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Bound to help: cooperative manipulation of objects via compliant, unactuated tails

Young-Ho Kim, Dylan A. Shell
2018 Autonomous Robots  
Each robot is equipped with an unactuated, compliant chain attached as an appendage that we call its tail.  ...  Each of our robots tow objects by wrapping their tail around an item, securing it by hooking the end of the tail back onto itself, and then dragging.  ...  However, (13) gives an upper bound which depends on the object sizes and tail length. In our experience, the tail should be substantially shorter than the bound in (13).  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10514-018-9718-5 fatcat:nm3mtsckurbbdhcub2gpdajhia

Guest editorial: Special issue on distributed robotics—from fundamentals to applications

Roderich Groß, Andreas Kolling, Spring Berman, Alcherio Martinoli, Emilio Frazzoli, Fumitoshi Matsuno
2018 Autonomous Robots  
Bound to help: cooperative manipulation of objects via compliant, unactuated tails (Kim and Shell) This paper examines a group of robots with unactuated, compliant "tails", allowing a robot to tow a single  ...  The associated planning problem for Multi-Object Collection via Cooperative Towing is proven to be NP-hard.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10514-018-9803-9 fatcat:7qovvvqmsbe7zez4kbujzmfs5e

Recent advances in mechatronics

Okyay Kaynak
1996 Robotics and Autonomous Systems  
The publisher makes no representation, express or implied, with regard to the accuracy of the information contained in this book and cannot accept any legal responsibility or liability for any errors or  ...  Typesetting: Camera-ready by Contributors SPIN 10717447 543210 (Robotics Society of Japan) and SICE (Society of Instr. and Control Engineers of Japan).  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank Mr. K. Tonegawa for his help with the experiments.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0921-8890(96)00039-5 fatcat:l5fd4hwa2rbu3l6f2jucyj2fxy

Neuroprosthetic rehabilitation and translational mechanism after severe spinal cord injury

Lucia Florinda Friedli Wittler
compared to rodents. Novel experimental models and dedicated therapeutic strategies are necessary to take advantage of this powerful neuronal substrate for recovery after SCI.  ...  SEAs couple an actuator to a robotic structure via a compliant element that hides the actuator inertia.  ...  wheelchair bound (Dietz & Harkema, 2004) .  ... 
doi:10.5075/epfl-thesis-6364 fatcat:cm2nn65bxvep3gbsg2lvd5nyse