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Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, Annual Conference on (1997)
Toowoomba, AUSTRALIA
Sept. 23, 1997 to Sept. 25, 1997
ISBN: 0-8186-8025-3
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Mechatronics - Motion Control for Teaching and Research (Abstract)

G. R. Dunlop , Dept of Mechanical Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
pp. 2

A novel experimental setup for Atlas II robot using Visual Basic (Abstract)

A.K. Omoumi , Dept. of Mech. Eng., Iran Univ. of Sci. & Technol., Tehran, Iran
M.H. Korayem , Dept. of Mech. Eng., Iran Univ. of Sci. & Technol., Tehran, Iran
pp. 8

Implementation of a PC Based Controller for a PUMA Robot (Abstract)

J. Katupitiya , University of New South Wales
M. Tordon , University of New South Wales
R. Radajewski , University of New South Wales
J. Sanderson , University of New South Wales
pp. 14

An introductory course in mechatronics: Robo-Cricket (Abstract)

G. Wyeth , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Queensland Univ., Brisbane, Qld., Australia
pp. 20
Control Theory

Computer Control of Machines with Friction for Precise Motion (Abstract)

Zheng Li , University of Wollongong
Chris Cook , University of Wollongong
Simon Webb , University of Wollongong
pp. 32

An active vibration damping system of a driver's seat for off-road vehicles (Abstract)

M. Jarviluoma , Machine Autom., VTT Autom., Oulu, Finland
K. Nevala , Machine Autom., VTT Autom., Oulu, Finland
pp. 38
Biological and Medical Applications

A prototype skeleture mapper for automated abattoir application (Abstract)

N.H. Hancock , Nat. Centre for Eng. in Agriculture, Southern Queensland Univ., Qld., Australia
D.G. Roberts , Nat. Centre for Eng. in Agriculture, Southern Queensland Univ., Qld., Australia
J.W. Leis , Nat. Centre for Eng. in Agriculture, Southern Queensland Univ., Qld., Australia
pp. 45

Research towards position control and touch sense in endoscopy (Abstract)

P.N. Brett , AMARC, Bristol Univ., UK
J. Tritto , AMARC, Bristol Univ., UK
R.S.W. Stone , AMARC, Bristol Univ., UK
pp. 51

Research on innovative mechatronic tools and systems for surgical procedures involving soft tissues (Abstract)

V. Petridis , Bristol Univ., UK
J. Wahrburg , Bristol Univ., UK
B. Allotta , Bristol Univ., UK
P.N. Brett , Bristol Univ., UK
pp. 57

Automated micro-propagation of plant material (Abstract)

B. Harter , ForBio Robotics Pty Ltd., Coorparoo DC, Qld., Australia
P.J. Sobey , ForBio Robotics Pty Ltd., Coorparoo DC, Qld., Australia
A. Hinsch , ForBio Robotics Pty Ltd., Coorparoo DC, Qld., Australia
pp. 60
Mechatronic Sensor Design

Analysis of electric-fluid analogy of pressure transmission through an electro-rheological-fluid in annuli (Abstract)

A. Gofuku , Dept. of Syst. Eng., Okayama Univ., Japan
K. Nakamura , Dept. of Syst. Eng., Okayama Univ., Japan
Y. Tanaka , Dept. of Syst. Eng., Okayama Univ., Japan
pp. 67

Sharpening Directivity of Ultrasonic Range Sensor Using Multiple Transmitters by Different Amplitude and Pulse Width Method (Abstract)

Takashi Emura , Department of Mechatronics and Precision Engineering Tohoku University
Masaaki Kumagai , Department of Mechatronics and Precision Engineering Tohoku University
Masayuki Hiyama , Department of Mechatronics and Precision Engineering Tohoku University
pp. 73

Carbon Dioxide Sensing - A Mechatronic Approach (Abstract)

John Billingsley , University of Southern Queensland
Nigel Hancock , University of Southern Queensland
Andrew Maxwell , University of Southern Queensland
pp. 79

Intelligent compliance control in anti-personnel mine detection (Abstract)

F. Naghdy , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Wollongong Univ., NSW, Australia
A.M. Shahri , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Wollongong Univ., NSW, Australia
pp. 84

Experimental study on ultrasonic signal transmission within the water-filled pipes (Abstract)

S.O. Harrold , Dept. of Electron. Eng., City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Yinghui Li , Dept. of Electron. Eng., City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
L.F. Yeung , Dept. of Electron. Eng., City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
pp. 93
Legged Mobile Robots

Robbie the Running Robot: A Distributed Learning System (Abstract)

Alec P. Robertson , Department of Mechanical Engineering Monash University, Clayton
Kynan Eng , Department of Mechanical Engineering Monash University, Clayton
Deane R. Blackman , Department of Mechanical Engineering Monash University, Clayton
pp. 100

