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Featured Articles Editor: Scott Ferguson
Automated Design of Energy Efficient Control Strategies for Building Clusters Using Reinforcement Learning
Phil Odonkor; Kemper Lewis
From smartphones to electric cars, lithium-ion batteries allow us power our favorite devices. When used in our homes, they allow us to store cheap electricity for later use. These batteries, however, can be prohibitively expensive. But what if a single battery can intelligently be shared by multiple homes? In this paper, we demonstrate the feasibility of this idea by developing an algorithm to autonomously learn the consumption behaviors of multiple real-world homes. Read more...
What is a Prototype? What are the Roles of Prototypes in Companies?
Carlye A. Lauff; Daria Kotys-Schwartz, Mark E. Rentschler
Prototyping is an essential part of a company’s product development process. It is critical to launching new products to market; these products can range from the next generation iPhone to surgical devices for doctors to your favorite shoes. Currently, there are limited research studies conducted within companies, meaning we lack an understanding about how companies engage in prototyping activities. Read more...
An Integrated Type and Dimensional Synthesis Method to Design One Degree-of-Freedom Planar Linkages With Only Revolute Joints for Exoskeletons
Zefang Shen, Garry Allison, Lei Cui
Exoskeletons are wearable robots developed to assist the wear’s motion. In rehabilitation, such devices can help patients relearn natural motion after surgery, spinal cord injury, stroke, etc. Compared with conventional rehabilitation, exoskeleton-based rehabilitation can provide highly stable and repetitive movements. Read more...
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