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Demoing the Modified TALON Robot | Department of Energy  

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Energy 101: Solar PV Sec. Chu Online Town Hall Energy 101: Cool Roofs Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps Why Cool Roofs? Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future...

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Demoing the Modified TALON Robot | Department of Energy  

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Kill-a-Watt Competition at University of Central Florida Faces of the Recovery Act: Sun Catalytix Investing in Clean, Safe Nuclear Energy Secretary Chu Speaks at the 2010...

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Demoing the Modified TALON Robot | Department of Energy  

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Response & Procedures or Search Energy.gov Search Clear Filters All Videos Secretary Moniz at Town Hall Forum on Departmental Reorganization Data Jam at New York Energy Week...

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Demoing the Modified TALON Robot | Department of Energy  

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Recovery Act Transforming the American Economy Through Innovation Linac Coherent Light Source Overview Matt Rogers on AES Energy Storage Energy 101: Concentrating Solar Power...

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Demoing the Modified TALON Robot | Department of Energy  

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Pledge? Conversation on the Future of the Wind Industry Science Lecture: Talking the Higgs Boson with Dr. Joseph Incandela Bill Gates and Deputy Secretary Poneman Discuss the...

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Demoing the Modified TALON Robot | Department of Energy  

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Security & Safety -Emergency Response & Procedures or Search Energy.gov Search Clear Filters All Videos ARPA-E 2011 Keynote: Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy Electrofuels:...

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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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Robot Reworked to Analyze Radiation in Japan  

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TALON robots from the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory are helping the Government of Japan monitor radioactivity levels at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

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Talon Heavy Hoist and Safety Latch  

Engineers at the Savannah River Site (SRS) have devised a new design for a latching hoist hook with remote unlatching capabilities.  The TalonTM hoist hook and safety latch is designed for lifting heavy loads as well as locking the load in place with ...

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Modified impedance control for robotic saw cutting: Simulation and implementation in three degrees of freedom  

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The Savannah River Site (SRS) production and decommissioning operations produce solid radioactive transuranic (TRU) waste. This waste must be repackaged and sent to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) for permanent disposal. The Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) built a test facility to demonstrate simulated waste processing. The test facility use`s a CIMCORP multi-axis robot system, a CIMROC{trademark} II robot controller, and an electric circular saw to remotely open and size reduce plywood crates. The robot can either be teleoperated using joysticks or autonomously controlled via the, CIMROC{trademark} II. Both methods are inadequate for circular saw cutting of plywood crates due to frequent saw blade binding. Blade binding results from the current commercial robot controller limitations. The limitations are overcome by incorporating additional sensor information into the existing controller structure. In this paper we utilize a force sensor and a frequency counter to implement a modified impedance controller which prevents saw blade binding.

Kriikku, E.M. [Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States); Reynolds, D.L.; Carroll, J.J.; Dawson, D.M. [Clemson Univ., SC (United States). School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Modified impedance control for robotic saw cutting: Simulation and implementation in three degrees of freedom  

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The Savannah River Site (SRS) production and decommissioning operations produce solid radioactive transuranic (TRU) waste. This waste must be repackaged and sent to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) for permanent disposal. The Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) built a test facility to demonstrate simulated waste processing. The test facility use's a CIMCORP multi-axis robot system, a CIMROC[trademark] II robot controller, and an electric circular saw to remotely open and size reduce plywood crates. The robot can either be teleoperated using joysticks or autonomously controlled via the, CIMROC[trademark] II. Both methods are inadequate for circular saw cutting of plywood crates due to frequent saw blade binding. Blade binding results from the current commercial robot controller limitations. The limitations are overcome by incorporating additional sensor information into the existing controller structure. In this paper we utilize a force sensor and a frequency counter to implement a modified impedance controller which prevents saw blade binding.

Kriikku, E.M. (Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)); Reynolds, D.L.; Carroll, J.J.; Dawson, D.M. (Clemson Univ., SC (United States). School of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-Time Obstacle Avoidance Method for Mobile Robots Based on a Modified Particle Swarm Optimization  

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A novel method for the robot path planning in dynamic environment is presented in this paper. Based on the analysis of visual modeling, the reason of premature convergence and diversity loss in PSO is explained, and a new modified algorithm is proposed ... Keywords: Obstacle Avoidance, Particle Swarm Optimization, path planning

Yuxin Zhao; Wei Zu

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and method for modifying the operation of a robotic vehicle in a real environment, to emulate the operation of the robotic vehicle operating in a mixed reality environment  

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Apparatus and methods for modifying the operation of a robotic vehicle in a real environment to emulate the operation of the robotic vehicle in a mixed reality environment include a vehicle sensing system having a communications module attached to the robotic vehicle for communicating operating parameters related to the robotic vehicle in a real environment to a simulation controller for simulating the operation of the robotic vehicle in a mixed (live, virtual and constructive) environment wherein the affects of virtual and constructive entities on the operation of the robotic vehicle (and vice versa) are simulated. These effects are communicated to the vehicle sensing system which generates a modified control command for the robotic vehicle including the effects of virtual and constructive entities, causing the robot in the real environment to behave as if virtual and constructive entities existed in the real environment.

Garretson, Justin R. (Albuquerque, NM); Parker, Eric P. (Albuquerque, NM); Gladwell, T. Scott (Albuquerque, NM); Rigdon, J. Brian (Edgewood, NM); Oppel, III, Fred J. (Albuquerque, NM)

2012-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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BP Oil Spill Footage (High Def) - Leak at 4850' - June 3 2010...  

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Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Cutting Electricity Costs in Miami-Dade County, Florida How Energy Efficiency is Adding Jobs in St. Paul,...

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BP Oil Spill Footage (High Def) - Top Hat Procedure at 4850'...  

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Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Cutting Electricity Costs in Miami-Dade County, Florida How Energy Efficiency is Adding Jobs in St. Paul,...

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BP Oil Spill Footage (High Def) - Leak at 4840' - June 3 2010...  

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Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Cutting Electricity Costs in Miami-Dade County, Florida How Energy Efficiency is Adding Jobs in St. Paul,...

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Transforming the American Economy Through Innovation | Department...  

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Demoing the Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Cutting Electricity Costs in Miami-Dade County, Florida How Energy Efficiency is Adding Jobs in St....

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Energy 101: Wind Turbines | Department of Energy  

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Seven Traffic Signals in Two Minutes It Starts with Science... Demoing the Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Cutting Electricity Costs in...

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Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future | Department...  

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Energy 101: Daylighting Solar Smarter Faster Seven Traffic Signals in Two Minutes It Starts with Science... Demoing the Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise,...

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The Future of Biofuels | Department of Energy  

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Seven Traffic Signals in Two Minutes It Starts with Science... Demoing the Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Cutting Electricity Costs in...

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A New Biofuels Technology Blooms in Iowa | Department of Energy  

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Seven Traffic Signals in Two Minutes It Starts with Science... Demoing the Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Cutting Electricity Costs in...

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White House Science Fair Recap | Department of Energy  

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Demoing the Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Cutting Electricity Costs in Miami-Dade County, Florida How Energy Efficiency is Adding Jobs in St....

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Franklin County Courthouse: Before and After | Department of...  

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& Safety Geothermal Prices & Trends Related Videos Science Lecture: Talking the Higgs Boson with Dr. Joseph Incandela Demoing the Modified TALON Robot Energy 101: Home Energy...

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Science Lecture: Talking the Higgs Boson with Dr. Joseph Incandela...  

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It Starts with Science... Demoing the Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Cutting Electricity Costs in Miami-Dade County, Florida How Energy...

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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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The Attempto RoboCup Robot Team  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the hardware and software architecture of the Attempto RoboCup-99 team. We First present the design of our heavily modified commercial robotic base, the robot sensors and onboard computer. Then the robot control architecture which ...

Michael Plagge; Richard Günther; Jörn Ihlenburg; Dirk Jung; Andreas Zell

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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Topic: Robotics  

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... NIST Workshop Seeks Manufacturers' Ideas on Using Multipurpose Robots. ... Mobile Autonomous Vehicle Obstacle Detection and Avoidance. ...

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Road Following  

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A description is given of the system architecture of an autonomous vehicle and its real-time adaptive vision system for road-following. The vehicle is a 10-ton armored personnel carrier modified for robotic control. A color transformation that best discriminates ... Keywords: adaptive systems, adaptive vision system, armored personnel carrier, autonomous vehicle, color transformation, computer vision, computerised navigation, computerised pattern recognition, image coordinate system, image segmentation, maximum-likelihood pixel classification, military systems, real-time, road region boundary, road vehicles, road-following, robotic vehicle, robots

D. Kuan; G. Phipps; A.-C. Hsueh

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System and method for seamless task-directed autonomy for robots  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Systems, methods, and user interfaces are used for controlling a robot. An environment map and a robot designator are presented to a user. The user may place, move, and modify task designators on the environment map. The task designators indicate a position in the environment map and indicate a task for the robot to achieve. A control intermediary links task designators with robot instructions issued to the robot. The control intermediary analyzes a relative position between the task designators and the robot. The control intermediary uses the analysis to determine a task-oriented autonomy level for the robot and communicates target achievement information to the robot. The target achievement information may include instructions for directly guiding the robot if the task-oriented autonomy level indicates low robot initiative and may include instructions for directing the robot to determine a robot plan for achieving the task if the task-oriented autonomy level indicates high robot initiative.

Nielsen, Curtis; Bruemmer, David; Few, Douglas; Walton, Miles

2012-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Robotic vehicle  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A robotic vehicle is described for travel through a conduit. The robotic vehicle includes forward and rear housings each having a hub portion, and each being provided with surface engaging mechanisms for selectively engaging the walls of the conduit such that the housings can be selectively held in stationary positions within the conduit. The surface engaging mechanisms of each housing includes a plurality of extendable appendages, each of which is radially extendable relative to the operatively associated hub portion between a retracted position and a radially extended position. The robotic vehicle also includes at least three selectively extendable members extending between the forward and rear housings, for selectively changing the distance between the forward and rear housings to effect movement of the robotic vehicle. 20 figs.

Box, W.D.

1997-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotic arm  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A robotic arm positionable within a nuclear vessel by access through a small diameter opening and having a mounting tube supported within the vessel and mounting a plurality of arm sections for movement lengthwise of the mounting tube as well as for movement out of a window provided in the wall of the mounting tube. An end effector, such as a grinding head or welding element, at an operating end of the robotic arm, can be located and operated within the nuclear vessel through movement derived from six different axes of motion provided by mounting and drive connections between arm sections of the robotic arm. The movements are achieved by operation of remotely-controllable servo motors, all of which are mounted at a control end of the robotic arm to be outside the nuclear vessel.

Kwech, Horst (Lake Bluff, IL)

1989-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Generic robot architecture  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides methods, computer readable media, and apparatuses for a generic robot architecture providing a framework that is easily portable to a variety of robot platforms and is configured to provide hardware abstractions, abstractions for generic robot attributes, environment abstractions, and robot behaviors. The generic robot architecture includes a hardware abstraction level and a robot abstraction level. The hardware abstraction level is configured for developing hardware abstractions that define, monitor, and control hardware modules available on a robot platform. The robot abstraction level is configured for defining robot attributes and provides a software framework for building robot behaviors from the robot attributes. Each of the robot attributes includes hardware information from at least one hardware abstraction. In addition, each robot attribute is configured to substantially isolate the robot behaviors from the at least one hardware abstraction.

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

2010-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Tandem mobile robot system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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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Environment modification in a simulated human-robot interaction task:: experimentation and analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a novel approach to human-robot interaction, in which a user modifies a robot's environment to constrain its actions, rather than programming its controller. An HRI simulation of a maze navigation task is presented. An empirical ... Keywords: external representation, human-robot interaction, simulation

Robert St. Amant; David B. Christian

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Framing robot arms control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The development of autonomous, robotic weaponry is progressing rapidly. Many observers agree that banning the initiation of lethal activity by autonomous weapons is a worthy goal. Some disagree with this goal, on the grounds that robots may equal and ... Keywords: Autonomous weapons, Machine ethics, Military robots, Moral machines, Operational morality, Robot arms control

Wendell Wallach; Colin Allen

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotic vehicle  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A robotic vehicle is described for travel through an enclosed or partially enclosed conduit or pipe including vertical and/or horizontal conduit or pipe. The robotic vehicle comprises forward and rear housings each provided with a surface engaging mechanism for selectively engaging the walls of the conduit through which the vehicle is travelling, whereby the housings are selectively held in a stationary position within the conduit. The vehicle also includes at least three selectively extendable members, each of which defines a cavity therein. The forward end portion of each extendable member is secured to the forward housing and the rear end portion of each housing is secured to the rear housing. Each of the extendable members is independently extendable from a retracted position to an extended position upon the injection of a gas under pressure into the cavity of the extendable member such that the distance between the forward housing and the rear housing can be selectively increased. Further, each of the extendable members is independently retractable from the extended position to the retracted position upon the application of a vacuum to the cavity of the extendable member such that the distance between the forward housing and the rear housing can be selectively decreased. 11 figures.

Box, W.D.

1994-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotic vehicle  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A robotic vehicle is described for travel through an enclosed or partially enclosed conduit or pipe including vertical and/or horizontal conduit or pipe. The robotic vehicle comprises forward and rear housings each provided with a surface engaging mechanism for selectively engaging the walls of the conduit through which the vehicle is travelling, whereby the housings are selectively held in a stationary position within the conduit. The vehicle also includes at least three selectively extendable members, each of which defines a cavity therein. The forward end portion of each extendable member is secured to the forward housing and the rear end portion of each housing is secured to the rear housing. Each of the extendable members is independently extendable from a retracted position to an extended position upon the injection of a gas under pressure into the cavity of the extendable member such that the distance between the forward housing and the rear housing can be selectively increased. Further, each of the extendable members is independently retractable from the extended position to the retracted position upon the application of a vacuum to the cavity of the extendable member such that the distance between the forward housing and the rear housing can be selectively decreased. 14 figs.

Box, W.D.

1996-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Programming microsoft® robotics studio  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Get the practical reference to programming robotic applications by using the Microsoft Robotics Studio. Ideal for programmers familiar with Windows® based development using Microsoft Visual Studio® and the Microsoft .NET Framework, this guide ...

Sara Morgan

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vision based robot navigation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this thesis we propose a vision-based robot navigation system that constructs a high level topological representation of the world. A robot using this system learns to recognize rooms and spaces by building a hidden ...

Roth, Daniel R. (Daniel Risner), 1979-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Wireless Robotics: Opportunities and Challenges  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless robotics is one of the emerging fields in the world of automation. In-spite of research and standardization efforts around the world, the definition of the term "Robot" is still evolving. Robots have found application in many domains including ... Keywords: Mobile robotics, Standardization, Wireless robotics

Sivabalan Arumugam; Ritesh Kumar Kalle; Anand R. Prasad

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Semantic mapping using mobile robots  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Robotic mapping is the process of automatically constructing an environment representation using mobile robots. We address the problem of semantic mapping, which consists of using mobile robots to create maps that represent not only metric occupancy ...

Denis Fernando Wolf / Gaurav S. Sukhatme

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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, in practice, energy usage may either increase or decrease depending on the parameters of the particular facility. This paper describes our findings at the plants of various manufacturers. We performed on-site studies at plants operated by Chrysler Corporation in St. Louis (62 welding robots) and Franklin Manufacturing Company in St. Cloud, Minnesota (4 spray painting robots used in freezer manufacture), We also examined data on energy effects of robots from John Deere, caterpillar, and GM Guide Division. The effect of robots on electricity usage and other forms of energy usage are analyzed in this paper.

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

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotics Test Facility  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... 5000 square foot) high bay, holding most of the test methods; ... to help engineers view robot performance remotely and for recording testing events. ...

2013-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot Assisted Laser Osteotomy.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??In the scope of this thesis world's first robot system was developed, which facilitates osteotomy using laser in arbitrary geometries with an overall accuracy below… (more)

Burgner, Jessica

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-robot control interface  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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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Ubiquitous robotics: Recent challenges and future trends  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ambient intelligence, ubiquitous and networked robots, and cloud robotics are new research hot topics that have started to gain popularity among the robotics community. They enable robots to acquire richer functionalities and open the way for the composition ... Keywords: Ambient intelligence, Cloud robotics, Networked robots, Ubiquitous robots

Abdelghani Chibani, Yacine Amirat, Samer Mohammed, Eric Matson, Norihiro Hagita, Marcos Barreto

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotics for waste storage inspection: A user`s perspective  

SciTech Connect

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

54

A middleware for ecologies of robotic devices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The fields of autonomous robotics and ambient intelligence are converging toward the vision of smart robotic environments, or ubiquitous robotics, in which tasks are performed via the cooperation of many simple networked robotic devices. The concept ...

Mathias Broxvall

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

55

Fine Grained Robotics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Fine grained robotics is the idea of solving problems utilizing multitudes of very simple machines in place of one large complex entity. Organized in the proper way, simple machines and simple behaviors can lead to emergent ...

Flynn, Anita M.

56

DOE Robotics Project  

SciTech Connect

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)

Not Available

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

57

DOE Science Showcase - DOE Advanced Robotics | OSTI, US Dept...  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

10 Questions for a Robotics Engineer: Lonnie Love Robot Reworked to Analyze Radiation in Japan Robotics at Los Alamos National Laboratory NREL's New Robots Scrutinize Solar Cells...

58

Coördinating human-robot communication  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

59

Winning the AAAI robot competition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Last summer, AAAI sponsored a mobile robot competition in conjunction with the AAAI-92 conference in San Jose, California. Ten robots from across the country competed in the competition, with CARMEL from the University of Michigan finishing first. CARMEL ...

David Kortenkamp; Marcus Huber; Charles Cohen; Ulrich Raschke; Clint Bidlack; Clare Bates Congdon; Frank Koss; Terry Weymouth

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

60

Response Robot Evaluation Exercise (#7)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... at responder training facilities to gather ... responders to articulate essential robot capabilities ... at the emergency responder training facility known as ...

2013-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

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61

Apparatus for attaching a cleaning tool to a robotic manipulator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

62

Adaptive navigation for autonomous robots  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In many robotic exploration missions, robots have to learn specific policies that allow them to: (i) select high level goals (e.g., identify specific destinations), (ii) navigate (reach those destinations), (iii) and adapt to their environment (e.g., ... Keywords: Learning, evolution, Learning, neural networks, Learning, single agent, Robotics, adaptation

Matt Knudson; Kagan Tumer

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

Robotics, Ethics, and the Environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As robots become more pervasive and take on an ever-growing number of tasks, exploring ethical issues relating to the technology takes on increasing importance. Specifically, the manufacturing and sale of personal service robots could be severely detrimental ... Keywords: Engineering Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Planned Obsolescence, Robot Ethics, Sustainable Design

Jason Borenstein

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

64

Collective perception in a robot swarm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In swarm robotics, hundreds or thousands of robots have to reach a common goal autonomously. Usually, the robots are small and their abilities are very limited. The autonomy of the robots requires that the robots' behaviors are purely based on their ...

Thomas Schmickl; Christoph Möslinger; Karl Crailsheim

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

65

An energy efficient platform for mobile robot  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Exploration of an unknown environment by autonomous mobile robot is a fundamental concern in mobile robotics. Today most of the mobile robots are powered by batteries so their energy and operation times are limited. Therefore

Sonali Patel; Ritu Tiwari; Anupam Shukla

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

A spotlight on security and privacy risks with future household robots: attacks and lessons  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Future homes will be populated with large numbers of robots with diverse functionalities, ranging from chore robots to elder care robots to entertainment robots. While household robots will offer numerous benefits, they also have the potential to introduce ... Keywords: cyber-physical systems, domestic robots, household robots, multi-robot attack, privacy, robots, security, single-robot attack, ubiquitous robots

Tamara Denning; Cynthia Matuszek; Karl Koscher; Joshua R. Smith; Tadayoshi Kohno

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

67

Autonomous Combustion-Powered Hopping Robot - Energy ...  

Patent 6,247,546: Hopping robot The present invention provides a hopping robot that includes a misfire tolerant linear actuator suitable for long ...

68

Efficient design of precision medical robotics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Medical robotics is increasingly demonstrating the potential to improve patient care through more precise interventions. However, taking inspiration from industrial robotics has often resulted in large, sometimes cumbersome ...

Hanumara, Nevan Clancy

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

Emergency response robot evaluation exercise  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

More than 60 robot test methods are being developed by a team led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with the sponsorship of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These test methods are being specified and standardized ... Keywords: HRI, capability, emergency response, evaluation, human-robot interaction, measure, metrics, mobility, performance, power, radio communications, repetition, robot, sensor, standard, task, test, test method, test suite, trial

Adam Jacoff; Hui-Min Huang; Ann Virts; Anthony Downs; Raymond Sheh

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

70

Robotic Technologies for Live Working  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this report is to review selected available robotic technologies and evaluate their possible applicability to live working. The selection criteria for robotic technologies included suitability for operation in a high-voltage environment; mechanical load capacity; and extent of reach, size, and weight compatible with live work applications. The report provides a brief history of robotics in live work dating back to late 1970s and the development of the EPRI TOMCAT (Teleoperator for Operat...

2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

71

Response Robot Evaluation Exercise (#6)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... in a series of DHS/NIST response robot evaluation exercises will be hosted at the emergency responder training facility known as Disaster City in ...

2013-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

72

AUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC INSPECTION EXPERIMENTAL SYSTEM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

73

Robot arm apparatus  

SciTech Connect

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

74

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, H.D.

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

75

Robotic dissolution station  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is comprised of a robotic station for dissolving active metals in acid in an automated fashion. A vessel with cap, containing the active metal is placed onto a shuttle which retracts to a point at which it is directly beneath a cap removing and retaining mechanism. After the cap is removed, a tube carrying an appropriate acid is inserted into the vessel, and the acid is introduced. The structure of the station forms an open hood which is swept of gases generated by the dissolution and the air removed to a remote location for scrubbing. After the reaction is complete, the shuttle extends and the vessel may be removed by a robot arm.

Beugelsdijk, T.J.; Hollen, R.M.; Temer, D.J.; Haggart, R.J.; Erkkila, T.H.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

76

Robotic Welding and Inspection System  

SciTech Connect

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

77

Microsoft PowerPoint - Robotics.pptx [Read-Only  

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Program Robotics Program The Robotics Program within the Nuclear Engineering Division is developing new technologies to enhance the performance of telerobotic systems (robots...

78

Development of multiple robotic fish cooperation platform  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article presents the development of a multiple robotic fish cooperation platform, which is established by employing a group of radio-controlled, multi-link fish-like robots. This work is inspired by the observation from nature that the capability ... Keywords: Multi-agent system, Multiple robot cooperation, Platform, Robotic fish

Jinyan Shao; Long Wang; Junzhi Yu

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Exploration of intention expression for robots  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a novel exploration on how to enable a robot to express its intention so that the humans and robot can form a synergic relationship. A systematic design approach is proposed to obtain a set of possible intentions for a given robot ... Keywords: augmented reality, intention expression, robot

Ivan Shindev; Yu Sun; Michael Coovert; Jenny Pavlova; Tiffany Lee

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

DARPA Learning Applied to Ground Robots (LAGR)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

DARPA Learning Applied to Ground Robots (LAGR) Project (Concluded). Summary: The National Institute of Standards ...

