Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Engineering Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Robotics

Institution
Keyword
Publication Year
Publication
Publication Type
File Type

Articles 1 - 30 of 1112

Full-Text Articles in Engineering

3d Bionic Arm, Anny Baez Silfa Dec 2021

3d Bionic Arm, Anny Baez Silfa

Publications and Research

Previous work had been done on what was an adaptation of a robotic arm for Roboqueen, which is a persistent research project of the Department of Computer Engineering Technology. This robotic arm consisted of removing the cardboard hands from the Roboqueen and being replaced by 3D printed fingers and wrists to add functionality that did not exist before. Servo motors connected to Arduinos hidden in the forearm will be used to move the fingers and pick up and hold objects in the hand. Currently, the Finger Myoware is an update of the robotic arm in order to understand how prosthetic ...


Sabr: Development Of A Neuromorphic Balancing Robot, Alec Yen, Yaw Mensah, Mark Dean Sep 2021

Sabr: Development Of A Neuromorphic Balancing Robot, Alec Yen, Yaw Mensah, Mark Dean

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

We discuss the development of a self-adjusted balancing robot (SABR) using a neuromorphic computing framework for control. Implementations of two-wheeled balancing robots have been achieved using traditional algorithms, often in the form of proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control. We aim to achieve the same task using a neuromorphic architecture, which offers potential for higher power efficiency than conventional processing techniques. We utilize evolutionary optimization (EO) and the second iteration of Dynamic Adaptive Neural Network Arrays (DANNA2) developed by the Laboratory of Tennesseans Exploring Neural Networks (TENNLab). For the purpose of comparison, a traditional balancing robot was first designed using PID control; the ...


Cooperative Localization Between Robots Using Vision And Path Planning Algorithm, Charles Koduru Aug 2021

Cooperative Localization Between Robots Using Vision And Path Planning Algorithm, Charles Koduru

Symposium of Student Scholars

The aim of this article is to provide an obstacle avoidance solution for navigating a robot from one point to another. The robots that are being considered are the NAOHumanoid robot and the wheeled robot Rosbot 2.0. This article's main purpose is to understand how robots work together to minimize positioning errors. The image processing robot (NAO) will be able to instruct the wheeled bot (Rosbot) to navigate around obstacles more accurately by incorporating Inverse Perspective Mapping methods (IPM) and the A-Star Algorithm. This approach demonstrates the ability to improve robot collaboration in order to diagnose various collisions ...


Mechanical Design And Development Of A Compliant 5-Dof Manipulator Using Magneto-Rheological Actuators, Sergey Pisetskiy Aug 2021

Mechanical Design And Development Of A Compliant 5-Dof Manipulator Using Magneto-Rheological Actuators, Sergey Pisetskiy

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Compliance in robotic systems became a very important and desirable characteristic in recent years. Existing compliant actuation approaches have either limited performance or significant mechanical and control complexity. Keeping high performance while maintaining the necessary level of compliance at low cost and minimum complexity is a challenging goal that should be achieved to boost the propagation of human-safe robots and systems capable to perform delicate tasks in an unknown environment.

This study presents a novel five degrees-of-freedom compliant manipulator. The compliancy of the manipulator is achieved using antagonistically working pairs of magneto-rheological (MR) clutches in each joint of the robot ...


Visual Cues For Semi-Autonomous Control Of Transradial Prosthetics, Mena S.A. Kamel Aug 2021

Visual Cues For Semi-Autonomous Control Of Transradial Prosthetics, Mena S.A. Kamel

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Upper-limb prosthetics are typically driven exclusively by biological signals, mainly electromyography (EMG), where electrodes are placed on the residual part of an amputated limb. In this approach, amputees must control each arm joint iteratively, in a proportional manner. Research has shown that sequential control of prosthetics usually imposes a cognitive burden on amputees, leading to high abandonment rates. This thesis presents a control system for upper-limb prosthetics, leveraging a computer vision module capable of simultaneously predicting objects in a scene, their segmentation mask, and a ranked list of the optimal grasping locations. The proposed system shares control with an amputee ...


