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— This paper describes the application of a partially observed Markov decision process (POMDP) to guide the control decisions made during the task of grasping objects with a simple compliant grasper in unstructured environments. The decision process relies only on the sensing of angular deflection of the compliant gripper joints – proprioceptive information(More)
Operating room (OR) turnover time (TT) has a broad and significant impact on hospital administrators, providers, staff and patients. Our objective was to identify current problems in TT management and implement a consistent, reproducible process to reduce average TT and process variability. Initial observations of TT were made to document the existing(More)
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