Miguel F. M. Lima

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The behavior of mechanical manipulators with backlash is analyzed. In order to acquire and study the signals an experimental setup is implemented. The signal processing capabilities of the wavelets are used for de-noising the experimental signals and the energy of the obtained components is analyzed. To evaluate the backlash effect upon the robotic system(More)
In practice the robotic manipulators present some degree of unwanted vibrations. The advent of lightweight arm manipulators, mainly in the aerospace industry, where weight is an important issue, leads to the problem of intense vibrations. On the other hand, robots interacting with the environment often generate impacts that propagate through the mechanical(More)
This paper analyses robotic signals in the perspective of fractional dynamics and the pseudo phase plane (PPP). It is shown that the spectra of several experimental signals can be approximated by trend lines whose slope characterizes their fractional behavior. For the PPP reconstruction of each signal, the time lags are calculated through the fractal(More)
This paper analyzes musical opus of different musical styles. For each musical composition the Fourier Transform is calculated and approximated by a trendline based on a power law formula. A signal classification scheme based on the frequency spectrum behavior is presented. In order to reveal hidden relationships between the musical styles the MDS technique(More)
This paper analyzes the signals captured during impacts and vibrations of a mechanical manipulator. To test the impacts, a flexible beam is clamped to the end-effector of a manipulator that is programmed in a way such that the rod moves against a rigid surface. Several signals are captured and theirs Fourier Transforms are calculated and approximated by(More)
This paper analyzes the signals captured during impacts and vibrations of a mechanical manipulator. To test the impacts, a flexible beam is clamped to the end-effector of a manipulator that is programmed in a way such that the rod moves against a rigid surface. Eighteen signals are captured and theirs correlation are calculated. A sensor classification(More)
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