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IEEE Journal on Robotics and Automation

Issue 3 • September 1986

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): c1
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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):c4 - 0
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  • Recursive evaluation of linearized dynamic robot models

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):146 - 155
    Cited by:  Papers (19)
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    A computational method for recursive evaluation of linearized dynamic robot models about a nominal trajectory is presented. The forward method evaluates the "sensitivity matrices" necessary to calculate the "forward" dynamics of the linearized model. The method has made efficient by using the fact that the derivatives of trigonometric functions need not be computed explicitly and that the partial ... View full abstract»

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  • Multiresolution path planning for mobile robots

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):135 - 145
    Cited by:  Papers (215)  |  Patents (1)
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    The problem of automatic collision-free path planning is central to mobile robot applications. An approach to automatic path planning based on a quadtree representation is presented. Hierarchical path-searching methods are introduced, which make use of this multiresolution representation, to speed up the path planning process considerably. The applicability of this approach to mobile robot path pl... View full abstract»

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  • The design of an autonomous vehicle for the disabled

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):117 - 126
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    The first steps in the design and construction of an autonomous vehicle for the physically and sensory disabled are described. The vehicle is basically a self-navigating wheelchair, which is designed to transport a person to a desired room within an office building given only the destination room number. The wheelchair has been equipped with an on-board microcomputer, a digital camera, and a scann... View full abstract»

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  • Representation of geometric features, tolerances, and attributes in solid modelers based on constructive geometry

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):156 - 166
    Cited by:  Papers (83)  |  Patents (3)
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    Tolerancing and surface finish data are essential for automatically planning the manufacture, inspection, and robotic assembly of mechanical components. A scheme for representing surface features in a solid modeler based on constructive solid geometry (CSG) and for associating tolerances and other attributes with such features. It shows conclusively that commonly-held beliefs on CSG's inability to... View full abstract»

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  • Robot accuracy analysis based on kinematics

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):171 - 179
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    The positioning accuracy problem of robot manipulators has long been one of the principal concerns of robot design and control. In a previous work, a linear model that described the robot positioning accuracy due to kinematic errors was developed. However, the previous work considered only the small errors by ignoring the higher order terms and did not address the special case of two consecutive p... View full abstract»

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  • A natural language interface to a robot assembly system

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):167 - 171
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    Natural language interaction with robots is an important goal since it promises access to robots by non-experts. Specifically, natural language interaction with robots would allow robots to be used easily and to be taught new skills. To produce such interaction requires, however, a choice among a variety of technologies in several areas. A working natural language interface to a robotic assembly s... View full abstract»

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  • Rectangular parallelepiped coding: A volumetric representation of three-dimensional objects

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):127 - 134
    Cited by:  Papers (11)  |  Patents (1)
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    A new three-dimensional object representation scheme called rectangular parallelepiped coding is presented. Rectangular parallelepiped coding is an extension to three-dimensional space of the two-dimensional rectangular coding scheme. It is a volume-based representation of three-dimensional objects constructed from three orthogonal views (silhouettes) of the object using volume intersection method... View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

This Journal ceased production in 1988. The current retitled publications are IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering and IEEE Transactions on Robotics.

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