Industrial Robot: Volume 42 Issue 5


The international journal of robotics research and application


Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Table of contents

The Pransky interview: Dr Yulun Wang, Founder and CEO of InTouch Health

Joanne Pransky

The following paper is a “Q & A interview” conducted by Joanne Pransky of Industrial Robot Journal as a method to impart the combined technological, business and…

Sensors for robotic perception. Part one: human interaction and intentions

Robert Bogue

The purpose of this two-part paper is to illustrate how sensors impart robots with perceptive capabilities. This first part considers robots that interact with humans and…

Applying central pattern generators to control the robofish with oscillating pectoral fins

Yong Cao, Shusheng Bi, Yueri Cai, Yuliang Wang

– This paper aims to develop a robofish with oscillating pectoral fins, and control it to mimic the bionic prototype by central pattern generators (CPGs).

Experimental verification of workspace and mouth-opening movement of a redundantly actuated humanoid chewing robot

Haiying Wen, Ming Cong, Guifei Wang

– This paper aims to verify the workspace and movement performance of a redundantly actuated humanoid chewing robot.

The integration of contactless static pose recognition and dynamic hand motion tracking control system for industrial human and robot collaboration

Gilbert Tang, Seemal Asif, Phil Webb

The purpose of this paper is to describe the integration of a gesture control system for industrial collaborative robot. Human and robot collaborative systems can be a…

Tracking and following pedestrian trajectories, an approach for autonomous surveillance of critical infrastructures

Mario Andrei Garzon Oviedo, Antonio Barrientos, Jaime Del Cerro, Andrés Alacid, Efstathios Fotiadis, Gonzalo R. Rodríguez-Canosa, Bang-Chen Wang

This paper aims to present a system that is fully capable of addressing the issue of detection, tracking and following pedestrians, which is a very challenging task…

Design and experimental study of a new thrown robot based on flexible structure

Wei Wang, Shilin Wu, Peihua Zhu, Xuepeng Li

The paper aims to present a new thought for design of a thrown robot based on flexible structures. The aim of the design is to reduce the weight and improve the…

UAV Testbed Training Platform development using Panda3d

Fawaz Annaz

The paper aims to report the development of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Testbed Training Platform (TTP). The development is to enable users to safely fly and control…

Manual guidance for industrial robot programming

Daniele Massa, Massimo Callegari, Cristina Cristalli

This paper aims to deal with the problem of programming robots in industrial contexts, where the need of easy programming is increasing, while robustness and safety remain…

Robotic motion compensation for bone movement, using ultrasound images

P.M.B. Torres, P. J. S. Gonçalves, J.M.M. Martins

The purpose of this paper is to present a robotic motion compensation system, using ultrasound images, to assist orthopedic surgery. The robotic system can compensate for…

Towards achieving a fully intelligent robotic arc welding: a review

John Ogbemhe, Khumbulani Mpofu

– The purpose of this paper is to review the progress made in arc welding automation using trajectory planning, seam tracking and control methodologies.

Hybrid filters and feedback mechanism for wearable-based human-manipulator interface

Ping Zhang, Bei Li, Guanglong Du

This paper aims to develop a wearable-based human-manipulator interface which integrates the interval Kalman filter (IKF), unscented Kalman filter (UKF), over damping…

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