Giorgio Panin

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We present in this paper a novel object tracking system based on 3D contour models. For this purpose, we integrate two complimentary likelihoods, defined on local color statistics and intensity edges, into a common nonlinear estimation problem. The proposed method improves robustness and adaptivity with respect to challenging background and light(More)
We propose a robust methodology for 3D model-based markerless tracking of textured objects in monocular image sequences. The technique is based on mutual information maximization, a widely known criterion for multi-modal image registration, and employs an efficient multiresolution strategy in order to achieve robustness while keeping fast computational(More)
Clinical practice in dermatology indicates that alpha-tocopherol acetate is beneficial in xerosis, hyperkeratosis, asteatotic eczema, atopic dermatitis, superficial burns, cutaneous ulcers, onychoschizia and, in general, skin diseases in which an inflammatory process is activated. The positive effect results from the combination of biological activity, the(More)
In this paper we present a robot control architecture for learning by imitation which takes inspiration from recent discoveries in action observation/execution experiments with humans and other primates. The architecture implements two basic processing principles: 1) imitation is primarily directed toward reproducing the goal/end state of an observed action(More)
In this paper, we present a system for controlling a quadrocopter using both optical and inertial measurements. We show how to use external stereo camera measurements for visual servoing, by onboard fusion at high rates, only natural features provided by the vehicle and without any active marker. In our experiments, we show the accuracy and robustness of(More)
We present in this paper a GPU-accelerated particle filter based on pixel-level segmentation and matching, for real-time object tracking. The proposed method achieves real-time perfomance, while computing for each particle the corresponding filled model silhouette through the rendering engine of the graphics card, and comparing it with the underlying binary(More)
We describe a simple, rapid, precise, and sensitive spectrophotometric method for measuring urinary glycosaminoglycan (GAG) sulfate excretion. The GAG sulfates are precipitated with cetylpyridinium chloride, resuspended in water, and mixed with the basic dye 1,9-dimethylmethylene blue to produce a complex with the polyanionic molecule of sulfated GAGs.(More)
To evaluate the effects of conventional phototherapy and fiberoptic phototherapy on trans-epidermal water loss in preterm infants with and without skin ointment application, 20 infants were randomly assigned to receive conventional or fiberoptic phototherapy for non-hemolytic hyperbilirubinemia. After conventional phototherapy, there were no significant(More)
The clinical application of a new method for the quantitative determination of urinary glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) is presented. 115 normal subjects and 44 patients affected by different types of mucopolysaccharidoses (MPSo-ses) have been studied by this method in comparison with the conventional borate-carbazole method. All patients showed an urinary GAG(More)