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Meegdes, Jordan (author)
This thesis introduces a theory for model-driven objective functions in Model Predictive Control (MPC) algorithms. For scheduling supply chains, such model-driven objective functions allow the MPC algorithm to make optimal scheduling decisions by anticipating future changes in product flow and transfer price dynamics. Including such dynamics...
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Booij, Thomas (author)
Retrieving actionable information from large datasets is increasingly computationally expensive due to the current trend of ever-increasing dataset sizes. Reducing dataset sizes with dimensionality reduction techniques is often necessary for statistical analysis techniques, such as classification, to be computationally feasible. Most...
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Becker, Midas (author)
<br/>Being a safe and healthy alternative for polluting and space-inefficient motorised vehicles, cycling can strongly improve living conditions in urban areas. Idling in front of traffic lights is seen as one of the major inconveniences of commuting by bicycle. By giving personalised speed advice, the probability of catching a green light can...
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Abdelmoumni, Mohamed (author)
In this research, we introduce and discuss an extension of max-plus linear systems, called max-plus linear parameter varying systems. In this extension, uncertainty is modelled as a varying parameter, making it possible to leverage non-linearities and non-max-plus terms within the model. Issues arise when the varying parameter is dependent on...
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Tsolakis, Anastasios (author)
Nonholonomic mechanical systems encompass a large class of practically interesting robotic structures, such as wheeled mobile robots, space manipulators, and multi-fingered robot hands. However, few results exist on the cooperative control of such systems in a generic, distributed approach. In this work we extend a recently developed distributed...
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Pijnacker Hordijk, Lucas (author)
An increase in the intelligence of autonomous driving functionalities demands detailed analysis of the behaviour of traffic participants. This level of analysis requires datasets that accurately describe the movement of all objects in a specific scene. Recent developments in small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAVs) and drones introduce an...
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van Ardenne, Xavier (author)
Business valuation is a set of procedures used by financial market participants to determine the price they are willing to pay or receive for businesses. Valuations play a crucial role in financial reporting, capital budgeting, and investment analysis. Current approaches to business valuation rely on professional expertise, causing the valuation...
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Timmers, Nathan (author)
Developing a new knee prosthesis requires thorough testing. Forward dynamics simulation can be valuable in the development process. It can reduce the need for intermediate prototypes and tests. Currently, there are 3D simulations of healthy walking and kinematic models of common prosthesis like the 3R60. However, they have not yet been combined....
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Zahran, Ahmed (author)
For a long time, scientists believed that it is not possible to achieve a better microscopic resolution than half the wavelength of light (~ 200 nm). During the last decades, various super-resolution fluorescence microscopy techniques have been developed, offering high-resolution imaging beyond the diffraction limit. It has been established as...
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van Engelenburg, Casper (author)
Proper diagnostics are essential in the combat against severe diseases which mainly have big impacts in remote areas in poor countries. A focus direction within the NC4I group at DCSC, Delft University of Technology, is the development of new imaging modalities and the design and implementation of smarter algorithms for improved detection of...
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van Ingen, Bart (author)
Pedestrian indoor localization is a problem yet to have a solution that is as generally accepted as the Global Positioning System is for outdoor localization. An infrastructure-independent option is to leverage the data from Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) sensors to determine position. An advantage of this approach is that these sensors are...
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Bartels, Emiel (author)
A future rise in electrical energy demand is expected due to the electrification of the thermal energy supply and the rise in popularity of the Electric Vehicle (EV). This rise in the electrical energy demand results in needed investments in the electrical energy infrastructure to prevent congestion at the transformer due to the higher peak of...
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An, Jerry (author)
This work presents a decentralized optimization conflict resolution method based on a novel Alternating Directions Method of Multipliers (ADMM) variant and model predictive control (MPC). The variant, titled Online Adaptive Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers (OA-ADMM) aims to unify the application of ADMM to online systems, i.e. systems...
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Khalik, Alan (author)
With data-driven control it is possible to design a controller for systems with non-parametric models. The intermediate step of modelling or identification of the system is not necessary, because a non-parametric model of the system can be obtained by means of experimental data. In the linear time-invariant (LTI) framework, these non-parametric...
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Palande, Shreyash (author)
Substantial efforts are being made to make robots more reliable and safe to work around humans. Robots often perform flawless demos in a controlled environment under the supervision of an operator but tend to fail in the real world when deployed for a long period of time due to faults and environmental disturbances. A robotic system is composed...
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Mestre, Francisca (author)
The rising number of electricity consumers poses a challenge to power generators and grid operators in maintaining a balanced grid. Peak shaving is a technique that consists of shifting electricity consumption from hours of high demand to times of low demand, and has been gaining popularity in recent years. It allows to reduce peak loads which...
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Luijkx, Jelle (author)
There are many stages that involve humans handling food objects in the processing chains from farms to stores. For some of these tasks it is desirable to look for a robotic solution to either assist the human or even take over that task, e.g. if it is physically demanding, imposes contamination risks or because of economical considerations....
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de Haan, Taeke (author)
In this thesis, a geometry-based grasping method for vine-tomato is proposed. The method utilizes a geometric model of the robotic hand and truss to determine an optimal grasping location on the truss stem. This allows grasping a truss without requiring delicate contact sensors or complex mechanical models. A computer vision pipeline is...
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Dieben, Bas (author)
Drinking Water Distribution Network (DWDN) vulnerability to disasters yields ever threatening consequences to society. Earthquakes are shown to have devastating effects on these networks, causing multiple pipe breaks and leaks to occur simultaneously. This results in a lack of pressure and unavailability of water for extended time periods....
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Edridge, Thomas (author)
Higher-grade Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) provide a better estimation of the orientation but are more expensive than lower-grade IMUs. The increase in availability and affordability of lower-grade IMUs over the last few years has provided an alternate solution: combine multiple lower-grade IMUs to increase sensor accuracy at low cost....
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