Sensory Robotics for the Handling of Limp Materials

  • Paul M. Taylor

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 64)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Shoes and Composites

  3. Garment Manufacturing

  4. Sensing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. J. Domey, M. Rioux, F. Blais
      Pages 159-192
    3. A. J. Padilha, A. J. Campilho
      Pages 193-225
  5. Planning and Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Bernadette Gasmi, Claude Reboulet
      Pages 243-261
    3. Mohamed S. Kamel, Paul Kaufmann
      Pages 263-274
    4. P. M. Taylor, G. E. Taylor, I. Halleron, X. K. Song
      Pages 275-297
    5. P. E. Wellstead
      Pages 299-326
  6. Round-up

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Paul M. Taylor
      Pages 339-339
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 341-347

About these proceedings


Limp materials are used in many economically impo~tant industries such as garment manufacture, shoe manufacture, aerospace (composites) and automobiles (seats and trim). The use of sensors is essential for reliable robotic handling of these materials, which are often based on naturally occurring substances such as cotton and leather. The materials are limp and have non-homogeneous mechanical properties which are often impossible to predict accurately. The applications are very demanding for vision and tactile sensing and signal processing, adaptive control systems, planning and systems integration. This book comprises the collection of papers presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on 'Sensory Robotics for the Handling of Limp Materials', held in October 1988 at II Ciocco, Tuscany, Italy. The aim of the workshop was to examine the state of the art and determine what research is needed to provide the theoretical and technological tools for the successful application of sensory robotics to the handling of limp materials. The meeting also acted as the first-ever forum for the interchange of knowledge between applications-driven researchers and those researching into the provision of fundamental tools. The participants were drawn from academia (20), industry (5), and other non-university research organisations (5).


Bekleidungsindustrie Kontrolle Planung Schuhe Session Trend control maschinelles Tasten robot robotics sensor

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul M. Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronic EngineeringUniversity of HullHullUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-75535-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-75533-0
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