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IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

Issue 5 • Oct. 2007

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics publication information

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  • Guest Editorial Introduction to the Focused Section on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):509 - 510
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    The three papers in this focused section were originally presented at the 2006 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA06), held in Beijing, China, from August 13 to August 16. View full abstract»

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  • Seat Belt Vibration as a Stimulating Device for Awakening Drivers

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):511 - 518
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    This paper presents a safety driving system that uses a seat belt vibration as a stimulating device for awakening drivers. The vibration stimulus was composed of pulsation tension, which was applied by the seat belt motor retractor. Magnitude, duration, and repetition rate of the additional tension were the major parameters that determined the awakening effect of the stimulus. We constructed a dri... View full abstract»

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  • New Investigation in Energy Regeneration of Hydraulic Elevators

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):519 - 526
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    In the conventional valve-controlled hydraulic elevator, when the cabin moves downwards, the entire potential energy of the cabin is wasted and converted into fluid heat by throttling. Thus, the energy consumption of a traditional hydraulic elevator is much higher than that of the traction elevator. To reduce the energy consumption and power installation requirements, the energy-regenerative hydra... View full abstract»

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  • Improving the Positioning Accuracy of a Neurosurgical Robot System

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):527 - 533
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    This paper discusses the overall positioning accuracy of a neurosurgical robot system. First, the overall positioning accuracy of the robot system is analyzed and formulated. Then, the efforts are focused on improving the positioning accuracy of the robot arm. A revised Denavit--Hartenberg (D-K) kinematic model is addressed to describe two nearly parallel joint axes for the calibration of the robo... View full abstract»

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  • Stable Walking Pattern for an SMA-Actuated Biped

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):534 - 541
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    In this paper, a walking pattern filter for shape-memory-alloy (SMA)-actuated biped robots is presented. SMAs are known for their high power-to-mass ratio as well as slow response. When used as actuators, the SMA speed limitation can potentially lead to stability problems for biped robots. The presented filter adapts the human motion such that an SMA biped robot maintains a stable walking pattern.... View full abstract»

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  • A Nonlinear Method for Improving the Active Control Efficiency of Smart Structures Subjected to Rigid Body Motions

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):542 - 548
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    Smart components are commonly used for their compactness and ability to control the vibrations in an embedded flexible structure. Their relative actuation capabilities can limit the active control efficiency. This paper introduces a nonlinear method to improve their action using independent controllers for flexible modes and for rigid body modes. The nonlinear control of each flexible mode uses fu... View full abstract»

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  • Nonlinear Compensation of a New Noncontact Joystick Using the Universal Joint Mechanism

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):549 - 556
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    This paper demonstrates a new noncontact electronic joystick using a single Hall sensor that detects a horizontal vector in the magnetic field. Furthermore, in this paper, the nonlinear characteristics between the output of the Hall sensor and the movement of the joystick bar are modeled and compensated to be linear. The dynamic horizontal vector of the magnetic flux is detected by the Hall sensor... View full abstract»

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  • Experimental Comparison of Position Tracking Control Algorithms for Pneumatic Cylinder Actuators

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):557 - 561
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    Many researchers have investigated pneumatic servo positioning systems due to their numerous advantages: inexpensive, clean, safe, and high ratio of power to weight. However, the compressibility of the working medium, air, and the inherent nonlinearity of the system continue to make achieving accurate position control a challenging problem. In this paper, two control algorithms are designed for th... View full abstract»

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  • Industrial Applications of Online Machining Process Monitoring System

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):561 - 564
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    An online machining process monitoring system has been constructed by taking advantage of the new achievements in data acquisition, sensor technology, and signal processing. Firstly, the architecture of monitoring system with the capability of automatic online acquisition, presentation, and analysis sensory signals is designed. Secondly, wavelet transform is further explored to decompose sensory s... View full abstract»

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  • Development of a Cyclogyro-Based Flying Robot With Variable Attack Angle Mechanisms

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):565 - 570
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    This paper presents an experimental study on the development of a cyclogyro-based flying robot with a new variable angle of attack mechanism. A cyclogyro is a flying machine supported in the air by power-driven rotors that rotate about a horizontal axis, like the paddle-wheels of a steamboat. Machines of this type have been designed by some companies but there has been no record of any successful ... View full abstract»

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  • Computationally Efficient Predictive Robot Control

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):570 - 578
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    Conventional linear controllers (PID) are not really suitable for the control of robot manipulators due to the highly nonlinear behavior of the latter. Over the last decades, several control methods have been proposed to circumvent this limitation. This paper presents an approach to the control of manipulators using a computationally-efficient-model-based predictive control scheme. First, a genera... View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 579
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    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 580
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  • IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics Information for authors

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): C3
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    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): C4
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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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Editor-in-Chief
Okyay Kaynak
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Bogazici University
34342 Istanbul, Turkey
okyay.kaynak@boun.edu.tr