2012-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Service robotics Prof. Alessandro De Luca  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Habib. The pemex autonomous demining robot: Perception and navigation strategies. In Proc. of IEEE

De Luca, Alessandro

82

Automated modeling of modular robotic configurations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This research presents an automated method to build kinematic and dynamic models for assembling modular components of modular robotic systems. By comparison with other approaches, the proposed method is applicable to any robotic configuration with serial, ... Keywords: Automatic modeling, Computer-aided design, Configuration design, Finite element method, Modular architecture, Modular robotic system, Reconfigurable robot

Z. M. Bi; W. A. Gruver; W. J. Zhang; S. Y. T. Lang

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Testbeds for ubiquitous robotics: A survey  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

84

Towards Small Robot Aided Victim Manipulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Robotic manipulation of human victims is a problem typically avoided by the robotics community primarily for fear of injuring victims further, though large robotic human transportation is more prevalent. This paper presents the issues that would need ... Keywords: Automated harness, Foam stabilization, Robot rescue, Victim manipulation

Mark Yim; Jedtsada Laucharoen

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Modular Reconfigurable Robots in Space Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Robots used for tasks in space have strict requirements. Modular reconfigurable robots have a variety of attributes that are well suited to these conditions, including: serving as many different tools at once (saving weight), packing into compressed ... Keywords: locomotion, modular, robot, self-reconfigurable, snake robot, space

Mark Yim; Kimon Roufas; David Duff; Ying Zhang; Craig Eldershaw; Sam Homans

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Stupid robot tricks : a behavior-based distributed algorithm library for programming swarms of robots  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As robots become ubiquitous, multiple robots dedicated to a single task will become commonplace. Groups of robots can solve problems in fundamentally different ways than individuals while achieving higher levels of ...

McLurkin, James D. (James Dwight), 1972-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Grey-prediction self-organizing fuzzy controller for robotic motion control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A self-organizing fuzzy controller (SOFC) under system control has online learning capabilities; nevertheless, the SOFC may excessively modify its fuzzy rules when its learning rate and weighting distribution are inappropriately selected. This results ... Keywords: Grey-prediction algorithm, Robotic systems, Self-organizing fuzzy controller

Ruey-Jing Lian

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

A MODULAR ACTUATOR ARCHITECTURE FOR ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS  

SciTech Connect

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.

None

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Exploring the role of robots in home organization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Technologists have long wanted to put robots in the home, making robots truly personal and present in every aspect of our lives. It has not been clear, however, exactly what these robots should do in the home. The difficulty of tasking robots with home ... Keywords: home organization, home robots, need finding, robot design

Caroline Pantofaru; Leila Takayama; Tully Foote; Bianca Soto

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Adoption of Vehicular Ad Hoc Networking Protocols by Networked Robots  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

91

Energy 101: Cool Roofs | Department of Energy  

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

Energy 101: Energy Efficient Data Centers Energy 101: Daylighting Solar Smarter Faster Seven Traffic Signals in Two Minutes It Starts with Science... Demoing the Modified TALON...

92

Why Cool Roofs? | Department of Energy  

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

Energy 101: Energy Efficient Data Centers Energy 101: Daylighting Solar Smarter Faster Seven Traffic Signals in Two Minutes It Starts with Science... Demoing the Modified TALON...

93

Linac Coherent Light Source Overview | Department of Energy  

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

Energy 101: Energy Efficient Data Centers Energy 101: Daylighting Solar Smarter Faster Seven Traffic Signals in Two Minutes It Starts with Science... Demoing the Modified TALON...

94

Energy 101: Concentrating Solar Power | Department of Energy  

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

Energy 101: Energy Efficient Data Centers Energy 101: Daylighting Solar Smarter Faster Seven Traffic Signals in Two Minutes It Starts with Science... Demoing the Modified TALON...

95

How ARPA-e is "Winning the Future" | Department of Energy  

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

Energy 101: Energy Efficient Data Centers Energy 101: Daylighting Solar Smarter Faster Seven Traffic Signals in Two Minutes It Starts with Science... Demoing the Modified TALON...

96

Modeling robot behavior with CCL  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the use of a Concurrent Communicating Lists (CCL) library in robot behavior modeling. CCL provides several software components, which allow the model to be built, simulated and formally verified. Due to the integration ...

Konrad Ku?akowski; Tomasz Szmuc

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Drum inspection robots: Application development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

98

Metastable legged-robot locomotion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A variety of impressive approaches to legged locomotion exist; however, the science of legged robotics is still far from demonstrating a solution which performs with a level of flexibility, reliability and careful foot ...

Byl, Katie

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

/select/modify/life  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... OOF: Finite Element Analysis of Microstructures. Table of Contents, /select/modify/life, OOF home. Prev, ... select/modify/life. /select ...

2013-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

100

Robotic Technologies for Live Working  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This project investigated the feasibility of developing a robotic device for removing and inserting the cotter key on a suspension or deadend insulator string8212the Cotter Key Remover-Installer and Camera (CKRIC). Researchers reviewed EPRI report 1019962, Robotic Technologies for Life Working (2010), and requested input and photographs of insulator strings from project funders. They then prepared animation sequences to study needed motions and degrees of freedom of the device, erected insulator strings ...

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Robotic end effector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is comprised of an end effector for use in probing a surface with a robotic arm. The end effector has a first portion that carries a gamble with a probe, the gamble holding the probe normal to the surface, and a second portion with a set of three shafts within a housing for urging the gamble and probe against the surface. The second portion contains a potentiometer connected by another shaft to the first portion to measure the position of the first portion with respect to the second so that the second portion can be moved to place and maintain the shafts at the midpoint of their travel. Then, as irregularities in the surface are encountered, the first portion can respond by moving closer to or farther from the second portion.

Minichan, R.L.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

102

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

103

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, Edward J. (Nashville, TN); Parrish, Robert H. (Nashville, TN); Russell, James R. (Brentwood, TN)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Distributed control of hexapod wall climbing robot implementing Controller Area Network (CAN)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Service robots have been used in tasks that require navigation of horizontal or near horizontal surfaces. Some applications require service robots that are capable of moving along a vertical plane e.g., wall painting, window washing, non-destructive ... Keywords: CAN, biomechatronics, controller area networks, distributed control, hexapod robots, mechatronics, robot actuators, robot design, robot safety, robot sensors, service robots, wall climbing robots

Nkgatho Sylvester Tale; Glen Bright; W. L. Xu

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Robots in organizations: the role of workflow, social, and environmental factors in human-robot interaction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Robots are becoming increasingly integrated into the workplace, impacting organizational structures and processes, and affecting products and services created by these organizations. While robots promise significant benefits to organizations, their introduction ... Keywords: autonomous robots, ethnography, groupware, organizational interfaces, organizational technology, robots in organizations

Bilge Mutlu; Jodi Forlizzi

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Simulating the C2SM 'Fast' robot  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A critical problem in the deployment of commercial teleoperated robots is the development of effective training tools and methodologies. This paper describes our approach to the problem of providing such training to robot operators tasked to contaminated ...

R. Codd-Downey; M. Jenkin; M. Ansell; H.-K. Ng; P. Jasiobedzki

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Robotic nanoassembly: current developments and challenges  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Robotic nanoassembly is an emerging field that deals with the controlled manipulation, handling and assembly of atoms, molecules and nano objects by robots for manufacturing of nano structures, devices and systems. Nanoassembly is expected to have revolutionary ...

Zuobin Wang; Dayou Li; Jin Zhang; Ze Ji; Renxi Qiu

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Towards semantic navigation in mobile robotics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nowadays mobile robots find application in many areas of production, public transport, security and defense, exploration of space, etc. In order to make further progress in this domain of engineering, a significant barrier has to be broken: robots must ...

Adam Borkowski; Barbara Siemiatkowska; Jacek Szklarski

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Mechanical engineering challenges in humanoid robotics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Humanoid robots are artificial constructs designed to emulate the human body in form and function. They are a unique class of robots whose anthropomorphic nature renders them particularly well-suited to interact with humans ...

Lu, Peter Guang Yi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Building Fusion Targets with Precision Robotics  

The precision robotic assembly machine’s manipulator system provides precise and repeatable motions, the force and torque

111

06Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Proceedings of  

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of producing some useful behaviour for controlling a robotic system. We can configure it to emulate passive by Singing Robots 126 Eduardo R. Miranda and Etienne Drouet Autonomous Navigation of a Flying Vehicle Robots: the Mechanical Control Layer 230 Sandor M. Veres Online Backpropagation Learning for a Human

Witkowski, Mark

112

Using indistinguishability in ubiquitous robot organizations  

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As robots become more pervasive and ubiquitous in the lives of humans, they become increasingly involved in everyday tasks formerly executed by humans. Humans should expect robots to take on tasks to simplify our lives, by working with humans just as ... Keywords: indistinguishability, multi-robot organizations

John Lewis; Eric T. Matson; Sherry Wei

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Upgrade of a Scara robot using Orocos  

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This paper presents a bottom-up approach that permits the integration of new devices and functionalities into a robotic cell. Although there are currently notable efforts from the scientific community toward this goal, the initiative presented here combines ... Keywords: Orocos, RTAI, free software, real time systems, robot design and architecture, robot upgrade

Dalton Matsuo Tavares; Rafael Vidal Aroca; Glauco Augusto de Paula Caurin

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Autonomous robotic weed control systems: A review  

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Autonomous robotic weed control systems hold promise toward the automation of one of agriculture's few remaining unmechanized and drudging tasks, hand weed control. Robotic technology may also provide a means of reducing agriculture's current dependency ... Keywords: Geospatial technology, Machine vision, Pest management, Precision agriculture, Robot, Weed recognition

D. C. Slaughter; D. K. Giles; D. Downey

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

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

116

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

117

Bipedal Locomotion, Robot Gymnastics, and and Robot Air Hockey: A Rapprochement  

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In this paper we discuss control problems in bipedal locomotion, robot gymnastics, and robot air hockey and some interconnections among them. These problems are fundamentally related to the control of redundant and underactuated robots and share some interesting common features, particularly with respect to the application of hybrid and switching control. We discuss the general problem of switching control and relate these concepts to problems of swingup and balance of gymnastic robots and gait control in bipedal locomotion. We also discuss the relationships among hybrid control, impulsive manipulation, visually guided locomotion, and robot air hockey. 1 Introduction In this paper we discuss some control problems in redundant and underactuated robots from the standpoint of logic-based switching control. Our interest in these problems stems from our recent research projects in the development of gymnastic robots, bipedal robots, visual servoing, and robot air hockey. We identify and di...

Mark W. Spong

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Multifunctional robot to maintain boiler water-cooling tubes  

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A robot has been developed to maintain boiler water-cooling tubes. This robot has a double tracked moving mechanism, an ash cleaning device, a slag purging device, a tubes' thickness measurement device, a marking device, and a control system. This robot ... Keywords: Boiler maintenance, Boiler water-cooling tube, Climbing robot, Mobile robot

Xueshan Gao; Dianguo Xu; Yan Wang; Huanhuan Pan; Weimin Shen

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Equilibrium Conformations of Concentric-tube Continuum Robots  

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Robots consisting of several concentric, preshaped, elastic tubes can work dexterously in narrow, constrained, and/or winding spaces, as are commonly found in minimally invasive surgery. Previous models of these â??active cannulasâ?ť assume ... Keywords: active cannula, concentric tube robot, continuum robot, elastica, flexible arms, kinematics, mechanics, medical robots, snake-like robot, variational calculus

D. Caleb Rucker; Robert J. Webster, III; Gregory S. Chirikjian; Noah J. Cowan

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

TOFU: a socially expressive robot character for child interaction  

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The TOFU project introduces a robotic platform for enabling new opportunities in robot based learning with emphasis on storytelling and artistic expression. This project introduces a socially expressive robot character designed to mimic the expressive ... Keywords: animation, education, interface design, robot, robot character

Ryan Wistort; Cynthia Breazeal

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Importance of physical interaction between human and robot for therapy  

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Mental health care of the elderly people is a common problem in advanced countries. Recently, high technology has developed robots for use not only in factories but also for our living environment. In particular, human interactive robots for psychological ... Keywords: elderly care, human-robot interaction, mental commitment robot, robot therapy

Takanori Shibata

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

How many social robots can one operator control?  

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This study explores the nature of the multi-robot control problem for social robots. It begins by modeling the overall structure of a human-robot team for social interactions, and implements it for specific applications to dialog-based interactions. ... Keywords: human-robot interaction, modeling, simulation, social robots

Kuanhao Zheng; Dylan F. Glas; Takayuki Kanda; Hiroshi Ishiguro; Norihiro Hagita

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Robotics crosscutting program: Technology summary  

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The Office of Environmental Management (EM) is responsible for cleaning up the legacy of radioactive and chemically hazardous waste at contaminated sites and facilities throughout the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons complex, preventing further environmental contamination, and instituting responsible environmental management. Initial efforts to achieve this mission resulted in the establishment of environmental restoration and waste management programs. However, as EM began to execute its responsibilities, decision makers became aware that the complexity and magnitude of this mission could not be achieved efficiently, affordably, safely, or reasonably with existing technology. Once the need for advanced cleanup technologies became evident, EM established an aggressive, innovative program of applied research and technology development. The Office of Technology Development (OTD) was established in November 1989 to advance new and improved environmental restoration and waste management technologies that would reduce risks to workers, the public, and the environment; reduce cleanup costs; and devise methods to correct cleanup problems that currently have no solutions. In 1996, OTD added two new responsibilities - management of a Congressionally mandated environmental science program and development of risk policy, requirements, and guidance. OTD was renamed the Office of Science and Technology (OST). This documents presents information concerning robotics tank waste retrieval overview, robotic chemical analysis automation, robotics decontamination and dismantlement, and robotics crosscutting and advanced technology.

NONE

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Applications of marine robotic vehicles  

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The ocean covers about two-thirds of the earth and has a great effect on the future existence of all human beings. About 37% of the world's population lives within 100 km of the ocean. The ocean is generally overlooked as we focus our attention on land ... Keywords: AUV, Autonomous manipulation, Marine robotics, ROV

J. Yuh; Giacomo Marani; D. Richard Blidberg

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Programming by integration in robotics  

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This document presents the first operating version of CoolBOT, a component oriented software framework for programming robotic systems. CoolBOT has been designed having in mind the idea of programming by integrating software components, in order to reduce ...

José L. Fernández-Pérez; Antonio C. Domínguez-Brito; Daniel Hernández-Sosa; Jorge Cabrera-Gámez

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Applying CSCW and HCI Techniques to Human-Robot ...  

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... a single operator and one or more robots that did ... to free the robot from an obstacle; the robot is hindered in ... the state of a victim (eg, conscious or not ...

2005-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

127

Robotic Welding, Intelligence and Automation, 1st edition  

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Thisresearch reportbrings together presenttrends in advanced welding robots, robotic welding, artificial intelligent and automatic welding. It includes important technical subjects on welding robots such as intelligent technologies and systems, and design ...

Tzyh-Jong Tarn; Tzyh-Jong Tarn; Shan-Ben Chen; Changjiu Zhou

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

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

129

The chandelier : an exploration in robotic musical instrument design  

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This thesis presents several works involving robotic musical instruments. Robots have long been used in industry for performing repetitive tasks, or jobs requiring superhuman strength. However, more recently robots have ...

Fabio, Michael A., S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Integrated Mobile-Robot Design-Winning the AAAI 1992 Robot Competition  

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The Carmel project (computer-aided robotics for maintenance, emergency, and life support) which won the AAAI 1992 Robot Competition, is discussed. Carmel's design philosophy and architecture, obstacle avoidance, global path planning, vision sensing, ...

David Kortenkamp; Marcus Huber; Charles Cohen; Ulrich Raschke; Clint Bidlack; Clare Bates Congdon; Frank Koss; Terry Weym

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

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

132

Chemical Power for Microscopic Robots in Capillaries  

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The power available to microscopic robots (nanorobots) that oxidize bloodstream glucose while aggregated in circumferential rings on capillary walls is evaluated with a numerical model using axial symmetry and time-averaged release of oxygen from passing red blood cells. Robots about one micron in size can produce up to several tens of picowatts, in steady-state, if they fully use oxygen reaching their surface from the blood plasma. Robots with pumps and tanks for onboard oxygen storage could collect oxygen to support burst power demands two to three orders of magnitude larger. We evaluate effects of oxygen depletion and local heating on surrounding tissue. These results give the power constraints when robots rely entirely on ambient available oxygen and identify aspects of the robot design significantly affecting available power. More generally, our numerical model provides an approach to evaluating robot design choices for nanomedicine treatments in and near capillaries.

Hogg, Tad

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Experiments with Cooperative Control of Underwater Robots  

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In this paper we describe cooperative control algorithms for robots and sensor nodes in an underwater environment. Cooperative navigation is defined as the ability of a coupled system of autonomous robots to pool their resources to achieve long-distance navigation and a larger controllability space. Other types of useful cooperation in underwater environments include: exchange of information such as data download and retasking; cooperative localization and tracking; and physical connection (docking) for tasks such as deployment of underwater sensor networks, collection of nodes, and rescue of damaged robots. We present experimental results obtained with an underwater system that consists of two very different robots and a number of sensor network modules. We present the hardware and software architecture of this underwater system. We then describe various interactions between the robots and sensor nodes and between the two robots, including cooperative navigation. Finally, we describe our experiments with this underwater system and present data. 1

Matthew Dunbabin; Iuliu Vasilescu; Peter Corke; Daniela Rus

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Integrated Joint Actuator for Serpentine Robots  

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Abstract—Serpentine robots, also sometimes called “snake robots, ” are slender, multisegmented vehicles designed to provide greater mobility than conventional wheeled or tracked robots. Serpentine robots are typically comprised of three or more rigid segments connected by two or three degrees of freedom joints. The segments typically have powered wheels, tracks, or legs to propel the vehicle forward; the joints may be powered or unpowered. We have developed a joint actuator system that is highly optimized for use in serpentine robots. This article first presents an analysis of the particular requirements for joint actuators in serpentine robots. We then compare existing actuators against those requirements and show that pneumatic bellows are ideally suited for this application. Following this analysis, this paper introduces our fully functional, pneumatically operated actuation system that is efficiently integrated in the space occupied by a joint. This system,

Grzegorz Granosik; Johann Borenstein; Senior Member

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Beyond usability evaluation: analysis of human-robot interaction at a major robotics competition  

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Human-robot interaction (HRI) is a relatively new field of study. To date, most of the effort in robotics has been spent in developing hardware and software that expands the range of robot functionality and autonomy. In contrast, little effort has been ...

Holly A. Yanco; Jill L. Drury; Jean Scholtz

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Multi-robot control interface - Energy Innovation Portal  

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 ...

137

Evaluation of Human-Robot Interaction Awareness in Search ...  

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... necessitate a close inspection by the robot to determine if the victim is conscious. ... five guidelines for information display for USAR robots. ...

2004-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

138

Human-Robot Interaction: Development of an Evaluation ...  

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... Robots have been introduced as toys [2, 17] and household tools [14 ... Participants used adjectives like cool, amazing, high tech to describe the robot ...

2003-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

139

Experiments with Underwater Robot Localization and Tracking  

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pipeline-, and ?sh tracking,” Journal of Marine Design andRobot Localization and Tracking Peter Corke † , Carrickinvestigation into feature tracking for visual odometry for

Corke, Peter; Detwiler, Carrick; Dunbabin, Matthew; Hamilton, Michael; Rus, Daniela; Vasilescu, Iuliu

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Advanced Remote Control of Industrial Robots.  

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?? The last few years, the use of industrial robots for tasks such as material handling, welding, painting and assembly, has expanded considerably - also… (more)

Reme, Fredrik

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Next-Generation Robotics and Automation  

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... NIST activities led to the approval of a new IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Standards Working Group on ... Lead Organizational Unit: el. Staff: ...

2013-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

142

NIST News -- Robot Test Facility 2013  

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... will use NIST-developed standard test methods for emergency response robots. ... similar to those they would encounter in an emergency or disaster. ...

2013-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

143

Built to Battle, Robots Test Designers' Mettle  

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Frostbite, Michael “Fuzzy” Mauldin's first robot, was built with the power of a snowplow. Visit Fuzzy Mauldin's site for additional details and video clips.

144

Measurement Science for Integration of Robotics and ...  

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... A barrier to achieving this potential is the high cost to integrate the components of a robot workcell, typically an order of magnitude higher than the ...

2013-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

145

Experiments with Underwater Robot Localization and Tracking  

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J. S. Feder, “Autonomous underwater vehicle navigation,” MITfor an autonomous underwater reef monitoring robot,” intechniques applied to an underwater vehicle,” in Proceedings

Corke, Peter; Detwiler, Carrick; Dunbabin, Matthew; Hamilton, Michael; Rus, Daniela; Vasilescu, Iuliu

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Robotics Control using Active Disturbance Rejection Control.  

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??Conventional robotics control has been set in stone since the sixties. The world has been waiting too long for a new age of control to… (more)

Khairallah, Ousama Said

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

NONLINEAR FORCE PROFILE USED TO INCREASE THE PERFORMANCE OF A HAPTIC USER INTERFACE FOR TELEOPERATING A ROBOTIC HAND  

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MODIFIED PAPER TITLE AND ABSTRACT DUE TO SLIGHTLY MODIFIED SCOPE: TITLE: Nonlinear Force Profile Used to Increase the Performance of a Haptic User Interface for Teleoperating a Robotic Hand Natural movements and force feedback are important elements in using teleoperated equipment if complex and speedy manipulation tasks are to be accomplished in hazardous environments, such as hot cells, glove boxes, decommissioning, explosives disarmament, and space. The research associated with this paper hypothesizes that a user interface and complementary radiation compatible robotic hand that integrates the human hand’s anthropometric properties, speed capability, nonlinear strength profile, reduction of active degrees of freedom during the transition from manipulation to grasping, and just noticeable difference force sensation characteristics will enhance a user’s teleoperation performance. The main contribution of this research is in that a system that concisely integrates all these factors has yet to be developed and furthermore has yet to be applied to a hazardous environment as those referenced above. In fact, the most prominent slave manipulator teleoperation technology in use today is based on a design patented in 1945 (Patent 2632574) [1]. The robotic hand/user interface systems of similar function as the one being developed in this research limit their design input requirements in the best case to only complementing the hand’s anthropometric properties, speed capability, and linearly scaled force application relationship (e.g. robotic force is a constant, 4 times that of the user). In this paper a nonlinear relationship between the force experienced between the user interface and the robotic hand was devised based on property differences of manipulation and grasping activities as they pertain to the human hand. The results show that such a relationship when subjected to a manipulation task and grasping task produces increased performance compared to the traditional linear scaling techniques used by other systems. Key Words: Teleoperation, Robotic Hand, Robotic Force Scaling

Anthony L. Crawford

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

MODULAR MANIPULATOR FOR ROBOTICS APPLICATIONS  

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ARM Automation, Inc. is developing a framework of modular actuators that can address the DOE's wide range of robotics needs. The objective of this effort is to demonstrate the effectiveness of this technology by constructing a manipulator from these actuators within a glovebox for Automated Plutonium Processing (APP). At the end of the project, the system of actuators was used to construct several different manipulator configurations, which accommodate common glovebox tasks such as repackaging. The modular nature and quickconnects of this system simplify installation into ''hot'' boxes and any potential modifications or repair therein. This work focused on the development of self-contained robotic actuator modules including the embedded electronic controls for the purpose of building a manipulator system. Both of the actuators developed under this project contain the control electronics, sensors, motor, gear train, wiring, system communications and mechanical interfaces of a complete robotics servo device. Test actuators and accompanying DISC{trademark}s underwent validation testing at The University of Texas at Austin and ARM Automation, Inc. following final design and fabrication. The system also included custom links, an umbilical cord, an open architecture PC-based system controller, and operational software that permitted integration into a completely functional robotic manipulator system. The open architecture on which this system is based avoids proprietary interfaces and communication protocols which only serve to limit the capabilities and flexibility of automation equipment. The system was integrated and tested in the contractor's facility for intended performance and operations. The manipulator was tested using the full-scale equipment and process mock-ups. The project produced a practical and operational system including a quantitative evaluation of its performance and cost.

Joseph W. Geisinger, Ph.D.

2001-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

149

Emotion induction during human-robot interaction  

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The aim of the presented study was to measure physiological correlates of emotions that are of particular interest in the field of human-robot interaction (HRI). Therefore, we did not focus on self-induced basic emotions but rather evoked states that ... Keywords: emotion recognition, human-robot interaction, joint construction, stress induction

Cornelia Wendt; Michael Popp; Berthold Faerber

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Robotic location of underground chemical sources  

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This paper describes current progress in a project to develop robotic systems for locating underground chemical sources. There are a number of economic and humanitarian applications for this technology. Finding unexploded ordinance, land mines, and sources ... Keywords: Chemical diffusion, Chemical source location, De-mining, Robotics

R. Andrew Russell

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

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.

