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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)
OBJECTIVE To describe the osteoarthritis study population of CHECK (Cohort Hip and Cohort Knee) in comparison with relevant selections of the study population of the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) based on clinical status and radiographic parameters. METHODS In The Netherlands a prospective 10-year follow-up study was initiated by the Dutch Arthritis(More)
BACKGROUND Methyl sulfone is a small molecule that reverses cancerous phenotypes of a melanoma cell line. Here, we sought to determine whether methyl sulfone was effective against human breast cancer tissue. METHODS We studied normal and cancerous breast tissue obtained from 17 patients. RESULTS Methyl sulfone introduced structural order, with cancer(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)
Antisera to common human melanoma antigens were obtained from melanoma patients receiving autologous immunization with their own irradiated cultured melanoma cells and Bacillus Calmette-Guérin. The antibody thus derived was used to detect common antigens on the plasma membrane of three different human melanoma cell lines by membrane immunofluorescence. The(More)
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