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  1. Extracción de sustancias asistida por ultrasonido (EUA

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    Rocío Azuola

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Compuestos presentes en los vegetales con propiedades funcionales o tecnológicas, han cobrado gran importancia en los mercados de alimentos, farmacéuticos y cosméticos. Se buscan métodos eficientes, económicos y favorables al ambiente para la extracción de estas sustancias. Se ha realizado un estudio bibliográfico de las publicaciones recientes sobre diferentes métodos de extracción y su comparación a las extracciones asistidas por ultrasonido (EAU con el fin de evaluar su eficacia y viabilidad industrial. Se ha encontrado que la EAU es más eficiente que los métodos de extracción tradicionales, y más económica y sencilla que los métodos de extracción no tradicionales como la extracción asistida por microondas, por lo cual se comprueba su viabilidad industrial.

  2. Sistema de e-terapia inteligente. Un nuevo paradigma de psicoterapia asistida por ordenador

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    ZARAGOZÁ ÁLVAREZ, IRENE

    2012-01-01

    La psicoterapia asistida por ordenador (PAO) se define como cualquier sistema informático que ayude a los profesionales de la salud mental a diseñar y/ o aplicar tratamientos. No siempre que la psicoterapia y los ordenadores se encuentran puede hablarse de psicoterapia asistida por ordenador, para ello es necesario que el sistema informático tome alguna decisión en función de la información que le proporcione el paciente. Esta definición excluye los sistemas de videoconferencia, teléfono o...

  3. GENERACIÓN ASISTIDA POR COMPUTADORAS DE MODELOS DE ALMACENES DE DATOS: ANÁLISIS DE LA INFORMACIÓN

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    LINDSAY ALONSO GÓMEZ-BELTRÁN

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presentan las pautas metodológicas para la generación asistida por computadoras de modelos de almacenes de datos (AD, estas pautas metodológicas se dividen en 4 etapas, las 3 etapas primeras son: análisis de la información, modelo conceptual y diseño lógico y una que ocurre dentro de cada una de las etapas anteriores que es denominada etapa de trazabilidad. Estas etapas describen cómo podemos obtener a partir de los sistemas operacionales heredados (E/R una propuesta de modelado de almacenes de datos. Debido a que el análisis de la información juega un papel fundamental en las etapas tempranas, en este trabajo se profundiza en la primera etapa de estas pautas metodológicas. En la primera etapa se trabaja en dos fases una para la selección de los requisitos de usuario y otra para el trabajo con los esquemas OLTP.

  4. Generación asistida por computadoras de modelos de almacenes de datos: análisis de la información

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    LINDSAY ALONSO GÓMEZ-BELTRÁN; ROSENDO MORENO-RODRÍGUEZ; RAMIRO PÉREZ-VÁZQUEZ

    2013-01-01

    En este trabajo se presentan las pautas metodológicas para la generación asistida por computadoras de modelos de almacenes de datos (AD), estas pautas metodológicas se dividen en 4 etapas, las 3 etapas primeras son: análisis de la información, modelo conceptual y diseño lógico y una que ocurre dentro de cada una de las etapas anteriores que es denominada etapa de trazabilidad. Estas etapas describen cómo podemos obtener a partir de los sistemas operacionales heredados (E/R) una propuesta de m...

  5. La biopsia asistida por vacío como alternativa a la biopsia quirúrgica en las lesiones proliferativas de riesgo de la mama

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    Merino Rasillo, Paula

    2016-01-01

    RESUMEN: Introducción y objetivos. La importancia del diagnóstico en una paciente de una lesión proliferativa de riesgo (LPR) radica no sólo en que aumenta el riesgo relativo para cáncer de mama, sino en la posible infravaloración histológica de un carcinoma cuando se diagnostica en una biopsia percutánea. Este estudio valora el rendimiento diagnóstico de la biopsia asistida por vacío (BAV) en las LPR, así como aquellos factores que pueden relacionarse con un aumento en las tasas de infravalo...

  6. EL PRECIO DEL «MILAGRO» DE LOS NACIMIENTOS POR LAS TÉCNICAS DE FECUNDACIÓN ASISTIDA

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    Natalia López Moratalla

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Las Técnicas de Reproducción Asistida (TRA son paradigmáticas de una experimentación humana que no cumple con los requisitos científicos ni éticos, y que ha creado un grave problema intergeneracional. Se aceptaron, a pesar de ser muy invasivas y costosas, como un atajo en la lucha por la esterilidad debida a causas físicas, como es la obstrucción de las trompas de Falopio, con una investigación exclusivamente retrospectiva, y con estudios previos en animales muy insuficientes. Presentan riesgos asociados a la transferencia múltiple de embriones; riesgos para la salud de la paciente por el tratamiento, y riesgos para la descendencia. Riesgos asociados a las futuras relaciones paterno/filiares y fraternales. Los principales problemas técnicos -el tratamiento para la estimulación ovárica, la manipulación de gametos y el cultivo de los embriones, su conservación en frío, el número de embriones a transferir, y su correcta implantación en el útero-, siguen sin encontrar la solución definitiva, y no desciende la mortalidad embrionaria y neonatal. Para algunos de estos problemas se ha tomado como solución la donación de óvulos y espermios, o el encargo de la gestación a otra mujer. De esta forma las TRA se han sacado del ámbito de la pareja estable estéril y se ha abierto a mujeres solas, a mujeres de edad avanzada, a parejas del mismo sexo, etc. Aportamos aquí los datos actuales acerca del estado de las TRA, y lo programado para el futuro. Los datos muestran la exigencia de re-examinarlas, para lo que es imprescindible dar a conocer los resultados, no sólo a quienes acuden para su utilización, sino a la sociedad.

  7. EXTRACCIÓN DE RESIDUOS DE PLAGUICIDAS EN SUELOS ASISTIDA POR ULTRASONIDO

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    Andrea Mojica

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se desarrolló un método multirresiduo para la determinación de diferentes tipos de plaguicidas en suelos. El proceso de extracción consistió en una doble extracción con acetato de etilo ymetanol asistido con ultrasonido. Los plaguicidas fueron determinados por cromatografía de gases con detección por microcaptura de electrones (-ECD y nitrógeno fósforo (NPD. Se evaluaron los porcentajes de recuperación de la metodología, en un rango de concentraciones entre 0,09 mg/kg y 14,60 mg/kg, y se determinó que la mayoría se encuentran entre 79% y 105%, a excepción de metamidofos, monocrotofos y oxadixyl, cuyos porcentajes de recuperación se encontraron entre 43% y 64%. Por otra parte, los límites de detección del método se encontraron en un rango de 0,02 mg/kg y 1,59mg/kg, y los límites de cuantificación entre 0,07 mg/kg y 5,25mg/kg. En el estudio de linealidad y precisión se encontraron resultados adecuados en el rango de concentración evaluado. Finalmente, se empleó esta metodología para evaluar los porcentajes de recuperación en 5 suelos de diferentes características fisicoquímicas.

  8. e-Quino: un videojuego interactivo para complementar la terapia asistida por caballos

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    Arce, Tomás

    2014-01-01

    Las TACAs, también conocidas como rehabilitación ecuestre o equinoterapia utilizan al caballo de manera terapéutica y se constituye como una terapia integral que apunta a la recuperación de la persona en sus dimensiones biológica, psíquica y social. Un juego serio es un videojuego que se caracteriza por estar diseñado especialmente con fines educativos, de entrenamiento o de información, más allá del entretenimiento. Los juegos serios, están vinculados en forma evidente con algún aspecto d...

  9. El traductor ante la traducción asistida por ordenador y la traducción automática con posedición: estudio comparado de actitudes hacia su uso, necesidad y evolución

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    Sanz Villa, Sara

    2015-01-01

    El presente trabajo pretende realizar un primer acercamiento hacia las opiniones y actitudes que tienen los traductores sobre las herramientas de traducción asistida por ordenador y sobre la traducción automática con posedición. El marco teórico en el que se inserta es la competencia traductora, y más concretamente en la subcompetencia instrumental, campo en el que se pueden destacar a autores como Kelly o el grupo PACTE. También se enmarcan en la teoría los estudios sobre traducción asistida...

  10. Propuesta de mejora de habilidades sociales en niños con discapacidad intelectual mediante la terapia asistida por animales

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    Bermejo Lorenzo, Julia

    2015-01-01

    Este Trabajo de Fin de Grado se centra en la aplicación práctica de un programa de mejora de la Educación Socioemocional, utilizando como herramienta innovadora la Terapia Asistida con Animales de Compañía, aplicándose a un caso real de un alumno con Parálisis Cerebral y Discapacidad Intelectual asociada. Los objetivos de las actividades están centrados en el desarrollo de la autoconciencia, el autocontrol, la conciencia social y la toma de decisiones responsables. Mediante este proyecto se p...

  11. Ventajas de la cicatrización cutánea asistida por láser (LASH Advantages of laser assisted scar healing (LASH

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    S. Mordon

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available La fase final de toda cirugía es la sutura y su cicatriz correspondiente y, frecuentemente, ésta es la única secuela visible de una intervención. La técnica LASH (cicatrización cutánea asistida por láser, estimula los mecanismos de reparación de la piel por efecto térmico, condicionando la calidad de la cicatrización. Estudios experimentales en ratones comparando los resultados obtenidos en heridas quirúrgicas radiadas con laser diodo 810 nm tras ser suturadas, con los obtenidos en igual tipo de heridas suturadas de manera convencional, han demostrado que se consiguen cicatrices mucho menos visibles cuando se practica el tratamiento con láser. La histología confirma, comparativamente, una notable aceleración del proceso cicatricial con modificación del TGFβ (Transforming Growth Factor-Beta directamente implicado en la reparación tisular, en los animales en los que la sutura fue asistida por láser. Igualmente, el análisis tensiométrico demostró mayor resistencia a la acción de estiramiento mecánico en estas heridas. Estudios clínicos en pacientes sometidos a dermolipectomia, reducción mamaria y estiramiento facial, demuestran que al tratar con LASH una parte o una de las líneas de sutura, los análisis realizados tanto por los pacientes como por cirujanos independientes a los 8 días, 3 meses y un año, evidencian resultados más favorables para la técnica láser, Las dosis eficaces determinadas para las fluencias láser están entre 80 y 120 J/cm². La técnica LASH es simple de efectuar, reproducible, rápida y ofrece una clara evidencia de que es posible reducir considerablemente la cicatriz, logrando que ésta sea de mejor calidad y más estética.Suture is the final stage of surgery and as a consequence, a scar is frequently the only visible effect after an operation. LASH technique (Laser Assisted Scar Healing produces thermal effects to stimulate mechanisms for tissue repair that will determine the quality of

  12. Presente y futuro de la enseñanza de lenguas asistida por ordenador: ¿el final de una era?

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    Elena Martín Monje

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available There is no doubt that Computer-Assisted Language Learning has undergone profound changes since its emergence last century and has accelerated its development in line with technological advances in recent years. Such has been the transformation that some authors have announced its disappearance as field for discussion. This article gives a brief overview of its evolution and examines the relationship between technology and foreign language teaching methodology. It also investigates the current trends –mobile learning and personal learning environments applied to language learning- and reflects on possible lines of development in the near future.Es indudable que la enseñanza de lenguas asistida por ordenador ha sufrido profundos cambios desde su aparición el siglo pasado, acelerando su evolución en los últimos años de manera acorde con los avances tecnológicos. Tal ha sido esta transformación que algunos autores han anunciado su desaparición como disciplina. En este artículo se revisa su evolución, así como la relación entre tecnología y metodología en la enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras. Asimismo, se estudian las tendencias actuales principales -el aprendizaje móvil y los entornos personales de aprendizaje aplicados a la enseñanza de idiomas- y se reflexiona sobre las posibles líneas de evolución en el futuro cercano.

  13. RIESGOS PARA LA SALUD DE LOS NACIDOS POR LAS TÉCNICAS DE FECUNDACIÓN ASISTIDA. LA PUNTA DE UN ICEBERG

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    Natalia López Moratalla

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Las Técnicas de Reproducción Asistida (TRA -Estimulación ovárica, Inseminación Intrauterina (IUI, o Fecundación in vitro (FIV/Inyección Intra-Citoplasmática de un Espermio (ICSI- han hecho posible el nacimiento de cientos de miles niños, muchos de los cuales están entrando en la edad adulta. Al inicio de los años 90 comienza una alerta pediátrica por los defectos y anomalías que presentaban estos niños, en proporción más alta que los nacidos de forma natural. Su peor salud se hace incuestionable a partir del 2002. Las técnicas son en sí sumamente agresivas; las pérdidas de embriones antes de la implantación, los abortos espontáneos y la mortalidad perinatal es muy elevada. No se ha hecho la imprescindible experimentación previa con animales: y las pruebas con animales fértiles han mostrado que las crías generadas in vitro presentan alteraciones graves. Sin embargo, los daños se atribuían, casi exclusivamente y de forma gratuita, a la edad avanzada de las mujeres usuarias de las técnicas, y a la esterilidad por las alteraciones genéticas de los espermatozoides, en aumento por los contaminantes del ambiente. Se ha llevado a cabo una extensa experimentación humana directa, sin cumplir los requisitos mínimos de la experimentación humana, e ignorando qué papel desempeñan las técnicas en sí mismas y cómo se causan los defectos que padecen una parte de los así generados, ni exactamente que podrán transmitir a las siguientes generaciones. No estamos ante una cuestión de riesgo/ beneficio sino ante un problema de salud. Las TRA no son intervenciones encaminadas a solucionar un problema físico o fisiológico vital. La proporcionalidad entre la satisfacción del deseo de maternidad/paternidad y los riesgos para la salud del hijo debe ser un criterio primario, aunque no el único.

  14. La teoría en la práctica educativa: una perspectiva desde la experiencia de docentes graduados/as de la carrera “Enseñanza de la matemática asistida por computadora”

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    Meza, Luis; Aguero, Evelyn; Carderón, Martha

    2013-01-01

    En este artículo se reportan los resultados más relevantes del proyecto de investigación “La teoría en la práctica educativa: una perspectiva desde la experiencia de docentes graduados/as de la carrera Enseñanza de la matemática asistida por computadora”, desarrollado en la Escuela de Matemática del Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica bajo el código 5402-1440-2401.

  15. SÍNTESIS ASISTIDA POR MICROONDAS DE DERIVADOS ACILADOS DE LIGNINA DE DIFERENTES MASAS MOLARES CON POSIBLE ACTIVIDAD SUPERFICIAL

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    Nacarid Delgado

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Se esterificaron ligninas de diferentes masas molares empleando radiación microondas y se evaluó la actividad superficial de los derivados obtenidos. La lignina se fraccionó por ultrafiltración utilizando membranas cerámicas de 15 y 8 KDa. Se emplearon anhídrido succínico y anhídrido glutárico para modificar la lignina. La actividad superficial de los derivados se evaluó midiendo la tensión superficial. Los espectros FTIR mostraron la incorporación de los grupos éster-ácido carboxílico en la lignina. Los productos esterificados disminuyeron la tensión superficial entre un 10-20% con respecto a la lignina original, siendo este efecto mayor para los productos esterificados con anhídrido glutárico a altas concentraciones. La incorporación de los nuevos grupos éster-ácido en la estructura lígnica le proporciona un mayor carácter anfifílico, debido a la presencia de nuevos grupos funcionales polares que permiten la adsorción en la superficie minimizando las fuerzas de atracción en el seno del líquido.

  16. Revisión bibliográfica. LA SELECCIÓN ASISTIDA POR MARCADORES (MAS, «Marker-Assisted Selection» EN EL MEJORAMIENTO GENÉTICO DEL TOMATE (Solanum lycopersicum L.

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    Marta Álvarez Gil

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La mejora convencional de plantas se basa en laselección por el fenotipo de los individuos de interés poralguna característica distintiva, entre los individuos de progeniessegregantes resultado de la hibridación. La obtención de nuevoscultivares por esta vía se toma no menos de ocho a 10 años y,en ocasiones, no se garantiza la obtención de ese cultivarmejorado. Los mejoradores, por consiguiente, están muyinteresados en que surjan nuevas tecnologías que ayuden aser más eficiente este proceso. La selección asistida pormarcadores (del inglés Marker-Assisted Selection, MAS ofrecenumerosas ventajas, con un enfoque nuevo que permite hacermucho más eficiente las estrategias de selección en losprogramas de mejora de los cultivos. Los marcadoresmoleculares se han convertido en poderosas herramientas parahacer posible la determinación de las características genéticasde las plantas y seleccionar por el genotipo, en lugar de por elfenotipo. En el presente trabajo se hace una breve referencia alos avances significativos que se han obtenido mediante laaplicación de la selección asistida por marcadores molecularesen el tomate, en la última década. Finalmente, se discuten lasrazones que hacen inevitable la adopción de MAS en el futuro,aunque su generalización dependerá de los recursos disponibles,y pudiera tardarse en los países en vías de desarrollo.

  17. Capsule endoscopy assisted by traditional upper endoscopy Cápsula endoscópica asistida por una endoscopia alta tradicional

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    N. Almeida

    2008-12-01

    la cápsula hasta el duodeno mediante endoscopia resulta muy útil. Describimos las indicaciones y los resultados de unos casos en que las técnicas endoscópicas tradicionales permitieron llevar la cápsula hasta el duodeno. Pacientes y métodos: se trata de una serie descriptiva y retrospectiva de casos. Se identificaron todos los pacientes en las situaciones citadas y se anotaron las indicaciones de la cápsula endoscópica, la técnica endoscópica de colocación, las complicaciones y el grado de cobertura del intestino delgado por las imágenes. Resultados: la colocación endoscópica de la cápsula se hizo necesaria en 13 pacientes (2,1% de todas las endoscopias con cápsula; 7 varones; media de edad - 47,9 ± 24,9 años, intervalo de 13 a 79 años. Las indicaciones de la colocación endoscópica fueron: incapacidad para tragar la cápsula (7, retención gástrica en exploraciones previas (3 y anomalías de la anatomía digestiva alta (3. En ocho casos, la cápsula se introdujo en la vía GI mediante: sólo la red para recuperar cuerpos extraños (3, la red y un capuchón transparente (2, el prototipo de un dispositivo a tal efecto (2 o una asa de polipectomía (1. Cinco pacientes ingirieron la cápsula, llevada después al duodeno con una asa de polipectomía (3 o una red para cuerpos extraños (2. No se produjeron complicaciones de importancia. La enteroscopia total fue posible en 10 pacientes (77%. Conclusiones: la colocación endoscópica de la cápsula en el duodeno sólo es necesaria rara vez, puede realizarse de forma segura con distintas técnicas y soluciona algunas de las principales limitaciones de la cápsula endoscópica. Las mejores metodologías son la utilización de una red y un capuchón transparente cuando el paciente no pudo ingerir la cápsula y sólo una red para capturarla en el estómago si la traga fácilmente.

  18. La terapia asistida por delfines y su implementación en niños con Síndrome de Down : una experiencia en Estados Unidos y México

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    Cortés Marco, Montserrat

    2016-01-01

    El propósito de esta Tesis Doctoral consiste en observación y análisis de la Terapia Asistida por delfines en niños con Síndrome de Down, con el fin de comprobar si hay una mejora en la evolución del lenguaje y la comunicación tanto a nivel mímico, verbal y visual, en las edades comprendidas entre los 5 meses y los 17 años de edad. Dicha práctica esta llevada a cabo a México y Estados Unidos respectivamente. Para poder llevar a cabo la observación se ha partido de la ejecución de unos ítems d...

  19. Video assisted thoracic surgery. Experiences in Dr. Gustavo Aldereguia Lima hospital. Cirugía torácica asistida por video. Experiencias en el Hospital “Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima”.

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    Francisco Cabarroca Castillo

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Video assisted thoracic surgery is an intervention which advantages should be reaffirmed through studies aimed to characterize and describe it, based on real experiences. Objective: To verify the efficacy of this kind of surgery in the department of minimal access surgery in the university hospital Dr. Gustavo Aldereguia Lima. Methods: Descriptive, retrospective study of 135 patients operated through video assisted thoracic surgery in the university hospital in Cienfuegos during a period of seven years (1998-2005. The analyzed variables were: disease that determined the intervention, goals, of the intervention, complications and post-operatory period. Results: The most frequent causes of intervention were pneumothorax, pulmonary tumors, pleural effusion and empyema. There was high accordance between pre and pos operatory diagnosis. There was a prevalence of therapeutic surgeries (55 %, over diagnostic surgeries. The pos-operatory period in the Surgery Department was less than seven days in most of the cases. Conclusion: The study’s results show that the use of this technique has a positive impact on the economic and social indicators of the province.

    Fundamento: La cirugía torácica asistida por video es un proceder cuyas ventajas deben ser reafirmadas a través de estudios que la caractericen y la describan, partiendo de experiencias reales. Objetivo: Comprobar la eficacia de la cirugía asistida por video en el Servicio de Cirugía de mínimo acceso del Hospital Universitario “Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima¨. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo y retrospectivo de 135 pacientes operados mediante cirugía torácica asistida por video, en el hospital universitario “Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima” de Cienfuegos, en un período de 7 años (1998-2005. Las variables del estudio fueron: enfermedad que

  20. ESCONDER O ENFRENTAR. SILENCIAR O REVELAR. EL DERECHO A CONOCER LOS ORÍGENES DE LAS PERSONAS NACIDAS POR TÉCNICAS DE REPRODUCCIÓN HUMANA ASISTIDA

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    Marianela Lourdes Germain

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo, la autora pretende determinar la posibilidad de conocer los orígenes de seres humanos nacidos bajo técnicas de reproducción humana asistida. Para ello, procedió a analizar el régimen proyectado en el territorio nacional, conjuntamente, a un análisis de las regulaciones extranjeras. Comprendidos en su trabajo se encuentran las visiones acerca de los derechos de toda persona a formar una familia; los derechos de los niños, niñas y adolescentes; y el derecho de los terceros involucrados en estas técnicas. Asimismo, realizo una reseña sobre cuestiones históricas y sociológicas, entre otras, que hacen al contexto de estas técnicas; permitiéndole arribar a la conclusión de que el derecho a conocer los orígenes necesita de un abordaje interdisciplinario, que debe darse no sólo desde el Estado; sino especialmente dentro del marco del seno familiar, con los debidos cuidados y afecto que sólo la familia puede brindar; todo esto acompañado de una necesaria y fundamental construcción social para insertar estos cambios en la cultura del país.

  1. Criterios en la selección de pacientes para optimizar resultados en liposucción asistida por láser de abdomen y flancos: análisis de 340 cirugías

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    J. Moreno-Moraga

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de nuestro estudio es valorar mediante ecografía y análisis estadístico la respuesta a la liposucción asistida por láser en abdomen y flancos. Para ello, se tuvo en cuenta la disminución del tejido adiposo, la retracción cutánea y el grado de satisfacción de las pacientes con los resultados. Realizamos un estudio retrospectivo sobre 340 cirugías en pacientes multíparas mayores de 40 años, con o sin diástasis de rectos, que rechazaron la abdominoplastia con lipectomía. Las intervenciones se efectuaron mediante liposucción a respectivamente en 924 y 9/5 11111, bajo sedo-analgesia y con anestesia tumescente. Los láseres se programaron para emisión en modo continuo, actuando al unísono con potencia de 20 W hasta alcanzar un promedio de entre 10 a 12 kJ de energía acumulada para los flancos, y de entre 12 a 18 kJ para el abdomen. La valoración subjetiva y objetiva se realizó mediante escala GAIS (Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale. Se tomaron fotografías antes, 1 y 6 meses después de la intervención. En abdomen se realizaron ecografías antes y 6 meses después de la cirugía, y se empleó t de Student como test de contraste para el estudio analítico. En 60 pacientes seleccionados aleatoriamente como muestra representativa se realizaron fotografías digitales de la superficie de la piel a fin de valorar comparativamente por programa de ordenador la textura-flacidez de la condición del tejido antes, 1 y 6 meses después de la cirugía. En ninguno de los resultados se observó isquemia y/o quemaduras. La disminución del tejido adiposo, según las ecografías, fue estadísticamente significativa (p<0,05 comparativamente a los 6 meses del tratamiento. La valoración de las fotografías antes y 6 meses después de la cirugía por un médico ajeno al estudio, al igual que la textura-flacidez cutánea, fue Buena o Muy Buena. La valoración subjetiva por cuestionarios de escala GAIS alcanzó un 57,1% (194 pacientes al

  2. Producción y tratamiento de películas de Si1-xGex mediante técnicas asistidas por láser de excímero

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    Castro, J.

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available Heterostructures of Si1-xGex alloys on Si (100 have been achieved using two different excimer laser techniques. The first one, the Laser Induced Chemical Vapour Deposition (LCVD, was used in order to deposit germanium on Si (100 substrates via photolysis of GeH4 as precursor gas. The resulting films show a very homogeneous and amorphous structure as determined by HREM, XRD and Raman analysis. These deposited amorphous germanium films and a part of their underlaying Si (100 substrate were melted using the second technique, the Pulsed Laser Induced Epitaxy (PLIE, inducing an epitactic recrystallization of a Si-Ge alloy. The analysis of the obtained alloys by HREM, XRD, and XPS, reveals a strong dependence of the crystal quality and of the germanium concentration profile from the number of pulses.

    El creciente interés que suscita la búsqueda de nuevas técnicas para la obtención de materiales semiconductores, compatibles con la tecnología del silicio, ha llevado a desarrollar un sistema de depósito y postprocesado en alto vacío (HV de Si-Ge mediante técnicas asistidas por láser excímero. Se han obtenido películas amorfas de germanio mediante el depósito químico en fase vapor inducido por láser (LCVD, que posteriormente han sido recristalizadas con uso de la inducción de epitaxia por medio de láser pulsado (PLIE. Las películas depositadas sobre substratos de silicio fueron caracterizadas mediante XRD, HREM y Raman, revelándose que son amorfas con un alto grado de homogeneidad. Se ha estudiado la morfología y la estequiometría de las muestras por medio de XRD, HREM y XPS tras el tratamiento para inducir la cristalinidad de la aleación sobre el substrato de silicio, observándose la dependencia del grado de heteroepitaxia y variación de la composición en la aleación, con el número y la energía de los pulsos del láser.

  3. Metodología para el diseño de prótesis médicas, utilizando tecnologías asistidas por computadora

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    Adrián Romero, Ignacio

    2006-01-01

    Entre los problemas serios de salud que existen en la sociedad mexicana, se pueden mencionar los que estan asociados al sistema oseo humano, provocados por traumatismos o malformaciones congenitas. Se establece una metodología que permita la parametrización de los implantes médicos considerando la forma osea del paciente, la metodología incluye aspectos técnicos como ajustes exactos entre el implante y el hueso, manufacturabilidad, biomodelación en programas de diseño asistido por computadora...

  4. Terapia asistida por animales de compañía aplicada en una residencia geriátrica en el medio rural.

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    Muñoz Gómez, Bárbara

    2013-01-01

    Establecemos en qué ámbitos de la evaluación geriátrica se detectan cambios por la utilización de la TAAC en un grupo de mayores institucionalizados en una residencia del medio rural. La población está formada por 23 personas, la mayoría mujeres, de edad media 86,04 ± 7,89, viudas, que saben leer y escribir, amas de casa y que trabajan en el campo, padecen patologías cerebrales, consumen analgésicos y ansiolíticos, y acuden más veces al médico en Junio. Intervenimos en 12 sesiones s...

  5. Docencia de Dibujo Técnico a través de herramientas de animación asistida por ordenador

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    Fernández de la Puente Sarriá, Arturo; Reina Valle, Rafael; Mateo Carballo, Fernando; Sánchez Jiménez, Francisco Javier

    1998-01-01

    Es sabido por todos los que se mueven en el ámbito de la Expresión Gráfica y el Diseño la necesidad de poseer un amplio desarrollo de la concepción espacial para solucionar proyectos concretos. Este aspecto lo desarrolla el alumno de ingeniería mediante las asignaturas de Dibujo Técnico. La insuficiente formación del alumnado al iniciar estudios universitarios y la disminución de tiempos en los nuevos planes de estudio ofrece un problema para su desarrollo. En esta comunicación se ofrece la a...

  6. Alimentación y vulnerabilidad social en personas en situación de calle asistidas por la noche de caridad

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    Paravizini, María Victoria

    2015-01-01

    Objetivo: Analizar el aporte nutricional de las preparaciones ofrecidas por la Noche de la Caridad, el estado nutricional y caracterizar la vulnerabilidad social de la población beneficiada. Materiales y métodos: Investigación de tipo cuanti-cualitativa, descriptiva de corte transversal. Se observan 7 instituciones donde se preparan las viandas que reparte la Noche de la Caridad para analizarlas, determinar el tipo de preparación, método de cocción y composición nutricional ...

  7. Propuesta General y Flexible para Planificación de Procesos Asistida por Computador General and Flexible Methodology and Architecture for Computer-Aided Process Planning

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    F. González

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se propone una metodología y una arquitectura apropiada para la generación de sistemas flexibles para la planificación de procesos asistidos por computador (CAPP en piezas mecanizadas. En la metodología del trabajo se da importancia a los siguientes factores: la arquitectura del sistema, la metodología de planificación y los modelos de información utilizados para almacenar datos y conocimiento. Los resultados han sido aplicados en el sistema GF-CAPP. Se concluye que el desarrollo del prototipo GF-CAPP, basado en esta propuesta y probado sobre distintos entornos productivos y diferentes piezas, ha demostrado ser viable y con buenas cualidadesThe present study proposes a methodology and architecture appropriate for the generation of flexible systems for computer-aided process planning systems (CAPP for mechanized parts. The method proposed gives importance to the following factors: system architecture, planning methodology, and information modules used for storage of data and knowledge. The results have been applied to the GF-CAPP system. It is concluded that the development of the GF-CAPP prototype, based on the present proposal and applied over a great variety of parts and production media, has proven to be viable and to have useful characteristics

  8. Síntesis hidrogeológica y modelización regional de la Cuenca Media del Tajo asistida por un SIG

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    Lucini, M.

    2001-04-01

    chosen confiuration ARC/INFO-IDRISIVISUAL MODFLOW has shown its usefulness and versatility to face the modelization of this area, which is characterized for its complexity and big extension.En el presente trabajo se exponen los resultados obtenidos de la aplicación de un Código Numérico de Modelización Hidrogeológica (CNMH asistido por un Sistema de Información Geográfica (SIG a un área de 20.952 km2 de la cuenca media del Tajo que incluye tanto a las depresiones terciarias del Campo Arañuelo y de Madrid, parcialmente, como al sustrato Igneo-metamórfico del macizo Ibérico hasta una profundidad de 5.500 m. Geográficamente incluye las ciudades de Madrid, Toledo y Talavera de la Reina; el accidente tectónico del Jerte y la confluencia entre el río Tajo y el Tiétar constituyen el área más occidental. Los objetivos del trabajo son, estudiar la problemática de integrar en un modelo hidrogeológico regional de gran escala formaciones de características hidrogeológicas muy distintas, analizar y definir una configuración SIG-CNMH para aplicar en el estudio, y avanzar en el conocimiento regional desde una perspectiva integradora y multidisciplinar. Se trabaja con un modelo isótropo y cinco anisótropos, estos últimos considerando la influencia en el flujo de tres familias de accidentes tectónicos -N 105, N 142.5 y N 168.75- y una esquistosidad media regional N 140. La calibración se basa en piezometría restituida y aportaciones base de la red hidrográfica. Se obtuvieron distintos valores de los parámetros calibrados según el modelo. En todos los casos la calidad del ajuste global es correcta y aceptable; sin embargo, cada uno de los modelos ofrece mejor calidad de ajuste respecto a los restantes en los sectores donde los rasgos que representan coinciden con los del sistema real. La evolución de la permeabilidad en profundidad resultante de la calibración es coherente con la esperada, siendo las relaciones kx/kz = ky/kz = 1, en los primeros 200 m y 0

  9. Inconstitucionalidad del derecho a procrear en forma asistida

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    Marco Mairena Navarro

    2002-01-01

    Las técnicas de reproducción asistida: fecundación in vitro, y transferencia de embriones, han sido declaradas inconstitucionales en Costa Rica por la Sala IV, aduciendo que la vida humana comienza con la fecundación negando el concepto de pre-embrión, haciendo que desde el punto de vista técnico, esta posición sea incorrecta, pues confunde los conceptos de fecundación con el de concepción como si se distingue y establece en las convenciones internacionales de derechos, siendo también contrar...

  10. Nutrición precoz por vía oral en patología colo-rectal tributaria de cirugía asistida por laparoscopia Per os early nutrition for colorectal pathology susceptible of laparoscopy-assisted surgery

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    A. Fernández de Bustos

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Las actuales técnicas quirúrgicas menos invasivas, la utilización de nuevos fármacos analgésicos y anestésicos y la movilización precoz "multimodal surgical strategies" reducen la presencia de íleo paralítico postquirúrgico y emesis siendo posible la nutrición precoz por vía digestiva. Con estas premisas se diseño un protocolo de nutrición para su implementación en patología colo-rectal tributaria de cirugía asistida por laparoscopia. Objetivo: Evaluar la eficacia de dicho protocolo que consta de 3 fases. Fase I: preparación domiciliaria con una duración de 7 días: dieta con bajo contenido en residuos y fibra insoluble, suplementada con 400 ml de fórmula polimérica hiperproteica sin lactosa ni fibra, limpieza intestinal dos días antes de la intervención e hidratación con agua, infusiones azucaradas y caldo vegetal. Fase II: postoperatorio inmediato con dieta líquida durante 3 días con fórmula polimérica sin fibra. Fase III: dieta semi-sólida sin residuos, formula nutricional y reintroducción progresiva de la alimentación en 4 etapas de duración variable según cirugía y tolerancia digestiva Ambito y pacientes: Estudio prospectivo realizado en nuestro hospital con pacientes de nuestra área de influencia en el periodo de febrero/03 a mayo/04 que incluye 25 pacientes 19 varones y 6 mujeres con media de edad de 63.6 (r=33-79 e índice de masa corporal media de 26.25 kg / m² (r=20.84-31.3 kg/m² todos ellos afectos de patología colo-rectal tributarios de cirugía asistida por laparoscopia a los que se aplico el protocolo diseñado al efecto. Se practicaron 14 hemicolectomias izquierdas, 5 hemicolectomias derechas, 4 resecciones anteriores bajas con colostomia de protección y 2 colectomias subtotales e ileostomia lateral. Los diagnósticos definitivos fueron: 3 enfermedades diverticulares; 3 adenomas; 7 neoplásias rectosigmoideas y 12 neoplásias de colon de otras localizaciones. El estudio anatomo

  11. Desenvolvimento e implantação de Terapia Assistida por Animais em hospital universitário Desarrollo y aplicación de la Terapia Asistida por Animales en el hospital universitario Development and implementation of Animals-Assisted Therapy in a universitary hospital

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    Cassia Tiemi Kobayashi

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available O presente relato refere-se à experiência da Diretoria de Enfermagem do Hospital São Paulo da Universidade Federal de São Paulo no desenvolvimento e implantação da Terapia Assistida por Animais, como um de seus projetos de humanização hospitalar: "Projeto Amicão". Objetivando proporcionar aos pacientes uma experiência positiva que difere da rotina do ambiente hospitalar, algumas unidades do Hospital São Paulo receberam a visita de um animal para sessões de Terapia Assistida por Animais. Os resultados alcançados entre pacientes, acompanhantes e profissionais da saúde foram positivos, além de despertar a atenção e o interesse de outras instituições de saúde e da mídia. Ficou, assim, evidenciada a importância de se relatar a experiência do "Projeto Amicão" no ambiente hospitalar.Este informe se refiere a la experiencia de la Junta de Enfermería, Hospital de Sao Paulo (HSP, Universidad Federal de Sao Paulo en el desarrollo y el despliegue de la Terapia Asistida por Animales (TAA, como uno de sus proyectos de humanización del hospital: "Proyecto Amicão". Con la finalidad de ofrecer los pacientes una experiencia positiva que difiere de la rutina del entorno hospitalario, algunas unidades de lo HSP recibió la visita de un animal para los períodos de sesiones de TAA. Los logros entre los pacientes, sus acompañantes y profesionales de la salud fueron positivos, y despertó la atención y el interés de otras instituciones de salud y de los medios de comunicación. Es así de relieve la importancia de comunicar la experiencia del "Proyecto Amicão" en el hospital.This report refers to the experience of the Board of Nursing of Hospital São Paulo, Universidade de São Paulo, in the development and implantation of Animal-Assisted Therapy, as one of its projects humanization of hospital: "Projeto Amicão". Aiming to offer patients a positive experience that differs from the routine of the hospital environment, some units of the

  12. Reproducción humana asistida

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    Verda y Beamonte, José Ramón de

    2009-01-01

    En el trabajo se analizan las principales cuestiones que plantea la reproducción asistida en el ámbito de la filiación desde la óptica de las legislaciones española, francesa e italiana. Se analizan cuestiones que presentan grandes interrogantes, como la fecundación con esperma del marido muerto o la posibilidad de recurrir a madres de alquiler.

  13. Inconstitucionalidad del derecho a procrear en forma asistida

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    Marco Mairena Navarro

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available Las técnicas de reproducción asistida: fecundación in vitro, y transferencia de embriones, han sido declaradas inconstitucionales en Costa Rica por la Sala IV, aduciendo que la vida humana comienza con la fecundación negando el concepto de pre-embrión, haciendo que desde el punto de vista técnico, esta posición sea incorrecta, pues confunde los conceptos de fecundación con el de concepción como si se distingue y establece en las convenciones internacionales de derechos, siendo también contrario al criterio médico y médico legal.The techniques of assisted reproduction: in vitro fecundation, and embryo transfer, have been declared unconstitutional in Costa Rica by the Constitutional Court, adducing that human life begins with the fecundation meaning that the concept of pre-embryo does not exist, which makes the technical point of view incorrect, because it confuses the concepts of fecundation and conception; which are well distinguish in the internacional rights conventions, and also contradicting medical and forensic criteria.

  14. Implantología oral guiada asistida por ordenador en el tratamiento del paciente edéntulo mandibular Computer-guided implant dentistry in the treatment of mandibular edentulous patient

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    E. Velasco Ortega

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. El objetivo del presente trabajo era presentar el protocolo diagnóstico y quirúrgico y protésico del tratamiento con implantes mediante la técnica guiada en el tratamiento de la mandíbula. La cirugía guiada y la carga inmediata de los implantes para la rehabilitación de la mandíbula incluye el diagnóstico por imagen (TAC con un programa interactivo 3D para la planificación del tratamiento. Las imágenes interactivas 3D fueron obtenidas para la planificación del tratamiento. Según las imágenes 3D, una férula estereolitográfica fue confeccionada para realizar una técnica quirúrgica sin colgajo. Después de un fresado preciso algunos implantes fueron insertados de acuerdo al protocolo clínico. La prótesis fija inmediata provisional fue realizada y ajustada sobre los pilares, evaluando su oclusión. La prótesis fija definitiva se realizó después de un periodo de 3 meses. Conclusiones. Este estudio indica que la implantología oral guiada puede constituir una terapéutica exitosa de la mandíbula edéntula.Introduction. The aim of this paper was to present the diagnosis, surgical and prosthetic protocol of implants by guided technique in the treatment of mandible. Guided surgery and immediate functional loading of dental implants for rehabilitation of mandible include an imaging diagnosis (dental scan with 3D interactive software for planning treatment. According 3D imaging, stereolitographic template were fabricated for a flapless surgical technique. After a accuraced drilling some implants are inserted with a distribution according treatment planning. Immediate transitional fixed prosthesis were realized and adjusted with the abutment and finally, oclussion is evaluated. Definitive fixed prosthesis is realized after a 3 month-period of time. Conclusions. This paper indicate that guided implant dentistry may constitute a successful treatment of edentulous mandible.

  15. Natural healers: a review of animal assisted therapy and activities as complementary treatment for chronic conditions Curadores naturales: una revisión de la terapia y actividades asistidas por animales como tratamiento complementar de enfermedades crónicas Curadores naturais: uma revisão da terapia e atividades assistidas por animais como tratamento complementar de doenças crônicas

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    Reiley Reed

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The primary objective of this review is to synthesize the existing literature on the use of animal-assisted therapy and activity (AAT/A as complementary treatment among people living with chronic disease and to discuss the possible application of this practice among children living with HIV. Relevant databases were searched between March 10 and April 11, 2011, using the words: animal assisted therapy or treatment and chronic conditions or diseases. Thirty-one articles were found and 18 followed the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Research suggests that AAT/A is effective for different patient profiles, particularly children. Interaction with dogs has been found to increase positive behaviors, such as sensitivity and focus, in children with social disabilities. Decreased levels of pain have also been reported among child patients as a result of AAT/A. More research should be done in the area of children living with chronic diseases that require strict adherence to treatment, such as HIV, and on AAT/A's prospective use as an educational tool to teach children about the importance of self-care for their medical conditions.El objetivo de esta revisión fue describir la literatura existente sobre el uso de terapia y actividades asistidas por animales (AAT/A, como terapia coadyuvante en personas viviendo con enfermedades crónicas, y discutir la posible aplicación de esa práctica en niños que viven con SIDA. La información fue buscada en bancos de datos entre 10 de marzo y 11 de abril de 2011, usando las palabras: terapia asistida por animales o tratamiento y condiciones crónicas o enfermedades. Treinta y uno artículos fueron encontrados y 18 siguieron los criterios de inclusión y exclusión. La pesquisa sugiere que AAT/A es eficaz para pacientes con diferentes perfiles, especialmente para niños. Se descubrió que la interacción con perros incrementa comportamientos positivos como aumento de la sensibilidad y atención en los niños con

  16. Producción de biodiesel asistida por ultrasonidos

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    Sáez Bastante, Javier

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    The continuous increase of fossil fuel prices has raised interest in searching for new forms of energy to power internal combustion engines. Among the most promising options is biodiesel. According to ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials Standard) specifications, biodiesel is described as monoalkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from renewable lipids such as vegetable oils or animal fats used in ignition engines. The process leading to biodiesel is called ...

  17. Expectativas y satisfacción en el tratamiento del neumotórax espontáneo primario recurrente tratado por toracotomía o cirugía torácica video-asistida Expectations and patient satisfaction related to the use of thoracotomy and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for treating recurrence of spontaneous primary pneumothorax

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    Jorge Ramón Lucena Olavarrieta; Pául Coronel

    2009-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Comparar los resultados de la toracotomía con la video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS, cirugía torácica video-asistida) en el tratamiento de las recurrencias del neumotórax espontáneo primario. MÉTODOS: Se revisaron los expedientes clínicos de los pacientes con neumotórax primario recurrente dividiéndose en dos grupos: pacientes sometidos a toracotomía (n = 53, grupo toracotomía) y pacientes sometidos a VATS (n = 47, grupo VATS). RESULTADOS: La morbilidad fue mayor en el grupo...

  18. Robotics.

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    Waddell, Steve; Doty, Keith L.

    1999-01-01

    "Why Teach Robotics?" (Waddell) suggests that the United States lags behind Europe and Japan in use of robotics in industry and teaching. "Creating a Course in Mobile Robotics" (Doty) outlines course elements of the Intelligent Machines Design Lab. (SK)

  19. El derecho a la salud y la reproducción asistida

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    Priscilla Solano Castillo

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available El derecho a la reproducción asistida se deriva del derecho a la salud. En el sentido de que se afecta la psiquis de las personas que no pueden tener hijos por los medios uaturales y el Estado debe de procurar la salud integral de la persona. Existe un marco jurídico internacional que así lo estipula y Costa Rica debe de respetar.The right for assisted reproduction comes from the right of health that we all have. Not having a baby in the natural way, psychologically affects the whole family; and it is the State's responsibility to provide the forms of preserving health in an integral way, this according to international laws that have been ratified by Costa Rica and must be respected.

  20. REPRODUCCIÓN ASISTIDA Y FILIACIÓN. TRES CASOS

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    Julia Sandra Bernal Crespo

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    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza uno de los principales problemas jurídicos que plantean las técnicas de reproducción asistida: determinar la filiación del nacido y la forma en que nuestros jueces de la República han resuelto este conflicto en los casos específicos de alquiler de vientre, inseminación asistida con donante, e inseminación post-mortem, teniendo en cuenta que, a diferencia de la filiación biológica, el consentimiento de los donantes de gametos y de los receptores es un elemento necesario para determinar la paternidad.

  1. Desenvolvimento e implantação de Terapia Assistida por Animais em hospital universitário Desarrollo y aplicación de la Terapia Asistida por Animales en el hospital universitario Development and implementation of Animals-Assisted Therapy in a universitary hospital

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    Cassia Tiemi Kobayashi; Sílvia Tiemi Ushiyama; Flávio Trevisan Fakih; Roseli A. M. Robles; Ieda Aparecida Carneiro; Maria Isabel Sampaio Carmagnani

    2009-01-01

    O presente relato refere-se à experiência da Diretoria de Enfermagem do Hospital São Paulo da Universidade Federal de São Paulo no desenvolvimento e implantação da Terapia Assistida por Animais, como um de seus projetos de humanização hospitalar: "Projeto Amicão". Objetivando proporcionar aos pacientes uma experiência positiva que difere da rotina do ambiente hospitalar, algumas unidades do Hospital São Paulo receberam a visita de um animal para sessões de Terapia Assistida por Animais. Os re...

  2. PSICOPATOLOGÍA DEL ABORTO ESPONTÁNEO Y TRASTORNOS TRAS LAS TÉCNICAS DE REPRODUCCIÓN ASISTIDA

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    Fernando Leal Herrero

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se abordan los trastornos psíquicos que con frecuencia aparecen a raíz de los abortos espontáneos. Se explicitan las formas clínicas de aparición de dichos trastornos y se valora la posible conveniencia de utilizar el diagnóstico de «síndrome post-aborto», para compendiar los síntomas que constituyen la base común de las reacciones psicopatológicas sub-siguientes a los abortos. Asimismo se exponen las reacciones psicológicas y psicopatológicas que aparecen, tanto en la mujer como en el hombre, en la parejas que se someten a técnicas de reproducción asistida, con una breve descripción de los aspectos psicodinámicos que afectan a los cónyuges. Por otra parte, se advierte de los riesgos biológicos y psicológicos consecuentes a las técnicas de reproducción asistida, se hace una valoración ética de las mismas, y se alerta sobre las consecuencias a largo plazo de esas técnicas de reproducción humana.

