Tuesday, November 4

CAGD in Kinematics/Robotics

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Room: Cheekwood

Computer-aided geometric design techniques are applied to the shape of objects -- but the same techniques can also be used for motion design. In recent years, new methods have been developed for addressing engineering problems that involve motion, such as control of robots and numerically controlled machine tools and the analysis of kinematics of mechanisms and machines. Still other applications of motion design methods are visualization of rigid body motions, the generation of camera movements, and virtual reality. The speakers in this minisymposium will discuss different aspects of motion design, motion description, and applications.

Organizer: Josef Hoschek
Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany

10:30 Spline Interpolation for Industrial Robots and its Application
Thomas Horsch, Schlossgrabenstr. 4, Germany; and Bert Juettler, University of Technology, Germany
(Cancelled) 11:00 Automatic Fairing of Position Sets
Michael G. Wagner, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
11:30 Constructing Robot Trajectories Using CAGD and Lie Groups
Bahram Ravani, University of California, Davis
12:00 CAGD in C-space Generation
Myung-Soo Kim, POSTECH, South Korea
12:30 Neurotron 1000: A Robotic System for Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Mohan Bodduluri, Accuray Incorporated, Sunnyvale, CA

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