Tony Barbera

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Several lines of evidence suggest that aspects of ethanol drinking are mediated, at least in part, by serotonergic (5-HT) neurotransmitter systems. Ethanol-preferring animals show decreases in serotonin function and receptor densities. In addition, serotonin uptake inhibitors have been shown to decrease ethanol consumption in animal models and in humans.(More)
The level of automation in ground combat vehicles being developed for the Army's objective force is greatly increased over the Army's legacy force. This automation is taking many forms in emerging ground vehicles; varying from operator decision aides to fully autonomous unmanned systems. The development of these intelligent ground vehicles requires a(More)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a modular definition of components for machine control, and a specification to their interfaces, with broad application to robots, machine tools, and coordinate measuring machines. These components include individual axis control, coordinated trajectory generation, discrete(More)
Selectively bred withdrawal seizure prone (WSP1 and WSP2) and withdrawal seizure resistant (WSR1 and WSR2) mice were used to test the extent to which severity of ethanol withdrawal response is predictive of the reinforcing effects of ethanol. Mice were systematically introduced to ethanol under a fixed ratio 1 (FR 1) schedule using adjunctive drinking(More)
— The level of automation in ground combat vehicles being developed for the Army's objective force is greatly increased over the Army's legacy force. The development of these intelligent ground vehicles (IGV) requires a thorough understanding of all of the intelligent behavior that needs to be exhibited by the system so that designers can allocate(More)
The level of automation in combat vehicles being developed for the Army's objective force is greatly increased over the Army's legacy force. This automation is taking many forms in emerging vehicles; varying from operator decision aides to fully autonomous unmanned systems. The development of these intelligent vehicles requires a thorough understanding of(More)
In this paper, we show how the 4D/RCS architecture incorporates and integrates multiple types of disparate knowledge representation techniques into a common, unifying framework. 4D/RCS is based on the supposition that different knowledge representation techniques offer different advantages, and 4D/RCS is designed in such a way as to combine the strengths of(More)
RCS (Real-time Control System) is an intelligent agent architecture designed to enable any level of intelligent behavior, up to and including human levels of performance. RCS was inspired 30 years ago by a theoretical model of the cerebellum, the portion of the brain responsible for fine motor coordination and control of conscious motions. It was originally(More)
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