  3. Eficacia de vibraciones transtorácicas más in-exuflación mecánica versus:técnicas manuales para tos asistida en pacientes pediátricos con parálisis cerebral grave o profunda

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    Vergara Lozano, Pedro

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    Las infecciones respiratorias recurrentes son frecuentes en la Parálisis Cerebral (PCI). La tos asistida manual (TAM) y mecánica (TM) persigue preservar las funciones del aparato respiratorio. Objetivo:. Evaluar la eficacia del tratamiento con vibraciones transtorácicas más insuflación-exuflación mecánica frente a las técnicas manuales, para inducir tos asistida en pacientes pediátricos con PCI grave o profunda. Método: 40 niños con PCI hospitalizados por infecciones respiratorias con edad me...

  4. Expectativas y satisfacción en el tratamiento del neumotórax espontáneo primario recurrente tratado por toracotomía o cirugía torácica video-asistida Expectations and patient satisfaction related to the use of thoracotomy and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for treating recurrence of spontaneous primary pneumothorax

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    Jorge Ramón Lucena Olavarrieta

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar los resultados de la toracotomía con la video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS, cirugía torácica video-asistida en el tratamiento de las recurrencias del neumotórax espontáneo primario. MÉTODOS: Se revisaron los expedientes clínicos de los pacientes con neumotórax primario recurrente dividiéndose en dos grupos: pacientes sometidos a toracotomía (n = 53, grupo toracotomía y pacientes sometidos a VATS (n = 47, grupo VATS. RESULTADOS: La morbilidad fue mayor en el grupo A. Sin mortalidad en ninguno de los dos grupos. La duración de la hospitalización fue similar. Los pacientes del grupo toracotomía necesitaron más dosis de narcóticos durante períodos más largos de tiempo que los del grupo VATS (p OBJECTIVE: To compare the outcomes of thoracotomy and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS in the treatment of recurrence of primary spontaneous pneumothorax. METHODS: Medical records of patients presenting recurrence of primary spontaneous pneumothorax were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were divided into two groups: those who underwent conservative thoracotomy (n = 53, thoracotomy group; and those who underwent VATS (n = 47, VATS group. RESULTS: Although there were no deaths in either group and the length of hospital stays was similar between the two, there was greater morbidity in the thoracotomy group. Patients in the thoracotomy group required more pain medication for longer periods than did those in the VATS group (p < 0.05. In the thoracotomy group, the rate of recurrence was 3%. Pain was classified as insignificant at one month after the operation by 68% of patients in the VATS group and by only 21% of those in the thoracotomy group (p < 0.05. At three years after the surgical procedure, 97% of the VATS group patients considered themselves completely recovered from the operation, compared with only 79% in the thoracotomy group (p < 0.05. Chronic or intermittent pain, requiring the use of analgesics

  5. Robots

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    1997-01-01

    一篇介绍机器人的文章写得如此耐读,如此清新! 首先.我们弄清了robot一词的来历: It was used first in 1920 in a play by Czcchoslovak writer Karel Capek.The wordrobot comes from the Czech word for slave. 上句提供了一个时间:1920。文章接着便抓住这个时间做文章: 且The word robot.and robots themselves are less than 100 years old.But humanshave been dreaming of real and imaginary copies of themselves for thousands of years. 文章就这样写出了波澜,1920年和 thousands of years自然而然构成了强烈对比。1954年和1960s是两个谈及机器人时不得不一提的时间: In 1954,the world’s first robot was produced in the United States. During the 1960s,the first industrial robots appeared beside human workers infactories.下面这句让我们体味到 the Czech word for slave中的 slave不仅言之有理,而且影视和小说里的机器人“造反”,进而 killed the humans who made them的情节也“事出有因”: What do today’s robots do?Robots do work.Work that human consideruninteresting or dangerous.…do many jobs that people consider tiring. 本文将机器人的“功过”放在一起写,笔

  6. Analysis of assisted gait by a telemetric system ANÁLISIS DE LA MARCHA ASISTIDA CON BASTONES MEDIANTE UN SISTEMA TELEMÉTRICO

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    L.P. Rodríguez

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a new system of teletransmission to analyse the walk during reeducation is presented. The system is made of three emitting sensors housed into the two canes and the feet switches, which assit the patient during the ambulatory function. An adaptating circuit is put between the emitter and the antenna to eliminate the interferences caused by simultaneous signals in the same area.

    KEY WORDS: Telemetry. Gait analysis. Assisted gait.

    Se describe un nuevo sistema de telemetría destinado al análisis de la marcha asistida durante su reeducación. Este dispositivo consta de tres receptores-emisores colocados en las dos suelas y en los dos bastones que asisten al paciente durante la deambulación. Se ha diseñado un circuito que se ha adaptado entre el emisor y la antena, con el fin de eliminar las interferencias producidas por la emisión simultánea de diferentes señales en una misma área.

    PALABRAS CLAVE: Telemetría. Análisis de la marcha. Marcha asistida.

  7. Implante de lente intraocular (lio) fáquica de sujeción iridiana vs. cirugía combinada implante de lio fáquica de sujeción iridiana y queratomileusis in situ asistida por láser (lasik) para corregir miopía alta /

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    Consultable des del TDX Títol obtingut de la portada digitalitzada Actualmente uno de los principales objetivos en cirugía refractiva no es sólo la emetropía, sino obtener una alta calidad de visión, parámetro de difícil cuantificación al estar involucrada la subjetividad del paciente. Para obtener un buen resultado postoperatorio es necesario que la zona óptica del procedimiento a realizar sea amplia. Por otro lado, a medida que aumenta el defecto refractivo a corregir esta zona óptica...

  8. Osteosíntesis intraoral asistida por endoscopia en las fracturas del proceso condilar de la mandíbula: revisión de 53 casos Endoscopically assisted intraoral osteosynthesis in mandibular condylar process fractures: a review of 53 cases

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    Carlos Cristobal Goizueta-Adame; Daniel Pastor-Zuazaga; Elena Agüero-de Dios; Cristina Sebastián-López

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    Objetivos: La reducción anatómica con fijación rígida de la fractura extracapsular del cóndilo de la mandíbula es esencial para asegurar la correcta función articular. El abordaje intraoral ha demostrado ser una vía segura y de escasa morbilidad. Los autores revisan una serie de 53 pacientes con fracturas extracapsulares de cóndilo mandibular tratados mediante reducción abierta y fijación interna rígida a través de un acceso exclusivamente intraoral asistido por endoscopia. Material y métodos...

  9. Situação do aleitamento materno em população assistida pelo programa de saúde da família-PSF Situación de la lactancia materna en populación asistida por el programa de salud de la familia - PSF Breast feeding in a population attended by the family health program - FHP

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    Cristina Maria Garcia de Lima Parada

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou identificar a prevalência dos diferentes tipos de aleitamento e sua relação com variáveis maternas no município de Conchas-SP, totalmente coberto pelo PSF. Foram obtidas informações sobre a alimentação atual das crianças menores de um ano que compareceram à primeira etapa da Campanha de Multivacinação de 2003. As associações foram submetidas ao teste do qui-quadrado, adotando-se 5% como nível de significância estatística. As prevalências do Aleitamento Materno Exclusivo (AME e do Aleitamento Materno Predominante (AMP, em menores de 4 meses de vida, foram 25,4 e 44,4%, respectivamente, e 66,7% do total de crianças menores de um ano ainda eram amamentadas. A prevalência do AME em menores de 6 meses foi heterogênea, variando de 7,4 a 41,2%, conforme a equipe do PSF de procedência das crianças. Ter passado por dificuldades no início do aleitamento associou-se a menores prevalências de AME e Aleitamento Materno (AM. Esses resultados evidenciam situação distante da recomendada pela Organização Mundial de Saúde e aquela para a qual há evidências de máximo efeito protetor à saúde infantil, reafirmam a necessidade de apoio às mães no período puerperal precoce e demonstram a importância de diagnósticos desagregados por regiões para o planejamento de ações de promoção ao AM.Este estudio tuvo como objetivo identificar la prevalencia de los diferentes tipos de lactancia y su relación con variables maternas en el municipio de Conchas-SP, Brasil, totalmente cubierto por el PSF. Recopilamos informaciones sobre la alimentación actual de los niños de hasta un año de edad que participaron de la primera etapa de la Campaña de Multivacunación de 2003. Las asociaciones fueron sometidas al test del qui-cuadrado, adoptándose pThis study aimed to identify the prevalence of different types of breastfeeding and how they relate to maternal variables in the municipality of Conchas, São Paulo, Brazil

  10. Dimensionado de una instalación de energía solar térmica para la producción de agua caliente sanitaria en la residencia geriátrica asistida "San Juan Grande"

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    Morión Puerto, Inmaculada

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    El siguiente proyecto se centra en el estudio del dimensionado de una instalación de energía solar térmica de baja temperatura para la producción de agua caliente sanitaria en la residencia geriátrica asistida “San Juan Grande” en Jerez de la Frontera, provincia de Cádiz. Es un edificio que fue construido en 2001, en su momento no estaba la normativa actual por la que es obligatorio para todos los edificios de nueva construcción implementar, en función de la zona climática y...

  11. Depression in elderly assisted by family Health Care in Passo Fundo, RS Depresión en ancianos en una comunidad asistida por la Estrategia de Salud de la Familia en Passo Fundo, RS Depressão em Idosos de uma Comunidade assistida pela Estratégia de Saúde da Família em Passo Fundo, RS

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    Daniela Teixeira Borges

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To identify the prevalence of depression in the elderly attended by the Family Health Strategy (FHS, and to identify the associated factors as well. Methods: transversal study with 151 elderly who live in the area registered in the FHS in Passo Fundo, RS. Data were collected through a structural questionnaire and Geriatric Depression Scale GDS-15. Results: 33.1% are male, aging predominantly from 60 to 69 years old, average schooling level 4.14 years of study (DP: 2.63, 8.2% are illiterate or semi-illiterate, 21.9% declared some depressive episode and 2.6% declared other psychiatric illness. There was association between depression and health perception, family lost, asthma, fracture occurrence, cardiac insufficiency, and arthritis (p < 0.01. Conclusions: the results showed that the prevalence of depression in the elderly in the studied FHS was of 21.2%, from which 17.9% were diagnosed with mild to moderate depression, and 3.3% with severe depression, who are in need of integral and multidisciplinary interventions aiming at the reduction of the associated factors and at the qualification of their lives.

    Objectivo: Identificar la prevalencia de depresión y las características de ancianos atendidos por la Estrategia de Salud de la Familia  (ESF. Métodos: Estudio transversal con 151 ancianos residentes en el área asignada a la ESF de Passo Fundo, RS. Los datos fueron recogidos utilizando un cuestionario estructurado y una Escala de Depresión Geriátrica (GDS-15. Resultados: el 33,1% eran hombres, correspondiendo la edad más frecuente al intervalo entre 60-69 años (50,3%. El tiempo medio de escolarización fue de 4,14 a

  12. SISTEMA DE MANIPULACIÓN REMOTA DE ROBOTS ARDUINO POR MEDIO DE SERVICIOS WEB SEMÁNTICOS

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    JAIME A. GUZMÁN LUNA

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta la implementación de un sistema basado en servicios web semánticos, orientados hacia la manipulación remota de robots capaces de ejecutar jugadas básicas de fútbol, diseñados y desarrollados con la plataforma de hardware libre Arduino. Dichos servicios fueron descritos semánticamente con el lenguaje ontológico OWL-S y bajo una ontología de dominio común que describe un robot capaz de jugar fútbol.

  13. Estudo de acurácia em cirurgia assistida por navegação na revisão cirúrgica de deformidade vertebral Estudio de la precisión en cirugía asistida por navegación en la reoperación de deformidad espinal Study of the accuracy of navigation-assisted surgery in the surgical revision of spinal deformity

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    Chárbel Jacob Junior

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar as vantagens da cirurgia com navegação na revisão cirúrgica de deformidades vertebrais, verificando a acurácia deste método. MÉTODO: Foram revisados cincos pacientes com deformidades vertebrais que tiveram intercorrências na primeira cirurgia. Esses pacientes foram submetidos a um estudo de tomografia computadorizada (TC com cortes de 2mm da coluna vertebral antes da segunda cirurgia. Nos cinco pacientes submetidos a reabordagem cirúrgica procedeu-se a instrumentação posterior com auxílio da navegação. Foram 84 parafusos pediculares implantados, sendo que 33 destes parafusos foram assistidos por computação. A navegação foi empregada nos níveis da deformidade vertebral onde a anatomia apresentava-se alterada inviabilizando o correto uso dos parâmetros anatômicos para inserção de parafusos pediculares. Nos demais níveis onde era possível a correta identificação desses parâmetros anatômicos foi utilizada a técnica padrão. A TC pós-operatória foi realizada para aferição do posicionamento dos parafusos pediculares. Avaliamos os resultados obtidos no posicionamento com e sem o uso da navegação. O tempo de fluoroscopia e o tempo da cirurgia também foram comparados com o padrão ouro da literatura. RESULTADOS: Dos 33 parafusos implantados com navegação observou-se uma acurácia de 94%, com uma taxa de violação pedicular de 6%. CONCLUSÕES: O uso da navegação é importante nas revisões cirúrgicas das deformidades vertebrais com anatomia alterada, influenciando no bom resultado final da cirurgia.OBJETIVO: Evaluar las ventajas de la cirugía con navegación en reoperación por deformidades vertebrales, verificando la precisión de este método. MÉTODO: Fueron revisados cinco pacientes con deformidades vertebrales que tuvieron complicaciones en la primera cirugía. Esos pacientes fueron sometidos a un estudio de tomografía computada (TC con cortes de 2 mm de la columna vertebral antes de la

  14. Planeación asistida por computadora del proceso tecnológico de ensamble.

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    L. L. Tomás García

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo está dedicado a la optimización bajo criterios múltiples de la planificación de procesos de ensamble mecánico a partir de su modelo geométrico tridimensional. Se soporta sobre un enfoque que integra tanto información geométrica como restricciones tecnológicas del proceso de ensamble. En el desarrollo de la misma quedó demostrado, que una vez conocido el modelo geométrico tridimensional de un ensamble, la aplicación de criterios tecnológicos y geométricos al proceso inverso de desensamble y su posterior tratamiento con métodos evolutivos, genera planes deensamble mecánico próximos a los óptimos de acuerdo al sistema de preferencias del decisor. La integración de la información permite disminuir el número de secuencias a evaluar y de elementos a procesar, con lo que se evita la generación y evaluación de todas las secuencias posibles con la consecuente disminución del tiempo de procesamiento. Como resultado de la aplicación del modelo integrado propuesto, se obtiene la planificación del proceso de ensamblemecánico con una reducción del tiempo de ensamble debido a que en las secuencias obtenidas se reduce el número de cambios de dirección de ensamble, los cambios de herramientas y de puestos de trabajo, así como se minimiza la distancia a recorrer debido al cambio de puestos de trabajo. Esto se logra mediante un modelo de optimización multiobjetivo basado en algoritmos genéticos.This work deals with the combinatorial problem of generating and optimizing technologically feasible assembly sequences and process planning involving tools and work places. The assembly sequences and related technological decisions are obtained from a 3D model of the assembled parts based on mating conditions along with a set of technological criteria, which allows automatically analyzing and generating the sequences. The generated assembly sequences are pre-processed and optimized for the assembly Process Planning using Genetic Algorithms. This approach integrates the geometric and technological information of the assembly process, which allows reducing the number of elements and sequences to be processed with the consequent processing time and cost reduction.

  15. Liposucción láser-asistida en ginecomastia: seguimiento ecográfico y estadístico de los efectos observados de retracción cutánea

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    M.A. Trelles

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Valoramos por ecografía y estadísticamente la eficacia de la liposucción láser-asistida en casos de ginecomastia, teniendo en cuenta la respuesta de retracción de la piel, la rapidez de la recuperación del paciente, y el grado de satisfacción que originan los resultados. Presentamos un estudio prospectivo de 28 pacientes con ginecomastia de diferente grado, tratados mediante liposucción asistida por láser de Diodo de 1470 nm, previa sedación y con anestesia tumescente. El láser se programó a 15 Watios (W en emisión continua y se administraron 8 a 12 kilojulios (kJ por cada mama. No se realizaron escisiones de piel ni se emplearon drenajes. Se realizó valoración objetiva y subjetiva empleando la misma escala visual analógica (VAS completada por médicos y pacientes. Se tomaron fotografías antes y 6 meses después de la intervención, y se realizaron mediciones del perímetro torácico y del diámetro de las areolas. El seguimiento ecográfico de las áreas tratadas fue comparativo antes y 6 meses después del tratamiento. Para el estudio estadístico se empleó t de Student como test de contraste. No observamos complicaciones, como signos de isquemia o quemaduras cutáneas. La disminución del perímetro torácico y del diámetro de las areolas fue estadísticamente significativa. Tanto la valoración objetiva como la subjetiva alcanzaron resultados superiores al 90 %. Mediante la ecografía también se demostró disminución, estadísticamente significativa, de la banda de tejido graso subcutáneo (p < 0,05 al comparar las imágenes de antes y 6 meses después del tratamiento. La recuperación laboral se realizó en un promedio de 3 días. En conclusión, creemos que la liposucción láser-asistida es un método eficaz y reproducible, comprobado ecográfica y estadísticamente, que alcanza buenos resultados con menos trauma quirúrgico, lo que conlleva un alto grado de satisfacción por parte de los pacientes.

  16. Mobile robots and remote systems in nuclear applications; Robots moviles y sistemas remotos en aplicaciones nucleares

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    Segovia de los Rios, J. A.; Benitez R, J. S., E-mail: armando.segovia@inin.gob.m [ININ, Departamento de Automatizacion e Instrumentacion, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

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    Traditionally, the robots have been used in the industry for the colored to the spray, welding, schemed, assemble and handling of materials. However, these devices have had a deep impact in the nuclear industry where the first objective has been to reduce the exhibition and the personnel contact with radioactive materials. Knowing the utility of the mobile robots and remote systems in nuclear facilities in the world, the Department of Automation and Instrumentation of the Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares (ININ) has carried out some researches and applications that they have facilitated the work of the researches and professionals of the ININ involved in the handling of radioactive materials, as the system with monorail for the introduction of irradiated materials in a production cell of Iodine-131 and the robot vehicle for the radioactive materials transport TRASMAR (contraction of Transportacion Asistida de Materiales Radiactivos). (Author)

  17. Técnicas de reproducción humana asistida: determinación legal de la filiación y usuarias en el derecho comparado

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    Roberto Germán Zurriaráin

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo aborda la determinación de la filiación y usuarias de las técnicas de reproducción humana asistida en el derecho comparado, en concreto, en tres países de la Unión Europea: Italia, Francia y España. La idea de protección al hijo concebido artificialmente, presente en el precepto italiano, se ve sustituida, parcialmente en la legislación francesa y de manera total en la normativa española, por una visión exclusivamente individualista, en la que se configura un verdadero «derecho a la maternidad» para las mujeres casadas o que no tienen pareja masculina (solteras, divorciadas o viudas o con pareja femenina (lesbianas, para mujeres inseminadas artificialmente por el semen del marido antes o después de su muerte y para mujeres que han culminado su vida fértil

  18. Métodos de reproducción asistida: aspectos psicológicos

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    Kattia Escalante Barboza

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available Los aspectos psicológicos relacionados con los tratamientos de Reproducción Asistida refieren necesariamente a dos temas muy importantes: - La forma en que se afecta la relación de pareja cuando se diagnostica la infertilidad o la esterilidad, y las emociones que surgen en el proceso de confrontación del problema. - El esquema de tratamiento o acompañamiento "psicológico que debe darse de manera paralela al tratamiento médico.Psychological aspects related to assisted reproduction treatments refer, necessarily, to two very important topics: - The way in which sterility or infertility diagnosis affect the couple's relationship and the emotions that develop from those problems. - The treatment or psychological assistance that should be given parallel to the medical treatment.

  19. Las tecnologías de reproducción asistida y sus metáforas

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    Sánchez, Ana

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The enormous development -in both research and application- of assisted reproduction technologies has been accompanied by a lack of theoretical reflection on its power of change: the concept and treatment of the body, the concept of paternity or motherhood, etc.The metaphorical analysis allows us to deconstruct both dominant discourses: patriarchal and reductionist biomedical. We propose a transdisciplinary analysis which explains the interactions between the diverse discourses: biomedical, mass media, legal, symbolicpsycho-social, gender, historic- which make up the supply as well as the creation of demand of all these practices. The transdisciplinary analysis would help to reveal the biomedical interests and the acritical spirit of the mass media, and would supply a true evaluation of the results, risks, success, or viability, etc of these technologies.

    El enorme desarrollo -tanto en la investigación cuanto en la implementación- de las tecnologías de reproducción asistida, ha ido acompañado por una falta de reflexión teórica sobre su alcance transformador: la concepción y tratamiento de los cuerpos, las nociones de maternidad y paternidad, etc.. El análisis metafórico posibilita la deconstrucción de los dos discursos dominantes en esta cuestión: el patriarcal y el biomédico reduccionista. Proponemos un análisis transdisciplinar que de cuenta de las interacciones entre los diversos discursos -biomédico, mediático, jurídico, simbólicopsico- social, de género, histórico- que conforman tanto la oferta como la generación de la demanda de estas prácticas. Que nos ayuden a desvelar los intereses biomédicos y el espíritu acrítico de los medios de comunicación, que nos posibilite una verdadera evaluación de los resultados, riesgos, éxitos, viabilidad, etc. de estas tecnologías.

  20. Mobile robots and remote systems in nuclear applications

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    Traditionally, the robots have been used in the industry for the colored to the spray, welding, schemed, assemble and handling of materials. However, these devices have had a deep impact in the nuclear industry where the first objective has been to reduce the exhibition and the personnel contact with radioactive materials. Knowing the utility of the mobile robots and remote systems in nuclear facilities in the world, the Department of Automation and Instrumentation of the Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares (ININ) has carried out some researches and applications that they have facilitated the work of the researches and professionals of the ININ involved in the handling of radioactive materials, as the system with monorail for the introduction of irradiated materials in a production cell of Iodine-131 and the robot vehicle for the radioactive materials transport TRASMAR (contraction of Transportacion Asistida de Materiales Radiactivos). (Author)

  1. Coste de las técnicas de reproducción asistida en un hospital público Cost of assisted reproduction technology in a public hospital

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    José Luis Navarro Espigares

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: La mayoría de trabajos sobre costes de las técnicas de reproducción asistida (TRA identifican el coste directo del procedimiento, sin considerar elementos como los costes estructurales o intermedios, de gran importancia. El objetivo de este trabajo es calcular el coste por proceso de las TRA realizadas en un hospital público en 2003 y compararlo con los resultados de 1998 en el mismo centro. Métodos: El estudio se realiza en la Unidad de Reproducción Humana (URH del Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves de Granada en 1998 y 2003. Partiendo de los costes totales de dicha unidad, y mediante una metodología de distribución de costes basada en la estructura de costes, calculamos el coste por proceso de las TRA realizadas en este centro, considerando los costes completos. Resultados: Entre 1998 y 2003, la actividad y los costes de la URH analizada evolucionan de forma distinta. El análisis de la actividad muestra la consolidación de técnicas, como la microinyección espermática (ICSI y la desaparición de otras (ciclo sin reproducción asistida e inseminación artificial conyugal intracervical. En todos los procesos, los costes unitarios por ciclo y por embarazo disminuyen en el período analizado. Conclusiones: Se han producido importantes cambios en la estructura de costes de las TRA de la URH-HUVN entre 1998-2003. Mientras algunos procesos desaparecen, otros se consolidan con una elevada actividad. Los avances técnicos y las innovaciones organizativas, junto con un «efecto aprendizaje», han alterado la estructura de costes de las TRA.Objectives: Most studies on the costs of assisted reproductive technologies (ART identify the total cost of the procedure with the direct cost, without considering important items such as overhead or intermediate costs. The objective of this study was to determine the cost per ART procedure in a public hospital in 2003 and to compare the results with those in the same hospital in 1998

  2. Dissecção robótica da artéria torácica interna direita por esternotomia mediana Robotic dissection of the right internal thoracic artery through median sternotomy

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    Fabio Biscegli Jatene

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available A utilização de sistemas robóticos em cirurgia cardíaca visa à diminuição do trauma operatório. A revascularização do miocárdio totalmente endoscópica, assistida por robô DaVinci (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, Califórnia é factível e seu aprendizado deve ser realizado em etapas. O primeiro passo é o preparo da artéria torácica interna esquerda, já por via totalmente endoscópica. O caso apresentado propõe a dissecção da artéria torácica interna direita por esternotomia completa. Propõe um novo passo rumo ao procedimento completamente endoscópico, visando à diminuição de lesões decorrentes da curva de aprendizado.The use of robotic systems in cardiac surgeries aims at decreasing the surgical trauma.The use of robotic systems in cardiac surgeries aims at decreasing the surgical trauma. The totally endoscopic myocardial revascularization, assisted by the DaVinci robot (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, California is feasible and the learning process must be carried out in steps. The first step is the preparation of the left internal thoracic artery, through the totally endoscopic approach. The case presented here proposes the dissection of the right internal thoracic artery through complete sternotomy. It proposes a new step directed at the totally endoscopic procedure, aiming at decreasing the injuries caused by the learning curve.

  3. Robot maps, robot moves, robot avoids

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    Farrugia, Claire; Duca, Edward

    2014-01-01

    Robotics is a cornerstone for this century’s innovations. From robot nurses to your own personal assistant, most robots need to know: ‘where is it?’ ‘Where should it go?’ And ‘how to get there?’ Without answers to these questions a robot cannot do much. http://www.um.edu.mt/think/robot-maps-robot-moves-robot-avoids/

  4. Reproducción humana asistida: los problemas que suscita desde la bioética y el derecho

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    Casado, María

    1997-01-01

    El artículo trata de los problemas éticos y jurídicos que surgen a raíz de la puesta en práctica de técnicas de reproducción asistida, al querer determinar la paternidad o poder elegir el sexo de un embrión viable, entre otros. The article deals with the ethical and juridical problems derived from the implementation of assisted reproduction techniques in determining paternity a the sex of au embryo, among other questions.

  5. Actividades asistidas con perros orientadas al bienestar emocional en niños con parálisis cerebral

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    Gómez González, María

    2013-01-01

    Este trabajo se basa en el planteamiento de la relación existente entre las Intervenciones Asistidas con Animales y el bienestar emocional, entendido como satisfacción, alegría, sentimiento de valía y ausencia de estrés en personas con parálisis cerebral. Las personas que presentan este tipo de discapacidad pueden tener asociadas otras características afectivas y de personalidad cuya mejora puede verse favorecida mediante el incremento de su bienestar emocional. El trabajo que prese...

  6. Robotic surgery

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    Robot-assisted surgery; Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery; Laparoscopic surgery with robotic assistance ... Robotic surgery is similar to laparoscopic surgery. It can be performed through smaller cuts than open surgery. ...

  7. UNA APORTACIÓN CINESIOLÓGICA EN ACTIVIDAD FÍSICA ASISTIDA POR ANIMALES: LA INTERACCION CABALLO-SUJETO

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    J. M. Castellote Olivito1

    2010-10-01

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    Las técnicas de análisis de movimiento en la interacción caballo-sujeto han estadocentradas principalmente en la medición de caballos de carreras (predicción de rendimiento,análisis de discapacidades en la traslación, seguimiento y localización. Siendo múltiples lossistemas utilizados en el análisis cinesiológico en general, existen datos escasos en lorelativo a analizar funciones dentro del campo de actividad física y salud en equitaciónterapéutica. El presente trabajo expone los resultados de un estudio piloto que, mediantetécnicas cinemáticas, establece la puesta a punto y adecuación de una técnica a uncontexto nuevo (análisis en equitación terapéutica. La expresión de datos del análisis asícomo su síntesis ofrece una explicación coherente para ulteriores aplicaciones yexplicaciones de fenómenos cinemáticos en caballos dedicados a la equitación terapéutica.

    PALABRAS CLAVE: equitación terapéutica, acelerometría, frecuencia de paso, fase depropulsión, fase de frenada.

  8. Planificación y optimización asistida por computadora de secuencias de ensamble mecánico.

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    L. L. Tomás García

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo versa sobre la generación, planificación y optimización de secuencias de ensamble mecánico a partir de su modelo geométrico tridimensional. Se soporta sobre un enfoque que integra tanto información geométrica como restricciones tecnológicas del proceso de ensamble. En el desarrollo de la misma quedó demostrado, que una vez conocido el modelo geométrico tridimensional de un ensamble, la aplicación de criterios tecnológicos y geométricos al proceso inverso de desensamble y su posterior tratamiento con el método de algoritmos evolutivos, genera una planificación optimizada del su proceso de ensamble mecánico. La integración de la información permite disminuir el número de secuencias a evaluar y de elementos a procesar, con lo que se evita la generación y evaluación de todas las secuencias posibles con la consecuente disminución del tiempo de procesamiento. Como resultado de la aplicación del modelo integrado propuesto, se obtiene la planificación del proceso de ensamble mecánico con una reducción del tiempo de ensamble debido a que en las secuencias de ensamble obtenidas se reduce el número de cambios de dirección de ensamble, los cambios de herramientas y de puestos de trabajo, así como se minimiza la distancia a recorrer debido al cambio de puestos de trabajo. Esto se logra mediante un modelo de optimización multiobjetivo basado en algoritmos evolutivos.This work deals with the combinatorial problem of generating and optimizing feasible assembly sequences and doing the process planning involving tools and work places. The assembly sequences are obtained from a 3D model of the assembled parts based on mating conditions along with a set of technological criteria, which allows automatically analyzing and generating the sequences. The generated assembly sequences are preprocessed and optimized for the assembly Process Planning using Genetic Algorithms. This approach integrates the geometric and technological information of the assembly process, which allows reducing the number of elements and sequences to be processed with the consequent processing time and cost reduction.

  9. Synthesis of whiskers of SiC microwave assisted; Sintesis de whiskers de SiC asistida por microondas

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    Garza-Mendez, F. J.; Vanegas, A. J.; Vazquez, B. A.; Garza-Paz, J.

    2013-06-01

    We developed a new process for the synthesis of SiC whiskers assisted by microwaves; this is based on the mixture of silica xerogels and graphite powder. As energy source were used microwaves of 2.45 GHz and 1.0 kW of power RMS. On the other hand, mesoporous silica was synthesized via sol-gel, the precursors used were TEOS/H{sub 2}O and ethanol. Through analysis of the BET is determined the value of average pore size (3.0 nm) and the surface area (1090 m2/g).By mean of X-Ray diffraction it was demonstrated that the silica obtained is an amorphous solid and, the powders obtained in the microwave synthesis are {beta}-SiC. Synthesized SiC powders were observed using a SEM in secondary electron mode, it was observed that this powders consists of SiC whiskers. The effect of microwaves on the synthesis of whiskers of SiC is discussed in the present work. (Author) 19 refs.

  10. Evaluación de la calidad en uso de sitios web asistida por software: sw aqua

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    MORENO S., MARIO R.; GONZÁLEZ C., GABRIEL U.; ECHARTEA C., DIANA C.

    2009-01-01

    En este artículo se describe el desarrollo de una herramienta para la evaluación de la calidad en uso de sitios web basada en el estándar ISO/IEC 91264. La herramienta permite obtener al evaluador las métricas de la calidad en uso descritas en el estándar. Los resultados de la evaluación están basados en cuatro características: efectividad, productividad, seguridad y satisfacción. La herramienta de SW-AQUA fue desarrollada siguiendo la metodología del proceso unificado de desarrollo de sof...

  11. Capsule endoscopy assisted by traditional upper endoscopy Cápsula endoscópica asistida por una endoscopia alta tradicional

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    Almeida, N; Figueiredo, P; Lopes, S; Freire, P.; Lérias, C; Hermano Gouveia; M. Correia Leitão

    2008-01-01

    Background and aims: capsule endoscopy (CE) can be prevented by difficulties in swallowing the device and/or its gastric retention. In such cases, endoscopic delivery of the capsule to duodenum is very useful. We describe the indications and outcomes of cases in which traditional endoscopic techniques allowed placement of the capsule in duodenum. Patients and methods: this is a retrospective, descriptive case series. All patients in the above conditions were identified and indications for CE,...

  12. Retraso de la edad de la procreación, incremento de la infertilidad y aumento del recurso a la reproducción asistida. Consecuencias en la salud de los hijos

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    Natalia López Moratalla

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos años se ha producido un descenso progresivo de la fertilidad, originado, fundamentalmente por el envejecimiento de los óvulos en la mujer y en el hombre por alteraciones del material genético de los espermatozoides causados por factores ambientales acumulativos con el paso del tiempo. Los tratamientos de infertilidad, así como las técnicas de reproducción humana asistida -fecundación in vitro o inseminación- consisten, o están precedidas, por un tratamiento de estimulación ovárica que persigue la obtención de un número elevado de óvulos maduros en un ciclo. Esta estimulación no resuelve la cuestión esencial del cambio del patrón de modificación química, impronta parental, que ocurre en el proceso epigenético de la ovogénesis. Los óvulos inducidos a madurar y/o forzados a su fecundación, no aportan el genoma en la situación de estreno que en cada generación pasa de progenitores a hijos. Esos cambios afectan a la regulación de la expresión de un grupo de genes (conocidos como genes con impronta durante el desarrollo embrionario del hijo; estas alteraciones pueden aportarle una predisposición a enfermedades poco frecuentes que tienen su origen precisamente en el descontrol de tales genes. Algunos factores que causan infertilidad pueden tener su origen en etapas tempranas de su desarrollo. Por ello, la infertilidad es ya un tema intergeneracional que hace necesario dar a conocer y alertar sobre los factores importantes, y las formas de vida, que dan origen a un problema emergente.

  13. System for leaks inspection in a nuclear plant by means of a mobile robot; Sistema para inspeccion de fugas en una planta nuclear por medio de un robot movil

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    Ramirez S, R.; Segovia de los Rios, J.A. [ININ, Km. 36.5 Carretera Mexico-Toluca, Salazar, Edo. de Mexico (Mexico)]. E-mail: ramses@nuclear.inin.mx

    2004-07-01

    In this work a supervision system that could allow to carry out the detection of leaks of vapor in pipe lines, using a mobile robot Pioneer 2 -D Xe, which is controlled by means of an external micro controller 68HC912B32 programmed in Forth and using diffuse control to travel a road by means of the one to follow one lines painted in the floor is described. The robot takes in his superior part, a thermographic camera that allows to determine if leaks of vapor exist in pipes and a dosemeter to measure the present radiation levels in the place, besides a video camera. This way, the personnel, can make sure of having a propitious situation to make the maintenance of the facilities. (Author)

  14. Sepsis neonatal por Estreptococos Pyogenes

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    Gilberto Rodríguez-Herrera

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un paciente masculino, recién nacido a término adecuado para la edad gestacional, quien nace por parto vaginal, con el antecedente de fiebre en la madre durante el periodo de postparto inmediato. Los padres consultan a los 2 días de vida pues le notan dificultad respiratoria, hipoactividad y rechazo a la leche materna. El paciente se interna y se aborda como una sepsis. Durante su estancia en el servicio de neonatología del Hospital Nacional de Niños asocia fallo respiratorio que amerita ventilación mecánica asistida por varios días en diferentes ocasiones, derrame pleural exudativo, convulsiones de origen hipóxico isquémico. Con reporte de hemocultivos positivos por Estreptococos pyogenes. El Estreptococos pyogenes o estreptococo β-hemolνtico del grupo A, fue un problema en los comienzos del siglo pasado, siendo frecuente en las infecciones puerperales y del reciιn nacido. En la actualidad es un germen sumamente raro en los procesos de sepsis neonatal.2 La gravedad de la enfermedad causada por este microorganismo en el periodo neonatal varνa desde una onfalitis crónica de bajo grado a una septicemia, una meningitis fulminante y la muerte.1 El presente artículo pretende hacer un resumen del paciente, con su evolución clínica, radiológica y además ejemplificar todas las complicaciones que tuvimos con este germen tan poco frecuente en la actualidad en sepsis neonatal.

  15. Robot and robot system

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    Behar, Alberto E. (Inventor); Marzwell, Neville I. (Inventor); Wall, Jonathan N. (Inventor); Poole, Michael D. (Inventor)

    2011-01-01

    A robot and robot system that are capable of functioning in a zero-gravity environment are provided. The robot can include a body having a longitudinal axis and having a control unit and a power source. The robot can include a first leg pair including a first leg and a second leg. Each leg of the first leg pair can be pivotally attached to the body and constrained to pivot in a first leg pair plane that is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the body.

  16. Imitation of gestures by robotic arms: a quality assessment approach; Imitacion de gestos por brazos roboticos: Una propuesta para evaluar su calidad

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    Nope-Rodriguez, S.; Loaiza-Correa, H.; Caicedo-Bravo, E.

    2010-07-01

    This article proposes quantitative evaluation metrics of imitation, suited for the imitation of four gestures performed by a robotic arm on a simulation environment; for each gesture, the metric relies on a group of simple geometric shapes. This approach broadens the concept of imitation; since common metrics just accumulate the error between the joints of the demonstrator and the imitator along their trajectories, in other words, check for the exact replica of the gesture performed by the demonstrator. The results of the proposed metric are compared with an evaluation survey. (Author) 11 refs.

  17. Cuerpo, derechos y salud integral: Análisis de los debates parlamentarios de las leyes de Identidad de Género y Fertilización Asistida (Argentina, 2011-2013

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    Anahí Farji Neer

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se analizan los debates parlamentarios de la Ley 26743 de Identidad de Género y de la Ley 26862 de Fertilización Asistida, desarrollados en el Congreso Nacional argentino entre los años 2011 y 2013. A través de la técnica de análisis de contenido cualitativo se analizan las versiones taquigráficas de los debates parlamentarios con el fin de responder los siguientes interrogantes: ¿cómo fue caracterizado el problema público al cual ambas leyes darían respuesta?, ¿cómo fue conceptualizada la misión de ambas leyes?, ¿en qué medida dicha definición implicó poner en entredicho las nociones de salud y enfermedad con relación a la cobertura de tratamientos de optimización o modificación corporal por parte del sistema público de salud? El proceso de sanción de ambas leyes implicó tensionar los conceptos de salud y enfermedad como categorías morales. En dicho marco emergió una noción ampliada del concepto de salud integral que incluyó los deseos reproductivos y corporales de los ciudadanos y ciudadanas.

  18. Predicción del parto prematuro en reproducción asistida : la importancia del cérvix

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    Casanova Fuset, Ana María

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    Introducción El parto pretermino es aquel que acontece antes de la semana 37 y después de la semana 23 de gestación. A pesar de los avances de medicina perinatal no se ha conseguido disminuir esa cifra, es más, se ha producido un aumento en países desarrollados, gracias al incremento de las técnicas de reproducción asistida que generan un aumento de las gestaciones múltiples pero también gestaciones únicas de mayor riesgo. La patogénesis del parto pretérmino es aún discutida, y no ...

  19. Familias de madres solas por elección como contextos para el desarrollo infantil

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    Díez López, Marta

    2015-01-01

    Se denominan madres a solas por elección a aquellas mujeres adultas que deciden adoptar, recurrir a técnicas de reproducción asistida, buscar un padre biológico o continuar un embarazo no buscado a priori, pero aceptado y convertido en deseado, y lo hacen desde la decisión activa de no compartir esta tarea con una pareja (Mannis, 1999; Pakizegi, 2012; Walters, 1991; Weinraub et al., 2002). La literatura anglosajona las denomina “single mother by choice” o “solo mother” e incluye tanto a las q...

  20. Robot Actors, Robot Dramaturgies

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    Jochum, Elizabeth

    discourse shapes how we perceive and use technology and also points to the ways in which emerging technologies “refashion our experience of space, time and human being filter through our art works, dreams and fantasies.” This paper considers a survey of robot dramaturgies to demonstrate how performance both......This paper considers the use of tele-operated robots in live performance. Robots and performance have long been linked, from the working androids and automata staged in popular exhibitions during the nineteenth century and the robots featured at Cybernetic Serendipity (1968) and the World Expo...... in Osaka (1970). As performances, these exhibitions reflect then state-of-the-art for engineering and computer science and fueled popular imaginings concerning the actual capabilities of those technologies. Art historian Tom Gunning suggests that the relationship between technological and cultural...

  1. Modulación del crecimiento vertebral mediante electrocoagulación hemicircunferencial vertebral asistida

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    Caballero García, Alberto

    2009-01-01

    Nuestro trabajo está basado en la posibilidad de controlar el desarrollo asimétrico de los cartílagos de crecimiento vertebral, mediante la realización de una fisiodesis hemivertebral, con electrocoagulación, videoasistida por toracoscópica. Se realizará en cinco niveles torácicos, con un abordaje anterior mínimamente invasivo. Por lo tanto, planteamos como hipótesis de trabajo que La destrucción de las fisis de crecimiento vertebral mediante electrocoagulación, videoasistida por vía toracosc...

  2. Mobile robots

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    Wolfe, W.J.; Marquina, N.

    1986-01-01

    This book presents papers given at a conference on mobile robots. Topics the conference included are the following: mobility systems for robotic vehicles; detection and control of mobile robot motion by real-time computer vision, obstacle avoidance algorithms for an autonomous land vehicle; hierarchical processor and matched filters for range image processing; asynchronous distributed control system for a mobile robot, and, planning in a hierarchical nested autonomous control system.

  3. Basic Robotics.

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    Mullen, Frank

    This curriculum outline consists of instructional materials and information concerning resources for use in teaching a course in robotics. Addressed in the individual sections of the outline are the following topics: the nature of an industrial robot; the parts of an industrial robot (the manipulator, the power structure, and the control system);…

  4. Industrial Robots.

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    Reed, Dean; Harden, Thomas K.

    Robots are mechanical devices that can be programmed to perform some task of manipulation or locomotion under automatic control. This paper discusses: (1) early developments of the robotics industry in the United States; (2) the present structure of the industry; (3) noneconomic factors related to the use of robots; (4) labor considerations…

  5. Robot Mechanisms

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    Lenarcic, Jadran; Stanišić, Michael M

    2013-01-01

    This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the area of robot mechanisms, primarily considering industrial manipulators and humanoid arms. The book is intended for both teaching and self-study. Emphasis is given to the fundamentals of kinematic analysis and the design of robot mechanisms. The coverage of topics is untypical. The focus is on robot kinematics. The book creates a balance between theoretical and practical aspects in the development and application of robot mechanisms, and includes the latest achievements and trends in robot science and technology.

  6. Robot Futures

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    Christoffersen, Anja; Grindsted Nielsen, Sally; Jochum, Elizabeth Ann;

    is a useful testbed for developing and evaluating what makes robots expressive; it is also a useful platform for designing robot behaviors and dialogue that result in believable characters. Therefore theatre is a valuable testbed for studying human-robot interaction (HRI). We investigate how audiences...... perceive social robots interacting with humans in a future care scenario through a scripted performance. We discuss our methods and initial findings, and outline future work.......Robots are increasingly used in health care settings, e.g., as homecare assistants and personal companions. One challenge for personal robots in the home is acceptance. We describe an innovative approach to influencing the acceptance of care robots using theatrical performance. Live performance...

  7. Robotic buildings(s)

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    Bier, H.H.

    2014-01-01

    Technological and conceptual advances in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and material science have enabled robotic building to be in the last decade prototypically implemented. In this context, robotic building implies both physically built robotic environments and robotically supp

  8. Robotics Horizon

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    Penders, Jacques

    2014-01-01

    The Rt Hon David Willets, minister for Universities and Science identified the importance of Robotics and Autonomous Systems as a general technology: 'Robots acting independently of human control - which can learn, adapt and take decisions - will revolutionise our economy and society over the next 20 years' (Willetts 2013). The current report has the focus on the societal aspect of this revolution and briefly sets out the landscape of current and future robotic systems applied in everyday...

  9. Delta robot

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    J. L. Herder; Van der Wijk, V.

    2010-01-01

    The invention relates to a delta robot comprising a stationary base (2) and a movable platform (3) that is connected to the base with three chains of links (4,5,6), and comprising a balancing system incorporating at least one pantograph (7) for balancing the robot's center of mass, wherein the at least one pantograph has a first free extremity (10) at which it supports a countermass (13) which is arranged to balance the center of mass of the robot.

  10. Robot Aesthetics

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    Jochum, Elizabeth Ann; Putnam, Lance Jonathan

    This paper considers art-based research practice in robotics through a discussion of our course and relevant research projects in autonomous art. The undergraduate course integrates basic concepts of computer science, robotic art, live performance and aesthetic theory. Through practice......-based research that includes devised performance and art practice, we demonstrate how art-based research in the humanities can help bridge the gap between artistic practice and engineering. Given the proliferation of interactive, systems-based art works and the continued interest in human-centered factors...... in robotics research (such as aesthetics, culture and perception), we believe robot aesthetics is an important area for research in contemporary aesthetics....

  11. Hopping robot

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    Spletzer, Barry L.; Fischer, Gary J.; Marron, Lisa C.; Martinez, Michael A.; Kuehl, Michael A.; Feddema, John T.

    2001-01-01

    The present invention provides a hopping robot that includes a misfire tolerant linear actuator suitable for long trips, low energy steering and control, reliable low energy righting, miniature low energy fuel control. The present invention provides a robot with hopping mobility, capable of traversing obstacles significant in size relative to the robot and capable of operation on unpredictable terrain over long range. The present invention further provides a hopping robot with misfire-tolerant combustion actuation, and with combustion actuation suitable for use in oxygen-poor environments.

  12. Monoparentalidad por elección: procesos de socialización de los hijos/as en un modelo familiar no convencional

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    Poveda, David; Jociles Rubio, María Isabel; Rivas, Ana Mª

    2011-01-01

    En este artículo presentamos parte de los resultados de un proyecto de investigación centrado en familias monoparentales por elección. El estudio recoge datos en tres comunidades autónomas del Estado Español e incluye entrevistas a madres embarcadas en proyectos familiares en solitario (a través de adopción internacional, acogimiento permanente, técnicas de reproducción asistida y fecundación sexual con donante conocido) y a sus hijos/as sobre sus experiencias familiares, observación de difer...

