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2009  
   
 

Fischer W., Caprari G., Siegwart R., Moser R.

Robotic Crawler at very low Hieght with Axial and Circumferential Mobility - For Inspecting Generators with the Rotor still Installed

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics

SUBMITTED

 
 

Tache F., Pomerleau F., Caprari G., Siegwart R., Bosse M., Moser R.

3D Localization for the Magnetbike Inspection Robot

Journal of Field Robotics

SUBMITTED

 
 

Tache F., Fischer W. Moser R., Caprari G., Mondada F., Siegwart R.

Magnebike: A Magnetic Wheeled Robot With High Mobility for Inspecting Complex Shaped Structures

Journal of Field Robotics

Volume 26 Issue 5 (2009), pp. 453-476

2008  
 

Tache F., Fischer W. Moser R., Caprari G., Mondada F., Siegwart R.

A Magnetic Wheeled Robot with High Mobility for Inspecting Complex Shaped Structures

IEEE / ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

SUBMITTED

 

Jian X., Knowles J., Moser R., Quirk K.

Ultrasonic Inspection of Fastener Hole Cracking at Rotor Body Ends

NDT & E International

SUBMITTED

2007  
 

Moser R., Zesch W.

VARIO: A Modular Inspection Robotics System for Power Plant Applications

Intelligent Service Robotics

SUBMITTED

 
 

Fuezesi F., Jornod A., Thomann P., Plimmer M.D., Dudle G., Moser R., Sache L., Bleuler H.

An Electrostatic Glass Actuator for Ultra-High Vacuum:

A Rotating Light Trap for Continous Beams of Laser-Cooled Atoms

Review of Scientific Instruments

Vol. 78, Issue 10, (2007), pp. 103-109

 
 

Moser R., Udell Ch., Montgomery A.

Automated Steam Turbine Rotor Disc Inspection

Field Service Robotics 2007, Springer Star Series

ACCEPTED

 
 

Moser R., Sache L ., Higuchi T., Bleuler H.

An Electric Motor for Ultra-High Vacuum Applications

Science

Submitted

2006  
 

Barrot F., Chapuis D., Bosgiraud T., Loehr B., Sache L., Moser R., Bleuler H.

Preliminary Investigations on a Diamagnetically Levitated Linear Conveyor

IEEJ Transactions on Industry Applications

Vol. 126-A, No. 10, (2006), pp. 1341 - 1346

 
 

Moser R., Sandtner J., Bleuler H.

Optimised Repulsive Magnetic Bearings

IEEE Transactions on Magnetics

Vol. 42, No. 8, (2006), pp. 2038 - 2042

 
 

Gassert R., Moser R., Burdet E., Bleuler H.

An MRI/fMRI Compatible Robot System with Force-Feedback for Interaction with Human Motion

IEEE / ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

Vol. 11, (2006), pp. 216 - 224

2005  
 

Moser R., Sache L., Cassat A., Higuchi T., Bleuler H.

Advances in Precise Positioning using the Electrostatic Glass Motor

IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications

Vol. 41, No. 4, (2005), pp. 972 - 977

   
2003  
 

Moser R., Wüthrich R., Sache L., Higuchi T., Bleuler H.

Characterization of Electrostatic Glass Actuators

Journal of Applied Physics

AIP, Vol. 93, No. 11, (2003), pp. 8945-8951

   
2002  
 

Moser R., Higuchi T.

Electrostatic rotation of glass disc

Journal of Electrostatics

Elsevier, Vol. 55/1, (2002), pp. 97 -108

 
 

Moser R., Higuchi T.

Precise positioning using electrostatic glass motor

Journal of Precision Engineering

Elsevier, Vol. 26/2, (2002), pp. 163 -169

 
 

Moser R., Bleuler H.

Precise Positioning Using Electrostatic Glass Motor with Diamagnetically Suspended Rotor

IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity

Vol. 12, No. 1, (2002), pp. 937 939

   
2001  
 

Moser R., Sandtner J., Bleuler H.

Diamagnetic suspension system for small rotors

Journal of Micromechatronics

VSB, Vol.1, No. 2, (2001), pp. 131-137.

   
 
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2010  
 

Fischer W., Caprari G., Siegwart R., Moser R.

