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Applications
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Computer Vision
Tactile/Haptic/Finger
Other (Old) Publications

Applications:
  • P.A. Larsen, J.B. Rawlings, and N.J. Ferrier, "An algorithm for analyzing noisy, in situ images of high-sapect-ratio crystals to monitor particle size distribution," Chemical Engineering Science, Vol 61/16, 2006, pp 5236-5248.
    DOI information: 10.1016/j.ces.2006.03.035

  • Mosher, A, Klein, B.E.K., Klein, R., Ferrier,N.J., Knudtson, M.D. "Comparison of Retinal Vessel Measurements in Digital vs. Film Images," American Journal of Ophthalmology, (to appear), 2006.

  • Mosher and Ferrier Klein, B.E.K, Hubbard,L., Ferrier,N.J., Klein, R., Klein, D.J., Lee, K.E., Ewen, A., Jensen, K., Evans, M.D., "Detecting Progression of Nuclear Sclerosis: Human Grading Versus Semi-Automated Computer Grading," Journal of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 46(4) , pp. 1155-1162, 2005.

  • Kim, S.O., Solak, H.H., Stoykovich, M.P., Ferrier, N.J., de Pablo, J.J. and Nealey, P.F., "Epitaxial selfassembly of block copolymers on lithographically de?ned nanopatterned substrates," Nature, Vol. 424, pp. 411-414, 24 July 2003.

  • Noriega, M., Ferrier, N. and Osswald, T. "Inline Measurement of the Polymer Melting Behavior in Single Screw Extruders," Journal of Polymer Engineering, 24:6, 557, 2004.

  • Nembhard, H., Ferrier,N.J., Osswald, T., and SanzUribe, J.R., "An Integrated Model for Statistical and Vision Monitoring in Manufacturing Transitions," Journal of Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 19, 6, 461-476, 2003.

  • M. Gleicher, and N. Ferrier, "Evaluating video-based motion capture", Proceedings of Computer Animation, 19-21 June 2002, Page(s):75 - 80.
    Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/CA.2002.1017510

  • Ferrier, N.J., Rowe, S., and Blake, A., "Real-time Traffic Monitoring,", IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, Sarasota, FL, December 1994. PDF

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Vision and Control:
  • C. M. Lu and N. J. Ferrier, A Digital Video System for the Automated Measurement of Repetitive Joint Motion, IEEE Trans. on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 8:3, pp. 399 404, Sept. 2004.
    Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TITB.2004.832544

  • C. M. Lu and N. J. Ferrier, Automated analysis of repetitive joint motion, IEEE Trans. on Information Technology in Biomedicine, Vol 7, No. 4, pp 256-263, Dec. 2003.
    Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TITB.2003.821309

  • C. M. Lu and N. J. Ferrier, Repetitive Motion Analysis: Segmentation, Identification, and Event Detection, IEEE Trans. on Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence, 26:2 pp 258-264, 2004.
    Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TPAMI.2004.1262196

  • Lu, C. and Liu, H. & Ferrier, N.J. "Multidimensional Motion Segmentation and Identification", Proceedings of the IEEE Int'l Conf. on Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition, Volume 2, 13-15 June 2000 Page(s):629 - 636
    Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/CVPR.2000.854931

  • J.C. Larsen, and N.J. Ferrier, "A case study in vision based neural network training for control of a planar, large deflection, flexible robot manipulator", Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2004. (IROS 2004). Volume 3, 28 Sept.-2 Oct. 2004 Page(s):2924 - 2929
    Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/IROS.2004.1389853

  • Borgstadt, J.A. and Ferrier, N.J. "Visual servoing: path interpolation by homography decomposition", Robotics and Automation, 2001. Proceedings 2001 ICRA. IEEE International Conference on Volume 1, 2001 Page(s):723 - 730 vol.1
    Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/ROBOT.2001.932636

  • Borgstadt, J. & Ferrier, N.J. "Interception of a Projectile Using a Human Vision-Based Strategy", IEEE Conf. on Robotics & Automation, April 2000. PDF
    Movie of Trial 20

  • Ferrier, N.J., Visual Control of Robot Reaching, CDC, December 1998. PDF
  • Ferrier, N.J., Achieving a Fitts Law Relationship for Visual Guided Reaching, International Conference on Computer Vision, pages 903-910, January 1998. PDF

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Copmuter Vision:
  • P. Ravindran, and N.J. Ferrier, "A simple linear method to obtain height ordering of scene points", Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, 2002. Volume 3, 11-15 Aug. 2002, Page(s):719 - 722
    Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/ICPR.2002.1048075

  • P. Ravindran, and N.J. Ferrier, "Plane based relative structure recovery", Proceedings of the 2002 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '02), Volume 3, 11-15 May 2002 Page(s):3056 - 3061
    Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/ROBOT.2002.1013696

  • J. Neubert, and N. J. Ferrier, "Robust active stereo calibration," Proceedings of the 2002 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '02), Volume 3, 11-15 May 2002 Page(s):2525 - 2531
    Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/ROBOT.2002.1013611

