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Retroreflectors for Remote Detection

A detection system includes a retroreflector and a layer of material over the retroreflector, the material being subject to change in transmission with respect to an optical property of radiation, e.g., wavelength or polarization, with exposure to a phenomenon. The retroreflector and layer are...
Robotic Exploration of Surfaces Using Tactile Data
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Robotic Exploration of Surfaces Using Tactile Data

Previous technologies for mapping surfaces required complex force and torque sensors. This technology uses only relative positions of the robot's links. The procedure is faster than previous technologies because it minimizes the number of points it’s required to touch in order to define the...
Robotic Exploration of Surfaces Using Tactile Data
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Robotic Exploration of Surfaces Using Tactile Data

Previous technologies for mapping surfaces required complex force and torque sensors. This technology uses only relative positions of the robot's links. The procedure is faster than previous technologies because it minimizes the number of points it’s required to touch in order to define the...
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Shearing Spherical Auxetic Cells and Mechanisms

Auxetic materials and structures have a negative Poisson's ratio, which means they counterintuitively expand when stretched laterally. Previous work on auxetics focused on understanding this anomalous behavior. More recent work focuses on exploiting these unique characteristics to enhance existing...

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