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Issue 3 • Date Sept. 2004

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  • Ad index

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 96
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 94
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  • Summer school on human-robot interaction

    Publication Year: 2004
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    The first instantiation of the RAS-IFRR School on Robotics Science took place 19-23 July 2004 in Volterra, Italy. The theme for the first workshop was "human-robot interaction" (HRI), an interdisciplinary topic of significant current interest. The school, conceived as a high-quality international school to take place every summer, was organized as a full-week event at the recently renovated Dentro... View full abstract»

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  • Avoiding obstacles - multisensor navigation for nonholonomic robots in cluttered environments

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):70 - 82
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    This article introduces a navigation method for nonholonomic (differential drive) vehicles, based on odometry, regularly reset by a vision-based self-localization algorithm, and endowed with a sonar-based obstacle avoidance and guidance control algorithm that does not rely on path planning. The guidance controller is used in the soccer robots of the RoboCup middle-size league (MSL) ISocRob team, f... View full abstract»

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  • Trial by fire [rescue robots]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):50 - 61
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    On September 11, 2001, the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) responded within six hours to the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster; this is the first known use of robots for urban search and rescue (USAR). The University of South Florida (USF) was one of the four robot teams, and the only academic institution represented. The USF team participated onsite in the search efforts from... View full abstract»

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  • Welcome to the education column

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 12
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  • Finding fault - fault diagnosis on the wheels of a mobile robot using local model neural networks

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):83 - 90
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    As mobile robots are mostly designed to act autonomously, procedures that detect and isolate faults on the various parts of a robot are essential. The most powerful approaches in fault detection and isolation (FDI) are those using a process model, where quantitative and qualitative knowledge-based models, databased models, or combinations thereof are applied. This article suggests a model-free app... View full abstract»

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  • Shadowbowl 2003 [simulated mass-casualty exercise]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):62 - 69
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    On 25-26 January 2003, a simulated mass-casualty exercise called ShadowBowl was conducted. A mass-casualty incident is an event in which local response capabilities are overwhelmed, and outside resources must be integrated as rapidly as possible to mitigate the situation. This article provides an account of the event, observations, and suggestions for improvements from the CRASAR perspective. Shad... View full abstract»

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  • Scenario normalization techniques - inline stepper coordinator design

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):14 - 21
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    In this paper, the scenario normalization technique is addressed, which is very useful in the context of generic equipment control, where an equipment-control system (ECS) is to control several pieces of equipment, possibly of different types. This paper begins with a background introduction to a photolithographic cell and the concept of generic equipment control adopted in semiconductor fabs. The... View full abstract»

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  • Speedy delivery - dynamic OHT allocation and dispatching in large-scale, 300-mm AMHS management

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):22 - 32
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    In this article, we address the overhead hoist transport allocation and dispatching (OHTAD) problem in large-scale, 300-mm automated material handling system (AMHS) management. We propose a simulation-based, two-phase approach to solve the problem. At first, a discrete-event simulation model is built for each OHT loop. Without considering the OHT service requirements, the best OHT dispatching poli... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual control - a virtual cluster tool for testing and verifying a cluster tool controller and a scheduler

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):33 - 49
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    In this paper, a systematic practice for verifying a scheduler and a CTC using a virtual cluster tool (VCT) model are presented, which emulates the operational behavior of a real cluster tool with high fidelity. The model architecture and modeling strategies of the VCT were also explained. This paper also presented the use of a formal model-based automatic error-detection technique and discussed e... View full abstract»

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  • Recent advances in semiconductor factory automation, part 2: equipment-level automation

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 4
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  • Society news

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):6 - 93
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  • IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 0_1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 1
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  • From the Editor's desk

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 2
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  • Calls for papers

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 13
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  • EURON/ERF technology transfer award

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):92 - 93
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  • Call for papers

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 95
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