How Ai Is Socialized To Exhibit Bias, Andrew Treece Aug 2021

How Ai Is Socialized To Exhibit Bias, Andrew Treece

Sociology Student Work Collection

Artificial intelligence is becoming a more prevalent part of our society. This presentation seeks to explore some of the dangers of AI in relation to gender and racial bias from the sociological perspective.


Sensor Fusion For Object Detection And Tracking In Autonomous Vehicles, Mohamad Ramin Nabati Aug 2021

Sensor Fusion For Object Detection And Tracking In Autonomous Vehicles, Mohamad Ramin Nabati

Doctoral Dissertations

Autonomous driving vehicles depend on their perception system to understand the environment and identify all static and dynamic obstacles surrounding the vehicle. The perception system in an autonomous vehicle uses the sensory data obtained from different sensor modalities to understand the environment and perform a variety of tasks such as object detection and object tracking. Combining the outputs of different sensors to obtain a more reliable and robust outcome is called sensor fusion. This dissertation studies the problem of sensor fusion for object detection and object tracking in autonomous driving vehicles and explores different approaches for utilizing deep neural networks ...


Design And Simulation Of A Supervisory Control System For Hybrid Manufacturing, Michael Buckley Aug 2021

Design And Simulation Of A Supervisory Control System For Hybrid Manufacturing, Michael Buckley

Masters Theses

The research teams of Dr. Bill Hamel, Dr. Bradley Jared and Dr. Tony Schmitz were tasked by the Office of Naval Research to create a hybrid manufacturing process for a reduced scale model of a naval ship propeller. The base structure of the propeller is created using Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM), which is then scanned to compare created geometry to desired geometry. The propeller is then machined down to match the desired geometry. This process is iterated upon until the final product meets design tolerances. Due to the complex nature and numerous industrial machines used in the process, it ...


Connecting Islamic Technology And The History Of Robotics In Wikidata Via Wikidatabot, Anchalee Panigabutra-Roberts Jul 2021

Connecting Islamic Technology And The History Of Robotics In Wikidata Via Wikidatabot, Anchalee Panigabutra-Roberts

UT Libraries Faculty: Other Publications and Presentations

My current study is on the connection between the history of robotics and Islamic technology. I focused on early Muslim inventors, such as al-Jazari, from Artuqid Dynasty of Jazira in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq, Syria and Turkey) who is considered to be the father of robotics. His wrote the Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices, the manuscript treaty published after his passing in 1206, translated by Donald R. Hill, a British engineer and scholar on Islamic technology, in 1974. The manuscript in Arabic (MS. Greaves 27) is archived at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. In this ...


Origami-Inspired Robot That Swims Via Jet Propulsion, Zhiyuan Yang, Dongsheng Chen, David J. Levine, Cynthia R. Sung Jul 2021

Origami-Inspired Robot That Swims Via Jet Propulsion, Zhiyuan Yang, Dongsheng Chen, David J. Levine, Cynthia R. Sung

Lab Papers (GRASP)

Underwater swimmers present unique opportunities for using bodily reconfiguration for self propulsion. Origami-inspired designs are low-cost, fast to fabricate, robust, and can be used to create compliant mechanisms useful in energy efficient underwater locomotion. In this paper, we demonstrate an origami-inspired robot that can change its body shape to ingest and expel water, creating a jet that propels it forward similarly to cephalopods. We use the magic ball origami pattern, which can transform between ellipsoidal (low volume) and spherical (high volume) shapes. A custom actuation mechanism contracts the robot to take in fluid, and the inherent mechanics of the magic ...


