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— This paper derives a new type of control law to steer the dynamic model of a wheeled robot of unicycle type along a desired spatial path. The methodology adopted for path following control deals explicitly with vehicle dynamics and plant parameter uncertainty. Furthermore, it overcomes stringent initial condition constraints that are present in a number(More)
SUMMARY A new type of control law is derived to steer the dynamic model of a wheeled robot of unicycle type along a desired path. The methodology adopted for path following control deals explicitly with vehicle dynamics and plant parameter uncertainty. Furthermore, it overcomes stringent initial condition constraints that are present in a number of path(More)
—Outages and faults in interconnected power systems may cause cascading sequences of events, and catastrophic failures of power systems. How to efficiently manage power systems and restore the systems from faults is a challenging research issue in power engineering. Multi-agent systems are employed to address such a challenge in recent years. A centralized(More)
Functional neuromuscular stimulation (FNS)/functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a potential way to restore some functionality to the limbs of patients with spinal cord injury through direct/indirect stimulation of the motoneuron. One of the constraints for wider use of FNS on paraplegic patients is the lack of efficient control algorithm. Most of the(More)
Over the last twenty years there has been a considerable effort to find a `new' model of regional economic development. Inspired by the economic success of the well-known industrial clusters, such as Silicon Valley, California, and Route 128, Boston, many regional scientists have attempted to find ways to transform and revitalize the regional (urban)(More)
Negotiating agents play a key role in e-markets and become more popular. However, in much existing work, the e-markets are assumed to be closed and static, which is unrealistic. To address the issue, this paper developed negotiating agents that can adapt their negotiation strategies, outcome expectations, offer evaluations, and counter-offers generations in(More)
This paper addresses the problem of vision-based path following control for a wheeled robot of the unicycle type. A non-linear controller is derived that yields convergence of the vehi-cle's position to a straight line in the presence of model parameter uncertainty. Control design starts with a kinematic model of the system that describes the relationship(More)
Keywords: Academic spin-off firms University Networks Funding for innovation Linear and curvelinear trends a b s t r a c t Little research has been done on how the relationships of academic spin-off firms with their parent university influence their ability to attract funding for innovation activities. University is undoubtedly important for young(More)
In this paper, we explore factors that may determine the performance of university spin-off companies. In particular, we focus on socioeconomic networks and support received from incubator organizations. Using spin-offs from the Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands as a case study, we explore whether spin-offs’ performance is influenced by the(More)
Applying agent and multi-agent techniques on power networks for system modelling and simulation has been an active research area in recent years. In this paper, we proposed a multi-agent system to model the power distribution network by considering distributed generations. Five types of agents, i.e., substation agent, bus agent, feeder agent, load agent and(More)