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de Geus, Justin (author)
The world is becoming increasingly congested due to a continuous growth of world population and overall wealth. Current road capacity limitations will lead to a significant decrease of traffic flow accompanied by a serious increase in global fuel consumption and air pollution. Ever-expanding road infrastructure is not expected to be a...
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Hepworth, M. (author)
The inland waterway once enabled an industrial revolution, yet the emergence of coalescent road networks has seen its true worth be all but disregarded. Despite the amenity of unimodal travel being compelling, growing awareness for sustainability has reignited interest in more fuel efficient modalities for transportation. Autonomous shipping has...
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Stuijt, L. (author)
The Heineken Company, known as Heineken, is a global and family-owned brewing company of Dutch heritage. With more than 300 different high quality beers and ciders and 167 breweries around the world, consumers are enjoying their products in more than 190 countries. Heineken Netherlands Supply (HNS) is a regional Operating Company (OPCO) and with...
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Bootsma, B.G.N. (author)
This work applies interactive imitation learning for the navigation of a mobile robot. The algorithm"Learning Interactively to Resolve Ambiguity in Sensor Policy Fusion" (LIRA-SPF) is introduced in the field of machine learning for robot navigation. This algorithm extends on existing methods by allowing the ambiguity-free fusion of existing...
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Hiemstra, Olivier (author)
In recent years, patient specific instrumentation (PSI) has shown to be a promising application of 3D printing in orthopedic surgery. By aiding the surgeon with accurate placement of instruments such as saws or drills, surgeries can be performed faster, and require less surgeon experience. While most of these devices interface directly with the...
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Tan, M.H. (author)
When humans make inferences that go beyond limited, noisy, or ambiguous input data, background knowledge is necessary to make generalizations. Such inferences are important for designing intelligent artificial agents. Bayesian inference, a statistical method commonly used as a cognitive model of the brain, formalizes the integration of...
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Muniyandi, Raj Kumar (author)
Growth of mobility for people and goods transportation has been increasing steadily over the years. With the perpetual increase in number of road vehicles, comes the inevitable problems of traffic and pollution. Various intelligent traffic technologies and strategies have been proposed and implemented over the years to...
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Oudshoorn, Max (author)
Various visual external human-machine interfaces (eHMIs) have been proposed that communicate the intent of automated vehicles (AVs) to vulnerable road users. However, there is no consensus on which eHMI concept is most suitable for intent communication. In nature, animals have evolved the ability to communicate intent via visual signals....
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Alhaji Nuhu, Manzoor (author)
Kidney stones may be uncommon is certain parts of the world. On the other hand, considering the percentage of cases in the western world, one can say it is worrisome. Anyone can have kidney stones, which may be easily passed out of the kidney through the urine. It only becomes a cause for concern when the stones grow beyond a certain size. They...
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Zhu, Quigyuan (author)
Powder bed fusion (PBF) is a widely used metal additive manufacturing method where a part is built with almost no limitation on its geometrical layout. However, parts built by PBF typically suffer from distortions and residual stresses which depend on the PBF processing conditions and the geometrical layout of the part. In order to investigate...
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Sarakatsanis, Christos (author)
The idea of using hydrogen as a medium for storing excess renewable energy is gathering momentum but to deliver, several technological advances are required. One of the main challenges is boundary layer flame flashback (BLF) as a key operability issue for low NO<sub>x</sub> premixed combustion of hydrogen-enriched fuels; thus design of tools to...
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Schol, Jasper (author)
Teleoperated semi-autonomous care robots aim to alleviate work pressure from care workers. Unlike many traditional stiff position-controlled robots, the care robot is operating in a shared environment with humans that is often unpredictable and unknown. Especially when dealing with tasks that involve contact with the environment, modulation of...
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Tonnelé, Matthieu (author)
Although traditional open surgery is still a very common and popular medical procedure, the advantages Minimally Invasive Surgery can bring are inducing a shift towards these types of operations where possible. This creates a need for new and dedicated equipment, such as endoscopes (for vision), morcellators (for tissue excision), catheters (for...
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Burgers, Iris (author)
Australia has a high potential for production of renewable energy, such as wind and solar. Due to the stochastic operating conditions, excessively produced energy can be used to produce hydrogen by electrolysis to store the energy, known as power-to-gas. This hydrogen can be injected into the existing natural gas pipeline network, providing both...
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Ho, Lim Chi (author)
The drainage time of liquid-filled PET bottles can be greatly reduced by pre-rotating the bottle with a certain angular velocity. Depending on the magnitude of the angular velocity, up to four different flow regimes can be distinguished during the emptying of a bottle: bubble regime, transition regime, vortex<br/>regime and the swirl regime. At...
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Desypris, Georgios (author)
Flameless combustion, or MILD combustion is a technology that enables stable combustion with high efficiency while maintaining very low NOx and soot emissions. It is characterized by uniform heat flux and can be achieved when fuel and preheated oxidant jets are mixed into a strong recirculating flow. It is a complex process which combines...
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de Graaf, Willem (author)
Tooth removal is one of the most performed surgical procedures worldwide. Despite the high amount of tooth removal procedures carried out each year, scientific understanding of these procedures is not present. Knowledge of force and torque behaviour is limited and knowledge about movements has never been subject to scientific research before....
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Mous, Guido (author)
In recent years, an increasing amount of research projects contributed to the development of flapping-wing-micro-aerial-vehicles (FWMAV) that can fly and perform hovering flight in confined spaces. However, scaling laws have a negative influence on the aerodynamic efficiency and actuator efficiency. Consequently, FWMAVs suffer from very limited...
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Recillas Pacheco, Yasper (author)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether a change of an accuracy restriction (AR) leads to a change in the separation time between the peak rotational velocities of the pelvis and the trunk during a pitching motion, while the ball velocity is kept constant. The peak rotational velocities of the pelvis, trunk, the separation time and...
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Valentijn, Maurice (author)
The objective of this thesis is to show that warping can be used in a thin-walled beam to create a suitable replacement for a classical differential mechanism. This normally negated deformation of the cross section can be used to create an inverse transmission mechanism, used to create a monolithic and simple alternative to a classic...
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