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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 ...
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 ...