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Groeneweg, Julia (author)
The Free Energy principle represents a Neuroscience theory that unlike any other theory can explain all behavioral aspects of adaptive agents (like humans). The issue of behavior is made computationally tractable by considering behavioral processes as various optimization problems with a single objective: minimization of Free Energy. The...
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Sawant, Shambhuraj (author)
Reinforcement learning (RL) is an area of Machine Learning (ML) concerned with learning how a software-defined agent should act in an environment to maximize the rewards. Similar to many ML methods, RL suffers from the curse of dimensionality, the exponential increase in solution space with the increase in problem dimensions. Learning the...
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Pijnacker, Joris (author)
Because of the increasing e-commerce volume, resulting in increasing demands on the speed of delivery, logistical processes become more and more automated. Order picking is one of the last tasks that is done by humans in warehouses, because humans are flexible with respect to the large variability and changeability in items. However, it is a...
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Suryamurthy, Vivekanandan (author)
Intelligent terrain perception for search-and-rescue robotic applications, requires a high-level understanding of both the terrain type and its chief physical characteristics. Roughness is one such important terrain property, since it could play a key role in robot control/planning strategies, while navigating
in an unknown environment. In...
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Anil Meera, Ajith (author)
Target search in an obstacle filled environment is a practically relevant challenge in robotics that has a huge impact in the society. The wide range of applications include searching for victims in a search and rescue operation, detecting weeds in precision agriculture, patrolling borders for military and navy, automated census of endangered...
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de Looijer, Stijn (author)
Automated breast ultrasound imaging systems provide the ability to combine the high anatomical detail of preoperative imaging with real-time intraoperative imaging. Ultrasound imaging involves interaction between the transducer and the patient, which requires a compliant behaviour of the robot in manipulating the transducer. We present an energy...
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Heijmink, Elco (author)
Rotational electric actuators are the most popular choice for actuation in modern day automation. These actuators are commonly used in combination with a transmission system. In this paper, the development of a new rotational to linear transmission technology, called the ring screw, is described, and its real-world performance is evaluated...
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Paramkusam, Deepak (author)
Kinodynamic motion planning for a robot involves generating a trajectory from a given robot state to goal state while satisfying kinematic and dynamic constraints. Rapidly-exploring Random Trees (RRT) is a sampling-based algorithm that has been widely adopted for this. However, RRT is not fast enough to enable its use in industrial applications....
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Steensma, Bart (author)
Fouling (algae, slime, and barnacles) on the hull of large cargo vessels is undesirable because it increases their frictional drag, resulting in an increased fuel consumption. As a solution, Fleet Cleaner introduced a ship hull cleaning robot that maneuvers on the hull, using powered wheels and magnets. The robot is controlled by a human...
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Sahla, Nordin (author)
The last decade has marked a rapid and significant growth of the global market of warehouse automation. The biggest challenge lies in the identification and handling of foreign objects. The aim of this research is to investigate whether a usable relation exist between object features such as size or shape, and barcode location, that can be used...
master thesis 2018
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Moring, Stefan (author)
With the need for robots to operate autonomously increasing more and more, the research field of motion planning is becoming more active. Usually planning is done in configuration space, which often leads to non feasible solutions for highly dynamical or underactuated systems. With kinodynamic planning motion can also be planned for this...
master thesis 2018
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Chawla, Hemang (author)
The development of domestic mobile manipulators for unconstrained environments has driven significant research recently. Robot Care Systems has been pioneering in developing a prototype of a mobile manipulator for elderly care. It has a 6 degrees of freedom robotic arm mounted on their flagship robot LEA, a non-holonomic differential drive...
master thesis 2017
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Fischer-Gundlach, Moritz (author)
Lyapunov's 2nd method can be formulated as a convex optimization problem by means of Sum-of-Squares (SOS) optimization. This gives a powerful tool for robust stability analysis of nonlinear systems. The use of SOS optimization is limited to small dynamical systems, because of the demanding numerical complexity underlying SOS optimization. For...
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Klop, Wouter (author)
A humanoid robot is being developed, intended to operate robustly in a typical day-to-day human environment. Its ability to react quickly to stochastic disturbances, especially its ability to avoid falling, termed stability in this context, is of prime importance. The choosing of a suitable actuator that affords such stability is seen as a...
master thesis 2017
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