Artificial intelligence -- Economic aspects Summary This thesis describes the theoretical and practical development of a low cost, high integrity, aided inertial navigation system for use in autonomous land vehicle applications. The demand for fail safe navigation systems which can be used on large autonomous land vehicles such as those found in container terminals, agriculture, construction and in mines, has driven research and technology into the development of high integrity navigation suites. Integrity, in this thesis, is defined as the ability of a navigation system to provide reliable navigation information while also monitoring the health of the data and either correcting any faults that may occur or rejecting faulty data.
Polytechnic, Bida, Nigeria at an average room International Food Research Journal 23 Suppl: S71 - S79 December Journal homepage: In Nigeria, most of the sheanuts shelling are done manually by rural women and children, which is labour demanding and tedious.
This research work was carried out to determine some physical and mechanical properties of sheanut in order to minimize economic losses associated with its processing. The mean values for the mechanical properties are; linear limit force 0.
Based on the physical and mechanical properties, a sheanut shelling machine was developed that is capable of addressing the aforementioned problems. Putting into consideration better shelling and efficient separation of shea nuts so as to encourage more utilization and processing of shea nuts and its products.
The machine was designed to be powered by 5 hp electric motor. It was tested to shell, separate and clean sheanuts. The successful development of this machine will reduce drudgery and time taken associated with the traditional method of sheanut shelling and therefore will increase productivity and utilization.
Shea trees grow in the wild and are widely distributed around the savannah region of Nigeria and also in the savannah regions of Central Africa, Obiakor and Babatunde, ; Ismail et al. As reported by Lovett and Haqalmost every part of the tree has its uses. Its fruit contains one or two nuts which are brown and shiny.
The oil, known as shea butter, is used in the manufacture of soap, candles, cosmetics, pharmaceutical products and butter substitutes Aviara et al. It has antimicrobial properties, which gives it a place in herbal medicine.
Shea butter is used as a sedative or anodyne for the treatment of sprains, dislocation and the relief of minor aches and pains. Shea nut oil obtained from the shea kernels is the main traditional medicine in many rural areas Leaky, ; Maranz et al.
The seed kernels produces oil which is nutritious with illustrated fatty acids like linoloeic and oleic fatty acids and fat soluble vitamins Karin, The hard protective shell, are used as a water— S72 Ibrahim et al.
S71 - S79 proofing material on the walls of mid-buildings to protect them from eroding by forces of the wind and rain.
Globalization is having a dramatic impact on women that depend on the informal economy for income generating activities. Globalization has the potential to be negative or positive, for women in African countries, depending on the product, trade and value chain.
Some goods like shea butter, which is a product of the sheanut is now having an increase in international demand as an ingredient in personal care and edible products Bello-Bravo et al. Sheanut serves as one of the main sources of livelihood for the rural women and children who are engaged in its gathering.
The fruit plays an important role as part of it is used in diets, which is sold to food industries and the traditional markets Food and Agricultural Organization, To obtain shea nut oil from the kernel, series of processes must be carried out.
The processes include; shelling which is the first process followed by crushing, roasting, milling and kneading, Koya and Faborode, Shelling separates Shea kernel from its shell to help in crushing which reduces the sizes of the kernel to a favourable fine size before its roasting.
In Nigeria, most of the sheanuts shelling are been done manually by rural women and children, which is time consuming and tedious. Also the locally available machines are not having a cleaning unit and this resulted to manual cleaning of the shelled nut.
Therefore this research into development of shea nut shelling machine is therefore set out to achieve both shelling and separation of sheanuts so as to encourage more utilization and processing of shea nuts and its products.
Materials and Methods Design consideration The design consideration was carried out with a view to evaluate the necessary design parameters such as strength and size of materials of the various machine components in order to avoid failure by excessive yielding and fatigue during the required working life of the machine.
Material preparation In designing an appropriate sheanut shelling machine, it was paramount to determine some physical and mechanical properties of sheanut.
The engineering properties of sheanuts are pre-requisite in designing an equipment for handling, storage, mechanical extraction of oil and other processes Oluwole et al.Daniel Briggs Wilson, Miguel Ángel Trujillo Soto, Ali Haydar Göktoğan and Salah Sukkarieh. Authors: Miguel Ángel Trujillo Soto; A New Utility Function for Smooth Transition Between Exploration and Exploitation of a Wind Energy Field IEEE/RSJ International Title: Autonomous Systems Engineer at .
Integrity, in this thesis, is defined as the ability of a navigation system to provide reliable navigation information while also monitoring the health of the data and either correcting any faults that may occur or rejecting faulty data. Salah Sukkarieh Australian Centre for Field Robotics The Rose Street Building J04 The University of Sydney NSW Australia, [email protected] Eric Nettleton Australian Centre for Field Robotics The Rose Street Building J04 The University of Sydney NSW Australia Jong-Hyuk Kim Australian Centre for Field Robotics The Rose Street.
U.S. Air Force (USAF) planners have envisioned that uninhabited air vehicles (UAVs), working in concert with inhabited vehicles, will become an integral part of the.
Dr Carol Oliver ‘s key research interest is in scientific literacy and science communication both in relation to astrobiology. Prof Salah Sukkarieh (ACFR Lead), Dr Ali Goktogan (Mars Yard communications), Esa Since the thesis was written this has become increasingly the case with the equivalent of the largest libraries in the world.
Eligibility and nominations for dissertation and thesis awards > Recipients. The Graduate School is pleased to recognize the following recipients of the Distinguished Dissertation and Thesis Awards, which recognize outstanding and exceptional scholarship and research at the doctoral and master’s levels.