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This thesis seeks to address the incorporation of a low-level cognitive ability into reactive, behavior-based artificial intelligence architectures. Specifically, it addresses the need to generate short-term, observation-based expectations about the world and react appropriately to the violation of those expectations. In it I discuss the motivation for(More)
The Same-Day Surgery (SDS) nursing staff at a Midwestern medical center tracked the causative factors for prolonged stays (> 2 hours) in SDS. A review of retrospective data identified that postoperative patient stays averaged between 2 and 3 hours. The top three variances for prolonged stays in SDS were pain, nausea and transportation home. Based on this(More)
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