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  1. Agente Virtual Inteligente Aplicado a un Entorno Educativo

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    Celia Gómez Róspide

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo presenta el desarrollo de un agente virtual inteligente o chatbot cuyo dominio de conocimiento se corresponde con el temario de una asignatura académica, con el objetivo de lograr su interacción con el alumno y resolver sus dudas sobre la materia, supo-niendo, así, un refuerzo en su proceso de aprendizaje.

  2. Agente Virtual Inteligente Aplicado a un Entorno Educativo

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    Celia Gómez Róspide; Cristina Puente Águeda

    2012-01-01

    El presente artículo presenta el desarrollo de un agente virtual inteligente o chatbot cuyo dominio de conocimiento se corresponde con el temario de una asignatura académica, con el objetivo de lograr su interacción con el alumno y resolver sus dudas sobre la materia, supo-niendo, así, un refuerzo en su proceso de aprendizaje.

  3. Toma de decisiones y aprendizaje en agentes artificiales inteligentes

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    Ferretti, Edgardo; Sosa Toranzo, Cecilia; Aguirre, Guillermo; Loyola, Juan Martín; Cagnina, Leticia; Errecalde, Marcelo Luis

    2016-01-01

    Este artículo describe, brevemente, las tareas de investigación y desarrollo que se están llevando a cabo en la línea de investigación “Toma de decisiones y aprendizaje automático” en el marco del proyecto “Aprendizaje automático y toma de decisiones en sistemas inteligentes para la Web”. Esta línea se centra en la formalización, diseño y desarrollo de modelos formales y mecanismos para la implementación de sistemas basados en Agentes Inteligentes. En particular, se hace especial hincapié en ...

  4. A la caza de las patentes : inteligencia competitiva a través de agentes inteligentes

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    Martínez Usero, José Angel; Sanz-Martos, Sandra

    2000-01-01

    Se destaca la importancia de las recursos de información para el éxito de cualquier actividad innovadora. Se analizan los posibles usos tecnológicos de la información contenida en las patentes y se identifican los diferentes componentes necesarios para la oferta de servicios de vigilancia tecnológica y comercial. Se concluye destacando la variedad de ventajas que los agentes inteligentes ofrecen para el suministro de servicios de vigilancia tecnológica.

  5. La respuesta didáctica a la diversidad con agentes de software inteligentes

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    Bautista Vallejo, José Manuel; Aguaded Gómez, María Cinta

    2007-01-01

    Este artículo recoge las contribuciones dentro del ámbito de la tiflotecnología que el estudio de los Agentes de Software Inteligentes aporta en el terreno de la atención educativa a la diversidad conocida comúnmente como atención a la diversidad. El objetivo es abrir un poco más el campo de la tecnología y su juego en el futuro prometedor de la cognición asistida en individuos con problemas índole psicobiológica. Se destacan aportaciones como las de Kautz (2002), en donde la inteligencia art...

  6. Los agentes de software inteligentes y la respuesta didáctica a la diversidad

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    José Manuel Bautista Vallejo

    2007-01-01

    Resumen: Este artículo recoge las contribuciones dentro del ámbito de la tiflotecnología que el estudio de los Agentes de Software Inteligentes aporta en el terreno de la atención educativa a la diversidad conocida comúnmente como atención a la diversidad. El objetivo es abrir un poco más el campo de la tecnología y su juego en el futuro prometedor de la cognición asistida en individuos con problemas índole psicobiológica. Se destacan aportaciones como las de Kautz, en donde la inteligencia a...

  7. Los Agentes de Software Inteligentes y la respuesta didáctica a la diversidad

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    Bautista Vallejo, José Manuel

    2007-01-01

    Este artículo recoge las contribuciones dentro del ámbito de la tiflotecnología que el estudio de los Agentes de Software Inteligentes aporta en el terreno de la atención educativa a la diversidad conocida comúnmente como atención a la diversidad. El objetivo es abrir un poco más el campo de la tecnología y su juego en el futuro prometedor de la cognición asistida en individuos con problemas índole psicobiológica. Se destacan aportaciones como las de Kautz, en donde la inteligencia artificial...

  8. Desarrollo de un agente inteligente para Internet utilizando algoritmos genéticos y lógica difusa

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    María José M Bautista

    1996-02-01

    Full Text Available Cuando un usuario está buscando información en Internet, recupera una gran cantidad de documentos. en este trabajo, se presenta un agente inteligente para recuperación de información que filtra los documentos recuperados y los ordena para mostrar al usuario sólo los que mejor se adaptan a sus prefernecias...

  9. Los agentes de software inteligentes y la respuesta didáctica a la diversidad

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    José Manuel Bautista Vallejo

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo recoge las contribuciones dentro del ámbito de la tiflotecnología que el estudio de los Agentes de Software Inteligentes aporta en el terreno de la atención educativa a la diversidad conocida comúnmente como atención a la diversidad. El objetivo es abrir un poco más el campo de la tecnología y su juego en el futuro prometedor de la cognición asistida en individuos con problemas índole psicobiológica. Se destacan aportaciones como las de Kautz, en donde la inteligencia artificial permite un mayor grado de autonomía a determinadas personas.

  10. Mejora de la accesibilidad web mediante el uso de agentes inteligentes

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    María Gabriela Miranda

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available La Web 2.0 propone nuevos desafíos para asegurar la “Accesibilidad Universal.” Los diferentes tipos de usuarios Web se enfrentan con numerosas barreras de accesibilidad cuando interactúan con los diferentes tipos de sitios y aplicaciones que coexisten hoy en la Web 2.0, desde los denominados Simple Web Presence hasta las Rich Internet Applications o las Mobile Web Applications. En este escenario, la Accesibilidad Web es un atributo de calidad clave para propiciar el acceso a la información y a los servicios Web y proveer beneficios en el desarrollo de productos para la Web tales como la optimización de motores de búsqueda y la escalabilidad de aplicaciones multi-dispositivo. Los enfoques que asisten a la evaluación de la Accesibilidad de productos Web existentes, son semi-automáticos y requieren de la intervención humana en la detección de “falsos positivos”/“falsos negativos” y en la corrección de errores comprobados automática y manualmente. Para simplificar el proceso de toma de decisiones y reducir la intervención humana, las herramientas de evaluación, reparación, transformación y filtrado incorporan técnicas de automatización basadas en conceptos de inteligencia artificial. En este trabajo, se presentan y describen los enfoques y/o herramientas basados en agentes inteligentes y luego se propone una comparativa para analizar las contribuciones que estos hacen a la mejora de la accesibilidad, ya sea aplicando técnicas propias o las Web Content Accessibility Guidelines propuestas por el consorcio W3C.

  11. Interfaces inteligentes para resolución de problemas en entornos virtuales

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    Aguirre, Guillermo

    2001-01-01

    Los entornos virtuales basados en texto, MOOs (MUD Object Oriented) originan comunidades con distintos intereses. Este trabajo propone una interfaz de usuario para usar con los MOO en tareas educativas. Estas interfaces deben contar con la inteligencia necesaria como para regular un buen uso del entorno, de los canales de comunicación y de los elementos dispuestos en esos entornos. La posibilidad de incorporar agentes de interfaz, capaces de asistir a los usuarios, para resolver problemas jun...

  12. What makes virtual agents believable?

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    Bogdanovych, Anton; Trescak, Tomas; Simoff, Simeon

    2016-01-01

    In this paper we investigate the concept of believability and make an attempt to isolate individual characteristics (features) that contribute to making virtual characters believable. As the result of this investigation we have produced a formalisation of believability and based on this formalisation built a computational framework focused on simulation of believable virtual agents that possess the identified features. In order to test whether the identified features are, in fact, responsible for agents being perceived as more believable, we have conducted a user study. In this study we tested user reactions towards the virtual characters that were created for a simulation of aboriginal inhabitants of a particular area of Sydney, Australia in 1770 A.D. The participants of our user study were exposed to short simulated scenes, in which virtual agents performed some behaviour in two different ways (while possessing a certain aspect of believability vs. not possessing it). The results of the study indicate that virtual agents that appear resource bounded, are aware of their environment, own interaction capabilities and their state in the world, agents that can adapt to changes in the environment and exist in correct social context are those that are being perceived as more believable. Further in the paper we discuss these and other believability features and provide a quantitative analysis of the level of contribution for each such feature to the overall perceived believability of a virtual agent.

  13. La realidad virtual inmersiva en ambientes inteligentes de aprendizaje. Un caso en la educación superior

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    Alma Lilia González Aspera

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available La actividad docente ha sido replanteada al encontrarse de frente con una ola de cambios entre los cuales la tecnología informática obliga a buscar nuevas formas y entornos de aprendizaje, permitiendo al profesor establecer estratégias y recursos que favorecen el proceso educativo. La elaboración de instrumentos pedagógicos que integren el uso de Realidad Virtual (RV pueden lograr una comunicación multisensorial efectiva en las aulas, considerando que los alumnos tienen diversas habilidades de aprendizaje: Visuales, Auditivas, de lectura y Kinestesicas (VARK y éste trabajo propone el aprovechamiento de las mismas por medio de un banco de escenarios de RV unido a un sistema de administración, este sistema trabaja bajo un ambiente inmersivo e inteligente con la utilización de cabinas, guantes y visores, de manera que el sistema detecta de forma natural la presencia del alumno que porta en su credencial una etiqueta de identificación por radiofrecuencia (RFDI y una vez identificado el sistema de información le provee de recursos de RV acorde a sus habilidades de aprendizaje. En este artículo describe los aspectos en los que se basa el proyecto y los resultados obtenidos en su aplicación.

  14. Animated BDP agents in virtual environments

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    Nijholt, Antinus; Egges, A.; op den Akker, Hendrikus J.A.; Zwiers, Jakob; Krose, B.; de Rijke, M.; Schreiber, G.; van Someren, M.

    2001-01-01

    We introduce a Believes, Desires and Plans (BDP) agent that acts in a virtual environment using multi-modal interaction with the user. The environment is our virtual theatre environment. In this environment different agents have been introduced. In order to obtain a more uniform framework for agent

  15. Monitorando a Comunicação na CV-Muzar com o Uso de Agentes Inteligentes

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    Ana Carolina Bertoletti De Marchi

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available This article describes a Multiagent System (MAS proposed to monitor conversations in the chat tool of the Muzar Virtual Community (Comunidade Virtual do Muzar, CV-Muzar. Thus, conversational markers and their use in synchronous chat environment are being analyzed to propose a compensation mechanism for the identified communication deficits. The proposed MAS has five cooperative agents that monitor conversations in real time and interfere with the chat interface to advice and, if necessary, warn the participant.

  16. Cidades Inteligentes

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    Gouveia, Luís Borges

    2015-01-01

    Apresentação realizada na Universidade Lusófona, Porto, 14 de abril 2015 Cidades Inteligentes: a exploração do digital - A importância das cidades é crescente. - É nestes espaços que conflui muita da atividade humana e se joga a qualidade de vida dos territórios que estas representam e lideram, quer do ponto de vista económico, quer cultural e naturalmente político. - Os desafios e as oportunidades proporcionadas pelo digital exigem uma abordagem estruturada que as potencie as cid...

  17. Modeling culture in intelligent virtual agents

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    Mascarenhas, S.; Degens, N.; Paiva, A.; Prada, R.; Hofstede, G.J.; Beulens, A.J.M.; Aylett, R.

    2016-01-01

    This work addresses the challenge of creating virtual agents that are able to portray culturally appropriate behavior when interacting with other agents or humans. Because culture influences how people perceive their social reality it is important to have agent models that explicitly consider social

  18. AMBIENTE INTELIGENTE DISTRIBUIDO DE APRENDIZAJE: INTEGRACIÓN DE ITS Y CSCL POR MEDIO DE AGENTES PEDAGÓGICOS

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    Demetrio Arturo Ovalle

    Full Text Available En este artículo se describe inicialmente el marco teórico de referencia enmarcado en los Ambientes Inteligentes Distribuidos de Aprendizaje (DILE, Sistemas Tutoriales Inteligentes (ITS, Ambientes Colaborativos de Aprendizaje Apoyados en Computador (CSCL y Sistemas Multiagente (MAS Pedagógicos; para luego presentar el Ambiente Multiagente de Enseñanza/Aprendizaje ALLEGRO. Además de integrar las anteriores áreas de investigación de la Inteligencia Artificial Distribuida (DAI, ALLEGRO fundamenta su paradigma instruccional en tres modelos pedagógicos: el conductismo, el cognitivismo (cognición distribuida y aprendizaje basado en problemas y la teoría histórico-social. La validación fue realizada con diversos casos de estudio en el dominio de gráfica digital para cursos de postgrado en arquitectura.

  19. Towards Culturally-Aware Virtual Agent Systems

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    Endrass, Birgit; André, Elisabeth; Rehm, Matthias

    2010-01-01

    Globalization leads to an increase in intercultural encounters with a risk of misunderstandings due to different patterns of behavior and understanding. Learning applications have been proposed that employ virtual agents as their primary tool. Through their embodiment, learning can be done...... in a game-like environment in a more interesting way than for example learning with a textbook. The authors support the idea that virtual agents are a great opportunity for teaching cultural awareness. Realizing this, the concept of culture needs to be translated into computational models and the advantages...... of different systems using virtual agents need to be considered. Therefore, the authors reflect in this chapter on how virtual agents can help to learn about culture, scan definitions of culture from the social sciences, give an overview on how multiagent systems developed over time and classify the state...

  20. Modeling culture in intelligent virtual agents

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    Mascarenhas, S.; Degens, N.; Paiva, A.; Prada, R.; Hofstede, G.J.; Beulens, A.J.M.; Aylett, R.

    2016-01-01

    This work addresses the challenge of creating virtual agents that are able to portray culturally appropriate behavior when interacting with other agents or humans. Because culture influences how people perceive their social reality it is important to have agent models that explicitly consider social elements, such as existing relational factors. We addressed this necessity by integrating culture into a novel model for simulating human social behavior. With this model, we operationalized a par...

  1. Emotional Storytelling using Virtual and Robotic Agents

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    Costa, Sandra; Brunete, Alberto; Bae, Byung-Chull; Mavridis, Nikolaos

    2016-01-01

    In order to create effective storytelling agents three fundamental questions must be answered: first, is a physically embodied agent preferable to a virtual agent or a voice-only narration? Second, does a human voice have an advantage over a synthesised voice? Third, how should the emotional trajectory of the different characters in a story be related to a storyteller's facial expressions during storytelling time, and how does this correlate with the apparent emotions on the faces of the list...

  2. Intersystem Communications between Virtualized Agents

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    Ovidiu Gherman

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an analysis of the main problems associated with data and command communications in virtualized environments. This aspect is very important in determining the performance and functionality of such systems. In this regard, an effective data communication brings obvious advantages for volume data transfer (images, backups, checkpointing information. If we are to refer to resource administration overhead, we can notice that direct connectivity - although important - is not the only factor which defines the performance of data transfers; resource administration, resource loading and load balancing are also extremely important. Furthermore, a command structure is very important to expand the capabilities of underlying software (platform. Even if a platform supports various functions, the system should have the capability to discover, asses, command, deploy and monitor various dynamic virtualized resources in order to correctly (and efficiently use those resources, either via predefined protocols or via a set of mission-defined parameters that are transferred and intelligently parsed and processed.

  3. Human and Virtual Agents Interacting in the Virtuality Continuum

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    Nijholt, Antinus

    2004-01-01

    In this paper we take a multi-party interaction point of view on our research on multimodal interactions between agents in various virtual environments: an educational environment, a meeting environment, and a storytelling environment. These environments are quite different. All these environments

  4. Dialogues for Embodied Agents in Virtual Environments

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    op den Akker, Hendrikus J.A.; Nijholt, Antinus; Christodoulakis, D.N.

    2000-01-01

    This paper is a progress report on our research, design, and implementation of a virtual reality environment where users (visitors, customers) can interact with agents that help them to obtain information, to perform certain transactions and to collaborate with them in order to get some tasks done.

  5. Visual Stereotypes and Virtual Pedagogical Agents

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    Haake, Magnus; Gulz, Agneta

    2008-01-01

    The paper deals with the use of visual stereotypes in virtual pedagogical agents and its potential impact in digital learning environments. An analysis of the concept of visual stereotypes is followed by a discussion of affordances and drawbacks as to their use in the context of traditional media. Next, the paper explores whether virtual…

  6. Implementación de técnicas de control distribuido, protocolo OSPF en redes inteligentes de energía

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    Muñoz Calles, José Manuel

    2013-01-01

    El presente Trabajo Fin de Grado titulado Implementación de técnicas de control distribuido, protocolo OSPF en redes inteligentes de energía, profundiza en la reconfiguración de los enlaces de las subestaciones secundarias en una red de distribución eléctrica inteligente, mediante la implementación de un protocolo robusto, sencillo y fiable, como el protocolo de enrutamiento OSPF. De esta forma, los Agentes virtuales podrán modificar dinámicamente el mapa de conexiones sin la intervención de ...

  7. Natural Interaction With Pedagogical Agents in Virtual Environments

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    Johnson, W

    2002-01-01

    .... ISI's main contribution to this project was the development of the Steve pedagogical agent, an embodied agent that can participate in training simulations, as a virtual coach or a virtual team member...

  8. Training simulators for power plant operation based in multimedia, intelligent tutorials and virtual reality; Simuladores para entrenamiento en la operacion de centrales basados en multimedia, tutores inteligentes y realidad virtual

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    Rossano Roman, Miguel; Tavira Mondragon, Jose A.; Romero Jimenez, Guillermo; Buenabad Arias, Maria de los Angeles [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1997-12-31

    The possibility of utilizing simulators to support the fossil fuel power plants operation personnel training, is analyzed. These simulators can be based in multimedia, intelligent tutorials and virtual reality. The software and hardware advances of these technologies are analyzed and it is concluded that the simulators development for operators training supported in the fore mentioned technologies represents a new alternative for the instruction of personnel of this type of power stations that has to be analyzed and evaluated, since one of the disadvantages of this type of technologies is the equipment and software investment cost [Espanol] Se analiza la posibilidad de utilizar simuladores para ayudar al entrenamiento del personal en la operacion de centrales termoelectricas, dichos simuladores pueden estar basados en multimedia, tutores inteligentes y realidad virtual. Se describen los avances en software y hardware de estas tecnologias y se concluye en que el desarrollo de simuladores para el entrenamiento de operadores apoyados con las tecnologias antes mencionadas representa una nueva alternativa para la instruccion del personal de este tipo de centrales, que hay que analizar y evaluar, ya que una de las desventajas de este tipo de tecnologias es el costo de inversion en equipo y software

  9. Training simulators for power plant operation based in multimedia, intelligent tutorials and virtual reality; Simuladores para entrenamiento en la operacion de centrales basados en multimedia, tutores inteligentes y realidad virtual

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    Rossano Roman, Miguel; Tavira Mondragon, Jose A; Romero Jimenez, Guillermo; Buenabad Arias, Maria de los Angeles [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1998-12-31

    The possibility of utilizing simulators to support the fossil fuel power plants operation personnel training, is analyzed. These simulators can be based in multimedia, intelligent tutorials and virtual reality. The software and hardware advances of these technologies are analyzed and it is concluded that the simulators development for operators training supported in the fore mentioned technologies represents a new alternative for the instruction of personnel of this type of power stations that has to be analyzed and evaluated, since one of the disadvantages of this type of technologies is the equipment and software investment cost [Espanol] Se analiza la posibilidad de utilizar simuladores para ayudar al entrenamiento del personal en la operacion de centrales termoelectricas, dichos simuladores pueden estar basados en multimedia, tutores inteligentes y realidad virtual. Se describen los avances en software y hardware de estas tecnologias y se concluye en que el desarrollo de simuladores para el entrenamiento de operadores apoyados con las tecnologias antes mencionadas representa una nueva alternativa para la instruccion del personal de este tipo de centrales, que hay que analizar y evaluar, ya que una de las desventajas de este tipo de tecnologias es el costo de inversion en equipo y software

  10. Integrating a virtual agent into the real world

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    André, Elisabeth

    2007-01-01

    Integrating a virtual agent into the real world : the virtual anatomy assistant ritchie / K. Dorfmüller-Ulhaas ... - In: Intelligent virtual agents : 7th international conference, IVA 2007, Paris, France, September 17-19, 2007 ; proceedings / Catherine Pelachaud ... (eds.). - Berlin [u.a.] : Springer, 2007. - S. 211-224. - (Lecture notes in computer science ; 4722 : Lecture notes in artificial intelligence)

  11. Constructing Agent Model for Virtual Training Systems

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    Murakami, Yohei; Sugimoto, Yuki; Ishida, Toru

    Constructing highly realistic agents is essential if agents are to be employed in virtual training systems. In training for collaboration based on face-to-face interaction, the generation of emotional expressions is one key. In training for guidance based on one-to-many interaction such as direction giving for evacuations, emotional expressions must be supplemented by diverse agent behaviors to make the training realistic. To reproduce diverse behavior, we characterize agents by using a various combinations of operation rules instantiated by the user operating the agent. To accomplish this goal, we introduce a user modeling method based on participatory simulations. These simulations enable us to acquire information observed by each user in the simulation and the operating history. Using these data and the domain knowledge including known operation rules, we can generate an explanation for each behavior. Moreover, the application of hypothetical reasoning, which offers consistent selection of hypotheses, to the generation of explanations allows us to use otherwise incompatible operation rules as domain knowledge. In order to validate the proposed modeling method, we apply it to the acquisition of an evacuee's model in a fire-drill experiment. We successfully acquire a subject's model corresponding to the results of an interview with the subject.

  12. Permission and Authorization in Policies for Virtual Communities of Agents

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    G. Boella (Guido); L.W.N. van der Torre (Leon)

    2005-01-01

    htmlabstractWe study the design of policies for virtual communities of agents based on peer-to-peer systems or the grid infrastructure. In a virtual community agents can play both the role of resource consumers and the role of resource providers. Moreover, the agents remain in control of their

  13. Validating agent based models through virtual worlds.

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    Lakkaraju, Kiran; Whetzel, Jonathan H.; Lee, Jina; Bier, Asmeret Brooke; Cardona-Rivera, Rogelio E.; Bernstein, Jeremy Ray Rhythm

    2014-01-01

    As the US continues its vigilance against distributed, embedded threats, understanding the political and social structure of these groups becomes paramount for predicting and dis- rupting their attacks. Agent-based models (ABMs) serve as a powerful tool to study these groups. While the popularity of social network tools (e.g., Facebook, Twitter) has provided extensive communication data, there is a lack of ne-grained behavioral data with which to inform and validate existing ABMs. Virtual worlds, in particular massively multiplayer online games (MMOG), where large numbers of people interact within a complex environ- ment for long periods of time provide an alternative source of data. These environments provide a rich social environment where players engage in a variety of activities observed between real-world groups: collaborating and/or competing with other groups, conducting battles for scarce resources, and trading in a market economy. Strategies employed by player groups surprisingly re ect those seen in present-day con icts, where players use diplomacy or espionage as their means for accomplishing their goals. In this project, we propose to address the need for ne-grained behavioral data by acquiring and analyzing game data a commercial MMOG, referred to within this report as Game X. The goals of this research were: (1) devising toolsets for analyzing virtual world data to better inform the rules that govern a social ABM and (2) exploring how virtual worlds could serve as a source of data to validate ABMs established for analogous real-world phenomena. During this research, we studied certain patterns of group behavior to compliment social modeling e orts where a signi cant lack of detailed examples of observed phenomena exists. This report outlines our work examining group behaviors that underly what we have termed the Expression-To-Action (E2A) problem: determining the changes in social contact that lead individuals/groups to engage in a particular behavior

  14. Camino al hogar inteligente

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    Ferreira Gili, Marco

    2004-01-01

    En la actualidad ya se conocen numerosos proyectos de casas inteligentes como Casa Internet en Madrid [1] o su homónimo británico en Watford [2] , y más actual el proyecto Solar Decathlon [3]. Gracias a estas propuestas, el mercado de la domótica, poco a poco, se abre paso para llegar a ser lo que un día podríamos llegar a llamar, el “hogar” inteligente. Si bien es cierto que en los últimos años el crecimiento y avances tecnológicos han dotado a los edificios de nuevos sentidos, queda lejos...

  15. Cognitive Agents in Virtual Worlds : a Middleware Design Approach

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    van Oijen, Joost

    2014-01-01

    In the past decade, significant advances have been made in the technologies for creating virtual worlds. These advances are accompanied with the need for intelligent, human-like characters to populate these virtual worlds. Such characters are also known as intelligent virtual agents (IVAs). IVAs are

  16. Agents for navigating virtual reality E-commerce environments

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    Nijholt, Anton; van Dijk, Betsy; Sebaaly, Milad Fares

    2001-01-01

    We report about work in progress on capabilities of navigation agents in virtual environments. These agents may help a user to explore the environment: where to go, where to buy, where to find, etc. The agents may make suggestions based on a user profile, earlier visits and earlier given advice and

  17. Multi-Agent Framework for Virtual Learning Spaces.

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    Sheremetov, Leonid; Nunez, Gustavo

    1999-01-01

    Discussion of computer-supported collaborative learning, distributed artificial intelligence, and intelligent tutoring systems focuses on the concept of agents, and describes a virtual learning environment that has a multi-agent system. Describes a model of interactions in collaborative learning and discusses agents for Web-based virtual…

  18. Combining Rational and Biological Factors in Virtual Agent Decision Making

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    Bosse, T.; Gerritsen, C.; Treur, J.

    2011-01-01

    To enhance believability of virtual agents, this paper presents an agent-based modelling approach for decision making, which integrates rational reasoning based on means-end analysis with personal psychological and biological aspects. The agent model developed is a combination of a BDI-model and a

  19. Gerencia de organizaciones inteligentes

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    Carlos Eduardo Martínez Fajardo

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available En el presente articulo se analiza el concepto de gerencia de organizaciones inteligentes centrado en tres factores esenciales seleccionados por el autor y que enfocan la capacidad gerendal de las organizaciones hacia el autoaprendizaje y la innovación del conocimiento: Una estructura inteligente capaz de producir bienes, servicios y conocimientos con calidad y costos eficientes. Entorno ambivalente conectado a la estructura interna mediante procesos de realimentación que originan conocimiento nuevo. Un sistema de incentivos de aprendizaje y autoaprendizaje. Se analizan los tres factores señalados en relación con la calidad del sistema de educación institucional, la posibilidad de mejorar los sistemas de capacitación en las empresas y los sistemas de incentivos organizaciónales. Finalmente se establecen algunas recomendaciones para el mejoramiento de las políticas gubernamentales, el papel del sistema universitario y la acción de la gerencia de organizaciones inteligentes en función de la capacidad para producir conocimiento y llegar a ser más competitivos

  20. Intelligent web agents for a 3D virtual community

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    Dave, T. M.; Zhang, Yanqing; Owen, G. S. S.; Sunderraman, Rajshekhar

    2003-08-01

    In this paper, we propose an Avatar-based intelligent agent technique for 3D Web based Virtual Communities based on distributed artificial intelligence, intelligent agent techniques, and databases and knowledge bases in a digital library. One of the goals of this joint NSF (IIS-9980130) and ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee (ASEC) project is to create a virtual community of educators and students who have a common interest in comptuer graphics, visualization, and interactive techniqeus. In this virtual community (ASEC World) Avatars will represent the educators, students, and other visitors to the world. Intelligent agents represented as specially dressed Avatars will be available to assist the visitors to ASEC World. The basic Web client-server architecture of the intelligent knowledge-based avatars is given. Importantly, the intelligent Web agent software system for the 3D virtual community is implemented successfully.

  1. Jacob - an animated instruction agent for virtual reality

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    Evers, M.J.; Nijholt, Antinus; Tan, T.; Shi, Y.; Gao, W.

    2000-01-01

    This paper gives an overview of the Jacob project. This project in-volves the construction of a 3D virtual environment where an animated human-like agent called Jacob gives instruction to the user. The project investigates virtual reality techniques and focuses on three issues: the software

  2. Jacob: An Educational Agent in a Virtual Environment

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    van den Bosch, A.; Evers, M.J.; Nijholt, Antinus; Weigand, H.

    2000-01-01

    The Jacob Project involves the construction of a virtual environment where an animated human-like agent called Jacob gives instruction to the user. The project focuses on three issues: the software engineering aspects of building a virtual reality system, the integration of natural language

  3. Culture-specific communication management for virtual agents

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    Endrass, Birgit; Rehm, Matthias; André, Elisabeth

    2009-01-01

    Human interaction depends on several individual factors such as personality, social relations, age or gender. But also the society we live in influences our behaviour. Thus culture affects the way communication is led. As virtual agents interact in a more and more human-like manner, culture......, the use of pauses in speech as well as the occurrence of overlapping speech was analyzed and integrated into a demonstrator using virtual agents. In a preliminary study, we investigated whether subjects perceive a difference between agent dialogs that are in line with culture-specific findings and agent...

  4. Human and Virtual Agents Interacting in the Virtuality Continuum

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    Nijholt, Antinus; Miyares Bermúdez, E.; Ruiz Miyares, L.

    2006-01-01

    We introduce several of our projects in an overview that makes it possible to compare research approaches on interaction modeling in virtual, mixed-reality and real (physical) environments. For these environments, interaction modeling means multimodal (verbal and nonverbal) interaction modeling

  5. A virtual therapeutic environment with user projective agents.

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    Ookita, S Y; Tokuda, H

    2001-02-01

    Today, we see the Internet as more than just an information infrastructure, but a socializing place and a safe outlet of inner feelings. Many personalities develop aside from real world life due to its anonymous environment. Virtual world interactions are bringing about new psychological illnesses ranging from netaddiction to technostress, as well as online personality disorders and conflicts in multiple identities that exist in the virtual world. Presently, there are no standard therapy models for the virtual environment. There are very few therapeutic environments, or tools especially made for virtual therapeutic environments. The goal of our research is to provide the therapy model and middleware tools for psychologists to use in virtual therapeutic environments. We propose the Cyber Therapy Model, and Projective Agents, a tool used in the therapeutic environment. To evaluate the effectiveness of the tool, we created a prototype system, called the Virtual Group Counseling System, which is a therapeutic environment that allows the user to participate in group counseling through the eyes of their Projective Agent. Projective Agents inherit the user's personality traits. During the virtual group counseling, the user's Projective Agent interacts and collaborates to recover and increase their psychological growth. The prototype system provides a simulation environment where psychologists can adjust the parameters and customize their own simulation environment. The model and tool is a first attempt toward simulating online personalities that may exist only online, and provide data for observation.

  6. Material Inteligente IPMC

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    Hernández Calzada, Enrique

    2017-01-01

    En este trabajo de fin de master se presenta el estudio del arte y la creación de los materiales inteligentes IPMC (Ionic polymer–metal composites). En él se trata una visión general de estos materiales, sus fundamentos teóricos, ventajas y aplicaciones en el mundo actual. Este trabajo consta de una parte experimental para la creación de los IPMCs que fue realizada primeramente en los laboratorios de Arts et Metiers Paristech y una continuación en los laboratorios del grupo de investigación B...

  7. Embodied agents in virtual environments: The Aveiro project

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    Leiviska, K.; Heylen, Dirk K.J.; Nijholt, Antinus; Poel, Mannes

    2001-01-01

    We present current and envisaged work on the AVEIRO project of our research group concerning virtual environments inhabited by autonomous embodied agents. These environments are being built for researching issues in human-computer interactions and intelligent agent applications. We describe the

  8. The highly intelligent virtual agents for modeling financial markets

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    Yang, G.; Chen, Y.; Huang, J. P.

    2016-02-01

    Researchers have borrowed many theories from statistical physics, like ensemble, Ising model, etc., to study complex adaptive systems through agent-based modeling. However, one fundamental difference between entities (such as spins) in physics and micro-units in complex adaptive systems is that the latter are usually with high intelligence, such as investors in financial markets. Although highly intelligent virtual agents are essential for agent-based modeling to play a full role in the study of complex adaptive systems, how to create such agents is still an open question. Hence, we propose three principles for designing high artificial intelligence in financial markets and then build a specific class of agents called iAgents based on these three principles. Finally, we evaluate the intelligence of iAgents through virtual index trading in two different stock markets. For comparison, we also include three other types of agents in this contest, namely, random traders, agents from the wealth game (modified on the famous minority game), and agents from an upgraded wealth game. As a result, iAgents perform the best, which gives a well support for the three principles. This work offers a general framework for the further development of agent-based modeling for various kinds of complex adaptive systems.

  9. Multi Agent Systems to Set Up Virtual Enterprises

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    Catalin Lupu

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This work presents a model of organizing moreenterprises into a virtual or a web enterprise. To constitutevirtual enterprises multiagent systems are utilized.In this sense the following are to be considered:elaborating a model to constitute the virtual enterprise, theimplementation of a multiagent system based on this modeland the testing and evaluation of the system performances,comparing them with more classic types of realization.In this paper, we describe how the multi-agentarchitecture can be used to support Virtual Enterprises(VE. We have focused on understanding how aVE is formedand, in particular, how the partners of a VE are selected. Wetryto analyse this scenario in the form of an AgentInteraction Protocol (AIP and then discuss how the multiagentarchitecrure can be used to support this process.Our working definition of a VE is: a team of partners thatcollaborate to achieve a specific goal. The partners may behuman beings, organisations or software agents. We believethat software agents, hereafter referred to as agents, are asuitable means of representing the partners of a VE. Oneimportant reason is that by representing the partners of aVE as agents and by delegating agents to look for the nextVE and conduct the negotiation on behalf of the partners, thepartners would then have the time to do the actual workrequired in the current VE.At the end of the paper we will present an experimentalsystem for the architecture of a virtual enterprise.

  10. Controlador Inteligente De Transporte

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    Alejandro J. Cabrera Sarmiento

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabla normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} En el presente trabajo se expone la concepción, desarrollo e implementación de un Controlador Inteligente de Transporte, el cual se encarga del control de una intersección semaforizada. La estructura hardware del controlador ha sido dividida en dos clases de tarjetas: las Tarjetas de Luces, encargadas de activar las señales para las indicaciones en una intersección (luces, sonido, etc. y la Tarjeta de Control, encargada del control de la intersección gobernando hasta cuatro tarjetas de luces con las cuales se comunica, así como de establecer comunicación con un nivel jerárquico superior. Ambas tarjetas han sido desarrolladas en base a microcontroladores de 8 bits de Microchip. El firmware de ambos tipos de tarjetas ha sido desarrollado y puesto a punto utilizando PIC C de CCS. El desarrollo de este controlador, de prestaciones superiores a los existentes actualmente en el país, permite su inserción en un Sistema Inteligente de Transporte (SIT que se encuentra en fase de desarrollo.

  11. Generating Culture-Specific Gestures for Virtual Agent Dialogs

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    Endrass, Birgit; Damian, Ionut; Huber, Peter

    2010-01-01

    Integrating culture into the behavioral model of virtual agents has come into focus lately. When investigating verbal aspects of behavior, nonverbal behaviors are desirably added automatically, driven by the speech-act. In this paper, we present a corpus driven approach of generating gestures...

  12. Agent and user inhabited virtual communities: A case study

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    Nijholt, Antinus; Howlett, R.J.; Jain, L.C.

    2000-01-01

    We report about ongoing research in a virtual reality environment where visitors can interact with agents that help them to obtain information, to perform certain transactions and to collaborate with them in order to get some tasks done. This environment is a laboratory for research and experiments

  13. Towards the Automatic Generation of Virtual Presenter Agents

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    Nijholt, Antinus; Cohen, E.

    There are many ways to present information to visitors and users of 2D and 3D interface environments. In these virtual environments we can provide visitors with simulations of real environments, including simulations of presenters in such environments (a lecturer, a sales agent, a receptionist, a

  14. Camino al hogar inteligente

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    Ferreira Gili, Marco

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Today there are many projects related to intelligent houses such as Casa Internet, Madrid 2001 or its british equivalent in Watford, and most recently the Solar Decathlon´s project. Thanks to these proposals the domotic market gently opens to one day become what we could call as the intelligent “home”. Thought out the last few years, huge technological improvements have provided the buildings with brand new senses. However ,the idea of a comfortable home where the coffee maker would notice our awakening or the entrance door would suggest it’s closure after we leave, is still far away. A new path is opening in front of us, one that won’t end until all the necessary steps will be taken in the same direction, the merging of interfaces in the field of domotics.There are many domotic tendencies and possibilities discussed in this article, many options for one very same goal, control. Or even better, the capability of decision of tiny parts or hour home or office for a better and richer living experience.En la actualidad ya se conocen numerosos proyectos de casas inteligentes como Casa Internet en Madrid [1] o su homónimo británico en Watford [2] , y más actual el proyecto Solar Decathlon [3]. Gracias a estas propuestas, el mercado de la domótica, poco a poco, se abre paso para llegar a ser lo que un día podríamos llegar a llamar, el “hogar” inteligente. Si bien es cierto que en los últimos años el crecimiento y avances tecnológicos han dotado a los edificios de nuevos sentidos, queda lejos la visión de un confortable hogar donde la cafetera advierta nuestro despertar o la puerta de entrada sugiera su cierre tras nuestra marcha. Un camino por recorrer se abre ante nosotros, que no terminará hasta que todos los pasos se tomen en una misma dirección.Existen muchas tendencias y posibilidades domóticas que desgranaremos en este artículo. Múltiples opciones para un mismo fin. El control, o, mejor dicho, la

  15. Avatars and virtual agents - relationship interfaces for the elderly.

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    Shaked, Nava A

    2017-06-01

    In the Digital Era, the authors witness a change in the relationship between the patient and the care-giver or Health Maintenance Organization's providing the health services. Another fact is the use of various technologies to increase the effectiveness and quality of health services across all primary and secondary users. These technologies range from telemedicine systems, decision making tools, online and self-services applications and virtual agents; all providing information and assistance. The common thread between all these digital implementations, is they all require human machine interfaces. These interfaces must be interactive, user friendly and inviting, to create user involvement and cooperation incentives. The challenge is to design interfaces which will best fit the target users and enable smooth interaction especially, for the elderly users. Avatars and Virtual Agents are one of the interfaces used for both home care monitoring and companionship. They are also inherently multimodal in nature and allow an intimate relation between the elderly users and the Avatar. This study discusses the need and nature of these relationship models, the challenges of designing for the elderly. The study proposes key features for the design and evaluation in the area of assistive applications using Avatar and Virtual agents for the elderly users.

  16. Intelligent Virtual Agents as Language Trainers Facilitate Multilingualism

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    Manuela eMacedonia

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we introduce a new generation of language trainers: intelligent virtual agents (IVAs with human appearance and the capability to teach foreign language vocabulary. We report results from studies that we have conducted with Billie, an IVA employed as a vocabulary trainer, as well as research findings on the acceptance of the agent as a trainer by adults and children. The results show that Billie can train humans as well as a human teacher can and that both adults and children accept the IVA as a trainer. The advantages of IVAs are multiple. First, their teaching methods can be based on neuropsychological research findings concerning memory and learning practice. Second, virtual teachers can provide individualized training. Third, they coach users during training, are always supportive, and motivate learners to train. Fourth, agents will reside in the user’s mobile devices and thus be at the user’s disposal everywhere and anytime. Agents in apps will make foreign language training accessible to anybody at low cost. This will enable people around the world, including physically, financially and geographically disadvantaged persons, to learn a foreign language and help to facilitate multilingualism.

  17. Intelligent virtual agents as language trainers facilitate multilingualism.

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    Macedonia, Manuela; Groher, Iris; Roithmayr, Friedrich

    2014-01-01

    intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) with human appearance and the capability to teach foreign language vocabulary. We report results from studies that we have conducted with Billie, an IVA employed as a vocabulary trainer, as well as research findings on the acceptance of the agent as a trainer by adults and children. The results show that Billie can train humans as well as a human teacher can and that both adults and children accept the IVA as a trainer. The advantages of IVAs are multiple. First, their teaching methods can be based on neuropsychological research findings concerning memory and learning practice. Second, virtual teachers can provide individualized training. Third, they coach users during training, are always supportive, and motivate learners to train. Fourth, agents will reside in the user's mobile devices and thus be at the user's disposal everywhere and anytime. Agents in apps will make foreign language training accessible to anybody at low cost. This will enable people around the world, including physically, financially, and geographically disadvantaged persons, to learn a foreign language and help to facilitate multilingualism.

  18. Younger and Older Users’ Recognition of Virtual Agent Facial Expressions

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    Beer, Jenay M.; Smarr, Cory-Ann; Fisk, Arthur D.; Rogers, Wendy A.

    2015-01-01

    As technology advances, robots and virtual agents will be introduced into the home and healthcare settings to assist individuals, both young and old, with everyday living tasks. Understanding how users recognize an agent’s social cues is therefore imperative, especially in social interactions. Facial expression, in particular, is one of the most common non-verbal cues used to display and communicate emotion in on-screen agents (Cassell, Sullivan, Prevost, & Churchill, 2000). Age is important to consider because age-related differences in emotion recognition of human facial expression have been supported (Ruffman et al., 2008), with older adults showing a deficit for recognition of negative facial expressions. Previous work has shown that younger adults can effectively recognize facial emotions displayed by agents (Bartneck & Reichenbach, 2005; Courgeon et al. 2009; 2011; Breazeal, 2003); however, little research has compared in-depth younger and older adults’ ability to label a virtual agent’s facial emotions, an import consideration because social agents will be required to interact with users of varying ages. If such age-related differences exist for recognition of virtual agent facial expressions, we aim to understand if those age-related differences are influenced by the intensity of the emotion, dynamic formation of emotion (i.e., a neutral expression developing into an expression of emotion through motion), or the type of virtual character differing by human-likeness. Study 1 investigated the relationship between age-related differences, the implication of dynamic formation of emotion, and the role of emotion intensity in emotion recognition of the facial expressions of a virtual agent (iCat). Study 2 examined age-related differences in recognition expressed by three types of virtual characters differing by human-likeness (non-humanoid iCat, synthetic human, and human). Study 2 also investigated the role of configural and featural processing as a

  19. Ciber-FEUP: Um Agente para Utilizar o Simulador Ciber-Rato no Ensino da Inteligência Artificial e Robótica Inteligente

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    Reis, Luís Paulo

    2012-01-01

    Ciber-Feup autonomous agente was built with the main objective of using Ciber-Rato simulator for teaching Artificial Intelligence and Inteligent Robotics. The agent was built in the University of Porto as a successor of Micro-Pessoa agent, developed previously in University Fernando Pessoa. In Ciber-Rato 2002 competition, this agent attained second place in the finals and first place in the eliminatory rounds. This paper describes Ciber-FEUP architectur...

  20. Red de senderos universitarios inteligentes

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    Ibarra-Berrocal, I.J.; Romero, J.; Pérez, J.

    2017-01-01

    Introducción: El Proyecto de red de senderos universitarios inteligentes UR se inspira en tres realidades, la red de senderos europeos ya existentes y su importancia en el fomento de la actividad deportiva y los hábitos saludables, la creciente importancia de la implantación, intercambio y difusión de políticas y planes de acción en materia de sostenibilidad ambiental en el ámbito universitario europeo, y por último, el uso y desarrollo de infraestructuras y aplicaciones, cada vez más impresc...

