Adam Preston

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A special gripper has been designed to pick apples from trees in an apple orchard. It is a low cost gripper with highly capability to pick an apple without scratching its skin. The gripper has been designed in accordance to the apple orchard environment and robot specification. Furthermore, the experiments show that the gripper can complete all tasks(More)
The synthesis, structure, and conformational properties of folded metallodendrons are described. The enhanced coordination ability of oxazoline-functionalized pyridyl-2,6-dicarboxamides, compared with pyridyl-2.6-diarylamides, permits unique metals to be installed at the peripheral and focal shells of the dendron. Circular dichroism (CD) studies and X-ray(More)
Introduction RTI International has worked on enhancing health information and disease surveillance systems in many countries, including The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Guinea, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Philippines, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Strengthening these systems is critical for all three of the Prevent, Detect and Respond domains(More)
A practical synthesis of the bicyclic dienyl sultam 9 has been developed. The viable route involved several key steps. Of these, ring-closing metathesis represented by the conversion of 19 to 20 had to be implemented in advance of the assembly of other rings such as is present in 15. Product 20 was used as the template for more advanced framework(More)
The synthesis and conformational properties of 2,6-bis-[2-((4S)-4-methyl-4,5-dihydro-1,3-oxazol-2-yl)phenyl]carbam oylpyridines, 2, have been described. Bisoxazoline 2a was prepared in five steps from 2-nitrobenzoyl chloride in an overall yield of 71%. In contrast to related structures such as 1, bisoxazoline 2a exhibits a highly biased P-type helical(More)
[Structure: see text] The structural consequences of coordinating 2,6-bis[2-((4S)-4-methyl-4,5-dihydro-1,3-oxazol-2-yl)phenyl]carbamoylpyridines, 2, with divalent metals such as Cu(II), Ni(II), and Zn(II) are reported. Metal coordination occurs under mild conditions in a manner that preserves the helical bias of the parent ligand in the solid state and in(More)
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