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Issue 2 • June 1995

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  • Neptune: above-ground storage tank inspection robot system

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):9 - 15
    Cited by:  Papers (19)  |  Patents (4)
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    The Neptune system allows unmanned entry and sensor data collection in above-ground storage tanks (ASTs). The sensors are immersed in the petroleum product and uses video and ultrasonics to ascertain from the inside-out the state of corrosion of the floor and side-walls. This eliminates the need to empty or clean the tanks and also avoids the required human walk-through inspection, which results i... View full abstract»

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  • Automated stripping: a robotic handling cell for garment manufacture

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):4 - 8
    Cited by:  Papers (11)
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    The cutting room is currently the most highly automated part of the garment industry's manufacturing cycle. The next step, stripping the pieces from the cutting table and sorting them for assembly, is still highly labor intensive. At De Montfort University a robotic handling cell to perform the stripping operation has been developed and demonstrated View full abstract»

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  • Hybrid stabilizing control on a real mobile robot

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):16 - 23
    Cited by:  Papers (20)
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    To establish empirical verification of a stabilizing controller for nonholonomic systems, the authors implement a hybrid control concept on a 2-DOF mobile robot. Practical issues of velocity control are also addressed through a velocity controller which transforms the mobile robot to a new system with linear and angular velocity inputs. Experiments in the physical meaning of different controller c... View full abstract»

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