Twisted String Actuation Systems

Twisted String Actuation Systems
Author: Gaponov Igor,Jee-Hwan Ryu,Simeon Nedelchev
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-11
ISBN 10: 9780128141953
ISBN 13: 0128141956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twisted String Actuation Systems Book Review:

Twisted String Actuation Systems: Applications, Modelling, and Control discusses the emerging area of twisted string actuation. It provides the basics of modeling and control, while also outlining the potential advantages of this actuation technique. Several detailed case studies describe the requirements and design parameters of the TSAs developed for different robotic applications. In addition, the book covers guidelines for engineers on the design and implementation of TSA in new areas and applications, discussing how to select strings with appropriate properties and suitable material, how to model actuators, and how to predict efficiency and lifetime. The book will benefit the engineering community and increase the popularity of this promising novel type of actuator as it brings together the most up-to-date technologies and advances in the TSA field, along with their background and history. Summarizes the state-of-the-art research in the area of twisted string actuators Provides the reader with the basics of modeling and control over actuators of this type, also outlining the potential advantages of this actuation technique Presents several case studies describing, in detail, the requirements and design parameters of the TSAs developed for various engineering applications, ranging from precise object positioning, to heavy-duty manipulation Includes MATLAB code files for modeling different aspects of the TSAs

Index to the U S Patent Classification

Index to the U S  Patent Classification
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951T00207939Z
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Design of high performance legged robots

Design of high performance legged robots
Author: Josephus J. M. Driessen
Publsiher: Università degli Studi di Genova
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2019-07-11
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design of high performance legged robots Book Review:

PhD Dissertation The availability and capabilities of present-day technology suggest that legged robots should be able to physically outperform their biological counterparts. This thesis revolves around the philosophy that the observed opposite is caused by over-complexity in legged robot design, which is believed to substantially suppress design for high-performance. In this dissertation a design philosophy is elaborated with a focus on simple but high performance design. This philosophy is governed by various key points, including holistic design, technology-inspired design, machine and behaviour co-design and design at the performance envelope. This design philosophy also focuses on improving progress in robot design, which is inevitably complicated by the aspire for high performance. It includes an approach of iterative design by trial-and-error, which is believed to accelerate robot design through experience. This thesis mainly focuses on the case study of Skippy, a fully autonomous monopedal balancing and hopping robot. Skippy is maximally simple in having only two actuators, which is the minimum number of actuators required to control a robot in 3D. Despite its simplicity, it is challenged with a versatile set of high-performance activities, ranging from balancing to reaching record jump heights, to surviving crashes from several meters and getting up unaided after a crash, while being built from off-the-shelf technology. This thesis has contributed to the detailed mechanical design of Skippy and its optimisations that abide the design philosophy, and has resulted in a robust and realistic design that is able to reach a record jump height of 3.8m. Skippy is also an example of iterative design through trial-and-error, which has lead to the successful design and creation of the balancing-only precursor Tippy. High-performance balancing has been successfully demonstrated on Tippy, using a recently developed balancing algorithm that combines the objective of tracking a desired position command with balancing, as required for preparing hopping motions. This thesis has furthermore contributed to several ideas and theories on Skippy's road of completion, which are also useful for designing other high-performance robots. These contributions include (1) the introduction of an actuator design criterion to maximize the physical balance recovery of a simple balancing machine, (2) a generalization of the centre of percussion for placement of components that are sensitive to shock and (3) algebraic modelling of a non-linear high-gravimetric energy density compression spring with a regressive stress-strain profile. The activities performed and the results achieved have been proven to be valuable, however they have also delayed the actual creation of Skippy itself. A possible explanation for this happening is that Skippy's requirements and objectives were too ambitious, for which many complications were encountered in the decision-making progress of the iterative design strategy, involving trade-offs between exercising trial-and-error, elaborate simulation studies and the development of above-mentioned new theories. Nevertheless, from (1) the resulting realistic design of Skippy, (2) the successful creation and demonstrations of Tippy and (3) the contributed theories for high-performance robot design, it can be concluded that the adopted design philosophy has been generally successful. Through the case study design project of the hopping and balancing robot Skippy, it is shown that proper design for high physical performance (1) can indeed lead to a robot design that is capable of physically outperforming humans and animals and (2) is already very challenging for a robot that is intended to be very simple.

