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IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering

Issue 4 • Date Oct. 2012

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  • Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering publication information

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): C2
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  • Editorial [intro. to Guest Editorial by Prof. Raff D'Andrea]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 637
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  • Guest Editorial: A Revolution in the Warehouse: A Retrospective on Kiva Systems and the Grand Challenges Ahead

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):638 - 639
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  • A Hybrid Model of Complex Automated Warehouse Systems—Part I: Modeling and Simulation

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):640 - 653
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    An automated warehouse system has two main components: an automated storage and retrieval subsystem consisting of a number of aisles, each one served by a crane, and a picking area which is formed by bays where stock units coming from the aisles are partially emptied by human operators. These two components are connected via an interface area consisting of carousels, conveyors, and buffers. This a... View full abstract»

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  • A Hybrid Model of Complex Automated Warehouse Systems—Part II: Analysis and Experimental Results

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):654 - 668
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    An automated warehouse system has two main components: an automated storage and retrieval subsystem consisting of a number of aisles, each one served by a crane, and a picking area which is formed by bays where stock units coming from the aisles are partially emptied by human operators. These two components are connected via an interface area consisting of carousels, conveyors and buffers. This ar... View full abstract»

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  • Real-Time Path Planning for Coordinated Transport of Multiple Particles Using Optical Tweezers

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):669 - 678
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    Automated transport of multiple particles using optical tweezers requires real-time path planning to move them in coordination by avoiding collisions among themselves and with randomly moving obstacles. This paper develops a decoupled and prioritized path planning approach by sequentially applying a partially observable Markov decision process algorithm on every particle that needs to be transport... View full abstract»

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  • Nanorobotic Assembly and Focused Ion Beam Processing of Nanotube-Enhanced AFM Probes

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):679 - 686
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    In this paper, a focused ion beam processing technique is presented that facilitates the modification of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in terms of length, diameter, and orientation. The CNTs are mounted onto an atomic force microscope (AFM) probe by using a nanorobotic microgripper-based pick-and-place handling strategy. Such CNT-enhanced AFM probes are needed for metrology measurements of nanostructure... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling and Optimization of Building Emergency Evacuation Considering Blocking Effects on Crowd Movement

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):687 - 700
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    In building emergency evacuation, the perception of hazards can stress crowds, evoke their competitive behaviors, and trigger disorder and blocking as they pass through narrow passages (e.g., a small exit). This is a serious concern threatening evacuees' survivability and egress efficiency. How to optimize crowd guidance while considering such effects is an important problem. Based on advanced mic... View full abstract»

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  • An Efficient Outpatient Scheduling Approach

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):701 - 709
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    Outpatient scheduling is considered as a complex problem. Efficient solutions to this problem are required by many health care facilities. This paper proposes an efficient approach to outpatient scheduling by specifying a bidding method and converting it to a group role assignment problem. The proposed approach is validated by conducting simulations and experiments with randomly generated patient ... View full abstract»

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  • Iterative Deepening A* Algorithms for the Container Relocation Problem

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):710 - 722
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    The container relocation problem, where containers that are stored in bays are retrieved in a fixed sequence, is a crucial port operation. Existing approaches using branch and bound algorithms are only able to optimally solve small cases in a practical time frame. In this paper, we investigate iterative deepening A* algorithms (rather than branch and bound) using new lower bound measures and heuri... View full abstract»

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  • Automated Detection of Influential Patents Using Singular Values

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):723 - 733
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    Centrality measures such as degree centrality have been utilized to identify influential and important patents in a citation network. However, no existing centrality measures take into consideration information from the change of the similarity matrix. This paper presents a new centrality measure based on the change of a node similarity matrix. The proposed approach gives more intuitive understand... View full abstract»

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  • Vision-Based Tactile Sensing and Shape Estimation Using a Fluid-Type Touchpad

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):734 - 744
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    In this paper, we propose a new method to estimate the shape and irregularity of objects by a vision-based tactile sensor, which consists of a CCD camera, LED lights, transparent acrylic plate, and a touchpad which consists of an elastic membrane filled with translucent red water. Intensities of red, green and blue bands of the traveling light in the touchpad are analyzed in this study to estimate... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling the Interactions Among Neighboring Nanostructures for Local Feature Characterization and Defect Detection

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):745 - 754
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    Since properties of nanomaterials are determined by their structures, characterizing nanostructure feature variability and diagnosing structure defects are of great importance for quality control in scale-up nanomanufacturing. It is known that nanostructure interactions such as competing for source materials during growth contribute strongly to nanostructure uniformity and defect formation. Howeve... View full abstract»

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  • Drift Compensation in AFM-Based Nanomanipulation by Strategic Local Scan

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):755 - 762
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    The drift distorts the atomic force microscopy (AFM) images as the time taken to acquire a complete AFM image is relatively long (a few minutes). As the AFM image is used as a reference for most manipulation mechanisms, the image distorted by drift will cause problems for AFM-based manipulation because the displayed positions of the objects under nanomanipulation do not match their actual location... View full abstract»

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  • Constructing Multiple Kernel Learning Framework for Blast Furnace Automation

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):763 - 777
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    This paper constructs the framework of the reproducing kernel Hilbert space for multiple kernel learning, which provides clear insights into the reason that multiple kernel support vector machines (SVM) outperform single kernel SVM. These results can serve as a fundamental guide to account for the superiority of multiple kernel to single kernel learning. Subsequently, the constructed multiple kern... View full abstract»

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  • List of Reviewers for 2011/2012

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):778 - 781
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  • IEEE Xplore Digital Library [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 782
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  • IEEE Copyright Form

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):783 - 784
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  • 2012 Index IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Vol. 9

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):785 - 797
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  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Information

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): C3
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    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): C4
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University of California, Berkeley