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)
Proteolysis of the amyloid beta protein precursor (APP) is a key event in the development of Alzheimer's disease. In our search for proteases that can cleave APP and liberate the amino terminus of the amyloidogenic beta protein, we characterized a calcium-dependent serine protease (CASP) which is present in reactive astrocytes and cross-reacts with(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)
Are there mechanisms by which the advantaged can see the perspective of the disadvantaged? If advantaged individuals have prolonged engagement with disadvantaged populations and confront issues of inequality through national service, do they see the world more through the lens of the poor? We explore this question by examining Teach For America (TFA), as(More)
Alzheimer's disease is characterized neuropathologically by the presence of neuritic and amyloid plaques, vascular amyloid, and neurofibrillary tangles in specific brain areas. The main constituent of amyloid deposits is amyloid beta protein, a 40-42 amino acid proteolytic product of the amyloid beta-precursor protein. In our search for proteases that can(More)
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