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BACKGROUND Differential diagnosis of melanoma from melanocytic nevi is often not straightforward. Thus, a growing interest has developed in the last decade in the automated analysis of digitized images obtained by epiluminescence microscopy techniques to assist clinicians in differentiating early melanoma from benign skin lesions. PURPOSE The aim of this(More)
T he catamaran sea surface autonomous modular unit (SESAMO) was satisfactorily exploited for sampling the sea-surface microlayer and immediate subsurface in the Terra Nova Bay area of the Ross Sea during the XIX Italian expedition to Antarctica in January–February 2004. The SESAMO prototype robot, designed to collect data and samples for the study of the(More)
BACKGROUND A single nucleotide polymorphism (61A>G) in the epidermal growth factor (EGF) gene has been implicated in both melanoma pathogenesis and increased melanoma risk. To further evaluate this association, we conducted a case-control study in a clinic-based Italian population. METHODS Individuals with less than 10 (N = 127) or more than 100 (N = 128)(More)
The problem of designing an interface between the continuous-state and the discrete-state domains of intelligent control architectures is addressed in this paper, focusing on the case of a hierarchical navigation, guidance and control architecture for unmanned underwater vehicles. The proposed interface represents the underlying continuous-state execution(More)