Ulrich Raschke

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Human figure models included with today’s high-end simulation systems are widely used for ergonomic analysis. Male and female figures can be scaled by inputting standard anthropometric dimensions, such as stature, body weight, and limb lengths to represent a large range of body sizes. However, the shapes of these scaled figures are often unrealistic,(More)
A real-time driving software to be installed on vehicles is proposed. The paper discusses a possible approach to this task and investigates the feasibility of its development through use of a simulation. Considering the almost infinite number of possible driving situations, the study has been narrowed to look at the task of merging a vehicle onto a highway.(More)
Ergonomic analysis of industrial tasks is often conducted through the use of human figure modeling software, such as the Jack software from Siemens. Typically, figures are scaled by inputting overall anthropometric dimensions, such as stature, body weight, and erect sitting height. This paper presents a method for rapidly generating a figure that matches(More)
Last summer, AAAI sponsored a mobile robot competition in conjunction with the AAAI-92 conference in San Jose, California. Ten robots from across the country competed in the competition, with CARMEL from the University of Michigan finishing first. CARMEL is a Cybermotion K2A mobile platform with a ring of 24 sonar sensors and a single black and white CCD(More)
(100 words or less) This paper presents a method for real-time obstacle avoidance for non-point mobile robots. With this method, large, oddly shaped (e.g., disproportionally long or wide vehicles), or mobile robots carrying a overhanging payload can safely and reliably navigate in the close proximity of obstacles and in confined space, while using(More)
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