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It has been documented that retail gasoline prices respond more quickly to increases in wholesale price than to decreases. However, there is very little theoretical or empirical evidence identifying the market characteristics responsible for this behavior. This paper presents a new theoretical model of asymmetric adjustment that empirically matches observed(More)
For robots to interact effectively with human users they must be capable of coordinated, timely behavior in response to social context. The Adaptive Strategies for Sustainable Long-Term Social Interaction (ALIZ-E) project focuses on the design of long-term, adaptive social interaction between robots and child users in real-world settings. In this paper, we(More)
Study. The conclusions are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the analytic findings of OTA or the Technology Assessment Board. Section I of this study discusses how maintaining a "high skill/high wage" niche for America in the global marketplace requires a shift in work roles. Our economy is shifting away from smart machines automating(More)
For a little over a decade, software has been created which allows for the design of visual content by aesthetic evolutionary design (AED). The great majority of these AED systems involve custom software intended for breeding entities within one fairly narrow problem domain, e.g., certain classes of buildings, cars, images, etc. Only a very few generic AED(More)
Neurosteroids play a significant role in neurodevelopment and are involved in a wide variety of psychopathological processes. There is accumulating evidence on their role in adult psychopathology, including Alzheimer disease, schizophrenia, mood disorder, anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. Little is known, however, about the possible role(More)