What Is Community Operational Research?, 2017 University of Hull
What Is Community Operational Research?, Gerald Midgley, Michael P. Johnson Jr., George Chichirau
Michael P. Johnson
Structuring Financial Incentives For Residential Solar Electric Systems, 2017 Portland State University
Structuring Financial Incentives For Residential Solar Electric Systems, Kevin C. Van Blommestein, Yonghee Cho, Tugrul U. Daim, Paul Sklar
Sensor-Based Legged Robot Homing Using Range-Only Target Localization, 2017 University of Pennsylvania
Sensor-Based Legged Robot Homing Using Range-Only Target Localization, Vasileios Vasilopoulos, Omur Arslan, Avik De, Daniel E. Koditschek
Departmental Papers (ESE)
This paper demonstrates a fully sensor-based reactive homing behavior on a physical quadrupedal robot, using onboard sensors, in simple (convex obstacle-cluttered) unknown, GPS-denied environments. Its implementation is enabled by our empirical success in controlling the legged machine to approximate the (abstract) unicycle mechanics assumed by the navigation algorithm, and our proposed method of range-only target localization using particle filters.
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Post-Disaster Supply Chain Interdependent Critical Infrastructure System Restoration: A Review Of Data Necessary And Available For Modeling, 2017 Missouri University of Science and Technology
Post-Disaster Supply Chain Interdependent Critical Infrastructure System Restoration: A Review Of Data Necessary And Available For Modeling, Varun Ramachandran, Suzanna Long, Tom Shoberg, Steven Corns, Hector J. Carlo
The majority of restoration strategies in the wake of large-scale disasters have focused on short-term emergency response solutions. Few consider medium- to long-term restoration strategies to reconnect urban areas to national supply chain interdependent critical infrastructure systems (SCICI). These SCICI promote the effective flow of goods, services, and information vital to the economic vitality of an urban environment. To re-establish the connectivity that has been broken during a disaster between the different SCICI, relationships between these systems must be identified, formulated, and added to a common framework to form a system-level restoration plan. To accomplish this goal, a considerable collection ...
What New Faculty Need To Know, But Don't Know To Ask, 2017 Missouri University of Science and Technology
What New Faculty Need To Know, But Don't Know To Ask, Susan L. Murray, Elizabeth A. Cudney, Suzanna Long, Katie Grantham Lough
A smooth transition to life at an academic institution and the surrounding community is essential to the professional careers of new faculty members. The transition begins during the hiring process and startup package negotiations. Once at an institution, aspects of academia including teaching, proposal writing, and the tenure process inevitably generate issues and concerns for new faculty members. Research has shown that mentoring new faculty members early in their academic career can have significant impact on professional success. This is especially true at a research-based institution where the demands of funded scholarship add an extra level of complexity. A survey ...
Modular Hopping And Running Via Parallel Composition, 2017 University of Pennsylvania
Modular Hopping And Running Via Parallel Composition, Avik De
Departmental Papers (ESE)
Though multi-functional robot hardware has been created, the complexity in its functionality has been constrained by a lack of algorithms that appropriately manage flexible and autonomous reconfiguration of interconnections to physical and behavioral components.
Raibert pioneered a paradigm for the synthesis of planar hopping using a composition of ``parts'': controlled vertical hopping, controlled forward speed, and controlled body attitude. Such reduced degree-of-freedom compositions also seem to appear in running animals across several orders of magnitude of scale. Dynamical systems theory can offer a formal representation of such reductions in terms of ``anchored templates,'' respecting which Raibert's empirical synthesis (and ...
Open Access, Open Access, How Does Your Catalog Grow? With Selection, Access, And Usage All In A Virtual Row!, 2017 Binghamton University
Open Access, Open Access, How Does Your Catalog Grow? With Selection, Access, And Usage All In A Virtual Row!, David W. Schuster, Susan J. Martin
Charleston Library Conference
Much of the open access (OA) focus and discussion has been on journals (think Glossa), but the open access monograph has come fully into its own. University and scholarly publishers are providing high-quality books, often in areas that rely on long-form scholarship. However, open access monographs presented a challenge. How do they fit into the traditional models of selection, acquisition, cataloging, and tracking usage?
