• Automated garment manufacturing system using novel sensing and actuation 

      Book, Wayne John; Winck, Ryder C.; Killpack, Marc D.; Huggins, James D.; Dickerson, Stephen L.; Jayaraman, Sundaresan; Collins, Thomas R.; Prado, Ronald J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-07)
      Attempts to automate the sewing process of garment manufacture have employed substitutes for human guidance of fabric into somewhat conventional sewing machines. A new approach has been proposed and partially verified in ...
    • Combined approaches to lightweight arm utilization 

      Book, Wayne John; Dickerson, Stephen L.; Hastings, Gordon Greene; Cetinkunt, Sabri; Alberts, Thomas Edward (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1985-11)
      In order to use lightweight arms the combination of a number of new approaches in arm design and control may be necessary. This paper describes four complimentary research efforts and how their results will work together. ...
    • Considerations in Selection of DC Motors for Lightweight Arms 

      Sangveraphunsiri, Viboon; Book, Wayne John; Dickerson, Stephen L. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1984-06)
      This paper addresses the relationship between the weight of DC moving-coil permanent-magnet motors and the requirements for the driven motion. The requirements for motion are assumed to be made in terms of a maximum absolute ...
    • Experiments in augmenting active control of a flexible structure with passive damping 

      Alberts, Thomas Edward; Book, Wayne John; Dickerson, Stephen L. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1986-01)
      Control ling the motion of large flexible structures through purely active measures can become cumbersome in terms of hardware and computation time requirements. Moreover, for any practical implementation, the need to limit ...
    • Experiments in Optimal Control of a Flexible Arm with Passive Damping 

      Alberts, Thomas Edward; Hastings, Gordon Greene; Book, Wayne John; Dickerson, Stephen L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1985-06)
      This paper presents a hybrid active and passive control scheme for control ling the motion of a lightweight flexible arm. A straightforward development of LaGrange's equations using a series expansion of assumed flexible ...
    • Modeling and Control of Flexible Manipulators 

      Alberts, Thomas Edward; Dickerson, Stephen L.; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyRobotics International of SME, 1985-06)
      Methods to control manipulators with flexible structural members are presently sought by investigators to allow the design of lightweight, high-performance robotic manipulators. A survey of developments to date and an ...
    • A novel approach to fabric control for automated sewing 

      Winck, Ryder C.; Dickerson, Stephen L.; Huggins, James D.; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-07)
      This paper describes a novel fabric manipulation method for fabric control during the sewing process. It addresses issues with past attempts concerning fabric position and tension control. The method described involves ...
    • On the transfer function modeling of flexible structures with distributed damping 

      Alberts, Thomas Edward; Dickerson, Stephen L.; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1986-12)
      The authors have suggested the use of distributed passive damping via constrained viscoelastic layer surface treatments, as a means of augmenting active controllers for flexible structures. This enhances system stability ...