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  • Deep imitation learning for 3D navigation tasks. 

    Hussein, Ahmed; Elyan, Eyad; Gaber, Mohamed Medhat; Jayne, Chrisina (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-017-3241-z, 2017-12-04)
    HUSSEIN, A., ELYAN, E., GABER, M.M. and JAYNE, C. 2018. Deep imitation learning for 3D navigation tasks. Neural computing and applications [online], 29(7), pages 389-404. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-017-3241-z
    Deep learning techniques have shown success in learning from raw high dimensional data in various applications. While deep reinforcement learning is recently gaining popularity as a method to train intelligent agents, ...
  • Deep imitation learning with memory for robocup soccer simulation. 

    Hussein, Ahmed; Elyan, Eyad; Jayne, Chrisina (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98204-5_3, 2018-07-27)
    HUSSEIN, A., ELYAN, E. and JAYNE, C. 2018. Deep imitation learning with memory for robocup soccer simulation. In Pimenidis, E. and Jayne, C. (eds.) Communications in computers and information science, 893: engineering applications of neural networks; proceedings of the 19th international engineering applications of neural networks (EANN 2018), 3-5 September 2018, Bristol, UK. Cham: Springer [online], pages 31-43. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98204-5_3
    Imitation learning is a field that is rapidly gaining attention due to its relevance to many autonomous agent applications. Providing demonstrations of effective behaviour to teach the agent is useful in real world challenges ...
  • Deep learning based approaches for imitation learning. 

    Hussein, Ahmed (Robert Gordon University School of Computing Science and Digital Media, 2018-05-01)
    HUSSEIN, A. 2018. Deep learning based approaches for imitation learning. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Imitation learning refers to an agent's ability to mimic a desired behaviour by learning from observations. The field is rapidly gaining attention due to recent advances in computational and communication capabilities as ...
  • Deep reward shaping from demonstrations. 

    Hussein, Ahmed; Elyan, Eyad; Gaber, Mohamed Medhat; Jayne, Chrisina (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/IJCNN.2017.7965896, 2017-05-14)
    HUSSEIN, A., ELYAN, E., GABER, M.M. and JAYNE, C. 2017. Deep reward shaping from demonstrations. In Proceedings of the International joint conference on neural networks (IJCNN 2017), 14 - 19 May 2017, Anchorage, USA. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE [online], pages 510-517. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/IJCNN.2017.7965896
    Deep reinforcement learning is rapidly gaining attention due to recent successes in a variety of problems. The combination of deep learning and reinforcement learning allows for a generic learning process that does not ...
  • Deferiprone, a non-toxic reagent for determination of iron in samples via sequential injection analysis. 

    Pragourpun, Kraivinee; Sakee, Uthai; Fernandez, Carlos; Kruanetr, Senee (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2015.01.081, 2015-02-09)
    PRAGOURPUN, K., SAKEE, U., FERNANDEZ, C. and KRUANETR, S. 2015. Deferiprone, a non-toxic reagent for determination of iron in samples via sequential injection analysis. Spectrochimica Acta part A: molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy [online], 142, pages 110-117. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2015.01.081
    We present for the first time the use of deferiprone as a non-toxic complexing agent for the determination of iron by sequential injection analysis in pharmaceuticals and food samples. The method was based on the reaction ...
  • Deficient legislation sanctioning oil spill in Nigeria: a need for a review of the regulatory component of petroleum laws in Nigeria and the Petroleum Industries Bill. 

    Chuks-Ezike, Chukwuemeka (Science Target https://www.sciencetarget.com/Journal/index.php/IJES/issue/current, 2018-03-06)
    CHUKS-EZIKE, C. [2018]. Deficient legislation sanctioning oil spill in Nigeria: a need for a review of the regulatory component of petroleum laws in Nigeria and the Petroleum Industries Bill. International journal of environment and sustainability [online]: special issue for the 5th Ajman international environment conference (AIEC2018), 6-7 March 2018, Ajman, UAE, (accepted).
    The grave challenges of oil pollution have been over stated in several environmental journals. Similarly, there have been several discourses on the prevailing nature of Nigerian oil spill pollution. Alarmingly, the spills ...
  • Defying geometric similarity: shape centralization in male UK offshore workers. 

