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— This paper presents a decisional architecture and the associated algorithms for multi-UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) systems. The architecture enables different schemes of decision distribution in the system, depending on the available decision making capabilities of the UAVs and on the operational constraints related to the tasks to achieve. The paper(More)
Neuroprosthetic technology and robotic exoskeletons are being developed to facilitate stepping, reduce muscle efforts, and promote motor recovery. Nevertheless, the guidance forces of an exoskeleton may influence the sensory inputs, sensorimotor interactions and resulting muscle activity patterns during stepping. The aim of this study was to report the(More)
— In a variety of emergency settings robot assistance has been identified as highly valuable, providing remote, and thus safe, access and operation. There are many different forms of human-robot interactions, allowing a team of humans and robots to take advantage of skills of each team member. A relatively new area of research considers interactions between(More)
— This paper presents a new hybrid path planning approach for autonomous robots navigating in natural unknown environments. The main purpose is to consider perception planning and path planning in a single unified process, so that the most relevant perception can be performed considering the current goal of the robot. We consider this approach as a way to(More)
This paper presents an architecture for multi-robot (MR) systems in which robots exhibit heterogeneousness in terms of autonomous decisional capacities. This architecture enables various configurations of decision distribution among the components of the system, according both to the available decision making capabilities of the robots, and to the(More)
— There are many different forms of human-robot interactions, allowing a team of humans and robots to take advantage of skills of each team member. A developing area of research is focused upon the potential of robot swarms working in emergency settings. In particular we consider a swarm of robots that are capable of supporting and enhancing fire fighting(More)