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2000-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

152

Fuzzy logic for cooperative robot communication  

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This paper proposes a new approach which applies a recently developed fuzzy technique: Fuzzy Signature to model the communication between cooperative intelligent robots. Fuzzy signature is not only regarded as one of the key solutions to solve the rule ... Keywords: codebook, cooperative robots, fuzzy logic, fuzzy signature, possibility calculation

Dingyun Zhu; Tom Gedeon

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Vision-based control of robot motion  

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Visual servo control is now a mature method for controlling robots using real-time vision feedback. It can be considered as the fusion of computer vision, robotics and control, and it has been a distinct field since the 1990's, though the earliest work ...

Seth Hutchinson

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Autonomous mobile robot for radiologic surveys  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus is described 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. 5 figures.

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

1994-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

155

HERB: a home exploring robotic butler  

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We describe the architecture, algorithms, and experiments with HERB, an autonomous mobile manipulator that performs useful manipulation tasks in the home. We present new algorithms for searching for objects, learning to navigate in cluttered ... Keywords: Computer vision, Mobile manipulation, Navigation, Personal robotics, Robotic manipulation, Search

Siddhartha S. Srinivasa; Dave Ferguson; Casey J. Helfrich; Dmitry Berenson; Alvaro Collet; Rosen Diankov; Garratt Gallagher; Geoffrey Hollinger; James Kuffner; Michael Vande Weghe

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Modular Robot Motion Planning Using Similarity Metrics  

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In order for a modular self-reconfigurable robotic system to autonomously change from its current state to a desired one, it is critical to have a cost function (or metric) that reflects the effort required to reconfigure. A reconfiguration sequence ... Keywords: group, metric, modular robots, morphing, optimal assignment, pattern matching

Chih-Jung Chiang; Gregory S. Chirikjian

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Autonomous mobile robot for radiologic surveys  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

158

Bi-directional pheromone communication between robots  

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This paper describes a project that aims to demonstrate two-way communication between robots using chemical signals. The project is part of a wider investigation examining the potential advantages and drawbacks of implementing pheromone signalling between ... Keywords: Group size, Pheromone communication, Robotics

Anies hannawati Purnamadjaja; R. andrew Russell

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Planning and obstacle avoidance in mobile robotics  

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The paper focuses on the navigation subsystem of a mobile robot which operates in human environments to carry out different tasks, such as transporting waste in hospitals or escorting people in exhibitions. The paper describes a hybrid approach (Roaming ... Keywords: Autonomous navigation, Hybrid architectures, Mobile robots, Planning, Reactive and local methods

Antonio Sgorbissa; Renato Zaccaria

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

The Design of an Inspection Robot for Boiler Tubes Inspection  

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A climbing robot with magnetic wheels is designed for the inspection of boiler tubes in fossil power plants, which can inspect the boiler tubes automatically. The climbing robot will move on the boiler tubes. The magnetic wheels of the robot can be move ... Keywords: boiler tubes, climbing robot, magnetic flux leakage sensor, VSC controller

Lu Xueqin; Qiu Rongfu; Liu Gang; Huang Fuzhen

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Robotics and machine learning in a core college curriculum  

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In recent years, there has been an increase of interest in Robotics and Machine Learning in our society. Since the early days of industrial robotics, robots have been introduced to numerous areas of our everyday lives, ranging from robots in medicine ...

Boris Kerkez

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Decentralized multi-robot cooperation with auctioned POMDPs  

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Planning under uncertainty faces a scalability problem when considering multi-robot teams, as the information space scales exponentially with the number of robots. To address this issue, this paper proposes to decentralize multi-robot partially observable ... Keywords: decentralized data fusion, multi-robot cooperation, planning under uncertainty

Jesus Capitan, Matthijs T.J. Spaan, Luis Merino, Anibal Ollero

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

A New Method to Evaluate Human-Robot System Performance  

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One of the key issues in space exploration is that of deciding what space tasks are best done with humans, with robots, or a suitable combination of each. In general, human and robot skills are complementary. Humans provide as yet unmatched capabilities ... Keywords: analysis, human-robot systems, performance, robotics

G. Rodriguez; C. R. Weisbin

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

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

165

On redundancy, efficiency, and robustness in coverage for multiple robots  

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Motivated by potential efficiency and robustness gains, there is growing interest in the use of multiple robots for coverage. In coverage, robots visit every point in a target area, at least once. Previous investigations of multi-robot coverage focus ... Keywords: Coverage, Multi-robot systems, Path-planning

Noam Hazon; Gal A. Kaminka

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Self-stabilizing robot formations over unreliable networks  

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We describe how a set of mobile robots can arrange themselves on any specified curve on the plane in the presence of dynamic changes both in the underlying ad hoc network and in the set of participating robots. Our strategy is for the mobile robots to ... Keywords: Formal methods, cooperative mobile robotics, distributed algorithms, pattern formation, replicated state machines, self-stabilization

Seth Gilbert; Nancy Lynch; Sayan Mitra; Tina Nolte

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Adaptive hybrid impedance control of robot manipulators: a comparative study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Keywords: direct adaptive control, hybrid impedance control, passivity-based adaptive control, robotics

Luís F. Baptista; José M. G. Sá da Costa

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Solar Power Expert For Remote Robotic Explorers  

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Robotic exploration of remote areas to assist or replace human exploration reduces the cost, hazard and tedium of such exploration. For remote explorers, power is the most critical resource, and the most common source of that power is solar energy. Information about the robot configuration, the planned path, the terrain and the position of the sun can be processed by a solar power expert software module to calculate the power provided by a given plan of action. Using this information to select the best plans will enable remote robotic explorers to extend their lifetimes. This paper presents the development of a solar power expert and its implementation on a simulator. Several patterned path plans are evaluated with various solar panel configurations, starting times and locations, concentrating on polar regions. 1. EXPLORATION ROBOTS Capable and adaptable robots are needed for exploring areas too dangerous or costly for humans to visit. Planets, moons, and remote earthly locations suc...

Kimberly Shillcutt Robotics; Kimberly Shillcutt; William Whittaker

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

MODIFIED ZONE METHOD CALCULATOR  

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Zone Method is recommended for R-value calculations in steel stud walls by the 1997 ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals ASHRAE 1997. The Modified Zone Method is similar to the...

170

Planning to learn: Integrating model learning into a trajectory planner for mobile robots  

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For a mobile robot that performs online model learning, the learning rate is a function of the robot's trajectory. The tracking errors that arise when the robot executes a motion plan depend on how well the robot has learned ...

Hover, Franz S.

171

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

172

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

173

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.

174

Robots, systems, and methods for hazard evaluation and visualization  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A robot includes a hazard sensor, a locomotor, and a system controller. The robot senses a hazard intensity at a location of the robot, moves to a new location in response to the hazard intensity, and autonomously repeats the sensing and moving to determine multiple hazard levels at multiple locations. The robot may also include a communicator to communicate the multiple hazard levels to a remote controller. The remote controller includes a communicator for sending user commands to the robot and receiving the hazard levels from the robot. A graphical user interface displays an environment map of the environment proximate the robot and a scale for indicating a hazard intensity. A hazard indicator corresponds to a robot position in the environment map and graphically indicates the hazard intensity at the robot position relative to the scale.

Nielsen, Curtis W.; Bruemmer, David J.; Walton, Miles C.; Hartley, Robert S.; Gertman, David I.; Kinoshita, Robert A.; Whetten, Jonathan

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

175

ART-based fusion of multi-modal perception for robots  

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Robotic application scenarios in uncontrolled environments pose high demands on mobile robots. This is especially true if human-robot interaction or robot-robot interaction is involved. Here, potential interaction partners need to be identified. To tackle ... Keywords: ART, ARTMAP, Adaptive Resonance Theory, Incremental learning, Robotic systems, Sensor data fusion

Elmar BerghöFer; Denis Schulze; Christian Rauch; Marko Tscherepanow; Tim KöHler; Sven Wachsmuth

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

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,

177

Vertical Glider Robots for Subsea Equipment Delivery  

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We have developed an underwater vehicle that offers significant performance improvements over existing sub sea elevators. Our Vertical Glider Robot falls under its own weight to a precise location on the seafloor, employing ...

Reed, Brooks L.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Development of tether mooring type underwater robot  

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For the purpose of detecting CO2 leaks during ocean CO2 sequestration, there is a need for independent underwater robots that can make observations while maintaining their position over the seabed against the current for long periods ...

Ya-Wen Huang; Koji Ueda; Kazuhiro Itoh; Edwardo F. Fukushima; Shigeo Hirose

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Design of a minimalist autonomous robotic vehicle  

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The purpose of this thesis is to investigate design alternatives for the creation of a minimalist autonomous robotic vehicle, based on the Ford Escape. The work builds on prior work performed by the MIT DARPA Urban Challenge ...

Spadafora, Mark (Mark A.)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

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

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arXiv.org help - Robots Beware  

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The arXiv.org website is under all-too-frequent attack from robots, spiders and accelerators that mindlessly download every link encountered, ultimately trying to access the...

182

Embodied cognition in robots and human evolution  

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This thesis investigates the notion of embodied cognition in humans using the research of former University of Washington researcher William Calvin and robots using the research of former MIT professor Rodney Brooks. The ...

Myhrvold, Conor L. (Conor Lachlan)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

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

184

Applications of action languages in cognitive robotics  

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We summarize some applications of action languages in robotics, focusing on the following three challenges: 1) bridging the gap between low-level continuous geometric reasoning and high-level discrete causal reasoning; 2) embedding background/commonsense ...

Esra Erdem; Volkan Patoglu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Dynamic vehicle routing for robotic networks  

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Recent years have witnessed great advancements in the sciences and technology of autonomy, robotics and networking. This dissertation develops concepts and algorithms for dynamic vehicle routing (DVR), that is, for the ...

Pavone, Marco, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

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

187

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

188

Multi-robot repeated area coverage  

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We address the problem of repeated coverage of a target area, of any polygonal shape, by a team of robots having a limited visual range. Three distributed Cluster-based algorithms, and a method called Cyclic Coverage are introduced ... Keywords: Area Coverage, Chained Lin---Kernighan Algorithm, Constrained Delaunay Triangulation, Coordination, Cyclic Coverage, Double-Minimum Spanning Tree, Edge-based Clustering Coverage, Multi-robot systems, Node-based Clustering Coverage, Teamwork, Uninformed Clustering Coverage, Visibility Graph

Pooyan Fazli; Alireza Davoodi; Alan K. Mackworth

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

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

190

Get in touch: cooperative decision making based on robot-to-robot collisions  

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We demonstrate the ability of a swarm of autonomous micro-robots to perform collective decision making in a dynamic environment. This decision making is an emergent property of decentralized self-organization, which results from executing a very simple ... Keywords: Collective decision, Heterogeneous environment, Honey bees, Swarm intelligence, Swarm robotics

Thomas Schmickl; Ronald Thenius; Christoph Moeslinger; Gerald Radspieler; Serge Kernbach; Marc Szymanski; Karl Crailsheim

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

4steel-robot: a climbing mobile robot for gas containers inspection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of the project is to design and build a wireless wall climbing robot to accomplish remotely ultrasonic and visual inspections in large gas containers, avoiding in this way the necessity to use scalfolding and reduce the risks for the technicians ... Keywords: forth programming language, gait, java programming, magnetic adhesion, mobile robot, walking machine

R. Armando Segovia De Los; G. Mayra Garduńo; L. Armida González

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Understanding how children understand robots: Perceived animism in child-robot interaction  

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Centuries ago, the existence of life was explained by the presence of a soul (Tylor, 1871). Known as animism, this term was re-defined in the 1970s by Piaget as young children's beliefs that inanimate objects are capable of actions and have life-like ... Keywords: Animism, Child development, Children, Developmental psychology, Human-robot interaction, Robotics

Tanya N. Beran; Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano; Roman Kuzyk; Meghann Fior; Sarah Nugent

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Robopedia: Leveraging Sensorpedia for Web-Enabled Robot Control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

194

TofuDraw : choreographing robot behavior through Digital Painting  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

195

Ensemble : fluency and embodiment for robots acting with humans  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

196

Automatic Acquisition of Robot Motion and Sensor Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For accurate self-localization using probabilistic techniques, robots require robust models of motion and sensor characteristics. Such models are sensitive to variations in lighting conditions, terrain and other factors like robot battery strength. Each ...

A. Tuna Ozgelen; Elizabeth Sklar; Simon Parsons

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Future AI and Robotics Technology for Nuclear Plants Decommissioning  

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Robotics Program The Robotics Program within the Nuclear Engineering Division is developing new technologies. Currently, we are exploring opportunities in applications for nuclear reactor operation, maintenance of remote energy installations, decontamination and decommissioning, and minimally invasive surgery

Hu, Huosheng

198

Development of manufacturing technique for composite structures for robotic applications  

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An experimental study was performed with the aim of developing a technique for manufacturing composite parts for use in dynamic robotic applications in lieu of heavy and expensive metal parts used in conventional robotic ...

Dixon, Theresa, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

A gradient optimization approach to adaptive multi-robot control  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

200

A task management architecture for control of intelligent robots  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Designing and building Intelligent robots involves integration of various functionalities such as manipulation, navigation, various recognitions, speech understanding and expression, reasoning, planning, and so on. Furthermore, such functional components ... Keywords: agent architecture, intelligent robot, middleware, system integration

Jaeho Lee; Byulsaim Kwak

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk-minimizing program execution in robotic domains  

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In this thesis, we argue that autonomous robots operating in hostile and uncertain environments can improve robustness by computing and reasoning explicitly about risk. Autonomous robots with a keen sensitivity to risk can ...

Effinger, Robert T

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

The Development, Control and Operation of an Autonomous Robotic Excavator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The excavation of foundations, general earthworks and earth removal tasks are activities which involve the machine operator in a series of repetitive operations, suggesting opportunities for the automation through the introduction of robotic technologies ... Keywords: artificial intelligence, construction, robotics

David A. Bradley; Derek W. Seward

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Long-term robot mapping in dynamic environments  

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One of the central goals in mobile robotics is to develop a mobile robot that can construct a map of an initially unknown dynamic environment. This is often referred to as the Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) ...

Walcott, Aisha, 1978-

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

2.12 Introduction to Robotics, Fall 2004  

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This course provides an overview of robot mechanisms, dynamics, and intelligent controls. Topics include planar and spatial kinematics, and motion planning; mechanism design for manipulators and mobile robots, multi-rigid-body ...

Asada, H. (Haruhiko)

205

News and Update: Remote-controlled Robots Search World Trade ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One team of robots was the work of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR), out of the University of South Florida. As many as 17 CRASAR ...

206

Lateral undulation of a snake-like robot  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

207

Design of an MRI compatible robot for wrist rehabilitation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can be used to study the effects of robotic therapy on stroke patients. This thesis focuses on the design of an MRI compatible wrist robot to be used as a clinical tool for studying the ...

Mendelowitz, Sarah E. (Sarah Elizabeth), 1980-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Pg1Draft Talon Heavy Hoist Hook.ppt  

hands free, remote operation ... is the U. S. Department of Energy’s ... will be requested to submit a business plan setting forth company ...

209

Response Robot Evaluation Exercise Disaster City, TX DAY 1 ...  

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Page 1. Response Robot Evaluation Exercise Disaster City, TX and Meeting of the ASTM International Committee on Homeland ...

2012-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

210

Robots Big and Small Showcase Their Skills at NIST Alaskan ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Anchorage, Alaska. ... teams from Canada, Europe and the United States pitted their ...

2013-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

211

Nonmyopic Adaptive Informative Path Planning for Multiple Robots  

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as limited time or battery capacity) it is an im- portantsystem. (limited time or battery capacity) robots available

Singh, Amarjeet

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Toward a framework for human-robot interaction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The goal of this article is to introduce the reader to the rich and vibrant field of robotics. Robotics is a field in change; the meaning of the term robot today differs substantially from the term just 1 decade ago. The primary purpose of this article ...

Sebastian Thrun

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Land mine detecting robot capable of path planning  

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The purpose of Landmine detecting robot is to cover maximum possible area, presentation of landmines and the left over area on a visual map with accuracy in millimeters. This paper presents a prototype model of land mine detecting robot that is powerful ... Keywords: PIC microcontroller, graphical user interface, image processing, land mine detection, robot path mapping

Muhammad Zubair; Muhammad Ahmad Choudhry

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

The AROUND project: Adapting robotic disaster response to developing countries  

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The AROUND project: Adapting robotic disaster response to developing countries Alain Boucher1 constraints of developing countries. Keywords: Disaster response, Multi-Robot Systems, Cheap robotics, Spatial, in terms of frequency and devastating power, of natural disasters (par- ticularly in developing countries

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

215

Mobile human-robot teaming with environmental tolerance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We demonstrate that structured light-based depth sensing with standard perception algorithms can enable mobile peer-to-peer interaction between humans and robots. We posit that the use of recent emerging devices for depth-based imaging can enable robot ... Keywords: gesture recognition, human-robot interaction, person following

Matthew M. Loper; Nathan P. Koenig; Sonia H. Chernova; Chris V. Jones; Odest C. Jenkins

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Control and simulation of a tensegrity-based mobile robot  

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Tensegrity structures can provide a new approach to the construction of mobile robots with different shapes and properties that usual robots, wheeled or legged, do not have. Tensegrity are light, deformable structures that may be able to adapt their ... Keywords: Mobile robots, Tensegrity structures

Albert Graells Rovira; Josep M. Mirats Tur

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

A survey on coverage path planning for robotics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

218

Robot algorithms for localization of multiple emission sources  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The problem of time-varying, multisource localization using robotic swarms has received relatively little attention when compared to single-source localization. It involves distinct challenges regarding how to partition the robots during search to ensure ... Keywords: Bayesian filters, Bayesian occupancy mapping, Source localization, biologically inspired algorithms, hill-climbing algorithms, mobile robotic networks, swarm algorithms

Kathleen Mcgill; Stephen Taylor

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Robotic laser welding: seam sensor and laser focal frame registration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Robotic laser welding places extreme demands on the spatial accuracy with which the robot must position the focal point of the laser with respect to the joint to be welded. The required level of accuracy is difficult to achieve in a production environment ... Keywords: Calibration, Laser welding, Robots, Seam tracking

J. P. Huissoon

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Experiments on automatic seam detection for a MIG welding robot  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To make robotic welding more flexible, vision systems are used to detect the weld seam and plan a path for the robot to follow. In this paper an image processing technique is introduced that can automatically detect the weld seam in a "butt-weld" configuration. ... Keywords: arc welding robot, stereo vision, weld seam detection

Mitchell Dinham; Gu Fang; Jia Ju Zou

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A chinese cooking robot for elderly and disabled people  

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Cooking themselves is very important and difficult for elderly and disabled people in daily life. This paper presents a cooking robot for those people who are confined to wheelchairs. The robot can automatically load ingredients, cook Chinese dishes, ... Keywords: Barrier-free design, Chinese dishes, Cooking robot, Elderly and disabled people

Wen-tao Ma; Wei-xin Yan; Zhuang Fu; Yan-zheng Zhao

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Optimal Motion Planning for Multiple Robots Having Independent Goals  

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is nearby, while the other robot has a distant goal. Combining the performance measures might produce a plan that is good for the robot that has the distant goal; however, the performance of the other robot would and priorities change, then only needs to select an alternative minimal plan, as opposed to re­exploring

LaValle, Steven M.

223

Integrating video games and robotic play in physical environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Active Learning Environments with Robotic Tangibles (ALERT) are mixed reality video gaming systems that use sensors, vision systems, and robots to provide an engaging experience that may motivate hitherto underrepresented kinds of learners to become ... Keywords: embodied learning, mobile robots, participatory design, tangible media, video games

Byron Lahey; Winslow Burleson; Camilla Nřrgaard Jensen; Natalie Freed; Patrick Lu

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

A study on authentication mechanism using robot vacuum cleaner  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Robot is not a new field. It has been around for decades. In fact, most people have robots in their own home, even if they don't recognize the robots as such. For example, a dishwasher automatically washes and dries your dishes, then grinds up the ...

Hong Joo Lee; Hee Jun Park; Sangkyun Kim

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

A Context Aware Interactive Robot for Broadband Wireless Learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recently, with the advantages of peer tutoring, robot for education usage has been the new trend for new generation leaning technology. Robot is not only a toy, but also your learning partner. We considered integrating speech, position information and ... Keywords: robot, learning

Eric Hsiao-kuang Wu; Yung-Lun Ding; Chi-Yun Liu; Yi-Kai Chiang

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Robotic smart house to assist people with movement disabilities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper introduces a new robotic smart house, Intelligent Sweet Home, developed at KAIST in Korea, which is based on several robotic agents and aims at testing advanced concepts for independent living of the elderly ... Keywords: Assistive system, Human-friendly interface, Intelligent bed, Intelligent wheelchair, Movement assistance, Robotic hoist, Smart house

Kwang-Hyun Park; Zeungnam Bien; Ju-Jang Lee; Byung Kook Kim; Jong-Tae Lim; Jin-Oh Kim; Heyoung Lee; Dimitar H. Stefanov; Dae-Jin Kim; Jin-Woo Jung; Jun-Hyeong Do; Kap-Ho Seo; Chong Hui Kim; Won-Gyu Song; Woo-Jun Lee

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Internet Control Architecture for Internet-Based Personal Robot  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes a novel direct internet control architecture for internet-based personal robot, which is insensitive to the inherent internet time delay. The personal robot can be controlled using a simulator provided at a local site. Since the internet ... Keywords: internet control, internet interface, personal robot, remote control, telerobotics

Kuk-Hyun Han; Sinn Kim; Yong-Jae Kim; Jong-Hwan Kim

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Mobile computing and robotics in one course: why not?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Robotic technology offers an excellent platform providing a hands-on learning environment for reinforcing theoretical topics in computer science, computer and electrical engineering, and mathematics. Robotics has been successfully used to promote student ... Keywords: android, mobile application development, mobile computing, robotics, sphero

Stan Kurkovsky

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Wire-driven Parallel Robot: Permitting Collisions Between Wires  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In spatial designs of wire-driven parallel robots, collisions between wires by limiting platform trajectories. The common practice for avoiding collisions between wires is by limiting the moving platform trajectories. However, as opposed to rigid ... Keywords: cable robot, collision, tangling, wire robot, workspace

Yonatan Wischnitzer; Nir Shvalb; Moshe Shoham

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Method and apparatus for planning motions of robot manipulators  

SciTech Connect

Method and apparatus for automatically planning motions of robot manipulators. The invention rapidly finds a collision-free path in a cluttered robot environment, if one exists, from any starting configuration of the robot manipulator to any ending configuration. The time to solution of a motion planning problem is not uniform, but proportional to the complexity of the problem.

Chen, Pang C. (4000 Camino De La Sierra, N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87111); Hwang, Yong K. (9036 Walter Bambrook, N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87122)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Towards robotics leadership: an analysis of leadership characteristics and the roles robots will inherit in future human society  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper aims to present the idea of robotics leadership. By investigating leadership definitions and identifying domains where humans have failed to lead, this paper proposes how robots can step in to fill various leadership positions. This is exemplified ... Keywords: lovotics, robotics leadership

Hooman Aghaebrahimi Samani; Jeffrey Tzu Kwan Valino Koh; Elham Saadatian; Doros Polydorou

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

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

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

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

233

Robotics virtual rail system and method  

SciTech Connect

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

234

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

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

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.

