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Human-Inspired Balancing and Recovery Stepping for Humanoid Robots

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Book Series: Karlsruhe Series on Humanoid Robotics ISSN: 25120875 ISBN: 9783731509035 Year: Volume: 5 Pages: X, 235 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000091605 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Computer Science
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Robustly maintaining balance on two legs is an important challenge for humanoid robots. The work presented in this book represents a contribution to this area. It investigates efficient methods for the decision-making from internal sensors about whether and where to step, several improvements to efficient whole-body postural balancing methods, and proposes and evaluates a novel method for efficient recovery step generation, leveraging human examples and simulation-based reinforcement learning.

Flexible Application-Layer Multicast in Heterogeneous Networks

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ISBN: 9783731500216 Year: Pages: XXIII, 268 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000034623 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Computer Science
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This work develops a set of peer-to-peer-based protocols and extensions in order to provide Internet-wide group communication. The focus is put to the question how different access technologies can be integrated in order to face the growing traffic load problem. Thereby, protocols are developed that allow autonomous adaptation to the current network situation on the one hand and the integration of WiFi domains where applicable on the other hand.

A Fair Share of Tax: A Fiscal Anthropology of Contemporary Sweden

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ISBN: 9783319697710 9783319697727 Year: Pages: 136 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-69772-7 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Grant: Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Subject: Economics
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This book takes a taxpayer's perspective to the relations taxation creates between people and their state. Larsen proposes that in order to understand tax compliance and cheating, we have to look beyond law, psychological experiments and surveys to include tax collectors and taxpayers' practices. The text explores the view of taxes seen as citizen’s explicit economic relation to the state and implicit economic relation to all other compatriots. Larsen suggests how to build and increase tax compliance if we take the idea of taxation creating reciprocal relations seriously. The empirical cases are based on ethnography from two opposing tax practices in Sweden. Firstly, from a study of analysts, auditors, legal experts and managers at the Swedish Tax Agency and how they, quite successfully, strive for legitimacy in their tax collecting activities in society. Secondly, from fieldwork among a group of middle-aged Swedes and how they justify their tax-cheating when purchasing work off the books. Sweden is a modern society seen as particularly rational and the least prone to worry about survival issues; they trust their government and fellow citizens. Sweden is therefore an important country to look at as an example of tax compliance and whether other countries showing a continuous inclination towards these values will follow their lead.

Multilevel Converters: Analysis, Modulation, Topologies, and Applications

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ISBN: 9783039214815 9783039214822 Year: Pages: 548 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-482-2 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering --- Electrical and Nuclear Engineering
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This book is a collection of scientific papers concerning multilevel inverters examined from different points of view. Many applications are considered, such as renewable energy interface, power conditioning systems, electric drives, and chargers for electric vehicles. Different topologies have been examined in both new configurations and well-established structures, introducing novel and particular modulation strategies, and examining the effect of modulation techniques on voltage and current harmonics and the total harmonic distortion.