  13. Robotic environments

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    Bier, H.H.

    2011-01-01

    Technological and conceptual advances in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and material science have enabled robotic architectural environments to be implemented and tested in the last decade in virtual and physical prototypes. These prototypes are incorporating sensing-actuating mec

  14. Robotics 101

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    Sultan, Alan

    2011-01-01

    Robots are used in all kinds of industrial settings. They are used to rivet bolts to cars, to move items from one conveyor belt to another, to gather information from other planets, and even to perform some very delicate types of surgery. Anyone who has watched a robot perform its tasks cannot help but be impressed by how it works. This article…

  15. Robot vision

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    Almost all industrial robots use internal sensors such as shaft encoders which measure rotary position, or tachometers which measure velocity, to control their motions. Most controllers also provide interface capabilities so that signals from conveyors, machine tools, and the robot itself may be used to accomplish a task. However, advanced external sensors, such as visual sensors, can provide a much greater degree of adaptability for robot control as well as add automatic inspection capabilities to the industrial robot. Visual and other sensors are now being used in fundamental operations such as material processing with immediate inspection, material handling with adaption, arc welding, and complex assembly tasks. A new industry of robot vision has emerged. The application of these systems is an area of great potential

  16. Robotic transportation.

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    Lob, W S

    1990-09-01

    Mobile robots perform fetch-and-carry tasks autonomously. An intelligent, sensor-equipped mobile robot does not require dedicated pathways or extensive facility modification. In the hospital, mobile robots can be used to carry specimens, pharmaceuticals, meals, etc. between supply centers, patient areas, and laboratories. The HelpMate (Transitions Research Corp.) mobile robot was developed specifically for hospital environments. To reach a desired destination, Help-Mate navigates with an on-board computer that continuously polls a suite of sensors, matches the sensor data against a pre-programmed map of the environment, and issues drive commands and path corrections. A sender operates the robot with a user-friendly menu that prompts for payload insertion and desired destination(s). Upon arrival at its selected destination, the robot prompts the recipient for a security code or physical key and awaits acknowledgement of payload removal. In the future, the integration of HelpMate with robot manipulators, test equipment, and central institutional information systems will open new applications in more localized areas and should help overcome difficulties in filling transport staff positions. PMID:2208684

  17. Robotic transportation.

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    Lob, W S

    1990-09-01

    Mobile robots perform fetch-and-carry tasks autonomously. An intelligent, sensor-equipped mobile robot does not require dedicated pathways or extensive facility modification. In the hospital, mobile robots can be used to carry specimens, pharmaceuticals, meals, etc. between supply centers, patient areas, and laboratories. The HelpMate (Transitions Research Corp.) mobile robot was developed specifically for hospital environments. To reach a desired destination, Help-Mate navigates with an on-board computer that continuously polls a suite of sensors, matches the sensor data against a pre-programmed map of the environment, and issues drive commands and path corrections. A sender operates the robot with a user-friendly menu that prompts for payload insertion and desired destination(s). Upon arrival at its selected destination, the robot prompts the recipient for a security code or physical key and awaits acknowledgement of payload removal. In the future, the integration of HelpMate with robot manipulators, test equipment, and central institutional information systems will open new applications in more localized areas and should help overcome difficulties in filling transport staff positions.

  18. Robot visions.

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    Castañeda, Claudia; Suchman, Lucy

    2014-06-01

    This article explores the resonating figures of primate, child, and robot in contemporary technoscientific corporealizations of the 'almost human'. We take as our model (in)organism 'Lucy the Robot Orangutan', roboticist Steve Grand's project to create an artificial life form with a mind of its own. One aspect of Lucy's figuration by Grand, we argue, which ties her to Haraway's analysis of the primate, is of the robot as a model for animal, and more specifically (or aspirationally) human, cognition. We follow the trope of 'model organism' as it is under discussion within science and technology studies and as an ironic descriptor for our own interest in Lucy as an entity/project through which to illuminate figurations within robotics more widely. Primate and robot together are forms of natureculture that help to clarify how the categories of animal and machine are entangled, while making explicit investments in their differences from one another, and from the third category of the human. We conclude, again following Haraway, by imagining what other possibilities there might be for figuring humans, robots, and their relations if we escape the reiterative imaginary of the robot as proxy for becoming human. PMID:25051585

  19. Cultural Robotics: The Culture of Robotics and Robotics in Culture

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    Hooman Samani; Elham Saadatian; Natalie Pang; Doros Polydorou; Owen Noel Newton Fernando; Ryohei Nakatsu; Jeffrey Tzu Kwan Valino Koh

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, we have investigated the concept of "Cultural Robotics" with regard to the evolution of social into cultural robots in the 21st Century. By defining the concept of culture, the potential development of a culture between humans and robots is explored. Based on the cultural values of the robotics developers, and the learning ability of current robots, cultural attributes in this regard are in the process of being formed, which would define the new concept of cultural robotics. Ac...

  20. Social Robots

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    Social robotics is a cutting edge research area gathering researchers and stakeholders from various disciplines and organizations. The transformational potential that these machines, in the form of, for example, caregiving, entertainment or partner robots, pose to our societies and to us...... as individuals seems to be limited by our technical limitations and phantasy alone. This collection contributes to the field of social robotics by exploring its boundaries from a philosophically informed standpoint. It constructively outlines central potentials and challenges and thereby also provides a stable...

  1. Robotic arm

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    Kwech, Horst

    1989-04-18

    A robotic arm positionable within a nuclear vessel by access through a small diameter opening and having a mounting tube supported within the vessel and mounting a plurality of arm sections for movement lengthwise of the mounting tube as well as for movement out of a window provided in the wall of the mounting tube. An end effector, such as a grinding head or welding element, at an operating end of the robotic arm, can be located and operated within the nuclear vessel through movement derived from six different axes of motion provided by mounting and drive connections between arm sections of the robotic arm. The movements are achieved by operation of remotely-controllable servo motors, all of which are mounted at a control end of the robotic arm to be outside the nuclear vessel.

  2. Experiencias en la selección de aceros asistida por computadoras en la carrera de ingeniería mecánica

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    Luminita Dumitrescu

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se plantea que el diseño de Ingeniería de un producto o componente constituye una actividad difícil, compleja y multidisciplinaria, enfocada a la resolución de problemas. Se muestra el desarrollo de una herramienta automatizada para la selección de los aceros más utilizados en la construcción de maquinarias donde la herramienta constituye una ayuda para la selección de los materiales desde la etapa conceptual del proceso de diseño, donde se identifican las diferentes categorías de materiales a utilizar, la que comprende las características y propiedades más relevantes de los aceros de Ingeniería disponibles en seis normas internacionales: Japonesa (JIS, Alemana (DIN, Vbn, DIN-Vbn, Rusa (GOST, Americana (AISI, SAE, AISI-SAE, ASTM, Inglesa (BS, EN, GB, Francesa (AFNOR y la Norma Cubana (NC vigente.

  3. Presente y futuro de la enseñanza de lenguas asistida por ordenador: ¿el final de una era?

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    Elena Martín Monje

    2012-01-01

    There is no doubt that Computer-Assisted Language Learning has undergone profound changes since its emergence last century and has accelerated its development in line with technological advances in recent years. Such has been the transformation that some authors have announced its disappearance as field for discussion. This article gives a brief overview of its evolution and examines the relationship between technology and foreign language teaching methodology. It also investigates the curren...

  4. Planeación asistida por computadora del proceso tecnológico de ensamble. //Computer-aided gliding of the assembles technological process.

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    L. L. Tomás García

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo está dedicado a la optimización bajo criterios múltiples de la planificación de procesos de ensamblemecánico a partir de su modelo geométrico tridimensional. Se soporta sobre un enfoque que integra tanto informacióngeométrica como restricciones tecnológicas del proceso de ensamble. En el desarrollo de la misma quedó demostrado, queuna vez conocido el modelo geométrico tridimensional de un ensamble, la aplicación de criterios tecnológicos ygeométricos al proceso inverso de desensamble y su posterior tratamiento con métodos evolutivos, genera planes deensamble mecánico próximos a los óptimos de acuerdo al sistema de preferencias del decisor. La integración de lainformación permite disminuir el número de secuencias a evaluar y de elementos a procesar, con lo que se evita lageneración y evaluación de todas las secuencias posibles con la consecuente disminución del tiempo de procesamiento.Como resultado de la aplicación del modelo integrado propuesto, se obtiene la planificación del proceso de ensamblemecánico con una reducción del tiempo de ensamble debido a que en las secuencias obtenidas se reduce el número decambios de dirección de ensamble, los cambios de herramientas y de puestos de trabajo, así como se minimiza la distanciaa recorrer debido al cambio de puestos de trabajo. Esto se logra mediante un modelo de optimización multiobjetivo basadoen algoritmos genéticos.Palabras claves: Ensamble mecánico, algoritmos genéticos, optimización multiobjetivo.______________________________________________________________________________Abstract:This work deals with the combinatorial problem of generating and optimizing technologically feasible assembly sequencesand process planning involving tools and work places. The assembly sequences and related technological decisions areobtained from a 3D model of the assembled parts based on mating conditions along with a set of technological criteria,which allows automatically analyzing and generating the sequences. The generated assembly sequences are preprocessedand optimized for the assembly Process Planning using Genetic Algorithms. This approach integrates the geometric andtechnological information of the assembly process, which allows reducing the number of elements and sequences to beprocessed with the consequent processing time and cost reduction.Key words: Mechanical Assembly, Genetic Algorithms, Multiple Criteria Optimization.

  5. Cristalización de zeolita beta mediante conversión asistida por vapor: influencia de los parámetros de síntesis

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    Salvador Alfaro

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In the present work, beta zeolites were prepared by an alternative route called steam-assisted conversion (SAC. Several zeolites were synthesized using amorphous dry gels with a low SDA concentration (0.09 mol, TEAOH. Temperature and crystallization time were the main parameters studied. X-ray diffraction (XRD, infrared spectroscopy (IR and scanning electron microscopy (SEM were the characterization techniques employed. The zeolites prepared showed mixed phases such as beta, MTW and ZSM-5 while only one sample treated at 150ºC with 24 h of crystallization time showed a pure ZSM-5 phase (SAC-5. These preliminary results serve as a starting point for optimizing the synthesis of a specific type of zeolite using the SAC method.

  6. Planificación y optimización asistida por computadora de secuencias de ensamble mecánico // Computer aided Planning and optimization for mechanical assembly.

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    L. L. Tomás-García

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo versa sobre la generación, planificación y optimización de secuencias deensamble mecánico a partir de su modelo geométrico tridimensional. Se soporta sobre un enfoqueque integra tanto información geométrica como restricciones tecnológicas del proceso deensamble. En el desarrollo de la misma quedó demostrado, que una vez conocido el modelogeométrico tridimensional de un ensamble, la aplicación de criterios tecnológicos y geométricos alproceso inverso de desensamble y su posterior tratamiento con el método de algoritmosevolutivos, genera una planificación optimizada del su proceso de ensamble mecánico. Laintegración de la información permite disminuir el número de secuencias a evaluar y de elementosa procesar, con lo que se evita la generación y evaluación de todas las secuencias posibles con laconsecuente disminución del tiempo de procesamiento. Como resultado de la aplicación delmodelo integrado propuesto, se obtiene la planificación del proceso de ensamble mecánico conuna reducción del tiempo de ensamble debido a que en las secuencias de ensamble obtenidas sereduce el número de cambios de dirección de ensamble, los cambios de herramientas y de puestosde trabajo, así como se minimiza la distancia a recorrer debido al cambio de puestos de trabajo.Esto se logra mediante un modelo de optimización multiobjetivo basado en algoritmos evolutivos.Palabras claves: ensamble mecánico, algoritmos genéticos, optimización multiobjetivo.____________________________________________________________________________AbstractThis work deals with the combinatorial problem of generating and optimizing feasible assemblysequences and doing the process planning involving tools and work places. The assembly sequencesare obtained from a 3D model of the assembled parts based on mating conditions along with a setof technological criteria, which allows automatically analyzing and generating the sequences. Thegenerated assembly sequences are preprocessed and optimized for the assembly Process Planningusing Genetic Algorithms. This approach integrates the geometric and technological information ofthe assembly process, which allows reducing the number of elements and sequences to beprocessed with the consequent processing time and cost reduction.Key words: mechanical assembly, genetic Aagorithms, multiple criteria optimization

  7. La Enseñanza asistida por computadoras de máquinas herramienta y su impacto en la semi-presencialidad

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    Ana María Quesada Estrada

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se aborda la experiencia en la enseñanza de la asignatura Máquinas Herramienta de la Disciplina Procesos Tecnológicos del Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica de la Universidad de Holguín, acerca del desarrollo de un conjunto de herramientas virtuales enfocadas a garantizar el cumplimiento de los objetivos previstos en el plan de estudios D. Las herramientas obtenidas permiten enfocar la disciplina desde un contexto semi-presencial para Cursos Regulares Diurnos, al garantizar a los estudiantes de la Carrera de Ingeniería Mecánica materiales didácticos apoyados en las TICs para su auto-aprendizaje y estudio independiente.

  8. Evaluación de la comprensión lectora asistida por la tecnología informática

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    Riera, Alicia Beatriz; Amiconi, Diego; Camarelli, Matías

    2003-01-01

    Desde ya varios años el equipo de trabajo del Instituto de Investigaciones Educativas de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata - bajo la dirección de la Prof. María Celia Agudo de Córsico -, desarrolla una intensa labor de estudio de la comprensión lectora y de los diversos factores asociados al éxito en el desempeño lector escolar. Los aportes teóricos y metodológicos de las Ciencias Cognitivas, la Lingüística, la Psicolinguistica, las Neurociencias y la Inteligencia Artificial posibilitaro...

  9. Welding robots

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    Pires, J. Norberto; Loureiro, Altino; Godinho, T.; Ferreira, P; Fernando, B; Morgado, J

    2003-01-01

    Using robots in industrial welding operations is common but far from being a streamlined technological process. The problems are with the robots, still in their early design stages and difficult to use and program by regular operators; the welding process, which is complex and not really well known and the human-machine interfaces, which are unnatural and not really working. In this article, these problems are discussed, and a system designed with the double objective of serving R&D efforts o...

  10. Robot Rescue

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    Morring, Frank, Jr.

    2004-01-01

    Tests with robots and the high-fidelity Hubble Space Telescope mockup astronauts use to train for servicing missions have convinced NASA managers it may be possible to maintain and upgrade the orbiting observatory without sending a space shuttle to do the job. In a formal request last week, the agency gave bidders until July 16 to sub-mit proposals for a robotic mission to the space telescope before the end of 2007. At a minimum, the mission would attach a rocket motor to deorbit the telescope safely when its service life ends. In the best case, it would use state-of-the- art robotics to prolong its life on orbit and install new instruments. With the space shuttle off-limits for the job under strict post-Columbia safety policies set by Administrator Sean O'Keefe, NASA has designed a "straw- man" robotic mission that would use an Atlas V or Delta N to launch a 20,ooO-lb. "Hubble Robotic Vehicle" to service the telescope. There, a robotic arm would grapple it, much as the shuttle does.

  11. [Robotic surgery].

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    Moreno-Portillo, Mucio; Valenzuela-Salazar, Carlos; Quiroz-Guadarrama, César David; Pachecho-Gahbler, Carlos; Rojano-Rodríguez, Martín

    2014-12-01

    Medicine has experienced greater scientific and technological advances in the last 50 years than in the rest of human history. The article describes relevant events, revises concepts and advantages and clinical applications, summarizes published clinical results, and presents some personal reflections without giving dogmatic conclusions about robotic surgery. The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) defines robotic surgery as a surgical procedure using technology to aid the interaction between surgeon and patient. The objective of the surgical robot is to correct human deficiencies and improve surgical skills. The capacity of repeating tasks with precision and reproducibility has been the base of the robot´s success. Robotic technology offers objective and measurable advantages: - Improving maneuverability and physical capacity during surgery. - Correcting bad postural habits and tremor. - Allowing depth perception (3D images). - Magnifying strength and movement limits. - Offering a platform for sensors, cameras, and instruments. Endoscopic surgery transformed conceptually the way of practicing surgery. Nevertheless in the last decade, robotic assisted surgery has become the next paradigm of our era. PMID:25643879

  12. Implementación del control lateral sobre un vehículo con dirección asistida eléctrica

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    Torres Rivera, Esteban de

    2011-01-01

    En este proyecto, enmarcado en el programa AUTOPIA, se presenta una solución para implementar el control lateral sobre un vehículo de fabricación en serie, equipado con dirección asistida eléctrica y sistema de corrección de trayectorias ESP. En él se detallan los procesos que se han seguido para su realización, tales como el proceso de selección del hardware y conexionado del mismo. Además se especifican las pruebas realizadas sobre la dirección del vehículo, así como los pasos seguidos para...

  13. Proyecto de investigación aplicada: Introducción a la modelación asistida de sistemas de distribución de agua (MASDA. Caso de estudio: campo/escuela Scout de Costa Rica

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    Maikel Méndez

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available En la actualidad, el constante crecimiento y expansión que experimentan los centros urbanos ha aplicado gran presión sobre los sistemas de abastecimiento y distribución de agua para consumo humano. Los bajos niveles de eficiencia que muchos administradores de sistemasde distribución de agua (ASDA exhiben tienden a agudizar este problema. A través de herramientas de modelación asistida de sistemas de distribución de agua (MASDA, es posible generar un mayor conocimiento sobre la naturaleza y posibilidades de cada sistema. Como caso de estudio, CIVCO/ITCR, analizó la situación del sistema de distribución de agua potable del campo/escuela Scout de Costa Rica. Al identificarse deficiencias irremediables, se decidió diseñar un nuevo sistema que pueda afrontar adecuadamente una ocupación máxima de 280 personas durante un evento crítico de 8 días. Una vez definidos los patrones de diseño, se evalúan diversos escenarios de modelación a través de EPANet 2.0. La información arrojadaindica que los supuestos originales de diseño son adecuados y el sistema presenta condiciones estables de flujo uniforme durante todo el período de modelación. Por otro lado, la concentración de cloro residual en el sistema llega a estabilizarse después de pasado del período de ocupación máxima. El proyecto MASDA seguirá prestando en el futuro asesoramiento y apoyo tecnológico a los administradores de sistemas de distribución de agua, y les permitirá servir de una forma eficiente, constante y confiable a las comunidades bajo su administración, al tiempo que se reduce el impacto sobre las fuentes de producción.

  14. Cultural Robotics: The Culture of Robotics and Robotics in Culture

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    Hooman Samani

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we have investigated the concept of "Cultural Robotics" with regard to the evolution of social into cultural robots in the 21st Century. By defining the concept of culture, the potential development of a culture between humans and robots is explored. Based on the cultural values of the robotics developers, and the learning ability of current robots, cultural attributes in this regard are in the process of being formed, which would define the new concept of cultural robotics. According to the importance of the embodiment of robots in the sense of presence, the influence of robots in communication culture is anticipated. The sustainability of robotics culture based on diversity for cultural communities for various acceptance modalities is explored in order to anticipate the creation of different attributes of culture between robots and humans in the future.

  15. Rehabilitation robotics.

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    Krebs, H I; Volpe, B T

    2013-01-01

    This chapter focuses on rehabilitation robotics which can be used to augment the clinician's toolbox in order to deliver meaningful restorative therapy for an aging population, as well as on advances in orthotics to augment an individual's functional abilities beyond neurorestoration potential. The interest in rehabilitation robotics and orthotics is increasing steadily with marked growth in the last 10 years. This growth is understandable in view of the increased demand for caregivers and rehabilitation services escalating apace with the graying of the population. We provide an overview on improving function in people with a weak limb due to a neurological disorder who cannot properly control it to interact with the environment (orthotics); we then focus on tools to assist the clinician in promoting rehabilitation of an individual so that s/he can interact with the environment unassisted (rehabilitation robotics). We present a few clinical results occurring immediately poststroke as well as during the chronic phase that demonstrate superior gains for the upper extremity when employing rehabilitation robotics instead of usual care. These include the landmark VA-ROBOTICS multisite, randomized clinical study which demonstrates clinical gains for chronic stroke that go beyond usual care at no additional cost.

  16. Medical robotics.

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    Ferrigno, Giancarlo; Baroni, Guido; Casolo, Federico; De Momi, Elena; Gini, Giuseppina; Matteucci, Matteo; Pedrocchi, Alessandra

    2011-01-01

    Information and communication technology (ICT) and mechatronics play a basic role in medical robotics and computer-aided therapy. In the last three decades, in fact, ICT technology has strongly entered the health-care field, bringing in new techniques to support therapy and rehabilitation. In this frame, medical robotics is an expansion of the service and professional robotics as well as other technologies, as surgical navigation has been introduced especially in minimally invasive surgery. Localization systems also provide treatments in radiotherapy and radiosurgery with high precision. Virtual or augmented reality plays a role for both surgical training and planning and for safe rehabilitation in the first stage of the recovery from neurological diseases. Also, in the chronic phase of motor diseases, robotics helps with special assistive devices and prostheses. Although, in the past, the actual need and advantage of navigation, localization, and robotics in surgery and therapy has been in doubt, today, the availability of better hardware (e.g., microrobots) and more sophisticated algorithms(e.g., machine learning and other cognitive approaches)has largely increased the field of applications of these technologies,making it more likely that, in the near future, their presence will be dramatically increased, taking advantage of the generational change of the end users and the increasing request of quality in health-care delivery and management.

  17. Generic robot architecture

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    Bruemmer, David J [Idaho Falls, ID; Few, Douglas A [Idaho Falls, ID

    2010-09-21

    The present invention provides methods, computer readable media, and apparatuses for a generic robot architecture providing a framework that is easily portable to a variety of robot platforms and is configured to provide hardware abstractions, abstractions for generic robot attributes, environment abstractions, and robot behaviors. The generic robot architecture includes a hardware abstraction level and a robot abstraction level. The hardware abstraction level is configured for developing hardware abstractions that define, monitor, and control hardware modules available on a robot platform. The robot abstraction level is configured for defining robot attributes and provides a software framework for building robot behaviors from the robot attributes. Each of the robot attributes includes hardware information from at least one hardware abstraction. In addition, each robot attribute is configured to substantially isolate the robot behaviors from the at least one hardware abstraction.

  18. Cloud Robotics Platforms

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    Busra Koken

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Cloud robotics is a rapidly evolving field that allows robots to offload computation-intensive and storage-intensive jobs into the cloud. Robots are limited in terms of computational capacity, memory and storage. Cloud provides unlimited computation power, memory, storage and especially collaboration opportunity. Cloud-enabled robots are divided into two categories as standalone and networked robots. This article surveys cloud robotic platforms, standalone and networked robotic works such as grasping, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM and monitoring.

  19. Editorial: "Network Robot Systems"

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    Sanfeliu, Alberto; Hagita, Norihiro; Saffiotti, Alessandro

    2008-01-01

    Network Robot Systems (NRS) is a new concept that integrates physical autonomous robots, environments sensors and human–robot interaction through network-based cooperation. The history of NRS is very new, starting in 2004 as Networked Robots, robots that work interconnected by Internet or by tele-operation, and then expanded to robots that share information of their own embedded sensors and the environment sensors, to do tasks with other robots and with human beings. NRS is not an integration...

  20. Cooperating mobile robots

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    Harrington, John J.; Eskridge, Steven E.; Hurtado, John E.; Byrne, Raymond H.

    2004-02-03

    A miniature mobile robot provides a relatively inexpensive mobile robot. A mobile robot for searching an area provides a way for multiple mobile robots in cooperating teams. A robotic system with a team of mobile robots communicating information among each other provides a way to locate a source in cooperation. A mobile robot with a sensor, a communication system, and a processor, provides a way to execute a strategy for searching an area.

  1. Medical robotics

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    Troccaz, Jocelyne

    2013-01-01

    In this book, we present medical robotics, its evolution over the last 30 years in terms of architecture, design and control, and the main scientific and clinical contributions to the field. For more than two decades, robots have been part of hospitals and have progressively become a common tool for the clinician. Because this domain has now reached a certain level of maturity it seems important and useful to provide a state of the scientific, technological and clinical achievements and still open issues. This book describes the short history of the domain, its specificity and constraints, and

  2. Robot vision for nuclear advanced robot

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    This paper describes Robot Vision and Operation System for Nuclear Advanced Robot. This Robot Vision consists of robot position detection, obstacle detection and object recognition. With these vision techniques, a mobile robot can make a path and move autonomously along the planned path. The authors implemented the above robot vision system on the 'Advanced Robot for Nuclear Power Plant' and tested in an environment mocked up as nuclear power plant facilities. Since the operation system for this robot consists of operator's console and a large stereo monitor, this system can be easily operated by one person. Experimental tests were made using the Advanced Robot (nuclear robot). Results indicate that the proposed operation system is very useful, and can be operate by only person. (author)

  3. Robotic membranes

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    Ramsgaard Thomsen, Mette

    2008-01-01

    , Vivisection and Strange Metabolisms, were developed at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen as a means of engaging intangible digital data with tactile physical material. As robotic membranes, they are a dual examination...

  4. Robotic Surgery

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    Childress, Vincent W.

    2007-01-01

    The medical field has many uses for automated and remote-controlled technology. For example, if a tissue sample is only handled in the laboratory by a robotic handling system, then it will never come into contact with a human. Such a system not only helps to automate the medical testing process, but it also helps to reduce the chances of…

  5. Laws on Robots, Laws by Robots, Laws in Robots : Regulating Robot Behaviour by Design

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    Leenes, R.E.; Lucivero, F.

    2015-01-01

    Speculation about robot morality is almost as old as the concept of a robot itself. Asimov’s three laws of robotics provide an early and well-discussed example of moral rules robots should observe. Despite the widespread influence of the three laws of robotics and their role in shaping visions of fu

  6. COGNITION IN ROBOTS AND ROBOT SCIENTISTS

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    Soundrarajan.B

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available The ability of intuition and self- learning in humans is responsible for developing their intelligence, reasoning and socialising. All this human characteristics can enable the robots to evolve into humans. In this context i explain that robots with developing intelligence can solve the problems of various scientific phenomenon such as black-hole, time travels and even in robotics the problems in sensors and actuators which do not impart human level DOF and movement thus making them do everything we can do. Imagine a robot doing yoga, karate, even a ballet all by itself without the rusty old controls and commands. Researchers have come with all kinds of robots and best of all social robots for social interaction so we have come with all kinds of robots what’s next? Robot scientists and researchers! Why not? It is highly evident that robot can think in new dimensions to solve issues.

  7. CONTROL PREDICTIVO DE UN ROBOT TIPO SCARA PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF A SCARA ROBOT

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    Oscar Andrés Vivas Albán

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta una aplicación eficiente de un control por modelo de referencia sobre un robot de tipo SCARA. El control estudiado es un control predictivo funcional, el que hace uso de un modelo dinámico simplificado del robot. Los ensayos simulados se realizan sobre un robot de cuatro grados de libertad, tipo SCARA. Con el fin de comparar diferentes estrategias de control, se diseña un controlador clásico tipo PID y dos controladores basados en el modelo de referencia. En este último caso el sistema se linealiza y se desacoplada por realimentación, lo que transforma el sistema a controlar en un simple par de integradores. Al sistema lineal y desacoplado resultante se le aplica el control por par calculado y el control predictivo funcional. Los tres controladores estudiados se simulan sobre el robot SCARA con valores numéricos reales. Las pruebas permiten valorar las respuestas de estos controladores en seguimiento de trayectoria, rechazo de perturbaciones y presencia de errores en el modelado con consignas complejas similares a las utilizadas en procesos de fabricación.This paper describes an efficient approach for model based control, applied on a SCARA robot. The studied control is the predictive functional control which uses a simplified dynamical model of the robot. The simulated tests are made on a SCARA type robot, with four DOF. To compare several control strategies, a classical PID control and two model based controllers are designed. In the last case, the model is first linearized and decoupled by feedback, transforming the system into a double set of integrators. Computed torque control and predictive functional control are applied to the linear and decoupled system. The three studied controllers are simulated on the SCARA robot with real numerical values. Tracking performance, disturbance rejection and model robot mismatch are enlightened, using complex machining tasks trajectories and error presence in the modelling

  8. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... a short while how this whole robotic system works. You see the suction in the middle of ... arm? So just to describe how this robot works. The robot that we’re using has four ...

  9. Tandem mobile robot system

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    Buttz, James H.; Shirey, David L.; Hayward, David R.

    2003-01-01

    A robotic vehicle system for terrain navigation mobility provides a way to climb stairs, cross crevices, and navigate across difficult terrain by coupling two or more mobile robots with a coupling device and controlling the robots cooperatively in tandem.

  10. Towards Sociable Robots

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    Ngo, Trung Dung

    This thesis studies aspects of self-sufficient energy (energy autonomy) for truly autonomous robots and towards sociable robots. Over sixty years of history of robotics through three developmental ages containing single robot, multi-robot systems, and social (sociable) robots, the main objective...... of roboticists mostly focuses on how to make a robotic system function autonomously and further, socially. However, such approaches mostly emphasize behavioural autonomy, rather than energy autonomy which is the key factor for not only any living machine, but for life on the earth. Consequently, self......-sufficient energy is one of the challenges for not only single robot or multi-robot systems, but also social and sociable robots. This thesis is to deal with energy autonomy for multi-robot systems through energy sharing (trophallaxis) in which each robot is equipped with two capabilities: self-refueling energy...

  11. Once mil metros por segundo

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    2012-01-01

    Esta exposición es una ventana hacia el mundo de la Ciencia Ficción. Los sueños de escritores extraordinarios, personajes, lugares, máquinas y robots que cada día están más cerca de nuestra cotidianidad gracias a los avances de la ciencia y la tecnología hacen parte de la muestra itinerante por las sedes de la Universidad Nacional. El visitante puede recorrer los diferentes géneros que constituyen este género literario, además de conocer sus principales representantes. Así mismo se explor...

  12. Distributed Robotics Education

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    LUND, Henrik Hautop; Pagliarini, Luigi

    2011-01-01

    Distributed robotics takes many forms, for instance, multirobots, modular robots, and self-reconfigurable robots. The understanding and development of such advanced robotic systems demand extensive knowledge in engineering and computer science. In this paper, we describe the concept of a distributed educational system as a valuable tool for introducing students to interactive parallel and distributed processing programming as the foundation for distributed robotics and human-robot interaction...

  13. Soft robotics: a bioinspired evolution in robotics.

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    Kim, Sangbae; Laschi, Cecilia; Trimmer, Barry

    2013-05-01

    Animals exploit soft structures to move effectively in complex natural environments. These capabilities have inspired robotic engineers to incorporate soft technologies into their designs. The goal is to endow robots with new, bioinspired capabilities that permit adaptive, flexible interactions with unpredictable environments. Here, we review emerging soft-bodied robotic systems, and in particular recent developments inspired by soft-bodied animals. Incorporating soft technologies can potentially reduce the mechanical and algorithmic complexity involved in robot design. Incorporating soft technologies will also expedite the evolution of robots that can safely interact with humans and natural environments. Finally, soft robotics technology can be combined with tissue engineering to create hybrid systems for medical applications.

  14. por valores

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    Jazmín Díaz-Barrios

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La era actual se caracteriza por una búsqueda de la identidad del hombre, donde el pivote del cambio organizacional es el individuo; cambiar en este entorno depende, en gran medida, de los valores que imperen en la cultura de la organización. Este trabajo documental intenta identificar aquellos valores, condición sine-qua-non, para el logro de los objetivos de cambio y analizarlos a fin de determinar sus indicadores, con el objeto de presentar una herramienta a las organizaciones que les facilite adaptarse a los nuevos tiempos. Se encontró que los valores: Delegación, Comunicación, Colaboración, Participación y Aprendizaje, son esenciales en los cambios integrales de esta era. Se determinaron 20 indicadores de su presencia. Se concluye que con esta información cada ente puede elaborar instrumentos que le permitan saber si los valores requeridos están presentes y en caso contrario tomar decisiones que alineen a la organización alrededor de los valores humanistas planteados, incrementando así las posibilidades de éxito en el proceso de cambio y por ende, las posibilidades de supervivencia en esta nueva época.

  15. Análisis de la marcha: evaluación de un exoesqueleto aplicado a la marcha asistida

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    Gómez Jiménez, María

    2016-01-01

    La marcha humana es el mecanismo de locomoción por el cual el cuerpo humano se traslada en línea recta gracias a una serie de movimientos coordinados de la pelvis y de las articulaciones del miembro inferior. Frecuentemente se encuentra influenciada por factores biomecánicos, anatómicos o patologías del sistema neuromusculoesquelético que modifican la forma de caminar de cada individuo. La lesión de médula espinal es una de las patologías que afectan el desarrollo normal de los patrones de la...

  16. Friendly network robotics; Friendly network robotics

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    1997-03-01

    This paper summarizes the research results on the friendly network robotics in fiscal 1996. This research assumes an android robot as an ultimate robot and the future robot system utilizing computer network technology. The robot aiming at human daily work activities in factories or under extreme environments is required to work under usual human work environments. The human robot with similar size, shape and functions to human being is desirable. Such robot having a head with two eyes, two ears and mouth can hold a conversation with human being, can walk with two legs by autonomous adaptive control, and has a behavior intelligence. Remote operation of such robot is also possible through high-speed computer network. As a key technology to use this robot under coexistence with human being, establishment of human coexistent robotics was studied. As network based robotics, use of robots connected with computer networks was also studied. In addition, the R-cube (R{sup 3}) plan (realtime remote control robot technology) was proposed. 82 refs., 86 figs., 12 tabs.

  17. Semen, óvulos y úteros nómadas. Representaciones sobre mujer, maternidad y nuevas técnicas de reproducción asistida

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    Mercedes de Grado González

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available A pesar de los cambios políticos, socio-económicos y demográficos habidos en los países occidentales en las últimas décadas, las estructuras simbólicas y los imaginarios colectivos en torno a las mujeres, su función social y la maternidad no han cambiado tanto. El orden patriarcal hoy en Occidente se configura como un patriarcado de consentimiento. En dicha estructura social la retórica ideológica representa la maternidad como una elección. Sin embargo, a través de los universos simbólicos que ofrecen los medios de comunicación de masas, la maternidad sigue perfilándose como un mandato imperativo para la construcción de la identidad femenina. En este estudio vamos a tomar como ejemplo la película Madre de alquiler, representación fílmica sobre la maternidad y las técnicas de reproducción asistida que refrenda el mandato patriarcal de la maternidad.

  18. Calibration of Robot Reference Frames for Enhanced Robot Positioning Accuracy

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    Cheng, Frank Shaopeng

    2008-01-01

    This chapter discussed the importance and methods of conducting robot workcell calibration for enhancing the accuracy of the robot TCP positions in industrial robot applications. It shows that the robot frame transformations define the robot geometric parameters such as joint position variables, link dimensions, and joint offsets in an industrial robot system. The D-H representation allows the robot designer to model the robot motion geometry with the four standard D-H parameters. The robot k...

  19. Detección de formación de imidas en pétidos sintéticos por espectrometría de masas maldi-tof

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    Calvo, Julio C.; Fanny Guzmán; Alba, Martha P.; Elizabeth Torres; Magnolia Vanegas; Mary Trujillo; Manuel Elkin Patarroyo

    2010-01-01

    La formación de aspartimida en la síntesis de péptidos en fase sólida es quizás uno de los ejemplos característicos de reacciones no deseadas dependientes de la secuencia. La ciclización y subsecuente formación de imidas a partir de ácido aspártico y de de ácido glutámico fue observada en el estudio de un conjunto de péptidos análogos de glicina por spectrometría de masas con ionización por desorción de láser asistida por matriz y analizador de tiempo de vuelo (MALDI-TOF). En nuestro e...

  20. Detección de formación de imidas en pétidos sintéticos por espectrometría de masas maldi-tof

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    Julio C. Calvo

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available La formación de aspartimida en la síntesis de péptidos en fase sólida es quizás uno de los ejemplos característicos de reacciones no deseadas dependientes de la secuencia. La ciclización y subsecuente formación de imidas a partir de ácido aspártico y de de ácido glutámico fue observada en el estudio de un conjunto de péptidos análogos de glicina por spectrometría de masas con ionización por desorción de láser asistida por matriz y analizador de tiempo de vuelo (MALDI-TOF. En nuestro esmdio, se observó que la secuencia Glu-Gly tiene una probabilidad similar de formar imidas a la observada para la secuencia Asp-Gly.

  1. Reproducción en hembras bufalinas: inseminación artificial y reproducción asistida

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    William G. Vale

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available El uso de semen congelado de la especie bufalina en la Inseminación Artificial (IA se realizó por primera vez por Bhattacharya y Srivastava (1955 en la India. Luego, continuaron varios estudios realizados en diferentes países, Roy et al. (1956, Basirov (1964, Allahverdiev (1969 y Sahana y Roy (1972. Sin embargo, la ausencia de un procesamiento tecnológico adecuado del esperma en lo que se refiere a los diluyentes, el de tiempo de equilibración, concentración de glicerol, métodos de congelación y la falta de un estándar adecuado llevó a resultados pobres y variables. Toda la tecnología de procesamiento se basó en la misma metodología utilizada para el ganado bovino, faltando por lo tanto, el desarrollo de un diluyente especifico para bufalinos. Después del seminario sobre la reproducción y la inseminación artificial, promovido por la FAO y el Gobierno Sueco, en Karnal, India en 1979, varias mejoras se obtuvieron en los laboratorios de diferentes partes del mundo, lo cual culminó en el uso de diluyentes aptos para el semen de búfalo y la obtención de tasas nacimiento mayores al 65% (Sengupta y Sukhija, 1988.En Brasil, la práctica de la IA en los bufalinos comenzó en los años 80 del pasado siglo, cuando Vale et al. (1984 al utilizar los diluyentes TES y TRIS realizaron con éxito la primera inseminación con semen congelado en la región amazónica, con el cual logró tasas de preñez superiores a 50%. Posteriormente, tasas superiores al 70% de nacimientos fueron obtenidas por los mismos investigadores, iniciando el uso del proceso ampliamente en todo Brasil y América Latina. En otros países de América Latina, incluyendo Brasil se registran índices de nacimientos arriba del 80%, mientras que en China hay datos oficiales que reportan índices de fertilidad alrededor del 90% en búfalas inseminadas en municipios rurales. Por lo tanto, hoy en día la inseminación artificial en hatos de búfalos llega a la misma tasa de

  2. Evolutionary humanoid robotics

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    Eaton, Malachy

    2015-01-01

    This book examines how two distinct strands of research on autonomous robots, evolutionary robotics and humanoid robot research, are converging. The book will be valuable for researchers and postgraduate students working in the areas of evolutionary robotics and bio-inspired computing.

  3. Autonomous packaging robot

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    Vo, Van Thanh

    2010-01-01

    The objective of the autonomous packaging robot application is to replace manual product packaging in food industry with a fully automatic robot. The objective is achieved by using the combination of machine vision, central computer, sensors, microcontroller and a typical ABB robot. The method is to equip the robot with different sensors: camera as “eyes” of robot, distance sensor and microcontroller as “sense of touch” of the robot, central computer as “brain” of the robot. Because the ro...

  4. Modular Robotic Wearable

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    Lund, Henrik Hautop; Pagliarini, Luigi

    2009-01-01

    In this concept paper we trace the contours and define a new approach to robotic systems, composed of interactive robotic modules which are somehow worn on the body. We label such a field as Modular Robotic Wearable (MRW). We describe how, by using modular robotics for creating wearable....... Finally, by focusing on the intersection of the combination modular robotic systems, wearability, and bodymind we attempt to explore the theoretical characteristics of such approach and exploit the possible playware application fields....

  5. Hexapod Robot

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    Begody, Ericka

    2016-01-01

    The project I am working on at NASA-Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX is a hexapod robot. This project was started by various engineers at the Trick Lab. The goal of this project is to have the hexapod track a yellow ball or possibly another object from left to right and up/down. The purpose is to have it track an object like a real creature. The project will consist of using software and hardware. This project started with a hexapod robot which uses a senor bar to track a yellow ball but with a limited field of vision. The sensor bar acts as the robots "head." Two servos will be added to the hexapod to create flexion and extension of the head. The neck and head servos will have to be programmed to be added to the original memory map of the existing servos. I will be using preexisting code. The main programming language that will be used to add to the preexisting code is C++. The trick modeling and simulation software will also be used in the process to improve its tracking and movement. This project will use a trial and error approach, basically seeing what works and what does not. The first step is to initially understand how the hexapod works. To get a general understanding of how the hexapod maneuvers and plan on how to had a neck and head servo which works with the rest of the body. The second step would be configuring the head and neck servos with the leg servos. During this step, limits will be programmed specifically for the each servo. By doing this, the servo is limited to how far it can rotate both clockwise and counterclockwise and this is to prevent hardware damage. The hexapod will have two modes in which it works in. The first mode will be if the sensor bar does not detect an object. If the object it is programmed to look for is not in its view it will automatically scan from left to right 3 times then up and down once. The second mode will be if the sensor bar does detect the object. In this mode the hexapod will track the object from left to

  6. Las técnicas de reproducción asistida - Especial consideración por la maternidad por sustitución en el contexto Ibérico

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    Geraldes Falcão, Marta Filipa

    2013-01-01

    [ES]La investigación del tema que presentamos, se inició durante el período de investigación del Programa de Doctorado ¿Nuevas Tendencias en Derecho Privado¿, el cual culminó con la presentación del trabajo de Grado titulado ¿Análisis crítico de la Maternidad de Sustitución y la Fecundación Post- -Mortem en el contexto Ibérico¿, bajo la dirección de la Profesora Titular Doctora D. ª Esther Torrelles Torrea y del Profesor Ayudante Doctor Juan José Puerto En dicho trabajo centramos nuest...

  7. Terapia y educaci??n asistida con animales, como recurso innovador en el Centro Penitenciario de Albolote (Granada)

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    L??pez Fern??ndez, Esther

    2014-01-01

    La constituci??n espa??ola, en su art??culo 25.2 establece que ???las penas privativas de libertad y las medidas de seguridad estar??n orientadas hacia la reeducaci??n y la reinserci??n social???. Sin embargo, actualmente el sistema penitenciario est?? m??s orientado al cumplimiento de la pena, el castigo, y por ello surge la necesidad de trabajar de forma innovadora con los internos utilizando para ello t??cnicas dirigidas a potenciar su reeducaci??n y reinserci??n. Con tal fin surge este pr...

  8. Robotic intelligence kernel

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    Bruemmer, David J.

    2009-11-17

    A robot platform includes perceptors, locomotors, and a system controller. The system controller executes a robot intelligence kernel (RIK) that includes a multi-level architecture and a dynamic autonomy structure. The multi-level architecture includes a robot behavior level for defining robot behaviors, that incorporate robot attributes and a cognitive level for defining conduct modules that blend an adaptive interaction between predefined decision functions and the robot behaviors. The dynamic autonomy structure is configured for modifying a transaction capacity between an operator intervention and a robot initiative and may include multiple levels with at least a teleoperation mode configured to maximize the operator intervention and minimize the robot initiative and an autonomous mode configured to minimize the operator intervention and maximize the robot initiative. Within the RIK at least the cognitive level includes the dynamic autonomy structure.

  9. Estudio del comportamiento mecánico de las juntas críticas del robot PASIBOT

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    González Sainz, Mario

    2011-01-01

    Mi proyecto “Estudio de las articulaciones críticas del robot Pasibot” se centra en el robot bípedo Pasibot perteneciente a la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. En el proyecto se realiza un breve recorrido por la historia de los robots bípedos desde sus comienzos hasta los robots actuales. En este proyecto se realiza un exhaustivo estudio de las articulaciones de la última versión modelizada del robot Pasibot. En el programa de simulación se le da al robot una velocidad de giro del motor, que...

  10. Humanoid Robot

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    Linn, Douglas M. (Inventor); Ambrose, Robert O. (Inventor); Diftler, Myron A. (Inventor); Askew, Scott R. (Inventor); Platt, Robert (Inventor); Mehling, Joshua S. (Inventor); Radford, Nicolaus A. (Inventor); Strawser, Phillip A. (Inventor); Bridgwater, Lyndon (Inventor); Wampler, II, Charles W. (Inventor); Abdallah, Muhammad E. (Inventor); Ihrke, Chris A. (Inventor); Reiland, Matthew J. (Inventor); Sanders, Adam M. (Inventor); Reich, David M. (Inventor); Hargrave, Brian (Inventor); Parsons, Adam H. (Inventor); Permenter, Frank N. (Inventor); Davis, Donald R. (Inventor)

    2013-01-01

    A humanoid robot includes a torso, a pair of arms, two hands, a neck, and a head. The torso extends along a primary axis and presents a pair of shoulders. The pair of arms movably extend from a respective one of the pair of shoulders. Each of the arms has a plurality of arm joints. The neck movably extends from the torso along the primary axis. The neck has at least one neck joint. The head movably extends from the neck along the primary axis. The head has at least one head joint. The shoulders are canted toward one another at a shrug angle that is defined between each of the shoulders such that a workspace is defined between the shoulders.

  11. Un entorno de programación multinivel y control modular de robots

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    Montero González, Gorka

    2012-01-01

    En este proyecto final de carrera se van a tratar los aspectos referentes a la ampliación de robots. Para ello se utilizará una placa Arduino que se comunicará con el robot por puerto serie. Esta placa, servirá de plataforma de comunicación entre un PC y el robot, ofreciendo una interfaz del robot anterior con la capacidad de ampliación de la placa Arduino. En el transcurso del proyecto se ha realizado una capa intermedia de código C++ que gestiona el uso de la placa Arduino y del robot iRobo...

  12. Robotics Potential Fields

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    Jordi Lucero

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available This problem was to calculate the path a robot would take to navigate an obstacle field and get to its goal. Three obstacles were given as negative potential fields which the robot avoided, and a goal was given a positive potential field that attracted the robot. The robot decided each step based on its distance, angle, and influence from every object. After each step, the robot recalculated and determined its next step until it reached its goal. The robot's calculations and steps were simulated with Microsoft Excel.

