Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

  1. N. Robson, S. Ghosh*, 2015, “Geometric Design of Mechanisms based on Virtual Guides for Manipulation”, Robotica, Available on CJO 2015, DOI: 10.1017/S0263574715000272, pp. 1-16.
  2. N. Robson, Gaby Martinez*, M. Villavecer*, J. Chin*, B. Holloway*, S. Nostrabaldi*, L. Tliliyatzi*, 2015, “Development of a Crutch Substitute for Mimicking Natural Gait”, International Journal of Robotics and Automation Technology, vol 1, pp. 99-105.
  3. I. Dalmis, F. Dalmis, N. Robson, 2015, “Development of a Prototype Machine Shop Safety System for Vocational Training”, Journal of Polytechnic, 18(2): 8, pp.85-92.
  4. J. Buchanan, J. Ramos*, N. Robson, 2015, “The Perception-Action Dynamics of Action Competency are Altered by Both Physical and Observational Training”, Experimental Brain Research, DOI:10.1007/s00221-015-4207-y, Springer.
  5. N. Robson, J. Skrobarczyk*, A. Wendenborn*, 2014, “Development of an Assistive Wrist Brace for a Patient with Cerebral Palsy”, International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Management, vol.4 (1).
  6. J.J. Buchanan, N. Robson, J. Ramos*, 2013, “Development of the Link between Perception and Action is Supported by Both Observational Learning and Physical Practice Training Protocols”, Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, supplement v. 35: S23.
  7. N. Robson, J. Morgan, H. Baumgartner*, 2012, “Mechanical Design of the Standardized Ground Mobile Platform SGMP”, International Journal of Modern Engineering, IJME M12-S-16.
  8. H. S. Moon*, H. Baumgartner*, N. Robson, 2011, “Toward a 21 Century Crutch Design for Assisting Natural Gait”, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Creative Engineering, v.8(1): pp.11-20.
  9. N. P. Robson, J. M. McCarthy, 2010, “Non-Branching Solutions for the Design of Planar Four Bar Linkages Using Task Velocity Specifications”, International Journal of Engineering Research and Innovation, v.2(2): pp.33-42.
  10. N. P. Robson, J. M. McCarthy, 2010, “Second Order Task Specifications Used in the Geometric Design of Spatial Mechanical Linkages”, International Journal of Modern Engineering, v.11:pp.5-11.
  11. N. Patarinsky Robson, J. M. McCarthy and I. Tumer, 2009, “Failure Recovery Planning for an Arm Mounted on an Exploratory Rover”, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 25(6), pp. 1448-1453.
  12. N. Patarinsky Robson, J. M. McCarthy and I. Tumer, 2008, “The Algebraic Synthesis of a Spatial TS Chain for a Prescribed Acceleration Task”, Mechanism and Machine Theory, 43: pp.1268-1280.

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

  1. H. S. Moon*, N. Robson, R. Langari, & J.J. Buchanan, Experimental Observation on Human Reaching Motion Planning With and Without a Reduced Mobility. In: Robot Kinematics and Motion Planning, ed. Wayne Adams. ISBN: 978-1-63483-391-2. (pp. 1-53). Nova Science Publishers.
  2. H. S. Moon*, N. Robson, R. Langari, Approximating Elbow Constrained Hand Paths via Kinematic Synthesis with Contact Specifications, In: Advances in Robot Kinematics, ed. J. Lenarcic and O. Khatib, pp.375-384. ISBN: 3-319-06697-4, Springer 2014.
  3. S. Ghosh*, N. Robson, Development of a One Degree of Freedom Mechanical Thumb Based on Anthropomorphic Taks for Grasping Applications, In: Advances in Robot Kinematics, ed. J. Lenarcic and O. Khatib, pp.335-344. ISBN: 3-319-06697-4, Springer 2014.
  4. E. Simo-Serra*, A. Perez, H. S. Moon*, N. Robson, Design of Multi-Fingered Robotic Hands for Finite and Infinitesimal Tasks using Kinematic Synthesis, In: Latest Advances in Robot Kinematics, ed. J. Lenarcic and M. Husty, pp. 173-181, ISBN 978-94-4619-0, Springer 2013.
  5. N. Patarinsky Robson, J. M. McCarthy and I. Tumer, 2009, Exploring New Strategies for Failure Recovery of Crippled Robot Manipulators, In: Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots I, ed. S. Dai, Zoppi M, Xianwen Kong, pp. 656-664, IEEE Catalog No. CFP0943G-PRT, KC Edizioni 2009.
  6. Patarinska N. and A. Hristov, Model Based Robot Control Design, In: Modeling and Simulation, ed. M. Snorek, M. Sujansky and A. Verbraeck, pp. 843-847, Society of Computer Simulation International, 1995.