  1. Moving attractive virtual agent improves interpersonal coordination stability.

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    Zhao, Zhong; Salesse, Robin N; Gueugnon, Mathieu; Schmidt, Richard C; Marin, Ludovic; Bardy, Benoît G

    2015-06-01

    Interpersonal motor coordination is influenced not only by biomechanical factors such as coordination pattern, oscillating frequency, and individual differences, but also by psychosocial factor such as likability and social competences. Based on the social stereotype of "what is beautiful is good", the present study aimed at investigating whether people coordinate differently with physically attractive people compared to less attractive people. 34 participants were engaged in an interpersonal coordination task with different looking (virtual) agents while performing at the same time a reaction time task. Results showed that participants had more stable motor coordination with the moving attractive than with the less attractive agent, and that the difference in motor coordination could not be interpreted by a specific attention allocation strategy. Our findings provide the evidence that physical attractiveness genuinely affects how people interact with another person, and that the temporal-spatial coordinated movement varies with the partner's psychosocial characteristics. The study broadens the perspective of exploring the effect of additional psychosocial factors on social motor coordination. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. Flocking in Multi-Agent Systems with Multiple Virtual Leaders Based Only on Position Measurements

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    Su Housheng

    2012-01-01

    Most existing flocking algorithms assume one single virtual leader and rely on information on both relative positions and relative velocities among neighboring agents. In this paper, the problem of controlling a flock of mobile autonomous agents to follow multiple virtual leaders is investigated by using only position information in the sense that agents with the same virtual leader asymptotically attain the same velocity and track the corresponding virtual leader based on only position measurements. A flocking algorithm is proposed under which every agent asymptotically attains its desired velocity, collision between agents can be avoided, and the final tight formation minimizes all agents' global potentials. A simulation example is presented to verify and illustrate the theoretical results. (general)

  3. The use of agents and objects to integrate virtual enterprises

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    Pancerella, C.M.

    1998-01-01

    The manufacturing complex for the Department of Energy (DOE) is distributed: design laboratories, manufacturing facilities, and industrial partners. Designers must have a concurrent engineering environment to support all aspects of the cradle-to-grave product realization process across the distributed sites. Engineers must be able to analyze and simulate processes, retrieve and process heterogeneous information, both archived and current, and access multiple databases. Manufacturers must be able to coordinate activities of various manufacturing centers, which may involve a negotiation process. Furthermore, Sandia must be able to export manufacturing capabilities, such as on-machine acceptance, to outside suppliers. A key element to making this a reality is a flexible information architecture. The DOE information architecture must support a wide-area virtual enterprise, with distributed intelligent software components. The architecture must provide for asynchronous communication; multiple programming languages and operating systems; incorporation of geographically distributed manufacturing services; various hardware platforms; and heterogeneous workstations, PC`s, machine tool controllers, and special-purpose compute engines. Further, it is critical that manufacturing facilities are not isolated from design, planning, and other business activities and that information flows easily and bidirectionally between these activities. To accomplish this seamlessly, heterogeneous knowledge must be exchanged across both domain and organizational boundaries. Distributed object and software agent technologies are two methods for connecting such engineering and manufacturing systems. The two technologies have overlapping goals - interoperability and architectural support for integrating software components - though to date little or no integration of the two technologies has been made.

  4. Multi-agent: a technique to implement geo-visualization of networked virtual reality

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    Lin, Zhiyong; Li, Wenjing; Meng, Lingkui

    2007-06-01

    Networked Virtual Reality (NVR) is a system based on net connected and spatial information shared, whose demands cannot be fully meet by the existing architectures and application patterns of VR to some extent. In this paper, we propose a new architecture of NVR based on Multi-Agent framework. which includes the detailed definition of various agents and their functions and full description of the collaboration mechanism, Through the prototype system test with DEM Data and 3D Models Data, the advantages of Multi-Agent based Networked Virtual Reality System in terms of the data loading time, user response time and scene construction time etc. are verified. First, we introduce the characters of Networked Virtual Realty and the characters of Multi-Agent technique in Section 1. Then we give the architecture design of Networked Virtual Realty based on Multi-Agent in Section 2.The Section 2 content includes the rule of task division, the multi-agent architecture design to implement Networked Virtual Realty and the function of agents. Section 3 shows the prototype implementation according to the design. Finally, Section 4 discusses the benefits of using Multi-Agent to implement geovisualization of Networked Virtual Realty.

  5. Modelo de simulación basado en agentes de software inteligentes para el aprendizaje de estrategias de comercialización de energía eléctrica en Colombia

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    Moreno Cadavid, Julián

    2007-01-01

    El alto nivel de competencia introducido en los mercados eléctricos alrededor del mundo a raíz de su liberación ha obligado a las diversas empresas que hacen parte estos mercados, y en particular a aquellas que se dedican al negocio de la comercialización, a desarrollar estrategias inteligentes que les permitan posicionarse de manera eficiente y perdurable. El mercado eléctrico colombiano no es ajeno a este panorama por lo que en esta tesis se proponen una serie de modelos que a partir de la ...

  6. Un modelo de planificación instruccional usando razonamiento basado en casos en sistemas multi-agente para entornos integrados de sistemas tutoriales inteligentes y ambientes colaborativos de aprendizaje

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    Jiménez Builes, Jovani Alberto

    2006-01-01

    La Inteligencia Artificial en la Educación es un área interdisciplinar en la que se mezclan investigadores con diversas formaciones y objetivos. Principalmente, trabajan en ella personas interesadas en diferentes campos como: la pedagogía, psicología, informática entre otros. Cada una de ellas aporta desde su perspectiva a la construcción de la disciplina con el propósito de aplicar diversas técnicas al desarrollo de sistemas de enseñanza / aprendizaje de manera inteligente. El término “intel...

  7. Natural Interaction With Pedagogical Agents in Virtual Environments

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    Johnson, W

    2002-01-01

    The USC / Information Sciences Institute (I SI), in collaboration with Lockheed Martin and USC Behavior Technology Laboratory, conducted a research project named Virtual Environments for Training (VET...

  8. Virtual customer service agents: using social presence and personalization to shape online service encounters

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    Verhagen, T.; van Nes, J; Feldberg, F; van Dolen, W.

    2014-01-01

    By performing tasks traditionally fulfilled by service personnel and having a humanlike appearance, virtual customer service agents bring classical service elements to the web, which may positively influence customer satisfaction through eliciting social responses and feelings of personalization.

  9. Virtual Customer Service Agents: Using Social Presence and Personalization to Shape Online Service Encounters

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    Verhagen, T.; van Nes, J.; Feldberg, J.F.M.; van Dolen, W.M.

    2014-01-01

    By performing tasks traditionally fulfilled by service personnel and having a humanlike appearance, virtual customer service agents bring classical service elements to the web, which may positively influence customer satisfaction through eliciting social responses and feelings of personalization.

  10. Better Models for Agile Virtual Enterprises - the Enterprise and its Constituents as Hybrid Agents

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    Bernus, Peter; Baltrusch, Rob; Tølle, Martin

    2003-01-01

    The article proposes a way to improve reference models for the management of virtual enterprises. The pattern of management roles is based on enveloping each decision centre into an agent wrapper, using the same tools and algorithms. Using this approach enterprises (organization, networks, virtual...... enterprises) will have the emergent agent property – the ability to follow objectives, plan, and take timely corrective action in case the plan breaks down....

  11. Intelligent buildings vs. bioclimatic design; Edificios inteligentes vs. diseno bioclimatico

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    Aguayo Gonzalez, Ricardo [Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico)

    2006-10-15

    Present the form of intelligent buildings designing is the article purpose. Those kinds of edifications take advantage of climatic conditions which allow the users comfort and the efficient electric power use, avoiding the polluting agents. It also shows the four next following stages to design an intelligent building to know: the dry weather and relative dampness schedule variations during a year in the building location; the predominant winds direction, intensity and schedule frequency; the cloudiness, rain, etc and how to use the Givoni diagram to obtain the natural air-conditioning strategies and reach the thermal comfort. [Spanish] El proposito de este articulo es presentar la forma de disenar edificios Inteligentes, los cuales aprovechan las condiciones climaticas que permiten el confort de los usuarios y el uso eficiente de la energia electrica, evitando asi la emision de agentes contaminantes. Tambien menciona los siguientes cuatro pasos para el diseno de un edificio inteligente: conocer las variaciones horarias de temperatura seca y humedad relativa durante un ano en el lugar donde estara el edificio, saber la direccion, intensidad y frecuencia horaria de los vientos dominantes, tener conocimiento de la nubosidad, lluvia, etc. y utilizar el diagrama de Givoni para obtener las estrategias de climatizacion natural para obtener el confort termico.

  12. A computational model of the allocentric and egocentric spatial memory by means of virtual agents, or how simple virtual agents can help to build complex computational models

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    Brom, C.; Vyhnánek, J.; Lukavský, Jiří; Waller, D.; Kadlec, R.

    17-18, JUL-AUG 2012 (2012), s. 1-24 ISSN 1389-0417 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70250504 Keywords : spatial cognition * disorientation effect * intelligent virtual agent Subject RIV: AN - Psychology Impact factor: 0.750, year: 2012

  13. Virtual Generation of Agents against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. A QSAR Study

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    Besalú, E.; Ponec, Robert; de Julián-Ortiz, J. V.

    2003-01-01

    Roč. 6, - (2003), s. 107-120 ISSN 1381-1991 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z4072921 Keywords : cross-validation * linear models * virtual molecular libraries Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry Impact factor: 4.444, year: 2001

  14. Modeling and simulation of virtual human's coordination based on multi-agent systems

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    Zhang, Mei; Wen, Jing-Hua; Zhang, Zu-Xuan; Zhang, Jian-Qing

    2006-10-01

    The difficulties and hotspots researched in current virtual geographic environment (VGE) are sharing space and multiusers operation, distributed coordination and group decision-making. The theories and technologies of MAS provide a brand-new environment for analysis, design and realization of distributed opening system. This paper takes cooperation among virtual human in VGE which multi-user participate in as main researched object. First we describe theory foundation truss of VGE, and present the formalization description of Multi-Agent System (MAS). Then we detailed analyze and research arithmetic of collectivity operating behavior learning of virtual human based on best held Genetic Algorithm(GA), and establish dynamics action model which Multi-Agents and object interact dynamically and colony movement strategy. Finally we design a example which shows how 3 evolutional Agents cooperate to complete the task of colony pushing column box, and design a virtual world prototype of virtual human pushing box collectively based on V-Realm Builder 2.0, moreover we make modeling and dynamic simulation with Simulink 6.

  15. Culture-specific first meeting encounters between virtual agents (Honourable Mention)

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    Rehm, Matthias; Nakano, Yukiko; André, Elisabeth

    2008-01-01

    We present our concept of integrating culture as a computational parameter for modeling multimodal interactions with virtual agents. As culture is a social rather than a psychological notion, its influence is evident in interactions, where cultural patterns of behavior and interpretations mismatch...

  16. How should a virtual agent present psychoeducation? Influence of verbal and textual presentation on adherence

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    Tielman, M.L.; Neerincx, M.A.; Meggelen, M. van; Franken, I.; Brinkman, W.P.

    2017-01-01

    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: With the rise of autonomous e-mental health applications, virtual agents can play a major role in improving trustworthiness, therapy outcome and adherence. In these applications, it is important that patients adhere in the sense that they perform the tasks, but also that

  17. Behavior believability in virtual worlds: agents acting when they need to.

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    Avradinis, Nikos; Panayiotopoulos, Themis; Anastassakis, George

    2013-12-01

    Believability has been a perennial goal for the intelligent virtual agent community. One important aspect of believability largely consists in demonstrating autonomous behavior, consistent with the agent's personality and motivational state, as well as the world conditions. Autonomy, on behalf of the agent, implies the existence of an internal structure and mechanism that allows the agent to have its own needs and interests, based on which the agent will dynamically select and generate goals that will in turn lead to self-determined behavior. Intrinsic motivation allows the agent to function and demonstrate behavior, even when no external stimulus is present, due to the constant change of its internal emotional and physiological state. The concept of motivation has already been investigated by research works on intelligent agents, trying to achieve autonomy. The current work presents an architecture and model to represent and manage internal driving factors in intelligent virtual agents, using the concept of motivations. Based on Maslow and Alderfer's bio-psychological needs theories, we present a motivational approach to represent human needs and produce emergent behavior through motivation synthesis. Particular attention is given to basic, physiological level needs, which are the basis of behavior and can produce tendency to action even when there is no other interaction with the environment.

  18. Intelligent Virtual Agents : 9th International Conference, IVA 2009 Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 14-16, 2009 Proceedings

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    Ruttkay, Z.M.; Kipp, M.; Nijholt, Antinus; Vilhjalmsson, H.H.

    2009-01-01

    Welcome to the Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, held 14-16 September, 2009 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs) are interactive characters that exhibit humanlike qualities and communicate with humans or with each other using

  19. With Us or Against Us: Simulated Social Touch by Virtual Agents in a Cooperative or Competitive Setting

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    Huisman, Gijs; Kolkmeier, Jan; Kolkmeier, Jan; Heylen, Dirk K.J.; Bickmore, Timothy; Marsella, Stacy; Sidner, Candance

    In this paper we examine how simulated social touch by a virtual agent in a cooperative or competitive augmented reality game influences the perceived trustworthiness, warmth and politeness of the agent. Before and after the game, participants interact with two agents whereby one agent touches the

  20. Modelling multimodal expression of emotion in a virtual agent.

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    Pelachaud, Catherine

    2009-12-12

    Over the past few years we have been developing an expressive embodied conversational agent system. In particular, we have developed a model of multimodal behaviours that includes dynamism and complex facial expressions. The first feature refers to the qualitative execution of behaviours. Our model is based on perceptual studies and encompasses several parameters that modulate multimodal behaviours. The second feature, the model of complex expressions, follows a componential approach where a new expression is obtained by combining facial areas of other expressions. Lately we have been working on adding temporal dynamism to expressions. So far they have been designed statically, typically at their apex. Only full-blown expressions could be modelled. To overcome this limitation, we have defined a representation scheme that describes the temporal evolution of the expression of an emotion. It is no longer represented by a static definition but by a temporally ordered sequence of multimodal signals.

  1. Demand Response Integration Through Agent-Based Coordination of Consumers in Virtual Power Plants

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    Clausen, Anders; Umair, Aisha; Ma, Zheng

    2016-01-01

    of industrial loads. Coordination happens in response to Demand Response events, while considering local objectives in the industrial domain. We illustrate the applicability of our approach on a Virtual Power Plant scenario with three simulated greenhouses. The results suggest that the proposed design is able...... Power Plant design that is able to balance the demand of energy-intensive, industrial loads with the supply situation in the electricity grid. The proposed Virtual Power Plant design uses a novel inter-agent, multi-objective, multi-issue negotiation mechanism, to coordinate the electricity demands...... to coordinate the electricity demands of industrial loads, in compliance with external Demand Response events....

  2. A collaborative virtual environment for training of security agents in nuclear emergencies

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    Fernandes, Sara I.; Passos, Cláudio A.; Silva, Marcio H.; Carvalho, Paulo Victor R.; Legey, Ana Paula; Mol, Antonio Carlos; Machado, Daniel M.; Cotelli, André; Rocha, Tiago L.

    2017-01-01

    In face the recently observed security menaces related to terrorist actions and natural disasters, there is a need for a major qualification and training of the agents responsible for avoid any problems regarding to abnormal conditions. In the conventional training procedures, however, field simulations are associated to logistical and operational constraints regarded to the execution of the tests which can expose the user to risk. On the other hand, the use of virtual simulations provides an alternative to such limitations besides of promote the qualifying of professionals with a great reliability. For this reason, this paper proposes the development of a collaborative virtual environment that will be used to prepare the security agents on identifying individuals suspected of carrying radioactive materials. The development of the virtual environment consisted on modeling using Autodesk 3ds Max, where the scene itself and the scene objects were modeled besides the terrain creation and basic features programming using the Game Engine Unity 3D. In the Engine Game were included radiation detectors and avatars. The security agents were able to communicate to each other by means of auxiliary external tools like a headset software that makes possible the communication, coordination and cooperation required for an effective collaboration. Experimental tests of the virtual simulations were performed with the participation of CNEN radiological protection agents and collaborators. The tests have shown that the proposed method can contribute to improve the training results of the basic collaborative skills required for a CNEN agent in an emergency situation without the need to expose him to any kind of risk. In face of that, we hope that it can contribute to minimize the demand for qualified security professionals. (author)

  3. A collaborative virtual environment for training of security agents in nuclear emergencies

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    Fernandes, Sara I.; Passos, Cláudio A.; Silva, Marcio H.; Carvalho, Paulo Victor R.; Legey, Ana Paula; Mol, Antonio Carlos; Machado, Daniel M.; Cotelli, André; Rocha, Tiago L., E-mail: mol@ien.gov.br [Instituto de Engenharia Nuclear (IEN/CNEN-RJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Departamento de Realidade Virtual

    2017-07-01

    In face the recently observed security menaces related to terrorist actions and natural disasters, there is a need for a major qualification and training of the agents responsible for avoid any problems regarding to abnormal conditions. In the conventional training procedures, however, field simulations are associated to logistical and operational constraints regarded to the execution of the tests which can expose the user to risk. On the other hand, the use of virtual simulations provides an alternative to such limitations besides of promote the qualifying of professionals with a great reliability. For this reason, this paper proposes the development of a collaborative virtual environment that will be used to prepare the security agents on identifying individuals suspected of carrying radioactive materials. The development of the virtual environment consisted on modeling using Autodesk 3ds Max, where the scene itself and the scene objects were modeled besides the terrain creation and basic features programming using the Game Engine Unity 3D. In the Engine Game were included radiation detectors and avatars. The security agents were able to communicate to each other by means of auxiliary external tools like a headset software that makes possible the communication, coordination and cooperation required for an effective collaboration. Experimental tests of the virtual simulations were performed with the participation of CNEN radiological protection agents and collaborators. The tests have shown that the proposed method can contribute to improve the training results of the basic collaborative skills required for a CNEN agent in an emergency situation without the need to expose him to any kind of risk. In face of that, we hope that it can contribute to minimize the demand for qualified security professionals. (author)

  4. Use of virtual simulator for agent training in radiation protection actions in major events

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    Passos, Claudio Azevedo; Mol, Antonio Carlos A.; Carvalho, Paulo V.R.; Lima, Fabio Almeida; Rocha, Tiago Lima

    2015-01-01

    With the proximity of the events of the Olympic Games, Brazil can become a great place of visibility for running dirty bombs or any other radiation mode proliferation by terrorists. Aware of these problems, the government and the organizations created managements of emergencies to ensure that these events elapse in an orderly and safe manner. The management of emergency situations at an event is a complex problem, which involves dynamic, unforeseen and unintended situations, emphasizing the potential complexity of the contexts in which organizations operate and, as a consequence, the people involved in the execution of multiple tasks from activities that require intense cognitive effort, are often challenged to adapt dynamically to maintain the productivity of the organization at satisfactory levels of performance usually impedes these people reflect on the results of their actions and learn from them. Therefore, it is extremely important to create tools that address the methods and techniques of Cognitive Task Analysis (CTA) to assist in the previous training of the security agents, for example, detection and approaches of people who carry radioactive elements. One of the possible ways to accomplish this training is through the use of virtual reality. Virtual environments bring some advantages like reducing costs and risks. The aim of this paper is to present a virtual simulator to evaluate the use in training agents in major events. As a case study, the Maracana and the agents of the National Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN) was chosen. (author)

  5. Use of virtual simulator for agent training in radiation protection actions in major events

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    Passos, Claudio Azevedo, E-mail: cpassos.cp2@gmail.com [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (CCMN/NCE/UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Mol, Antonio Carlos A.; Carvalho, Paulo V.R., E-mail: mol@ien.gov.br, E-mail: paulov@ien.gov.br [nstituto de Engenharia Nuclear (IEN/CNEN-RJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Lima, Fabio Almeida; Rocha, Tiago Lima, E-mail: profantoniocarlosmol@gmail.com, E-mail: falmeida@unicarioca.edu.br, E-mail: tlrtiago@gmail.com [Centro Universitario Carioca (Unicarioca), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2015-07-01

    With the proximity of the events of the Olympic Games, Brazil can become a great place of visibility for running dirty bombs or any other radiation mode proliferation by terrorists. Aware of these problems, the government and the organizations created managements of emergencies to ensure that these events elapse in an orderly and safe manner. The management of emergency situations at an event is a complex problem, which involves dynamic, unforeseen and unintended situations, emphasizing the potential complexity of the contexts in which organizations operate and, as a consequence, the people involved in the execution of multiple tasks from activities that require intense cognitive effort, are often challenged to adapt dynamically to maintain the productivity of the organization at satisfactory levels of performance usually impedes these people reflect on the results of their actions and learn from them. Therefore, it is extremely important to create tools that address the methods and techniques of Cognitive Task Analysis (CTA) to assist in the previous training of the security agents, for example, detection and approaches of people who carry radioactive elements. One of the possible ways to accomplish this training is through the use of virtual reality. Virtual environments bring some advantages like reducing costs and risks. The aim of this paper is to present a virtual simulator to evaluate the use in training agents in major events. As a case study, the Maracana and the agents of the National Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN) was chosen. (author)

  6. Estudio de los Sistemas Inteligentes de Transporte

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    Javato Martín, Moisés

    2015-01-01

    En este trabajo se estudia el estado actual de los Sistemas Inteligentes de Transporte (ITS) en Estados Unidos y Europa, a través de ejemplos reales. En primer lugar, se da una visión general del tema, definiendo los aspectos y actores clave y explicando las áreas de la gestión del tráfico y del vehículo conectado. A continuación, se aborda el desarrollo de los sistemas ITS en el ámbito de la Unión Europea, explicando las principales instituciones y programas de financiación europeos, así com...

  7. Modelos de desarrollo de ciudades inteligentes

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    Calvo Guerra, César

    2016-01-01

    RESUMEN: En este documento intentaremos entender un concepto moderno que ha sido definido bajo varias acepciones, puesto que es una idea de reciente nacimiento, que ya nos afecta en nuestro estilo y calidad de vida. Se trata de las Ciudades Inteligentes, las cuales se valen de la utilización intensiva de la Tecnología de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC) para alcanzar la eficiencia en las acciones destinadas a mejorar la calidad de vida de quienes habitan en ella. Las TICs, las cuales...

  8. The Effects of a Pedagogical Agent's Smiling Expression on the Learner's Emotions and Motivation in a Virtual Learning Environment

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    Liew, Tze Wei; Zin, Nor Azan Mat; Sahari, Noraidah; Tan, Su-Mae

    2016-01-01

    The present study aimed to test the hypothesis that a smiling expression on the face of a talking pedagogical agent could positively affect a learner's emotions, motivation, and learning outcomes in a virtual learning environment. Contrary to the hypothesis, results from Experiment 1 demonstrated that the pedagogical agent's smile induced negative…

  9. Integration agent-based models and GIS as a virtual urban dynamic laboratory

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    Chen, Peng; Liu, Miaolong

    2007-06-01

    Based on the Agent-based Model and spatial data model, a tight-coupling integrating method of GIS and Agent-based Model (ABM) is to be discussed in this paper. The use of object-orientation for both spatial data and spatial process models facilitates their integration, which can allow exploration and explanation of spatial-temporal phenomena such as urban dynamic. In order to better understand how tight coupling might proceed and to evaluate the possible functional and efficiency gains from such a tight coupling, the agent-based model and spatial data model are discussed, and then the relationships affecting spatial data model and agent-based process models interaction. After that, a realistic crowd flow simulation experiment is presented. Using some tools provided by general GIS systems and a few specific programming languages, a new software system integrating GIS and MAS as a virtual laboratory applicable for simulating pedestrian flows in a crowd activity centre has been developed successfully. Under the environment supported by the software system, as an applicable case, a dynamic evolution process of the pedestrian's flows (dispersed process for the spectators) in a crowds' activity center - The Shanghai Stadium has been simulated successfully. At the end of the paper, some new research problems have been pointed out for the future.

  10. How the Human Brain Goes Virtual: Distinct Cortical Regions of the Person-Processing Network Are Involved in Self-Identification with Virtual Agents

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    Ganesh, S.; Schie, H.T. van; Lange, F.P. de; Thompson, E.; Wigboldus, D.H.J.

    2012-01-01

    Millions of people worldwide engage in online role-playing with their avatar, a virtual agent that represents the self. Previous behavioral studies have indicated that many gamers identify more strongly with their avatar than with their biological self. Through their avatar, gamers develop social

  11. How the human brain goes virtual: distinct cortical regions of the person-processing network are involved in self-identification with virtual agents.

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    Ganesh, Shanti; van Schie, Hein T; de Lange, Floris P; Thompson, Evan; Wigboldus, Daniël H J

    2012-07-01

    Millions of people worldwide engage in online role-playing with their avatar, a virtual agent that represents the self. Previous behavioral studies have indicated that many gamers identify more strongly with their avatar than with their biological self. Through their avatar, gamers develop social networks and learn new social-cognitive skills. The cognitive neurosciences have yet to identify the neural processes that underlie self-identification with these virtual agents. We applied functional neuroimaging to 22 long-term online gamers and 21 nongaming controls, while they rated personality traits of self, avatar, and familiar others. Strikingly, neuroimaging data revealed greater avatar-referential cortical activity in the left inferior parietal lobe, a region associated with self-identification from a third-person perspective. The magnitude of this brain activity correlated positively with the propensity to incorporate external body enhancements into one's bodily identity. Avatar-referencing furthermore recruited greater activity in the rostral anterior cingulate gyrus, suggesting relatively greater emotional self-involvement with one's avatar. Post-scanning behavioral data revealed superior recognition memory for avatar relative to others. Interestingly, memory for avatar positively covaried with play duration. These findings significantly advance our knowledge about the brain's plasticity to self-identify with virtual agents and the human cognitive-affective potential to live and learn in virtual worlds.

  12. Multi-agent evolutionary systems for the generation of complex virtual worlds

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    J. Kruse

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Modern films, games and virtual reality applications are dependent on convincing computer graphics. Highly complex models are a requirement for the successful delivery of many scenes and environments. While workflows such as rendering, compositing and animation have been streamlined to accommodate increasing demands, modelling complex models is still a laborious task. This paper introduces the computational benefits of an Interactive Genetic Algorithm (IGA to computer graphics modelling while compensating the effects of user fatigue, a common issue with Interactive Evolutionary Computation. An intelligent agent is used in conjunction with an IGA that offers the potential to reduce the effects of user fatigue by learning from the choices made by the human designer and directing the search accordingly. This workflow accelerates the layout and distribution of basic elements to form complex models. It captures the designer’s intent through interaction, and encourages playful discovery.

  13. Field tests applying multi-agent technology for distributed control. Virtual power plants and wind energy

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    Schaeffer, G.J.; Warmer, C.J.; Hommelberg, M.P.F.; Kamphuis, I.G.; Kok, J.K. [Energy in the Built Environment and Networks, Petten (Netherlands)

    2007-01-15

    Multi-agent technology is state of the art ICT. It is not yet widely applied in power control systems. However, it has a large potential for bottom-up, distributed control of a network with large-scale renewable energy sources (RES) and distributed energy resources (DER) in future power systems. At least two major European R and D projects (MicroGrids and CRISP) have investigated its potential. Both grid-related as well as market-related applications have been studied. This paper will focus on two field tests, performed in the Netherlands, applying multi-agent control by means of the PowerMatcher concept. The first field test focuses on the application of multi-agent technology in a commercial setting, i.e. by reducing the need for balancing power in the case of intermittent energy sources, such as wind energy. In this case the flexibility is used of demand and supply of industrial and residential consumers and producers. Imbalance reduction rates of over 40% have been achieved applying the PowerMatcher, and with a proper portfolio even larger rates are expected. In the second field test the multi-agent technology is used in the design and implementation of a virtual power plant (VPP). This VPP digitally connects a number of micro-CHP units, installed in residential dwellings, into a cluster that is controlled to reduce the local peak demand of the common low-voltage grid segment the micro-CHP units are connected to. In this way the VPP supports the local distribution system operator (DSO) to defer reinforcements in the grid infrastructure (substations and cables)

  14. Field tests applying multi-agent technology for distributed control. Virtual power plants and wind energy

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    Schaeffer, G.J.; Warmer, C.J.; Hommelberg, M.P.F.; Kamphuis, I.G.; Kok, J.K.

    2007-01-01

    Multi-agent technology is state of the art ICT. It is not yet widely applied in power control systems. However, it has a large potential for bottom-up, distributed control of a network with large-scale renewable energy sources (RES) and distributed energy resources (DER) in future power systems. At least two major European R and D projects (MicroGrids and CRISP) have investigated its potential. Both grid-related as well as market-related applications have been studied. This paper will focus on two field tests, performed in the Netherlands, applying multi-agent control by means of the PowerMatcher concept. The first field test focuses on the application of multi-agent technology in a commercial setting, i.e. by reducing the need for balancing power in the case of intermittent energy sources, such as wind energy. In this case the flexibility is used of demand and supply of industrial and residential consumers and producers. Imbalance reduction rates of over 40% have been achieved applying the PowerMatcher, and with a proper portfolio even larger rates are expected. In the second field test the multi-agent technology is used in the design and implementation of a virtual power plant (VPP). This VPP digitally connects a number of micro-CHP units, installed in residential dwellings, into a cluster that is controlled to reduce the local peak demand of the common low-voltage grid segment the micro-CHP units are connected to. In this way the VPP supports the local distribution system operator (DSO) to defer reinforcements in the grid infrastructure (substations and cables)

  15. Las comunicaciones móviles en los edificios inteligentes

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    Reyes Muñoz, María Angélica

    2011-01-01

    Este trabajo presenta una plataforma de red móvil aplicada a los entornos de edificios inteligentes. En primer lugar, los edificios inteligentes han sido definidos como “aquellos que utilizan la tecnología computacional para gestionar de manera autónoma todos los servicios que ofrece un entorno de un edificio tales como optimizar el confort del usuario, el consumo de energía y la seguridad” [Callaghan 00].Desde el punto de vista de las telecomunicaciones específicamente desde e...

  16. Goal-based communication using BDI agents as virtual humans in training: An ontology driven dialogue system

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    Oijen, J. van; Doesburg, W. van; Dignum, F.

    2011-01-01

    Simulations for training can greatly benefit from BDI agents as virtual humans playing the role of key players. Learning to communicate effectively is a key aspect of training to command a team that is managing a crisis. In this paper, we present a goal-based dialogue system which has been applied

  17. Using a cVEP-Based Brain-Computer Interface to Control a Virtual Agent.

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    Riechmann, Hannes; Finke, Andrea; Ritter, Helge

    2016-06-01

    Brain-computer interfaces provide a means for controlling a device by brain activity alone. One major drawback of noninvasive BCIs is their low information transfer rate, obstructing a wider deployment outside the lab. BCIs based on codebook visually evoked potentials (cVEP) outperform all other state-of-the-art systems in that regard. Previous work investigated cVEPs for spelling applications. We present the first cVEP-based BCI for use in real-world settings to accomplish everyday tasks such as navigation or action selection. To this end, we developed and evaluated a cVEP-based on-line BCI that controls a virtual agent in a simulated, but realistic, 3-D kitchen scenario. We show that cVEPs can be reliably triggered with stimuli in less restricted presentation schemes, such as on dynamic, changing backgrounds. We introduce a novel, dynamic repetition algorithm that allows for optimizing the balance between accuracy and speed individually for each user. Using these novel mechanisms in a 12-command cVEP-BCI in the 3-D simulation results in ITRs of 50 bits/min on average and 68 bits/min maximum. Thus, this work supports the notion of cVEP-BCIs as a particular fast and robust approach suitable for real-world use.

  18. Virtual expansion of the technical vision system for smart vehicles based on multi-agent cooperation model

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    Krapukhina, Nina; Senchenko, Roman; Kamenov, Nikolay

    2017-12-01

    Road safety and driving in dense traffic flows poses some challenges in receiving information about surrounding moving object, some of which can be in the vehicle's blind spot. This work suggests an approach to virtual monitoring of the objects in a current road scene via a system with a multitude of cooperating smart vehicles exchanging information. It also describes the intellectual agent model, and provides methods and algorithms of identifying and evaluating various characteristics of moving objects in video flow. Authors also suggest ways for integrating the information from the technical vision system into the model with further expansion of virtual monitoring for the system's objects. Implementation of this approach can help to expand the virtual field of view for a technical vision system.

  19. Distributed event-triggered consensus tracking of second-order multi-agent systems with a virtual leader

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    Cao Jie; Wu Zhi-Hai; Peng Li

    2016-01-01

    This paper investigates the consensus tracking problems of second-order multi-agent systems with a virtual leader via event-triggered control. A novel distributed event-triggered transmission scheme is proposed, which is intermittently examined at constant sampling instants. Only partial neighbor information and local measurements are required for event detection. Then the corresponding event-triggered consensus tracking protocol is presented to guarantee second-order multi-agent systems to achieve consensus tracking. Numerical simulations are given to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed strategy. (paper)

  20. How and why affective and reactive virtual agents will bring new insights on social cognitive disorders in schizophrenia? An illustration with a virtual card game paradigm

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    Ali eOker

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available In recent decades, many studies have shown that schizophrenia is associated with severe social cognitive impairments affecting key components, such as the recognition of emotions, theory of mind, attributional style and metacognition. Most studies investigated each construct separately, precluding analysis of the interactive and immersive nature of real-life situation. Specialized batteries of tests are under investigation to assess social cognition which is thought now as a link between neurocognitive disorders and impaired functioning. However, this link accounts for a limited part of the variance of real life functioning. To fill this gap, advances in virtual reality and affective computing have made it possible to carry out experimental investigations of naturalistic social cognition, in controlled conditions, with good reproducibility. This approach is illustrated with the description of a new paradigm based on an original virtual card game in which subjects interpret emotional displays from a female virtual agent, and decipher her helping intentions. Independent variables concerning emotional expression in terms of valence and intensity were manipulated. We show how several useful dependant variables, ranging from classic experimental psychology data to metacognition or subjective experiences records, may be extracted from a single experiment. Methodological issues about the immersion into a simulated intersubjective situation are considered. The example of this new flexible experimental setting with regards to the many constructs recognized in social neurosciences, constitutes a rationale for focusing on this potential intermediate link between standardized tests and real life functioning, and also for using it as an innovative media for cognitive remediation.

  1. How and why affective and reactive virtual agents will bring new insights on social cognitive disorders in schizophrenia? An illustration with a virtual card game paradigm.

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    Oker, Ali; Prigent, Elise; Courgeon, Matthieu; Eyharabide, Victoria; Urbach, Mathieu; Bazin, Nadine; Amorim, Michel-Ange; Passerieux, Christine; Martin, Jean-Claude; Brunet-Gouet, Eric

    2015-01-01

    In recent decades, many studies have shown that schizophrenia is associated with severe social cognitive impairments affecting key components, such as the recognition of emotions, theory of mind, attributional style, and metacognition. Most studies investigated each construct separately, precluding analysis of the interactive and immersive nature of real-life situation. Specialized batteries of tests are under investigation to assess social cognition, which is thought now as a link between neurocognitive disorders and impaired functioning. However, this link accounts for a limited part of the variance of real-life functioning. To fill this gap, advances in virtual reality and affective computing have made it possible to carry out experimental investigations of naturalistic social cognition, in controlled conditions, with good reproducibility. This approach is illustrated with the description of a new paradigm based on an original virtual card game in which subjects interpret emotional displays from a female virtual agent, and decipher her helping intentions. Independent variables concerning emotional expression in terms of valence and intensity were manipulated. We show how several useful dependant variables, ranging from classic experimental psychology data to metacognition or subjective experiences records, may be extracted from a single experiment. Methodological issues about the immersion into a simulated intersubjective situation are considered. The example of this new flexible experimental setting, with regards to the many constructs recognized in social neurosciences, constitutes a rationale for focusing on this potential intermediate link between standardized tests and real-life functioning, and also for using it as an innovative media for cognitive remediation.

  2. Agent-based Integration of Complex and Heterogeneous Distributed Energy Resources in Virtual Power Plants

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    Clausen, Anders; Umair, Aisha; Demazeau, Yves

    2017-01-01

    A Virtual Power Plant aggregates several Distributed Energy Resources in order to expose them as a single, controllable entity. This enables smaller Distributed Energy Resources to take part in Demand Response programs which traditionally only targeted larger consumers. To date, models for Virtual...

  3. On Weighted Regions and Social Crowds : Autonomous-agent Navigation in Virtual Worlds

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    Jaklin, N.S.

    2016-01-01

    Virtual environments have gained in importance in many aspects of the world we live in today. Immersive virtual worlds are ubiquitous in modern movies, video games, and online communities. They are also important in non-entertainment applications such as training and education software, simulations

  4. SCAFFOLDING TUTORING STRATEGY ON VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS FOR TRAINING SCAFFOLDING COMO ESTRATEGIA DE TUTORIA EN ENTORNOS VIRTUALES DE ENTRENAMIENTO

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    Angélica de Antonio Jiménez

    2008-06-01

    un paradigma instruccional y cada se utiliza más en aplicaciones educativas soportadas por computadores. Por supuesto, la aplicación de scaffolding en entornos virtuales de entrenamiento es muy diferente de su concepción original y de su aplicación en la sala de clases. Las características de los entornos virtuales, la personificación del agente pedagógico y sus posibilidades de interacción virtual con el alumno hacen posible la utilización de esta estrategia caracterizada, entre otras cosas, por su adaptación al rendimiento del aprendiz y su utilización dinámica de las herramientas disponibles. Este artículo presenta las ventajas de utilizar scaffolding en entornos virtuales de entrenamiento como estrategia de tutoría para agentes pedagógicos, centrándose en las características claves de scaffolding y en como éstas pueden ser aplicadas en las actividades del agente pedagógico. Para modelar la estrategia, se utiliza la Teoría de la Actividad, así como los roles y objetos de aprendizaje reutilizables diseñados por contrato. Finalmente, se presenta una propuesta para aplicar scaffolding como estrategia de tutoría para agentes pedagógicos en entornos virtuales de entrenamiento utilizando el denominado "Modelo para la Aplicación de Entornos Virtuales Inteligentes a la Formación".

  5. Modelo de Comportamiento Afectivo para Sistemas Tutores Inteligentes

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    Hernández Pérez, María Y.

    2008-01-01

    Las emociones se han reconocido como parte fundamental de la motivación, y la motivación como un componente indispensable en el aprendizaje. En este documento se propone un modelo de comportamiento afectivo para sistemas tutores inteligentes. Dicho modelo combina el estado afectivo y pedagógico de los estudiantes para establecer las acciones tutoriales. En el contexto de este trabajo, el comportamiento afectivo tiene dos funciones principales: 1) inferir el estado afectivo del estudiante; y 2...

  6. SISTEMA DE CONTROL INTELIGENTE PARA UN GRUPO DE ELEVADORES

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    Andrés Enrique Rosso Mateus

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se trata el problema del tráfico vertical en edificios de gran altura y se describe el análisis, diseño y evaluación de un sistema de control para un grupo elevadores que busca mejorar el desempeño respecto a un sistema de control tradicional. El controlador propuesto busca asignar de una forma inteligente las llamadas que se generan a los ascensores que hacen parte del grupo, el desempeño del sistema se traduce en una reducción de los tiempos de servicio y de la energía que invierte el sistema. El controlador propuesto está basado en lógica difusa y las reglas de inferencia expresan el conocimiento de un experto orientado hacia la obtención de los objetivos mencionados. El controlador inteligente se evalúa en un simulador gráfico desarrollado para este fin, este simulador permite ingresar parámetros de configuración para que se adapte y represente una edificación real. Se corrieron dos simulaciones, una usando un controlador convencional y otra usando el controlador inteligente, esto con el fin de comparar su desempeño y cuantificar valores como tiempo de esperar de los usuarios y energía consumida por el sistema.

  7. El mercadeo social como herramienta gerencial en las organizaciones inteligentes

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    Lucía Urdaneta

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito fundamental de este artículo fue analizar el mercadeo social como herramienta gerencial en las organizaciones inteligentes basándose en los criterios de Senge (2006, Benavides (2001, Siliceo (2001, Pérez (2004 entre otros. Se realizó un estudio descriptivo documental, orientado a estudiar la importancia de transformar las prácticas gerenciales actuales inmersas en un entorno competitivo lo cual ha conllevado a asumir innovadoras herramientas mercadológicas para aumentar su participación, posicionamiento, entre otros en el mercado y lograr el cumplimiento de todas las actividades necesarias en el logro de los objetivos de toda organización inteligente en apoyo a la consolidación del proyecto de vida empresarial.Palabras Clave: Mercadeo Social; Gerencia; Organizaciones Inteligentes. The social marketing like managerial tool in the inteligents organizationsAbstractThe fundamental purpose of this article is to analyze Social Marketing as a managerial tool in intelligent organizations, based on criteria developed by Senge (2006, Benavides (2001, Siliceo (2001, Perez (2004, among others. A descriptive study of documentary evidence was carried out to study the importance of transforming the current managerial practices in a competitive environment. This has brought about the creation of innovative marketing tools in order to increase market share and positioning, and therefore perform all the necessary activities that an intelligent organization requires to consolidate its entrepreneurial project.Keywords: Social Marketing; Management; Intelligent Organizations.

  8. Modelling and Simulating of Risk Behaviours in Virtual Environments Based on Multi-Agent and Fuzzy Logic

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    Linqin Cai

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Due to safety and ethical issues, traditional experimental approaches to modelling underground risk behaviours can be costly, dangerous and even impossible to realize. Based on multi-agent technology, a virtual coalmine platform for risk behaviour simulation is presented to model and simulate the human-machine-environment related risk factors in underground coalmines. To reveal mine workers' risk behaviours, a fuzzy emotional behaviour model is proposed to simulate underground miners' responding behaviours to potential hazardous events based on cognitive appraisal theories and fuzzy logic techniques. The proposed emotion model can generate more believable behaviours for virtual miners according to personalized emotion states, internal motivation needs and behaviour selection thresholds. Finally, typical accident cases of underground hazard spotting and locomotive transport were implemented. The behaviour believability of virtual miners was evaluated with a user assessment method. Experimental results show that the proposed models can create more realistic and reasonable behaviours in virtual coalmine environments, which can improve miners' risk awareness and further train miners' emergent decision-making ability when facing unexpected underground situations.

  9. Virtual Supply Chain Re-Intermediation Through Multi-Agent Systems

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    Nissen, Mark

    2002-01-01

    ... inflexibility associated with EDI applications. Viewing respective procurement and order fulfillment processes of buyer and seller as an integrated whole along the supply chain, we identify opportunities for virtual supply chain re-intermediation...

  10. On Weighted Regions and Social Crowds : Autonomous-agent Navigation in Virtual Worlds

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    Jaklin, N.S.

    2016-01-01

    Virtual environments have gained in importance in many aspects of the world we live in today. Immersive virtual worlds are ubiquitous in modern movies, video games, and online communities. They are also important in non-entertainment applications such as training and education software, simulations of mass events, evacuation scenarios, human factor analysis, and urban city planning. Training and education software itself comprises various application areas, ranging from teaching children with...

  11. Investigating the influence of social exclusion on persuasion by a virtual agent

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    Ruijten, P.A.M.; Ham, J.R.C.; Midden, C.J.H.; Spagnolli, A.; Chittaro, L.; Gamberini, L.

    2014-01-01

    Persuasive agents may function as a tool to induce changes in human behavior. Research has shown that human-likeness of such agents influences their effectiveness. Besides characteristics of the agent, other characteristics may also have strong influences on persuasive agents’ effectiveness. One

  12. Social communication with virtual agents: The effects of body and gaze direction on attention and emotional responding in human observers.

