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Robotics Journal Club - Spring 2006 archives

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at 1pm in 32-346   
 S.M. LaValle and J.J. Kuffner. Randomized kinodynamic planning. International Journal of Robotics Research, 20(5):378-400, May 2001. [ offsite pdf ]

Presenter:  Emma Brunskill

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 CANCELLED   

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at 1pm in 32-346  
John H. Reif and Hongyan Wang. "Social Potential Fields: A Distributed
Behavioral Control for Autonomous Robots." Robotics and Autonomous
Systems, Vol. 27, pp. 171-194, 1999. [ pdf ]

Presenter:  Mac Schwager

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at 1pm in 32-346  

Aaron Dollar, from Harvard University, will talk about his research in grasping. 

Background papers: 
Aaron M. Dollar and Robert D. Howe. A Robust Compliant Grasper via Shape Deposition Manufacturing. To appear in IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, April 2006. [ offsite pdf ]
Aaron M. Dollar and Robert D. Howe. Towards grasping in unstructured environments: grasper compliance and configuration optimization. Advanced Robotics 19-5, 2005. [ offsite pdf

Presenter:  Aaron Dollar

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 1pm in 32-346  
N. Hogan. Impedance Control: An Approach to Manipulation. Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, vol. 107, March 1985.
Part I, Theory [ pdf ]
Part II, Implementation [ pdf ]
Part III, Applications [ pdf ]
Background reading on Bond Graphs: A.K. Samantaray. About Bond Graphs. 2001 [ pdf

Presenter:  Marty Vona

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 1pm in 32-346  
W.S.N. Trimmer. Microrobots and Micromechanical Systems. In Sensors and Actuators 19 (1989), pp. 267-287 [ pdf ]

Presenter:  Keith Kotay

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