The use of drones in agriculture is becoming more and more popular. The paper presents a novel approach to dis- tinguish between different field’s plowing techniques by means of an RGB-D sensor. The presented system can be easily integrated in commercially available Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). In order to successfully classify the plowing techniques, two different measurement algorithms have been developed. Experimental tests show that the proposed methodology is able to provide a good classification of the field’s plowing depth
The present work, which describes the mechatronic design and development of a novel rehabilitation robotic exoskeleton hand, aims to present a solution for neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation. It presents a full range of motion for all hand phalanges and was specifically designed to carry out position and force-position control for passive and active rehabilitation routines. System integration and preliminary clinical tests are also presented.
This paper describes a new Haptic & Audio VirtualEnvironment to allow visually impairedpeaple to have access to the three-dimensional graphic computer world through the sense of touch (using a new dualfinger haptic inregace) and augmented by audio output and voice commands. Such system has been developed within the European project "GRAB".The new system provides an infegratedplatform for the design and developmenf of audio-haptic applications in different fields (architecture, art, aeronautics, medicine,..). In order to demonstrate the validig of the approach, the project was specifically focused on the development of three applications fir visual impairedpeaple: an adventure game, a city map explorer anda chart explorer.Both the n t w environment and the applications were tested by visually impaired people with dfferenf profiles (congenitally blind. advantageously blind, partially sighte d,..) to evaluate the usejhess and potential of these developments. The results of this validation confirm the validity of the system. Overall, it seems the GRAB system is feasible for these kinds of applications. although some features require some adjustments to create future usable tools.
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