traditional failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) were not applicable. In addition, the primary focus of safety assessments of robotics systems has been the protection of personnel in the immediate area. In this application, the safety analysis must account for the sensitivities of the payload as well as traditional issues. A unique variation on the classical FMEA was developed that permits an organized and quite effective tool to be used to assure that safety was adequately considered during the development of the robotic system. The fundamental aspects of the approach are outlined in the paper.

Robinson, D.G.; Atcitty, C.B.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotics for mixed waste operations, demonstration description  

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The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Development (OTD) is developing technology to aid in the cleanup of DOE sites. Included in the OTD program are the Robotics Technology Development Program and the Mixed Waste Integrated Program. These two programs are working together to provide technology for the cleanup of mixed waste, which is waste that has both radioactive and hazardous constituents. There are over 240,000 cubic meters of mixed low level waste accumulated at DOE sites and the cleanup is expected to generate about 900,000 cubic meters of mixed low level waste over the next five years. This waste must be monitored during storage and then treated and disposed of in a cost effective manner acceptable to regulators and the states involved. The Robotics Technology Development Program is developing robotics technology to make these tasks safer, better, faster and cheaper through the Mixed Waste Operations team. This technology will also apply to treatment of transuranic waste. The demonstration at the Savannah River Site on November 2-4, 1993, showed the progress of this technology by DOE, universities and industry over the previous year. Robotics technology for the handling, characterization and treatment of mixed waste as well robotics technology for monitoring of stored waste was demonstrated. It was shown that robotics technology can make future waste storage and waste treatment facilities better, faster, safer and cheaper.

Ward, C.R.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cask system design guidance for robotic handling  

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Remote automated cask handling has the potential to reduce both the occupational exposure and the time required to process a nuclear waste transport cask at a handling facility. The ongoing Advanced Handling Technologies Project (AHTP) at Sandia National Laboratories is described. AHTP was initiated to explore the use of advanced robotic systems to perform cask handling operations at handling facilities for radioactive waste, and to provide guidance to cask designers regarding the impact of robotic handling on cask design. The proof-of-concept robotic systems developed in AHTP are intended to extrapolate from currently available commercial systems to the systems that will be available by the time that a repository would be open for operation. The project investigates those cask handling operations that would be performed at a nuclear waste repository facility during cask receiving and handling. The ongoing AHTP indicates that design guidance, rather than design specification, is appropriate, since the requirements for robotic handling do not place severe restrictions on cask design but rather focus on attention to detail and design for limited dexterity. The cask system design features that facilitate robotic handling operations are discussed, and results obtained from AHTP design and operation experience are summarized. The application of these design considerations is illustrated by discussion of the robot systems and their operation on cask feature mock-ups used in the AHTP project. 11 refs., 11 figs.

Griesmeyer, J.M.; Drotning, W.D.; Morimoto, A.K.; Bennett, P.C.

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Modified Theories of Gravity  

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The recent observational data in cosmology seem to indicate that the universe is currently expanding in an accelerated way. An intriguing interpretation of these data is that they may just be signalling that Einstein's General Relativity is not the correct description of gravity when we consider distances of the order of the present horizon of the universe. In this thesis we consider two models which modify General Relativity at very large distances, the Cascading DGP and the dRGT massive gravity, and investigate their phenomenological viability. We start with a general introduction to standard cosmology and we introduce the late time acceleration problem and the cosmological constant problem. We then provide a pedagogical introduction to the DGP model, of which the Cascading DGP is an extension, and to the dRGT massive gravity. Concerning the Cascading DGP, we show that the thin limit of the 4D brane inside the (already thin) 5D brane is well defined, at least for the class of configurations that we consider...

Sbisŕ, Fulvio

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Robotic equipment for pipeline repair  

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Hyperbaric welding provides the most reliable method for connection or repair of subsea oil and gas pipelines. Research on hyperbaric arc welding processes indicates that it should be possible to achieve stable welding conditions with Gas Tungsten Arc (GTA) to approximately 600m, and with Gas Metal Arc (GMA) and Plasma Arc to at least 1,000m. These depths are well beyond the limits of manned saturation diving. At the present time the limitation on the maximum depth to which these processes can be applied, in practice, is the requirement for completely diverless operation deeper than approximately 350m. Fully diverless hyperbaric welding is not presently available to the industry but several diverless pipeline repair systems which utilize mechanical connectors have been developed. This paper reviews the present status of mechanized hyperbaric welding systems currently being used in the North Sea and discusses some of the work being done to achieve fully diverless robotic pipeline repair with both welding and connectors.

Gibson, D.E.; Barratt, K.; Paterson, J. [National Hyperbaric Centre, Aberdeen (United Kingdom)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward the Automated Synthesis of Cooperative Mobile Robot Teams  

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A current limitation in the real-world use of cooperating mobiIe robots is the difficulty in determining the proper team composition for a given robotic application. Present technology restricts the design and implementation of cooperative robot teams to the expertise of a robotics researcher, who has to develop robot teams on an application-specific basis. The objective of our research is to reduce the complexity of cooperative robotic systems through the development of a methodology that enables the automated synthesis of cooperative robot teams. We propose an approach to this problem that uses a combination of the theories of sensori-computational systems and information invariants, building on the earlier work of Donald, Rus, et al. We describe the notion of defining equivalence classes that serve as fundamental building blocks of more complex cooperative mobile robot behaviors. We postulate a methodology for framing mission requirements in terms of the goals and constraints of the problem, incorporating issues such as multi-robot interference, communication, control strategy, robot complexity, and so forth, into the mechanism. Our initial work restricts the robot application and design space to three multi-robot application domains we have previously studied and implemented: keeping formation, "mock" hazardous waste cleanup, and cooperative observation. This paper presents the foundational ideas upon which our approach to cooperative team design is based. Keywords: Cooperative behaviors, behavior synthesis, multi-robot learning

Parker, L.E.

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robopedia: Leveraging Sensorpedia for Web-Enabled Robot Control  

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There is a growing interest in building Internetscale sensor networks that integrate sensors from around the world into a single unified system. In contrast, robotics application development has primarily focused on building specialized systems. These specialized systems take scalability and reliability into consideration, but generally neglect exploring the key components required to build a large scale system. Integrating robotic applications with Internet-scale sensor networks will unify specialized robotics applications and provide answers to large scale implementation concerns. We focus on utilizing Internet-scale sensor network technology to construct a framework for unifying robotic systems. Our framework web-enables a surveillance robot s sensor observations and provides a webinterface to the robot s actuators. This lets robots seamlessly integrate into web applications. In addition, the framework eliminates most prerequisite robotics knowledge, allowing for the creation of general web-based robotics applications. The framework also provides mechanisms to create applications that can interface with any robot. Frameworks such as this one are key to solving large scale mobile robotics implementation problems. We provide an overview of previous Internetscale sensor networks, Sensorpedia (an ad-hoc Internet-scale sensor network), our framework for integrating robots with Sensorpedia, two applications which illustrate our frameworks ability to support general web-based robotic control, and offer experimental results that illustrate our framework s scalability, feasibility, and resource requirements.

Resseguie, David R [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A design framework for surgical robots: Example of the Araknes robot controller  

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It is a common preconception that developing and transferring a surgical device into the Operating Room (OR) represents a difficult enterprise. Indeed, after nearly three decades of surgical robotics research, many prototypes have been built, some have ... Keywords: Design framework, Medical device, Safety, Surgical robot

Alonso Sánchez, Philippe Poignet, Etienne Dombre, Arianna Menciassi, Paolo Dario

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Modified Theories of Gravity  

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The recent observational data in cosmology seem to indicate that the universe is currently expanding in an accelerated way. An intriguing interpretation of these data is that they may just be signalling that Einstein's General Relativity is not the correct description of gravity when we consider distances of the order of the present horizon of the universe. In this thesis we consider two models which modify General Relativity at very large distances, the Cascading DGP and the dRGT massive gravity, and investigate their phenomenological viability. We start with a general introduction to standard cosmology and we introduce the late time acceleration problem and the cosmological constant problem. We then provide a pedagogical introduction to the DGP model, of which the Cascading DGP is an extension, and to the dRGT massive gravity. Concerning the Cascading DGP, we show that the thin limit of the 4D brane inside the (already thin) 5D brane is well defined, at least for the class of configurations that we consider, and confirm that gravity is regularized in these set-ups. We give a geometrical interpretation of the presence of the critical tension, and comment on the difference between the results in the literature and our results, which we support with a numerical calculation. Regarding the dRGT massive gravity, we focus on the branch of solutions in which the Vainshtein mechanism can occur. We determine analytically the number and properties of local solutions which exist asymptotically on large scales (but still below the gravitational Compton wavelength), and of local (inner) solutions which exist on small scales. We characterize exactly the properties of global solutions in every point of the phase space, and characterize precisely in which regions the Vainshtein mechanism takes place. We also provide numerical solutions which confirm our analysis.

Fulvio Sbisa'

2014-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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robots  

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simulations including searching vehicles for explosive devices, recovery of a stolen weapon, navigating obstacle courses and dealing with suicide bombers.

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Sensor based localization for multiple mobile robots using virtual links  

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Mobile robots are used for a wide range of purposes such as mapping an environment and transporting material goods. Regardless of the specific application, the navigation of the mobile robot is usually divided into three separate parts: localization...

Rynn, Andrew John

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Reconfiguring Boundary Relations: Robotic Innovations in Pharmacy Work  

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Robotics is a rapidly expanding area of digital innovation with important implications for organizational practice in multioccupational settings. This paper explores the influence of robotic innovations on the boundary ...

