Maurice Bétemps

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This paper deals with a new mechanical birth simulator (BirthSIM). Currently available birth simulators provide manikins that include new-born head and maternal pelvis but they do not produce the movements of the new-born in the mother's pelvis. Furthermore available maternal pelvis do not include interface pressure and are not enough realistic to simulate(More)
Robotic Peg-in-Hole assembly is a very complex dynamic process. A complete analysis of the geometric and dynamic equilibrium conditions has established a general assembly model for a certain goal: to understand the mechanism of dynamic insertion and the development of compliant devices capable of avoiding wedging and jamming in high speed assembly(More)
The authors have developed a robotic assembly system comprising a position-controlled planar actuator and a passive compliant device capable of mating chamferless cylindrical parts. The system is attached to the robot wrist and performs random search to absorb the misalignment between pieces: a combination of random movement and passive compliance permits(More)
During the conventional procedure of the colonoscopy, there are two important movements, the introduction of colonoscope in the colon and the maneuver of the distal end. In this paper, the authors focus on a new type of automatic bendable tip while keeping the advance of the colonoscope in the colon by endoscopist. The main purpose of this tip is to make(More)