Review Of Data Mining Techniques For Detecting Churners In The Telecommunication Industry, Mahmoud Ewieda, Mohamed Ismail Roushdy, Essam Shaaban Jul 2021

Review Of Data Mining Techniques For Detecting Churners In The Telecommunication Industry, Mahmoud Ewieda, Mohamed Ismail Roushdy, Essam Shaaban

Future Computing and Informatics Journal

The telecommunication sector has been developed rapidly and with large amounts of data obtained as a result of increasing in the number of subscribers, modern techniques, data-based applications, and services. As well as better awareness of customer requirements and excellent quality that meets their satisfaction. This satisfaction raises rivalry between firms to maintain the quality of their services and upgrade them. These data can be helpfully extracted for analysis and used for predicting churners. Researchers around the world have conducted important research to understand the uses of Data mining (DM) that can be used to predict customers' churn. This paper ...


Reconfiguring Non-Convex Holes In Pivoting Modular Cube Robots, Daniel Adam Feshbach, Cynthia Sung Jul 2021

Reconfiguring Non-Convex Holes In Pivoting Modular Cube Robots, Daniel Adam Feshbach, Cynthia Sung

Lab Papers (GRASP)

We present an algorithm for self-reconfiguration of admissible 3D configurations of pivoting modular cube robots with holes of arbitrary shape and number. Cube modules move across the surface of configurations by pivoting about shared edges, enabling configurations to reshape themselves. Previous work provides a reconfiguration algorithm for admissible 3D configurations containing no non-convex holes; we improve upon this by handling arbitrary admissible 3D configurations. The key insight specifies a point in the deconstruction of layers enclosing non-convex holes at which we can pause and move inner modules out of the hole. We prove this happens early enough to maintain connectivity ...


Fasten: An Iot Platform For Supply Chain Management In A Covid-19 Pandemic Scenario, Fernando Lemos, Thays Do Nascimento, Gustavo Dalmarco Jun 2021

Fasten: An Iot Platform For Supply Chain Management In A Covid-19 Pandemic Scenario, Fernando Lemos, Thays Do Nascimento, Gustavo Dalmarco

Markets, Globalization & Development Review

This paper points out the major disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It proposes an automated Internet-of-Things (IoT) based manufacturing and supply chain system, termed FASTEN, that can deal with such severe disruptions.


Three Degrees Of Freedom Robotic Arm And Its Digital Twin Using Simulink – A Bibliometric Analysis, Bharath Suthar Mr., Arunkumar Bongale Dr, Satish Kumar Dr, Anupkumar Bongale Dr Jun 2021

Three Degrees Of Freedom Robotic Arm And Its Digital Twin Using Simulink – A Bibliometric Analysis, Bharath Suthar Mr., Arunkumar Bongale Dr, Satish Kumar Dr, Anupkumar Bongale Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The 3-degree Digital Twin robotic arm for freedom can diagnose the joints off-board by placing a torque in the robotic arm joint. MATLAB, Simulink®, SimscapeTM, and Simscape Multibody were the basis of this model. Virtual space with a virtual robot arm was connected to a physical space that was a 3D printed replica of the virtual space and robot arm, built using Unity (a modern Game Engine). The arm in the Digital Twin model was created using the hardware prototype’s dimensions, which were then used to simulate a real-world situation. With its revolute joints, the arm has a certain ...


Bibliometric Analysis On Dynamic Target Tracking By Mobile Robot, Gaurav Atha Mr., Siddhant Chaturvedi Mr., Atishraj Desai Mr., Dhrumil Desai Mr., Shripad V. Deshpande Mr. May 2021

Bibliometric Analysis On Dynamic Target Tracking By Mobile Robot, Gaurav Atha Mr., Siddhant Chaturvedi Mr., Atishraj Desai Mr., Dhrumil Desai Mr., Shripad V. Deshpande Mr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The survey and bibliometric research on dynamic target tracking by a mobile robot are discussed in this paper. The primary goal of this bibliometric analysis is to comprehend and analyze the scope of the literature in the field of mobile robots for obstacle avoidance, path planning and target tracking using Robot Operating System (ROS). The ROS contains various tools for data analysis, incorporates multiple robots and their sensors, and supports devices interaction for target seeking and localization in mobile robots. This detailed review was performed on various research publications about the mapping of the unknown field/environment by the ROS ...


