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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics publication information

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  • Analytical modeling for the design of a piezoelectric rotating-mode motor

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):1 - 9
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    This paper deals with the analytical modeling of a rotating-mode motor. The modeling, based on an equivalent electric circuit, is established by using geometrical and electromechanical parameters for the different parts of the motor. It gives electromechanical characteristics and other useful values for motor design. Numerical simulations and measurements from a real transducer validate the analys... View full abstract»

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  • Structural design, analysis, and performance evaluation of a new semi-direct drive robot arm: theory and experiment

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):10 - 19
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    This paper reports the mechanical design, structural analysis, and experimental verification of a new high-performance semi-direct drive robot arm. A design-optimization methodology employing finite element analysis (FEA) is reviewed, and a resulting arm design is reported. FEA simulations of the final design predict high structural vibration frequencies throughout the arms workspace. Extensive st... View full abstract»

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  • Force control and breakthrough detection of a bone-drilling system

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):20 - 29
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    Because neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery often require the drilling of bones, this paper attempts to solve the problem of bone drilling. The goal is to realize a control system that drills with a contact drilling force and can automatically stop drilling at the moment of breaking through. In particular, both the dc drilling motor control and the feed rate control are driven by force control in ... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling and control for smart Mesoflap aeroelastic control

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):30 - 39
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    This paper introduces a novel concept termed Smart Mesoflaps for Aeroelastic Recirculation Transpiration (SMART) to render mass and momentum transfer for controlling shock/boundary-layer interactions in supersonic jet inlets. The SMART concept consists of a matrix of small flaps designed to undergo local aeroelastic deflection to achieve proper mass bleed or injection when subjected to shock loads... View full abstract»

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  • Multifunction fiber optic sensing system for smart applications

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):40 - 49
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    The end of the twentieth century was witness to the merger of several technological disciplines that could eventually revolutionize engineering design philosophy and lead to the creation of intelligence within otherwise inanimate structures. This new technology will endow a structure with senses and the ability to react to its environment and change its state, shape and geometry. The key point for... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling and deadlock control of automated guided vehicle systems

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):50 - 57
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    This paper presents a colored resource-oriented Petri net (CROPN) modeling method to deal with conflict and deadlock arising in automated guided vehicles (AGV) systems. It can handle both bidirectional and unidirectional paths. The former offer additional flexibility, efficiency, and cost saving when compared with the latter. Yet, they exhibit more challenging AGV management problems. Unlike jobs ... View full abstract»

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  • Haptic display with an interface device capable of continuous-time impedance display within a sampling period

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):58 - 64
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    Stability of a haptic interface is an important issue in virtual reality because an operator directly touches haptic interface devices. Stability is influenced by the sampling period and the discrete-time property of the control system. For decreasing the sampling system influence, this paper proposes a haptic device with an analog circuit which is placed between the computer and the haptic device... View full abstract»

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  • Real-time grasping-force optimization for multifingered manipulation: theory and experiments

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):65 - 77
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    Real-time grasping-force optimization is a vital problem in dextrous manipulation with multifingered robotic hands. In this paper, we review two prominent approaches that have recently been proposed for this problem, and identify their common need for an appropriate initial condition to start the recursive algorithms. Then, we propose an efficient algorithm that combines a linear-matrix-inequality... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic model and experimental investigation of a pneumatic proportional pressure valve

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):78 - 86
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    A nonlinear dynamic model of a Honeywell Lucifer-type EPP3 J-21-U-100-10 (now Parker P3P-R) pneumatic proportional pressure valve is formulated by modeling the valve's main internal mechatronic devices in order to simulate its dynamic behavior in the time and frequency domains, for several operating conditions and different downstream loads. Mechatronic design and functionality of this valve are c... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamics, stability, and control of multivariable piezoelectric shunts

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):87 - 99
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    This paper is concerned with the dynamics and stability of piezoelectric laminate structures, where several piezoelectric elements are shunted by a multiinput impedance. The problem is shown to be equivalent to a multivariable feedback control problem for a square plant. A parameterization of stabilizing admittance transfer function matrices is given together with a specific class of controllers c... View full abstract»

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  • Identification of pneumatic cylinder friction parameters using genetic algorithms

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):100 - 107
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    A method for identifying friction parameters of pneumatic actuator systems is developed in this paper, based on genetic algorithms (GA). The statistical expectation of mean-squared errors is traditionally used to form evaluation functions in general optimization problems using GA. However, it has been found that, sometimes, this type of evaluation function does not lead the algorithms to have a sa... View full abstract»

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  • Micro air vehicle: configuration, analysis, fabrication, and test

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):108 - 117
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    This paper presents the development of two electrically powered micro air vehicle (MAV) prototypes with wingspans of 380 and 360 mm, respectively. A miniature flight control system is constructed using small and light components. A vision system consisting of a micro radio frequency (RF) transmitter and a miniature vision-receiving antenna with a low-noise amplifier is designed, which exhibits adv... View full abstract»

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  • Robust motion/force control of uncertain holonomic/nonholonomic mechanical systems

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):118 - 123
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    In this paper, robust control strategies are presented systematically for both holonomic mechanical systems and a large class of nonholonomic mechanical systems in the presence of uncertainties and disturbances. First, robust control strategies are presented for both kinds of systems using the bounds of system parameters, respectively. Then, adaptive robust control strategies are presented by tuni... View full abstract»

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  • An experimental study of planar impact of a robot manipulator

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):123 - 128
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    An experimental study of planar impact of a robot manipulator with a stationary rigid surface is presented. Using the data collected from a series of experiments, this paper investigates the post-impact behavior for different pre-impact conditions such as the configuration of the robot, the angle and the velocity of impact. A better understanding of the post-impact behavior for various pre-impact ... View full abstract»

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  • Nonlinear tracking control of kinematically redundant robot manipulators

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):129 - 132
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    In this short paper, we consider the nonlinear control of kinematically redundant robot manipulators. Specifically, we use a Lyapunov technique to design a model-based nonlinear controller that achieves exponential link position and subtask tracking. We note that the control strategy does not require the computation of positional inverse kinematics and does not place any restriction on the self-mo... View full abstract»

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  • Vision-based PID control of planar robots

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):132 - 136
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    The aim of this short paper is to study the stability of energy-shaping controllers for the regulation problem of robot manipulators with a vision-based feedback. Under the assumption of uncertain gravitational torques, it is shown that a classical integral action in composition with the transpose Jacobian matrix suffices to obtain asymptotic stability. The performance of proposed strategy is eval... View full abstract»

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  • List of Reviewers

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):137 - 138
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  • Mechatronic systems in semiconductor factory automation

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 139
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  • Proceedings of the IEEE celebrating 92 years of in-depth coverage on emerging technologies

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    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): c3
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IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics encompasses all practical aspects of the theory and methods of mechatronics, the synergetic integration of mechanical engineering with electronic and intelligent computer control in the design and manufacture of industrial products and processes.

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Purdue University
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