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The ability of a robot team to reconfigure itself is useful in many applications: for metamorphic robots to change shape, for swarm motion towards a goal, for biological systems to avoid predators, or for mobile buoys to clean up oil spills. Inmany situations, auxiliary constraints, such as connectivity between team members or limits on the maximum(More)
We analyze two different estimation algorithms for dynamic average consensus in sensing and communication networks, a proportional algorithm and a proportional-integral algorithm. We investigate the stability properties of these estimators under changing inputs and network topologies as well as their convergence properties under constant or slowly-varying(More)
In this paper, we present a new idea to analyze facial expression by exploring some common and specific information among different expressions. Inspired by the observation that only a few facial parts are active in expression disclosure (e.g., around mouth, eye), we try to discover the common and specific patches which are important to discriminate all the(More)
The explosive development of ICT (information and communication technology) industry has emerged as one of the major sources of world energy consumption. Therefore, this paper concerns about the BS (base station) energy saving issue, for most energy consumption of the communication network comes from the BSs and the core network. Particularly, we consider(More)
[1] Numerous studies indicate the need to account for particle non-sphericity in modeling the optical properties of dustlike aerosols. The methods for simulating the scattering of light by various non-spherical shapes have rapidly evolved over the last two decades. However, the majority of aerosol remote-sensing retrievals still rely on the Mie theory(More)
Cooperating mobile sensors can be used to model environmental functions such as the temperature or salinity of a region of ocean. In this paper, we adopt an optimal filtering approach to fusing local sensor data into a global model of the environment. Our approach is based on the use of proportional-integral (PI) average consensus estimators, whereby(More)
This paper proposes the AdaBoost Gabor Fisher Classifier (AGFC) for robust face recognition, in which a chain AdaBoost learning method based on Bootstrap re-sampling is proposed and applied to face recognition with impressive recognition performance. Gabor features have been recognized as one of the most successful face representations, but it is too high(More)
Most previous work focuses on how to learn discriminating appearance features over all the face without considering the fact that each facial expression is physically composed of some relative action units (AU). However, the definition of AU is an ambiguous semantic description in Facial Action Coding System (FACS), so it makes accurate AU detection very(More)
We consider the problem of multiple mobile sensor agents tracking the position of one or more moving targets. In our formulation, each agent maintains a target estimate, and each agent moves so as to maximize the expected information from its sensor, relative to the current uncertainty in the estimate. The novelty of our approach is that each agent need(More)