Obstacle avoidance by changing running path for an autonomous running vehicle applying visual servoing (Abstract)

A. Gofuku , Dept. of Syst. Eng., Okayama Univ., Japan
I. Nagai , Dept. of Syst. Eng., Okayama Univ., Japan
H. Soda , Dept. of Syst. Eng., Okayama Univ., Japan
Y. Tanaka , Dept. of Syst. Eng., Okayama Univ., Japan
pp. 106

Sensor-based walking of human type biped robot that has 14 degree of freedoms (Abstract)

M. Kumagai , Dept. of Mechatronics Eng., Tohoku Univ., Sendai, Japan
T. Emura , Dept. of Mechatronics Eng., Tohoku Univ., Sendai, Japan
pp. 112

A tele-operated semi-intelligent climbing robot for nuclear applications (Abstract)

D.S. Cooke , Dept. of Electr. & Electron. Eng., Portsmouth Polytech., UK
A.A. Collie , Dept. of Electr. & Electron. Eng., Portsmouth Polytech., UK
S. Galt , Dept. of Electr. & Electron. Eng., Portsmouth Polytech., UK
B.L. Luk , Dept. of Electr. & Electron. Eng., Portsmouth Polytech., UK
pp. 118

Force, compliance and position control for a space frame manipulator (Abstract)

S.N. Cubero , Nat. Centre for Eng. in Agric., Univ. of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Qld., Australia
J. Billingsley , Nat. Centre for Eng. in Agric., Univ. of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Qld., Australia
pp. 124
Robots and Applications

Improv and EyeBot real-time vision on-board mobile robots (Abstract)

T. Bräunl , Dept. of Electr. & Electron. Eng., Western Australia Univ., Nedlands, WA, Australia
pp. 131

Mechatronic wrist unit with fine positioning capabilities (Abstract)

B. Shirinzadeh , Dept. of Mech. Eng., Monash Univ., Clayton, Vic., Australia
C. Leigh-Lancaster , Dept. of Mech. Eng., Monash Univ., Clayton, Vic., Australia
D. Kwok , Dept. of Mech. Eng., Monash Univ., Clayton, Vic., Australia
pp. 136

An ultrasonically controlled robot submarine for pipe inspection (Abstract)

D. Ho , Dept. of Electron. Eng., City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
L. Yeung , Dept. of Electron. Eng., City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
R.T. Bradbeer , Dept. of Electron. Eng., City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
F. Nickols , Dept. of Electron. Eng., City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
S.O. Harrold , Dept. of Electron. Eng., City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
pp. 142

An autonomous underwater platform (Abstract)

L.F. Yeung , Dept. of Electron. Eng., City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
S.O. Harrold , Dept. of Electron. Eng., City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
D.Z. Liao , Dept. of Electron. Eng., City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
pp. 148

An underwater robot for pipe inspection (Abstract)

R. Bradbeer , Dept. of Electron. Eng., City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
F. Nickols , Dept. of Electron. Eng., City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
L.F. Yeung , Dept. of Electron. Eng., City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
S. Harrold , Dept. of Electron. Eng., City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
pp. 152
Sensor Applications

Non-contact extrudate profilometer - introductory paper (Abstract)

T. Tran-Cong , Fac. of Eng. & Surveying, Univ. of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Qld., Australia
R. Taylor , Fac. of Eng. & Surveying, Univ. of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Qld., Australia
N. Hancock , Fac. of Eng. & Surveying, Univ. of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Qld., Australia
pp. 158

Development of a Laser Tracking System (Abstract)

C. J. Leigh-Lancaster , Department of Mechanical Engineering Monash University
B. Shirinzadeh , Department of Mechanical Engineering Monash University
Y. L. Koh , Department of Mechanical Engineering Monash University
pp. 163

Inertial navigation aided with GPS information (Abstract)

E. Nebot , Dept. of Mech. & Mechatronic Eng., Sydney Univ., NSW, Australia
S. Sukkarieh , Dept. of Mech. & Mechatronic Eng., Sydney Univ., NSW, Australia
H. Durrant-Whyte , Dept. of Mech. & Mechatronic Eng., Sydney Univ., NSW, Australia
pp. 169

Initial calibration and alignment of an inertial navigation (Abstract)

H. Durrant-Whyte , Dept. of Mech. & Mechatronic Eng., Sydney Univ., NSW, Australia
E. Nebot , Dept. of Mech. & Mechatronic Eng., Sydney Univ., NSW, Australia
pp. 175
Control with Self-Learning

Robot positioning of a flexible hydraulic manipulator utilizing genetic algorithm and neural networks (Abstract)

