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This paper describes the architecture and implementation of an autonomous passenger vehicle designed to navigate using locally perceived information in preference to potentially inaccurate or incomplete map data. The vehicle architecture was designed to handle the original DARPA Urban Challenge requirements of perceiving and navigating a road network with(More)
The gravitational-wave (GW) sky may include nearby pointlike sources as well as stochastic backgrounds. We perform two directional searches for persistent GWs using data from the LIGO S5 science run: one optimized for pointlike sources and one for arbitrary extended sources. Finding no evidence to support the detection of GWs, we present 90% confidence(More)
Most participating countries have now adopted a triple assessment approach, i.e. clinical,imaging and pathology, to breast diagnosis, with FNAC as the first-line pathological investigation in both screening and symptomatic populations, with the exception of microcalcifications. Pathologists specialized in cytopathology are best qualified to collect and(More)
Computational materials science has evolved in recent years into a reliable theory capable of predicting not only idealized materials and device performance properties, but also those that apply to practical engineering developments. The codes run on workstations and even now are fast enough to be useful design tools. A review will be presented of the(More)
Using a simple lattice model for granular media, we present a scenario of self-organization that we term self-organized structuring where the steady state has several unusual features: (1) large-scale spatial and/or temporal inhomogeneities and (2) the occurrence of a nontrivial peaked distribution of large events which propagate like "bubbles" and have a(More)
We address the problem of the microscopic reorganization of a granular medium under a compaction process in the framework of Tetris-like models. We point out the existence of regions of spatial organization which we call domains, and study their time evolution. It turns out that after an initial transient, most of the activity of the system is concentrated(More)
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