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ICRA
2010
IEEE
154views Robotics» more  ICRA 2010»
9 years 9 months ago
Design and analysis of a soft mobile robot composed of multiple thermally activated joints driven by a single actuator
— Soft robotic systems have applications in industrial, medical, and security applications. Many applications require these robots to be small and lightweight. One challenge in d...
Nadia Cheng, Genya Ishigami, Stephan Hawthorne, Ha...
RAS
2007
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9 years 10 months ago
Programmable springs: Developing actuators with programmable compliance for autonomous robots
Developing real robots that can exploit dynamic interactions with the environment requires the use of actuators whose behaviour can vary from high stiffness to complete complianc...
Bill Bigge, Inman R. Harvey
DSN
2002
IEEE
10 years 3 months ago
Time-Constrained Failure Diagnosis in Distributed Embedded Systems
—Advanced automotive control applications such as steer-by-wire are typically implemented as distributed systems comprising many embedded processors, sensors, and actuators inter...
Nagarajan Kandasamy, John P. Hayes, Brian T. Murra...
ICRA
2005
IEEE
168views Robotics» more  ICRA 2005»
10 years 4 months ago
Control of Scalable Wet SMA Actuator Arrays
- This paper presents a new control method to drive an array of wet Shape Memory Alloy actuators utilizing a Matrix Manifold and Valve system (MMV). The MMV architecture allows a v...
L. Flemming, Stephen A. Mascaro
HAPTICS
2006
IEEE
10 years 4 months ago
Dielectric Elastomer Spring Roll Actuators for a Portable Force Feedback Device
In this paper, we present a new portable force feedback device for surgery simulations. Dielectric elastomer spring roll linear actuators for this device were manufactured, and ch...
Rui Zhang, Patrick Lochmatter, Andreas M. Kunz, G&...
ICANNGA
2009
Springer
145views Algorithms» more  ICANNGA 2009»
10 years 5 months ago
Supporting Scalable Bayesian Networks Using Configurable Discretizer Actuators
We propose a generalized model with configurable discretizer actuators as a solution to the problem of the discretization of massive numerical datasets. Our solution is based on a ...
Isaac Olusegun Osunmakinde, Antoine B. Bagula
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