Román Marchant

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Determine a non-myopic solution to the sequential decision making problem of monitoring and optimising a space and time dependent function using a moving sensor. Contributions: Sequential Bayesian Optimisation (SBO) Formulate SBO as a Partially Observed Markov Decision Process (POMDP). Find non-mypic solution for the POMDP analog of SBO using MonteCarlo(More)
Environmental Monitoring (EM) is typically performed using sensor networks that collect measurements in predefined static locations. The possibility of having one or more autonomous robots to perform this task increases versatility and reduces the number of necessary sensor nodes to cover the same area. However, several problems arise when making use of(More)
Environmental monitoring with mobile robots requires solving the informative path planning problem. A key challenge is how to compute a continuous path over space and time that will allow a robot to best sample the environment for an initially unknown phenomenon. To address this problem we devise a layered Bayesian Optimisation approach that uses two(More)
A key challenge for long-term autonomy is to enable a robot to automatically model properties of the environment while actively searching for better decisions to accomplish its task. This amounts to the problem of exploration-exploitation in the context of active perception. This paper addresses active perception and presents a technique to incrementally(More)
A statistical analysis of 248 histologically proven cases of Wilms' tumor treated at the Institut Gustave-Roussy, Villejuif, France, from 1952 to 1967, is presented. Two years recurrence-free survival and five years survival have been selected as prognostic criteria. Patients under two years of age have significantly fewer metastases and a better five-year(More)
The dichotomy between high microbial abundance (HMA) and low microbial abundance (LMA) sponges has been observed in sponge-microbe symbiosis, although the extent of this pattern remains poorly unknown. We characterized the differences between the microbiomes of HMA (n = 19) and LMA (n = 17) sponges (575 specimens) present in the Sponge Microbiome Project.(More)
We propose a novel holistic approach for safe autonomous exploration and map building based on constrained Bayesian optimisation. This method finds optimal continuous paths instead of discrete sensing locations that inherently satisfy motion and safety constraints. Evaluating both the objective and constraints functions requires forward simulation of(More)