  13. Robotics for Human Exploration

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    Fong, Terrence; Deans, Mathew; Bualat, Maria

    2013-01-01

    Robots can do a variety of work to increase the productivity of human explorers. Robots can perform tasks that are tedious, highly repetitive or long-duration. Robots can perform precursor tasks, such as reconnaissance, which help prepare for future human activity. Robots can work in support of astronauts, assisting or performing tasks in parallel. Robots can also perform "follow-up" work, completing tasks designated or started by humans. In this paper, we summarize the development and testing of robots designed to improve future human exploration of space.

  14. Soft robotics: a bioinspired evolution in robotics.

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    Kim, Sangbae; Laschi, Cecilia; Trimmer, Barry

    2013-05-01

    Animals exploit soft structures to move effectively in complex natural environments. These capabilities have inspired robotic engineers to incorporate soft technologies into their designs. The goal is to endow robots with new, bioinspired capabilities that permit adaptive, flexible interactions with unpredictable environments. Here, we review emerging soft-bodied robotic systems, and in particular recent developments inspired by soft-bodied animals. Incorporating soft technologies can potentially reduce the mechanical and algorithmic complexity involved in robot design. Incorporating soft technologies will also expedite the evolution of robots that can safely interact with humans and natural environments. Finally, soft robotics technology can be combined with tissue engineering to create hybrid systems for medical applications. PMID:23582470

  15. Advanced mechanics in robotic systems

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    Nava Rodríguez, Nestor Eduardo

    2011-01-01

    Illustrates original and ambitious mechanical designs and techniques for the development of new robot prototypes Includes numerous figures, tables and flow charts Discusses relevant applications in robotics fields such as humanoid robots, robotic hands, mobile robots, parallel manipulators and human-centred robots

  16. Robotic Tubal Anastomosis: Technical Aspects

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    Bedaiwy, Mohamed A.; Barakat, Ehab M.; Falcone, Tommaso

    2011-01-01

    Objectives: To describe the surgical technique of robotic tubal anastomosis. Methods: Retrospective chart and video review of the instrumentation and methodology used for robotically assisted tubal anastomosis. Results: All tubal anastomoses were performed with the use of 3 or 4 robotic arms, 3 or 4 robotic instruments, and 1 assistant trocar. Conclusions: Robotic technology facilitates the performance of robotic tubal anastomosis.

  17. Complicações maternas e ocorrências neonatais associadas às gestações múltiplas resultantes de técnicas de reprodução assistida Complicaciones maternas e eventos neonatales asociados con gestaciones múltiples resultantes de técnicas de reproducción asistida Maternal complications and neonatal events associated to multiple pregnancies resulting from assisted reproduction techniques

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    Viviane Rodrigues Graner

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available A gestação múltipla é a mais freqüente e a mais séria complicação iatrogênica das técnicas de reprodução assistida. O objetivo do estudo foi conhecer as complicações maternas e as ocorrências neonatais associadas às gestações múltiplas resultantes de reprodução assistida em um centro de referência na área de reprodução assistida. Trata-se de uma pesquisa observacional, transversal, descritiva e retrospectiva que foi realizada no Hospital e Maternidade Santa Joana, centro de referência na área de reprodução humana localizado no município de São Paulo, Brasil. A população estudada foi constituída por 131 prontuários de gestantes internadas com patologias clínicas e trabalho de parto, advindas de gestações múltiplas resultantes de técnicas de reprodução assistida. As complicações maternas predominantes foram: o trabalho de parto prematuro (65,5%, a amniorrexe prematura (42%. As ocorrências neonatais mais freqüentes foram as doenças respiratórias (65,1%, a icterícia (38,4%, os distúrbios metabólicos (13% e as doenças neurológicas (9%.La gestación múltiple es la más frecuente y corresponde a la más seria complicación iatrogénica de las técnicas de reproducción asistida. El objetivo del estudio fue conocer las complicaciones maternas y los eventos neonatales asociados a las gestaciones múltiples resultantes de la reproducción asistida en un centro de referencia en el área de reproducción asistida. Se trata de una investigación observacional, transversal, descriptiva y retrospectiva que fue realizada en el Hospital y Maternidad Santa Joana, centro de referencia en el área de reproducción humana, localizado en el municipio de São Paulo, Brasil. La población estudiada fue constituida por 131 registros de gestantes internadas con patologías clínicas y trabajo de parto, provenientes de gestaciones múltiplas resultantes de técnicas de reproducción asistida. Las complicaciones

  18. Robots Social Embodiment in Autonomous Mobile Robotics

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    Brian Duffy

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available This work aims at demonstrating the inherent advantages of embracing a strong notion of social embodiment in designing a real-world robot control architecture with explicit ?intelligent? social behaviour between a collective of robots. It develops the current thinking on embodiment beyond the physical by demonstrating the importance of social embodiment. A social framework develops the fundamental social attributes found when more than one robot co-inhabit a physical space. The social metaphors of identity, character, stereotypes and roles are presented and implemented within a real-world social robot paradigm in order to facilitate the realisation of explicit social goals.

  19. Robotics_MobileRobot Navigation Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Robots and rovers exploring planets need to autonomously navigate to specified locations. Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) and the University of Minnesota...

  20. Robotic Surveying

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    Suzy Cantor-McKinney; Michael Kruzic

    2007-03-01

    ZAPATA ENGINEERING challenged our engineers and scientists, which included robotics expertise from Carnegie Mellon University, to design a solution to meet our client's requirements for rapid digital geophysical and radiological data collection of a munitions test range with no down-range personnel. A prime concern of the project was to minimize exposure of personnel to unexploded ordnance and radiation. The field season was limited by extreme heat, cold and snow. Geographical Information System (GIS) tools were used throughout this project to accurately define the limits of mapped areas, build a common mapping platform from various client products, track production progress, allocate resources and relate subsurface geophysical information to geographical features for use in rapidly reacquiring targets for investigation. We were hopeful that our platform could meet the proposed 35 acres per day, towing both a geophysical package and a radiological monitoring trailer. We held our breath and crossed our fingers as the autonomous Speedrower began to crawl across the playa lakebed. We met our proposed production rate, and we averaged just less than 50 acres per 12-hour day using the autonomous platform with a path tracking error of less than +/- 4 inches. Our project team mapped over 1,800 acres in an 8-week (4 days per week) timeframe. The expertise of our partner, Carnegie Mellon University, was recently demonstrated when their two autonomous vehicle entries finished second and third at the 2005 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Grand Challenge. 'The Grand Challenge program was established to help foster the development of autonomous vehicle technology that will some day help save the lives of Americans who are protecting our country on the battlefield', said DARPA Grand Challenge Program Manager, Ron Kurjanowicz. Our autonomous remote-controlled vehicle (ARCV) was a modified New Holland 2550 Speedrower retrofitted to allow the machine

  1. Lightweight Robotic Excavation Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Lightweight robotic excavators address the need for machines that dig, collect, transport and dump lunar soil. Robust and productive small robots enable mining rich...

  2. Robotic space colonies

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    Schenker, P.; Easter, R.; Rodriguez, G.

    2001-01-01

    This paper reviews recent advances in these technologies, with a particular focus on experimental state-of-the-art robot work crew system demonstrations at JPL, that are being conducted now to begin to realize the futuristic robotic colony vision.

  3. Springer handbook of robotics

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    Khatib, Oussama

    2016-01-01

    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 o...

  4. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... robot works. The robot that we’re using has four arms. One arm is holding the camera ... into the abdominal cavity. And this scope actually has two scopes integrated into one, allowing for a ...

  5. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    ... South Miami Hospital operating room, the Center for Robotic Surgery. My name is Dr. Andy Pinon. This ... is sitting down at the surgical console, the robotic console, which is about 10, 15-feet away ...

  6. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... South Miami Hospital operating room, the Center for Robotic Surgery. My name is Dr. Andy Pinon. This ... is sitting down at the surgical console, the robotic console, which is about 10, 15-feet away ...

  7. Project Tasks in Robotics

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    Sørensen, Torben; Hansen, Poul Erik

    1998-01-01

    Description of the compulsary project tasks to be carried out as a part of DTU course 72238 Robotics......Description of the compulsary project tasks to be carried out as a part of DTU course 72238 Robotics...

  8. Project ROBOTICS 2008

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    Conrad, Finn

    Mathematical modelling of Alto Robot, direct- and inverse kinematic transformation,simulation and path control applying MATLAB/SIMULINK.......Mathematical modelling of Alto Robot, direct- and inverse kinematic transformation,simulation and path control applying MATLAB/SIMULINK....

  9. RHOBOT: Radiation hardened robotics

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    A survey of robotic applications in radioactive environments has been conducted, and analysis of robotic system components and their response to the varying types and strengths of radiation has been completed. Two specific robotic systems for accident recovery and nuclear fuel movement have been analyzed in detail for radiation hardness. Finally, a general design approach for radiation-hardened robotics systems has been developed and is presented. This report completes this project which was funded under the Laboratory Directed Research and Development program

  10. Educational Robotics as Mindtools

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    Tassos A. Mikropoulos; Ioanna Bellou

    2013-01-01

    Although there are many studies on the constructionist use of educational robotics, they have certain limitations. Some of them refer to robotics education, rather than educational robotics. Others follow a constructionist approach, but give emphasisonly to design skills, creativity and collaboration. Some studies use robotics as an educational tool in engineering education, science and programming learning implying mindtools, but they do not give evidence of mindtool characteristics. This wo...

  11. The robot programming network

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    Cervera Mateu, Enric; Martinet, Philippe; Marín Prades, Raúl; Moughlbay, Amine A.; Pascual del Pobil Ferré, Ángel; Alemany, Jaime; Esteller Curto, Roger; Casañ Núñez, Gustavo Adolfo

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    The Robot Programming Network (RPN) is an initiative for creating a network of robotics education laboratories with remote programming capabilities. It consists of both online open course materials and online servers that are ready to execute and test the programs written by remote students. Online materials include introductory course modules on robot programming, mobile robotics and humanoids, aimed to learn from basic concepts in science, technology, engineering, and math...

  12. Probabilistic Algorithms in Robotics

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    Thrun, Sebastian

    2000-01-01

    This article describes a methodology for programming robots known as probabilistic robotics. The probabilistic paradigm pays tribute to the inherent uncertainty in robot perception, relying on explicit representations of uncertainty when determining what to do. This article surveys some of the progress in the field, using in-depth examples to illustrate some of the nuts and bolts of the basic approach. My central conjecture is that the probabilistic approach to robotics scales better to compl...

  13. Toward Integrated Soccer Robots

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    Shen, Wei-Min; Adibi, Jafar; Adobbati, Rogelio; Cho, Bonghan; Erdem, Ali; Moradi, Hadi; Salemi, Behnam; Tejada, Sheila

    1998-01-01

    Robot soccer competition provides an excellent opportunity for integrated robotics research. In particular, robot players in a soccer game must recognize and track objects in real time, navigate in a dynamic field, collaborate with teammates, and strike the ball in the correct direction. All these tasks demand robots that are autonomous (sensing, thinking, and acting as independent creatures), efficient (functioning under time and resource constraints), cooperative (collaborating with each ot...

  14. RHOBOT: Radiation hardened robotics

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    Bennett, P.C.; Posey, L.D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1997-10-01

    A survey of robotic applications in radioactive environments has been conducted, and analysis of robotic system components and their response to the varying types and strengths of radiation has been completed. Two specific robotic systems for accident recovery and nuclear fuel movement have been analyzed in detail for radiation hardness. Finally, a general design approach for radiation-hardened robotics systems has been developed and is presented. This report completes this project which was funded under the Laboratory Directed Research and Development program.

  15. Modular robot

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    Ferrante, Todd A.

    1997-01-01

    A modular robot may comprise a main body having a structure defined by a plurality of stackable modules. The stackable modules may comprise a manifold, a valve module, and a control module. The manifold may comprise a top surface and a bottom surface having a plurality of fluid passages contained therein, at least one of the plurality of fluid passages terminating in a valve port located on the bottom surface of the manifold. The valve module is removably connected to the manifold and selectively fluidically connects the plurality of fluid passages contained in the manifold to a supply of pressurized fluid and to a vent. The control module is removably connected to the valve module and actuates the valve module to selectively control a flow of pressurized fluid through different ones of the plurality of fluid passages in the manifold. The manifold, valve module, and control module are mounted together in a sandwich-like manner and comprise a main body. A plurality of leg assemblies are removably connected to the main body and are removably fluidically connected to the fluid passages in the manifold so that each of the leg assemblies can be selectively actuated by the flow of pressurized fluid in different ones of the plurality of fluid passages in the manifold.

  16. Robot 2015 : Second Iberian Robotics Conference : Advances in Robotics

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    Moreira, António; Lima, Pedro; Montano, Luis; Muñoz-Martinez, Victor

    2016-01-01

    This book contains a selection of papers accepted for presentation and discussion at ROBOT 2015: Second Iberian Robotics Conference, held in Lisbon, Portugal, November 19th-21th, 2015. ROBOT 2015 is part of a series of conferences that are a joint organization of SPR – “Sociedade Portuguesa de Robótica/ Portuguese Society for Robotics”, SEIDROB – Sociedad Española para la Investigación y Desarrollo de la Robótica/ Spanish Society for Research and Development in Robotics and CEA-GTRob – Grupo Temático de Robótica/ Robotics Thematic Group. The conference organization had also the collaboration of several universities and research institutes, including: University of Minho, University of Porto, University of Lisbon, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, University of Aveiro, University of Zaragoza, University of Malaga, LIACC, INESC-TEC and LARSyS. Robot 2015 was focussed on the Robotics scientific and technological activities in the Iberian Peninsula, although open to research and delegates from other...

  17. Building a Better Robot

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    Navah, Jan

    2012-01-01

    Kids love to build robots, letting their imaginations run wild with thoughts of what they might look like and what they could be programmed to do. Yet when students use cereal boxes and found objects to make robots, often the projects look too similar and tend to fall apart. This alternative allows students to "build" robots in a different way,…

  18. Robotically Driven Architectural Production

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    Bier, H.H.

    2014-01-01

    Robotically driven architectural production advances seamless, computer-numerically controlled (CNC) and robotically supported design to production and operation processes enabling im-plementation of robotically driven buildings from conceptualisation to use. It enables production of free-formed, heterogeneous, optimized structures in order to address specific requirements in terms of properties (density, consistency, rigidity, etc.) and behaviours (re-configurability, responsiveness, etc.) i...

  19. Learning robotics using Python

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    Joseph, Lentin

    2015-01-01

    If you are an engineer, a researcher, or a hobbyist, and you are interested in robotics and want to build your own robot, this book is for you. Readers are assumed to be new to robotics but should have experience with Python.

  20. Language grounding in robots

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    2012-01-01

    Covers all aspects of language interaction with robots, from embodiment, action and perception to conceptualization and grammar in a single volume Discusses several significant innovations, such as robotic embodiment, evolutionary derivation of neural controllers, embodied cognitive semantics and fluid construction grammar Presents the new humanoid robot platform, Myon, used by an increasing number of research laboratories

  1. Robots and Art

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    Jochum, Elizabeth Ann; Putnam, Lance Jonathan

    2015-01-01

    We describe the design of an undergraduate course in art and robotics that aims to integrate basic concepts of computer science, robotics and art installation for undergraduate students within the problem-based learning model. Our methodology aims to bridge the gap that separates humanities from...... computer science and engineering education to prepare students to address real world problems in robotics, including human-robotic interaction and HCI. Given the proliferation of interactive, systems-based art works and the continued interest in human-centered factors in robotics research (such...

  2. Advances in robot kinematics

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    Khatib, Oussama

    2014-01-01

    The topics addressed in this book cover the whole range of kinematic analysis, synthesis and design and consider robotic systems possessing serial, parallel and cable driven mechanisms. The robotic systems range from being less than fully mobile to kinematically redundant to overconstrained.  The fifty-six contributions report the latest results in robot kinematics with emphasis on emerging areas such as design and control of humanoids or humanoid subsystems. The book is of interest to researchers wanting to bring their knowledge up to date regarding modern topics in one of the basic disciplines in robotics, which relates to the essential property of robots, the motion of mechanisms.

  3. [Robotics in pediatric surgery].

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    Camps, J I

    2011-10-01

    Despite the extensive use of robotics in the adult population, the use of robotics in pediatrics has not been well accepted. There is still a lack of awareness from pediatric surgeons on how to use the robotic equipment, its advantages and indications. Benefit is still controversial. Dexterity and better visualization of the surgical field are one of the strong values. Conversely, cost and a lack of small instruments prevent the use of robotics in the smaller patients. The aim of this manuscript is to present the controversies about the use of robotics in pediatric surgery.

  4. Walking control of small size humanoid robot: HAJIME ROBOT 18

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    Sakamoto, Hajime; Nakatsu, Ryohei

    2007-12-01

    HAJIME ROBOT 18 is a fully autonomous biped robot. It has been developed for RoboCup which is a worldwide soccer competition of robots. It is necessary for a robot to have high mobility to play soccer. High speed walking and all directional walking are important to approach and to locate in front of a ball. HAJIME ROBOT achieved these walking. This paper describes walking control of a small size humanoid robot 'HAJIME ROBOT 18' and shows the measurement result of ZMP (Zero Moment Point). HAJIME ROBOT won the Robotics Society of Japan Award in RoboCup 2005 and in RoboCup 2006 Japan Open.

  5. Robots and lattice automata

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    Adamatzky, Andrew

    2015-01-01

    The book gives a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art research and engineering in theory and application of Lattice Automata in design and control of autonomous Robots. Automata and robots share the same notional meaning. Automata (originated from the latinization of the Greek word “αυτόματον”) as self-operating autonomous machines invented from ancient years can be easily considered the first steps of robotic-like efforts. Automata are mathematical models of Robots and also they are integral parts of robotic control systems. A Lattice Automaton is a regular array or a collective of finite state machines, or automata. The Automata update their states by the same rules depending on states of their immediate neighbours. In the context of this book, Lattice Automata are used in developing modular reconfigurable robotic systems, path planning and map exploration for robots, as robot controllers, synchronisation of robot collectives, robot vision, parallel robotic actuators. All chapters are...

  6. Space robotics in Japan

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    Whittaker, William; Lowrie, James W.; McCain, Harry; Bejczy, Antal; Sheridan, Tom; Kanade, Takeo; Allen, Peter

    1994-03-01

    Japan has been one of the most successful countries in the world in the realm of terrestrial robot applications. The panel found that Japan has in place a broad base of robotics research and development, ranging from components to working systems for manufacturing, construction, and human service industries. From this base, Japan looks to the use of robotics in space applications and has funded work in space robotics since the mid-1980's. The Japanese are focusing on a clear image of what they hope to achieve through three objectives for the 1990's: developing long-reach manipulation for tending experiments on Space Station Freedom, capturing satellites using a free-flying manipulator, and surveying part of the moon with a mobile robot. This focus and a sound robotics infrastructure is enabling the young Japanese space program to develop relevant systems for extraterrestrial robotics applications.

  7. Cloud Robotics Model

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    Gyula Mester

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Cloud Robotics was born from the merger of service robotics and cloud technologies. It allows robots to benefit from the powerful computational, storage, and communications resources of modern data centres. Cloud robotics allows robots to take advantage of the rapid increase in data transfer rates to offload tasks without hard real time requirements. Cloud Robotics has rapidly gained momentum with initiatives by companies such as Google, Willow Garage and Gostai as well as more than a dozen active research projects around the world. The presentation summarizes the main idea, the definition, the cloud model composed of essential characteristics, service models and deployment models, planning task execution and beyond. Finally some cloud robotics projects are discussed.

  8. Marine Robot Autonomy

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    Autonomy for Marine Robots provides a timely and insightful overview of intelligent autonomy in marine robots. A brief history of this emerging field is provided, along with a discussion of the challenges unique to the underwater environment and their impact on the level of intelligent autonomy required.  Topics covered at length examine advanced frameworks, path-planning, fault tolerance, machine learning, and cooperation as relevant to marine robots that need intelligent autonomy.  This book also: Discusses and offers solutions for the unique challenges presented by more complex missions and the dynamic underwater environment when operating autonomous marine robots Includes case studies that demonstrate intelligent autonomy in marine robots to perform underwater simultaneous localization and mapping  Autonomy for Marine Robots is an ideal book for researchers and engineers interested in the field of marine robots.      

  9. Desarrollo del Robot Paralelo Parallix LKF-240

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    Eduardo Castillo Castañeda

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta al robot paralelo PARALLIX LKF-2040 desarrollado en la Instituto Politécnico Nacional y actualmente comercializado en Instituciones de Educación Superior para fortalecer la enseñanza de la mecatrónica. Este mecanismo posee una plataforma fija y otra móvil. Los actuadores están montados en la plataforma fija, reduciendo el cableado y manteniéndolo fuera del espacio de trabajo. La plataforma móvil es el elemento efector y puede ser posicionada en un amplio espacio de trabajo. La estructura del manipulador es ligera, simplificando la dinámica y minimizando el peso a desplazar. Lo anterior, permite utilizar el par generado por los motores sólo para el desplazamiento de la carga. El robot PARALLIX LKF-2040 tiene sus orígenes en la configuración del robot tipo Delta pero tiene articulaciones rotacionales en lugar de esféricas, proporcionando un espacio de trabajo más amplio. Primeramente, se presenta el concepto de robot paralelo y sus ventajas respecto a los robots convencionales tipo serial. Se muestra la estructura geométrica de un robot paralelo tipo 3RSS y se encuentra la solución de su cinemática inversa. También, se presentan los resultados obtenidos del análisis del espacio de trabajo y el diseño de una arquitectura de control de tres ejes para servomotores con encoder incremental en cuadratura. Además, se proponen técnicas novedosas basadas en análisis de imágenes para determinar la precisión y la repetibilidad del robot, así como la rigidez bajo diferentes condiciones de carga.

  10. Non-manufacturing applications of robotics

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    This book presents the different non-manufacturing sectors of activity where robotics can have useful or necessary applications: underwater robotics, agriculture robotics, road work robotics, nuclear robotics, medical-surgery robotics, aids to disabled people, entertainment robotics. Service robotics has been voluntarily excluded because this developing sector is not mature yet. (J.S.)

  11. An Adaptive Robot Game

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    Hansen, Søren Tranberg; Svenstrup, Mikael; Dalgaard, Lars

    2010-01-01

    The goal of this paper is to describe an adaptive robot game, which motivates elderly people to do a regular amount of physical exercise while playing. One of the advantages of robot based games is that the initiative to play can be taken autonomously by the robot. In this case, the goal is to im...... to the behavior of the interacting person. This paper presents a simple ball game between a single player and a mobile robot platform. The algorithm has been validated using simulation and real world experiments.......The goal of this paper is to describe an adaptive robot game, which motivates elderly people to do a regular amount of physical exercise while playing. One of the advantages of robot based games is that the initiative to play can be taken autonomously by the robot. In this case, the goal...... is to improve the mental and physical state of the user by playing a physical game with the robot. Ideally, a robot game should be simple to learn but difficult to master, providing an appropriate degree of challenge for players with different skills. In order to achieve that, the robot should be able to adapt...

  12. Humanlike Robots - The Upcoming Revolution in Robotics

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    Bar-Cohen, Yoseph

    2009-01-01

    Humans have always sought to imitate the human appearance, functions and intelligence. Human-like robots, which for many years have been a science fiction, are increasingly becoming an engineering reality resulting from the many advances in biologically inspired technologies. These biomimetic technologies include artificial intelligence, artificial vision and hearing as well as artificial muscles, also known as electroactive polymers (EAP). Robots, such as the vacuum cleaner Rumba and the robotic lawnmower, that don't have human shape, are already finding growing use in homes worldwide. As opposed to other human-made machines and devices, this technology raises also various questions and concerns and they need to be addressed as the technology advances. These include the need to prevent accidents, deliberate harm, or their use in crime. In this paper the state-of-the-art of the ultimate goal of biomimetics, the development of humanlike robots, the potentials and the challenges are reviewed.

  13. Humanlike robots: the upcoming revolution in robotics

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    Bar-Cohen, Yoseph

    2009-08-01

    Humans have always sought to imitate the human appearance, functions and intelligence. Human-like robots, which for many years have been a science fiction, are increasingly becoming an engineering reality resulting from the many advances in biologically inspired technologies. These biomimetic technologies include artificial intelligence, artificial vision and hearing as well as artificial muscles, also known as electroactive polymers (EAP). Robots, such as the vacuum cleaner Rumba and the robotic lawnmower, that don't have human shape, are already finding growing use in homes worldwide. As opposed to other human-made machines and devices, this technology raises also various questions and concerns and they need to be addressed as the technology advances. These include the need to prevent accidents, deliberate harm, or their use in crime. In this paper the state-of-the-art of the ultimate goal of biomimetics, the development of humanlike robots, the potentials and the challenges are reviewed.

  14. Cuerpo, derechos y salud integral: Análisis de los debates parlamentarios de las leyes de Identidad de Género y Fertilización Asistida (Argentina, 2011-2013)

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    Anahí Farji Neer

    2015-01-01

    En este artículo se analizan los debates parlamentarios de la Ley 26743 de Identidad de Género y de la Ley 26862 de Fertilización Asistida, desarrollados en el Congreso Nacional argentino entre los años 2011 y 2013. A través de la técnica de análisis de contenido cualitativo se analizan las versiones taquigráficas de los debates parlamentarios con el fin de responder los siguientes interrogantes: ¿cómo fue caracterizado el problema público al cual ambas leyes darían respuesta?, ¿cómo fue conc...

  15. What is a social robot?

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    Duffy, Brian R.; Rooney, Colm, (Thesis); O'Hare, G.M.P.; O'Donoghue, Ruadhan

    1999-01-01

    This paper discusses the concept of a social robot. Developing from recent work on physical embodiment, the necessity for a socially embodied robot is presented. Current work via the Social Robot Architecture seeks to develop and demonstrate these concepts.

  16. Space Robotics: What is a Robotic Spacecraft?

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    Alex Ellery

    2004-01-01

    In this first of three short papers, I introduce some of the basic concepts of space engineering with an emphasis on some specific challenging areas of research that are peculiar to the application of robotics to space development and exploration. The style of these short papers is pedagogical and this paper stresses the unique constraints that space application imposes. This first paper is thus a general introduction to the nature of spacecraft engineering and its application to robotic spac...

  17. Robot Games for Elderly

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    Hansen, Søren Tranberg

    2011-01-01

    . The robot facilitates interaction, and the study suggests that robot based games potentially can be used for training balance and orientation. The second game consists in an adaptive game algorithm which gradually adjusts the game challenge to the mobility skills of the player based on spatio...... improve a person’s overall health, and this thesis investigates how games based on an autonomous, mobile robot platform, can be used to motivate elderly to move physically while playing. The focus of the investigation is on the development of games for an autonomous, mobile robot based on algorithms using...... spatio-temporal information about player behaviour - more specifically, I investigate three types of games each using a different control strategy. The first game is based on basic robot control which allows the robot to detect and follow a person. A field study in a rehabilitation centre and a nursing...

  18. Robotics for Learning

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    Toh, Dennis; Lim, Matthew; Wee, Loo Kang; Ong, Matthew

    2015-01-01

    Teaching Robotics is about empowering students to create and configure robotics devices and program computers to nurture in students the skill sets necessary to play an active role in society. The robot in Figure 1 focuses on the design of scaffolds and physical assembly methods, coupled with a computer logic program to make that makes it move or behave in a very precise (remote controlled or autonomous) manner. This enables students to investigate, explore and refine the program to affect the robots. The Robotics approach takes into account the increasing popularity of Computer Science and the learning by doing (Schank, Berman, & Macpherson, 1999) approach to solve complex problems and use computers meaningfully in learning (Barron & Darling-Hammond, 2008; Jonassen, Howland, Marra, & Crismond, 2008). In Singapore, teachers and students in Woodlands Ring Secondary and Rulang Primary have incorporated robotics to varying extents into formal and informal curricula. In addition, other less expensive ...

  19. Survival of falling robots

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    Cameron, Jonathan M.; Arkin, Ronald C.

    1992-01-01

    As mobile robots are used in more uncertain and dangerous environments, it will become important to design them so that they can survive falls. In this paper, we examine a number of mechanisms and strategies that animals use to withstand these potentially catastrophic events and extend them to the design of robots. A brief survey of several aspects of how common cats survive falls provides an understanding of the issues involved in preventing traumatic injury during a falling event. After outlining situations in which robots might fall, a number of factors affecting their survival are described. From this background, several robot design guidelines are derived. These include recommendations for the physical structure of the robot as well as requirements for the robot control architecture. A control architecture is proposed based on reactive control techniques and action-oriented perception that is geared to support this form of survival behavior.

  20. Multigait soft robot.

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    Shepherd, Robert F; Ilievski, Filip; Choi, Wonjae; Morin, Stephen A; Stokes, Adam A; Mazzeo, Aaron D; Chen, Xin; Wang, Michael; Whitesides, George M

    2011-12-20

    This manuscript describes a unique class of locomotive robot: A soft robot, composed exclusively of soft materials (elastomeric polymers), which is inspired by animals (e.g., squid, starfish, worms) that do not have hard internal skeletons. Soft lithography was used to fabricate a pneumatically actuated robot capable of sophisticated locomotion (e.g., fluid movement of limbs and multiple gaits). This robot is quadrupedal; it uses no sensors, only five actuators, and a simple pneumatic valving system that operates at low pressures (< 10 psi). A combination of crawling and undulation gaits allowed this robot to navigate a difficult obstacle. This demonstration illustrates an advantage of soft robotics: They are systems in which simple types of actuation produce complex motion.

  1. Grasping in Robotics

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    2013-01-01

    Grasping in Robotics contains original contributions in the field of grasping in robotics with a broad multidisciplinary approach. This gives the possibility of addressing all the major issues related to robotized grasping, including milestones in grasping through the centuries, mechanical design issues, control issues, modelling achievements and issues, formulations and software for simulation purposes, sensors and vision integration, applications in industrial field and non-conventional applications (including service robotics and agriculture).   The contributors to this book are experts in their own diverse and wide ranging fields. This multidisciplinary approach can help make Grasping in Robotics of interest to a very wide audience. In particular, it can be a useful reference book for researchers, students and users in the wide field of grasping in robotics from many different disciplines including mechanical design, hardware design, control design, user interfaces, modelling, simulation, sensors and hum...

  2. Advanced Techniques of Industrial Robot Programming

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    Cheng, Frank Shaopeng

    2010-01-01

    Creating accurate robot points is an important task in robot programming. This chapter discussed the advanced techniques used in creating robot points for improving robot operation flexibility and reducing robot production downtime. The theory of robotics shows that an industrial robot system represents a robot point in both Cartesian coordinates and proper joint values. The concepts and procedures of designing accurate robot user tool frame UT[k] and robot user frame UF[i] are essential in t...

  3. Teaching Software Engineering through Robotics

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    Shin, Jiwon; Rusakov, Andrey; Meyer, Bertrand

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a newly-developed robotics programming course and reports the initial results of software engineering education in robotics context. Robotics programming, as a multidisciplinary course, puts equal emphasis on software engineering and robotics. It teaches students proper software engineering -- in particular, modularity and documentation -- by having them implement four core robotics algorithms for an educational robot. To evaluate the effect of software engineering educati...

  4. Designing Modular Robotic Playware

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    Lund, Henrik Hautop; Marti, Patrizia

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, we explore the design of modular robotic objects that may enhance playful experiences. The approach builds upon the development of modular robotics to create a kind of playware, which is flexible in both set-up and activity building for the end-user to allow easy creation of games...... robotic tiles, and discusses the challenges and opportunities of this modular playware when used by children with different cognitive abilities....

  5. NASA Robot Brain Surgeon

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    1997-01-01

    Mechanical Engineer Michael Guerrero works on the Robot Brain Surgeon testbed in the NeuroEngineering Group at the Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California. Principal investigator Dr. Robert W. Mah states that potentially the simple robot will be able to feel brain structures better than any human surgeon, making slow, very precise movements during an operation. The brain surgery robot that may give surgeons finer control of surgical instruments during delicate brain operations is still under development.

  6. Robotic liver surgery.

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    Leung, Universe; Fong, Yuman

    2014-10-01

    Robotic surgery is an evolving technology that has been successfully applied to a number of surgical specialties, but its use in liver surgery has so far been limited. In this review article we discuss the challenges of minimally invasive liver surgery, the pros and cons of robotics, the evolution of medical robots, and the potentials in applying this technology to liver surgery. The current data in the literature are also presented. PMID:25392840

  7. Robotized transcranial magnetic stimulation

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    Richter, Lars

    2014-01-01

    Presents new, cutting-edge algorithms for robot/camera calibration, sensor fusion and sensor calibration Explores the main challenges for accurate coil positioning, such as head motion, and outlines how active robotic motion compensation can outperform hand-held solutions Analyzes how a robotized system in medicine can alleviate concerns with a patient's safety, and presents a novel fault-tolerant algorithm (FTA) sensor for system safety

  8. Raspberry Pi robotics projects

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    Grimmett, Richard

    2015-01-01

    This book is for enthusiasts who want to use the Raspberry Pi to build complex robotics projects. With the aid of the step-by-step instructions in this book, you can construct complex robotics projects that can move, talk, listen, see, swim, or fly. No previous Raspberry Pi robotics experience is assumed, but even experts will find unexpected and interesting information in this invaluable guide.

  9. Mobile robot control system

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    Jiruška, Jiří

    2015-01-01

    This thesis deals with differential drive wheeled mobile robot which is running under a real-time operating system. Introductory part is focused on theoretical description of robot and its original firmware. Practical part deals with creating software and implementation several methods that allow following the line by robot using reflectance sensor array. Significant part of this thesis is focused on design and implementation of communication protocol, based on IEEE 802.15.4 which provides co...

  10. Designing Bioinspired Robots Editorial

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    Claudio Moriconi

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available This IJARS issue is dedicated to a new international conference series, which has been promoted by ENEA and IARP (International Advanced Robotics Programme. The first conference, entitled Bio-inspired Robotics, was held on 14th-15th May 2014 at the ENEA’s Frascati Centre. The conference was dedicated to young researchers and scholars with promising ideas, methods and products for innovation and technology transfer in the field of service robots with bio-inspired design and operation.

  11. Designing Bioinspired Robots Editorial

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    Claudio Moriconi; Marco Ceccarelli

    2015-01-01

    This IJARS issue is dedicated to a new international conference series, which has been promoted by ENEA and IARP (International Advanced Robotics Programme). The first conference, entitled Bio-inspired Robotics, was held on 14th-15th May 2014 at the ENEA’s Frascati Centre. The conference was dedicated to young researchers and scholars with promising ideas, methods and products for innovation and technology transfer in the field of service robots with bio-inspired design and operation.

  12. Kinematics of robot wrists

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    Paul, R. P.; Stevenson, C. N.

    1983-05-01

    Robots for use in assembly and other interactive tasks must be able to respond to both forces and velocity commands within their workspace. By considering a general six-joint robot it is shown that all such robots are limited in their ability to respond in orientation to feedback commands. It is also shown that it is simple to predict, if not to avoid, these regions of degeneracy in which the manipulator loses a degree of freedom.

  13. Robotic Mission Simulation Tool Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Energid Technologies proposes a software tool to predict robotic mission performance and support supervision of robotic missions even when environments and...

  14. Human-Robot Interaction

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    Sandor, Aniko; Cross, E. Vincent, II; Chang, Mai Lee

    2015-01-01

    Human-robot interaction (HRI) is a discipline investigating the factors affecting the interactions between humans and robots. It is important to evaluate how the design of interfaces affect the human's ability to perform tasks effectively and efficiently when working with a robot. By understanding the effects of interface design on human performance, workload, and situation awareness, interfaces can be developed to appropriately support the human in performing tasks with minimal errors and with appropriate interaction time and effort. Thus, the results of research on human-robot interfaces have direct implications for the design of robotic systems. For efficient and effective remote navigation of a rover, a human operator needs to be aware of the robot's environment. However, during teleoperation, operators may get information about the environment only through a robot's front-mounted camera causing a keyhole effect. The keyhole effect reduces situation awareness which may manifest in navigation issues such as higher number of collisions, missing critical aspects of the environment, or reduced speed. One way to compensate for the keyhole effect and the ambiguities operators experience when they teleoperate a robot is adding multiple cameras and including the robot chassis in the camera view. Augmented reality, such as overlays, can also enhance the way a person sees objects in the environment or in camera views by making them more visible. Scenes can be augmented with integrated telemetry, procedures, or map information. Furthermore, the addition of an exocentric (i.e., third-person) field of view from a camera placed in the robot's environment may provide operators with the additional information needed to gain spatial awareness of the robot. Two research studies investigated possible mitigation approaches to address the keyhole effect: 1) combining the inclusion of the robot chassis in the camera view with augmented reality overlays, and 2) modifying the camera

  15. Advanced robot locomotion.

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    Neely, Jason C.; Sturgis, Beverly Rainwater; Byrne, Raymond Harry; Feddema, John Todd; Spletzer, Barry Louis; Rose, Scott E.; Novick, David Keith; Wilson, David Gerald; Buerger, Stephen P.

    2007-01-01

    This report contains the results of a research effort on advanced robot locomotion. The majority of this work focuses on walking robots. Walking robot applications include delivery of special payloads to unique locations that require human locomotion to exo-skeleton human assistance applications. A walking robot could step over obstacles and move through narrow openings that a wheeled or tracked vehicle could not overcome. It could pick up and manipulate objects in ways that a standard robot gripper could not. Most importantly, a walking robot would be able to rapidly perform these tasks through an intuitive user interface that mimics natural human motion. The largest obstacle arises in emulating stability and balance control naturally present in humans but needed for bipedal locomotion in a robot. A tracked robot is bulky and limited, but a wide wheel base assures passive stability. Human bipedal motion is so common that it is taken for granted, but bipedal motion requires active balance and stability control for which the analysis is non-trivial. This report contains an extensive literature study on the state-of-the-art of legged robotics, and it additionally provides the analysis, simulation, and hardware verification of two variants of a proto-type leg design.

  16. Robotic Thumb Assembly

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    Ihrke, Chris A. (Inventor); Bridgwater, Lyndon (Inventor); Platt, Robert (Inventor); Wampler, II, Charles W. (Inventor); Goza, S. Michael (Inventor)

    2013-01-01

    An improved robotic thumb for a robotic hand assembly is provided. According to one aspect of the disclosure, improved tendon routing in the robotic thumb provides control of four degrees of freedom with only five tendons. According to another aspect of the disclosure, one of the five degrees of freedom of a human thumb is replaced in the robotic thumb with a permanent twist in the shape of a phalange. According to yet another aspect of the disclosure, a position sensor includes a magnet having two portions shaped as circle segments with different center points. The magnet provides a linearized output from a Hall effect sensor.

  17. Autonomous military robotics

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    Nath, Vishnu

    2014-01-01

    This SpringerBrief reveals the latest techniques in computer vision and machine learning on robots that are designed as accurate and efficient military snipers. Militaries around the world are investigating this technology to simplify the time, cost and safety measures necessary for training human snipers. These robots are developed by combining crucial aspects of computer science research areas including image processing, robotic kinematics and learning algorithms. The authors explain how a new humanoid robot, the iCub, uses high-speed cameras and computer vision algorithms to track the objec

  18. Robotics Research in Norway

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    J.R. Hølpødt

    1984-07-01

    Full Text Available Except for some districts and industries, the population of industrial robots in Norway is low. Trallfa AS is definitely the largest producer of robots in Norway. Jonas Oglænd A/S formerly produced handling manipulators, but they are now produced abroad. New companies such as NORKYB are developing. In addition to Trallfa and Oglænd, the development of robot systems is done by different research institutes such as the Center for Industrial Research (SI, SINTEF and the Rogaland Research Center (RF. These institutes do research work both for the robot manufacturers and directly for end users.

  19. Modelling of Hydraulic Robot

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    Madsen, Henrik; Zhou, Jianjun; Hansen, Lars Henrik

    1997-01-01

    This paper describes a case study of identifying the physical model (or the grey box model) of a hydraulic test robot. The obtained model is intended to provide a basis for model-based control of the robot. The physical model is formulated in continuous time and is derived by application of the l......This paper describes a case study of identifying the physical model (or the grey box model) of a hydraulic test robot. The obtained model is intended to provide a basis for model-based control of the robot. The physical model is formulated in continuous time and is derived by application...

  20. Robotic assisted laparoscopic colectomy.

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    Pandalai, S

    2010-06-01

    Robotic surgery has evolved over the last decade to compensate for limitations in human dexterity. It avoids the need for a trained assistant while decreasing error rates such as perforations. The nature of the robotic assistance varies from voice activated camera control to more elaborate telerobotic systems such as the Zeus and the Da Vinci where the surgeon controls the robotic arms using a console. Herein, we report the first series of robotic assisted colectomies in Ireland using a voice activated camera control system.

  1. Multi-robot control interface

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    Bruemmer, David J.; Walton, Miles C.

    2011-12-06

    Methods and systems for controlling a plurality of robots through a single user interface include at least one robot display window for each of the plurality of robots with the at least one robot display window illustrating one or more conditions of a respective one of the plurality of robots. The user interface further includes at least one robot control window for each of the plurality of robots with the at least one robot control window configured to receive one or more commands for sending to the respective one of the plurality of robots. The user interface further includes a multi-robot common window comprised of information received from each of the plurality of robots.

  2. Rehearsal for the Robot Revolution

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    Jochum, Elizabeth; Goldberg, Ken

    from robot peformances? This paper considers the design and staging of robots in live theatre. Citing examples of machinic performances absent of human actors, interactive robotic art works, human-robot opera, puppetry and traditional spoken-word plays, we demonstrate how creative approaches to robot......This paper considers the use of tele-operated and autonomous robots in live performance. Theatre is a conducive to studying what makes robots compelling and engaging. Because theatre is a narrowly defined domain in which robots can excel, it is a useful test bed for exploring issues...... that are central to social robotics. However automated performances that merely substitute robotic actors for human ones do not always capture our imagination or prove entertaining. While some plays explore ambivalence to robots or “misbehaving machines” thematically (such as R.U.R.), the exigencies of live...

  3. Aplicación de las técnicas de diseño asistido por ordenador a la concepción de estructuras para satélites espaciales

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    Gómez Molinero, Vicente

    1986-01-01

    Se presentan aquí una revisión de las técnicas de Ingeniería Asistida por Ordenador (CAE) y su aplicación al diseño de estructuras de satélites espaciales. La descripción de las diversas fases del proceso de diseño y fabricación de satélites espaciales permite conocer el diagrama de flujo de la información y la posible automatización de cada actividad. Se discute el estado actual de la aplicación de la CAE en la Industria Espacial Europea -y en el caso particular de una división Espacial Espa...

  4. Biomass feeds vegetarian robot; Biomassa voedt vegetarische robot

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    Van den Brandt, M. [Office for Science and Technology, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Washington (United States)

    2009-09-15

    This brief article addresses the EATR robot (Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot) that was developed by Cyclone Power and uses biomass as primary source of energy for propulsion. [Dutch] Een kort artikel over de door Cyclone Power ontwikkelde EATR-robot (Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot) die voor de voortdrijving biomassa gebruikt als primaire energiebron.

  5. Social robotics: reality and virtuality in agent-based robotics

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    Duffy, Brian R.; Collier, Rem; O'Hare, G. M. P.; Rooney, Colm, (Thesis); O'Donoghue, Ruadhan

    1999-01-01

    This paper advocates the application of multi-agent techniques in the realisation of social robotic behaviour. We present the Social Robot Architecture, which integrates the key elements of agenthood and robotics in a coherent and systematic manner. This architecture seamlessly integrates real world robots, multi-agent development tools, and VRML visualisation tools into a coherent whole. peer-reviewed

  6. Mechanochemically Active Soft Robots.

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    Gossweiler, Gregory R; Brown, Cameron L; Hewage, Gihan B; Sapiro-Gheiler, Eitan; Trautman, William J; Welshofer, Garrett W; Craig, Stephen L

    2015-10-14

    The functions of soft robotics are intimately tied to their form-channels and voids defined by an elastomeric superstructure that reversibly stores and releases mechanical energy to change shape, grip objects, and achieve complex motions. Here, we demonstrate that covalent polymer mechanochemistry provides a viable mechanism to convert the same mechanical potential energy used for actuation in soft robots into a mechanochromic, covalent chemical response. A bis-alkene functionalized spiropyran (SP) mechanophore is cured into a molded poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) soft robot walker and gripper. The stresses and strains necessary for SP activation are compatible with soft robot function. The color change associated with actuation suggests opportunities for not only new color changing or camouflaging strategies, but also the possibility for simultaneous activation of latent chemistry (e.g., release of small molecules, change in mechanical properties, activation of catalysts, etc.) in soft robots. In addition, mechanochromic stress mapping in a functional robotic device might provide a useful design and optimization tool, revealing spatial and temporal force evolution within the robot in a way that might be coupled to autonomous feedback loops that allow the robot to regulate its own activity. The demonstration motivates the simultaneous development of new combinations of mechanophores, materials, and soft, active devices for enhanced functionality. PMID:26390078

  7. Robotics technology discipline

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    Montemerlo, Melvin D.

    1990-01-01

    Viewgraphs on robotics technology discipline for Space Station Freedom are presented. Topics covered include: mechanisms; sensors; systems engineering processes for integrated robotics; man/machine cooperative control; 3D-real-time machine perception; multiple arm redundancy control; manipulator control from a movable base; multi-agent reasoning; and surfacing evolution technologies.

  8. Robotics and Industrial Arts.

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    Edmison, Glenn A.; And Others

    Robots are becoming increasingly common in American industry. By l990, they will revolutionize the way industry functions, replacing hundreds of workers and doing hot, dirty jobs better and more quickly than the workers could have done them. Robotics should be taught in high school industrial arts programs as a major curriculum component. The…

  9. Going Green Robots

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    Nelson, Jacqueline M.

    2011-01-01

    In looking at the interesting shapes and sizes of old computer parts, creating robots quickly came to the author's mind. In this article, she describes how computer parts can be used creatively. Students will surely enjoy creating their very own robots while learning about the importance of recycling in the society. (Contains 1 online resource.)