235

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

236

Proposal for an automatic cleaning robot operating in conjunction with the usage status of electrical appliances  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we propose a human-friendly cleaning robot system for the domestic ubiquitous environment. Though conventional automatic cleaning robots already exist, these robots do not work in sync with humans. These robots' cleaning operations often ... Keywords: home application, mobile robot, ubiquitous and pervasive computing

Akihiro Miura; Shigeo Kaneda; Hirohide Haga

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Self-adapting fitness evaluation times for on-line evolution of simulated robots  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper is concerned with \\textit{on-line} evolutionary robotics, where robot controllers are being evolved during a robots' operative time. This approach offers the ability to cope with environmental changes without human intervention, but to be ... Keywords: dynamic environments, evolutionary robotics, on-line evolution, embodied evolution, swarm robotics

Cristian M. Dinu; Plamen Dimitrov; Berend Weel; A. E. Eiben

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Control architecture for human friendly robots based on interacting with human  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses a control architecture for human friendly robot. Recently, robot middleware is developed for intelligent robot software platform. The robot system can be constructed by making the program of each functional module and connecting ... Keywords: 3D-range camera, human friendly robot, software architecture

Hiroyuki Masuta; Eriko Hiwada; Naoyuki Kubota

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Roboshop: multi-layered sketching interface for robot housework assignment and management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As various home robots come into homes, the need for efficient robot task management tools is arising. Current tools are designed for controlling individual robots independently, so they are not ideally suitable for assigning coordinated action among ... Keywords: graphical user interface, home robots, housework management, human-robot interaction, sketching interface

Kexi Liu; Daisuke Sakamoto; Masahiko Inami; Takeo Igarashi

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Learning to fall: Designing low damage fall sequences for humanoid soccer robots  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A methodology for the analysis and design of fall sequences of robots that minimize joint/articulation injuries, and the damage of valuable body parts is proposed. These fall sequences can be activated/triggered by the robot in case of a detected unintentional ... Keywords: Complex humanoid robots simulation, Fall management, Full-body motion control, Humanoid soccer robots, Nao humanoid robots

J. Ruiz-del-Solar; R. Palma-Amestoy; R. Marchant; I. Parra-Tsunekawa; P. Zegers

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Fault tolerant framework and techniques for component-based autonomous robot systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Due to the benefits of its reusability and productivity, the component-based approach has become the primary technology in service robot software frameworks, such as MRDS (Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio), RTC (Robot Technology Component), ROS (Robot ... Keywords: component-based design, fault-tolerance, framework, service robot

Heejune Ahn; Sang Chul Ahn; Junyoung Heo; Sung Y. Shin

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Planetary Rover Developments Supporting Mars Exploration, Sample Return and Future Human-Robotic Colonization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We overview our recent research on planetary mobility. Products of this effort include the Field Integrated Design & Operations rover (FIDO), Sample Return Rover (SRR), reconfigurable rover units that function as an All Terrain Explorer (ATE), and ... Keywords: all terrain mobility, cooperating robots, mobile robots, reconfigurable robots, robot architecture, robotic colonies

Paul S. Schenker; Terry L. Huntsberger; Paolo Pirjanian; Eric T. Baumgartner; Eddie Tunstel

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Renaissance robotics : novel applications of multipurpose robotic arms spanning design fabrication, utility, and art  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This work investigates, defines, and expands on the use of robotic arms in digital fabrication, design, and art through methods including 3D printing, milling, sculpting, functionally graded fabrication, construction-scale ...

Keating, Steven J. (Steven John)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Modified clay sorbents  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

245

Symbiotic robot organisms: REPLICATOR and SYMBRION projects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cooperation and competition among stand - alone swarm agents can increase the collective fitness of the whole system. An interesting form of collective system is demonstrated by some bacteria and fungi, which can build symbiotic organisms. Symbiotic ... Keywords: artificial evolution, collective robotics, reconfigurable systems, swarms

Serge Kernbach; Eugen Meister; Florian Schlachter; Kristof Jebens; Marc Szymanski; Jens Liedke; Davide Laneri; Lutz Winkler; Thomas Schmickl; Ronald Thenius; Paolo Corradi; Leonardo Ricotti

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Robotics Technology Crosscutting Program. Technology summary  

SciTech Connect

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.

NONE

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Robots on Waves By Cianna Beltran, Editor  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. The Wave Glider is about the size of a surfboard with a wave-based propulsion system and two solar panels that move across the ocean measuring weather and water quality. The goal is that these robot wave riders such as water quality and weather conditions. Photo courtesy of http://liquidr.com/ #12;Page 2Seawords, December

248

Collaborative robotic instruction: A graph teaching experience  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Graphing is a key skill in the study of Physics. Drawing and interpreting graphs play a key role in the understanding of science, while the lack of these has proved to be a handicap and a limiting factor in the learning of scientific concepts. It has ... Keywords: Face-to-face computer supported collaborative learning, Intelligent tutoring systems, Interactive learning environments, Robotic assisted teaching

Rubén Mitnik; Matías Recabarren; Miguel Nussbaum; Alvaro Soto

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Intelligent Robot Vision Sensors in VLSI  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Traditional approaches for solving real-world problems using computer vision have depended heavily on CCD cameras and workstations. As the computation power of workstations doubles every 1.5 years, they are now better able to handle the large amount ... Keywords: centroid chip, computational sensors, focal-plane image processing, motion chip, robot vision, spatiotemporal image processing chip, vision chips

Ralph Etienne-Cummings

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

SlugBot: A Robot Predator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the key aspects of most living organisms is their ability to detect and exploit natural sources of energy within their environment. We are currently developing a robotic predator system that will attempt to sustain itself by hunting and catching ...

Ian Kelly; Chris Melhuish

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

How Just Could a Robot War Be?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

While modern states may never cease to wage war against one another, they have recognized moral restrictions on how they conduct those wars. These “rules of war” serve several important functions in regulating the organization and behavior ... Keywords: Autonomous Systems, Just War Theory, Robots

Peter M. Asaro

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Performance evaluation of robotic knowledge representation (PERK)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we explore some ways in which symbolic knowledge representations have been evaluated in the past and provide some thoughts on what should be considered when applying and evaluating these types of knowledge representations for real-time ... Keywords: knowledge representation, ontologies, performance metrics, real-time, robotics

Craig Schlenoff; Sebti Foufou; Stephen Balakirsky

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Description of master thesis Robotic transportation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Description of master thesis Robotic transportation Jan Holdgaard-Thomsen & Søren Markersen In hospitals a significant amount of resources is spent on transportation of goods, e.g. blood samples, medicine, food, and trash. Usually these transportation tasks are carried out by humans. A current research

Bolander, Thomas

254

ROBOTIC DEVICE FOR CLEANING PHOTOVOLTAIC PANEL ARRAYS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

output from a photovoltaic cell installed at Northeastern University., Boston, MA, USA. The graph shows to human crews and current hardware alternatives. A photovoltaic cell is an electronic device that converts1 ROBOTIC DEVICE FOR CLEANING PHOTOVOLTAIC PANEL ARRAYS MARK ANDERSON, ASHTON GRANDY, JEREMY HASTIE

Mavroidis, Constantinos

255

Development of a practical landmine searching robot  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Robot operation and interaction in unstructured environment is difficult. The problem becomes even more difficult if the environment is hazardous, presents a potentially wide temperature range, and is subject to rain, dust and other natural factors. ... Keywords: demining, marking, mobile manipulator, stereo vision

Marc Freese; Toshiaki Matsuzawa; Yasuhiro Oishi; Paulo Debenest; Kensuke Takita; Edwardo F. Fukushima; Shigeo Hirose

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Robotics Technology Development Program. Technology summary  

SciTech Connect

The Robotics Technology Development Program (RTDP) is a ``needs-driven`` effort. A lengthy 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 Tank Waste Retrieval (TWR), Contaminant Analysis Automation (CAA), Mixed Waste Operations (MWO), and Decontamination & Dismantlement (D&D). The RTDP Group realized that much of the technology development was common (Cross Cutting-CC) to each of these robotics application areas, for example, computer control and sensor interface protocols. Further, the OTD approach to the Research, Development, Demonstration, Testing, and Evaluation (RDDT&E) process urged an additional organizational break-out between short-term (1--3 years) and long-term (3--5 years) efforts (Advanced Technology-AT). The RDTP is thus organized around these application areas -- TWR, CAA, MWO, D&D and CC&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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1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

2013 Robotics Challenge Saturday May 11, 2013  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Overhead you hear the roar of military cargo planes dropping hundreds of DREAM-bots. The mission Spaces in the Disaster Zone and wait for Survivor to place one Needs Card onto the trailer. bRobot) supplied by the host. Task 1: Drive to Survivor Space in Disaster Zone and Retrieve "Needs Card" 3

Southern California, University of

258

Robotics for the benefit of footwear industry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the initial results achieved by the ROBOFOOT project aimed at contributing to the introduction of robotics in the Footwear Manufacturing Industry. In particular, user requirements, operations selected and technical achievements reached ... Keywords: footwear, force control, programming, visual servoing

Ińaki Maurtua; Aitor Ibarguren; Alberto Tellaeche

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

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

260

Design and Implementation of Waste Management Robots  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recently, there are many problems caused by global environment warming. The limited natural resources require efficient methods and systems for recycling and processing of the wastes for a better environment. One of the problems today is the processing ... Keywords: Waste Management, Robot, Compost, Sensor Technology

Keita Matsuo; Yuichi Ogata; Kouhei Umezaki; Evjola Spaho; Leonard Barolli

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

The use of coreference resolution for understanding manipulation commands for the PR2 Robot  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Natural language interaction can enable us to interface with robots such as the Personal Robot 2 (PR2), without the need for a special training or equipment. Programming such a robot to follow commands is challenging because ...

Simeonov, Dimitar N

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Physically-proximal human-robot collaboration for air and space applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In Aerospace applications, human safety is of paramount importance given harsh environmental conditions that require persistent electromechanical life support. The resulting inherent proximity between humans and "robotic support" requires effective communication ... Keywords: airspace management, human-robot interaction, space robotics

Ella M. Atkins

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

State estimation for a holonomic omniwheel robot using a particle filter  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The holonomic robot platform designed for the Opera of the Future must perform continuously on stage in a 10 meter by 20 meter world for one hour. The robot interacts with twelve other robots, stage elements, and human ...

Eng, Donald S

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

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

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

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.

265

Design of a low-mass high-torque brushless motor for application in quadruped robotics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Biomimetic Robotics Group is attempting to build the fastest quadruped robot powered by electromagnetic means. The limitations in achieving this goal are the torque produced from motors used to power the robot, as well ...

Farve, Niaja Nichole

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

2007 Emerald Award for Y. S. Park and T. F. Ewing [Robotics Laboratory...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Capabilities > Engineering Experimentation > Robotics Laboratory > 2007 Emerald Award for Y. S. Park and T. F. Ewing Robotics Lab Overview Other Facilities Work with Argonne...

267

New probe of modified gravity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We suggest a new efficient way to constrain a certain class of large scale modifications of gravity. We show that the scale-free relation between density and size of Dark Matter halos, predicted within the LambdaCDM model with Newtonian gravity, gets modified in a wide class of theories of modified gravity.

Boyarsky, Alexey

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

EL Program: Next-Generation Robotics and Automation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... and automation technologies for smart manufacturing and cyber-physical systems ... robotics technology holds the potential to transform the future of ...

2013-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

269

NETL: News Release - DOE-Funded Pipeline Robot Revolutionizes...  

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Go to US DOE Publications News Release Release Date: December 04, 2007 DOE-Funded Pipeline Robot Revolutionizes Inspection Process Explorer II Demonstrates Huge Potential for...

270

Object localization strategy for a mobile robot using RFID  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

One of the challenging issues in robotics is to give robots the ability to navigate itself in unknown environment without human help. In this thesis, we explored and evaluated object localization method for a mobile robot using radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology. The workplace included objects with RFID tags, a mobile robot with dual antenna RFID reader and obstacles: chairs, tables and a human. Using RFID reader, we were able to have the mobile robot communicate with the RFID tag to navigate the tagged object. This research employed the following methods for navigating a mobile robot and locating objects. First, a mobile robot was implemented as Braitenberg vehicle. It used the received signal strength of the RFID tag to compute instantaneously and produce movement of the wheel and generate suitable motion in order to navigate the object. Second, a mobile robot with directional antenna that collects data about relative direction of the interested RFID tag in its local coordinate system and computes tag positions by taking several measurements for different positions of the robot. Our experiment results showed that proposed RFID system can locate an object and can track the movement of a target object in real time. To verify effectiveness of the system we performed several experiments in the workplace.

Lkhagva Chunag; Examiner Eddie Wadbro

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Generic Error Model of Human-Robot Interaction  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Wrong human-robot interactions are at the origin of severe damages. Safety requirements ask the analysis of these interactions. At first, erroneous interactions have to be identified. In this paper, we propose to use UML (Unified Modeling Language) to specify human robot interaction. Then, generic error models, associated with the message feature provided by UML, are presented. These error models allow interaction errors to be automatically deduced from the modeling of the human-robot interactions. The use of these generic error models is illustrated on a medical robot for teleechography.

J. Guiochet; et al.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Safety of Human-Robot Systems in Flexible Factory ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... designs to ensure they can observe and touch their environment safely, but ... want to implement robotics in flexible factory environments in which the ...

2013-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

273

Report on "The Office of Defense Programs Robotics and Intelligent...  

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

Robotics and Intelligent Machines (RIM) are systems composed of machines, sensors, computers, and software capable of executing various tasks with minimal human intervention....

274

December 4, 2007: NETL's Robotic Pipeline Inspection Tool  

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

December 4, 2007The Department's National Energy Technology Laboratory announces the development of a new robotic pipeline inspection tool that could revolutionize the pipeline inspection process....

275

A robotic wheelchair trainer: design overview and a feasibility study  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

L: A Robotic Vehicle for Disabled Children. IEEE Engineeringprotocol that the non-disabled children participated in.on the floor to train disabled children drivers to improve

Marchal-Crespo, Laura; Furumasu, Jan; Reinkensmeyer, David J

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Analysis comparing robotic to human TRUPACT unloading at WIPP  

SciTech Connect

This economic analysis compares human and robotic TRUPACT unloading at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Robots speed up the unloading process, reduce human labor requirements, and reduce human exposure to radiation. The analysis shows that benefit/cost ratios are greater than one for most cases using government economic parameters. This suggests that robots are an attractive option for the TRUPACT application, from a government perspective. Rates of return on capital investment are below 15% for most cases using private economic parameters. Thus, robots are not an attractive option for this application, from a private enterprise perspective.

Edenburn, M.W.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

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 Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering...

278

Urban Search and Rescue Robots Nationwide Deploy for ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... aquatic emergency response robots from across the country will face realistic urban search and rescue challenges April 4-6 at Disaster City near ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

279

Artificial Autonomy in the Natural World: Building a Robot Predator  

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With a few exceptions, today's mobile robots, however complex, are not truly autonomous. At some time, they all require humans to supply them with energy and/or information; most also require other forms of assistance. In complete contrast, even the simplest animals are totally self-sufficient. We describe a current project which aims to construct autonomous robots with animal-like self-sufficiency both in terms of energy and information. The robots will live free on agricultural land, hunting and catching slugs, and fermenting the corpses to produce biogas, which will fuel the generator providing the robots with power.

Ian Kelly; Owen Holland; Martin Scull; David McFarland

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Tests Check Out Rescue Robots' Life-Saving Vision  

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... NIST) coordinated program with first responders and manufacturers, offers a ... can, in the case of aerial robots and ground vehicles, provide useful ...

2011-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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www.sandia.gov/research/robotics  

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gov/research/robotics gov/research/robotics Sandia National Laboratories has designed a self-guided .50 caliber projectile that utilizes a laser designated target and is configured to be fired from a small caliber, smooth bore gun barrel. Self-guided projectiles increase the probability of hit on targets at long range. System Design The self-guided projectile utilizes a laser designator and is fired from a small caliber smooth bore gun barrel. The nose of the bullet is equipped with an optical sensor along with counterbalancing mass and stabilizing strakes. Guidance and control electronics and electromagnetic actuators housed in the aft section of the projectile operate small control fins to steer the projectile to the target based on input from the optical sensor. Analysis and testing has been completed to

283

Piezoelectric film load cell robot collision detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A piezoelectric load cell which can be utilized for detecting collisions and obstruction of a robot arm end effector includes a force sensing element of metallized polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) film. The piezoelectric film sensing element and a resilient support pad are clamped in compression between upper and lower plates. The lower plate has a central recess in its upper face for supporting the support pad and sensing element, while the upper plate has a corresponding central projection formed on its lower face for bearing on the sensing element and support pad. The upper and lower plates are doweled together for concentric alignment and screwed together. The upper and lower plates are also adapted for mounting between the robot arm wrist and end effector. 3 figs.

Lembke, J.R.

1989-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

284

Piezoelectric film load cell robot collision detector  

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A piezoelectric load cell which can be utilized for detecting collisions and obstruction of a robot arm end effector includes a force sensing element of metallized polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) film. The piezoelectric film sensing element and a resilient support pad are clamped in compression between upper and lower plates. The lower plate has a central recess in its upper face for supporting the support pad and sensing element, while the upper plate has a corresponding central projection formed on its lower face for bearing on the sensing element and support pad. The upper and lower plates are dowelled together for concentric alignment and screwed together. The upper and lower plates are also adapted for mounting between the robot arm wrist and end effector. 3 figs.

Lembke, J.R.

1988-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

285

Needs for Robotic Assessments of Nuclear Disasters  

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Following the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima nuclear reactor plant in Japan, the need for systems which can assist in dynamic high-radiation environments such as nuclear incidents has become more apparent. The INL participated in delivering robotic technologies to Japan and has identified key components which are needed for success and obstacles to their deployment. In addition, we are proposing new work and methods to improve assessments and reactions to such events in the future. Robotics needs in disaster situations include phases such as: Assessment, Remediation, and Recovery Our particular interest is in the initial assessment activities. In assessment we need collection of environmental parameters, determination of conditions, and physical sample collection. Each phase would require key tools and efforts to develop. This includes study of necessary sensors and their deployment methods, the effects of radiation on sensors and deployment, and the development of training and execution systems.

Victor Walker; Derek Wadsworth

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Binary hyper-redundant robotic manipulator concept  

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Continuously actuated robotic manipulators are the most common type of manipulators even though they require sophisticated and expensive control and sensor systems to function with high accuracy and repeatability. Binary hyper-redundant (Bi-HR) robotic manipulators are potential candidates to be used in applications where high repeatability and reasonable accuracy are required. Such applications include pick-and-place, spot welding and assistants to people with disabilities. Generally, the Bi-HR manipulator is relatively inexpensive, lightweight, and has a high payload to arm weight ratio. This paper discusses a concept of Bi-HR manipulator, influencing concepts to the Bi-HR, examples of applications, and its advantages and disadvantages. 1.

Jackrit Suthakorn

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Modular architecture for robotics and teleoperation  

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Systems and methods for modularization and discretization of real-time robot, telerobot and teleoperation systems using passive, network based control laws. Modules consist of network one-ports and two-ports. Wave variables and position information are passed between modules. The behavior of each module is decomposed into uncoupled linear-time-invariant, and coupled, nonlinear memoryless elements and then are separately discretized.

Anderson, Robert J. (11908 Ibex Ave., N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87111)

1996-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

288

Sensorimotor Primitives for Programming Robotic Assembly Skills  

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Peg Insertion 107 5.3.3 BNC Connector Insertion 111 5.3.4 D­connector insertions 113 5.3.5 Press­fit Connector 115 5.4 Summary 118 Chapter 6: Design Agents 121 6.1 Introduction 121 6.2 Chimera.5.2 Press Fit Connector 185 #12; #12; Chapter 1 Introduction 1.1 The Problem Adaptable, intelligent robot

289

Structure formation in modified gravity  

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We pursue a (1+3) ?covariant analysis of cosmological peculiar velocity of pressure?free matter induced by the matter density perturbations in modified f(R) gravity theories. Instead of working in a quasi?Newtonian Eulerian frame

D. M. Solomons; P. K. S. Dunsby; S. Carloni

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Designing Self-Modifying Agents  

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Agents need to be able to adapt to changes in their environment. One way to achieve this, is to provide agents with the ability of self-modification. Self-modification requires reflection and strategies with which new knowledge can be acquired, a necessary condition for creativity. This paper describes a knowledge-level model for the design of self-modifying agents and explores the feasibility of automatically designing self-modifying agents.

Frances M.T. Brazier; Frances M. T; Brazier; Niek J. E. Wijngaards

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

RobustHX - the robust middleware library for hexor robots  

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This paper presents RobustHX - an extension of the Robust middleware library, which allows the six-legged Hexor robot to be programmed in Java. Like Lego Mindstorms NXT robots, Hexor has been adopted by many academic centers in Poland as a tool for teaching ...

Konrad Ku?akowski; Piotr Matyasik

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Sensor-based global planning for mobile robot navigation  

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The proposed algorithm integrates in a single planner the global motion planning and local obstacle avoidance capabilities. It efficiently guides the robot in a dynamic environment. This eliminates some of the traditional problems of planned architectures ... Keywords: Fast marching, Sensor-based global path planner, mobile manipulators, mobile robots

S. Garrido; L. Moreno; D. Blanco; M. l. Munoz

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Maze hypothesis development in assessing robot performance during teleoperation  

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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) personnel had the opportunity to assess 14 prospective Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) robots, for the purposes of developing performance standards which currently do not exist. During this exercise, ... Keywords: maze, metrics, performance standards, robotics, situation awareness, teleoperation

Salvatore Schipani; Elena Messina

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Mobile robotic surveying performance for planetary surface site characterization  

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Robotic systems will perform mobile surveys for scientific and engineering purposes as part of future missions on lunar and planetary surfaces. With site characterization as a task objective various system configurations and surveying techniques are ... Keywords: area coverage performance, in-situ remote sensing, planetary surface exploration, robotic surveying, site characterization

Edward Tunstel

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

The design of a robotic predator: The SlugBot  

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Two key aspects of most living organisms is their ability to detect and exploit natural sources of energy within their environment. We are currently developing a robotic system that will attempt to sustain itself by hunting and catching slugs on agricultural ... Keywords: Hunting, Robotic predator, SlugBot

Ian Kelly

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

An optimum robot path planning with payload constraints  

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This paper presents a general methodology for the off-line planning of optimal trajectory of robot manipulators by taking into account the grasping forces in the manipulator gripper. The mechanical energy of the actuators has been considered for the ... Keywords: Path planning, Payload constraints, Programming, Robotics

Sezimaria F. P. Saramago; Marco Ceccarelli

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

A Framework for Testing of Wireless Underwater Robots  

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Underwater applications of wireless robots are foreseen to hold a market potential. The standardization process will drive the development of the necessary technology so that devices can work cooperatively. Specific testing procedures have to be developed ... Keywords: Conformance, Interoperability, Testing, Underwater, Wireless robot

J. Poncela; M. C. Aguayo-Torres

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

A multi-robot coverage approach based on stigmergic communication  

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Recent years have witnessed a rapidly growing interest in using teams of mobile robots for autonomously covering environments. In this paper a novel approach for multi-robot coverage is described which is based on the principle of pheromone-based communication. ...