    Stewart, Arthur D.; Ledingham, Robert J.; Furnace, Graham; Williams, Hector; Nevill, Alan M. (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22935, 2016-11-01)
    STEWART, A.D., LEDINGHAM, R.J., FURNACE, G., WILLIAMS, H. and NEVILL, A.M. 2016. Defying geometric similarity: shape centralization in male UK offshore workers. American journal of human biology [online], 29(3), e22935. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22935
    Objectives - Applying geometric similarity predictions of body dimensions to specific occupational groups has the potential to reveal useful ergonomic and health implications. This study assessed a representative sample ...
  • Degradation of microcystin-LR by aquatic bacteria 

    Ghimire, Buddhi Sagar (The Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2007-06)
    Microcystins are cyclic heptapeptide toxins produced by cyanobacteria. They are potentially a threat to human and domestic animals so are of worldwide interest. Microcystin-LR is stable in various environmental conditions. ...
  • The degradation of microcystin-LR using doped visible light absorbing photocatalysts. 

    Graham, Douglas J. L.; Kisch, Horst; Lawton, Linda A.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2009.12.003, 2010-02)
    GRAHAM, D., KISCH, H., LAWTON, L. A. and ROBERTSON, P. K. J., 2010. The degradation of microcystin-LR using doped visible light absorbing photocatalysts. Chemosphere, 78 (9), pp. 1182-1185.
    Microcystins are one of the primary hepatotoxic cyanotoxins released from cyanobacteria. The presence of these compounds in water has resulted in the death of both humans and domestic and wild animals. Although microcystins ...
  • Degrees of tenant isolation for cloud-hosted software services: a cross-case analysis. 

    Ochei, Laud Charles; Bass, Julian M.; Petrovski, Andrei
    OCHEI, L.C., BASS, J.M. and PETROVSKI, A. [2018]. Degrees of tenant isolation for cloud-hosted software services: a cross-case analysis. Journal of cloud computing [online], (accepted).
    A challenge, when implementing multi-tenancy in a cloud-hosted software service, is how to ensure that the performance and resource consumption of one tenant does not adversely affect other tenants. Software designers and ...
  • Deliberative decarbonisation? Assessing the potential of an ethical governance framework for low-carbon energy through the case of carbon dioxide capture and storage. 

    Mabon, Leslie; Shackley, Simon; Vercelli, Samuela; Anderlucci, Jonathan; Boot, Kelvin (Sage https://doi.org/10.1068/c12133, 2014-09-09)
    MABON, L., SHACKLEY, S., VERCELLI, S., ANDERLUCCI, J. and BOOT, K. 2015. Deliberative decarbonisation? Assessing the potential of an ethical governance framework for low-carbon energy through the case of carbon dioxide capture and storage. Environment and planning C: government and policy [online], 33(2), pages 256-271. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1068/c12133
    In this paper we explore the potential of a framework of ethical governance for low-carbon energy. Developing mainly in the field of information and communications technology, ethical governance is concerned with the ...
  • Delicate Structures and Centre Spot. 

    Dunbar, Lennox (2005-04)
    DUNBAR,L., 2005. Delicate Structures and Centre Spot (2005) (2 artworks)
    I was one of two British artists selected to participate in this international exhibition of contemporary printmaking in Cremona, Italy. Artists were selected by the scientific committee of the A.D.A.F.A. Invitation was a ...
  • Delivering lower carbon urban transport choices: European ambition meets the reality of institutional (mis)alignment. 

    Gray, David; Laing, Richard Alexander; Docherty, Iain (SAGE https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0308518X16662272, 2016-08-29)
    GRAY, D., LAING, R. and DOCHERTY, I. 2017. Delivering lower carbon urban transport choices: European ambition meets the reality of institutional (mis)alignment. Environment and planning A [online], 49(1), pages 226-242. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0308518X16662272
    Reducing carbon emissions from the transport sector has become a critical imperative for public policy as our understanding of the impacts of the mobility system on the environment has developed. This paper contrasts policy ...
  • Delivering practice based stories of small and medium enterprise. 

