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I really appreciate if anyone could help me to get this paper:
Z. Doulgeri and Y. Karayiannidis, Force/ position tracking of a robot in compliant contact with unknown stiffness and surface kinematics, in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Rome, (2007).
Thank you very much.
I really appreciate if anyone could help me to get these papers:
1. C. C. Cheah, S. Kawamura and S. Arimoto, "Stability of hybrid position and force control for robotic manipulator with kinematics and dynamics uncertainties, " Automatica, vol. 39, no. 5, pp 847-855, 2003.
2. Y. Zhao, C. C. Cheah, "Hybrid vision-force control for robot with uncertainties," in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 261-266, 2004.
3. C. C. Cheah, Y. Zhao, and J. J. E. Slotine, "Adaptive jacobian motion and force tracking control for constrained robot with uncertainties", in Proc. of IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 2226-2231, 2006.
4. Y. Zhao, C. C. Cheah, and J. J. E. Slotine, "Adaptive vision and force tracking control for constrained robots", in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 1484-1489, 2006.
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Hopefully the meeting with your supervisor went well today.
Most of the time, I also feel nervous when meeting or explaining my works to my supervisor although he never scold /critisize me, usually doesn't give much comment and keeps on smiling during the meeting. I usually have to plan & practise my dialogue/presentation properly so he could understand me easily and so that I won't get embarassed for not being able to answer any of his questions. However, usually, the meeting didn't actually go as bad as I thought. :p
All the best for today's work and of course for the rest of the PhD too. \('o')/ (up):-)
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I'm sorry to hear/read about your calculations. Hope you can get/finish calculating them soon.
But, it seems that you have a lot of other work done:-). That's good.(up)
How I wish I could also wake up early in the morning too:p
I'm going to finish the paper writing today. It takes much longer than I thought/ planned:-s:-s. Then I'm going to give it to my supervisor to check although usually he doesn't give any feedback about my writing- he usually says "you can send this paper already" or "this is only for conference" without even checking & returning the papers back to me (he must have lost them somewhere). At least I have done my part. And lastly I'm planning to read about method B for the 3rd part of my research-I have been delaying this for days because of the writing.
Hopefully everything goes smoothly/well with your work today. The same hope/prayer goes out to everyone in this forum. (up):-)
I continued with my experiments today and I have finished with the works on motor 2, but still need to perform some more experiments on motor 1 tomorrow morning. I am still not so sure how to write/ arrange the results/ findings so that they are significant enough :-(. Since my graduation depends on the journal publication and time is running out, I am desperately in need of papers. At least I have some results now and I'll just give it a try.
I'm going home and will treat myself with a nice caramel pudding. Nyum Nyum :p
Analytical calculations in Applied Physics are quite tedious/ complicated- I guess. Hope your writing is done, you'll discover many new things and everything turns out to be good in the end.
Have a nice day and weekend! :-):-)
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I totally agree with Screamingaddabs. Trying to do it in 2 years is very very very ambitious. My PhD is in Mechanical Engineering and I only have to attend once a week laboratory seminar. I had wasted time doing my second Masters, so I was aiming to finish my PhD in 2.5years, including 4 months of company internship/ practical training. But in the end I end up feeling more stressed, which slower down my work and now I aiming to finish in 3 years and 3 months- including the 4 months internship.
The only person in Science stream that I heard finished PhD within 2.5 years (not 2 years) was doing an industrial project, the project was quite established (the equipments are properly set up already), where he did not need to start from scratch and I guess maybe he got a lot of useful input from the supervisor and company (since they have a lot of experience in conducting the study before).
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Glad that it went well for you. Enjoy your afternoon :-) Hopefully you can restart fresh tomorrow.
I did the experiments yesterday and the got some good results that I thought were not possible at all 2 weeks ago. I think I already found out why my experiment had low repeatability before this. I now feel a little stronger to perform experiments (not as hopeless as two weeks ago).
I went to meet my supervisor today and the meeting was much better than I had expected. I showed him the results, he was ok with them and asked me to stress in the papers on what are new things that I did in this part of research (which is nothing much actually). We also discussed about few other things and mutually agreed on most of them.
Today I would like to:
1. Borrow a book from the library, buy medicine and set an appointment with the university counsellor - done
2. Meet my supervisor - done
3. Study the equations/ formula in Method A (of the 3rd part of my research) in detail
4. Experiment on motor 1
Despite all the failures, the faster we know the wrong way of doing it, the sooner we can discover the right one...
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Yes, I have to admit that being in a foreign country without family and close friends around somehow do affect my motivation level and emotional state. But it is the sacrifice for this PhD, and you said "THIS TOO SHALL PASS"- hopefully in this less than 1 year time.
I've finished writing the small part (experimental set up) of the paper. Just got an email saying the submission dateline for the conference is extended for another two weeks, so less pressure due to the paper. I've finished reading about Method A for the 3rd part of my research. At the time being, the formula/ equations do not look so complicated- but need to study this in detail on Thursday/Friday. I couldn't finish the simulations :-( -but maybe it's not so important- lets see how today's experiment goes.
The only plan that I have for today is- experiment of method 1 on motor 2 (from second part of my research). It is already good enough if I can get good results for this today. Hopefully nothing is broken today. Tears!
How was your day? Hopefully everything goes well with the meeting with your supervisor. Is the calculation for fixing the simulation problems?
It's the time to go to the lab downstairs. :-(
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Thank u so much:-)
I really need this thread in the times like this.:-)
Thank you so much for supporting me to move on to the next part of my studies. It is a relief to be able to talk about this with someone else. There are not many people that I can talk with about my studies here- I am the only PhD student in my lab now, most of my other friends seems fine with their studies and my inability to speak the local language (although I've been here for almost 4 years already) limits my communication with other lab members, plus most of them are on summer vacation now, not many come to the lab.
It is good that you managed to finish off the analysis part of some measurements. Congrats on getting it done:-). Yup, I understand the quite low, guilty and unproductive feeling. I feel it too. But at least we are still trying to do it little by little, it is better than not doing anything at all. Someone in this forum wrote, little by little everyday, we can get it done- I am actually telling this to myself :-(. Hope you'll get some improvements in the simulation part tomorrow- it will work fine soon and everything goes smoothly with the meeting with your supervisor on Wednesday.
Actually I have just woke up a few hours ago- happy to read this thread :-),and it is now 12:50pm in here. I went to bed at around 12am but I ended up falling asleep at 5am this morning. So I am cancelling my plan to do experiments today- I bound to make more mistake and damage my mechanism if I didn't sleep well the night before. Today, I would like to write a small part of my paper (I'll just try to send it by the end of this month although I don't think is not much of a value- I need to send it to get some feedback/ external support/ guide because my supervisor doesn't give much comment on my work), then read/ study the 3rd part of my studies, work on a small part of my simulation and sleep well tonight so that I can be alert and fresh to perform my experiments tomorrow.
Sorry for blabbering.
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I am planning to submit next year, but I have to finish all my simulations and experiments by 31st Dec 2011 so that I have enough time to write my thesis next year. The experimental work of the second part of my research is still a disaster but I am planning to wrap up whatever results that I get this week, discuss with my supervisor and move on to the next part of my research. Not sure whether this a right decision or not. But I don't have much time to work on this part anymore. Tik tok tik tok. huhu :-(
Btw, I am also an international student, but not in the UK.
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