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A qualitative theory of gas dynamics
Within the realm of research toward the emulation of human intelligence, the problem of how to perform qualitative reasoning with computer programs has received considerable attention. The research field of qualitative ...
Optimal control of time evolution systems: Controllability investigations and numerical algorithms
Optimal control problems for partial differential equations of evolution, mostly of parabolic type, are considered. The means of control are a nonhomogeneous boundary condition or forcing term. A hierarchical control problem ...
Design, analysis, implementation, and control of a mobile robotic testbed for telepresence
A unique mobile telepresence testbed has been designed and implemented. This testbed is a tool for research in telepresence and tele-existence for control of remote robotic systems. An eight-degree-of-freedom, redundant ...
A vision-based fuzzy logic and neural network approach to the control of hyper-redundant robot manipulators
Hyper-redundant robot manipulators possess a very large degree of kinematic redundancy and are capable of motion similar to that of snakes and elephant trunks. Because of the computational burden required to calculate the ...
A connectionist approach to autonomous robotic navigation
Robotic navigation has been an area of intense research since the onset of mobile robot development. The usefulness of mobile robots ultimately reside in their ability to move and interact with the environment. Current ...
The use of a laser imaging system for automated vehicle guidance and space servicing tasks
This thesis presents a simulation of a laser imaging system for automated vehicle guidance and space servicing tasks. Data generated by this system are used to command a robot navigating in an unconstrained natural terrain. ...