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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...
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Parolya, N. (author), Heiny, Johannes (author), Kurowicka, D. (author)
Consider a random vector y = Σ <sup>1/2</sup> x, where the p elements of the vector x are i.i.d. real-valued random variables with zero mean and finite fourth moment, and Σ <sup>1/2</sup> is a deterministic p × p matrix such that the eigenvalues of the population correlation matrix R of y are uniformly bounded away from zero and infinity. In...
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Kronmüller, M. (author)
In recent years, Flash Delivery services have gained great popularity. Flash Delivery is a service where goods of daily need can be ordered on-demand and subsequently are delivered to the customer within a short time window, for example, in the next ten minutes. Operational efficiency and cost management are vital for sustainability in this...
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Revelo Obando, B.A. (author)
Seismic survey design deals with determining the acquisition parameters that lead to the best possible imaging and characterization of the subsurface. The design of the survey is constrained by health, safety and environmental considerations and the available budget, seeking for a balance between quality and cost. Because seismic exploration is...
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Szabo Corbacho, M. (author)
The ongoing growth of the global population has led to increased resource consumption, particularly in the realm of water resources, resulting in potential shortages and environmental concerns. The surge in industrialization has intensified the demand for freshwater, consequently causing significant contamination of global water sources through...
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Varbanov, B.M. (author)
The theory of quantum mechanics describes many phenomena that may initially seem to be counter-intuitive and, in some cases, impossible, given the understanding of classical mechanics that most of us are more intimately familiar with. Following its initial introduction, there was a great deal of debate among scientists regarding the predictions...
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Syamsuri, L.M. (author)
This PhD study investigates the challenges of and proposes potential solutions to relatively low innovativeness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the ICT sector in Indonesia. Since there is not much understanding of apparent ‘missed opportunities’ in Indonesia's ICT sector, there is a need to investigate internal conditions that...
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van den Broek, M.J. (author)
In the current state of model-based wind farm flow control, the implementation of yaw-based wake steering based on steady-state models has demonstrated potential for improving wind farm power production. However, for realistic, time-varying wind directions, the dynamics of wake propagation may impact the effectiveness of wake redirection. This...
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Ashkenazy, A. (author)
Governments all over the world have been searching for ways to build resilience to a myriad of risks, which seem to intensify in frequency and potential impact – from the Covid-19 pandemic to climate change, from AI running loose to economic crises that defy our expectations and understanding. Many have embraced concepts and ideas from...
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Felimban, Ahmed Abdulazeem (author)
The thesis explores energy retrofitting options for enhancing the energy efficiency of residential buildings in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It identifies and validates cost-effective energy retrofit schemes that have the potential for energy savings. The thesis also assesses the feasibility of energy retrofitting scenarios for building envelopes and...
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Hashemi, L. (author)
The demand for sustainable and clean energy sources has become increasingly vital in addressing the challenges of climate change and energy security. Hydrogen, with its high energy density and potential for carbon-free energy conversion, has emerged as a promising candidate for future energy systems. Efficient storage and retrieval of hydrogen...
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Chavez Olalla, J.F. (author)
This thesis addresses the application of electromagnetic exploration techniques to reduce uncertainties in the subsurface, particularly in low-lying coastal and delta areas like the Netherlands that are increasingly vulnerable to flooding due to climate change. In response to climate change, countries must reinforce their water defenses, a...
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Liu, L. (author)
The MMC-based MTDC systems are considered a promising solution for long-distance power transmission, integration of renewable energy sources, and interconnection of power grids. Nowadays, MMC-based MTDC systems have been successfully developed in various projects worldwide and are expected to play a significant role in future electrical power...
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Khabbazan, S. (author)
Agriculture plays a critical role in the economy and environment worldwide, and the provision of real-time, reliable information on large-scale agricultural activity is essential for precision agriculture and global economic prosperity. In this context, remote sensing, especially through Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), can play an important role...
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Vanhamel, J. (author), Dupont, Samuel (author), Kastelik, Jean-Claude (author), Dekemper, Emmanuel (author)
Acousto-Optical Tunable Filters (AOTFs) make use of the interaction between sound and light. To generate an ultrasound diffraction grating, a Radio-Frequency (RF) signal is applied to a piezoelectric transducer. The optical pass band can be controlled by adapting the properties of this transducer and the RF-signal. To achieve more precise...
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Afrasteh, Y. (author)
Establishing an accurate global unified vertical reference frame (VRF) is a long-standing objective of geodesy. However, that objective has still not been achieved. One particular application where the lack of such a VRF is evident, is the improvement of hydrodynamic models by assimilating total water levels acquired by tide gauges. Indeed, to...
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Suau, M. (author)
Reinforcement learning techniques have demonstrated great promise in tackling sequential decision-making problems. However, the inherent complexity of real-world scenarios presents significant challenges for its application. This thesis takes a fresh approach that explores the untapped potential of factored state representations as a means to...
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Verhelst, H.M. (author)
Wrinkles are ubiquitous in the world around us. In our daily lives, we encounter wrinkles in various forms, whether in our clothes or on our skin. Wrinkles emerge as a result of a delicate interplay between bending, membrane, and foundation stiffness contributions within membranes. While experimental investigations provide insights into the...
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Hoencamp, C. (author)
Every human being originates from a single fertilized egg cell, continuously duplicating to form a body consisting of trillions of cells in a process known as the cell cycle. This cycle involves two major stages: interphase, where the cell prepares for division, and mitosis, where it divides into two daughter cells. The accurate duplication and...
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Giuffré, A. (author)
In 2022 the aviation sector accounted for 1.9%of global greenhouse gas emissions, 2.5% of global CO2 emissions, and 3.5% of effective radiative forcing. To reach the long-term target of net zero emissions, revolutionary aircraft designs, featuring electrified or hydrogen powered propulsion systems, are needed. At the same time, the...
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