In his dissertation ‘Robotized Warehouses: Design and Performance Analysis’, Kaveh Azadeh structured the latest automated technologies and overviewed these technologies and the research. He also reviewed the modeling techniques used and the research opportunities they provide. Moreover, he investigated the vertical storage and retrieval system, an emerging robotic technology for e-commerce warehouses, and studies systems in which robots collaborate with a human picker to efficiently pick the orders by reducing the pickers’ unproductive walking time.
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In his dissertation ‘Integrating Genetics into Economics’, Eric Slob developed and compared some methods that can be used in genoeconomics, and showed through empirical studies how genetically informed study designs can give new insights to economists. The methods developed and compared in this dissertation foster the use of genes as instrumental variables and help further the understanding of genetic relationships across socio-economically relevant characteristics. The main empirical applications in this dissertations concern smoking behaviour, entrepreneurship, and the structure of the brain.