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Issue 4 • Dec. 2014

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): C1
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  • [Table of contents]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • [Staff listing]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 2
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  • Wearable, Compliant, and Soft: Robots for the Real World [From the Editor's Desk]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 4
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  • The Robotics and Automation Melting Pot [President's Column]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 6
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  • News from the Robot Challenge at ICRA 2014 [Competitions]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):8 - 12
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  • ROS Topics: Capabilities [ROS Topics]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):14 - 15
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    One of the challenges of robot software systems is that they typically have a large number of components that interact with each other. A single robot may have processes that are doing path planning, obstacle avoidance, manipulation, sensor processing, and so on. Starting, stopping, and monitoring these processes to make sure that the right set is running to accomplish the robot's current task is ... View full abstract»

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  • Tenth-Anniversary Winner of the IERA Award Announced

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 16
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  • Robotic System for Imagery-Guided Surgery [Industrial Activities]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):17 - 18
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    The radiology and surgery worlds need to merge for operations guided by imagery, such as mini-invasive procedures (stenting, valve implants, and so on). Consequently, the current trend is the hybridization of radiology and surgery rooms. These rooms are said to be hybrid when the operating room combines the features of a conventional cardiac surgery operating room with those of a radiology room, t... View full abstract»

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  • Wearable Robotics [From the Guest Editors]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):19 - 110
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  • Stronger, Smarter, Softer: Next-Generation Wearable Robots

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):22 - 33
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    Exosuits show much promise as a method for augmenting the body with lightweight, portable, and compliant wearable systems. We envision that such systems can be further refined so that they can be sufficiently low profile to fit under a wearer's existing clothing. Our focus is on creating an assistive device that provides a fraction of the nominal biological torques and does not provide external lo... View full abstract»

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  • The Body Extender: A Full-Body Exoskeleton for the Transport and Handling of Heavy Loads

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):34 - 44
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    This article introduces and describes an electrically powered full-body (FB) exoskeleton, called the body extender (BE), intended as a research platform for the study of the transport and handling of heavy loads up to 50 kg, with one hand at worst-load conditions (WLCs). The machine features a 22-degrees-of-freedom (DoF) quasi-anthropomorphic kinematic scheme and a modular hardware/software archit... View full abstract»

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  • Robomorphism: A Nonanthropomorphic Wearable Robot

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):45 - 55
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    This article describes a novel wearable robot (WR) intended to assist hip and knee flexion/ extension through series elastic actuators (SEAs). A nonanthropomorphic (NA) design was pursued to improve ergonomics while optimizing dynamic properties through a smart distribution of swinging masses. Once the anthropomorphism constraint is relaxed, the number of possible architectures becomes very high, ... View full abstract»

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  • XPED2: A Passive Exoskeleton with Artificial Tendons

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):56 - 61
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    Wearable exoskeletons might reduce human effort during walking. However, many of the current exoskeletons rely on heavy actuators and/or external power supplies; this has a negative impact on their efficiency and operation range. As an alternative, (quasi)passive exoskeletons have been developed. One of the proposed passive exoskeleton concepts is the exotendon concept of van den Bogert [1]. In th... View full abstract»

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  • Bilateral Robot Teleoperation: A Wearable Arm Exoskeleton Featuring an Intuitive User Interface

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):62 - 69
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    Teleoperation systems are used when human planning and decision-making capabilities are needed during robotic remote operations. To execute meaningful tasks remotely, the operator has to be able to simultaneously control multiple degrees of freedom (DoFs) of the slave robot and efficiently receive information from the remote site. In these cases, haptic feedback has been shown to improve the opera... View full abstract»

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  • A Robotic Leg Prosthesis: Design, Control, and Implementation

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):70 - 81
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    This article describes the design and control of a powered knee and ankle prosthesis for transfemoral amputees. Following a description of the design hardware, a hybrid control approach that provides coordination for level walking is described. The hybrid control approach combines a piecewise-passive impedance-based component during the stance phase of gait with a high impedance trajectory-trackin... View full abstract»

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  • CYBERLEGs: A User-Oriented Robotic Transfemoral Prosthesis with Whole-Body Awareness Control

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):82 - 93
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    Restoring the mobility of transfemoral dysvascular amputees is essential to their rehabilitation process. Impeding the restoration of mobility, exhaustion is often the cause of noneffective deambulation of elderly lowerlimb amputees using a prosthesis as they use more energy for locomotion than younger amputees do. This article presents finite-state control of a novel powered prosthesis prototype ... View full abstract»

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  • Speed-Adaptation Mechanism: Robotic Prostheses Can Actively Regulate Joint Torque

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):94 - 107
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    By 2050, an estimated 1.5 million people in the United States will be living with a major lower-limb amputation [1], a condition that causes severe disability, particularly for persons with transfemoral (above-knee) amputations. These individuals expend up to twice the metabolic effort to walk at half the speed [2] of able-bodied persons, and they experience a higher risk of falls and secondary pa... View full abstract»

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  • Rescue Robotics [On the Shelf]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):108 - 109
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  • Introduction to Autonomous Manipulation: Case Study with an Underwater Robot, SAUVIM [On the Shelf]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):109 - 110
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  • ICRA 2014 Hong Kong was a Super Technical Event in a Wonderful Location [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):112 - 115
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  • RAS Chapter Activities [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):115 - 118
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  • Raymond Jarvis [History]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):120 - 126
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    Described by his peers as the father of Australian robotics, Raymond (Ray) Jarvis is internationally renowned for his scientific contributions to computer vision, intelligent robotics, and path planning. His work has found broad application in the sciences as well as in industry and society. Along with pursuing his academic career, Jarvis spent a significant amount of effort building up Australian... View full abstract»

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  • Fourth Biennial North American Summer School on Surgical Robotics [Education]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):128 - 129
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  • Can Robots in Classrooms Attract More Women to Engineering? [Women in Engineering]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):130 - 131
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IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine is a unique technology publication which is peer-reviewed, readable and substantive.  The Magazine is a forum for articles which fall between the academic and theoretical orientation of scholarly journals and vendor sponsored trade publications.

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Editor-in-Chief

Bram Vanderborght
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Mechanical Engineering