Brain, Body and Machine: Proceedings of an International Symposium on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of McGill University Centre for Intelligent Machines

Brain, Body and Machine: Proceedings of an International Symposium on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of McGill University Centre for Intelligent Machines


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On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, McGill University's Centre for Intelligent Machines (CIM) invited outstanding researchers from academia and R\&D environments to discuss the state of the art in research areas of interest to CIM. The response is documented in the papers assembled here, under the umbrella of the {\em International Symposium on Brain, Body and Machine}, held in Montreal on November 10--13, 2010. Areas of interest include heuristic algorithms, computer vision, medical imaging, haptics, human-machine interaction, systems and control, robot design and control, and multibody system dynamics. Applications cover a roadspectrum, from shape identification and reconstruction to drug-dose regulation and body-motion detection and control. Contributors come from research laboratories based all over the world, not only from academia, but also from government agencies and industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642162589
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 12/09/2010
Series: Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing , #83
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 327
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Force and Visual Control for Safe Human-Robot Interaction.- 3D Automatic Segmentation of the Hippocampus Using Wavelets with Applications to Radiotherapy Planning.- Rigid Registration of 3D Ultrasound and MRI: Comparing Two Approaches on Nine Tumor Cases.- A New Approach to Virtual Mirroring for View Integration.- Designing a Metric for the Difference between Gaussian Densities.- Physical Asymmetries and Brightness Perception.- A Learning-Based Patient Repositioning Method from Limited-Angle Projections.- Image and Video Region Saliency Based on Space and Motion.- Generalized PCA via the Backward Stepwise Approach in Image Analysis.- Performance of MRF-Based Stereo Algorithms for Cluttered Scenes.- Medial Spheres for Shape Approximation.- A Heuristic Algorithm for Slicing in the Rapid Freeze Prototyping of Sculptured Bodies.- Robust Design of 2nd Order Terminal ILC Using ?-Analysis and a Genetic Algorithm Approach.- Development of an Anthropomorphic Saxophone-Playing Robot.- Human Safety Algorithms for a Parallel Cable-Driven Haptic Interface.- Hybrid Stabilizing Control for the Spatial Double Inverted Pendulum.- Closed-Loop Control of Plasma Osmolality.- Cooperative Exploration, Localization, and Visual Map Construction.- Sliding-Mode Velocity and Yaw Control of a 4WD Skid-Steering Mobile Robot.- On the Design and Validation of an Intelligent Powered Wheelchair: Lessons from the SmartWheeler Project.- Devon Island as a Proving Ground for Planetary Rovers.- Leader-Follower Cucker-Smale Type Flocking Synthesized via Mean Field Stochastic Control Theory.- Dynamic Locomotion with a Wheeled-Legged Quadruped Robot.- Underactuated Cable-Driven Robots: Machine, Control and Suspended Bodies.- Computing the Rigid-Body Acceleration Field from Nine Accelerometer Measurements.- Singularity Analysis of a Six-Dof Parallel Manipulator Using Grassmann-Cayley Algebra and Gröbner Bases.

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