Ferry Schoenmakers

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The robot open source software community, in particular ROS, drastically boosted robotics research. However, a centralized place to exchange open hardware designs does not exist. Therefore we launched the Robotic Open Platform (ROP). A place to share and discuss open hardware designs. Among others it currently contains detailed descriptions of Willow(More)
In this paper we discuss progress in mechanical, electrical and software design of our middle-size league robots over the past year. This includes a redesign of our ball handling mechanism, improvements in passing on the strategy layer, kinect enabled ball detection and advancements in alternative approaches for pass execution. Knowledge sharing among the(More)
This paper describes the advances in the mechanical, electrical and software design of Tech United’s Middle Size League robots for the past year. The main innovations include an improved performance of the goalkeeper, a more accurate position estimation, the use of la laser range finder for ball detectioncheck ball position, an improved pathplanning, and a(More)
In this paper a novel telemanipulator system is proposed, able to assist during reconstructive surgery procedures involving microsurgical techniques. The proposed solution is based on maintaining work methods and infrastructure in the operating room (OR). An extensive analysis of these conventional methodologies, combined with a review of currently(More)
In this paper we discuss improvements in mechanical, electrical and software design of our middle-size league robots. Regarding hardware and control recent progress includes a prototype design of a ball clamping system, and first steps towards improved passing accuracy via velocity feedback control on the shooting lever. In terms of intelligent gameplay we(More)
In this paper we discuss the progress in mechanical, electrical and software design of our middle-size league robots over the past year. Recent process in software includes intercepting a lob pass and improvement of 3D ball detection by combining omnivision output of different robots. For better localization the distance mapping and mapping center are(More)
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