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Telesurgery is an interdisciplinary field of teleoperated robotics and robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery, and has good promising future. In this work, the structure and work flow of the tele-neurosurgery are addressed at first. Then the key technologies involved, including our newly developed surgical robot, untouched methodology in localizing marks(More)
In this paper, we present the design of a social robot, Nancy, which is developed as a platform for engaging social interaction. Targeting for a social, safe, interactive and user-friendly robot mate, the design philosophy of Nancy is presented with mechanical, electrical, artificial skin and software specifications. In particular, there are 32 degrees of(More)
Drivable area detection is an important issue for mobile robot to work in indoor and outdoor environments with safety and security with respect to itself and environment. In this paper, we propose an approach to detect the ground area for indoor mobile robots with binocular cameras. At first, the ground induced homography between onboard binocular cameras(More)
A shortest path-based algorithm is proposed in this paper to find splitting lines for touching cell nuclei. First, an initial splitting line is obtained through the distance transform of a marker image and the watershed algorithm. The initial splitting line is then separated into different line segments as necessary, and the endpoint positions of these line(More)
In planetary landing exploration task, the images captured by the landing camera are nearly along optical axis which results in multi-resolution images of same terrain surface. Recovering the surface shape of landing terrain from descent imagery is of great value for lander to choose safe landing area. In this paper, a homography-based depth recovery method(More)
Grasping power system dynamic information is helpful for dispatcher in the control center to take correct control action in time under emergency condition. Traditionally, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) cannot transmit power system dynamics information since it updates system information once every several seconds. Based on the development(More)
This paper presents a novel design for the soft continuum manipulator based on beehive structure. Our design inspiration derives from the beehive hexagon structure, which has some characteristics of compact layout, low material consumption, thinner thickness of wall, and higher structure strength. The manipulator includes several same modules which composed(More)