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Sparsity has been showed to be one of the most important properties for visual recognition purposes. In this paper we show that sparse representation plays a fundamental role in achieving one-shot learning and real-time recognition of actions. We start off from RGBD images, combine motion and appearance cues and extract state-of-the-art features in a(More)
A computer-aided detection (CAD) system for the identification of small pulmonary nodules in low-dose and thin-slice CT scans has been developed. The automated procedure for selecting the nodule candidates is mainly based on a filter enhancing spherical-shaped objects. A neural approach based on the classification of each single voxel of a nodule candidate(More)
Numerous publications and commercial systems are available that deal with automatic detection of pulmonary nodules in thoracic computed tomography scans, but a comparative study where many systems are applied to the same data set has not yet been performed. This paper introduces ANODE09 ( http://anode09.isi.uu.nl), a database of 55 scans from a lung cancer(More)
The goal of the paper is to develop a one-shot real-time learning and recognition system for 3D actions. We use RGBD images, combine motion and appearance cues, and map them into a new overcomplete space. The proposed method relies on descriptors based on 3D Histogram of Flow (3DHOF) and on Global Histogram of Oriented Gradient (GHOG); adaptive sparse(More)
— This paper deals with the problem of 3D stereo estimation and eye-hand calibration in humanoid robots. We first show how to implement a complete 3D stereo vision pipeline, enabling online and real-time eye calibration. We then introduce a new formulation for the problem of eye-hand coordination. We developed a fully automated procedure that does not(More)
—We present the Dynamic Force Field Controller (DForC), a reliable and effective framework in the context of humanoid robotics for real-time reaching and tracking in presence of obstacles. It is inspired by well established works based on artificial potential fields, providing a robust basis for sidestepping a number of issues related to inverse kinematics(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this work is to evaluate the potential of combining different computer-aided detection (CADe) methods to increase the actual support for radiologists of automated systems in the identification of pulmonary nodules in CT scans. METHODS The outputs of three different CADe systems developed by researchers of the Italian MAGIC-5(More)
A completely automated system for the identification of pleural nodules in low-dose and thin-slice computed tomography (CT) of the lung has been developed. The directional-gradient concentration method has been applied to the pleura surface and combined with a morphological opening-based procedure to generate a list of nodule candidates. Each nodule(More)
We present a novel method for three-finger precision grasp and its implementation in a complete grasping tool-chain. We start from binocular vision to recover the partial 3D structure of unknown objects. We then process the incomplete 3D point clouds searching for good triplets according to a function that accounts for both the feasibility and the stability(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Sophisticated algorithms to infer disease diagnosis, pathology progression and patient outcome are increasingly being developed to analyze brain MRI data. They have been successfully implemented in a variety of diseases and are currently investigated in the field of neuropsychiatric disorders, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD).(More)