John L. Junkins

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Direction-dependent scaling, shaping, and rotation of Gaussian basis functions are introduced for maximal trend sensing with minimal parameter representations for input output approximation. It is shown that shaping and rotation of the radial basis functions helps in reducing the total number of function units required to approximate any given input-output(More)
— We are developing a mobile robot capable of emulating general 6-degree-of-freedom spacecraft relative motion. The omni-directional base uses a trio of active split offset castor drive modules to provide smooth, holonomic, precise control of its motion. Encoders measure the rotations of the six wheels and the three castor pivots. We present a generic(More)
In this work we present a methodology for intelligent path planning in an uncertain environment using vision like sensors, i.e., sensors that allow the sensing of the environment non-locally. Examples would include a mobile robot exploring an unknown terrain or a micro-UAV navigating in a cluttered urban environment. We show that the problem of path(More)
—We are developing an autonomous mobile robotic system to emulate six degree of freedom relative spacecraft motion during proximity operations. A mobile omni-directional base robot provides x, y, and yaw planar motion with moderate accuracy through six independently driven motors. With a six degree of freedom micro-positioning Stewart platform on top of the(More)
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