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  1. Research

    A novel cluster-tube self-adaptive robot hand

    This paper proposes a novel cluster-tube self-adaptive robot hand (CTSA Hand). The CTSA Hand consists of a base, a motor, a transmission mechanism, multiple elastic tendons, and a group of sliding-tube assembl...

    Hong Fu, Haokun Yang, Weishu Song and Wenzeng Zhang

    Robotics and Biomimetics 2017 4:25

    Published on: 21 December 2017

  2. Research

    Route bundling in polygonal domains using Differential Evolution

    Route bundling implies compounding multiple routes in a way that anchoring points at intermediate locations minimize a global distance metric to obtain a tree-like structure where the roots of the tree (anchor...

    Victor Parque, Satoshi Miura and Tomoyuki Miyashita

    Robotics and Biomimetics 2017 4:22

    Published on: 8 December 2017

  3. Research

    Improved 3D measurement with a novel preprocessing method in DFP

    Shadow and background are two common factors in digital fringe projection, which lead to ambiguity in three-dimensional measurement and thereby need to be seriously considered. Preprocessing is often needed to...

    Yi Xiao and You-Fu Li

    Robotics and Biomimetics 2017 4:21

    Published on: 17 November 2017

  4. Review

    Ethical framework of assistive devices: review and reflection

    The population of ageing is growing significantly over the world, and there is an emerging demand for better healthcare services and more care centres. Innovations of Information and Communication Technology h...

    Nazanin Mansouri, Khaled Goher and Seyed Ebrahim Hosseini

    Robotics and Biomimetics 2017 4:19

    Published on: 15 November 2017

  5. Research

    A tracked robot with novel bio-inspired passive “legs”

    For track-based robots, an important aspect is the suppression design, which determines the trafficability and comfort of the whole system. The trafficability limits the robot’s working capability, and the rid...

    Bo Sun and Xingjian Jing

    Robotics and Biomimetics 2017 4:18

    Published on: 13 November 2017

  6. Review

    Robot-aided electrospinning toward intelligent biomedical engineering

    The rapid development of robotics offers new opportunities for the traditional biofabrication in higher accuracy and controllability, which provides great potentials for the intelligent biomedical engineering....

    Rong Tan, Xiong Yang and Yajing Shen

    Robotics and Biomimetics 2017 4:17

    Published on: 10 November 2017

  7. Research

    Dynamics and control of separable coupled rigid body systems

    This paper explores the dynamics of separable coupled rigid body systems, a special class of constrained rigid body systems. These are defined as two systems that interact with each other by forces of contact,...

    Kinda Khalaf, Dongming Gan and Hooshang Hemami

    Robotics and Biomimetics 2017 4:14

    Published on: 10 November 2017

  8. Research

    Aerial pruning mechanism, initial real environment test

    In this research, a pruning mechanism for aerial pruning tasks is tested in a real environment. Since the final goal of the aerial pruning robot will be to prune tree branches close to power lines, some experi...

    Javier Molina and Shinichi Hirai

    Robotics and Biomimetics 2017 4:15

    Published on: 10 November 2017

  9. Research

    Studying slippage on pushing applications with snake robots

    In this paper, a framework for analyzing the motion resulting from the interaction between a snake robot and an object is shown. Metrics are derived to study the motion of the object and robot, showing that th...

    Fabian Reyes and Shugen Ma

    Robotics and Biomimetics 2017 4:9

    Published on: 2 November 2017

  10. Research

    Comparison of different soft grippers for lunch box packaging

    Automating the lunch box packaging is a challenging task due to the high deformability and large individual differences in shape and physical property of food materials. Soft robotic grippers showed potentials...

    Zhongkui Wang, Mingzhu Zhu, Sadao Kawamura and Shinichi Hirai

    Robotics and Biomimetics 2017 4:10

    Published on: 2 November 2017

  11. Research

    A bio-inspired approach for the design of a multifunctional robotic end-effector customized for automated maintenance of a reconfigurable vibrating screen

    The development of a robotic-driven maintenance solution capable of automatically maintaining reconfigurable vibrating screen (RVS) machine when utilized in dangerous and hazardous underground mining environme...

    O. A. Makinde, K. Mpofu, R. Vrabic and B. I. Ramatsetse

    Robotics and Biomimetics 2017 4:4

    Published on: 31 August 2017

  12. Research

    Hybrid spiral-dynamic bacteria-chemotaxis algorithm with application to control two-wheeled machines

    This paper presents the implementation of the hybrid spiral-dynamic bacteria-chemotaxis (HSDBC) approach to control two different configurations of a two-wheeled vehicle. The HSDBC is a combination of bacteri...

    K. M. Goher, A. M. Almeshal, S. A. Agouri, A. N. K. Nasir, M. O. Tokhi, M. R. Alenezi, T. Al Zanki and S. O. Fadlallah

    Robotics and Biomimetics 2017 4:3

    Published on: 16 June 2017

  13. Research

    Object recognition combining vision and touch

    This paper explores ways of combining vision and touch for the purpose of object recognition. In particular, it focuses on scenarios when there are few tactile training samples (as these are usually costly to ...

    Tadeo Corradi, Peter Hall and Pejman Iravani

    Robotics and Biomimetics 2017 4:2

    Published on: 18 April 2017

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