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An efficient drive, sensing, and actuation system using PZT stack actuator cells
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
The PZT cellular actuator developed in the MIT d'Arbeloff Laboratory utilizes small-strain, high-force PZT stack actuators in a mechanical flexure system to produce a larger-strain, lower-force actuator useful in robotic ...
Interactive Bayesian identification of kinematic mechanisms
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
This thesis addresses the problem of identifying mechanisms based on data gathered from a robot's interaction with them. We present a decision-theoretic formulation of this problem, using Bayesian filtering techniques to ...
Exciting youth about science and engineering : the Stirling Engine class
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
The problem of a lack of science and engineering opportunities for youth has been identified. While other programs and attempted solutions exist, a novel approach involving creating self-contained project classes, called ...