K. Conn

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This paper addresses the problem of human robot interaction with application to the design of assistive devices. We describe the design and development of a prototype of a smart wheelchair that can be commanded by a rider. Specifically, we focus on (a) the vision-based human interaction interface; (b) the suite of sensors on the chair; and (c) the software(More)
In order to minimize odor and manage nutrients in liquid pig manure we need to be able to predict what operational practices most influence the concentrations of volatile fatty acids (VFAs), ammonium nitrogen (NH(4)(+)-N), and other nutrients present in the manure. To determine this, we collected manure from 15 pig operations in southwestern Ontario in the(More)
It has been hypothesized that the relatively low concentration of sulfur amino acids in legume seeds might be an ecological adaptation to nutrient poor, marginal soils. SARC1 and SMARC1N-PN1 are genetically related lines of common bean (dry bean, Phaseolus vulgaris) differing in seed storage protein composition. In SMARC1N-PN1, the lack of phaseolin and(More)
Conflicting views regarding synthetic pesticides include the successful use as pest management tools for agriculture and forestry on one hand and the threats to components in the environment. Likewise, the residues from agriculture and forestry create a waste disposal problem, but are a potential bio-resource to be profited from. This abundant biomass can(More)
Executive Summary In this document, we present ongoing work on a planner that is specifically created for Human-Robot Interaction problems in LAAS/CNRS Laboratory under the European project Cogniron. The presence of humans in the environment raises new issues in the classic motion-manipulation planning where social rules and safety measures must be taken(More)
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