Rahmat Shoureshi

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Flexible operation of a robotic agent in an uncalibrated environment requires the ability to recover unknown or partially known parameters of the workspace through sensing. Of the sensors available to a robotic agent, visual sensors provide information that is richer and more complete than other sensors. In this paper we present robust techniques for the(More)
Engineering has traditionally focused on the external extensions of organisms, such as transportation systems, high-rise buildings, and entertainment systems. In contrast, bioengineering is concerned with inward processes of biologic organisms. Utilization of engineering principles and techniques in the analysis and solution of problems in medicine and(More)
Mining accidents have occurred since the early days of mining. Therewere a total of 525 mining disasters (incidents with five or more fatalities) in both coal and metal/nonmetal mines from 1900 through 2007 in the United States, resulting in 12,823 fatalities. Most of these disasters involve mine rescue teams, which are specially trained to perform search(More)
This paper presents two approaches for utilization of neural networks in identification of dynamical systems. In the first approach, a Hopfield network is used to implement a least-squares estimation for time-varying and time-invariant systems. The second approach, which is in the frequency domain, utilizes a set of orthogonal basis functions and Fourier(More)
One of the immediate applications of neural networks in the engineering field is pattern recognition and its extension to system identification. Three unique features of neural networks, namely, learning, high speed processing of massive data, and the ability to handle signals with degrees of uncertainty make such networks attractive to dynamical systems.(More)
This is a project report from the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC). PSERC is a multi-university Center conducting research on challenges facing a restructuring electric power industry and educating the next generation of power engineers. More information about PSERC can be found at the Center's website: Notice Concerning Copyright Material(More)
An essential step toward the development of an intelligent substation is to provide self-diagnosing capability at the equipment level. Transformers, circuit breakers and other substation equipment should be enabled to detect their potential failures and make life expectancy prediction without human interference. This paper focuses on the development of an(More)