Bijan Ranjbar-Sahraei; Gerhard Weiss; Ali Nakisaei

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Exploring Humanoid Robots Locomotion Capabilities in Virtual Disaster Response Scenarios  

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Exploring Humanoid Robots Locomotion Capabilities in Virtual Disaster Response Scenarios Karim. INTRODUCTION Disaster response is attracting attention from the robotics research community, and even more by the DARPA's call on disaster operations. Hence, we focus on locomotion tasks that apparently require human

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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: Measurement of Battery Capacity in Mobile Robot Systems  

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RoBM2 : Measurement of Battery Capacity in Mobile Robot Systems Nestor Lucas1 , Cosmin Codrea1. With battery driven robot systems performing very sophisti- cated tasks, increasing demands on the power supply play a critical role. Operation breakdowns are unpredictable unless the state of the battery is known

Breu, Ruth

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Reasoning about shadows in a mobile robot environment  

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This paper describes a logic-based formalism for qualitative spatial reasoning with cast shadows (Perceptual Qualitative Relations on Shadows, or PQRS) and presents results of a mobile robot qualitative self-localisation experiment using this formalism. ... Keywords: Cognitive robotics, Knowledge representation, Qualitative spatial reasoning

Valquiria Fenelon; Paulo E. Santos; Hannah M. Dee; Fabio G. Cozman

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Design and Control of Autonomous Underwater Robots: A Survey  

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During the 1990s, numerous worldwide research and development activities have occurred in underwater robotics, especially in the area of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). As the ocean attracts great attention on environmental issues and resources ... Keywords: autonomous underwater vehicles, underwater navigation and control, underwater robots

J. Yuh

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Representing a robotic domain using temporal description logics  

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A temporal logic for representing and reasoning on a robotic domain is presented. Actions are represented by describing what is true while the action itself is occurring, and plans are constructed by temporally relating actions and world states. The ... Keywords: Action Representation, Description Logic, Robotics, Temporal Logic

Alessandro Artale; Enrico Franconi

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Towards data center self-diagnosis using a mobile robot  

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We describe an inexpensive robot that serves as a physical autonomic element, capable of navigating, mapping and monitoring data centers with little or no human involvement, even ones that it has never seen before. Through a series of real experiments ... Keywords: autonomous systems, data centers, energy efficiency, mobile robots, self-managing

Jonathan Lenchner; Canturk Isci; Jeffrey O. Kephart; Christopher Mansley; Jonathan Connell; Suzanne McIntosh

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Managing Risk in Disaster Scenarios with Autonomous Robots  

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of damage. · The initial response to the disaster is limited to only those local rescue assets that have had some limited use in disaster response, most notably the responses led by the Center for Robot1 Managing Risk in Disaster Scenarios with Autonomous Robots Daniel P. Stormont and Vicki H. Allan

Allan, Vicki H.

306

Improving Emergency Response and Human-Robotic Performance  

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Preparedness for chemical, biological, and radiological/nuclear incidents at nuclear power plants (NPPs) includes the deployment of well trained emergency response teams. While teams are expected to do well, data from other domains suggests that the timeliness and accuracy associated with incident response can be improved through collaborative human-robotic interaction. Many incident response scenarios call for multiple, complex procedure-based activities performed by personnel wearing cumbersome personal protective equipment (PPE) and operating under high levels of stress and workload. While robotic assistance is postulated to reduce workload and exposure, limitations associated with communications and the robot’s ability to act independently have served to limit reliability and reduce our potential to exploit human –robotic interaction and efficacy of response. Recent work at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) on expanding robot capability has the potential to improve human-system response during disaster management and recovery. Specifically, increasing the range of higher level robot behaviors such as autonomous navigation and mapping, evolving new abstractions for sensor and control data, and developing metaphors for operator control have the potential to improve state-of-the-art in incident response. This paper discusses these issues and reports on experiments underway intelligence residing on the robot to enhance emergency response.

David I. Gertman; David J. Bruemmer; R. Scott Hartley

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Dynamic instant gait stability measure for quadruped walking robot  

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A mathematic model is developed for a quadruped walking robot to investigate the dynamic stability considering all the inertial effects in the system including those of legs. The dynamic model is derived based on Lagrange's equation using matrix-vector ... Keywords: Angular momentum about a line, Dynamic model, Gait stability measure, Quadruped walking robot

Tae-Wan Koo; Yong-San Yoon

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Modular robotics as a tool for education and entertainment  

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We developed I-BLOCKS, a modular electronic building block system and here we show how this system has proven useful, especially as an educational tool that allows hands-on learning in an easy manner. Through user studies we find limitations of the first ... Keywords: Constructionism, Developing countries, Educational robots, Educational technology, Entertainment robots

Jacob Nielsen; Henrik Hautop Lund

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Inferring robot goals from violations of semantic knowledge  

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A growing body of literature shows that endowing a mobile robot with semantic knowledge and with the ability to reason from this knowledge can greatly increase its capabilities. In this paper, we present a novel use of semantic knowledge, to encode information ... Keywords: Description logics, Environment stabilization, Fault detection and isolation, Goal autonomy, Mobile robotics, Norms, Ontology, Planning, Semantic maps

Cipriano Galindo, Alessandro Saffiotti

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Control the Robot Movement by Fuzzy Logic Controller  

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Recently, great interest has been the reluctance to move to DC motors and its applications in industry Such as robotics, textiles, and household electric vehicle or application or Aviation domains. The first control techniques used classic controllers ... Keywords: control, fuzzy logic controller, pid controller, dc motor, robot movement, simulation

Yousfi Khemissi; Amrani Abdulwahab

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Optimal selection of robots by using distance based approach method  

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A deterministic quantitative model based on Distance Based Approach (DBA) method has been developed for evaluation, selection and ranking of robots, which is a concept hitherto not employed in selection problem of this kind. As a significant development ... Keywords: Distance based approach, Optimized selection, Ranking, Robots

Rishi Kumar; R. K. Garg

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Robotics And Radiation Hardening In The Nuclear Industry  

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...................................................................................................................... xii 1 - OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS IN THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY.....................1 Fuel Fabrication .............................................................................................................. 1 Reactor System Operation............................................................................................... 2 Spent Fuel Handling and Storage In the Power Plant ..................................................... 4 Spent Fuel Disassembly and Waste Processing.............................................................. 4 Waste Handling and Storage. .......................................................................................... 5 Decontamination and Decommissioning. ....................................................................... 6 2 - USE OF ROBOTIC SYSTEMS IN THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY ..............................9 Need for Robotics Sy...

Laurent P. Houssay; Professor James; S. Tulenko; Dr. G. Ronald Dalton; James L. Kurtz

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing a Mobile Robot Control System using GPU Acceleration  

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Optimizing a Mobile Robot Control System using GPU Acceleration Nat Tuck, Michael Mc (IGVC) by running computationally intensive portions of the system on a commodity graphics processing competition our Robot Operating System (ROS) based control system would not run comfortably on the multicore

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Underwater Human-Robot Interaction via Biological Motion Identification  

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Underwater Human-Robot Interaction via Biological Motion Identification Junaed Sattar and Gregory: {junaed, dudek}@cim.mcgill.ca Abstract-- We present an algorithm for underwater robots to visually detect pertaining to biological motion. This technique is applied to track scuba divers in underwater domains

Dudek, Gregory

315

Designing robotic avatars: are user's impression affected by avatar's age?  

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This paper explores the relationship between the aging cue of a robotic avatar and the level of intelligence and safety perceived by the elderly as users. This initial study found that the avatar aging cue indeed, affects the elderly in their perception ... Keywords: aging cue, avatar, elderly, embodied agent, interfaces, robotics, user experience

Angie Lorena Marin Mejia; Doori Jo; Sukhan Lee

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Hands-Free Operation of a Small Mobile Robot  

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The Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center of Sandia National Laboratories has an ongoing research program in advanced user interfaces. As part of this research, promising new transduction devices, particularly hands-free devices, are being explored ... Keywords: EEG, EMG, EOG, brainwaves, electro-encephalogram, electro-myogram, electro-oculogram, mobile robotics, teleoperation, telerobotics, user interfaces

Wendy Amai; Jill Fahrenholtz; Chris Leger

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Brief An adaptive PID learning control of robot manipulators  

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An adaptive PID learning controller which consists of an adaptive PID feedback control scheme and a feedforward input learning scheme is proposed for learning of periodic robot motion. In the learning controller, the adaptive PID feedback controller ... Keywords: Adaptive PID learning, Learning rules, Robot motion control

Tae-Yong Kuc; Woong-Gie Han

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

The design process for wheel-robot integration  

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In this thesis, the design process for wheel-robot integration was documented and reflected on. The project focused on redesigned certain aspects a half-scale wheel-robot to be integrated with a half-scale CityCar prototype ...

Carvajal, Michael Angelo

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Application of Non-Nuclear Robotics to Nuclear Industry Decommissioning  

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Segmentation of radioactive components, including reactor cavity internals, has proved to be a challenging job for the nuclear power industry during decommissioning. The innovative use of robotic technology to perform debris cleanup can help utilities maximize worker safety. This report documents a first of its kind robotics experience at Connecticut Yankee.

2004-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

320

An Architecture for Distributed Environment Sensing with Application to Robotic Cliff Exploration  

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Future planetary exploration missions will use cooperative robots to explore and sample rough terrain. To succeed robots will need to cooperatively acquire and share data. Here a cooperative multi-agent sensing architecture is presented and applied to ... Keywords: cooperative robots, data fusion, information theory, robot communication, visual exploration

Vivek A. Sujan; Steven Dubowsky; Terry Huntsberger; Hrand Aghazarian; Yang Cheng; Paul Schenker

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Relationship between Efficiency and Motion Parameters of Robotic Fish  

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More and more researchers draw attention on Robot fish and obtain considerable achievement. This paper focused on the dynamics of Robot fish’s foil and established the locomotion modeling of Robot fish. This paper also investigated the relationship ... Keywords: robot fish, dynamicse, modeling, parameter

Jinghu Yu; Cao Yi

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Completely mechanical quick changeable joints for multipurpose explosive ordnance disposal robots  

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This paper is an investigation of completely mechanical quick changeable joints for multipurpose explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) robots. With the assistance of a quick changeable joint, an ordinary EOD robot becomes a multipurpose robot with an end ... Keywords: Joint testing, Multipurpose robot, Quick changeable joint

E. faruk Kececi

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Design and motion planning of an autonomous climbing robot with claws  

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This paper presents the design of a novel robot capable of climbing on vertical and rough surfaces, such as stucco walls. Termed CLIBO (claw inspired robot), the robot can remain in position for a long period of time. Such a capability offers important ... Keywords: Algorithm, Claws, Climbing, Motion, Robot

Avishai Sintov; Tomer Avramovich; Amir Shapiro

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Shoe soles for the gripping robot: Searching for polymer-based materials maximising friction  

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The development of light-weight climbing robots capable of operating in various environments is a growing area in robotics. That is why there is a strong need for new tribologically-optimised materials at their gripping devices that may lead to the enhancement ... Keywords: Adhesion, Biomimetics, Climbing robot, Friction, Polymer, Robotics

Dagmar Voigt; Andreas Karguth; Stanislav Gorb

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Investigating the suitability of social robots for the wellbeing of the elderly  

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This study aims to understand if, and how, social robots can promote wellbeing in the elderly. The existing literature suggests that social robots have the potential to improve wellbeing in the elderly, but existing robots focus more on healthcare and ... Keywords: elderly, social robots, wellbeing

Suzanne Hutson; Soo Ling Lim; Peter J. Bentley; Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze; Ann Bowling

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Wireless Robotics: A History, an Overview, and the Need for Standardization  

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The field of Robotics is one of the most fascinating areas of research in the world. Right now, hundreds of universities, corporations, and governments are spending billions researching and developing intelligent robotic systems for use in automation, ... Keywords: Artificial intelligence, Autonomous mobility, Communications, Intelligent control, Robot, Wireless Robotics

Sanil Pruthi

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Full length Article: A generic controller architecture for intelligent robotic systems  

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This paper describes a research program to develop a novel reference architecture and design philosophy for an advanced robot controller for a new generation of robots. It is suggested that a new approach to robot controller design is required in order ... Keywords: Controller architectures, Force control, Intelligent control, Robotics

Michael Short; Kevin Burn

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Ontology-Driven dynamic discovery and distributed coordination of a robot swarm  

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Swarm robotic systems rely heavily on dynamic interactions to provide interoperability between the different autonomous robots. In current systems, interactions between robots are programmed into the applications controlling them. Incorporating service ... Keywords: context-awareness, distributed planning, semantics, service discovery, swarm robotics

Niels Bouten; Anna Hristoskova; Femke Ongenae; Jelle Nelis; Filip De Turck

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Mechanical behavior analysis of CDIO production-blood vessel robot in curved blood vessel  

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In order to analyze mechanical behavior of blood vessel robot (student's CDIO production) in curved blood, and provide the data for outline design of robot, the flow field out side of robot is numerical simulated. The results show that the vessel shape ... Keywords: blood vessel robot, curved blood vessel, mechanical behavior analysis, numerical simulation

Fan Jiang; Chunliang Zhang; Yijun Wang

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: News Release - DOE-Funded Pipeline Robot Revolutionizes Inspection  

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December 04, 2007 December 04, 2007 DOE-Funded Pipeline Robot Revolutionizes Inspection Process Explorer II Demonstrates Huge Potential for Hard-to-Reach Gas Line Inspections The Explorer II robot with remote field eddy current sensor deployed. The Explorer II robot with remote field eddy current sensor deployed. MORGANTOWN, W. Va. - Testing of a new, robotic pipeline inspection tool, developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, has shown that it could revolutionize the pipeline inspection process. The wireless, self-propelled Explorer II proved its worth in September when it was put through its paces in a live 8-inch distribution main pressurized at 100 pound per square inch. The robot was launched and retrieved multiple times as it inspected-with cameras and sensors-a section of the Northwest

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Sandia hosts annual robot rodeo | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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hosts annual robot rodeo | National Nuclear Security Administration hosts annual robot rodeo | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Sandia hosts annual robot rodeo Sandia hosts annual robot rodeo Posted By Office of Public Affairs Sandia National Laboratories recently hosted the seventh annual Western National Robot Rodeo and Capability Exercise, a five-day event that

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SRNS revives student robotics team | National Nuclear Security  

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SRNS revives student robotics team | National Nuclear Security SRNS revives student robotics team | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > SRNS revives student robotics team SRNS revives student robotics team Posted By Office of Public Affairs The Aiken County Robotics Team "M'Aiken Magic" was recently revived

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Robot to the Mine Rescue | Department of Energy  

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Robot to the Mine Rescue Robot to the Mine Rescue Robot to the Mine Rescue August 18, 2011 - 12:11pm Addthis The Gemini-Scout Mine Rescue Robot | Video Courtesy of Sandia Laboratories Keri Fulton Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How does it work? The robot moves in ahead of rescuers to evaluate precarious environments and help them plan the rescue mission. One of the biggest obstacles to rescuing miners after an accident is the unknown level of danger. Before rescuers are able to get miners to safety, they must assess the situation, often taking up time critical to the success of the rescue. Poisonous gases, flooded tunnels, explosive vapors and unstable walls and roofs are among the potentially deadly conditions and unknown obstacles that can slow rescue efforts.

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Future Robotics Database Management System along with Cloud TPS  

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This paper deals with memory management issues of robotics. In our proposal we break one of the major issues in creating humanoid. . Database issue is the complicated thing in robotics schema design here in our proposal we suggest new concept called NOSQL database for the effective data retrieval, so that the humanoid robots will get the massive thinking ability in searching each items using chained instructions. For query transactions in robotics we need an effective consistency transactions so by using latest technology called CloudTPS which guarantees full ACID properties so that the robot can make their queries using multi-item transactions through this we obtain data consistency in data retrievals. In addition we included map reduce concepts it can splits the job to the respective workers so that it can process the data in a parallel way.

S, Vijaykumar

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

System and method for exchanging tools and end effectors on a robot  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is comprised of a system and method for exchanging tools and 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, D.B.; Williams, P.M.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

System and method for exchanging tools and end effectors on a robot  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is comprised of a system and method for exchanging tools and 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, D.B.; Williams, P.M.

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

337

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

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Videos | Department of Energy  

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Energy 101: Energy Efficient Data Centers Energy 101: Energy Efficient Data Centers Energy 101: Daylighting Solar Smarter Faster Seven Traffic Signals in Two Minutes It Starts with Science... Demoing the Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Cutting Electricity Costs in Miami-Dade County, Florida How Energy Efficiency is Adding Jobs in St. Paul, Minnesota Charging Up in King County, Washington ARPA-E 2011 Keynote: Secretary Steven Chu Slides SlideShare. Present yourself. Upload Login or Signup Go Pro ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2011 Keynote Presentation: Secretary Steven Chu ARPA-E 2011 Keynote: Dr. Arun Majumdar ARPA-E 2011 Keynote: Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy Electrofuels: More Efficient Than Photosynthesis Profiling 1366 Technologies: One Year Later How ARPA-e is "Winning the Future"

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A novel low-cost, limited-resource approach to autonomous multi-robot exploration and mapping  

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Mobile robots are becoming more heavily used in environments where human involvement is limited, impossible, or dangerous. These robots perform some of the more laborious human tasks on Earth and throughout the solar system, simultaneously saving resources ... Keywords: Distributed robots, Low-cost SLAM, Mobile robots, Multi-robot team, Planetary exploration

Christopher M. Gifford; Russell Webb; James Bley; Daniel Leung; Mark Calnon; Joseph Makarewicz; Bryan Banz; Arvin Agah

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Mesofluidic controlled robotic or prosthetic finger  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A mesofluidic powered robotic and/or prosthetic finger joint includes a first finger section having at least one mesofluidic actuator in fluid communication with a first actuator, a second mesofluidic actuator in fluid communication with a second actuator and a second prosthetic finger section pivotally connected to the first finger section by a joint pivot, wherein the first actuator pivotally cooperates with the second finger to provide a first mechanical advantage relative to the joint point and wherein the second actuator pivotally cooperates with the second finger section to provide a second mechanical advantage relative to the joint point.

Lind, Randall F; Jansen, John F; Love, Lonnie J

2013-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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SIMON: A mobile robot for floor contamination surveys  

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The Robotics Development group at the Savannah River Site is developing an autonomous robot 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 contamination levels are low to moderate. The robot, a Cybermotion K2A, 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 has an ultrasonic collision avoidance system as well as two safety bumpers that will stop the robot`s motion when they are depressed. Paths for the robot are preprogrammed and the robot`s 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/O interface for remote operation. Up to 30 detectors may be configured with the RM22A. For our purposes, two downward-facing gas proportional detectors are used to scan floors, and one upward-facing detector is used for radiation background compensation. SIMON is interfaced with the RM22A in such a way that it scans the floor surface at one-inch/second, and if contamination is detected, the vehicle stops, alarms, and activates a voice synthesizer. Future development includes using the contamination data collected to provide a graphical contour map of a contaminated area. 3 refs.

Dudar, E.; Teese, G.; Wagner, D.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

342

OpenRAVE: A Planning Architecture for Autonomous Robotics  

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One of the challenges in developing real-world autonomous robots is the need for integrating and rigorously testing high-level scripting, motion planning, perception, and control algorithms. For this purpose, we introduce an open-source cross-platform software architecture called OpenRAVE, the Open Robotics and Animation Virtual Environment. OpenRAVE is targeted for real-world autonomous robot applications, and includes a seamless integration of 3-D simulation, visualization, planning, scripting and control. A plugin architecture allows users to easily write custom controllers or extend functionality. With OpenRAVE plugins, any planning algorithm, robot controller, or sensing subsystem can be distributed and dynamically loaded at run-time, which frees developers from struggling with monolithic code-bases. Users of OpenRAVE can concentrate on the development of planning and scripting aspects of a problem without having to explicitly manage the details of robot kinematics and dynamics, collision detection, world updates, and robot control. The OpenRAVE architecture provides a flexible interface that can be used in conjunction with other popular robotics packages such as Player and ROS because it is focused on autonomous motion planning and high-level scripting rather than low-level control and message protocols. OpenRAVE also supports a powerful network scripting environment which makes it simple to control and monitor robots and change execution flow during run-time. One of the key advantages of open component architectures is that they enable the robotics research community to easily share and compare algorithms.

Rosen Diankov; James Kuffner

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

A MODIFIED LUNDEGARDH SPRAY CHAMBER  

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Operation of an apparatus for analysis of solutions by the Lundegardh flame technique was greatiy facilituted by the modification of a spray chamber. Samples can be introduced and removed from the modified spray chamber without extinguishing the flame or dismantling the assembly. (auth)

Palin, P.C.

1951-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Abstract Distributed Control for Robotic Swarms Using  

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This thesis introduces a design combining an emerging area in robotics with a well established mathematical research topic: swarm intelligence and Voronoi tessellations, respectively. The main objective for this research is to design an economical and robust swarm system to achieve distributed control. This research combines swarm intelligence with Voronoi tessellations to localize a source and create formations. Extensive software coding must be implemented for this design, such as the development of a discrete centroidal Voronoi tessellation (CVT) algorithm. The ultimate purpose of this research is to advance the existing Mobile Actuator and Sensor Network (MASnet) platform to eventually develop a cooperative robot team that can sense, predict, and finally neutralize a diffusion process. Previous work on the MASnet platform has served as a foundation for this research. While growing closer to the MASnet goal, results also provide stimulating discoveries for mathematical and swarm research areas. (144 pages) This work is dedicated to my family and friends for their unfailing support and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department for their help and guidance. iv v

Shelley Rounds; Centroidal Voronoi Tessellations

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Intelligent Control of Modular Robotic Welding Cell  

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Although robotic machines are routinely used for welding, such machines do not normally incorporate intelligent capabilities. We are studying the general problem of formulating usable levels of intelligence into welding machines. From our perspective, an intelligent machine should: incorporate knowledge of the welding process, know if the process is operating correctly, know if the weld it is making is good or bad, have the ability to learn from its experience to perform welds, and be able to optimize its own performance. To this end, we are researching machine architecture, methods of knowledge representation, decision making and conflict resolution algorithms, methods of learning and optimization, human/machine interfaces, and various sensors. This paper presents work on the machine architecture and the human/machine interface specifically for a robotic, gas metal arc welding cell. Although the machine control problem is normally approached from the perspective of having a central body of control in the machine, we present a design using distributed agents. A prime goal of this work is to develop an architecture for an intelligent machine that will support a modular, plug and play standard. A secondary goal of this work is to formulate a human/machine interface that treats the human as an active agent in the modular structure.

Smartt, Herschel Bernard; Kenney, Kevin Louis; Tolle, Charles Robert

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

http://www.digitalocean.eu : FP7 262160 (2010-2012) Human-Robot-Interfaces based on Mixed Reality for Underwater Robot  

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for Underwater Robot Teleoperation Christophe Domingues*, Mouna Essabbah*, Nader Cheaib* and Samir Otmane* Alain two Human-Robot interfaces for underwater robot teleoperation. This work is in the context of the Digital Ocean Europe project1 that aims at digitalizing seafloor sites in 3D imagery using underwater

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

347

DOE Science Showcase - DOE Advanced Robotics | OSTI, US Dept of Energy,  

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DOE Science Showcase - DOE Advanced Robotics DOE Science Showcase - DOE Advanced Robotics Where creative vision and technical expertise meet From mine rescue operations to radiological survey for environmental hazards to mapping data for defense situations, read about the Department of Energy (DOE) innovative approaches to advanced robotics. Robotics Research Results from the DOE Databases DOepatents Energy Science and Technology Software Center (ESTSC) Information Bridge Energy Citations Database Science.gov WorldWideScience.gov multimedia Robotics at DOE Labs Sandia Labs' Gemini-Scout robot likely to reach trapped miners ahead of rescuers Tiny Terminators: New Micro-Robots Assemble, Repair Themselves and Are Surprisingly Strong 10 Questions for a Robotics Engineer: Lonnie Love Robot Reworked to Analyze Radiation in Japan

348

Development of a fixation device for robot assisted fracture reduction of femoral shaft fractures: A biomechanical study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Robot assisted fracture reduction of femoral shaft fractures provides precise alignment while reducing the amount of intraoperative imaging. The connection between the robot and the fracture fragment should allow conventional intramedullary nailing, ... Keywords: Robot, femur shaft, fracture reduction, interface

T. S. Weber-Spickschen; M. Oszwald; R. Westphal; C. Krettek; F. Wahl; T. Gosling

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

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

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Sandia Hand Sandia Hand Sandia Hand with Flowers Robots are used to perform more and more complex task and missions, and there is a need for a highly dexterous manipulation capability to support a wide variety of applications including, counter-improvised explosive device (IED), countermine, explosive ordnance disposal, search and rescue, casualty care, and operating in extreme environments. Need Current robot hands are highly dexterous and able to perform very complex manipulation tasks, but they are very expensive and thus not widely available. Sandia's Intelligent Systems, Robotics, & Cybernetics group collaborated with Stanford University and Lunar to develop The Sandia Hand for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)-sponsored Autonomous Robotic Manipulation (ARM) Program.

