Gérard Poisson

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The quality of ultrasound based diagnosis highly depends on the operator's skills. Some healthcare centres may not have the required medical experts on hand when needed and therefore may not benefit from highly specialized ultrasound examinations. The aim of this project is to provide a reliable solution in order to perform expert ultrasound examinations in(More)
In this paper, we present a modular method of environment perception for a mobile robot by local mapping. This map building process is done in order to authorize the motions of a mobile robot in unknown indoor environment. To validate it, we have implemented a reactive navigation on a mobile robot which perceives its near environment with two range finders.(More)
This paper presents a new tool for the evaluation of ultrasound image compression. The goal is to measure the image quality as easily as with a statistical criterion, and with the same reliability as the one provided by the medical assessment. An initial experiment is proposed to medical experts and represents our reference value for the comparison of(More)
This paper presents a new tele-operated robotic chain for real-time ultrasound image acquisition and medical diagnosis. This system has been developed in the frame of the Mobile Tele-Echography Using an Ultralight Robot European Project. A light-weight six degrees-of-freedom serial robot, with a remote center of motion, has been specially designed for this(More)
This article addresses the omni directional mechanical architectures problematic for mobile robots using 3 motorized axles with 2 spherical orthogonal wheels. These wheels transmit a power torque according to a direction and are completely free with respect to the two others. They are used on 2 mechanical structures: SM1 and SM2. The complete kinematic(More)
In this paper, we present a control architecture based on the concept of levels. The architecture is composed of two parts called the decision part and the perception part. This organization permits to construct various configurations and is adaptable to any application. We implemented this architecture on different robotic platforms: a mobile robot, an(More)
This paper presents a master-slave system applied to the remote diagnosis from echographic data. The motion of the master manipulator is remotely controlled by a physician and reproduced by a slave robot carrying the echographic probe. The contact force between the probe and the patient is fed back to operator allowing him to have a haptic virtual(More)
This paper presents a practical method to design an output feedback controller for a general mechanical system described by Euler Lagrange equations. An application of such an observer is formulated to path following controller for an underactuated surface vessel moving in a horizontal plan. The surface vessel is underactuated in the sway direction and has(More)