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We present a multi-modal multi-robot interaction whereby a user can identify an individual or a group of robots using haptic stimuli, and name them using a voice command (e.g."<i>You two are green</i>"). Subsequent commands can be addressed to the same robot(s) by name (e.g. "<i>Green! Take off</i>!"). We demonstrate this as part of a real-world integrated(More)
BACKGROUND Xylanase can replace chemical additives to improve the volume and sensory properties of bread in the baking. Suitable baking xylanase with improved yield will promote the application of xylanase in baking industry. The xylanase XYNZG from the Plectosphaerella cucumerina has been previously characterized by heterologous expression in Pichia(More)
We present an integrated human-robot interaction system that enables a user to select and command a team of two Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) using voice, touch, face engagement and hand gestures. This system integrates multiple human [multi]-robot interaction interfaces as well as a navigation and mapping algorithm in a coherent semi-realistic scenario.(More)
Copper compounds involved in photocatalysis have recently spurred considerable interest for their novel transformations. However, mechanistic investigations are still in infancy. We find a new type of reaction, that is, Cu(II) salt-catalyzed C-H functionalization of aromatic amines triggered by visible light irradiation. An array of mechanistic(More)
Time-resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy (TR-XAS), based on the laser-pump/X-ray-probe method, is powerful in capturing the change of the geometrical and electronic structure of the absorbing atom upon excitation. TR-XAS data analysis is generally performed on the laser-on minus laser-off difference spectrum. Here, a new analysis scheme is presented for(More)
Colloidal quantum dots (QDs) have demonstrated great promise in artificial photosynthesis. However, the ultrasmall size hinders its controllable and effective interaction with cocatalysts. To improve the poor interparticle electronic communication between free QD and cocatalyst, we design here a self-assembled architecture of nanoparticles, QDs and Pt(More)
X-ray transient absorption spectroscopy (XTA) and optical transient spectroscopy (OTA) were used to probe the Co(I) intermediate generated in situ from an aqueous photocatalytic hydrogen evolution system, with [RuII(bpy)3]Cl2·6H2O as the photosensitizer, ascorbic acid/ascorbate as the electron donor, and the Co-polypyridyl complex ([CoII(DPA-Bpy)Cl]Cl) as(More)
A visible-light-induced hydrogen evolution system based on a CdSe quantum dots (QDs)-TiO2 -Ni(OH)2 ternary assembly has been constructed under an ambient environment, and a bifunctional molecular linker, mercaptopropionic acid, is used to facilitate the interaction between CdSe QDs and TiO2 . This hydrogen evolution system works effectively in a basic(More)
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