The Thorvald II Agricultural Robotic System (Electrical/Electronics Project)

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This paper presents a novel and modular approach to agricultural robots. Food production is highly diverse in several aspects. Even farms that grow the same crops may differ in topology, infrastructure, production method, and so on. Modular robots help us adapt Continue reading

Augmented Robotics Dialog System for Enhancing Human–Robot Interaction (Computer Project)

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Augmented reality, augmented television and second screen are cutting edge technologies that provide end users extra and enhanced information related to certain events in real time. This enriched information helps users better understand such events, Continue reading

Mini-UAV based Sensory System for Measuring Environmental Variables in Greenhouses (Electrical/Electronics Project)

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This paper describes the design, construction and validation of a mobile sensory platform for greenhouse monitoring. The complete system consists of a sensory system on board a small quadrotor (i.e., a four rotor mini-UAV). The goals of this system include Continue reading

A Novel Cloud-based Service Robotics Application to Data Center Environmental Monitoring (Computer Project)

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This work presents a robotic application aimed at performing environmental monitoring in data centers. Due to the high energy density managed in data centers, environmental monitoring is crucial for controlling air temperature and humidity throughout Continue reading

Sending Safety Video over WiMAX in Vehicle Communications (Electrical/Electronics Project)

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This paper reports on the design of an OPNET simulation platform to test the performance of sending real-time safety vi deo over VANET (Vehicular Adhoc NETwork) using the WiMAX technology. To provide a more realistic environment for streaming Continue reading

Novel Concrete Temperature Monitoring Method based on an Embedded Passive RFID Sensor Tag (Civil Project)

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This paper firstly introduces the importance of temperature control in concrete measurement, then a passive radio frequency identification (RFID) sensor tag embedded for concrete temperature monitoring is presented. In order to reduce the influences Continue reading

On the Impact of Building Attenuation Models in VANET Simulations of Urban Scenarios (Electrical/Electronics Project)

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Buildings are important elements of cities for VANETs, since these obstacles may attenuate communications between vehicles. Consequently, the impact of buildings has to be considered as part of the attenuation model in VANET simulations of urban Continue reading

Enhanced Strain Measurement Range of an FBG Sensor Embedded in Seven-Wire Steel Strands (Civil Project)

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FBG sensors offer many advantages, such as a lack of sensitivity to electromagnetic waves, small size, high durability, and high sensitivity. However, their maximum strain measurement range is lower than the yield strain range (about 1.0%) of steel Continue reading

Using a Random Secret Pre-Distribution Scheme to Implement Message Authentication in VANETs (Electrical/Electronics Project)

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In recent years, the development of the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) has increased the popularity of vehicular ad hoc networks (VANET). A VANET is designed to enable vehicles to exchange information a bout traffic or vehicle conditions Continue reading

SVANET: A Smart Vehicular Ad Hoc Network for Efficient Data Transmission with Wireless Sensors (Electrical/Electronics Project)

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Wireless sensors can sense any event, such as accidents, as well as icy roads, and can forward the rescue/warning messages through intermediate vehicles for any necessary help. In this paper, we propose a smart vehicular ad hoc network (SVANET) architecture Continue reading

A Practical Framework to Study Low-Power Scheduling Algorithms on Real-Time and Embedded Systems (Computer Project)

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With the advanced technology used to design VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) circuits, low-power and energy-efficiency have played important roles for hardware and software implementation. Real-time scheduling is one of the fields that has attracted Continue reading