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In this paper, a passive bilateral control scheme is proposed for a teleoperator with time-varying communication delay. Recently proposed two-port time-domain passivity approach (TDPA), which composed of Passivity Observer (PO) and Passivity Controller (PC), is extended. A set of sufficient conditions is derived, which satisfies the passivity of the(More)
Among the methods to grant the stability of a telemanipulation system , the bilateral time domain passivity framework has the appealing characteristic to consider both the forces and velocities signal exchanged between the master and slave systems, and the power introduced or dissipated by the elements that compose the whole telemanipulation system. In(More)
Lumbar disc tissue from eight patients previously submitted to unsuccessful chemonucleolysis with collagenase was studied by light and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Similar material from eight patients subjected to primary disc surgery served as control. The control discs revealed the characteristic signs of degeneration of collagen tissue,(More)
This article accompanies a video that presents a bimanual haptic device composed of two DLR/KUKA Light-Weight Robot (LWR) arms. The LWRs have similar dimensions to human arms, and can be operated in torque and position control mode at an update rate of 1 kHz. The two robots are mounted behind the user, such that the intersecting workspace of the robots and(More)
The paper proposes a general network based analysis and design guidelines for teleoperation systems. The electrical domain is appealing because it enjoys proficient analysis and design tools and allows a one step higher abstraction element, the network. Thus, in order to analyze the system by means of network elements the mechanical system must be first(More)
In an ideal case telepresence achieves a state, where a human operator can no longer dierentiate between an interaction with a real environment or a technical mediated one. This state is called transparent telepresence. The applicability of telepresence to on-orbit servicing (OOS), i.e. an unmanned servicing operation in space, teleoperated from ground in(More)
The time domain passivity framework is attracting interest as a method for granting stability in both telerobotics and haptic contexts; this paper employs this approach in order to introduce a novel concept, the Bilateral Energy Transfer for haptic telepresence. Loosely speaking, the Bilateral Energy Transfer is the straightforward transfer of energy(More)
This paper analyses the time domain passivity control approach in the time-delayed telepresence context, and proposes a method which provides stable operation. The passivity controller for the two-port network which is created by the bilateral control and communication elements in (J. H. Ryu, et al., May 2002) is shown to be not valid if a time delay is(More)