Andrea Carbone

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Power grids exhibit patterns of reaction to outages similar to complex networks. Blackout sequences follow power laws, as complex systems operating near a critical point. Here, the tolerance of electric power grids to both accidental and malicious outages is analyzed in the framework of complex network theory. In particular, the quantity known as efficiency(More)
In this paper, we present an appearance-based gaze estimation method for a head-mounted eye tracker. The idea is to extract discriminative image descriptors with respect to gaze before applying a regression scheme. We employ multilevel Histograms of Oriented Gradients (HOG) features as our appearance descriptor. To learn the mapping between eye appearance(More)
In this paper we present a control architecture for an autonomous rescue robot specialized in victim finding in an unknown and unstructured environment. The reference domain for rescue robots is the rescue-world arenas purposefully arranged for the Robocup competitions. The main task of a rescue mobile robot is to explore the environment and report to the(More)
The ability to follow the gaze of conspecifics is a critical component in the development of social behaviors, and many efforts have been directed to studying the earliest age at which it begins to develop in infants. Developmental and neurophysiological studies suggest that imitative learning takes place once gaze-following abilities are fully established(More)
Visual attention is a crucial skill in human beings in that it allows optimal deployment of visual processing and memory resources. It turns out to be even more useful in search tasks, since to select salient zones we use top-down priors, depending on the observed scene, along with bottom-up criteria. In this paper we show how we constructed a robotic model(More)
This paper presents a method to recognize attentional behaviors from a head-mounted binocular eye tracker in triadic interactions. By taking advantage of the first-person view, we simultaneously estimate the first-person and third-person gaze. The first-person gaze is computed using an appearance-based method relying on local features. In parallel, head(More)
In the era of small screens, traditional reading (i.e. left-to-right, top-to-bottom) is called into question and rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) represents one of the main alternatives. RSVP consists of displaying in sequential order one or more words at a time, thus minimizing saccades and eye blinks. Recently, a RSVP application has received a lot(More)
Visual attention is becoming an increasingly imperative capability to endow computer vision systems and autonomous agents with. Starting from a biological inspired model of attention, we present an experiment aimed to study selective attention in 3D space. Depth has been proved to be an important feature affecting the way attention is deployed when(More)