In the spring of 2016, Texas Woman’s University Libraries created a simple workflow to make open access monographs accessible through the libraries’ discovery layer using Google Sheets to track the workflow and EZproxy to track ...
Technical Report On: Towards Reactive Control Of Simplified Legged Robotics Maneuvers, 2017 University of Pennsylvania
Technical Report On: Towards Reactive Control Of Simplified Legged Robotics Maneuvers, Jeff Duperret, D. E. Koditschek
Technical Reports (ESE)
This technical report provides proofs and calculations for the paper "Towards Reactive Control of Simplified Legged Robotics Maneuvers," as well as implementation notes and a discussion on robustness.
Profile Interview With Vincent Duffy, 2017 Purdue University
Profile Interview With Vincent Duffy, Apoorva Sulakhe
Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement
Dr. Vincent Duffy is an associate professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University holding a joint appointment with Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Duffy focuses on human factors engineering and ergonomic design. His interest in teaching began early when he was a teaching assistant for IE 386 at Purdue University while pursuing his master’s degree. As an industrial engineering master’s non-thesis student, Duffy realized he had a natural inclination toward teaching. This motivation, along with the support and mentorship of Ferdinand Leimkuhler, the head of the department, turned him toward the fi eld of research. He ...
Answering Food Insecurity: Serving The Community With Food And Knowledge Using Technology, 2017 Purdue University
Answering Food Insecurity: Serving The Community With Food And Knowledge Using Technology, Courtney Simpson
Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement
The courses of Tech120, CGT110, and ENGT 180/181 and Red Gold at Purdue collaborated to design a robot that would plant and water a garden for a local community charter school. The students centered the project on the users’ needs for fresh food, nutrition education, and early exposure to STEM for children. The school, Anderson Preparatory Academy (APA), is comprised of many children who come from low-income families and are in the free or reduced lunch program. Inspired from “Farm Bot,” a similar system that allows for almost hands-free gardening, the “Boiler Bot” is designed to be scalable so ...
Consumer-Adoption Modeling Of Distributed Solar Using An Agent-Based Approach, 2017 Iowa State University
Consumer-Adoption Modeling Of Distributed Solar Using An Agent-Based Approach, Anuj Mittal, Wanyu Huang, Caroline C. Krejci
Using Emerging Open Source Technolgies To Foster Reproducability In Research, 2017 Illinois State University
Using Emerging Open Source Technolgies To Foster Reproducability In Research, Joe Olson
Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research
No abstract provided.
Instances For "The Restaurant Meal Delivery Problem: Dynamic Pick-Up And Delivery With Deadlines And Random Ready Times", 2017 Technische Universitat Braunschweig
Instances For "The Restaurant Meal Delivery Problem: Dynamic Pick-Up And Delivery With Deadlines And Random Ready Times", Marlin Ulmer, Barrett W. Thomas, Ann M. Campbell, Nicholas Woyak
Tippie College of Business Publications
No abstract provided.
Utilizing Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy For Prediction Of Cognitive Workload In Noisy Work Environments, 2017 Wright State University - Main Campus
Utilizing Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy For Prediction Of Cognitive Workload In Noisy Work Environments, Ryan Gabbard, Mary E. Fendley, Irfaan A. Dar, Rik Warren, Nasser H. Kashou
Biomedical, Industrial & Human Factors Engineering Faculty Publications
Occupational noise frequently occurs in the work environment in military intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations. This impacts cognitive performance by acting as a stressor, potentially interfering with the analysts’ decision-making process. We investigated the effects of different noise stimuli on analysts’ performance and workload in anomaly detection by simulating a noisy work environment. We utilized functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to quantify oxy-hemoglobin (HbO) and deoxy-hemoglobin concentration changes in the prefrontal cortex (PFC), as well as behavioral measures, which include eye tracking, reaction time, and accuracy rate. We hypothesized that noisy environments would have a negative effect on the participant in ...
