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Autonomous Fire Suppression Using Feedback Control for Robotic Firefighting
(Virginia Tech, 2016-02-04)
There is an increasing demand for robotics in dangerous and extreme conditions to limit human exposure and risk. An area in which robots are being considered as a support tool is in firefighting operations to reduce the ...
Adaptive Predictor-Based Output Feedback Control of Unknown Multi-Input Multi-Output Systems: Theory and Application to Biomedical Inspired Problems
(Virginia Tech, 2016-06-03)
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is a technique that applies electrical currents to nervous tissue in order to actively induce muscle contraction. Recent research has shown that FES provides a promising treatment ...
Rangefinding in Fire Smoke Environments
(Virginia Tech, 2016-01-07)
The field of robotics has advanced to the point where robots are being developed for use in fire environments to perform firefighting tasks. These environments contain varying levels of fire and smoke, both of which ...
Closed Loop Control of Muscle Contraction using Functional Electrical Stimulation
(Virginia Tech, 2016-02-05)
A promising approach to treat patients with vocal fold paralysis using electrical stimulation is investigated throughout this research work. Functional Electrical Stimulation works by stimulating the atrophied muscle or ...