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Dekker, Fabiën (author)
Mitigating climate change necessitates shifting citizens' behaviour towards more sustainable practices. Integrating psychological insights into public communication can significantly influence this behavioural change, while also potentially increasing perceptions of manipulation. In the current era of high distrust in governments, understanding...
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de Wolde, Jelmer (author)
Mobile manipulators, which combine a mobile platform with a robotic arm, are versatile robots that can be used for a variety of tasks like logistic pick-and-placing, manufacturing or assembly. Compliant control for mobile manipulators could improve the safety of the users sharing their workspace with these robots. The two general methods of...
master thesis 2024
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Bom, Alexander (author)
Drones are increasingly used nowadays, primarily for visual inspection tasks facilitated by onboard cameras. The field of aerial manipulation tries to expand the capabilities of drones by attaching a manipulator, enabling physical interaction. Unfortunately, the usability of aerial manipulators is hindered by disturbances resulting from the...
master thesis 2024
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Berjaoui Tahmaz, Amin (author)
This paper presents a hierarchical reinforcement learning framework for efficient robotic manipulation in sequential contact tasks. We leverage this hierarchical structure to sequentially execute behavior primitives with variable stiffness control capabilities for contact tasks. Our proposed approach relies on three key components: an action...
master thesis 2024
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Kok, Wouter (author)
In this master thesis, the development of an innovative gripper specifically designed for grasping the delicate peduncles of vine tomato trusses is presented. This research addresses a critical challenge in agricultural automation: efficiently and safely manipulating high-value crops without causing damage. The thesis begins with a comprehensive...
master thesis 2024
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Castro-Alonso, Juan C. (author), Ayres, Paul (author), Zhang, S. (author), de Koning, Björn B. (author), Paas, Fred (author)
Research on embodied cognition acknowledges that cognitive processing is tightly coupled with bodily activities and the environment. An important implication for education is that learning can be enhanced when the brain, body, and environment mutually influence each other, such as when making or observing human actions, especially those...
review 2024
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Atzampou, P. (author), Meijers, P.C. (author), Tsouvalas, A. (author), Metrikine, A. (author)
Current offshore wind turbine installation and positioning methods require mechanical equipment attached on the lifted components and human intervention. The present paper studies the development of a contactless motion compensation technique by investigating a magnetically controlled pendulum. The technique involves the interaction of a...
journal article 2024
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Klenk, M.B.O.T. (author)
Generative AI enables automated, effective manipulation at scale. Despite the growing general ethical discussion around generative AI, the specific manipulation risks remain inadequately investigated. This article outlines essential inquiries encompassing conceptual, empirical, and design dimensions of manipulation, pivotal for comprehending...
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Zhu, J. (author), Gienger, Michael (author), Franzese, G. (author), Kober, J. (author)
Developing physically assistive robots capable of dressing assistance has the potential to significantly improve the lives of the elderly and disabled population. However, most robotics dressing strategies considered a single robot only, which greatly limited the performance of the dressing assistance. In fact, healthcare professionals...
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Klenk, M.B.O.T. (author)
Franke, in Philosophy & Technology, 37(1), 1–6, (2024), connects the recent debate about manipulative algorithmic transparency with the concerns about problematic pursuits of positive liberty. I argue that the indifference view of manipulative transparency is not aligned with positive liberty, contrary to Franke’s claim, and even if it is...
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Marin, L. (author)
Suppose you wanted to switch to a healthier diet and searched for ideas online. You will unavoidably find some posts and videos where various influencers weigh in on this topic on social media platforms. Going down the rabbit hole of online searches, you see that the most vocal debate occurrs between two camps: the high fat versus the high...
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Afzal, Naqash (author), du Bois de Dunilac, Sophie (author), Loutit, Alastair J. (author), Shea, Helen O. (author), Ulloa, Pablo Martinez (author), Khamis, Heba (author), Vickery, Richard M. (author), Wiertlewski, M. (author), Redmond, Stephen J. (author), Birznieks, Ingvars (author)
Abstract: When manipulating objects, humans begin adjusting their grip force to friction within 100 ms of contact. During motor adaptation, subjects become aware of the slipperiness of touched surfaces. Previously, we have demonstrated that humans cannot perceive frictional differences when surfaces are brought in contact with an immobilised...
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Ramírez Montero, Mariano (author)
Recent research has shown that a Learning from Demonstration (LfD) approach is useful for teaching robots flexible skills efficiently, and it opens the possibility for non-expert users to program these skills. When learning from demonstration data, learning frameworks should learn representations that are flexible and can generalize to unseen...
master thesis 2023
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Dijkstra, Mathijs (author)
This thesis presents the conceptual development of an innovative parallel manipulator that leverages the beneficial attributes of parallel kinematic structures. These attributes include increased stiffness, uniform load distribution, and reduced moving mass, which are strategically incorporated into the design to enhance resource efficiency....
master thesis 2023
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Bessels, Koen (author)
This study investigated the human-robot interaction of three different augmented reality interfaces that enabled an operator to control a robot arm. The first control methods gives the operator complete manual control by moving a holographic object which the robot arm copies (Direct control). The second control method allows the operator to...
master thesis 2023
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Tiburzio, Seb (author)
In robotic manipulation of deformable objects, the continuum nature of the object state leads to prohibitively high degrees of freedom when traditional modelling techniques are applied, leading to much research focusing on approaches that avoid an explicit object model. However, without such a model the opportunities for long horizon planning...
master thesis 2023
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van den Bent, Luuk (author)
master thesis 2023
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van der Burg, Thijs (author)
Object pushing in robotics has numerous applications, but it often relies on room-bound object tracking systems such as Motion Capture (MoCap) for accurate object pose acquisition. Such systems limit the potential use scenarios, since they add complexity and cost and require expansion of the sensor infrastructure for expanding the operational...
master thesis 2023
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Bărbulescu, Liliana (author)
Robot manipulators are significantly more accurate than their human counterparts and enhance the repeatability of various tasks. However, manufactures still provide reduced information regarding the robot controller functions, typically affecting robots' predictability. Additionally, industrial examples show that system transparency could be...
master thesis 2023
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Brummelhuis, Martijn (author)
Aerial physical interaction opens the door for many operations at height to be automatised using aerial robots. This research presents a novel manipulator design mounted on a traditional quadrotor, which utilises both mechanical and software compliance to perform physical interaction on vertical walls and overhanging surfaces, such as those...
master thesis 2023
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