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Fertility preservation (FP) is an effort to retain the fertility of cancer patients, and as an emerging discipline, it plays a central role in cancer care. Because of improvement in diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, an increasingly large number of patients are surviving with cancer. FP specialists should make an effort to spread the significance of FP(More)
Acupuncture has been reported to affect the autonomic system. Currently, there are no systematic reviews examining the effect of acupuncture on HRV available in the literature. Therefore, the aim of this systematic review was to summarize and critically assess the effects of acupuncture on heart rate variability. We searched the literature using 14(More)
— A novel action-selection-mechanism is proposed to deal with sequential behaviors, where associations between some of stimulus and behaviors will be learned by a shortest-path-finding-based reinforcement learning technique. To be specific, we define behavioral motivation as a primitive node for action selection, and then sequentially construct a network(More)
− A behavior-based control and learning architecture is proposed, where reinforcement learning is applied to learn proper associations between stimulus and response by using two types of memory called as short Term Memory and Long Term Memory. In particular, to cope with delayed-reward problem, a knowledge-propagation (KP) method is proposed, where(More)
— The two most important abilities for a robot to survive in a given environment are selecting and learning the most appropriate actions in a given situation. Historically, they have also been the biggest problems in robotics. To help solve this problem, we propose a two-layered action selection mechanism (ASM) which designates an action pattern layer and a(More)
— Reinforcement learning (RL) has been used as a learning mechanism for a mobile robot to learn state-action relations without a priori knowledge of working environment. However, most RL methods usually suffer from slow convergence to learn optimum state-action sequence. In this paper, it is intended to improve a learning speed by compounding an existing(More)
A mobile robot that interacts with its environment needs a machine-understandable representation of objects and their usages. We present an ontol-ogy of objects, with generic shape representations obtained through form-function reasoning. Sets of objects are associated with typical human activities, which supports context understanding. We describe an(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multi-potent non-hematopoietic progenitor cells possessing an immune-regulatory function, with suppression of proliferation of activated lymphocytes. In this study, adult living donor kidney transplantation (LDKT) recipients were given MSCs derived from the donor bone marrow to evaluate the safety and the feasibility of(More)
OBJECTIVE Incomplete recovery from facial palsy has a long-term impact on the quality of life, and medical options for the sequelae of Bell's palsy are limited. Invasive treatments and physiotherapy have been employed to relieve symptoms, but there is limited clinical evidence for their effectiveness. Acupuncture is widely used on Bell's palsy patients in(More)