  10. Robots Cannot Lie

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    Borggreen, Gunhild

    2014-01-01

    En analyse af den japanske robot-menneske teaterstykke Hataraku Watashi med fokus på Austins og Butlers begreb om performativitet.......En analyse af den japanske robot-menneske teaterstykke Hataraku Watashi med fokus på Austins og Butlers begreb om performativitet....

  11. Robots that care

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    Looije, R.; Arendsen, J.; Saldien, J.; Vanderborght, B.; Broekens, J.; Neerincx, M.

    2010-01-01

    Many countries face pressure on their health care systems. To alleviate this pressure, 'self care' and 'self monitoring' are often stimulated with the use of new assistive technologies. Social robotics is a research area where robotic technology is optimized for various social functions. One of thes

  12. Robot adventures at CERN

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    2015-01-01

    Imagine if the CERN robots had an end-of-year party... From retrieving data tapes to handling material safely, the robots at CERN fulfill numerous tasks. Find out more: http://cern.ch/go/VjX7 Produced by: CERN Video Productions Director: Christoph M. Madsen Copyright © 2015 CERN. Terms of use: http://copyright.web.cern.ch/

  13. Odico Formwork Robotics

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    Søndergaard, Asbjørn

    2014-01-01

    , however, does robotics afford beyond operational effectiveness explicitly for the practice of architecture? What is the potential for the serial production of non–standard elements as well as for varied construction processes? In order to scale up and advance the application of robotics, for both...

  14. Robot Vision Library

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    Howard, Andrew B.; Ansar, Adnan I.; Litwin, Todd E.; Goldberg, Steven B.

    2009-01-01

    The JPL Robot Vision Library (JPLV) provides real-time robot vision algorithms for developers who are not vision specialists. The package includes algorithms for stereo ranging, visual odometry and unsurveyed camera calibration, and has unique support for very wideangle lenses

  15. Robotics: Generation soft

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    Mazzolai, Barbara; Mattoli, Virgilio

    2016-08-01

    Meet the octobot, the first robot to be made entirely from soft materials. Powered by a chemical reaction and controlled by a fluidic logic circuit, it heralds a generation of soft robots that might surpass conventional machines. See Letter p.451

  16. Can we trust robots?

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    Coeckelbergh, Mark

    2011-01-01

    Can we trust robots? Responding to the literature on trust and e-trust, this paper asks if the question of trust is applicable to robots, discusses different approaches to trust, and analyses some preconditions for trust. In the course of the paper a phenomenological-social approach to trust is arti

  17. Neuronal nets in robotics

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    The paper gives a generic idea of the solutions that the neuronal nets contribute to the robotics. The advantages and the inconveniences are exposed that have regarding the conventional techniques. It also describe the more excellent applications as the pursuit of trajectories, the positioning based on images, the force control or of the mobile robots management, among others

  18. Robotics in medicine

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    Kuznetsov, D. N.; Syryamkin, V. I.

    2015-11-01

    Modern technologies play a very important role in our lives. It is hard to imagine how people can get along without personal computers, and companies - without powerful computer centers. Nowadays, many devices make modern medicine more effective. Medicine is developing constantly, so introduction of robots in this sector is a very promising activity. Advances in technology have influenced medicine greatly. Robotic surgery is now actively developing worldwide. Scientists have been carrying out research and practical attempts to create robotic surgeons for more than 20 years, since the mid-80s of the last century. Robotic assistants play an important role in modern medicine. This industry is new enough and is at the early stage of development; despite this, some developments already have worldwide application; they function successfully and bring invaluable help to employees of medical institutions. Today, doctors can perform operations that seemed impossible a few years ago. Such progress in medicine is due to many factors. First, modern operating rooms are equipped with up-to-date equipment, allowing doctors to make operations more accurately and with less risk to the patient. Second, technology has enabled to improve the quality of doctors' training. Various types of robots exist now: assistants, military robots, space, household and medical, of course. Further, we should make a detailed analysis of existing types of robots and their application. The purpose of the article is to illustrate the most popular types of robots used in medicine.

  19. Robot Companions for Citizens

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    Dario, Paolo; Verschure, Paul; Prescott, Tony; Sandini, Giulio; Cingolani, Roberto; Dillmann, Rüdiger; Floreano, Dario; Leroux, Christophe; MacNeil, Sheila; Roelfsema, Pieter; Verykios, Xenophon; Bicchi, Antonio; Melhuish, Chris; Abu-Schäffer, Alin

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes the scientific vision and objectives of the FET Flagship candidate initiative Robot Companions for Citizens. Robot Companions will be a new generation of machines that will primarily help and assist elderly people in activities of daily living in their workplace, home and in society. They will be the ICT solution for a new sustainable welfare.

  20. Robotics in gynecologic surgery.

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    Frick, A C; Falcone, T

    2009-06-01

    Robotic surgery has evolved from an investigational surgical approach to a clinically useful adjunct in multiple surgical specialties over the past decade. Advocates of robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery revere the system's wristed instrumentation, ergonomic positioning, and three-dimensional high-definition vision system as significant improvements over laparoscopic equipment's four degrees of freedom and two-dimensional laparoscope that demand the surgeon stand throughout a procedure. The cost, lack of haptic feedback, and the bulky size of the equipment make robotics less attractive to others. Studies evaluating outcomes in robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery are limited. Multiple small retrospective studies demonstrate the safety and feasibility of robotic hysterectomy. With increased surgeon experience, operative times are similar to, or shorter than, laparoscopic cases. Robotic assistance can facilitate suturing in laparoscopic myomectomies, and is associated with decreased blood loss and a shorter hospital stay, although may require longer operative times. Robotic assistance has also been applied to multiple procedures in the subspecialties of infertility, urogynecology and gynecologic oncology with good success and relatively low morbidity. However, further research is warranted to better evaluate the relative benefits and costs of robotic assisted gynecologic surgery.

  1. A Future With Robots

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    2009-01-01

    Robots are increasingly coming on the market in China, though their costs remain high T’here is nothing novel about robots nowadays, but they are still a source of mystery and curiosity to many people. The annual China Beijing International

  2. Motivating Students with Robotics

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    Brand, Brenda; Collver, Michael; Kasarda, Mary

    2008-01-01

    In recent years, the need to advance the number of individuals pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields has gained much attention. The Montgomery County/Virginia Tech Robotics Collaborative (MCVTRC), a yearlong high school robotics program housed in an educational shop facility in Montgomery County, Virginia, seeks to…

  3. Towards Versatile Robots Through Open Heterogeneous Modular Robots

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    Lyder, Andreas

    Robots are important tools in our everyday life. Both in industry and at the consumer level they serve the purpose of increasing our scope and extending our capabilities. Modular robots take the next step, allowing us to easily create and build various robots from a set of modules. If a problem...... arises, a new robot can be assembled rapidly from the existing modules, in contrast to conventional robots, which require a time consuming and expensive development process. In this thesis we define a modular robot to be a robot consisting of dynamically reconfigurable modules. The goal of this thesis...... is to increase the versatility and practical usability of modular robots by introducing new conceptual designs. Until now modular robots have been based on a pre-specified set of modules, and thus, their functionality is limited. We propose an open heterogeneous design concept, which allows a modular robot...

  4. Three Laws of Robotics

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    2007-01-01

    经典的机器人三大定律,来自于科幻之父阿西莫夫的名著《I,Robot》The late Isaac Asimov(1920—1992),the prolific author of science fictionand books popularizing science,claimed credit for"robotics"as a term for thescience and technology of robots.In his 1942 sci-fi story"Runaround,"Asimovstated the ethical guidelines he called the"Three Laws of Robotics":1.A robot must not injure a human being,or,through inaction,allow a hu-man being to come to harm.2.A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except wherethose orders would ...

  5. Prolegomena to Social Robotics

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    Nørskov, Marco

    2011-01-01

    of technology. Finally, the fourth essay explores the conceptual context of our emotional response to robots as ‘uncanny’, discussing whether robots could be attributed the same interactive potential as works of art. What these essays clearly indicate is that robots are not as easily categorized as commonly......We have begun to use robots in central areas of our lives, from health care to warfare, from education to entertainment—for tasks that we humans cannot perform and tasks that we simply do not wish to perform. This prospect challenges our values and cultural self-understanding. Public debate...... and some incipient philosophical inquiries have been directed to ethical questions pertaining to the particularities of first applications. In these first public and academic explorations of the nature of human-robot interaction in the ‘Western’ discussion context, certain fundamental tenets...

  6. Service Robots for Hospitals

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    Özkil, Ali Gürcan

    services to maintain the quality of healthcare provided. This thesis and the Industrial PhD project aim to address logistics, which is the most resource demanding service in a hospital. The scale of the transportation tasks is huge and the material flow in a hospital is comparable to that of a factory. We...... believe that these transportation tasks, to a great extent, can be and will be automated using mobile robots. This thesis consequently addresses the key technical issues of implementing service robots in hospitals. In simple terms, a robotic system for automating hospital logistics has to be reliable...... manual work and offer many advantages beyond robotics. Finally, this thesis outlines our contributions in representation of multi-floor buildings, which is a vital requirement to achieve robust and practical, real-world service robot applications....

  7. Honda humanoid robots development.

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    Hirose, Masato; Ogawa, Kenichi

    2007-01-15

    Honda has been doing research on robotics since 1986 with a focus upon bipedal walking technology. The research started with straight and static walking of the first prototype two-legged robot. Now, the continuous transition from walking in a straight line to making a turn has been achieved with the latest humanoid robot ASIMO. ASIMO is the most advanced robot of Honda so far in the mechanism and the control system. ASIMO's configuration allows it to operate freely in the human living space. It could be of practical help to humans with its ability of five-finger arms as well as its walking function. The target of further development of ASIMO is to develop a robot to improve life in human society. Much development work will be continued both mechanically and electronically, staying true to Honda's 'challenging spirit'.

  8. Mobile Robot Navigation

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    Andersen, Jens Christian

    2007-01-01

    . The research is now progressing towards autonomous robots which will be able to assist us in our daily life. One of the enabling technologies is navigation, and navigation is the subject of this thesis. Navigation of an autonomous robot is concerned with the ability of the robot to direct itself from....... The perception of these two sensors are utilised by a path planner to allow a number of drive modes, and especially the ability to follow road edges are investigated. The navigation mission is controlled by a script language. The navigation script controls route sequencing, junction detection, junction crossing......Abstract Robots will soon take part in everyone’s daily life. In industrial production this has been the case for many years, but up to now the use of mobile robots has been limited to a few and isolated applications like lawn mowing, surveillance, agricultural production and military applications...

  9. Quantum Robots and Environments

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    Benioff, P

    1998-01-01

    Quantum robots and their interactions with environments of quantum systems are described and their study justified. A quantum robot is a mobile quantum system that includes a quantum computer and needed ancillary systems on board. Quantum robots carry out tasks whose goals include specified changes in the state of the environment or carrying out measurements on the environment. Each task is a sequence of alternating computation and action phases. Computation phase activities include determination of the action to be carried out in the next phase and possible recording of information on neighborhood environmental system states. Action phase activities include motion of the quantum robot and changes of neighborhood environment system states. Models of quantum robots and their interactions with environments are described using discrete space and time. To each task is associated a unitary step operator T that gives the single time step dynamics. T = T_{a}+T_{c} is a sum of action phase and computation phase step ...

  10. Standard commercial education robotic platform: intermediate solution to teaching robotics

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    Dias, André; Dias, Nuno; Ferreira, Hugo; Campos, Daniela

    2011-01-01

    Teaching robotics to students at the beginning of their studies has become a huge challenge. Simulation environments can be an effective solution to that challenge where students can interact with simulated robots and have the first contact with robotic constraints. From our previous experience with simulation environments it was possible to observe that students with lower background knowledge in robotics where able to deal with a limited number of constraints, implement a simulated robot...

  11. Strategy model for multi-robot coordination in robotic soccer

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    Guarnizo, José G.; Mellado Arteche, Martín; Low, Cheng Yee; Aziz, Norheliena

    2013-01-01

    Journal home page: http://www.ttp.net/1660-9336.html Soccer robots have been frequently used to validate models of multi-agent systems, involving collaboration among the agents. For this purpose, many researchers in robotics have been developing robotic soccer teams which compete in events such as RoboCup. This paper presents a strategy model for multi-robot coordination in robotic soccer teams involving ball position, team member position and opponent position for the selection of a team ...

  12. Exploiting Child-Robot Aesthetic Interaction for a Social Robot

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    Jae-Joon Lee; Dae-Won Kim; Bo-Yeong Kang

    2012-01-01

    A social robot interacts and communicates with humans by using the embodied knowledge gained from interactions with its social environment. In recent years, emotion has emerged as a popular concept for designing social robots. Several studies on social robots reported an increase in robot sociability through emotional imitative interactions between the robot and humans. In this paper conventional emotional interactions are extended by exploiting the aesthetic theories that the sociability of ...

  13. Remote controlled data collector robot

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    Jozsef Suto

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Today a general need for robots assisting different human activities rises. The goal of the present project is to develop a prototyping robot, which provides facilities for attaching and fitting different kinds of sensors and actuators. This robot provides an easy way to turn a general purpose robot into a special function one.

  14. Robust autonomy for interactive robots

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    Brodskiy, Yury

    2014-01-01

    The growing trend in robotics towards applications in an unstructured environment brings new challenges in robotic software and control. Assisting, interacting and serving humans, new robots will literally touch people and their lives. Performing tasks devised for such new robots demands high levels

  15. Robotic Surgery for Thoracic Disease

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    Yoshida, Yasuhiro; Iwasaki, Akinori

    2016-01-01

    Robotic surgeries have developed in the general thoracic field over the past decade, and publications on robotic surgery outcomes have accumulated. However, controversy remains about the application of robotic surgery, with a lack of well-established evidence. Robotic surgery has several advantages such as natural movement of the surgeon’s hands when manipulating the robotic arms and instruments controlled by computer-assisted systems. Most studies have reported the feasibility and safety of robotic surgery based on acceptable morbidity and mortality compared to open or video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). Furthermore, there are accumulated data to indicate longer operation times and shorter hospital stay in robotic surgery. However, randomized controlled trials between robotic and open or VATS procedures are needed to clarify the advantage of robotic surgery. In this review, we focused the literature about robotic surgery used to treat lung cancer and mediastinal tumor. PMID:26822625

  16. UROLOGIC ROBOTS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS

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    Mozer, Pierre; Troccaz, Jocelyne; Stoianovici, Dan

    2009-01-01

    International audience PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery in urology has gained immense popularity with the daVinci system, but a lot of research teams are working on new robots. The purpose of this study is to review current urologic robots and present future development directions. RECENT FINDINGS: Future systems are expected to advance in two directions: improvements of remote manipulation robots and developments of image-guided robots. SUMMARY: The final goal of rob...

  17. Partner Ballroom Dance Robot -PBDR-

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    Kosuge, Kazuhiro; Takeda, Takahiro; Hirata, Yasuhisa; Endo, Mitsuru; Nomura, Minoru; Sakai, Kazuhisa; Koizumi, Mizuo; Oconogi, Tatsuya

    In this research, we have developed a dance partner robot, which has been developed as a platform for realizing the effective human-robot coordination with physical interaction. The robot could estimate the next dance step intended by a human and dance the step with the human. This paper introduce the robot referred to as PBDR (Partner Ballroom Dance Robot), which has performed graceful dancing with the human in EXPO 2005, Aichi, Japan.

  18. Behaviour Trees for Evolutionary Robotics

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    Scheper, Kirk Y. W.; Tijmons, Sjoerd; de Visser, Coen C.; de Croon, Guido C. H. E.

    2014-01-01

    Evolutionary Robotics allows robots with limited sensors and processing to tackle complex tasks by means of sensory-motor coordination. In this paper we show the first application of the Behaviour Tree framework to a real robotic platform using the Evolutionary Robotics methodology. This framework is used to improve the intelligibility of the emergent robotic behaviour as compared to the traditional Neural Network formulation. As a result, the behaviour is easier to comprehend and manually ad...

  19. Robotic systems in surgery.

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    Bargar, W L; Carbone, E J

    1993-10-01

    Computer-driven robots and medical imaging technology may soon enable surgeons to plan and execute intricate procedures with unprecedented precision. Our experience in introducing a robotic system for use in an active role in cementless total hip replacement surgery has convinced us that the marriage of these two technologies-robotics and medical imaging-is likely to change the way many types of surgical procedures are performed. The ability to link an image-based preoperative plan with its surgical execution by a robot may be the key to improved outcomes. Research and development of robotic systems for a wide variety of medical applications is underway at a number of prestigious institutions. Grenoble University has developed the IGOR (Imaged Guided Operating Robot) system. This six-axis robot has performed more than 400 interventions, acting as a positioner for brain surgery in both biopsy and therapeutic procedures. AlephMed and Digital are currently assisting the developers in integrating image analysis into the system. Future development plans include an application for spinal surgery. PMID:25951597

  20. Toward cognitive robotics

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    Laird, John E.

    2009-05-01

    Our long-term goal is to develop autonomous robotic systems that have the cognitive abilities of humans, including communication, coordination, adapting to novel situations, and learning through experience. Our approach rests on the recent integration of the Soar cognitive architecture with both virtual and physical robotic systems. Soar has been used to develop a wide variety of knowledge-rich agents for complex virtual environments, including distributed training environments and interactive computer games. For development and testing in robotic virtual environments, Soar interfaces to a variety of robotic simulators and a simple mobile robot. We have recently made significant extensions to Soar that add new memories and new non-symbolic reasoning to Soar's original symbolic processing, which should significantly improve Soar abilities for control of robots. These extensions include episodic memory, semantic memory, reinforcement learning, and mental imagery. Episodic memory and semantic memory support the learning and recalling of prior events and situations as well as facts about the world. Reinforcement learning provides the ability of the system to tune its procedural knowledge - knowledge about how to do things. Mental imagery supports the use of diagrammatic and visual representations that are critical to support spatial reasoning. We speculate on the future of unmanned systems and the need for cognitive robotics to support dynamic instruction and taskability.

  1. Robotic comfort zones

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    Likhachev, Maxim; Arkin, Ronald C.

    2000-10-01

    The paper investigates how the psychological notion of comfort can be useful in the design of robotic systems. A review of the existing study of human comfort, especially regarding its presence in infants, is conducted with the goal being to determine the relevant characteristics for mapping it onto the robotics domain. Focus is place on the identification of the salient features in the environment that affect the comfort level. Factors involved include current state familiarity, working conditions, the amount and location of available resources, etc. As part of our newly developed comfort function theory, the notion of an object as a psychological attachment for a robot is also introduced, as espoused in Bowlby's theory of attachment. The output space of the comfort function and its dependency on the comfort level are analyzed. The results of the derivation of this comfort function are then presented in terms of the impact they have on robotic behavior. Justification for the use of the comfort function are then presented in terms of the impact they have on robotic behavior. Justification for the use of the comfort function in the domain of robotics is presented with relevance for real-world operations. Also, a transformation of the theoretical discussion into a mathematical framework suitable for implementation within a behavior-based control system is presented. The paper concludes with results of simulation studies and real robot experiments using the derived comfort function.

  2. Door breaching robotic manipulator

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    Schoenfeld, Erik; Parrington, Lawrence; von Muehlen, Stephan

    2008-04-01

    As unmanned systems become more commonplace in military, police, and other security forces, they are tasked to perform missions that the original hardware was not designed for. Current military robots are built for rough outdoor conditions and have strong inflexible manipulators designed to handle a wide range of operations. However, these manipulators are not well suited for some essential indoor tasks, including opening doors. This is a complicated kinematic task that places prohibitively difficult control challenges on the robot and the operator. Honeybee and iRobot have designed a modular door-breaching manipulator that mechanically simplifies the demands upon operator and robot. The manipulator connects to the existing robotic arm of the iRobot PackBot EOD. The gripper is optimized for grasping a variety of door knobs, levers, and car-door handles. It works in conjunction with a compliant wrist and magnetic lock-out mechanism that allows the wrist to remain rigid until the gripper has a firm grasp of the handle and then bend with its rotation and the swing of the door. Once the door is unlatched, the operator simply drives the robot through the doorway while the wrist compensates for the complex, multiple degree-of-freedom motion of the door. Once in the doorway the operator releases the handle, the wrist pops back into place, and the robot is ready for the next door. The new manipulator dramatically improves a robot's ability to non-destructively breach doors and perform an inspection of a room's content, a capability that was previously out of reach of unmanned systems.

  3. ROBOT LITERACY AN APPROACH FOR SHARING SOCIETY WITH INTELLIGENT ROBOTS

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    Hidetsugu Suto

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available A novel concept of media education called “robot literacy” is proposed. Here, robot literacy refers to the means of forming an appropriate relationship with intelligent robots. It can be considered a kind of media literacy. People who were born after the Internet age can be considered “digital natives” who have new morals and values and behave differently than previous generations in Internet societies. This can cause various problems among different generations. Thus, the necessity of media literacy education is increasing. Internet technologies, as well as robotics technologies are growing rapidly, and people who are born after the “home robot age,” whom the author calls “robot natives,” will be expected to have a certain degree of “robot literacy.” In this paper, the concept of robot literacy is defined and an approach to robot literacy education is discussed.

  4. Soft Robotics: new perspectives for robot bodyware and control

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    Cecilia eLaschi

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The remarkable advances of robotics in the last fifty years, which represent an incredible wealth of knowledge, are based on the fundamental assumption that robots are chains of rigid links. The use of soft materials in robotics, driven not only by new scientific paradigms (biomimetics, morphological computation, and others, but also by many applications (biomedical, service, rescue robots, and many more, is going to overcome these basic assumptions and makes the well-known theories and techniques poorly applicable, opening new perspectives for robot design and control.The current examples of soft robots represent a variety of solutions for actuation, and control. Though very first steps, they have the potential for a radical technological change. Soft robotics is not just a new direction of technological development, but a novel approach to robotics, unhinging its fundamentals, with the potential to produce a new generation of robots, in the support of humans in our natural environments.

  5. The Modular Robots Kinematics

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    Claudiu Pozna

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available The present paper intention is to develop a kinematical foundation for our nextworks in industrial robots (IR modular design. The goal of this works is todevelop cheap and improved robots which are adapted to the costumer needs. Inorder to achieve the mentioned goal, in [43], we have started a bibliographicalresearch of the main modular design aspects. The mentioned analyze of the actualresults in modular robots design gives us the possibility to establish our researchprogram. The idea of this paper is to develop a kinematical formalism which willbe use in the next dedicated to this subject.

  6. Robotics before its time

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    The Society Hispano Suiza developed, to repair the upper internal structures of the Chinon A3 nuclear power plant which had been attacked by corrosion, third-generation robots, designed for working in hostile environments and accessing the reactor core via the loading wells to perform a series of programmed operations inside the core: telemetry, geometry mapping by laser, scouring, and fitting and welding of new parts quickly and safely and with a high standard of workmanship. This paper presents us the repair principle; five robots are required for the repair program. Finally, the ISIS robot general technical data and tool-hearts are given

  7. Optical Robotics in Mesoscopia

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    Glückstad, Jesper

    2012-01-01

    With light’s miniscule momentum, shrinking robotics down to the micro-scale regime creates opportunities for exploiting optical forces and torques in advanced actuation and control at the nano- and micro-scale dimensions. Advancing light-driven nano- or micro-robotics requires the optimization...... of optimized shapes in the micro-robotics structures [1]. We designed different three-dimensional microstructures and had them fabricated by two-photon polymerization at BRC Hungary. These microstructures were then handled by our proprietary BioPhotonics Workstation to show proof-of-principle 3 demonstrations...

  8. Resistencia a la corrosión a alta temperatura de recubrimientos NiCrAlY y NiCrFeNbMoTiAl depositados por APS

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    José Luis Tristancho-Reyes

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available La corrosión a alta temperatura de las tuberías utilizadas en equipos generadores de vapor (calderas ha sido reconocida como un grave problema que trae consigo el adelgazamiento de éstas y, por consiguiente, la falla de los equipos. En la última década se han incrementado las investigaciones que involucran recubrimientos protectores que ayudan de alguna manera a prolongar la vida útil de estos equipos. Esta investigación determinó el comportamiento de los recubrimientos NiCrAlY y NiCrFeNbMoTiAl depositados por proyección térmica asistida por plasma (APS sobre la aleación SA213 – T22 (2¼Cr – 1Mo, en un ambiente corrosivo de 80%V2O5–20%K2SO4 a 800°C. Los valores de la cinética de corrosión fueron determinados mediante resistencia a la polarización lineal (RPL y espectroscopia de impedancia electroquímica (EIE. Los resultados obtenidos muestran una menor cinética de corrosión en el recubrimiento NiCrFeNbMoTiAl que la presentada por el recubrimiento NiCrAlY, corroborado por Microscopia Electrónica de Barrido (MEB.

  9. Application of robotics in nuclear facilities

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    Industrial robots and other robotic systems have been successfully applied at the Savannah River nuclear site. These applications, new robotic systems presently under development, general techniques for the employment of robots in nuclear facilities, and future systems are discussed

  10. Software Architecture for Planetary and Lunar Robotics

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    Utz, Hans; Fong, Teny; Nesnas, Iasa A. D.

    2006-01-01

    A viewgraph presentation on the role that software architecture plays in space and lunar robotics is shown. The topics include: 1) The Intelligent Robotics Group; 2) The Lunar Mission; 3) Lunar Robotics; and 4) Software Architecture for Space Robotics.

  11. Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Oncology Surgery

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  12. Robotics and remote systems applications

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    This article is a review of numerous remote inspection techniques in use at the Savannah River (and other) facilities. These include: (1) reactor tank inspection robot, (2) californium waste removal robot, (3) fuel rod lubrication robot, (4) cesium source manipulation robot, (5) tank 13 survey and decontamination robots, (6) hot gang valve corridor decontamination and junction box removal robots, (7) lead removal from deionizer vessels robot, (8) HB line cleanup robot, (9) remote operation of a front end loader at WIPP, (10) remote overhead video extendible robot, (11) semi-intelligent mobile observing navigator, (12) remote camera systems in the SRS canyons, (13) cameras and borescope for the DWPF, (14) Hanford waste tank camera system, (15) in-tank precipitation camera system, (16) F-area retention basin pipe crawler, (17) waste tank wall crawler and annulus camera, (18) duct inspection, and (19) deionizer resin sampling

  13. Conceptions of health service robots

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    Lystbæk, Christian Tang

    2015-01-01

    Technology developments create rich opportunities for health service providers to introduce service robots in health care. While the potential benefits of applying robots in health care are extensive, the research into the conceptions of health service robot and its importance for the uptake...... of robotics technology in health care is limited. This article develops a model of the basic conceptions of health service robots that can be used to understand different assumptions and values attached to health care technology in general and health service robots in particular. The article takes...... a discursive approach in order to develop a conceptual framework for understanding the social values of health service robots. First a discursive approach is proposed to develop a typology of conceptions of health service robots. Second, a model identifying four basic conceptions of health service robots...

  14. Robotic follow system and method

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    Bruemmer, David J [Idaho Falls, ID; Anderson, Matthew O [Idaho Falls, ID

    2007-05-01

    Robot platforms, methods, and computer media are disclosed. The robot platform includes perceptors, locomotors, and a system controller, which executes instructions for a robot to follow a target in its environment. The method includes receiving a target bearing and sensing whether the robot is blocked front. If the robot is blocked in front, then the robot's motion is adjusted to avoid the nearest obstacle in front. If the robot is not blocked in front, then the method senses whether the robot is blocked toward the target bearing and if so, sets the rotational direction opposite from the target bearing, and adjusts the rotational velocity and translational velocity. If the robot is not blocked toward the target bearing, then the rotational velocity is adjusted proportional to an angle of the target bearing and the translational velocity is adjusted proportional to a distance to the nearest obstacle in front.

  15. Soft computing in advanced robotics

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    Kobayashi, Ichiro; Kim, Euntai

    2014-01-01

    Intelligent system and robotics are inevitably bound up; intelligent robots makes embodiment of system integration by using the intelligent systems. We can figure out that intelligent systems are to cell units, while intelligent robots are to body components. The two technologies have been synchronized in progress. Making leverage of the robotics and intelligent systems, applications cover boundlessly the range from our daily life to space station; manufacturing, healthcare, environment, energy, education, personal assistance, logistics. This book aims at presenting the research results in relevance with intelligent robotics technology. We propose to researchers and practitioners some methods to advance the intelligent systems and apply them to advanced robotics technology. This book consists of 10 contributions that feature mobile robots, robot emotion, electric power steering, multi-agent, fuzzy visual navigation, adaptive network-based fuzzy inference system, swarm EKF localization and inspection robot. Th...

  16. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... going to describe to you in just a short while how this whole robotic system works. You ... believe it or not, in just a few short minutes, we’ll be done. The prostate will ...

  17. Distributed Robotics Education

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    Lund, Henrik Hautop; Pagliarini, Luigi

    2011-01-01

    of a distributed educational system as a valuable tool for introducing students to interactive parallel and distributed processing programming as the foundation for distributed robotics and human-robot interaction development. This is done by providing an educational tool that enables problem representation...... to be changed, related to multirobot control and human-robot interaction control from virtual to physical representation. The proposed system is valuable for bringing a vast number of issues into education – such as parallel programming, distribution, communication protocols, master dependency, connectivity......, topology, island modeling software behavioral models, adaptive interactivity, feedback, and user interaction. We show how the proposed system can be considered a tool for easy, fast, flexible hands-on exploration of these distributed robotic issues. Through examples, we show how to implement interactive...

  18. DOE Robotics Project

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    1991-01-01

    This document provide the bimonthly progress reports on the Department of Energy (DOE) Robotics Project by the University of Michigan. Reports are provided for the time periods of December 90/January 91 through June 91/July 91. (FI)

  19. Introduction to humanoid robotics

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    Kajita, Shuuji; Harada, Kensuke; Yokoi, Kazuhito

    2014-01-01

    This book is for researchers, engineers, and students who are willing to understand how humanoid robots move and be controlled. The book starts with an overview of the humanoid robotics research history and state of the art. Then it explains the required mathematics and physics such as kinematics of multi-body system, Zero-Moment Point (ZMP) and its relationship with body motion. Biped walking control is discussed in depth, since it is one of the main interests of humanoid robotics. Various topics of the whole body motion generation are also discussed. Finally multi-body dynamics is presented to simulate the complete dynamic behavior of a humanoid robot. Throughout the book, Matlab codes are shown to test the algorithms and to help the reader´s understanding.

  20. Robotic Art for Wearable

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    Lund, Henrik Hautop; Pagliarini, Luigi

    2010-01-01

    We present the robot art and how it may inspire to create a new type of wearable termed modular robotic wearable. Differently from the related works, modular robotic wearable aims at making no use of mechatronic devices (as, for example, in Cyberpunk and related research branches) and mostly relies...... on “simple” plug-and-play circuits, ranging from pure sensors-actuators schemes to artefacts with a smaller level of elaboration complexity. Indeed, modular robotic wearable focuses on enhancing the body perception and proprioperception by trying to substitute all of the traditional exoskeletons perceptive...... functions - in most of the cases strongly rigid, cabled and centralized - through the use of local sensing circuits. It is exemplified here with the early prototype art work called Fatherboard, and the concept is believed to be applicable to different application fields, such as sport, health...

  1. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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  2. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... Robotic Surgery. My name is Dr. Andy Pinon. This is my partner, Dr. Darren Bruck. He’s going ... at the very beginning, helping us navigate through this da Vinci assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Our scrub, ...

  3. Innovations in dismantling robotics

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    Since the beginning of the 1970s, CEA has developed innovative systems for remote operation in nuclear fields. This paper presents the main developments achieved for dismantling applications of robotic systems (manipulators, carriers, controllers, simulation). (orig.)

  4. Tank-automotive robotics

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    Lane, Gerald R.

    1999-07-01

    To provide an overview of Tank-Automotive Robotics. The briefing will contain program overviews & inter-relationships and technology challenges of TARDEC managed unmanned and robotic ground vehicle programs. Specific emphasis will focus on technology developments/approaches to achieve semi- autonomous operation and inherent chassis mobility features. Programs to be discussed include: DemoIII Experimental Unmanned Vehicle (XUV), Tactical Mobile Robotics (TMR), Intelligent Mobility, Commanders Driver Testbed, Collision Avoidance, International Ground Robotics Competition (ICGRC). Specifically, the paper will discuss unique exterior/outdoor challenges facing the IGRC competing teams and the synergy created between the IGRC and ongoing DoD semi-autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicle and DoT Intelligent Transportation System programs. Sensor and chassis approaches to meet the IGRC challenges and obstacles will be shown and discussed. Shortfalls in performance to meet the IGRC challenges will be identified.

  5. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... Lourdes, they’re all part of a valuable team in doing this case. If you bother to ... a short while how this whole robotic system works. You see the suction in the middle of ...

  6. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... still needs the human to control it. The beauty of this device, it’s all the advantage of ... We’re doing about 80 robotic cases a month across specialties here at South Miami Hospital, and ...

  7. Robotics in Colorectal Surgery

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    Weaver, Allison; Steele, Scott

    2016-01-01

    Over the past few decades, robotic surgery has developed from a futuristic dream to a real, widely used technology. Today, robotic platforms are used for a range of procedures and have added a new facet to the development and implementation of minimally invasive surgeries. The potential advantages are enormous, but the current progress is impeded by high costs and limited technology. However, recent advances in haptic feedback systems and single-port surgical techniques demonstrate a clear role for robotics and are likely to improve surgical outcomes. Although robotic surgeries have become the gold standard for a number of procedures, the research in colorectal surgery is not definitive and more work needs to be done to prove its safety and efficacy to both surgeons and patients. PMID:27746895

  8. Sample Return Robot Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This Challenge requires demonstration of an autonomous robotic system to locate and collect a set of specific sample types from a large planetary analog area and...

  9. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... Good afternoon. Welcome to the South Miami Hospital operating room, the Center for Robotic Surgery. My name ... Darren Bruck, and I’m here in the operating room at South Miami Hospital in Miami, Florida. ...

  10. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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  11. Lightweight Robotic Excavation Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Robust, lightweight, power-efficient excavation robots are mission enablers for lunar outposts and surface systems. Lunar excavators of this type cost-effectively...

  12. Flying insects and robots

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    Ellington, Charlie

    2009-01-01

    Understanding flight mechanics of insects can aid engineers in developing intelligent flying robots. In this seminal book, biologists and engineers detail the mechanics, technology, and intelligence of insects then discuss potential benefits of their research.

  13. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available Watch South Miami Hospital Surgeons Perform Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy South Miami Hospital Miami, FL January 19, 2010 Good afternoon. Welcome to the South Miami Hospital operating room, the Center ...

  14. Quantum Robots Plus Environments

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    Benioff, P

    1998-01-01

    A quantum robot is a mobile quantum system including an on bord quantum computer and ancillary systems, that interact with an environment of quantum systems. Quantum robots carry out tasks whose goals include carrying out measurements and physical experiments on the environment. Environments considered so far in the literature: oracles, data bases, and quantum registers, are shown to be special cases of environments considered here. It is noted that quantum robots should include a quantum computer and cannot be simply a multistate head. A model is discussed in which each task, as a sequence of computation and action phases, is described by a unitary step operator. Overall system dynamics is described in terms of a Feynman sum over paths of completed computation and action phases. A simple task example, measuring the distance between the quantum robot and a particle on a 1D space lattice, with quantum phase path and time duration dispersion present, is analyzed.

  15. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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  16. Biological Soft Robotics.

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    Feinberg, Adam W

    2015-01-01

    In nature, nanometer-scale molecular motors are used to generate force within cells for diverse processes from transcription and transport to muscle contraction. This adaptability and scalability across wide temporal, spatial, and force regimes have spurred the development of biological soft robotic systems that seek to mimic and extend these capabilities. This review describes how molecular motors are hierarchically organized into larger-scale structures in order to provide a basic understanding of how these systems work in nature and the complexity and functionality we hope to replicate in biological soft robotics. These span the subcellular scale to macroscale, and this article focuses on the integration of biological components with synthetic materials, coupled with bioinspired robotic design. Key examples include nanoscale molecular motor-powered actuators, microscale bacteria-controlled devices, and macroscale muscle-powered robots that grasp, walk, and swim. Finally, the current challenges and future opportunities in the field are addressed.

  17. Robotics and neuroscience.

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    Floreano, Dario; Ijspeert, Auke Jan; Schaal, Stefan

    2014-09-22

    In the attempt to build adaptive and intelligent machines, roboticists have looked at neuroscience for more than half a century as a source of inspiration for perception and control. More recently, neuroscientists have resorted to robots for testing hypotheses and validating models of biological nervous systems. Here, we give an overview of the work at the intersection of robotics and neuroscience and highlight the most promising approaches and areas where interactions between the two fields have generated significant new insights. We articulate the work in three sections, invertebrate, vertebrate and primate neuroscience. We argue that robots generate valuable insight into the function of nervous systems, which is intimately linked to behaviour and embodiment, and that brain-inspired algorithms and devices give robots life-like capabilities.

  18. Enseñanza de las matemáticas asistida por las tecnologías del aprendizaje y la comunicación: el proyecto M@thelearning

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    Steegmann Pascual, Cristina; Juan Pérez, Angel Alejandro; Huertas Sánchez, María Antonia

    2011-01-01

    ... El auge de las TAC en general, y de Internet en particular, ha traído con ellos la aparición de numerosos espacios virtuales de aprendizaje de las matemáticas que, en muchos casos, refuerzan o complementan los métodos de enseñanza tradicionales. A la aparición de estos espacios virtuales hay que añadir un uso, cada vez más intensivo e integrado en el currículo de las asignaturas, de software estadístico-matemático que fomenta los aspectos creativos del estudiante (posibilit...

  19. Endoscopic ultrasound-assisted endoscopic resection of carcinoid tumors of the gastrointestinal tract Resección endoscópica asistida por ecoendoscopia de tumores carcinoides del aparato digestivo

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    D. Martínez-Ares

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: usually found in the gastrointestinal tract, carcinoids are the most frequent neuroendocrine tumors. Most of these lesions are located in areas that are difficult to access using conventional endoscopy (small intestine and appendix; carcinoid tumors found in the gastroduodenal tract and in the large intestine can be studied endoscopically; in these cases, if localized disease is confirmed, local treatment by endoscopic resection may be the treatment of choice. Since endoscopic ultrasonography has been shown to be the technique of choice for the study of tumors exhibiting submucosal growth, the selection of patients who are candidates for a safe and effective local resection should be based on this technique. Patients and method: we selected patients with gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors who were endoscopically treated between 1997 and 2002. Those patients with tumors measuring less than 10 mm, which had not penetrated the muscularis propria, and those with localized disease were considered candidates for endoscopic resection. The endpoints of this study were to assess the effectiveness (complete resection and safety (complications of the technique. Follow-up consisted of eschar biopsies performed one month and twelve months after the resection. Results: during the aforementioned period, we resected endoscopically 24 tumors in 21 patients (mean age: 51.7 years; 71.5% males. Most lesions were incidental discoveries made during examinations indicated for other reasons. Resection was indicated in most cases as a result of the suspected presence of a carcinoid tumor after endoscopic ultrasonography. Endoscopic ultrasonography also enabled us to clearly identify the layer where the lesion had originated, as well as the size of the lesion. The carcinoid tumor was removed in 13 cases (54.2% by using the conventional snare polypectomy technique, in 9 cases (37.5% assisted by a submucosal injection of saline solution and/or adrenaline, and in 2 cases (8.3% after ligating the lesion with elastic bands. In all cases the resection was complete, with no recurrence during the follow-up period, and no major complications, except for a single case in which a post-polypectomy hemorrhage occurred that was endoscopically solved. Conclusions: in properly selected patients, the endoscopic resection of carcinoid tumors is a safe and effective technique that permits a complete resection in all cases with few complications. Endoscopic ultrasonography is the technique of choice for selecting the patients who are candidates for endoscopic resection.Introducción: los carcinoides son los tumores neuroendocrinos más frecuentes, representado el tracto digestivo una de sus localizaciones más habituales. La mayoría de las lesiones se localizan en áreas poco accesibles para la endoscopia convencional (intestino delgado y apéndice; los carcinoides localizados en el tracto gastroduodenal y en el intestino grueso pueden ser estudiados endoscópicamente; en estos casos, si se confirma una enfermedad localizada, el tratamiento local mediante resección endoscópica puede ser el tratamiento de elección. Dado que la ecoendoscopia se ha mostrado como la técnica de elección en el estudio de los tumores de crecimiento submucoso, la selección de los pacientes candidatos a una resección local segura y efectiva ha de basarse en esta técnica. Pacientes y método: se han seleccionado los pacientes con tumores carcinoides digestivos tratados endoscópicamente entre 1997 y 2002. Se consideraron subsidiarios de resección endoscópica aquellos pacientes con tumores menores de 10 mm, que respetan la muscular propia y con un estudio de extensión negativo. Los objetivos finales del estudio fueron la evaluación de la eficacia (resección completa y seguridad (complicaciones de la técnica. El seguimiento consistió en biopsias de la escara al mes y los 12 meses de la resección. Resultados: en el periodo referido hemos resecado endoscópicamente 24 tumores en 21 pacientes (edad media de 51,7 años; 71,5% varones. Las lesiones e

  20. THE TEACHING OF GEOMETRY SUPPORTED BY COMPUTERS: A NEW REALITY IN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL / LA ENSEÑANZA DE LA GEOMETRÍA ASISTIDA POR COMPUTADORAS: UNA NUEVA REALIDAD EN LA SECUNDARIA BÁSICA

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    Juan José Fonseca Pérez

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available With the third revolution in the educational system in Cuba, schools are provided with new technologies, among them: computers, constituting a challenge for its usage in the teaching-learning process. Being aware that the learning of Geometry presents difficulties proved in different moments and by different people, this work offers methodological words of advice for teachers and it shows some activities designed where it is used a computer´ program of application as it is Geometry, which eases to reveal its potentialities and transform the teaching-learning process of Geometry and takes into account the levels of development of the geometric thought, the formation of stages in the mental actions and the didactic for a developing process. In its implementation, in the referential provincial center, are shown significant changes in the learners.

  1. Video assisted thoracic surgery. Experiences in Dr. Gustavo Aldereguia Lima hospital. Cirugía torácica asistida por video. Experiencias en el Hospital “Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima”.

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    Francisco Cabarroca Castillo; Rubén Mena Guerra; Lidia Torres Aja; Arístides Sánchez Sánchez

    2008-01-01

    Background: Video assisted thoracic surgery is an intervention which advantages should be reaffirmed through studies aimed to characterize and describe it, based on real experiences. Objective: To verify the efficacy of this kind of surgery in the department of minimal access surgery in the university hospital Dr. Gustavo Aldereguia Lima. Methods: Descriptive, retrospective study of 135 patients operated th...

  2. Wheeled hopping robot

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    Fischer, Gary J.

    2010-08-17

    The present invention provides robotic vehicles having wheeled and hopping mobilities that are capable of traversing (e.g. by hopping over) obstacles that are large in size relative to the robot and, are capable of operation in unpredictable terrain over long range. The present invention further provides combustion powered linear actuators, which can include latching mechanisms to facilitate pressurized fueling of the actuators, as can be used to provide wheeled vehicles with a hopping mobility.

  3. SPECIAL ROBOTS FOR ENERGETICS

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    Sit M.L.

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available An overview of robots used in the power industry for diagnostics of power lines, cable lines, for the control, monitoring and maintenance of wind turbines, in nuclear energy, for optimum orientation of solar photovoltaic plants and solar panels for cleaning. Equations of statics and dynamics of robotic car which lifts along the vertical flexible rope are considered. It is presented the design which is made on the basis of "Lego Mindstorms" to solve the problem.

  4. Industrial robots in China

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    Johansen, Joachim Storm; Tjemsland, Hans Kristian

    2014-01-01

    This thesis investigates the future development of industrial robots in China. It will focus on growth in robot sales toward China and try to identify which companies that are most capable of benefiting from the potential growth. A triangulation approach is applied, where both qualitative and quantitative methods is utilized. SWOT, discrete data and panel data analysis supports our conclusion about a strong growth in China. Porter`s Five Forces and financial analysis have pointed out interest...

  5. Mobile Bricklaying Robot

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    ECT Team, Purdue

    2007-01-01

    Bricklaying is a highly repetitive and physically exhaustive task. The tasks of the construction site bricklaying robot include removing bricks or blocks from prepared pallets, the application of bonding material and the erection of brickwork at a high level of accuracy and quality. Prototype realization of the bricklaying robot, which is based on a commercial construction machine, has been done by two research institutes in close cooperation with ten industrial partners.

  6. The UJI librarian robot

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    Prats Sánchez, Mario; Martínez Martín, Ester; Sanz Valero, Pedro José; Pobil, Àngel Pasqual del

    2008-01-01

    This paper describes the UJI Librarian Robot, a mobile manipulator that is able to autonomously locate a book in an ordinary library, and grasp it from a bookshelf, by using eye-in-hand stereo vision and force sensing. The robot is only provided with the book code, a library map and some knowledge about its logical structure and takes advantage of the spatio-temporal constraints and regularities of the environment by applying disparate techniques such as stereo vision, visual tracking, probab...

  7. 3D light robotics

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    Glückstad, Jesper; Palima, Darwin; Villangca, Mark Jayson;

    2016-01-01

    As celebrated by the Nobel Prize 2014 in Chemistry light-based technologies can now overcome the diffraction barrier for imaging with nanoscopic resolution by so-called super-resolution microscopy1. However, interactive investigations coupled with advanced imaging modalities at these small scale ...... research discipline that could potentially be able to offer the full packet needed for true "active nanoscopy" by use of so-called light-driven micro-robotics or Light Robotics in short....

