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  • Minds for robots. 

    Macleod, Christopher; Maxwell, Grant M. (St. John Patrick Publishers Ltd., 2009-01)
    MACLEOD, C. and MAXWELL, G. M., 2009. Minds for robots. Electronics World, 115 (1873), pp. 16-19.
    In the 1950s and 60s, popular culture was entranced by robots. There was Robby in “Forbidden Planet,” Gort in “The day the Earth stood still” and many others. This fascination has continued to the present day, only the ...
  • The monitoring of induction motor starting transients with a view to early fault detection. 

    Elder, Stewart (The Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 1992-03)
    The aim of this work is to investigate the possibility of detecting faults in a 3 phase Induction motor by monitoring and analysing the transient line current waveform during the starting period. This is a particularly ...
  • Real time evolutionary algorithms in robotic neural control systems. 

    Jagadeesan, Ananda Prasanna (The Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2006)
    This thesis describes the use of a Real-Time Evolutionary Algorithm (RTEA) to optimise an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) on-line (in this context “on-line” means while it is in use). Traditionally, Evolutionary Algorithms ...
  • A sensory system for robots using evolutionary artificial neural networks. 

    Reddipogu, Ann (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering., 2006-08)
    The thesis presents the research involved with developing an Intelligent Vision System for an animat that can analyse a visual scene in uncontrolled environments. Inspiration was drawn both from Biological Visual Systems ...
  • The synthesis of artificial neural networks using single string evolutionary techniques. 

    Macleod, Christopher (The Robert Gordon University School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, 1999)
    The research presented in this thesis is concerned with optimising the structure of Artificial Neural Networks. These techniques are based on computer modelling of biological evolution or foetal development. They are ...
  • Training neural networks using Taguchi methods: overcoming interaction problems. 

    Viswanathan, Alagappan; Macleod, Christopher; Maxwell, Grant M.; Kalidindi, Sashank (Springer, 2005-09-01)
    VISWANATHAN, A., MACLEOD, C., MAXWELL, G. and KALIDINDI, S. 2005. Training neural networks using Taguchi methods: overcoming interaction problems. Lecture notes in computer science [online], 3697, Proceedings of the 15th international conference on artifical neural networks (ICANN 2005): formal models and their applications, 11-15 September 2005, Warsaw, Poland, part 2, pages 103-108. Available from:
    Taguchi Methods (and other orthogonal arrays) may be used to train small Artificial Neural Networks very quickly in a variety of tasks. These include, importantly, Control Systems. Previous experimental work has shown that ...
  • Using evolutionary artificial neural networks to design hierarchical animat nervous systems. 

    McMinn, David (The Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2001-12)
    The research presented in this thesis examines the area of control systems for robots or animats (animal-like robots). Existing systems have problems in that they require a great deal of manual design or are limited to ...
  • Using orthogonal arrays to train artificial neural networks. 

    Viswanathan, Alagappan (The Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2005-10)
    The thesis outlines the use of Orthogonal Arrays for the training of Artificial Neural Networks. Such arrays are popularly used in system optimisation and are known as Taguchi Methods. The chief advantage of the method is ...
  • Vision systems for a mobile robot based on line detection using the Hough Transform and artificial neural networks. 

    Damaryam, Gideon Kanji (The Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2008-11)
    This project contributes to the problem of mobile robot self-navigation within a rectilinear framework based on visual data. It proposes a number of vision systems based on detection of straight lines in images captured ...