Swarmlets are applications and services that leverage networked sensors and actuators with cloud services and mobile devices. This article offers a way to construct swarmlets by composing "accessors,"' which are wrappers for sensors, actuators, and services, that export an actor interface. Actor semantics provides ways to compose accessors with disciplined… (More)
BACKGROUND Ecologists, fisheries scientists, and coastal managers have all called for an ecosystem approach to fisheries management, yet many species such as the American lobster (Homarus americanus) are still largely managed individually. One hypothesis that has yet to be tested suggests that human augmentation of lobster diets via the use of Atlantic… (More)
INTRODUCTION In-flight medical emergencies on commercial aircraft are common in both domestic and international flights. We hypothesized that fourth-year medical students feel inadequately prepared to lend assistance during in-flight medical emergencies. This multicenter study of two U.S. medical schools obtains a baseline assessment of knowledge and… (More)
During robotic teleoperation, the dynamics of the master manipulators and the control of remote-side instruments impose challenges on the motor system of the human operator, and may impact performance and learning. In teleoperated robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery, there is a clear correlation between patient outcomes and the surgeon's case… (More)
After receiving the NOAA-NEPA review in the late spring of 2006, we immediately began preparing for the field season by purchasing gear, obtaining a Letter of Acknowledgement from NOAA, and setting up subcontracts with project partners. We also have begun reviewing the historic data of cod on Cashes Ledge (Objective 1) collected by Bob Steneck (U.… (More)
This panel examines the need for digital libraries to capture and preserve journalistic content in digital formats, especially online news.
We propose a model for Semantic Localization, i.e. establishing positional relations on meaningful objects, to enable the principled integration of heterogeneous localization clues -- such as those derived from ubiquitous sensors in the Internet of Things. Our approach is two-pronged: we consider relation-structured Phenomenal Maps alongside… (More)
—As part of a young child's learning process, there are specific items that are discovered through the embodied experience. It's been shown that an infant is going to using their hands and feet to touch things and characterize how they experienced the objects. The goal of this project is to model that learning, by organizing the characteristics of learned… (More)