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Kolekar, S.B. (author)
The purpose of this study is to develop and validate a Human-like steering model which can capture steering behaviour, including intra-driver variability, in both routine and emergency scenarios. The model is based on the assumption that steering behaviour, in both scenarios, is governed by the same principles as performing point-to-point...
master thesis 2016
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Van de Poll, K.D. (author)
Current neuromechanical muscle models are unable to accurately estimate both passive and active muscle components. In this study it is investigated to increase the neuromechanical parameter estimations by using an input-rich measurement protocol and by expanding the ankle muscle model with tendon dynamics. New measurement protocols are developed...
master thesis 2016
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Verleg, M.N. (author)
Since there is a lack of functional active two degree of freedom wrist mechanisms for hand prostheses, one is designed in accordance to the needs of the user, such that it can be provided with hand prostheses and used by patients. A list of requirements is used to design a wrist mechanism, after which the prototype is tested to validate the...
master thesis 2015
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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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Martens, M. (author)
After a stroke, patients often need gait rehabilitation training to regain a safe walking pattern to participate in daily activities again. Good gait rehabilitation training comprises high intensity, which can be achieved using support systems, such as treadmills. Research pointed out that there are insufficient support systems for patients with...
master thesis 2015
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Struijk, M. (author)
Four Wheel Drive (4WD) vehicles are almost as old as the automobile itself, however for more than half a century the main use case of a 4WD system was to improve traction on off-road terrains. The advancement in technology over the recent decades resulted in more advanced and light weight solutions shifting the focus more towards sports cars and...
master thesis 2015
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Nixon, G.A.N. (author)
Most ground robots deployed in disaster areas have been of limited use mainly because of their reduced mobility in degraded environments. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have considerable mobility benefits over ground robots, however they are currently only used for providing aerial views and often lack any manipulation capabilities, despite...
master thesis 2015
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Fleischer, J.C. (author)
The aim of this graduation project is to assess the feasibility of the photonic technology called diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) to aid in intraoperative margin assessment with the goal of obtaining clear margins for liver, breast and soft tissue tumors. The idea is to integrate optical fibers in the existing and widely used...
master thesis 2015
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Schrijvers, J.C. (author)
Pin tract infection is a prevalent complication in treatments with external fixation. This study focused on the external fixation utilized for the knee joint distraction treatment. In a previous study initiated by the UMC Utrecht 85% of the patients got at least one pin tract infection during this treatment. A pin tract infection is caused by...
master thesis 2015
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Jainandunsing, S.I. (author)
In this master thesis a hyper redudant manipulator will be designed. The hyper redundant manipulator has the charactaristics of being both underactuated and compliant.
master thesis 2015
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Van Driel, N. (author)
New technologies like electric power steering and steer-by-wire have made it possible to freely shape the steering wheel dynamics. As the driver is part of the closed-loop vehicle steering system, his neuromuscular response should be taken into account when shaping steering wheel dynamics. It is known that drivers adapt the dynamics of their arm...
master thesis 2015
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Lommers, C.R. (author)
Professional cyclists show a big difference in descending abilities. Eventhough recently research has been conducted on the control of a bicycle [13,19], little is known about the techniques of descending in cycling [[3,6,22]. The aim of this study was to develop measurement equipment which can measure skill and perfor- mance in cycling during...
master thesis 2015
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Damen, M.F.A. (author)
INTERACT is a space technology demonstration experiment in which an advanced wheeled mobile robot (WMR) will be tele-operated from space. The experiment consists of a navigation phase and a manipulation phase. To cope with adverse communication conditions and limited means for control, an autonomous navigation algorithm needs to be developed for...
master thesis 2015
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Westerman, S.C.H. (author)
The current work presents a statically balanced system with novel design, which incorporates compression springs as a positive stiffness and magnets as a negative stiffness. The mechanism varies the force in the positive stiffness elements from zero to maximum. In this way, the balancing system can be used as a force amplifier. The goal of the...
master thesis 2015
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Coster, X.A. (author)
It is expected that in the coming decade, cars with an automated driving mode will become available. Most likely, this automated mode will only be used in specific situations and/or on specific roads, which means that the driver/automation needs to switch between the automated mode and manual control. Such switches are termed ‘transitions of...
master thesis 2015
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Driessen, J.J.M. (author)
This thesis presents the first steps of a design study on the robust hopping and balancing robot Skippy. The purpose of the overall design study is to challenge a new design approach for robots with high physical performance. This approach comprises an iterative study of machine (physical system) and behaviour (action strategy) co-design. Skippy...
master thesis 2015
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Wu, Y. (author)
In the field of bone tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, ex vivo embryonic chick femur culture models have demonstrated their experimental advantages. The work reported in this thesis was dedicated to the development of a framework through a bioreactor approach in combination with the technology of micro-computed tomography (?CT) to...
master thesis 2015
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De Lange, R. (author)
Underactuated grippers are developed to grasp objects of varying shape and sizes without the need to rely on sensors and feedback systems. This main aspect makes underactuated grippers efficient in their ability to automatically distribute the actuation force to multiple outputs. Besides actuating multiple phalanges by the actuation principle,...
master thesis 2015
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Loomans, T. (author)
When a disaster strikes a human-engineered environment, it can be difficult and dangerous for rescue workers to search for survivors. Collapsed buildings, fire and other hazards can make specific areas too dangerous to send in a human or dog. In this case, urban search and rescue (USAR) robots can be useful. Various researches have been...
master thesis 2015
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Vletter, G. (author)
Amputee sprinters are hampered in their acceleration by the design of the traditional sprinting prosthesis. Contact times are increased by the constant stiffness, whilst forward lean is limited by the shape. We constructed a novel sprinting prosthesis for a 100m track sprint with the aim to achieve a more similar running pattern like able bodied...
master thesis 2015
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