Departmental Papers (ESE)


In this paper we demonstrate that a passive vibration strategy can bring a one-degree-of-freedom ball to a specified periodic trajectory from all initial conditions. We draw motivation from the problem of parts feeding in sensorless assembly. We provide simulation results suggesting the relevance of our analysis to the parts feeding problem.

Document Type

Journal Article

Subject Area

GRASP, Kodlab

Date of this Version

January 1995


Reprinted from Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Volume 1, Issue 3, 1995, pages 193-224.
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factory automation, robotics, chaotic dynamics, parts feeding, parts feeders, vibration



Date Posted: 10 April 2008

This document has been peer reviewed.