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IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine

Issue 1 • Date Mar 1996

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  • Institute for Robotics and System Dynamics

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):47 - 51
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    Examines various aspects of the Institution's work. Its core skills are in mechatronics, computer-integrated control and dynamic engineering. Telerobotics, robot learning, robot vision and the use in terrestrial applications of technology developed for use in Space are also considered View full abstract»

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  • Applying vision guidance in robotic food handling

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):4 - 12
    Cited by:  Papers (14)
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    This paper presents the development of a visually guided robotic system for handling food products that are presented in an unstructured manner. Vision guided grasping is described in the context of vector manipulations. The grasp vector is formulated using both online visual information and off-line data. Problems due to the constraints imposed in food handling applications are addressed View full abstract»

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  • A robotics toolbox for MATLAB

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):24 - 32
    Cited by:  Papers (280)
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    The Robotics Toolbox is a software package that allows a MATLAB user to readily create and manipulate datatypes fundamental to robotics such as homogeneous transformations, quaternions and trajectories. Functions provided, for arbitrary serial-link manipulators, include forward and inverse kinematics, Jacobians, and forward and inverse dynamics. This article introduces the Toolbox in tutorial form... View full abstract»

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  • Path planning with multiple objectives

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):33 - 38
    Cited by:  Papers (15)
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    Most path planners are designed to generate a single path that is optimal in terms of some criterion such as path length or travel time. However, for realistic terrain navigation we wish to find a path that is reasonable to execute in a given environment. Therefore we must consider several factors, such as safety, time, and energy consumption. In this article the authors investigate how to find a ... View full abstract»

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  • External servicing testbed for automation and robotics

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):13 - 23
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    The External Servicing Testbed for Automation and Robotics (ESTAR) was developed on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) as an open system suitable for easy implementation of new control concepts, algorithms and operational procedures, and integration of new components and subsystems. In this article, the authors present experimental results relevant to the execution of a reference task for s... View full abstract»

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Eugenio Guglielmelli
Laboratory of Biomedical Robotics
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Universita' Campus Bio-Medico
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