Peer-Reviewed Papers in Conference Proceedings

  1. H.S. Moon*, N. Robson, 2015, “Design of a Non-Anthropomorphic Articulated System Based on an Elbow-Constrained Arm Kinematic Data for Human Interactive Robotic Applications”, ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference, (accepted).
  2. S. Ghosh*, N. Robson, J.M.McCarthy, 2015, “Geometric Design of a Passive Mechanical Knee based on Foot Task Geometry Scaling”, ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference, (accepted).
  3. N. Robson, S. Ghosh*, J.M.McCarthy, 2015, “Simultaneous Geometric Design of Mechanical Fingers for Coordinated Movement”, IFToMM World Congress, (accepted).
  4. N. Robson, J. Morgan, H. Radhi*, 2015, “Development of a Multidisciplinary Mechanical Design Laboratory Sequence based on Faculty Research”, American Society for Engineering Education,(submitted).
  5. N. Robson, J. Allington, G.S. Soh, 2014, “Development of Under-actuated Mechanical Fingers based on Anthropometric Data and Anthropomorphic Tasks”, ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference (accepted).
  6. N. Robson, G.S.Soh, 2014, “Geometric Design of Minimally Actuated Exoskeletons”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Chicago (accepted).
  7. H. S. Moon*, N. Robson, R. Langari, S. Shin*, 2014, “An Experimental Study on the Redundancy Resolution Scheme of postural Configurations in Human Arm reaching with an Elbow Joint Kinematic Constraint”, 2-nd Middle East Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Doha, Qatar (accepted).
  8. N. Robson, S. Ghosh*, G.S. Soh, 2013, “Development of a Sensor-Based Glove Device for Extracting Human Finger Motion Data used in the Design of Minimally-Actuated Mechanical Fingers”, 3-rd IFToMM International Symposium on Robotics and Mechatronics, Singapore.
  9. G.S. Soh, N. Robson, 2013, “Kinematic Synthesis of Minimally Actuated Multi-Loop Planar Linkages with Second Order Motion Constraints for Object Grasping”, ASME DSCC Human Assistive Systems and Wearable Robots Invited Session, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (invited paper).
  10. S. Ghosh*, H.S. Moon*, N. Robson, 2013, “Reconstructing Human’s Hand Motion: Preliminary Results and Applications in the Design of Mechanical Fingers for Anthropomorphic Tasks”, ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference, Portland, OR.
  11. J.J. Buchanan, J. Ramos*, N. Robson, 2013, “Simulated Human Arm Motion Drives Perception-Action Learning in Post-stroke Individuals”, Society of Neuroscience Annual Meeting, June 13-16, New Orleans, LA, v.39.
  12. N. Robson, 2013, “Can Student Questions Help in Assessing Inductive Techniques in Mechanical Engineering Design Classes”, American Society for Engineering Education, June 23–26, Atlanta, GA.
  13. N. Robson, 2013, “Enhancing Learning Techniques in Undergraduate Mechanical Design Classes”, American Society for Engineering Education PSW, April 18–20, Riverside, CA.
  14. H. S. Moon*, N. Robson, R. Langari, J. Buchanan, 2012, “Experimental Observations on the Central Nervous System’s Governing Strategies on the Arm Reaching with Reduced Mobility”, Proc. of ASME/IMECE 2012, TX.
  15. N. Robson, S. Dalmis, V. Trenev, 2012, “Discovery Learning in Mechanical Engineering Design: Case-based Learning or Learning by Exploring? ”, American Society for Engineering Education, San Antonio, TX.