Barrett, Michael

346

Lateral undulation of a snake-like robot  

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Snake robots have been studied by many researchers but historically more on a theoretical basis. Recently, more and more robotic snakes have been realized in hardware. This thesis presents a design process for the electrical, ...

Gupta, Amit

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Distributed algorithms for self-disassembly in modular robots  

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We developed a modular robotic system that behaves as programmable matter. Specifically, we designed, implemented, and tested a collection of robots that, starting from an amorphous arrangement, can be assembled into ...

Gilpin, Kyle W

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Resolution-Exact Algorithms for Link Robots Zhongdi Luo1  

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Resolution-Exact Algorithms for Link Robots Zhongdi Luo1 , Yi-Jen Chiang2 , Jyh-Ming Lien3 predicates for link robots, a novel "T/R splitting method" for subdivi- sion, and feature-based search

Chiang, Yi-Jen

349

A distributed boundary detection algorithm for multi-robot systems  

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We describe a distributed boundary detection algorithm suitable for use on multi-robot systems with dynamic network topologies. We assume that each robot has access to its local network geometry, which is the combination ...

McLurkin, James

350

MarineSIM: Robot simulation for marine environments  

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Development of robust navigation algorithms for marine robotics is a challenge faced by many marine robotists. This paper presents MarineSIM, a marine robot simulation platform which provides an infrastructure to easily ...

Senarathne, P. G. C. Namal

351

RF-compass: Robot object manipulation using RFIDs  

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Modern robots have to interact with their environment, search for objects, and move them around. Yet, for a robot to pick up an object, it needs to identify the object's orientation and locate it to within centimeter-scale ...

Wang, Jue

352

Robot Reworked to Analyze Radiation in Japan | Department of...  

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Robot Reworked to Analyze Radiation in Japan Robot Reworked to Analyze Radiation in Japan April 14, 2011 - 2:30pm Addthis A technician at Idaho National Laboratory demonstrates the...

353

Robot Task-Level Programming Language and Simulation  

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Abstract—This paper presents the development of a software application for Off-line robot task programming and simulation. Such application is designed to assist in robot task planning and to direct manipulator motion on sensor based programmed motion. The concept of the designed programming application is to use the power of the knowledge base for task accumulation. In support of the programming means, an interactive graphical simulation for manipulator kinematics was also developed and integrated into the application as the complimentary factor to the robot programming media. The simulation provides the designer with useful, inexpensive, off-line tools for retain and testing robotics work cells and automated assembly lines for various industrial applications. Keywords—Robot programming, task-level programming, robot languages, robot simulation, robotics software. R I.

M. Samaka

354

Mag-Foot: a steel bridge inspection robot  

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A legged robot that moves across a steel structure is developed for steel bridge inspection. Powerful permanent magnets imbedded in each foot allow the robot to hang from a steel ceiling powerlessly. Although the magnets ...

Asada, Harry

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Hazardous devices teams showcase skills at Robot Rodeo June 24...  

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Hazardous devices teams showcase skills at Robot Rodeo June 24-27 Hazardous devices teams showcase skills at Robot Rodeo June 24-27 Bomb squads compete in timed scenarios at Los...

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A Bayesian Approach to Empirical Local Linearization For Robotics   

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Local linearizations are ubiquitous in the control of robotic systems. Analytical methods, if available, can be used to obtain the linearization, but in complex robotics systems where the dynamics and kinematics are ...

Ting, Jo-Anne; D'Souza, Aaron; Vijayakumar, Sethu; Schaal, Stefan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Friction Modeling and Compensation for an Industrial Robot  

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Friction Modeling and Compensation for an Industrial Robot Stephen M. Phillips and Kevin R. Ballou it is assumed to be unpredictable or insignificant. In experiments on the PUMA 560 robot arm, Armstrong' dem

358

A Practical Calibration Method for Spray Painting Robot in Factory  

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Calibration techniques played an essential role of improving the pose accuracy of the industrial robot before delivery. Due to the intense competition among the industrial robot market, numerous complicated calib...

Xiaoping Zhang; Wenyu Yang; Xuegang Cheng; Wei Zhu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

TofuDraw : choreographing robot behavior through Digital Painting  

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In this document, TofuDraw is introduced as an expressive robotic character with interfaces that enable children to choreograph robotic behaviors through controlling both physical motion and form. Unique to the TofuDraw ...

Wistort, Ryan Mark

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing robot placement for visit-point tasks  

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We present a manipulator placement algorithm for minimizing the length of the manipulator motion performing a visit-point task such as spot welding. Given a set of points for the tool of a manipulator to visit, our algorithm finds the shortest robot motion required to visit the points from each possible base configuration. The base configurations resulting in the shortest motion is selected as the optimal robot placement. The shortest robot motion required for visiting multiple points from a given base configuration is computed using a variant of the traveling salesman algorithm in the robot joint space and a point-to-point path planner that plans collision free robot paths between two configurations. Our robot placement algorithm is expected to reduce the robot cycle time during visit- point tasks, as well as speeding up the robot set-up process when building a manufacturing line.

Hwang, Y.K.; Watterberg, P.A.

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and control of a soft biomimetic batoid robot  

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This thesis presents the work accomplished in the design, experimental characterization and control of a soft batoid robot. The shape of the robot is based on the body of the common stingray, Dasyatidae, and is made of ...

Cloitre, Audren Damien Prigent

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Evolutionary, developmental neural networks for robust robotic control  

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The use of artificial evolution to synthesize controllers for physical robots is still in its infancy. Most applications are on very simple robots in artificial environments, and even these examples struggle to span the ...

Adams, Bryan (Bryan Paul), 1977-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

A gradient optimization approach to adaptive multi-robot control  

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This thesis proposes a unified approach for controlling a group of robots to reach a goal configuration in a decentralized fashion. As a motivating example, robots are controlled to spread out over an environment to provide ...

Schwager, Mac

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Terrain sensing and estimation for dynamic outdoor mobile robots  

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In many applications, mobile robots are required to travel on outdoor terrain at high speed. Compared to traditional low-speed, laboratory-based robots, outdoor scenarios pose increased perception and mobility challenges ...

Ward, Christopher Charles

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Slip Compensation of Mobile Robots Using SVM and IMM  

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Improvement of dead reckoning accuracy is essential for robotic localization system and has been intensively studied. However, existing solutions cannot provide accurate positioning when a robot suffers from chan...

Jongdae Jung; Hyoung-Ki Lee; Hyun Myung

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Recognizing Hardware Faults on Mobile Robots Using Situation Analysis Techniques  

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Current research in the field of robotics deals with planning and executing of increasingly complex tasks as well as applications in which autonomous mobile robot systems interact with highly dynamic environments...

Oliver Zweigle; Benjamin Keil; Markus Wittlinger…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Vision Based Target Tracking and Collision Avoidance for Mobile Robots  

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A real-time object tracking and collision avoidance method is presented for mobile robot navigation in indoors environments using stereo vision ... and to calculate its relative distance from the mobile robot whi...

A. Tsalatsanis; K. Valavanis; A. Yalcin

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Gathering few fat mobile robots in the plane  

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Autonomous identical robots represented by unit discs move deterministically in the plane. They do not have any common coordinate system, do not communicate, do not have memory of the past and are totally asynchronous. Gathering such robots means forming ...

Jurek Czyzowicz; Leszek G?sieniec; Andrzej Pelc

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Collision Avoidance of Mobile Robots Using Multi-Agent Systems  

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This paper presents a new methodical approach to the problem of collision avoidance of mobile robots taking advantages of multi-agents systems to ... avoidance. In addition of simulations with virtual robots, in ...

Angel Soriano; Enrique J. Bernabeu…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Ensemble : fluency and embodiment for robots acting with humans  

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This thesis is concerned with the notion of fluency in human-robot interaction (HRI), exploring cognitive mechanisms for robotic agents that would enable them to overcome the stop-and-go rigidity present in much of HRI to ...

Hoffman, Guy, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Constraint-aware distributed robotic assembly and disassembly  

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In this work, we present a distributed robotic system capable of the efficient assembly and disassembly of complex three-dimensional structures. We introduce algorithms for equitable partitioning of work across robots and ...

Schoen, Timothy Ryan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Dumbbell micro-robot driven by flow oscillations  

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Dumbbell micro-robot driven by flow oscillations By V. A. V l a d i m i r o v Dept of Mathematics-propulsion of a dumbbell micro-robot submerged in a viscous fluid. The micro-robot consists of two rigid spherical beads of each sphere differs from the density of a fluid, while the whole micro-robot has neutral buoyancy

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An implementation of opportunistic scheduling for robotic assembly  

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Machine for Assembly (PUMA) system that included conveyors, part feeders, and assembly robots working alongside humans [3]. Robots are now being used for welding, spray painting, inventory control, material transfer, machine part loading... Machine for Assembly (PUMA) system that included conveyors, part feeders, and assembly robots working alongside humans [3]. Robots are now being used for welding, spray painting, inventory control, material transfer, machine part loading...

Butler, Allan Wayne

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

374

Correcting the End Deflection of an Industrial Robot Arm and Employing a Weighing Mechanism on the Robot Arm  

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When the arm of the robot is loaded, it will bend elastically provided the loading is below the yield paint. The deflection is maximum when the arm ... far as the positioning system is concerned the robot arm is ...