  8. Colias: An Autonomous Micro Robot for Swarm Robotic Applications

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    Farshad Arvin

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Robotic swarms that take inspiration from nature are becoming a fascinating topic for multi-robot researchers. The aim is to control a large number of simple robots in order to solve common complex tasks. Due to the hardware complexities and cost of robot platforms, current research in swarm robotics is mostly performed by simulation software. The simulation of large numbers of these robots in robotic swarm applications is extremely complex and often inaccurate due to the poor modelling of external conditions. In this paper, we present the design of a low-cost, open-platform, autonomous micro-robot (Colias for robotic swarm applications. Colias employs a circular platform with a diameter of 4 cm. It has a maximum speed of 35 cm/s which enables it to be used in swarm scenarios very quickly over large arenas. Long-range infrared modules with an adjustable output power allow the robot to communicate with its direct neighbours at a range of 0.5 cm to 2 m. Colias has been designed as a complete platform with supporting software development tools for robotics education and research. It has been tested in both individual and swarm scenarios, and the observed results demonstrate its feasibility for use as a micro-sized mobile robot and as a low-cost platform for robot swarm applications.

  9. Robotic surgery in gynecology.

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    Sinha, Rooma; Sanjay, Madhumati; Rupa, B; Kumari, Samita

    2015-01-01

    FDA approved Da Vinci Surgical System in 2005 for gynecological surgery. It has been rapidly adopted and it has already assumed an important position at various centers where this is available. It comprises of three components: A surgeon's console, a patient-side cart with four robotic arms and a high-definition three-dimensional (3D) vision system. In this review we have discussed various robotic-assisted laparoscopic benign gynecological procedures like myomectomy, hysterectomy, endometriosis, tubal anastomosis and sacrocolpopexy. A PubMed search was done and relevant published studies were reviewed. Surgeries that can have future applications are also mentioned. At present most studies do not give significant advantage over conventional laparoscopic surgery in benign gynecological disease. However robotics do give an edge in more complex surgeries. The conversion rate to open surgery is lesser with robotic assistance when compared to laparoscopy. For myomectomy surgery, Endo wrist movement of robotic instrument allows better and precise suturing than conventional straight stick laparoscopy. The robotic platform is a logical step forward to laparoscopy and if cost considerations are addressed may become popular among gynecological surgeons world over. PMID:25598600

  10. Multi-robot caravanning

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    Denny, Jory

    2013-11-01

    We study multi-robot caravanning, which is loosely defined as the problem of a heterogeneous team of robots visiting specific areas of an environment (waypoints) as a group. After formally defining this problem, we propose a novel solution that requires minimal communication and scales with the number of waypoints and robots. Our approach restricts explicit communication and coordination to occur only when robots reach waypoints, and relies on implicit coordination when moving between a given pair of waypoints. At the heart of our algorithm is the use of leader election to efficiently exploit the unique environmental knowledge available to each robot in order to plan paths for the group, which makes it general enough to work with robots that have heterogeneous representations of the environment. We implement our approach both in simulation and on a physical platform, and characterize the performance of the approach under various scenarios. We demonstrate that our approach can successfully be used to combine the planning capabilities of different agents. © 2013 IEEE.

  11. Self-Organizing Robots

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    Murata, Satoshi

    2012-01-01

    It is man’s ongoing hope that a machine could somehow adapt to its environment by reorganizing itself. This is what the notion of self-organizing robots is based on. The theme of this book is to examine the feasibility of creating such robots within the limitations of current mechanical engineering. The topics comprise the following aspects of such a pursuit: the philosophy of design of self-organizing mechanical systems; self-organization in biological systems; the history of self-organizing mechanical systems; a case study of a self-assembling/self-repairing system as an autonomous distributed system; a self-organizing robot that can create its own shape and robotic motion; implementation and instrumentation of self-organizing robots; and the future of self-organizing robots. All topics are illustrated with many up-to-date examples, including those from the authors’ own work. The book does not require advanced knowledge of mathematics to be understood, and will be of great benefit to students in the rob...

  12. Robotic surgery in gynecology

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    Rooma Sinha

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available FDA approved Da Vinci Surgical System in 2005 for gynecological surgery. It has been rapidly adopted and it has already assumed an important position at various centers where this is available. It comprises of three components: A surgeon′s console, a patient-side cart with four robotic arms and a high-definition three-dimensional (3D vision system. In this review we have discussed various robotic-assisted laparoscopic benign gynecological procedures like myomectomy, hysterectomy, endometriosis, tubal anastomosis and sacrocolpopexy. A PubMed search was done and relevant published studies were reviewed. Surgeries that can have future applications are also mentioned. At present most studies do not give significant advantage over conventional laparoscopic surgery in benign gynecological disease. However robotics do give an edge in more complex surgeries. The conversion rate to open surgery is lesser with robotic assistance when compared to laparoscopy. For myomectomy surgery, Endo wrist movement of robotic instrument allows better and precise suturing than conventional straight stick laparoscopy. The robotic platform is a logical step forward to laparoscopy and if cost considerations are addressed may become popular among gynecological surgeons world over.

  13. Robotic assisted andrological surgery

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    Sijo J Parekattil; Ahmet Gudeloglu

    2013-01-01

    The introduction of the operative microscope for andrological surgery in the 1970s provided enhanced magnification and accuracy,unparalleled to any previous visual loop or magnification techniques.This technology revolutionized techniques for microsurgery in andrology.Today,we may be on the verge of a second such revolution by the incorporation of robotic assisted platforms for microsurgery in andrology.Robotic assisted microsurgery is being utilized to a greater degree in andrology and a number of other microsurgical fields,such as ophthalmology,hand surgery,plastics and reconstructive surgery.The potential advantages of robotic assisted platforms include elimination of tremor,improved stability,surgeon ergonomics,scalability of motion,multi-input visual interphases with up to three simultaneous visual views,enhanced magnification,and the ability to manipulate three surgical instruments and cameras simultaneously.This review paper begins with the historical development of robotic microsurgery.It then provides an in-depth presentation of the technique and outcomes of common robotic microsurgical andrological procedures,such as vasectomy reversal,subinguinal varicocelectomy,targeted spermatic cord denervation (for chronic orchialgia) and robotic assisted microsurgical testicular sperm extraction (microTESE).

  14. Robótica móvil : estudio y caracterización del robot móvil Kjunior : desarrollo de aplicación de robot laberinto

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    Gómez Cánovas, Juan Antonio

    2011-01-01

    Este proyecto de fin de carrera tiene por objeto el estudio de la robótica móvil, la caracterización del robot móvil K-Junior y la realización de alguna aplicación para dicho robot, así como facilitar los primeros contactos con el robot KJunior a otros estudiantes. Otros objetivos para mí mismo han sido, entre otros: entender el funcionamiento de un robot y aplicar los conocimientos adquiridos a lo largo de la carrera en algo práctico; especialmente útiles me han sido las aportaciones de l...

  15. Robotic hand with modular extensions

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    Salisbury, Curt Michael; Quigley, Morgan

    2015-01-20

    A robotic device is described herein. The robotic device includes a frame that comprises a plurality of receiving regions that are configured to receive a respective plurality of modular robotic extensions. The modular robotic extensions are removably attachable to the frame at the respective receiving regions by way of respective mechanical fuses. Each mechanical fuse is configured to trip when a respective modular robotic extension experiences a predefined load condition, such that the respective modular robotic extension detaches from the frame when the load condition is met.

  16. Celulitis por citomegalovirus

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    A. Ruiz Lascano

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Las lesiones cutáneas por citomegalovirus (CMV son infrecuentes y a menudo una manifestación tardía de una enfermedad sistémica, que generalmente anuncia un curso fatal. Comunicamos un caso de celulitis por CMV: una mujer de 70 años con trasplante renal efectuado 1 mes antes de la consulta, terapia inmunosupresora con ciclosporina A y metilprednisona. La paciente ingresó por fiebre, dolor e impotencia funcional en pierna derecha. Comprobamos la existencia de una placa de 8 por 4 cm eritematoedematosa. La tratamos con antibióticos sin mejoría, por lo que realizamos un estudio histopatológico de piel que mostró cambios citopáticos compatibles con infección por CMV. Los cultivos bacteriológicos y micológicos fueron negativos. La inmunohistoquímica específica para CMV y el estudio de reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (PCR de la biopsia de piel fueron positivas, al igual que la antigenemia. El tratamiento con ganciclovir produjo la mejoría del cuadro clínico. En la literatura revisada no hemos encontrado la celulitis como manifestación de enfermedad cutánea por CMV.

  17. Human Robotic Systems (HRS): Controlling Robots over Time Delay Element

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This element involves the development of software that enables easier commanding of a wide range of NASA relevant robots through the Robot Application Programming...

  18. Human Robotic Systems (HRS): Space Robotics Challenge Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — During 2013 and 2015, the DARPA Robotics Challenge explored through a competition the tasks and technologies for robots to operate in a natural and man-made...

  19. Friendly network robotics; Friendly network robotics

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    NONE

    1998-03-01

    A working group (WG) study was conducted aiming at realizing human type robots. The following six working groups in the basement field were organized to study in terms mostly of items of technical development and final technical targets: platform, and remote attendance control in the basement field, maintenance of plant, etc., home service, disaster/construction, and entertainment in the application field. In the platform WG, a robot of human like form is planning which walks with two legs and works with two arms, and the following were discussed: a length of 160cm, weight of 110kg, built-in LAN, actuator specifications, modulated structure, intelligent driver, etc. In the remote attendance control WG, remote control using working function, stabilized movement, stabilized control, and network is made possible. Studied were made on the decision on a remote control cockpit by open architecture added with function and reformable, problems on the development of the standard language, etc. 77 ref., 82 figs., 21 tabs.

  20. Robots, intencionalidade e inteligência artificial

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    João de Fernandes Teixeira

    1991-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo aborda problemas filosóficos relativos à natureza da intencionalidade e da representação mental. A primeira parte apresenta um breve histórico dos problemas, percorrendo rapidamente alguns episódios da filosofia clássica e da filosofia contemporânea. A segunda parte examina o Chinese Room Argument (Argumento do Quarto do Chinês formulado por J. Searle. A terceira parte desenvolve alguns argumentos visando mostrar a inadequação do modelo funcionalista de mente na construção de robots. A conclusão (quarta parte aponta algumas alternativas ao modelo funcionalista tradicional, como, por exemplo, o conexionismo.

  1. Direct Kinematic modeling of 6R Robot using Robotics Toolbox

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    Prashant Badoni

    2016-01-01

    The traditional approaches are insufficient to solve the complex kinematics problems of the redundant robotic manipulators. To overcome such intricacy, Peter Corke’s Robotics Toolbox [1] is utilized in the present study. This paper aims to model the direct kinematics of a 6 degree of freedom (DOF) Robotic arm. The Toolbox uses the Denavit-Hartenberg (DH) Methodology [2] to compute the kinematic model of the robot.

  2. An overview of artificial intelligence and robotics. Volume 2: Robotics

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    Gevarter, W. B.

    1982-01-01

    This report provides an overview of the rapidly changing field of robotics. The report incorporates definitions of the various types of robots, a summary of the basic concepts, utilized in each of the many technical areas, review of the state of the art and statistics of robot manufacture and usage. Particular attention is paid to the status of robot development, the organizations involved, their activities, and their funding.

  3. Making Robot Learning Controllable: A Case Study in Robot Navigation

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    Kirsch, Alexandra; Schweitzer, Michael; Beetz, Michael

    2005-01-01

    International audience In many applications the performance of learned robot controllers drags behind those of the respective hand-coded ones. In our view, this situation is caused not mainly by deficiencies of the learning algorithms but rather by an insufficient embedding of learning in robot control programs. This paper presents a case study in which ROLL, a robot control language that allows for explicit representations of learning problems, is applied to learning robot navigation task...

  4. Synchronizing a modular robot colony for cooperative tasks based on intrainter robot communications

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    Ferre Perez, Manuel; Aracil Santonja, Rafael; Baca Garcia, Jose Antonio

    2011-01-01

    The implementation of robotic cooperative tasks such as pushing an object toward a desired destination or manipulating an object using mobile robots or robotic arms requires motion coordination between the robot colony. When a robot is built by the union of several robots, such as modular robot systems, it is critical to have the complete coordination of each robot configuration within the colony and also overall robot coordination of the colony. The paper presents a demonstration of parallel...

  5. Robots for Astrobiology!

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    Boston, Penelope J.

    2016-01-01

    The search for life and its study is known as astrobiology. Conducting that search on other planets in our Solar System is a major goal of NASA and other space agencies, and a driving passion of the community of scientists and engineers around the world. We practice for that search in many ways, from exploring and studying extreme environments on Earth, to developing robots to go to other planets and help us look for any possible life that may be there or may have been there in the past. The unique challenges of space exploration make collaborations between robots and humans essential. The products of those collaborations will be novel and driven by the features of wholly new environments. For space and planetary environments that are intolerable for humans or where humans present an unacceptable risk to possible biologically sensitive sites, autonomous robots or telepresence offer excellent choices. The search for life signs on Mars fits within this category, especially in advance of human landed missions there, but also as assistants and tools once humans reach the Red Planet. For planetary destinations where we do not envision humans ever going in person, like bitterly cold icy moons, or ocean worlds with thick ice roofs that essentially make them planetary-sized ice caves, we will rely on robots alone to visit those environments for us and enable us to explore and understand any life that we may find there. Current generation robots are not quite ready for some of the tasks that we need them to do, so there are many opportunities for roboticists of the future to advance novel types of mobility, autonomy, and bio-inspired robotic designs to help us accomplish our astrobiological goals. We see an exciting partnership between robotics and astrobiology continually strengthening as we jointly pursue the quest to find extraterrestrial life.

  6. Mood contagion of robot body language in human robot interaction

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    Xu, J.; Broekens, J.; Hindriks, K.; Neerincx, M.A.

    2015-01-01

    The aim of our work is to design bodily mood expressions of humanoid robots for interactive settings that can be recognized by users and have (positive) effects on people who interact with the robots. To this end, we develop a parameterized behavior model for humanoid robots to express mood through

  7. Exploiting Child-Robot Aesthetic Interaction for a Social Robot

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    Jae-Joon Lee

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A social robot interacts and communicates with humans by using the embodied knowledge gained from interactions with its social environment. In recent years, emotion has emerged as a popular concept for designing social robots. Several studies on social robots reported an increase in robot sociability through emotional imitative interactions between the robot and humans. In this paper conventional emotional interactions are extended by exploiting the aesthetic theories that the sociability of a social robot can be markedly enhanced through aesthetic imitative interactions such as “playful acts”. We applied these aesthetic interactions to child‐robot interaction. Children imitate the emotional behaviours of a robot through aesthetic interactions; they play with the robot by mimicking its emotional facial expressions. From the tests, we see that aesthetic judgment is more influential than emotions in playful interactions between children and the robot; the aesthetic imitative interactions would reinforce the positive social relationships of children and enhance their social adaptability. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first social robot study to investigate child‐robot interaction on the basis of aesthetics.

  8. Supersmart Robots: The Next Generation of Robots Has Evolutionary Capabilities

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    Simkins, Michael

    2008-01-01

    Robots that can learn new behaviors. Robots that can reproduce themselves. Science fiction? Not anymore. Roboticists at Cornell's Computational Synthesis Lab have developed just such engineered creatures that offer interesting implications for education. The team, headed by Hod Lipson, was intrigued by the question, "How can you get robots to be…

  9. Control de agarre y posicionamiento en una plataforma robot con sensores táctiles

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    Pedreño Molina, Juan Luis; Guerrero González, Antonio; Guerrero González, J.; López Coronado, Juan

    2000-01-01

    En este artículo se presenta una plataforma formada por un brazo robot de 5 grados de libertad y una pinza robot de 1 sólo grado de libertad, con superficies táctiles. Este sistema obtiene, en tiempo real, las distribuciones de presión cuando un objeto ha sido agarrado, produciendo una realimentación del control de la posición y fuerza.

  10. Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery

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    ... guys tonight. We’re going to be talking robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery, and I can tell you, ... and it shows us how we start a robotic case really like standard laparoscopy, and there’s an ...

  11. Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... be where we put the instrument for arm number two on the robot. So, we try to ... actually bring the camera - - now, moving robotic arm number three, you see that instrument pushing down on ...

  12. Robot Motion and Control 2011

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    2012-01-01

    Robot Motion Control 2011 presents very recent results in robot motion and control. Forty short papers have been chosen from those presented at the sixth International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control held in Poland in June 2011. The authors of these papers have been carefully selected and represent leading institutions in this field. The following recent developments are discussed: • Design of trajectory planning schemes for holonomic and nonholonomic systems with optimization of energy, torque limitations and other factors. • New control algorithms for industrial robots, nonholonomic systems and legged robots. • Different applications of robotic systems in industry and everyday life, like medicine, education, entertainment and others. • Multiagent systems consisting of mobile and flying robots with their applications The book is suitable for graduate students of automation and robotics, informatics and management, mechatronics, electronics and production engineering systems as well as scientists...

  13. Robotic Tube-Gap Inspector

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    Gilbert, Jeffrey L.; Gutow, David A.; Maslakowski, John E.

    1993-01-01

    Robotic vision system measures small gaps between nearly parallel tubes. Robot-held video camera examines closely spaced tubes while computer determines gaps between tubes. Video monitor simultaneously displays data on gaps.

  14. Industrial Robots on the Line.

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    Ayres, Robert; Miller, Steve

    1982-01-01

    Explores the history of robotics and its effects upon the manufacturing industry. Topics include robots' capabilities and limitations, the factory of the future, displacement of the workforce, and implications for management and labor. (SK)

  15. Pediatric robotic urologic surgery-2014.

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    Kearns, James T; Gundeti, Mohan S

    2014-07-01

    We seek to provide a background of the current state of pediatric urologic surgery including a brief history, procedural outcomes, cost considerations, future directions, and the state of robotic surgery in India. Pediatric robotic urology has been shown to be safe and effective in cases ranging from pyeloplasty to bladder augmentation with continent urinary diversion. Complication rates are in line with other methods of performing the same procedures. The cost of robotic surgery continues to decrease, but setting up pediatric robotic urology programs can be costly in terms of both monetary investment and the training of robotic surgeons. The future directions of robot surgery include instrument and system refinements, augmented reality and haptics, and telesurgery. Given the large number of children in India, there is huge potential for growth of pediatric robotic urology in India. Pediatric robotic urologic surgery has been established as safe and effective, and it will be an important tool in the future of pediatric urologic surgery worldwide. PMID:25197187

  16. Epidemic Synchronization in Robotic Swarms

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    Schiøler, Henrik; Nielsen, Jens Frederik Dalsgaard; Ngo, Trung Dung

    2009-01-01

    Clock synchronization in swarms of networked mobile robots is studied in a probabilistic, epidemic framework. In this setting communication and synchonization is considered to be a randomized process, taking place at unplanned instants of geographical rendezvous between robots. In combination...

  17. Lessons of nuclear robot history

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    Severe accidents occurred at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station stirred up people's great expectation of nuclear robot's deployment. However unexpected nuclear disaster, especially rupture of reactor building caused by core meltdown and hydrogen explosion, made it quite difficult to introduce nuclear robot under high radiation environment to cease accidents and dispose damaged reactor. Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ) set up committee to look back upon lessons learned from 50 year's past experience of nuclear robot development and summarized 'Lessons of nuclear robot history', which was shown on the home page website of RSJ. This article outlined it with personal comment. History of nuclear robot developed for inspection and maintenance at normal operation and for specific required response at nuclear accidents was reviewed with many examples at home and abroad for TMI, Chernobyl and JCO accidents. Present state of Fukushima accident response robot's introduction and development was also described with some comments on nuclear robot development from academia based on lessons. (T. Tanaka)

  18. Artificial intelligence: Robots with instincts

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    Adami, Christoph

    2015-05-01

    An evolutionary algorithm has been developed that allows robots to adapt to unforeseen change. The robots learn behaviours quickly and instinctively by mining the memory of their past achievements. See Letter p.503

  19. Teen Sized Humanoid Robot: Archie

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    Baltes, Jacky; Byagowi, Ahmad; Anderson, John; Kopacek, Peter

    This paper describes our first teen sized humanoid robot Archie. This robot has been developed in conjunction with Prof. Kopacek’s lab from the Technical University of Vienna. Archie uses brushless motors and harmonic gears with a novel approach to position encoding. Based on our previous experience with small humanoid robots, we developed software to create, store, and play back motions as well as control methods which automatically balance the robot using feedback from an internal measurement unit (IMU).

  20. Robotic Surgery for Thyroid Disease

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    Lee, Jandee; Chung, Woong Youn

    2013-01-01

    Robotic surgery is an innovation in thyroid surgery that may compensate for the drawbacks of conventional endoscopic surgery. A surgical robot provides strong advantages, including three-dimensional imaging, motion scaling, tremor elimination, and additional degrees of freedom. We review here recent adaptations, experience and applications of robotics in thyroid surgery. Robotic thyroid surgeries include thyroid lobectomy, total thyroidectomy, central compartment neck dissection, and radical ...

  1. Online Learning for Robot Vision

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    Öfjäll, Kristoffer

    2014-01-01

    In tele-operated robotics applications, the primary information channel from the robot to its human operator is a video stream. For autonomous robotic systems however, a much larger selection of sensors is employed, although the most relevant information for the operation of the robot is still available in a single video stream. The issue lies in autonomously interpreting the visual data and extracting the relevant information, something humans and animals perform strikingly well. On the othe...

  2. Evolutionary robotics – A review

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    Dilip Kumar Pratihar

    2003-12-01

    In evolutionary robotics, a suitable robot control system is developed automatically through evolution due to the interactions between the robot and its environment. It is a complicated task, as the robot and the environment constitute a highly dynamical system. Several methods have been tried by various investigators to solve this problem. This paper provides a survey on some of these important studies carried out in the recent past.

  3. Hiding robot inertia using resonance

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    Vallery, H; Duschau-Wicke, A.; Riener, R.

    2010-01-01

    To enable compliant training modes with a rehabilitation robot, an important prerequisite is that any undesired human-robot interaction forces caused by robot dynamics must be avoided, either by an appropriate mechanical design or by compensating control strategies. Our recently proposed control scheme of "Generalized Elasticities" employs potential fields to compensate for robot dynamics, including inertia, beyond what can be done using closed-loop force control. In this paper, we give a sim...

  4. Agent factory: towards social robots

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    O'Hare, G. M. P.; Duffy, Brian R.; Collier, Rem; Rooney, Colm, (Thesis); O'Donoghue, Ruadhan

    1999-01-01

    This paper advocates the application of multi-agent techniques in the realisation of social robotic behaviour. We present the Social Robot Architecture, which integrates the key elements of agent-hood and robotics in a coherent and systematic manner. This architecture seamlessly integrates, real world robots, multi-agent development tools, and VRML visualisation tools into a coherent whole. Using these elements, we deliver a development environment, which facilitates rapid prototyping of soci...

  5. Towards Tutoring an Interactive Robot

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    Wrede, Britta; Rohlfing, Katharina J.; Spexard, Thorsten P.; Fritsch, Jannik

    2007-01-01

    Modelling learning on a robot requires that the robot acts in a social situation. We have therefore integrated a complex interaction framework on our robot Barthoc that it is, thus, able to communicate with humans, more specifically, with tutors. This interaction framework enables the robot (1) to focus its attention on a human communication partner and (2) to interpret the communicative behaviour of its communication partner as communicative acts within a pragmatic framework of grounding. Ba...

  6. Sepsis neonatal por Estreptococos Pyogenes Neonatal Sepsis by Streptococcus pyogenes

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    Gilberto Rodríguez-Herrera

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un paciente masculino, recién nacido a término adecuado para la edad gestacional, quien nace por parto vaginal, con el antecedente de fiebre en la madre durante el periodo de postparto inmediato. Los padres consultan a los 2 días de vida pues le notan dificultad respiratoria, hipoactividad y rechazo a la leche materna. El paciente se interna y se aborda como una sepsis. Durante su estancia en el servicio de neonatología del Hospital Nacional de Niños asocia fallo respiratorio que amerita ventilación mecánica asistida por varios días en diferentes ocasiones, derrame pleural exudativo, convulsiones de origen hipóxico isquémico. Con reporte de hemocultivos positivos por Estreptococos pyogenes. El Estreptococos pyogenes o estreptococo β-hemolνtico del grupo A, fue un problema en los comienzos del siglo pasado, siendo frecuente en las infecciones puerperales y del reciιn nacido. En la actualidad es un germen sumamente raro en los procesos de sepsis neonatal.2 La gravedad de la enfermedad causada por este microorganismo en el periodo neonatal varνa desde una onfalitis crónica de bajo grado a una septicemia, una meningitis fulminante y la muerte.1 El presente artículo pretende hacer un resumen del paciente, con su evolución clínica, radiológica y además ejemplificar todas las complicaciones que tuvimos con este germen tan poco frecuente en la actualidad en sepsis neonatal.We present herein the case of a newborn patient of appropriate gestational age weight ( 3700 grams, born by vaginal delivery, from a mother that had had 2 previous pregnancies (2 normal deliveries. During the immediate puerperium she had fever. The parents consulted at the age of 2 days, stating that they had noticed difficult breathing since his birth, hipoactivity and poor appetite. He was admitted to the hospital and underwent several studies searching for the origin and germ causing the sepsis. He developed respiratory failure and needed

  7. Quantum robots plus environments.

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    Benioff, P.

    1998-07-23

    A quantum robot is a mobile quantum system, including an on board quantum computer and needed ancillary systems, that interacts with an environment of quantum systems. Quantum robots carry out tasks whose goals include making specified changes in the state of the environment or carrying out measurements on the environment. The environments considered so far, oracles, data bases, and quantum registers, are seen to be special cases of environments considered here. It is also seen that a quantum robot should include a quantum computer and cannot be simply a multistate head. A model of quantum robots and their interactions is discussed in which each task, as a sequence of alternating computation and action phases,is described by a unitary single time step operator T {approx} T{sub a} + T{sub c} (discrete space and time are assumed). The overall system dynamics is described as a sum over paths of completed computation (T{sub c}) and action (T{sub a}) phases. A simple example of a task, measuring the distance between the quantum robot and a particle on a 1D lattice with quantum phase path dispersion present, is analyzed. A decision diagram for the task is presented and analyzed.

  8. Engineering robust intelligent robots

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    Hall, E. L.; Ali, S. M. Alhaj; Ghaffari, M.; Liao, X.; Cao, M.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to discuss the challenge of engineering robust intelligent robots. Robust intelligent robots may be considered as ones that not only work in one environment but rather in all types of situations and conditions. Our past work has described sensors for intelligent robots that permit adaptation to changes in the environment. We have also described the combination of these sensors with a "creative controller" that permits adaptive critic, neural network learning, and a dynamic database that permits task selection and criteria adjustment. However, the emphasis of this paper is on engineering solutions which are designed for robust operations and worst case situations such as day night cameras or rain and snow solutions. This ideal model may be compared to various approaches that have been implemented on "production vehicles and equipment" using Ethernet, CAN Bus and JAUS architectures and to modern, embedded, mobile computing architectures. Many prototype intelligent robots have been developed and demonstrated in terms of scientific feasibility but few have reached the stage of a robust engineering solution. Continual innovation and improvement are still required. The significance of this comparison is that it provides some insights that may be useful in designing future robots for various manufacturing, medical, and defense applications where robust and reliable performance is essential.

  9. Sensor fusion for social robotics

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    Duffy, Brian R.; Garcia, C; Rooney, Colm, (Thesis); O'Hare, G.M.P.

    2000-01-01

    This paper advocates the application of sensor fusion for the visualisation of social robotic behaviour. Experiments with the Virtual Reality Workbench integrate the key elements of Virtual Reality and robotics in a coherent and systematic manner. The deliberative focusing of attention and sensor fusion between vision systems and sonar sensors is implemented on autonomous mobile robots functioning in standard office environments

  10. The Mobile Robot "Little Helper"

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    Hvilshøj, Mads; Bøgh, Simon; Madsen, Ole;

    2009-01-01

    Increased customer needs and intensified global competition require intelligent and flexible automation. The interaction technology mobile robotics addresses this, so it holds great potential within the industry. This paper presents the concepts, ideas and working principles of the mobile robot...... this show promising results regarding industrial integration, exploitation and maturation of mobile robotics....

  11. Fable: Socially Interactive Modular Robot

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    Magnússon, Arnþór; Pacheco, Moises; Moghadam, Mikael;

    2013-01-01

    Modular robots have a significant potential as user-reconfigurable robotic playware, but often lack sufficient sensing for social interaction. We address this issue with the Fable modular robotic system by exploring the use of smart sensor modules that has a better ability to sense the behavior...

  12. Design of robot soccer simulator

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    2001-01-01

    Robot soccer game is an interesting emerging domain for multiple cooperative robotic system. This paper discusses the detailed design of a simulator, and describes the architecture of soccer server and client in detail. This simulator is sufficiently flexible and robust for the users to develop strategies for a simulated compe tition and to test algorithms of intelligent robotics.

  13. Humans and Robots. Educational Brief.

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.

    This brief discusses human movement and robotic human movement simulators. The activity for students in grades 5-12 provides a history of robotic movement and includes making an End Effector for the robotic arms used on the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS). (MVL)

  14. Future perspectives in robotic surgery.

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    Wedmid, Alexei; Llukani, Elton; Lee, David I

    2011-09-01

    Robotics of the current day have advanced significantly from early computer-aided design/manufacturing systems to modern master-slave robotic systems that replicate the surgeon's exact movements onto robotic instruments in the patient. • Globally >300,000 robotic procedures were completed in 2010, including ≈98,000 robot-assisted radical prostatectomies. • Broadening applications of robotics for urological procedures are being investigated in both adult and paediatric urology. • The use of the current robotic system continues to be further refined. Increasing experience has optimized port placement reducing arm collisions to allow for more expedient surgery. Improved three-dimensional camera magnification provides improved intraoperative identification of structures. • Robotics has probably improved the learning curve of laparoscopic surgery while still maintaining its patient recovery advantages and outcomes. • The future of robotic surgery will take this current platform forward by improving haptic (touch) feedback, improving vision beyond even the magnified eye, improving robot accessibility with a reduction of entry ports and miniaturizing the slave robot. • Here, we focus on the possible advancements that may change the future landscape of robotic surgery.

  15. Desarrollo de un sistema de juego al Tres en Raya para el robot NAO H25

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    Luis Mingueza, Nerea

    2013-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta el desarrollo de un módulo para el robot NAO que le permitirá jugar al “Tres en Raya” con un humano de forma autónoma. El desarrollo del juego incluye una gran variedad de técnicas de inteligencia artificial como el aprendizaje por demostración, la visión artificial y la búsqueda heurística que le permitirán alcanzar al robot ese grado de autonomía. La finalidad del trabajo es conseguir que el robot NAO aumente el componente social e interactúe cada ...

  16. Analysis and optimization for a hexapod walking robot for planetary missions

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    Torres Redondo, Josefina

    2015-01-01

    La tecnología de las máquinas móviles autónomas ha sido objeto de una gran investigación y desarrollo en las últimas décadas. En muchas actividades y entornos, los robots pueden realizar operaciones que son duras, peligrosas o simplemente imposibles para los humanos. La exploración planetaria es un buen ejemplo de un entorno donde los robots son necesarios para realizar las tareas requeridas por los científicos. La reciente exploración de Marte con robots autónomos nos ha mostrado la capacida...

  17. Neuro-robotics from brain machine interfaces to rehabilitation robotics

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    Artemiadis

    2014-01-01

    Neuro-robotics is one of the most multidisciplinary fields of the last decades, fusing information and knowledge from neuroscience, engineering and computer science. This book focuses on the results from the strategic alliance between Neuroscience and Robotics that help the scientific community to better understand the brain as well as design robotic devices and algorithms for interfacing humans and robots. The first part of the book introduces the idea of neuro-robotics, by presenting state-of-the-art bio-inspired devices. The second part of the book focuses on human-machine interfaces for pe

  18. ISS Robotic Student Programming

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    Barlow, J.; Benavides, J.; Hanson, R.; Cortez, J.; Le Vasseur, D.; Soloway, D.; Oyadomari, K.

    2016-01-01

    The SPHERES facility is a set of three free-flying satellites launched in 2006. In addition to scientists and engineering, middle- and high-school students program the SPHERES during the annual Zero Robotics programming competition. Zero Robotics conducts virtual competitions via simulator and on SPHERES aboard the ISS, with students doing the programming. A web interface allows teams to submit code, receive results, collaborate, and compete in simulator-based initial rounds and semi-final rounds. The final round of each competition is conducted with SPHERES aboard the ISS. At the end of 2017 a new robotic platform called Astrobee will launch, providing new game elements and new ground support for even more student interaction.

  19. RX130 Robot Calibration

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    Fugal, Mario

    2012-10-01

    In order to create precision magnets for an experiment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a new reverse engineering method has been proposed that uses the magnetic scalar potential to solve for the currents necessary to produce the desired field. To make the magnet it is proposed to use a copper coated G10 form, upon which a drill, mounted on a robotic arm, will carve wires. The accuracy required in the manufacturing of the wires exceeds nominal robot capabilities. However, due to the rigidity as well as the precision servo motor and harmonic gear drivers, there are robots capable of meeting this requirement with proper calibration. Improving the accuracy of an RX130 to be within 35 microns (the accuracy necessary of the wires) is the goal of this project. Using feedback from a displacement sensor, or camera and inverse kinematics it is possible to achieve this accuracy.

  20. Evolutionary robotics: what, why, and where to

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    Doncieux, Stephane; Bredeche, Nicolas; Mouret, Jean-Baptiste; Eiben, Agoston E. (Gusz)

    2015-01-01

    Evolutionary robotics applies the selection, variation, and heredity principles of natural evolution to the design of robots with embodied intelligence. It can be considered as a subfield of robotics that aims to create more robust and adaptive robots. A pivotal feature of the evolutionary approach is that it considers the whole robot at once, and enables the exploitation of robot features in a holistic manner. Evolutionary robotics can also be seen as an innovative approach to the study of e...

  1. Put Your Robot In, Put Your Robot Out: Sequencing through Programming Robots in Early Childhood

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    Kazakoff, Elizabeth R.; Bers, Marina Umaschi

    2014-01-01

    This article examines the impact of programming robots on sequencing ability in early childhood. Thirty-four children (ages 4.5-6.5 years) participated in computer programming activities with a developmentally appropriate tool, CHERP, specifically designed to program a robot's behaviors. The children learned to build and program robots over three…

  2. Robotics in Japan

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    In September 1986, a group of German scientists visited Japanese institutions dealing with advanced robotics research, to gain a deeper insight in the Japanese status of this technology. Research projects found and discussions led in seven leading research institutes and seven firms are reported. Advanced robot or handling systems to ease or avoid human exposure to activities in harsh, demanding or dangerous conditions or environment are mainly dealt with. The Japanese show vast research activities in this area in the pre-competitive stage especially in the nuclear and underwater application area. (orig.)

  3. Robots industriales manipuladores

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    Iñigo Madrigal, Rafael; Vidal Idiarte, Enric

    2002-01-01

    Esta obra esta dedicada al estudio de los robots manipuladores utilizados en la industria. Pretende abordar el tema de forma exhaustiva para los estudiantes de ingeniería de segundo ciclo. Los tres primeros capítulos tratan de la configuración y los componentes básicos de un robot, haciendo especial énfasi en los actuadores (motores), las fuentes de potencia, los sensores, etc. Los capítulos 4 y 5 están dedicados a la cinemática directa e inversa, o sea, a la descripción del movimiento de las...

  4. Robots and Moral Agency

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    Johansson, Linda

    2011-01-01

      Machine ethics is a field of applied ethics that has grown rapidly in the last decade. Increasingly advanced autonomous robots have expanded the focus of machine ethics from issues regarding the ethical development and use of technology by humans to a focus on ethical dimensions of the machines themselves. This thesis contains two essays, both about robots in some sense, representing these different perspectives of machine ethics. The first essay, “Is it Morally Right to use UAVs in War?” c...

  5. Microwave vision for robots

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    Lewandowski, Leon; Struckman, Keith

    1994-01-01

    Microwave Vision (MV), a concept originally developed in 1985, could play a significant role in the solution to robotic vision problems. Originally our Microwave Vision concept was based on a pattern matching approach employing computer based stored replica correlation processing. Artificial Neural Network (ANN) processor technology offers an attractive alternative to the correlation processing approach, namely the ability to learn and to adapt to changing environments. This paper describes the Microwave Vision concept, some initial ANN-MV experiments, and the design of an ANN-MV system that has led to a second patent disclosure in the robotic vision field.

  6. CROPS : high tech agricultural robots

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    Bontsema, J.; Hemming, J.; Pekkeriet, E.J.

    2014-01-01

    In the EU-funded CROPS (Clever Robots for Crops) project high tech robots are developed for site-specific spraying and selective harvesting of fruit and fruit vegetables. The harvesting robots are being designed to harvest high-value crops such as greenhouse vegetables, fruits in orchards and grapes for premium wines. The CROPS robots are also developed for canopy spraying in orchards and for precision target spraying in grape vines to reduce the use of pesticides. A CROPS robot will be able ...

  7. Robust Software Architecture for Robots

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    Aghazanian, Hrand; Baumgartner, Eric; Garrett, Michael

    2009-01-01

    Robust Real-Time Reconfigurable Robotics Software Architecture (R4SA) is the name of both a software architecture and software that embodies the architecture. The architecture was conceived in the spirit of current practice in designing modular, hard, realtime aerospace systems. The architecture facilitates the integration of new sensory, motor, and control software modules into the software of a given robotic system. R4SA was developed for initial application aboard exploratory mobile robots on Mars, but is adaptable to terrestrial robotic systems, real-time embedded computing systems in general, and robotic toys.

  8. Open Issues in Evolutionary Robotics.

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    Silva, Fernando; Duarte, Miguel; Correia, Luís; Oliveira, Sancho Moura; Christensen, Anders Lyhne

    2016-01-01

    One of the long-term goals in evolutionary robotics is to be able to automatically synthesize controllers for real autonomous robots based only on a task specification. While a number of studies have shown the applicability of evolutionary robotics techniques for the synthesis of behavioral control, researchers have consistently been faced with a number of issues preventing the widespread adoption of evolutionary robotics for engineering purposes. In this article, we review and discuss the open issues in evolutionary robotics. First, we analyze the benefits and challenges of simulation-based evolution and subsequent deployment of controllers versus evolution on real robotic hardware. Second, we discuss specific evolutionary computation issues that have plagued evolutionary robotics: (1) the bootstrap problem, (2) deception, and (3) the role of genomic encoding and genotype-phenotype mapping in the evolution of controllers for complex tasks. Finally, we address the absence of standard research practices in the field. We also discuss promising avenues of research. Our underlying motivation is the reduction of the current gap between evolutionary robotics and mainstream robotics, and the establishment of evolutionary robotics as a canonical approach for the engineering of autonomous robots. PMID:26581015

  9. 1st Iberian Robotics Conference

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    Sanfeliu, Alberto; Ferre, Manuel; ROBOT2013; Advances in robotics

    2014-01-01

    This book contains the proceedings of the ROBOT 2013: FIRST IBERIAN ROBOTICS CONFERENCE and it can be said that included both state of the art and more practical presentations dealing with implementation problems, support technologies and future applications. A growing interest in Assistive Robotics, Agricultural Robotics, Field Robotics, Grasping and Dexterous Manipulation, Humanoid Robots, Intelligent Systems and Robotics, Marine Robotics, has been demonstrated by the very relevant number of contributions. Moreover, ROBOT2013 incorporates a special session on Legal and Ethical Aspects in Robotics that is becoming a topic of key relevance. This Conference was held in Madrid (28-29 November 2013), organised by the Sociedad Española para la Investigación y Desarrollo en Robótica (SEIDROB) and by the Centre for Automation and Robotics - CAR (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)), along with the co-operation of Grupo Temático de Robótica CEA-GT...

  10. Robotic technology in cardiovascular medicine.

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    Bonatti, Johannes; Vetrovec, George; Riga, Celia; Wazni, Oussama; Stadler, Petr

    2014-05-01

    Robotic technology has been used in cardiovascular medicine since the late 1990s. Interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, endovascular surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and laparoscopic vascular surgery are all fields of application. Robotic devices enable endoscopic reconstructive surgery in narrow spaces and fast, very precise placement of catheters and devices in catheter-based interventions. In all robotic systems, the operator manipulates the robotic arms from a control station or console. In the field of cardiac surgery, mitral valve repair, CABG surgery, atrial septal defect repair, and myxoma resection can be achieved using robotic technology. Furthermore, vascular surgeons can perform a variety of robotically assisted operations to treat aortic, visceral, and peripheral artery disease. In electrophysiology, ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation can be carried out with robotic support. In the past few years, robotically assisted percutaneous coronary intervention and abdominal aortic endovascular surgery techniques have been developed. The basic feasibility and safety of robotic approaches in cardiovascular medicine has been demonstrated, but learning curves and the high costs associated with this technology have limited its widespread use. Nonetheless, increased procedural speed, accuracy, and reduced exposure to radiation and contrast agent in robotically assisted catheter-based interventions, as well as reduced surgical trauma and shortened patient recovery times after robotic cardiovascular surgery are promising achievements in the field. PMID:24663088

  11. Open Issues in Evolutionary Robotics.

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    Silva, Fernando; Duarte, Miguel; Correia, Luís; Oliveira, Sancho Moura; Christensen, Anders Lyhne

    2016-01-01

    One of the long-term goals in evolutionary robotics is to be able to automatically synthesize controllers for real autonomous robots based only on a task specification. While a number of studies have shown the applicability of evolutionary robotics techniques for the synthesis of behavioral control, researchers have consistently been faced with a number of issues preventing the widespread adoption of evolutionary robotics for engineering purposes. In this article, we review and discuss the open issues in evolutionary robotics. First, we analyze the benefits and challenges of simulation-based evolution and subsequent deployment of controllers versus evolution on real robotic hardware. Second, we discuss specific evolutionary computation issues that have plagued evolutionary robotics: (1) the bootstrap problem, (2) deception, and (3) the role of genomic encoding and genotype-phenotype mapping in the evolution of controllers for complex tasks. Finally, we address the absence of standard research practices in the field. We also discuss promising avenues of research. Our underlying motivation is the reduction of the current gap between evolutionary robotics and mainstream robotics, and the establishment of evolutionary robotics as a canonical approach for the engineering of autonomous robots.

  12. Hiding robot inertia using resonance.

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    Vallery, Heike; Duschau-Wicke, Alexander; Riener, Robert

    2010-01-01

    To enable compliant training modes with a rehabilitation robot, an important prerequisite is that any undesired human-robot interaction forces caused by robot dynamics must be avoided, either by an appropriate mechanical design or by compensating control strategies. Our recently proposed control scheme of "Generalized Elasticities" employs potential fields to compensate for robot dynamics, including inertia, beyond what can be done using closed-loop force control. In this paper, we give a simple mechanical equivalent using the example of the gait rehabilitation robot Lokomat. The robot consists of an exoskeleton that is attached to a frame around the patient's pelvis. This frame is suspended by a springloaded parallelogram structure. The mechanism allows vertical displacement while providing almost constant robot gravity compensation. However, inertia of the device when the patient's pelvis moves up and down remains a source of large interaction forces, which are reflected in increased ground reaction forces. Here, we investigate an alternative suspension: To hide not only gravity, but also robot inertia during vertical pelvis motion, we suspend the robot frame by a stiff linear spring that allows the robot to oscillate vertically at an eigenfrequency close to the natural gait frequency. This mechanism reduces human-robot interaction forces, which is demonstrated in pilot experimental results.

  13. [Robotic surgery in gynecology].

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    Hibner, Michał; Marianowski, Piotr; Szymusik, Iwona; Wielgós, Mirosław

    2012-12-01

    Introduction of robotic surgery in the first decade of the 21 century was one of the biggest breakthroughs in surgery since the introduction of anesthesia. For the first time in history the surgeon was placed remotely from the patient and was able to operate with the device that has more degrees of freedom than human hand. Initially developed for the US Military in order to allow surgeons to be removed from the battlefield, surgical robots quickly made a leap to the mainstream medicine. One of the first surgical uses for the robot was cardiac surgery but it is urology and prostate surgery that gave it a widespread popularity Gynecologic surgeons caught on very quickly and it is estimated that 31% of hysterectomies done in the United States in 2012 will be done robotically. With over half a million hysterectomies done each year in the US alone, gynecologic surgery is one of the main driving forces behind the growth of robotic surgery Other applications in gynecology include myomectomy oophorectomy and ovarian cystectomy resection of endometriosis and lymphadenectomy Advantages of the surgical robot are clearly seen in myomectomy The wrist motion allows for better more precise suturing than conventional "straight stick" laparoscopy The strength of the arms allow for better pulling of the suture and the third arm for holding the suture on tension. Other advantage of the robot is scaling of the movements when big movement on the outside translates to very fine movement on the inside. This enables much more precise surgery and may be important in the procedures like tubal anastomosis and implantation of the ureter Three-dimensional vision provides excellent depth of field perception. It is important for surgeons who are switching from open surgeries and preliminary evidence shows that it may allow for better identification of lesions like endometriosis. Another big advantage of robotics is that the surgeon sits comfortably with his/her arms and head supported. This

  14. Interactions between Humans and Robots

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    Vlachos, Evgenios; Schärfe, Henrik

    2013-01-01

    Combining multiple scientific disciplines, robotic technology has made significant progress the last decade, and so did the interactions between humans and robots. This article updates the agenda for robotic research by highlighting the factors that affect Human – Robot Interaction (HRI......), and explains the relationships and dependencies that exist between them. The four main factors that define the properties of a robot, and therefore the interaction, are distributed in two dimensions: (1) Intelligence (Control - Autonomy), and (2) Perspective (Tool - Medium). Based on these factors, we...... introduce a generic model for comparing and contrasting robots (CCM), aiming to provide a common platform for robot designers, developers and users. The framework for HRI we propose stems mainly from the vagueness and the lack of clarity that has been observed in the definitions of both Direct and Indirect...

  15. Probabilistic approaches to robotic perception

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    Ferreira, João Filipe

    2014-01-01

    This book tries to address the following questions: How should the uncertainty and incompleteness inherent to sensing the environment be represented and modelled in a way that will increase the autonomy of a robot? How should a robotic system perceive, infer, decide and act efficiently? These are two of the challenging questions robotics community and robotic researchers have been facing. The development of robotic domain by the 1980s spurred the convergence of automation to autonomy, and the field of robotics has consequently converged towards the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Since the end of that decade, the general public’s imagination has been stimulated by high expectations on autonomy, where AI and robotics try to solve difficult cognitive problems through algorithms developed from either philosophical and anthropological conjectures or incomplete notions of cognitive reasoning. Many of these developments do not unveil even a few of the processes through which biological organisms solve thes...

