Frank Schreiber

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IMPORTANCE The applicability of β-amyloid peptide (Aβ) positron emission tomography (PET) as a biomarker in clinical settings to aid in selection of individuals at preclinical and prodromal Alzheimer disease (AD) will depend on the practicality of PET image analysis. In this context, visual-based Aβ PET assessment seems to be the most feasible approach. (More)
An important aim of the current research effort in artificial intelligence and robotics is to achieve cooperative agent behavior for teams of robots in real-world scenarios. Especially in the RoboCup scenario , but also in other projects like Nexus, agents have to cooperate efficiently to reach certain goals. In the RoboCup project, cooperative team-play(More)
OBJECTIVES Alterations of glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) play a crucial role in schizophrenic pathology. While GAD has been studied in several brain regions, its expression in the posterior hippocampus formation has not been investigated in schizophrenia. METHODS We studied the brains of 17 patients with chronic schizophrenia and 15 controls. Using the(More)
Pneumatic artificial muscles feature lightweight and compact construction, in combination with high obtainable forces and an intrinsic compliance. This makes them well suited for the actuation of kinematically redundant manipulators, but due to the limited deflection of the single muscles and the highly nonlinear static and dynamic characteristics, a whole(More)
In this paper, the design for variable geometry truss manipulators, with 3-DOF octahedron-shaped modules and hydraulic actuation is introduced. The main features of the concept are the optimized multiple collocated spherical joints and a structure-integrated supply of the drive fluid for the hydraulic actuators. Based upon the known Spherical Joint(More)
In this paper a feedforward control structure is introduced for a manipulator joint driven by a symmetrical arrangement of two antagonistic muscles. The setup allows the specification of the desired joint angle, as well as the single muscle forces. Based upon the manipulator kinematic and the inverse static relation in a single muscle, the pressure signal(More)