Silvia Cecilia Tapia-Siles

Silvia Cecilia Tapia-Siles
Universidad Privada Boliviana · Robótica y Automatización

PhD

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Introduction
Silvia Cecilia Tapia-Siles currently works with the "Robótica y Automatización" group, at Universidad Privada Boliviana. Silvia does research in Control Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Their most recent publication is 'VARIABLE STIFFNESS HAND PROSTHESIS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW'.
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November 2015 - May 2016
Universidad Privada Boliviana
Position
  • Lecturer
September 2011 - September 2015
University of Dundee
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  • PostDoc Position

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Prosthetics is an important field in engineering due to the large number of amputees worldwide and the associated problems such as limited functionality of the state of the art. An important functionality of the human hand is its capability of adjusting the stiffness of the joints depending on the currently performed task. For the development of ne...
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Resumen Fish in nature take advantage of some types of turbulence and even generate it to swim with a minimum expenditure of energy. This is the case observed in rainbow trout swimming against the flow in well patterned turbulence phenomenon called Karman Street. Robotic and Multiphysics simulators do not include the possibility of this sort of tu...
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Background Conventional colonoscopy requires a high degree of operator skill and is often painful for the patient. We present a preliminary feasibility study of an alternative approach where a self-propelled colonoscope is hydraulically driven through the colon. Methods A hydraulic colonoscope which could be controlled manually or automatically wa...
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Previous reports have described several candidates, which have the potential to replace colonoscopy, but to date, there is still no device capable of fully replacing flexible colonoscopy in the management of colonic disorders and for mass adult population screening for asymptomatic colorectal cancer. NASA developed the TRL methodology to describe a...
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Single clouds of cavitation bubbles, driven by 254 kHz focused ultrasound at pressure amplitudes in the range of 0.48–1.22 MPa, have been observed via high-speed shadowgraphic imaging at 1 × 106 frames per second. Clouds underwent repetitive growth, oscillation and collapse (GOC) cycles, with shock-waves emitted periodically at the instant of colla...
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Exploration of the colon with semi-autonomous devices represents a challenge for present researchers in this field. Characteristics, conditions and topography of the colon are unpredictable and sensory feedback from a device within the colon is limited, therefore one key challenge is to provide reliable data on which to base decision-making.
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Fish have developed techniques to exploit turbulence from water. They use them in order to economize energy used for locomotion. To learn how to take advantage of these fish strategies with an underwater machine we need to deal with the fluid environment, the robot morphology and the controller behavior, altogether. This paper presents a simulation...
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Fish have developed techniques to exploit turbulence from water. They use them in order to economize energy used for locomotion. To learn how to take advantage of these fish strategies with an underwater machine we need to deal with the fluid environment, the robot morphology and the controller behavior, altogether. This paper presents a simulation...
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In evolutionary robotics, plastic neural network models proved to be promising for evolving adaptive behaviors. In particular, neurocontrollers incorporating hebbian synapses have been shown to be useful for implementing conflicting sub-behaviors. Numerous interesting complex tasks assume such flexibility. However, those evolved controllers often e...
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In evolutionary robotics, plastic neural network models proved to be promising for evolving adaptive behaviors. In particular, neurocontrollers incorporating hebbian synapses have been shown to be useful for implementing conflicting sub-behaviors. Numerous interesting complex tasks assume such flexibility. However, those evolved controllers often e...
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Karman gait is a fish locomotion mode that is observed in fish swimming between vortices shed from a cylinder (the so-called Karman Street). During Karman Gait fish shows a reduced muscle activity, revealing that sometimes fish can passively move against turbulent flow. A controller adapted to generate this kind of behavior in a robot fish is being...
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Living beings locomotion’s main characteristics are oscillatory motions. These motions are sustained by a full mechanical architecture of passive and active organs, controlled by means of neural networks called Central Pattern Generators.A Karman vortex Street is a repeating pattern of swirling vortices caused by the flow’s separation of a fluid pa...

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