Y. B. Kavina; S. Shaheen; R. A. Whitaker

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Optimal Grid Exploration by Asynchronous Oblivious Robots Stephane Devismes  

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process implies that the robots somehow have to remember which part of the graph has been explored of the other robots remain the only way to distinguish different stages of the exploration process. The mainOptimal Grid Exploration by Asynchronous Oblivious Robots St´ephane Devismes Anissa Lamani Franck

376

Hierarchical Distributed Task Allocation for Multi-Robot Exploration  

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the exploration process via a market-based mechanism. That is, each robot decides for itself whether it is moreHierarchical Distributed Task Allocation for Multi-Robot Exploration John Hawley and Zack Butler Abstract In order to more effectively explore a large unknown area, multiple robots may be employed to work

Butler, Zack

377

Differentially Flat Trajectory Generation for a Dynamically Stable Mobile Robot  

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for the ballbot, a dynamically stable mobile robot which balances on a single spherical wheel. To this end, assumptions are made to form the system as differentially flat, and a method of deriving feasible trajectories, dynamically stable mobile robot. It is a human-sized robot that balances on a single spherical wheel

378

Creating robotic characters for long-term interaction  

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Researchers studying ways in which humans and robots interact in social settings have a problem: they don't have a robot to use. There is a need for a socially expressive robot that can be deployed outside of a laboratory ...

Setapen, Adam (Adam Michael)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Analyzing Web Robots and Their Impact on Caching Virgilio Almeida  

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Analyzing Web Robots and Their Impact on Caching Virg´ilio Almeida Daniel Menasc´e Rudolf Riedi the nature and characteristics of Web robots is an essential step to analyze their impact on caching. Us- ing-layered approach. Using a stack distance based an- alytical model for the interaction between robots and Web site

Riedi, Rudolf H.

380

A survey on coverage path planning for robotics  

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Coverage Path Planning (CPP) is the task of determining a path that passes over all points of an area or volume of interest while avoiding obstacles. This task is integral to many robotic applications, such as vacuum cleaning robots, painter robots, ... Keywords: Coverage path planning, Motion planning, Path planning

Enric Galceran; Marc Carreras

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Linear Sum Assignment Algorithms for Distributed Multi-robot Systems  

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Multi-robot task assignment (allocation) involves assigning robots to tasks in order to optimize the entire team’s performances. Until now, one of the most useful non-domain-specific ways to coordinate multi-robot systems is through task allocation...

Liu, Lantao

2013-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

382

Map-Merging-Free Connectivity Positioning for Distributed Robot Teams  

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Map-Merging-Free Connectivity Positioning for Distributed Robot Teams Somchaya LIEMHETCHARAT a,1 and obstacles. The goal is to achieve connectivity among the towers through a set of robots positioned in a way to act as gateways among the towers. The autonomous mobile robots are initially randomly deployed without

Veloso, Manuela M.

383

Multi-robot Simultaneous Localization and Mapping using Particle Filters  

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Multi-robot Simultaneous Localization and Mapping using Particle Filters Andrew Howard NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, California 91109, U.S.A. Email: abhoward@robotics.jpl.nasa.gov Abstract-- This paper describes an on-line algorithm for multi- robot simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM). We

Del Moral , Pierre

384

Continuum Robot Arms Inspired by Cephalopods Ian D. Walkera  

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Continuum Robot Arms Inspired by Cephalopods Ian D. Walkera , Darren M. Dawsona , Tamar Flashb in the development of a new class of soft, continuous backbone ("continuum") robot manipulators. Our work is strongly to delicate tasks in cluttered and/or unstructured environments. Our aim is to endow these compliant robotic

Kier, William M.

385

Evaluation of a trimmer-type mowing robot  

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Thus far, most mowing work was performed manually. However, manual mowing is quite laborious. Therefore, we designed a robot that can reduce the amount of labour involved in mowing. In this study, we researched and developed a trimmer-type mowing robot that can mow close to obstacles while maintaining safety. We experimentally evaluated the performance of the proposed mowing robot.

Yuki Iwano; Atsunari Kobayashi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Analysis of Dynamic Task Allocation in Multi-Robot Systems  

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Analysis of Dynamic Task Allocation in Multi-Robot Systems Kristina Lerman1 , Chris Jones2 , Aram of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0781, USA {lerman|galstyan}@isi.edu, {cvjones|maja}@robotics.usc.edu Abstract Dynamic task allocation is an essential requirement for multi-robot systems functioning in unknown

Lerman, Kristina

387

Effects of Head Movement on Perceptions of Humanoid Robot Behavior  

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Effects of Head Movement on Perceptions of Humanoid Robot Behavior Emily Wang Constantine Lignos@cs.yale.edu ABSTRACT This paper examines human perceptions of humanoid robot behavior, specifically how perception to the lab to "play with Nico," an upper-torso humanoid robot. The follow-up survey asked subjects to rate

Plotkin, Joshua B.

388

A Robotic Case Study: Optimal Design for Laparoscopic Positioning Stands  

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A Robotic Case Study: Optimal Design for Laparoscopic Positioning Stands ALI FARAZ SHAHRAM PAYANDEH Experimental Robotics Laboratory ERL, School of Engineering Science Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British in the followings, however the design can be modi- ed and upgraded for higher level of requirements and robotic

389

Robot Path Planning in Uncertain Environments: A Language-Measure-  

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Robot Path Planning in Uncertain Environments: A Language-Measure- Theoretic Approach Devesh K. Jha the problem of goal-directed robot path planning in the presence of uncertainties that are induced by bounded, probabilistic finite state automata 1 Motivation and Introduction In general, path planning of robots (e

Ray, Asok

390

A Robotic Case Study: Optimal Design for Laparoscopic Positioning Stands  

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A Robotic Case Study: Optimal Design for Laparoscopic Positioning Stands ALI FARAZ SHAHRAM PAYANDEH Experimental Robotics Laboratory (ERL), School of Engineering Science Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British and upgraded for higher level of requirements and robotic applications(i.e. item II): I­ The Mechanical Passive

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Towards Socially Assistive Robotics Adriana Tapus and Maja J Matari *  

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Towards Socially Assistive Robotics Adriana Tapus and Maja J Matari * *University of Southern California, USA 1. Introduction The recent trend toward developing a new generation of robots in our daily lives has introduced the need for building robotic systems able to learn how to use

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Mobile Robotics I: Lab 3 Obstacle Avoidance with IR Sensors  

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Sensors Background IR SENSORS INTERFACE The CEENBoT comes equipped with a Left and Right non-contact bumpMobile Robotics I: Lab 3 Obstacle Avoidance with IR Sensors CEENBoTTM Mobile Robotics Platform 1.01 #12;. ( Blank ) #12;Mobile Robotics I ­ Obstacle Avoidance with IR Sensors Purpose

Farritor, Shane

393

The Role of Fuzzy Logic Control in Evolutionary Robotics  

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The Role of Fuzzy Logic Control in Evolutionary Robotics Frank Ho mann Electrical Engineering the environment make fuzzy control a suitable method to imple- ment the behavior of a mobile robot. The robotic and precision of mathematicalor logical models.The fuzzy rules describe the relation between the external

Hoffmann, Frank

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Soft Robots DOI: 10.1002/anie.201209540  

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.g., in the metal cylinder of a diesel or spark-ignited engine[9] ), it has not been used to power soft machinesSoft Robots DOI: 10.1002/anie.201209540 Using Explosions to Power a Soft Robot** Robert F. Shepherd for pneu-net actuation provides simple, rapid, co-located power generation, and motion in soft robots

Heller, Eric

395

Robotic Telescopes Catch Up With Gamma Ray Bursts  

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...astronomers realized that their robot scopes needed bigger...observing conditions—for robots to spot the glows...observations of GRB 021004 paint a fascinating portrait...observing conditions--for robots to spot the glows...observations of GRB 021004 paint a fascinating portrait...

Robert Irion

2003-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

396

Control of Parallel Robots: Towards Very High Accelerations  

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parallel robot (for automated spray painting) to be built was patented by W. Pollard in 1942. A few yearsControl of Parallel Robots: Towards Very High Accelerations Ahmed Chemori, Guilherme Sartori-redundant parallel manipulators, where we are interested in control of PAR2 robot for 2D pick-and- place trajectories

Boyer, Edmond

397

A Note on General Adaptation in Populations of Painting Robots  

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A Note on General Adaptation in Populations of Painting Robots Dan Ashlock Mathematics Department is evolved to perform the task of competitively painting the floor of a toroidal room. Two robots are present in any given room and paint us- ing distinct colors. The fitness of a robot is the amount of floor

Ashlock, Dan

398

The Vernissage Corpus: A Conversational Human-Robot-Interaction Dataset  

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scenario involves a humanoid robot NAO1 explaining paintings in a room and then quizzing the participantsThe Vernissage Corpus: A Conversational Human-Robot-Interaction Dataset Dinesh Babu Jayagopi1.wrede, bwrede@techfak}.uni-bielefeld.de Abstract--We introduce a new conversational Human-Robot- Interaction

Gatica-Perez, Daniel

399

Auction Mechanism Design for Multi-Robot Coordination  

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in a game of paint ball. 1 Introduction In recent years, the design of cooperative multi-robot systems hasAuction Mechanism Design for Multi-Robot Coordination Curt Bererton, Geoff Gordon, Sebastian Thrun, PA 15217 Abstract The design of cooperative multi-robot systems is a highly active research area

Guestrin, Carlos

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COMPLETE PARAMETER IDENTIFICATION OF A ROBOT FROM PARTIAL POSE INFORMATION  

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for a variety of robot applications such as pick and place, spray painting, and welding. In these operationsCOMPLETE PARAMETER IDENTIFICATION OF A ROBOT FROM PARTIAL POSE INFORMATION Ambarish Goswami Arthur Quaid Michael Peshkin Abstract The absolute accuracy of a robot depends to a large extent

MacIver, Malcolm A.

