What programmable vector fields can (and cannot) do: force field algorithms for MEMS and vibratory plate parts feeders

@inproceedings{Bhringer1996WhatPV,
  title={What programmable vector fields can (and cannot) do: force field algorithms for MEMS and vibratory plate parts feeders},
  author={Karl-Friedrich B{\"o}hringer and Bruce Randall Donald and Noel C. MacDonald},
  booktitle={ICRA},
  year={1996}
}
Programmable vector elds can be used to control a variety of exible planar parts feeders. These devices can exploit exotic actuation technologies such as arrayed, massively-parallel microfabricated motion pixels or transversely vibrating (macroscopic) plates. These new automation designs promise great exibility, speed, and dexterity|we believe they may be employed to orient, singulate, sort, feed, and assemble parts. However, since they have only recently been invented, programming and… CONTINUE READING
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