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DC–DC conversion --- interleaved buck --- parasitic switching states --- three-level converter --- simplified PWM strategy --- redundant switching combination --- voltage balance control --- modular multilevel converter --- IGBT short-circuit --- fault detection --- fault location --- Differential Comparison Low-Voltage Detection Method (DCLVDM) --- Continuous Wavelet Transform --- digital controller --- digital signal processors (DSP) --- modular multilevel converters (MMC) --- multi-terminal DC network (MTDC) --- MMC-MTDC --- hybrid modulated model predictive control --- optimal output voltage level --- multi-point DC control --- neutral-point-clamped (NPC) inverter --- dc-link capacitor voltage balance --- offset voltage injection --- harmonic component --- modular multilevel converters --- capacitor voltage balancing --- sorting networks --- field-programmable gate array --- low-harmonic DC ice-melting device --- transmission line --- voltage fluctuation --- harmonic --- dynamic reactive --- substation’s voltage stability --- alternating current (AC) motor drive --- current estimation --- current reconstruction method --- current unmeasurable areas --- total harmonic distortion (THD) --- single shunt resistor --- space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM) --- shift method --- minimum voltage injection (MVI) method --- three-level neutral point clamped inverter (NPCI) --- three-level boost --- automatic current balance --- three-loop --- voltage imbalance --- DC-link voltage balancing --- field-oriented control --- field-programmable gate array --- multilevel active-clamped converter --- motor drive --- buck-chopper --- PV-simulator --- T-type converter --- real time simulator --- three-level boost DC-DC converter --- small signal modeling --- voltage balance control --- multilevel converter --- selected harmonic elimination --- genetic algorithm --- imperialist competitive algorithm --- voltage ripple --- voltage source inverter --- three-phase inverter --- DC-link capacitor design --- Cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter (CHBMI) --- field-programmable gate array --- total harmonic distortion (THD) --- modulation techniques --- multilevel converter --- electric vehicle --- on-board battery charger --- power factor correction --- power quality --- smart grid --- model predictive control --- single-phase three-level NPC converter --- commutation --- modular multilevel converter (MMC) --- Sub-module (SM) fault --- fault-tolerant control --- Phase Disposition PWM --- finite control set model predictive control --- T-type inverter --- computational cost --- LC filter --- DC-link capacitor voltage balancing --- multilevel converter --- DC side fault blocking --- predictive control --- battery energy storage system (BESS) --- modular multilevel converter (MMC) --- state-of-charge (SOC) balancing control --- tolerance for battery power unbalance --- model predictive control (MPC) --- computational burden --- reverse prediction --- modular multilevel converter (MMC) --- multilevel inverters --- total harmonic distortion --- level-shifted PWM --- phase-shifted PWM --- electrical drives --- energy saving --- multilevel power converters --- permanent magnet synchronous generator --- open-end winding configuration --- voltage balancing --- power factor --- improved PQ algorithm --- power flow analysis --- three-phase to single-phase cascaded converter --- ACTPSS --- NPC/H Bridge --- five-level --- Balance of capacitor voltage --- Suppression of CMV --- SVPWM --- multilevel converter --- multi-motor drive --- harmonic mitigation --- active filter --- open end winding motor --- high efficiency drive --- high reliability applications

Innovative Technologies and Services for Smart Cities

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ISBN: 9783039211814 9783039211821 Year: Pages: 214 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-182-1 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering --- Electrical and Nuclear Engineering
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A smart city is a modern technology-driven urban area which uses sensing devices, information, and communication technology connected to the internet of things (IoTs) for the optimum and efficient utilization of infrastructures and services with the goal of improving the living conditions of citizens. Increasing populations, lower budgets, limited resources, and compatibility of the upgraded technologies are some of the few problems affecting the implementation of smart cities. Hence, there is continuous advancement regarding technologies for the implementation of smart cities. The aim of this Special Issue is to report on the design and development of integrated/smart sensors, a universal interfacing platform, along with the IoT framework, extending it to next-generation communication networks for monitoring parameters of interest with the goal of achieving smart cities. The proposed universal interfacing platform with the IoT framework will solve many challenging issues and significantly boost the growth of IoT-related applications, not just in the environmental monitoring domain but in the other key areas, such as smart home, assistive technology for the elderly care, smart city with smart waste management, smart E-metering, smart water supply, intelligent traffic control, smart grid, remote healthcare applications, etc., signifying benefits for all countries.

Numerical and Evolutionary Optimization

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ISBN: 9783039218165 9783039218172 Year: Pages: 230 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-817-2 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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This book was established after the 6th International Workshop on Numerical and Evolutionary Optimization (NEO), representing a collection of papers on the intersection of the two research areas covered at this workshop: numerical optimization and evolutionary search techniques. While focusing on the design of fast and reliable methods lying across these two paradigms, the resulting techniques are strongly applicable to a broad class of real-world problems, such as pattern recognition, routing, energy, lines of production, prediction, and modeling, among others. This volume is intended to serve as a useful reference for mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists to explore current issues and solutions emerging from these mathematical and computational methods and their applications.

