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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 ...
Hyperredundant Dynamic Robotic Tails for Stabilizing and Maneuvering Control of Legged Robots
(Virginia Tech, 2018-02-23)
High-performing legged robots require complex spatial leg designs and controllers to simultaneously implement propulsion, maneuvering and stabilization behaviors. Looking to nature, tails assist a variety of animals with ...
Design and Control of a Humanoid Robot, SAFFiR
(Virginia Tech, 2014-05-29)
Emergency first responders are the great heroes of our day, having to routinely risk their lives for the safety of others. Developing robotic technologies to aid in such emergencies could greatly reduce the risk these ...
Design and Implementation of Articulated Robotic Tails to Augment the Performance of Reduced Degree-of-Freedom Legged Robots
(Virginia Tech, 2018-04-24)
This dissertation explores the design, and implementation of articulated robotic tail mechanisms onboard reduced degree-of-freedom (DOF) legged robots to augment performance in terms of stability and maneuverability. ...
Stochastic Motion Planning for Applications in Subsea Survey and Area Protection
(Virginia Tech, 2012-03-30)
This dissertation addresses high-level path planning and cooperative control for autonomous vehicles. The objective of our work is to closely and rigorously incorporate classication and detection performance into path ...
Analysis of Bat Biosonar Beampatterns: Biodiversity and Dynamics
(Virginia Tech, 2017-01-24)
Across species, bats exhibit wildly disparate differences in their noseleaf and pinnae shapes. Within Rhinolophid and Hipposiderid families, bats actively deform their pinnae and noseleaf during biosonar operation. Both ...