Very Compact Climbing Robot rolling on Magnetic Hexabonal Cam-Discs with High Mobility on Obstacles but Minimal Mechanical Complexity

41st International Symposium on Robotics 2010

SUBMITTED

2009  
 

Fischer W., Caprari G., Siegwart R., Moser R.

Foldable Magnetic Wheeled Climbing Robot for the Inspetion of Gas Turbines

12th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for

Mobile Machines

Accepted

 
 

Fischer W., Caprari G., Siegwart R., Moser R.

Compact Magnetic Wheeled Robot for Inspecting Complex Shaped Structures in Generator Housings and

Similar Environments

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2009)

Accepted

 
 

Fischer W., Caprari G., Siegwart R., Moser R.

Compact Magnetic Wheeled Robot for Inspecting Complex Shaped Structures in Generator Housings and

Similar Environments

5th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics

Malaga, (2009), CD-ROM

 
 

Fischer W., Caprari G., Siegwart R., Moser R.

Robotic Crawler for Inspecting Generators with Very Narrow Air Gaps

5th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics

Malaga, (2009), CD-ROM

2008  
 

Jian X., Smalley S., Knowles J., Moser R., Quirk K.

Fretting Cracking Ultrasonic Detection in Generator Teeth

17th World Congress on NDT (WCNDT) 2008

Shanghai, (2008), CD-ROM

2007  
 

Jian X., Smalley S., Knowles J., Moser R., Quirk K.

Ultrasonic Detection of Fretting Cracking in Generator Teeth

BINDT NDT Conference 2007

Glasgow, (2007), CD-ROM

 
 

Tache F., Fischer W., Siegwart R., Moser R., Mondada F.

Compact Magnetic Wheeled Robot with High Mobility for Inspecting Narrow Pipes and Complex Shaped Structures

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2007

San Diego, (2007), CD-ROM

 
 

Brignac J. , Moser R.

Two Innovative Applications of Phased Array Ultrasonics for Boiler Tube Life Assessment

Fall Conference of the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT) 2007

Las Vegas, (2007), pp. 263-268

 
 

Udell Ch., Montgomery A., Moser R.

Automated Steam Turbine Straddle Root Disc Head Inspection Using VARIO
(Versatile ALSTOM Rotor InspectiOn) System

Fall Conference of the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT) 2007

Las Vegas, (2007), pp. 332-338

 
 

Moser R., Reymond S., Kejik P., Popovic R.

Micro-ACFM Sensors for Surface Crack Sizing

Fall Conference of the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT) 2007

Las Vegas, (2007), pp. 181-187

 
 

Moser R., Tache F., Fischer W., Mondada F., Siegwart R.

Versatile Inspection Robot for Power Plant Condition Assessment

Fall Conference of the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT) 2007

Las Vegas, (2007), pp. 327-331

 
 

Moser R., Udell Ch., Montgomery A.

Automated Steam Turbine Rotor Disc Inspection

6th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics (FSR)

Chamonix, (2007), CD-ROM

 
 

Moser R., Mark B.

Automated Robotic Inspection of Large Generator Stators

7th IEEE / ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM)

Zurich, (2007), CD-ROM

 
 

Tâche F., Fischer W., Siegwart R., Moser R., Mondada F.

Adapted Magnetic Wheels for Robots Inspecting Narrow Pipes and Complex Shaped Structures

7th IEEE / ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM)

Zurich, (2007), CD-ROM

 
 

Brignac J. , Moser R.

Two Innovative Applications of Phased Array Ultrasonics for Boiler Tube Life Assessment

Power-Gen Europe 2007

Madrid, (2007), CD-ROM

2006  
 

Suzuki H. Suzuki A., Sasaki S. Ito A., Barrot F. Chapuis D. Bosgiraud T., Moser R., Sandtner J., Bleuler H.

Proto-Model of Novel Contact-Free Disc Suspension System Utilizing Diamagnetic Material

10th International Symposium on Magnetic Bearings

Martigny, (2006), CD - ROM

 
 

Moser R., Sandtner J., Schorderet A. Giovanola J. Bleuler H.

Design of Very High Speed Friction Spindle using Passive Magnetic Bearings

10th International Symposium on Magnetic Bearings

Martigny, (2006), CD - ROM

 
 

Spaelter U., Chapuis D., Gassert R., Moser R., Bleuler H.

