Giancarlo Teti

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Human–robot interaction represents a critical factor in the design of personal robots as well as in the implementation of robot behavior and control. This work investigates and proposes solutions to the problem of controlling an anthropomorphic robot arm for personal assistance, by dealing with the peculiarities of its design, i.e. the mechanics of its(More)
The field of humanoids robotics is widely recognized as the current challenge for robotics research. Developing humanoids poses fascinating problems in the realization of manipulation capability, which is still one of most complex problem in robotics. The paper, starting from an overview of current activities in the development of humanoid robots, with(More)
The paper presents a biologically-inspired perception-action scheme for robots interacting with real-world environments, grounded in the broad hypothesis that, like in humans, perception and action are improved in speed and accuracy by expectation mechanisms: perception crucially involves comparison processes between incoming stimuli and expected(More)
The aim of this retrospective investigation was to assess the prognostic relevance of some pre-treatment clinical variables and histological findings assessed on the surgical samples of 46 patients with stage Ib(2)-IIb cervical cancer treated with cisplatin-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by radical hysterectomy. Seven patients achieved a(More)
This paper presents a self-organizing neural network model for visuo-motor coordination of a redundant humanoid robot arm in reaching tasks. The proposed approach is based on a biologically-inspired model which replicates some characteristics of human control: learning occurs through an action-perception cycle and does not requires explicit knowledge of the(More)
This paper describes an experimental work conducted in order to estimate the conditions of applicability of expected perception (EP) based on a scheme for robot sensorimotor coordination. The starting hypothesis is that predictions of incoming sensory data can improve sensorymotor coordination respect to pure feedback loops. This implies that the(More)
The aim of the investigation was to assess 12 cases of brain recurrences among ovarian cancer patients who had undergone surgery followed by platinum-based chemotherapy. Brain lesions were the first recurrence in 4 (33%) patients, the second recurrence in 7 (58%), and the fourth recurrence in one patient. The median time from ovarian cancer diagnosis to(More)
The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the predictive value of different clinicopathological variables (patient age, tumour size, FIGO grade, myometrial invasion, lymph-vascular space involvement [LVSI], invasion margins, peri-tumour phlogistic infiltrate and mitotic activity) for the risk of distant haematogenous recurrences in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Several experimental and clinical data suggest that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is involved in ovarian carcinogenesis. However, there are no conclusive data about the prognostic value of tissue VEGF expression in this malignancy. The aim of the present investigation was to compare VEGF immunostaining in primary tumors and peritoneal(More)
The recent advances of humanoid robotics led to achievements in the development of human-like body parts and whole bodies, as well as of perceptual systems and schemes for behavior planning and learning. For this reason, a step further can be envisaged in the application of human-like robots as experimental tools in neuroscience, for carrying on experiments(More)