List of Papers through 2000
Current Papers

Journal Papers

  • K. Autumn, Y. Liang, T. Hsieh, W. Zesch, W.-P. Chan, T. Kenny, R. Fearing, and R.J. Full, ``Adhesive force of a single gecko foot-hair'', Nature, , vol. 405, pp. 681-685, June 8, 2000.
  • G. Moy, U. Singh, E. Tan and R.S. Fearing, ``Human Psychophysics for Teletaction System Design'', Haptics-e, The Electronic Journal of Haptics Research, vol. 1, No. 3, February 18, 2000.
  • M.D. Berkemeier and R.S. Fearing, ``Tracking Fast Inverted Trajectories of the Underactuated Acrobot'', IEEE Trans. on Robotics and Automation , vol. 15, no.4, pp. 740-750, August 1999.
  • M.D. Berkemeier and R.S. Fearing, ``Sliding and Hopping Gaits for the Underactuated Acrobot'', IEEE Trans. on Robotics and Automation , vol. 14, no.4, pp. 629-634, August 1998.
  • F. Tendick, S.S. Sastry, R.S. Fearing, and M. Cohn, ``Applications of Micromechatronics in Minimally Invasive Surgery'', IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics , vol. 3, no.1, pp. 34-42, March 1998.
  • M.D. Berkemeier and R.S. Fearing, ``Determining the Axis of a Surface of Revolution Using Tactile Sensing'', IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence , vol. 15, no. 10, pp. 1079-1087, Oct. 1993.
  • K.S.J. Pister, M.W. Judy, S.R. Burgett, and R.S. Fearing, ``Microfabricated Hinges'', Sensors and Actuators A , vol. 33, pp. 249-256, 1992.
  • R.S. Fearing and T.O. Binford, ``Using a Cylindrical Tactile Sensor for Determining Curvature,'' IEEE Trans. on Robotics and Automation , Dec. 1991.
  • R.S. Fearing, ``Tactile Sensing Mechanisms'', Int. Journal of Robotics Research , vol. 9, no. 3, June 1990.
  • R.S. Fearing, ``Simplified Grasping and Manipulation with Dextrous Robot Hands'', IEEE Journal of Robotics and Automation Vol RA-2, No.4, December 1986.
  • R.S. Fearing and J.M. Hollerbach, ``Basic Solid Mechanics for Tactile Sensing,'' Int. Journal of Robotics Research , vol. 4, no. 3, Fall 1985.

    Invited Papers

  • R.S. Fearing, ``A Miniature Mobile Platform on an Air Bearing'', Third Intern. Symp. on Micro Machine and Human Science, Oct 14-16, 1992, Nagoya, Japan.
  • R.S. Fearing, ``A Planar Milli-Robot System on an Air Bearing'', in Robotics Research the 7th International Symposium, edited by G. Giralt and G. Hirzinger, pp. 570-581, London: Springer-Verlag 1996.

