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  • Advanced digital resonant control techniques for grid-connected voltage source converters 

    Orellana Barceló, Marcos (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-02-06)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    It is a fact that the presence of power distributed generation sources in the electrical sector is growing exponentially worldwide. This can mainly be explained by the increase of renewable energy production, which involves ...
  • Vision based sensor substitution in robotic assisted surgery 

    Marbán González, Arturo (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-02-12)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Perceiving and understanding the world represents a long-term goal in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). In recent years, advances in the field of Machine Learning (ML), and specifically in Deep Learning (DL), have ...
  • Physics-based motion planning for grasping and manipulation 

    Ud Din, Muhayy (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-12-04)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    This thesis develops a series of knowledge-oriented physics-based motion planning algorithms for grasping and manipulation in cluttered an uncertain environments. The main idea is to use high-level knowledge-based reasoning ...
  • Fault detection and fault tolerant control in wind turbines 

    Tutivén Gálvez, Christian (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-09-27)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Renewable energy is an important sustainable energy in the world. Up to now, as an essential part of low emissions energy in a lot of countries, renewable energy has been important to the national energy security, and ...
  • A template based approach for human action recognition 

    Carmona Leyva, Josep Maria (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-06-19)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Visual analysis of human movements concerns the understanding of human activities from image sequences. The goal of the action/gesture recognition is to recognize the label that corresponds to an action or gesture made by ...
  • Bimanual robot skills: MP encoding, dimensionality reduction and reinforcement learning 

    Colomé Figueras, Adrià (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-07-14)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    In our culture, robots have been in novels and cinema for a long time, but it has been specially in the last two decades when the improvements in hardware - better computational power and components - and advances in ...
  • The role of population games in the design of optimization-based controllers: a large-scale insight 

    Barreiro Gómez, Julián (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-05-17)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Covenantee:  Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
    This thesis is mainly devoted to the study of the role of evolutionary-game theory in the design of distributed optimization-based controllers. Game theoretical approaches have been used in several engineering fields, e.g., ...
  • Estimating and understanding motion : from diagnostic to robotic surgery 

    Avilés Rivero, Angélica Ivone (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-05-18)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Estimating and understanding motion from an image sequence is a central topic in computer vision. The high interest in this topic is because we are living in a world where many events that occur in the environment are ...
  • Prognostics and health aware model predictive control of wind turbines 

    Sánchez Sardi, Héctor Eloy (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-07-21)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Wind turbines components are subject to considerable stresses and fatigue due to extreme environmental conditions to which they are exposed, especially those located offshore. Also, the most common faults present in wind ...
  • Searching and tracking of humans in urban environments with humanoid robots 

    Goldhoorn, Alex (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-09-21)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Searching and tracking are important behaviours for a mobile service robot to assist people, to search-and-rescue and, in general, to locate mobile objects, animals or humans. Even though searching might be evident for ...
  • Visual guidance of unmanned aerial manipulators 

    Santamaria Navarro, Àngel (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-04-24)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    The ability to fly has greatly expanded the possibilities for robots to perform surveillance, inspection or map generation tasks. Yet it was only in recent years that research in aerial robotics was mature enough to allow ...
  • Development of control systems and state observers for efficiency and durability improvement in PEM fuel cell based systems 

    Luna Pacho, Julio Alberto (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-02-27)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells, which use hydrogen as fuel, provide high power densities while operating at lower temperatures, reducing the cost of materials and maintenance. PEM fuel cells are suitable for a ...

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