# Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Title

• (2015-07-21)
Industrial coatings are applied for their aesthetic appeal and ability to protect the underlying substrate material from the environment. The indication of coating flaws for correction becomes more important for coatings ...

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• (2011-05-25)
For creation of an artificial agent that is capable of using language naturally, models that only manipulate symbols or classify speech are ineffective. The semantic information which language conveys must be grounded in ...

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• (2006)
Applications considered are supply-side and demand-side management. On the supply side, droop control is examined as a form of autonomous local control that adds damping to stabilize the power system. On the demand side, ...

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• (2009)
This research proved the feasibility of the machine vision applications in the three targeted problems, and has shown that machine vision is capable of navigating agricultural vehicles in open field environments.

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• (2010-01-06)
A feasibility study of machine vision applications was conducted for agricultural vehicle navigation in open field environments, and focused on solving certain fundamental issues in vision-based agricultural vehicle ...

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• (2011-05-25)
In this thesis, the problems of control, autonomous navigation, and localization in an indoor environment are considered for mini-UAV quadrotor. A commonly used localization methods such as GPS sensors or radar are strongly ...

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• (2019-07-19)
We present an autonomous robotic system for the estimation of crop stem width in highly cluttered and variable agricultural fields. Stem width is an important phenotype (observable trait) needed by breeders and plant-biologists ...

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• (2015-12-08)
In this thesis, we present a system that uses a single camera and an inertial measurement unit (IMU) to navigate an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in a previously unknown environment. The approach consists of two parts. ...

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• (2010-08-20)
The current study examined parenting during family dinnertime in families with 5-year-olds and its concurrent and longitudinal associations with child adjustment. Child temperament was also examined as a moderator of these ...

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• (2015-08-31)
Developmental protein restriction is associated with numerous diseases including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, both in the mother and offspring. Recent intensive research efforts have focused on the mechanisms ...

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• (1961)

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• (2015-01-21)
This thesis introduces an autoregressive hidden Markov model (HMM) and demonstrates its application to the speech signal. This new variant of the HMM is built upon the mathematical structure of the HMM and linear prediction ...

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• (1994)
The induction of the Xenopus estrogen receptor mRNA by its ligand, estradiol-17$\beta$ (E$\sb2$), results in the establishment of a permanent autoregulatory loop. In order to identify the element(s) responsible for the ...

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• (1989)
A single, transient dose of estradiol-17$\beta$ is sufficient to elicit the permanent induction of hepatic estrogen receptor mRNA, which is induced 18-fold, from 0.13 molecules/cell to 2.4 molecules/cell, and then remains ...

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• (1994)
Pocos anos despues del golpe de estado de 1973, se produjo en Chile un sorprendente movimiento teatral que se atrevio a desafiar al discurso autoritario, la represion y la censura impuestas a la sociedad chilena. Este ...

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• (1959)

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• (2012-02-01)
Studies on the incorporation of hydrogen-bonding groups into the second coordination sphere of Cu complexes have revealed that O2 reactivity is enhanced in the presence of these functional groups. The effects of intramolecular ...

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• (1954)

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• (1962)

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• (1986)
Whereas previous research on compulsory interest arbitration has assumed its availability to be exogenously determined, this analysis views the availability of arbitration as a result of tactical action. A power-dependence ...

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