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Optimal escape theory generally assumes that animals have accurate information about predator distance and direction of approach. To what degree such information is available depends not only on the prey's sensory capabilities but also on its behaviour. The structure of behaviour can strongly constrain or support the gathering of information. The ability of… (More)
This paper describes the IUB rescue robot team 2005. The team is active since 2001 and it has competed in four RoboCup real rescue competitions. The team takes an integrated approach to rescue robots, i.e., developing the systems from the mechatronics to the high-level functionalities for intelligent autonomous behavior.
— Sound source localization can be used in the Robocup Rescue Robots League as a sensor that is capable to autonomously detect victims that emit sound. Using differential time of flight measurements through energy cross-spectrum evaluation of the sound signals, the angular direction to multiple sound sources can be determined with a pair of microphones for… (More)
1. The rise of venture capital B. Venture Capital – the basics 2. Definition and history 3. The venture capital cycle – how it works 4. Why small technology-based firms are important 5. Quantitative trends in venture capital 6. Determinants of venture capital C. Experiences and policy recommendations 7. Venture capital in developing countries 8. India and… (More)