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

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Visual Targeting Visual Targeting Visual Targeting Industrial robots take hours to program but perform quickly, tirelessly, and precisely without human intervention once programmed. Mobile robots are teleoperated, can attempt tasks immediately, but are imprecise, ungainly, and keep a human operator effectively tethered to the system at all times. As mobile robots become more complex with more degrees-of-freedom and greater mission space, the burden on the operator becomes even more taxing. Visual Targeting is a technology that bridges this gap. It provides a means where the operator defines objects of interest in the environment via camera systems while motion planners automatically generate the robot trajectories to achieve the goal. Visual Targeting Task Overview Need

351

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 Teams compete in events and simulations that may include having their robots remove bombs from the inside of aircraft, rescuing injured first responders and navigating obstacle courses. May 21, 2010 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials.

352

High efficiency pulse motor drive for robotic propulsion  

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The goal of this research is to improve the power efficiency of robotic locomotion through the use of series elastic actuation, with a focus on swimming motion. To achieve high efficiency, electromechanical drives need to ...

Sun, Zhen, M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Development of a robot localization and environment mapping system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The intent of this research is to develop a robust, efficient, self-contained localization module for use in a robotic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tank inspection system. Inspecting large LPG tanks for defects is difficult, ...

Panas, Cynthia Dawn Walker

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Formal design of a provably safe robotic roundabout system  

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In this paper, we show how to design a provably safe robotic roundabout system comprised of three vehicles. This is accomplished by combining two-vehicle collision avoidance primitives, which are each computationally light ...

Duperret, Jeffrey M.

355

Robust Digital Valve for Prosthetic Finger, Robotics, Microsurgery  

2 Managed by UT-Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy Presentation_name Technology •Small hydraulic system for high strength, very small control of robotic systems

356

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

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

Themselves and Are Surprisingly Strong August 8, 2011 - 2:14pm Addthis A video of Argonne National Laboratory's micro-robots - Tiny Terminators, if you will - moving glass...

357

A trade space model for robotic lunar exploration  

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The last decade has seen a resurgence of interest in the moon as a target for planetary exploration. In light of the growing interest in the robotic exploration of the moon, this thesis presents a quantitative methodology ...

Bailey, Zachary James

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Using optical communication for remote underwater robot operation  

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Underwater vehicles are typically operated using a tether or a slow acoustic link. We present an underwater optical communication system that enables a high-throughput and low-latency link to an underwater robot. The optical ...

Doniec, Marek Wojciech

359

Virtual Model Control of a Biped Walking Robot  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The transformation from high level task specification to low level motion control is a fundamental issue in sensorimotor control in animals and robots. This thesis develops a control scheme called virtual model control ...

Pratt, Jerry E.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Kalman filtering of IMU sensor for robot balance control  

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This study explores the use of Kalman filtering of measurements from an inertial measurement unit (IMU) to provide information on the orientation of a robot for balance control. A test bed was created to characterize the ...

Angelosanto, Gina (Gina C.)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization and control of a robot for wrist rehabilitation  

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Human motor control pathologies, such as those caused by stroke, can be treated through physical rehabilitation. The use of robots in therapy environments seems appropriate considering the possibilities they offer for ...

Celestino, James R. (James Richard)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

A systematic approach to developing safe tele-operated robots  

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Tele–operated service robots are used for extending human capabilities in hazardous and/or inaccessible environments. Their use is undergoing an exponential increase in our society, reason why it is of vital importance that their design, installation ...

Diego Alonso; Pedro Sánchez; Bárbara Álvarez; Juan A. Pastor

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Minimalistic Control of a Compass Gait Robot in Rough Terrain  

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Although there has been an increasing interest in dynamic bipedal locomotion for significant improvement of energy efficiency and dexterity of mobile robots in the real world, their locomotion capabilities are still mostly ...

Iida, Fumiya

364

Neural Network Control of Robot Manipulators and Nonlinear Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

From the Publisher:This graduate text provides an authoritative account of neural network (NN) controllers for robotics and nonlinear systems and gives the first textbook treatment of a general and streamlined design procedure for NN controllers. Stability ...

F. L. Lewis; A. Yesildirak; Suresh Jagannathan

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

A new stable tracking control scheme for robotic manipulators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper considers tracking control of robots in joint space. A new control algorithm is proposed based on the well known computed torque method and a compensating controller. The compensating controller is realized by using a switch type structure ...

G. Feng

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Design upgrade for 2.670 compressed air robot  

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2.670 is an introductory Mechanical Engineering course that introduces students to the fundamentals of machine tool and computer tool use through the fabrication of a robot that is powered by compressed air. The compressed ...

James, Jeremy P., S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Coordinating construction by a distributed multi-robot system  

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This thesis presents a decentralized algorithm for the coordinated assembly of 3D objects that consist of multiple types of parts, using a networked team of robots. We describe the algorithm and analyze its stability and ...

Yun, Seung-kook

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Measurement of Battery Capacity in Mobile Robot Systems  

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With battery driven robot systems performing very sophisticated tasks, increasing demands on the power supply play a critical role. Operation breakdowns are unpredictable unless the state of the battery is known, and the overall performance should be adjusted according to reliable remaining capacity estimations. This paper addresses many of the issues related to the management and monitoring of battery packs for mobile robots, whereas an implementation for a particular system is presented.

Nestor Lucas; Cosmin Codrea; Thomas Hirth; Javier Gutierrez; Falko Dressler

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Lectures on Screened Modified Gravity  

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The acceleration of the expansion of the Universe has led to the construction of Dark Energy models where a light scalar field may have a range reaching up to cosmological scales. Screening mechanisms allow these models to evade the tight gravitational tests in the solar system and the laboratory. I will briefly review some of the salient features of screened modified gravity models of the chameleon, dilaton or symmetron types using $f(R)$ gravity as a template.

Philippe Brax

2012-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

370

Effect of visual distraction and auditory feedback on patient effort during robot-assisted movement training after stroke  

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H: Technology- assisted training of arm-hand skills inand robot-assisted arm training for improving arm functionfor robotic movement training after neurologic injury.

Secoli, Riccardo; Milot, Marie-Helene; Rosati, Giulio; Reinkensmeyer, David J

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Observational Tests of Modified Gravity  

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Modified gravity theories have richer observational consequences for large-scale structure than conventional dark energy models, in that different observables are not described by a single growth factor even in the linear regime. We examine the relationships between perturbations in the metric potentials, density and velocity fields, and discuss strategies for measuring them using gravitational lensing, galaxy cluster abundances, galaxy clustering/dynamics and the ISW effect. We show how a broad class of gravity theories can be tested by combining these probes. A robust way to interpret observations is by constraining two key functions: the ratio of the two metric potentials, and the ratio of the Gravitational ``constant'' in the Poisson equation to Newton's constant. We also discuss quasilinear effects that carry signatures of gravity, such as through induced three-point correlations. Clustering of dark energy can mimic features of modified gravity theories and thus confuse the search for distinct signatures of such theories. It can produce pressure perturbations and anisotropic stresses, which breaks the equality between the two metric potentials even in general relativity. With these two extra degrees of freedom, can a clustered dark energy model mimic modified gravity models in all observational tests? We show with specific examples that observational constraints on both the metric potentials and density perturbations can in principle distinguish modifications of gravity from dark energy models. We compare our result with other recent studies that have slightly different assumptions (and apparently contradictory conclusions).

Bhuvnesh Jain; Pengjie Zhang

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

372

Communication in a swarm of miniature robots: the e-Puck as an educational tool for swarm robotics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Swarm intelligence, and swarm robotics in particular, are reaching a point where leveraging the potential of communication within an artificial systempromises to uncover newand varied directions for interesting research without compromising the key properties ...

Christopher M. Cianci; Xavier Raemy; Jim Pugh; Alcherio Martinoli

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Modified biogeography-based optimisation (MBBO)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Modified biogeography-based optimisation (MBBO) technique is modified version of BBO which is a bio-inspired and population-based optimisation technique. Biogeography is the study of distribution of species in nature. In this paper, ...

M. R. Lohokare; S. Devi; S. S. Pattnaik; B. K. Panigrahi; J. G. Joshi

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Design, implementation and validation of an exoskeletal robot for locomotion studies in rodents  

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Growing interest in robotic treatment of patients with neurological injury motivates the development of therapeutic robots for basic research into recovery. Though humans are the ultimate beneficiaries, basic research ...

Song, Yun Seong, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

A laboratory experiment to teach some concepts on sensor-based robot assembly systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A laboratory experiment is described that can be performed by electrical engineering graduate students and senior undergraduates. The experiment involves the assembly of a diesel-engine oil pump with an IBM RS-1 robot. The robot is instrumented with ...

S. Ahmad

1988-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Mobility feasibility of fuel cell powered hopping robots for space exploration  

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Small hopping robots have been proposed that offer the potential to greatly increase the reach of unmanned space exploration. Using hopping, bouncing, and rolling, a small spherical robot could access and explore subterranean ...

Kesner, Samuel B. (Samuel Benjamin)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Complete SE[superscript 3] underwater robot control with arbitrary thruster configurations  

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e present a control algorithm for autonomous underwater robots with modular thruster configuration. The algorithm can handle arbitrary thruster configurations. It maintains the robot's desired attitude while solving for ...

Doniec, Marek Wojciech

378

Proceedings of the seventh annual ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-Robot Interaction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Welcome to Boston! The Seventh Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2012) is a highly selective conference that aims to showcase the very best interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research in human-robot interaction ...

Holly Yanco; Aaron Steinfeld; Vanessa Evers; Odest Chadwicke Jenkins

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Cognitive-developmental learning for a humanoid robot : a caregiver's gift  

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(cont.) which are then applied to developmentally acquire new object representations. The humanoid robot therefore sees the world through the caregiver's eyes. Building an artificial humanoid robot's brain, even at an ...

Arsenio, Artur Miguel Do Amaral, 1972-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Stable, high-force, low-impedance robotic actuators for human-interactive machines  

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Robots that engage in significant physical interaction with humans, such as robotic physical therapy aids, must exhibit desired mechanical endpoint impedance while simultaneously producing large forces. In most practical ...

Buerger, Stephen Paul, 1976-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of an instrumented workpart for robotic aircraft wing-box assembly  

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The idea of an underactuated robotic arm used in aircraft wing assembly and production was created to improve the wing-box assembly process. In order to display the robots capabilities and areas of improvement, a suitable ...

Kaina, Leighton

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Thermal Control Architecture for a Planetary and Lunar Surface Exploration Micro?Robot  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A thermal control architecture design study is conducted for a novel robotic planetary and lunar surface exploration concept. The concept is based on the deployment of a large number of small spherical mobile robots over large areas

Brian R. Burg; Steven Dubowsky; John H. Lienhard V.; Dimos Poulikakos

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Non-verbal interaction in the design of telepresence robots for social nomadic work  

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Telepresence robots have emerged as a novel solution to meeting the social communication needs of nomadic workers. This thesis provides an overview of non-verbal communication cues for telepresence robot applications, and ...

Milne, Jennifer S. (Jennifer Sarah)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Adaptive Vision and Force Tracking Control for Robots With Constraint Uncertainty  

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In force control applications of robots, it is difficult to obtain an exact model of a constraint surface. In presence of the constraint uncertainty, the robot needs to adapt to the uncertainty in external parameters due ...

Cheah, Chien Chern

385

CoolBOT: A Component-Oriented Programming Framework for Robotics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper introduces at the specification level CoolBOT, a component-oriented programming framework for robotics designed to assist robotic system developers in obtaining more structured and reusable systems without imposing any specific architecture. ...

Jorge Cabrera-Gámez; Antonio Carlos Domínguez-Brito; Daniel Hernández-Sosa

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Designing a simple, robust, precision robotic platform for medium quantity production  

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A niche which has yet to be saturated in the growing market of educational and research robotic platforms is the mechanically-simple, electronically-powerful research robot. Useful in fields such as algorithm and artificial ...

Lieberman, Janet Samantha

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Modular Robot Systems From Self-Assembly to Self-Disassembly  

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We have presented a detailed retrospective on modular robots and discussed connections between modular robots and programmable matter. This field has seen a great deal of creativity and innovation at the level of designing ...

Rus, Daniela L.

388

Image analysis by modified Legendre moments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the paper, a new set of orthogonal moments based on the modified Legendre polynomials is introduced. Three properties of the modified Legendre polynomials, which are orthogonality, orthogonal invariance and the characteristic that an interval on the ... Keywords: Feature representation capability, Legendre moments, Modified Legendre moments, Translation invariance

Bo Fu; Jianzhong Zhou; Yuhong Li; Guojun Zhang; Cheng Wang

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

SIMON: A mobile robot for floor contamination surveys  

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The Robotics Development group at the Savannah River Site is developing an autonomous robot 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 contamination levels are low to moderate. The robot, a Cybermotion K2A, 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 has an ultrasonic collision avoidance system as well as two safety bumpers that will stop the robot's motion when they are depressed. Paths for the robot are preprogrammed and the robot's 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/O interface for remote operation. Up to 30 detectors may be configured with the RM22A. For our purposes, two downward-facing gas proportional detectors are used to scan floors, and one upward-facing detector is used for radiation background compensation. SIMON is interfaced with the RM22A in such a way that it scans the floor surface at one-inch/second, and if contamination is detected, the vehicle stops, alarms, and activates a voice synthesizer. Future development includes using the contamination data collected to provide a graphical contour map of a contaminated area. 3 refs.

Dudar, E.; Teese, G.; Wagner, D.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Effects of anticipatory perceptual simulation on practiced human-robot tasks  

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With the aim of attaining increased fluency and efficiency in human-robot teams, we have developed a cognitive architecture for robotic teammates based on the neuro-psychological principles of anticipation and perceptual simulation through top-down biasing. ... Keywords: Anticipation, Cognitive models, Human-robot interaction, Human-robot teamwork, Human-subject studies, Joint practice, Perceptual simulation, Priming, Top-down bias

Guy Hoffman; Cynthia Breazeal

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Program on Technology Innovation: EPRI State of Robotics—Assessment and Proposed Strategic Program  

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Robotics technology is widely used throughout many industries and dates back almost 60 years. Although the power industry uses some robotics, much potential remains untapped. This report explains the current level of engagement within the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI’s) robotics technology projects, assesses the need for engagement by sector, identifies technical gaps, and proposes a model for the inception of a strategic program initiative for robotics ...

2013-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

392

Design specifications of the Human Robotic interface for the biomimetic underwater robot "yellow submarine project"  

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This paper describes the design of a web based multi agent design for a collision avoidance auto navigation biomimetic submarine for submarine hydroelectricity. The paper describes the nature of the map - topology interface for river bodies and the design of interactive agents for the control of the robotic submarine. The agents are migratory on the web and are designed in XML/html interface with both interactive capabilities and visibility on a map. The paper describes mathematically the user interface and the map definition languages used for the multi agent description

Bheemaiah, Anil

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Wheelchair-based open robotic platform and its performance within the AmbienNet project  

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This paper presents the design and development of the Robochair robotic wheelchair and its performance within the AmbienNet project. Robochair is an open robotic platform intended to assist challenged users with their daily driving tasks. It uses and ... Keywords: development, intelligent environment, robotics wheelchair, shared control

Borja Bonail; Julio Abascal; Luis Gardeazabal

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

The motion control of a mobile robot using multiobjective decision making  

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This paper discusses the use of fuzzy logic based decision-making of autonomous robots in unstructured environments. We will introduce fuzzy multiobjective decision making within the context of the motion control of mobile robots. This process ... Keywords: autonomous mobile robots, decision-making, fuzzy logic, multiobjective decision making

Earl B. Smith

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

A Controller Design for the Khepera Robot: A Rough Set Approach  

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The Khepera robot belongs to the family of miniature mobile robots of the K-Team firm. It is used in a number of places for scientific and educational purposes. Considering its advantages (such as small size, precision of movement, ease of control), ... Keywords: Artificial intelligence, Khepera robot, control design, expert system, fuzzy systems, machine learning, rough sets

Zbigniew Suraj; James F. Peters; Piotr Grochowalski

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Brief Semiglobal stability of saturated linear PID control for robot manipulators  

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This paper addresses the position regulation problem of robot manipulators under control input constraints. It is proven that the robot system under a saturated linear PID control is semiglobally asymptotically stable, if the torque bounds are larger ... Keywords: Bounded control, PID control, Robot systems, Stability, Uncertain gravitational torques

Jose Alvarez-Ramirez; Rafael Kelly; Ilse Cervantes

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Determination of robot drop location for military path planning using GIS application  

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Due to the uncertainties and higher risks of fatality in combat situations, Unmanned Ground Robots (UGR) may be proven to be a safer alternative for carrying out critical military missions, such as search and rescue, and reconnaissance operations. Among ... Keywords: military path planning, robot drop, unmanned ground robot

Min-Wook Kang; Manoj K. Jha; Gautham Karri

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

The Application of Connectionist Structures to LearningImpedance Control in Robotic Contact Tasks  

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The goal of this paper is to consider the synthesis of learning impedance control using recurrent connectionist structures for on-line learning of robot dynamic uncertainties in the case of robot contact tasks. The connectionist structures are integrated ... Keywords: connectionist, contact tasks, impedance control, learning, manipulation robots, recurrent network

Dusko Kati?; Miomir Vukobratovi?

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Agent-oriented software patterns for rapid and affordable robot programming  

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Robotic systems are often quite complex to develop; they are huge, heavily constrained from the non-functional point of view and they implement challenging algorithms. The lack of integrated methods with reuse approaches leads robotic developers to reinvent ... Keywords: Design patterns, Multi-agent systems, Pattern oriented design, Robotics systems

Antonio Chella; Massimo Cossentino; Salvatore Gaglio; Luca Sabatucci; Valeria Seidita

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Motion planning of inspection robot suspended on overhead ground wires for obstacle-navigation  

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The purpose of inspection robot for power transmission lines is to check running state and find damages of extra-high voltage (EHV) power transmission lines equipment. The key of the control design is how to design a robot for obstacles navigation. This ... Keywords: centroid adjustment, inspection robot, obstacles navigation automatically, power transmission line

Ren Zhi-Bin; Ruan Yi; Li Zheng; Yang Yong

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Policy-based self-adaptive architectures: a feasibility study in the robotics domain  

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Robotics is a challenging domain which sometimes exhibits a clear need for self-adaptive capabilities, as such functionality offers the potential for robots to account for their unstable and unpredictable deployment domains. This paper focuses on a feasibility ... Keywords: robotic architectures, self-adaptive software

John C. Georgas; Richard N. Taylor

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Energy-efficient strategies for building short chains of mobile robots locally  

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We are given a winding chain of n mobile robots between two stations in the plane, each of them having a limited viewing range. It is only guaranteed that each robot can see its two neighbors in the chain. The goal is to let the robots converge ...

Philipp Brandes; Bastian Degener; Barbara Kempkes; Friedhelm Meyer Auf Der Heide

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A bci-controlled robotic assistant for quadriplegic people in domestic and professional life  

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In this paper, a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) control approach for the assistive robotic system FRIEND is presented. The objective of the robot is to assist elderly and persons with disabilities in their daily and professional life activities. ... Keywords: Assistive robotics, Brain-computer interfaces, Wheelchair-mounted manipulators

Sorin m. Grigorescu; Thorsten Lüth; Christos Fragkopoulos; Marco Cyriacks; Axel Gräser

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

LuminAR: portable robotic augmented reality interface design and prototype  

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In this paper we introduce LuminAR: a prototype for a new portable and compact projector-camera system designed to use the traditional incandescent bulb interface as a power source, and a robotic desk lamp that carries it, enabling it with dynamic motion ... Keywords: actuated ui, augmented reality, gestural interfaces, human robot interaction, multi-touch interfaces, robotic lamp

Natan Linder; Pattie Maes

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Improving energy efficiency based on behavioral model in a swarm of cooperative foraging robots  

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We can efficiently collect crops or minerals by operating multi-robot foraging. As foraging spaces become wider, control algorithms demand scalability and reliability. Swarm robotics is a state-of-the-art algorithm on wide foraging spaces due to its ... Keywords: swarm intelligence, swarm robotics

Jong-Hyun Lee; Chang Wook Ahn

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Applying dynamic reconfiguration in the mobile robotics domain: A case study on computer vision algorithms  

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Mobile robots are widely used in industrial environments and are expected to be widely available in human environments in the near future, for example, in the area of care and service robots. This article proposes an implementation for a highly customizable ... Keywords: FPGA, Mobile robots, color recognition, computer vision, dynamic reconfiguration

Federico Nava; Donatella Sciuto; Marco Domenico Santambrogio; Stefan Herbrechtsmeier; Mario Porrmann; Ulf Witkowski; Ulrich Rueckert

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Gathering an even number of robots in an odd ring without global multiplicity detection  

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We propose a gathering protocol for an even number of robots in a ring-shaped network that allows symmetric but not periodic configurations as initial configurations, yet uses only local weak multiplicity detection. Robots are assumed to be anonymous ... Keywords: Robots, asynchronous gathering, local weak multiplicity detection

Sayaka Kamei; Anissa Lamani; Fukuhito Ooshita; Sébastien Tixeuil

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Walking and Climbing Service Robots for Safety Inspection of Nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessels  

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in this paper. Keywords: Remote inspection, Service robot, Non-destructive test, Nuclear, Climbing robotWalking and Climbing Service Robots for Safety Inspection of Nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessels B of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK Abstract: Nuclear reactor

Chen, Sheng

409

Hormone-Inspired Self-Organization and Distributed Control of Robotic Swarms  

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The control of robot swarming in a distributed manner is a difficult problem because global behaviors must emerge as a result of many local actions. This paper uses a bio-inspired control method called the Digital Hormone Model (DHM) to control the tasking ... Keywords: Digital Hormones, distributed control, modular robots, robot swarms, self organization, self reconfiguration

Wei-Min Shen; Peter Will; Aram Galstyan; Cheng-Ming Chuong

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Improving a robotics framework with real-time and high-performance features  

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Middleware has a key role in modern and object-oriented robotics frameworks, which aim at developing reusable, scalable and maintainable systems using different platforms and programming languages. However, complex robotics software falls into the category ... Keywords: data distribution service, middleware, performance, real-time, robotics

Jesús Martínez; Adrián Romero-Garcés; Luis Manso; Pablo Bustos

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

LineScout technology: from inspection to robotic maintenance on live transmission power lines  

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Power line inspection and maintenance practices are evolving as changing market regulations, significantly increased line loading and system availability requirements put pressure on grid owners to innovate. Robotics is thus making its debut in that ... Keywords: field robotics, mechanical design, power line inspection robot, telerobotics

Nicolas Pouliot; Serge Montambault

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Underwater robots require adequate guidance and control to perform useful tasks. Visual  

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Abstract Underwater robots require adequate guidance and control to perform useful tasks. Visual trained by reinforcement learn- ing our aim is to enable an underwater robot to hold station on a reef technologies for underwater exploration and obser- vation. Our objectives are to enable underwater robots

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Consciousness in Robots: The Hard Problem and Some Less Hard Problems  

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Consciousness in Robots: The Hard Problem and Some Less Hard Problems B. J. MacLennan Department it is also important. Finally we explore the Hard Problem for robots (i.e., whether they can experience sub, intentional- ity, evolutionary psychology, artificial life, autonomous robots, the hard problem I

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Design and control of a heavy material handling manipulator for agricultural robots  

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In this paper, we propose a manipulation system for agricultural robots that handle heavy materials. The structural systems of a mobile platform and a manipulator are selected and designed after proposing new knowledge about agricultural robots. Also, ... Keywords: Agricultural robots, Evaluation index, Manipulator, Robust control

Satoru Sakai; Michihisa Iida; Koichi Osuka; Mikio Umeda

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Optimal cooperative collision avoidance between multiple robots based on Bernstein-Bézier curves  

