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Control Systems Magazine, IEEE

Issue 1 • Date Feb. 1988

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  • Design of tactile sensing systems for dextrous manipulators

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 3 - 13
    Cited by:  Papers (15)
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    Preliminary work aimed at understanding the general issues and tradeoffs governing the design of extended tactile sensing systems is reviewed. General methods for estimating the bandwidths of line-addressed and matrix-addressed systems are presented. The proposed tactile sensing system incorporates four subsystems that permit the high-speed access of tactile data: (1) a transduction scheme; (2) a ... View full abstract»

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  • Vision-guided robotic fabric manipulation for apparel manufacturing

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 14 - 20
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    Methods are described for vision-guided robotic control of fabric motion for performing simulated joining operations for apparel manufacturing. The determination of robot motion paths is based on visual information defining the position of the fabric edges in world coordinates. The usefulness of the shape analysis and motion control algorithms is demonstrated by experimentation with an integrated ... View full abstract»

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  • Automated robotic deburring using impedance control

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 21 - 25
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    An automated deburring procedure using a robot manipulator is considered for the removal of burrs in the presence of robot oscillations and bounded uncertainties in the tool holder. Electronic compliancy (impedance control) is proposed as an adaptive mechanism to satisfy the requirements of this application. The development and implementation of the impedance control methodology on an active end-e... View full abstract»

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  • Control of an automated machining workstation

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 26 - 30
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The software architecture of the vertical machining workstation in the Automated Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) at the National Bureau of Standards is presented. This prototype system demonstrates flexible computer-integrated manufacturing for a family of prismatic parts. The workstation software components include: a feature-based design system for defining part geometries, an automatic p... View full abstract»

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  • Universal six-joint robot controller

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 31 - 36
    Cited by:  Papers (11)
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    The authors describe the specifications, design, and implementation of a general-purpose six-axis robotic manipulator controller developed to serve as a research tool for investigating practical and theoretical aspects of control strategies in robotics. The 80286-based Intel System 310 was used for running the XENIX operating servo software as well as higher-level software that implements kinemati... View full abstract»

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This Magazine ceased publication in 1990. The current retitled publication is IEEE Control Systems.

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