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From robotic arms to mobile manipulation: on coordinated motion schemes  

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From robotic arms to mobile manipulation: on coordinated motion schemes V. Padois , J.-Y. Fourquet. It is compared with the classical kinematic modelling of robotic arms. In particular, it is shown that many tools of organization are due to the inherently bounded workspace of classic robotic arms or auto- matic machines

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Rhythmic Robot Arm Control Using Oscillators Matthew M. Williamson  

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Rhythmic Robot Arm Control Using Oscillators Matthew M. Williamson MIT AI Lab, 545 Technology to robot arm con- trol based on exploiting the dynamical properties of a simple oscillator circuit coupled This paper presents an approach to robot arm con- trol that is computationally simple, and provides ro- bust

403

Planning Single-arm Manipulations with N-Arm Robots  

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Planning Single-arm Manipulations with N-Arm Robots Benjamin Cohen bcohen@seas.upenn.edu University@cs.cmu.edu Carnegie Mellon University Abstract--Many robotic systems are comprised of two or more arms. Such systems robotic arms. While the use of multiple arms increases the pro- ductivity of the system and extends

Guestrin, Carlos

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Mars Exploration Rover Mobility and Robotic Arm Operational Performance  

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Mars Exploration Rover Mobility and Robotic Arm Operational Performance Edward Tunstel, Mark collaborative arrangement and the performance enabled by mobility and robotic arm software functionality during the first 90 days of the mission. Mobile traverse distance, accuracy, and rate as well as robotic arm

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EXTREMAL CONFIGURATIONS OF ROBOT ARMS IN THREE DIMENSIONS  

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EXTREMAL CONFIGURATIONS OF ROBOT ARMS IN THREE DIMENSIONS DIRK SIERSMA Abstract. We define a volume function for a robot arm in R3 and give geometric conditions for its critical points. 1. Introduction configurations of planar polygonal linkages and open robot arms considered as the critical points of the oriented

Siersma, Dirk

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CASSM analysis of Robotic Arm Ann Blandford, July 2004  

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CASSM analysis of Robotic Arm Ann Blandford, July 2004 This short document presents the CASSM analysis of a robotic arm as described fully by Blandford et al (2004). We do not have access to real users of such devices, so the CASSM analysis is based solely on an existing written description of the robotic arm

Blandford, Ann

407

Constraint measures and reproduction of style in robot imitation learning  

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robot arms complex behaviors by demonstration of a human teacher. Similarity in arm posture is one aspect of imitation learning. Since the kinematic, and the dynamic properties of humans and robot arms PA-10 robot arm. For an overview of the experiment see [1] Enforcing Similarity of Arm Postures

Jegelka, Stefanie

408

Towards Brain-Robot Interfaces in Stroke Rehabilitation  

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robots and orthosis have been developed to enhance post-stroke rehabilitation of arm or hand movement rehabilitation, the improvement in motor control of the impaired arm of stroke patients provided by robot recovery. Fig. 1. A robot arm is attached to the patient's forearm and it may move the patient's forearm

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Exploiting natural dynamics in robot control Matthew M. Williamson  

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This paper presents an approach to robot arm control based on exploiting the dynam- ical properties of an adaptive oscillator cir- cuit coupled to the joints of an arm. The approach is implemented on a real robot. 1 Introduction This paper presents an approach to the control of robot arms which exploits

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Obstacle Avoidance Control of Humanoid Robot Arm through Tactile Interaction  

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Obstacle Avoidance Control of Humanoid Robot Arm through Tactile Interaction Dzmitry Tsetserukou through tactile interaction. The implementation of the approach was realized on humanoid robot arm are detailed in the paper. The possible tasks of the robot with intelligent whole-arm obstacle avoidance

Tachi, Susumu

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Robot Arm Control Exploiting Natural Dynamics Matthew M. Williamson  

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Robot Arm Control Exploiting Natural Dynamics by Matthew M. Williamson M.Eng, University of Oxford by . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . Arthur C. Smith Chairman, Departmental Committee on Graduate Students #12;Robot Arm Control Exploiting for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Abstract This thesis presents an approach to robot arm control exploiting

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Kinematic and Dynamic Analysis of a Surgical Robot Positioning Arm  

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Kinematic and Dynamic Analysis of a Surgical Robot Positioning Arm Diana C.W. Friedman A thesis Analysis of a Surgical Robot Positioning Arm Diana C.W. Friedman Chair of the Supervisory Committee, a small form-factor surgical robot. To increase the RAVEN's workspace and decrease setup time, the C-Arm

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Robots in the smart home: a project towards interoperability  

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In this paper, it is addressed the problem of integrating service robots in the smart home. To this end, several middleware initiatives are analysed, paying special attention to Universal Plug and Play (UPnP). In addition, the iRobot service robot Roomba is deeply studied and an application to integrate it in the smart home via UPnP is presented.

J.R. De La Pinta; J.M. Maestre; E.F. Camacho; I. Gonzalez Alonso

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Autonomous Robot Navigation in Highly Populated Pedestrian Zones  

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Autonomous Robot Navigation in Highly Populated Pedestrian Zones Rainer K¨ummerle Department@informatik.uni-freiburg.de Abstract In the past, there has been a tremendous progress in the area of autonomous robot naviga- tion for autonomous robots as they are rather unstructured and dynamic. In this paper, we present a navigation system

Teschner, Matthias

415

A Miniature Biomimetic Robotic Fish and Its Realtime Path Planning  

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A Miniature Biomimetic Robotic Fish and Its Realtime Path Planning Chao Zhou, Zhiqiang Cao, Shuo a novel miniature biomimetic robotic fish based on single link with compact structure, high maneuverability and multiple sensors. The robotic fish mimics the motion of Thunniform mode, and the methods

Boyer, Edmond

416

Modelling the world in real time: how robots engineer information  

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...mobile robot which finds itself within an environment about whose layout it has little or...the robot should be able to map its environment autonomously such that places of interest...figure 4a, a robot is dropped into an environment of which it has no prior know- ledge...

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bioinspired Slowness for Robotic Systems Ronald C. Arkin  

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Bio­inspired Slowness for Robotic Systems Ronald C. Arkin Mobile Robot Laboratory School of Interactive Computing Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA USA 30332 arkin@gatech.edu Abstract: Slowness in robotic systems is a quality that is typically undervalued. It is our contention

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Bio-inspired Slowness for Robotic Systems Ronald C. Arkin  

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Bio-inspired Slowness for Robotic Systems Ronald C. Arkin Mobile Robot Laboratory School of Interactive Computing Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA USA 30332 arkin@gatech.edu Abstract: Slowness in robotic systems is a quality that is typically undervalued. It is our contention

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Robot in Society: Friend or Appliance? Cynthia Breazeal #  

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(Klingspor, Demiris & Kaiser 1997). In Japan, MITI and AIST have launched a large humanoid robot re­ search initiative. Possible applications include bringing humanoid robots into the household to serve as nurse­ maids and butlers for Japan's growing elderly popula­ tion (Inoue 1998). As the tasks autonomous robots

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Active vision in robotic systems: A survey of recent developments  

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In this paper we provide a broad survey of developments in active vision in robotic applications over the last 15 years. With increasing demand for robotic automation, research in this area has received much attention. Among the many factors that can ... Keywords: Active vision, computer vision, purposive perception planning, robotics, sensor placement, uncertainty, viewpoint scheduling

Shengyong Chen; Youfu Li; Ngai Ming Kwok

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MeBot: a robotic platform for socially embodied presence  

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Telepresence refers to a set of technologies that allow users to feel present at a distant location; telerobotics is a subfield of telepresence. This paper presents the design and evaluation of a telepresence robot which allows for social expression. ... Keywords: embodied videoconferencing, human robot interaction, robot-mediated communication, telepresence

Sigurdur O. Adalgeirsson; Cynthia Breazeal

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of the Robotic Touch foot Sensor for 2D walking Robot, for Studying Rough Terrain Locomotion  

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to make robotic movements to imitate human motion all over the world. Results of that effort are seen with robots now being able to accomplish tasks that were once performed solely human workers such as in factories, like automobile industries...……………………….…..…...6 1.1 The advantage of the inductive touch sensor ……………………………..6 1.2 Basic theories involved in the robotic touch foot sensor…….…........…....9 1.3 Analysis of maximum impact power………………………………..…...12 2. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ROBOTIC TOUCH FOOT...

Lee, Hunwoo

2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot-assisted reaching exercise promotes arm movement recovery in chronic hemiparetic stroke: a randomized controlled pilot study  

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AN, Kahn LE: Design of robot assistance for arm movementOpen Access Research Robot-assisted reaching exercisemovements more than the robot-assisted group. Conclusion:

Kahn, Leonard E; Zygman, Michele L; Rymer, W Zev; Reinkensmeyer, David J

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Modified coal batch in coking  

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The influence of volatile products from low-metamorphic poorly clinkering G coal on plasticmass formation in rammed batch during coking is considered. An experimental batch of modified coke has been produced at P...

A. G. Starovoit; E. I. Malyi; M. S. Chemerinskii; M. A. Starovoit…

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modified Acyl-ACP desaturase  

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Disclosed is a method for modifying the chain length and double bond positional specificities of a soluble plant fatty acid desaturase. More specifically, the method involves modifying amino acid contact residues in the substrate binding channel of the soluble fatty acid desaturase which contact the fatty acid. Specifically disclosed is the modification of an acyl-ACP desaturase. Amino acid contact residues which lie within the substrate binding channel are identified, and subsequently replaced with different residues to effect the modification of activity.