Bibliometric Analysis On Optimal Path Planning For Robots, Varad Sandeep Nerlekar, Tathaagat Nihar Mamtura, Nishant Singh, Suket Anand, Sushma Parihar May 2021

Bibliometric Analysis On Optimal Path Planning For Robots, Varad Sandeep Nerlekar, Tathaagat Nihar Mamtura, Nishant Singh, Suket Anand, Sushma Parihar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Traversing from a given point to another while avoiding collision with obstacles is one of the key goals of path planning for robots [1]. Doing so in the most optimal way - the minimum total distance traveled by the robot is the objective of our study [2,3]. To do so, the algorithms implemented on the robots need to constantly map the environment or workspace in real time and subsequently create paths for the traversal in the environment without colliding with objects or obstacles [4,5]. Throughout the years, many researchers have conducted their own studies, researches and have proposed approaches ...


Development Of A Wearable Haptic Feedback Device For Upper Limb Prosthetics Through Sensory Substitution, Marco B.S. Gallone May 2021

Development Of A Wearable Haptic Feedback Device For Upper Limb Prosthetics Through Sensory Substitution, Marco B.S. Gallone

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Haptics can enable a direct communication pipeline between the artificial limb and the brain; adding haptic sensory feedback for prosthesis wearers is believed to improve operation without drawing too much of the user's attention. Through neuroplasticity, the brain can become more cognizant of the information delivered through the skin and may eventually interpret it as inherently as other natural senses. In this thesis, a wearable haptic feedback device (WHFD) is developed to communicate prosthesis sensory information. A 14-week, 6-stage, between subjects study was created to investigate the learning trajectory as participants were stimulated with haptic patterns conveying joint proprioception ...


Multilayer Perceptron With Auto Encoder Enabled Deep Learning Model For Recommender Systems, Subhashini Narayan May 2021

Multilayer Perceptron With Auto Encoder Enabled Deep Learning Model For Recommender Systems, Subhashini Narayan

Future Computing and Informatics Journal

In this modern world of ever-increasing one-click purchases, movie bookings, music, health- care, fashion, the need for recommendations have increased the more. Google, Netflix, Spotify, Amazon and other tech giants use recommendations to customize and tailor their search engines to suit the user’s interests. Many of the existing systems are based on older algorithms which although have decent accuracies, require large training and testing datasets and with the emergence of deep learning, the accuracy of algorithms has further improved, and error rates have reduced due to the use of multiple layers. The need for large datasets has declined as ...


A Bibliometric Perspective Survey Of Iot Controlled Ai Based Swarm Robots, Rhea Sawant, Ariz Shaikh, Chetna Singh, Aman Aggarwal, Shivali Amit Wagle, Harikrishnan R, Priti Shahane May 2021

A Bibliometric Perspective Survey Of Iot Controlled Ai Based Swarm Robots, Rhea Sawant, Ariz Shaikh, Chetna Singh, Aman Aggarwal, Shivali Amit Wagle, Harikrishnan R, Priti Shahane

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Robotics is the ­new-age domain of technology that deals with bringing a collaboration of all disciplines of sciences and engineering to create a mechanical machine that may or may not work entirely independently but definitely focuses on making human lives much easier. It has repeatedly shown its ability to change lives at home and in the industry. As the field of robotics research grows and reaches new worlds, the military is one area where advances can have a significant impact, and the government is aware of this. Military technology has come a long way from the days where soldiers had ...