  16. N. Robson, J. Morgan, 2012, “Introducing Multidisciplinary Research to Undergraduate Engineering Students: Enhancing Active Cooperative Learning”, American Society for Engineering Education, San Antonio, TX.
  17. H. Baumgartner* and N. Robson, 2012, "Mechanical Design of the Articulated Suspension Exploratory Platform ASEP," SAE Technical Paper 2012-01-1935, doi:10.4271/2012-01-1935.
  18. H. S. Moon*, N. Robson, R. Langari, J. Buchanan, 2012, “Experimental Observations on the Human Arm Motion Planning under Elbow Joint Constraint”, 34-th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, San Diego, CA.
  19. H. S. Moon*, N. Hoang*, N. Robson, R. Langari, 2012, “Human Arm Motion Planning Against Joint Constraints”, IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, Roma, Italy.
  20. N. Robson, A. Tolety*, 2011, “Geometric Design of Spherical Serial Chains with Curvature Constraints in the Environment”, ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference, Washington DC.
  21. V. Trenev, G. Stainov and N. Robson, 2011, “Linear Electrical Generator Setup for Wave Energy Converter”,Technical University of Sofia (Sbornik Dokladi i Nauchni Izvestia na NTC po Mashinostroene, ISSN 1310-3946, ADP, pp.489-494.
  22. N. Robson, 2011, “Developing Technologies that Enable Individuals with Disabilities: Unique Design Experience”, ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings.
  23. N. Patarinsky Robson, J. M. McCarthy and I. Tumer, 2009, “Applications of the Geometric Design of Mechanical Linkages with Task Acceleration Specifications”, ASME Int. Design Eng. Tech. Conf., San Diego, CA.
  24. N. Patarinsky Robson and J. M. McCarthy, 2007, “Kinematic Synthesis with Contact Direction and Curvature Constraints on the Workpiece”, Proc. ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Las Vegas, NV, vol. 8, pp. 581-588.
  25. N. Patarinsky Robson and J. M. McCarthy, 2007, “Synthesis of a Spatial SS Serial Chain for a Prescribed Acceleration Task”, Proc. IFToMM’07, The 12th World Congress on Mechanism and Machine Science, Besancon, France.
  26. N. Robson and J. M. McCarthy, 2005, “The Synthesis of Planar 4R Linkages with Three Task Positions and Two Specified Velocities”, Proc. ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Long Beach, CA.
  27. Hristov A., N. Patarinska and T. Tanev, 1998, “Piezoactuated Micromanipulator”, Scientific News, Publ. of the Bulgarian Robotics Association, ISSN 1310-3946, pp. 366-372.
  28. Patarinska N. and A. Hristov, 1997, “Comparative Study of Two Approaches for Manipulation Robot Control”, Proc. of 11th European Simulation Multiconference, pp. 352-358.

Non Peer-Reviewed Papers

  1. N. Robson, J. Morgan, G. Wright*, H. Baumgartner*, W. Twigge*, 2012, “Articulated Suspension Exploratory Platform: A Small Size Low Cost Research Platform Capable of Operating in Rough Terrains”, AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America, August 6-9, Las Vegas.
  2. J. Morgan, G, Wright*, N. P. Robson, H. Baumgartner* and J. Lopez*, 2011, “Development of a Standardized Ground Mobile Platform for Research and Education”, Proc. AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America, Washington DC.
  3. K.P. Neehar*, N. P. Robson, 2011, “Experimental Set Up for the Testing and Validation of a New Robotic Arm Elbow Joint Failure Recovery Technique”, Proc. AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America, Washington DC.

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