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    Marschner, Linda; Pannasch, Sebastian; Schulz, Johannes; Graupner, Sven-Thomas

    2015-08-01

    In social communication, the gaze direction of other persons provides important information to perceive and interpret their emotional response. Previous research investigated the influence of gaze by manipulating mutual eye contact. Therefore, gaze and body direction have been changed as a whole, resulting in only congruent gaze and body directions (averted or directed) of another person. Here, we aimed to disentangle these effects by using short animated sequences of virtual agents posing with either direct or averted body or gaze. Attention allocation by means of eye movements, facial muscle response, and emotional experience to agents of different gender and facial expressions were investigated. Eye movement data revealed longer fixation durations, i.e., a stronger allocation of attention, when gaze and body direction were not congruent with each other or when both were directed towards the observer. This suggests that direct interaction as well as incongruous signals increase the demands of attentional resources in the observer. For the facial muscle response, only the reaction of muscle zygomaticus major revealed an effect of body direction, expressed by stronger activity in response to happy expressions for direct compared to averted gaze when the virtual character's body was directed towards the observer. Finally, body direction also influenced the emotional experience ratings towards happy expressions. While earlier findings suggested that mutual eye contact is the main source for increased emotional responding and attentional allocation, the present results indicate that direction of the virtual agent's body and head also plays a minor but significant role. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. Aplicación móvil para dispositivos Apple® que utiliza elementos visuales para interactuar con una vivienda inteligente. Control de persiana

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    Grupo de Domótica y Ambientes Inteligentes

    2014-01-01

    En los vídeos se muestra una aplicación móvil para dispositivos Apple® que utiliza elementos visuales para interactuar con una vivienda inteligente. La interfaz consiste en una representación de la vivienda real en 3D a través de la cual se puede controlar de manera intuitiva la iluminación, clima, persianas, TV, etc. En concreto, la interfaz permite interactuar con los dispositivos reales de la vivienda tocando su representación virtual en la interfaz. Debido a la sencillez en el uso de la m...

  14. Aplicación móvil para dispositivos Apple® que utiliza elementos visuales para interactuar con una vivienda inteligente. Control de panel luminoso

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    Grupo de Domótica y Ambientes Inteligentes

    2014-01-01

    En los vídeos se muestra una aplicación móvil para dispositivos Apple® que utiliza elementos visuales para interactuar con una vivienda inteligente. La interfaz consiste en una representación de la vivienda real en 3D a través de la cual se puede controlar de manera intuitiva la iluminación, clima, persianas, TV, etc. En concreto, la interfaz permite interactuar con los dispositivos reales de la vivienda tocando su representación virtual en la interfaz. Debido a la sencillez en el uso de la m...

  15. Virtual Screening and Pharmacophore Design for a Novel Theoretical Inhibitor of Macrophage Stimulating Factor as a Metastatic Agent

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    Ibrahim Torktaz

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Metastasis is a crucial aspect of cancer. Macrophage stimulating protein (MSP is a single chain protein and can be cleaved by serum proteases. MSP has several roles in metastasis. In this in silico study, MSP as a metastatic agent was considered as a drug target. Methods: Crystallographic structure of MSP was retrieved from protein data bank. To find a chemical inhibitor of MSP, a library of KEGG compounds was screened and 1000 shape complemented ligands were retrieved with FindSite algorithm. Molegro Virtual Docker (MVD software was used for docking simulation of shape complemented ligands against MSP. Moldock score was used as scoring function for virtual screening and potential inhibitors with more negative binding energy were obtained. PLANS scoring function was used for revaluation of virtual screening data. Results: The top found chemical had binding affinity of -183.55 based on MolDock score and equal to -66.733 PLANTs score to MSP structure. Conclusion: Based on pharmacophore model of potential inhibitor, this study suggests that the chemical which was found in this research and its derivate can be used for subsequent laboratory studies.

  16. Virtual screening and pharmacophore design for a novel theoretical inhibitor of macrophage stimulating factor as a metastatic agent.

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    Torktaz, Ibrahim; Mohamadhashem, Faezeh; Esmaeili, Abolghasem; Behjati, Mohaddeseh; Sharifzadeh, Sara

    2013-01-01

    Metastasis is a crucial aspect of cancer. Macrophage stimulating protein (MSP) is a single chain protein and can be cleaved by serum proteases. MSP has several roles in metastasis. In this in silico study, MSP as a metastatic agent was considered as a drug target. Crystallographic structure of MSP was retrieved from protein data bank. To find a chemical inhibitor of MSP, a library of KEGG compounds was screened and 1000 shape complemented ligands were retrieved with FindSite algorithm. Molegro Virtual Docker (MVD) software was used for docking simulation of shape complemented ligands against MSP. Moldock score was used as scoring function for virtual screening and potential inhibitors with more negative binding energy were obtained. PLANS scoring function was used for revaluation of virtual screening data. The top found chemical had binding affinity of -183.55 based on MolDock score and equal to -66.733 PLANTs score to MSP structure. Based on pharmacophore model of potential inhibitor, this study suggests that the chemical which was found in this research and its derivate can be used for subsequent laboratory studies.

  17. Virtual Learning Environments as Sociomaterial Agents in the Network of Teaching Practice

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    Johannesen, Monica; Erstad, Ola; Habib, Laurence

    2012-01-01

    This article presents findings related to the sociomaterial agency of educators and their practice in Norwegian education. Using actor-network theory, we ask how Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) negotiate the agency of educators and how they shape their teaching practice. Since the same kinds of VLE tools have been widely implemented…

  18. Towards a Transcription System of Sign Language for 3D Virtual Agents

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    Do Amaral, Wanessa Machado; de Martino, José Mario

    Accessibility is a growing concern in computer science. Since virtual information is mostly presented visually, it may seem that access for deaf people is not an issue. However, for prelingually deaf individuals, those who were deaf since before acquiring and formally learn a language, written information is often of limited accessibility than if presented in signing. Further, for this community, signing is their language of choice, and reading text in a spoken language is akin to using a foreign language. Sign language uses gestures and facial expressions and is widely used by deaf communities. To enabling efficient production of signed content on virtual environment, it is necessary to make written records of signs. Transcription systems have been developed to describe sign languages in written form, but these systems have limitations. Since they were not originally designed with computer animation in mind, in general, the recognition and reproduction of signs in these systems is an easy task only to those who deeply know the system. The aim of this work is to develop a transcription system to provide signed content in virtual environment. To animate a virtual avatar, a transcription system requires explicit enough information, such as movement speed, signs concatenation, sequence of each hold-and-movement and facial expressions, trying to articulate close to reality. Although many important studies in sign languages have been published, the transcription problem remains a challenge. Thus, a notation to describe, store and play signed content in virtual environments offers a multidisciplinary study and research tool, which may help linguistic studies to understand the sign languages structure and grammar.

  19. SISTEMAS TUTORES INTELIGENTES COMO APOYO EN EL PROCESO DE APRENDIZAJE

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    Edwin Eduardo Millan Rojas

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo principal de este artículo es la identificación de las principales características de los tutores inteligentes, su origen y evolución los cuales pueden ofrecer elementos para la formulación de nuevos proyectos de investigación relacionados con la educación y el uso de los tutores. El método utilizado es el descriptivo y sistémico, los cuales permiten recopilar los datos necesarios, la información presentada ha sido adquirida de bases de datos especializadas como IEEE, Redalyc, ACM y Science Direct, además de artículos de revistas de universidades internacionales y de proyectos de investigación descargados de Google Académico. Los Sistemas Tutores Inteligentes surgieron al combinar técnicas de inteligencia artificial (IA con los métodos clásicos de enseñanza. Estos son sistemas de software que generan un ambiente idóneo para la interacción y satisfacción de las necesidades del estudiante, adaptable a los conocimientos previos y a la capacidad de evolución de cada alumno respecto a un área del conocimiento. El funcionamiento de los STI se basa en la relación entre tres principales módulos (tutor, estudiante y dominio, para presentar al usuario la información de manera estructurada. La investigación llevada a cabo permitió reunir los aspectos más relevantes de los Sistemas Tutores Inteligentes (STI y presentarlos como una herramienta óptima para llevar a cabo un proceso de aprendizaje.

  20. Sistema de enseñanza/aprendizaje inteligente para grafos

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    Martínez, Natalia; Ferreira, Gheisa; García, Zoila Zenaida

    2007-01-01

    La teoría de grafos es un tema de estudio de la Matemática Discreta que por su importancia está presente en asignaturas de la carrera Ciencia de la Computación. Dificultades presentadas con respecto a su aprendizaje, han conducido al diseño e implementación de un Sistema de Enseñanza/Aprendizaje Inteligente (SEAI) que aborde esta temática. Los SEAI se caracterizan por aplicar técnicas de Inteligencia Artificial (IA) al desarrollo de sistemas de enseñanza asistida por computadoras, donde el té...

  1. Músculos Inteligentes en Robots Biológicamente Inspirados: Modelado, Control y Actuación

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    Colorado Montaño, Julián; Barrientos Cruz, Antonio; Rossi, Claudio

    2011-01-01

    Resumen: Las aleaciones metálicas que exhiben una propiedad conocida como efecto de memoria de forma, pertenecen a la clase de materiales inteligentes cuya aplicación más notable en el campo de la robótica se refleja en el uso de actuadores musculares artificiales, ó músculos inteligentes. Estos materiales tienen una estructura cristalina uniforme que cambia radicalmente en función de su temperatura de transición, causando su deformación. Se les denomina materiales inteligentes por la capacid...

  2. An agent-based peer-to-peer architecture for semantic discovery of manufacturing services across virtual enterprises

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    Zhang, Wenyu; Zhang, Shuai; Cai, Ming; Jian, Wu

    2015-04-01

    With the development of virtual enterprise (VE) paradigm, the usage of serviceoriented architecture (SOA) is increasingly being considered for facilitating the integration and utilisation of distributed manufacturing resources. However, due to the heterogeneous nature among VEs, the dynamic nature of a VE and the autonomous nature of each VE member, the lack of both sophisticated coordination mechanism in the popular centralised infrastructure and semantic expressivity in the existing SOA standards make the current centralised, syntactic service discovery method undesirable. This motivates the proposed agent-based peer-to-peer (P2P) architecture for semantic discovery of manufacturing services across VEs. Multi-agent technology provides autonomous and flexible problemsolving capabilities in dynamic and adaptive VE environments. Peer-to-peer overlay provides highly scalable coupling across decentralised VEs, each of which exhibiting as a peer composed of multiple agents dealing with manufacturing services. The proposed architecture utilises a novel, efficient, two-stage search strategy - semantic peer discovery and semantic service discovery - to handle the complex searches of manufacturing services across VEs through fast peer filtering. The operation and experimental evaluation of the prototype system are presented to validate the implementation of the proposed approach.

  3. Destino Turístico Inteligente: Acessibilidade no Centro Histórico de São Luís – Maranhão, um estudo sobre a Reputação Online no TripAdvisor

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    Saulo Ribeiro dos Santos; Valério Rodrigues de Souza Neto; Luciano Rodrigo Silva Pereira; José Manoel Gonçalves Gândara; Saulo Rondinelli Xavier da Silva

    2016-01-01

    Um destino turístico inteligente é resultado de diversos fatores, dentre eles as tecnologias da informação e comunicação (TIC’s) que promove um território inovador, de cooperação e cocriação, principalmente por parte do turista. Entendendo este aspecto, a acessibilidade é uma das categorias presentes em um destino turístico inteligente, tanto no âmbito físico quanto virtual. Percebendo as limitações encontradas na cidade patrimônio cultural da humanidade, São Luís (Maranhão, Brasil), objetiva...

  4. Fostering relatedness between children and virtual agents through reciprocal self-disclosure

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    Burger, F.; Broekens, J.; Neerincx, M.A.

    2017-01-01

    A key challenge in developing companion agents for children is keeping them interested after novelty effects wear off. Self Determination Theory posits that motivation is sustained if the human feels related to another human. According to Social Penetration Theory, relatedness can be established

  5. Diseño y simulación de controladores inteligentes aplicados a procesos industriales

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    Martínez, Sergio L.; Tarifa, Enrique E.; Domínguez, Samuel Franco; Gutiérrez, Jorge J.; Azar, Miguel Augusto

    2015-01-01

    El presente proyecto tiene por objetivo general desarrollar sistemas de apoyo para la toma de decisiones en procesos industriales, enfocados principalmente a los sistemas de control inteligente. Estos sistemas son cada vez más necesarios debido a la complejidad creciente de los escenarios planteados por la globalización, la competencia, los avances tecnológicos, los problemas ambientales y sociales, entre otros. Concretamente, el Control Inteligente es un procedimiento computacional, capaz de...

  6. Sistema inteligente para evaluación de programas tutores

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    Luz Daicy Alvarado

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available El mecanismo evaluador que se presenta a continuación forma parte de un proyecto que busca el desarrollo de un Sistema de enseñanza asistida por ordenador (EAO basado en tutores inteligentes. Se pretende que este mecanismo, basado en herramientas de «aprendizaje automático», tenga la capacidad para capturar una «imagen» que indique el grado de comprensión de la materia por parte del alumno e identifique los aspectos en los que el estudiante tiene dificultades. Con esa información se retroalimentará a un sistema tutor de manera que este último tome una decisión acerca de la estrategia educativa por seguir.

  7. Cidade inteligente Búzios : entre paradigmas e percepções

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    Freitas, João Alcantara de

    2014-01-01

    A partir da segunda metade da década de 1990, com o avanço da informática, passou-se a integrar Tecnologia da Informação (TI) em vários processos de gestão das cidades. A partir desta integração, nasce o conceito genérico de Smart City, traduzido – não literalmente – para o português como Cidade inteligente. O conceito está sendo disseminado rapidamente, mas destaca-se que não há consenso em sua definição, o que faz com que os projetos desta natureza sejam bastante heterog...

  8. Virtual Web Services

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    Rykowski, Jarogniew

    2007-01-01

    In this paper we propose an application of software agents to provide Virtual Web Services. A Virtual Web Service is a linked collection of several real and/or virtual Web Services, and public and private agents, accessed by the user in the same way as a single real Web Service. A Virtual Web Service allows unrestricted comparison, information merging, pipelining, etc., of data coming from different sources and in different forms. Detailed architecture and functionality of a single Virtual We...

  9. Identification of novel antitubulin agents by using a virtual screening approach based on a 7-point pharmacophore model of the tubulin colchi-site.

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    Massarotti, Alberto; Theeramunkong, Sewan; Mesenzani, Ornella; Caldarelli, Antonio; Genazzani, Armando A; Tron, Gian Cesare

    2011-12-01

    Tubulin inhibition represents an established target in the field of anticancer research, and over the last 20 years, an intensive search for new antimicrotubule agents has occurred. Indeed, in silico models have been presented that might aid the discovery of novel agents. Among these, a 7-point pharmacophore model has been recently proposed. As a formal proof of this model, we carried out a ligand-based virtual screening on the colchicine-binding site. In vitro testing demonstrated that two compounds displayed a cytotoxic profile on neuroblastoma cancer cells (SH-SY5H) and one had an antitubulinic profile. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

  10. Intelligent use of the energy; Uso inteligente de la energia

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    Dominguez Ahedo, Carlos [Director General de la Comision Nacional para el Ahorro de Energia (CONAE), Mexico D. F. (Mexico)

    2005-07-01

    Comision Nacional para el Ahorro de Energia (CONAE) is an administrative agency independent of the Secretaria de Energia that serves as a technical agency for consultancy in matters of efficient use of energy and advantageous use of renewable energies. This document searches to inform the population how to satisfy the necessity of energy in an intelligent way. For this purpose some useful actions to be performed were detected: the making of a balance between the supply and the energy demand, the consultancy on how the saving of energy is performed in order to reduce its waste, to count on equipment and efficient systems, to use domestic renewable energies and to use the solar energy and the biomass. [Spanish] La Comision Nacional para el Ahorro de Energia (CONAE) es el organo administrativo desconcentrado de la Secretaria de Energia que funge como organismo tecnico de consulta en materia de ahorro y uso eficiente de energia y aprovechamiento de energias renovables. Este documento busca informar a la poblacion acerca de como satisfacer la necesidad de energia a cambio de su utilizacion de manera inteligente, para ello se detectaron areas de oportunidad como: un balance entre la oferta y la demanda energetica, informar a la gente sobre como se efectua el ahorro de energia para con ello reducir el desperdicio de esta, contar con equipos y sistemas eficientes, usar energias renovables domesticas y utilizar la energia solar y la biomasa.

  11. Diseño de un sistema tutorial inteligente

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    Rosa María Rodríguez Aguilar

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Los problemas de aprendizaje en la matemática a nivel licenciatura se reflejan en el bajo rendimiento escolar o, en el peor de los casos, en el truncamiento de una carrera, por no acreditar asignaturas relacionadas con ésta. Un alto porcentaje de alumnos no cumplen con los requerimientos mínimos en su aprendizaje y, conforme aumentan su complejidad, ocurre su rezago e incremento del índice de reprobación, lo que ocasiona en el alumnado angustia y frustración. La investigación se desarrolla en la Unidad Académica Profesional Nezahualcóyotl (UAP-Nezahualcóyotl de la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEM, con el objetivo de identificar los problemas en el aprendizaje de la matemática en los alumnos de nivel licenciatura y obtener, así, el modelo del sistema tutorial inteligente en matemáticas con la implementación de los diferentes estilos de aprendizaje.

  12. Distributed Drug Discovery, Part 2: Global Rehearsal of Alkylating Agents for the Synthesis of Resin-Bound Unnatural Amino Acids and Virtual D3 Catalog Construction

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    2008-01-01

    Distributed Drug Discovery (D3) proposes solving large drug discovery problems by breaking them into smaller units for processing at multiple sites. A key component of the synthetic and computational stages of D3 is the global rehearsal of prospective reagents and their subsequent use in the creation of virtual catalogs of molecules accessible by simple, inexpensive combinatorial chemistry. The first section of this article documents the feasibility of the synthetic component of Distributed Drug Discovery. Twenty-four alkylating agents were rehearsed in the United States, Poland, Russia, and Spain, for their utility in the synthesis of resin-bound unnatural amino acids 1, key intermediates in many combinatorial chemistry procedures. This global reagent rehearsal, coupled to virtual library generation, increases the likelihood that any member of that virtual library can be made. It facilitates the realistic integration of worldwide virtual D3 catalog computational analysis with synthesis. The second part of this article describes the creation of the first virtual D3 catalog. It reports the enumeration of 24 416 acylated unnatural amino acids 5, assembled from lists of either rehearsed or well-precedented alkylating and acylating reagents, and describes how the resulting catalog can be freely accessed, searched, and downloaded by the scientific community. PMID:19105725

  13. Aplicación móvil para dispositivos Apple® que utiliza elementos visuales para interactuar con una vivienda inteligente. Control de iluminación

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    Grupo de Domótica y Ambientes Inteligentes

    2014-01-01

    En los vídeos se muestra una aplicación móvil para dispositivos Apple® que utiliza elementos visuales para interactuar con una vivienda inteligente. La interfaz consiste en una representación de la vivienda real en 3D a través de la cual se puede controlar de manera intuitiva la iluminación, clima, persianas, TV, etc. En concreto, la interfaz permite interactuar con los dispositivos reales de la vivienda tocando su representación virtual en la interfaz. Debido a la sencillez en el uso de la m...

  14. Deployed Virtual Consulting: The Fusion of Wearable Computing, Collaborative Technology, Augmented Reality and Intelligent Agents to Support Fleet Aviation Maintenance

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    Nasman, James

    2004-01-01

    .... By implementing wireless technology in combination with advanced software allowing the virtual collaboration of parties widely separated by geographical distance the Navy can establish a "virUal...

  15. Solución de firma electrónica en movilidad basada en tarjeta inteligente

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    Almaraz Valdizàn, Javier

    2017-01-01

    RESUMEN: En la actualidad, la seguridad informática es uno de los campos más importantes. Ya que el crecimiento de los dispositivos inteligentes uso de estos por las personas físicas en actividades cotidianas tanto a nivel laboral como personal ha sufrido un elevado aumento en los últimos años. Cualquier persona a lo largo de un día utiliza varios dispositivos inteligentes. De aquí la importancia de la seguridad informática, con la cual se intenta que a ningún tipo de persona le sean violados...

  16. Control inteligente de sistemas e iluminación en edificios

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    Huamán Rojas, Jezzy James

    2017-01-01

    La tesis desarrolla un controlador adaptativo para el control inteligente de la iluminación en cualquier ambiente, esto considera edificios, casas, oficinas, entre otros. Se presentan dos opciones de controlador y, para considerarlo un sistema inteligente, este se adapta al usuario haciendo uso de la tecnología de aprendizaje automático y regulable. Redes neuronales artificiales y árboles de decisión se emplean para adecuar la iluminación sin dejar de cumplir las normas que se establecen por ...

  17. Un sistema de inteligencia interno para la organización inteligente

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    Stephanie Lorena Fallas Navarro

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo resume la investigación que se realizó en el marco del Trabajo de Graduación titulado "La Organización Inteligente: diseño de una propuesta para un Sistema de Inteligencia Interno"en Administración de Empresas con énfasis en Gestión Organizacional de la Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED. La propuesta presenta un marco metodológico para el desarrollo de un Sistema de Inteligencia Interno de aplicación práctica, para orientarse a una estructura de Organización Inteligente.

  18. BILROST: Interconexión de objetos inteligentes a través de redes sociales

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    Meana Llorián, Daniel

    2016-01-01

    En la actualidad, aunque la gente no sea consciente de ello, el mundo está repleto de objetos inteligentes con conexión a Internet como los teléfonos inteligentes o smartphones, las tabletas o tablets, los dispositivos wearables (pulseras, colgantes, relojes,...), microcontroladores como el Arduino, y otros muchos dispositivos. Sin embargo, estos dispositivos no están todos interconectados. Esa interconexión abriría una gran variedad de nuevas posibilidades derivadas del trabajo colaborativo ...

  19. Organizaciones inteligentes : Sustentabilidad de la Gestión Informática del Conocimiento

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    Tripodi, Gustavo; Illescas, Gustavo; Xodo, Daniel

    2008-01-01

    Para cambiar el rumbo de una organización y orientarla en el camino de una Organización Inteligente, que aprenda y trabaje sobre la mejora continua es imprescindible tener un plan de acción basado en transformar la cultura y revisar el estado en que se encuentra. Podemos definir tres estados posibles y consecutivos de la Organización con respecto al paradigma de Organización Inteligente: implantación, consolidación y sustentación. En este trabajo se abordará la implantación con propuestas ...

  20. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PLANNING TECHNIQUES FOR ADAPTIVE VIRTUAL COURSE CONSTRUCTION

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    NÉSTOR DARÍO DUQUE

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo tiene como objetivo proponer un modelo de planificación para la adaptación de cursos virtuales, basado en técnicas de inteligencia artificial, en particular usando el enfoque de sistema multi-agente (SMA y métodos de planificación en inteligencia artificial. El diseño y la implementación por medio de un SMA pedagógico y la definición de un framework para especificar la estrategia de adaptación permiten incorporar diversos enfoques pedagógicos y tecnológicos, de acuerdo a los puntos de vista del equipo de trabajo, lo cual resulta en una implementación e instalación concreta. Se incorpora un novedoso pre-planificador que permite la transparencia y la neutralidad en el modelo propuesto y también ofrece soporte para traducir los elementos del curso a las especificaciones de un problema de planificación. La última sección muestra la plataforma experimental SICAD + (Sistema Inteligente de Cursos ADaptativos, a través de un enfoque multiagente, que valida el modelo propuesto.

  1. Destino Turístico Inteligente: Acessibilidade no Centro Histórico de São Luís – Maranhão, um estudo sobre a Reputação Online no TripAdvisor

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    Saulo Ribeiro dos Santos

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Um destino turístico inteligente é resultado de diversos fatores, dentre eles as tecnologias da informação e comunicação (TIC’s que promove um território inovador, de cooperação e cocriação, principalmente por parte do turista. Entendendo este aspecto, a acessibilidade é uma das categorias presentes em um destino turístico inteligente, tanto no âmbito físico quanto virtual. Percebendo as limitações encontradas na cidade patrimônio cultural da humanidade, São Luís (Maranhão, Brasil, objetiva-se compreender a percepção sobre a imagem captada pelos visitantes mediante as análises dos comentários na plataforma interativa do sítio eletrônico TripAdvisor, utilizando a categoria acessibilidade proposto pelo Instituto Valenciano de Tecnologias Turísticas em indicadores de destino turístico inteligente. Quanto aos procedimentos metodológicos, utiliza-se a metodologia de reputação online, para analisar os comentários dos turistas postados entre os períodos de setembro (2014 a agosto (2016, utilizando-se palavras-chaves do Manual de Orientações em Turismo e Acessibilidade do Ministério do Turismo e do Manual Operativo para la Configuración de Destinos Turístico Inteligente do Instituto Valenciano de Tecnologías Turísticas. Para obter-se maior aprendizagem sobre este tema buscou-se como uma das metodologias, livros, artigos e teses que exponham a real conjectura da acessibilidade em cidades históricas. Os resultados desta pesquisa apontam que há necessidade de um plano de desenvolvimento urbano, turístico e patrimonial para que São Luís esteja no patamar de destino turístico inteligente, conforme a categoria acessibilidade proposto pelo INVAT.TUR, como um instrumento que possa auxiliar gestores na adequação da infraestrutura urbana do centro histórico de São Luís.

  2. A desirability-based multi objective approach for the virtual screening discovery of broad-spectrum anti-gastric cancer agents.

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    Yunierkis Perez-Castillo

    Full Text Available Gastric cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide and despite advances in prevention, diagnosis and therapy, it is still regarded as a global health concern. The efficacy of the therapies for gastric cancer is limited by a poor response to currently available therapeutic regimens. One of the reasons that may explain these poor clinical outcomes is the highly heterogeneous nature of this disease. In this sense, it is essential to discover new molecular agents capable of targeting various gastric cancer subtypes simultaneously. Here, we present a multi-objective approach for the ligand-based virtual screening discovery of chemical compounds simultaneously active against the gastric cancer cell lines AGS, NCI-N87 and SNU-1. The proposed approach relays in a novel methodology based on the development of ensemble models for the bioactivity prediction against each individual gastric cancer cell line. The methodology includes the aggregation of one ensemble per cell line using a desirability-based algorithm into virtual screening protocols. Our research leads to the proposal of a multi-targeted virtual screening protocol able to achieve high enrichment of known chemicals with anti-gastric cancer activity. Specifically, our results indicate that, using the proposed protocol, it is possible to retrieve almost 20 more times multi-targeted compounds in the first 1% of the ranked list than what is expected from a uniform distribution of the active ones in the virtual screening database. More importantly, the proposed protocol attains an outstanding initial enrichment of known multi-targeted anti-gastric cancer agents.

  3. From virtual environment to virtual community

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    Nijholt, Antinus; Terano, Takao; Nishida, Toyoaki; Namatame, Akira; Tsumoto, Syusaku; Ohsawa, Yukido; Washio, Takashi

    2001-01-01

    We discuss a virtual reality theater environment and its transition to a virtual community by adding domain agents and by allowing multiple users to visit this environment. The environment has been built using VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language). We discuss how our ideas about this environment

  4. Controlador empotrado en FPGA para Sistema Inteligente de Transporte

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    Alejandro José Cabrera Sarmiento

    2011-11-01

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  5. Smart: sistemas multi-agente robótico

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    JOVANI ALBERTO JIMÉNEZ BUILES

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El siguiente artículo busca dar una visión global de los Sistemas Multi-Agentes Robóticos (MARS mediante una explicación de las áreas relacionadas con el tema para luego presentar el Sistema Multi-Agente Robótico (SMART. SMART es un enjambre inteligente conformado por un robot nodriza y tres robot tipo baliza (guías que navegan de manera colaborativa un escenario estructurado.

  6. Virtual fetal pig dissection as an agent of knowledge acquisition and attitudinal change in female high school biology students

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    Maloney, Rebecca Scudari

    One way to determine if all students can learn through the use of computers is to introduce a lesson taught completely via computers and compare the results with those gained when the same lesson is taught in a traditional manner. This study attempted to determine if a virtual fetal pig dissection can be used as a viable alternative for an actual dissection for females enrolled in high school biology classes by comparing the knowledge acquisition and attitudinal change between the experimental (virtual dissection) and control (actual dissection) groups. Two hundred and twenty-four students enrolled in biology classes in a suburban all-girl parochial high school participated in this study. Female students in an all-girl high school were chosen because research shows differences in science competency and computer usage between the genders that may mask the performance of females on computer-based tasks in a science laboratory exercise. Students who completed the virtual dissection scored significantly higher on practical test and objective tests that were used to measure knowledge acquisition. Attitudinal change was measured by examining the students' attitudes toward dissections, computer usage in the classroom, and toward biology both before and after the dissections using pre and post surveys. Significant results in positive gain scores were found in the virtual dissection group's attitude toward dissections, and their negative gain score toward virtual dissections. Attitudinal changes toward computers and biology were not significant. A purposefully selected sample of the students were interviewed, in addition to gathering a sample of the students' daily dissection journals, as data highlighting their thoughts and feelings about their dissection experience. Further research is suggested to determine if a virtual laboratory experience can be a substitute for actual dissections, or may serve as an enhancement to an actual dissection.

  7. Investigación en Progreso: Estudio y Evaluación de Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación para el Desarrollo de Ciudades Inteligentes

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    Hector Luis Vivas

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Los avances tecnológicos, la globalización, la demanda social para poder disponer de diversos servicios, la evolución en las comunicaciones, y el impulso político, han provocado que nos encontremos frente a una sociedad en la cual se generan cambios significativos en la forma de trabajar, de aprender, de pensar, de comunicarse y de vivir afectando a los ciudadanos a todos los niveles. Por esto, la forma en la que concebimos a las ciudades tradicionales se encuentra cambiando a lo que se conoce como ciudades inteligentes; las ciudades ahora comienzan a ser vistas como medios innovadores que ayudan al desarrollo y al progreso de las regiones e inclusive del país del que forman parte, logrando así una integración de las diversas áreas urbanas hacia la Sociedad de la Información. En nuestra región (Provincia de Rio Negro – Argentina se ha podido identificar la necesidad de contar con desarrollos innovadores de tecnología para transformar dichas áreas urbanas en ciudades inteligentes. Esta evolución se verá apalancada por el aprovechamiento de las siguientes tecnologías: Televisión Digital Terrestre (TDT, Soluciones móviles, Internet de las Cosas (M2M, Plataformas Educativas Virtuales (PEV. El desafío de este proyecto es construir capacidades y herramientas de software para ciudades inteligentes, maximizando los beneficios en la aplicación correcta y eficiente de las citadas tecnologías. Como, así también, la aplicación de marcos referenciales de planificación y calidad durante el proceso de desarrollo y apropiación de dichos recursos.

  8. LA CULTURA ORGANIZACIONAL EN EL DESARROLLO DE EMPRESAS INTELIGENTES. FUNDAMENTOS: VALORES, COMUNICACIÓN Y LIDERAZGO

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    Patricia Gillezeau

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    Full Text Available El propósito del estudio es establecer la presencia de valores compartidos, una comunicación humanizada, un liderazgo transformacional y el grado de satisfacción de clientes externos y proveedores en la cultura de empresas inteligentes. Para ellos, se utilizó la metodología cualitativo - interpretativo, método de medición cuando se involucra al ser humano. Del análisis realizado se concluyó que la cultura enraizada en valores, regula los factores expresivos, afectivos y de comportamiento en las organizaciones. Su comprensión y aplicación dependerá de una red comunicación humanizada, un liderazgo transformacional y un alto grado de satisfacción e involucramiento de clientes y proveedores. Elementos inteligentes.

  9. Músculos Inteligentes en Robots Biológicamente Inspirados: Modelado, Control y Actuación

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    J. Colorado

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Las aleaciones metálicas que exhiben una propiedad conocida como efecto de memoria de forma, pertenecen a la clase de materiales inteligentes cuya aplicación más notable en el campo de la robótica se refleja en el uso de actuadores musculares artificiales, ó músculos inteligentes. Estos materiales tienen una estructura cristalina uniforme que cambia radicalmente en función de su temperatura de transición, causando su deformación. Se les denomina materiales inteligentes por la capacidad de recordar su configuración inicial después de recibir dicho estímulo térmico. Este artículo presenta la implementación de un actuador muscular inteligente aplicado en un micro-robot aéreo bio-inspirado tipo murciélago. Esto mamíferos voladores desarrollaron poderosos músculos que se extienden a lo largo de la estructura ósea de las alas, adquiriendo una asombrosa capacidad de maniobra gracias a la capacidad de cambiar la forma del ala durante el vuelo. Replicar este tipo de alas mórficas en un prototipo robótico requiere el análisis de nuevas tecnologías de actuación, abordando los problemas de modelado y control que garanticen la aplicabilidad de este actuador compuesto por fibras musculares de SMAs. Palabras clave: Aleación con Memoria de Forma (SMA, Robots bio-inspirados, Alas mórficas

  10. Tecnologia da informação e comunicação para recarga inteligente

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    Montes Portela, C.; Geldtmeijer, D.A.M.; Slootweg, J.G.; van Eekelen, Marko

    2014-01-01

    Este artigo apresenta uma arquitetura de tecnologia da informação e comunicação flexível, com privacidade de dados, para o carregamento inteligente de veículos elétricos, implementada para demonstração pelo operador do sistema de distribuição holandês. Seu objetivo é incorporar infraestruturas

  11. Arquitectura de Software de Referencia para Objetos Inteligentes en Internet de las Cosas

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    Ariel Alejandro Segura

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available La evolución de los sistemas embebidos, que tuvo lugar junto al bajo costo y ubicuidad de internet, ha tenido como resultado el paradigma Internet de las Cosas. El objetivo de este paradigma es convertir los objetos que nos rodean en objetos inteligentes de forma tal que, comunicándose a través de Internet, puedan percibir lo que sucede en su entorno y poder reaccionar frente a ello. Se han llevado a cabo numerosos trabajos en materia de estandarización para este paradigma como, por ejemplo, protocolos de comunicación, topologías de red y arquitecturas software de alto nivel que consideran, por sobre todas las cosas, cómo integrar todas las piezas de una solución de Internet de las Cosas en un solo sistema. Sin embargo, no se han identificado arquitecturas de software para la construcción del software de un objeto inteligente que describa los componentes básicos que se deben incluir. En este trabajo se propone una arquitectura de referencia para la construcción de objetos inteligentes en Internet de las Cosas cuyo objetivo es que los ingenieros de software tengan una estructura en la cual basarse y poder reutilizar.

  12. Concepción lega de sabio, inteligente y listo en adolescentes

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    Pedro González-Leandro

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio ex post facto se estudian las semejanzas y diferencias semánticas y axiológicas que los adolescentes establecen entre las personas sabias, las inteligentes y las listas. Una muestra de 465 alumnos de Enseñanza Secundaria de Tenerife (Islas Canarias, España cumplimentó la Foundational Value Scale en tres ocasiones, una para cada término calificado. Se llevaron a cabo análisis factoriales de cada expresión y comparaciones entre las medias de cada ítem. Los resultados muestran cierto solapamiento entre los tres términos y diferencias, tanto en volumen de notas atribuidas de manera consistente, como en las calificaciones dadas a los mismos ítems. Así, los adolescentes consideran que la apertura, la autoestima positiva y el buen juicio son características comunes a los tres tipos de personas (sabia, inteligente y lista, y que las personas sabias (caracterizadas, además, por tener armonía, empatía, cuidado del medio ambiente y espiritualidad son más parecidos a las inteligentes (caracterizadas por la inteligencia y la genialidad que a las personas listas (caracterizadas por el sentido del humor y la animación. Los resultados factoriales, distintos a los alcanzados por Jason et al., indican la existencia de fuertes componentes culturales en la manera de entender y valorar la sabiduría.

  13. Applying tattoo dye as a third-harmonic generation contrast agent for in vivo optical virtual biopsy of human skin

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    Tsai, Ming-Rung; Lin, Chen-Yu; Liao, Yi-Hua; Sun, Chi-Kuang

    2013-02-01

    Third-harmonic generation (THG) microscopy has been reported to provide intrinsic contrast in elastic fibers, cytoplasmic membrane, nucleus, actin filaments, lipid bodies, hemoglobin, and melanin in human skin. For advanced molecular imaging, exogenous contrast agents are developed for a higher structural or molecular specificity. We demonstrate the potential of the commonly adopted tattoo dye as a THG contrast agent for in vivo optical biopsy of human skin. Spectroscopy and microscopy experiments were performed on cultured cells with tattoo dyes, in tattooed mouse skin, and in tattooed human skin to demonstrate the THG enhancement effect. Compared with other absorbing dyes or nanoparticles used as exogenous THG contrast agents, tattoo dyes are widely adopted in human skin so that future clinical biocompatibility evaluation is relatively achievable. Combined with the demonstrated THG enhancement effect, tattoo dyes show their promise for future clinical imaging applications.

  14. AGENTES DE SOFTWARE MÓVILES

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    Crisman Martínez Barrera

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Los agentes móviles son programas de software inteligentes que realizan un objetivo que involucran desarrollos soportados en técnicas de Inteligencia Artificial, los cuales pretenden facilitar la interoperabilidad de sistemas. Este artículo define las disciplinas, plataformas y herramientas necesarias para el desarrollo de agentes móviles, sus características principales y las arquitecturas predominantes de éstas; presenta además una evaluación de sus perspectivas futuras.

  15. Implementação de Cidades Inteligentes em Países em Vias de Desenvolvimento - Estudo sobre o Papel da Tecnologia no Desenvolvimento de Serviços de Cidades Inteligentes em Maputo

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    Gil Barroca, Jean Paulo

    2015-01-01

    O estudo de Cidades Inteligentes centra-se frequentemente na aplicação de tecnologias de informação e comunicação para a melhoria dos serviços urbanos e para a resolução de problemas de sustentabili-dade das cidades. Desta visão algo redutora do tema, surge literatura que apenas explora a possibilidade de implementação de soluções e estratégias de Cidades Inteligentes em países cujo contexto facilite a aplicação e adopção dessas soluções. Aplicando a visão da Cidade Inteligente que resu...

  16. BIPI: desarrollo de un Buscador Inteligente para Internet basado en agentes móviles

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    Confeggi, Claudio; Felix, Sebastián

    2000-01-01

    A fines del año 1997, habiendo concluido la cursada de la carrera de Licenciatura en Informática, debimos orientar nuestros esfuerzos hacia la definición de un tema que se concretara en una tesis. Pero no fue, hasta fines de 1999, que realmente dedicamos nuestro tiempo a esta investigación. Comenzamos reconociendo problemáticas que podían ser satisfechas en el ámbito informático, que nos movilizaran a la adquisición de conocimientos teóricos y técnicos y que, al mismo tiempo, puedan ser profu...

  17. Uma arquitetura para agentes inteligentes com personalidade e emoção

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    Ary Fagundes Bressane Neto

    2010-01-01

    Uma das principais motivações da Inteligência Artificial no contexto dos sistemas de entretenimento digital é criar personagens adaptáveis a novas situações, pouco previsíveis, com aprendizado rápido, memória de situações passadas e uma grande diversidade de comportamentos consistente e convincente ao longo do tempo. De acordo com recentes estudos desenvolvidos nos campos da Neurociência e da Psicologia, a capacidade de resolução de problemas não está unicamente atrelada à facilidade na manip...

  18. Identification of novel PfDHODH inhibitors as antimalarial agents via pharmacophore-based virtual screening followed by molecular docking and in vivo antimalarial activity.

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    Vyas, V K; Qureshi, G; Ghate, M; Patel, H; Dalai, S

    2016-06-01

    Plasmodium falciparum dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (PfDHODH) catalyses the fourth reaction of de novo pyrimidine biosynthesis in parasites, and represents an important target for the treatment of malaria. In this study, we describe pharmacophore-based virtual screening combined with docking study and biological evaluation as a rational strategy for identification of novel hits as antimalarial agents. Pharmacophore models were established from known PfDHODH inhibitors using the GALAHAD module with IC50 values ranging from 0.033 μM to 142 μM. The best pharmacophore model consisted of three hydrogen bond acceptor, one hydrogen bond donor and one hydrophobic features. The pharmacophore models were validated through receiver operating characteristic and Günere-Henry scoring methods. The best pharmacophore model as a 3D search query was searched against the IBS database. Several compounds with different structures (scaffolds) were retrieved as hit molecules. Among these compounds, those with a QFIT value of more than 81 were docked in the PfDHODH enzyme to further explore the binding modes of these compounds. In silico pharmacokinetic and toxicities were predicted for the best docked molecules. Finally, the identified hits were evaluated in vivo for their antimalarial activity in a parasite inhibition assay. The hits reported here showed good potential to become novel antimalarial agents.

  19. Plataforma autónoma inteligente para fútbol robot

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    Cesar Hernán Rodríguez Garavito

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the design, implementation, virtual simulation and test results for a hardware-software platform for robot soccer. The platform consists of a soccer field, a software-controlled mobile agent (AMC, a user-controlled mobile agent (MCU, a golf ball, an image sensor system and a path-planning controller. The problem for agent AMC is to sense the environment and move to a kicking position to score while avoiding opponents in its way. The soccer field is a bounded area of 1.5m x 2m in which mobile agents move following differential robot kinematics at 25.7cm/s speed; each robot has a kicking system which can speed up a golf ball at 1.43m/s velocity. A position sensor was implemented and optimised in three stages: capturing the soccer field image, converting to HSI format and applying digital filters and calculating the Cartesian components from colour patterns for identifying the mobile robots and the golf ball. Image sensor system processing speed is 30 frames per second. Robot path planning is controlled by a hybrid strategy based on two linearly combined fuzzy logic controllers; one takes agent AMC to the goal position and the other avoids obstacles while it moves to the goal position.

  20. CIUDADES INTELIGENTES COMO ESPACIOS DE INTEGRACIÓN PARA INDIVIDUOS CON CAPACIDADES DIVERSAS

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    Luisenia Fernández O.

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Hoy en día las Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación (TIC penetran en el entramado social y sobre él se configura la sociedad. Esta investigación describe el uso de las TIC en ciudades que distan desemejarse de la urbe tradicional gracias al empleo racional de las tecnologías que hacen los entornos más inteligentes, logrando cerrarlas brechas existentes entre sus usuario; generando el confort de aquellos cuyas capacidades son diversas en la diversidad o con capacidades disminuidas. Es decir, estas ciudades ponen a disposición de sus pobladores todos sus recursos tecnológicos disponibles y sus aportes al servicio de sus habitantes. La metodología utilizada para esta investigación fue de tipo exploratorio- descriptivo en la cual se intenta mostrar el uso de las tecnologías (TIC y la transformación del entorno, así como sus bondades en pro de la incorporación de los ciudadanos con capacidades diversas como ciudadanos de primera, a través de la construcción de espacios que aprovechan las aportaciones de las TIC para hacer del medio ambiente un espacio inteligente para la inclusión de los vulnerables cuyo fin último no es otro que el bienestar común. Se concluye que las denominadas ciudades inteligentes son hoy en día urbes que combinan la interconectividad de redes para la confortabilidad del ciudadano con capacidades diversas; éstas procuran el equilibrio, el desarrollo, la inclusión y el bienestar de los todos individuos con capacidades disímiles en la diversidad.

  1. Polímeros Inteligentes y Aplicaciones. Informe de vigilancia tecnológica

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    Cano Serrano, Encarnación; Urbina Fraile, Marina

    2009-01-01

    Este informe de Vigilancia Tecnológica ha sido cofinanciado con Fondos FEDER y se ha realizado dentro del marco del Contrato Programa suscrito entre la Dirección General de Universidades e Investigación de la Comunidad de Madrid y la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, con la colaboración del Parque Científico de Leganés que gestiona el Círculo de Innovación en Materiales, Tecnología Aeroespacial y Nanotecnología. El campo de los materiales inteligentes es amplio y variado, no sólo respecto ...

