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IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine

Issue 3 • Date Sep 1999

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  • Miniature robots for space and military missions

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):9 - 18
    Cited by:  Papers (23)  |  Patents (4)
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    Miniature robots enable low-cost planetary surface exploration missions as well as new military missions in urban terrain where small robots provide critical assistance to human operations. These space and military missions have many similar technological challenges. This article describes the technologies under development, the applications where these technologies are relevant to both space and ... View full abstract»

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  • Live remote control of a robot via the Internet

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):7 - 8
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    In April 24, 1997, at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Albuquerque, an operator pulled a joystick in Albuquerque that controlled the motions of a Puma robot in Tarn's laboratory more than 1,500 kilometers away. The teleoperations feat was a major step for the burgeoning field of robotics, and it was a giant leap for telecommunications, adding a previously unexplored dimen... View full abstract»

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  • Simultaneous localization and map building for mobile robot navigation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):42 - 53
    Cited by:  Papers (27)  |  Patents (2)
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    Inexpensive ultrasonic sensors, incremental encoders, and grid-based probabilistic modeling are used for improved robot navigation in indoor environments. For model-building, range data from ultrasonic sensors are constantly sampled and a map is built and updated immediately while the robot is travelling through the workspace. The local world model is based on the concept of an occupancy grid. The... View full abstract»

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  • A robotic system for internal inspection of water pipelines

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):30 - 41
    Cited by:  Papers (12)
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    This research has been motivated by the need for a reliable, robust, and cost-effective tool for internal pipe inspection with application to preventive and predictive maintenance. A new design for a visual inspection system for the interior of water pipelines with minimal service interruption is presented. The method proposed is especially designed to work in the in-water environment. We first de... View full abstract»

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  • Control of variable speed gaits for a biped robot

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):19 - 29
    Cited by:  Papers (25)
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    We discuss a balance scheme for handling variable-speed gaits that was implemented on an experimental biped at the University of New Hampshire. The control scheme uses preplanned but adaptive motion sequences in combination with closed-loop reactive control. CMAC neural networks are responsible for the adaptive control of side-to-side and front-to-back balance. The biped is able to walk with varia... View full abstract»

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Eugenio Guglielmelli
Laboratory of Biomedical Robotics
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