Identification Of Emergent Collaborative Behaviors In Multi-Agent Systems, Bryson Howell May 2021

Identification Of Emergent Collaborative Behaviors In Multi-Agent Systems, Bryson Howell

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

Identification of Emergent Collaborative Behaviors in Multi-Agent Systems

Bryson Howell

Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning (MARL) has been used to allow groups of autonomous agents to perform complex cooperative tasks. When MARL methods such as the Multi-Agent Deep Deterministic Policy Gradient (MADDPG) algorithm [1] are used to train teams of agents in cooperative tasks, it has been observed that the actions of individual agents are significantly influenced by the actions of their teammates [2]. Additionally, prior work has shown that teams of agents trained independently of one another under identical conditions display a variety of behaviors [3]. Since these teams have been ...


Rethink Everything 2: Markets, Globalization, Development, Nikhilesh Dholakia, Deniz Atik May 2021

Rethink Everything 2: Markets, Globalization, Development, Nikhilesh Dholakia, Deniz Atik

Markets, Globalization & Development Review

No abstract provided.


Robot Object Detection And Locomotion Demonstration For Eecs Department Tours, Bryson Howell, Ethan Haworth, Chris Mobley, Ian Mulet May 2021

Robot Object Detection And Locomotion Demonstration For Eecs Department Tours, Bryson Howell, Ethan Haworth, Chris Mobley, Ian Mulet

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Demo Abstract: Porting And Execution Of Anomalies Detection Models On Embedded Systems In Iot, Bharath Sudharsan, Pankesh Patel, Abdul Wahid, Muhammad Yahya, John G. Breslin, Muhammad Intizar Ali May 2021

Demo Abstract: Porting And Execution Of Anomalies Detection Models On Embedded Systems In Iot, Bharath Sudharsan, Pankesh Patel, Abdul Wahid, Muhammad Yahya, John G. Breslin, Muhammad Intizar Ali

Publications

In the Industry 4.0 era, Microcontrollers (MCUs) based tiny embedded sensor systems have become the sensing paradigm to interact with the physical world. In 2020, 25.6 billion MCUs were shipped, and over 250 billion MCUs are already operating in the wild. Such low-power, low-cost MCUs are being used as the brain to control diverse applications and soon will become the global digital nervous system. In an Industrial IoT setup, such tiny MCU-based embedded systems are equipped with anomaly detection models and mounted on production plant machines for monitoring the machine’s health/condition. These models process the machine ...


Automated Bottling Station - Packaging System, Lauren Nicole Zinzilieta May 2021

Automated Bottling Station - Packaging System, Lauren Nicole Zinzilieta

Honors College Theses

This report focuses on the packaging system used at the end of the FESTO bottling station that is located in EP 2355. The system will be made up of an x-y 300 mm x 300 mm gantry system, an Arduino, two micro-stepping stepper drivers, and two 152.4 mm (6 in) single acting cylinders with a 3D printed bracket attached to both. The gantry system will be located at the end of the conveyor belt and will be programmed to pick up three bottles at a time and then will move a specified number of steps in both the x ...


Dynamic Task Allocation In Partially Defined Environments Using A* With Bounded Costs, James Hendrickson May 2021

Dynamic Task Allocation In Partially Defined Environments Using A* With Bounded Costs, James Hendrickson

PhD Dissertations and Master's Theses

The sector of maritime robotics has seen a boom in operations in areas such as surveying and mapping, clean-up, inspections, search and rescue, law enforcement, and national defense. As this sector has continued to grow, there has been an increased need for single unmanned systems to be able to undertake more complex and greater numbers of tasks. As the maritime domain can be particularly difficult for autonomous vehicles to operate in due to the partially defined nature of the environment, it is crucial that a method exists which is capable of dynamically accomplishing tasks within this operational domain. By considering ...


A Study Of Deep Reinforcement Learning In Autonomous Racing Using Deepracer Car, Mukesh Ghimire May 2021

A Study Of Deep Reinforcement Learning In Autonomous Racing Using Deepracer Car, Mukesh Ghimire

Honors Theses

Reinforcement learning is thought to be a promising branch of machine learning that has the potential to help us develop an Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) machine. Among the machine learning algorithms, primarily, supervised, semi supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement learning, reinforcement learning is different in a sense that it explores the environment without prior knowledge, and determines the optimal action. This study attempts to understand the concept behind reinforcement learning, the mathematics behind it and see it in action by deploying the trained model in Amazon's DeepRacer car. DeepRacer, a 1/18th scaled autonomous car, is the agent which ...


