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Control Systems, IEEE

Issue 4 • Date Aug. 1992

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  • A new design for a dexterous robotic hand mechanism

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 35 - 38
    Cited by:  Papers (11)
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    An overview of dexterous hand mechanisms is presented. A description is given of the finger mechanism, tendon-drive configuration, and transmission chain of a multifingered nine-degree-of-freedom robot hand in which the finger mechanism has three joints and each joint uses two-way tendon-actuation by only one motor. The proposed configuration requires the same number of motors as degrees of freedo... View full abstract»

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  • Bat-like sonar for guiding mobile robots

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 4 - 12
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    The problem of docking mobile robots using a bat-like sonar system is considered in the context of prey capture in two dimensions. Two measures of performance, the capture probability and the mean capture time when capture occurs, are evaluated as a function of the ratio of speeds of the prey to the pursuer and in terms of the control strategies employing their quantitative information (range and ... View full abstract»

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  • Graphical model based control of intelligent robot systems

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 13 - 18
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    Experimental investigations of the application of intelligent robot control technology to the removal of radioactive waste stored in underground tanks are described, with particular attention to the computing and software control environment. Intelligent system control is achieved through the integration of extensive geometric and kinematic world models with real-time sensor-based control. All ope... View full abstract»

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  • Representation aiding: complementary decision support for a complex, dynamic control task

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 19 - 24
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    Representation aiding, a form of decision support that relies heavily, although not exclusively, on computer graphics is discussed. The design of successful representation aids depends on the tasks to be performed and characteristics of human cognition and perception. Issues in design are discussed with reference to a set of representation aids that were developed for a particularly difficult task... View full abstract»

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  • A survey of selective fixation control for machine vision

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 25 - 31
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    Relevant research in human vision is summarized. Computational models for selective fixation control, most of which have begun to emerge only in recent years, are discussed. The methods examined involve several visual and nonvisual criteria, and the resulting sensing strategies are highly goal dependent. Both biological and machine vision are considered.<> View full abstract»

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