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An important logistics application of robotics involves manipulators that pick-and-place objects placed in warehouse shelves. A critical aspect of this task corresponds to detecting the pose of a known object in the shelf using visual data. Solving this problem can be assisted by the use of an RGBD sensor, which also provides depth information beyond visual(More)
Diacylglycerol acyltransferase has a universal role in catalyzing the acyl-CoA-dependent formation of triacylglycerol in microorganisms, animals and plants. Acylation stimulating protein, from human blood, is known to enhance diacylglycerol acyltransferase activity and triacylglycerol biosynthesis in human adipocytes. In the current study, acylation(More)
Histamine has been investigated for its effect on gastric acid secretion and mucosal blood flow in man. Dose-response curves were constructed and analysed in the presence of H1- and H2-antagonists. Mepyramine had no effect on acid secretion or mucosal blood flow. Cimetidine reduced acid secretion but had no effect on blood flow. This suggests that the(More)
Bedrock erosion in rivers sets the pace of landscape evolution, influences the evolution of orogens and determines the size, shape and relief of mountains. A variety of models link fluid flow and sediment transport processes to bedrock incision in canyons. The model components that represent sediment transport processes are increasingly well developed. In(More)
Though commonly used, the suitability of deterministic calibration criteria for stochastic model calibration and uncertainty analysis is unclear. The purpose of this paper is to examine the suitability, relative benefits, and substantial disadvantages of "deterministic-optimization" approaches, such as root mean square error (RMSE), in stochastic contexts.(More)
Surrogate technologies for bed-load transport monitoring are being evaluated toward eventually supplanting traditional data-collection methods that require routine collection of physical samples and subsequent fi eld or laboratory analyses. Commercially available and prototype technologies based on active-and passive-hydroacoustic principles are the foci of(More)
BACKGROUND The assessment of neurodevelopmental effects in children associated with prenatal methylmercury exposure, from contaminated fish and seafood in the maternal diet, has recently been strengthened by adjustment for the negative confounding resulting from co-exposure to beneficial polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). OBJECTIVES We aimed to(More)
Predictions of river water quality models are subject to substantial uncertainties, which depend not only on parameterization and calibration strategies but also on the structure of the conceptual model itself. To evaluate the importance of this effect and associated implications for stochastic models, investigations were conducted based on a segment of the(More)
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