Cahoon, Edgar B. (Shoreham, NY); Shanklin, John (Shoreham, NY); Lindqvist, Ylva (Jarfalla, SE); Schneider, Gunter (Jarfalla, SE)

1999-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

426

Modified acyl-ACP desaturase  

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Disclosed is a methods for modifying the chain length and double bond positional specificities of a soluble plant fatty acid desaturase. More specifically, the method involves modifying amino acid contact residues in the substrate binding channel of the soluble fatty acid desaturase which contact the fatty acid. Specifically disclosed is the modification of an acyl-ACP desaturase. Amino acid contact residues which lie within the substrate binding channel are identified, and subsequently replaced with different residues to effect the modification of activity.

Cahoon, Edgar B. (Shoreham, NY); Shanklin, John (Shoreham, NY); Lindgvist, Ylva (Jarfalla, SE); Schneider, Gunter (Jarfalla, SE)

1998-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Photo of the Week: I, Robot Olympics | Department of Energy  

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I, Robot Olympics I, Robot Olympics Photo of the Week: I, Robot Olympics January 11, 2013 - 2:46pm Addthis Last week, students from dozens of local Tennessee high schools gathered at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility to check out the game field that they'll be working with in the next six weeks. This year, the young engineers' challenges include building robots that can throw discs and climb pyramids. Learn more about the 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Last week, students from dozens of local Tennessee high schools gathered at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility to

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Formation control of multiple mobile robots utilising synchronisation approach  

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In this paper, a new synchronous control rule is proposed for multiple mobile robot trajectories tracking while maintaining time varying formation. Each robot is controlled to track the desired path while its motion is synchronised with the two neighbouring robots to perform and maintain a desired time-varying formation. The dynamic model of the wheeled mobile robot is derived and divided into a translational and rotational dynamic model. A new synchronous translational controller is proposed to guarantee the asymptotic stability of both position and synchronisation errors. A simulation result of 20 robots has been conducted to validate the effectiveness of the proposed synchronous controller in the time-varying formation tasks.

Ibrahim M.H. Sanhoury; Shamsudin H.M. Amin; Abdul Rashid Husain

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Robotics virtual rail system and method  

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A virtual track or rail system and method is described for execution by a robot. A user, through a user interface, generates a desired path comprised of at least one segment representative of the virtual track for the robot. Start and end points are assigned to the desired path and velocities are also associated with each of the at least one segment of the desired path. A waypoint file is generated including positions along the virtual track representing the desired path with the positions beginning from the start point to the end point including the velocities of each of the at least one segment. The waypoint file is sent to the robot for traversing along the virtual track.

Bruemmer, David J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Few, Douglas A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Walton, Miles C. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2011-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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BOA: Asbestos pipe-insulation removal robot system. Phase I. Topical report, November 1993--December 1994  

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Based on several key design criteria and site visits, we developed a Robot design and built a system which automatically strips the lagging and insulation from the pipes, and encapsulates them under complete vacuum operation. The system can operate on straight runs of piping in horizontal or vertical orientations. Currently we are limited to four-inch diameter piping without obstacles as well as a somewhat laborious emplacement and removal procedure. Experimental results indicated that the current robotic abatement process is sound yet needs to be further expanded and modified. One of the main discoveries was that a longitudinal cut to fully allow the paddles to dig in and compress the insulation off the pipe is essential. Furthermore, a different cutting method might be explored to alleviate the need for a deeper cut and to enable a combination of certain functions such as compression and cutting. Unfortunately due to a damaged mechanism caused by extensive testing, we were unable to perform vertical piping abatement experiments, but foresee no trouble in implementing them in the next proposed Phase. Other encouraging results have BOA removing asbestos at a rate of 4-5 ft./h compared to 3 ft./h for manual removal of asbestos with a 3-person crew. However, we feel confident that we can double the asbestos removal rate by improving cutting speed, and increasing the length of the BOA robot. The containment and vacuum system on BOA is able to achieve the regulatory requirement for airborne fiber emissions of 0.01 fibers/ccm/8-hr. shift. Currently, BOA weighs about 117 pounds which is more than a human is permitted to lift overhead under OSHA requirements (i.e., 25 pounds). We are considering designing the robot into two components (i.e., locomotor section and cutter/removal section) to aid human installation as well as incorporating composite materials. A more detailed list of all the technical modifications is given in this topical report.

Schempf, H.; Bares, J.E.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photo of the Week: I, Robot Rodeo | Department of Energy  

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I, Robot Rodeo I, Robot Rodeo Photo of the Week: I, Robot Rodeo November 7, 2013 - 4:28pm Addthis This past summer, Sandia National Laboratories hosted the 2013 Robot Rodeo – a 10-event technical challenge that determines the best robot designs for diffusing dangerous situations. The rodeo is a free event that usually includes entries from police departments and military bases in nearby states. By developing these technologies, robots could potentially remove the danger to humans from the first response to unknown or dangerous situations. Challenges typically include diffusing a trip wire or boring a hole through a wall to peer through with an electronic eye. In this photo, a robot investigates a bomb threat challenge at an arcade. The operators are not allowed to turn on the lights or turn off the machines, complicating the challenge. | Photo by Randy Montoya, Sandia National Laboratories.

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Sandia National Laboratories: Research: Intelligent Systems, Robotics, &  

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Swarm Control Technology Swarm Control Technology Swarm A Swarm of Robots Swarm behavior in artificial intelligence is explained as a group of robots working together as a team, much like a swarm of bees or ants. Swarm behavior occurs in nature and we try to mimic this behavior in robotic machines. Robotic Vehicle Squads Cooperating squads of robotic vehicles could be used for fighting forest fires, cleaning up oil spills, delivering and distributing supplies to remote field operations and conducting military missions. Need Using robotic vehicles in place of a human in potentially dangerous situations reduces the risk to human lives. Because a single operator can plan a set of tasks for a squad of robotic vehicles, the coordinated system can significantly increase the effectiveness of a single warfighter in the

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Binocular stereo vision system for a humanoid robot  

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Vision system is very important for a humanoid robot to work in the human working and living environments. This paper discusses a humanoid robot binocular stereo visual system, with two computers the humanoid robot will perfect realise target object location and manipulation in real-time, the two computers are linked with each other through memolink communication module. One computer is responsible for processing the object images information, the other is used to control humanoid robot to walk and manipulate. An active humanoid robot vision model is built; the 3D location principle and the calibration method of this model are analysed. This active robot vision system with two degrees of freedom enlarges its visual field and the binocular stereo vision system is the most simple camera configuration for 3D position information. Experiments show the effectiveness and robustness of the stereo visual system for a humanoid robot.

Qinjun Du; Xiang Shi; Bin Dai; Enqing Lu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic behavior analysis for a six axis industrial machining robot  

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The six axis robots are widely used in automotive industry for their good repeatability (as defined in the ISO92983) (painting, welding, mastic deposition, handling etc.). In the aerospace industry, robot starts to be used for complex applications such as drilling, riveting, fiber placement, NDT, etc. Given the positioning performance of serial robots, precision applications require usually external measurement device with complexes calibration procedure in order to reach the precision needed. New applications in the machining field of composite material (aerospace, naval, or wind turbine for example) intend to use off line programming of serial robot without the use of calibration or external measurement device. For those applications, the position, orientation and path trajectory precision of the tool center point of the robot are needed to generate the machining operation. This article presents the different conditions that currently limit the development of robots in robotic machining applications. We ana...

Bisu, Claudiu-Florinel; Gérard, Alain; K'Nevez, Jean-Yves

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Evolving controllers for a homogeneous system of physical robots: structured cooperation with minimal sensors  

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...neural network controllers for Khepera mini-robots as part of a project investigating...using a population of eight `Tupperbot' mini-robots. The robots were evolved to perform...position of each robot over a 5 min period. Grid divisions are at 50 cm intervals, robots...

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and implementation of an expressive gesture model for a humanoid robot  

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Design and implementation of an expressive gesture model for a humanoid robot Quoc Anh Le Telecom-- We aim at equipping the humanoid robot NAO with the capacity of performing expressive communicative as robot joint values and sent to the robot in order to execute the hand-arm movements. The robot has

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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There is a strong correlation between the number of appropriate behaviors an interactive robot can  

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robot can produce and its perceived intelligence. We propose a robot architecture for implementing the robot in communicating with people in a consistent manner. We have implemented over 100 behaviors and 800 episode rules in a humanoid robot. As a result, the robot could entice people to relate

Kanda, Takayuki

438

International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 1998 RANGE AND POSE ESTIMATION FOR VISUAL SERVOING  

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International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 1998 RANGE AND POSE ESTIMATION FOR VISUAL SERVOING OF A MOBILE ROBOT David Jung, Jochen Heinzmann and Alexander Zelinsky Robotic Systems for real-time visual servoing on a mobile robot. The behaviour is a component of a multi-robot cleaning

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csce190 Computing in the Modern World Computing Challenges in Robotics  

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csce190 ­ Computing in the Modern World Fall 2011 Computing Challenges in Robotics Prof. Jason O'Kane March 1, 2011 #12;Main idea csce190 ­ Computing Challenges in Robotics ­ 2 Robots will have huge impact;Jobs in Robotics csce190 ­ Computing Challenges in Robotics ­ 3 The job market for computer scientists

Valtorta, Marco

440

Designing Arms and Hands for the Humanoid Robot ROMAN J. Hirth, K. Berns  

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Designing Arms and Hands for the Humanoid Robot ROMAN J. Hirth, K. Berns Robotics Research Lab robots; arm and hand design I. INTRODUCTION Recent developments in robotics show a growing interest of Technology Warsaw, Poland kmianowski@meil.pw.edu.pl Abstract--The interest in assistance- and personal robots

Berns, Karsten

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Modified gravity and the CMB  

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We consider the effect of modified gravity on the peak structure of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) spectrum. We focus on simple models of modified gravity mediated by a massive scalar field coupled to both baryons and cold dark matter. This captures the features of chameleon, symmetron, dilaton, and f(R) models. We find that the CMB peaks can be affected in three independent ways provided the Compton radius of the massive scalar is not far-off the sound horizon at last scattering. When the coupling of the massive scalar to cold dark matter is large, the anomalous growth of the cold dark matter perturbation inside the Compton radius induces a change in the peak amplitudes. When the coupling to baryons is moderately large, the speed of sound is modified and the peaks shifted to higher momenta. Finally when both couplings are nonvanishing, a new contribution proportional to the Newton potential appears in the Sachs-Wolfe temperature and increases the peak amplitudes. We also show how, given any temporal evolution of the scalar field mass, one can engineer a corresponding modified gravity model of the chameleon type. This opens up the possibility of having independent constraints on modified gravity from the CMB peaks and large scale structures at low redshifts.