  2. Polímeros inteligentes. Informe de vigilancia tecnológica

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    Cano Serrano, Encarnación; Urbina Fraile, Marina

    2008-01-01

    Este informe de Vigilancia Tecnológica ha sido cofinanciado con Fondos FEDER y se ha realizado dentro del marco del Contrato Programa suscrito entre la Dirección General de Universidades e Investigación de la Comunidad de Madrid y la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, con la colaboración del Parque Científico de Leganés que gestiona el Círculo de Innovación en Materiales, Tecnología Aeroespacial y Nanotecnología. Los sistemas poliméricos inteligentes o polímeros sensibles al estímulo son...

  3. Arquitectura de Software de Referencia para Objetos Inteligentes en Internet de las Cosas

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    Ariel Alejandro Segura

    2016-01-01

    La evolución de los sistemas embebidos, que tuvo lugar junto al bajo costo y ubicuidad de internet, ha tenido como resultado el paradigma Internet de las Cosas. El objetivo de este paradigma es convertir los objetos que nos rodean en objetos inteligentes de forma tal que, comunicándose a través de Internet, puedan percibir lo que sucede en su entorno y poder reaccionar frente a ello. Se han llevado a cabo numerosos trabajos en materia de estandarización para este paradigma como, por ejemplo, ...

  4. Sistema de iluminación inteligente inalámbrico

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    Nicolás Jaro, Jesús

    2014-01-01

    Este proyecto crea un sistema de iluminación inteligente compuesto por múltiples dispositivos que, de forma inalámbrica, se sincronizan entre si, para encenderse, apagarse y cambiar el color de la luz ambiente. El sistema se ha diseñado para conectar hasta 8 dispositivos basados en el sistema embebido LPC1769 y S.O. FreeRTOS, integrando un sensor acelerómetro, varios leds de distinto color y un módulo WiFly RN-XV que los interconecta de forma inalámbrica. Aquest projecte crea un sistema d'...

  5. Vestuário inteligente e o interface no tratamento da obesidade infantil

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    Dias, André José Santos

    2011-01-01

    O tema apresentado “Vestuário inteligente e o interface no tratamento da Obesidade infantil” contém um estudo sobre o aumento da obesidade na faixa etária dos 9 aos 14 anos de idade, aliado ao desenvolvimento de um produto na área de design de moda. Esta pesquisa é de grande importância, porque actualmente este problema de saúde tem apresentado um elevado número de crianças com excesso de peso. Este aumento deve-se a vários motivos dos quais podemos destacar os factores socioculturais, gen...

  6. Algoritmos evolutivos aplicados al diseño inteligente de parques eólicos

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    Bilbao, Martín; Alba, Enrique

    2011-01-01

    En este documento se muestran dos tipos de algoritmos metaheurísticos aplicados al diseño inteligente de un parque eólico, la idea básica es utilizar CHC y algoritmos genéticos para obtener una buena configuración de molinos dentro del parque de tal manera que maximicen la energía total producida y minimicen la cantidad de molinos utilizados. En este trabajo analizaremos dos casos de estudios con una distribución real de vientos de la patagonia argentina, un terreno irregular con restriccione...

  7. Transporte frigorífico internacional de fruta: intermodalidad y sistemas de transporte inteligente

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    Barreiro Elorza, Pilar; Robla Villalba, José Ignacio

    2004-01-01

    n el año 2001 la UE presentó el Libro Blanco del Transporte en el que se plantea la necesidad acuciante de fomentar los medios de transporte alternativos al transporte por carretera: transporte marítimo, ferroviario y fluvial, especialmente de cara a la ampliación europea. En este artículo se revisan los conceptos de Intermodalidad y Sistemas de Transporte Inteligentes tal y como los define la UE. Se presentan también los resultados de un seguimiento de transporte marítimo intercontinental ll...

  8. Smart microgrids in refineries, Mexico case; Microrredes inteligentes en refinerias, caso Mexico

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    Estrada Garcia, Javier Alejandro; Linan Garcia, Roberto; Picasso Blanquel, Cuitlahuac; Silva Farias, Jose Luis [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2013-03-01

    In this paper we present the technological trends on smart microgrids for refineries, case Mexico. Distributed generation on refineries is a model of microgrid with great challenges to solve, considering renewable energy. Also it discusses the scenario in bidirectional connection from refineries to the utility supergrid Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE by its acronym in Spanish) and how to reach the development of a smart microgrid. We look different scenarios in power systems refineries, and the feasibility to achieve and develop the technology concepts in smart grid, such as: demand response in real time, exchange of energy between microgrid with supergrid-CFE and viceversa, energy efficiency, microgrid automation, selfhealing/real time autorecovery fault in power systems, storage energy and its application on power systems blackout in refineries. Finally we discussed the concepts that represent the greatest challenges to be solved on the smart microgrids and consider obtaining alternatives solution in medium or long term. [Spanish] En este documento se presentan las tendencias tecnologicas en micro redes inteligentes para refinerias, en el caso de Mexico. La generacion distribuida en refinerias es un modelo de micro red con grandes desafios por resolver, considerando la energia renovable. Se analiza tambien el escenario en conexion bidireccional de refinerias a la super red de la Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), la empresa electrica mexicana, y como lograr el desarrollo de una micro red inteligente. Se consideran diferentes escenarios en refinerias de sistemas de potencia, y la factibilidad de alcanzar y desarrollar los conceptos de tecnologia en una red inteligente, tales como: respuesta de demanda en tiempo real, intercambio de energia entre la micro red con la super red de la CFE y viceversa, eficiencia de energia, automatizacion de micro redes, autorrecuperacion de fallas en autoarreglo/tiempo real. En sistemas de potencia, almacenamiento de

  9. A Cidade Inteligente: uma reterritorialização / Smart City: A reterritorialization

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    Mauro José Ferreira Cury

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available As cidades inteligentes são formas de apropriação do espaço urbano baseadas na utilização de três inteligências – a humana, a coletiva e a artificial – e que implica em transformações territoriais. A pesquisa objetiva discutir a cidade inteligente como uma reterritorialização do espaço das cidades, pelo exame conceitual de território, territorialidade, desterritorialização e reterritorialização. A justificativa está calcada na busca contemporânea por soluções aos problemas sociais, econômicos e culturais que as cidades enfrentam. A problemática nos induz a responder se as cidades inteligentes, ao criarem soluções, redefinem as formas e funções do espaço e por si constituem uma reterritorialização. A metodologia empregou a pesquisa documental e empírica, com revisão conceitual de autores meritórios nos temas como Komninos (2008, Haesbaert (2004, Raffestin (1993 e Sack (1986. A pesquisa apresenta as respostas à problemática de que o processo de desenvolvimento urbano propagado pelas cidades inteligentes é capaz de redefinir o uso e as ocupações dos espaços locais, regionais e nacionais, ensejando transformação territorial e, dessarte, uma reterritorialização. Abstract Smart cities are forms of appropriation of urban space based on the use of three intelligences – human, collective and artificial – and that implies territorial transformations. The research aims to discuss the smart city as a reterritorialization of all urban space through the conceptual examination of territory, territoriality, deterritorialization and reterritorialization. The justification is grounded in the contemporary search for solutions to social, economic and cultural problems facing cities. The problem leads us to respond if smart cities by creating solutions redefine the forms and space functions and by itself is a reterritorialization. The methodology employed documentary and empirical research with conceptual review of

  10. Integration of design and manufacturing in a virtual enterprise using enterprise rules, intelligent agents, STEP, and work flow

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    Gilman, Charles R.; Aparicio, Manuel; Barry, J.; Durniak, Timothy; Lam, Herman; Ramnath, Rajiv

    1997-12-01

    An enterprise's ability to deliver new products quickly and efficiently to market is critical for competitive success. While manufactureres recognize the need for speed and flexibility to compete in this market place, companies do not have the time or capital to move to new automation technologies. The National Industrial Information Infrastructure Protocols Consortium's Solutions for MES Adaptable Replicable Technology (NIIIP SMART) subgroup is developing an information infrastructure to enable the integration and interoperation among Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Enterprise Information Systems within an enterprise or among enterprises. The goal of these developments is an adaptable, affordable, reconfigurable, integratable manufacturing system. Key innovative aspects of NIIIP SMART are: (1) Design of an industry standard object model that represents the diverse aspects of MES. (2) Design of a distributed object network to support real-time information sharing. (3) Product data exchange based on STEP and EXPRESS (ISO 10303). (4) Application of workflow and knowledge management technologies to enact manufacturing and business procedures and policy. (5) Application of intelligent agents to support emergent factories. This paper illustrates how these technologies have been incorporated into the NIIIP SMART system architecture to enable the integration and interoperation of existing tools and future MES applications in a 'plug and play' environment.

  11. Un prototipo de plataforma de ciudades inteligentes : Aplicación para la protección ciudadana en el departamento de Godoy Cruz

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    Iacono, Lucas; Pacini, Elina; Godoy, Pablo; García Garino, Carlos; Monge, David A.; Catania, Carlos

    2017-01-01

    Como objetivo general se propone implementar una plataforma de Ciudad Inteligente en el departamento de Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, destinada a la seguridad ciudadana. Se propone recolectar datos a través de la interconexión de redes de sensores inalámbricos (WSN), que serán utilizados para integrar la plataforma de Ciudad Inteligente. La integración de WSN y Cloud Computing da lugar a infraestructuras denominadas Cloud de Sensores, las cuales pueden aplicarse a ciudades inteligentes. En este ...

  12. High throughput virtual screening and in silico ADMET analysis for rapid and efficient identification of potential PAP248-286 aggregation inhibitors as anti-HIV agents

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    Malik, Ruchi; Bunkar, Devendra; Choudhary, Bhanwar Singh; Srivastava, Shubham; Mehta, Pakhuri; Sharma, Manish

    2016-10-01

    Human semen is principal vehicle for transmission of HIV-1 and other enveloped viruses. Several endogenous peptides present in semen, including a 39-amino acid fragments of prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP248-286) assemble into amyloid fibrils named as semen-derived enhancer of viral infection (SEVI) that promote virion attachment to target cells which dramatically enhance HIV virus infection by up to 105-fold. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a polyphenolic compound, is the major catechin found in green tea which disaggregates existing SEVI fibers, and inhibits the formation of SEVI fibers. The aim of this study was to screen a number of relevant polyphenols to develop a rational approach for designing PAP248-286 aggregation inhibitors as potential anti-HIV agents. The molecular docking based virtual screening results showed that polyphenolic compounds 2-6 possessed good docking score and interacted well with the active site residues of PAP248-286. Amino acid residues of binding site namely; Lys255, Ser256, Leu258 and Asn265 are involved in binding of these compounds. In silico ADMET prediction studies on these hits were also found to be promising. Polyphenolic compounds 2-6 identified as hits may act as novel leads for inhibiting aggregation of PAP248-286 into SEVI.

  13. Agentes de software móviles

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    Crisman Martínez Barrera

    2001-10-01

    Full Text Available Los agentes móviles son programas de software inteligentes que realizan un objetivo que involucran desarrollos soportados en técnicas de Inteligencia Artificial, los cuales pretenden facilitar la interoperabilidad de sistemas. Este artículo define las disciplinas, plataformas y herramientas necesarias para el desarrollo de agentes móviles, sus características principales y las arquitecturas predominantes de éstas; presenta además una evaluación de sus perspectivas futuras.Mobile agents are intelligent software programs that can obtain an objective that involucrates developments supported in Artificial Intelligence techniques. These pretend to facilitate the interoperability of systems. This article defines disciplines, platforms and tools necessary for the development of mobile agents, their principal characteristics and the predominant architectures of these. A final evaluation and future perspectives are offered.

  14. Interacting with a Virtual Conductor

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    Bos, Pieter; Reidsma, Dennis; Ruttkay, Zsófia; Nijholt, Anton; Harper, Richard; Rauterberg, Matthias; Combetto, Marco

    This paper presents a virtual embodied agent that can conduct musicians in a live performance. The virtual conductor conducts music specified by a MIDI file and uses input from a microphone to react to the tempo of the musicians. The current implementation of the virtual conductor can interact with

  15. De Instituciones a Organizaciones Educativas Inteligentes. A Propósito del Libro Calidad de la Educación y Organizaciones Escolares Inteligentes

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    Francisco Javier Vásquez De la Hoz

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available En el libro reseñado aquí, Rodolfo Posada Álvarez plantea una serie de ideas de crucial importancia para el sistema educativo de nuestra región Caribe colombiana. Aborda, así, las condiciones de la calidad educativa tomando como referentes las estadísticas proporcionadas por algunas entidades nacionales e internacionales, pero también fundamentándose en los resultados de sus propias investigaciones, en las que indagó sobre las percepciones que tienen las comunidades educativas de distintas partes de la Región sobre la calidad de la educación, diseñando y aplicando luego una compleja matriz de autoevaluación que denominó Sistema de Indicadores de Calidad para Organizaciones Escolares Inteligentes (SICOEI, como una posible alternativa de solución a las precarias condiciones de calidad educativa que hoy por hoy la caracterizan.

  16. Model Driven Development of Agents for Ambient Intelligence

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    Ayala Viñas, Inmaculada

    2013-01-01

    En esta tesis se define un proceso dirigido por modelos para el desarrollo de sistemas de Inteligencia Ambiental (AmI) basados en agentes auto-gestionados que pueden ser ejecutados en los dispositivos más usuales de los entornos AmI, teléfonos inteligentes o sensores. Nuestra solución está centrada en una arquitectura de MAS totalmente distribuida y descentralizada, gracias a la integración de los agentes en los dispositivos heterogéneos que suelen formar parte de un sistema AmI.

  17. Social communication with virtual agents

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    Marschner, Linda; Pannasch, Sebastian; Schulz, Johannes

    2015-01-01

    In social communication, the gaze direction of other persons provides important information to perceive and interpret their emotional response. Previous research investigated the influence of gaze by manipulating mutual eye contact. Therefore, gaze and body direction has been changed as a whole...

  18. Implementación de un sistema de seguridad en medidores inteligentes (Smart Grids)

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    Camargo B., Carlos; Sáenz, Javier; Universidad Nacional de Colombia; Rosas, Nelson Felipe; Universidad de San Buenaventura, Bogotá

    2014-01-01

    La Integración de la red eléctrica y las tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones (TIC) es el futuro de la energía, el mundo moderno no puede ser concebido sin electricidad y la infraestructura actual está mal adaptada a las necesidades actuales, cada día la demanda de energía es mayor y el medio ambiente sufre debido a la generación de CO2, necesitamos una red inteligente con mejor administración de la energía; implementando estas tecnologías se esperan reducir significativamente l...

  19. Smart cities, movilidad inteligente y protección de los datos personales

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    Alessandro Mantelero

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo, el autor afronta las cuestiones relativas a la protección de datos en el contexto de amplios proyectos de movilidad territorial. En la primera parte, se describen brevemente los sistemas de movilidad inteligente y los problemas que de ellos se derivan, con especial atención a su incidencia sobre la dimensión individual y colectiva de la protección de datos. La segunda parte del artículo analiza
    cómo se han afrontado estos aspectos en Italia, en el ámbito de un proyecto piloto concreto que ha involucrado a entes de transporte, gobiernos locales y a la academia.

  20. Modelo de evaluación del conocimiento en un Sistema Tutorial Inteligente

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    Huapaya, Constanza

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo propone modificaciones de los modelos del instructor y del estudiante de un Sistema Tutorial Inteligente a fin de incorporar un nuevo método evaluativo del progreso del estudiante. Para tal fin, se integra un modelo basado en la distancia semántica (método DistSem para mejorar el entendimiento del sistema computacional, sobre los logros del estudiante de ingeniería de los primeros años. El docente puede interactuar con el sistema computacional a fin de proponer pruebas de evaluación y visualizar resultados de exámenes diagnósticos, formativos o acumulativos tanto de grupos de estudiantes o de estudiantes en forma individual.

  1. INTERNET DAS COISAS E SISTEMAS INTELIGENTES NO JORNALISMO: Explorando novas formas narrativas para reinventar a percepção de valor das novas gerações

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    Marcio Carneiro dos Santos

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Discute-se a capacidade de integração de redes e fluxos informativos no ambiente das cidades a partir de sistemas inteligentes no suporte ao processo de produção jornalística. Partindo de uma hierarquia expandida de emissores, que inclui entes não humanos conectados a partir da categoria que se convencionou chamar de internet das coisas (IoT, apresentamos o modelo de jornalismo de inserção e sua possível utilidade para aumentar a percepção de relevância entre os consumidores de conteúdo, permitindo também a exploração de novas formas narrativas. O trabalho relata ainda a iniciativa, ora em andamento, de transpor o modelo teórico descrito em uma prova de conceito aplicada chamada de projeto Jumper, um ambiente imersivo para a distribuição de notícias, suportado por espaços urbanos com alta densidade de conexões.   PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Internet das Coisas, Narrativas Digitais, Realidade Virtual.   ABSTRACT It discusses the network integration capabilities and information flows in the cities environment from intelligent systems in supporting the journalistic production process. Starting from an expanded hierarchy of issuers, including ones nonhuman, connected from the category so-called Internet of Things (IoT, we present the insertion journalism model and its possible use to increase the perception of relevance among consumers content, also allowing the exploration of new narrative forms. The paper also reports the initiative, now underway, to transpose the theoretical model described in a proof of concept applied called Jumper project, an immersive environment for the distribution of news, supported by urban environments with a high density of connections.   KEYWORDS: Internet of Things, Digital Narratives, Virtual Reality.   RESUMEN Este artículo analiza las capacidades de integración de redes y flujos de información en el entorno de las ciudades y  los sistemas inteligentes de apoyo a proceso de producción period

  2. UN-SEEGSI: un sistema inteligente de informacion gerencial con aprendizaje dual: hombre-maquina

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    Alfonso Pérez Gama

    1993-07-01

    Full Text Available Ha llegado a su madurez la V Generación y con ello sus expresiones: la inteligencia artificial (1-2, los sistemas con el apoyo de conocimientos (3 y la ingeniería de software (4. En Colombia poca acogida parece tener. Es que los conocimientos constituyen un salto paradigmático hacia un nuevo orden mundial: el paso de la Sociedad de la Información a la Sociedad del Conocimiento. No es difícil de colegir la implicación de nuevas generaciones de sistemas de información y aunque la inmensa mayoría de gerentes no quieren saber de nuevos lenguajes ni reprogramaciones, aquí describiremos cómo es posible desarrollar e implementar un sistema inteligente de información gerencia. El concepto de "inteligente" se refiere a la viabilidad de tener un determinado grado de autonomía decisional, un evidente mejor desempeño, una capacidad real de adaptarse a las condiciones particulares de un usuario, el reconocer y generar un plan de trabajo al ejecutivo y en especial por el soporte a las decisiones, lo cual no significa la posibilidad de "reemplazar" al ejecutivo en esta labor, sino por el contrario constituirse en un sistema asistente del ejecutivo. Una innovación en esta arquitectura la constituye la tutoría experta en línea, que constituye un espacio para posibilitar el "entrenamiento gerencial" in situ y además la incorporación de técnicas de aprendizaje maquinal que funcionen en la práctica. Lo anterior significa que UN-SEEGSI pretende ser un ambiente de aprendizaje dual: donde se debe dar un aprendizaje vivencial por parte del usuario y donde debe aprender la máquina en forma subrepticia.

  3. Virtually teaching virtual leadership

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    Henriksen, Thomas Duus; Nielsen, Rikke Kristine; Børgesen, Kenneth

    2017-01-01

    This paper seeks to investigate the challenges to virtual collaboration and leadership on basis of findings from a virtual course on collaboration and leadership. The course used for this experiment was designed as a practical approach, which allowed participants to experience curriculum phenomena....... This experimental course provided insights into the challenges involved in virtual processes, and those experiences where used for addressing the challenges that virtual leadership is confronted with. Emphasis was placed on the reduction of undesired virtual distance and its consequences through affinity building....... We found that student scepticism appeared when a breakdown resulted in increasing virtual distance, and raises questions on how leaders might translate or upgrade their understandings of leadership to handling such increased distance through affinity building....

  4. Users, Bystanders and Agents

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    Krummheuer, Antonia Lina

    2015-01-01

    Human-agent interaction (HAI), especially in the field of embodied conversational agents (ECA), is mainly construed as dyadic communication between a human user and a virtual agent. This is despite the fact that many application scenarios for future ECAs involve the presence of others. This paper...

  5. LA GESTIÓN EMPRESARIAL BAJO EL ENFOQUE DE LAS ORGANIZACIONES INTELIGENTES EN LA SOCIEDAD DE LA INFORMACIÓN

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    Jaime José Gil Domínguez

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo se centra en develar a través de una investigación documental, los fundamentos teóricos en los que se sustenta el enfoque de las Organizaciones Inteligentes. Se inicia con una descripción del entorno en el que están inmersas las organizaciones hoy en día, en la llamada era de la sociedad de la información. Luego, se presentan los principios y estructuras conceptuales que sirven de base a este enfoque. Finalmente, destaca su confluencia sobre otras filosofías y modelos de gestión empresarial, buscando una aproximación en como ésta puede concebirse en el modelo de una Organización Inteligente. La construcción de este marco teórico, pretende propiciar discusiones que gener

  6. Cidades Inteligentes

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    Gouveia, Luís Borges

    2015-01-01

    Apresentação realizada no âmbito do Ciclo de Conferências “Ordem na Informática”. “O Papel do Engenheiro Informático na Construção das Cidades Inteligentes”, Conselho Nacional de Colégio de Engenharia Informática em parceria com o Conselho Regional Norte do Colégio de Engenharia Informática da Ordem dos Engenheiros, Porto, 28 de janeiro de 2015 A importância das cidades é crescente. É nestes espaços que conflui muita da atividade humana e se joga a qualidade de vida dos territórios que est...

  7. ADAPTATION AND DISABILITY ASPECTS IN A VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

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    DIANA LANCHEROS CUESTA

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta los principales aspectos que se deben tener en cuenta en el diseño de ambientes virtuales de aprendizaje como por ejemplo, los tutores inteligentes. La mayoría de estos sistemas virtuales de aprendizaje se concentran en la actividad del tutor y se utilizan técnicas de inteligencia artificial. Los sistemas que se relacionan a continuación permitieron la generación de un modelo que, dadas las preferencias y estilos de aprendizaje de un estudiante, realiza un proceso de recuperación de información con el fin de adaptar el despliegue y la manera en la que se muestra el contenido a un estudiante dadas las características particulares del mismo (estilos de aprendizaje, comportamiento y desempeño en el sistema y si tiene una discapacidad.

  8. Sistema Inteligente de Detección y Orientación de usuarios en Bibliotecas

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    Castaño, Bonifacio

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Since the late nineties, Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID manages library catalogs, loans, returns and security. RFID, with a moderate investment, improve the capabilities of both, librarian and user. This paper presents a new use for RFID to determine where a book is located and the shortest route to it in libraries with multiple levels and rooms. An application named SIGUEME (Sistema Inteligente de GUiado para Entornos Multiusuario Extensos; Intelligent System to Guide for Multiuser Extensive Environments was implemented experimentally in the Meco’s public library (Madrid. The system allows people detection and customized guiding in the building thanks to different screen placed in strategic points. We have developed a wireless communications system based on Zigbee technology that eliminates the need of wires.

    Los dispositivos de identificación por radiofrecuencia (Radio Frequency IDentification, en adelante RFID son usados desde finales de los años noventa en el entorno de bibliotecas para la gestión del inventario, control de catálogos, seguridad, préstamo y devolución. Durante este tiempo han demostrado ser un componente que, con una inversión moderada, mejora multitud de capacidades tanto para el bibliotecario como para el usuario. En este artículo se expone una nueva funcionalidad con RFID para bibliotecas que ha sido implantada de forma experimental en la Biblioteca Municipal de Meco (Madrid. Su objetivo es abordar un problema común que sufren los usuarios en bibliotecas con diferentes alturas y múltiples espacios: la correcta localización de los libros y la orientación por el edificio. Para solventar este problema se ha desarrollado una aplicación bautizada como SIGUEME (Sistema Inteligente de GUiado para Entornos Multiusuario Extensos. El sistema permite la detección de las personas por el edificio y el guiado personalizado por el mismo gracias a la visualización de la información en pantallas. Para evitar

  9. Virtual colonoscopy

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    Colonoscopy - virtual; CT colonography; Computed tomographic colonography; Colography - virtual ... Differences between virtual and conventional colonoscopy include: VC can view the colon from many different angles. This is not as easy ...

  10. The effect of virtual sales agent (VSA) gender – product gender congruence on product advice credibility, trust in VSA and online vendor, and purchase intention

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    Beldad, Ardion Daroca; Hegner, Sabrina; Hegner, Sabrina; Hoppen, Jip

    2016-01-01

    Online vendors are increasingly using virtual sales assistants (VSA), either in the form of an animated picture or a photograph of a real person, to help customers with their product-related information needs. Currently, what is known is that the use of a VSA in an online web shop results in

  11. Investigación en Progreso: Sistemas Inteligentes en Arquitecturas de Motores para Videojuegos

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    Hernan Merlino

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available La industria de productos lúdicos informatizados (más conocidos como videojuegos es una de las actividades económicas de mayor crecimiento en los últimos años. Durante el 2006, en los Estados Unidos los ingresos por videojuegos excedieron por primera vez en la historia a los del cine. Sin embargo, a pesar del auge en este mercado, todavía existen más ofertas de empleo que personas preparadas para ocuparlos. Para lograr el desarrollo de un videojuego se requiere de diversos conocimientos, como ser, diseño multimedial, manejo de lenguajes de programación especifica, uso de plataformas de actividades lúdicas, entre otros; sumado a estas actividades es necesario dotar al videojuego con un grado de inteligencia que lo haga no determinista; logrando que los jugadores mantengan durante una mayor cantidad de tiempo el interés por el mismo, pues de no ser así, los jugadores solo lo utilizarían hasta llegar hasta comprender la lógica de funcionamiento y perderian el interés por el videojuego. Es por esto que es de interés para la industria del video juego el desarrollo de motores basados en sistemas inteligentes tomando la experiencia adquirida en otros dominios, como ser, robótica, minería de datos y control de procesos, haciendo las adaptaciones necesarias al dominio en cuestión..

  12. Smart transmission grids - benefits and risks; Redes de transmision inteligente. Beneficios y riesgos

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    Velasco-Ramirez, E.; Angeles-Camacho, C. [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)]. E-mails: TVelascoR@iingen.unam.mx; CAngelesC@ii.unam.mx; Garcia-Martinez, M. [Instituto Tecnologico de Toluca, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)]. E-mail: mgarciam@ittoluca.edu.mx

    2013-01-15

    Nowadays the Power Systems are working near their stability limits, for this reason it is necessary and essential a transition to new transmission systems that ensure efficient delivery of electrical energy, with the objective to prevent blackouts that cause significant losses in the economy of any country in the world. This paper analyzes important elements to consider having a healthy and efficient transition from a power grid vertically integrated into a smart transmission grid. A comparative analysis in the model, development, benefits and risks of the implementation of these systems, between two of the main marc of references of smart grids, the EU and the USA is presented. [Spanish] Actualmente los sistemas electricos operan cada vez mas cercanos a sus limites de estabilidad, es por ello que se hace necesaria y primordial la transicion hacia nuevos sistemas de transmision que garanticen la eficiente entrega de la energia electrica, evitando con ello cortes de energia que generan importantes perdidas en la economia de cualquier pais del mundo. En este documento se realiza un analisis de los elementos necesarios para una sana y eficiente transicion de una red de transmision electrica verticalmente, integrada hacia una red de transmision inteligente. Se presenta un analisis comparativo entre dos de los marcos de referencia mas importantes, el de la UE y el de EUA, en el modelo, desarrollo, beneficios y riesgos en la implementacion de estos sistemas.

  13. Sistema de iluminação baseado em lâmpada LED inteligente

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    Franklin Batista Andrade

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo aborda o estudo e desenvolvimento do protótipo de uma lâmpada inteligente, baseada na plataforma Arduino e capaz de combinar a iluminação artificial com a natural. O controle de brilho de uma lâmpada construída com LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes, ou Diodos Emissores de Luz foi realizado por uma saída com PWM (Pulse Width Modulation, ou Modulação por Largura de Pulso do microcontrolador ATMEGA328 da placa Arduino Uno R3, enquanto para a determinação da intensidade da iluminação natural, um sensor LDR (Light Dependent Resistor, ou Resistor Dependente de Luz foi linearizado e caracterizado para fornecer, por meio de uma equação de ajuste de curva, os valores de iluminância. A lâmpada, quando totalmente desenvolvida, poderá ser utilizada em ambientes como as salas de aula do IFPB, para redução do consumo de energia elétrica, mantendo uma intensidade luminosa ótima durante o dia.

  14. Filosofía del aula inteligente del S. XXI: críticas urgentes y necesarias

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    Sánchez-Bayón, Antonio

    2015-01-01

    Este estudio trata el aula inteligente (especialmente, el modelo SEK), evaluándose sus fundamentos filosóficos y educativos, además de profundizar en sus principales problemas y retos actuales, con el tránsito al nuevo estadio de la globalización (globalización 2.0). Se diagnostican los fallos coyunturales y paradigmáticos (desmontándose inferencias, imposturas y falacias), y se pronostica acerca de los riesgos de no tomar medidas correctoras. Se presta especial atención al rie...

  15. Desarrollo e implementación de un sistema energéticamente eficiente de iluminación inteligente

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    Somoza Colino, Pepe

    2014-01-01

    El sistema creado con este proyecto está basado en el uso de iluminación de estado sólido o SSL, particularmente utilizando como soporte los diodos LED, unido a un equipo electrónico que lo hace inteligente optimizando su funcionamiento ,lo que implica que es capaz de adaptar su capacidad lumínica al entorno en el que trabaja adaptándose de forma automática e instantánea. Como valor añadido dispone de un puerto SMA que le permite actuar como emisor una transmisión de información por VLC (Visi...

  16. Servidor web empotrado en un FPGA para configurar un Controlador Maestro del Sistema Inteligente de Tráfico Cubano

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    Ríos Pérez, Frank Emilio; Polanco Carrillo, Franky; Moreno Vega, Valery

    2017-01-01

    RESUMEN En este artículo se presenta la implementación de un servidor web para configurar el Controlador Maestro del Sistema Inteligente de Tráfico desarrollado en Cuba. La programación del servidor se realizó en lenguaje C, para ejecutarse sobre un sistema operativo Linux empotrado en un FPGA. Se logró un mecanismo de configuración sencillo, de bajos recursos de cómputo, rápido y flexible.

  17. LA GESTIÓN EMPRESARIAL BAJO EL ENFOQUE DE LAS ORGANIZACIONES INTELIGENTES EN LA SOCIEDAD DE LA INFORMACIÓN

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    Jaime José Gil Domínguez

    2007-01-01

    El presente artículo se centra en develar a través de una investigación documental, los fundamentos teóricos en los que se sustenta el enfoque de las Organizaciones Inteligentes. Se inicia con una descripción del entorno en el que están inmersas las organizaciones hoy en día, en la llamada era de la sociedad de la información. Luego, se presentan los principios y estructuras conceptuales que sirven de base a este enfoque. Finalmente, destaca su confluencia sobre otras filosofías y modelos de ...

  18. Sistema inteligente para elaborar um projeto de perfuração de um poço de petroleo

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    Ademar Takashi Sato

    1992-01-01

    Resumo: O trabalho apresenta a proposta de um Sistema Inteligente para Elaborar um Projeto de Perfuração de um Poço de Petróleo, que engloba o tratamento da base de dados, grafo de conhecimento para a escolha de poços de correlação, e recomendações para o posicionamento das sapatas com um grafo de conhecimento. Para tanto foram utilizadas diversas teorias e técnicas dentro da Inteligência Artificial. A aquisição do conhecimento de textos em linguagem natural, para a organização da base de dad...

  19. Sistema Inteligente de Supervisión de Alarmas Basado en Microcontroladores PIC, SISAP

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    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabla normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} En este artículo se describe hasta la etapa presente de desarrollo del prototipo SISAP (Sistema Inteligente de Supervisión de Alarmas basado en Microcontroladores PICs desarrollado a partir de una propuesta de la Dirección Territorial de ETECSA de Sancti Spíritus con el fin de incrementar las prestaciones de los sistemas instalados para la supervisión de alarmas tecnológicas en centros no atendidos del territorio.  El dispositivo SISAP se encuentra en la versión de desarrollo 0.5 en estado “no concluido”. Hasta este punto es capaz de manejar hasta 40 eventos, que pueden ser on/off o nivele de voltaje y transmitirlos a través de una interfaz telefónica utilizando un protocolo de tonos DTMF. Palabras Clave: Alarmas, Microcontrolador PIC, Voltajes, Eventos on/off, Tonos DTMF.

  20. Emprego racional da Biomecânica em Ortodontia: "arcos inteligentes" Biomechanics in Orthodontics: "smart archwires"

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    Marcio Rodrigues de Almeida

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available A versatilidade biomecânica propiciada pelos "arcos inteligentes" ("smart archwires" permite estratégias para cada tipo de má oclusão, diferenciada por nuances terapêuticas, que por sua vez geram um melhor controle do caso clínico. Os arcos multifuncionais (Arco de intrusão de nitinol CIA® e arco de retração Mushroom Loop® foram idealizados no intuito de simplificar o atendimento clínico do ortodontista que, municiado de recursos diagnósticos apropriados e sólidos, os utiliza como uma ótima alternativa entre as disponíveis para a resolução dos problemas e expectativas dos pacientes. Com o presente artigo procurou-se demonstrar que os arcos de intrusão de nitinol (CIA® e o arco de retração Mushroom Loop® são ferramentas poderosas no tratamento de pacientes com extrações dentárias que requerem um controle de ancoragem mais apropriado, bem como uma retração mais eficaz.The versatility of Biomechanics with the use of "smart wires" allows different strategies in order to achieve a better control in orthodontic cases. Multifunctional orthodontic wires (nickel-titanium intrusion arch-CIA® and M-loop® archwires were developed in order to provide advantages in clinical management for the orthodontists. Since the force system, along with the side effects, of theses wires is well understood it becomes easier to use noncompliance mechanics. The present paper showed the clinical applications of the "smart wires" (nickel-titanium intrusion arch and M-loop archwires capable of simultaneously performing different orthodontic movements in extraction cases which minimize the need for high anchorage control.

  1. Propuesta de cambio para el desarrollo de una organización inteligente verde de TI Bancaria, basada en redes inteligentes ecológicas, banca móvil y ética organizacional para la Banca Universal

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    Carlos A. Fernández Bravo

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación presenta una propuesta de cambio para el desarrollo de una organización inteligente verde de TI Bancaria, basada en redes inteligentes ecológicas, banca móvil y ética organizacional para la Banca Universal. La metodología es de tipo exploratoria y a su vez descriptiva. Se concluye que la Banca Universal debe asegurar la participación activa del sector financiero con los gobiernos y las organizaciones no gubernamentales para desarrollar y perfeccionar las leyes y los estándares ambientales tanto en leyes nacionales como en acuerdos internacionales. Así mismo, promover el desarrollo de iniciativas voluntarias que incluyan aspectos sociales, ambientales y económicos del desarrollo sostenible y que tengan por objetivo fundamental mejorar la calidad de vida. Se plantean lineamientos estratégicos que enfatizan la necesidad de una adecuada gestión de tecnología de información y comunicación, para integrar a las estrategias ecológicas, sustentadas en ética y herramientas verdes que proporcionen vida a la humanidad

  2. Where computers disappear, virtual humans appear

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    Nijholt, Antinus; Sourin, A.

    2004-01-01

    In this paper, we survey the role of virtual humans (or embodied conversational agents) in smart and ambient intelligence environments. Research in this area can profit from research done earlier in virtual reality environments and research on verbal and nonverbal interaction. We discuss virtual

  3. Aplicación del paradigma de los Agentes Inteligentes a los sistemas de producción.

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    Pérez Álvarez, Ernesto; Pérez Ríos, José

    2001-01-01

    La globalización de la economía, la rapidez de la evolución tecnológica y la exigencia de calidad por parte de los clientes, no sólo en el ámbito de las prestaciones, sino también en costes y plazos de producción, están trayendo como consecuencia

  4. Natural Language Navigation Support in Virtual Reality

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    van Luin, J.; Nijholt, Antinus; op den Akker, Hendrikus J.A.; Giagourta, V.; Strintzis, M.G.

    2001-01-01

    We describe our work on designing a natural language accessible navigation agent for a virtual reality (VR) environment. The agent is part of an agent framework, which means that it can communicate with other agents. Its navigation task consists of guiding the visitors in the environment and to

  5. DE LA EMPRESA TRADICIONAL A LA EMPRESA VIRTUAL: valores transformativos

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    José Rubén Calderas

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Las nuevas tecnologías de la información y de las telecomunicaciones han configurado el nuevo contexto en el que se desarrollan las organizaciones, caracterizado por la globalización, la complejidad y el cambio rápido y constante. De hecho, la gestión eficaz del conocimiento requiere a su vez nuevas formas y estructuras organizativas más flexibles e inteligentes las cuales potencien el aprendizaje individual y colectivo, y el desarrollo del talento de las personas, de allí que adquiere un gran relieve la empresa virtual especialmente cuando se trata de empresas de la nueva economía. Este artículo pretende demarcar aspectos inherentes a las nuevas estructuras organizativas y virtualización de empresas existentes para adaptarlas a las exigencias del contexto actual de la nueva economía.

  6. Virtual coaches for healthy lifestyle

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    op den Akker, Hendrikus J.A.; Klaassen, Randy; Nijholt, Antinus; Esposito, Anna; Jain, Lakhmi C.

    2016-01-01

    Since the introduction of the idea of the software interface agent the question recurs whether these agents should be personified and graphically visualized in the interface. In this chapter we look at the use of virtual humans in the interface of healthy lifestyle coaching systems. Based on theory

  7. Virtual Reality

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    1993-04-01

    until exhausted. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF THIS PAGE All other editions are obsolete. UNCLASSIFIED " VIRTUAL REALITY JAMES F. DAILEY, LIEUTENANT COLONEL...US" This paper reviews the exciting field of virtual reality . The author describes the basic concepts of virtual reality and finds that its numerous...potential benefits to society could revolutionize everyday life. The various components that make up a virtual reality system are described in detail

  8. Virtual Box

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    Davis, Hilary; Skov, Mikael B.; Stougaard, Malthe

    2007-01-01

    . This paper reports on the design, implementation and initial evaluation of Virtual Box. Virtual Box attempts to create a physical and engaging context in order to support reciprocal interactions with expressive content. An implemented version of Virtual Box is evaluated in a location-aware environment...

  9. Wireless virtualization

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    Wen, Heming; Le-Ngoc, Tho

    2013-01-01

    This SpringerBriefs is an overview of the emerging field of wireless access and mobile network virtualization. It provides a clear and relevant picture of the current virtualization trends in wireless technologies by summarizing and comparing different architectures, techniques and technologies applicable to a future virtualized wireless network infrastructure. The readers are exposed to a short walkthrough of the future Internet initiative and network virtualization technologies in order to understand the potential role of wireless virtualization in the broader context of next-generation ubiq

  10. Virtual marketing in virtual enterprises

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    Ale Ebrahim, Nader; Fattahi, Hamaid Ali; Golnam, Arash

    2008-01-01

    Virtualization caused tremendous evolution in the economics of marketing channels, patterns of physical distribution and the structure of distributors and developed a new concept that is known as virtual marketing (VM). VM combines the powerful technologies of interactive marketing and virtual reality. Virtual enterprise (VE) refers to an organization not having a clear physical locus. In other words, VE is an organization distributed geographically and whose work is coordinated through e...

  11. Casas, Carros e Cidades Inteligentes: um estudo do enquadramento midiático da internet das coisas

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    Talyta Singer

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Desde a segunda metade dos anos 2000, notícias sobre sensores, etiquetas inteligentes e grandes redes de troca de informação entre objetos passaram a ser pauta da imprensa. Conhecida como Internet das Coisas, esse tipo de tecnologia envolve coleta e transmissão de informação com ou sem participação humana. Nosso estudo procura pelo enquadramento midiático do termo na imprensa nacional e estrangeira e se preocupa em avaliar quais os tipos de aplicações noticiadas, fontes consultadas e recursos visuais utilizados. Os resultados apontam para uma visão caricata e futurista da tecnologia.

  12. Tres competencias esenciales de los profesionales inteligentes: advertir y responder, combinar y conectar, y crear y producir

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    Gabriela García Licea

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo describe los resultados de la aplicación de una metodología para la Gestión personal y profesional de tres competencias de los profesionales inteligentes: advertir y responder, combinar y conectar, y crear y producir en una muestra de ejecutivos de mandos medios de diferentes organizaciones y sectores productivos, que participaron en diplomados y/o cursos formales de Administración y Alta dirección, realizados en el periodo de agosto de 2011 a agosto de 2012, en la Región Lagunera del Estado de Coahuila, México. La metodología permitió indagar sistemáticamente la presencia y nivel de una o más habilidades que definen una gama de funciones de gestión y liderazgo, utilizando instrumentos de auto-diagnóstico de Competencias Gerenciales, Estilos de Liderazgo y Competencias de la Empleabilidad, cuyos datos alimentaron las matrices de significados y habilidades que, a su vez, permitieron identificar las habilidades y oportunidades de formación de profesionales inteligentes relacionadas con el conocimiento y la comprensión necesaria. Esto, con el fin de llevar a cabo eficazmente la gestión de diversas funciones de liderazgo de los grupos estudiados: la Autogestión y habilidades personales, a las que le siguen el Logro de Resultados y el Uso de Recursos, destacando las fortalezas de planeación y la comunicación.

  13. Tres competencias esenciales de los profesionales inteligentes: advertir y responder, combinar y conectar, y crear y producir

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    Gabriela García Licea

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo describe los resultados de la aplicación de una metodología para la Gestión personal y profesional de tres competencias de los profesionales inteligentes: advertir y responder, combinar y conectar, y crear y producir en una muestra de ejecutivos de mandos medios de diferentes organizaciones y sectores productivos, que participaron en diplomados y/o cursos formales de Administración y Alta dirección, realizados en el periodo de agosto de 2011 a agosto de 2012, en la Región Lagunera del Estado de Coahuila, México. La metodología permitió indagar sistemáticamente la presencia y nivel de una o más habilidades que definen una gama de funciones de gestión y liderazgo, utilizando instrumentos de auto-diagnóstico de Competencias Gerenciales, Estilos de Liderazgo y Competencias de la Empleabilidad, cuyos datos alimentaron las matrices de significados y habilidades que, a su vez, permitieron identificar las habilidades y oportunidades de formación de profesionales inteligentes relacionadas con el conocimiento y la comprensión necesaria. Esto, con el fin de llevar a cabo eficazmente la gestión de diversas funciones de liderazgo de los grupos estudiados: la Autogestión y habilidades personales, a las que le siguen el Logro de Resultados y el Uso de Recursos, destacando las fortalezas de planeación y la comunicación.

