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A physically motivated reduced-order modal energy technique for ARMA spectrum estimation
A reduced-order modal energy (ROME) technique for spectrum estimation is introduced. In this technique the transfer function of a higher-order autoregressive (AR) model of a power spectrum is decomposed into partial ...
A semi-autonomous mobile robot/teleoperator with applications as an aid for severely handicapped people
A framework for a practical, easy-to-use system which can allow severely handicapped people to control and interact with their home and work environments is presented. Software written for a personal computer allows the ...
Genetic algorithm tuning of a fuzzy logic controller for a dynamic system
This thesis describes the use of the genetic algorithm to facilitate the design process of a fuzzy logic based controller. The basic mechanics of both the fuzzy logic control system and the genetic algorithm are presented ...
A modular fingertip design for normal force feedback control of a 3-fingered dextrous robotic hand
Despite the advances in dextrous hand mechanics over the past decade, fingertip force remains predominantly controlled by flexor cable tension and joint position. A modular fingertip normal force sensor is developed here ...
A path planning and obstacle avoidance hybrid system using a connectionist network
Automated path planning and obstacle avoidance has been the subject of intensive research in recent times. Most efforts in the field of semiautonomous mobile-robotic navigation involve using Artificial Intelligence search ...