Amir Khajepour

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In this article, a new energy-based technique is proposed to eliminate trial and error in finding appropriate gain matrices in linear quadratic regulator (LQR) controllers used in active control of structures. The gain matrix is obtained by considering the energy of the structure. To compare the efficiency of the proposed method, a three-storey building(More)
A stochastic structure for single and multi-agent level set method is investigated in this article in an attempt to overcome local optima problems in image segmentation. Like other global optimization methods that take advantage of random operators and multi-individual search algorithms, the best agent in this proposed algorithm plays the role of leader in(More)
In cable-driven parallel manipulators (CPMs), cables can perform only under tension, and therefore, redundant actuation, which can be provided by redundant limbs, is needed to maintain the cable tensions. By optimizing the distribution of the forces in the cables and the redundant limbs, the average size of actuators can be reduced resulting in lower cost.(More)
In this paper we consider the problem of regulation of a exible lumped parameter beam. The controller is an active/passive mass-spring-dashpot mechanism which is free to slide along the beam. In this problem the plant/controller equations are coupled and nonlinear, and the linearized equations of the system have two uncontrollable modes associated with a(More)
Cable-based robots build upon mechanisms that not only use rigid links in their structures but also utilize unilateral force elements such as cables to deliver the desired motion. Cables may be either connected to active winches to provide a variable length and hence to actuate the mechanism or may be only to provide a kinematic constraint to eliminate an(More)
Cable-actuated parallel manipulators (CPMs) rely on cables instead of rigid links to manipulate the moving platform in the taskspace. Upper and lower bounds imposed on the cable tensions limit the force capability in CPMs and render certain forces infeasible at the end effector. This paper presents a geometrical analysis of the problems to 1) determine(More)