  14. Modelo de agente racional para auxiliar na gestão de serviços em redes de computadores

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    José Elias da Silva Justo; Annabell del Real Tamariz

    2012-01-01

    A globalização aumentou consideravelmente o volume de dados a serem processados, surgindo a necessidade de interligar computadores em redes. Administrar redes de computadores não é uma tarefa trivial. Agentes inteligentes podem auxiliar na gestão de redes de computadores. O objetivo deste trabalho é desenvolver um protótipo baseado em um agente de software, que monitore, gerencie serviços prestados em redes de computadores e intervenha reativamente, reiniciando quaisquer dos serviços com prob...

  15. Virtual Exploratories

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    Jensen, Sisse Siggaard

    2006-01-01

    -systems, the paper introduces the designing strategy referred to as virtual exploratories. Some of the advanced virtual worlds may inspire the design of such provoking and challenging virtual exploratories, and especially the Massively Multi-User Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGS). However, if we have to learn from...... the design and activity of the advanced virtual worlds and role-playing games, then the empirical research on the actors’ activity, while they are acting, is an important precondition to it. A step towards the conception of such a designing strategy for virtual exploratories is currently pursued....... [1] The research project: Actors and Avatars Communicating in Virtual Worlds – an Empirical Analysis of Actors’ Sense-making Strategies When Based on a Communication Theoretical Approach’ (2006-2007) is supported...

  16. Modeling agents with a theory of mind

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    Harbers, M.; Bosch, K. van den; Meyer, J.J.C.

    2009-01-01

    Training systems with intelligent virtual agents provide an effective means to train people for complex, dynamic tasks like crisis management or firefighting. Virtual agents provide more adequate behavior and explanations if they not only take their own goals and beliefs into account, but also the

  17. Virtual Reflexes

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    Jonker, Catholijn; Broekens, Joost; Plaat, Aske

    2014-01-01

    Virtual Reality is used successfully to treat people for regular phobias. A new challenge is to develop Virtual Reality Exposure Training for social skills. Virtual actors in such systems have to show appropriate social behavior including emotions, gaze, and keeping distance. The behavior must be realistic and real-time. Current approaches consist of four steps: 1) trainee social signal detection, 2) cognitive-affective interpretation, 3) determination of the appropriate bodily responses, and...

  18. Virtual volatility

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    Silva, A. Christian; Prange, Richard E.

    2007-03-01

    We introduce the concept of virtual volatility. This simple but new measure shows how to quantify the uncertainty in the forecast of the drift component of a random walk. The virtual volatility also is a useful tool in understanding the stochastic process for a given portfolio. In particular, and as an example, we were able to identify mean reversion effect in our portfolio. Finally, we briefly discuss the potential practical effect of the virtual volatility on an investor asset allocation strategy.

  19. Virtual bronchoscopy

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    Rogalla, P.; Meiri, N.; Hamm, B.; Rueckert, J.C.; Schmidt, B.; Witt, C.

    2001-01-01

    Flexible bronchoscopy represents a clinically well-established invasive diagnostic tool. Virtual bronchoscopies, calculated from thin-slice CT sections, allow astonishing immitations of reality although principal differences exist between both technologies: the Fact that colour representation is artificial and concommitant interventions are impossible limits the clinical use of virtual bronchoscopy. However, its value increases when calculations can be attained within minutes due to technological advancements, and when virtually any chest CT is suitable for further postprocessing. Indications, findings and the clinical role of virtual bronchoscopy are discussed. (orig.) [de

  20. Virtual projects

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    Svejvig, Per; Commisso, Trine Hald

    2012-01-01

    that the best practice knowledge has not permeated sufficiently to the practice. Furthermore, the appropriate application of information and communication technology (ICT) remains a big challenge, and finally project managers are not sufficiently trained in organizing and conducting virtual projects....... The overall implications for research and practice are to acknowledge virtual project management as very different to traditional project management and to address this difference.......Virtual projects are common with global competition, market development, and not least the financial crisis forcing organizations to reduce their costs drastically. Organizations therefore have to place high importance on ways to carry out virtual projects and consider appropriate practices...

  1. Ciudad Inteligente (Smart City), Gandía. Propuestas para un plan de actuación en el sector turístico

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    AVELLANA DOMENECH, EVA

    2015-01-01

    El concepto de ciudad inteligente todavía no es muy conocido, nació en la década de los 90, pero hoy en día acoge más importancia gracias a los rápidos avances tecnológicos. Mediante este estudio exploratorio se pretende avanzar un paso más hacia lo que supone convertir la ciudad de Gandía en una ciudad inteligente o, como es más conocido, en smart city dentro del sector turístico. Después de haber estudiado a fondo el concepto, la situación turística actual de Gandía, las v...

  2. Optimización de la Estimación de DOA en Sistemas de Antenas Inteligentes usando criterios de Redes Neuronales

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    Serguei Guerra Fernández

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available La estimación DOA es uno de los principales problemas a resolver en las comunicaciones modernas. En el presente trabajo, se realiza un acercamiento a los sistemas de Antenas Inteligentes y los elementos teóricos referidos a la estimación de DOA, ecuaciones y modelos. Se estudian los métodos clásicos de estimación y las nuevas técnicas basadas en Redes Neuronales. Se traza una metodología para la obtención de resultados, a partir de parámetros medibles, en cada uno de los algoritmos de estimación sometidos a comparación. Finalmente, se analizan los resultados y se propone utilizar técnicas basadas en Redes Neuronales a fin de mejorar la estimación de DOA en Antenas Inteligentes.

  3. REDES DE COMUNICACIÓN Y AUTOMATIZACIÓN DE SISTEMAS DE POTENCIA - UN PASO HACIA LA TECNOLOGÍA DE LAS REDES INTELIGENTES SMART GRIDS

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    Hernán Arturo Santana

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Con la continua aceptación en el sector eléctrico del estándar para las redes de comunicación y automatización de sistemas de potencia IEC 61850, es importante contar con un conocimiento básico, de porque es catalogado con el eslabón apropiado para la estandarización de la comunicación en los sistemas de potencia eléctrica, revisándolo desde su objetivos de creación, hasta los beneficios que aporta para poder contar en un futuro con redes inteligentes “Smart Grid”, igualmente describiendo cuales son los requerimientos funcionales con que debe contar una subestación eléctrica en el área de las telecomunicaciones para que pueda aportar a una red inteligente.

  4. Construction of Intelligent Virtual Worlds Using a Grammatical Framework

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    López García, Gabriel; Gallego Sánchez, Antonio Javier; Molina-Carmona, Rafael; Compañ, Patricia

    2014-01-01

    The potential of integrating multiagent systems and virtual environments has not been exploited to its whole extent. This paper proposes a model based on grammars, called Minerva, to construct complex virtual environments that integrate the features of agents. A virtual world is described as a set of dynamic and static elements. The static part is represented by a sequence of primitives and transformations and the dynamic elements by a series of agents. Agent activation and communication is a...

  5. Virtual Workshop

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    Buus, Lillian; Bygholm, Ann

    In relation to the Tutor course in the Mediterranean Virtual University (MVU) project, a virtual workshop “Getting experiences with different synchronous communication media, collaboration, and group work” was held with all partner institutions in January 2006. More than 25 key-tutors within MVU...

  6. NOTÍCIAS NO PULSO: Uma análise de aplicativos jornalísticos em relógios inteligentes

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    Maíra Evangelista de Sousa

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO Descrever e analisar aplicativos jornalísticos disponíveis em relógios inteligentes é o objetivo deste artigo. O estudo foi realizado a partir da observação dos aplicativos BBC News e Le Monde, durante o mês de maio de 2016, em um smartwatch Moto 360. No texto, são trabalhadas noções de computação vestível, convergência jornalística, aplicativos jornalísticos e ubiquidade. A conclusão foi de que esses aplicativos favorecem o consumo ubíquo de notícias.   PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Jornalismo Digital. Jornalismo Móvel. Aplicativos Jornalísticos. Computação Vestível. Relógios Inteligentes.   ABSTRACT To describe and analyze journalistic applications available on smartwatches is the purpose of this article. The study was conducted from the observation of the BBC News and Le Monde apps on May, 2016, using a Moto 360 smartwatch. The paper discusses the concepts of wearable computing, journalistic convergence, journalistic applications and ubiquity. The conclusion was that these applications favor the ubiquitous news consumption.  KEYWORDS: Digital Journalism. Mobile Journalism. Journalistic applications. Wearable Computation. Smartwatches.     RESUMEN Describir y analizar las aplicaciones periodísticas disponibles en los relojes inteligentes es el propósito de este artículo. El estudio se realizó a partir de la observación de las aplicaciones BBC News y Le Monde durante el mes de mayo de 2016, en un reloj inteligente Moto 360. En el texto, se trabajan los conceptos de computación de vestir, convergencia periodística, aplicaciones periodísticas y ubicuidad. La conclusión fue que estas aplicaciones favorecen el consumo ubicuo de noticias.  PALABRAS CLAVE: Periodismo Digital. Periodismo Móvil. Aplicaciones periodísticas. Computación de Vestir. Relojes inteligentes.

  7. Development and Specification of Virtual Environments

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    van Schooten, B.W.

    2003-01-01

    This thesis concerns the issues involved in the development of virtual environments (VEs). VEs are more than virtual reality. We identify four main characteristics of them: graphical interaction, multimodality, interface agents, and multi-user. These characteristics are illustrated with an overview

  8. Virtual Teams.

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    Geber, Beverly

    1995-01-01

    Virtual work teams scattered around the globe are becoming a feature of corporate workplaces. Although most people prefer face-to-face meetings and interactions, reality often requires telecommuting. (JOW)

  9. Virtual data

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    Bjorklund, E.

    1993-01-01

    In the 1970's, when computers were memory limited, operating system designers created the concept of ''virtual memory'' which gave users the ability to address more memory than physically existed. In the 1990s, many large control systems have the potential for becoming data limited. We propose that many of the principles behind virtual memory systems (working sets, locality, caching, and clustering) can also be applied to data-limited systems - creating, in effect, ''virtual data systems.'' At the Los Alamos National Laboratory's Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF), we have applied these principles to a moderately sized (10,000 data points) data acquisition and control system. To test the principles, we measured the system's performance during tune-up, production, and maintenance periods. In this paper, we present a general discussion of the principles of a virtual data system along with some discussion of our own implementation and the results of our performance measurements

  10. Virtual Worlds for Virtual Organizing

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    Rhoten, Diana; Lutters, Wayne

    The members and resources of a virtual organization are dispersed across time and space, yet they function as a coherent entity through the use of technologies, networks, and alliances. As virtual organizations proliferate and become increasingly important in society, many may exploit the technical architecture s of virtual worlds, which are the confluence of computer-mediated communication, telepresence, and virtual reality originally created for gaming. A brief socio-technical history describes their early origins and the waves of progress followed by stasis that brought us to the current period of renewed enthusiasm. Examination of contemporary examples demonstrates how three genres of virtual worlds have enabled new arenas for virtual organizing: developer-defined closed worlds, user-modifiable quasi-open worlds, and user-generated open worlds. Among expected future trends are an increase in collaboration born virtually rather than imported from existing organizations, a tension between high-fidelity recreations of the physical world and hyper-stylized imaginations of fantasy worlds, and the growth of specialized worlds optimized for particular sectors, companies, or cultures.

  11. CONTRA-MANUAL PARA CÂMERAS INTELIGENTES: VIGILÂNCIA, TECNOLOGIA E PERCEPÇÃO

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    Fernanda Gloria Bruno

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo realiza um breve mapeamento dos sistemas de videovigilância chamados “inteligentes”. Tais sistemas são programados para detecção automatizada e em tempo real de situações consideradas irregulares e/ou suspeitas em ambientes específicos, de modo a prever e prevenir eventos indesejáveis. Três aspectos serão focalizados: 1 O regime de visibilidade em curso, atento à captura de irregularidades; 2 O tipo de categorização dos corpos vigente nestes sistemas, voltado para a superfície da conduta humana; 3 A temporalidade destas câmeras, cujo caráter proativo pretende antever e intervir em eventos futuros. Compreendendo a videovigilância inteligente como um sistema sociotécnico, ressaltam-se procedimentos e discursos que identificam não apenas o funcionamento deste aparato, mas também os modos específicos de controle e vigilância nele implicados. Neste sentido, este texto é uma espécie de contramanual do dispositivo aqui em foco.

  12. Virtual Vision

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    Terzopoulos, Demetri; Qureshi, Faisal Z.

    Computer vision and sensor networks researchers are increasingly motivated to investigate complex multi-camera sensing and control issues that arise in the automatic visual surveillance of extensive, highly populated public spaces such as airports and train stations. However, they often encounter serious impediments to deploying and experimenting with large-scale physical camera networks in such real-world environments. We propose an alternative approach called "Virtual Vision", which facilitates this type of research through the virtual reality simulation of populated urban spaces, camera sensor networks, and computer vision on commodity computers. We demonstrate the usefulness of our approach by developing two highly automated surveillance systems comprising passive and active pan/tilt/zoom cameras that are deployed in a virtual train station environment populated by autonomous, lifelike virtual pedestrians. The easily reconfigurable virtual cameras distributed in this environment generate synthetic video feeds that emulate those acquired by real surveillance cameras monitoring public spaces. The novel multi-camera control strategies that we describe enable the cameras to collaborate in persistently observing pedestrians of interest and in acquiring close-up videos of pedestrians in designated areas.

  13. Virtual Sustainability

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    William Sims Bainbridge

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available In four ways, massively multiplayer online role-playing games may serve as tools for advancing sustainability goals, and as laboratories for developing alternatives to current social arrangements that have implications for the natural environment. First, by moving conspicuous consumption and other usually costly status competitions into virtual environments, these virtual worlds might reduce the need for physical resources. Second, they provide training that could prepare individuals to be teleworkers, and develop or demonstrate methods for using information technology to replace much transportation technology, notably in commuting. Third, virtual worlds and online games build international cooperation, even blending national cultures, thereby inching us toward not only the world consciousness needed for international agreements about the environment, but also toward non-spatial government that cuts across archaic nationalisms. Finally, realizing the potential social benefits of this new technology may urge us to reconsider a number of traditional societal institutions.

  14. Virtual Tower

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    Wayne, R.A.

    1997-01-01

    The primary responsibility of an intrusion detection system (IDS) operator is to monitor the system, assess alarms, and summon and coordinate the response team when a threat is acknowledged. The tools currently provided to the operator are somewhat limited: monitors must be switched, keystrokes must be entered to call up intrusion sensor data, and communication with the response force must be maintained. The Virtual tower is an operator interface assembled from low-cost commercial-off-the-shelf hardware and software; it enables large amounts of data to be displayed in a virtual manner that provides instant recognition for the operator and increases assessment accuracy in alarm annunciator and control systems. This is accomplished by correlating and fusing the data into a 360-degree visual representation that employs color, auxiliary attributes, video, and directional audio to prompt the operator. The Virtual Tower would be a valuable low-cost enhancement to existing systems

  15. Virtual care

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    Kamp, Annette; Aaløkke Ballegaard, Stinne

    of retrenchment, promising better quality, empowerment of citizens and work that is smarter and more qualified. Through ethnographic field studies we study the introduction of virtual home care in Danish elderly care, focusing on the implications for relational work and care relations. Virtual home care entails...... the performance of specific home care services by means of video conversations rather than physical visits in the citizens’ homes. As scholars within the STS tradition maintain, technologies do not simply replace a human function; they rather transform care work, redistributing tasks between citizens, technology...... point out how issues of trust and surveillance, which are always negotiated in care relations, are in fact accentuated in this kind of virtual care work. Moreover, we stress that the contemporary institutional context, organization and time schedules have a vast impact on the practices developed....

  16. Virtual toolbox

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    Jacobus, Charles J.; Jacobus, Heidi N.; Mitchell, Brian T.; Riggs, A. J.; Taylor, Mark J.

    1993-04-01

    At least three of the five senses must be fully addressed in a successful virtual reality (VR) system. Sight, sound, and touch are the most critical elements for the creation of the illusion of presence. Since humans depend so much on sight to collect information about their environment, this area has been the focus of much of the prior art in virtual reality, however, it is also crucial that we provide facilities for force, torque, and touch reflection, and sound replay and 3-D localization. In this paper we present a sampling of hardware and software in the virtual environment maker's `toolbox' which can support rapidly building up of customized VR systems. We provide demonstrative examples of how some of the tools work and we speculate about VR applications and future technology needs.

  17. ¿Cómo se gobiernan las ciudades? Ciudades inteligentes. Casos comparados: Shangái, Iskandar, ciudades en Japón, Nueva York, Ámsterdam, Málaga, Santander y Tarragona

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    Gil, Olga; Navío, Julio; Pérez de Heredia, Maider

    2015-01-01

    El libro que tiene en sus manos forma parte de los proyectos de estudios aplicados sobre ciudades inteligentes en marcha desde 2013. El objetivo del trabajo es ofrecer una reflexión de conjunto sobre qué es una ciudad inteligente. Este objetivo está ligado a comprender mejor el futuro del sector público-privado a nivel local. También está ligado a comprender mejor el futuro del sector público privado en el entorno regional, nacional y global desde lo local. Los trabajos sobre ciudades inte...

  18. ForestTime: una aplicación móvil para el estudio de tiempos de trabajo de maquinaria forestal a través de teléfonos inteligentes

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    Acuña, Eduardo; Mena, Pablo; Torres, Claudio; Cancino, Jorge

    2013-01-01

    Los teléfonos inteligentes y tabletas de hoy ofrecen capacidades de cómputo y almacenamiento atractivos, los cuales permiten una gran variedad de aplicaciones móviles con una gran funcionalidad. La integración de nuevas interfaces abre oportunidades para las nuevas aplicaciones. Estas aplicaciones requieren almacenamiento y procesamiento de datos en los teléfonos inteligentes. En este artículo se presenta el diseño e implementación de una aplicación, que tiene por finalidad llevar el registro...

  19. Investigación en Progreso: Desarrollo de Modelos y Algoritmos del Campo de la Robótica Basado en un Enfoque de Tecnologías Inteligentes

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    Alejandro Hossian

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available La propuesta del presente proyecto es el desarrollo de distintas arquitecturas de software ejecutándose en diversas plataformas de hardware que permitan definir los comportamientos de robots autónomos y manipuladores en base a un enfoque cognitivo. Se pretende que el robot posea un comportamiento deseado en función a las prestaciones requeridas al mismo. Este comportamiento deseado podrá evaluarse a través de distintos indicadores que reflejarán la aptitud del agente robótico para llevar a cabo las tareas y conductas que le son requeridas, en particular cuando interactúa en entornos dinámicos y cambiantes. Con el objeto de lograr este propósito de relacionar adecuadamente arquitecturas software y plataformas de hardware con distintos ambientes y comportamientos deseados en función de las prestaciones requeridas, se explorará el uso de diferentes recursos tecnológicos para el diseño de la estructura cognitiva del robot. Entre los soluciones tecnológicas a emplear en el diseño del cerebro del robot se encuentran Redes Neuronales Artificiales, Lógica Difusa, Sistemas Expertos, Aprendizaje Automático, algoritmos genéticos. Asimismo, el proyecto explorará el diseño de arquitecturas cognitivas híbridas que combinen e integren adecuadamante las tecnologías previamente enunciadas, procurando brindar recomendaciones para la construcción de un módulo inteligente de robot que optimice su comportamiento global en términos de las prestaciones requeridas, para determinadas plataformas de hardware y para distintas configuraciones de entornos de navegación robótica tanto estáticos como dinámicos.

  20. Virtual polytopes

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    Panina, G Yu; Streinu, I

    2015-01-01

    Originating in diverse branches of mathematics, from polytope algebra and toric varieties to the theory of stressed graphs, virtual polytopes represent a natural algebraic generalization of convex polytopes. Introduced as elements of the Grothendieck group associated to the semigroup of convex polytopes, they admit a variety of geometrizations. The present survey connects the theory of virtual polytopes with other geometrical subjects, describes a series of geometrizations together with relations between them, and gives a selection of applications. Bibliography: 50 titles

  1. El patrimonio cultural nos incluye a todos. Fundación Eliécer Silva Celis : una organización inteligente

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    Ardila Silva, Sandra Ximena; Correal Cabezas, Ximena Alexandra

    2011-01-01

    El proyecto consta de tres componentes fundamentales los cuales son: (1) Crear un modelo organizacional inteligente que se articule a las demandas culturales de la comunidad de Sogamoso y contribuya a apropiación del patrimonio cultural en el departamento de Boyacá. (2) Formular un plan estratégico para la FESC que promueva procesos culturales de comunicación, intercambio y apropiación del patrimonio cultural. (3) Diseñar una estrategia de sostenibilidad para la FESC basada en la importancia ...

  2. Diseño de un modelo basado en técnicas de inteligencia artificial para el desarrollo de un sistema inteligente orientado al aprendizaje

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    Lemus Serrano, Carlos Enrique

    2011-01-01

    El desarrollo de Software Educativo relacionado con el Software Inteligente es una de las ramas de la Ingeniería de software que a nivel local ha sido poco explorada. La relación que tienen estas áreas es grande y además brinda muchas ventajas al software educativo que actualmente se ha convertido en una herramienta útil para el aprendizaje del estudiante. El software educativo busca tener una capacidad para razonar, aprender y autoajustarse a un entorno y por ende a sus usuarios; y todo esto...

  3. Las OTAs como elemento dinamizador de un destino turístico inteligente: procesos de integración y negociación con proveedores y clientes

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    Grau Palomares, Sabrina; Teruel Serrano, María Dolores; Palomares Chust, Alberto

    2017-01-01

    En este trabajo se estudia el funcionamiento de las denominadas Agencias de Viajes Online (OTAs) que actualmente se han convertido en actores fundamentales para la dinamización de los Destinos Turísticos Inteligentes (DTIs). El propósito de este trabajo es conocer de qué manera, las OTAs logran llegar a sus clientes en un entorno altamente competitivo, y cómo utilizan las diferentes herramientas de marketing disponibles. El análisis detallado de un conjunto de OTAs (casos de estudio) ha permi...

  4. Diseño y operación de sistemas de distribución bajo un ambiente de redes inteligentes de tensión

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    Grisales Noreña, Luis Fernando

    2015-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta una metodología para el diseño y operación de sistemas de distribución bajo un ambiente de redes inteligentes, considerando como elementos de análisis la ubicación y dimensionamiento de generación distribuida, elementos almacenadores de energía y elementos de protección para aislamiento de fallas y transferencia de carga (reconectadores normalmente cerrados y abiertos, respectivamente). Como técnicas de solución se emplearon tres algoritmos de optimización: algorit...

  5. Utilização das tecnologias de informação no contexto das cidades inteligentes em grandes cidades : o caso de Lisboa

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    Aires, Joana Marta Ferreira

    2016-01-01

    As Cidades Inteligentes podem ser vistas como uma nova abordagem para lidar com os problemas urbanos, como por exemplo a gestão do trânsito. Através da disponibilidade, infraestrutura e qualidade das Tecnologias da Informação e do capital humano é possível melhorar a qualidade de vida dos cidadãos, promovendo a sua participação e proporcionando uma melhor monitorização de eventos que ocorrem nas cidades. Tomando-se como caso de estudo a grande cidade de Lisboa, neste trabalho procura-se compr...

  6. Diseño y desarrollo de la iluminación de un camino de jardín programable inteligente

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    JUAN MONTER, MIGUEL

    2015-01-01

    [ES] Este proyecto surge de la necesidad de reducir el impacto ambiental que implica el uso de iluminación en entornos exteriores. Se relata el análisis, el diseño y la elaboración de un sistema de gestión inteligente de iluminación, donde cada luminaria dispondrá de un arduino con distintos sensores y actuadores además de un sistema de interconexión, para el uso eficiente de la energía. El proyecto está planteado para un jardín aunque perfectamente puede ser migrado a entornos de may...

  7. Videovigilância inteligente em ambientes aquáticos : detecção precoce de afogamento em piscinas domésticas

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    Peixoto, Nuno Pedro Rodrigues

    2010-01-01

    Tese de doutoramento (área de Informática Industrial) Neste documento, apresenta-se um conjunto de trabalhos relativos à utilização de videovigilância inteligente para a análise de comportamentos humanos em ambientes aquáticos, orientado à detecção precoce de afogamento em piscinas domésticas. Recorrendo a imagens de vídeo capturadas com uma câmara comum de videovigilância e um computador pessoal para efectuar todas as análises necessárias ao reconhecimento de pessoas e à infer...

  8. Arquitectura de diseño de accesorios electrónicos inalámbricos para dispositivos móviles inteligentes

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    Molera Codina, Juan Manuel

    2013-01-01

    El principal objetivo de este Proyecto Fin de Carrera es proponer una arquitectura hardware y software que permita realizar un prototipado rápido y sencillo de accesorios electrónicos para dispositivos móviles inteligentes basados en el sistema operativo Android. Para conseguir este objetivo será necesario llevar a cabo los siguientes sub-objetivos: 1.Buscar y seleccionar los kits de desarrollo necesarios que permitan conseguir una arquitectura para diseñar Gadgets para dispos...

  9. DESARROLLO DE PROTOTIPO DE MÁQUINA INTELIGENTE DE FERTIRIEGO DE CONTROL REMOTO Y BAJO COSTO EN LA REGIÓN LAMBAYEQUE

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    Ramírez Lora, Víctor; RITEC Riegos Tecnificados, Chiclayo, Perú; Fuentes Alcántara, Antonio Junior; RITEC Riegos Tecnificados, Chiclayo, Perú; Fuentes Alcántara, Susana Elizabeth; RITEC Riegos Tecnificados, Chiclayo, Perú

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    El prototipo de máquina inteligente de fertiriego de control remoto y bajo costo desarrollado por la empresa RITEC Riegos Tecnificados E.I.R.L. optimiza el proceso de control y monitoreo remoto de inyección de nutrientes y ácidos en un sistema de riego tecnificado. El desarrollo de este prototipo identificó oportunidades y limitaciones en la confección de productos de alta tecnología para el sector agrícola en la región Lambayeque. El prototipo está compuesto de un hardware electrónico de baj...

  10. Diseño y desarrollo de aplicación para estudio en el uso de teléfonos inteligentes por usuarios invidentes

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    Sanz Cano, Álvaro

    2014-01-01

    El avance de la tecnología en las últimas décadas ha sido vertiginoso, propiciando que los dispositivos cada vez sean más potentes, en menos espacio y a menor coste. Por ello, no es de extrañar que las ventas de dispositivos crecieran de forma espectacular, primero con los ordenadores personales y luego con todo tipo de dispositivos, PDAs, tabletas, móviles, móviles inteligentes, etcétera. La aparición de internet y su expansión a nivel global junto con la facilidad de acceso a...

  11. ESTRATEGIAS PARA FORTALECER EL DOMINIO PERSONAL BASADO EN EL ENFOQUE DE LAS ORGANIZACIONES INTELIGENTES, EN LAS CORPORACIONES LOCALES, DE LA COSTA ORIENTAL DEL LAGO DE MARACAIBO

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    Niria Quintero

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available El propósito del estudio es diseñar estrategias gerenciales basadas en el enfoque de las organizaciones inteligentes para la eficiencia y eficacia de la gerencia pública en la administración del talento humano, a través del fortalecimiento de la disciplina, dominio personal en las corporaciones locales de la Costa Oriental del Lago. La investigación es descriptiva, campo no experimental, n=110, con un cuestionario de 28 ítemes tipo Likert. Se  concluye que este estudio contribuye con el diseño de innovadoras formas de administrar el personal.

  12. Virtual Savannah

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    Rodil, Kasper; Eskildsen, Søren; Rehm, Matthias

    2012-01-01

    Virtual Savannah is constructed to visualize parts of a curriculum, which the educational service at Aalborg Zoo has difficulties in teaching children visiting the zoo. It contains rich media like audio, text, video and picture galleries about African ecology, but some of this episodic information...

  13. Virtual Reality.

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    Newby, Gregory B.

    1993-01-01

    Discusses the current state of the art in virtual reality (VR), its historical background, and future possibilities. Highlights include applications in medicine, art and entertainment, science, business, and telerobotics; and VR for information science, including graphical display of bibliographic data, libraries and books, and cyberspace.…

  14. Virtualize Me!

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    Waters, John K.

    2009-01-01

    John Abdelmalak, director of technology for the School District of the Chathams, was pretty sure it was time to jump on the virtualization bandwagon last year when he invited Dell to conduct a readiness assessment of his district's servers. When he saw just how little of their capacity was being used, he lost all doubt. Abdelmalak is one of many…

  15. Virtual Classroom

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    Christensen, Ove

    2013-01-01

    In the Scandinavian countries: Sweden, Norway and Denmark, the project GNU (Grænseoverskridende Nordisk Undervisning, i.e. Transnational Nordic Teaching) is experimenting with ways of conducting teaching across the borders in the elementary schools. The cloud classes are organised with one class...... and benefits in regard to learning and pedagogy with virtual classroom....

  16. Virtual landmarks

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    Tong, Yubing; Udupa, Jayaram K.; Odhner, Dewey; Bai, Peirui; Torigian, Drew A.

    2017-03-01

    Much has been published on finding landmarks on object surfaces in the context of shape modeling. While this is still an open problem, many of the challenges of past approaches can be overcome by removing the restriction that landmarks must be on the object surface. The virtual landmarks we propose may reside inside, on the boundary of, or outside the object and are tethered to the object. Our solution is straightforward, simple, and recursive in nature, proceeding from global features initially to local features in later levels to detect landmarks. Principal component analysis (PCA) is used as an engine to recursively subdivide the object region. The object itself may be represented in binary or fuzzy form or with gray values. The method is illustrated in 3D space (although it generalizes readily to spaces of any dimensionality) on four objects (liver, trachea and bronchi, and outer boundaries of left and right lungs along pleura) derived from 5 patient computed tomography (CT) image data sets of the thorax and abdomen. The virtual landmark identification approach seems to work well on different structures in different subjects and seems to detect landmarks that are homologously located in different samples of the same object. The approach guarantees that virtual landmarks are invariant to translation, scaling, and rotation of the object/image. Landmarking techniques are fundamental for many computer vision and image processing applications, and we are currently exploring the use virtual landmarks in automatic anatomy recognition and object analytics.

  17. Intelligent Motion and Interaction Within Virtual Environments

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    Ellis, Stephen R. (Editor); Slater, Mel (Editor); Alexander, Thomas (Editor)

    2007-01-01

    What makes virtual actors and objects in virtual environments seem real? How can the illusion of their reality be supported? What sorts of training or user-interface applications benefit from realistic user-environment interactions? These are some of the central questions that designers of virtual environments face. To be sure simulation realism is not necessarily the major, or even a required goal, of a virtual environment intended to communicate specific information. But for some applications in entertainment, marketing, or aspects of vehicle simulation training, realism is essential. The following chapters will examine how a sense of truly interacting with dynamic, intelligent agents may arise in users of virtual environments. These chapters are based on presentations at the London conference on Intelligent Motion and Interaction within a Virtual Environments which was held at University College, London, U.K., 15-17 September 2003.

  18. Personal Virtual Libraries

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    Pappas, Marjorie L.

    2004-01-01

    Virtual libraries are becoming more and more common. Most states have a virtual library. A growing number of public libraries have a virtual presence on the Web. Virtual libraries are a growing addition to school library media collections. The next logical step would be personal virtual libraries. A personal virtual library (PVL) is a collection…

  19. Desarrollo de herramientas inteligentes para la web semántica

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    Simari, Guillermo Ricardo; García, Alejandro Javier; Tohmé, Fernando Abel; Delladio, Telma; Martínez, Diego C.; Gómez, Sergio Alejandro; Estévez, Elsa Clara; Fillottrani, Pablo Rubén; Castro, Silvia Mabel; Martig, Sergio R.; Ardenghi, Jorge Raúl; Echaiz, Javier

    2004-01-01

    El objetivo general de este proyecto, en el marco de las recomendaciones del World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), es el desarrollo de las herramientas necesarias para la creación de la infraestructura de soporte cognitivo y la explotación por parte de agentes autónomos del conocimiento almacenado en la Web. Esto incluye lenguajes de representación de conocimiento, herramientas para la creación, mantenimiento y visualización interactiva de ontologías, y máquinas de inferencia especializadas que pu...

  20. Biological Agents

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  1. Redes de organizaciones inteligentes: capacidades dinámicas para la generación de conocimiento.

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    Diego Fernando Cardona Madariaga

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Las redes conformadas por organizaciones, desarrollan intuitivamente nuevos modelos de interacción que generan pequeños mundos, autorganizados con un conjunto de reglas, costumbres, acuerdos, formas de negociación, intercambios de información y de recursos, precios, costos y trueques, entre otros, potenciando la capacidad de la Red hacia la satisfacción de necesidades de los grupos de interés, y procreando entornos mucho más sanos; esto facilita la reacción, el funcionamiento, la flexibilidad y la cooperación en la Red, frente a la inestabilidad que hoy en día prevalece en el contexto mundial. El objetivo de este trabajo, es describir la razón de lo que posiblemente ocurre, concentrándose en la capacidad de transferencia que tienen las Organizaciones para desplegar su conocimiento a la formulación y ejecución de la estrategia organizacional en la Red, evolucionando a esta última a un organismo dinámico e inteligente, que ayuda a potenciar dicho proceso de despliegue de información, energía y recursos en el ecosistema (entorno & contexto, así como a potenciar los ciclos de retroalimentación requeridos por las Organizaciones, para que realicen un repliegue hacia su interior, con la suficiente carga de conocimiento del ecosistema, y de esta forma, permitirle que inicie los ajustes y el fortalecimiento de procesos y bucles, que fomentan la innovación y el desarrollo de cada Organizaciones, de la red y su estrategia.

  2. Virtual assistant: Enhancing content acquisition by eliciting information from humans

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    Ozeki, Motoyuki; Maeda, Shunichi; Obata, Kanako; Nakamura, Yuichi

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, we propose the "Virtual Assistant, " a novel framework for supporting knowledge capturing in videos. The Virtual Assistant is an artificial agent that simulates a human assistant shown in TV programs and prompts users to provide feedback by asking questions. This framework ensures that sufficient information is provided in the captured content while users interact in a natural and enjoyable way with the agent. We developed a prototype agent based on a chatbot-like approach and ...

  3. Sensorial Virtualization: Coupling Gaming and Virtual Environment

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    Garbaya, S.; Miraoui, C.; Wendrich, Robert E.; Lim, T.; Stanescu, I.A.; Hauge, J.B.

    2014-01-01

    Virtual reality and virtualization are currently used to design complex systems and demonstrate that they represent the functionalities of real systems. However, the design refinement of the virtual environment (VE) and distributed virtual environment (DVE) are still time consuming and costly, as it

  4. Virtual Presenters: Towards Interactive Virtual Presentations

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    Nijholt, Antinus; Cappellini, V.; Hemsley, J.

    2005-01-01

    We discuss having virtual presenters in virtual environments that present information to visitors of these environments. Some current research is surveyed and we will look in particular to our research in the context of a virtual meeting room where a virtual presenter uses speech, gestures, pointing

  5. Virtual materiality

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    Søndergaard, Dorte Marie

    as their recounts of them and 3. the consumption of other media products like movies, reality shows, YouTube videos etc. How do we theorize ‘matter’ in such dimensions? Is it possible to theorize virtual matter as ‘materiality’ in line with any real life materiality? What conceptualization will help us understand......? These questions become crucial when we follow matter in and across real life, virtual experience, recounted imagery, night dreams, YouTube videos and even further. Some may already have recognized Phillip’s skeleton army as a transport/transformation from Lord of the Rings, DVD 3, the army which Aragon calls out....... Butler, J. (1993) Bodies that Matter. On the Discursive Limits of “Sex”. London: Routledge. Durkin, K. et al. (1998) Children, Media and Agression. Current Research in Australia and New Zealand. In: Carlson, U. & von Feilitzen, C. (red): Children and Media Violence. Yearbook from the UNESCO International...

  6. Virtual anthropology.

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    Weber, Gerhard W

    2015-02-01

    Comparative morphology, dealing with the diversity of form and shape, and functional morphology, the study of the relationship between the structure and the function of an organism's parts, are both important subdisciplines in biological research. Virtual anthropology (VA) contributes to comparative morphology by taking advantage of technological innovations, and it also offers new opportunities for functional analyses. It exploits digital technologies and pools experts from different domains such as anthropology, primatology, medicine, paleontology, mathematics, statistics, computer science, and engineering. VA as a technical term was coined in the late 1990s from the perspective of anthropologists with the intent of being mostly applied to biological questions concerning recent and fossil hominoids. More generally, however, there are advanced methods to study shape and size or to manipulate data digitally suitable for application to all kinds of primates, mammals, other vertebrates, and invertebrates or to issues regarding plants, tools, or other objects. In this sense, we could also call the field "virtual morphology." The approach yields permanently available virtual copies of specimens and data that comprehensively quantify geometry, including previously neglected anatomical regions. It applies advanced statistical methods, supports the reconstruction of specimens based on reproducible manipulations, and promotes the acquisition of larger samples by data sharing via electronic archives. Finally, it can help identify new, hidden traits, which is particularly important in paleoanthropology, where the scarcity of material demands extracting information from fragmentary remains. This contribution presents a current view of the six main work steps of VA: digitize, expose, compare, reconstruct, materialize, and share. The VA machinery has also been successfully used in biomechanical studies which simulate the stress and strains appearing in structures. Although

  7. Factores Clave en la Gestión de Tecnología de Información para Sistemas de Gobierno Inteligente

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    Gina Paola Maestre G.

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available La dinámica actual de las ciudades establece nuevos retos para los sistemas de gobernanza pública. Un reto importante para los gobiernos es diseñar e implementar novedosas estrategias de interacción y comunicación con los ciudadanos, a través de las tecnologías, con el fin de lograr un mejoramiento en la prestación de servicios sostenible, eficaz y eficiente garantizando la integridad y la construcción de confianza para mejorar la relación de los ciudadanos con el estado y la implementación de iniciativas de gobierno inteligente es una de las estrategias validas en este contexto. Este artículo identifica, presenta y analiza los factores claves para la gestión de Tecnología Informática (TI teniendo en cuenta los desafíos y retos actuales que afrontan los territorios al momento de trazar metas hacía una gobernanza inteligente.

  8. Cidades inteligentes como nova prática para o gerenciamento dos serviços e infraestruturas urbanos: a experiência da cidade de Porto Alegre

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    Marcos Cesar Weiss

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem por objetivo discutir a experiência da cidade de Porto Alegre relativamente à materialização do conceito de cidade inteligente. Para tanto, utilizou-se uma abordagem metodológica de caráter qualitativo e exploratório, baseada em estudo de caso, com coleta de dados em fontes primárias e secundárias realizada em 2013. Os resultados mostram que a implementação de inovações em tecnologias da informação e comunicação (TICs na prestação dos serviços públicos proporcionou maior eficiência nas atividades que envolvem a gestão da cidade, com importantes resultados em favor dos atores que ali se inserem. Pretendeu-se com este trabalho contribuir com a agenda de pesquisas e discussões sobre a gestão dos espaços urbanos, trazendo o conceito de cidade inteligente como uma prática viabilizadora do desenvolvimento sustentável das cidades brasileiras.

  9. Virtual automation.

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    Casis, E; Garrido, A; Uranga, B; Vives, A; Zufiaurre, C

    2001-01-01

    Total laboratory automation (TLA) can be substituted in mid-size laboratories by a computer sample workflow control (virtual automation). Such a solution has been implemented in our laboratory using PSM, software developed in cooperation with Roche Diagnostics (Barcelona, Spain), to this purpose. This software is connected to the online analyzers and to the laboratory information system and is able to control and direct the samples working as an intermediate station. The only difference with TLA is the replacement of transport belts by personnel of the laboratory. The implementation of this virtual automation system has allowed us the achievement of the main advantages of TLA: workload increase (64%) with reduction in the cost per test (43%), significant reduction in the number of biochemistry primary tubes (from 8 to 2), less aliquoting (from 600 to 100 samples/day), automation of functional testing, drastic reduction of preanalytical errors (from 11.7 to 0.4% of the tubes) and better total response time for both inpatients (from up to 48 hours to up to 4 hours) and outpatients (from up to 10 days to up to 48 hours). As an additional advantage, virtual automation could be implemented without hardware investment and significant headcount reduction (15% in our lab).

  10. Virtual Cystoscopy

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    Mejia Restrepo, Jorge; Aldana S, Natalia; Munoz Sierra, Juan; Lopez Amaya, Juan

    2011-01-01

    Introduction: virtual cystoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that facilitates the evaluation of the urinary tract, allowing intraluminal navigation through the urinary tract structures on the basis of CT imaging reconstructions. it allows detection of various pathologies of the system, through high-sensitivity, three-dimensional lesion visualization with some advantages over conventional cystoscopy. Objective: to describe the technique used for virtual cystoscopy at our institution,and present some representative cases. Materials and methods: We describe the main indications, advantages and limitations of the method, followed by a description of the technique used in our institution, and finally, we present five representative cases of bladder and urethral pathology. Conclusion: virtual cystoscopy is a sensitive technique for the diagnosis of bladder tumors, even those smaller than 5mm. it is the preferred method in patients who have contraindications for conventional cystoscopy, such as prostate hyperplasia, urethral stenoses and active haematuria.it is less invasive and has a lower complication rate when compared with conventional cystoscopy. It has limited use in the assessment of the mucosa and of small, flat lesions.

  11. Odor Classification using Agent Technology

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    Sigeru OMATU

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available In order to measure and classify odors, Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM can be used. In the present study, seven QCM sensors and three different odors are used. The system has been developed as a virtual organization of agents using an agent platform called PANGEA (Platform for Automatic coNstruction of orGanizations of intElligent Agents. This is a platform for developing open multi-agent systems, specifically those including organizational aspects. The main reason for the use of agents is the scalability of the platform, i.e. the way in which it models the services. The system models functionalities as services inside the agents, or as Service Oriented Approach (SOA architecture compliant services using Web Services. This way the adaptation of the odor classification systems with new algorithms, tools and classification techniques is allowed.

  12. Periodismo virtual

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    Carlos Morales

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El periodismo virtual se produce en diarios que no ofrecen noticias (concebidas como versión o reflejo de la realidad sino que crean sus propias ficciones, especialmente en primeras planas. El autor del artículo señala que esto esta sucediendo en LA NACIÓN de San José de Costa Rica, diario premiado por la inefable Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa - SIP - y periódico económicamente más importante del país.

  13. Collaborative Educational Systems in the Virtual Environment

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    Cristian CIUREA

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The work leads to an original approach to the construction of collaborative systems metrics. The approach is based both on research already conducted by the author, on the experimental results obtained, and the foundation taken from the specific literature. The collaborative systems in knowledge-based economy are formalized and their characteristics are identified. The virtual campus structure is described and a comparison with the classical university is achieved. The architecture of virtual is designed and the categories of agents in virtual campus are analyzed.

  14. Mechanisms of bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents.

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    van Duijkeren, Engeline; Schink, Anne-Kathrin; Roberts, Marilyn C; Wang, Yang; Schwarz, Stefan

    During the past decades resistance to virtually all antimicrobial agents has been observed in bacteria of animal origin. This chapter describes in detail the mechanisms so far encountered for the various classes of antimicrobial agents. The main mechanisms include enzymatic inactivation by either

  15. Trust and virtual worlds

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    Ess, Charles; Thorseth, May

    2011-01-01

    We collect diverse philosophical analyses of the issues and problems clustering around trust online with specific attention to establishing trust in virtual environments. The book moves forward important discussions of how virtual worlds and virtuality are to be defined and understood; the role o...... by virtuality, such as virtual child pornography. The introduction further develops a philosophical anthropology, rooted in Kantian ethics, phenomenology, virtue ethics, and feminist perspectives, that grounds a specific approach to ethical issues in virtual environments....

