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Computer systems have become more accessible to clinicians as a result of the introduction of user-friendly software and low-cost terminals and printers. At a Veterans Administration medical center in California, an automated psychiatric record system is being developed that permits direct data entry by clinicians. The process began on the triage service,(More)
This paper describes an application of decoupled probabilistic world modeling to achieve team planning. The research is based on the principle that the action selection mechanism of a member in a robot team can select an effective action if a global world model is available to all team members. In the real world, the sensors are imprecise, and are(More)
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The development of cheap robot platforms with on-board vision remains one of the key challenges that robot builders have yet to surmount. This paper presents the prototype development of a low cost (<US$1000), on-board vision based, robot platform that participated in the small-size league in RoboCup'2000. The robot platform, named the VIPER robot,(More)
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