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Demonstrating Maori Haka with kinect and nao robots
(University of Canterbury. Human Interface Technology Laboratory, 2012)
In this video, "Nao Haka", four robots and a haka leader perform a traditional Maori Haka. The Haka leader, who performs the main actions is supported by Aldebaran Nao Robots, which are controlled by an external performer, ...
Power quality state estimation: A new concept
(University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2012)
The need to modernise the grid to enable it to meet the needs of the future is well accepted. This has led to the Smart Grid concepts as a pathway for increasing the smartness of the electrical grid so as to meet the ...
Science to Emergency Management Response: Kaikoura Earthquakes 2016
The M7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake in 2016 presented a number of challenges to science agencies and institutions throughout New Zealand. The earthquake was complex, with 21 faults rupturing throughout the North Canterbury and ...
Overview and analysis of digital technologies for construction safety management
Digital technologies are increasingly used to support safety management in the construction industry. Previous efforts were made to identify digital technologies for safety in the construction industry. However, ...
A Framework for Visually Realistic Multi-robot Simulation in Natural Environment
(University of West Bohemia, 2017)
This paper presents a generalized framework for the simulation of multiple robots and drones in highly realistic models of natural environments. The proposed simulation architecture uses the Unreal Engine4 for generating ...
ScipySim: Towards Distributed Heterogeneous System Simulation for the SciPy Platform
(University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2011)
The goal of the ScipySim project is to develop a distributed heterogeneous system simulation capability for the SciPy scientific computing platform. It began as an experiment in implementing Caspi et al.’s generalized Kahn ...
What went wrong? The Importance of Better Human Factors
(University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2010)
Human factors has a science to it but is actually a very experiential field comprising engineers, designers, social scientists and others. Some say that the easiest way to learn from the experience of others is via stories, ...
Applications of artificial neural networks (ANNs) to rotating equipment
(University of Canterbury. Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2011)
Rotating equipment is the beating heart of nearly all industrial plants and specifically plays a vital role in oil and power industries. In spite of all research which has been carried out so far to discover accurate ...
Visualisation of the 2010 Christchurch Boxing Day aftershock
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2015)
The Effect of Vibration and Low-Frequency Audio on Full-Body Haptic Sensations
(University of Canterbury. Human Interface Technology Laboratory New Zealand (HIT Lab NZ), 2015)
We report on two experiments that deploy low-frequency audio and strong vibrations to induce haptic-like sensations throughout the human body. Vibration is quite frequently deployed in immersive systems, for example ...