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Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE

Issue 3 • Date Sep 1998

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  • RoboCup: robot world cup

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 30 - 36
    Cited by:  Papers (39)
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    RoboCup is an attempt to foster intelligent robotics research by providing a standard problem where a wide range of technologies can be integrated and examined. The First Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences (RoboCup-97) was held during IJCAI-97, Nagoya, with over 40 teams participating from throughout the world. RoboCup soccer is a task for a team of fast-moving robots in a dynamic, noisy environment. In order for a robot team to actually perform a soccer game, various technologies must be incorporated including: design principles of autonomous agents, multi-agent collaboration, strategy acquisition, real-time reasoning, robotics, and sensor-fusion. This article describes technical challenges involved in RoboCup, its official rules, a report of RoboCup-97, and future perspectives View full abstract»

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  • Optimal control of global entropy for environmental systems

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 45 - 51
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    It has been accepted worldwide that environmental decay, like pollution, the greenhouse effect, or even traffic congestion, has been a result of the work produced to improve the quality of life, thus producing waste measured by entropy in the thermodynamic sense. The author proposes the use of optimal control theory to optimize the effects of human intervention in societal, ecological, economic, environmental and other current problems of our modern society by minimizing the maximum global entropy that represents their decay. An analytic method is presented to demonstrate the reduction of the human participation View full abstract»

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  • Overlapping object recognition: a paradigm for multiple sensor fusion

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 37 - 44
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    Recognizing and identifying overlapping or occluded objects is a problem typically encountered in a manufacturing setting. The resultant image distortion tends to limit the applicability of current recognition systems in that case. The proposed recognition scheme involves the utility of an appropriate suite of complementary sensors and is based upon a systematic methodology that addresses the modeling problem through a polygonal approximation and the matching task between the sensor data and stored templates through a construction, called the intervertex matrix. An example is included to illustrate the simplicity and flexibility of the proposed approach View full abstract»

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  • Robotized spraying of prefabricated panels

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 18 - 29
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    A robotic manufacturing cell of pre-fabricated glass reinforced cement panels for construction industry has been developed by DISAM for the Spanish construction company Dragados, SA. The main contribution of the developed system is the automatic programming and control of the whole plan. The architect's 3D-drawing of the building facade done on a CAD system serves as input. From the CAD design, the optimum facade to panels partition is obtained. In order to manufacture each panel, automatic task and path planning are performed for the equipment present in the manufacturing cell: spraying robot, PLCs, control computer, etc View full abstract»

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Laboratory of Biomedical Robotics
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