Philippe Brax and Anne-Christine Davis

2012-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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1070-9932/07/$25.002007 IEEEIEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine MARCH 200720 IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine MARCH 200720 ithin factories around the world, robots perform heroic feats of manipulation  

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1070-9932/07/$25.00�2007 IEEEIEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine MARCH 200720 IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine MARCH 200720 W ithin factories around the world, robots perform heroic feats in the factory, but so incompetent in the home? At the Robotics Science and Systems Workshop: Manipulation

Kemp, Charlie

443

Mobile autonomous robotic apparatus for radiologic characterization  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A mobile robotic system that conducts radiological surveys to map alpha, beta, and gamma radiation on surfaces in relatively level open areas or areas containing obstacles such as stored containers or hallways, equipment, walls and support columns. The invention incorporates improved radiation monitoring methods using multiple scintillation detectors, the use of laser scanners for maneuvering in open areas, ultrasound pulse generators and receptors for collision avoidance in limited space areas or hallways, methods to trigger visible alarms when radiation is detected, and methods to transmit location data for real-time reporting and mapping of radiation locations on computer monitors at a host station. A multitude of high performance scintillation detectors detect radiation while the on-board system controls the direction and speed of the robot due to pre-programmed paths. The operators may revise the preselected movements of the robotic system by ethernet communications to remonitor areas of radiation or to avoid walls, columns, equipment, or containers. The robotic system is capable of floor survey speeds of from 1/2-inch per second up to about 30 inches per second, while the on-board processor collects, stores, and transmits information for real-time mapping of radiation intensity and the locations of the radiation for real-time display on computer monitors at a central command console.

Dudar, Aed M. (Dearborn, MI); Ward, Clyde R. (Aiken, SC); Jones, Joel D. (Aiken, SC); Mallet, William R. (Cowichan Bay, CA); Harpring, Larry J. (North Augusta, SC); Collins, Montenius X. (Blackville, SC); Anderson, Erin K. (Pleasanton, CA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

What is an open architecture robot controller?  

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This paper addresses the issue of what is an open architecture robot controllers. Three different classifications are defined along with the various advantages and shortcomings of each approach. Knowledge from past research and new technology has been included in this analysis. The conclusions recommend a communication-based hybrid approach with well defined interfaces between modules.

Ford, W.E.

1994-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

445

Children, Robots and... the Parental Role  

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The raison d'ętre of this article is that many a spry-eyed analyst of the works in intelligent computing and robotics fail to see the essential concerning applications development, that of expressing their Keywords: Cognitive epistemology, Communicative reciprocity, Reductio ad absurdum, Relation, Variant machine intelligence

Colin T. Schmidt

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Radiation-Resistant Reconnaissance Robot Introduction Design  

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are water-moderated. This type of reactor consists of a deep pool filled with water, uranium fuel rods. Radiation Resistance Control/Communication The objective of this project is to develop a submersible radiation- resistant, tether-operated robot for use in a water-moderated reactor pool. 1. Radiation

Provancher, William

447

2010 Robotics Challenge Saturday May 22, 2010  

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. Reforming Medicare and the overall health care system has become a pressing national issue because2010 Robotics Challenge Saturday ­ May 22, 2010 Pre-College Programs Home Health Care Assistant (MS) ­ 1 Home Health Care Assistant LEVEL: Middle School ­ All Grades TYPE OF CONTEST: Team COMPOSITION

Wang, Hai

448

Robotics Technology Crosscutting Program. Technology summary  

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The Robotics Technology Development Program (RTDP) is a needs-driven effort. A length series of presentations and discussions at DOE sites considered critical to DOE`s Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) Programs resulted in a clear understanding of needed robotics applications toward resolving definitive problems at the sites. A detailed analysis of the resulting robotics needs assessment revealed several common threads running through the sites: Tank Waste Retrieval (TWR), Contaminant Analysis Automation (CAA), Mixed Waste Operations (MWO), and Decontamination and Dismantlement (D and D). The RTDP Group also realized that some of the technology development in these four areas had common (Cross Cutting-CC) needs, for example, computer control and sensor interface protocols. Further, the OTD approach to the Research, Development, Demonstration, Testing, and Evaluation (RDDT and E) process urged an additional organizational breakdown between short-term (1--3 years) and long-term (3--5 years) efforts (Advanced Technology-AT). These factors lead to the formation of the fifth application area for Crosscutting and Advanced Technology (CC and AT) development. The RTDP is thus organized around these application areas -- TWR, CAA, MWO, D and D, and CC and AT -- with the first four developing short-term applied robotics. An RTDP Five-Year Plan was developed for organizing the Program to meet the needs in these application areas.

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1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

12 - Mobile Robot Localization and Mapping  

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Localization and mapping are two of the basic operations needed for the navigation of a robot, the other operations being path planning and motion planning studied in Chapter 11. Other fundamental capabilities and functions of an integrated mobile robotic system, from the task/mission specification to the motion/task execution, are cognition of the task specification, perception of the environment, and control of the robot motion. This chapter is devoted to the localization and map building operations. Specifically, the objectives of the chapter are (i) to provide the background concepts on stochastic processes, Kalman estimation, and Bayesian estimation employed in WMR localization, (ii) to discuss the sensor imperfections that have to be taken care in their use, (iii) to introduce the relative localization (dead reckoning) concept and present the kinematic analysis of dead reckoning in WMRs, (iv) to study the absolute localization methods (trilateration, triangulation, map matching), (v) to present the application of Kalman filters for mobile robot localization, sensor calibration, and sensor fusion, and (vi) to treat the simultaneous localization and mapping problem via the extended Kalman filter, Bayesian estimation, and particle filter.

Spyros G. Tzafestas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Robotic Platform for Monitoring Underground Cable Systems  

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. to traverse and monitor fiber-optic overhead ground transmission wires (OPGW) above 66kV power transmission-operation via a LAN or Internet connection. A prototype platform has been developed and tested with a 14kV in Japan to inspect the power transmission lines in 1991 [6]. The robot could maneuver around obstructions

Mamishev, Alexander

451

Mobile autonomous robotic apparatus for radiologic characterization  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A mobile robotic system is described that conducts radiological surveys to map alpha, beta, and gamma radiation on surfaces in relatively level open areas or areas containing obstacles such as stored containers or hallways, equipment, walls and support columns. The invention incorporates improved radiation monitoring methods using multiple scintillation detectors, the use of laser scanners for maneuvering in open areas, ultrasound pulse generators and receptors for collision avoidance in limited space areas or hallways, methods to trigger visible alarms when radiation is detected, and methods to transmit location data for real-time reporting and mapping of radiation locations on computer monitors at a host station. A multitude of high performance scintillation detectors detect radiation while the on-board system controls the direction and speed of the robot due to pre-programmed paths. The operators may revise the preselected movements of the robotic system by ethernet communications to remonitor areas of radiation or to avoid walls, columns, equipment, or containers. The robotic system is capable of floor survey speeds of from 1/2-inch per second up to about 30 inches per second, while the on-board processor collects, stores, and transmits information for real-time mapping of radiation intensity and the locations of the radiation for real-time display on computer monitors at a central command console. 4 figs.

Dudar, A.M.; Ward, C.R.; Jones, J.D.; Mallet, W.R.; Harpring, L.J.; Collins, M.X.; Anderson, E.K.

1999-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

452

Kernel for modular robot applications: Automatic modeling techniques  

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A modular robotic system consists of standardized joint and link units that an be assembled into various kinematic configurations for different types of tasks. For the control and simulation of such a system, manual derivation of the kinematic and dynamic models, as well as the error model for kinematic calibration, require tremendous effort, because the models constantly change as the robot geometry is altered after module reconfiguration. This paper presents a frame-work to facilitate the model-generation procedure for the control and simulation of the modular robot system. A graph technique, termed kinematic graphs and realized through assembly incidence matrices (AIM), is introduced to represent the module-assembly sequence and robot geometry. The kinematics and dynamics are formulated based on a local representation of the theory of lie groups and Lie algebras. The automatic model-generation procedure starts with a given assembly graph of the modular robot. Kinematic, dynamic, and error models of the robot are then established, based on the local representations and iterative graph-traversing algorithms. This approach can be applied to a modular robot with both serial and branch-type geometries, and arbitrary degrees of freedom. Furthermore, the AIM of the robot naturally leads to solving the task-oriented optimal configuration problem in modular robots. There is no need to maintain a huge library of robot models, and the footprint of the overall software system can be reduced.