Bibliometric Analysis On Hand Gesture Controlled Robot, Karthik Bankapur, Himmat Singh, Akshit Gupta, Hritik Mathur, Harikrishnan R, Shivali Amit Wagle Apr 2021

Bibliometric Analysis On Hand Gesture Controlled Robot, Karthik Bankapur, Himmat Singh, Akshit Gupta, Hritik Mathur, Harikrishnan R, Shivali Amit Wagle

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper discusses about the survey and bibliometric analysis of hand gesture-controlled robot using Scopus database in analyzing the research by area, influential authors, countries, institutions, and funding agencies. The 293 documents are extracted from the year 2016 till 6th March 2021 from the database. Bibliometric analysis is the statistical analysis of the research published as articles, conference papers, and reviews, which helps in understanding the impact of publication in the research domain globally. The visualization analysis is done with open-source tools namely GPS Visualizer, Gephi, VOS viewer, and ScienceScape. The visualization aids in a quick and clear understanding ...


Project Blipper, Peter Jacobs, Preston Delaware, Ryan Foster Apr 2021

Project Blipper, Peter Jacobs, Preston Delaware, Ryan Foster

Senior Design Project For Engineers

This project was sponsored by Clorox to design and create an automatic bottle-unscrambling system for possible implementation at their bottling plant in Chile. The objective was to use a robotic arm to unscramble bottles from an incoming conveyor belt and place them upright on an outbound conveyor belt. Throughout the research, design, and testing of solutions for this project, several design alternatives were found for each discipline, and will be presented to Clorox so that they can make an informed decision for how and if they want to move forward with implementation of this project.

The project was split into ...


Owsnet: Towards Real-Time Offensive Words Spotting Network For Consumer Iot Devices, Bharath Sudharsan, Sweta Malik, Peter Corcoran, Pankesh Patel, John G. Breslin, Muhammad Intizar Ali Apr 2021

Owsnet: Towards Real-Time Offensive Words Spotting Network For Consumer Iot Devices, Bharath Sudharsan, Sweta Malik, Peter Corcoran, Pankesh Patel, John G. Breslin, Muhammad Intizar Ali

Publications

Every modern household owns at least a dozen of IoT devices like smart speakers, video doorbells, smartwatches, where most of them are equipped with a Keyword spotting(KWS) system-based digital voice assistant like Alexa. The state-of-the-art KWS systems require a large number of operations, higher computation, memory resources to show top performance. In this paper, in contrast to existing resource-demanding KWS systems, we propose a light-weight temporal convolution based KWS system named OWSNet, that can comfortably execute on a variety of IoT devices around us and can accurately spot multiple keywords in real-time without disturbing the device's routine functionalities ...


Cognitive Digital Twins For Smart Manufacturing, Muhammad Intizar Ali, Pankesh Patel, John G. Breslin, Ramy Harik, Amit Sheth Apr 2021

Cognitive Digital Twins For Smart Manufacturing, Muhammad Intizar Ali, Pankesh Patel, John G. Breslin, Ramy Harik, Amit Sheth

Publications

Smart manufacturing or Industry 4.0, a trend initiated a decade ago, aims to revolutionize traditional manufacturing using technology-driven approaches. Modern digital technologies such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Big Data Analytics, Augmented/Virtual Reality, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are the key enablers of new smart manufacturing approaches. The digital twin is an emerging concept whereby a digital replica can be built of any physical object. Digital twins are becoming mainstream; many organizations have started to rely on digital twins to monitor, analyze, and simulate physical assets and processes. The current use of digital twins for smart manufacturing ...