Spatial Filtering for the Control of Smart Structures

Spatial Filtering for the Control of Smart Structures
Author: James E. Hubbard
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2009-11-27
ISBN 10: 9783642038044
ISBN 13: 3642038042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spatial Filtering for the Control of Smart Structures Book Review:

What follows is my personal perspective on early events that played a signi?cant role in the formation of the ?eld now known as Smart Structures. It is by no means meant to be all inclusive or de?nitive in any way, but merely an account of personal experiences that ultimately lead to the development of the material contained and presented herein. On March 23, 1983 then President Ronald Reagan announced his intentions to develop a new system to reduce the threat of nuclear attack and end the strategy of mutual deterrence in an address to the nation entitled, Address to the Nation on Defense and National Security. The system he proposed became known as “Star Wars,” after the popular movie, because it was meant to provide a protective shield over the nation from space. His speech mobilized the entire nation on a research and development path toward this end. Investigations were conducted into new areas such as space based radar, large aperture antennae and large ?exible mirror concepts. These proposed systems r- resented an entirely new class of structures that proved to provide new challenges in materials, structures, control systems and modeling. For example antennae needed to monitor large areas of real estate in the continental United States required ap- tures on the order of 100 m.

International Conference on Intelligent Data Communication Technologies and Internet of Things ICICI 2018

International Conference on Intelligent Data Communication Technologies and Internet of Things  ICICI  2018
Author: Jude Hemanth,Xavier Fernando,Pavel Lafata,Zubair Baig
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1590
Release: 2018-12-20
ISBN 10: 3030031462
ISBN 13: 9783030031466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Conference on Intelligent Data Communication Technologies and Internet of Things ICICI 2018 Book Review:

This book discusses data communication and computer networking, communication technologies and the applications of IoT (Internet of Things), big data, cloud computing and healthcare informatics. It explores, examines and critiques intelligent data communications and presents inventive methodologies in communication technologies and IoT. Aimed at researchers and academicians who need to understand the importance of data communication and advanced technologies in IoT, it offers different perspectives to help readers increase their knowledge and motivates them to conduct research in the area, highlighting various innovative ideas for future research.

Vacuum Bazookas Electric Rainbow Jelly and 27 Other Saturday Science Projects

Vacuum Bazookas  Electric Rainbow Jelly  and 27 Other Saturday Science Projects
Author: Neil A. Downie
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 0691188572
ISBN 13: 9780691188577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vacuum Bazookas Electric Rainbow Jelly and 27 Other Saturday Science Projects Book Review:

How do you crack nuts with a piece of string? Reverse gravity? Cobble together a clock out of a coffee cup, a soda bottle, and some water? Use a vacuum cleaner and nineteenth-century railroad technology to fashion a makeshift bazooka that can launch paper projectiles? Create a rainbow in a block of Jello? This is a one-volume romp through a whole array of counterintuitive science experiments that require little more than common household items and a sense of curiosity. Prepare to have your surprise sensors on overload as Neil Downie stretches math, physics, and chemistry to do what they have never done before. This book describes twenty-nine unusual but practical experiments, detailing how they are done and the math and physics behind them. It will delight both casual and inveterate tinkerers. Of varying levels of complexity, the experiments are grouped in sections covering a wide field of physics and the borders of chemistry, ranging from dynamic mechanics (''Kinetic Curiosities'') to electricity (''Antediluvian Electronics'') and combustion (''Infernal Inventions''). The chapters are titillatingly titled, from ''Twisted Sinews'' and ''Mole Radio'' to ''A Symphony of Siphons'' and ''Tornado Transistor.'' More-detailed explanations, along with simple mathematical models using high-school level math, are given in boxes accompanying each experiment. Armchair scientists will welcome this edifying and entertaining alternative to idleness, not least for the buoyant prose, enriched by historical and literary anecdotes introducing each topic. With this book in hand, tinkerers, whether dabblers in science or devotees, students or teachers, need never again wonder how to impress friends, the judges at the science fair, and, not least, themselves.