Chen, I.M.; Yeo, S.H.; Chen, G. [Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore). School of Mechanical and production Engineering] [Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore). School of Mechanical and production Engineering; Yang, G. [Gintic Inst. of Manufacturing Technology (Singapore). Automation Technology Div.] [Gintic Inst. of Manufacturing Technology (Singapore). Automation Technology Div.

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

9 - Mobile Robot Control V: Vision-Based Methods  

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Vision is an important robotic sensor since it can be used for environment measurement without physical contact. Visual robot control or visual servoing is a feedback control methodology that uses one or more vision sensors (cameras) to control the motion of the robot. Specifically, the control inputs for the robot motors are produced by processing image data (typically, extraction of contours, features, corners, and other visual primitives). In robotic manipulators, the purpose of visual control is to control the pose of the robot’s end-effector relative to a target object or a set of target features. In mobile robots, the vision controller’s task is to control the vehicle’s pose with respect to some landmarks. The objectives of this chapter are (i) to present the basic aspects of visual servoing (camera visual transformations, image Jacobian matrix), (ii) to discuss the position-based and image-based visual-control problems, (iii) to apply visual servoing to a number of selected mobile robot control problems, and (iv) to study mobile robot visual servoing using omnidirectional vision.

Spyros G. Tzafestas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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455

Design of a mixed reality workspace for an expressive humanoid robot  

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The MIT Media Laboratory Robotic Life Group's Leonardo is a highly expressive robot used for, among other things, social learning and human-robot teamwork research. A mixed reality workspace was conceived to aid in ...

Matamoros, Javier G

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Design and optimization of cellular manufacturing systems: a methodology for developing robotic workcell simulation models  

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Robotic workcell simulation is a modeling-based problem solving approach developed for the design, analysis, and offline programming of robotic workcells. Current industrial practices show that commercial robotic simulation software packages are able ...

Frank S. Cheng

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Cooperative self-localization in a multi-robot-no-landmark scenario using fuzzy logic  

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functions based on various physical factors like acceleration of the robot and distance of separation of the two robots. For a given robot, all these fuzzy estimates are taken and fused together using fuzzy fusion techniques to calculate a possibility...

Sinha, Dhirendra Kumar

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

458

Robot-assisted laparoscopic transperitoneal pelvic lymphadenectomy and metastasectomy for melanoma: initial report of two cases  

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J, Cathelineau X et al (2006) Robot-assisted versus pure010-0189-8 CASE REPORT Robot-assisted laparoscopicthe ?rst report of robot-assisted pelvic lymphadenectomy in

Sohn, William; Finley, David S.; Jakowatz, James; Ornstein, David K.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

E-Print Network 3.0 - articulated sensate robot Sample Search...  

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sensate robot Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: articulated sensate robot Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 J Intell Robot Syst DOI...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - al robot da Sample Search Results  

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robot da Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: al robot da Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Measuring Cooperative Robotic Systems Using...

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461

Operator-assisted harvesting of protein crystals using a universal micromanipulation robot  

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The prototype of a universal micromanipulation robot for crystal harvesting is presented, and a robotically harvested trypsin crystal yields a high-resolution structure demonstrating the feasibility of robotic protein crystal harvesting.

Viola, R.

2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

462

2012 NYS Fair 4-H Robotics Challenge Team Name:________________ County: ___________ Date: __________  

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2012 NYS Fair 4-H Robotics Challenge Team Name:________________ County: ___________ Date: __________ Team Members: Years at participating in 4-H Robotics Program _______ Level: A______ B_______ Excellent Great Good Comments Robot Design: Ability to withstand the rigors of competition; Easy to repair

Keinan, Alon

463

Original Message Subject: [Fwd: [roboms] Fwd: [Imageworld] JOB: Robotics Systems Engineer, Dyson,  

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Original Message Subject: [Fwd: [roboms] Fwd: [Imageworld] JOB: Robotics Systems Engineer, Dyson Felker Original Message Subject: [roboms] Fwd: [Imageworld] JOB: Robotics: [Imageworld] JOB: Robotics Systems Engineer, Dyson, UK To: "imageworld@diku.dk" Dyson

Plotkin, Joshua B.

464

Review of control strategies for robotic movement training after neurologic injury  

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in 1989 [4] in which a robot arm was programmed to placeBardeleben A, Werner C: Robot-assisted arm trainer for themyoelectric signal in robot-aided arm training for patients

Marchal-Crespo, Laura; Reinkensmeyer, David J

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Learning to perform a new movement with robotic assistance: comparison of haptic guidance and visual demonstration  

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phase, the tip of the robot arm was programmed to move alongdesign of a novel arm rehabilitation robot. Proc 2005 IEEESubjects viewed their arm as the robot guided it, so this "

Liu, J; Cramer, SC; Reinkensmeyer, DJ

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

A simple, versatile robotic arm for classroom and student laboratory use  

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Robotic arms are indispensable tools in both industry and education. The robotic arm currently used in the MIT class 2.12, Introduction to Robotics, is in need of revision. The arm is heavy, imprecise, bulky, and difficult ...

Lafferty David (David A.)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Design, fabrication and testing of ModBot, the biomimetic, backdrivable, modular finger robot  

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easy when attached to a robot arm or system. A name for therotating arm of the Modbot finger robot, and (d) refers tothe small arm and the finger tip of the robot. Figure 2.7b:

Kelley, Michael Scott

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

A Low-cost and Modular, 20-DOF Anthropomorphic Robotic Hand: Design, Actuation and Modeling  

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-driven, anthropomorphic robotic hand. The prototyping process makes the most of 3D printing technology, and takes@cs.washington.edu Fig. 1. The 3D-printed 20-DOF anthropomorphic robotic hand. Many anthropomorphic robotic hands were

Todorov, Emanuel

469

Analytical framework for the smooth manoeuvre of wheeled mobile robots traversing obstacles  

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...the smooth manoeuvre of wheeled mobile robots traversing obstacles S. O. Oyadiji...model the dynamics of wheeled mobile robots (WMRs), which need to travel...characteristics of a traction surface. mobile robots|temporal trajectory|traction...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Tiny Terminators: New Micro-Robots Assemble, Repair Themselves and Are Surprisingly Strong  

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Tiny robots that can assemble and repair themselves? Watch a video of Argonne National Laboratory's micro-robots that easily perform tasks that can challenge other robots, including moving objects that are larger than themselves.

471

Modified acyl-ACP desaturase  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a method for modifying the chain length and double bond positional specificities of a soluble plant fatty acid desaturase. More specifically, the method involves modifying amino acid contact residues in the substrate binding channel of the soluble fatty acid desaturase which contact the fatty acid. Specifically disclosed is the modification of an acyl-ACP desaturase. Amino acid contact residues which lie within the substrate binding channel are identified, and subsequently replaced with different residues to effect the modification of activity. 1 fig.

Cahoon, E.B.; Shanklin, J.; Lindgvist, Y.; Schneider, G.

1998-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

472

Laser Welding and Post Weld Treatment of Modified 9Cr-1MoVNb Steel [Laser  

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Laser Welding of Metals > Laser Welding of Metals > Laser Welding and Post Weld Treatment of Modified 9Cr-1MoVNb Steel Capabilities Engineering Experimentation Reactor Safety Experimentation Aerosol Experiments System Components Laser Applications Overview Laser Oil & Gas Well Drilling Laser Heat Treatment Laser Welding of Metals On-line Monitoring Laser Beam Delivery Laser Glazing of Railroad Rails High Power Laser Beam Delivery Decontamination and Decommissioning Refractory Alloy Welding Robots Applications Other Facilities Other Capabilities Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Laser Applications Laboratory Laser Welding of Metals Laser Welding and Post Weld Treatment of Modified 9Cr-1MoVNb Steel Zhiyue Xu Nuclear Engineering Division of Argonne National Laboratory

473

ROBOTIC TANK INSPECTION END EFFECTOR  

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The objective of this contract between Oceaneering Space Systems (OSS) and the Department of Energy (DOE) was to provide a tool for the DOE to inspect the inside tank walls of underground radioactive waste storage tanks in their tank farms. Some of these tanks are suspected to have leaks, but the harsh nature of the environment within the tanks precludes human inspection of tank walls. As a result of these conditions only a few inspection methods can fulfill this task. Of the methods available, OSS chose to pursue Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM), because it does not require clean surfaces for inspection, nor any contact with the Surface being inspected, and introduces no extra by-products in the inspection process (no coupling fluids or residues are left behind). The tool produced by OSS is the Robotic Tank Inspection End Effector (RTIEE), which is initially deployed on the tip of the Light Duty Utility Arm (LDUA). The RTEE combines ACFM with a color video camera for both electromagnetic and visual inspection The complete package consists of an end effector, its corresponding electronics and software, and a user's manual to guide the operator through an inspection. The system has both coarse and fine inspection modes and allows the user to catalog defects and suspected areas of leakage in a database for further examination, which may lead to emptying the tank for repair, decommissioning, etc.. The following is an updated report to OSS document OSS-21100-7002, which was submitted in 1995. During the course of the contract, two related subtasks arose, the Wall and Coating Thickness Sensor and the Vacuum Scarifying and Sampling Tool Assembly. The first of these subtasks was intended to evaluate the corrosion and wall thinning of 55-gallon steel drums. The second was retrieved and characterized the waste material trapped inside the annulus region of the underground tanks on the DOE's tank farms. While these subtasks were derived from the original intent of the contract, the focus remains on the RTIEE.

Rachel Landry

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Model selection for modified gravity  

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...achieved with the dark energy survey (DES,-[22...decisively distinguish dark energy from flat DGP-modified...galaxies in the survey. Pan-STARRS...to distinguish a dark energy model will depend...wide-field photometric surveys, using three-dimensional...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced robot locomotion Sample Search...  

