Richard Beck

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Self-reconfigurable robots are robots that can change their shape in order to better suit their given task in their immediate environment. Related work on around fifteen such robots is presented, compared and discussed. Based on this survey, design considerations leading to a novel design for a self-reconfigurable robot, called “ATRON”, is described. The(More)
Anger has come to be recognized as a significantsocial problem worthy of clinical attention andsystematic research. In the last two decades,cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has emerged as themost common approach to anger management. Theoverall efficacy of this treatment has not beenascertained, and therefore, it was decided to conduct ameta-analysis of(More)
A review and meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the empirical evidence for the cognitive content-specificity hypothesis. The cognitive content-specificity hypothesis is a component of Aaron Beck's cognitive theory of emotional disorders (A.T. Beck, 1976) in which he postulates that affective states can be discriminated on the basis of unique cognitive(More)
The study attempted to integrate the cognitive content-specificity and tripartite literatures to create a more holistic model of the emotional, physiological, and cognitive phenomenology of depression and anxiety. In addition, the constructs of hopelessness and worry were used to clarify ambiguous findings in the cognitive content-specificity research and(More)
We developed a modular robotic tile and a system composed of a number of these modular robotic tiles. The system composed of the modular robotic tiles engages the user in physical activities, e.g., physiotherapy, sports, fitness, and entertainment. The modular robotic tiles motivate the user to perform physical activities by providing immediate feedback(More)
Comparison of satellite reflectance algorithms for estimating chlorophyll-a in a temperate reservoir using coincident hyperspectral aircraft imagery and dense coincident surface observations Richard Beck ⁎, Shengan Zhan , Hongxing Liu , Susanna Tong , Bo Yang ,Min Xu , Zhaoxia Ye , YanHuang , Song Shu , Qiusheng Wu , Shujie Wang , Kevin Berling , Andrew(More)
Pulmonary arteries (PAs), particularly those of the rat, demonstrate a prominent voltage-gated K+ (Kv) current (I(Kv)), which plays an important role in the regulation of the resting potential. No detailed characterization of electrophysiological and pharmacological properties of I(Kv), particularly in resistance PA myocytes (PAMs), has been performed. The(More)
OBJECTIVE Active control of the arterial diameter by vascular smooth muscle is one of the principle mechanisms by which vessels adapt to a significant rise in blood pressure after birth. Although voltage-gated K+ (Kv) channels play an important role in the regulation of excitation-contraction coupling in arteries, very little is known about postnatal(More)
We used inspiration from modular robotics to create novel tools for dementia treatment based on activity analyses together with therapists and elderly in an Italian home care. This paper presents the technological development of such tools. In general, the tools are becoming part of a "multi-sensory room", i.e. a space augmented by innovative technologies,(More)