  16. Realidad virtual y materialidad

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    Pérez Herranz, Fernando Miguel

    2009-01-01

    1. Fenomenología de partida: Real / Simbólico / Imaginario 2. Realidad 3. Virtual 3.1. Virtual / real / posible / probable 3.2. Los contextos de la realidad virtual A) REALIDAD VIRTUAL INMERSIVA B) REALIDAD VIRTUAL NO INMERSIVA C) REALIDAD VIRTUAL Y DIGITALIZACIÓN 3.3. Cruce virtual / real 3.4. Cuestiones filosóficas 4. Materialidad 5. Materialidad y descentramiento 5.1. Ejemplos de descentramiento en los contextos de Realidad Virtual A’) DUALISMO CARTESIANO, CUERPO Y «CIBORG » B’) EL ESPÍRIT...

  17. Realidad virtual

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    García García, Alberto Luis

    2000-01-01

    Las nuevas tecnologías, basadas en el mundo digital propuesto por la informática, están cambiando nuestra forma de entender el mundo, tanto desde el punto de vista sociocultural como económico. La realidad virtual se vale de códigos icónicos, y con ello se convierte en un paso más hacia la supresión de toda barrera linguística, para llegar a conseguir la gran comunidad global. Es necesario conocer en toda su extensión, una tecnología que está cambiando el modo de comunicarnos. Estos son, a gr...

  18. Virtual Reality and the Virtual Library.

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    Oppenheim, Charles

    1993-01-01

    Explains virtual reality, including proper and improper uses of the term, and suggests ways that libraries might be affected by it. Highlights include elements of virtual reality systems; possible virtual reality applications, including architecture, the chemical industry, transport planning, armed forces, and entertainment; and the virtual…

  19. Microsoft Virtualization Master Microsoft Server, Desktop, Application, and Presentation Virtualization

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    Olzak, Thomas; Boomer, Jason; Keefer, Robert M

    2010-01-01

    Microsoft Virtualization helps you understand and implement the latest virtualization strategies available with Microsoft products. This book focuses on: Server Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, Application Virtualization, and Presentation Virtualization. Whether you are managing Hyper-V, implementing desktop virtualization, or even migrating virtual machines, this book is packed with coverage on all aspects of these processes. Written by a talented team of Microsoft MVPs, Microsoft Virtualization is the leading resource for a full installation, migration, or integration of virtual syste

  20. Edição Temática “Cidades inteligentes: planejamento e gestão da sustentabilidade”

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    Cláudia Terezinha Kniess

    2016-01-01

    É com satisfação que apresentamos a edição temática da revista Gestão e Secretariado – Revista GeSec - com foco em “Cidades inteligentes: planejamento e gestão da sustentabilidade”. Os estudos nesta temática respondem a uma forte demanda da sociedade para o enfrentamento dos desafios atuais relacionados à crescente concentração da população nos centros urbanos e à diversidade de problemas técnicos e políticos relacionados a esta dinâmica.   A revista GeSeC é classificada como Qualis B...

  1. Implementación de un sistema de seguridad para las comunicaciones en medidores inteligentes de baja tensión en Smart Grids

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    Sáenz Leguizamón, Javier Alejandro

    2015-01-01

    La Integración de la red eléctrica y las tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones (TIC) son el futuro de la energía, el mundo moderno no puede ser concebido sin electricidad y la infraestructura actual está mal adaptada a las necesidades modernas, cada día la demanda de energía es mayor y el medio ambiente sufre debido a la generación de CO2, necesitamos una red inteligente con mejor administración de la energía; implementando estas tecnologías se espera reducir signi...

  2. Control basado en PID inteligentes: aplicación al control de crucero de un vehículo a bajas velocidades

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    Jorge Villagrá

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: A pesar de sus limitaciones, la técnica de control mas utilizada en el mundo industrial sigue siendo todavía hoy el control PID. En este artículo se presenta un nuevo enfoque, el control basado en PID inteligentes (i-PID, que aprovecha las virtudes que han hecho tan popular al PID, mejorando uno de sus puntos débiles: la perdida de prestaciones en presencia de términos no-lineales o de dinámicas no modeladas. Para ilustrar las características del i-PID, se ha probado su comportamiento en una aplicación real, el control de crucero de un vehículo experimental a bajas velocidades. Palabras Clave: Controladores PID, Sistemas de control no lineales, Vehículos autónomos, Control de velocidad

  3. Cidades inteligentes como nova prática para o gerenciamento dos serviços e infraestruturas urbanos: a experiência da cidade de Porto Alegre

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    Weiss, Marcos Cesar; Bernardes, Roberto Carlos; Consoni, Flavia Luciane

    2015-01-01

    ResumoEste artigo tem por objetivo discutir a experiência da cidade de Porto Alegre relativamente à materialização do conceito de cidade inteligente. Para tanto, utilizou-se uma abordagem metodológica de caráter qualitativo e exploratório, baseada em estudo de caso, com coleta de dados em fontes primárias e secundárias realizada em 2013. Os resultados mostram que a implementação de inovações em tecnologias da informação e comunicação (TICs) na prestação dos serviços públicos proporcionou maio...

  4. A CIDADE DIGITAL VS A CIDADE INTELIGENTE: ESTRATÉGIAS DE DESENVOLVIMENTO SÓCIO-ECONÓMICO E/OU DE MARKETING TERRITORIAL

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    Fernandes, Ricardo Jorge Lopes; Fernandes, Rui Jorge Gama

    2006-01-01

    Nos últimos anos, no quadro da nova economia e da emergência de novas tecnologias, temos assistido a um crescimento assinalável da pertinência das questões da gestão da sustentabilidade dos territórios nas suas múltiplas dimensões, implementando-se novas formas de pensar a cidade, acrescentando a dimensão digital e/ou inteligente na valorização do conhecimento e na utilização de tecnologias de informação e comunicação, vistas como pilares e estratégias fulcrais de desenvolvimento. Porém, algu...

  5. DESEMPEÑO GERENCIAL DE LAS ALCALDÍAS DE LA COSTA ORIENTAL DEL LAGO DE MARACAIBO ENFOCADO EN LAS ORGANIZACIONES INTELIGENTES

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    Niria Meli Quintero de Faría

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación tuvo como objetivo analizar el desempeño gerencial de las alcaldías de la Costa Oriental del Lago, enfocándose en las organizaciones inteligentes.Metodológicamente el estudio fue de tipo descriptivo según (Hernández, Fernández y Baptista, 2006, porque se orientó a recolectar y medir información relacionada con el estudio de las personas u objetos, es de campo porque los datos se recogieron directamente de la realidad. El modelo desarrollado está referido a las Alcaldías de Cabimas, Santa Rita, Simón Bolívar, Miranda, Lagunillas, Valmore Rodríguez y Baralt. A su vez, estuvo enmarcado en la acción gerencial apoyado en las disciplinas de (Senge, 2005.

  6. Beyond the Beat: Modelling Intentions in a Virtual Conductor

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    ter Maat, Mark; Ebbers, Rob M.; Reidsma, Dennis; Nijholt, Antinus

    We describe our research on designing and implementing a Virtual Conductor. That is, a virtual human (embodied agent) that acts like a human conductor in its interaction with a real, human orchestra. We reported previously on a first version that used a digital musical score to lead an orchestra.

  7. Educating Avatars: On Virtual Worlds and Pedagogical Intent

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    Wang, Tsung Juang

    2011-01-01

    Virtual world technology is now being incorporated into various higher education programs, often with enthusiastic claims about the improvement of students' abilities to experience learning problems and tasks in computer-mediated virtual reality through the use of computer-generated personal agents or avatars. The interactivity of the avatars with…

  8. Applying virtual and augmented reality in cultural computing

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    Bartneck, C.; Hu, J.; Salem, B.I.; Cristescu, R.; Rauterberg, G.W.M.

    2008-01-01

    We are exploring a new application of virtual and augmented reality for a novel direction in human-computer inteaction named 'cultural computing', which aims to provide a new medium for cultural translation and unconscious metamorphosis. In this application both virtual and robotic agents are

  9. Jacob: a web-based learning environment using virtual reality

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    Evers, M.J.; Heemskerk, S.; Nijholt, Antinus

    2001-01-01

    This paper gives an overview of the Jacob project. This project involves the construction of a 3D virtual environment where an animated human-like agent called Jacob gives instruction to the user. The project investigates virtual reality techniques and focuses on three issues: the software

  10. A Virtual Class Calculus

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    Ernst, Erik; Ostermann, Klaus; Cook, William Randall

    2006-01-01

    Virtual classes are class-valued attributes of objects. Like virtual methods, virtual classes are defined in an object's class and may be redefined within subclasses. They resemble inner classes, which are also defined within a class, but virtual classes are accessed through object instances...... model for virtual classes has been a long-standing open question. This paper presents a virtual class calculus, vc, that captures the essence of virtual classes in these full-fledged programming languages. The key contributions of the paper are a formalization of the dynamic and static semantics of vc...

  11. Virtual Trackballs Revisited

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    Henriksen, Knud; Sporring, Jon; Hornbæk, Kasper

    2004-01-01

    reviews and provides a mathematical foundation for virtual trackballs. The first, but still popular, virtual trackball was described by Chen et al. [CHECK END OF SENTENCE]. We show that the virtual trackball by Chen et al. does not rotate the object along the intended great circular arc on the virtual...... trackball and we give a correction. Another popular virtual trackball is Shoemake's quaternion implementation [CHECK END OF SENTENCE], which we show to be a special case of the virtual trackball by Chen et al.. Shoemake extends the scope of the virtual trackball to the full screen. Unfortunately, Shoemake......'s virtual trackball is inhomogeneous and discontinuous with consequences for usability. Finally, we review Bell's virtual trackball [CHECK END OF SENTENCE] and discuss studies of the usability of virtual trackballs....

  12. Virtual cystoscopy.

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    Mohammed, Aza; Simpson, Adam; Zamora, Ignacio; Gilliland, Leslie

    2008-07-01

    Bladder cancer is a common problem facing urologists worldwide. The gold standard for its diagnosis and follow-up is the direct visualization of the tumor using conventional cystoscopy. Despite having high sensitivity and specificity for detecting bladder cancer, conventional cystoscopy is regarded as an invasive procedure which is associated with several complications. In addition, regular follow-up of patients with bladder cancer is a financial burden on the health system. With the progressive development in diagnostic imaging and medical computer software technologies, it was possible to generate virtual reality images to aid the clinician to inspect the interior of the bladder in real time. This technology is considered as a safe test for bladder cancer diagnosis and follow-up, and it is associated with cancer detection rates comparable with conventional cystoscopy. However, it is associated with some drawbacks that limit its use in routine clinical practice at the current time. In this paper, we review the development and clinical applications of this technology.

  13. Virtual button interface

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    Jones, J.S.

    1999-01-12

    An apparatus and method of issuing commands to a computer by a user interfacing with a virtual reality environment are disclosed. To issue a command, the user directs gaze at a virtual button within the virtual reality environment, causing a perceptible change in the virtual button, which then sends a command corresponding to the virtual button to the computer, optionally after a confirming action is performed by the user, such as depressing a thumb switch. 4 figs.

  14. Virtual reality in education

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    Minocha, Shailey; Tudor, Ana-Despina

    2017-01-01

    In this workshop-presentation, we described the evolution of virtual reality technologies and our research from 3D virtual worlds, 3D virtual environments built in gaming environments such as Unity 3D, 360-degree videos, and mobile virtual reality via Google Expeditions. For each of these four technologies, we discussed the affordances of the technologies and how they contribute towards learning and teaching. We outlined the significance of students being aware of the different virtual realit...

  15. Virtual reality - aesthetic consequences

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    Benda, Lubor

    2014-01-01

    In the present work we study aesthetic consequences of virtual reality. Exploring the fringe between fictional and virtual is one of the key goals, that will be achieved through etymologic and technologic definition of both fiction and virtual reality, fictional and virtual worlds. Both fiction and virtual reality will be then studied from aesthetic distance and aesthetic pleasure point of view. At the end, we will see the main difference as well as an common grounds between fiction and virtu...

  16. [Alkylating agents].

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    Pourquier, Philippe

    2011-11-01

    With the approval of mechlorethamine by the FDA in 1949 for the treatment of hematologic malignancies, alkylating agents are the oldest class of anticancer agents. Even though their clinical use is far beyond the use of new targeted therapies, they still occupy a major place in specific indications and sometimes represent the unique option for the treatment of refractory diseases. Here, we are reviewing the major classes of alkylating agents and their mechanism of action, with a particular emphasis for the new generations of alkylating agents. As for most of the chemotherapeutic agents used in the clinic, these compounds are derived from natural sources. With a complex but original mechanism of action, they represent new interesting alternatives for the clinicians, especially for tumors that are resistant to conventional DNA damaging agents. We also briefly describe the different strategies that have been or are currently developed to potentiate the use of classical alkylating agents, especially the inhibition of pathways that are involved in the repair of DNA lesions induced by these agents. In this line, the development of PARP inhibitors is a striking example of the recent regain of interest towards the "old" alkylating agents.

  17. Virtual goods recommendations in virtual worlds.

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    Chen, Kuan-Yu; Liao, Hsiu-Yu; Chen, Jyun-Hung; Liu, Duen-Ren

    2015-01-01

    Virtual worlds (VWs) are computer-simulated environments which allow users to create their own virtual character as an avatar. With the rapidly growing user volume in VWs, platform providers launch virtual goods in haste and stampede users to increase sales revenue. However, the rapidity of development incurs virtual unrelated items which will be difficult to remarket. It not only wastes virtual global companies' intelligence resources, but also makes it difficult for users to find suitable virtual goods fit for their virtual home in daily virtual life. In the VWs, users decorate their houses, visit others' homes, create families, host parties, and so forth. Users establish their social life circles through these activities. This research proposes a novel virtual goods recommendation method based on these social interactions. The contact strength and contact influence result from interactions with social neighbors and influence users' buying intention. Our research highlights the importance of social interactions in virtual goods recommendation. The experiment's data were retrieved from an online VW platform, and the results show that the proposed method, considering social interactions and social life circle, has better performance than existing recommendation methods.

  18. Intelligent investment; Inversion inteligente

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    2007-06-15

    In this presentation the company called Energia Renovable De Mexico SA de CV (ERDM), shows not only its obtained objectives but also its wanted objectives. This company is manufacturer and consultant of photovoltaic modules. In the first part, it is given a description of the following issues: the beginnings the company, the implemented marketing strategy, the signed agreement between ERDM and Q-CELLS AG in German, the construction of the San Andres Tuxtla's office as well as the PV module, the reasons why this company is considered a leader not only in Mexico but also in Latin America. Then, It is briefly explained the company's mission, which is mainly focused on the network-connected system that are currently allowed according to the Mexican laws. Besides, there are mentioned the key pieces that have made possible the success of this company. At the same time, there are briefly explained the plans for Mexico, in which there are found the use of both photovoltaic systems and wind turbines in order to feed the electric network. Such plans have as targets to reduce the energy cost in Mexico and to open the profitable market to potential investors. Finally, there are mentioned the future plans that are going to help the company's expansion and to improve some issues related to the energy. [Spanish] En esta presentacion la compania Energia Renovable De Mexico S.A. de C.V. (ERDM), describe tanto los objetivos alcanzados como los que desean alcanzar en el futuro, fungiendo no solo como fabricantes sino tambien como consultores de modulos fotovoltaicos. En la primera parte, se da una descripcion de: los inicios de la compania, las estrategias mercadologicas utilizadas, el acuerdo con Q-CELLS, Alemania; la construccion de la oficina de San Andres Tuxtla y del modulo PV, las causas que la han llevado a ser una empresa lider. Enseguida, se explica escuetamente la mision de la compania; ademas, se mencionan las piezas clave que la han llevado al exito. Asimismo, se explica brevemente los planes que se tienen para Mexico, entre los que se encuentran: el uso de alimentacion a la red con sistemas fotovoltaicos y turbinas de viento. Esto es con el fin de reducir el costo de la energia en esta region y de abrir el rentable mercado a inversionistas potenciales. Finalmente, se mencionan los planes a futuro que ayudaran a la expansion de la empresa y a la mejora de ciertas cuestiones relacionadas con la energia.

  19. Docentes emocionalmente inteligentes

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    Rosario CABELLO

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo describimos la importancia de completar la formación del profesorado con el aprendizaje y desarrollo de aspectos sociales y emocionales. Así, la inteligencia emocional (IE, entendida como complemento del desarrollo cognitivo de profesorado y alumnado, entra en el contexto educativo. Revisamos el modelo de habilidad de Mayer & Salovey (1997, algunos de los programas de mejora socio¿ emocional diseñados para el profesorado, y algunas actividades para el desarrollo de la IE en el docente. Además, repasamos las implicaciones que tiene el desarrollo de su IE o capacidad para percibir, comprender y manejar adecuadamente las emociones propias y las ajenas.

  20. Perturbed Communication in a Virtual Environment to Train Medical Team Leaders

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    Huguet , Lauriane; Lourdeaux , Domitile; Sabouret , Nicolas; Ferrer , Marie-Hélène

    2016-01-01

    International audience; The VICTEAMS project aims at designing a virtual environment for training medical team leaders to non-technical skills. The virtual environment ispopulated with autonomous virtual agents who are able to make mistakes (in action or communication) in order to train rescue team leaders and to make them adaptive with all kinds of situations or teams.

  1. Designing normative open virtual enterprises

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    Garcia, Emilia; Giret, Adriana; Botti, Vicente

    2016-03-01

    There is an increasing interest on developing virtual enterprises in order to deal with the globalisation of the economy, the rapid growth of information technologies and the increase of competitiveness. In this paper we deal with the development of normative open virtual enterprises (NOVEs). They are systems with a global objective that are composed of a set of heterogeneous entities and enterprises that exchange services following a specific normative context. In order to analyse and design systems of this kind the multi-agent paradigm seems suitable because it offers a specific solution for supporting the social and contractual relationships between enterprises and for formalising their business processes. This paper presents how the Regulated Open Multi-agent systems (ROMAS) methodology, an agent-oriented software methodology, can be used to analyse and design NOVEs. ROMAS offers a complete development process that allows identifying and formalising of the structure of NOVEs, their normative context and the interactions among their members. The use of ROMAS is exemplified by means of a case study that represents an automotive supply chain.

  2. Feasibility study on use of virtual collaborator for remote NPP control

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    Kim, Jong Hyun; Lee, Seung Jun; Seong, Poong Hyun

    2001-01-01

    In this paper, we study the feasibility of Virtual Collaborator for Remote NPP Control as long-term research theme. And we present similar and related researches that are fulfilled at I and C laboratory in nuclear department of KAIST. Yoshikawa's laboratory, Kyoto University in Japan, is developing 'virtual collaborator', agent robot, which realized in virtual reality. Virtual Collaborator is a new type of human-machine interface which works as 'intelligent interface agent' to help machine operators manipulating large scale machine system such as power plant. The Virtual Collaborator is a sort of 'virtual robot' which behaves as if an intelligent agent robot in virtual space, who can communicate naturally with human like humans do with each other

  3. Chemical Agents

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    ... CR) see Riot Control Agents Digitalis Distilled mustard (HD) see Sulfur mustard E Ethylene glycol F Fentanyls and other opioids H Hydrazine Hydrofluoric acid (hydrogen fluoride) Hydrogen chloride Hydrogen cyanide (AC) Hydrogen ...

  4. Virtual Trackballs Revisited

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    Henriksen, Knud; Sporring, Jon; Hornbæk, Kasper

    2004-01-01

    Udgivelsesdato: March/April Rotation of three-dimensional objects by a two-dimensional mouse is a typical task in computer-aided design, operation simulations, and desktop virtual reality. The most commonly used rotation technique is a virtual trackball surrounding the object and operated by the mouse pointer. This article reviews and provides a mathematical foundation for virtual trackballs. The first, but still popular, virtual trackball was described by Chen et al. [CHECK END OF SENTENC...

  5. Server virtualization solutions

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    Jonasts, Gusts

    2012-01-01

    Currently in the information technology sector that is responsible for a server infrastructure is a huge development in the field of server virtualization on x86 computer architecture. As a prerequisite for such a virtualization development is growth in server productivity and underutilization of available computing power. Several companies in the market are working on two virtualization architectures – hypervizor and hosting. In this paper several of virtualization products that use host...

  6. Virtual currencies- Real opportunities?

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    Selldahl, Sara

    2013-01-01

    The European Central Bank defines virtual currencies as ”unregulated, digital money, which is issued and usually controlled by its developers, and used and accepted among the members of a specific virtual community.” (European Central Bank, 2012, p. 5) The interest in virtual currencies has increased immensely over the last few years as they become increasingly prevalent in our society across many different industries. Up until now, the field of virtual currencies has been mainly uncharted ...

  7. Virtual reality exposure therapy

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    Rothbaum, BO; Hodges, L; Kooper, R

    1997-01-01

    It has been proposed that virtual reality (VR) exposure may be an alternative to standard in vivo exposure. Virtual reality integrates real-time computer graphics, body tracking devices, visual displays, and other sensory input devices to immerse a participant in a computer- generated virtual environment. Virtual reality exposure is potentially an efficient and cost-effective treatment of anxiety disorders. VR exposure therapy reduced the fear of heights in the first control...

  8. Interactive Virtual Cinematography

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    Burelli, Paolo

    2012-01-01

    A virtual camera represents the point-of-view of the player through which sheperceives the game world and gets feedback on her actions. Thus, the virtualcamera plays a vital role in 3D computer games and aects player experienceand enjoyability in games. Interactive virtual cinematography is the process ofvisualising the content of a virtual environment by positioning and animatingthe virtual camera in the context of interactive applications such as a computergame.Camera placement and animatio...

  9. Intelligent tutorial system for selftraining in tuning of control systems; Sistema tutorial inteligente para el autoentrenamiento en sintonizacion de sistemas de control

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    Romero Jimenez, Guillermo; Perez Ocampo, Maria Concepcion [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Temixco, Morelos (Mexico)

    1999-07-01

    In this paper the design, development and validation of an intelligent tutorial system oriented to the instruction of techniques of tuning of control systems is described. This system is based on systems previously developed in the Simulation Unit of the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE). The designed system accounts with four modules: of knowledge, the student model, of tutor and of interface, basic characteristics that allows to locate this system in the context of the intelligent tutorial systems. In this system in particular, the knowledge module was only modified, because advantage is taken of the existing structure to incorporate a new dominion of application: the one of the techniques of tuning of control systems. The system maintains the characteristic that it can also be used as a consultation system. In addition to the design and validation of the tutorial system, when following the methodology of processing the degree of generality of the developed system, was evaluated, taking into account the evaluation and quantification of metrics that the engineering software proposes. [Spanish] En este trabajo se describen el diseno, el desarrollo y la validacion de un sistema tutorial inteligente orientado a la instruccion de tecnicas de sintonizacion de sistemas de control. Este sistema esta basado en sistemas desarrollados anteriormente en la Unidad de Simulacion del Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE). El sistema disenado cuenta con cuatro modulos: de conocimiento, del modelo del estudiante, de tutor y de interfaz, caracteristica principal que permite ubicar a este sistema en el contexto de los sistemas tutoriales inteligentes. En este sistema en particular solo se modifica el modulo de conocimiento, pues se aprovecha la estructura existente para incorporar un nuevo dominio de aplicacion: el de las tecnicas de sintonizacion de sistemas de control. El sistema mantiene la caracteristica de que tambien puede utilizarse como un sistema de

  10. Incorporación de Proactividad a los Agentes en un Observatorio Tecnológico

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    Yahima Hadfeg-Fernández

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los paradigmas utilizados para desarrollar Observatorios Tecnológicos es el paradigma de agentes, debidos a las múltiples funcionalidades que estos brindan. Una de las características más tentadoras que tienen los agentes es la capacidad de adquirir conocimiento, ya que pueden ser provistos de proactividad. De esta forma pueden ejecutar mecanismos inteligentes para actuar en el entorno donde se encuentran y socializar con los demás agentes, incrementando sus prestaciones y acercándolos más a las necesidades reales de las personas. En este trabajo se presentan mecanismos para dotar de conocimiento a los agentes que forma parte de la arquitectura de un Observatorio Tecnológico. Esto se logró mediante el uso de métodos empíricos (encuesta, el motor de reglas Jadex–Rules y técnicas de Minería de Datos, apoyándose en la herramienta Knime para la extracción de reglas permitiendo incorporarle un cierto grado de proactividad a los agentes del Observatorio Tecnológico.

  11. Virtual Reality: An Overview.

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    Franchi, Jorge

    1994-01-01

    Highlights of this overview of virtual reality include optics; interface devices; virtual worlds; potential applications, including medicine and archaeology; problems, including costs; current research and development; future possibilities; and a listing of vendors and suppliers of virtual reality products. (Contains 11 references.) (LRW)

  12. The Virtuality Continuum Revisited

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    Nijholt, Antinus; Traum, D.; Zhai, Sh.; Kellogg, W.

    2005-01-01

    We survey the themes and the aims of a workshop devoted to the state-of-the-art virtuality continuum. In this continuum, ranging from fully virtual to real physical environments, allowing for mixed, augmented and desktop virtual reality, several perspectives can be taken. Originally, the emphasis

  13. Virtual Reference Services.

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    Brewer, Sally

    2003-01-01

    As the need to access information increases, school librarians must create virtual libraries. Linked to reliable reference resources, the virtual library extends the physical collection and library hours and lets students learn to use Web-based resources in a protected learning environment. The growing number of virtual schools increases the need…

  14. Trackside DEIRA: A Dynamic Engaging Intelligent Reporter Agent (Full paper)

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    Knoppel, François L.A.; Tigelaar, A.S.; Plass - Oude Bos, D.; Alofs, Thijs; Ruttkay, Z.M.; Padgham, L.; Parkes, D.; Mueller, J.; Parsons, S.

    DEIRA is a virtual agent commenting on virtual horse races in real time. DEIRA analyses the state of the race, acts emotionally and comments about the situation in a believable and engaging way, using synthesized speech and facial expressions. In this paper we discuss the challenges, explain the

  15. Trackside DEIRA: A Dynamic Engaging Intelligent Reporter Agent (Demo paper)

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    Knoppel, François L.A.; Tigelaar, A.S.; Plass - Oude Bos, D.; Alofs, Thijs; Ruttkay, Z.M.; Padgham, L.; Parkes, D.; Mueller, J.; Parsons, S.

    2008-01-01

    DEIRA is a virtual agent commenting on virtual horse races in real time. DEIRA analyses the state of the race, acts on emotion and comments about the situation in a believable and engaging way, using synthesized speech and facial expressions. This paper shortly describes the features of this

  16. Sinergia natural en la globalización: Suite ofimática y organizaciones flexibles e inteligentes

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    Alix Aguirre Andrade; Nelly Manasía Fernández

    2009-01-01

    Los servicios que presta la suite ofimática facilitan los procesos en las organizaciones, realizándolos en el espacio virtual, superando las limitaciones que impone la contextualización física. Las nuevas formas de emprender tareas utilizando componentes de la suite ofimática, incentivan la aplicación de las tecnologías de la información y comunicación como instrumentos estratégicos en suministrar respuestas a las organizaciones, en sectores públicos y privados. El objetivo de este artículo e...

  17. Virtualization A Manager's Guide

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    Kusnetzky, Dan

    2011-01-01

    What exactly is virtualization? As this concise book explains, virtualization is a smorgasbord of technologies that offer organizations many advantages, whether you're managing extremely large stores of rapidly changing data, scaling out an application, or harnessing huge amounts of computational power. With this guide, you get an overview of the five main types of virtualization technology, along with information on security, management, and modern use cases. Topics include: Access virtualization-Allows access to any application from any deviceApplication virtualization-Enables applications

  18. Perception of Virtual Audiences.

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    Chollet, Mathieu; Scherer, Stefan

    2017-01-01

    A growing body of evidence shows that virtual audiences are a valuable tool in the treatment of social anxiety, and recent works show that it also a useful in public-speaking training programs. However, little research has focused on how such audiences are perceived and on how the behavior of virtual audiences can be manipulated to create various types of stimuli. The authors used a crowdsourcing methodology to create a virtual audience nonverbal behavior model and, with it, created a dataset of videos with virtual audiences containing varying behaviors. Using this dataset, they investigated how virtual audiences are perceived and which factors affect this perception.

  19. Foreign language learning in immersive virtual environments

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    Chang, Benjamin; Sheldon, Lee; Si, Mei; Hand, Anton

    2012-03-01

    Virtual reality has long been used for training simulations in fields from medicine to welding to vehicular operation, but simulations involving more complex cognitive skills present new design challenges. Foreign language learning, for example, is increasingly vital in the global economy, but computer-assisted education is still in its early stages. Immersive virtual reality is a promising avenue for language learning as a way of dynamically creating believable scenes for conversational training and role-play simulation. Visual immersion alone, however, only provides a starting point. We suggest that the addition of social interactions and motivated engagement through narrative gameplay can lead to truly effective language learning in virtual environments. In this paper, we describe the development of a novel application for teaching Mandarin using CAVE-like VR, physical props, human actors and intelligent virtual agents, all within a semester-long multiplayer mystery game. Students travel (virtually) to China on a class field trip, which soon becomes complicated with intrigue and mystery surrounding the lost manuscript of an early Chinese literary classic. Virtual reality environments such as the Forbidden City and a Beijing teahouse provide the setting for learning language, cultural traditions, and social customs, as well as the discovery of clues through conversation in Mandarin with characters in the game.

  20. Maintaining the Identify of Dynamically Embodied Agents

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    Martin, Alan; O'Hare, Gregory; Duffy, Brian; Schoen-Phelan, Bianca; Bradley, John

    2005-01-01

    Virtual agents are traditionally constrained in their embod- iment, as they are restricted to one form of body. We propose allowing them to change their embodiment in order to expand their capabili- ties. This presents users with a number of di±culties in maintaining the identity of the agents, but these can be overcome by using identity cues, certain features that remain constant across embodiment forms. This pa- per outlines an experiment that examines these identity cues, and shows that th...

  1. Quality of service agents in the internet

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    Schelén, Olov

    1998-01-01

    The Internet is a multi-purpose communication network supporting users and applications with different service demands. To meet these demands, mechanisms for service differentiation in the network are proposed. This thesis presents an admission control architecture where clients can make resource reservations through agents. For each domain in the network there is an agent responsible for admission control. The architecture provides scalable resource reservations for virtual leased lines. Res...

  2. Planejamento de ações para automação inteligente da manufatura Action planning for intelligent manufacturing automation

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    Flavio Tonidandel

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo investiga o uso do sistema FAR-OFF na área da Automação da Manufatura. O sistema FAR-OFF possui característica similar aos sistemas de planejamento baseado em busca heurística, os quais têm apresentado excelentes resultados nos últimos anos na área de planejamento. Entretanto, em vez de ser um sistema generativo, o FAR-OFF é um sistema de planejamento baseado em casos que garante estabilidade para solucionar problemas em tempo aceitável. Os resultados apresentados pelo sistema no domínio de logística mostram que este é um sistema promissor para automação inteligente.This paper investigates the use of the FAR-OFF system in the Manufacturing Automation field. The FAR-OFF system has the feature of heuristic search based systems, which have been presenting excellent results over the last years in the planning area. However, instead of being a generative planning system, the FAR-OFF system is a case-based planner that can guarantee stability to solve problems in a reasonable amount of time. The results presented by its application in the logistic domain show that it is a promising system for intelligent automation.

  3. Sistema embebido orientado a bebés en etapa de gateo para prevención de accidentes aplicado en un textil inteligente

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    Inti Javier Chico Morales

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available El gateo de los bebés es la forma de descubrir y aprender sus funciones motoras, cognitivas, sociales, emocionales, entre otros. Debido a esto, los infantes se exponen a diferentes peligros como: caídas, quemaduras, lesiones corporales entre las más comunes, donde el hogar es el lugar de mayores incidentes. Debido a lo antes expuesto, la presente investigación se enfoca en el desarrollo de un sistema embebido dentro de un textil inteligente que permita advertir y prevenir accidentes. El sistema se encuentra en una prenda de vestir en forma de arnés que cuentan con una conexión con rodilleras de gateo con sensores magnéticos. Estos elementos son los encargados de detectar cintas de seguridad magnéticas colocadas previamente en lugares de mayor peligro en el hogar. Como resultado, el sistema emite una alerta con un tiempo de reacción de 7,6 segundos, después de ser activado el sistema.

  4. Investigación en Progreso: Método de Evaluación Dinámica de Planes en Sistemas Inteligentes Autónomos

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    Ezequiel González

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El modelo LOPE es un sistema inteligente autónomo con aprendizaje basado en formación y ponderación de teorías. En los últimos años, se han elaborado varias modificaciones al modelo que han mejorado el rendimiento de su aprendizaje y de su planificación. Sin embargo, hay ciertos aspectos que aún no han sido abordados y cuyo diseño e implementación se cree incrementaría la convergencia de aprendizaje del modelo. Ellos son: (a el proceso de aprendizaje sólo se produce en la fase de observación, perdiendo la oportunidad de aprender a partir de la evaluación del resultado de los planes ejecutados, (b el índice utilizado para medir la calidad de los planes antes de ser ejecutados es un parámetro fijo, dejando abierta la posibilidad de que se ejecute una alta cantidad de planes condenados al fracaso. Este proyecto se propone desarrollar modificaciones o extensiones al modelo con el fin de mejorar estos aspectos e incrementar la curva de aprendizaje del sistema.

  5. Método de Evaluación Dinámica de Planes en Sistemas Inteligentes Autónomos

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    Ezequiel González

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available La característica principal de los sistemas inteligentes autónomos es que son capaces de auto proponerse planes, de ejecutarlos y de retroalimentar su base de conocimiento a partir de la información que extraen del entorno. En este trabajo se presenta una revisión de los métodos de aprendizaje y planificación de dichos sistemas, para luego centrar la investigación sobre la arquitectura LOPE. Aunque publicaciones posteriores implementaron modificaciones y extensiones que lograron mejorar su rendimiento, se han identificado ciertos aspectos del modelo que aún no han sido abordados. Por tal motivo, se proponen mejoras para ser aplicadas dentro de los módulos de planificación y aprendizaje, como también refinamientos al proceso de control y ejecución. Además, se elabora un indicador que permite una evaluación integral de la arquitectura y una comparación objetiva de los resultados alcanzados con las distintas mejoras aplicadas, en relación al diseño original.

  6. Modeling agents with a theory of mind : Theory-theory versus simulation theory

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    Harbers, M.; Bosch, K. van den; Meyer, J.J.C.

    2012-01-01

    Virtual training systems with intelligent agents provide an effective means to train people for complex, dynamic tasks like crisis management or firefighting. For successful training, intelligent virtual agents should be able to show believable behavior, adapt their behavior to the trainee’s

  7. A virtual tour of virtual reality

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    Harris, Margaret

    2018-03-01

    Virtual-reality glasses might still be on the starting blocks, but plenty of companies are working on the technology. Margaret Harris tries on some examples at the Photonics West show in San Francisco

  8. Virtual Reality: Principles and Applications

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    MÉRIENNE , Frédéric

    2017-01-01

    Virtual reality aims at immersing a user in a virtual environment. Dedicated virtual reality technologies of human–computer interaction enable to make the link between the user and a virtual environment in capturing the user’s motion, acting on his senses as well as computing the virtual experience in real-time. The immersion in virtual environment is evaluated through the user’s perception and reaction. Virtual reality is used in a large variety of application domains which need multisensory...

  9. Persuasive Conversational Agent with Persuasion Tactics

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    Narita, Tatsuya; Kitamura, Yasuhiko

    Persuasive conversational agents persuade people to change their attitudes or behaviors through conversation, and are expected to be applied as virtual sales clerks in e-shopping sites. As an approach to create such an agent, we have developed a learning agent with the Wizard of Oz method in which a person called Wizard talks to the user pretending to be the agent. The agent observes the conversations between the Wizard and the user, and learns how to persuade people. In this method, the Wizard has to reply to most of the user's inputs at the beginning, but the burden gradually falls because the agent learns how to reply as the conversation model grows.

  10. [Virtual reality in neurosurgery].

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    Tronnier, V M; Staubert, A; Bonsanto, M M; Wirtz, C R; Kunze, S

    2000-03-01

    Virtual reality enables users to immerse themselves in a virtual three-dimensional world and to interact in this world. The simulation is different from the kind in computer games, in which the viewer is active but acts in a nonrealistic world, or on the TV screen, where we are passively driven in an active world. In virtual reality elements look realistic, they change their characteristics and have almost real-world unpredictability. Virtual reality is not only implemented in gambling dens and the entertainment industry but also in manufacturing processes (cars, furniture etc.), military applications and medicine. Especially the last two areas are strongly correlated, because telemedicine or telesurgery was originated for military reasons to operate on war victims from a secure distance or to perform surgery on astronauts in an orbiting space station. In medicine and especially neurosurgery virtual-reality methods are used for education, surgical planning and simulation on a virtual patient.

  11. Transforming Virtual Teams

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    Bjørn, Pernille

    2005-01-01

    Investigating virtual team collaboration in industry using grounded theory this paper presents the in-dept analysis of empirical work conducted in a global organization of 100.000 employees where a global virtual team with participants from Sweden, United Kingdom, Canada, and North America were...... studied. The research question investigated is how collaboration is negotiated within virtual teams? This paper presents findings concerning how collaboration is negotiated within a virtual team and elaborate the difficulties due to invisible articulation work and managing multiple communities...... in transforming the virtual team into a community. It is argued that translucence in communication structures within the virtual team and between team and management is essential for engaging in a positive transformation process of trustworthiness supporting the team becoming a community, managing the immanent...

  12. Agreements in Virtual Organizations

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    Pankowska, Malgorzata

    This chapter is an attempt to explain the important impact that contract theory delivers with respect to the concept of virtual organization. The author believes that not enough research has been conducted in order to transfer theoretical foundations for networking to the phenomena of virtual organizations and open autonomic computing environment to ensure the controllability and management of them. The main research problem of this chapter is to explain the significance of agreements for virtual organizations governance. The first part of this chapter comprises explanations of differences among virtual machines and virtual organizations for further descriptions of the significance of the first ones to the development of the second. Next, the virtual organization development tendencies are presented and problems of IT governance in highly distributed organizational environment are discussed. The last part of this chapter covers analysis of contracts and agreements management for governance in open computing environments.

  13. [Biological agents].

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    Amano, Koichi

    2009-03-01

    There are two types of biological agents for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA); monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins. Among the latter, etanercept, a recombinant fusion protein of soluble TNF receptor and IgG was approved in 2005 in Japan. The post-marketing surveillance of 13,894 RA patients revealed the efficacy and safety profiles of etanercept in the Japanese population, as well as overseas studies. Abatacept, a recombinant fusion protein of CTLA4 and IgG, is another biological agent for RA. Two clinical trials disclosed the efficacy of abatacept for difficult-to-treat patients: the AIM for MTX-resistant cases and the ATTAIN for patients who are resistant to anti-TNF. The ATTEST trial suggested abatacept might have more acceptable safety profile than infliximab. These biologics are also promising for the treatment of RA for not only relieving clinical symptoms and signs but retarding structural damage.

  14. Virtual currencies : Real opportunities?

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    Selldahl, Sara

    2013-01-01

    AbstractThe European Central Bank defines virtual currencies as ”unregulated, digital money, which is issued and usuallycontrolled by its developers, and used and accepted among the members of a specific virtual community.”(European Central Bank, 2012, p. 5) The interest in virtual currencies has increased immensely over the last fewyears as they become increasingly prevalent in our society across many different industries. Up until now, the field ofvirtual currencies has been mainly uncharte...

  15. Real and virtual radiation

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    Wolynec, E.

    1988-01-01

    Electrodisintegration cross sections related to the corresponding photonuclear process through virtual-photon spectra. A brief review of virtual-photon theory is presented. Calculations of DWBA virtual-photon spectra for finite nuclei are compared with experimental results. The multipole decomposition of electrodisintegration cross sections using these spectra is discussed and several experimental results are presented. A brief review for the bremsstrahlung cross section is also presented. (author) [pt

  16. Virtual Campus Hub technology

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    Vercoulen, Frank; Badger, Merete; Monaco, Lucio

    This deliverable briefly describes which technological components have been delivered for the Virtual Campus Hub and how they can be used. A detailed discussion of the technical details of the components, how they were realized and how they fit the VCH concept can be found in deliverables D5.......4. Virtual Campus Hub Technology Evaluation Report and D6.7 The Virtual Campus Hub Concept....

  17. Estudio del Uso de la Tarjeta Inteligente Adaptado a un Teléfono Móvil como Sistema para Adquirir Bienes y Servicios en la Ciudad de Guayaquil

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    Espín Martínez, Jorge Alfredo; Pilco Totoy, Mario Patricio

    2012-01-01

    Con el fin de seguir desarrollando el segmento de la tecnología y comunicaciones con nuevas aplicaciones, el presente estudio se enfoca en proponer al mercado una tarjeta inteligente adaptado en un celular; el mismo que servirá para transacciones de compra de bienes y servicios en establecimientos afiliados con la tecnología NFC; esta alternativa permitirá a los usuarios poder realizar con mayor seguridad sus compras ya que tendrán que utilizar el sistema de huella digital, y el mismo equipo ...

  18. Estudio para la implementación de armarios inteligentes en la red telefónica de la Corporación Nacional de Telecomunicaciones E.P. del cantón Azogues para brindar servicio triple play

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    Sigüencia Lozano, Jorge Luis; Villacreses Novillo, Marco Antonio

    2011-01-01

    La demanda de servicios de banda ancha en la actualidad ha tenido un enorme crecimiento debido a la evolución en las telecomunicaciones por lo que los usuarios requieren nuevos servicios de mayor ancho de banda, por lo que la empresa CNT EP pretende implementar el servicio triple play, para lo cual se planteó como solución en la Red Telefónica de la CNT EP Azogues la implementación de armarios inteligentes con la tecnología de acceso VDSL. Por las ventajas que brinda VDSL al permitir gran...

  19. Estudio comparativo de los Códecs de voz para comunicaciones de Voip utilizando teléfonos inteligentes - caso de estudio Universidad Católica de Cuenca sede Azogues

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    Ortega Ortega, Martín Educardo

    2015-01-01

    Este trabajo de investigación presenta un estudio comparativo de los códecs de voz para comunicaciones de VoIP en la Universidad Católica de Cuenca Sede Azogues, mediante la aplicación de diferentes escenarios reales de pruebas utilizando teléfonos móviles celulares inteligentes con cuentas SIP registradas en aplicaciones softphones y configuradas con la dirección IP interna del servidor de VoIP cuando la conexión sea a través de la red WLAN interna del campus universitario,...

  20. SG-SM - Smart Grid San Martin : Red de Distribución y Generación de Energía Inteligente en Ciudad Gral San Martin – Mendoza

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    Mercado, Gustavo; Peña, José Manuel Da; Stasi, Raúl; López, Gabriel; Burlot, Alejandro; Vivone, Gian Carlo; Amstutz, Carolina; Barnabo, Laura; De Paolo, Julieta; Ledda, Marcelo; Cáceres, Roberto; Taffernaberry, Juan Carlos; Pérez, Santiago; Álvarez, Luis; Fernández, Jorge

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    Diseño, implementación y análisis de resultados de un proyecto piloto de redes inteligentes y mejoramiento de la eficiencia de la redes de distribución en un área urbano - rural de la zona de concesión de EDESTE SA, en el departamento de Gral. San Martín - Mendoza, que abastece aproximadamente 5000 usuarios de tipo residencial, comercial e industrial, donde se desarrollarán los siguientes aspectos: telemedición y control (Smart Grid) de usuarios finales, telegestión de subestaciones transform...