  16. Intelligent robotics research at Waterloo

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    Wong, Andrew K. C.

    1993-01-01

    The paper presents the recent intelligent robotics research being carried out at the PAMI Lab of the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario. The intelligence control of manipulators is directed and guided by 3-D vision. It is implemented for a mobile robot and robot manipulators in a workcell. The intelligent robotic system is capable of: (1) real-time recognition and location of 3-D objects and obstacles with a single camera system mounted on the robot arm; (2) optimal trajectory planning for a robotic manipulator with obstacle and singularity avoidance capability; and (3) vision directed navigation of a mobile robot. Application of this technology to industrial and space station projects is included in the discussion.

  17. MODELADO, SIMULACIÓN Y CONTROL DEL ROBOT PARA CIRUGÍA LAPAROSCÓPICA 'LAPBOT' MODELING, SIMULATION AND CONTROL OF SURGICAL LAPAROSCOPIC ROBOT 'LAPBOT'

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    Sergio Alexander Salinas

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta el modelado matemático y estructural, la simulación por computador y el control por par calculado del robot para cirugía laparoscópica ‘LapBot’, que ha sido desarrollado en el Grupo de Investigación de Automática Industrial de la Universidad del Cauca, Colombia. Inicialmente se muestra un resumen de los principales robots utilizados como asistentes para cirugías de laparoscopia en el mundo, y de cómo tratan ellos el problema del paso por la incisión practicada en la cavidad abdominal. Con base en lo anterior se describen los requerimientos que deben cumplir los robots de este tipo y a partir de éstos se diseña el robot LapBot. Se muestra el modelo cinemático y dinámico del robot LapBot, así como el modelo de la restricción espacial que representa el punto de incisión abdominal. Se implementa una estrategia de control basada en el modelo del robot (control por par calculado. Diversas trayectorias en un plano y en un espacio de tres dimensiones son utilizadas para validar tanto el modelo como el controlador.This paper presents the mathematical and structural model, simulation and computed torque control of the LapBot robot, developed by the Group of Investigation of Industrial Automatics, of the University of Cauca, Colombia. First, a summary of the principal surgery assistant robots of the world is presented, and how they solve the problem of passing through the incision into the abdominal cavity. Based on this, the conditions that must be fulfilled by the robots of this type is exposed, and from these conditions the LapBot robot is designed. Its kinematics and dynamics model is shown, as well as the mathematical spatial restriction that incision represents. A control strategy based on the model (computed torque control is implemented. Several trajectories defined in a plane and in a three dimensions space are used to validate the model and the control.

  18. Robotics Technology Development Program

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    The Robotics Technology Development Program (RTDP) is a ''needs-driven'' effort. A lengthy series of presentations and discussions at DOE sites considered critical to DOE's Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) Programs resulted in a clear understanding of needed robotics applications toward resolving definitive problems at the sites. A detailed analysis of the Tank Waste Retrieval (TWR), Contaminant Analysis Automation (CAA), Mixed Waste Operations (MWO), and Decontamination ampersand Dismantlement (D ampersand D). The RTDP Group realized that much of the technology development was common (Cross Cutting-CC) to each of these robotics application areas, for example, computer control and sensor interface protocols. Further, the OTD approach to the Research, Development, Demonstration, Testing, and Evaluation (RDDT ampersand E) process urged an additional organizational break-out between short-term (1--3 years) and long-term (3--5 years) efforts (Advanced Technology-AT). The RDTP is thus organized around these application areas -- TWR, CAA, MWO, D ampersand D and CC ampersand AT -- with the first four developing short-term applied robotics. An RTDP Five-Year Plan was developed for organizing the Program to meet the needs in these application areas

  19. Robotically assisted gynaecological surgery.

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    Falcone, Tommaso; Steiner, Charles P

    2002-05-01

    Industry has used robots successfully for fine, delicate, repetitive tasks for decades. Recently, robots have been introduced into clinical medicine and specifically into the surgical suite. Voice algorithms have been developed that allow voice activation of some types of equipment in the operating room, such as the laparoscope or the light source. Advances in computer software have allowed a computer controller to translate a surgeon's movements from the handles located in a console to the robotic arms that hold the surgical instruments. This console is placed away from the surgical table. Clinical experience is limited and there are few published clinical trials. The initial trials have focused on laparoscopic microsuturing such as that performed during coronary bypass surgery or tubal anastomosis. Preliminary results have demonstrated that laparoscopic coronary bypass surgery with the internal mammary artery can be achieved. In gynaecological surgery, laparoscopic tubal reanastomosis can be performed using the same technique that has been used traditionally at laparotomy. Future clinical trials will assess whether other gynaecological procedures can be performed with robotic assistance. PMID:12082211

  20. Toward Psycho-robots

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    Khrennikov, Andrei

    2007-01-01

    We try to perform geometrization of psychology by representing mental states, ideas, by points of a metric space, mental space. Evolution of ideas is described by dynamical systems in metric mental space. We apply the mental space approach for modeling of flows of unconscious and conscious information in the human brain. In a series of models, Models 1-4, we consider cognitive systems with increasing complexity of psychological behavior determined by structure of flows of ideas. Since our models are in fact models of the AI-type, one immediately recognizes that they can be used for creation of AI-systems, which we call psycho-robots, exhibiting important elements of human psyche. Creation of such psycho-robots may be useful improvement of domestic robots. At the moment domestic robots are merely simple working devices (e.g. vacuum cleaners or lawn mowers) . However, in future one can expect demand in systems which be able not only perform simple work tasks, but would have elements of human self-developing psy...

  1. The Ethics of Robotics

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    Agrawal, Kush

    2010-01-01

    The three laws of Robotics first appeared together in Isaac Asimov's story 'Runaround' after being mentioned in some form or the other in previous works by Asimov. These three laws commonly known as the three laws of robotics are the earliest forms of depiction for the needs of ethics in Robotics. In simplistic language Isaac Asimov is able to explain what rules a robot must confine itself to in order to maintain societal sanctity. However, even though they are outdated they still represent some of our innate fears which are beginning to resurface in present day 21st Century. Our society is on the advent of a new revolution; a revolution led by advances in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence & Nanotechnology. Some of our advances have been so phenomenal that we surpassed what was predicted by the Moore's law. With these advancements comes the fear that our future may be at the mercy of these androids. Humans today are scared that we, ourselves, might create something which we cannot control. We may ...

  2. Robotic and Survey Telescopes

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    Woźniak, Przemysław

    Robotic telescopes are revolutionizing the way astronomers collect their dataand conduct sky surveys. This chapter begins with a discussion of principles thatguide the process of designing, constructing, and operating telescopes andobservatories that offer a varying degree of automation, from instruments remotelycontrolled by observers to fully autonomous systems requiring no humansupervision during their normal operations. Emphasis is placed on designtrade-offs involved in building end-to-end systems intended for a wide range ofscience applications. The second part of the chapter contains descriptions ofseveral projects and instruments, both existing and currently under development.It is an attempt to provide a representative selection of actual systems thatillustrates state of the art in technology, as well as important ideas and milestonesin the development of the field. The list of presented instruments spans the fullrange in size starting from small all-sky monitors, through midrange robotic andsurvey telescopes, and finishing with large robotic instruments and surveys.Explosive growth of telescope networking is enabling entirely new modesof interaction between the survey and follow-up observing. Increasingimportance of standardized communication protocols and software is stressed.These developments are driven by the fusion of robotic telescope hardware,massive storage and databases, real-time knowledge extraction, and datacross-correlation on a global scale. The chapter concludes with examplesof major science results enabled by these new technologies and futureprospects.

  3. Roboter - unsere neuen 'Anderen'

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    Søndergaard, Dorte Marie

    2015-01-01

    Androiden, Humanoiden, Geminoiden, gesellige Roboter – es gibt viele Namen für die 'neuen Anderen', die aus Elektronik, Metall und Kunststoff entworfen und hergestellt werden, verstrickt in Imaginärem und in Diskursen. Wie sollen wir diese technischen Apparate verstehen? Wie beeinflussen sie uns...

  4. Robot swarming applications

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    Penders, Jacques

    2007-01-01

    This paper discusses the different modes of operation of a swarm of robots: (i) non-communicative swarming, (ii) communicative swarming, (iii) networking, (iv) olfactory-based navigation and (v) assistive swarming. I briefly present the state of the art in swarming and outline the major techniques applied for each mode of operation and discuss the related problems and expected results.

  5. Robot Visual Control

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    Chaumette, François

    2015-01-01

    International audience; This article describes the basic concepts of vision-based control, that is, the use of visual data to control the motions of a robotics system. It describes the modeling steps allowing the design of kinematics control schemes. Applications are also described.

  6. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... actually mimicking -- these mimicking the movement of the human hand and the human wrist. Clips, please. So what Dr. Pinon has ... for robots to operate without the assistance of humans? Not yet. We are not quite there. The ...

  7. Robotization in Seismic Acquisition

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    Blacquière, G.; Berkhout, A.J.

    2013-01-01

    The amount of sources and detectors in the seismic method follows "Moore’s Law of seismic data acquisition", i.e., it increases approximately by a factor of 10 every 10 years. Therefore automation is unavoidable, leading to robotization of seismic data acquisition. Recently, we introduced a new sour

  8. [Radical prostatectomy - pro robotic].

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    Gillitzer, R

    2012-05-01

    Anatomical radical prostatectomy was introduced in the early 1980s by Walsh and Donker. Elucidation of key anatomical structures led to a significant reduction in the morbidity of this procedure. The strive to achieve similar oncological and functional results to this gold standard open procedure but with further reduction of morbidity through a minimally invasive access led to the establishment of laparoscopic prostatectomy. However, this procedure is complex and difficult and is associated with a long learning curve. The technical advantages of robotically assisted surgery coupled with the intuitive handling of the device led to increased precision and shortening of the learning curve. These main advantages, together with a massive internet presence and aggressive marketing, have resulted in a rapid dissemination of robotic radical prostatectomy and an increasing patient demand. However, superiority of robotic radical prostatectomy in comparison to the other surgical therapeutic options has not yet been proven on a scientific basis. Currently robotic-assisted surgery is an established technique and future technical improvements will certainly further define its role in urological surgery. In the end this technical innovation will have to be balanced against the very high purchase and running costs, which remain the main limitation of this technology.

  9. Industrial robot's vision systems

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    Iureva, Radda A.; Raskin, Evgeni O.; Komarov, Igor I.; Maltseva, Nadezhda K.; Fedosovsky, Michael E.

    2016-03-01

    Due to the improved economic situation in the high technology sectors, work on the creation of industrial robots and special mobile robotic systems are resumed. Despite this, the robotic control systems mostly remained unchanged. Hence one can see all advantages and disadvantages of these systems. This is due to lack of funds, which could greatly facilitate the work of the operator, and in some cases, completely replace it. The paper is concerned with the complex machine vision of robotic system for monitoring of underground pipelines, which collects and analyzes up to 90% of the necessary information. Vision Systems are used to identify obstacles to the process of movement on a trajectory to determine their origin, dimensions and character. The object is illuminated in a structured light, TV camera records projected structure. Distortions of the structure uniquely determine the shape of the object in view of the camera. The reference illumination is synchronized with the camera. The main parameters of the system are the basic distance between the generator and the lights and the camera parallax angle (the angle between the optical axes of the projection unit and camera).

  10. Geometric configuration in robot kinematic design

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    Rooney, Joe

    2006-01-01

    A lattice of geometries is presented and compared for representing some geometrical aspects of the kinematic design of robot systems and subsystems. Three geometries (set theory, topology and projective geometry) are briefly explored in more detail in the context of three geometric configurations in robotics (robot groupings, robot connectivities and robot motion sensor patterns).

  11. Soldier universal robot controller

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    Hyams, Jeffrey; Batavia, Parag; Liao, Elizabeth; Somerville, Andrew

    2008-04-01

    The Soldier Universal Robot Controller (SURC) is a modular OCU designed for simultaneous control of heterogeneous unmanned vehicles. It has a well defined, published API., defined using XML schemas, that allows other potential users of the system to develop their own modules for rapid integration with SURC. The SURC architecture is broken down into three layers: User Interface, Core Functions, and Transport. The User Interface layer is the front end module which provides the human computer interface for user control of robots. The Core layer is further divided into the following modules: Capabilities, Tactical, Mobility, and World Model. The Capabilities module keeps track of the known robots and provides a list of specifications and services. The Mobility module provides path planning via D*, while the Tactical module provides higher level mission planning (multi-agent/multi-mission) capabilities for collaborative operations. The World Model module is a relational database which stores world model objects. Finally, a Transport module provides translation from the SURC architecture to the robot specific messaging protocols (such as JAUS). This allows fast integration of new robot protocols into an existing SURC implementation to enable a new system to rapidly leverage existing SURC capabilities. The communication between different modules within the SURC architecture is done via XML. This gives developers and users the flexibility to extend existing messages without breaking backwards compatibility. The modularity of SURC offers users and developers alike the capability to create custom modules and plug them into place, as long as they follow the pre defined messaging API for that module.

  12. Robotic assisted minimally invasive surgery

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    Palep Jaydeep

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The term "robot" was coined by the Czech playright Karel Capek in 1921 in his play Rossom′s Universal Robots. The word "robot" is from the check word robota which means forced labor.The era of robots in surgery commenced in 1994 when the first AESOP (voice controlled camera holder prototype robot was used clinically in 1993 and then marketed as the first surgical robot ever in 1994 by the US FDA. Since then many robot prototypes like the Endoassist (Armstrong Healthcare Ltd., High Wycombe, Buck, UK, FIPS endoarm (Karlsruhe Research Center, Karlsruhe, Germany have been developed to add to the functions of the robot and try and increase its utility. Integrated Surgical Systems (now Intuitive Surgery, Inc. redesigned the SRI Green Telepresence Surgery system and created the daVinci Surgical System ® classified as a master-slave surgical system. It uses true 3-D visualization and EndoWrist ® . It was approved by FDA in July 2000 for general laparoscopic surgery, in November 2002 for mitral valve repair surgery. The da Vinci robot is currently being used in various fields such as urology, general surgery, gynecology, cardio-thoracic, pediatric and ENT surgery. It provides several advantages to conventional laparoscopy such as 3D vision, motion scaling, intuitive movements, visual immersion and tremor filtration. The advent of robotics has increased the use of minimally invasive surgery among laparoscopically naοve surgeons and expanded the repertoire of experienced surgeons to include more advanced and complex reconstructions.

  13. 30 Years of Robotic Surgery.

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    Leal Ghezzi, Tiago; Campos Corleta, Oly

    2016-10-01

    The idea of reproducing himself with the use of a mechanical robot structure has been in man's imagination in the last 3000 years. However, the use of robots in medicine has only 30 years of history. The application of robots in surgery originates from the need of modern man to achieve two goals: the telepresence and the performance of repetitive and accurate tasks. The first "robot surgeon" used on a human patient was the PUMA 200 in 1985. In the 1990s, scientists developed the concept of "master-slave" robot, which consisted of a robot with remote manipulators controlled by a surgeon at a surgical workstation. Despite the lack of force and tactile feedback, technical advantages of robotic surgery, such as 3D vision, stable and magnified image, EndoWrist instruments, physiologic tremor filtering, and motion scaling, have been considered fundamental to overcome many of the limitations of the laparoscopic surgery. Since the approval of the da Vinci(®) robot by international agencies, American, European, and Asian surgeons have proved its factibility and safety for the performance of many different robot-assisted surgeries. Comparative studies of robotic and laparoscopic surgical procedures in general surgery have shown similar results with regard to perioperative, oncological, and functional outcomes. However, higher costs and lack of haptic feedback represent the major limitations of current robotic technology to become the standard technique of minimally invasive surgery worldwide. Therefore, the future of robotic surgery involves cost reduction, development of new platforms and technologies, creation and validation of curriculum and virtual simulators, and conduction of randomized clinical trials to determine the best applications of robotics.

  14. 30 Years of Robotic Surgery.

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    Leal Ghezzi, Tiago; Campos Corleta, Oly

    2016-10-01

    The idea of reproducing himself with the use of a mechanical robot structure has been in man's imagination in the last 3000 years. However, the use of robots in medicine has only 30 years of history. The application of robots in surgery originates from the need of modern man to achieve two goals: the telepresence and the performance of repetitive and accurate tasks. The first "robot surgeon" used on a human patient was the PUMA 200 in 1985. In the 1990s, scientists developed the concept of "master-slave" robot, which consisted of a robot with remote manipulators controlled by a surgeon at a surgical workstation. Despite the lack of force and tactile feedback, technical advantages of robotic surgery, such as 3D vision, stable and magnified image, EndoWrist instruments, physiologic tremor filtering, and motion scaling, have been considered fundamental to overcome many of the limitations of the laparoscopic surgery. Since the approval of the da Vinci(®) robot by international agencies, American, European, and Asian surgeons have proved its factibility and safety for the performance of many different robot-assisted surgeries. Comparative studies of robotic and laparoscopic surgical procedures in general surgery have shown similar results with regard to perioperative, oncological, and functional outcomes. However, higher costs and lack of haptic feedback represent the major limitations of current robotic technology to become the standard technique of minimally invasive surgery worldwide. Therefore, the future of robotic surgery involves cost reduction, development of new platforms and technologies, creation and validation of curriculum and virtual simulators, and conduction of randomized clinical trials to determine the best applications of robotics. PMID:27177648

  15. Knowledge Representation for Robots through Human-Robot Interaction

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    Bastianelli, Emanuele; Bloisi, Domenico; Capobianco, Roberto; Gemignani, Guglielmo; Iocchi, Luca; Nardi, Daniele

    2013-01-01

    The representation of the knowledge needed by a robot to perform complex tasks is restricted by the limitations of perception. One possible way of overcoming this situation and designing "knowledgeable" robots is to rely on the interaction with the user. We propose a multi-modal interaction framework that allows to effectively acquire knowledge about the environment where the robot operates. In particular, in this paper we present a rich representation framework that can be automatically buil...

  16. Robot path adaptation for shared human-robot workspaces

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    Zube, Angelika; Jung, A.; Frese, Christian

    2014-01-01

    In shared human-robot workspaces, safety has to be ensured by monitoring humans and other obstacles in the robot’s environment and by performing suitable robot motions to avoid collisions. In this contribution, information from multiple depth sensors is fused in an octree representing the current obstacles in consideration of occlusions. Based on this octree, the previously planned robot path is adapted using elastic bands in order to prevent collisions with humans.

  17. Analysis and design of microsoccer robot

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    张智超; 赵臣; 丁凤; 吴连熙

    2002-01-01

    From the analysis of mirosot robot soccer, the design of the robot is discussed in detail covering thebasic ideas of design, the general design procedure, main calculations, and the cinematic model of robot, etc.

  18. Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Oncology Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... system, which allows a more specific dissection. The robot gives the surgeon the ability to move instruments ... sitting at the console, where he controls the robot. And as you can see, the robot sits ...

  19. Robot friendship: Can a robot be a friend?

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    Emmeche, Claus

    2014-01-01

    Friendship is used here as a conceptual vehicle for framing questions about the distinctiveness of human cognition in relation to natural systems such as other animal species and to artificial systems such as robots. By exploring this very common form of a human interpersonal relationship...... of friendship as a triadic relation analogous to the sign relation is suggested. Based on this the author asks how one may conceive of robot-robot and robot-human friendships; and how an interdisciplinary perspective upon that relation can contribute to analyse levels of embodied cognition in natural...

  20. Osteomielitis por salmonella

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    Alicia Velázquez Pérez

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de una paciente femenina de color blanco y dos años de edad, con diagnóstico prenatal de sicklemia, que desde edades tempranas tiene problemas de la enfermedad. Ingresó en esta ocasión por una de las complicaciones infecciosas que ocasiona este padecimiento, una osteomielitis del húmero izquierdo, aislándose el germen en el hemocultivo realizado, una salmonella. Necesitó de tratamiento enérgico y prolongado; se obtuvo un resultado satisfactorio en la evolución de la enfermedad y se sigue sistemáticamente por consulta externa en la actualidad

  1. Madres solteras por elección: entre el “engaño” y la solidaridad

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    María Isabel Jociles

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se analizan los discursos sobre las motivaciones que las Madres Solteras por Elección (MSPE aducen para optar, o no, por las diferentes vías de acceso a la monoparentalidad electiva que ellas mismas distinguen: la que denominan “el engaño”, esto es, la fecundación sexual planificada pero no declarada, la fecundación sexual mediante “donante conocido”, la fecundación asistida y la adopción internacional. Estos discursos, producidos tanto en entrevistas cualitativas como en otros contextos de interacción (foros de Internet, kedadas, reuniones de amigas, etc., han sido objeto de observación en el contexto de una investigación etnográfica realizada en la Comunidad de Madrid (España durante el periodo 2008-2009. Dichos discursos ponen de manifiesto, en primer lugar, que las MSPE manejan una gran variedad de concepciones acerca de la maternidad y el vínculo materno-filial. Estas condiciones fundamentan las “motivaciones”, asimismo diversas, que alegan para justificar la opción que han escogido. En segundo lugar, que su toma de decisiones está mediada por la existencia de una jerarquía socio-moral entre las distintas vías de acceso a la maternidad en solitario, cuyas posiciones más bajas están ocupadas por “el engaño” y “el donante conocido”, y la más elevada, por la adopción internacional. Se concluye subrayando la idea de que los enunciados de valor en que se basa dicha jerarquía socio-moral explican la pervivencia de la “motivación de la solidaridad” en el discurso de las MSPE adoptantes, a pesar de la deslegitimación de que es objeto por parte del conocimiento experto sobre el tema.

  2. Virtual robotics laboratory for research

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    McKee, Gerard T.

    1995-09-01

    We report on work currently underway to put a robotics laboratory onto the Internet in support of teaching and research in robotics and artificial intelligence in higher education institutions in the UK. The project is called Netrolab. The robotics laboratory comprises a set of robotics resources including a manipulator, a mobile robot with an on-board monocular active vision head and a set of sonar sensing modules, and a set of laboratory cameras to allow the user to see into the laboratory. The paper will report on key aspect of the project aimed at using multimedia tools and object-oriented techniques to network the robotics resources and to allow them to be configured into complex teaching and experimental modules. The paper will outline both the current developments of Netrolab and provide a perspective on the future development of networked virtual laboratories for research.

  3. PARAMETRIC DESIGN OF DELTA ROBOT

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    Mert Gürgen

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available This article describes a sophisticated determination and presentation of a workspace volume for a delta robot, with consideration of its kinematic behavior. With the help of theoretical equations, optimization is performed with the aid of the stiffness and dexterity analysis. Theoretical substructure is coded in Matlab and three-dimensional (3D data for delta robot are developed in computer-aided design (CAD environment. In later stages of the project, both 3D and theoretical data are linked together and thus, with the changing design parameter of the robot itself, the Solidworks CAD output adapts and regenerates output with a new set of parameters. To achieve an optimum workspace volume with predefined parameters, a different set of robot parameters are iterated through design optimization in Matlab, and the delta robot design is finalized and illustrated in the 3D CAD environment, Solidworks. This study provides a technical solution to accomplish a generic delta robot with optimized workspace volume.

  4. Walking Robot Locomotion System Conception

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    Ignatova D.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available This work is a brief analysis on the application and perspective of using the walking robots in different areas in practice. The most common characteristics of walking four legs robots are presented here. The specific features of the applied actuators in walking mechanisms are also shown in the article. The experience of Institute of Mechanics - BAS is illustrated in creation of Spiroid and Helicon1 gears and their assembly in actuation of studied robots. Loading on joints reductors of robot legs is modelled, when the geometrical and the walking parameters of the studied robot are preliminary defined. The obtained results are purposed for designing the control of the loading of reductor type Helicon in the legs of the robot, when it is experimentally tested.

  5. Situation Assessment for Mobile Robots

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    Beck, Anders Billesø

    sensor systems, the growth potential for mobile robot applications are enormous. Many new technological components are available to move the limits of commercial mobile robot applications, but a key hindrance is reliability. Natural environments are complex and dynamic, and thus the risk of robots...... are presented, which applies an Extensible Markov Model (EMM) to represent the spatio-temporal nature of situations. On-line data-streams from the robot sensors and algorithms are processed using stream-based clustering to build the spatio-temporal structure or match the situation of the robot to existing...... states. Situation prediction is proposed using an on-line graph-search of maximum likelihoods in the EMM. The developed software modules are integrated in a new software architecture, which facilitates integration into any robotic control framework and uses on-line visualization of the spatio...

  6. Robotic Surgery in Gynecologic Oncology

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    Robert DeBernardo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Robotic surgery for the management of gynecologic cancers allows for minimally invasive surgical removal of cancer-bearing organs and tissues using sophisticated surgeon-manipulated, robotic surgical instrumentation. Early on, gynecologic oncologists recognized that minimally invasive surgery was associated with less surgical morbidity and that it shortened postoperative recovery. Now, robotic surgery represents an effective alternative to conventional laparotomy. Since its widespread adoption, minimally invasive surgery has become an option not only for the morbidly obese but for women with gynecologic malignancy where conventional laparotomy has been associated with significant morbidity. As such, this paper considers indications for robotic surgery, reflects on outcomes from initial robotic surgical outcomes data, reviews cost efficacy and implications in surgical training, and discusses new roles for robotic surgery in gynecologic cancer management.

  7. Dermatitis canina por Malassezia

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    Rejas López, Juan

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available La dermatitis por Malassezia en perros en generalmente una complicación a procesos alérgicos, seborreicos, presencia de pliegues, etc. aunque también se han descrito otras presentaciones, como la hipersensibilidad contra esta levadura. La demostración de la presencia de Malassesia pachydermatis se hace de manera sencilla mediante citología. El tratamiento de esta dermatitis puede ser tópico u oral.

  8. Dermatitis canina por Malassezia

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    Rejas López, Juan

    2008-01-01

    La dermatitis por Malassezia en perros en generalmente una complicación a procesos alérgicos, seborreicos, presencia de pliegues, etc. aunque también se han descrito otras presentaciones, como la hipersensibilidad contra esta levadura. La demostración de la presencia de Malassesia pachydermatis se hace de manera sencilla mediante citología. El tratamiento de esta dermatitis puede ser tópico u oral.

  9. The Technological Future of Work and Robotics

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    Kaivo-Oja, Jari; Roth, Steffen

    2015-01-01

    In this article we discuss the futures of work and robotics. We evaluate key future trends in the field of robotics and analyse different scenarios regarding the futures of human beings and work life. Subsequently, we presents a roadmap of robotics, which covers key aspects of industrial and service robotics, discuss technology foresight insights and inter-linkages to robotics, and identify three critical technology roadmaps: (1) the technological future of robotics, (2) digitalization and (3...

  10. Development of ''Bonten-Maru''humanoid robot

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    Nasu, Yasuo; Genci, Capi; Kaneko, Shinichiro; Yamano, Mitsuhiro

    2004-01-01

    This paper presents the status and research results of the ”Bonten-Maru” humanoid robot project. The main contributions of this project are on CORBA based control of humanoid robot,real time optimal gait generation, control of humanoid robot in a long distance using teleoperation system, operation of humanoid robot in emergency environments, and various humanoid robot motions. In order to verify our research results, we developed the ”Bonten-Maru” humanoid robot. Another important objective i...

  11. Rancang Bangun Rescue Robot Dengan Kendali Wireless

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    Syam, Rafiuddin

    2011-01-01

    Robot adalah sebuah alat mekanik yang dapat melakukan tugas fisik, baik menggunakan pengawasan dan kontrol manusia. Robot dengan ban serupa dengan tank sangat menarik karena mampu bergerak pada permukaan yang tidak rata dan cenderung digunakan dibandingkan dengan robot beroda dan berkaki, misalnya sebagai robot bencana alam, penjelajah dan lainnya. Penggunaan wireless sebagai alat kendali jarak jauh memudahkan dalam control robot. Pembuatan robot dalam penelitian ini diawali...

  12. Omniwheels dengan Manipulator untuk Robot Penjinak Bom

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    Syam, Rafiuddin

    2015-01-01

    Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk merancang bangun Omniwheels robot sebagai prototipe robot penjinak bom. Kelebihan hasil rancangan ini adalah robot dapat bergerak ke segala arah tanpa melakukan manuver terlebih dahulu. Selanjutnya menganalisis kinematika mobile roboti untuk navigasi omniwheels mobile robot sebagai prototipe robot penjinak bom. OmniWheel robot dapat bergerak mengikuti jalur pada permukaan bidang datar dan mempertahankankannya dengan memanfaatkan sensor cahaya, atau line follower...

  13. Robot Task Learning from Human Demonstration

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    Ekvall, Staffan

    2007-01-01

    Today, most robots used in the industry are preprogrammed and require a welldefined and controlled environment. Reprogramming such robots is often a costly process requiring an expert. By enabling robots to learn tasks from human demonstration, robot installation and task reprogramming are simplified. In a longer time perspective, the vision is that robots will move out of factories into our homes and offices. Robots should be able to learn how to set a table or how to fill the dishwasher. Cl...

  14. Using Parallel Platforms as Climbing Robots

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    Reinoso, Oscar; Aracil, Rafael; Saltaren, Roque

    2006-01-01

    At present, parallel robots show a great progress in their development due to their behaviour in multiple applications. In this sense, the Stewart-Gough platform with proper mechanical adaptations could be used for a climbing parallel robot. A climbing parallel robot with 6 degrees of freedom has been proposed and analysed. Parallel robots have great advantages compared to serial robots with legs using as climbing robots. Some advantages can be cited as the high weight payload capacity, robus...

  15. Design of Piano -playing Robotic Hand

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    Lin Jen-Chang; Hsin-Cheng Li; Kuo-Cheng Huang; Shu-Wei Lin

    2013-01-01

    Unlike the market slowdown of industrial robots, service & entertainment robots have been highly regarded by most robotics reseach and market research agencies. In this study we developed a music playing robot (which can also work as a service robot) for public performance. The research is mainly focused on the mechanical and electrical control of piano-playing robot, the exploration of correlations among music theory, rhythm and piano keys, and eventually the research on playing skill of...

  16. causada por Fusarium moniliforme

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    Mariano Mendoza Elos

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de éste trabajo fue determinar la resistencia horizontal de 134 líneas S1 de maíz al hongo Fusarium moniliforme. La enfermedad fue inducida mediante inoculación en la etapa de floración masculina bajo condiciones de campo utilizando la técnica del palillo. Las líneas se evaluaron en México en 2002. La estimación de la enfermedad se hizo en dos ocasiones con una separación de 20 días. Las evaluaciones mostraron que las líneas Roque-801, 804, 1103 y 1405 fueron resistentes en la primera evaluación. Las tasas de incremento de la enfermedad variaron de 0,01 a 0,229 por unidad por día. Las líneas mostraron bajos niveles de enfermedad de 0 a 1 % en la primera evaluación. En la segunda evaluación, los niveles de enfermedad variaron de 49 a 100 %. En un programa de mejoramiento genético estas líneas pueden ser utilizadas para mejorar la resistencia horizontal del maíz a la pudrición del tallo causada por Fusarium moniliforme

  17. Implementación paralela de un sistema de visión global por computadora

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    Torres, Guillermo; Grosclaude, Eduardo; Balladini, Javier; Cañibano, Rodrigo

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo principal de este proyecto es implementar la paralelización del sistema de visión global desarrollado por [2]. Este sistema de visión global por computadora es una aplicación producida a partir del framework basado en plugins desarrollado por [2], que es usado para procesar frames de forma secuencial. El sistema es útil para las diversas categorías de fútbol de robots de las competencias FIRA, Ro- bocup y CAFR. Para su pa- ralelización se pretende utilizar OpenMP. Otro objetivo de...

  18. Robotics — Inspired from Nature

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    Huosheng Hu

    2012-01-01

    It is my great pleasure to welcome you to a new open access journal, Robotics, which is dedicated to both the foundations of artificial intelligence, bio-mechanics, mechatronics and control theories, and the real-world applications of robotic perception, cognition and actions. This includes the innovative scientific trends, and discovery resulting from solving new challenges in the field of robotics. Its open access and rapid dissemination are the unique features separating this journal from ...

  19. Spatial awareness in robotic theatre.

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    Ark, Sandip; Williams, Joanne

    2016-03-01

    As surgical and anaesthetic procedures become more complex, operating theatres need to be larger and multi-purpose to accommodate specialist equipment such as the Da Vinci Robot. The Da Vinci theatre at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS trust (RWT) is a modern theatre equipped and designed specifically for robotic surgery. When we first began to perform robotic surgery at RWT we faced many challenges on how to maximise the space available to us, whilst striving to minimise the chance of desterilisation.

  20. 06421 Executive Summary -- Robot Navigation

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    Fekete, Sándor; Fleischer, Rudolf; Klein, Rolf; Lopez-Ortiz, Alejandro

    2007-01-01

    For quite a number of years, researchers from various fields have studied problems motivated by Robot Navigation. People in Online Algorithms have developed strategies that can deal with the inherent lack of information an autonomous robot encounters, as it sets out to perform a task in an unknown environment. Computational Geometers have obtained many results on the efficient planning of collision-free motions, and on visibility problems. Scientists and engineers in Robotics have perfected r...

  1. Social robots in advanced dementia

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    Meritxell Valentí Soler; Luis Agüera-Ortiz; Javier Olazarán Rodríguez; Carolina Mendoza Rebolledo; José María Cañas Plaza; Pablo Martínez Martín

    2015-01-01

    Aims: Testing the effect of the experimental robot-based therapeutic sessions for patients with dementia in: a controlled study of parallel groups of nursing home patients comparing the effects of therapy sessions utilizing a humanoid robot (NAO), an animal-shaped robot (PARO), or a trained dog (DOG), with conventional therapy (CONTROL) on symptoms of dementia; and an experience for patients who attend a day care center, comparing symptom prevalence and severity before and after sessions util...

  2. YARP: Yet Another Robot Platform

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    Lorenzo Natale; Giorgio Metta; Paul Fitzpatrick

    2006-01-01

    We describe YARP, Yet Another Robot Platform, an open-source project that encapsulates lessons from our experience in building humanoid robots. The goal of YARP is to minimize the effort devoted to infrastructure-level software development by facilitating code reuse, modularity and so maximize research-level development and collaboration. Humanoid robotics is a "bleeding edge" field of research, with constant flux in sensors, actuators, and processors. Code reuse and maintenance is ...

  3. Fable: Socially Interactive Modular Robot

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    Magnússon, Arnþór; Pacheco, Moises; Moghadam, Mikael; Lund, Henrik Hautop; Christensen, David Johan

    2013-01-01

    Modular robots have a significant potential as user-reconfigurable robotic playware, but often lack sufficient sensing for social interaction. We address this issue with the Fable modular robotic system by exploring the use of smart sensor modules that has a better ability to sense the behavior of the user. In this paper we describe the development of a smart sensor module which includes a 3D depth camera, and a server-side software architecture featuring user tracking, posture detection and ...

  4. Parallel processing approaches in robotics

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    Henrich, Dominik; Höniger, Thomas

    1997-01-01

    This paper presents the different possibilities for parallel processing in robot control architectures. At the beginning, we shortly review the historic development of control architectures. Then, a list of requirements for control architectures is set up from a parallel processing point of view. As our main topic, we identify the levels of parallel processing in robot control architectures. With each level of parallelism, examples for a typical robot control architecture are presented. Final...

  5. An Autonomous Omnidirectional Robot

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    Yanfei Liu

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available RoboCup is an international research and education initiative, which aims to foster artificial intelligence and robotics research by using competitive soccer as a standard problem. This paper presents a detailed engineering design process and the outcome for an omni-directional mobile robot platform for the Robocup Middle Size League competition. A prototype that can move omnidirectionally with kicking capability was designed, built, and tested by a group of senior students. The design included a mechanical base, pneumatic kicking mechanism, a DSP microcontroller-based control system, various sensor interfacing units, and the analysis of omnidirectional motions. The testing results showed that the system was able to move omnidirectionally with a speed of ∼2 m/s and able to kick a size 5 FIFA soccer ball for a distance of at least 5 meters.

  6. 3D light robotics

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    Glückstad, Jesper; Palima, Darwin; Villangca, Mark; Banas, Andrew

    2016-04-01

    As celebrated by the Nobel Prize 2014 in Chemistry light-based technologies can now overcome the diffraction barrier for imaging with nanoscopic resolution by so-called super-resolution microscopy1. However, interactive investigations coupled with advanced imaging modalities at these small scale domains gradually demand the development of a new generation of disruptive tools, not only for passively observing at nanoscopic scales, but also for actively reaching into and effectively handling constituents in this size domain. This intriguing mindset has recently led to the emergence of a novel research discipline that could potentially be able to offer the full packet needed for true "active nanoscopy" by use of so-called light-driven micro-robotics or Light Robotics in short.

  7. Robot arm apparatus

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    Nachbar, Henry D.

    1992-01-01

    A robot arm apparatus is provided for inspecting and/or maintaining an interior of a steam generator which has an outside wall and a port for accessing the interior of the steam generator. The robot arm apparatus includes a flexible movable conduit for conveying inspection and/or maintenance apparatus from outside the steam generator to the interior of the steam generator. The flexible conduit has a terminal working end which is translated into and around the interior of the steam generator. Three motors located outside the steam generator are employed for moving the terminal working end inside the steam generator in "x", "y", and "z" directions, respectively. Commonly conducted inspection and maintenance operations include visual inspection for damaged areas, water jet lancing for cleaning sludge deposits, core boring for obtaining sludge deposits, and scrubbing of internal parts.

  8. Robots in dismantling

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    Because of personnel radiologic hazards, dismantling of most nuclear installations cannot be considered without robots use. Robot solutions have been used for fifteen years by the Nuclear Installation Dismantling Unit of the CEA to carry out projects of level 3 (i.e. removal of all radioactivity from the installations). PIADE and ATENA carriers and MA23 and RD500 manipulators have largely contributed to the success of ELAN IIB and AT1 projects. The experience benefits of these projects has led the CEA to propose new research programs to test a new hydraulic arm and more changeable and lighter carriers. In future projects, the use of computerized simulation and more powerful remote viewing equipments for tool control and irradiation points locating will improve the training and comfort of operators. The use of modeling in connection with new control systems, such as TAO2000, will allow more complete automatic cutting and handling operations. (J.S.). 7 figs., 1 tab

  9. Aprender com robots

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    Abrantes, Paula Cristina Rolo

    2009-01-01

    Tese de mestrado, Educação (TIC e Educação), Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências, 2009 Este estudo pretende analisar, descrever e compreender como é que os alunos aprendem na interacção com robots na sala de aula, no contexto da Área de Projecto. Faz uma breve abordagem à robótica como uma área de investigação onde o grande desafio é criar robots à imagem e semelhança do homem e fáceis de "interagir-com". Baseando-se na perspectiva de Papert, este estudo discute a aprendizagem, d...

  10. Sensory Robot Gripper

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    Drimus, Alin

    The project researches and proposes a tactile sensor system for equipping robotic grippers, thus giving them a sense of touch. We start by reviewing work that covers the building of tactile sensors and we focus on the flexible sensors with multiple sensing elements. As the piezoresistive......, such as establishing of contact, release of contact or slip. The proposed applications are just a few examples of the advantages of equipping robotic grippers with such a tactile sensor system, that is robust, fast, affordable, adaptable to any kind of gripper and has properties similar to the human sense of touch...... object recognition, grasping and manipulation, changing contact conditions or investigation of slip phenomena. From biology, we get inspiration from the human skin and understand the role of mechanoreceptors in providing information to the nervous system. We find that the modalities addressed...

  11. Technology of disaster response robot and issues

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    The needs, function structure , ability of disaster response robot are stated. Robots are classified by move mode such as Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV), Legged Robots, Exoskeleton, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Wall Climbing Robots, robots for narrow space. Quince, disaster response robot, collected at first information in the building of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Functions of rescue robots and technical problems under disaster conditions, shape and characteristics of robots and TRL, PackBot, Pelican, Quince, scope camera, and three-dimensional map made by Quince are illustrated. (S.Y.)

  12. (Mobile robots and intelligent motion control)

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    Pin, F.G.

    1990-09-07

    The traveler attended the IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Motion Control, presented a paper entitled Autonomous Trajectory Generation for Mobile Robots with Non-Holonomic and Steering Angel Constraints,'' and chaired the session on mobile robots. Sessions of particular interests to ONRL/CESAR included Mobile Robots 1, 2, and 3, Motion Planning 1 and 2, Flexible Robots, Knowledge-Based Robotics Systems, Multi-Robot Systems, Redundant Robots, and Learning and Fuzzy Control 1 and 2. The traveler also visited the robotics laboratory of Bogazici University and held several discussions on design on redundant, compliant, reconfigurable, and dynamically balanced manipulators.

  13. Robots Conquering Local Government Services

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    Nielsen, Jeppe Agger; Andersen, Kim Normann; Sigh, Anne

    2016-01-01

    labour-intensive services, the public administration research community is short on knowledge of the impact on the work processes carried out in public organizations and how staff and clients react toward robots. This case study investigates the implementation and use of robot vacuum cleaners in Danish......The movement of robots from the production line to the service sector provides a potentially radical solution to innovate and transform public service delivery. Although robots are increasingly being adopted in service delivery (e.g., health- and eldercare) to enhance and in some cases substitute...

  14. Social Robots as Persuasive Agents

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    Vlachos, Evgenios; Schärfe, Henrik

    2014-01-01

    Robots are more and more used in a social context, and in this paper we try to formulate a research agenda concerning ethical issues around social HRI in order to be prepared for future scenarios where robots may be a naturally integrated part of human society. We outline different paradigms...... to describe the role of social robots in communication processes with humans, and connect HRI with the topic of persuasive technology in health care, to critically reflect the potential benefits of using social robots as persuasive agents....

  15. Rapid Robot Design Validation Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Energid Technologies will create a comprehensive software infrastructure for rapid validation of robotic designs. The software will support push-button validation...

  16. Rapid Robot Design Validation Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Energid Technologies will create a comprehensive software infrastructure for rapid validation of robot designs. The software will support push-button validation...

  17. Robotic systems in orthopaedic surgery.

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    Lang, J E; Mannava, S; Floyd, A J; Goddard, M S; Smith, B P; Mofidi, A; Seyler, T M; Jinnah, R H

    2011-10-01

    Robots have been used in surgery since the late 1980s. Orthopaedic surgery began to incorporate robotic technology in 1992, with the introduction of ROBODOC, for the planning and performance of total hip replacement. The use of robotic systems has subsequently increased, with promising short-term radiological outcomes when compared with traditional orthopaedic procedures. Robotic systems can be classified into two categories: autonomous and haptic (or surgeon-guided). Passive surgery systems, which represent a third type of technology, have also been adopted recently by orthopaedic surgeons. While autonomous systems have fallen out of favour, tactile systems with technological improvements have become widely used. Specifically, the use of tactile and passive robotic systems in unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR) has addressed some of the historical mechanisms of failure of non-robotic UKR. These systems assist with increasing the accuracy of the alignment of the components and produce more consistent ligament balance. Short-term improvements in clinical and radiological outcomes have increased the popularity of robot-assisted UKR. Robot-assisted orthopaedic surgery has the potential for improving surgical outcomes. We discuss the different types of robotic systems available for use in orthopaedics and consider the indication, contraindications and limitations of these technologies. PMID:21969424

  18. The development of robot art

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    Pagliarini, Luigi; Lund, Henrik Hautop

    2009-01-01

    Going through a few examples of robot artists who are recognized worldwide, we try to analyze the deepest meaning of what is called “robot art” and the related art field definition. We also try to highlight its well-marked borders, such as kinetic sculptures, kinetic art, cyber art, and cyberpunk...... that might classify robot art as a unique and innovative discipline, and to track down some of the principles by which a robotic artifact can or cannot be considered an art piece in terms of social, cultural, and strictly artistic interest....

  19. Autonomous robotics and deep learning

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    Nath, Vishnu

    2014-01-01

    This Springer Brief examines the combination of computer vision techniques and machine learning algorithms necessary for humanoid robots to develop "true consciousness." It illustrates the critical first step towards reaching "deep learning," long considered the holy grail for machine learning scientists worldwide. Using the example of the iCub, a humanoid robot which learns to solve 3D mazes, the book explores the challenges to create a robot that can perceive its own surroundings. Rather than relying solely on human programming, the robot uses physical touch to develop a neural map of its en

  20. Fundamental principles of robot vision

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    Hall, Ernest L.

    1993-08-01

    Robot vision is a specialty of intelligent machines which describes the interaction between robotic manipulators and machine vision. Early robot vision systems were built to demonstrate that a robot with vision could adapt to changes in its environment. More recently attention is being directed toward machines with expanded adaptation and learning capabilities. The use of robot vision for automatic inspection and recognition of objects for manipulation by an industrial robot or for guidance of a mobile robot are two primary applications. Adaptation and learning characteristics are often lacking in industrial automation and if they can be added successfully, result in a more robust system. Due to a real time requirement, the robot vision methods that have proven most successful have been ones which could be reduced to a simple, fast computation. The purpose of this paper is to discuss some of the fundamental concepts in sufficient detail to provide a starting point for the interested engineer or scientist. A detailed example of a camera system viewing an object and for a simple, two dimensional robot vision system is presented. Finally, conclusions and recommendations for further study are presented.

  1. Robotics — Inspired from Nature

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    Huosheng Hu

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available It is my great pleasure to welcome you to a new open access journal, Robotics, which is dedicated to both the foundations of artificial intelligence, bio-mechanics, mechatronics and control theories, and the real-world applications of robotic perception, cognition and actions. This includes the innovative scientific trends, and discovery resulting from solving new challenges in the field of robotics. Its open access and rapid dissemination are the unique features separating this journal from all existing journals dedicated to robotics. [...

  2. ARIES NDA Robot operators' manual

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    The ARIES NDA Robot is an automation device for servicing the material movements for a suite of Non-destructive assay (NDA) instruments. This suite of instruments includes a calorimeter, a gamma isotopic system, a segmented gamma scanner (SGS), and a neutron coincidence counter (NCC). Objects moved by the robot include sample cans, standard cans, and instrument plugs. The robot computer has an RS-232 connection with the NDA Host computer, which coordinates robot movements and instrument measurements. The instruments are expected to perform measurements under the direction of the Host without operator intervention. This user's manual describes system startup, using the main menu, manual operation, and error recovery

  3. NASA Robotics for Space Exploration

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    Fischer, RIchard T.

