Special Issue on Precision Positioning and Measurement Technologies
Dante Jorge Dorantes-Gonzalez
The design and analysis of highly accurate measurement systems and positioning devices play a strategic key role in such application fields as aeronautics, machine tools, microelectromechanical systems, and life sciences needing increasingly effective noncontact testing, detailed characterization, and accurate performance. This makes it vital for us to update our knowledge with new contributions involving both scientific cuttingedge investigations and the latest industrial developments. This special issue addresses the latest research and development advances in the design and analysis of MEMS precision positioning and micropump systems, the development and calibration of stereo vision systems for infrared measurement and object recognition tasks, optomechatronics technologies for surface planeness and tolerance dimension measurement, non-contact light-probe precision measurement, optic fiber sensors and surface acoustic wave techniques for nondestructive testing monitoring and collision avoidance tasks in welding robots. This is to thank the authors for their enthusiastic contributions and the editing staff for its efficient support. We hope you will find this special issue both interesting and useful.