From stopping to shopping Vrije Universiteit Brussel
This study investigates the effectiveness of a humanoid service robot (HSR) versus a tablet service kiosk (TSK) along the stages of the point-of-sale (POS) conversion funnel. The observational data gathered by means of a field experiment show that the HSR elicited 26 times more interactions (i.e., passersby touching the screen) than the TSK and that these interactions lasted almost +50% as long. Moreover, more people looked at the store and ...
The Influence of the Furan and Maleimide Stoichiometry on the Thermoreversible Diels–Alder Network Polymerization Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Comparison of Collision Detection Techniques for High–Speed Industrial Robot Actuators with Overload Clutch Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Invariant Set Distributed Explicit Reference Governors for Provably Safe On-Board Control of Nano-Quadrotor Swarms Vrije Universiteit Brussel
This article provides a theory for provably safe and computationally efficient distributed constrained control, and describes an application to a swarm of nano-quadrotors with limited on-board hardware and subject to multiple state and input constraints. We provide a formal extension of the explicit reference governor framework to address the case of distributed systems. The efficacy, robustness, and scalability of the proposed theory is ...
Analysis of the dynamics of a slider-crank mechanism locally actuated with an act-and-wait controller Vrije Universiteit Brussel
LTLf-based Reward Shaping for Reinforcement Learning Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Should I be introvert or extrovert? A Pairwise Robot Comparison Assessing the Perception of Personality-based SocialRobot Behaviors Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Integration of 3D Printed Flexible Pressure Sensors into Physical Interfaces for Wearable Robots Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Sensing pressure at the physical interface between the robot and the human has important implications for wearable robots. On the one hand, monitoring pressure distribution can give valuable benefits on the aspects of comfortability and safety of such devices. Additionally, on the other hand, they can be used as a rich sensory input to high level interaction controllers. However, a problem is that the commercial availability of this ...