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In this paper we show that causal probabilistic models can facilitate design of robust and flexible fusion systems. Observed events resulting from stochastic causal processes can be modeled with the help of causal Bayesian networks, mathematically rigorous and compact probabilistic causal models. Bayesian networks explicitly represent conditional(More)
This paper introduces design principles for modular Bayesian fusion systems which can (i) cope with large quantities of heterogeneous information and (ii) can adapt to changing constellations of information sources on the fly. The presented approach exploits the locality of relations in causal probabilistic processes, which facilitates decentralized(More)
In this paper we show that causal probabilistic models can facilitate the design of robust and flexible fusion systems. Observed events resulting from stochastic causal processes can be modeled with the help of causal Bayesian networks, mathematically rigorous and compact probabilistic causal models. Bayesian networks explicitly represent conditional(More)
We introduce distributed perception networks (DPNs), a distributed architecture for efficient and reliable fusion of large quantities of heterogeneous and noisy information. DPNs consist of agents, processing nodes with limited fusion capabilities, which cooperate and can autonomously form arbitrarily large distributed classifiers. DPNs are based on causal(More)
In the last decade, multi-rotor Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) have attracted great attention from robotics researchers. Offering affordable agility and maneuverability, multi-rotor aircrafts have become the most commonly used platforms for robotics applications. Amongst the most promising applications are inspection of power-lines, cell-towers, large and(More)
He was a dedicated historian whose talents enriched both the American Osler Society and the Osler Library. As a library curator, he gave generously of his time and prodigious knowledge. The library had the good fortune to co-publish several of his books in partnership with the AOS, and he was a wonderful person to contact whenever we had a particularly(More)
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