A Versatile MRI/fMRI Compatible Spherical 2-DOF Haptic Interface

1st IEEE International Conference on Biomechanical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BIOROB)

Pisa, (2006), pp. 727 - 732

2005  
 

Barrot F., Chapuis D., Bosgiraud T., Löhr B., Sache L., Moser R., Bleuler H.

Preliminary Investigations on Diamegnetically Levitated Linear Conveyor

5th International Symposium on Linear Drives for Industry Applications

Kobe, (2005), pp. 343 - 347

2003  
 

Moser R., Sache L., Cassat A., Higuchi T., Bleuler H.

Advances in Precise Positioning using the Electrostatic Glass Motor

39th IEEE Industrial Applications Conference (IEEE-IAS)

Salt Lake City, (2003), pp. 1684 1688

 
 

Moser R., Gassert R., Burdet E., Sache L., Woodtli H. R., Erni J., Maeder W., Bleuler H.

An MR Compatible Robotic Technology

IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (IEEE-ICRA)

Taipei, (2003), pp. 670 - 675

 
 

Cassat A., Wavre N., Moser R.

Direct linear drives: Market and performance status

Keynote

4th International Symposium on Linear Drives for Industry Applications

Birmingham, (2003), pp. 1 11

 
 

Sache L., Moser R., Cassat A., Higuchi T., Bleuler H.

Inherent progressive smoothness of linear electrostatic glass motors

4th International Symposium on Linear Drives for Industry Applications

Birmingham, (2003), pp. 501 504

 
 

Bleuler H., Moser R.

Diamagnetic levitation and electrostatic motors: Components for future HDDs?

JSME-IIP/ASME-ISPS Joint Conference on Micromechatronics for Information and Precision Equipment (MIPE '03)

Yokohama, (2003), pp. 513-557

2002  
 

Moser R., Sache L., Higuchi T., Bleuler H.

Advances in fast rotating electrostatic glass actuators

6th International Conference on Motion and Vibration Control

Saitama, (2002), pp. 1077 - 1080

 
 

Moser R., Regamey Y. J.., Sandtner J., Bleuler H.

Diamagnetic levitation for flywheels

8th International Symposium on Magnetic Bearings

Mito, (2002), pp. 599 603

 
 

Moser R., Barrot F., Bleuler H.

Optimization of two-dimensional permanent magnet arrays for diamagnetic levitation

17th International Conference on Magnetically Levitated Systems and Linear Drives (Maglev)

Lausanne, (2002), CD-ROM

2001  
 

Moser R., Sandtner J., Bleuler H.

Diamagnetic suspension assisted by electrostatic actuators

6th International Symposium on Magnetic Suspension Technology (ISMT)

Turin, (2001), pp. 241 245

 
 

Moser R., Sandtner J., Bleuler H.

Electrodynamic suspension for high rotation speed applications

17th International Conference on Magnet Technology

CERN-Geneva, (2001),Poster Session

 
 

Moser R., Bleuler H.

Precise Positioning Using Electrostatic Glass Motor with Diamagnetically Suspended Rotor

17th International Conference on Magnet Technology

CERN-Geneva, (2001)

2000  
 

Moser R., Hori S., Poh F. L., Higuchi T.

Electrostatic motor bearing combination for glass disc

5th International Conference on Machine Automation

Osaka, (2000), pp. 243 248

 
 

Moser R., Higuchi T.

Electrostatic motor bearing combination for glass disc

12th Symposium on Electromagnetics and Dynamics

Okinawa, (2000), pp. 555 558

 
 

Hori S., Moser R., Poh F. L., Higuchi T.

Development of electrostatic dielectric disc drive

12th Symposium on Electromagnetics and Dynamics

Okinawa, (2000), pp. 559 564

 
 

Boletis A., Vuillemin R., Aymon C., Kümmerle M., Aeschlimann B., Moser R., Bleuler H.

A six magnetic actuators integrated micromotor

7th International Symposium on Magnetic bearings

Zurich, (2000), pp. 101 103

   
 
Theses

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2002  
 

Moser R.

Precise positioning using the electrostatic glass motor

Dissertation ETH Lausanne Nr. 2683, 2002

   
1999  
 

Moser R.

Integration of panoramic camera into open agent architecture (OAA)

Master thesis NASA Ames / Stanford Research Institute / ETH Lausanne

   
 
Patents

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2009  
 

Moser R., Mark B., Kaufmann R., Erni S.

