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1996, vol. 1, [March] [June] [September] [December]


March 1996   Volume 1   Number 1

EDITORIAL
1 Mechatronics-"What Is It, Why, and How?" An Editorial,
F. Harashima, M. Tomizuka, and T. Fukuda

OVERVIEW PAPERS
5 What is Mechatronics?
D. M. Auslander
10 Mechatronics-An Industrial Perspective,
N. Kyura and H. Oho

OVERVIEW PAPERS
16 Modeling and Design Methodology for Mechatronic Systems,
R. Isermann
29 Modeling, Design, and Control Integration: A Necessary Step in Mechatronics,
K. Youcef-Toumi
39 Sensor Technologies and Microsensor Issues for Mechatronics Systems,
R. C. Luo
50 Intelligent Control for Human-Machine Systems,
M. Buss and H. Hashimoto
56 Motion Control for Advanced Mechatronics,
K. Ohnishi, M. Shibata, and T. Murakami
68 Micro Mechatronics and Micro Actuators,
H. Ishihara, F. Arai, and T. Fukuda
80 The Role of Electronic Controls for Future Automotive Mechatronic Systems,
M. B. Barron and W. F. Powers

REGULAR PAPERS
89 High Performance Ultra-Low Speed Servo System Based on Doubly Coprime Factorization and Instantaneous Speed Observer,
K. Ohishi, T. Miyazaki, and Y. Nakamura

99IEEE Copyright Form


June 1996     Volume 1     Number 2
SPECIAL ISSUE ON MECHATRONICS IN EUROPE
101 GUEST EDITORIAL,
M. Tomizuka

INVITED PAPERS
103 Ten Years of Mechatronic Research and Industrial Applications in Finland,
V. Salminen
106 Mechatronics in the Netherlands,
J. van Amerongen and W. Jongkind
111 Mechatronics Design for Product Enhancement,
J. R. Hewit and T. G. King
120 Mechatronics for the Design of Human-Oriented Machines,
G. Schweitzer
127 Mechatronics-A Powerful Concurrent Engineering Framework,
H. M. J. Van Brussel
137 Micromechatronics in Medicine,
P. Dario, M. C. Carrozza, B. Allotta, and E. Guglielmelli
149 Mechatronics for a New Robot Generation,
G. Hirzinger
158 Grasping with Hydraulic Fingers-An Example of Mechatronics,
F. Pfeiffer

REGULAR PAPERS
168 Another Language for Describing Motions of Mechatronics Systems: A Nonlinear Position-Dependent Circuit Theory,
S. Arimoto and T. Nakayama
181 Robust Tracking Control of Mechatronic Arms,
A. Denker and K. Ohnishi


September 1996     Volume 1     Number 3
SPECIAL ISSUE ON MECHATRONICS GINTEGRATION ASPECTS

189 GUEST EDITORIAL,
R. C. Luo

PAPERS
191 Integrated Structure/Control Design of Mechatronics Systems Using a Recursive Experimental Optimization Method,
A. C. Pil and H. H. Asada
204 Sensor Technology Integration in an Intelligent Machine for Herring Roe Grading,
E. A. Croft, C. W. de Silva, and S. Kurnianto
216 Integrating Fuzzy Control of the Dexterous National Taiwan University (NTU) Hand,
L. R. Lin and H. P. Huang
230 Development and Integration of Generic Components for a Teachable Vision-Based Mobile Robot,
T. Shibata, Y. Matsumoto, T. Kuwahara, M. Inaba, and H. Inoue
237 Robotic Office Room to Support Office Work by a Human Behavior Understanding Function with Networked Machines,
H. Mizogachi, T. Sato, and T. Ishikawa
245 Remote Centered Compliance Mechanism of Micro Suspension for Contact Recording Head,
M. Nakoo, S. Sugiyama, Y. Hatamura, T. Hamaguchi, and K Watanabe
250 Task-Oriented Force Control of a Parallel Link Robot for the Assembly of Segments of a Shield Tunnel Evacuation System,
K. Kosuge, K Takeo, D. Taguchi, T. Fuluda, and H. Murakami

CALLS FOR PAPERS
259 1997 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics
260 Special Issue of the IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS: Micro-Mechatronics
261 Special Issue of the IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS: Human Friendly Mechatronics


December 1996     Volume 1     Number 4
265 Editorial ,
F. Harashima

PAPERS
266 Hybrid Integrator Backstepping Control of Robotic Manipulators Driven by Brushless DC Motors,
C. Y. Su, Y. Stepanenko, and S. Dost
278 Optical Encoders for Small Drives,
M. Dimmler and C. Dayer
284 Hybrid Cam Mechanisms,
H. J. Van de Straete and J. De Schutter

SHORT PAPERS
290 Application of the Encapsulated Actuator Model to the Sequential Control of Machines,
M. Oku, T. Kobubu, S. Masadu, and K. Kamiyama

294 1996 INDEX