Eric Normand

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GIS systems are ubiquitous distributed systems, since geo-spatial information adheres to almost everything. Considering the characteristics of GIS, the following four design-decision issues are particularly crucial: transactional mode (synchronous versus asynchronous), service granularity (fine-grained versus coarse-grained), delivery manner (chunk versus(More)
This paper describes the Virtual Synergy interface, which combines a three dimensional graphical interface with physical robots to allow for collaboration among multiple human researchers, simulated software agents and physical teams of multi-terrain robots for the task of Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) [8,9]. Using the interface to communicate and monitor(More)
The mental foramen, through which the mental nerve emerges, is an important anatomic landmark in odonto-stomatology. Knowing its anatomic variations, according to the ethnic group or age, is essential when performing local anesthesia or implant and orthognathic surgeries. Besides the presence of a supernumerary foramen and variations in its location,(More)
Web services have been opening a wide avenue for software integration. In this paper, we have reported our experiments with three applications that are built by utilizing and providing web services for Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The services are designed to handle a large number of concurrent requests. It is clear that performance has to be the(More)
Previous research on human-robot interfaces has been mainly concerned with interaction between one person and one robot or software agent. Yet, there are many scenarios in which multiple human-multiple robot interactions are possible, such as with teams of rescue robots, combat robot teams, or surveillance robots. Our work seeks to turn a fast-paced(More)
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