Mehrdad R. Kermani

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The integration of industrial robots into the human workspace presents a set of unique challenges. This paper introduces a new sensory system for modeling, tracking, and predicting human motions within a robot workspace. A reactive control scheme to modify a robot's operations for accommodating the presence of the human within the robot workspace is also(More)
This paper discusses the selection process for piezoelectric transducers (PZT) used as actuator elements for suppressing vibrations in a flexible beam system. The effects of changing physical parameters such as the relative thickness of the piezoelectric ceramic with respect to the beam, the optimum location of the PZT actuator, and the length of the PZT(More)
—For several decades now, the robotics industry has postulated the emergence of a new breed of manipulators capable of safely interacting with humans. The integration of robots into human environments has always possessed a unique set of challenges. The primary concern has always been for the safety of the human coworkers. Insuring their safety has led to(More)