• The Concept and Implementation of a Passive Trajectory Enhancing Robot 

      Book, Wayne John; Charles, Robert; Davis, Hurley T.; Gomes, Mario Waldorff (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1996-11)
      A novel controlled passive device is described which allows its end effector to be pushed only along a specified but arbitrary path. The force to move the end effector must be provided by an external source such as a human, ...
    • Control approaches for a dissipative passive trajectory enhancing robot 

      Gomes, Mario Waldorff; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1997-06)
      A mechanically passive device is described which, when controlled by an appropriate algorithm, restricts the user to move the tip of the device along a specified but arbitrary path. One advantage of such a device is safety ...
    • Control of a Robotic Exercise Machine 

      Book, Wayne John; Ruis, David A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Automatic Control Council, 1981-06)
      Exercise devices provide a means of resisting user applied forces for purposes of improving physical performance. The characteristics of the device include its path of motion and the functional relationship between applied ...
    • A Microprocessor controlled robotic exercise machine for athletics and rehabilitation 

      Book, Wayne John; Ruis, David A.; Polhemus, Russell (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Automatic Control Council, 1979-06)
      The need for an improved resistance training exercise machine is documented and the microcomputer controlled Robotic Exercise Machine is proposed as the answer to that need. A description of the mechanical and electrical ...
    • Optimum control of flexible robot arms on fixed paths 

      Cetinkunt, Sabri; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyU.S. Army Research Office, 1985-05)
      Productivity of the industrial robots are directly related to the speed of the task execution. The speed of the robots can be drastically improved by using better control algorithms and reducing the weight of the manipulator. ...