Advances in Mechanical Systems Dynamics

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ISBN: 9783039281886 9783039281893 Year: Pages: 236 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-189-3 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Mechanical Engineering --- General and Civil Engineering --- Technology (General)
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Modern dynamics was established many centuries ago by Galileo and Newton before the beginning of the industrial era. Presently, we are in the presence of the fourth industrial revolution, and mechanical systems are increasingly being integrated with electronic, electrical, and fluidic systems. This trend is present not only in the industrial environment, which will soon be characterized by the cyber-physical systems of industry 4.0, but also in other environments like mobility, health and bio-engineering, food and natural resources, safety, and sustainable living. In this context, purely mechanical systems with quasi-static behavior will become less common and the state-of-the-art will soon be represented by integrated mechanical systems, which need accurate dynamic models to predict their behavior. Therefore, mechanical system dynamics are going to play an increasingly central role. Significant research efforts are needed to improve the identification of the mechanical properties of systems in order to develop models that take non-linearity into account, and to develop efficient simulation tools. This Special Issue aims at disseminating the latest research achievements, findings, and ideas in mechanical systems dynamics, with particular emphasis on applications that are strongly integrated with other systems and require a multi-physical approach.

Molecular Computing and Bioinformatics

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ISBN: 9783039211951 9783039211968 Year: Pages: 390 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-196-8 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- Biotechnology
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This text will provide the most recent knowledge and advances in the area of molecular computing and bioinformatics. Molecular computing and bioinformatics have a close relationship, paying attention to the same object but working towards different orientations. The articles will range from topics such as DNA computing and membrane computing to specific biomedical applications, including drug R&D and disease analysis.

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prostate cancer --- Mycoplasma hominis --- endoplasmic reticulum --- systems biology --- protein targeting --- biomedical text mining --- big data --- Tianhe-2 --- parallel computing --- load balancing --- bacterial computing --- bacteria and plasmid system --- Turing universality --- recursively enumerable function --- miRNA biogenesis --- structural patterns --- DCL1 --- protein–protein interaction (PPI) --- clustering --- protein complex --- penalized matrix decomposition --- avian influenza virus --- interspecies transmission --- amino acid mutation --- machine learning --- Bayesian causal model --- causal direction learning --- K2 --- brain storm optimization --- line graph --- Cartesian product graph --- join graph --- atom-bond connectivity index --- geometric arithmetic index --- P-glycoprotein --- efflux ratio --- in silico --- machine learning --- hierarchical support vector regression --- absorption --- distribution --- metabolism --- excretion --- toxicity --- image encryption --- chaotic map --- DNA coding --- Hamming distance --- Stenotrophomonas maltophilia --- iron acquisition systems --- iron-depleted --- RAST server --- NanoString Technologies --- siderophores --- gene fusion data --- gene susceptibility prioritization --- evaluating driver partner --- gene networks --- drug-target interaction prediction --- machine learning --- drug discovery --- microRNA --- environmental factor --- structure information --- similarity network --- bioinformatics --- identification of Chinese herbal medicines --- biochip technology --- DNA barcoding technology --- DNA strand displacement --- cascade --- 8-bit adder/subtractor --- domain label --- Alzheimer’s disease --- gene coding protein --- sequence information --- support vector machine --- classification --- adverse drug reaction prediction --- heterogeneous information network embedding --- stacking denoising auto-encoder --- meta-path-based proximity --- Panax ginseng --- oligopeptide transporter --- flowering plant --- phylogeny --- transcription factor --- multiple interaction networks --- function prediction --- multinetwork integration --- low-dimensional representation --- dihydrouridine --- nucleotide physicochemical property --- pseudo dinucleotide composition --- RNA secondary structure --- ensemble classifier --- diabetes mellitus --- hypoxia-inducible factor-1? --- angiogenesis --- bone formation --- osteogenesis --- protein transduction domain --- membrane computing --- edge detection --- enzymatic numerical P system --- resolution free --- molecular computing --- molecular learning --- DNA computing --- self-organizing systems --- pattern classification --- machine learning --- laccase --- Brassica napus --- lignification --- stress --- molecular computing --- bioinformatics --- machine learning --- protein --- DNA --- RNA --- drug --- bio-inspired

