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It is a challenge for mobile robots to climb a vertical wall primarily due to requirements for reliable locomotion, high manoeuvrability, and robust and efficient attachment and detachment. Such robots have immense potential to automate tasks which are currently accomplished manually, offering an extra degree of human safety in a cost effective manner. In… (More)
Tissue engineering is a rapidly growing field with the aim of developing replacement tissues and organs for patients. An important aspect to the success of regenerated tissue is in the seeding of cells into structured porous scaffolds. This paper reports on an integrated system that is capable of printing bio-scaffold structures and automating the process… (More)
NASA's vision for space exploration stresses the cultivation of human‐robotic systems. Similar systems are also envisaged for a variety of hazardous earthbound applications such as urban search and rescue. Recent research has pointed out that to reduce human workload, costs, fatigue driven error and risk, intelligent robotic systems will need to be a… (More)
Chainmail for catalysts: a catalyst with iron nanoparticles confined inside pea-pod-like carbon nanotubes exhibits a high activity and remarkable stability as a cathode catalyst in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFC), even in presence of SO(2). The approach offers a new route to electro- and heterogeneous catalysts for harsh conditions.
Crystals of graphite nanosheets, achieved via a simple ball milling approach, show a significant size effect in electrocatalytic activation of oxygen.
This paper discusses an experimental comparison of three user interface techniques for interaction with a mobile robot located remotely from the user. A typical means of operating a robot in such a situation is to teleoperate the robot using visual cues from a camera that displays the robot's view of its work environment. However, the operator often has a… (More)
Today, gas turbines (GTs) are one of the major parts of modern industry. They have played a key role in aeronautical industry, power generation, and main mechanical drivers for large pumps and compressors. Modelling and simulation of GTs has always been a powerful tool for performance optimization of this kind of equipment. Remarkable research activities… (More)
Hepatocyte growth factor activator inhibitor type 2 (SPINT2), a Kunitz-type serine proteinase inhibitor, has been identified as a putative tumor suppressor gene silenced by promoter methylation. We aimed to investigate whether SPINT2 might act as an esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) tumor suppressor gene. Four ESCC cell lines, Fifty-two ESCC tissues… (More)
—Modelling and control of gas turbines (GTs) have always been a controversial issue because of the complex dynamics of these kinds of equipment. Considerable research activities have been carried out so far in this field in order to disclose the secrets behind the nonlinear behaviour of these systems. Although the results of the research in this area have… (More)