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    • Analysis of S-Circuit Uncertainty 

      Ahmed, Taahir (2011-08-08)
      The theory of sensori-computational circuits provides a capable framework for the description and optimization of robotic systems, including on-line optimizations. This theory, however, is inadequate in that it does not ...
    • An Automated System for the Creation of Articulated Mechanical Parts 

      Wheeler, Christopher R. (2010-07-14)
      Proposes a new method to model the geometric form of articulated mechanical parts while simultaneously testing their range of motion in relation to other nearby parts. Utilizing a database of mechanical parts in virtual ...
    • Design and Implementation of an Ionic-Polymer-Metal-Composite Biomimetic Robot 

      Chang, Yi-Chu (2013-05-02)
      Ionic polymer metal composite (IPMC) is used in various bio-inspired systems, such as fish and tadpole-like robots swimming in water. The deflection of this smart material results from several internal and external factors, ...
    • Geometric Design of Spherical Serial Chains with Curvature Constraints in the Environment 

      Tolety, Anurag Bharadwaj (2012-10-19)
      This research builds up on recent results in planar kinematic synthesis with contact direction and curvature constraints on the workpiece. The synthesis of spherical serial chains is considered to guide a rigid body, such ...
    • On the synthesis of fixed order stabilizing controllers 

      Kang, Sin Cheon (Texas A&M University, 2007-04-25)
      In this dissertation, we consider two problems concerning the synthesis of fixed order controllers for Single Input, Single Output systems. The first problem deals with the synthesis of absolutely stabilizing fixed order ...
    • Optimal Path Generation for Monocular Simultaneous Localization and Mapping 

      Roorda, Timothy Isaac (2014-09-01)
      Monocular Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (MonoSLAM), a derivative of Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM), is a navigation method for autonomous vehicles that uses only an inertial measurement unit and a ...
    • Reinforcement Learning For Collision Avoidance 

      Crouther, Paul (2015-09-23)
      Autonomous travel poses challenges in machine learning navigation. Different approaches have been considered, such as reinforcement learning, dynamic programming methodologies, and other artificial intelligence assisted ...
    • Soft Robot Design to Support Communication for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder 

      Fairbanks, Cynthia Carol; French, Tara Ashley (2016-03-08)
      Our study investigates the advantages of using soft robots to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder advance their social skills focusing on speech development. The field of developing robots for therapeutic use is ...