Power Electronics in Renewable Energy Systems

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ISBN: 9783039210442 9783039210459 Year: Pages: 604 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-045-9 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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This book offers a collection of 30 scientific papers which address the problems associated with the use of power electronic converters in renewable energy source-based systems. Relevant problems associated with the use of power electronic converters to integrate renewable energy systems to the power grid are presented. Some of the covered topics relate to the integration of photovoltaic and wind energy generators into the rest of the system, and to the use of energy storage to mitigate power fluctuations, which are a characteristic of renewable energy systems. The book provides a good overview of the abovementioned topics.

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modular multilevel converter --- battery energy storage system --- state-of-charge balancing --- second-life battery --- multi-energy complementary --- microgrid --- demand response --- operation optimization --- electricity price --- peak-current-mode control --- dynamic modeling --- duty-ratio constraints --- discontinuous conduction mode --- FACTS devices --- active power filter --- static compensator --- control strategies --- grid-connected converter --- SPWM --- SVM --- maximum power point tracking --- open circuit voltage --- perturb and observe --- thermoelectric generator --- two-stage photovoltaic power --- virtual synchronous generator --- adaptive-MPPT (maximum power point tracking) --- improved-VSG (virtual synchronous generator) --- power matching --- failure zone --- governor --- frequency regulation --- inverter --- voltage-type control --- static frequency characteristics --- grid-connected converter --- adaptive resonant controller --- PLL --- impedance analysis --- distorted grid --- digital signal processor (DSP) TMS320F28335 --- grid-connected inverter --- internal model --- linear quadratic regulator --- LCL filter --- photovoltaic systems --- multilevel power converter --- soft switching --- selective harmonic mitigation --- phase shifted --- voltage cancellation --- adaptive control --- sliding mode control --- speed control --- wind energy system --- microgrid (MG) --- droop control --- washout filter --- hardware in the loop (HIL) --- active front-end converter --- back-to-back converter --- permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) --- THD --- type-4 wind turbine --- wind energy system --- Opal-RT Technologies® --- synchronization --- adaptive notch filter (ANF) --- phase-locked loop (PLL) --- wind power prediction --- phase space reconstruction --- multivariate linear regression --- cloud computing --- time series --- multiple VSGs --- oscillation mitigation --- coordinated control --- small-signal and transient stability --- coordination control --- energy storage --- grid support function --- inertia --- photovoltaic --- virtual synchronous generator --- weak grid --- parallel inverters --- oscillation suppression --- notch filter --- impedance reshaping --- boost converter --- peak-current-mode control --- dynamic modeling --- discontinuous operation mode --- doubly-fed induction generator --- short-circuit fault --- frequency regulation --- variable power tracking control --- improved additional frequency control --- variable coefficient regulation --- inertia and damping characteristics --- generator speed control --- electrical power generation --- turbine and generator --- grid-connected converter --- organic Rankine cycle --- renewable energy --- multiport converter (MPC) --- single ended primary inductor converter (SEPIC) --- multi-input single output (MISO) --- renewable power system --- coupled oscillators --- virtual impedance --- synchronization --- power converters --- droop control --- virtual admittance --- distributed generation --- energy --- renewable energy --- microgrids --- Energy Internet --- energy router --- microgrid --- electric vehicle --- PV --- battery-energy storage --- DC-AC power converters --- impedance emulation --- stability analysis --- power-hardware-in- the-loop --- photovoltaic generators --- maximum power point tracking --- step size --- perturbation frequency --- source and load impedance --- transient dynamics --- stability --- grid synchronization --- power electronics --- power grid --- inverter --- grid-connected --- microgrid --- experiment --- modules --- synchronverter --- power ripple elimination --- resonant controller --- unbalanced power grid --- ROCOF --- PLL --- error --- low inertia --- VSC --- n/a

