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Prof. William A. Gruver

Prof. William A. Gruver

Simon Fraser University, Canada


Email: gruver@cs.sfu.ca


Qualifications

1970  Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, USA

1966  MSEE, Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, USA

1963  BSEE, Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, USA


Publications (selected)


  1. N. Sadati, G. A. Dumont, K. A. Hamed, and W. A. Gruver, Hybrid Control and Motion Planning of Dynamical Legged Locomotion, Series on Systems Science and Engineering, IEEE Press, accepted for publication 18 August 2011.
  2. N. Sadati, G. A. Dumont, K. Akbari Hamed, and W. A. Gruver, “Two-level control scheme for stabilisation of periodic orbits for planar mono-pedal running," IET Control Theory and Applications, Vol. 5, issue 13, August 2011.
  3. E. Chen, D. Sabaz, W. A. Gruver, L. Shannon, “EuTOPIA: Facilitating processor-based DPR systems,” Journal of Next Generation Information Technology, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2011.
  4. R. W. Brennan, W.  A. Gruver, and K. H. Hall (eds), “Industrial applications of holonic systems,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews, January 2011.
  5. Z. Bi, W. A. Gruver, W. J. Zhang, and S. Y. T. Lang, “Automated modeling of modular robotic configurations,” J. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 54, issue 12, 31 December 2006, pp 1015-1025.
  6. G. C. H. Yeung and W. A. Gruver, “Multi-agent immediate incremental view maintenance for data warehouses,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A, Volume 35,  Issue 2,  March 2005, pp. 305 – 310.
  7. Z. M. Bi, W. A. Gruver and S. Y. T. Lang, “Analysis and synthesis of reconfigurable robotic systems,” Concurrent Engineering: Research and Application, vol. 12, no. 2, June 2004, pp. 145-153.
  8. Jason Zhang, Q. M. J. Wu, and W. A. Gruver, “Active head tracking based on chromatic shape fitting,” Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 17, No. 4, June 2003.
  9. Jason Zhang, Q. M. J. Wu, H-T Tsui, and W. A. Gruver, “Binocular transfer methods for point-feature tracking of image sequences,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C, Vol. 32, No. 4, November 2002, pp 392-405.
  10. S. Liu, W. A. Gruver, and D. B. Kotak, “Holonic coordination and control of an automated guided vehicle system,” Journal of Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2002, pp 235-250.
  11. Yuru Zhang and W. A. Gruver, “Classification of grasps,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B, Vol. 31, No. 3, June 2001, pp 436-444.
  12. K.  Stanley, J. Wu, and W. A. Gruver, “Implementation of vision-based planar grasp planning,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C, Vol. 30, No. 4, Nov. 2000, pp. 517-524.
  13. Yuru Zhang, F. Gao, and W. A. Gruver, “Dynamic simplification of three degree of freedom manipulators with closed chains,” Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 28, 1999, pp. 261-269.
  14. W. A. Gruver and J. C. Boudreaux (eds), Intelligent Manufacturing: Programming Environments for CIM, Advanced Manufacturing Series, Springer-Verlag, London, England, 1993.
  15. C.L. Shih, W. A. Gruver, T. T. Lee “Inverse kinematics and inverse dynamics for control of a biped walking machine” J. Robotic Systems, Vol. 10, No. 4, June 1993, pp 531-555.
  16. Arakawa, K. Saito, and W. A. Gruver, “Automated infrared imaging temperature measurement with application to upward flame spread studies. Part I,” J. of Combustion and Flame, Vol. 92, 1993, pp 222-230.
  17. C. L. Shih and W. A. Gruver, “Control of a biped robot in the double support phase,” IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics,  Vol SMC-22, No. 4, July/August 1992, pp 729-735.
  18. C.L. Shih, T. T. Lee, and W. A. Gruver, “A unified approach for robot motion planning among moving polyhedral obstacles,” IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics,  Vol. SMC-20, No. 4, July/August 1990, pp 903-914.
  19. L. A. Schmitt, W. A. Gruver, and A. A. Ansari “A robot vision system based on two-dimensional object-oriented models,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Vol. SMC-16, No. 4, July/August 1986, pp 582-589.
  20. W. A. Gruver, S. Chawla, C. Thompson and L. A. Schmitt, “CAD off-line programming of robot vision systems,” Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, North-Holland Publishing Co., Vol. 1, No. 2, 1985, pp 77-87.
  21. W. A. Gruver, B. I. Soroka, J. J. Craig and T. L. Turner, “Industrial robot programming languages: a comparative evaluation,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Vol. SMC-14, No. 4, July/August 1984, pp 565-570.
  22. W. A. Gruver, A. Ford, and P. C. Gardiner, “Public policy analysis using three systems science techniques,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Vol. SMC-14, No. 2, March/April 1984, pp 355-361.
  23. W. A. Gruver and E. W. Sachs, Algorithmic Methods in Optimal Control, Research Notes in Mathematics, Vol. 47, Pitman Publishing Co., London, England, 1981.
  24. W. A. Gruver, J. C. Hedges, and W. E. Snyder, “Decentralized Optimal Control and Coordination of Large Scale Systems,” Optimal Control Applications and Methods, January 1980, pp 27-35.
  25. S. L. Narasimhan and W. A. Gruver, “Optimal control in integrated R & D, production-inventory systems,” AIIE Transactions, American Institute of Industrial Engineers, September 1979, pp 198-205.
  26. W. A. Gruver and N. H. Engersbach, “Nonlinear programming by projection-restoration applied to geostationary satellite positioning,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 12, December 1974, pp 1715-1720.
  27. W. A. Gruver, “Design of Computational Algorithms for Optimal Control by Hilbert Space Methods,” PhD Dissertation, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1970.