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van Gorp, Vincent (author)
Urban Air Mobility (UAM) has seen remarkable growth over the past decade, especially considering the delivery of goods. Notably, the delivery of medical supplies via Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) has emerged as a promising application, which is driven by its societal benefits and has been demonstrated successfully in rural environments....
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Kalender, Deniz (author)
Research on hangar parking is scarce and either neglects or oversimplifies towing considerations. In this paper, a novel approach is presented that integrates towing operations as a fundamental aspect of the hangar parking optimization, and uniquely focuses on minimizing towing operations. For the method, two A* adaptations, Dynamic State A* and...
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Dirks, Remco (author)
Brachytherapy (BT) is an essential component in the curative treatment of cervical cancer. With commercial BT implant devices, called applicators, the radioactive sources can only be positioned in fixed intracavitary channels or in a fixed array of interstitial needles. Patient-tailored BT applicators containing individualised needle channels...
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Meijssen, Ries (author)
The shift to sustainable energy sources has increased demand for Energy Transition Metals such as nickel, copper, cobalt, and manganese. To satisfy this need while reducing the negative social and environmental effects of conventional mining, Deep-sea Nodule Collection (DSNC) appears to be a feasible option. Despite its potential, DSNC...
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Taberna, A. (author)
Amid the Anthropocene, the escalating threat of flooding, driven by extreme rainfall and sea-level rise, challenges societies worldwide. In the last two decades, floods have impacted billions and inflicted colossal economic losses. Concurrently, the global trend towards urbanization predicts that by 2050, about 70\% of the global population will...
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Shajahan, M.T. (author)
Dense suspension flows, both in the natural environment and industrial settings, are complex phenomena with significant implications. From rivers shaping landscapes to industrial processes involving slurry transport, these flows hold a prominent position in numerous sectors. This thesis delves into a specific facet of these intricate flows:...
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Presa Magriña, Guille (author)
Throughout history, human progress has been defined by the mastery of materials, transitioning from stone and bronze to the steel age. However, this progression has not only been defined by the materials utilized but has also encompassed a shift in processes, moving from the industrial to the information era. Despite the advances in fabrication...
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Trip, Kenrick (author)
With the introduction of autonomous vehicles on public roads, their performance in emergency situations has become a strong focus. Collision Imminent Control (CIC) concerns the planning and control of aggressive evasive maneuvers for collision avoidance of automated vehicles. CIC is implemented using adaptive Nonlinear Model Predictive Control ...
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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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Pezzato, C. (author)
In an ever-evolving society, the demand for autonomous robots equipped with human-level capabilities is becoming increasingly imperative. Various factors, such as an aging population and a shortage of labor for repetitive and physically demanding tasks, have underscored the need for capable autonomous robots to assist us in our daily activities....
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Berndt, Alexander (author), Van Duijkeren, Niels (author), Palmieri, Luigi (author), Kleiner, Alexander (author), Keviczky, T. (author)
The trajectory planning for a fleet of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) on a roadmap is commonly referred to as the multi-agent path finding (MAPF) problem, the solution to which dictates each AGV's spatial and temporal location until it reaches its goal without collision. When executing MAPF plans in dynamic workspaces, AGVs can be...
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Wilde, N. (author), Smith, Stephen L. (author), Alonso-Mora, J. (author)
When designing a motion planner for autonomous robots there are usually multiple objectives to be considered. However, a cost function that yields the desired trade-off between objectives is not easily obtainable. A common technique across many applications is to use a weighted sum of relevant objective functions and then carefully adapt the...
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Peters, L. (author), Bajcsy, Andrea (author), Chiu, Chih Yuan (author), Fridovich-Keil, David (author), Laine, Forrest (author), Ferranti, L. (author), Alonso-Mora, J. (author)
Contingency planning, wherein an agent generates a set of possible plans conditioned on the outcome of an uncertain event, is an increasingly popular way for robots to act under uncertainty. In this work we take a game-theoretic perspective on contingency planning, tailored to multi-agent scenarios in which a robot's actions impact the...
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Keskin, M. Onur (author), Cantürk, Furkan (author), Eran, Cihan (author), Aydoğan, Reyhan (author)
This paper introduces a negotiation framework to solve the Multi-Agent Path Finding (MAPF) Problem for self-interested agents in a decentralized fashion. The framework aims to achieve a good trade-off between the privacy of the agents and the effectiveness of solutions. Accordingly, a token-based bilateral negotiation protocol and two...
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De Martino, P. (author)
Over time, a large number of stakeholders have affected the Italian port city of Naples. The millenary history of Naples reveals a port that has been strongly intertwined with the city. Yet, recent history shows a different story. The historical investigation analysed in this article points out a conflict between several different authorities...
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Wilde, N. (author), Alonso-Mora, J. (author)
We study the problem of finding statistically distinct plans for stochastic task assignment problems such as online multi-robot pickup and delivery (MRPD) when facing multiple competing objectives. In many real-world settings robot fleets do not only need to fulfil delivery requests, but also have to consider auxiliary objectives such as...
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Ni, Xinrui (author), Hu, Wei (author), Fan, Q. (author), Cui, Yibing (author), Qi, Chongkai (author)
Artificial bee colony (ABC) is a prominent algorithm that offers great exploration capabilities among various meta-heuristic algorithms. However, its monotonous and one-dimensional search strategy limits its searching performance in the solving process. Thus, to address this issue, a Q-learning based multi-strategy integrated ABC algorithm ...
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Jiang, Nengdong (author), Ge, Zhi (author), Wang, Zhiyuan (author), Gao, Tianming (author), Zhang, Hongzhi (author), Ling, Yifeng (author), Šavija, B. (author)
This study investigates the size effect on the compressive strength of foamed concrete at the mesoscale level combining X-ray computed tomography (X-CT) and a discrete lattice model. Image segmentation techniques and X-CT were employed to obtain virtual specimens comprising hydrated cement paste and air voids. The lineal-path function and...
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Lin, Weibin (author), Sun, Yimin (author), Nijhuis, S. (author)
Floods are common and inevitable natural disasters. Achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11.5 is a critical challenge for coastal cities, especially those in deltaic lowlands such as in the case of Guangzhou, China. Regarding the spatial planning and design of such urban regions, it is crucial to study the impacts of flooding in compact or...
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Javvaji, L.S. (author), Bolatkale, M. (author), Bajoria, Shagun (author), Rutten, Robert (author), Essink, Bert Oude (author), Beijens, Koen (author), Makinwa, K.A.A. (author), Breems, L.J. (author)
Advances in CMOS technologies and circuit techniques have led to the development of continuous-time delta-sigma modulators (CTΔ Σ Ms) that sample at gigahertz (GHz) frequencies and achieve high linearity [-100 dBc and >120 dBFS spurious-free dynamic ranges (SFDRs)] in wide bandwidths (>100 MHz). However, at low frequencies (≤ 10 MHz),...
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