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Mechanism Design for Robotics

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ISBN: 9783039210589 / 9783039210596 Year: Pages: 212 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-059-6 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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MEDER 2018, the IFToMM International Symposium on Mechanism Design for Robotics, was the fourth event in a series that was started in 2010 as a specific conference activity on mechanisms for robots. The aim of the MEDER Symposium is to bring researchers, industry professionals, and students together from a broad range of disciplines dealing with mechanisms for robots, in an intimate, collegial, and stimulating environment. In the 2018 MEDER event, we received significant attention regarding this initiative, as can be seen by the fact that the Proceedings contain contributions by authors from all around the world.The Proceedings of the MEDER 2018 Symposium have been published within the Springer book series on MMS, and the book contains 52 papers that have been selected after review for oral presentation. These papers cover several aspects of the wide field of robotics dealing with mechanism aspects in theory, design, numerical evaluations, and applications.This Special Issue of Robotics (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/robotics/special_issues/MDR) has been obtained as a result of a second review process and selection, but all the papers that have been accepted for MEDER 2018 are of very good quality with interesting contents that are suitable for journal publication, and the selection process has been difficult.

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hexapod walking robot --- 3-UPU parallel mechanism --- kinematics --- stability --- gait planning --- shape changing --- rolling --- robot --- cylindrical --- elliptical --- velocity control --- economic locomotion --- actuation burden --- inadvertent braking --- humanoid robots --- parallel mechanisms --- cable-driven robots --- robotic legs --- painting robot --- collaborative robot --- image processing --- non-photorealistic rendering --- artistic rendering --- robot wrists --- spherical parallel mechanism --- orientational mechanisms --- computer-aided design --- workspace analysis --- iCub --- shape memory alloy --- compliant mechanism --- SMA actuator --- pneumatic artificial muscle --- McKibben muscle --- haptic glove --- hand exoskeleton --- teleoperation --- force reflection --- human-machine interaction --- robot kinematics --- robot singularity --- singularity analysis --- robot control --- mobile manipulation --- human-robot-interaction --- learning by demonstration --- compliance control --- trajectory planning --- energy efficiency --- redundancy --- robotic cell --- kinematic redundancy --- cable-driven parallel robots --- fail-safe operation --- exercising device --- cobot --- V2SOM --- safety mechanism --- safe physical human–robot interaction --- pHRI --- variable stiffness actuator --- VSA --- collaborative robots --- humanoid robotic hands --- underactuated fingers --- graphical user interface --- grasp stability --- safe physical human–robot interaction (pHRI) --- variable stiffness actuator (VSA) --- collaborative robots --- robot-assisted Doppler sonography --- n/a

Ultrasound B-mode Imaging: Beamforming and Image Formation Techniques

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ISBN: 9783039211999 / 9783039212002 Year: Pages: 146 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-200-2 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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Ultrasound medical imaging stands out among the other diagnostic imaging modalities for its patient-friendliness, high temporal resolution, low cost, and absence of ionizing radiation. On the other hand, it may still suffer from limited detail level, low signal-to-noise ratio, and narrow field-of-view. In the last decade, new beamforming and image reconstruction techniques have emerged which aim at improving resolution, contrast, and clutter suppression, especially in difficult-to-image patients. Nevertheless, achieving a higher image quality is of the utmost importance in diagnostic ultrasound medical imaging, and further developments are still indispensable. From this point of view, a crucial role can be played by novel beamforming techniques as well as by non-conventional image formation techniques (e.g., advanced transmission strategies, and compounding, coded, and harmonic imaging). This Special Issue includes novel contributions on both ultrasound beamforming and image formation techniques, particularly addressed at improving B-mode image quality and related diagnostic content. This indeed represents a hot topic in the ultrasound imaging community, and further active research in this field is expected, where many challenges still persist.

Differential Geometry

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ISBN: 9783039218004 / 9783039218011 Year: Pages: 166 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-801-1 Language: eng
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Subject: Science (General) --- Mathematics
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The present book contains 14 papers published in the Special Issue “Differential Geometry” of the journal Mathematics. They represent a selection of the 30 submissions. This book covers a variety of both classical and modern topics in differential geometry. We mention properties of both rectifying and affine curves, the geometry of hypersurfaces, angles in Minkowski planes, Euclidean submanifolds, differential operators and harmonic forms on Riemannian manifolds, complex manifolds, contact manifolds (in particular, Sasakian and trans-Sasakian manifolds), curvature invariants, and statistical manifolds and their submanifolds (in particular, Hessian manifolds). We wish to mention that among the authors, there are both well-known geometers and young researchers. The authors are from countries with a tradition in differential geometry: Belgium, China, Greece, Japan, Korea, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, and United States of America. Many of these papers were already cited by other researchers in their articles. This book is useful for specialists in differential geometry, operator theory, physics, and information geometry as well as graduate students in mathematics.

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Euclidean submanifold --- position vector field --- concurrent vector field --- concircular vector field --- rectifying submanifold --- T-submanifolds --- constant ratio submanifolds --- Ricci soliton --- Kähler–Einstein metrics --- compact complex surfaces --- pinching of the curvatures --- statistical manifolds --- Hessian manifolds --- Hessian sectional curvature --- scalar curvature --- Ricci curvature --- Minkowski plane --- Minkowskian length --- Minkowskian angle --- Minkowskian pseudo-angle --- L2-harmonic forms --- Hodge–Laplacian --- manifold with singularity --- L2-Stokes theorem --- capacity --- k-th generalized Tanaka–Webster connection --- non-flat complex space form --- real hypersurface --- lie derivative --- shape operator --- conical surface --- developable surface --- generalized 1-type Gauss map --- cylindrical hypersurface --- inextensible flow --- lightlike surface --- ruled surface --- Darboux frame --- C-Bochner tensor --- generalized normalized ?-Casorati curvature --- Sasakian manifold --- slant --- invariant --- anti-invariant --- trans-Sasakian 3-manifold --- Reeb flow symmetry --- Ricci operator --- Sasakian statistical manifold --- conjugate connection --- Casorati curvature --- framed rectifying curves --- singular points --- framed helices --- centrodes --- circular rectifying curves --- statistical structure --- affine hypersurface --- affine sphere --- conjugate symmetric statistical structure --- sectional ?-curvature --- complete connection --- symplectic curves --- circular helices --- symplectic curvatures --- Frenet frame

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