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Wiers, Christiaan (author)
With the current transition towards renewable and high-tech solutions, the world is becoming increasingly complex. Consequently, the challenges faced by firefighters also intensify. For that reason, firefighting robots are rising in popularity despite being far from perfect. An important area of improvement is the perception capabilities of...
master thesis 2024
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Lee, Y. (author)
E-learning has shifted the traditional learning paradigms in higher education, offering more flexible, ubiquitous, and personalized learning experiences. The previous years COVID-19 pandemic required a re-calibration of education to accommodate virtual learning environments from the traditional classroom-based education. Widespread learning...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Panichi, Edoardo (author)
In this thesis, we introduce a novel approach aimed at enhancing the jumping and landing capabilities of quadruped robots. Our method integrates both model-based and model-free strategies and features a behavioral cloning framework designed to reduce computational delays often encountered in trajectory optimization.<br/><br/>Initially, we build...
master thesis 2024
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Umans, Sachin (author)
Falling remains a large source of (traumatic) injuries and healthcare costs. Over the past years, different actuators have been developed in the field of wearable robotics to help prevent injuries from falling. To increase the wearability of these systems, the weight of power storage can be decreased with intermittent instead of continuous...
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Hompes, Jouke (author)
Flexible robotics offers promising solutions for navigating complex environments, and this study contributes to its advancement through innovative methodologies optimizing both flexible robotic arm kinematics and a novel flexible actuator. The first methodology focuses on optimizing kinematics using quadratic programming, enabling the...
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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...
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Colsen, Quincy (author)
This thesis focuses on a vertical farming system designed for growing crops. The system’s deficiencies were identified during a company visit where the system was operating. An analysis was conducted to see when all deficiencies would be resolved. It revealed that the vertical farm robot had to be redesigned to grab seven benches deep to...
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Esteves Henriques, Bernardo (author)
Search and Rescue (SaR) missions present challenges due to the complexity of the disaster scenarios. Most life losses and injuries occur in developing countries. Robotics has become indispensable for rapidly locating disaster victims. Combining flying and ground robots more effectively serves this purpose due to their complementary features. To...
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van der Spaa, L.F. (author)
Physical human-robot cooperation (pHRC) has the potential to combine human and robot strengths in a team that can achieve more than a human and a robot working on the task separately. However, how much of the potential can be realized depends on the quality of cooperation, in which awarenes of the partner’s intention and preferences plays an...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Menger, Dehlia (author)
Soft robots, characterised by compliant mechanisms (CMs) made from low-stiffness materials, offer improved adaptability compared to traditional, rigid robots. These CMs are often actuated by pressure loads. Moreover, soft robots provide new possibilities in the area of robotics. They can be used in search and rescue and interact safely in...
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LIU, Fang-Yin (author)
This project aims to introduce engineering in a way that captures students' interest. In order to motivate studernts to try it out, instead of limited by their past experience. Therefore, expanding the original knowledge of engineering during the design ideation process becomes crucial. Beginning with the identification of factors contributing...
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Bhatti, Ghanishtha (author)
Soft robots are characterized by compliant elements that introduce heightened kinematic complexity compared to their rigid counterparts. Such systems, with infinite degrees of freedom, are inherently underactuated, making precise real-time shape regulation a challenging task. Model-based controllers, utilizing tractable reduced-order modelling...
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Lee, Hyunmin (author)
The hospitality industry, struggling with significant staff shortages, has increasingly turned to service robots as a solution. However, the prevalent service robot’s design with anthropomorphic appearance is considered inharmonious with the fine-dining restaurant ambiance and may harm the guests’ perception of the service. An alternative...
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Yildiz, Haydar (author)
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van Paassen, Daniel (author)
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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...
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Ravenberg, Jevon (author)
In this work, we propose a method of processing patient input on discomfort level during robot shoulder physiotherapy into discomfort maps. These maps represent the patient's discomfort distribution throughout the range of motion of the shoulder, interpretable by both physiotherapists and robots. This method consists of three parts: the patient...
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Kockelkoren, Michiel (author)
In recent years, the deployment of ground-based mobile robots has gained more and more interest in various domains. In contrast to other types of mobile robots, legged robots can traverse irregular terrains, climb stairs, and step over obstacles. However, these unique properties intensify the energy demand and require highly advanced perception...
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van den Bos, Jirri (author)
Improved productivity and a higher level of sustainability are modern day challenges faced by the building industry that are currently being and could further be solved by a higher degree of automation. Freeform architecture is still in its infancy but the demand for it is growing. Reusable building elements are a rarity in freeforms. This...
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Pinskier, Josh (author), Wang, Xing (author), Liow, Lois (author), Xie, Yue (author), Kumar, Prabhat (author), Langelaar, Matthijs (author), Howard, David (author)
Soft grippers are ideal for grasping delicate, deformable objects with complex geometries. Universal soft grippers have proven effective for grasping common objects, however complex objects or environments require bespoke gripper designs. Multi-material printing presents a vast design-space which, when coupled with an expressive computational...
journal article 2024
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