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In this paper a new cooperative collision-avoidance method for multiple, nonholonomic robots based on Bernstein-Bezier curves is presented. The main contribution focuses on an optimal, cooperative, collision avoidance for a multi-robot system where the ... Keywords: Collision avoidance, Mobile robots, Path planning

Igor Škrjanc; Gregor Klan?ar

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Evaluation of Three Vision Based Object Perception Methods for a Mobile Robot  

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This paper addresses visual object perception applied to mobile robotics. Being able to perceive household objects in unstructured environments is a key capability in order to make robots suitable to perform complex tasks in home environments. However, ... Keywords: 68T10, 68T40, 68T45, Mobile robots, Object recognition

Arnau Ramisa; David Aldavert; Shrihari Vasudevan; Ricardo Toledo; Ramon Lopez De Mantaras

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Demo: A robot-in-residence for data center thermal monitoring and energy efficiency management  

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We will demonstrate a robot for data center energy management, in action, on a simulated data center floor. We shall highlight the robot's navigation, tile and obstacle classification, event scheduling and preemption capabilities, along with its ability ... Keywords: data center, energy efficiency, robot

Kevin Deland; Jonathan Lenchner; John Nelson; Jonathan Connell; James Thoensen; Jeffrey O. Kephart

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Mobile robots for the simultaneous exploration and 2D determination of radioactivity  

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In the past years, various robotic inspection systems have been developed for industrial automation. The industry offers a wide range of applications for robotic systems. The inspection and cleaning of severs or an automation of a biotechnology laboratory ... Keywords: SLAM, automation, automation in medicine, industrial application, path planning, robotics

Michael Marszalek; Martin Eder; Andreas Tropschug; Alois Knoll; Hagen Höfer

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Electrochemical Apparatus with Disposable and Modifiable Parts  

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Electrochemical Apparatus with Disposable and Modifiable Parts Electrochemical Apparatus with Disposable and Modifiable Parts Electrochemical Apparatus with Disposable and Modifiable Parts The invention also includes electrochemical apparatus that can interface with optical instrumentation. If the working electrode is transparent, light from an optical fiber may be directed through the working electrode and into a cuvette. July 3, 2013 Electrochemical Apparatus with Disposable and Modifiable Parts Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Electrochemical Apparatus with Disposable and Modifiable Parts Applications: Electrochemical experiments in solution Electrochemical experiments on surfaces Bulk electrolysis experiments Fuel cells Corrosion studies Academic Labs Teaching and research Benefits: Incorporates disposable, commercially available cuvettes

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Solar-Powered Robot Swarm Could Clean Oil : Discovery News http://news.discovery.com/tech/solar-powered-ocean-robots-clean-oil.html?print=true[8/30/2010 8:28:06 AM  

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Solar-Powered Robot Swarm Could Clean Oil : Discovery News http://news.discovery.com/tech/solar-powered-ocean-robots-clean-oil.html?print=true[8/30/2010 8:28:06 AM] Solar-Powered Robot Swarm Could Clean Oil Oil-absorbing nanomaterial a new solar-powered robot prototype equipped with nanotechnology designed by researchers at MIT

Rock, Chris

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Robotic Arm Back to Work at Hanford | Department of Energy  

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Robotic Arm Back to Work at Hanford Robotic Arm Back to Work at Hanford Robotic Arm Back to Work at Hanford June 1, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis The Mobile Arm Retrieval System (MARS), the largest robotic arm ever inserted into a Department of Energy waste storage tank, is back at work in one of Hanford’s underground storage tanks where it has removed nearly 133,000 gallons of waste The Mobile Arm Retrieval System (MARS), the largest robotic arm ever inserted into a Department of Energy waste storage tank, is back at work in one of Hanford's underground storage tanks where it has removed nearly 133,000 gallons of waste In December 2010, workers cut a 55-inch diameter hole in the top of one of Hanford’s single-shell tanks in order to accommodate the MARS technology. The core and its associated cutting equipment were removed from the tank and encased in a yellow plastic sleeve to prevent the potential spread of contamination.

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Robotic Arm Back to Work at Hanford | Department of Energy  

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Robotic Arm Back to Work at Hanford Robotic Arm Back to Work at Hanford Robotic Arm Back to Work at Hanford June 1, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis The Mobile Arm Retrieval System (MARS), the largest robotic arm ever inserted into a Department of Energy waste storage tank, is back at work in one of Hanford’s underground storage tanks where it has removed nearly 133,000 gallons of waste The Mobile Arm Retrieval System (MARS), the largest robotic arm ever inserted into a Department of Energy waste storage tank, is back at work in one of Hanford's underground storage tanks where it has removed nearly 133,000 gallons of waste In December 2010, workers cut a 55-inch diameter hole in the top of one of Hanford’s single-shell tanks in order to accommodate the MARS technology. The core and its associated cutting equipment were removed from the tank and encased in a yellow plastic sleeve to prevent the potential spread of contamination.

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A genetic algorithm approach to a neural-network-based inverse kinematics solution of robotic manipulators based on error minimization  

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The solution of the inverse kinematics problem is fundamental in robot control. Many traditional inverse kinematics problem solutions, such as the geometric, iterative, and algebraic approaches, are inadequate for redundant robots. Recently, much attention ... Keywords: 6-Degree-of-freedom robot, Elman networks, Genetic algorithms, Inverse kinematics problem, Neural networks, Robotics

Ra?It KöKer

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Optimal two-degree-of-freedom fuzzy control for locomotion control of a hydraulically actuated hexapod robot  

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Locomotion control of legged robots is a very challenging task because very accurate foot trajectory tracking control is necessary for stable walking. An electro-hydraulically actuated walking robot has sufficient power to walk on rough terrain and carry ... Keywords: Hydraulic actuator, One-step-ahead fuzzy control, Robot locomotion, Six-legged walking robot, Two-degree-of-freedom fuzzy control

Ranjit Kumar Barai; Kenzo Nonami

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Thermodynamics in Modified Gravity Theories  

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We demonstrate that there does exist an equilibrium description of thermodynamics on the apparent horizon in the expanding cosmological background for a wide class of modified gravity theories with the Lagrangian density $f(R, \\phi, X)$, where $R$ is the Ricci scalar and $X$ is the kinetic energy of a scalar field $\\phi$. This comes from a suitable definition of an energy momentum tensor of the "dark" component obeying the local energy conservation law in the Jordan frame. It is shown that the equilibrium description in terms of the horizon entropy $S$ is convenient because it takes into account the contribution of the horizon entropy $\\hat{S}$ in non-equilibrium thermodynamics as well as an entropy production term.

Kazuharu Bamba; Chao-Qiang Geng; Shinji Tsujikawa

2011-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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SUMMARY OF 2009 RHEOLOGY MODIFIER PROGRAM  

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The overall objective of the EM-31 Rheological Modifiers and Wetting Agents program is to utilize commercially available rheology modifiers to increase the solids fraction of radioactive sludge based waste streams, resulting in an increase in throughput and decreasing the overall processing time. The program first investigates the impact of rheology modifiers on slurry simulants and then utilizes the most effective rheology modifiers on radioactive slurries. The work presented in this document covers the initial investigation of rheology modifier testing with simulants. This task is supported by both the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The SRNL EM-31 task, for this year, was to investigate the use of rheology modifiers on simulant Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) melter feeds. The task is to determine, based on the impact of the rheology modifier, if there are rheology modifiers that could reduce the water content of the slurry going to the DWPF melter, hence increasing the melt rate by decreasing the water loading. The rheology modifier in essence would allow a higher solids content slurry to have the same type of rheology or pumpability of a lower solids slurry. The modifiers selected in this report were determined based on previous modifiers used in high level waste melter feed simulants, on-going testing performed by counterparts at PNNL, and experiences gain through use of modifiers in other Department of Energy (DOE) processes such as grout processing. There were 12 rheology modifiers selected for testing, covering both organic and inorganic types and they were tested at four different concentrations for a given melter feed. Five different DWPF melter feeds were available and there was adequate material in one of the melter feeds to increase the solids concentration, resulting in a total of six simulants for testing. The mass of melter feed available in each simulant was not adequate for testing each rheology modifier, hence based on the changes in rheology for a given rheology modifier, rheology modifiers were either dropped or added between simulants. Three rheology modifiers were used on all simulants. The results from this testing indicate that citric acid or polycarboxylate based rheology modifiers are the most effective in reducing the yield stress, by as much as 70% at the higher rheology modifier additions and were effective on most of the tested simulants. These rheology modifiers are organic, hence the can also be used as reductants in melter operations. The most effective non-organic rheology modifiers, sodium metasilicate reduced the yield stress by 10%. It is recommended that both citric acid and commercially available polycarboxylate rheology modifiers be further investigated. Different molecular weight polycarboxylates and different types of polycarboxylates used in other industries must be considered. These polycarboxylates are extensively utilized in the cement, ceramic, and water treatment processes, hence readily available. Future work on DWPF melter feeds involving rheology modifiers should include, assuming the present method of processing sludge through DPWF does not change, is: (1) Investigate the use of polycarboxylate in various processes and procure polycarboxylates for testing. Limit rheology modifier selection and future testing between four and eight different types. (2) Test rheology modifiers on at least two different chemical types or bounding DWPF SME product simulants. Test to include the impact of boiling and the effectiveness in reducing water content via rheology versus weight percent curves. (3) Based on selected modifiers, perform testing on actual radioactive melter feed based on results from simulant testing.

Hansen, E.

2009-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

427

Local FIRST robotics teams dominate regionals, advance to world  

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Features Features 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 News Home | ORNL | News | Features | 2013 SHARE News Feature Local FIRST robotics teams dominate regionals, advance to world championship UT-Battelle continues third year of support for high school engineering event (From left) Students from Hardin Valley Academy, Halls High School and Oak Ridge High School celebrate winning the 2013 championship title at the FIRST robotics Smoky Mountains regionals on March 30. UT-Battelle, managing contractor of ORNL, has supported the program for the last three years. Photo courtesy of Michael Messing. (From left) Students from Hardin Valley Academy, Halls High School and Oak Ridge High School celebrate winning the 2013 championship title at the FIRST robotics Smoky Mountains regionals on March 30. UT-Battelle, managing

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Robotic Bees: Overview, Actuation, and Power | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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November 6, 2013, 4:00pm to 5:30pm November 6, 2013, 4:00pm to 5:30pm Colloquia MBG Auditorium Robotic Bees: Overview, Actuation, and Power Noah Jafferis Harvard University Presentation: Presentation Abstract: COLL.11.06.13.pdf This talk will present an overview of the technologies involved in the development of insect-size flying robots, from manufacturing and assembly to sensing and characterization. All of these areas present opportunities for interesting research, as there are few existing components or manufacturing techniques in the required size and weight range. Over the past 5-10 years, this research has led to the development of a "Robobee" - an 80 mg flapping-wing robot actuated by piezoelectric bimorphs, and capable of controlled hovering with >130 mg of lift. Currently, tethers are required to provide power and control - in this

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NETL: News Release - Robot Successfully Inspects Live Natural Gas Pipeline  

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22, 2004 22, 2004 Robot Successfully Inspects Live Natural Gas Pipeline in New York Field Test is a First for Natural Gas Industry BROCKPORT, NY - In a recent field demonstration filled with "firsts," a self-powered robot developed by the Northeast Gas Association, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory successfully inspected a mile of a live natural gas distribution main in Brockport, New York. Known as EXPLORER, the remote-controlled robot was launched and retrieved four times on October 8 with no interruption in customer service. The system successfully made its way through an 8-inch diameter pipeline owned and operated by Rochester Electric & Gas, and maneuvered several 70- to 90-degree bends.

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

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Precision Micro Assembly Precision Micro Assembly In optoelectronics and optomechanics manufacturing, precision assembly of increasingly small devices has become a critical capability. Microscopic machines are the focus of the Intelligent Systems, Robotics, & Cybernetics (ISRC) Precision Micro Assembly Lab. Created to investigate the automated assembly of microelectromechanical (MEMS) components, the laboratory is developing technologies for a robotic workcell that can assemble MEMS parts 10 to 100 microns in size, about the diameter of a human hair, into tiny machines for use in weapons components, surveillance devices, and microsurgery. micro Technical Challenges A major limiting factor in micro machine technology is the assembly process. Manual assembly is cost prohibitive and requires a level of

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An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle as Human-Assistant Robotics System  

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According to the American Heritage Dictionary [1],Robotics is the science or study of the technology associated with the design, fabrication, theory, and application of Robots. The term Hoverbot is also often used to refer to sophisticated mechanical devices that are remotely controlled by human beings even though these devices are not autonomous. This paper describes a remotely controlled hoverbot by installing a transmitter and receiver on both sides that is the control computer (PC) and the hoverbot respectively. Data is transmitted as signal or instruction via a infrastructure network which is converted into a command for the hoverbot that operates at a remote site.

Chingtham, Tejbanta Singh; Ghose, M K; 10.1109/ICCIC.2010.5705731

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An intelligent inspection and survey robot. Volume 2  

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Radioactive materials make up a significant part of the hazardous-material inventory of the Department of Energy. Much of the radioactive material will be inspected or handled by robotic systems that contain electronic circuits that may be damaged by gamma radiation and other particles emitted from radioactive material. This report examines several scenarios, the damage that may be inflicted, and methods that may be used to protect radiation-hardened robot control systems. Commercial sources of components and microcomputers that can withstand high radiation exposure are identified.

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1995-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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HSS Helps Pioneer "Robot" Patrol Technology MDARS - December 11, 2005 |  

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HSS Helps Pioneer "Robot" Patrol Technology MDARS - December HSS Helps Pioneer "Robot" Patrol Technology MDARS - December 11, 2005 HSS Helps Pioneer "Robot" Patrol Technology MDARS - December 11, 2005 December 11, 2005 HSS Helps Pioneer "Robot" Patrol Technology MDARS - December 11, 2005 The use of patrol robots to cost effectively improve security while reducing health and safety risks at DOE and NNSA nuclear facilities is an HSS advanced technology deployment "first". Over the past 2 years, the HSS Office of Technology has played a key role in working with the Army, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and General Dynamics Robotics Systems to purchase, prototype, test and deploy the first of three MDARS patrol robots at NNSS. In addition to the initial purchase, HSS

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Multi-Robot, Multi-Target Particle Swarm Optimization Search in Noisy Wireless Environments  

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Multiple small robots (swarms) can work together using Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) to perform tasks that are difficult or impossible for a single robot to accomplish. The problem considered in this paper is exploration of an unknown environment with the goal of finding a target(s) at an unknown location(s) using multiple small mobile robots. This work demonstrates the use of a distributed PSO algorithm with a novel adaptive RSS weighting factor to guide robots for locating target(s) in high risk environments. The approach was developed and analyzed on multiple robot single and multiple target search. The approach was further enhanced by the multi-robot-multi-target search in noisy environments. The experimental results demonstrated how the availability of radio frequency signal can significantly affect robot search time to reach a target.

Kurt Derr; Milos Manic

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Novel Nitride-Modified Multielectron Conversion Electrode ...  

Novel Nitride-Modified Multielectron Conversion Electrode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries Note: The technology described above is an early stage opportunity.

436

Enzymatic treatment of wool with modified proteases.  

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??The tendency of wool to felt and shrink is mainly due to its scaly structure. The chlorine-Hercosett is the most widespread process used to modify… (more)

Silva, Carla J. S. M.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Enabling e-business tools and robotics technology for teleconstruction  

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This paper proposes a comprehensive approach to the development of technology infrastructure for the application of information techology (IT) based solutions in teleconstruction--the performance of on-site construction and related tasks through the ... Keywords: Construction robotics, E-business, Remote control, Teleconstruction

Thomas Bock; Masahiru Nohmi; Miros?aw Skibniewski

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Hybrid Inference for Sensor Network Localization using a Mobile Robot  

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Hybrid Inference for Sensor Network Localization using a Mobile Robot Dimitri Marinakis, CIM, McGill University dmarinak@cim.mcgill.ca David Meger, University of British Columbia dpmeger@cs.ubc.ca Ioannis Rekleitis, Canadian Space Agency yiannis@cim.mcgill.ca Gregory Dudek CIM, McGill University dudek@cim

Dudek, Gregory

439

Dynamics of a Mobile Robot with Three BallWheels  

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Gill University, 817 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2K6 svetlana@cim.mcgill.ca spiteri@cim.mcgill.ca angeles@cim.mcgill.ca Abstract A mathematical model is developed for a mobile robot with three ball

Spiteri, Raymond J.

440

Artificial Autonomy in the Natural World: Building a Robot Predator  

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With a few exceptions, today's mobile robots, however complex, are not truly autonomous. At some time, they all require humans to supply them with energy and/or information; most also require other forms of assistance. In complete contrast, even the ...

Ian Kelly; Owen Holland; Martin Scull; David McFarland

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Sharing Moral Responsibility with Robots: A Pragmatic Approach  

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Roboethics is a recently developed field of applied ethics which deals with the ethical aspects of technologies such as robots, ambient intelligence, direct neural interfaces and invasive nano-devices and intelligent soft bots. In this article we look ... Keywords: Intelligent Agents, Moral Responsibility, Safety Critical Systems

Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic; Daniel Persson

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Wireless electrical power to sub-millimeter robots  

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A sub-millimeter scale coil is investigated as an alternative means to power electronics for small-scale robots. The AC voltage is induced by time-varying magnetic field. FEM analysis of employing magnetic field concentrators to increase the field density ... Keywords: microfabrication, microrobotic manipulation, power generation

Robert A. Nawrocki; Dominic R. Frutiger; Richard M. Voyles; Bradley J. Nelson

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Recursive modelling in dynamics of delta parallel robot  

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Recursive matrix relations in kinematics and dynamics of a Delta parallel robot having three revolute actuators are established in this paper. The prototype of the manipulator is a three degrees-of-freedom space mechanism, which consists of a system ... Keywords: Dynamics modelling, Kinematics, Parallel mechanism, Virtual work

Stefan Staicu

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Energy Optimization with Multi Virtual Gravity for Robotic Gait  

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Although people's legs are capable of a broad range of muscle-use and gait patterns, they generally prefer just two, walking and running. A popular hypothesis regarding legged locomotion is that humans and other large animals walk and run in a manner ... Keywords: Biped Robot, Virtual Gravity, Optimization, Piecewise Torque, Energy

Lipeng Yuan; Liming Yuan; Hongying Lu

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Adaptive neuro fuzzy controller for adaptive compliant robotic gripper  

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The requirement for new flexible adaptive grippers is the ability to detect and recognize objects in their environments. It is known that robotic manipulators are highly nonlinear systems, and an accurate mathematical model is difficult to obtain, thus ... Keywords: ANFIS controller, Adaptive compliant gripper, Embedded sensors, Fuzzy logic, Object recognizing

Dalibor Petkovi?; Mirna Issa; Nenad D. Pavlovi?; Lena Zentner; Arko OjbašI?

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Small Body Exploration Technologies as Precursors for Interstellar Robotics  

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The scientific activities undertaken to explore our Solar System will be the same as required someday at other stars. The systematic exploration of primitive small bodies throughout our Solar System requires new technologies for autonomous robotic spacecraft. These diverse celestial bodies contain clues to the early stages of the Solar System's evolution as well as information about the origin and transport of water-rich and organic material, the essential building blocks for life. They will be among the first objects studied at distant star systems. The technologies developed to address small body and outer planet exploration will form much of the technical basis for designing interstellar robotic explorers. The Small Bodies Assessment Group, which reports to NASA, initiated a Technology Forum in 2011 that brought together scientists and technologists to discuss the needs and opportunities for small body robotic exploration in the Solar System. Presentations and discussions occurred in the areas of mission and spacecraft design, electric power, propulsion, avionics, communications, autonomous navigation, remote sensing and surface instruments, sampling, intelligent event recognition, and command and sequencing software. In this paper, the major technology themes from the Technology Forum are reviewed, and suggestions are made for developments that will have the largest impact on realizing autonomous robotic vehicles capable of exploring other star systems.

Noble, Robert; /SLAC; Sykes, Mark V.; /PSI, Tucson

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

447

Motion planning for robotic spray cleaning with environmentally safe solvents  

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Automatic motion planning of a spray cleaning robot with collision avoidance is presented in this paper. In manufacturing environments, electronic and mechanical components are traditionally cleaned by spraying or dipping them using chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) solvents. As new scientific data show that such solvents are major causes for stratospheric ozone depletion, an alternate cleaning method is needed. Part cleaning with aqueous solvents is environmentally safe, but can require precision spraying at high pressures for extended time periods. Operator fatigue during manual spraying can decrease the quality of the cleaning process. By spraying with a robotic manipulator, the necessary spray accuracy and consistency to manufacture highreliability components can be obtained. Our motion planner was developed to automatically generate motions for spraying robots based on the part geometry and cleaning process parameters. For spraying paint and other coatings a geometric description of the parts and robot may be sufficient for motion planning, since coatings are usually done over the visible surfaces. For spray cleaning, the requirement to reach hidden surfaces necessitates the addition of a rule-based method to the geometric motion planning.

Hwang, Yong K.; Meirans, L.; Drotning, W.D.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Operation simulation of a robot for space applications  

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In this paper we have outlined design considerations and design solutions for a structure of a chameleon-like robot for assembling, service and repairing of space stations. Requirements and characteristics are discussed with the aim to define design ... Keywords: chameleon-like, space application

Hui Li; Giuseppe Carbone; Marco Ceccarelli; Qiang Huang

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Modeling Behavior Cycles as a Value System for Developmental Robots  

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The behavior of natural systems is governed by rhythmic behavior cycles at the biological, cognitive, and social levels. These cycles permit natural organisms to adapt their behavior to their environment for survival, behavioral efficiency, or evolutionary ... Keywords: SART networks, behavior cycles, developmental robotics, motivated reinforcement learning, neural networks

Kathryn E. Merrick

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Design issues for assistive robotics for the elderly  

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The worldwide population of elderly people is growing rapidly and in the coming decades the proportion of older people in the developed countries will change significantly. This demographic shift will create a huge increase in demand for domestic and ... Keywords: Assistive devices, Autonomous error recovery, Human-centred design, Service robotics

Q. Meng; M. H. Lee

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Magnetic Wall Climbing Robot for Thin Surfaces with Specific Obstacles  

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for inspecting the interior surfaces in gas tanks made out of thin metal sheets. These surfaces were inaccessible here was designed for inspecting gas tanks that are made out of thin metal sheets and are installed and mechanical calculations for robots on magnetic wheels. The chosen concept is described in detail, explaining

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

452

A Set Theoretic Approach to Dynamic Robot Localization and Mapping  

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This paper addresses the localization and mapping problem for a robot moving through a (possibly) unknown environment where indistinguishable landmarks can be detected. A set theoretic approach to the problem is presented. Computationally efficient algorithms ... Keywords: SLAM, localization, mapping, set membership, uncertainty

M. Di Marco; A. Garulli; A. Giannitrapani; A. Vicino

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

An Underwater Robotic Network for Monitoring Nuclear Waste Storage Pools  

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An Underwater Robotic Network for Monitoring Nuclear Waste Storage Pools Sarfraz Nawaz1 , Muzammil must be stored for around 60 years in underwater storage pools before permanent disposal. These underwater storage environments must be carefully monitored and controlled to avoid an environmental

Jeavons, Peter

454

Batoid Fishes: Inspiration for the Next Generation of Underwater Robots  

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P A P E R Batoid Fishes: Inspiration for the Next Generation of Underwater Robots A U T H O R-endurance swimming that can outperform current underwater vehicle technology in the areas of stealth, maneuverability batoid fishes an ideal platform to emulate in the design of a bio-inspired autonomous underwater vehicle

Fish, Frank

455

Experimental Evaluation of a Waste Management Robot System  

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Recently, there are many problems caused by global environment warming. The limited natural resources require efficient methods and systems for recycling and processing of the wastes for a better environment. One of the problems today is the processing ... Keywords: Waste Management, Robot, Compost, Sensor Technology

Keita Matsuo; Kouhei Umezaki; Evjola Spaho; Leonard Barolli; Jiro Iwashige; Makoto Takizawa

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Design of an assistant infant monitoring system using fish robots  

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Design of an assistant infant monitoring system requires intelligent man-machine interaction as well as ubiquitous convergence technologies since infants should be continuously monitored regardless ofthe location of their guardians. Moreover, the image ... Keywords: assistant infant monitoring, fish robot, man machine interaction, ubiquitous convergence

Seung Y. Na; Daejung Shin; Jin Y. Kim; Min S. Park; Seong-Joon Baek; Sowket M. Ali; Aaron Park

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Scaling studies for an actively controlled curvature robotic pectoral fin  

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Scaling studies for an actively controlled curvature robotic pectoral fin are presented in detail. Design, development, and analysis of the fin are conducted using a combination of computational fluid dynamics tools and experimental tests. Results include ... Keywords: UUV, active curvature control, bio-inspired, pectoral fin, station- keeping

Jason D. Geder; Ravi Ramamurti; John Palmisano; Marius Pruessner; Banahalli Ratna; William C. Sandberg

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Issue # 02 By. Marvin Green (503) 6568367. Attention all Robot enthusiast, Portland Area Robotics Club is really taking off. Spread the word!  

