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IEEE Control Systems

Issue 4 • Date Aug 1999

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  • A hybrid neural control scheme for visual-motor coordination

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):34 - 41
    Cited by:  Papers (14)
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    Visual-motor coordination, also referred to as hand-eye coordination, in the context of robotics is the process of using visual information to control a robot manipulator to reach a target point in its workspace. The task requires learning the mapping that exists between camera output and desired end effector location. Biological organisms have demonstrated their superior adaptive capabilities in ... View full abstract»

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  • Design and implementation of a hybrid control strategy

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):12 - 21
    Cited by:  Papers (16)  |  Patents (2)
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    Hybrid controllers for a double-tank system and a heating/ventilation process have been designed and implemented. Both simulations and real experiments are presented. It is shown that a hybrid controller consisting of a time-optimal controller combined with a PID controller gives very good performance. The controller is easy to implement. It gives, in one of its forms, guaranteed closed loop stabi... View full abstract»

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  • Supervisory hybrid systems

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):42 - 55
    Cited by:  Papers (50)
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    Supervisory hybrid systems are systems generating a mixture of continuous-valued and discrete-valued signals. This systems paradigm is particularly useful in modeling applications where high-level decision making is used to supervise process behavior. Hybrid system methodologies are also applicable to switched systems where the system switches between various setpoints or operational modes to exte... View full abstract»

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  • A multidisciplinary flight control development environment and its application to a helicopter

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):22 - 33
    Cited by:  Papers (19)
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    CONDUIT, a computational facility for aircraft flight control design and evaluation, has been developed and demonstrated. CONDUIT offers a graphical environment for integrating simulation models and control law architectures with design specifications and constraints. This tool provides comprehensive analysis support and design guidance to a knowledgeable control system designer. Combining the eas... View full abstract»

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  • Swing motion control of casting manipulation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):56 - 64
    Cited by:  Papers (13)
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    We begin by describing the process of casting manipulation and discussing the swing motion phase. We propose a method of generating the desired swing motion by keeping the string taut from the initial state when the links are hung. We investigate a method for choosing feedback gain using an off-line simulation chart. The method is evaluated by numerical experiments and shown to be effective. We co... View full abstract»

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