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Analysis of human behavior recognition algorithms based on acceleration data
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A recognition procedure based on Dynamic Time Warping and Mahalanobis distance is found to ensure good classification results and enhance the consistency of the recognition via the use of a classifier allowing unknown as an answer. Expand
Planning and obstacle avoidance in mobile robotics
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A hybrid approach (Roaming Trails), which integrates a priori knowledge of the environment with local perceptions in order to carry out the assigned tasks efficiently and safely, is described, by guaranteeing that the robot can never be trapped in deadlocks even when operating within a partially unknown dynamic environment. Expand
Path Following for Unicycle Robots With an Arbitrary Path Curvature
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A new feedback control model is provided that allows a wheeled vehicle to follow a prescribed path and guarantees asymptotic convergence to a generic 2-D curve which can be represented through its implicit equation in the form f(x,y)=0. Expand
Kinematic networks
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A “Kinematic Network” (K-net) model is proposed that expresses the kinematic transformations and the causal relations implied by elasticity and is akin to the concept of “motor equivalence” in the sense that it provides families of motor equivalent trajectories parametrized by tunable motor impedances. Expand
The artificial ecosystem: a distributed approach to service robotics
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A multiagent, distributed approach to autonomous mobile robotics which is an alternative to most existing systems in literature and the benefits of the approach in terms of efficiency and Real-Time responsiveness are outlined. Expand
Describing and Recognizing Patterns of Events in Smart Environments With Description Logic
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A system for context awareness in smart environments, based on an ontology expressed in description logic and implemented in OWL 2 EL, which is a subset of the Web Ontology Language that allows for reasoning in polynomial time. Expand
Visual feedback with multiple cameras in a UAVs Human-Swarm Interface
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This article presents the implementation of a human-robot interface for the control of a swarm of UAVs, with a focus on the analysis of the effects of different visual feedbacks on the performance of human operators. Expand
/spl mu/NAV: a minimalist approach to navigation
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It is shown that even very complex navigation tasks within maze-like environments can be carried out by an agent which needs to store just 'a handful of bytes' of internal representation about the world in which it is moving. Expand
Human motion modelling and recognition: A computational approach
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Gaussian Mixture Modeling and Regression are adopted to build computational models of human motion learned from human examples that allow for an easy run-time classification. Expand
Anthropomorphic robotics
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A working computational model is proposed that organizes the massive computational load into a structure which is composed of a small number of computational units and lends itself to parallel computation. Expand
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