Monica Reggiani

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Peer-to-Peer systems can provide an effective e-business solution and a rich communication medium for work groups in University Campus, Research Lab, Enterprise, Finance environments. The need for coordinated resource sharing and problem solving in large, multi-institutional Virtual Organizations is also the strong motivation behind Grid Computing, which is(More)
Experiments are essential ingredients of science, both to confirm/refute a theory and to discover new theories. It is a common belief that experimentation in mobile robotics has not yet reached a level of maturity comparable with that reached in science, for example in physics, considered as the paradigm of a mature, stable, and well-founded scientific(More)
1474-0346/$ see front matter 2009 Elsevier Ltd. A doi:10.1016/j.aei.2009.08.004 * Corresponding author. Address: Dipartimento di T Industriali, Università degli Studi di Padova, Stradella Italy. Tel.: +39 329 9860296. E-mail addresses: michele.amoretti@unipr.it (M. A nipd.it (M. Reggiani). In recent years, several technical architectural paradigms have been(More)
This paper focuses on the role of real-time operation support in mobile robot control architectures for service applications. We show that a control architecture with integrated real-time features ensures better performance in terms of accuracy in navigation and reactivity to external events, compared with an architecture where no provision for real-time(More)
In order to understand a real-world environment on a<lb>conceptual level, any agent requires the capability for autonomous,<lb>open-ended learning. One of the main challenges in Artificial Intel-<lb>ligence is to bias the learning phase sufficiently in order to obviate<lb>complexity issues, while at the same time not restricting the agent<lb>to a certain(More)
The Programming by Demonstration paradigm promises to reduce the complexity incurred in programming robot tasks. Its aim is to let robot systems learn new behaviors from a human operator demonstration. In this paper, we argue that while providing demonstrations in the real environment enables teaching of general tasks, for tasks whose essential features are(More)
Service robots require simple programming techniques allowing users with little or no technical expertise to integrate new tasks in a robotic platform. A promising solution for automatic acquisition of robot behaviours is the Programming by Demonstration (PbD) paradigm. Its aim is to let robot systems learn new behaviours from a human operator(More)
The technological developments in distributed systems have led to new telerobotic applications, such as virtual laboratories and remote maintenance of complex equipment. These applications must satisfy both the general requirements of distributed computing, e.g. location transparency and interoperability, and the domain-specific requirements of(More)
Personalized neuromusculoskeletal (NMS) models can represent the neurological, physiological, and anatomical characteristics of an individual and can be used to estimate the forces generated inside the human body. Currently, publicly available software to calculate muscle forces are restricted to static and dynamic optimisation methods, or limited to(More)