Maurizio Di Rocco

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BACKGROUND Little is known about the causes of death of heart transplant recipients who survive long-term. METHODS The pathologic and clinical records of 97 patients who underwent heart transplantation in Italy from 1985 to 1995 and died (85 of 97) or underwent retransplantation (12 of 97) at least 2 years after transplantation were surveyed. Graft(More)
This paper presents a control scheme for localizing and encircling a target using a multi-robot system. The task is achieved in a distributed way, in that each robot only uses local information gathered by on-board relative-position sensors assumed to be noisy, anisotropic, and unable to detect the identity of the measured object. Communication between the(More)
We present an approach to make planning adaptive in order to enable context-aware mobile robot navigation. We integrate a model-based planner with a distributed learning system based on reservoir computing, to yield personalized planning and resource allocations that account for user preferences and environmental changes. We demonstrate our approach in a(More)
We report 13 cases of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral cavity characterized by a prominent eosinophilic infiltration of the stroma. All patients were adults, 10 men and 3 women (aged 54 to 92 years; median, 71 years). They presented with tumors of the gingiva (5 cases), tongue (3 cases), palatine tonsil (2 cases), palate (2 cases), and mucosal(More)
This mortality study deals with the 1068 heart transplants (1054 patients) performed in Italian Units from November 1985 to April 1992. The death rate was 19.7% and the actuarial survival was 89% at 1 month, 83% at 1 year and 74% at 6.5 years. Recipients who died had been less often transplanted for dilated cardiomyopathy, were older (44.1 vs. 41.7 years)(More)
The present case report refers to a 65-year-old male patient with subocclusion of the right coronary artery who had an inferior myocardial infarction that was treated with coronary angioplasty. The patient subsequently developed intractable angina pectoris in the absence of critical coronary stenosis at serial coronary angiography. Doppler wire velocity(More)
Unexpected contingencies in robot execution may induce a cascade of effects, especially when multiple robots are involved. In order to effectively adapt to this, robots need the ability to reason along multiple dimensions at execution time. We propose an approach to closed-loop planning capable of generating configuration plans, i.e., action plans for(More)
Technological advances in the robotic and ICT fields represent an effective solution to address specific societal problems to support ageing and independent life. One of the key factors for these technologies is that they have to be socially acceptable and believable to the end-users. This paper aimed to present some technological aspects that have been(More)