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New sliding mode control theory-based method for on-line learning in multilayer neural controllers as applied to the speed control of electric drives is presented. The proposed algorithm establishes an inner sliding motion in terms of the controller parameters, leading the command error towards zero. The outer sliding motion concerns the controlled electric(More)
Traumatic dislocation of the hip is an extremely severe injury. Although previously considered an uncommon lesion, it now is seen more often as a result of motor vehicle accidents. In most cases, dislocation of the hip is associated with fractures of the acetabulum, which ultimately can result in a higher incidence of complications than the complications(More)
This paper describes the design of a new fuzzy logic-based navigation algorithm for autonomous robots. This design effectively achieves correct environment modeling and noisy and uncertain sensory data processing on low-cost hardware equipment. A hierarchical control strategy is presented in which three different reactive behaviors are fused in a single(More)
OBJECTIVES To review the epidemiological aspects of fractures of the tibial plateau in a level one hospital. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 239 tibial plateau fractures treated surgically. We took into account age, gender, trauma mechanism, classification of the injuries, associated injuries and affected side. RESULTS 168 were male, the fifth(More)
BACKGROUND Z-effect and reverse Z-effect are complications that arise from the surgical treatment of pertrochanteric fractures of the femur with proximal femoral nails (PFN) comprising two interlocking head screws. Such complications are induced by the migration of screws in opposite directions, which may lead to failure of the osteosynthesis. FINDINGS(More)
BACKGROUND Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have been implicated in the development of delayed unions and nonunion after fractures in animal models. Previous investigations have identified two important factors as determinants of delayed fracture healing: early drug administration and a dose-dependent effect. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this(More)
An innovative variable-structure-systems-based approach for online training of neural network (NN) controllers as applied to the speed control of electric drives is presented. The proposed learning algorithm establishes an inner sliding motion in terms of the controller parameters, leading the command error towards zero. The outer sliding motion concerns(More)
This paper uses a novel discrete-event controller (DEC) for the coordination of cooperating heterogeneous wireless sensor networks (WSNs) containing both unattended ground sensors (UGSs) and mobile sensor robots. The DEC sequences the most suitable tasks for each agent and assigns sensor resources according to the current perception of the environment. A(More)
This paper describes the development of a mobile sensor network test-bed at the Automation and Robotics Research Institute (University of Texas at Arlington). LabVIEW high-level programming language is used to program, control and monitor a variety of off-the-shelf hardware platforms (both sensor motes and mobile robots). The test-bed is composed of two(More)