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    • Validation of Volumetric Contact Dynamics Models 

      Boos, Michael (University of Waterloo, 2011-05-05)
      A volumetric contact dynamics model has been proposed by Gonthier et al. [1, 2, 3] for the purpose of rapidly generating reliable simulations of space-based manipulator contact dynamics. By assuming materials behave as a ...
    • Variations on Acoustophoretic Microchannels: From the Facile to the Highly Capable 

      Samarasekera, Champika (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-31)
      The lab-on-a-chip toolkit is replete with techniques for microparticle manipulation. The use of ultrasonic waves to impart forces on particles, referred to as acoustophoresis, is one particularly powerful yet gentle option. ...
    • Vehicle Dynamic Modelling and Parameter Identification for an Autonomous Vehicle 

      Van Gennip, Matthew (University of Waterloo, 2018-12-19)
      For autonomous vehicles to be feasible, a fast and accurate model of the vehicle dynamics is required due to the complexity of the task. There are many different aspects to a driverless vehicle, including path planning, ...
    • Vehicle Tracking in Occlusion and Clutter 

      McBride, Kurtis (University of Waterloo, 2008-01-08)
      Vehicle tracking in environments containing occlusion and clutter is an active research area. The problem of tracking vehicles through such environments presents a variety of challenges. These challenges include vehicle ...
    • Vehicle Tracking in Outdoor Environments using 3D Models 

      Nathalie, El Nabbout (University of Waterloo, 2008-07-23)
      There has been a growth in demand for advancing algorithms in surveillance applications concerning moving vehicles where analysis of traffic has a potential application to security, traffic management (congestion and ...
    • VEmap: A Visualization Tool for Evaluating Emotional Responses in Virtual Environments 

      Zhu, Hong (University of Waterloo, 2009-06-19)
      VEMap (virtual emotion map) can be seen as an advanced application of virtual environment (VE) technology to aid with design activities in architecture and urban planning, which can assist designers to understand users’ ...
    • A Vibrotactile Display Design, evaluation and Fabrication 

      Masnavi, Ehsan (University of Waterloo, 2011-05-20)
      Vision and audition are the two best understood modalities which humans use to interact with the outside world. These modalities can provide highly precise spatial and temporal information. Thus, the field of human-computer ...
    • Virtual Histology with Photoacoustic Remote Sensing 

      Abbasi, Saad Rasheed (University of Waterloo, 2020-09-01)
      Histopathology plays a central role in cancer screening, surgical margin analysis, cancer classification, and understanding disease progression. The vast majority of biopsies or surgical excisions are examined via ...
    • Virtual Reality Applications in Rehabilitation 

      Cao, Shi (Springer, 2016-06-19)
      One of the most valuable applications of virtual reality (VR) is in the domain of rehabilitation. After brain injuries or diseases, many patients suffer from impaired physical and/or cognitive capabilities, such as ...
    • Virtual Staining of Photon Absorption Remote Sensing Histology Images: A Promising Approach for Label-Free Histological Imaging 

      Boktor, Marian (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-26)
      Histology is a crucial diagnostic tool in medicine and biological research, providing valuable insights into tissue morphology and cellular structures. However, conventional histological staining methods are time-consuming. ...
    • Vision-Inertial SLAM using Natural Features in Outdoor Environments 

      Asmar, Daniel (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) is a recursive probabilistic inferencing process used for robot navigation when Global Positioning Systems (GPS) are unavailable. SLAM operates by building a map of the robot ...
    • Visual Sensitivity of Dynamic Graphical Displays 

      Jessa, Munira (University of Waterloo, 2005)
      Advanced display design, such as Ecological Interface Design (EID), makes extensive use of complex graphical objects. Research has shown that by following EID methodologies, supervisory operators have better performance ...
    • A Volumetric Contact Model for Planetary Rover Wheel/Soil Interaction 

      Petersen, Willem (University of Waterloo, 2013-01-11)
      The main objective of this research is the development of a volumetric wheel-soil ground contact model that is suitable for mobile robotics applications with a focus on efficient simulations of planetary rover wheels ...
    • Water pricing conflict in British Columbia 

      Garcia, Amanda; Hipel, Keith W.; Obeidi, Amer (Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources, 2017)
      The Water Sustainability Act in British Columbia, Canada is a source of conflict among citizens, the provincial government, and industrial groundwater users. The water extraction fees stipulated in the act highlight the ...
    • Wavelet Shrinkage Based Image Denoising using Soft Computing 

      Bai, Rong (University of Waterloo, 2008-08-22)
      Noise reduction is an open problem and has received considerable attention in the literature for several decades. Over the last two decades, wavelet based methods have been applied to the problem of noise reduction and ...
    • Waves: A Collaborative Navigation Technique for Large Interactive Surfaces 

      Shum, Joseph (University of Waterloo, 2014-08-21)
      Digital tables offer the possibility of performing collaborative tasks where two or more people can share artifacts in the same virtual space. However, most interactive methods of navigating through virtual space most ...
    • Weakly Supervised Learning Algorithms and an Application to Electromyography 

      Hesham, Tameem (University of Waterloo, 2014-06-23)
      In the standard machine learning framework, training data is assumed to be fully supervised. However, collecting fully labelled data is not always easy. Due to cost, time, effort or other types of constraints, requiring ...
    • Web Tasking: An Investigation of End User Interaction for the Ideal Control Metaphor 

      Kittel, Elizabeth (University of Waterloo, 2016-05-02)
      Users are finding multiple ways to utilize web applications (apps) outside of their typical self-contained purposes, resulting in an increasing need to connect apps together. This connectivity can be achieved through web ...
    • Weighted Opposition-Based Fuzzy Thresholding 

      Ensafi, Pegah (University of Waterloo, 2011-02-18)
      With the rapid growth of the digital imaging, image processing techniques are widely involved in many industrial and medical applications. Image thresholding plays an essential role in image processing and computer vision ...
    • Widefield Computational Biophotonic Imaging for Spatiotemporal Cardiovascular Hemodynamic Monitoring 

      Amelard, Robert (University of Waterloo, 2017-07-14)
      Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality, resulting in 17.3 million deaths per year globally. Although cardiovascular disease accounts for approximately 30% of deaths in the United States, many deleterious ...

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