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Neuroevolution of bipedal locomotion: algorithmic, balance penalty and morphological improvements for improved robustness and performance (2022)
Thesis

Bipedalism is theorised to have emerged in humans in order to enable endurance running and tool use via the hands. It is one of the most complex styles of locomotion, with agents typically having a high center of mass and two feet very close together... Read More about Neuroevolution of bipedal locomotion: algorithmic, balance penalty and morphological improvements for improved robustness and performance.

Heterogeneous data fusion for the improved non-destructive detection of steel-reinforcement defects using echo state networks (2022)
Journal Article

The degradation of roads is an expensive problem: in the UK alone, £27 billion was spent on road repairs between 2013 and 2019. One potential cost-saver is the early, non-destructive detection of faults. There are many available techniques, each with... Read More about Heterogeneous data fusion for the improved non-destructive detection of steel-reinforcement defects using echo state networks.

Axisymmetric necking versus Treloar–Kearsley instability in a hyperelastic sheet under equibiaxial stretching (2022)
Journal Article

We consider bifurcations from the homogeneous solution of a circular or square hyperelastic sheet that is subjected to equibiaxial stretching under either force- or displacement-controlled edge conditions. We derive the condition for axisymmetric nec... Read More about Axisymmetric necking versus Treloar–Kearsley instability in a hyperelastic sheet under equibiaxial stretching.