  • J. Neubert, T. Hammond, N. Guse, Y. Do, Y. Hu, and N.J. Ferrier, "Automatic training of a neural net for active stereo 3D reconstruction," Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '01), Volume 2, 2001 Page(s):2140 - 2146
    Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/ROBOT.2001.932923

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Tactile/Finger/Haptic:
  • Ferrier, N.J., and Brockett, R. W., Reconstructing the Shape of a Deformable Membrane using Image Data, International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 19, No. 9, September, 2000, pp. 795-816. PDF


  • Hristu, D., Ferrier, N.J.& Brockett, R.W. "The performance of a deformable-membrane tactile sensor: basic results on geometrically defined tasks", IEEE Conf. on Robotics & Automation, April 2000. PDF


  • Hristu, D. Morgansen, K., N. Ferrier and R. Brockett, "A Deformable 3D Shape Sensor" Video Proceedings of ICRA, May 1998.

    Short Movie Clip

  • N. J. Droessler, D. K. Hall, M. E. Tyler, N. J. Ferrier, "Tongue-Based Electrotactile Feedback to Perceive Objects Grasped by a Robotic Manipulator: Preliminary Results", Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Volume 2, 25-28 Oct. 2001 Page(s):1404 - 1407 PDF


  • N.J. Ferrier, C. Lozano, and M. Tyler, "A tactile sensory-enhanced assistive robot," Proceedings of IEEE Sensors, Volume 2, 12-14 June 2002 Page(s):1631 - 1636
    Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/ICSENS.2002.1037368

  • Shkel Y., and Ferrier, N.J. "Electrostriction Enhancement of Solid-State Capacitance Sensing," IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics Volume 8, Issue 3, Sept. 2003 Page(s):318 - 325
    Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TMECH.2003.816805

  • Springer, S.L. & Ferrier, N.J. "A new method for design and control of haptic interfaces for display of rigid surfaces", ASME Int'l Mech. Eng. Congress and Expo, Nov. 1999. PDF


  • Springer, S.L. & Ferrier, N.J. "Design of a multi-finger haptic interface for teleoperational grasping"", ASME Int'l Mech. Eng. Congress and Expo, Nov. 1999. PDF

  • Springer, S. and Ferrier, N.J. "Design and control of a force-reflecting haptic interface for teleoperational grasping"", submitted to ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 1999. PDF


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Other (older) Papers:
  • Ferrier, N.J., Active Control of Resolution for Stable Visual Tracking, in Workshop on Modelling and Planning for Intelligent Systems, Christensen, Bunke & Bolles, Editors, LLNCS, Springer-Verlag, 1999. PDF

  • Kim, K. and Ferrier, N.J., Distributed Control Scheme for Motor Networks with Communication-constrained channels, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 1999. html


  • Novotny, P. and Ferrier, N.J., Using the Phong Illumination Model to Measure Distances using Infrared Sensors , IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 1999.

  • Ferrier, N.J. Determining surface orientation from fixated eye position and angular visual extent, IEEE Conf. on Robotics and Automation, May 1999. postscript version

  • Shkel, E. and Ferrier, N.J. Specifying and Verifying Visual Grasping Tasks, IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Albuquerque NM, pages 688--694, April 1997. postscript version

  • Ferrier, N.J. and Clark, J.J., "The Harvard Binocular Head," International Journal of Pattern Recognition and AI, March 1993, pp. 9--31.


  • Ferrier, N.J. and Clark, J.J., "The Harvard Binocular Head," in Active Robot Vision: Camera Heads, Model Based Navigation and Reactive Control, Christensen, Bowyer and Bunke, Eds., World Scientific Press, Chapter 1, pages 9--32, May 1993.


  • Clark, J.J. and Ferrier, N.J., "Attentive Visual Servo Control," in Active Vision, A. Blake and A. Yuille, Eds., MIT Press, Chapter 10, pages 137--154, December, 1992. postscript version


  • Clark, J.J. and Ferrier, N.J., "Modal Control of Attentive Vision System," Proc. of the 2nd Int'l Conf. on Computer Vision, Tampa, FL, pages 514-531, December 1988.


  • Clark, J.J. and Ferrier, N.J., "Control of Visual Attention in Mobile Robots," Proc. of the IEEE Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Scottsdale, AZ, April 1989.


  • Ferrier, N.J., "The Harvard Binocular Head," SPIE Applications of Artificial Intelligence X: Machine Vision and Robotics, pages 2--13, March 1992.


  • Ferrier, N.J. and Clark, J.J., "Optimal Motions for Active Sensing," ASME Int'l Symposium on Robotics and Manufacturing, Burnaby, BC, pages 169--174, July 18--20, 1990.


  • Bestavros, A., Clark, J.J., and Ferrier, N.J., "Management of Sensori-Motor Activity in Mobile Robots," Proc. of the IEEE Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Cinncinati, OH, May 1990.


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