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Robots in Education and Care of Children with Developmental Disabilities: A Study on Acceptance by Experienced and Future Professionals
Research in the area of robotics has made available numerous possibilities for further innovation in the education of children, especially in the rehabilitation of those with learning difficultiesExpand
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Efficient design space exploration for application specific systems-on-a-chip
A reduction in the time-to-market has led to widespread use of pre-designed parametric architectural solutions known as system-on-a-chip (SoC) platforms. A system designer has to configure theExpand
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A cross-cultural study of acceptance and use of robotics by future psychology practitioners
Research in robotics has made available numerous possibilities and tools for further innovation in the psychological practice. For instance, recent research provided many examples of possibleExpand
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Missing data analysis with fuzzy C-Means: A study of its application in a psychological scenario
  • A. D. Nuovo
  • Computer Science
  • Expert Syst. Appl.
  • 1 June 2011
Research highlights? Missing data must be handled in correct way in order to do not comprimise the validity of research. ? Completation techniques can lead to effective data imputation in order toExpand
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Fuzzy decision making in embedded system design
The use of Application Specific Instruction-set Processors (ASIP) is a solution to the problem of increasing complexity in embedded systems design. One of the major challenges in ASIP design isExpand
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Lateral specialization in unilateral spatial neglect: a cognitive robotics model
AbstractIn this paper, we present the experimental results of an embodied cognitive robotic approach for modelling the human cognitive deficit known as unilateral spatial neglect (USN). To this end,Expand
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On External Measures for Validation of Fuzzy Partitions
The procedure of evaluating the results of a clustering algorithm is know under the term cluster validity. In general terms, cluster validity criteria can be classified in three categories: internal,Expand
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“Robot, tell me a tale!”: A social robot as tool for teachers in kindergarten
Abstract Robots are versatile devices that are promising tools for supporting teaching and learning in the classroom or at home. In fact, robots can be engaging and motivating, especially for youngExpand
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A Comparison of Kindergarten Storytelling by Human and Humanoid Robot with Different Social Behavior
In this paper, we present a study on the influence of different social behavior on preschool children's perception of stories narrated either by a humanoid robot or by a human teacher. FourExpand
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A User-Centric Design of Service Robots Speech Interface for the Elderly
The elderly population in the Europe have quickly increased and will keep growing in the coming years. In facing the elder care challenges posed by the amount of seniors staying alone in their ownExpand
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