Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois
This collection contains dissertations and theses produced by masters and doctoral students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Graduate Theses and Dissertations at Illinois
Development of a modular and submersible soft robotic arm system and corresponding learned kinematics models (2021-12-10)Most soft-body organisms found in nature exist in underwater environments. It is helpful to study the motion and control of soft robots underwater as well. However, a readily available underwater soft robotic system is not ...
(2021-12-10)This study investigated how sexual violence (SV) preventionists in one Midwestern state understand, adopt, and implement outer layer prevention of SV. Specifically, this study highlights the contextual factors that influence ...
(2021-12-09)Modern approaches in machine learning and artificial intelligence are dominated by deep learning. Although inspired by the brain, these network architectures are not biologically plausible. In contrast, the reservoir ...
Simulating acoustic wave reflection, transmission, and scattering in k-Wave for quantitative ultrasound applications (2021-12-10)K-Wave is a versatile and powerful acoustic simulator that has gained popularity in the Medical Ultrasound research community. In this work, k-Wave was used to model two quantitative ultrasound (QUS) applications. In Part ...
(2021-12-09)The Dual Active Bridge (DAB) bi-directional DC/DC converter is a popular topology originally designed for energy storage applications. It has high efficiency, galvanic isolation, and, most importantly, controllable power ...