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An imaging system designed to identify marine zooplankton was recently adopted by scientists working for the US government to monitor the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. By measuring the size of oil droplets produced after chemical dispersants had broken up the oil, modellers could predict the depths at which the plume was accumulating. Only two instruments(More)
Adverse effects of invasive alien species (IAS), or biological pollution, is an increasing problem in marine coastal waters, which remains high on the environmental management agenda. All maritime countries need to assess the size of this problem and consider effective mechanisms to prevent introductions, and if necessary and where possible to monitor,(More)
It has been established that committee classifiers, in which the outputs of different, individual network classifiers are combined in various ways, can produce better accuracy than the best individual in the committee. We describe results showing that these advantages are obtained when neural networks are applied to a taxonomic problem in marine science:(More)
— This paper presents an overview of a humanoid soccer robot, build out of readily available hardware. The system architecture is covered in detail thereby enabling the reader to build a starter system for entering bipedal, humanoid soccer competitions. The structure of motion-pages of a Bioloid robot is presented. A vision algorithm to detect goal posts,(More)
This paper describes findings from a Human-to-Human Interaction experiment that examines human communicative non-verbal facial behaviour. The aim was to develop a more comfortable and effective model of social human-robot communication. Analysis of the data revealed a strong co-occurrence between human blink production and non-verbal communicative(More)
We present a novel device for the characterisation of static magnetic fields through monitoring wavelength shifts of femtosecond inscribed fibre Bragg grating and micromachined slot, coated with Terfenol-D. The device was sensitive to static magnetic fields and can be used as a vectoral sensor for the detection of magnetic fields as low as 0.046 mT with a(More)