Mechatronic Control of Distributed Noise and Vibration

Mechatronic Control of Distributed Noise and Vibration
Author: Christopher D. Rahn
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN 10: 3662046415
ISBN 13: 9783662046418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechatronic Control of Distributed Noise and Vibration Book Review:

Vibration and noise reduce the perceived quality, productivity, and efficiency of many and limit production speeds electromechanical systems. Vibration can cause defects during manufacturing and produce premature failure of finished products due to fa tigue. Potential contact with a vibrating system or hearing darnage from a noisy machine can produce a dangerous, unhealthy, and uncomfortable operating environ ment. Recent advances in computer technology have allowed the development of so phisticated electromechanical systems for the control of vibration and noise. The demanding specifications of many modern systems require higher performance than possible with the traditional, purely mechanical approaches of increasing system stiff ness or damping. Mechatronic systems that integrate computer software and hard ware with electromechanical sensors and actuators to control complex mechanical systems have been demonstrated to provide outstanding vibration and noise reduc tion. The current trends toward higher speed computation and lower cost, higher performance sensors and actuators indicate the continuing possibilities for this con trol approach in future applications.

Human Friendly Robotics 2020

Human Friendly Robotics 2020
Author: Matteo Saveriano,Erwan Renaudo,Antonio Rodríguez-Sánchez,Justus Piater
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2021-04-07
ISBN 10: 3030713563
ISBN 13: 9783030713560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Friendly Robotics 2020 Book Review:

This book presents recent methodological, technological, and experimental developments concerning human-friendly robots and their introduction into everyday life. The book contains a selection of 10 papers presented at the 13th edition of the International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics (HFR). The International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics (HFR) is an annual meeting that brings together academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to present their latest, original findings on all aspects concerning human-friendly robotics where safe and dependable machines operate in close proximity to humans or directly interact with them in a wide range of contexts. The 13th edition was organized by the University of Innsbruck and took place in Innsbruck, Austria. The book is primarily intended for robotics researchers and postgraduates which are doing or willing to do research in fields related to human-friendly robotics, including human–robot interaction, robot control, robot learning, and intuitive interfaces. .

Advanced Bimanual Manipulation

Advanced Bimanual Manipulation
Author: Bruno Siciliano
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2012-04-12
ISBN 10: 364229040X
ISBN 13: 9783642290404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Bimanual Manipulation Book Review:

Dexterous and autonomous manipulation is a key technology for the personal and service robots of the future. Advances in Bimanual Manipulation edited by Bruno Siciliano provides the robotics community with the most noticeable results of the four-year European project DEXMART (DEXterous and autonomous dual-arm hand robotic manipulation with sMART sensory-motor skills: A bridge from natural to artificial cognition). The volume covers a host of highly important topics in the field, concerned with modelling and learning of human manipulation skills, algorithms for task planning, human-robot interaction, and grasping, as well as hardware design of dexterous anthropomorphic hands. The results described in this five-chapter collection are believed to pave the way towards the development of robotic systems endowed with dexterous and human-aware dual-arm/hand manipulation skills for objects, operating with a high degree of autonomy in unstructured real-world environments.

Human Inspired Dexterity in Robotic Manipulation

Human Inspired Dexterity in Robotic Manipulation
Author: Tetsuyou Watanabe,Kensuke Harada,Mitsunori Tada
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN 10: 0128133961
ISBN 13: 9780128133965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Inspired Dexterity in Robotic Manipulation Book Review:

Human Inspired Dexterity in Robotic Manipulation provides up-to-date research and information on how to imitate humans and realize robotic manipulation. Approaches from both software and hardware viewpoints are shown, with sections discussing, and highlighting, case studies that demonstrate how human manipulation techniques or skills can be transferred to robotic manipulation. From the hardware viewpoint, the book discusses important human hand structures that are key for robotic hand design and how they should be embedded for dexterous manipulation. This book is ideal for the research communities in robotics, mechatronics and automation. Investigates current research direction in robotic manipulation Shows how human manipulation techniques and skills can be transferred to robotic manipulation Identifies key human hand structures for robotic hand design and how they should be embedded in the robotic hand for dexterous manipulation