  1. Cidades inteligentes no nordeste brasileiro: análise das dimensões de trajetória e a contribuição da população

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    Câmara, Samuel Façanha; Universidade Estadual do Ceará; Carvalho, Hermano José Batista; Universidade Estadual do Ceará; Silva, Francisca Adaliny Alves; Universidade Estadual do Ceará; Souza, Lucas Lopes Ferreira; Universidade Estadual do Ceará; Souza, Elnivan Moreira; Universidade de Fortaleza

    2016-01-01

    Este trabalho teve o objetivo de identificar de que forma a população das cidades de Barbalha, Maranguape e Mauriti, pertencentes ao Nordeste brasileiro, percebem o caminho que podem seguir para se tornar mais inteligentes. Utilizou-se o modelo de Giffinger, Haindlmaier e Kramar (2010) para analisar as dimensões economia, pessoas, governança, mobilidade, meio ambiente e qualidade de vida. Realizou-se uma survey e aplicaram-se 575 questionários aos moradores das cidades. Os dados foram tratado...

  2. Sistema autenticador e transmissor (SAT): modelo tecnológico de automação e controle de processos em cidades inteligentes com exemplo de aplicação ao setor tributário.

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    Vidal Augusto Zapparoli Castro Melo

    2015-01-01

    Na tese, é proposta a construção do Sistema Autenticador e Transmissor (SAT), um modelo tecnológico de automação e controle de processos em cidades inteligentes, alicerçado em propriedades voltadas a uma aplicação transversal em setores que demandam, de um lado, geração de dados em campo com estabelecimento de regras e garantia de autenticidade e confidencialidade; de outro, transmissão segura a um ou mais controles centrais. Como exemplo de aplicação, o modelo é avaliado pela execução de pro...

  3. Inovação, Governança e Desenvolvimento Sustentável em Destinos Turísticos Inteligentes: o caso de Belo Horizonte/MG, Brasil

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    Rocco, Daniela; Alvares, Daniela

    2017-01-01

    O objetivo deste artigo foi analisar iniciativas inovadoras realizadas em consonância com o desenvolvimento sustentável e com estímulo à governança, inseridas no contexto de um potencial destino turístico inteligente (DTI), a saber, Belo Horizonte, localizado no estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil. Esta pesquisa, que foi desenvolvida entre janeiro e maio de 2017, é de natureza exploratória e caráter qualitativo. Foram entrevistados representantes de cinco instituições com as seguintes atuações: ge...

  4. High availability using virtualization

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    Calzolari, Federico; Arezzini, Silvia; Ciampa, Alberto; Mazzoni, Enrico; Domenici, Andrea; Vaglini, Gigliola

    2010-01-01

    High availability has always been one of the main problems for a data center. Till now high availability was achieved by host per host redundancy, a highly expensive method in terms of hardware and human costs. A new approach to the problem can be offered by virtualization. Using virtualization, it is possible to achieve a redundancy system for all the services running on a data center. This new approach to high availability allows the running virtual machines to be distributed over a small number of servers, by exploiting the features of the virtualization layer: start, stop and move virtual machines between physical hosts. The 3RC system is based on a finite state machine, providing the possibility to restart each virtual machine over any physical host, or reinstall it from scratch. A complete infrastructure has been developed to install operating system and middleware in a few minutes. To virtualize the main servers of a data center, a new procedure has been developed to migrate physical to virtual hosts. The whole Grid data center SNS-PISA is running at the moment in virtual environment under the high availability system.

  5. Secure Virtual Enclaves

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    Shands, Deborah

    2002-01-01

    The Secure Virtual Enclaves (SVE) collaboration infrastructure allows multiple organizations to share their distributed application resources, while respecting organizational autonomy over local resources...

  6. Virtual Environments for Training

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    1998-01-01

    .... Progress on productization of the VET Training Studio software includes increased robustness for Vista virtual environment display and interaction services, a new capability to use the STEVE visual...

  7. Photon virtual bound state

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    Inoue, J.; Ohtaka, K.

    2004-01-01

    We study virtual bound states in photonics, which are a vectorial extension of electron virtual bound states. The condition for these states is derived. It is found that the Mie resonant state which satisfies the condition that the size parameter is less than the angular momentum should be interpreted as a photon virtual bound state. In order to confirm the validity of the concept, we compare the photonic density of states, the width of which represents the lifetime of the photon virtual bound states, with numerical results

  8. Virtual Training Devices Laboratory

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Virtual Training Devices (VTD) Laboratory at the Life Cycle Software Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, provides a software testing and support environment...

  9. Virtual Reality Laboratory

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — FUNCTION: Performs basic and applied research in interactive 3D computer graphics, including visual analytics, virtual environments, and augmented reality (AR). The...

  10. Designing Interactive Storytelling: A Virtual Environment for Personal Experience Narratives

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    Ladeira , Ilda; Marsden , Gary; Green , Lesley

    2011-01-01

    Part 1: Long and Short Papers; International audience; We describe an ongoing collaboration with the District Six Museum, in Cape Town, aimed at designing a storytelling prototype for preserving personal experience narratives. We detail the design of an interactive virtual environment (VE) which was inspired by a three month ethnography of real-life oral storytelling. The VE places the user as an audience member in a virtual group listening to two storytelling agents capable of two forms of i...

  11. A distributed framework for inter-domain virtual network embedding

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    Wang, Zihua; Han, Yanni; Lin, Tao; Tang, Hui

    2013-03-01

    Network virtualization has been a promising technology for overcoming the Internet impasse. A main challenge in network virtualization is the efficient assignment of virtual resources. Existing work focused on intra-domain solutions whereas inter-domain situation is more practical in realistic setting. In this paper, we present a distributed inter-domain framework for mapping virtual networks to physical networks which can ameliorate the performance of the virtual network embedding. The distributed framework is based on a Multi-agent approach. A set of messages for information exchange is defined. We design different operations and IPTV use scenarios to validate the advantages of our framework. Use cases shows that our framework can solve the inter-domain problem efficiently.

  12. Sistemas inteligentes de embalagens utilizando filmes de quitosana como indicador colorimétrico de temperatura Alternative intelligent material for packaging using chitosan films as colorimetric temperature indicators

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    Vinícius B. V. Maciel

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Clorofila, um pigmento natural termossensível, foi incorporado à matriz de filmes de quitosana visando a obter sistemas inteligentes de indicação de variação de temperatura. A quitosana é um polímero biodegradável que forma filmes flexíveis com eficiente barreira ao oxigênio, podendo ser alternativa ao uso de polímeros sintéticos. Clorofila foi adicionada (0,25 g/100 g à suspensão de quitosana (2,00 g/100 g formando filmes inteligentes de quitosana (FIQ. Os efeitos da temperatura (10 °C a 50 °C e luminosidade (0 a 1000 lx foram estudados utilizando um planejamento experimental, avaliando os parâmetros de cor (L*, a*, b* e propriedades mecânicas. As suspensões de quitosana contendo clorofila foram aplicadas como revestimento em superfície de papel cartão formando o sistema de material flexível filme-papel cartão (S-FP, reduzindo significativamente o tempo de secagem. Os filmes caracterizaram-se pela homogeneidade, flexibilidade, coloração esverdeada e fácil manuseio. A variação de cor foi visualmente observada no sistema S-FP, alterando irreversivelmente de verde para amarelo quando submetido a temperaturas acima de 50 °C, independentemente da luminosidade. Desta forma, o sistema proposto tem potencial de aplicação como indicador colorimétrico de temperatura na faixa de 50 °C a 75 °C, com a vantagem de simples fabricação, biodegradabilidade e uso de materiais seguros para aplicação em contato direto com alimentos e fármacos, além do baixo custo.Chlorophyll was incorporated into chitosan films, forming intelligent systems able to detect variations in temperature. Chitosan is a biodegradable polymer that forms flexible, resistant films with an efficient oxygen barrier. Chlorophyll was added (0.25 g/100 g into chitosan suspension (2.00 g/100 g and intelligent films (FIQ were cast. The effects of temperature (10 °C to 50 °C and luminosity (0 to 1000 lx on the films were studied using an experimental design

  13. Intelligent support system online for the operation of fossil fuel units; Sistema inteligente de ayuda en linea para la operacion de unidades termoelectricas

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    Quintero R, Agustin; Suarez C, Dionisio A; Sanchez L, Jose Alfredo [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2006-07-01

    The purpose of this publication is to present a support system online for the operation (SAO) of fossil fuel units, having as objective to support the operator of fossil fuel units when handling guidelines and essential information to carry out the starting and shutdown in a safe and efficient way, reducing the consumption of the useful life of the steam generator and the turbine, as well as the operational cost. Here are presented the intelligent systems for the support of the operation and are described the main characteristics in the dominion of application for the support system, its architecture and functionality, as well as the results obtained in the system assessment performed with the aid of total reach simulator of a fossil fuel unit and a pilot unit. [Spanish] Es motivo de esta publicacion, la presentacion de un sistema de ayuda en linea para la operacion (SAO) de unidades termoelectricas que tiene como objetivo asistir al operador de una unidad termoelectrica con guias de manejo e informacion esencial para llevar a cabo el arranque o paro en forma segura y eficiente, reducir el consumo de vida util del generador de vapor y la turbina, asi como el costo de operacion. Aqui se presentan los sistemas inteligentes de ayuda a la operacion y se describen las caracteristicas principales del dominio de aplicacion para el sistema de ayuda, su arquitectura y funcionalidad, asi como los resultados obtenidos de la evaluacion del sistema realizada con la ayuda de un simulador de alcance total de una unidad termoelectrica y una unidad piloto.

  14. Trading Agents

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    Wellman, Michael

    2011-01-01

    Automated trading in electronic markets is one of the most common and consequential applications of autonomous software agents. Design of effective trading strategies requires thorough understanding of how market mechanisms operate, and appreciation of strategic issues that commonly manifest in trading scenarios. Drawing on research in auction theory and artificial intelligence, this book presents core principles of strategic reasoning that apply to market situations. The author illustrates trading strategy choices through examples of concrete market environments, such as eBay, as well as abst

  15. A Virtual History of Mauritius

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    University of Mauritius, Réduit, Mauritius. 116. A Virtual History ... out will be presented. Keywords: Virtual Heritage, Virtual Reality, Archaeology, Mauritius ... money would better be spent on other major education and IT development projects ...

  16. Interactive Embodied Agents for Cultural Heritage and Archaeological presentations

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    F. Seron

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, Maxine, a powerful engine to develop applications with embodied animated agents is presented. The engine, based on the use of open source libraries, enables multimodal real-time interaction with the user: via text, voice, images and gestures. Maxine virtual agents can establish emotional communication with the user through their facial expressions, the modulation of the voice and expressing the answers of the agents according to the information gathered by the system: noise level in the room, observer’s position, emotional state of the observer, etc. Moreover, the user’s emotions are considered and captured through images. For the moment, Maxine virtual agents have been used as virtual presenters for Cultural Heritage and Archaeological shows.

  17. The virtual GULLIVER project

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    Trappl, R.; Nijholt, Antinus; Stuk, M.; Zwiers, Jakob

    2002-01-01

    In this paper we discuss our virtual reality project Gulliver. This project is part of a more comprehensive project conceived by two artists, Matjaž Štuk and Alena Hudcovicová, called “Gulliver’s Museum of Living Art��?. Our part of the project involves a virtual reality version of Swift’s Gulliver

  18. A Virtual Good Idea

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    Bolch, Matt

    2009-01-01

    School districts across the country have always had to do more with less. Funding goes only so far, leaving administrators and IT staff to find innovative ways to save money while maintaining a high level of academic quality. Creating virtual servers accomplishes both tasks, district technology personnel say. Virtual environments not only allow…

  19. 10 Myths of Virtualization

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    Schaffhauser, Dian

    2012-01-01

    Half of servers in higher ed are virtualized. But that number's not high enough for Link Alander, interim vice chancellor and CIO at the Lone Star College System (Texas). He aspires to see 100 percent of the system's infrastructure requirements delivered as IT services from its own virtualized data centers or other cloud-based operators. Back in…

  20. Designing Virtual Learning Environments

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    Veirum, Niels Einar

    2003-01-01

    The main objective of this working paper is to present a conceptual model for media integrated communication in virtual learning environments. The model for media integrated communication is very simple and identifies the necessary building blocks for virtual place making in a synthesis of methods...

  1. OVERLAPPING VIRTUAL CADASTRAL DOCUMENTATION

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    Madalina - Cristina Marian

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Two cadastrale plans of buildings, can overlap virtual. Overlap is highlighted when digital reception. According to Law no. 7/1996 as amended and supplemented, to solve these problems is by updating the database graphs, the repositioning. This paper addresses the issue of overlapping virtual cadastre in the history of the period 1999-2012.

  2. Taxation of virtual currency

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    Bal, Aleksandra Marta

    2014-01-01

    The Information Age has created a new concept of money – virtual currencies existing solely in the cyberspace in the form of intangible computer code. The most prominent virtual currency scheme, Bitcoin, grabbed the public attention as its value skyrocketed at the beginning of 2012. Whereas Bitcoin

  3. Virtual Company and Modelbank

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    Thorsteinsson, Uffe

    1996-01-01

    Ansøgning til Socrates programmet vedr. Tematisk netværk inden for området Virtual Company and Modelbank......Ansøgning til Socrates programmet vedr. Tematisk netværk inden for området Virtual Company and Modelbank...

  4. Virtual Pediatric Hospital

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    ... Thoracopaedia - An Imaging Encyclopedia of Pediatric Thoracic Disease Virtual Pediatric Hospital is the Apprentice's Assistant™ Last revised ... pediatric resources: GeneralPediatrics.com | PediatricEducation.org | SearchingPediatrics.com Virtual Pediatric Hospital is curated by Donna M. D' ...

  5. Virtual School Counseling

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    Osborn, Debra S.; Peterson, Gary W.; Hale, Rebecca R.

    2015-01-01

    The advent of virtual schools opens doors to opportunity for delivery of student services via the Internet. Through the use of structured interviews with four practicing Florida virtual school counselors, and a follow-up survey, the authors examined the experiences and reflections of school counselors who are employed full time in a statewide…

  6. State Virtual Libraries

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    Pappas, Marjorie L.

    2003-01-01

    Virtual library? Electronic library? Digital library? Online information network? These all apply to the growing number of Web-based resource collections managed by consortiums of state library entities. Some, like "INFOhio" and "KYVL" ("Kentucky Virtual Library"), have been available for a few years, but others are just starting. Searching for…

  7. Who Benefits from Virtuality?

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    Harper, Barry; Hedberg, John G.; Wright, Rob

    2000-01-01

    Discusses the use of constructivist frameworks to develop effective and successful learning environments, including educational software. Topics include technology supporting reform; virtuality and multimedia; attributes of interactive multimedia and virtual reality; and examples of context and learner active participation. (Contains 35…

  8. Virtual Reality in Psychology

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    Foreman, Nigel

    2009-01-01

    The benefits of using virtual environments (VEs) in psychology arise from the fact that movements in virtual space, and accompanying perceptual changes, are treated by the brain in much the same way as those in equivalent real space. The research benefits of using VEs, in areas of psychology such as spatial learning and cognition, include…

  9. Virtual reality musical instruments

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    Serafin, Stefania; Erkut, Cumhur; Kojs, Juraj

    2016-01-01

    The rapid development and availability of low cost technologies has created a wide interest in virtual reality (VR), but how to design and evaluate multisensory interactions in VR remains as a challenge. In this paper, we focus on virtual reality musical instruments, present an overview of our...

  10. Virtual Seminar Room

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    Forchhammer, Søren Otto; Fosgerau, Anders; Hansen, Peter Søren Kirk

    1999-01-01

    The initial design considerations and research goals for an ATM network based virtual seminar room with 5 sites are presented.......The initial design considerations and research goals for an ATM network based virtual seminar room with 5 sites are presented....

  11. Virtual Peace Education

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    Firer, Ruth

    2008-01-01

    This article is based on the convictions that peace education is the basis for any sustainable non-violent relations between parties in a conflict, and that virtual peace education is almost the only feasible way to practise peace education in an open violent conflict as is the current Israeli/Palestinians one. Moreover, virtual peace education…

  12. Representing Large Virtual Worlds

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    Kol, T.R.

    2018-01-01

    The ubiquity of large virtual worlds and their growing complexity in computer graphics require efficient representations. This means that we need smart solutions for the underlying storage of these complex environments, but also for their visualization. How the virtual world is best stored and how

  13. VEM: Virtual Enterprise Methodology

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    Tølle, Martin; Vesterager, Johan

    2003-01-01

    This chapter presents a virtual enterprise methodology (VEM) that outlines activities to consider when setting up and managing virtual enterprises (VEs). As a methodology the VEM helps companies to ask the right questions when preparing for and setting up an enterprise network, which works...

  14. The Erasmus Virtual Campus

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    Isakeit, D.

    2002-02-01

    The Erasmus Virtual Campus was inaugurated in September 2000 to bring together scientists and engineers interested in using the International Space Station and other facilities for their research. It also provides the foundation for creating Virtual Institutes in selected scientific disciplines. The current capabilities of the Campus are highlighted, along with plans for the future.

  15. Organization Virtual or Networked?

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    Rūta Tamošiūnaitė

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose—to present distinction between “virtual organization” and “networked organization”; giving their definitions.Design/methodology/approach—review of previous researches, systemic analyses of their findings and synthesis of distinctive characteristics of ”virtual organization” and “networked organization.”Findings—the main result of the research is key diverse features separating ”virtual organization” and ”networked organization.” Definitions of “virtual organization” and “networked organization” are presented.Originality/Value—distinction between “virtual organization” and “networked organization” creates possibilities to use all advantages of those types of organizations and gives foundation for deeper researches in this field.Research type: general review.

  16. Designing Virtual Worlds

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    Gürsimsek, Remzi Ates

    2014-01-01

    The online social platforms known as virtual worlds present their users various affordances for avatar based co-presence, social interaction and provide tools for collaborative content creation, including objects, textures and animations. The users of these worlds navigate their avatars as personal...... the audio-visual characteristics of designing in multi-user virtual environments generate experiential, interpersonal and textual meaning potentials....... mediators in 3D virtual space to collaborate and co-design the digital content. These co-designers are also the residents of these worlds, as they socialize by building inworld friendships. This article presents a social semiotic analysis of the three-dimensional virtual places and artifacts in the virtual...

  17. Virtual Organizations: Beyond Network Organization

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    Liviu Gabriel CRETU

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available One of the most used buzz-words in (e-business literature of the last decade is virtual organization. The term "virtual" can be identified in all sorts of combinations regarding the business world. From virtual products to virtual processes or virtual teams, everything that is “touched” by the computer’s processing power instantly becomes virtual. Moreover, most of the literature treats virtual and network organizations as being synonyms. This paper aims to draw a much more distinctive line between the two concepts. Providing a more coherent description of what virtual organization might be is also one of our intentions.

  18. Virtual CIM and Digital Manufacturing

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    Sev V.Nagalingam; Grier C.I.Lin

    2006-01-01

    Manufacturing enterprises play an important role in improving the economic environment of a country.Today, the capability to produce high quality products with shorter delivery time and the ability to produce according to the diverse customer requirements has become the characteristics of successful manufacturing industries. Application of intelligent manufacturing systems and Computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) are the most effective methods for overcoming the issues faced by present day manufactures while retaining the employment level and revenue of a country in today's highly competitive global market. With the developments taking place in CIM and its related technologies, the application of CIM in manufacturing enterprises has become a reality from the dream. This paper highlights the historical developments towards automation and the need for CIM systems. Furthermore, it analyses some new terms such as agile manufacturing, digital manufacturing, agent-based manufacturing and others, which have been emerging recently, and argues all these new technologies are the subsystems of CIM. In addition, this paper provides a new direction in CIM to fulfil the emerging challenges in today's global market and to satisfy the emerging need of virtual enterprises in the form of Virtual CIM.

  19. 9th KES Conference on Agent and Multi-Agent Systems : Technologies and Applications

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    Howlett, Robert; Jain, Lakhmi

    2015-01-01

    Agents and multi-agent systems are related to a modern software paradigm which has long been recognized as a promising technology for constructing autonomous, complex and intelligent systems. The topics covered in this volume include agent-oriented software engineering, agent co-operation, co-ordination, negotiation, organization and communication, distributed problem solving, specification of agent communication languages, agent privacy, safety and security, formalization of ontologies and conversational agents. The volume highlights new trends and challenges in agent and multi-agent research and includes 38 papers classified in the following specific topics: learning paradigms, agent-based modeling and simulation, business model innovation and disruptive technologies, anthropic-oriented computing, serious games and business intelligence, design and implementation of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems, digital economy, and advances in networked virtual enterprises. Published p...

  20. Intelligent Organization in a Learning Environment: an Exploration of its General Aspects La organización inteligente en un ambiente de aprendizaje: una exploración de sus aspectos generales

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    Noé Chávez Hernández

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This article provides an overview of the important aspects to be considered within learning organizations focused on continuous learning at the individual, group and organizational level, in order to develop the necessary competences and face their environment in a competitive way. This article aims to present several topics covered, from its introduction and identification of knowledge attributes and learning, until what is an intelligent organization, the structural design to be adopted as well as the skills of management to be implemented. The intention of this paper is to contribute to the stock of current theoretical information that serves as a reference for the practical research of the academics.Este artículo es un estudio de los aspectos que deben ser considerados dentro de las organizaciones inteligentes cuyo enfoque se centra en el aprendizaje constante (tanto individual como organizacional como una estrategia para desarrollar las competencias que les permitan enfrentar el entorno de una manera competitiva. Al exponer dichas temáticas, desde la presentación e identificación de las características del conocimiento y el aprendizaje dentro de una organización inteligente, hasta el diseño estructural a adoptar y las habilidades de gestión gerencial a ejecutar, nuestra intención es contribuir a la aplicación del conocimiento dentro del ámbito de la gestión empresarial.

  1. Episodic memory for human-like agents and human-like agents for episodic memory

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    Brom, C.; Lukavský, Jiří; Kadlec, R.

    2010-01-01

    Roč. 2, č. 2 (2010), s. 227-244 ISSN 1793-8473 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70250504 Keywords : episodic memory * virtual agent * modelling Subject RIV: AN - Psychology http://www.worldscinet.com/ijmc/02/0202/S1793843010000461.html

  2. Radioprotective Agents

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    Ilker Kelle

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Since1949, a great deal of research has been carried out on the radioprotective activity of various chemical substances. Thiol compounds, compounds which contain –SH radical, different classes of pharmacological agents and other compounds such as vitamine C and WR-2721 have been shown to reduce mortality when administered prior to exposure to a lethal dose of radiation. Recently, honey bee venom as well as that of its components melittin and histamine have shown to be valuable in reduction of radiation-induced damage and also provide prophylactic alternative treatment for serious side effects related with radiotherapy. It has been suggested that the radioprotective activity of bee venom components is related with the stimulation of the hematopoetic system.

  3. Sistema Electrónico Inteligente para el Control de la Interconexión entre Equipamiento de Generación Distribuida y la Red Eléctrica

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    Rafael Real-Calvo

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Las transformaciones que están teniendo lugar en el sector eléctrico están haciendo evolucionar la red hacia un modelo más inteligente y eficiente conocido como Smart Grid. En este contexto, a los DERs que se integren en la red se les requerirá un control avanzado de la interfaz de conexión. Este trabajo presenta un original dispositivo electrónico inteligente (IED de altas prestaciones para el control de la interconexión eléctrica con numerosas y nuevas prestaciones. El dispositivo tiene sobrada capacidad para contemplar tanto la calidad de suministro como operar multifuncionalmente a nivel de protección y seguridad; y su arquitectura modular en un Sistema Embebido permite una fácil integración, tanto en el desarrollo de equipos de nueva generación, como en equipamiento convencional ya instalado para adaptarlo al nuevo contexto de gestión inteligente. Se ha desarrollado un IED que ha sido sometido a pruebas de clase A siguiendo la normativa IEC 61000-4-30 e IEC 62586-2, y se le han efectuado ensayos para validar la respuesta temporal en la generación de órdenes y señales de alarma para protecciones. Se muestran y analizan algunos de estos resultados experimentales, y se comenta la experiencia de integración real de este prototipo en un inversor inteligente experimental, diseñado expresamente para operar en un escenario Smart Grid. Abstract: The changes that are taking place in the electricity sector are causing an evolution of grid towards a more intelligent and efficient model known as Smart Grid. In this context equipment that connect to electric system require an intelligent control of the connection interface. This paper presents the design and development of an intelligent electronic device (IED with high performance for controlling the electrical interconnection. The device has multifunctional ability to analyze power quality and operate with protections, and its modular architecture allows easy integration in

  4. Virtual Machine Logbook - Enabling virtualization for ATLAS

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    Yao Yushu; Calafiura, Paolo; Leggett, Charles; Poffet, Julien; Cavalli, Andrea; Frederic, Bapst

    2010-01-01

    ATLAS software has been developed mostly on CERN linux cluster lxplus or on similar facilities at the experiment Tier 1 centers. The fast rise of virtualization technology has the potential to change this model, turning every laptop or desktop into an ATLAS analysis platform. In the context of the CernVM project we are developing a suite of tools and CernVM plug-in extensions to promote the use of virtualization for ATLAS analysis and software development. The Virtual Machine Logbook (VML), in particular, is an application to organize work of physicists on multiple projects, logging their progress, and speeding up ''context switches'' from one project to another. An important feature of VML is the ability to share with a single 'click' the status of a given project with other colleagues. VML builds upon the save and restore capabilities of mainstream virtualization software like VMware, and provides a technology-independent client interface to them. A lot of emphasis in the design and implementation has gone into optimizing the save and restore process to makepractical to store many VML entries on a typical laptop disk or to share a VML entry over the network. At the same time, taking advantage of CernVM's plugin capabilities, we are extending the CernVM platform to help increase the usability of ATLAS software. For example, we added the ability to start the ATLAS event display on any computer running CernVM simply by clicking a button in a web browser. We want to integrate seamlessly VML with CernVM unique file system design to distribute efficiently ATLAS software on every physicist computer. The CernVM File System (CVMFS) download files on-demand via HTTP, and cache it locally for future use. This reduces by one order of magnitude the download sizes, making practical for a developer to work with multiple software releases on a virtual machine.

  5. [Virtual + 1] * Reality

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    Beckhaus, Steffi

    Virtual Reality aims at creating an artificial environment that can be perceived as a substitute to a real setting. Much effort in research and development goes into the creation of virtual environments that in their majority are perceivable only by eyes and hands. The multisensory nature of our perception, however, allows and, arguably, also expects more than that. As long as we are not able to simulate and deliver a fully sensory believable virtual environment to a user, we could make use of the fully sensory, multi-modal nature of real objects to fill in for this deficiency. The idea is to purposefully integrate real artifacts into the application and interaction, instead of dismissing anything real as hindering the virtual experience. The term virtual reality - denoting the goal, not the technology - shifts from a core virtual reality to an “enriched” reality, technologically encompassing both the computer generated and the real, physical artifacts. Together, either simultaneously or in a hybrid way, real and virtual jointly provide stimuli that are perceived by users through their senses and are later formed into an experience by the user's mind.

  6. Virtualization Security Combining Mandatory Access Control and Virtual Machine Introspection

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    Win, Thu Yein; Tianfield, Huaglory; Mair, Quentin

    2014-01-01

    Virtualization has become a target for attacks in cloud computing environments. Existing approaches to protecting the virtualization environment against the attacks are limited in protection scope and are with high overheads. This paper proposes a novel virtualization security solution which aims to provide comprehensive protection of the virtualization environment.

  7. The Virtual Dressing Room

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    Holte, Michael Boelstoft

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a review of recent developments and future perspectives, addressing the problem of creating a virtual dressing room. First, we review the current state-of-the-art of exiting solutions and discuss their applicability and limitations. We categorize the exiting solutions into three...... kinds: (1) virtual real-time 2D image/video techniques, where the consumer gets to superimpose the clothes on their real-time video to visualize themselves wearing the clothes. (2) 2D and 3D mannequins, where a web-application uses the body measurements provided by the customer, to superimpose...... and their demands to a virtual dressing room....

  8. The Virtual Dressing Room

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    Holte, Michael Boelstoft; Gao, Yi; Petersson, Eva

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents the design and evaluation of a usability and user experience test of a virtual dressing room. First, we motivate and introduce our recent developed prototype of a virtual dressing room. Next, we present the research and test design grounded in related usability and user...... experience studies. We give a description of the experimental setup and the execution of the designed usability and user experience test. To this end, we report interesting results and discuss the results with respect to user-centered design and development of a virtual dressing room....

  9. Virtual neutron scattering experiments

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    Overgaard, Julie Hougaard; Bruun, Jesper; May, Michael

    2017-01-01

    . In the last week of the course, students travel to a large-scale neutron scattering facility to perform real neutron scattering experiments. Through student interviews and survey answers, we argue, that the virtual training prepares the students to engage more fruitfully with experiments by letting them focus......We describe how virtual experiments can be utilized in a learning design that prepares students for hands-on experiments at large-scale facilities. We illustrate the design by showing how virtual experiments are used at the Niels Bohr Institute in a master level course on neutron scattering...

  10. Virtual Reality Musical Instruments

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    Serafin, Stefania; Erkut, Cumhur; Kojs, Juraj

    2016-01-01

    The rapid development and availability of low-cost technologies have created a wide interest in virtual reality. In the field of computer music, the term “virtual musical instruments” has been used for a long time to describe software simulations, extensions of existing musical instruments......, and ways to control them with new interfaces for musical expression. Virtual reality musical instruments (VRMIs) that include a simulated visual component delivered via a head-mounted display or other forms of immersive visualization have not yet received much attention. In this article, we present a field...

  11. Learning Icelandic Language and Culture in Virtual Reykjavik: Starting to Talk

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    Bédi, Branislav; Arnbjörnsdóttir, Birna; Vilhjálmsson, Hannes Högni; Helgadóttir, Hafdís Erla; Ólafsson, Stefán; Björgvinsson, Elías

    2016-01-01

    This paper describes how beginners of Icelandic as a foreign and second language responded to playing the first scene in Virtual Reykjavik, a video game-like environment where learners interact with virtual characters--Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs). This game enables learners to practice speaking and listening skills, to learn about the…

  12. Elbows higher! Performing, observing and correcting exercises by a Virtual Trainer

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    Ruttkay, Z.M.; van Welbergen, H.

    2008-01-01

    In the framework of our Reactive Virtual Trainer (RVT) project, we are developing an Intelligent Virtual Agent (IVA) capable to act similarly to a real trainer. Besides presenting the physical exercises to be performed, she keeps an eye on the user. She provides feedback whenever appropriate, to

  13. A Model Supported Interactive Virtual Environment for Natural Resource Sharing in Environmental Education

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    Barbalios, N.; Ioannidou, I.; Tzionas, P.; Paraskeuopoulos, S.

    2013-01-01

    This paper introduces a realistic 3D model supported virtual environment for environmental education, that highlights the importance of water resource sharing by focusing on the tragedy of the commons dilemma. The proposed virtual environment entails simulations that are controlled by a multi-agent simulation model of a real ecosystem consisting…

  14. Virtual Trondheim: A Virtual Environment for Tourism and Education

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    Jose, Dawn Alphonse

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to investigate whether educational activities in tourism can be supported by virtual reality technologies, using virtual world frameworks. Settings of virtual world of SecondLife and a recent Virtual Reality technology known as Oculus Rift were used in the thesis work with the city of Trondheim as the main context. Theoretical studies on Virtual Reality systems were conducted and data for the research were obtained through empirical studies condu...

  15. Bridging humans via agent networks

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    Ishida, Toru

    1994-01-01

    Recent drastic advance in telecommunication networks enabled the human organization of new class, teleorganization, which differ from any existing organization in that the organization which is easy to create by using telecommunication networks is virtual and remote, that people can join multiple organizations simultaneously, and that the organization can involve people who may not know each other. In order to enjoy the recent advance in telecommunication, the agent networks to help people organize themselves are needed. In this paper, an architecture of agent networks, in which each agent learns the preference or the utility functioin of the owner, and acts on behalf of the owner in maintaining the organization, is proposed. When an agent networks supports a human organization, the conventional human interface is divided into personal and social interfaces. The functionalities of the social interface in teleconferencing and telelearning were investigated. In both cases, the existence of B-ISDN is assumed, and the extension to the business meeting scheduling using personal handy phone (PHS) networks with personal digital assistant (PDA) terminals is expected. These circumstances are described. Mutual selection protocols (MSP) and their dynamic properties are explained. (K.I.)

  16. Setting up virtual private network

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    Huang Hongmei; Zhang Chengjun

    2003-01-01

    Setting up virtual private network for business enterprise provides a low cost network foundation, increases enterprise's network function and enlarges its private scope. The text introduces virtual private network's principal, privileges and protocols that use in virtual private network. At last, this paper introduces several setting up virtual private network's technologies which based on LAN

  17. Setting up virtual private network

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    Huang Hongmei; Zhang Chengjun

    2003-01-01

    Setting up virtual private network for business enterprise provides a low cost network foundation, increases enterprise network function and enlarges its private scope. This text introduces virtual private network principal, privileges and protocols applied in virtual private network. At last, this paper introduces several setting up virtual private network technologies which is based on LAN

  18. Virtual Museums as Educational Tool

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    2007-01-01

    Virtual Museums as Educational Tool On this web site you will find a collection of resources on virtual museums. The web site is meant to be a knowledge base for people with interest in museums, virtuality and education, and how virtual museums may contribute to adult education and lifelong...

  19. Virtual neutron scattering experiments

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    Overgaard, Julie Hougaard; Bruun, Jesper; May, Michael

    2016-01-01

    We describe how virtual experiments can be utilized in a learning design that prepares students for hands-on experiments at large-scale facilities. We illustrate the design by showing how virtual experiments are used at the Niels Bohr Institute in a master level course on neutron scattering....... In the last week of the course, students travel to a large-scale neutron scattering facility to perform real neutron scattering experiments. Through student interviews and survey answers, we argue, that the virtual training prepares the students to engage more fruitfully with experiments by letting them focus...... on physics and data rather than the overwhelming instrumentation. We argue that this is because they can transfer their virtual experimental experience to the real-life situation. However, we also find that learning is still situated in the sense that only knowledge of particular experiments is transferred...

  20. Virtual Factory Testbed

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Virtual Factory Testbed (VFT) is comprised of three physical facilities linked by a standalone network (VFNet). The three facilities are the Smart and Wireless...

  1. Virtual Telescope Alignment System

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Next-generation space telescopes require two spacecraft to fly in a coordinated fashion in space forming a virtual telescope. Achieving and maintaining this precise...

  2. Virtual Project Teams

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    Bjørn, Pernille

    technology in six real-life virtual teams, two in industry and four in education, applying interpretative research and action research methods. Two main lines of investigation are pursued: the first involves an examination of the organisational issues related to groupware adaptation in virtual project teams......, professional disciplines, time differences and technology. This thesis comprises a general introduction, referred to as the summary report, and seven research papers, which deal in detail with the results and findings of the empirical cases. The summary report provides a general introduction to the research......, while the second looks at the social context and practices of virtual project teams. Two of the key findings are 1) that the process of groupware adaptation by virtual project teams can be viewed as a process of expanding and aligning the technological frames of the participants, which includes mutual...

  3. Modelo de agente racional para auxiliar na gestão de serviços em redes de computadores

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    José Elias da Silva Justo

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available A globalização aumentou consideravelmente o volume de dados a serem processados, surgindo a necessidade de interligar computadores em redes. Administrar redes de computadores não é uma tarefa trivial. Agentes inteligentes podem auxiliar na gestão de redes de computadores. O objetivo deste trabalho é desenvolver um protótipo baseado em um agente de software, que monitore, gerencie serviços prestados em redes de computadores e intervenha reativamente, reiniciando quaisquer dos serviços com problemas. O agente analisa sua base de conhecimento periodicamente para verificar serviços que foram reiniciados e as possíveis causas dessa ação. O agente mostrou-se eficaz, manteve os serviços em funcionamento e gerou relatórios.

  4. Virtual Reality Lab Assistant

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    Saha, Hrishikesh; Palmer, Timothy A.

    1996-01-01

    Virtual Reality Lab Assistant (VRLA) demonstration model is aligned for engineering and material science experiments to be performed by undergraduate and graduate students in the course as a pre-lab simulation experience. This will help students to get a preview of how to use the lab equipment and run experiments without using the lab hardware/software equipment. The quality of the time available for laboratory experiments can be significantly improved through the use of virtual reality technology.

  5. Quantum Virtual Machine (QVM)

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    2016-11-18

    There is a lack of state-of-the-art HPC simulation tools for simulating general quantum computing. Furthermore, there are no real software tools that integrate current quantum computers into existing classical HPC workflows. This product, the Quantum Virtual Machine (QVM), solves this problem by providing an extensible framework for pluggable virtual, or physical, quantum processing units (QPUs). It enables the execution of low level quantum assembly codes and returns the results of such executions.

  6. Taxation of virtual currency

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    Bal, Aleksandra Marta

    2014-01-01

    The Information Age has created a new concept of money – virtual currencies existing solely in the cyberspace in the form of intangible computer code. The most prominent virtual currency scheme, Bitcoin, grabbed the public attention as its value skyrocketed at the beginning of 2012. Whereas Bitcoin has many proper ties that could make it an ideal currency for mainstream consumers and merchants, its main drawback is lack of clarity regarding its legal status and tax treatment. The European Cen...

  7. Virtual classroom project

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    Gmeiner, Nicholas

    2017-01-01

    This project aims to provide students with disabilities the same in class learning experience through virtual reality technology, 360-degree video capture, and the use of Arduino units. These technologies will be combined to facilitate communication between teachers in physical classrooms with students in virtual classrooms. The goal is to provide a person who is affected by a disability (which makes it hard to be in a traditional classroom) the same benefits of a safe and interactive learnin...

  8. Virtual Prototyping at CERN

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    Gennaro, Silvano De

    The VENUS (Virtual Environment Navigation in the Underground Sites) project is probably the largest Virtual Reality application to Engineering design in the world. VENUS is just over one year old and offers a fully immersive and stereoscopic "flythru" of the LHC pits for the proposed experiments, including the experimental area equipment and the surface models that are being prepared for a territorial impact study. VENUS' Virtual Prototypes are an ideal replacement for the wooden models traditionally build for the past CERN machines, as they are generated directly from the EUCLID CAD files, therefore they are totally reliable, they can be updated in a matter of minutes, and they allow designers to explore them from inside, in a one-to-one scale. Navigation can be performed on the computer screen, on a stereoscopic large projection screen, or in immersive conditions, with an helmet and 3D mouse. By using specialised collision detection software, the computer can find optimal paths to lower each detector part into the pits and position it to destination, letting us visualize the whole assembly probess. During construction, these paths can be fed to a robot controller, which can operate the bridge cranes and build LHC almost without human intervention. VENUS is currently developing a multiplatform VR browser that will let the whole HEP community access LHC's Virtual Protoypes over the web. Many interesting things took place during the conference on Virtual Reality. For more information please refer to the Virtual Reality section.

  9. Interpretations of virtual reality.

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    Voiskounsky, Alexander

    2011-01-01

    University students were surveyed to learn what they know about virtual realities. The two studies were administered with a half-year interval in which the students (N=90, specializing either in mathematics and science, or in social science and humanities) were asked to name particular examples of virtual realities. The second, but not the first study, was administered after the participants had the chance to see the movie "Avatar" (no investigation was held into whether they really saw it). While the students in both studies widely believed that activities such as social networking and online gaming represent virtual realities, some other examples provided by the students in the two studies differ: in the second study the participants expressed a better understanding of the items related to virtual realities. At the same time, not a single participant reported particular psychological states (either regular or altered) as examples of virtual realities. Profound popularization efforts need to be done to acquaint the public, including college students, with virtual realities and let the public adequately understand how such systems work.

  10. Virtualization Technologies for the Business

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    Sabina POPESCU

    2011-01-01

    There is a new trend of change in today's IT industry. It's called virtualization. In datacenter virtualization can occur on several levels, but the type of virtualization has created this trend change is the operating system offered or server virtualization. OS virtualization technologies come in two forms. First, there is a software component that is used to simulate a natural machine that has total control of an operating system operating on the host equipment. The second is a hypervisor, ...

  11. Virtual Machine in Automation Projects

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    Xing, Xiaoyuan

    2010-01-01

    Virtual machine, as an engineering tool, has recently been introduced into automation projects in Tetra Pak Processing System AB. The goal of this paper is to examine how to better utilize virtual machine for the automation projects. This paper designs different project scenarios using virtual machine. It analyzes installability, performance and stability of virtual machine from the test results. Technical solutions concerning virtual machine are discussed such as the conversion with physical...

  12. Sobre objetos y experiencias virtuales

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    Pacho, Julián

    2009-01-01

    This paper analyses basic onto-epistemological properties of the virtual reality and suggests these theses. First, the virtual reality establishes a new nature; its essential feature is to be an organic world of emancipated techno-theories. Second, the virtual reality doesn’t substitutes the traditional book; it substitutes the world. Third, the experience of the world in the virtual reality excludes the natural world experience. Fourth, the ontology of virtual reality is build without an act...

  13. Leader competencies in virtual organization

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    Bulinska-Stangrecka, Helena

    2018-01-01

    This paper discusses the competence required in the leadership of virtual organization. The specics of virtual organization presents a challenge to traditional managerial styles. In order to achieve success in virtual environment, a leader must develop specic abilities. This analysis examines the uniqueness of the virtual organization, including team work and management. The last part presents ndings and summaries regarding e€ective e-leadership requirement. A virtual leader ma...

  14. Multi-agent based simulator with high fidelity virtual sensors

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    Papp, Z.; Thean, A.H.C.; Elk, M.G. van; Dorrepaal, M.

    2003-01-01

    Nowadays the distributed implementation of measurement/data processing/control systems is gaining importance. This process is driven by application domain needs. Wide variety of applications (e.g. mobile-robotic, intelligent vehicle, autonomous-guided-vehicle systems) can be modelled as a collection

  15. Sexual attraction and inter-sexual dominance among virtual agents

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    Hemelrijk, C.K.; Moss, S.; Davidsson, P.

    2001-01-01

    In many group-living primates, males are dominant over females, but despite this dominance, they allow females access to resources during the period when females are sexually attractive - but only then and not otherwise. Conventionally, such male 'courtesy' is explained as a special strategy to gain

  16. A Virtual Agent for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment

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    Tielman, M.L.

    2018-01-01

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder with a high impact on quality of life, and despite the existence of treatment, barriers still stop many people from receiving the care they need. An e-mental health system for home use might remove some of these barriers, as it provides a

  17. Agentes virtuales con capacidades cognitivas utilizando IBM Watson

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    Carrillo Calderón, Manuel Esteban

    2017-01-01

    Resumen (castellano) En la actualidad, los avances en la tecnología informática y la creciente globalización por medio de Internet y las redes sociales han obligado a que los comercios tradicionales luchen por digitalizarse, a la par que los comercios online traten de ser cada vez más personales y cercanos a los clientes. En esto consiste el comercio electrónico conversacional, una evolución del ecosistema del comercio electrónico. Hoy en día, los chats automáticos con mensajes estándar...

  18. Commerce and Entertainment in the Twente Virtual Theatre Environment

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    Nijholt, Antinus; Kirner, C.; Kirner, T.G.

