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Horstink, Thomas (author)
A fundamental prerequisite for many robot-tasks is the availability of an environment model. The ability of a robot to create such a model itself is crucial to having truly autonomous robots around in our daily lives. For basic robot-tasks, a two-dimensional grid-map that describes a distinction between inhabitable and uninhabitable space is a...
master thesis 2017
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van Rosmalen, N.C. (author)
To possess a computer algorithm that can perform the popular task of object localization with only weak supervision is valuable for numerous reasons. Often enough a certain localization task (e.g. bird localization) simply does not have properly annotated training data available. In this thesis a novel approach called Positive Class Localization...
master thesis 2016
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Raghavan, V.S. (author)
In the elderly population, falls are one of the major causes of injuries. Fall detection algorithms for wearable devices in the literature were found to focus on differentiating Activities of Daily Living (ADL) from falls, rather than on early fall detection and prevention before impact. This thesis work was aimed at providing accurate estimates...
student report 2016
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Tata Ramalingasetty, S. (author)
Robotics has evolved since its inception and has found major applications in industries. With recent de- mand for medical and social robots, they are required to be flexible, compliant and adaptable. Today’s robots are far from performing smooth, fine co-ordinated movements that are required to be used in the fields mentioned above. Primates...
master thesis 2016
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Priester, D. (author)
The Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics expects the elderly population to grow from 2.4 million in 2012 to 4.7 million in 2041, putting intense pressure on health care budgets. As elderly get older and older, even more pressure on health care budgets will exist in the near future. Therefore, there is currently a focus on prevention: reduce...
master thesis 2016
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Stakelbeek, R.A.R. (author)
The Delft University of Technology intends to aid in the development of autonomous vehicles by building their own experiment platform in the DAVI project. To be able to make valid decisions, an autonomous vehicle needs to know its surroundings. Many sensors are used to detect any objects within range, but the sensor information has to be...
master thesis 2016
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Blom, W.B. (author)
The digital environment has an ever increasing amount smart programs. Programs that also get smarter every day. They help us filtering spam e-mail and they adjust to show us personalized advertisements. These smart programs observe people and serve (other) people. A robot can be seen as a program with a body. Make the program smart enough and it...
master thesis 2016
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De Lange, L.F.M. (author)
The life expectancy of humans increases due to better medical care, food quality and personal hygiene. The demand for domestic robots performing (simple) household chores will increase as consequence to this trend. An important task of these robots is recognizing objects within an environment. Object models are constructed using multiple views...
master thesis 2016
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Janssens, R. (author)
Over the last ten years car manufacturers have introduced numerous Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, such as Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Departure Warning Systems. Currently companies’ and universities’ research foci are shifting towards developing systems that do not only assist the driver of a vehicle, but enable a vehicle’s full...
master thesis 2015
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Postma, J.H. (author)
Conventionally programmed systems (e.g. robots) are not able to adapt to unforeseen changes in their task or environment. Reinforcement learning (RL), a machine learning approach, could grant this flexibility. Many fields of work could greatly benefit from this, be it in terms of cost, time or some other parameter. With RL, a learning agent...
master thesis 2015
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Janszen, R. (author)
Recent improvements in mobile technology have allowed computationally intensive augmented reality systems to become increasingly ubiquitous. As will be shown in this thesis an increasing number of companies have started developing markerless AR systems that can be used professionally. Robust pose estimation is essential for such systems to...
master thesis 2015
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Scharff, R.B.N. (author)
A robotic hand to demonstrate how the 3D-printing of flexible air chambers to create air pressure sensors and actuators can be used to improve human-robot interaction.
master thesis 2015
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Domhof, J.F.M. (author)
Due to population ageing, the cost of health care will raise in the coming years. One way to help humans, and especially elderly people, is the introduction of domestic robots that can assist people in daily life such that they are less dependent on home care. Joint visual attention models can be used for natural robot-human interaction. Joint...
master thesis 2015
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Weller, S.M.C. (author)
Adding emotion to motion, or creating emotionally meaningful movement is one of the next steps in robotics. Non-verbal communication between humans and robots has the potential to raise the current interaction level to a next stage. This study is a contribution to the field of emotion expression in robotics. Several parameters are known for...
master thesis 2015
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McGuire, K.N. (author)
Summary: The need for vision guided mobile robotics is becoming more apparent, however it is proven to be troublesome to stabilize its vision. For two legged robots, it is, during motion, even more difficult than for wheeled robots to be able to perceive the world around it. Finding a stabilization method which is able to reduce the motion blur...
master thesis 2014
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Bussemaker, K.J. (author)
Sensors are the eyes and ears of an automated vehicle. An automated vehicle has to detect other road users and should be able to interact with them in a safe way, hence it is important to understand what the vehicle's sensors should be capable of. We have investigated the different driving scenarios one can encounter in highway and rural...
master thesis 2014
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Van Niekerk, H.A.J. (author)
The challenge in this thesis is to find out if an off-the-shelf embedded system can replace an off-the-shelf laptop or desktop computer when its task is to perform vision-based velocity control using inverse kinematics on a robotic arm. The results of this thesis are that an algorithm was developed which had to be tested in simulation and should...
master thesis 2014
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Donker, J.C.B. (author)
Visual attention is currently actively researched across many different fields. In the domain of computer vision and artificial intelligence, it is both studied and applied, often inspired by observing nature’s solutions. The object of this research, the Binnobot, is a robotic head in which the two camera sensors have embedded perceptual systems...
master thesis 2014
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Koelewijn, A.D. (author)
Reinforcement learning can use similarities between tasks to enable faster learning. Parameterized Skills is a state of the art reinforcement learning algorithm that does this. The algorithm consists of two steps. First, reinforcement learning is used to learn the parameters of a control policy that optimize the reward for training tasks. Second...
master thesis 2014
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Middelplaats, L.N.M. (author)
In small to medium enterprises (SME), industrial robot arms are not used very much despite the fact that they offer a large potential to increase the competitiveness. The problem is that to be effective in the SME sector, robot systems should be more flexible. To be economically effective a robot arm should be used with multiple different tasks...
master thesis 2014
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