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The PEIS-Ecology project: Vision and results
A robotic middleware able to cope with highly heterogeneous systems; a technique for autonomous self-configuration and reconfiguration; and a study of the problem of sharing information of both physical and digital nature are reported. Expand
Point algebras for temporal reasoning: Algorithms and complexity
A new time model suitable for reasoning about systems with a bounded number of unsynchronized clocks is presented, connections with spatial reasoning are investigated, and improved algorithms for deciding satisfiability of the tractable point algebras are presented. Expand
PEIS ecologies: ambient intelligence meets autonomous robotics
This paper defines the concept of an ecology of networked Physically Embedded Intelligent Systems (PEIS), and illustrates it by describing an experimental system that involves real robotic devices. Expand
Reactive self-configuration of an ecology of robots
A reactive approach to self-configuration inspired by ideas from the field of semantic web services is explored, which autonomously generates a configuration to perform a cooperative navigation task, and dynamically changes this configuration when one of the components fails. Expand
An evaluation of local autonomy applied to teleoperated vehicles in underground mines
A user study performed in an underground mine with a 38 tonne articulated wheel loader proves that local autonomy gives a significant improvement in productivity of the teleoperation system, while retaining or even reducing the maintenance costs. Expand
Constraint Satisfaction on Infinite Domains: Composing Domains and Decomposing Constraints
A number of different qualitative point based formalisms for temporal reasoning are studied and a complete classification of computational tractability for different time models is provided and more general methods which can be used for proving tractability and intractability of other relational algebras are developed. Expand
Robotic Ubiquitous Cognitive Ecology for Smart Homes
Some of the lessons learned by adopting an incremental and progressive approach driven by the feedback received from its own activities and from the user are summarized and promising directions for future work are outlined. Expand
PEIS Ecology: integrating robots into smart environments
The concept of ecology of physically embedded intelligent systems, or PEIS-ecology, a network of heterogeneous robotic devices pervasively embedded in the environment, is introduced and an implemented use-case scenario is shown. Expand
Recovery Planning for Ambiguous Cases in Perceptual Anchoring
This paper considers different kinds of ambiguous situations and presents planning-based methods to recover from them, and extends perceptual anchoring to deal robustly with ambiguous situations by providing general methods for detecting them and recovering from them. Expand
The PEIS kernel : a middleware for ubiquitous robotics
The fields of autonomous robotics and ambient intelligence are converging toward the vision of smart robotic environments, or ubiquitous robotics, in which tasks are performed via the cooperation oExpand