Identification Of Reverse Engineering Candidates Utilizing Machine Learning And Aircraft Cannibalization Data, 2017 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Identification Of Reverse Engineering Candidates Utilizing Machine Learning And Aircraft Cannibalization Data, Marc Banghart
International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace
As military aircraft continue to remain in service and age, cannibalization of parts is increasing. Proactive identification of parts that are at high risk for cannibalization will inform engineering processes such as reverse engineering, thus allowing potentially reducing lead time to develop new parts. The research objective was to develop a causal structure that can be used for prediction of when cannibalization actions may occur. Bayesian networks allow encoding of causality between various descriptive features given a data set. The method utilized a tabu search algorithm, identified the underlying causal structure and the associated node probabilities. The method is then ...
Accessibility And Usability Of Government Websites In Tanzania.Pdf, 2017 University of Dar Es Salaam
Accessibility And Usability Of Government Websites In Tanzania.Pdf, Joel S. Mtebe Phd, Aron W. Kondoro
Dr. Joel S. Mtebe
Analyzing Team Training Data: Aspirations For A Gift Data Analytics Engine, 2017 Iowa State University
Analyzing Team Training Data: Aspirations For A Gift Data Analytics Engine, Stephen B. Gilbert, Anne M. Sinatra, Anastacia Macallister, Adam Kohl, Eliot Winer, Michael C. Dorneich, Anna Slavina, Desmond Bonner, Kaitlyn M. Ouverson
No abstract provided.
The Challenges Of Building Intelligent Tutoring Systems For Teams, 2017 Iowa State University
The Challenges Of Building Intelligent Tutoring Systems For Teams, Desmond Bonner, Stephen B. Gilbert, Michael C. Dorneich, Eliot Winer, Anne M. Sinatra, Anna Slavina, Anastacia Macallister, Joseph Holub
Intelligent Tutoring Systems have been useful for individual instruction and training, but have not been widely created for teams, despite the widespread use of team training and learning in groups. This paper reviews two projects that developed team tutors: the Team Multiple Errands Task (TMET) and the Recon Task developed using the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT). Specifically, this paper 1) analyzes why team tasks have significantly more complexity than an individual task, 2) describes the two team-based platforms for team research, and 3) explores the complexities of team tutor authoring. Results include a recommended process for authoring a ...
Fusing Self-Reported And Sensor Data From Mixed-Reality Training, 2017 Iowa State University
Fusing Self-Reported And Sensor Data From Mixed-Reality Training, Trevor Richardson, Stephen B. Gilbert, Joseph Holub, Frederick Thompson, Anastacia Macallister, Rafael Radkowski, Eliot Winer
Military and industrial use of smaller, more accurate sensors are allowing increasing amounts of data to be acquired at diminishing costs during training. Traditional human subject testing often collects qualitative data from participants through self-reported questionnaires. This qualitative information is valuable but often incomplete to assess training outcomes. Quantitative information such as motion tracking data, communication frequency, and heart rate can offer the missing pieces in training outcome assessment. The successful fusion and analysis of qualitative and quantitative information sources is necessary for collaborative, mixed-reality, and augmented-reality training to reach its full potential. The challenge is determining a reliable framework ...
Creating A Team Tutor Using Gift, 2017 Iowa State University
Creating A Team Tutor Using Gift, Stephen B. Gilbert, Anna Slavina, Michael C. Dorneich, Anne M. Sinatra, Desmond Bonner, Joan Johnston, Joseph Holub, Anastacia Macallister, Eliot H. Winer
Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications
With the movement in education towards collaborative learning, it is becoming more important that learners be able to work together in groups and teams. Intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) have been used successfully to teach individuals, but so far only a few ITSs have been used for the purpose of training teams. This is due to the difficulty of creating such systems. An ITS for teams must be able to assess complex interactions between team members (team skills) as well as the way they interact with the system itself (task skills). Assessing team skills can be difficult because they contain social ...