Moenes Iskarous

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|We argue that intelligence is necessary in robots used for rehabilitation in order to reduce the amount of mental activity needed by the user of these robots. With this in mind, the areas of research relevant to imparting robotic systems with the capability of assuming a more intelligent role are identiied. We describe our implementation of functionalities(More)
This paper describes a parallel controller that was developed at the Center for Intelligent Systems at Vanderbilt University to control a manipulator with exible joints. The joints are actuated with muscle-like actuators called rubbertuators which exhibit nonlinear behavior. The paper presents the diierent control techniques that were used to control the(More)
— Analyzing the performance and power of Mobile Internet Devices (MID) is important for academia and industry as well as for consumers. It is important to assess the performance associated with a typical workload on MIDs so that applications and hardware can be optimized to reduce performance bottlenecks. In this paper, we present TMAPP, a benchmark(More)
This paper describes a transputer-based parallel controller that was developed in the Center for Intelligent Systems at Vanderbilt University to control the Soft Arm robot. The Soft Arm robot is used in a robotic aid system, called ISAC, for the physically challenged. The controller uses a network of T800 transputers as the parallel processing nodes. The(More)
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