Fernando Escobar

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This paper describes the simulation of movement control of a one-degree-of-freedom articulated robot arm SCARA actuated by a pair of McKibben pneumatic artificial muscles. The pneumatic artificial muscle is the actuator and emulates the behavior of biological muscles; due to its nonlinear behavior, there is also a need to develop control systems for robot(More)
Pete Stieber is a senior staff analyst at Toyon Research. He holds both a BS and an MSEE from the University of Illinois and is Toyon's lead software developer for several programs related to GPS software and antenna programs. Steve Minarik serves as the Assistant Program Manager for Advanced Technology within the Navy's Navigation Systems Program Office.(More)
This paper presents an algorithm of simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) with a scanning laser range finder and radiofrequency identification technology (RFID) to include landmarks of an object or place within a generated map. For the testing phase was used of simulation software Anykode's Marilou and was used to build a virtual mobile robot with(More)
The inherent complexity in utilizing and programming high performance computing (HPC) systems is the main obstacle to widespread exploitation of HPC resources and technologies in the Department of Defense (DoD). Consequently, there is the persistent need to simplify the programming interface for the generic user. This need is particularly acute in the(More)
The effectiveness of eicatonin was assessed in a prospective study of patients with a diagnosis of postmenopausal/senile osteoporosis. In the first stage, 521 patients (490 women [mean time since menopause, 14.4 years] and 31 men; mean age, 61.4 years) with clinical evidence of osteoporosis were recruited. Bone mineral density (BMD) was measured in 486 of(More)
Urinary artificial sphincter (UAS) is currently the gold standard treatment for urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy. 5-25% of the patients undergoing radical prostatectomy develop urinary incontinence. This complication generates important deterioration in the quality of life of these patients. Conservative and minimally invasive treatments,(More)
Like the field of geography, the term Geographic Information System (GIS) is hard to define. It represents the integration of many subject areas. Accordingly there us no absolutely agreed upon definition of a GIS (deMers, 1997). A broadly accepted definition of GIS is the one provided by the National Centre of Geographic Information and Analysis: a GIS is a(More)
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