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Issue 3 • Date May 1982

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  • [Table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): c2
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  • Maintainability Prediction Revisited: Diagnostic Behavior, System Complexity, and Repair Time

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):241 - 250
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    If repair time for complex svstems and equipment could be related to simple overriding equipment characteristics, then prediction of repair time could be used as an equipment design tool. However, available prediction techniques have beeii shown to be inadequate for new technology. Repair time data from several thousand repairs of various types of electronics equipment, when plotted on Weibull cum... View full abstract»

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  • An Interactive System for Modeling and Monitoring a Manipulation Environment

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):250 - 258
    Cited by:  Papers (20)  |  Patents (2)
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    The development of high-level manipulation languages will cause an explosion in the number of declarations about the real world environment. Procedures may be written in a few higher level statements, while world descriptions will still require hundreds. Without these descriptions, manipulation procedures can not be executed. Since the world model is a complex data base describing three-dimensiona... View full abstract»

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  • The Development of Equations of Motion of Single-Arm Robots

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):259 - 266
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    Procedures for efficiently obtaining the governing dynamical equations of motion for single-arm robotic systems are presented. The procedures are based upon Kane's dynamical equations. Euler parameters, partial velocities, partial angular velocities, relative coordinates, and generalized speeds are used in the development of the governing equations. This leads to explicit expressions for the equat... View full abstract»

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  • Resolved Motion Force Control of Robot Manipulator

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):266 - 275
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    A new Cartesian position control called resolved motion force control (RMFC) has been developed for robot manipulator. It adapts force convergence concept to control the Cartesian force and position instead of classical joint control. In this way, the changing configurations, gravity loading, and internal friction of the manipulator can be automatically compensated. Also, the method only uses the ... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation of Two Forms of Eye Motion and Its Possible Implication for the Automatic Recognition of Three-Dimensional Objects

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):276 - 288
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    Simulation of two forms of eye motion was undertaken as a step toward knitting together the visual system of a robot being designed to automatically recognize irregular three-dimensional (3-D) objects in any orientation. Included in this visual system are a binocular graded-resolution video camera assembly (BGRVCA), a planner, and a self-command computer. Noton and Stark hypothesized, first, that ... View full abstract»

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  • Computer Control of Multijointed Finger System for Precise Object-Handling

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):289 - 299
    Cited by:  Papers (68)  |  Patents (6)
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    The computer control of a multijointed finger system is discussed. First, an overall view of the system is given, and the optimum operational direction of the fingers for manual tasks from their motional structure is determined. Primitive programs prepared for this system also are described. Second, the cooperative motion of two fingers is analyzed and control procedures are constructed for the fi... View full abstract»

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  • A Domain Segmentation Approach to Modeling Distributed Parameter Systems

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):299 - 307
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    Existing modeling methods in distributed parameter systems are directed to field problems for which a single equation gives an adequate representation. As a result, the techniques are severely taxed when coefficients of the governing partial differential equation (PDE) have relatively complex functional forms. The field is postulated to consist of contiguous regions that are easily modeled. During... View full abstract»

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  • Regulation of Stochastic Systems with Wide-Band Transfer Functions

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):307 - 315
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    The design of a regulator for a system with random discontinuities in its linear perturbation model is considered. The perturbation model is assumed to have a wide-band transfer function, rather than a more conventional low-pass transfer function. The resulting design equations are more complicated than are their counterparts derived under the low-pass hypothesis. Approximations are discussed whic... View full abstract»

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  • Pattern Recognition of a Grasped Object by Unit-Vector Distribution

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):315 - 324
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    A pattern recognition method using an artificial hand to identify the pattern of a grasped object and to locate its position relative to the hand coordinates is discussed. In the proposed recognition method, an object is recognized as a pile of two-dimensional slices, namely, a pile of plane closed curves. Each curve (i.e., contour) is described as the distribution pattern of unit-vectors, called ... View full abstract»

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  • Linguistic Decision Structures for Hierarchical Systems

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):325 - 333
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    The development of a new hierarchical linguistic-based learning control structure for complex systems is described. The complete system will be able to interact with a human operator in a high-level language at the highest level of the hierarchy and will be able to control detailed motions of a complex physical system at the lowest level of the hierarchy. Each level of the hierarchy is defined by ... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling the Interacting Decisionmaker with Bounded Rationality

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):334 - 344
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    An analytic characterization of the process of executing a well-defined decisionmaking task by a human decisionmaker is presented. A basic two-stage model of this process is introduced in which external situations are first assessed and then responses are selected. An information theoretic framework is used in which internal activity is described not only in terms of transmission or throughput, bu... View full abstract»

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  • The Design of Organizational Performance Measures for Human Decisionmaking, Part, I: Description of the Design Methodology

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):344 - 353
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    This paper is the first of a two part presentation of a general methodology for designing organizational performance measures where the structure of the model is described in Part I, and an application illustrating how the methodology is implemented is provided in Part II. The approach is to utilize a matrix description of the objectives of management in measuring performance to develop a preferen... View full abstract»

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  • The Design of Organizational Performance Measures for Human Decisionmaking, Part II: Implementation Example

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):353 - 360
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    An application of the approach to designing organizational performance measures described in Part I is presented and is intended to demonstrate how the methodology can be implemented. Each sequence of steps described in Part I is carried out in the context of measuring the performance of inspection personnel for a manufacturing concern. These steps include construction of the objective matrix, ass... View full abstract»

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  • The Evaluation of Performance Measures in the Presence of Interdependent Organizational Activities and Components

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):361 - 370
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    A methodology for the evaluation of performance measures in organizations having interdependent activities and components is provided. An approach to ordering information within ill-structured problem environments is based on approximate matrix representations of management objectives and the properties of performance measure instruments. These matrix descriptions give rise to reduced descriptions... View full abstract»

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  • Short-Term Load Demand Modeling and Forecasting: A Review

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):370 - 382
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    Both the off-line and on-line methods for short-term electric load forecasting are reviewed. Since identifying an adequate model is the most important problem of any forecasting technique, the literature is classified according to the modeling approaches used for representing the load demand. The merits and drawbacks of each approach and how different authors have applied it to the problem under c... View full abstract»

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  • A Time Warping Approach to Fundamental Period Estimation

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):383 - 388
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    A time warping approach for estimating the fundamental period of a speech signal is described. The problem of estimating the period of a signal corrupted by background noise is formulated in terms of a minimum error function which defines a matching score between two signal segments and, depending on the error criterion, leads to well-known estimation schemes. To allow for the fact that the speech... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis and Classification of Human Errors in Troubleshooting Live Aircraft Power Plants

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):389 - 393
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  • A Study on Human Tracking Performance in a Complex G Field Experiment

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):393 - 401
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  • Quadtree Grammars for Picture Languages

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):401 - 405
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  • Ancient Hebraic Handwriting Identification with Run-Length Histograms

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):405 - 409
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  • Calculation of the Shortest Paths by Optimal Decomposition

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):410 - 415
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  • On the Stabilization of Discrete Linear Time-Varying Stochastic Systems

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):415 - 417
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  • On a Possibilistic Approach to the Analysis of Fuzzy Feedback Systems

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):417 - 422
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