    Refereed Conference Papers

  • E. Shimada, J.A. Thompson, J. Yan, R.J. Wood and R.S. Fearing, ``Prototyping Millirobots using Dextrous Microassembly and Folding'' Symposium on Microrobotics, 2000 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, DSC-Vol. 69-2, pp. 933-940 Nov. 5-10, 2000, Orlando, FL.
  • K. H. Chiang and R.S. Fearing, ``A Hybrid Pneumatic/Electrostatic Milli-Actuator,'' 2000 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, vol. MEMS, Nov. 5-10, 2000, Orlando, FL.
  • Y. Liang, K. Autumn, S.T. Hsia, W. Zesch, W.P. Chan, R.S. Fearing, R.J. Full, and T.W. Kenny, ``Adhesion Force Measurements on Single Gecko Setae'', Technical Digest to the Solid-State Sensors and Actuators Workshop: p. 33-38, June 2000, Hilton Head SC.
  • R.S. Fearing, K.H. Chiang, M. Dickinson, D.L. Pick, M. Sitti, and J. Yan, ``Wing Transmission for a Micromechanical Flying Insect'', IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, San Francisco, April 24-27, 2000.
  • G. Moy, C. Wagner, and R.S. Fearing, ``A Compliant Tactile Display for Teletaction'', IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, San Francisco, April 24-27, 2000.
  • J. Yan, P.K. Scott, and R.S. Fearing, ``Inclusion Probing: Signal Detection and Haptic Playback of 2D FEM and Experimental Data'', in press, Proc. ASME IMECE DSC-5 '99 , Nashville, TN Nov. 14-19, 1999.
  • W. Zesch and R.S. Fearing, ``Alignment of Microparts Using Force Controlled Pushing,'' SPIE Conf. on Microrobotics and Micromanipulation, Nov. 2-5 1998, Boston, MA, USA.
  • G. Moy and R. Fearing, ``Effects of Shear Stress in Teletaction and Human Perception'', Seventh Annual Symp. on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, ASME IMECE, Anaheim, CA Nov. 1998.
  • U. Singh and R. Fearing, ``Tactile After-Images from Static Contact'', Seventh Annual Symp. on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, ASME IMECE, Anaheim, CA Nov. 1998.
  • R.S. Fearing, G. Moy, and E. Tan, ``Some Basic Issues in Teletaction'', IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation , Albuquerque, NM April 1997.
  • H. Furuichi and R.S. Fearing, ``A Planar Capacitive Micro Positioning Sensor'', 7th Int. Symp. on Micro Machine and Human Science, pp. 85-90, Nagoya, Japan, Oct. 2-4, 1996.
  • B. Gray and R.S. Fearing, ``A Surface Micromachined Microtactile Sensor Array'', IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation , Minneapolis, MN April 1996.
  • R.S. Fearing, ``Survey of Sticking Effects for Micro-Parts'', IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Intelligent Systems IROS '95 , Pittsburgh, PA August 7-9, 1995.
  • E.J. Nicolson and R.S. Fearing, ``The Reliability of Curvature Estimates from Linear Elastic Tactile Sensors'', IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation , Nagoya, Japan, May 1995.
  • M.D. Berkemeier and R.S. Fearing ``Control Experiments on an Underactuated Robot with Application to Legged Locomotion'', EEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation , San Diego, CA May 10-12, 1994, pp. 149-154.
  • E.J. Nicolson and R.S. Fearing, ``Sensing Capabilities of Linear Elastic Cylindrical Fingers'', IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems , Yokohama, Japan, July 1993.
  • E.J. Nicolson and R.S. Fearing, ``Compliant Control of Threaded Fastener Insertion'', IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation , Atlanta, GA May 3-5, 1993.
  • M.B. Cohn, M. Lam, and R.S. Fearing, ``Tactile Feedback for Teleoperation'', SPIE Conf. 1833, Telemanipulator Technology, Boston, MA, Nov. 15-16, 1992.
  • S.R. Burgett, K.S.J. Pister, and R.S. Fearing, ``Three Dimensional Structures Made with Microfabricated Hinges'', DSC-Vol. 40 Micromechanical Systems, ASME Winter Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA Nov. 8-13, 1992.
  • M.D. Berkemeier and R.S. Fearing, ``Control of a Two-Link Robot to Achieve Sliding and Hopping Gaits'', IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation , Nice France, May, 1992.
  • E.J. Nicolson and R.S. Fearing, ``Dynamic Modelling of a Part Mating Problem: Threaded Fastener Insertion'', IEEE Workshop on Intelligent Robots and Systems , Osaka, Japan, Nov. 3-5, 1991.
  • R.S. Fearing, ``Control of a Micro-Organism as a Prototype Micro-Robot'', 2nd Int. Symp. on Micromachines and Human Sciences , Nagoya, Japan, Oct. 8-9, 1991.
  • K.S.J. Pister, M.W. Judy, S.R. Burgett, and R.S. Fearing, ``Microfabricated Hinges: 1 mm Vertical Features with Surface Micromachining'', IEEE Transducers `91 , San Francisco, CA June 1991.
  • M.D. Berkemeier and R.S. Fearing, ``Determining the Axis of a Surface of Revolution Using Tactile Sensing'', IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation , Cincinnati, OH May 1990.
  • E.M. Sladek and R.S. Fearing, ``The Dynamic Response of a Tactile Sensor'', IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Cincinnati, OH May 1990.
  • K.S.J. Pister, R.S. Fearing, and R.T. Howe, ``A Planar Air Levitated Electrostatic Actuator System'', IEEE Workshop on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Napa Valley, CA Feb. 12-14 1990.
  • S. Gopalswamy and R.S. Fearing, ``Grasping of Polyhedral Objects with Slip'', IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Scottsdale AZ, May 1989.
  • R.S. Fearing and T.O. Binford, ``Using a Cylindrical Tactile Sensor for Determining Curvature,'' IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation , Philadelphia, PA, April 1988.
  • R.S. Fearing, ``Some Experiments with Tactile Sensing during Grasping,'' IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation , Raleigh, NC, April 1987.
  • J.B. Chen, B.S. Armstrong, R.S. Fearing, J.W. Burdick, ``Satyr and the Nymph: Software Archetype for Real Time Robotics'', IEEE-ACM Joint Computer Conference , Dallas, TX November 1986.
  • R.S. Fearing, A. Rise, and T.O. Binford, ``A Tactile Sensing Finger Tip for a Dextrous Hand,'' SPIE Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Computer Vision, Cambridge, MA October 1986.
  • J.B. Chen, R.S. Fearing, B.S. Armstrong, and J.W. Burdick, ``NYMPH: A Multiprocessor for Manipulation Applications'', IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, San Francisco, CA April, 1986.
  • R.S. Fearing ``Implementing a Force Strategy for Object Re-orientation,'' IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, San Francisco, CA April, 1986.
  • R.S. Fearing, ``Simplified Grasping and Manipulation with Dextrous Robot Hands'', Proceedings of the American Control Conference , San Diego, CA, June 1984.
  • R.S. Fearing and J.M. Hollerbach, ``Basic Solid Mechanics for Tactile Sensing,'' IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation , Atlanta GA, March 1984.

