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2008 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering

Date 23-26 Aug. 2008

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  • Table of contents

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  • Welcome message from Conference General Chairs

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  • Welcome message from the Program Chairs and Co-Chairs

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  • Conference Organizing Committee

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  • Plenary speakers

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):9 - 12
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    Provides an abstract for each of the plenary presentations and a brief professional biography of each presenter. The complete presentations were not made available for publication as part of the conference proceedings. View full abstract»

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  • Biopharma special panel

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):13 - 15
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  • Sponsors

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  • Tutorials and workshop

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  • Program at a glance

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  • Technical program

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):29 - 39
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  • Book of abstracts

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    Summary form only given. Provides an abstract for each of the presentations of the conference proceedings. View full abstract»

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  • Modeling and dynamics of human arm

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):924 - 928
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    The paper deals with the dynamic analysis of human arm, determination of shoulder and elbow torques considering isotonic and isokinetic exercise activities. Using Lagrangian-Euler method for dynamic equation of motions, code in MATLAB are developed which can be used to give torques encountered at shoulder and elbow joints for the respective trajectories obtained for different cases. Video tracking... View full abstract»

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  • A model-driven approach for remote machine control

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):644 - 649
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    The objective of this research is to develop a set of enabling technologies for Web-based remote machining in a decentralized environment. Particularly, this paper presents our latest development on 3D model-based and sensor-driven remote machining. Once a product design is given, its process plan and NC codes are generated by using a distributed process planning (DPP) system. The NC codes are the... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic mixing of highly viscous bio-samples

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):900 - 905
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    Automatic mixing of highly viscous bio-samples using micro-channel and centrifugation is considered. Existing methods for mixing bio-samples for life science applications use micro-well and micro-stirrer which are ineffective for highly viscous materials at the microliter or nanoliter level. Our method mixes viscous bio-samples in micro-capsules using micro-channels and centrifugation. To understa... View full abstract»

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  • Identification of feature set for effective tool condition monitoring — a case study in titanium machining

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):273 - 278
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    Due to the rapid wear of the cutting tools when machining titanium alloy, tool condition monitoring (TCM) is most useful to avoid workpiece damage and maximize machining productivity. This paper uses sensor signals and feature analysis to identify a feature set for effective TCM. Firstly, basic requirements of sensor signals in tool condition identification are discussed, and the suitability of tw... View full abstract»

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  • Decentralized control of vehicles in platoons with robust nonlinear state estimation

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):145 - 150
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    In this paper, a decentralized sliding mode control approach is applied to the control tasks of vehicles in platoons. Using the well known bicycle model, a robust nonlinear observer is introduced to facilitate the controller design which needs full state measurements. The vehicles in platoons can be treated as an interconnected system with a special form. Observer gain and controller gain are prop... View full abstract»

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  • Grasping unknown objects based on 2½D range data

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):691 - 696
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    The problem of grasping novel objects in a fully automatic way has gained increasing importance. In this work we consider the problem of grasping novel objects with the help of a laser range scanner. This includes autonomous object detection and grasp motion planning. The used system consists of a fixed working station equipped with a laser range scanner, a seven degrees of freedom manipulator and... View full abstract»

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  • Mission control: Local versus global modeling of robot tasking and routing

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):566 - 571
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    This paper presents two modeling approaches for a cooperative control problem for a homogeneous team of robots acting on a cellular two-dimensional space which includes targets and obstacles. First a combinatorial assignment and scheduling approach is used to generate collision free trajectories for the robots. The second approach formulates the optimization problem of finding collision free and o... View full abstract»

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  • An adaptive and optimal setup planning system

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):67 - 72
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    This paper presents an adaptive setup planning system that considers both the availability and capability of machines on a shop floor. It integrates scheduling functions at setup planning stage, and utilises a two-step decision-making strategy for generating machine-neutral and machine-specific optimal setup plans. The objective is to enable adaptive setup planning for dynamic job shop operations.... View full abstract»

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  • A development of self-clinching standoff by reverse drawing process technology

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):888 - 893
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    The result of the research on development of clinching standoff that adopted collar drawing process technology was once presented. The collar drawing standoff was reported to do much better technical innovation than existing mechanical machining standoff at many areas, for instance, saving of raw materials, less weight, high productivity, excellent quality, environmental friendliness, labor saving... View full abstract»

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  • Petri net modeling and automated system control of protein crystallization experimentation in drug discovery

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):906 - 911
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    A Petri net was used to model, analyze, and ultimately control a novel laboratory robotic system designed to automatically image protein crystallization experiments per user-specified schedules. Flexibility in system operation was necessary in order to accommodate unpredictable experimental tray entry and removal by crystallographers, as well as on-the-fly modification of imaging schedules to acco... View full abstract»

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  • Practical industrial robot zero offset calibration

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):516 - 521
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    Current manufacturing trends require industrial robot to be more and more accurate in order to accomplish more and more complicated manufacturing processes. Robot calibration enables standard robots to achieve higher accuracies. Many complex and/or expensive calibration methodologies have been developed and implemented successfully. However, they are difficult to be used in the manufacturing floor... View full abstract»

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  • Color quantization and image analysis for automated fruit quality evaluation

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):194 - 199
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    Machine vision has become an important non-destructive visual inspection technology for automation in the past two decades. Using machine vision for production automation can reduce operating costs and increase product value and quality. For agricultural products, color is often a good indicator of product quality and maturity. This paper presents a novel image-dependent color quantization techniq... View full abstract»

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  • Self evolution algorithm for common due date scheduling problem

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):790 - 795
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    Inventory cost and delay penalty are two kinds of annoying spendings in manufactory industry. Accordingly, earliness and tardiness penalties are proposed to simulate such scheduling problems where the popular just-in-time (JIT) concept is considered to be of significant importance. In this paper, a self evolution algorithm is proposed to solve the problem of single machine total earliness and tard... View full abstract»

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  • Track-stair and vehicle-manipulator interaction analysis for tracked mobile manipulators climbing stairs

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):157 - 162
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    This paper analyzes interactions between the tracks and the stairs, as well as those between the tracked mobile robot and the onboard manipulator for tracked mobile manipulators (TMMs) climbing stairs. Combining a tracked mobile robot, which has the ability to climb stairs, with an onboard manipulator, a TMM extends the workspace and scope of applications of the robot dramatically. However, this c... View full abstract»

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