    Smith, Robert; Juwah, Charles (Chartered Management Institute http://www.managers.org.uk/sites/default/files/u54973/Management_Articles_of_the_Year_June_2012_0.pdf, 2012-06)
    SMITH, R. and JUWAH, C., 2012. Delivering practice based stories of small and medium enterprise. In: Management Articles of the Year. London: Chartered Management Institute. Pp. 29-34.
    Traditionally delivering academic input to members of the small and medium enterprise community can be problematic because the material is often considered too theoretical or is skewed towards delivery to post graduate or ...
  • Delivering sustainable urban regeneration in emerging nations: introducing neighbourhood hotspots. 

    Akinsete, Ebun; Hoelzel, Fabienne; Oshodi, Lookman (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/10464883.2014.937245, 2014-10-14)
    AKINSETE, E., HOELZEL, F. and OSHODI, L. 2014. Delivering sustainable urban regeneration in emerging nations: introducing neighbourhood hotspots.. Journal of architectural education [online], 68(2), pages 238-245. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/10464883.2014.937245
    Challenges faced by urban centres today often result from multiple social, economic and environmental issues, which act on multiple points of impact. As a result, successful urban interventions are increasingly geared ...
  • Delivery of goods in the custody of a third party: operation and basis. 

    Anderson, Craig (Edinburgh University Press http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/elr.2015.0270, 2015-05)
    ANDERSON, C., 2015. Delivery of goods in the custody of a third party: operation and basis. Edinburgh Law Review, 19 (2), pp. 165-185.
    In this article, Craig Anderson examines the historical origins and current law of the Scottish rules concerning how delivery of goods in the custody of a third party may be validly effected by transferor to transferee. ...
  • Delivery of goods in the custody of a third party: the role of the custodier. 

    Anderson, Craig (Edinburgh University Press, 2017-05-01)
    ANDERSON, C. 2017. Delivery of goods in the custody of a third party: the role of the custodier. Edinburgh law review [online], 21(2), pages 143-168. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3366/elr.2017.0408
    Delivery, formerly a general requirement in the transfer of ownership of corporeal moveables, is nowadays of much more limited application. Since the coming into force of the Sale of Goods Act 1893 (now the Sale of Goods ...
  • The demand for undergraduate course provision in information and library studies. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (IOS Press http://www.iospress.nl/loadtop/load.php?isbn=01678329, 2001-12)
    MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G., 2001. The demand for undergraduate course provision in information and library studies. Education for Information, December 2001, 19(4), pp.277-297.
    This paper describes two exercises designed to investigate the factors affecting the demand for undergraduate educational provision in the field of information and library studies (ILS). The first was a survey of former ...
  • Demulsification and recycling of spent oil based drilling fluid as nanofiller for polyamide 6 nanocomposites. 

    Adegbotolu, Urenna V. (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2016-09-01)
    ADEGBOTOLU, U.V. 2016. Demulsification and recycling of spent oil based drilling fluid as nanofiller for polyamide 6 nanocomposites. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Spent oil based drilling fluid and cutting wastes are global liabilities due to their hazardous hydrocarbon content which impacts negatively on flora, fauna, and global carbon footprint. The formulation of two demulsifiers ...
  • "Den Nicht-Ort gibt es nicht" : Handke and the spirit of place in Versuch über den stillen ort. 

    Halsall, Robert (Stauffenburg Verlag. http://www.stauffenburg.de/asp/books.asp?id=1263, 2013-12)
    HALSALL, R., 2013. "Den Nicht-Ort gibt es nicht" : Handke and the spirit of place in Versuch über den stillen ort. In: P.M. Lützeler, E. McGlothlin and J. Kapczynski, eds. Gegenwartsliteratur: Ein Germanistischen Jahrbuch; a German studies yearbook, 12/2013. Tubingen: Stauffenburg Verlag. Pp. 139-164.
    Handke’s concern with place has been seen as a search for a utopia, characteristic of a writer who has allegedly become increasingly ‘weltfremd’. This essay examines Handke’s most recent work, Versuch über den Stillen Ort, ...