Springer Handbook of Robotics

Springer Handbook of Robotics
Author: Bruno Siciliano,Oussama Khatib
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 2227
Release: 2016-07-27
ISBN 10: 3319325523
ISBN 13: 9783319325521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Springer Handbook of Robotics Book Review:

The second edition of this handbook provides a state-of-the-art cover view on the various aspects in the rapidly developing field of robotics. Reaching for the human frontier, robotics is vigorously engaged in the growing challenges of new emerging domains. Interacting, exploring, and working with humans, the new generation of robots will increasingly touch people and their lives. The credible prospect of practical robots among humans is the result of the scientific endeavour of a half a century of robotic developments that established robotics as a modern scientific discipline. The ongoing vibrant expansion and strong growth of the field during the last decade has fueled this second edition of the Springer Handbook of Robotics. The first edition of the handbook soon became a landmark in robotics publishing and won the American Association of Publishers PROSE Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences & Mathematics as well as the organization’s Award for Engineering & Technology. The second edition of the handbook, edited by two internationally renowned scientists with the support of an outstanding team of seven part editors and more than 200 authors, continues to be an authoritative reference for robotics researchers, newcomers to the field, and scholars from related disciplines. The contents have been restructured to achieve four main objectives: the enlargement of foundational topics for robotics, the enlightenment of design of various types of robotic systems, the extension of the treatment on robots moving in the environment, and the enrichment of advanced robotics applications. Further to an extensive update, fifteen new chapters have been introduced on emerging topics, and a new generation of authors have joined the handbook’s team. A novel addition to the second edition is a comprehensive collection of multimedia references to more than 700 videos, which bring valuable insight into the contents. The videos can be viewed directly augmented into the text with a smartphone or tablet using a unique and specially designed app. Springer Handbook of Robotics Multimedia Extension Portal: http://handbookofrobotics.org/

Waves and Oscillations

Waves and Oscillations
Author: Walter Fox Smith
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2010-05-20
ISBN 10: 019539349X
ISBN 13: 9780195393491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waves and Oscillations Book Review:

This lively textbook differs from others on the subject by its usefulness as a conceptual and mathematical preparation for the study of quantum mechanics, by its emphasis on a variety of learning tools aimed at fostering the student's self-awareness of learning, and by its frequent connections to current research.

Advances in Italian Mechanism Science

Advances in Italian Mechanism Science
Author: Vincenzo Niola
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 902
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 303055807X
ISBN 13: 9783030558079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Italian Mechanism Science Book Review:

This book presents the proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of IFToMM ITALY, held online on September 9-11, 2020. It includes peer-reviewed papers on the latest advances in mechanism and machine science, discussing topics such as biomechanical engineering, computational kinematics, the history of mechanism and machine science, gearing and transmissions, multi-body dynamics, robotics and mechatronics, the dynamics of machinery, tribology, vibrations, rotor dynamics and vehicle dynamics. A valuable, up-to-date resource, it offers an essential overview of the subject for scientists and practitioners alike, and will inspire further investigations and research.

Contemporary Issues in Systems Science and Engineering

Contemporary Issues in Systems Science and Engineering
Author: MengChu Zhou,Han-Xiong Li,Margot Weijnen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 888
Release: 2015-04-20
ISBN 10: 1118271866
ISBN 13: 9781118271865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Issues in Systems Science and Engineering Book Review:

Various systems science and engineering disciplines are covered and challenging new research issues in these disciplines are revealed. They will be extremely valuable for the readers to search for some new research directions and problems. Chapters are contributed by world-renowned systems engineers Chapters include discussions and conclusions Readers can grasp each event holistically without having professional expertise in the field

Proceedings of the 2020 USCToMM Symposium on Mechanical Systems and Robotics

Proceedings of the 2020 USCToMM Symposium on Mechanical Systems and Robotics
Author: Pierre Larochelle,J. Michael McCarthy
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-04-20
ISBN 10: 3030439291
ISBN 13: 9783030439293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the 2020 USCToMM Symposium on Mechanical Systems and Robotics Book Review:

This volume gathers the latest fundamental research contributions, innovations, and applications in the field of design and analysis of complex robotic mechanical systems, machines, and mechanisms, as presented by leading international researchers at the 1st USCToMM Symposium on Mechanical Systems and Robotics (USCToMM MSR 2020), held in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA on May 14-16, 2020. It covers highly diverse topics, including soft, wearable and origami robotic systems; applications to walking, flying, climbing, underground, swimming and space systems; human rehabilitation and performance augmentation; design and analysis of mechanisms and machines; human-robot collaborative systems; service robotics; mechanical systems and robotics education; and the commercialization of mechanical systems and robotics. The contributions, which were selected by means of a rigorous international peer-review process, highlight numerous exciting and impactful research results that will inspire novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary research collaborations among researchers from around the globe.

