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  • Preface: a special selection on mechanical engineering applied to biomedicine - Part II 

    Peña Pitarch, Esteve; Drochon, Agnès; Ng Yin Kwee, Eddie (2020-12-16)
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    Part II of this special issue collects the contributions concentrating on Mechanical Engineering Applied to Biomedicine. It aims to accounts for outstanding and novel research in mechanics used for biomedicine and relevant ¿elds.
  • Preface: a special selection on mechanical engineering applied to biomedicine - Part I 

    Peña Pitarch, Esteve; Drochon, Agnès; Ng Yin Kwee, Eddie (2020-10-15)
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    Part I of this special issue collects the contributions concentrating on Mechanical Engineering Applied to Biomedicine. It aims to accounts for outstanding and novel research in mechanics used for biomedicine and relevant fields.
  • SkillMaN — A skill-based robotic manipulation framework based on perception and reasoning 

    Diab, Mohammed; Pomarlan, Mihai; Beßler, Daniel; Rosell Gratacòs, Jan; Akbari, Aliakbar; Bateman, John; Beetz, Michael (2020-12)
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    One of the problems that service robotics deals with is to bring mobile manipulators to work in semi-structured human scenarios, which requires an efficient and flexible way to execute every-day tasks, like serve a cup in ...
  • Dual-arm dexterous mobile manipulator with new omnidirectional wheels manipulador móvil, bibrazo y diestro con nuevas ruedas omnidireccionales 

    Suárez Feijóo, Raúl; Palomo Avellaneda, Leopold; Martínez Miralles, Jordi Ramon; Clos Costa, Daniel (2020-01-01)
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    Este artículo describe un manipulador móvil, bimanual y con capacidad de manipulación diestra denominado MADAR (de Mobile Anthropomorphic Dual-Arm Robot). Básicamente puede dividirse en dos partes, una base móvil y una ...
  • Contingent task and motion planning under uncertainty for human–robot interactions 

    Akbari, Aliakbar; Rosell Gratacòs, Jan; Diab, Mohammed (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2020-03-01)
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    Manipulation planning under incomplete information is a highly challenging task for mobile manipulators. Uncertainty can be resolved by robot perception modules or using human knowledge in the execution process. Human ...
  • A review and comparison of ontology-based approaches to robot autonomy 

    Olivares Alarcos, Alberto; Bebler, Daniel; Khamis, Alaa; Goncalves, Paulo; Habib, Maki K.; Bermejo Alonso, Julita; Barreto, Marcoss; Diab, Mohammed; Rosell Gratacòs, Jan; Quintas, João; Olszewska, Joanna; Nakawala, Hirenkumar; Pignaton de Freitas, Edison; Gyrard, Amelie; Borgo, Stefano; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Beetz, Michael; Li, Howard (2019-01-01)
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    Within the next decades, robots will need to be able to execute a large variety of tasks autonomously in a large variety of environments. To relax the resulting programming effort, a knowledge-enabled approach to robot ...
  • Planning grasping motions for humanoid robots 

    Rosell Gratacòs, Jan; Suárez Feijóo, Raúl; García, Néstor; Ud Din, Muhayy (2019-12-15)
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    This paper addresses the problem of obtaining the required motions for a humanoid robot to perform grasp actions trying to mimic the coordinated hand–arm movements humans do. The first step is the data acquisition and ...
  • Reliability and diagnostic accuracy of a new vaginal dynamometer to measure pelvic floor muscle strength 

    Romero Cullerés, Georgia; Peña Pitarch, Esteve; Jané Feixas, Cecília; Vilaseca Grané, Ana; Montesinos Muñoz, Jesús; Arnau, Anna (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2020-04-21)
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    Aims: Assess the intrarater and interrater reliabilities and diagnostic accuracy of a new vaginal dynamometer to measure pelvic floor muscle (PFM) strength in incontinent and continent women. Methods: A test-retest ...
  • Preface: a special selection on biomechanics in medical application - Part II 

    Peña Pitarch, Esteve; Drochon, Angès; Ng Yin Kwee, Eddie (2019-12-13)
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    Part II of this special issue sums up the selections focusing on the Applications of Biomechanics in Medicine.
  • Dexterous manipulation of unknown objects using virtual contact points 

    Montaño Sarria, Andrés Felipe; Suárez Feijóo, Raúl (MDPI AG, 2019-10-12)
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    The manipulation of unknown objects is a problem of special interest in robotics since it is not always possible to have exact models of the objects with which the robot interacts. This paper presents a simple strategy to ...
  • Preface: a special selection on biomechanics in medical applications - Part I 

    Peña Pitarch, Esteve; Drochon, Angès; Ng Yin Kwee, Eddie (2019-10-17)
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    Open Access
    Part I of this special issue sums up the selections focusing on the Applications of Biomechanics in Medicine.
  • Preface: a special selection on biological application of mechanics - Part II 

    Peña Pitarch, Esteve; Drochon, Angès; Ng Yin Kwee, Eddie (2018-12-01)
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    Part II of this special issue concludes the selection concentraiting on the Applications on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology.

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