IEEE Control Systems

Issue 2 • April 2003

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  • A practical fuzzy logic controller for the path tracking of wheeled mobile robots

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):60 - 65
    Cited by:  Papers (39)
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    This article tackles the path-tracking problem of wheeled mobile robots (WMRs) used in the Micro Robot Soccer Tournament (MicroSot). An heuristic fuzzy logic controller (FLC) has been designed based on a model-free approach. Hardware experimental results have been presented to verify that the FLC can control a WMR. The performance of a fine-tuned P-controller has been compared with that of the pro... View full abstract»

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  • Reviewer Roster for 2002

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 73
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  • Nonlinear Control Based on Physical Models [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 78
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  • Advances in Dynamic Games and Applications [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):78 - 79
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  • Industrial Control Systems Design [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):79 - 80
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  • In the News - And the winners are ...

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 81
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  • Using robots for astronaut training

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):46 - 59
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    The drive for a more accurate and easily "reconfigurable" on-orbit simulation has spawned the development of "robotic" mockups for use in extravehicular activity (EVA) training. While it is apparent that no technique can exactly mimic the test space environment, this article describes work in progress at the University of Maryland to incorporate actively controlled mockups, capable of simulating f... View full abstract»

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  • Estimation via Markov chain Monte Carlo

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):34 - 45
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    Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) is a powerful means for generating random samples that can be used in computing statistical estimates and marginal and conditional probabilities. MCMC methods rely on dependent (Markov) sequences having a limiting distribution corresponding to a distribution of interest. This article is a survey of popular implementations of MCMC, focusing particularly on the two mo... View full abstract»

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  • Future directions in control in an information-rich world

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):20 - 33
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    The Panel on Future Directions in Control, Dynamics, and Systems was formed in April 2000 to provide a renewed vision of future challenges and opportunities in the control field, along with recommendations to government agencies, universities, and research organizations to ensure continued progress in areas of importance to the industrial and defense base. The panel released a report in April 2002... View full abstract»

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  • A Web-based, collaborative, computer-aided sequential control design tool

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):14 - 19
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    A Web-based, collaborative, computer-aided design software tool has been developed for sequential control system design. The software includes functions for specifying a sequential control system using icons for electrical devices and circuits. With the software, users can automatically generate electrical circuit designs by inputting the required motion sequences. The software's animated simulati... View full abstract»

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  • Introducing signals, systems, and control in grades K through 12

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):10 - 12
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    Signals, systems, and control provide a powerful paradigm for intellectual thought in science and technology, yet these ideas have had virtually no penetration into grades K through 12 education. In this article the author provides some suggestions for introducing these concepts into primary and secondary education, thus promoting their diffusion throughout the academic disciplines. View full abstract»

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