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— We develop and evaluate methods based on a novel data compression strategy for visual SLAM that uses travelled trajectory analysis. Beyond compressing scene structure based purely on geometry, we aim at developing compact map representations that are useful for re-exploration while preserving scene structure. Our work is evaluated on data collected from a(More)
The intracellular parasite Trypanosoma cruzi is the aetiological agent of Chagas disease, a public health concern with an increasing incidence rate. This increase is due, among other reasons, to the parasite's drug resistance mechanisms, which require nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+). Furthermore, this molecule is involved in metabolic and(More)
Sepsis is a clinical syndrome associated with a severe systemic inflammation induced by infection. Although different anti-microbial drugs have been used as treatments, morbidity and mortality rates remain high. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived from the bone marrow have demonstrated a partial protective effect in sepsis. Menstrual derived MSCs (MenSCs)(More)
This paper presents the development of an object recognition and location system using the Microsoft Kinect TM , an off-the-shelf sensor for videogames console Microsoft Xbox 360 TM which is formed by a color camera and depth sensor. This sensor is capable of capturing color images and depth information from a scene. This vision system uses a) data fusion(More)
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