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Integrated manufacturing of bespoke mechatronic systems

Integrated manufacturing of bespoke mechatronic systems

This book covers the latest advances in materials and structures in manufacturing and processing, including additive and subtractive processes. A key development incorporated within this book is 3D printing, which is being used to produce… Read More

Liquid: The delightful and dangerous substances that flow through our lives

Liquid: The delightful and dangerous substances that flow through our lives

New book by the bestselling scientist and engineer Mark Miodownik on the surprising nature of liquids and how they pervade our modern life. Structured around a plane journey which sees encounters with all manner of liquids… Read More

Optimizing small multi-rotor unmanned aircraft

Optimizing small multi-rotor unmanned aircraft

This design guide was written to capture the author’s practical experience of designing, building and testing multi-rotor drone systems over the past decade. The lack of one single source of useful information meant that the… Read More

Miniature magnetic robots for in-pipe locomotion

Miniature magnetic robots for in-pipe locomotion

A miniature magnetic wall-climbing robot has been developed as a robotic solution for the inspection of 50mm bore diameter pipelines which can scale in-pipe geometry obstacles to access larger connected pipelines.

Speech and visual gesture control model for aerobots

Speech and visual gesture control model for aerobots

This paper describes a model of the multimodal speech and visual gesture (mSVG) control for aerobots operating at higher nCA autonomy levels, within the context of a patrol, search, and rescue application. The developed mSVG… Read More

Multi-modal millimeter-wave sensors for plastic polymer material characterization

Multi-modal millimeter-wave sensors for plastic polymer material characterization

This paper presents, for the first time, a multimodal sensor for characterizing relative permittivity of plastic polymers by integrating frequency-reconfigurable resonance technique and broadband modified transmission-line technique.

Low-cost microfabrication for MEMS switches and varactors

Low-cost microfabrication for MEMS switches and varactors

This paper presents a low-cost micro-fabrication technique for manufacturing RF MEMS switches and varactors without intensive cleanroom environments.

Effect of light and noise on speech and gesture control for aerobots

Effect of light and noise on speech and gesture control for aerobots

This paper discusses the research work conducted to quantify the effective range of lighting levels and ambient noise levels in order to inform the design and development of a multimodal speech and visual gesture (mSVG)… Read More

Feature sharing between vision and tactile sensing

Feature sharing between vision and tactile sensing

Vision and touch are two important sensing modalities for humans and they offer complementary information for sensing the environment. Our aim is to endow robots with a similar multi-modal sensing ability to achieve better perception.… Read More

Low cost, non invasive, surface-height measurement sensor

Low cost, non invasive, surface-height measurement sensor

This paper presents a low-cost non-invasive millimeter-wave surface-height measurement sensor of dielectric and polymer films on glass and quartz substrates. The surface-height profiler utilizes near-field resonance measurement technique operating at 96 GHz implemented by using… Read More

Wireless power transfer for gas pipe inspection robots

Wireless power transfer for gas pipe inspection robots

Wireless power transfer in metal pipes is a promising alternative to tethered exploration robots, with strong potential to enable longer operating times. Here we present experimental results for a prototype gas pipe inspection robot with… Read More

Novel miniaturised sensor for liquid mixtures

Novel miniaturised sensor for liquid mixtures

This paper reports on a miniaturised lab-on-a-waveguide liquid-mixture sensor, achieving highly accurate nanoliter liquid sample characterization. The nanofluidic-integrated millimeter-wave sensor design is based on a near-field transmission-line technique implemented by a single loop slot antenna… Read More

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