    2007-01-01

    This presentation focuses on NASA's use of robotics in support of space exploration. The content was taken from public available websites in an effort to minimize any ITAR or EAR issues. The agenda starts with an introduction to NASA and the "Vision for Space Exploration" followed by NASA's major areas of robotic use: Robotic Explorers, Astronaut Assistants, Space Vehicle, Processing, and In-Space Workhorse (space infrastructure). Pictorials and movies of NASA robots in use by the major NASA programs: Space Shuttle, International Space Station, current Solar Systems Exploration and Mars Exploration, and future Lunar Exploration are throughout the presentation.

  4. Does your Robot have Skills?

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    Bøgh, Simon; Nielsen, Oluf Skov; Pedersen, Mikkel Rath;

    2012-01-01

    , and motion primitives is intro- duced and designed to separate responsibilities of robot system developers, robot system integrators and shop floor users concerning programming of the robot system. The concept of testable pre- and postconditions assigned to the skills are proposed to help both in developing...... be taught to the robot by a user, based on Standard Operating Procedures or process knowledge. An overview is presented on how to implement a skill-based architecture, enabling reuse of skills for different industri- al applications, programmed by shop-floor workers. The terminology of tasks, skills...

  5. Self-navigating robot

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    Thompson, A. M.

    1978-01-01

    Rangefinding equipment and onboard navigation system determine best route from point to point. Research robot has two TV cameras and laser for scanning and mapping its environment. Path planner finds most direct, unobstructed route that requires minimum expenditure of energy. Distance is used as measure of energy expense, although other measures such as time or power consumption (which would depend on the topography of the path) may be used.

  6. Cooperative robotic sentry vehicles

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    Feddema, John T.; Lewis, Christopher L.; Klarer, Paul; Eisler, G. R.; Caprihan, Rahul

    1999-08-01

    As part of a project for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Sandia National Laboratories' Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center is developing and testing the feasibility of a cooperative team of robotic sentry vehicles to guard a perimeter and to perform a surround task. This paper describes on-going activities in the development of these robotic sentry vehicles. To date, we have developed a robotic perimeter detection system which consists of eight 'Roving All Terrain Lunar Explorer Rovers' (RATLER), a laptop-based base-station, and several Miniature Intrusion Detection Sensors (MIDS). A radio frequency receiver on each of the RATLER vehicles alerts the sentry vehicles of alarms from the hidden MIDS. When an alarm is received, each vehicle decides whether it should investigate the alarm based on the proximity of itself and the other vehicles to the alarm. As one vehicle attends an alarm, the other vehicles adjust their position around the perimeter to better prepare for another alarm. For the surround task, both potential field and A* search path planners have been added to the base-station and vehicles. At the base-station, the operator specifies goal and exclusion regions on a GIS map. The path planner generates vehicles paths that are previewed by the operator. Once the operator has validated the path, the appropriate information is downloaded t the vehicles. For the potential field path planner, the polygons and line segments that represent the obstacles and goals are downloaded to the vehicles, instead of the simulated paths. On board the vehicles, the same potential field path planner generates the path except that it uses the true location of itself and the nearest neighboring vehicle. For the A* path planner, the actual path is downloaded to the vehicles because of limited on-board computational power.

  7. The ISOLDE target robots

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    Maximilein Brice

    2002-01-01

    ISOLDE targets need to be changed frequently, around 80 times per year. The high radiation levels do not permit this to be done by human hands and the target changes are effected by 2 industrial robots (picture _01). On the left, in the distance, the front-end of the GPS (General Purpose Separator) is seen, while the HRS (High Resolution Separator) is at the right. Also seen are the doors to the irradiated-target storage.

  8. Robots: Fantasy and Reality

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    Calder, Neil

    2007-04-27

    A irreverent non-technical review of the history of surprisingly animate machines, from ancient Egypt to current times. Areas include teleoperators for hazardous environments, assembly systems, medical applications, entertainment, and science fiction. The talk has over 100 slides, covering such varied topics as Memnon son of Dawn, Droz's automata, Vaucanson's duck, cathedral clocks, Von Kempelen's chess player, household robots, Asimov's laws, Disneyland, dinosaurs, and movie droids and cyborgs.

  9. Robotics for port security

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    Smuda, William; Freiburger, Lonnie A.; Gerhart, Grant R.; Mallon, Lawrence

    2004-09-01

    The capacity through the use of robots with on board visual, NBC and HAZMAT sensors to rapidly and continuously screen convoys and staged exposed assets would be a force multiplier and measurably improve base and force protection at both inbound and outbound DOD and commercial facilities. This paper chronicles our experiment with the ODIS robot at the Ports of Los Angeles (POLA) and Long Beach (POLB) in July of 2003. POLA & POLB are responsible for moving over 30% of the United States trade goods. Queues of 54" container trucks routinely exceed 100 trucks, extending for over a mile from the port entrances. Spotted equipment and convoys at staging areas are a high visibility and value assets to a terrorist incident. The POLA/POLB scenario is also representative of TRANSCOM operations at the port of Basra during current operation in Iraq. The California Highway Patrol is responsible for physically inspecting these vehicles for roadworthiness and contraband, a dangerous and dirty job. We will also discuss the use of ODIS robots for this task.

  10. ROBOT TASK SCENE ANALYZER

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    William R. Hamel; Steven Everett

    2000-08-01

    Environmental restoration and waste management (ER and WM) challenges in the United States Department of Energy (DOE), and around the world, involve radiation or other hazards which will necessitate the use of remote operations to protect human workers from dangerous exposures. Remote operations carry the implication of greater costs since remote work systems are inherently less productive than contact human work due to the inefficiencies/complexities of teleoperation. To reduce costs and improve quality, much attention has been focused on methods to improve the productivity of combined human operator/remote equipment systems; the achievements to date are modest at best. The most promising avenue in the near term is to supplement conventional remote work systems with robotic planning and control techniques borrowed from manufacturing and other domains where robotic automation has been used. Practical combinations of teleoperation and robotic control will yield telerobotic work systems that outperform currently available remote equipment. It is believed that practical telerobotic systems may increase remote work efficiencies significantly. Increases of 30% to 50% have been conservatively estimated for typical remote operations. It is important to recognize that the basic hardware and software features of most modern remote manipulation systems can readily accommodate the functionality required for telerobotics. Further, several of the additional system ingredients necessary to implement telerobotic control--machine vision, 3D object and workspace modeling, automatic tool path generation and collision-free trajectory planning--are existent.

  11. ROBOT TASK SCENE ANALYZER

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    Environmental restoration and waste management (ER and WM) challenges in the United States Department of Energy (DOE), and around the world, involve radiation or other hazards which will necessitate the use of remote operations to protect human workers from dangerous exposures. Remote operations carry the implication of greater costs since remote work systems are inherently less productive than contact human work due to the inefficiencies/complexities of teleoperation. To reduce costs and improve quality, much attention has been focused on methods to improve the productivity of combined human operator/remote equipment systems; the achievements to date are modest at best. The most promising avenue in the near term is to supplement conventional remote work systems with robotic planning and control techniques borrowed from manufacturing and other domains where robotic automation has been used. Practical combinations of teleoperation and robotic control will yield telerobotic work systems that outperform currently available remote equipment. It is believed that practical telerobotic systems may increase remote work efficiencies significantly. Increases of 30% to 50% have been conservatively estimated for typical remote operations. It is important to recognize that the basic hardware and software features of most modern remote manipulation systems can readily accommodate the functionality required for telerobotics. Further, several of the additional system ingredients necessary to implement telerobotic control--machine vision, 3D object and workspace modeling, automatic tool path generation and collision-free trajectory planning--are existent

  12. Robots Learn Writing

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    Huan Tan

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a general method for robots to learn motions and corresponding semantic knowledge simultaneously. A modified ISOMAP algorithm is used to convert the sampled 6D vectors of joint angles into 2D trajectories, and the required movements for writing numbers are learned from this modified ISOMAP-based model. Using this algorithm, the knowledge models are established. Learned motion and knowledge models are stored in a 2D latent space. Gaussian Process (GP method is used to model and represent these models. Practical experiments are carried out on a humanoid robot, named ISAC, to learn the semantic representations of numbers and the movements of writing numbers through imitation and to verify the effectiveness of this framework. This framework is applied into training a humanoid robot, named ISAC. At the learning stage, ISAC not only learns the dynamics of the movement required to write the numbers, but also learns the semantic meaning of the numbers which are related to the writing movements from the same data set. Given speech commands, ISAC recognizes the words and generated corresponding motion trajectories to write the numbers. This imitation learning method is implemented on a cognitive architecture to provide robust cognitive information processing.

  13. Multisensor robot navigation system

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    Persa, Stelian; Jonker, Pieter P.

    2002-02-01

    Almost all robot navigation systems work indoors. Outdoor robot navigation systems offer the potential for new application areas. The biggest single obstacle to building effective robot navigation systems is the lack of accurate wide-area sensors for trackers that report the locations and orientations of objects in an environment. Active (sensor-emitter) tracking technologies require powered-device installation, limiting their use to prepared areas that are relative free of natural or man-made interference sources. The hybrid tracker combines rate gyros and accelerometers with compass and tilt orientation sensor and DGPS system. Sensor distortions, delays and drift required compensation to achieve good results. The measurements from sensors are fused together to compensate for each other's limitations. Analysis and experimental results demonstrate the system effectiveness. The paper presents a field experiment for a low-cost strapdown-IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit)/DGPS combination, with data processing for the determination of 2-D components of position (trajectory), velocity and heading. In the present approach we have neglected earth rotation and gravity variations, because of the poor gyroscope sensitivities of our low-cost ISA (Inertial Sensor Assembly) and because of the relatively small area of the trajectory. The scope of this experiment was to test the feasibility of an integrated DGPS/IMU system of this type and to develop a field evaluation procedure for such a combination.

  14. Reconfiguration of Mobile Robot

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    Ashish K. Thakre

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration (DPR of FPGAs presents many opportunities for application design flexibility, enabling tasks to dynamically swap in and out of the FPGA without entire system interruption. In this paper, we will implement a line follower robot for the white line as well as for black line; both these modules will be programmed in VHDL. The robot will dynamically reconfigure the FPGA in the run-time while the robot senses black line after white line or vice-versa. This design includes two modules one is static and the other is partially reconfigurable regions (PRR which is a dynamic region. The controllers are the static modules used for controlling the flow of data to and from the reconfigurable modules to the external world (host environment through busmacros. Whereas white line and black line modules are designed as dynamic modules. Different hardware modules will be used such as Sensors and actuators , all these modules will be interfaced using FPGA controller. The speed of motor is controlled using pulse width modulation (PWM using VHDL

  15. The Virtual Robotics Laboratory

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    Kress, R.L.; Love, L.J.

    1999-09-01

    The growth of the Internet has provided a unique opportunity to expand research collaborations between industry, universities, and the national laboratories. The Virtual Robotics Laboratory (VRL) is an innovative program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) that is focusing on the issues related to collaborative research through controlled access of laboratory equipment using the World Wide Web. The VRL will provide different levels of access to selected ORNL laboratory secondary education programs. In the past, the ORNL Robotics and Process Systems Division has developed state-of-the-art robotic systems for the Army, NASA, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, as well as many other clients. After proof of concept, many of these systems sit dormant in the laboratories. This is not out of completion of all possible research topics. but from completion of contracts and generation of new programs. In the past, a number of visiting professors have used this equipment for their own research. However, this requires that the professor, and possibly his/her students, spend extended periods at the laboratory facility. In addition, only a very exclusive group of faculty can gain access to the laboratory and hardware. The VRL is a tool that enables extended collaborative efforts without regard to geographic limitations.

  16. The Virtual Robotics Laboratory

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    The growth of the Internet has provided a unique opportunity to expand research collaborations between industry, universities, and the national laboratories. The Virtual Robotics Laboratory (VRL) is an innovative program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) that is focusing on the issues related to collaborative research through controlled access of laboratory equipment using the World Wide Web. The VRL will provide different levels of access to selected ORNL laboratory equipment to outside universities, industrial researchers, and elementary and secondary education programs. In the past, the ORNL Robotics and Process Systems Division (RPSD) has developed state-of-the-art robotic systems for the Army, NASA, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, as well as many other clients. After proof of concept, many of these systems sit dormant in the laboratories. This is not out of completion of all possible research topics, but from completion of contracts and generation of new programs. In the past, a number of visiting professors have used this equipment for their own research. However, this requires that the professor, and possibly his students, spend extended periods at the laboratory facility. In addition, only a very exclusive group of faculty can gain access to the laboratory and hardware. The VRL is a tool that enables extended collaborative efforts without regard to geographic limitations

  17. Comparison of robotic thyroidectomy through the trans-axillary and the anterior chest approach in a por-cine model%单腋窝和胸前径路达芬奇机器人猪甲状腺切除的对照研究

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    贺青卿; 肖蕾; 张海涛; 张鲁; 庄大勇; 范子义; 周鹏; 郑鲁明; 朱见; 侯蕾; 于芳; 李燕宁

    2014-01-01

    目的:达芬奇机器人( da Vinci Si )外科手术系统下单腋窝切口和胸前径路行猪甲状腺切除术,观察其安全性并积累手术操作经验。方法 da Vinci Si外科手术系统包括医生操控系统、床旁机械臂系统和成像系统。手术器械凭借腋窝/胸壁的切口连接到机器人的机械臂。术者坐于操控台前将手指分别放入操作手柄的指套内联合双脚控制手术器械和双目内窥镜,它可将外科医生的动作转换传递到手术器械的尖端。内置模拟手腕系统( EndoWrist )技术可使机械手进行上下左右旋转等7个自由的连续动作,超过了人手在开放手术时的灵活性。本组选用2头小型猪做da Vinci Si外科手术系统不同径路的甲状腺切除动物模型。采用气管插管全身麻醉。结果在da Vinci Si外科手术系统下完成2例不同径路的猪甲状腺切除和胸腺切除术。无中转开放或腔镜手术。手术时间分别为61 min和50 min。结论有开放性甲状腺外科手术经验的专科医师经短期da Vinci Si外科手术系统培训即可实施甲状腺腺叶切除术。在da Vinci Si外科手术系统辅助下行甲状腺切除术的学习曲线短。%Objective To evaluate the safety of the da Vinci Si surgical system in thyroid surgery and to accumulate operation experience .Methods The da Vinci Si surgical system consists of a surgeon's console, a patient-side robotic cart, and high-definition 3D vision system.The robot arm tips were introduced via a single axillary incision or small chest wall ports and attached to the arms of the robot .The surgeon , sitting at the con-sole, manipulated the EndoWrist instruments and endoscope view that transfer the surgeon 's movements to the arm tips.The so called EndoWrist'technology offers seven degrees of movements ( up, down, left, right, twist, et al) , thus exceeding the capacity of a surgeon's hand in open surgery .The da Vinci Si surgical system was

  18. Diseño e implementación de un robot tipo ameba

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    Raindo Portillo, José Ramón

    2012-01-01

    White Moon es un proyecto de investigación, en el cual se estudia la viabilidad en el diseño, la construcción y la programación de un robot tipo ameba controlado por un ordenador, utilizando elementos comunes en la robótica actual, como actuadores prismáticos o sensores.

  19. Advances in Robotics and Virtual Reality

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    Hassanien, Aboul

    2012-01-01

    A beyond human knowledge and reach, robotics is strongly involved in tackling challenges of new emerging multidisciplinary fields. Together with humans, robots are busy exploring and working on the new generation of ideas and problems whose solution is otherwise impossible to find. The future is near when robots will sense, smell and touch people and their lives. Behind this practical aspect of human-robotics, there is a half a century spanned robotics research, which transformed robotics into a modern science. The Advances in Robotics and Virtual Reality is a compilation of emerging application areas of robotics. The book covers robotics role in medicine, space exploration and also explains the role of virtual reality as a non-destructive test bed which constitutes a premise of further advances towards new challenges in robotics. This book, edited by two famous scientists with the support of an outstanding team of fifteen authors, is a well suited reference for robotics researchers and scholars from related ...

  20. Miotoxicidade por organofosforados

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    Cavaliere Maria J.

    1996-01-01

    Full Text Available Os organofosforados são um grupo de compostos químicos amplamente utilizados em agropecuária como inseticidas, ocasionando intoxicações acidentais em animais e humanos, e mesmo sendo utilizados em tentativas de suicídio. A toxicidade desses produtos decorre sobretudo de insuficiência cárdio-respiratória por compromentimento do sistema nervoso autônomo. Sabe-se que alguns destes compostos induzem em animais de experimentação e em humanos, uma miopatia caracterizada por degeneração de células musculares, comprometendo sobretudo a musculatura respiratória. Baseado no fato de que este comprometimento contribui para a piora da função respiratória, propõe-se um protocolo de avaliação rotineira de miotoxicidade por compostos organofosforados, através de uma bateria mínima e suficiente de colorações e reações histoquímicas para quantificação da necrose muscular. Utilizaram-se como modelo experimental, grupos de ratos albinos (Wistar intoxicados com o organofosforado paraoxon, com e sem antídotos (atropina ou pralidoxima. Verificou-se nos grupos tratados com paraoxon e paraoxon mais atropina, necrose de fibras musculares no diafragma, que atingia em determinadas áreas até 15% das fibras. No grupo tratado com paraoxon mais pralidoxima, a necrose foi mínima, evidenciando o papel mioprotetor deste último antídoto.

  1. Robotic mitral valve surgery.

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    Kypson, Alan P; Nifong, L Wiley; Chitwood, W Randolph

    2003-12-01

    A renaissance in cardiac surgery has begun. The early clinical experience with computer-enhanced telemanipulation systems outlines the limitations of this approach despite some procedural success. Technologic advancements, such as the use of nitinol U-clips (Coalescent Surgical Inc., Sunnyvale, CA) instead of sutures requiring manual knot tying, have been shown to decrease operative times significantly. It is expected that with further refinements and development of adjunct technologies, the technique of computer-enhanced endoscopic cardiac surgery will evolve and may prove to be beneficial for many patients. Robotic technology has provided benefits to cardiac surgery. With improved optics and instrumentation, incisions are smaller. The ergometric movements and simulated three-dimensional optics project hand-eye coordination for the surgeon. The placement of the wristlike articulations at the end of the instruments moves the pivoting action to the plane of the mitral annulus. This improves dexterity in tight spaces and allows for ambidextrous suture placement. Sutures can be placed more accurately because of tremor filtration and high-resolution video magnification. Furthermore, the robotic system may have potential as an educational tool. In the near future, surgical vision and training systems might be able to model most surgical procedures through immersive technology. Thus, a "flight simulator" concept emerges where surgeons may be able to practice and perform the operation without a patient. Already, effective curricula for training teams in robotic surgery exist. Nevertheless, certain constraints continue to limit the advancement to a totally endoscopic computer-enhanced mitral valve operation. The current size of the instruments, intrathoracic instrument collisions, and extrathoracic "elbow" conflicts still can limit dexterity. When smaller instruments are developed, these restraints may be resolved. Furthermore, a working port incision is still required for

  2. Por mil devaluados pesos

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    Annie Rodríguez Collázos

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available El estudio de lo popular y lo urbano hasta ahora se ha centrado en el comportamiento y en algunas relaciones de los habitantes con su entorno. “Por mil devaluados pesos. Publicidad popular y urbana”, pretende explorar las formas de publicidad, dispersas en diferentes espacios populares y urbanos en Bogotá, identificando esquemas y formas características de sus propios códigos comunicativos; se centran en un objeto de estudio consistente en las estrategias publicitarias y los códigos comunicativos en los mensajes publicitarios populares en las subculturas de San Victorino, 7 de Agosto y Sanandresito de San José.

  3. An Ultrasound Robotic System Using the Commercial Robot UR5

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    Kim eMathiassen

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The use of robots in health care has increased dramatically over the last decade. One area of research has been to use robots to conduct ultrasound examinations, either controlled by a physician or autonomously. This paper examines the possibility of using the commercial robot UR5 from Universal Robots to make a tele-operated robotic ultrasound system. Physicians diagnosing patients using ultrasound probes are prone to repetitive strain injuries, as they are required to hold the probe in uncomfortable positions and exert significant static force. The main application for the system is to relieve the physician of this strain by letting the them control a robot that holds the probe. A set of requirements for the system is derived from the state-of-the-art systems found in the research literature. The system is developed through a low-level interface for the robot, effectively building a new software framework for controlling it. Compliance force control and forward flow haptic control of the robot was implemented. Experiments are conducted to quantify the performance of the two control schemes. The force control is estimated to have a bandwidth of 16.6 Hz, while the haptic control is estimated to have a bandwidth of 65.4 Hz for the position control of the slave and 13.4 Hz for the force control of the master. Overall, the system meets the derived requirements and the main conclusion is that it is feasible to use the UR5 robot for robotic ultrasound applications.

  4. Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... guys tonight. We’re going to be talking robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery, and I can tell you, ... and it shows us how we start a robotic case really like standard laparoscopy, and there’s an ...

  5. Characterization Of Robot Work Cell

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    Anderson, Ronald R.; Paternoster, Vincent Y.; Guthmiller, Wayne A.

    1990-01-01

    Iterative process of measurement and computation used to characterize work cell of robot, increasing accuracy of mathematical model of work cell. Characterization needed because model used in off-line programming (OLP) to compute paths to control motion of robot. Increases accuracies of model and paths.

  6. Robotics: Past, Present, and Future.

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    Dunne, Maurice J.

    Robots are finally receiving wide-spread attention as a means to realize the goal of automating factories. In the 1960's robot use was limited by unfavorable acquisition and operating costs and the affordable control technology limiting applications to relatively simple jobs. During the 1970's productivity of manufacturing organizations declined…

  7. A Survey of Robotic Competitions

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    Richard Balogh

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available A survey of robotic competitions all over the world, their short history and present state is given. Contests are classified according to their difficulty and conditions. Typical competition categories, also with interesting robot constructions are described. Sense, advantages and disadvantages of contests are discussed, especially concerning educational purposes. At the same time, our experiences with organising the contest Istrobot are presented.

  8. Human Resource Implications of Robotics.

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    Hunt, H. Allan; Hunt, Timothy L.

    A study examined the job creation and job displacement potential of industrial robots in the United States and specifically, in Michigan, by 1990. To complete an analysis of the impact of robotics on the American labor force, researchers combined data from previous forecasts of future unit and dollar sales projections and from interviews with…

  9. Pediatric robotic urologic surgery-2014

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    James T Kearns

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We seek to provide a background of the current state of pediatric urologic surgery including a brief history, procedural outcomes, cost considerations, future directions, and the state of robotic surgery in India. Pediatric robotic urology has been shown to be safe and effective in cases ranging from pyeloplasty to bladder augmentation with continent urinary diversion. Complication rates are in line with other methods of performing the same procedures. The cost of robotic surgery continues to decrease, but setting up pediatric robotic urology programs can be costly in terms of both monetary investment and the training of robotic surgeons. The future directions of robot surgery include instrument and system refinements, augmented reality and haptics, and telesurgery. Given the large number of children in India, there is huge potential for growth of pediatric robotic urology in India. Pediatric robotic urologic surgery has been established as safe and effective, and it will be an important tool in the future of pediatric urologic surgery worldwide.

  10. BRICS - Best practice in robotics

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    Bischoff, Rainer; Guhl, Tim; Prassler, Erwin; Nowak, Walter; Kraetzschmar, Gerhard; Bruininckx, Herman; Soetens, Peter; Haegele, Martin; Pott, Andreas; Breedveld, Peter; Broenink, Jan; Brugali, Davide; Tomatis, Nicola; Schraft, R.D.; Berns, K.; Hirzinger, G.; Verl, A.

    2010-01-01

    In the past, the process of developing a new robot application has had more of the design of a piece of artwork or of an act of ingenious engineering than of a structured and formalized process. The prime objective of BRICS is to structure and formalize the robot development process itself and to pr

  11. Urologic robots and future directions

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    Mozer, Pierre; Stoianovici, Dan; 10.1097/MOU.0b013e32831cc1ba

    2008-01-01

    PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery in urology has gained immense popularity with the daVinci system, but a lot of research teams are working on new robots. The purpose of this study is to review current urologic robots and present future development directions. RECENT FINDINGS: Future systems are expected to advance in two directions: improvements of remote manipulation robots and developments of image-guided robots. SUMMARY: The final goal of robots is to allow safer and more homogeneous outcomes with less variability of surgeon performance, as well as new tools to perform tasks on the basis of medical transcutaneous imaging, in a less invasive way, at lower costs. It is expected that improvements for a remote system could be augmented in reality, with haptic feedback, size reduction, and development of new tools for natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery. The paradigm of image-guided robots is close to clinical availability and the most advanced robots are presented with end-use...

  12. Resources for Underwater Robotics Education

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    Wallace, Michael L.; Freitas, William M.

    2016-01-01

    4-H clubs can build and program underwater robots from raw materials. An annotated resource list for engaging youth in building underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) is provided. This article is a companion piece to the Research in Brief article "Building Teen Futures with Underwater Robotics" in this issue of the "Journal of…

  13. Artificial heart for humanoid robot

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    Potnuru, Akshay; Wu, Lianjun; Tadesse, Yonas

    2014-03-01

    A soft robotic device inspired by the pumping action of a biological heart is presented in this study. Developing artificial heart to a humanoid robot enables us to make a better biomedical device for ultimate use in humans. As technology continues to become more advanced, the methods in which we implement high performance and biomimetic artificial organs is getting nearer each day. In this paper, we present the design and development of a soft artificial heart that can be used in a humanoid robot and simulate the functions of a human heart using shape memory alloy technology. The robotic heart is designed to pump a blood-like fluid to parts of the robot such as the face to simulate someone blushing or when someone is angry by the use of elastomeric substrates and certain features for the transport of fluids.

  14. Robotic systems for homeland security

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    Esser, Brian; Miller, Jon; Huston, Dryver R.; Bourn, Phil

    2004-07-01

    This paper will present the concept of utilizing various mobile robotic platforms for homeland security. Highly specialized mobile robots equipped with the proper sensors and data processing capabilities have the ability to provide security and surveillance for a wide variety of applications. Large infrastructure components, such as bridges, pipelines, dams, and electrical power grids pose severe challenges for monitoring, surveillance, and protection against man-made and natural hazards. The structures are enormous, often with awkward and dangerous configurations that make it difficult, if not impossible, for continuous human surveillance. Properly outfitted robots have the potential to provide long-term surveillance without requiring continuous human supervision. Furthermore, these robotic platforms can have disaster mitigation capabilities such as evaluation of infrastructure integrity at the disaster site. The results presented will include proof-of-concept robotic platforms equipped with various sensor arrays, as well as discussion of design criteria for numerous homeland security applications.

  15. Promoting scientific thinking with robots

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    Carbajal, Juan Pablo; Benker, Emanuel

    2011-01-01

    This article describes an exemplary robot exercise which was conducted in a class for mechatronics students. The goal of this exercise was to engage students in scientific thinking and reasoning, activities which do not always play an important role in their curriculum. The robotic platform presented here is simple in its construction and is customizable to the needs of the teacher. Therefore, it can be used for exercises in many different fields of science, not necessarily related to robotics. Here we present a situation where the robot is used like an alien creature from which we want to understand its behavior, resembling an ethological research activity. This robot exercise is suited for a wide range of courses, from general introduction to science, to hardware oriented lectures.

  16. Robotics in invasive cardiac electrophysiology.

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    Shurrab, Mohammed; Schilling, Richard; Gang, Eli; Khan, Ejaz M; Crystal, Eugene

    2014-07-01

    Robotic systems allow for mapping and ablation of different arrhythmia substrates replacing hand maneuvering of intracardiac catheters with machine steering. Currently there are four commercially available robotic systems. Niobe magnetic navigation system (Stereotaxis Inc., St Louis, MO) and Sensei robotic navigation system (Hansen Medical Inc., Mountain View, CA) have an established platform with at least 10 years of clinical studies looking at their efficacy and safety. AMIGO Remote Catheter System (Catheter Robotics, Inc., Mount Olive, NJ) and Catheter Guidance Control and Imaging (Magnetecs, Inglewood, CA) are in the earlier phases of implementations with ongoing feasibility and some limited clinical studies. This review discusses the advantages and limitations related to each existing system and highlights the ideal futuristic robotic system that may include the most promising features of the current ones.

  17. Assistive Technology Based on Robotics and Rise in China

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    ZHANG Xiaoyu; WANG Kaixuan

    2013-01-01

    The concept of assistive technology based on robotics,rehabilitation robot and intelligent assistive devices.Domestic intelligence assistive devices include intelligent prosthetics,intelligent orthotics,intelligent walker,assistive devices for smart home environment control,intelligent life assistive devices; Domestic intelligent rehabilitation robot include upper limb rehabilitation robot,hand rehabilitation robot,lower limb rehabilitation robot,robotic smart wheelchair,intelligent nursing bed,daily care robot,the development trend of intelligent assistive devices and rehabilitation robot.

  18. AN IMPLEMENTATION OF PACMAN GAME USING ROBOTS

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    Madhav. Rao

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available As the field of robotics are advancing, robotics education needs to consider technological advances and societal level of interest. Realizing computer games in robotic platforms is one such technological advance for educating students in robotics science. Realizing computer games in robotics environment is still a challenge due to high investment factor in developing robot models. However the effort can lead to the enhanced interest in robotics education and further involvement in science and technology careers. Young gaming enthusiasts are aware of different playing strategies used in the computer games. If the course curriculum uses integrated approach bybuilding a game in physical robotic environment, students’ strategy developing skills are tapped and students can get jumpstarted in learning course with interest. Algorithms developed by students to realize the game, could find similar real world applications. One such popular game, Pacman is implemented using two iRobot Roomba robots. One robot is considered as Pacman, which escapes from other robot. The other robot, referred as Ghost, tries to attack Pacman. Network camera was used to find robot localization. Interprocesscommunication was included to share the data among different processes. The programs for Pacman and Ghost robots were built using Player/Stage, an open source package, compatible with iRobot platform. The algorithms were prior tested in Player/Stage simulation platform before implementing with real robots. The partial successof Pacman game in robots is discussed in the paper. This attempt should encourage in realizing more computer games in robotics education curriculum and generate immense interest in robotics education using low cost ready to use robots.

  19. Robot Control Overview: An Industrial Perspective

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    T. Brogårdh

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available One key competence for robot manufacturers is robot control, defined as all the technologies needed to control the electromechanical system of an industrial robot. By means of modeling, identification, optimization, and model-based control it is possible to reduce robot cost, increase robot performance, and solve requirements from new automation concepts and new application processes. Model-based control, including kinematics error compensation, optimal servo reference- and feed-forward generation, and servo design, tuning, and scheduling, has meant a breakthrough for the use of robots in industry. Relying on this breakthrough, new automation concepts such as high performance multi robot collaboration and human robot collaboration can be introduced. Robot manufacturers can build robots with more compliant components and mechanical structures without loosing performance and robots can be used also in applications with very high performance requirements, e.g., in assembly, machining, and laser cutting. In the future it is expected that the importance of sensor control will increase, both with respect to sensors in the robot structure to increase the control performance of the robot itself and sensors outside the robot related to the applications and the automation systems. In this connection sensor fusion and learning functionalities will be needed together with the robot control for easy and intuitive installation, programming, and maintenance of industrial robots.

  20. Information Engineering in Autonomous Robot Software

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    Ziafati, P.

    2015-01-01

    In order to engage and help in our daily life, autonomous robots are to operate in dynamic and unstructured environments and interact with people. As the robot's environment and its behaviour are getting more complex, so are the robot's software and the knowledge that the robot needs to carry out it

  1. Application of robotic principles to laboratory automation

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    The possibility of applying robotic techniques to some laboratory tasks is considered. A low-cost rig was constructed, at AERE Harwell, to examine the performance of a number of low-cost commercial robots. The importance of justifying the costs of introducing robotic systems and the difficulty of analysing the cost-benefit of robotic over mechanical systems is stressed. (UK)

  2. Students excel in international field robot event

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    Hofstee, J.W.; Tang, L.

    2005-01-01

    The third annual field robot event was organized by Wageningen University in which the main task of robots was to follow straight and curved rows in a corn crop, make a turn at the headland, and continue on to the next row. Tracked robots demonstrated the advantages of better tractions most robots w

  3. Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Oncology Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... Stanley. The procedure will utilize the da Vinci robotic system, which allows a more specific dissection. The robot ... we're using robotic surgery, the da Vinci robotic system, so we're performing major surgery through minor ...

  4. Design-Oriented Enhanced Robotics Curriculum

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    Yilmaz, M.; Ozcelik, S.; Yilmazer, N.; Nekovei, R.

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents an innovative two-course, laboratory-based, and design-oriented robotics educational model. The robotics curriculum exposed senior-level undergraduate students to major robotics concepts, and enhanced the student learning experience in hybrid learning environments by incorporating the IEEE Region-5 annual robotics competition…

  5. Robotic refueling machine

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    One of the longest critical path operations performed during the outage is removing and replacing the fuel. A design is currently under development for a refueling machine which would allow faster, fully automated operation and would also allow the handling of two fuel assemblies at the same time. This design is different from current designs, (a) because of its lighter weight, making increased acceleration and speed possible, (b) because of its control system which makes locating the fuel assembly more dependable and faster, and (c) because of its dual handling system allowing simultaneous fuel movements. The new design uses two robotic arms to span a designated area of the vessel and the fuel storage area. Attached to the end of each robotic arm is a lightweight telescoping mast with a pendant attached to the end of each mast. The pendant acts as the base unit, allowing attachment of any number of end effectors depending on the servicing or inspection operation. Housed within the pendant are two television cameras used for the positioning control system. The control system is adapted from the robotics field using the technology known as machine vision, which provides both object and character recognition techniques to enable relative position control rather than absolute position control as in past designs. The pendant also contains thrusters that are used for fast, short distance, precise positioning. The new refueling machine system design is capable of a complete off load and reload of an 872 element core in about 5.3 days compared to 13 days for a conventional system

  6. Robotic Finger Assembly

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    Ihrke, Chris A. (Inventor); Bridgwater, Lyndon (Inventor); Diftler, Myron A. (Inventor); Linn, Douglas Martin (Inventor); Platt, Robert J., Jr. (Inventor); Hargrave, Brian (Inventor); Askew, Scott R. (Inventor); Valvo, Michael C. (Inventor)

    2014-01-01

    A robotic hand includes a finger with first, second, and third phalanges. A first joint rotatably connects the first phalange to a base structure. A second joint rotatably connects the first phalange to the second phalange. A third joint rotatably connects the third phalange to the second phalange. The second joint and the third joint are kinematically linked such that the position of the third phalange with respect to the second phalange is determined by the position of the second phalange with respect to the first phalange.

  7. Autonomous flying robots

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    Nonami, Kenzo; Suzuki, Satoshi; Wang, Wei; Nakazawa, Daisuke

    2010-01-01

    Worldwide demand for robotic aircraft such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and micro aerial vehicles (MAVs) is surging. Not only military but especially civil applications are being developed at a rapid pace. Unmanned vehicles offer major advantages when used for aerial surveillance, reconnaissance, and inspection in complex and inhospitable environments. UAVs are better suited for dirty or dangerous missions than manned aircraft and are more cost-effective. UAVs can operate in contaminated environments, for example, and at altitudes both lower and higher than those typically traversed by m

  8. Robocygne : The Robotic Swan

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    Unander-Scharin, Carl; Unander-Scharin, Åsa; Asplund, Lars

    2010-01-01

    This trembling black robot swan which sometimes moves smoothly and gently, sometimes in a dramatic and fiery manner to Tchaikovsky´s majestic music is inspired by Edgar Degas’ sculpture The little fourteen year old dancer (1881), and is made from wax, bobbinet and silk ribbon.  This birdlike body vibrates with electronic life and has the unattainable dream of dancing as prima ballerina on a grand stage.  The music is a re-modelling of Rothbart’s theme from the Swan lake where both the ocean a...

  9. I,ROBOT

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    2005-01-01

    《少电》的读者们,大家好。我是来自未来的全能型机器人NS-5——如果大家觉得这十名字太生硬,可以叫我Robot(罗伯特),这是一个对所有机器人适用的名字,嘿嘿。相信大家都知道,个人计算机在上个世纪的八十年代得

  10. Remote robotic countermine systems

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    Wells, Peter

    2010-04-01

    QinetiQ North America (QNA) has approximately 27 years experience in the mine/countermine mission area. Our expertise covers mine development, detection, and neutralization and has always been intertwined with deployment of remote robotic systems. Our countermine payload systems have been used to detect limpet mines on ship hulls, antiassault mines in shallow water and littoral zones and currently for clearance and render safe of land-based routes. In our talk, we will address the challenges encountered in addressing the ongoing countermine mission over a diverse range of operational scenarios, environmental conditions and strategic priorities.

  11. Robotics in colorectal surgery.

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    Hance, J; Rockall, T; Darzi, A

    2004-01-01

    Minimally invasive surgery has been shown to offer many advantages to general surgical patients but has not been widely adopted for colorectal disease. Initial fears surrounding the oncological safety of laparoscopic colectomies have largely subsided but the technical challenges still remain. Surgical robots or telemanipulators present the laparoscopic surgeon with unrivaled dexterity and vision, which may allow colonic resections to be completed with greater ease. Although initial studies suggest promising results using currently available systems, it will take further time for patient benefits to be proven, therefore justifying the greater expense of operating with this new technology.

  12. Ojo por ojo

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    Ramón del Llano Ibáñez

    2011-01-01

    Nuestro pan y café de la mañana se acompaña de noticias alrededor de ejecuciones, de fosas clandestinas, de batallas del ejército, de balaceras en las calles y civiles caídos por balas perdidas : la muerte acompaña nuestro desayuno. Las calaveras de azúcar del día de muertos hoy son calaveras reales y amargas : 40 000 muertos en cuatro años después que el Presidente Calderón declaró la guerra a los narcotraficantes. Se han apresado a varios e importantes miembros de los cárteles : pero han si...

  13. Sepsis por shigella flexneri

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    César Cabrera C

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un caso raro de sepsis por Shigella flexneri en una paciente de 45 años de edad quien estando hospitalizada para el estudio de un tumor cerebral, requirió el uso de manitol y dosis altas de corticoides; luego de ello presenta deposiciones líquidas con moco y sangre, desarrolla síndrome de respuesta inflamatoria sistémica, luego se aísla Shigella flexneri en el hemocultivo; recibió tratamiento antibiótico con ciprofloxacina. Se describen las características del caso y se comenta de acuerdo con la revisión de literatura.

  14. Onicomicosis por hongos fuliginosos

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    Ingrid Salas-Campos

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Justificación y objetivo: Las infecciones de las uñas producidas por hongos son un problema de frecuente consulta dermatológica. Los dermatofitos son la mayor causa de estas infecciones, siendo Trichophyton rubrum el agente etiológico más importante. Sin embargo, los hongos no dermatofitos, tanto hialinos como fuliginosos, pueden ser también responsables de estos cuadros clínicos. Debido a que estos hongos tienden a ser resistentes a los antimicóticos comúnmente usados para tratar las onicomicosis, es que se hace indispensable que el clínico se asegure por medio de un examen de laboratorio de la etiología de la infección. Métodos: Se estudiaron tres casos de pacientes con lesiones en uñas, que acudieron al laboratorio de Micología Médica, Facultad de Microbiología, Universidad de Costa Rica. Se realizaron los análisis de rutina para aislamiento e identificación de hongos patógenos. Resultados: En los tres casos estudiados se observó al examen directo micelio fuliginoso. En uno de los casos se aisló e identificó Scytalidium dimidiatum, hongo que presenta resistencia a los antifúngicos utilizados para tratar onicomicosis. Conclusión. El reporte de hongos diferentes a los dermatofitos como agentes etiológicos de onicomicosis es importante para que el médico pueda elegir el tratamiento más recomendado para este tipo de infección.

  15. Motivado por cirujanos

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    Carlos Salazar-Vargas

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Comenzaba la década de los 60 y nuestro grupo nerviosamente iniciaba lecciones en los hospitales de San José. En aquellos años, el estudiante de medicina empezaba su contacto con pacientes, por lo menos 1 ó 2 años después de iniciada la carrera. El estudio del ser humano normal que ya habíamos concluido, continuaba con el del enfermo, y más adelante aprenderíamos el tratamiento. La enfermedad descrita en el libro, de pronto se convertía en un enfermo, y es a este quien hoy veíamos, cohibido pero inquisidor, en la cama de un hospital. Los profesores nos enseñaban a interrogar y a examinar a los pacientes, y cada gesto suyo, cada pregunta, cada maniobra, eran celosamente guardados en la memoria de los educandos. Con claridad percibíamos, aun a temprana edad, las diferencias entre los especialistas, y casi de manera involuntaria, cada quien iba tomando partido y escogía su futuro camino. Fue durante esos tempranos años, cuando mi vida se cruzó con la de 7 maravillosas personas y excelentes cirujanos, que marcaron para siempre mi destino y, sin quererlo ellos, me hicieron inclinarme por la cirugía. Dos eran serios y profundamente académicos: el Dr. Manuel Aguilar Bonilla y el Dr. Vesalio Guzmán Calleja; 3, decididos, incansables y muy hábiles: el Dr. Longino Soto Pacheco, el Dr. Claudio Orlich Carranza y el Dr. Carlos Prada Díaz, y 2, abordables, prácticos, joviales y amistosos: el Dr. Fernando Valverde Soley y el Dr. Randall Ferris Iglesias….

  16. Roles and Self-Reconfigurable Robots

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    Dvinge, Nicolai; Schultz, Ulrik Pagh; Christensen, David Johan

    2007-01-01

    A self-reconfigurable robot is a robotic device that can change its own shape. Self-reconfigurable robots are commonly built from multiple identical modules that can manipulate each other to change the shape of the robot. The robot can also perform tasks such as locomotion without changing shape....... Programming a modular, self-reconfigurable robot is however a complicated task: the robot is essentially a real-time, distributed embedded system, where control and communication paths often are tightly coupled to the current physical configuration of the robot. To facilitate the task of programming modular......, self-reconfigurable robots, we have developed a declarative, role-based language that allows the programmer to associate roles and behavior to structural elements in a modular robot. Based on the role declarations, a dedicated middleware for high-level distributed communication is generated...

  17. Present and Future of Nuclear Robotics

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    New technologies have increased the use of robotic systems in fields other than Industry. As a result, research and developers are focusing their interest in concepts like Intelligent Robotics and Robotics in Services. This paper describes the use of Robotics in Nuclear facilities, where robots can be used to protect workers in high radiation areas, to reduce total worker exposure and to minimise downtime. First, the structure of robot systems is introduced and the benefits of nuclear robots is presented. Next, the paper describes some specific nuclear applications and the families of nuclear robots present in the market. After that, a section is devoted to Nuclear Robotics in Spain, with emphasis in some of the developments being carried out at present. Finally, some reflections about the future of robots in Nuclear Industry are offered. (Author) 18 refs

  18. Quantum robot: structure, algorithms and applications

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    Dong, Daoyi; Zhang, Chenbin; Chen, Zonghai

    2008-01-01

    A brand-new paradigm of robots--quantum robots--is proposed through the fusion of quantum theory with robot technology. A quantum robot is essentially a complex quantum system which generally consists of three fundamental components: multi-quantum computing units (MQCU), quantum controller/actuator, and information acquisition units. Corresponding to the system structure, several learning control algorithms, including quantum searching algorithms and quantum reinforcement learning algorithms, are presented for quantum robots. The theoretical results show that quantum robots using quantum searching algorithms can reduce the complexity of the search problem from O(N^2) in classical robots to O(N^3/2). Simulation results demonstrate that quantum robots are also superior to classical robots in efficient learning under novel quantum reinforcement learning algorithms. Considering the advantages of quantum robots, some important potential applications are also analyzed and prospected.

  19. The Summer Robotic Autonomy Course

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    Nourbakhsh, Illah R.

    2002-01-01

    We offered a first Robotic Autonomy course this summer, located at NASA/Ames' new NASA Research Park, for approximately 30 high school students. In this 7-week course, students worked in ten teams to build then program advanced autonomous robots capable of visual processing and high-speed wireless communication. The course made use of challenge-based curricula, culminating each week with a Wednesday Challenge Day and a Friday Exhibition and Contest Day. Robotic Autonomy provided a comprehensive grounding in elementary robotics, including basic electronics, electronics evaluation, microprocessor programming, real-time control, and robot mechanics and kinematics. Our course then continued the educational process by introducing higher-level perception, action and autonomy topics, including teleoperation, visual servoing, intelligent scheduling and planning and cooperative problem-solving. We were able to deliver such a comprehensive, high-level education in robotic autonomy for two reasons. First, the content resulted from close collaboration between the CMU Robotics Institute and researchers in the Information Sciences and Technology Directorate and various education program/project managers at NASA/Ames. This collaboration produced not only educational content, but will also be focal to the conduct of formative and summative evaluations of the course for further refinement. Second, CMU rapid prototyping skills as well as the PI's low-overhead perception and locomotion research projects enabled design and delivery of affordable robot kits with unprecedented sensory- locomotory capability. Each Trikebot robot was capable of both indoor locomotion and high-speed outdoor motion and was equipped with a high-speed vision system coupled to a low-cost pan/tilt head. As planned, follow the completion of Robotic Autonomy, each student took home an autonomous, competent robot. This robot is the student's to keep, as she explores robotics with an extremely capable tool in the

  20. Herramienta de gestión y planificación de robots web basado en la arquitectura MEAN

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    Martínez González, Carlos

    2015-01-01

    Durante este proyecto se va diseñar y desarrollar una herramienta para la gestión de robots web. Para el desarrollo de la misma se ha optado por usar una plataforma relativamente nueva que no hemos aprendido durante la carrera. Esta plataforma conocida como MEAN está formada por los siguientes componentes: MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, y NodeJS. El objetivo de la herramienta, es proporcionar un sistema que nos permita gestionar distintas configuraciones de robots web, y planificarlos para su p...