Eric Normand

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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)
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)
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)
Cloud computing is an emerging approach to a shared infrastructure of computing resources in which large pools of systems or clouds are linked together via the internet to provide IT services, such as securely managing billions of online transactions and other highly data-intensive application. Cloud computing is being driven by several factors, including(More)
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