Intelligent Control in Energy Systems

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ISBN: 9783039214150 9783039214167 Year: Pages: 508 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-416-7 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Physics (General)
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The editors of this Special Issue titled “Intelligent Control in Energy Systems” have attempted to create a book containing original technical articles addressing various elements of intelligent control in energy systems. In response to our call for papers, we received 60 submissions. Of those submissions, 27 were published and 33 were rejected. In this book, we offer the 27 accepted technical articles as well as one editorial. Authors from 15 countries (China, Netherlands, Spain, Tunisia, United Sates of America, Korea, Brazil, Egypt, Denmark, Indonesia, Oman, Canada, Algeria, Mexico, and the Czech Republic) elaborate on several aspects of intelligent control in energy systems. The book covers a broad range of topics including fuzzy PID in automotive fuel cell and MPPT tracking, neural networks for fuel cell control and dynamic optimization of energy management, adaptive control on power systems, hierarchical Petri Nets in microgrid management, model predictive control for electric vehicle battery and frequency regulation in HVAC systems, deep learning for power consumption forecasting, decision trees for wind systems, risk analysis for demand side management, finite state automata for HVAC control, robust ?-synthesis for microgrids, and neuro-fuzzy systems in energy storage.

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lithium-ion battery pack --- soft internal short circuit --- model-based fault detection --- battery safety --- internal short circuit resistance --- load frequency control --- model uncertainty --- ?-synthesis --- differential evolution --- decision tree --- preventive control --- Fault Ride Through Capability --- doubly-fed induction generator --- ancillary service --- frequency regulation --- demand response --- commercial/residential buildings --- HVAC systems --- model predictive control --- rule-based control --- position control --- static friction --- exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve system --- automotive application --- hybrid electric vehicle --- compound structured permanent-magnet motor --- energy management strategy --- instantaneous optimization minimum power loss --- back propagation (BP) neural network --- power transformer winding --- vibration characteristics --- multiphysical field analysis --- short-circuit experiment --- winding-fault characteristics --- occupancy model --- occupancy-based control --- model predictive control --- energy efficiency --- building climate control --- solar monitoring system --- photovoltaic array --- energy management --- demand side management --- operation limit violations --- probabilistic power flow --- network sensitivity --- neural networks --- railway --- high-speed railway --- neutral section --- medium voltage --- thyristor --- AC static switch --- adaptive backstepping --- nonlinear power systems --- sliding mode control --- error compensation --- ?-class function --- energy internet --- multi-energy complementary --- integrated energy systems --- distribution network planning --- electric power consumption --- multi-step forecasting --- long short term memory --- convolutional neural network --- system identification --- parameter estimation --- system modelling --- model reduction --- polynomial expansion --- orthogonal least square --- industrial process --- electric vehicle --- battery packs --- active balance --- model predictive control --- hierarchical Petri nets --- urban microgrids --- phase-load balancing --- fuzzy logic controller --- MPPT: maximum power point tracking --- photovoltaic system --- step-up boost converter --- proton exchange membrane fuel cell --- four phases interleaved boost converter --- neural network controller --- AC-DC converters --- bridgeless SEPIC PFC converter --- repetitive controller --- current distortion --- current controller design --- stochastic power system operating point drift --- wind integrated power system --- power oscillations --- adaptive damping control --- continuous voltage control --- multiple-point control --- interaction minimization --- pilot point --- adjacent areas --- ANFIS --- artificial neural network --- fuzzy --- small scale compressed air energy storage (SS-CAES) --- voltage controlling --- electric meter --- error estimation --- line loss --- RLS --- double forgetting factors --- hybrid power plant --- control architecture --- coordination of reserves --- frequency support --- frequency control dead band --- fast frequency response --- frequency containment reserve --- line switching --- voltage violations --- three-stage --- fractional order fuzzy PID controller --- neural network algorithm --- PEM fuel cell --- MPPT operation --- sensitivity analysis --- intelligent control --- artificial intelligence --- energy management system --- smart micro-grid --- energy systems --- intelligent buildings --- forecasting --- multi-agent control --- optimization

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