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Human-robot interaction is becoming an increasingly important research area. In this paper, we present our work on designing a human-robot system with adjustable autonomy and describe not only the prototype interface but also the corresponding robot behaviors. In our approach, we grant the human meta-level control over the level of robot autonomy, but we(More)
BACKGROUND In Scotland, a national HPV immunisation programme began in 2008 for 12- to 13-year olds, with a catch-up campaign from 2008 to 2011 for those under the age of 18. To monitor the impact of HPV immunisation on cervical disease at the population level, a programme of national surveillance was established. METHODS We analysed colposcopy data from(More)
This document is hereby placed in the public domain without any warranty, expressed or implied. This thesis has been read by each member of the following graduate committee and by majority vote has been found to be satisfactory. As chair of the candidate's graduate committee, I have read the thesis of Thomas J. Palmer in its final form and have found that(More)
Within the field of behavior-based robotics, a useful and popular technique for robot control is that of utilitarian voting, where behaviors representing objectives assign utilities to candidate actions. Utilitarian voting allows for distributed, modular control but is not well suited to systems with very high resolution or several, dependent degrees of(More)
BACKGROUND To measure the uptake of first invitation to cervical screening by vaccine status in a population-based cohort offered HPV immunisation in a national catch-up campaign. METHODS A retrospective observational study of routinely collected data from the Scottish Cervical Screening Programme. Data were extracted and linked from the Scottish Cervical(More)
The real world is composed of sets of objects that have multidimensional properties and relations. Whether an agent is planning the next course of action in a task or making predictions about the future state of some object, useful task-oriented concepts are often encoded in terms of the complex interactions between the multi-dimensional attributes of(More)
BACKGROUND To document the effect of bivalent HPV immunisation on cervical cytology as a screening test and assess the implications of any change, using a retrospective analysis of routinely collected data from the Scottish Cervical Screening Programme (SCSP). METHODS Data were extracted from the Scottish Cervical Call Recall System (SCCRS), the Scottish(More)
We present a multiple instance learning (MIL) algorithm that learns ellipsoidal decision boundaries with arbitrary covari-ance. In contrast to the fixed-length feature vectors of traditional classification problems, MIL operates on unordered bags of instances. Commonly, each instance is a feature vector , and a bag is considered positive if any one of its(More)
We present a method for predicting action outcomes in unstructured environments with variable numbers of participants and hidden relationships between them. For example, when pouring flour from a cup into a mixing bowl, important relations must exist between the cup and the bowl. The action Pour(x, y) might depend on the precondition Above(x, y). How well(More)
Acknowledgments I express my gratitude to Dr. Andrew H. Fagg for welcoming me in his laboratory, and for his support and patience during this work. I am also grateful to him for the knowledge he transmitted to me.hamer and Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi for their contributions. I also think of Thomas Rousson, former student of the ISIMA who has been in the exchange(More)