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    • An Agent-Based Approach to the Design of Rapidly Deployable Fault Tolerant Manipulators 

      Paredis, Chris (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996-08)
      There exists a need for manipulators that are more flexible and reliable than the current fixed configuration manipulators. Indeed, robot manipulators can be easily reprogrammed to perform different tasks, yet the range ...
    • Agent-Based Design of Fault Tolerant Manipulators for Satellite Docking 

      Paredis, Chris; Khosla, Pradeep K. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1997-04)
      A rapidly deployable fault tolerant manipulator system consists of modular hardware and support software that allow the user to quickly configure and deploy a fault tolerant manipulator that is custom-tailored for a ...
    • Agent-Based Planning and Control of a Multi-Manipulator Assembly System 

      Fraile, Juan-Carlos; Paredis, Chris; Wang, Cheng-Hua; Khosla, Pradeep K. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999-05)
      This paper presents a distributed planning and control architecture for autonomous Multi-Manipulator Systems (MMS). The control architecture is implemented using an agent-based approach. A team of distributed and autonomous ...
    • Analysis of Mesostructure Unit Cells Comprised of Octet-truss Structures 

      Johnston, Scott R.; Rosen, David W.; Reed, Marques; Wang, Hongqing Vincent (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Texas (Austin), 2006-08)
      A unit truss finite element analysis method allowing non-linear deformation is employed to analyze a unit cell comprised of n3 octet-truss structures for their stiffness and displacement compared to their relative density ...
    • Applying Information-Gap Decision Theory to a Design Problem having Severe Uncertainty 

      Duncan, Scott Joseph; Paredis, Chris; Bras, Berdinus A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologySociety for Automotive Engineers International, 2006-01)
      Often in the early stages of the engineering design process, a decision maker lacks the information needed to represent uncertainty in the input parameters of a performance model. In one particular form of severely deficient ...
    • An Approach for Mapping Kinematic Task Specifications Into a Manipulator Design 

      Paredis, Chris; Khosla, Pradeep K. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyIEEE, 1991)
      The Reconfigurable Modular Manipulator System, (RMMS) consists of modular links and joints which can be assembled into many manipulator configurations. This capability allows the RMMS to be rapidly reconfigured in order ...
    • An Architecture for Gesture-Based Control of Mobile Robots 

      Iba, Soshi; Vande Weghe, J. Michael; Paredis, Chris; Khosla, Pradeep K. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyIEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 1999-10)
      Gestures provide a rich and intuitive form of interaction for controlling robots. This paper presents an approach for controlling a mobile robot with hand gestures. The system uses Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) to spot and ...
    • Behavioral Model Composition in Simulation-Based Design 

      Sinha, Rajarishi; Paredis, Chris; Khosla, Pradeep K. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-04)
      We present a simulation and design framework for simultaneously designing and modeling electromechanical systems. By instantiating component objects and connecting them to each other via ports, a designer can configure ...
    • Combining Information Technology Components and Symbolic Equation Manipulation in Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems 

      Diaz-Calderon, Antonio; Paredis, Chris; Khosla, Pradeep K. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyIEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 1999-08)
      We present a hybrid representation for modeling of mechatronic systems. This representation consists of a linear graph and block diagrams and supports our concept of composable simulation. By composable simulation we mean ...
    • Composable Models for Simulation-Based Design 

      Paredis, Chris; Diaz-Calderon, Antonio; Sinha, Rajarishi; Khosla, Pradeep K. (Georgia Institute of TechnologySpringer-Verlag, 2001)
      This article introduces the concept of combining both form (CAD models) and behavior (simulation models) of mechatronic system components into component objects. By connecting these component objects to each other through ...
    • Computational Methods for Decision Making 

      Bruns, Morgan Chase; Paredis, Chris; Ferson, Scott (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-02)
      In this paper, we investigate computational methods for decision making based on imprecise information in the context of engineering design. The goal is to identify the subtleties of engineering design problems that ...
    • Control of the Gyrover: A Single-Wheel Gyroscopically Stabilized Robot 

      Ferreira, Enrique D.; Tsai, Shu-Jen; Paredis, Chris; Brown, H. Benjamin, Jr. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyBrill Academic Publishers, 2000)
      The Gyrover is a single wheel gyroscopically stabilized mobile robot developed at Carnegie Mellon University. An internal pendulum serves as a counter weight for a drive motor that causes fore/aft motion, while a large ...
    • Control of the Gyrover: A Single-Wheel Gyroscopically Stabilized Robot 

      Tsai, Shu-Jen; Ferreira, Enrique D.; Paredis, Chris (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999-10)
      The Gyrover is a single wheel gyroscopically stabilized mobile robot developed at Carnegie Mellon University. An internal pendulum serves as a counterweight for a drive motor that causes fore/aft motion, while a tilt-mechanism ...
    • Design of a Graded Cellular Structure For an Acetabular Hip Replacement Component 

      Johnston, Scott R.; Rosen, David W.; Wang, Hongqing Vincent (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-08)
      The state-of-the-art porous coatings become more and more popular in uncemented prostheses to make bone grow into implants for biological fixation. In this paper, graded cellular structures are proposed for uncemented ...
    • Design of General Lattice Structures for Lightweight and Compliance Applications 

      Rosen, David W.; Johnston, Scott R.; Reed, Marques (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-07)
      The primary goal is to design parts with lattice mesostructure and demonstrate that they have better structural and/or compliance performance, per weight, than parts with bulk material, foams, or other mesostructured ...
    • Design Synthesis of Mesoscopic Cellular Structures With Unit Truss Approach and Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm 

      Williams, Chris; Rosen, David W.; Wang, Hongqing Vincent (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-08)
      Cellular material structures have been engineered at the mesoscopic scale for high performance and multifunctional capabilities. However, the design of adaptive cellular structures - structures with cellular configurations, ...
    • Designing Fault Tolerant Manipulators: How Many Degrees-of-Freedom? 

      Paredis, Chris; Khosla, Pradeep K. (Georgia Institute of TechnologySage Publications, 1996)
      One of the most important parameters to consider when designing a manipulator is the number of degrees-of-freedom (DOFs). This article focuses on the question: How many DOFs are necessary and sufficient for fault tolerance ...
    • Designing Platforms for Customizable Produces and Processes in Markets of Non-Uniform Demand 

      Williams, Christopher Bryant; Rosen, David W.; Mistree, Farrokh; Allen, Janet K. (Georgia Institute of TechnologySage Publishing, 2007)
      The foremost difficulty in making the transition to mass customization is how to offer product variety affordably. The answer to this quandary lies in the successful management of modularity and commonality in the development ...
    • Eliminating Design Alternatives Based on Imprecise Information 

      Recuk, Stephen Joseph; Aughenbaugh, Jason Matthew; Bruns, Morgan Chase; Paredis, Chris (Georgia Institute of TechnologySociety for Automotive Engineers International, 2006)
      In this paper, the relationship between uncertainty and sets of alternatives in engineering design is investigated. In sequential decision making, each decision alternative actually consists of a set of design alternatives. ...
    • Empowering Students to Learn How to Learn: Mass Customization of Graduate Engineering Design Course 

      Mistree, Farrokh; Williams, Christopher Bryant (Georgia Institute of TechnologyTempus Publications, 2006)
      ME 6101: Engineering Design is a graduate level course offered through the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. To empower students to learn how to learn, the orchestrators ...