Chemical Electrostatics

Chemical Electrostatics
Author: Fernando Galembeck,Thiago A. L. Burgo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2017-03-09
ISBN 10: 3319523740
ISBN 13: 9783319523743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Electrostatics Book Review:

This book provides new clues for understanding electrostatic charging in solids and liquids, resulting from the surge of research in this active area of science that is taking place since the 1990's but is still largely unknown to most researchers, lecturers and engineers. Written by a leading researcher in this field, this book describes the formation and properties of the Earth capacitor, the production of environmental electricity and its effect on natural and anthropic systems and examines many situations in which water may play a decisive role in electrostatic behavior. The authors present an informed critique of the long-held assumption that pure substances should be electroneutral. In this regard, the authors show that charge partition and accumulation is expected considering the electrochemical potential under non-zero electrostatic potential, which prevails at Earth surface. This book provides conceptual tools to guide the reader through the complexities and consequences of electrostatic phenomena while covering exciting current topics such as energy scavenging from the environment, electrostatic based green production, energy-saving processes, electrochemistry at the solid-gas interface, therapeutic electrostatic treatments, applications in sanitation and pest control and control of atmospheric electricity and its use in climate engineering.

Building Dynamics

Building Dynamics
Author: Branko Kolarevic,Vera Parlac
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2015-06-12
ISBN 10: 1317650786
ISBN 13: 9781317650782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Dynamics Book Review:

Buildings are increasingly ‘dynamic’: equipped with sensors, actuators and controllers, they ‘self-adjust’ in response to changes in the external and internal environments and patterns of use. Building Dynamics asks how this change manifests itself and what it means for architecture as buildings weather, programs change, envelopes adapt, interiors are reconfigured, systems replaced. Contributors including Chuck Hoberman, Robert Kronenburg, David Leatherbarrow, Kas Oosterhuis, Enric Ruiz-Geli, and many others explore the changes buildings undergo – and the scale and speed at which these occur – examining which changes are necessary, useful, desirable, and possible. The first book to offer a coherent, comprehensive approach to this topic, it draws together arguments previously only available in scattered form. Featuring the latest technologies and design approaches used in contemporary practice, the editors provide numerous examples of cutting-edge work from leading designers and engineering firms working today. An essential text for students taking design studio classes or courses in theory or technology at any level, as well as professionals interested in the latest mechatronic technologies and design techniques.

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Author: United States. Patent and Trademark Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000066182368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Book Review:

The Engineer

The Engineer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1881
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015084713133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Engineer Book Review:

Experimental Robotics

Experimental Robotics
Author: Jaydev P. Desai,Gregory Dudek,Oussama Khatib,Vijay Kumar
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 995
Release: 2013-07-09
ISBN 10: 3319000659
ISBN 13: 9783319000657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experimental Robotics Book Review:

The International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER) is a series of bi-annual meetings, which are organized, in a rotating fashion around North America, Europe and Asia/Oceania. The goal of ISER is to provide a forum for research in robotics that focuses on novelty of theoretical contributions validated by experimental results. The meetings are conceived to bring together, in a small group setting, researchers from around the world who are in the forefront of experimental robotics research. This unique reference presents the latest advances across the various fields of robotics, with ideas that are not only conceived conceptually but also explored experimentally. It collects robotics contributions on the current developments and new directions in the field of experimental robotics, which are based on the papers presented at the 13the ISER held in Québec City, Canada, at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, on June 18-21, 2012. This present thirteenth edition of Experimental Robotics edited by Jaydev P. Desai, Gregory Dudek, Oussama Khatib, and Vijay Kumar offers a collection of a broad range of topics in field and human-centered robotics.