    Chapters in Books

  • K. Boehringer, R.Fearing, and K. Goldberg, ``Microassembly'', in Handbook of Industrial Robotics , edited by S. Y. Nof, Purdue University, p. 1045-1066, 2nd Ed., John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • R.S. Fearing, ``Micro-Actuators for Micro-Robots: Electric and Magnetic'', in Micromechanical Systems: Principles and Technology , edited by T. Fukuda and W. Menz, Elsevier Science B.V.: Amsterdam 1998.
  • R.S. Fearing, ``Micro Structures and Micro Actuators for Implementing Sub-millimeter Robots'', in Precision Sensors, Actuators and Systems , edited by H.S. Tzou and T. Fukuda, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht The Netherlands, 1992.
  • R.S. Fearing, ``Planar Elasticity for Tactile Sensing'', in Tactile Sensing , edited by H.R. Nicholls, pp. 75-93, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 1992.
  • R.S. Fearing, ``Basic Linear Elasticity'', in Tactile Sensing , edited by H.R. Nicholls, pp. 277-290, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 1992.
  • R.S. Fearing, ``Tactile Sensing for Shape Interpretation'', in Dextrous Robot Hands , edited by S.T. Venkataraman and T. Iberall, Springer-Verlag, New York: 1990.

    Technical Reports

  • M.D. Berkemeier and R.S. Fearing, ``Determining the Axis of a Surface of Revolution Using Tactile Sensing'', UCB/ERL Memorandum M89/117, October 1989.
  • E.M. Sladek and R.S. Fearing, ``The Dynamic Response of a Tactile Sensor'', UCB/ERL Memorandum M89/138, December 1989.
  • R.S. Fearing, ``Simplified Grasping and Manipulation with Dextrous Robot Hands'', MIT AI Memo 809, November 1984.
  • R.S. Fearing and J.M. Hollerbach, ``Basic Solid Mechanics for Tactile Sensing,'' MIT AI Memo 771, March 1984.
  • R.S. Fearing, ``Exploration of the Dextrous Hand Control Problem'', GE CR&D Technical Information Series Report 82CRD337, December 1982.

    Other Papers

  • R.S. Fearing, ``Powering 3 Dimensional Microbots: Power Density Limitations'', Workshop WS5 on Micromechatronics and Micro Robotics, IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, May 16-20, 1998, Leuven Belgium.