David Álvarez

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This paper presents a novel robotic learning technique based on Fast Marching Square (FM<sup>2</sup>). This method, which we have called FM Learning, is based on incorporating previous experience to the path planning system of the robot by taking into account paths taught to the robot via kinesthetic teaching, this is, guiding manually the robot through the(More)
T O T H E EDITOR—Burkholderia cepacia has been linked to nosocomial outbreaks caused by contamination of medical devices, 1 parenteral and nebulized medication, 2 " 4 antiseptic solutions, and other environmental sources. 5 ' 6 It has also been implicated in 2 nosocomial outbreaks caused by contamination of alcohol-free mouthwash. 7 ' 8 Nevertheless,(More)
Group A Streptococcus (GAS) causes human diseases ranging in severity from uncomplicated pharyngitis to life-threatening necrotizing fasciitis and shows high rates of macrolide resistance in several countries. Our goal is to identify antimicrobial resistance in Spanish GAS isolates collected between 1994 and 2006 and to determine the molecular epidemiology(More)
Sampling-based path planning algorithms are well-known because they are able to find a path in a very short period of time, even in high-dimensional spaces. However, they are non-smooth, random paths far away from the optimum. In this paper we introduce a novel improving technique based on the Fast Marching Method which improves in a deterministic,(More)
This paper presents a novel methodology for planning the movements of a robotic hand when a precision grasp is going to be performed. The approach used is based on the standard Fast Marching Square (FM2) path planning method and its application to robot formations motion planning. In this case, the hand is considered to be a kinematic chain in which a(More)