Drive Unit for an Inspection Vehicle and Also Inspection Vehicle with such a Drive Unit

US Patent Nr. 7,624,827 / Granted 01.12.2009 / European Patent Nr. 2003043 / Granted 09.09.2009

 
 

Moser R., Erni J.

Rollelement zum Allseitigen Verfahren eines Fahrzeuges Sowie Fahrzeug mit einem solchen Rollelement

European Patent Application Nr. 01347/09

 
 

Rochat F., Schoeneich Ph., Mondada F., Moser R.

Fahrzeug zur Selbständigen Inspektion von schwer zugänglichen Innenräumen

European Patent Application Nr. 01823/09

 
 

Moser R., Roth Ph.

Abrasive Waterjet Micromachining of Metallic and Non-Metallic Materials using Masks

European Patent Application Nr. 00633/09

 
 

Mark B., Moser R., Peralta A.

Defect Detection Apparatus and Method for Detection Defects

UK Patent Application Nr. 0900490.4

2008  
 

Moser R., Mark B., Kaufmann R., Erni S.

Drive Unit for an Inspection Vehicle and Also Inspection Vehicle with such a Drive Unit

US Patent Nr. 7,624,827 / Granted 1. 12. 2009

 
 

Moser R., Brignac J.

Boiler Tube Inspection Probe with Centering Mechanism and Method of Operating the Same

US Patent Application Nr. US2008/063500

 
 

Moser R., Brignac J.

Automated System for Waterwall Cleaning and Inspection

US Patent Application Nr. US2008/065056

 
 

Moser R., Revaz B., Reymond S., Kejik P., Popovic R.

Verfahren zum Bestimmen geometrischer Eigenschaften einer Anomalie in einem Werkstück sowie Messvorrichtung zur Durchführung des Verfahrens

Swiss Patent Application Nr. 01679/07

 
 

Maurer W., Roth Ph., Erni J., Moser R.

Mobile Auffangvorrichtung für den Hochdruck-Wasserstrahl eines Wasserstahl-werkzeugs sowie Verfahren zu deren Betrieb

2007  
 

Moser R., Ronnqvist J.

Self-guiding Instrument Carrier for In-Situ Operation in a Generator

European Patent Application Nr. 07122755.7

 
 

Hugi N., Mark B., Isler Ph., Honold S., Erni J., Moser R.

Push-Pull Probe Manipulator

European Patent Application Nr. 08154462.9

 
 

Knowles J., Moser R.

Method and apparatus for the detection of cracks in the teeth of generator rotors

European Patent Application Nr. 07116664.9

 
 

Moser R., Brignac J.

Portable Scanner Device for Metallurgical, Non-Destructive Testing

US Patent Application Nr. 11/829,208

 
 

Moser R., Fischer W., Tache F., Siegwart R., Mondada F.

Stabilization Mechanism for an Inspection Robot

European Patent Application Nr. 07110243.8

 
 

Moser R., Mark B., Kaufman R., Erni J.

Antriebseinheit für ein Inspektionsfahrzeug sowie Inspektionsfahrzeug mit einer solchen Einheit

European Patent Application Nr. 00949/07

2006  
 

Moser R., Hulme Ch.

Method and Device for Pin Removal in a Confined Space

European Patent Application Nr. 07100237.2-2302

Moser R., Lang P., Germerdonk K., Rabensteiner B.

Verfahren zum passiven Bestimmen der Betriebstemperatur in einer thermisch stark belasteten Einrichtung

sowie Durchführung des Verfahrens

Swiss Patent Application Nr. 01565/06

2004  
 

Moser R., Meier K.

Verfahren und Drallgeber zur Falschdraht-Texturierung

European Patent Nr. 04015842.0, US, China, India

2003

 

 

Moser R., Sandtner J., Barrot F.

Diamagnetic levitation system

European Patent Nr. 03790616.1-1236-CH0300596

US Patent Nr. 7,252,001 B2

 
 

Boletis B., Barrot F., Moser R.

Three axis active magnetic levitation for inertial sensing systems

European Patent Nr. 03790617.9-1236-CH0300597

   
 
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2007  
 

Steam turbine scanner cuts the need for inspection

Power Engineering Magazine

Vol. 20, No. 13, (2007)

 
 

Phoenix straddle root scanner helps Alstom reduce inspection time

BINDT Insight

Vol. 49, No. 8, (2007), p. 438