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eyes that were facing down and could see a black line on white paper. These eyes worked well in 'the value and determine the difference between a dark line and white paper. allowing the robot to 'see. ================================================================================ EYES FOR THE BLIND... ( ROBOT that is. ) Computers are numb, deaf and blind. Adding sensors

459

Modeling and Simulation for Exploring Human-Robot Team Interaction Requirements  

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Small-sized and micro-robots will soon be available for deployment in large-scale forces. Consequently, the ability of a human operator to coordinate and interact with largescale robotic forces is of great interest. This paper describes the ways in which modeling and simulation have been used to explore new possibilities for human-robot interaction. The paper also discusses how these explorations have fed implementation of a unified set of command and control concepts for robotic force deployment. Modeling and simulation can play a major role in fielding robot teams in actual missions. While live testing is preferred, limitations in terms of technology, cost, and time often prohibit extensive experimentation with physical multi-robot systems. Simulation provides insight, focuses efforts, eliminates large areas of the possible solution space, and increases the quality of actual testing.

Dudenhoeffer, Donald Dean; Bruemmer, David Jonathon; Davis, Midge Lee

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

REVIEW OF RHEOLOGY MODIFIERS FOR HANFORD WASTE  

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As part of Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL)?s strategic development scope for the Department of Energy ? Office of River Protection (DOE-ORP) Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) waste feed acceptance and product qualification scope, the SRNL has been requested to recommend candidate rheology modifiers to be evaluated to adjust slurry properties in the Hanford Tank Farm. SRNL has performed extensive testing of rheology modifiers for use with Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) simulated melter feed ? a high undissolved solids (UDS) mixture of simulated Savannah River Site (SRS) Tank Farm sludge, nitric and formic acids, and glass frit. A much smaller set of evaluations with Hanford simulated waste have also been completed. This report summarizes past work and recommends modifiers for further evaluation with Hanford simulated wastes followed by verification with actual waste samples. Based on the review of available data, a few compounds/systems appear to hold the most promise. For all types of evaluated simulated wastes (caustic Handford tank waste and DWPF processing samples with pH ranging from slightly acidic to slightly caustic), polyacrylic acid had positive impacts on rheology. Citric acid also showed improvement in yield stress on a wide variety of samples. It is recommended that both polyacrylic acid and citric acid be further evaluated as rheology modifiers for Hanford waste. These materials are weak organic acids with the following potential issues: ? The acidic nature of the modifiers may impact waste pH, if added in very large doses. If pH is significantly reduced by the modifier addition, dissolution of UDS and increased corrosion of tanks, piping, pumps, and other process equipment could occur. Smaller shifts in pH could reduce aluminum solubility, which would be expected to increase the yield stress of the sludge. Therefore, it is expected that use of an acidic modifier would be limited to concentrations that do not appreciably change the pH of the waste. ? Organics are typically reductants and could impact glass REDOX if not accounted for in the reductant addition calculations. ? Stability of the modifiers in a caustic, radioactive environment is not known, but some of the modifiers tested were specifically designed to withstand caustic conditions. ? These acids will add to the total organic carbon content of the wastes. Radiolytic decomposition of the acids could result in organic and hydrogen gas generation. These potential impacts must be addressed in future studies with simulants representative of real waste and finally with tests using actual waste based on the rheology differences seen between SRS simulants and actual waste. The only non-organic modifier evaluated was sodium metasilicate. Further evaluation of this modifier is recommended if a reducing modifier is a concern.

Pareizs, J.

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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461

3D Modeling of Indoor Environments for a Robotic Security Guard  

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Autonomous mobile robots will play a major role in future security and surveillance tasks for large scale environments such as shopping malls, airports, hospitals and museums. Robotic security guards will autonomously survey such environments, unless a remote human operator takes over control. In this context a 3D model can convey much more useful information than the typical 2D maps used in many robotic applications today, both for visualization of information and as human machine interface for remote control.

Peter Biber; Sven Fleck; Tom Duckett

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Cooperative system and method using mobile robots for testing a cooperative search controller  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A test system for testing a controller provides a way to use large numbers of miniature mobile robots to test a cooperative search controller in a test area, where each mobile robot has a sensor, a communication device, a processor, and a memory. A method of using a test system provides a way for testing a cooperative search controller using multiple robots sharing information and communicating over a communication network.

Byrne, Raymond H. (Albuquerque, NM); Harrington, John J. (Albuquerque, NM); Eskridge, Steven E. (Albuquerque, NM); Hurtado, John E. (College Station, TX)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Semi-Autonomous Multi-Use Robot System and Method of Operation ...  

Energy Innovation Portal ... Solar Thermal; Startup ... to a semi- autonomous multi-use robot system and a method for cost effective operation of the system within an ...

464

Wall-E Is So Jealous Right Now: SRR Robots Help Clean Up SRS  

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

Science fiction is now science fact as remote-controlled robots work on tank waste removal and inspection at Savannah River Site (SRS).

465

Control System Development and Technological Investigation for a Climbing Robot in Offshore platforms.  

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??Denne oppgaven gĺr gjennom forskjellige type teknologier for ĺ utvikle en mobil offshore klatre robot. To improve human safety and environmental concerns, oil and gas… (more)

Moghaddam, Akbar Faghihi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

The development of Zero-G class underwater robots: unrestricted attitude control using control moment gyros.  

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??The ‘Zero-G’ is designated as a new class of underwater robot that is capable of unrestricted attitude control. A novel control scheme based on internal… (more)

Thornton, Blair

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Observationally Verifiable Predictions of Modified Gravity  

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MOG is a fully relativistic modified theory of gravity based on an action principle. The MOG field equations are exactly solvable numerically in two important cases. In the spherically symmetric

J. W. Moffat; V. T. Toth

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Theory of Deliquescence and Modified Köhler Curves  

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The conventional Köhler theory, which describes the equilibrium sizes of hygroscopic aerosol particles in humid air, is modified by considering the solubility limitation so that the deliquescence and hysteresis processes can also be explained. A ...

Jen-Ping Chen

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Program on Technology Innovation: Crystal Habit Modifiers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents the results of a review of the scientific and technical literature pertaining to the potential use of crystal habit modifiers to control the formation or consequent effects of deposits in nuclear plant systems. Crystal habit modifiers (CHMs) could potentially be added to the primary or secondary circuits of a pressurized water reactor (PWR) or to boiling water reactor (BWR) coolant as a means of controlling the crystal habit (shape) of the crystals that comprise primary and secondary...

2007-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

470

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

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Weigh & Leak Check System (WALS) Weigh & Leak Check System (WALS) Weight and Leak Check System (WALS) The Nuclear Weapons Complex stores radioactive nuclear materials known as "pits". At the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, several stockpile inspection, evaluation, and maintenance programs require the handling and measurement of pits from a wide variety of weapons systems. These measurements are performed to ensure stockpile integrity. Historically, pit-handling operations were performed manually, resulting in accumulations of radiation doses for workers. With the Weigh and Leak Check System (WALS), that is no longer the case. WALS was a joint effort by Intelligent Systems, Robotics, & Cybernetics (ISRC) who developed the robotic automation system and by Pantex who developed the weigh and leak check stations. Pantex is currently using WALS

471

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

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Guided Bullet Technology Guided Bullet Technology Robotics Facility Leveraging the capabilities of the Intelligent Systems, Robotics, & Cybernetics Precision Micro Assembly Lab, we have designed a self-guided .50 caliber projectile that utilizes a laser designated target and is configured to be fired from a small caliber, smooth bore gun barrel. Self-guided projectiles increase the probability of hit at targets at long range. Design The self-guided projectile utilizes a laser designator and is fired from a smooth bore gun barrel. The nose of the bullet is equipped with an optical sensor along with counterbalancing mass and stabilizing strakes. Guidance and control electronics and electromagnetic actuators housed in the aft section of the projectile operate small control fins to steer the

472

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

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Mighty Mouse (M2) Mighty Mouse (M2) Mighty Mouse Mighty Mouse, or M2, earned its heroic name by saving the day at the White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico when a radioactive cylinder became jammed inside a metal sleeve. Its radiation field was far too dangerous for a human, even in a protective suit, to get near enough to free it. The White Sands team knew they needed a robot for the job and called Sandia's Intelligent Systems, Robotics, & Cybernetics (ISRC) team. Mighty Mouse Challenge Typically the cylinder moved back and forth within the metal sleeve, driven by forced air. From a safe distance, technicians tried to free the cylinder by increasing the air pressure. It turned out the cylinder hit a signal switch in the metal sleeve's pathway and the increased pressure lodged it

473

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

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Pressure Measurement Sensors Pressure Measurement Sensors Pressure Measurement Challenge Tactile (touch) sensing has many engineering and medical applications. Robotic and prosthetic hands can use tactile sensing to manipulate objects or provide feedback to the user. Sensors can also measure the interface pressure and shear loads on human soft tissues (e.g., skin) in a prosthetic device, exoskeleton, or shoe. Need While several commercially available tactile sensors exist, most are limited in some way in relation to the applications described above. Most notably, a tactile sensor that can measure both normal and shear pressures is not commercially available. Shear measurement is especially important for robotic manipulation and human interface load measurement. Technical Challenge Designing a tactile sensor presents many unique challenges. Almost all

474

Ceramic Systems - Environmental Design to Robotic Production Workflow  

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Ceramic Systems - Environmental Design to Robotic Production Workflow Ceramic Systems - Environmental Design to Robotic Production Workflow Speaker(s): Martin Bechthold Date: February 1, 2013 - 1:00pm Location: 90-4133 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Dane Lay The current design practice for high performance, custom facade systems easily disconnects the initial façade design from the fabrication phase. The early design phases typically involve a series of iterative tests during which the environmental performance of different design variants is verified through simulations or physical measurements. After completing the environmental design, construction and fabrication constraints are incorporated. Time, budget constraints, and workflow incompatibilities are common obstacles that prevent design teams from verifying, through

475

Human-robot cross-training: Computational formulation, modeling and evaluation of a human team training strategy  

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We design and evaluate human-robot cross-training, a strategy widely used and validated for effective human team training. Cross-training is an interactive planning method in which a human and a robot iteratively switch ...

Nikolaidis, Stefanos

476

An intelligent inspection and survey robot. Volume 1  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

ARIES {number_sign}1 (Autonomous Robotic Inspection Experimental System), has been developed for the Department of Energy to survey and inspect drums containing 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 inspection operation, typically performed by a human operator, making decisions about the condition of the drums and maintaining a database of pertinent information about each drum. A new version of the Cybermotion series of mobile robots is the base mobile vehicle for ARIES. The new Model K3A consists of an improved and enhanced mobile platform and a new turret that will permit turning around in a three-foot aisle. Advanced sonar and lidar systems were added to improve navigation in the narrow drum aisles. Onboard computer enhancements include a VMEbus computer system running the VxWorks real-time operating system. A graphical offboard supervisory UNIX workstation is used for high-level planning, control, monitoring, and reporting. A camera positioning system (CPS) includes primitive instructions for the robot to use in referencing and positioning the payload. The CPS retracts to a more compact position when traveling in the open warehouse. During inspection, the CPS extends up to deploy inspection packages at different heights on the four-drum stacks of 55-, 85-, and 110-gallon drums. The vision inspection module performs a visual inspection of the waste drums. This system will locate and identify each drum, locate any unique visual features, characterize relevant surface features of interest and update a data-base containing the inspection data.

NONE

1995-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

477

Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lab Proficiency Testing service for Genetically Modified Organism(GMO) in Roundup Ready, Soy Flour, Non-Modified Soy Flour samples. Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program Laboratory Proficiency Program (LPP) aocs appli

478

DNA polymerase having modified nucleotide binding site for DNA sequencing  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A modified gene encoding a modified DNA polymerase is disclosed. The modified polymerase incorporates dideoxynucleotides at least 20-fold better compared to the corresponding deoxynucleotides as compared with the corresponding naturally-occurring DNA polymerase. 6 figs.

Tabor, S.; Richardson, C.

1997-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

479

Recommendations for cask features for robotic handling from the Advanced Handling Technology Project  

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This report describes the current status and recent progress in the Advanced Handling Technology Project (AHTP) initiated to explore the use of advanced robotic systems and handling technologies to perform automated cask handling operations at radioactive waste handling facilities, and to provide guidance to cask designers on the impact of robotic handling on cask design. Current AHTP tasks have developed system mock-ups to investigate robotic manipulation of impact limiters and cask tiedowns. In addition, cask uprighting and transport, using computer control of a bridge crane and robot, were performed to demonstrate the high speed cask transport operation possible under computer control. All of the current AHTP tasks involving manipulation of impact limiters and tiedowns require robotic operations using a torque wrench. To perform these operations, a pneumatic torque wrench and control system were integrated into the tool suite and control architecture of the gantry robot. The use of captured fasteners is briefly discussed as an area where alternative cask design preferences have resulted from the influence of guidance for robotic handling vs traditional operations experience. Specific robotic handling experiences with these system mock-ups highlight a number of continually recurring design principles: (1) robotic handling feasibility is improved by mechanical designs which emphasize operation with limited dexterity in constrained workspaces; (2) clearances, tolerances, and chamfers must allow for operations under actual conditions with consideration for misalignment and imprecise fixturing; (3) successful robotic handling is enhanced by including design detail in representations for model-based control; (4) robotic handling and overall quality assurance are improved by designs which eliminate the use of loose, disassembled parts. 8 refs., 15 figs.

Drotning, W.

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Design and power management of a solar-powered “Cool Robot” for polar instrument networks: Research Articles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Cool Robot is a four-wheel-drive, solar-powered, autonomous robot designed to support summertime science campaigns in Antarctica and Greenland over distances exceeding 500 km. This paper provides an overview of key features of the robot, including ...

Laura E. Ray; James H. Lever; Alexander D. Streeter; Alexander D. Price

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Analysis of successes and failures with a tele-operated mobile robot in various modes of operation  

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The effect on failure rates of the way tele-operators interact with mobile robots is investigated. Human tele-operators attempted to move a robot through progressively more complicated environments with reducing gaps, as quickly as possible. Tele-operators ... Keywords: Mobile Robot, Sensor, Tele-Operation, Ultra-Sonic

David adrian Sanders; Ian Stott; David Robinson; David Ndzi

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Cell properties for modified PTMA cathodes of organic radical...  

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Cell properties for modified PTMA cathodes of organic radical batteries Title Cell properties for modified PTMA cathodes of organic radical batteries Publication Type Journal...

483

HYDRAULIC CALCULATIONS FOR A MODIFIED IN-SITU RETORT  

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LBL-1 0431 UC-91 HYDRAULIC CALCULATIONS FOR A MODIFIED IN-REFERENCES • . • • • • . , . HYDRAULIC CALCULATIONS FOR ACalifomia. LBL-10431 HYDRAULIC CALCULATIONS FOR A MODIFIED

Hall, W.G.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Crossing the reality gap in evolutionary robotics by promoting transferable controllers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The reality gap, that often makes controllers evolved in simulation inefficient once transferred onto the real system, remains a critical issue in Evolutionary Robotics (ER); it prevents ER application to real-world problems. We hypothesize that this ... Keywords: evolutionary robotics, multiobjective optimization, reality gap problem, simulation-to-reality disparity

Sylvain Koos; Jean-Baptiste Mouret; Stéphane Doncieux

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Assessing physical workload for human-robot peer-based teams  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Peer-based human-robot teams involve both teammates working in the same physical space and contributing to the same goals. Predictions of human performance based upon environmental, internal, task and organizational influences have proven useful, but ... Keywords: Human performance moderator functions, Human-robot peer-based teams, Physical workload

Caroline E. Harriott, Tao Zhang, Julie A. Adams

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

A Dual Mode Human-Robot Teleoperation Interface Based on Airflow in the Aural Cavity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Robot teleoperation systems have been limited in their utility due to the need for operator motion, lack of portability and limitation to singular input modalities. In this article, the design and construction of a dual-mode human—machine ... Keywords: decision fusion, human-machine interface, multi-modal control, physiological signal recognition, robot teleoperation

Ravi Vaidyanathan; Monique P. Fargues; R. Serdar Kurcan; Lalit Gupta; Srinivas Kota; Roger D. Quinn; Dong Lin

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Wall-following method for an autonomous mobile robot using two IR sensors  

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The paper presents a local navigation method for mobile robot, based on sensorial information given by two IR sensors. These types of sensors are simple and relatively low-cost sensing modalities to perform navigation tasks in environments with obstacles ... Keywords: IR sensors, behaviors, mobile robot, obstacles avoidance, wall-following

I. Gavrilut; V. Tiponut; A. Gacsadi; L. Tepelea

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Cost-efficient drilling using industrial robots with high-bandwidth force feedback  

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Here we present a method for high-precision drilling using an industrial robot with high-bandwidth force feedback, which is used for building up pressure to clamp-up an end-effector to the work-piece surface prior to drilling. The focus is to eliminate ... Keywords: Feedback, Force control, High-precision drilling, Industrial robotics, Motion control

Tomas Olsson; Mathias Haage; Henrik Kihlman; Rolf Johansson; Klas Nilsson; Anders Robertsson; Mats Björkman; Robert Isaksson; Gilbert Ossbahr; Torgny Brogĺrdh

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

APS: Distributed air pollution sensing system on Wireless Sensor and Robot Networks  

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Rapid emergence of Wireless Sensor and Robot Networks (WSRNs) contributes to the deployment of an environmental monitoring system. Three challenging issues are critical to design of an environmental monitoring system, including energy efficiency of sensors, ... Keywords: Energy efficiency, Environmental monitoring, Sensing region partition, Wireless Sensor and Robot Networks

Huai-Lei Fu; Hou-Chun Chen; Phone Lin

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

A comparison of line extraction algorithms using 2D range data for indoor mobile robotics  

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This paper presents an experimental evaluation of different line extraction algorithms applied to 2D laser scans for indoor environments. Six popular algorithms in mobile robotics and computer vision are selected and tested. Real scan data collected ... Keywords: 2D range data, Line extraction algorithm, Mobile robotics

Viet Nguyen; Stefan Gächter; Agostino Martinelli; Nicola Tomatis; Roland Siegwart

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

CAD and Graphics: Design and CAD-directed inspection planning of laser-guided measuring robot  

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A miniature laser-guided measuring robot (LGMR) has been developed based on a novel theory ''laser beam moving and spherical mounted retro-reflector (SMR) tracking'' instead of the traditional method ''SMR moving and laser beam tracking''. A systematic ... Keywords: CAD-directed, Design, Inspection planning, Laser-guided measuring robot (LGMR)

Wanli Liu; Xinghua Qu; Jianfei Ouyang; Zhankui Wang

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Revive!: reactions to migration between different embodiments when playing with robotic pets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper explores the issues that arise in the context of the migration of a robotic pet between different embodiments and the associated design challenges. In the following, we describe the perceptions that a group of children have of a dinosaur character ... Keywords: artificial pets, human-robot interaction, mobile and ubiquitous entertainment

Elena Márquez Segura; Henriette Cramer; Paulo Fontaínha Gomes; Stina Nylander; Ana Paiva

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

A Real-Time, Hierarchical, Sensor-Based Robotic System Architecture  

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A robotic system architecture is presented and its real-time performance, when used to control a robotic gripper system for deformation-free handling of limp material, is evaluated. A major problem to be overcome has been the integrability and compatibility ... Keywords: compatibility, hierarchical control, sensor-based control, system architecture, system integration

Timothy Hebert; Kimon Valavanis; Ramesh Kolluru

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Remote robotic underwater grinding system and modeling for rectification of hydroelectric structures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A submersible grinding robot has been designed to automate the dam gate metallic structure repair process. In order to measure and control the amount of material removed during the process, an empirical approach for modeling the material removal rate ... Keywords: Air injector, Grinding modeling, Material removal rate (MRR), Robotic grinding, Underwater grinding process, Water drag effect

Dominique Thuot; Zhaoheng Liu; Henri Champliaud; Julien Beaudry; Pierre-Luc Richard; Michel Blain

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

On-line regression algorithms for learning mechanical models of robots: A survey  

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With the emergence of more challenging contexts for robotics, the mechanical design of robots is becoming more and more complex. Moreover, their missions often involve unforeseen physical interactions with the environment. To deal with these difficulties, ... Keywords: Adaptive and learning systems, Adaptive control, Mechanical models

Olivier Sigaud; Camille Salaün; Vincent Padois

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

Stable pinching by a pair of robot fingers with soft tips under the effect of gravity  

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This paper analyses lumped-parameter dynamics of a pair of robot fingers with soft and deformable tips pinching a rigid object under the effect of a gravity force. The dynamics of the system in which area contacts between the finger-tips and the surfaces ... Keywords: Gravity, Lumped-parameter dynamics, Robot fingers, Soft tips, Stable pinching

Suguru Arimoto; Zoe Doulgeri; Pham Thuc Anh Nguyen; John Fasoulas

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Principles of superposition for controlling pinch motions by means of robot fingers with soft tips  

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This paper analyzes the dynamics and control of pinch motions generated by a pair of two multi-degrees-of-freedom robot fingers with soft and deformable tips pinching a rigid object. It is shown firstly that passivity analysis leads to an effective design ... Keywords: Pinch motion, Robot finger, Soft finger, Stable grasping, Superposition principle

S. Arimoto; K. Tahara; M. Yamaguchi; P. T. A. Nguyen; M.-Y. Han

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Design and realization of a snake-like robot system based on a spatial linkage mechanism  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a novel model of snake-like robots based on a spatial linkage mechanism. The reasonable structural parameters of the mechanism are obtained by performing a kinematic simulation. Then the kinematics of the spatial linkage mechanism ... Keywords: Kinematics, Locomotive gait, Motion control, Snake-like robot, Spatial parallel mechanism

Na Li; Tieshi Zhao; Yanzhi Zhao; Yongguang Lin

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

A behaviour-based control architecture for heterogeneous modular, multi-configurable, chained micro-robots  

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This article presents a new control architecture designed for heterogeneous modular, multi-configurable, chained micro-robots. This architecture attempts to fill the gap that exists in heterogeneous modular robotics research, in which little work has ... Keywords: Architecture, Behaviour-based, Control, Heterogeneous, Modular, Multi-configurable

A. Brunete; M. Hernando; E. Gambao; J. E. Torres

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

500

3D path planning for a biomass processing robot via motion simulation  

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Six motion strategies for a Cartesian 4-degrees-of-freedom (4-DOF) biomass processing robot were developed. Each of the corresponding trajectories consists of more than 1300 three-dimensional coordinate points. The motion strategies were evaluated due ... Keywords: Biomass, Cartesian, Greenhouse, Motion, Path, Planning, Robot, Simulation

N. Starcevic; C. Thullner; M. Bux; J. Müller

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z