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Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE

Issue 3 • Date Sept. 2000

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  • Interfacing industrial R&A equipment using Matlab

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 32 - 41
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    We showed how to use R&A equipment from within MATLAB, based on a distributed software architecture that may be used to include support to other types of equipment. In fact, we built with it several other modules, not presented in the article, to handle CCD cameras, PLCs, and microcontrollers. With this type of interface, even nontrained users can easily use actual R&A equipment, since MAT... View full abstract»

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  • A one-stop solution in robotic control system design

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 42 - 54
    Cited by:  Papers (10)
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    We have presented OpenRob, an integrated open-architecture platform for computer-aided control system design of robotic control systems. The implementation issues have been described in detail. It provides a one-stop solution in the sense that model building, controller design, and simulation are integrated into one platform for the ease of real-time implementation. The open-architecture feature e... View full abstract»

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  • A safer way to search disaster sites

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 56 - 57
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (3)
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    North Carolina State University engineers design a pipe-crawling robot to help save lives. Two versions of the modular observation crawler and sensing instrument: MOCASIn I and MOCASIn II, which are robots that can crawl through six-inch piping, have been developed View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic positioning of remotely operated underwater vehicles

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 21 - 31
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    The paper describes an automatic dynamic positioning system for remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) using a mechanical passive arm for position measurement that is suitable for inspection and intervention tasks requiring precise positioning. Good dynamic performance in tracking was also attained, particularly with the variable structure model reference adaptive control strategy View full abstract»

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  • Legged robots at MIT: what's new since Raibert?

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 15 - 19
    Cited by:  Papers (25)  |  Patents (13)
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    The MIT Leg Lab is best known for the seminal work of Marc Raibert, who showed in the 1980s that robotic running could be accomplished using a few simple, decoupled control laws. Raibert had shown how to calculate the control effort required for the next step of a run based on the results of the previous step, using simple physics-based rules. But smoothly controlling joints in a continuous-time f... View full abstract»

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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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Eugenio Guglielmelli
Laboratory of Biomedical Robotics
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