H. Handroos , Dept. of Mech. Eng., Lappeenranta Univ. of Technol., Finland
A. Rouvinen , Dept. of Mech. Eng., Lappeenranta Univ. of Technol., Finland
pp. 182

Experiments on a Time-Optimal Trajectory Planning Method Based on Neural Networks (Abstract)

M.W.M.G Dissanayake , The University of Sydney
Gu Fang , School of Mechatronic Engineering University of Western Sydney, Nepean
pp. 188

Neural mechanisms for training autonomous robots (Abstract)

G. Wyeth , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Queensland Univ., Brisbane, Qld., Australia
pp. 194
Mechatronics and Manufacturing

Design methodologies of shop-floor communication protocols based on FDL tools (Abstract)

F. Poza , Dept. of Electron. Technol., Vigo Univ., Spain
J. Nogueira , Dept. of Electron. Technol., Vigo Univ., Spain
M. Dominguez , Dept. of Electron. Technol., Vigo Univ., Spain
P. Mario , Dept. of Electron. Technol., Vigo Univ., Spain
pp. 206

Characteristic patterns of air flow around lathe chuck-flow visualisation by means of tuft and smoke wire methods (Abstract)

Y. Konda , Akita Nat. Coll. of Technol., Japan
S. Warisawa , Akita Nat. Coll. of Technol., Japan
Y. Kadowaki , Akita Nat. Coll. of Technol., Japan
Y. Ito , Akita Nat. Coll. of Technol., Japan
pp. 212
Vision Systems and Applications

Autonomous LHD loading (Abstract)

M.K. Petty , Fac. of Eng. & Surveying, Univ. of Southern Queensland, Qld., Australia
J. Billingsley , Fac. of Eng. & Surveying, Univ. of Southern Queensland, Qld., Australia
T. Tran-Cong , Fac. of Eng. & Surveying, Univ. of Southern Queensland, Qld., Australia
pp. 219

Parallel Implementation of Machine Vision for Aircraft Navigation (Abstract)

Constantine A. Pupkov , Dept. of Automatic Control, Bauman Moscow State Technical
Ivan A. Vinogradov , Dept. of Automatic Control, Bauman Moscow State Technical
Eugene S. Lobusov , Dept. of Automatic Control, Bauman Moscow State Technical
pp. 225

Vision Supported Operation of a Concrete Spraying Robot for Tunneling Work (Abstract)

M. Honegger , Institute of Robotics, ETH Zurich, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland
G. Schweitzer , Institute of Robotics, ETH Zurich, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland
F. Amberg , Amberg Ingenieurbuero, 7320 Sargans, Switzerland
O. Tschumi , MEYCO Equipment, CH-8404 Winterthur, Switzerland
pp. 230

Dense 3D-Color Image Segmentation (Abstract)

Philippe Pujas , I.U.T. - UniversitT Montpellier II
Marie-JosT Aldon , LIRMM - UMR C55060 - CNRS / UniversitT Montpellier II
pp. 234

Implementing active vision in embedded systems (Abstract)

G. Wyeth , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Queensland Univ., Brisbane, Qld., Australia
pp. 240

Development of an image processing system for a special purpose mobile robot navigation (Abstract)

A. Erden , Dept. of Mech. Eng., Kirikkale Univ., Turkey
E. Cokal , Dept. of Mech. Eng., Kirikkale Univ., Turkey
pp. 246
Mechatronics in Sport

System for measurement of in-scrummage rugby forces (Abstract)

A. Edmeads , Portsmouth Polytech., UK
P. Strickland , Portsmouth Polytech., UK
G.D.L. Reid , Portsmouth Polytech., UK
pp. 254

Global, Fine and Hidden Sports Data: Applications of 3-D Vision Analysis and a Specialised Data Glove for an Athlete Biomechanical Analysis System (Abstract)

Tracie Farrington , The University of Portsmouth
Mark Jaquesf , The Waikato Polytechnic, Hamilton, New Zealand
Fiona Iredale , The Waikato Polytechnic, Hamilton, New Zealand
pp. 260

The dynamic flexing of a golf club shaft during a typical swing (Abstract)

S. Newman , Dept. of Aeronaut. & Astronaut., Southampton Univ., UK
S. Clay , Dept. of Aeronaut. & Astronaut., Southampton Univ., UK
P. Strickland , Dept. of Aeronaut. & Astronaut., Southampton Univ., UK
pp. 265

Thermal profiles in footwear design: an in-sole measurement system (Abstract)

B. Burrows , Dept. of Sport & Exercise Sci., Portsmouth Polytech., UK
P. Strickland , Dept. of Sport & Exercise Sci., Portsmouth Polytech., UK
G. Reid , Dept. of Sport & Exercise Sci., Portsmouth Polytech., UK
pp. 271
Other Accepted Papers

Rover Leg Design (PDF)

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Index of Authors (PDF)

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