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van der Spaa, L.F. (author)
Physical human-robot cooperation (pHRC) has the potential to combine human and robot strengths in a team that can achieve more than a human and a robot working on the task separately. However, how much of the potential can be realized depends on the quality of cooperation, in which awarenes of the partner’s intention and preferences plays an...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Kronmüller, M. (author)
In recent years, Flash Delivery services have gained great popularity. Flash Delivery is a service where goods of daily need can be ordered on-demand and subsequently are delivered to the customer within a short time window, for example, in the next ten minutes. Operational efficiency and cost management are vital for sustainability in this...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Ferreira de Brito, B.F. (author)
Autonomous robots will profoundly impact our society, making our roads safer, reducing labor costs and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and improving our life quality. However, to make that happen, robots need to navigate among humans, which is extremely difficult. Firstly, humans do not explicitly communicate their intentions and use intuition...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Zhu, H. (author)
Planning safe motions for multi-robot systems is crucial for deploying them in real-world applications such as target tracking, environmental monitoring, and multi-view cinematography. Traditional approaches mainly solve the multi-robot motion planning problem in a deterministic manner, where the robot states and system models are perfectly...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Verdier, C.F. (author)
Control design for modern safety-critical cyber-physical systems still requires significant expert-knowledge, since for general hybrid systems with temporal logic specifications there are no constructive methods. Nevertheless, in recent years multiple approaches have been proposed to automatically synthesize correct-by-construction controllers....
doctoral thesis 2020
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van der Weijde, J.O. (author)
The need to integrate robots in society grows, as several socioeconomic issues put pressure on our current level of productivity and prosperity. This requires robots to safely interact with unpredictable and fragile stakeholders, such as humans. Compliant actuation can facilitate such safe physical interaction.<br/>The Series Elastic Actuator ...
doctoral thesis 2020
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de Bruin, T.D. (author)
The arrival of intelligent, general-purpose robots that can learn to perform new tasks autonomously has been promised for a long time now. Deep reinforcement learning, which combines reinforcement learning with deep neural network function approximation, has the potential to enable robots to learn to perform a wide range of new tasks while...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Koryakovskiy, I. (author)
Reinforcement learning is an active research area in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning, with applications in control. The most important feature of reinforcement learning is its ability to learn without prior knowledge about the system. However, in the real world, reinforcement learning actions may lead to serious damage...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Wolfslag, W.J. (author)
While progress in many fields of robotics has been swift, robot arm movement<br/>in scenarios without contact has changed little in the last decades. This lack of<br/>change is not due a lack of potential for improvement. After all, the human arms<br/>that these robot emulate move in ways that are more robust, energy efficient and<br/>adaptable....
doctoral thesis 2018
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Fu, A. (author)
Wireless networked control systems, as the name indicates, employ wireless networks to interconnect their components, e.g. sensors, computing units, and actuators, in their implementation. Removing wires from control system implementations, the components can be more easily installed in spatial positions that are hard to access, and facilitate...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Wang, C. (author)
doctoral thesis 2017
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Shahbazi Aghbelagh, M. (author)
doctoral thesis 2016
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Verbert, K.A.J. (author)
For many systems, like medical devices, nuclear reactors, and transportation systems, an adequate maintenance optimization approach is essential to ensure high levels of reliability and safety while keeping operational costs low. A promising approach towards this goal is condition-based maintenance, which plans maintenance only when the system...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Najafi, E. (author)
Sequential composition is an effective supervisory control method for addressing control problems in nonlinear dynamical systems. It executes a set of controllers sequentially to achieve a control specification that cannot be realized by a single controller. Sequential composition focuses on the interaction between a collection of pre-designed...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Nageshrao, S.P. (author)
Over the last couple of decades the demand for high precision and enhanced performance of physical systems has been steadily increasing. This demand often results in miniaturization and complex design, thus increasing the need for complex nonlinear control methods. Some of the state of the art nonlinear methods are stymied by the requirement of...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Cong, Z. (author)
Due to the rapid growth of human population, and jobs being distributed unevenly in different locations, daily commuting is required more than ever, which in its turn is creating a huge socio-economic issue: traffic congestion. In order to prevent, or at least to alleviate this problem, trafficmanagement and control is urgently required. This...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Grondman, I. (author)
Classical control theory requires a model to be derived for a system, before any control design can take place. This can be a hard, time-consuming process if the system is complex. Moreover, there is no way of escaping modelling errors. As an alternative approach, there is the possibility of having the system learn a controller by itself while...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Khalate, A.A. (author)
In recent years, inkjet technology has emerged as a promising manufacturing tool. This technology has gained its popularity mainly due to the facts that it can handle diverse materials and it is a non-contact and additive process. Moreover, the inkjet technology offers low operational costs, easy scalability, digital control and low material...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Stano, P.M. (author)
A Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) is a ship that excavates sediments from the sea bottom while sailing. In situ material is excavated with a special tool called the Drag-Head, then it is hydraulically transported through a pipe to the hopper where it is temporarily stored. After the dredging is completed the collected material is...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Schuitema, E. (author)
Service robots have the potential to be of great value in households, health care and other labor intensive environments. However, these environments are typically unique, not very structured and frequently changing, which makes it difficult to make service robots robust and versatile through manual programming. Having robots learn to solve...
doctoral thesis 2012
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