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robot locomotion Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: advanced robot locomotion Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Task Priority Grasping and...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - articulated robotic surgical Sample Search...  

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Collection: Engineering ; Computer Technologies and Information Sciences 2 photocredit Robot surgeons promise to save lives Summary: creation: a prototype surgical robot we'd been...

477

E-Print Network 3.0 - applied mobile robot Sample Search Results  

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mobile robot Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: applied mobile robot Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 . BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - autonomous micro-robotic forces Sample...  

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and Information Sciences 2 A Steerable, Untethered, 250 60 m MEMS Mobile Micro-Robot Summary: , and Mike Sinclair. Untethered micro-actuators for autonomous micro-robot...

479

E-Print Network 3.0 - automated robotic terrestrial Sample Search...  

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Ornithopter Summary: are often unable to navigate, giving an advantage to a terrestrial robot. Flying also requires a large... amount of energy, and no robot can stay aloft...

480

The development of the control for an urban search and rescue robot manipulator arm.  

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??Includes abstract. The University of Cape Town (UCT) Robotics and Agents Research Laboratory (RARL) began research into developing a USAR robot in 2006. The final… (more)

Springer, Bradley Mark

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapidly-exploring Random Tree Inspired Multi-robot Space Coverage  

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joining the tree by initiating a new edge. The blue robots depict vertex robots while the grey robots denote edge robots. The edge length ( q) is 2. : : : : : : : : 7 2 An illustration of a wandering robot (W) extending an edge, initi- ated by a... then the robot begins to trace the tree in an attempt to complete an incomplete edge, i.e., performing the ExtendEdge operation. 8 qnewS W WW Fig. 2. An illustration of a wandering robot (W) extending an edge, initiated by a previously spiralling robot (S...

Ghoshal, Asish

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

482

Self-propulsion of V-shape micro-robot  

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In this paper we study the self-propulsion of a symmetric V-shape micro-robot (or V-robot) which consists of three spheres connected by two arms with an angle between them; the arms' lengths and the angle are changing periodically. Using an asymptotic procedure containing two-timing method and a distinguished limit, we obtain analytic expressions for the self-propulsion velocity and Lighthill's efficiency. The calculations show that a version of V-robot, aligned perpendicularly to the direction of self-swimming, is both the fastest one and the most efficient one. We have also shown that such $V$-robot is faster and more efficient than a linear three-sphere micro-robot. At the same time the maximal self-propulsion velocity of V-robots is significantly smaller than that of comparable microorganisms.

Vladimir A. Vladimirov

2012-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

483

Safety issues in robotic handling of nuclear weapon parts  

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Robotic systems are being developed by the Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center at Sandia National Laboratories to perform automated handling tasks with radioactive weapon parts. These systems will reduce the occupational radiation exposure to workers by automating operations that are currently performed manually. The robotic systems at Sandia incorporate several levels of mechanical, electrical, and software safety for handling hazardous materials. For example, tooling used by the robot to handle radioactive parts has been designed with mechanical features that allow the robot to release its payload only at designated locations in the robotic workspace. In addition, software processes check for expected and unexpected situations throughout the operations. Incorporation of features such as these provides multiple levels of safety for handling hazardous or valuable payloads with automated intelligent systems.

Drotning, W.; Wapman, W.; Fahrenholtz, J.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

484

I, Quantum Robot: Quantum Mind control on a Quantum Computer  

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The logic which describes quantum robots is not orthodox quantum logic, but a deductive calculus which reproduces the quantum tasks (computational processes, and actions) taking into account quantum superposition and quantum entanglement. A way toward the realization of intelligent quantum robots is to adopt a quantum metalanguage to control quantum robots. A physical implementation of a quantum metalanguage might be the use of coherent states in brain signals.

Paola Zizzi

2008-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

485

Power Supply Concept for Mobile Robots in Bionic Assembly System  

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Abstract This paper presents a concept for autonomous energy supply for mobile robots in Bionic Assembly System (BAS). The main idea of this concept is battery swapping and charging station for mobile robots. Emphasis was placed on simplicity, safety and efficiency. Main focuses of this paper are detailed description of operation, battery charging process with implemented battery management system (BMS), mobile robot requirements and its implementation into the existing BAS concept.

Miroslav Puskaric; Ilya Kukushkin; Damir Haskovic

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Sandia creates lifelike, cost-effective robotic hand that can...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

creates lifelike, cost-effective robotic hand that can disable IEDs | National Nuclear Security Administration People Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation...

487

Sandia helping to improve endurance of legged robots | National...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

tackling one of the biggest barriers to the use of robots in emergency response: energy efficiency. The researchers are developing technology that will dramatically improve the...

488

Robot-Assisted Surgery and Health Care Costs  

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...their Perspective article, Barbash and Glied (Aug. 19 issue) focus primarily on the additional costs associated with robot-assisted surgery. They do not discuss key attributes of robot-assisted surgery such as increased precision, miniaturization, articulation beyond normal manipulation, and three-dimensional... To the Editor: In their Perspective article, Barbash and Glied (Aug. 19 issue)1 focus primarily on the additional costs associated with robot-assisted surgery. They do not discuss key attributes of robot-assisted surgery such as increased precision, ...

2010-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

489

More on Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy  

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...morbidity between robot-assisted and open radical cystectomy. As centers, including ours, adopt robot-assisted urinary reconstruction, it may be feasible in the near future to design a trial that appropriately compares differences in perioperative morbidity between the open-surgery and robotic approaches. To the Editor: Bochner et al. (July 24 issue)1 found no significant reduction in perioperative complications with robot-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy, as compared with open surgery (with the use of extracorporeal urinary diversion in both ...

2014-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

490

Fueling Robot Automates Hydrogen Hose Reliability Testing (Fact...  

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Automated robot mimics fueling action to test hydrogen hoses for durability in real-world conditions. With at least three major auto manufacturers expected to release fuel cell...

491

Robot positioning based on point-to-point motion capability  

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This paper presents an optimal search method for determining the base location of a robot manipulator so that the robot can have a designated point-to-point (PTP) motion capabilities. Based on the topological characterization of the manipulator workspace and the definitions of various p-connectivity, a computational method is developed for enumerating various PTP motion capabilities into quantitative cost functions. Then an unconstrained search by minimizing the cost function yields the task feasible location of the robot base. This methodology is useful for placement of mobile manipulators and robotic workcell layout design.

Park, Y. S.; Cho, H. S.; Koh, K. C.

2000-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

492

Rehabilitation Robot Cell for Multimodal Standing-Up Motion Augmentation  

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Kamnik,R. Bajd,T. Williamson,J. Murray-Smith,R. International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2005), Barcelona IEEE

Kamnik, R.; Bajd, T.; Williamson, J.

493

Staubli TX-90XL robot qualification at the LLIHE.  

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The Light Initiated High Explosive (LIHE) Facility uses a robotic arm to spray explosive material onto test items for impulse tests. In 2007, the decision was made to replace the existing PUMA 760 robot with the Staubli TX-90XL. A qualification plan was developed and implemented to verify the safe operating conditions and failure modes of the new system. The robot satisfied the safety requirements established in the qualification plan. A performance issue described in this report remains unresolved at the time of this publication. The final readiness review concluded the qualification of this robot at the LIHE facility.

Covert, Timothy Todd

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Matlab-based Control of a SCARA Robot.  

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??This master's thesis shows how it is possible to increase the flexibility and the functionality of a SCARA robot by introducing an interpreter in order… (more)

Ferrari, Luca Enrico

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

A robotic inspector for low-level radioactive waste  

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The Department of Energy has low-level radioactive waste stored in warehouses at several facilities. Weekly visual inspections are required. A mobile robot inspection system, ARIES (Autonomous Robotic Inspection Experimental System), has been developed to survey and inspect the stored drums. The robot will travel through the three- foot wide aisles of drums stacked four high and perform a visual inspection, normally performed by a human operator, making decisions about the condition of the drums and maintaining a database of pertinent information about each drum. This mobile robot system will improve the quality of inspection, generate required reports, and relieve human operators from low-level radioactive exposure.

Byrd, J.S.; Pettus, R.O. [South Carolina Univ., Columbia, SC (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

Tabletop robot to aid in arm rehabilitation of stroke patients .  

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??The aim of this project was to design and build a tabletop robot that could move the arm of a patient with limited motor function… (more)

Shu, Yuan, 1983-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Design and Engineering of a Chess-Robotic Arm  

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In the scope of the "Chess-Bot" project, this study's goal is to choose the right model for the robotic arm that the "the Chess-Bot" will use to move the pawn from a cell to another. In this paper, there is the definition and the structure of a robot arm. Also, the different engineering and kinematics fundamentals of the robot and its components will be detailed. Furthermore, the different structures of robotic arms will be presented and compared based on different criteria. Finally, a model for "the Chess-Bot" arm will be synthesized based on accurate algorithms and equations.

Elouafiq, Ali

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Brain-Computer Interface Control of an Anthropomorphic Robotic Arm.  

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??This thesis describes a brain-computer interface (BCI) system that was developed to allow direct cortical control of 7 active degrees of freedom in a robotic… (more)

Clanton, Samuel T.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

Tiny Terminators: New Micro-Robots Assemble, Repair Themselves...  

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and with a different purpose. In a project supported by the Energy Department's Office of Science, researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have created tiny robots that can...

500

-Learning: A Robotics Oriented Reinforcement Learning Josep M. Porta  

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-Learning: A Robotics Oriented Reinforcement Learning Algorithm Josep M. Porta Institut de Robotica Oriented Reinforcement Learning Algorithm Josep M. Porta Institut de Robotica i Informatica Industrial (UPC

Portland State University