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  • Autonomous navigation of micro aerial vehicles: state estimation using fast and low-cost sensors 

    Santamaria Navarro, Àngel; Loianno, Giuseppe; Solà Ortega, Joan; Kumar, VIjay; Andrade-Cetto, Juan (2018)
    Article
    Open Access
    The combination of visual and inertial sensors for state estimation has recently found wide echo in the robotics community, especially in the aerial robotics field, due to the lightweight and complementary characteristics ...
  • Modeling human-likeness in approaching motions of dual-arm autonomous robots 

    Rosell Gratacòs, Jan; Suárez Feijóo, Raúl; García Hidalgo, Néstor (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This paper addresses the problem of obtaining human-like motions with an anthropomorphic dual-arm torso assembled on a mobile platform. The focus is set on the coordinated movements of the robotic arms and the robot base ...
  • Energy management strategy for a bioethanol isolated hybrid system: simulations and experiments 

    Rullo, Pablo Gabriel; Costa Castelló, Ramon; Roda Serrat, Vicente; Feroldi, Diego Hernan (2018-05-28)
    Article
    Open Access
    Renewable energy sources have significant advantages both from the environmental and the economic point of view. Additionally, renewable energy sources can contribute significantly to the development of isolated areas that ...
  • A shifting pole placement approach for the design of performance-varying multivariable PID controllers via BMIs 

    Sánchez, Helem Sabina; Rotondo, Damiano; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Quevedo Casín, Joseba Jokin (2018)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    In this paper, the design of a performance-varying multivariable Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) controllers is presented. The main objective is to provide a framework for changing online the closed-loop behavior ...
  • Robust invariant sets and active mode detection for discrete-time uncertain descriptor systems 

    Wang, Ye; Olaru, Sorin; Valmorbida, Giorgio; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Cembrano Gennari, Gabriela (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    In this paper, the computation of robust invariant sets for discrete-time uncertain descriptor systems is investigated. The studied descriptor systems are assumed to be regular and stable subject to unknown but bounded ...
  • Improving engineering education for sustainable development using concept maps and multivariate data analysis 

    Svanström, Magdalena; Sjöblom, Jonas; Segalàs Coral, Jorge; Fröling, Morgan (2018)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    In education for sustainable development (ESD), the inclusion and handling of a multitude of perspectives and the interconnectivity of different dimensions of the world are often targeted. Based on the assumption that ...
  • Measurement of the radiative capture cross section of the s-process branching points 204Tl and 171Tm at the n_TOF facility (CERN) 

    Casanovas Hoste, Adrià; Domingo-Pardo, C; Guerrero, C.; Calviño Tavares, Francisco; Tarifeño Saldivia, Ariel Esteban; Cortés Rossell, Guillem Pere (EPJ Web of Conferences, 2018)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The neutron capture cross section of some unstable nuclei is especially relevant for s-process nucleosynthesis studies. This magnitude is crucial to determine the local abundance pattern, which can yield valuable information ...
  • Aerial robotics in building inspection and maintenance 

    Grau Saldes, Antoni; Guerra Paradas, Edmundo; Bolea Monte, Yolanda; Puig-Pey Clavería, Ana María; Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto (Technische Universität München, 2018)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    Buildings need periodic revision about their state, materials degrade with time and repairs or renewals have to be made driven by maintenance needs or safety requirements. That happens with any kind of buildings and ...
  • Manipulation of unknown objects to improve the grasp quality using tactile information 

    Montaño Sarria, Andrés Felipe; Suárez Feijóo, Raúl (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-05-03)
    Article
    Open Access
    This work presents a novel and simple approach in the area of manipulation of unknown objects considering both geometric and mechanical constraints of the robotic hand. Starting with an initial blind grasp, our method ...
  • Economic model predictive control with nonlinear constraint relaxation for the operational management of water distribution networks 

    Wang, Ye; Álamo Cantarero, Teodoro; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Cembrano Gennari, Gabriela (2018)
    Article
    Open Access
    This paper presents the application of an economic model predictive control (MPC) for the operational management of water distribution networks (WDNs) with periodic operation and nonlinear constraint relaxation. In addition ...
  • Teaching a robot the semantics of assembly tasks 

    Savarimuthu, Thiusius Rajeeth; Anders, Buch; Schlette, Christian; Wantia, Nils; Rossmann, Jürgen; Martinez Martinez, David; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Torras, Carme; Ales, Ude; Bojan, Nemec; Aljaž, Kramberger; Worgotter, Florentin; Eren Erdal, Aksoy; Papon, Jeremie; Haller, Simon; Piater, Justus; Krüger, Norbert (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
    Article
    Open Access
    We present a three-level cognitive system in a learning by demonstration context. The system allows for learn- ing and transfer on the sensorimotor level as well as the planning level. The fundamentally different data ...
  • Multi–layer health–aware economic predictive control of a pasteurization pilot plant 

    Karimi Pour, Fatemeh; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Ocampo-Martínez, Carlos (2018)
    Article
    Open Access
    This paper proposes two different health-aware economic predictive control strategies that aim at minimizing the damage of components in a pasteurization plant. The damage is assessed with a rainflow-counting algorithm ...

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