    1999-01-01

    In this paper we discuss research on a virtual theatre environment. The theatre has been built using VRML and therefore it can be accessed through World Wide Web. In the environment we employ several agents. The theatre allows navigation input through keyboard function keys and mouse, but there is

  19. SYNTHETIC DESIGN AND THE ART OF VIRTUAL REALITY IN ...

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    defined to be a form of human-computer interaction in which real or imaginary .... tagged Game Bots: A 3D Virtual World Testbed, for Multi-agent Research. ... is only a soft touch as the VR technology itself is light-based thereby creating.

  20. Late commitment: virtual story characters that can frame their world

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    Swartjes, I.M.T.; Theune, Mariet

    2009-01-01

    Our long-term aim is to build virtual agents that can partake together with human interactors as characters in a story, which emerges from their interactions wich each other and with the story world (the emergent narrative approach). Improvisational theatre -- as a real-life example -- suggests an

  1. Generalized conventional and intelligent supervisory control system for combined cycle generation power plants; Sistema de control supervisorio generalizado convencional e inteligente para centrales de generacion de ciclo combinado

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    Martinez Morales, Miguel Angel

    2004-12-15

    (conventional or intelligent) is possible to get more power generation than if we use the automatic methods based on feedback MW control. Consequently, the financial benefit due to the MW generated along a period of 2 months, is equivalent to return the investment required if the CCPP would had been repowered. Test also showed that with the fuzzy based SGC is possible to get a 'little more' power generation than if we use the PID based SGC. The development and implementation of the SGC was made in three phases: First Phase: Upgrading of the simulation dynamic mathematical model and implementation in a new software platform based on LabWindows/CVI. Second Phase: Design, implementation and testing of the PID based SGC. Third Phase: Design and implementation and testing of the Intelligent SGC, based in fuzzy logic. [Spanish] El programa de obras de generacion de la Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) del ano 2004 al ano 2008 esta caracterizado por el dominio del proceso de ciclo combinado para la expansion de generacion de energia en Mexico [CFE, 2000]. De acuerdo con los datos presentados por esta fuente, el incremento estimado en la capacidad de generacion de potencia electrica es de 12876 MW, de los cuales las centrales de ciclo combinado aportaran 10655 MW, lo que representa el 82.75%. Bajo estas expectativas de expansion de generacion de energia en Mexico, en este trabajo de tesis se desarrollo un sistema de control supervisorio generalizado (CSG) convencional (PID) e inteligente (logica difusa) para una central de generacion de ciclo combinado, el cual permite lograr la operacion optima de la planta a traves del arranque automatico de las unidades generadoras y obtener la maxima cantidad posible de potencia electrica en forma automatica y segura. Para el desarrollo del CSG se implanto un lazo de control por temperatura para el sistema de turbina de gas (TG) y un lazo de control por presion estrangulada para la turbina de vapor (TV). El diseno de estos sistemas

  2. 10th KES Conference on Agent and Multi-Agent Systems : Technologies and Applications

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    Chen-Burger, Yun-Heh; Howlett, Robert; Jain, Lakhmi

    2016-01-01

    The modern economy is driven by technologies and knowledge. Digital technologies can free, shift and multiply choices, often intruding on the space of other industries, by providing new ways of conducting business operations and creating values for customers and companies. The topics covered in this volume include software agents, multi-agent systems, agent modelling, mobile and cloud computing, big data analysis, business intelligence, artificial intelligence, social systems, computer embedded systems and nature inspired manufacturing, etc. that contribute to the modern Digital Economy. This volume highlights new trends and challenges in agent, new digital and knowledge economy research and includes 28 papers classified in the following specific topics: business process management, agent-based modeling and simulation, anthropic-oriented computing, learning paradigms, business informatics and gaming, digital economy, and advances in networked virtual enterprises. Published papers were selected for presentatio...

  3. Virtual data in CMS production

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    Arbree, A. et al.

    2004-01-01

    Initial applications of the GriPhyN Chimera Virtual Data System have been performed within the context of CMS Production of Monte Carlo Simulated Data. The GriPhyN Chimera system consists of four primary components: (1) a Virtual Data Language, which is used to describe virtual data products, (2) a Virtual Data Catalog, which is used to store virtual data entries, (3) an Abstract Planner, which resolves all dependencies of a particular virtual data product and forms a location and existence independent plan, (4) a Concrete Planner, which maps an abstract, logical plan onto concrete, physical grid resources accounting for staging in/out files and publishing results to a replica location service. A CMS Workflow Planner, MCRunJob, is used to generate virtual data products using the Virtual Data Language. Subsequently, a prototype workflow manager, known as WorkRunner, is used to schedule the instantiation of virtual data products across a grid

  4. Virtual Data in CMS Production

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    Arbree, A; Bourilkov, D; Cavanaugh, R J; Graham, G; Katageri, S; Rodríguez, J; Voeckler, J; Wilde, M

    2003-01-01

    Initial applications of the GriPhyN Chimera Virtual Data System have been performed within the context of CMS Production of Monte Carlo Simulated Data. The GriPhyN Chimera system consists of four primary components: 1) a Virtual Data Language, which is used to describe virtual data products, 2) a Virtual Data Catalog, which is used to store virtual data entries, 3) an Abstract Planner, which resolves all dependencies of a particular virtual data product and forms a location and existence independent plan, 4) a Concrete Planner, which maps an abstract, logical plan onto concrete, physical grid resources accounting for staging in/out files and publishing results to a replica location service. A CMS Workflow Planner, MCRunJob, is used to generate virtual data products using the Virtual Data Language. Subsequently, a prototype workflow manager, known as WorkRunner, is used to schedule the instantiation of virtual data products across a grid.

  5. Trends in Virtualized User Environments

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    Diane Barrett

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Virtualized environments can make forensics investigation more difficult. Technological advances in virtualization tools essentially make removable media a PC that can be carried around in a pocket or around a neck. Running operating systems and applications this way leaves very little trace on the host system. This paper will explore all the newest methods for virtualized environments and the implications they have on the world of forensics. It will begin by describing and differentiating between software and hardware virtualization. It will then move on to explain the various methods used for server and desktop virtualization. Next, it will explain how virtualization affects the basic forensic process. Finally, it will describe the common methods to find virtualization artifacts and identify virtual activities that affect the examination process of certain virtualized user environments.

  6. Virtual Library: An essential component of virtual education

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    M zarghani

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction: Library is one of the essential elements of universities which provide some important educational needs of students. Virtual education can not be exempted and virtual libraries are important support for virtual training programs. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the viewpoint of administrators and students in virtual education centers about the virtual library, its role and resources. Methods: This study was a descriptive survey. The research instrument was a researcher made questionnaire that its validity and reliability was confirmed. The study population consisted of 19 virtual training centers in Tehran city. Out of 19 centers, simple randomized sampling was done in five Centers. The sample size was 360 students. Data collection was conducted online and descriptive statistics using SPSS 18 and Excel software were used. Results: The results showed that viewpoints of administrators and students about the mission and services of virtual libraries in some cases were similar and in some cases were different. One of the administrators’ reasons for setting up a virtual learning system was lifelong learning, and lack of knowledge about virtual libraries was the reason for inadequate use of virtual libraries. The best format of virtual library from the administrators’ and students’ viewpoint, was portal document format (PDF. Conclusion: One of the most important function of a virtual library, is lifelong learning and empowering users to provide information and educational needs. The main reason for not setting up a virtual library is t lack of knowledge about it.

  7. Varieties of virtualization

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    Ellis, Stephen R.

    1991-01-01

    Natural environments have a content, i.e., the objects in them; a geometry, i.e., a pattern of rules for positioning and displacing the objects; and a dynamics, i.e., a system of rules describing the effects of forces acting on the objects. Human interaction with most common natural environments has been optimized by centuries of evolution. Virtual environments created through the human-computer interface similarly have a content, geometry, and dynamics, but the arbitrary character of the computer simulation creating them does not insure that human interaction with these virtual environments will be natural. The interaction, indeed, could be supernatural but it also could be impossible. An important determinant of the comprehensibility of a virtual environment is the correspondence between the environmental frames of reference and those associated with the control of environmental objects. The effects of rotation and displacement of control frames of reference with respect to corresponding environmental references differ depending upon whether perceptual judgement or manual tracking performance is measured. The perceptual effects of frame of reference displacement may be analyzed in terms of distortions in the process of virtualizing the synthetic environment space. The effects of frame of reference displacement and rotation have been studied by asking subjects to estimate exocentric direction in a virtual space.

  8. The virtual slice setup.

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    Lytton, William W; Neymotin, Samuel A; Hines, Michael L

    2008-06-30

    In an effort to design a simulation environment that is more similar to that of neurophysiology, we introduce a virtual slice setup in the NEURON simulator. The virtual slice setup runs continuously and permits parameter changes, including changes to synaptic weights and time course and to intrinsic cell properties. The virtual slice setup permits shocks to be applied at chosen locations and activity to be sampled intra- or extracellularly from chosen locations. By default, a summed population display is shown during a run to indicate the level of activity and no states are saved. Simulations can run for hours of model time, therefore it is not practical to save all of the state variables. These, in any case, are primarily of interest at discrete times when experiments are being run: the simulation can be stopped momentarily at such times to save activity patterns. The virtual slice setup maintains an automated notebook showing shocks and parameter changes as well as user comments. We demonstrate how interaction with a continuously running simulation encourages experimental prototyping and can suggest additional dynamical features such as ligand wash-in and wash-out-alternatives to typical instantaneous parameter change. The virtual slice setup currently uses event-driven cells and runs at approximately 2 min/h on a laptop.

  9. Robotic and Virtual Reality BCIs Using Spatial Tactile and Auditory Oddball Paradigms.

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    Rutkowski, Tomasz M

    2016-01-01

    The paper reviews nine robotic and virtual reality (VR) brain-computer interface (BCI) projects developed by the author, in collaboration with his graduate students, within the BCI-lab research group during its association with University of Tsukuba, Japan. The nine novel approaches are discussed in applications to direct brain-robot and brain-virtual-reality-agent control interfaces using tactile and auditory BCI technologies. The BCI user intentions are decoded from the brainwaves in realtime using a non-invasive electroencephalography (EEG) and they are translated to a symbiotic robot or virtual reality agent thought-based only control. A communication protocol between the BCI output and the robot or the virtual environment is realized in a symbiotic communication scenario using an user datagram protocol (UDP), which constitutes an internet of things (IoT) control scenario. Results obtained from healthy users reproducing simple brain-robot and brain-virtual-agent control tasks in online experiments support the research goal of a possibility to interact with robotic devices and virtual reality agents using symbiotic thought-based BCI technologies. An offline BCI classification accuracy boosting method, using a previously proposed information geometry derived approach, is also discussed in order to further support the reviewed robotic and virtual reality thought-based control paradigms.

  10. Robotic and Virtual Reality BCIs Using Spatial Tactile and Auditory Oddball Paradigms

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    Tomasz Maciej Rutkowski

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper reviews nine robotic and virtual reality (VR brain-computer interface (BCI projects developed by the author, in collaboration with his graduate students, within the BCI-lab research group during its association with University of Tsukuba, Japan. The nine novel approaches are discussed in applications to direct brain-robot and brain-virtual-reality-agent control interfaces using tactile and auditory BCI technologies. The BCI user intentions are decoded from the brainwaves in realtime using a non-invasive electroencephalography (EEG and they are translated to a symbiotic robot or virtual reality agent thought-based only control. A communication protocol between the BCI output and the robot or the virtual environment is realized in a symbiotic communication scenario using an user datagram protocol (UDP, which constitutes an internet of things (IoT control scenario. Results obtained from healthy users reproducing simple brain-robot and brain-virtual-agent control tasks in online experiments support the research goal of a possibility to interact with robotic devices and virtual reality agents using symbiotic thought-based BCI technologies. An offline BCI classification accuracy boosting method, using a previously proposed information geometry derived approach, is also discussed in order to further support the reviewed robotic and virtual reality thought-based control paradigms.

  11. El concepto ciencia en la hipótesis del diseño inteligente, según la sentencia Tammy Kitzmiller et al. vs. Dover Area School District

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    Claramonte Sanz, Vicente

    2010-01-01

    PLANTEAMIENTO. La presente tesis doctoral propone una discusión crítica sobre si la hipótesis del diseño inteligente puede ser calificada, desde un punto de vista técnico-filosófico, como un discurso científico, o por el contrario pseudocientífico. Los parámetros de la discusión caen dentro del área de Filosofía de la Ciencia y subárea de Filosofía de la Biología, tratando de señalar las inconsistencias teóricas y empíricas del antievolucionismo, en el marco del debate entre evolucionismo y c...

  12. Tunable aqueous virtual micropore.

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    Park, Jae Hyun; Guan, Weihua; Reed, Mark A; Krstić, Predrag S

    2012-03-26

    A charged microparticle can be trapped in an aqueous environment by forming a narrow virtual pore--a cylindrical space region in which the particle motion in the radial direction is limited by forces emerging from dynamical interactions of the particle charge and dipole moment with an external radiofrequency quadrupole electric field. If the particle satisfies the trap stability criteria, its mean motion is reduced exponentially with time due to the viscosity of the aqueous environment; thereafter the long-time motion of particle is subject only to random, Brownian fluctuations, whose magnitude, influenced by the electrophoretic and dielectrophoretic effects and added to the particle size, determines the radius of the virtual pore, which is demonstrated by comparison of computer simulations and experiment. The measured size of the virtual nanopore could be utilized to estimate the charge of a trapped micro-object. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  13. Material and Virtuality

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    Kruse Aagaard, Anders

    2015-01-01

    Through tangible experiments this paper discusses the dialogues between digital architectural drawing and the process of materialisation. The paper sets op the spans between virtual and actual and control and uncertainty making these oppositions a combined spaces where information between a digital...... world and a physical world can interchange. The paper suggest an approach where an overlapping of virtuality and the tangible material output from digital fabrication machines create a method of using materialisation tools as instruments to connect the reality of materials and to an exploring process...... through these experiments is both tangible and directly connected to real actions in digital drawing or material processing but also the base for theoretical contemplations of the relation between virtual and actual and control and uncertainty....

  14. The Virtual Diphoton Excess

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    Stolarski, Daniel

    2016-01-01

    Interpreting the excesses around 750 GeV in the diphoton spectra to be the signal of a new heavy scalar decaying to photons, we point out the possibility of looking for correlated signals with virtual photons. In particular, we emphasize that the effective operator that generates the diphoton decay will also generate decays to two leptons and a photon, as well as to four leptons, independently of the new resonance couplings to $Z\\gamma$ and $ZZ$. Depending on the relative sizes of these effective couplings, we show that the virtual diphoton component can make up a sizable, and sometimes dominant, contribution to the total $2\\ell \\gamma$ and $4\\ell$ partial widths. We also discuss modifications to current experimental cuts in order to maximize the sensitivity to these virtual photon effects. Finally, we briefly comment on prospects for channels involving other Standard Model fermions as well as more exotic decay possibilities of the putative resonance.

  15. First Indico Virtual Event

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    2014-01-01

    The first Indico virtual event will take place on February 4th 15:00 and will focus on two main topics The release of Indico v1.2 The migration of the OO Indico backend database (ZODB) to a more standard DBMS It will be fully virtual using the CERN Vidyo service and will foster discussions between developers and administrators of Indico servers worldwide. Connections to the virtual room will be open, but attendees are encouraged to register to the event, in order to be informed of any changes in the organisation if any. If you would like to add a topic of discussion or propose yourself a contribution, please let us know at indico-team@cern.ch. Connection to Vidyo Vidyo connection details are available here CERN Vidyo service documentation can be found here First-time users are encouraged to try the service before connecting to the real event

  16. Virtual-World Naturalism

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    Daniel Reynolds

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Sometimes a player will stray from the path described by a game, moving into new spaces, developing new possible modes of interaction, and often discovering the rougher edges of the game world, where physics models break down, textures become incongruous, and the pieces don’t quite fit together. Gameplay that seeks out these spaces and these phenomena, that searches for such clues to the underlying construction of the virtual environment, is a kind of virtual-world naturalism, at once a return to an investigative urge that has been subsumed to the exhaustive mapping and description of the real world and a form of resistance to the very idea of pre-defined paths of action, of externally imposed limits, in virtual worlds as well as in our own.

  17. Affect and Metaphor Sensing in Virtual Drama

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    Li Zhang

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available We report our developments on metaphor and affect sensing for several metaphorical language phenomena including affects as external entities metaphor, food metaphor, animal metaphor, size metaphor, and anger metaphor. The metaphor and affect sensing component has been embedded in a conversational intelligent agent interacting with human users under loose scenarios. Evaluation for the detection of several metaphorical language phenomena and affect is provided. Our paper contributes to the journal themes on believable virtual characters in real-time narrative environment, narrative in digital games and storytelling and educational gaming with social software.

  18. Virtual Crowds Methods, Simulation, and Control

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    Pelechano, Nuria; Allbeck, Jan

    2008-01-01

    There are many applications of computer animation and simulation where it is necessary to model virtual crowds of autonomous agents. Some of these applications include site planning, education, entertainment, training, and human factors analysis for building evacuation. Other applications include simulations of scenarios where masses of people gather, flow, and disperse, such as transportation centers, sporting events, and concerts. Most crowd simulations include only basic locomotive behaviors possibly coupled with a few stochastic actions. Our goal in this survey is to establish a baseline o

  19. Representing affective facial expressions for robots and embodied conversational agents by facial landmarks

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    Liu, C.; Ham, J.R.C.; Postma, E.O.; Midden, C.J.H.; Joosten, B.; Goudbeek, M.

    2013-01-01

    Affective robots and embodied conversational agents require convincing facial expressions to make them socially acceptable. To be able to virtually generate facial expressions, we need to investigate the relationship between technology and human perception of affective and social signals. Facial

  20. Aplicación de Tecnologías Inteligentes para el Estudio de Conductas de Robots Móviles en Ambientes de Trabajo con Obstáculos Fijos

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    Alejandro Hossian

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available La Inteligencia Artificial (IA encuentra sus raíces en distintos mitos y leyendas a lo largo de la historia de la humanidad. De manera tal que con el transcurso del tiempo, la IA se ha ido nutriendo de un variopinto espectro de tecnologías; las cuales han sido y siguen siendo de suma utilidad en distintas áreas disciplinares. A tal efecto, y este es el caso del presente artículo, corresponde citar el área de estudio de la navegación de robots móviles, cuyos tópicos de investigación constituyen un aporte sustancial en distintos sectores del desarrollo (industriales, medicinales, seguridad, aeroespacial, entre otros. El presente trabajo centra su análisis en el comportamiento que registran los robots móviles en ambientes de navegación estructurados, en los cuales los obstáculos permanecen fijos mientras el robot realiza las acciones requeridas por el usuario. Los primeros experimentos tuvieron como soporte la aplicación de las Tecnologías Inteligentes de las Redes Neuronales Artificiales (RNA, los cuales se focalizaron en la implementación del algoritmo de aprendizaje supervisado de retropropagación del error (backpropagation. Actualmente, y con el propósito de mejorar la performance del vehículo robótico con la tecnología aplicada, se realizan experimentos mediante la aplicación de algoritmos inteligentes de carácter deliberativo, los cuales se orientan hacia la planificación de las tareas que el robot debe realizar dentro de su entorno de operación.

  1. Enfoque de las organizaciones inteligentes en la implementación de nuevas técnicas de dirección en las pequeñas y medianas empresas (PYMEs

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    César A. Valecillos

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo tiene como propósito destacar los aportes que ofrece el Enfoque de las Organizaciones Inteligentes en relación al cambio y al manejo de las resistencias involucrados en la implementación de técnicas de dirección en las PYMES. El método empleado se basó en el análisis de planteamientos de autores de literatura vinculada con el tema. Entre los factores encontrados que operan negativamente para invertir en nuevas herramientas de dirección, cabe destacar: el enfoque de gestión tradicional que prevalece en el sistema de creencias de los propietarios, la cultura organizacional y el desconocimiento de una metodología adecuada para el diagnóstico y administración de los cambios implícitos en la implementación de nuevas tecnologías. Se concluye que entre las respuestas que ofrece el enfoque de las organizaciones inteligentes, resaltan: facilitar procesos de aprendizaje organizacional en el dueño y líderes para involucrar y crear los compromisos necesarios para modelar e impulsar las nuevas tecnologías, intervenir en el sistema humano cultural de manera que el cambio no se perciba como una amenaza sino como una oportunidad para el crecimiento personal y el desarrollo organizacional y considerar la metodología de análisis de flujos para el diagnóstico, planificación y seguimiento de los cambios asociados en la implementación.

  2. Applied virtual reality

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    Yule, I.Y.; Lee, D.J.

    1996-01-01

    To reduce plant down time during irradiated fuel cell dismantling at Torness Power Station, a new visualisation technique has been used for the manipulator. Complex computer graphics packages were used to provide a ''Virtual Reality'' environment which allowed the Irradiated Fuel Dismantling Cell to be simulated. Significant cost savings have been achieved due to reductions in lost output. The virtual reality environment is at present being extended to the design and deployment of a new manipulator for in-vessel inspection of the boiler. (UK)

  3. Virtual interface environment workstations

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    Fisher, S. S.; Wenzel, E. M.; Coler, C.; Mcgreevy, M. W.

    1988-01-01

    A head-mounted, wide-angle, stereoscopic display system controlled by operator position, voice and gesture has been developed at NASA's Ames Research Center for use as a multipurpose interface environment. This Virtual Interface Environment Workstation (VIEW) system provides a multisensory, interactive display environment in which a user can virtually explore a 360-degree synthesized or remotely sensed environment and can viscerally interact with its components. Primary applications of the system are in telerobotics, management of large-scale integrated information systems, and human factors research. System configuration, research scenarios, and research directions are described.

  4. Virtual reality haptic dissection.

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    Erolin, Caroline; Wilkinson, Caroline; Soames, Roger

    2011-12-01

    This project aims to create a three-dimensional digital model of the human hand and wrist which can be virtually 'dissected' through a haptic interface. Tissue properties will be added to the various anatomical structures to replicate a realistic look and feel. The project will explore the role of the medical artist, and investigate cross-discipline collaborations in the field of virtual anatomy. The software will be used to train anatomy students in dissection skills, before experience on a real cadaver. The effectiveness of the software will be evaluated and assessed both quantitatively as well as qualitatively.

  5. Virtual realities and education

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    Curcio Igor D.D.

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is to highlight the state of the art of virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality technologies and their applications in formal education. We also present a selected list of case studies that prove the utility of these technologies in the context of formal education. Furthermore, as byproduct, the mentioned case studies show also that, although the industry is able to develop very advanced virtual environment technologies, their pedagogical implications are strongly related to a well-designed theoretical framework.

  6. Virtual power plant auctions

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    Ausubel, Lawrence M.; Cramton, Peter

    2010-01-01

    Since their advent in 2001, virtual power plant (VPP) auctions have been implemented widely. In this paper, we describe the simultaneous ascending-clock auction format that has been used for virtually all VPP auctions to date, elaborating on other design choices that most VPP auctions have had in common as well as discussing a few aspects that have varied significantly among VPP auctions. We then evaluate the various objectives of regulators in requiring VPP auctions, concluding that the auctions have been effective devices for facilitating new entry into electricity markets and for developing wholesale power markets. (author)

  7. Virtual power plant auctions

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    Ausubel, Lawrence M.; Cramton, Peter [Department of Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States)

    2010-12-15

    Since their advent in 2001, virtual power plant (VPP) auctions have been implemented widely. In this paper, we describe the simultaneous ascending-clock auction format that has been used for virtually all VPP auctions to date, elaborating on other design choices that most VPP auctions have had in common as well as discussing a few aspects that have varied significantly among VPP auctions. We then evaluate the various objectives of regulators in requiring VPP auctions, concluding that the auctions have been effective devices for facilitating new entry into electricity markets and for developing wholesale power markets. (author)

  8. Interacting agents in finance

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    Hommes, C.; Durlauf, S.N.; Blume, L.E.

    2008-01-01

    Interacting agents in finance represent a behavioural, agent-based approach in which financial markets are viewed as complex adaptive systems consisting of many boundedly rational agents interacting through simple heterogeneous investment strategies, constantly adapting their behaviour in response

  9. Riot Control Agents

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    ... Submit What's this? Submit Button Facts About Riot Control Agents Interim document Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir What riot control agents are Riot control agents (sometimes referred to ...

  10. Issues in multimodal nonverbal communication and emotion in embodied (conversational) agents

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    Nijholt, Antinus; Callaos, N.; Breda, A.; Fernandez, A.

    2002-01-01

    Virtual worlds are getting inhabited by virtual humans. Sometimes they act as (autonomous) embodied conversational agents; sometimes they represent human visitors and reflect (real-time) actions performed by the human visitors or users of the environment. It is not always necessary to represent a

  11. Virtual water: Virtuous impact? : the unsteady state of virtual water

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    Roth, D.; Warner, J.F.

    2008-01-01

    Virtual water,” water needed for crop production, is now being mainstreamed in the water policy world. Relying on virtual water in the form of food imports is increasingly recommended as good policy for water-scarce areas. Virtual water globalizes discussions on water scarcity, ecological

  12. Virtual Library Design Document; TOPICAL

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    M. A. deLamare

    2001-01-01

    The objective of this document is to establish a design for the virtual library user and administrative layers that complies with the requirements of the virtual library software specification and subordinate module specification

  13. Universidades virtuales: ¿aprendizaje real?

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    Valenzuela González, Jaime R.

    2015-01-01

    1. Introducción; 2. Modalidades educativas; 3. Concepto y características de las universidades virtuales; 4. Un modelo de universidad virtual; 5. Universidades virtuales ¿aprendizaje real?; 6. Tensiones de las universidades virtuales; 7. Referencias

  14. Corporate Training in Virtual Worlds

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    Charles Nebolsky

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents virtual training worlds that are relatively low-cost distributed collaborative learning environments suitable for corporate training. A virtual training world allows a facilitator, experts and trainees communicating and acting in the virtual environment for practicing skills during collaborative problem solving. Using these environments is beneficial to both trainees and corporations. Two system prototypes – the sales training and the leadership training virtual worlds – are described. The leadership training course design is discussed in details.

  15. Virtual reality for employability skills

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    Minocha, Shailey; Tudor, Ana-Despina

    2017-01-01

    We showed a variety of virtual reality technologies, and through examples, we discussed how virtual reality technology is transforming work styles and workplaces. Virtual reality is becoming pervasive in almost all domains starting from arts, environmental causes to medical education and disaster management training, and to supporting patients with Dementia. Thus, an awareness of the virtual reality technology and its integration in curriculum design will provide and enhance employability ski...

  16. Virtual manufacturing in reality

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    Papstel, Jyri; Saks, Alo

    2000-10-01

    SMEs play an important role in manufacturing industry. But from time to time there is a shortage in resources to complete the particular order in time. Number of systems is introduced to produce digital information in order to support product and process development activities. Main problem is lack of opportunity for direct data transition within design system modules when needed temporary extension of design capacity (virtuality) or to implement integrated concurrent product development principles. The planning experience in the field is weakly used as well. The concept of virtual manufacturing is a supporting idea to solve this problem. At the same time a number of practical problems should be solved like information conformity, data transfer, unified technological concepts acceptation etc. In the present paper the proposed ways to solve the practical problems of virtual manufacturing are described. General objective is to introduce the knowledge-based CAPP system as missing module for Virtual Manufacturing in the selected product domain. Surface-centered planning concept based on STEP- based modeling principles, and knowledge-based process planning methodology will be used to gain the objectives. As a result the planning module supplied by design data with direct access, and supporting advising environment is expected. Mould producing SME would be as test basis.

  17. Virtual First Impressions

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    Bergren, Martha Dewey

    2005-01-01

    Frequently, a nurse's first and only contact with a graduate school, legislator, public health official, professional organization, or school nursing colleague is made through e-mail. The format, the content, and the appearance of the e-mail create a virtual first impression. Nurses can manage their image and the image of the profession by…

  18. Virtual Libraries: Service Realities.

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    Novak, Jan

    This paper discusses client service issues to be considered when transitioning to a virtual library situation. Themes related to the transitional nature of society in the knowledge era are presented, including: paradox and a contradictory nature; blurring of boundaries; networks, systems, and holistic thinking; process/not product, becoming/not…

  19. Virtual Bridge Design Challenge

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    Mitts, Charles R.

    2013-01-01

    This design/problem-solving activity challenges students to design a replacement bridge for one that has been designated as either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. The Aycock MS Technology/STEM Magnet Program Virtual Bridge Design Challenge is an authentic introduction to the engineering design process. It is a socially relevant…

  20. Virtual Environments 2005

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    This book contains the proceedings of the joint 9th International Immersive Projection Technologies Workshop and the 11th EUROGRAPHICS Virtual Environments Workshop (IPTEGVE). The event was held in Aalborg, Denmark the 6. and 7. October 2005. It was organized at the VR Media Lab, Aalborg University...

  1. Virtual machine performance benchmarking.

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    Langer, Steve G; French, Todd

    2011-10-01

    The attractions of virtual computing are many: reduced costs, reduced resources and simplified maintenance. Any one of these would be compelling for a medical imaging professional attempting to support a complex practice on limited resources in an era of ever tightened reimbursement. In particular, the ability to run multiple operating systems optimized for different tasks (computational image processing on Linux versus office tasks on Microsoft operating systems) on a single physical machine is compelling. However, there are also potential drawbacks. High performance requirements need to be carefully considered if they are to be executed in an environment where the running software has to execute through multiple layers of device drivers before reaching the real disk or network interface. Our lab has attempted to gain insight into the impact of virtualization on performance by benchmarking the following metrics on both physical and virtual platforms: local memory and disk bandwidth, network bandwidth, and integer and floating point performance. The virtual performance metrics are compared to baseline performance on "bare metal." The results are complex, and indeed somewhat surprising.

  2. Virtual Interactive Space (VIS)

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    Brooks, Anthony Lewis

    2015-01-01

    This paper shares code that enables the making of a Virtual Interactive Space (VIS) where the skin of the invisible active sensor area is dynamically responsive to the velocity of a limb e.g. hand. Used in proprioception training of movement the patch is at the core of the author’s Reafferentation...

  3. A virtual nuclear world?

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    Salve, R.

    1998-01-01

    The way in which virtual reality technology has so dramatically developed over the last few years has opened up the possibility of its application to various industrial processes. This article describes the possible uses of such a technique in nuclear power plants in various phases such as design, construction, operation or dismantling. (Author)

  4. Virtual Libraries: Service Realities.

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    Novak, Jan

    2002-01-01

    Discussion of changes in society that have resulted from information and communication technologies focuses on changes in libraries and a new market for library services with new styles of clients. Highlights client service issues to be considered when transitioning to a virtual library situation. (Author/LRW)

  5. The Virtual Library

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    Valenza, Joyce Kasman

    2006-01-01

    Today's school libraries must meet student needs as both a physical and virtual space. Existing both offline and online, they must offer around-the-clock access as well as instruction and guidance that support the face-to-face interactions of students with librarians and classroom teachers. Although students are often technologically proficient,…

  6. Virtual Reality Hysteroscopy

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    Levy

    1996-08-01

    New interactive computer technologies are having a significant influence on medical education, training, and practice. The newest innovation in computer technology, virtual reality, allows an individual to be immersed in a dynamic computer-generated, three-dimensional environment and can provide realistic simulations of surgical procedures. A new virtual reality hysteroscope passes through a sensing device that synchronizes movements with a three-dimensional model of a uterus. Force feedback is incorporated into this model, so the user actually experiences the collision of an instrument against the uterine wall or the sensation of the resistance or drag of a resectoscope as it cuts through a myoma in a virtual environment. A variety of intrauterine pathologies and procedures are simulated, including hyperplasia, cancer, resection of a uterine septum, polyp, or myoma, and endometrial ablation. This technology will be incorporated into comprehensive training programs that will objectively assess hand-eye coordination and procedural skills. It is possible that by incorporating virtual reality into hysteroscopic training programs, a decrease in the learning curve and the number of complications presently associated with the procedures may be realized. Prospective studies are required to assess these potential benefits.

  7. Adapting Virtual Camera Behaviour

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    Burelli, Paolo

    2013-01-01

    In a three-dimensional virtual environment aspects such as narrative and interaction completely depend on the camera since the camera defines the player’s point of view. Most research works in automatic camera control aim to take the control of this aspect from the player to automatically gen- er...

  8. Virtual digital library

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    Thoma, George R.

    1996-03-01

    The virtual digital library, a concept that is quickly becoming a reality, offers rapid and geography-independent access to stores of text, images, graphics, motion video and other datatypes. Furthermore, a user may move from one information source to another through hypertext linkages. The projects described here further the notion of such an information paradigm from an end user viewpoint.

  9. Definition of Virtual Levels.

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    Shore, Bruce W.

    1979-01-01

    Presents an examination of graphical displays of solutions to time-dependent Schrodinger equation modeling a laser-excited three-level atom. It suggests that an energy level may be regarded as virtual when it is detuned from resonance by more than two Rabi frequencies. (Author/HM)

  10. The Virtual Classroom.

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    Roach, Ronald

    1997-01-01

    Increasingly, college teachers and instructional designers are exploring use of the technology of virtual reality to enhance student learning in math, science, and the social sciences. It is found particularly useful for teaching psychomotor skills and may have potential to make scientific concepts and abstract subjects more accessible to…

  11. File System Virtual Appliances

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    2010-05-01

    4 KB of data is read or written, data is copied back and forth using trampoline buffers — pages that are shared during proxy initialization — because...in 2008. CIO Magazine. 104 · File system virtual appliances [64] Megiddo, N. and Modha, D. S. 2003. ARC: A Self-Tuning, Low Over- head Replacement

  12. Virtual Beach Manager Toolset

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    The Virtual Beach Manager Toolset (VB) is a set of decision support software tools developed to help local beach managers make decisions as to when beaches should be closed due to predicted high levels of water borne pathogens. The tools are being developed under the umbrella of...

  13. Virtual Reality and Education.

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    Helsel, Sandra

    1992-01-01

    Intended to provide a basic understanding of virtual reality (VR) from an educational perspective, this article describes the debate between conceptual and technological orientations to VR; the conceptual orientation to VR; technological definitions of VR, artificial reality, and cyberspace; dimensions of VR; and VR's impact on education. (11…

  14. Virtual Reality in the Classroom.

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    Pantelidis, Veronica S.

    1993-01-01

    Considers the concept of virtual reality; reviews its history; describes general uses of virtual reality, including entertainment, medicine, and design applications; discusses classroom uses of virtual reality, including a software program called Virtus WalkThrough for use with a computer monitor; and suggests future possibilities. (34 references)…

  15. Ethnography in a Virtual World

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    Shumar, Wesley; Madison, Nora

    2013-01-01

    This article situates the discussion of virtual ethnography within the larger political/economic changes of twenty-first century consumer capitalism and suggests that increasingly our entire social world is a virtual world and that there were very particular utopian and dystopian framings of virtual community growing out of that history. The…

  16. Virtual reality in pediatric psychology

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    Parsons, T. D.; Riva, G.; Parsons, S. J.; Mantovani, F.; Newbutt, N.; Lin, L.; Venturini, E.; Hall, T.

    2017-01-01

    Virtual reality technologies allow for controlled simulations of affectively engaging background narratives. These virtual environments offer promise for enhancing emotionally relevant experiences and social interactions. Within this context virtual reality can allow instructors, therapists, neuropsychologists, and service providers to offer safe, repeatable, and diversifiable interventions that can benefit assessments and learning in both typically developing children and children with disab...

  17. A virtual diary companion

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    Nijholt, Antinus; Meijerink, Ferdi; van Maanen, Peter-Paul; Wilks, Y.

    2008-01-01

    Chatbots and embodied conversational agents show turn based conversation behaviour. In current research we almost always assume that each utterance of a human conversational partner should be followed by an intelligent and/or empathetic reaction of chatbot or embodied agent. They are assumed to be

  18. Virtual Sensor Test Instrumentation

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    Wang, Roy

    2011-01-01

    Virtual Sensor Test Instrumentation is based on the concept of smart sensor technology for testing with intelligence needed to perform sell-diagnosis of health, and to participate in a hierarchy of health determination at sensor, process, and system levels. A virtual sensor test instrumentation consists of five elements: (1) a common sensor interface, (2) microprocessor, (3) wireless interface, (4) signal conditioning and ADC/DAC (analog-to-digital conversion/ digital-to-analog conversion), and (5) onboard EEPROM (electrically erasable programmable read-only memory) for metadata storage and executable software to create powerful, scalable, reconfigurable, and reliable embedded and distributed test instruments. In order to maximize the efficient data conversion through the smart sensor node, plug-and-play functionality is required to interface with traditional sensors to enhance their identity and capabilities for data processing and communications. Virtual sensor test instrumentation can be accessible wirelessly via a Network Capable Application Processor (NCAP) or a Smart Transducer Interlace Module (STIM) that may be managed under real-time rule engines for mission-critical applications. The transducer senses the physical quantity being measured and converts it into an electrical signal. The signal is fed to an A/D converter, and is ready for use by the processor to execute functional transformation based on the sensor characteristics stored in a Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS). Virtual sensor test instrumentation is built upon an open-system architecture with standardized protocol modules/stacks to interface with industry standards and commonly used software. One major benefit for deploying the virtual sensor test instrumentation is the ability, through a plug-and-play common interface, to convert raw sensor data in either analog or digital form, to an IEEE 1451 standard-based smart sensor, which has instructions to program sensors for a wide variety of

  19. Reconfigurable virtual electrowetting channels.

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    Banerjee, Ananda; Kreit, Eric; Liu, Yuguang; Heikenfeld, Jason; Papautsky, Ian

    2012-02-21

    Lab-on-a-chip systems rely on several microfluidic paradigms. The first uses a fixed layout of continuous microfluidic channels. Such lab-on-a-chip systems are almost always application specific and far from a true "laboratory." The second involves electrowetting droplet movement (digital microfluidics), and allows two-dimensional computer control of fluidic transport and mixing. The merging of the two paradigms in the form of programmable electrowetting channels takes advantage of both the "continuous" functionality of rigid channels based on which a large number of applications have been developed to date and the "programmable" functionality of digital microfluidics that permits electrical control of on-chip functions. In this work, we demonstrate for the first time programmable formation of virtual microfluidic channels and their continuous operation with pressure driven flows using an electrowetting platform. Experimental, theoretical, and numerical analyses of virtual channel formation with biologically relevant electrolyte solutions and electrically-programmable reconfiguration are presented. We demonstrate that the "wall-less" virtual channels can be formed reliably and rapidly, with propagation rates of 3.5-3.8 mm s(-1). Pressure driven transport in these virtual channels at flow rates up to 100 μL min(-1) is achievable without distortion of the channel shape. We further demonstrate that these virtual channels can be switched on-demand between multiple inputs and outputs. Ultimately, we envision a platform that would provide rapid prototyping of microfluidic concepts and would be capable of a vast library of functions and benefitting applications from clinical diagnostics in resource-limited environments to rapid system prototyping to high throughput pharmaceutical applications.

  20. Reasoning about emotional agents

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    Meyer, J.-J.

    2004-01-01

    In this paper we discuss the role of emotions in artificial agent design, and the use of logic in reasoning about the emotional or affective states an agent can reside in. We do so by extending the KARO framework for reasoning about rational agents appropriately. In particular we formalize in this framework how emotions are related to the action monitoring capabilities of an agent.

  1. Robótica inteligente

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    Alberto Delgado

    1999-01-01

    El artículo muestra cómo el comportamiento y estructura de los organismos biológicos están influyendo en el desarrollo de nuevos tipos de máquinas como: robots programables, robots BEAM y robots cibernéticos. En los robots programables se incorporan algoritmos que aprenden y resuelven problemas de cierta complejidad. Los robots BEAM toman los insectos como modelo de éxito evolutivo y los robots cibernéticos incorporan dispositivos electromecánicos en seres vivos.

  2. Robótica inteligente

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    Alberto Delgado

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo muestra cómo el comportamiento y estructura de los organismos biológicos están influyendo en el desarrollo de nuevos tipos de máquinas como: robots programables, robots BEAM y robots cibernéticos. En los robots programables se incorporan algoritmos que aprenden y resuelven problemas de cierta complejidad. Los robots BEAM toman los insectos como modelo de éxito evolutivo y los robots cibernéticos incorporan dispositivos electromecánicos en seres vivos.

  3. Competencias para crear equipos inteligentes

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    Germán Hennessey Noguera

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available La comunicación inteligencia,la metacomunicación, el trabajo en equipo, las competencias comunicativas: la charla, la divulgación, el diálogo, la discusión, la competencia mediática son temas que se abordan en este artículo.

  4. Multi-agent grid system Agent-GRID with dynamic load balancing of cluster nodes

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    Satymbekov, M. N.; Pak, I. T.; Naizabayeva, L.; Nurzhanov, Ch. A.

    2017-12-01

    In this study the work presents the system designed for automated load balancing of the contributor by analysing the load of compute nodes and the subsequent migration of virtual machines from loaded nodes to less loaded ones. This system increases the performance of cluster nodes and helps in the timely processing of data. A grid system balances the work of cluster nodes the relevance of the system is the award of multi-agent balancing for the solution of such problems.

  5. Art in virtual reality 2010

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    Chang, Ben

    2010-01-01

    For decades, virtual reality artwork has existed in a small but highly influential niche in the world of electronic and new media art. Since the early 1990's, virtual reality installations have come to define an extreme boundary point of both aesthetic experience and technological sophistication. Classic virtual reality artworks have an almost mythological stature - powerful, exotic, and often rarely exhibited. Today, art in virtual environments continues to evolve and mature, encompassing everything from fully immersive CAVE experiences to performance art in Second Life to the use of augmented and mixed reality in public space. Art in Virtual Reality 2010 is a public exhibition of new artwork that showcases the diverse ways that contemporary artists use virtual environments to explore new aesthetic ground and investigate the continually evolving relationship between our selves and our virtual worlds.

  6. Break the habit! Designing an e-therapy intervention using a virtual coach in aid of smoking cessation

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    Grolleman, J.; van Dijk, Elisabeth M.A.G.; Nijholt, Antinus; van Emst, A.; IJsselsteijn, W.; de Kort, Y.; Midden, C.; Eggen, B.; van den Hoven, E.

    2006-01-01

    E-therapy offers new means to support smokers during their attempt to quit. An embodied conversational agent can support people as a virtual coach on the internet. In this paper requirements are formulated for such a virtual coach and a global design is proposed. The requirements and the design are

  7. Highly Realistic 3D Presentation Agents with Visual Attention Capability

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    Hoekstra, A; Prendinger, H.; Bee, N.; Heylen, Dirk K.J.; Ishizuka, M.

    2007-01-01

    This research proposes 3D graphical agents in the role of virtual presenters with a new type of functionality – the capability to process and respond to visual attention of users communicated by their eye movements. Eye gaze is an excellent clue to users’ attention, visual interest, and visual

  8. Coaching: Learning and Using Environment and Agent Models for Advice

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    2005-03-31

    indicate what section(s) of the thesis use that citation. Mazda Ahmadi, Abolfazl Keighobadi Lamjiri, Mayssam M. Nevisi, Jafar Habibi, and Kambiz...and W.L. Johnson. Animated agents for procedural training in virtual reality: Perception, cognition, and motor control. Applied Artificial Intelligence

  9. Virtual Class Support at the Virtual Machine Level

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    Nielsen, Anders Bach; Ernst, Erik

    2009-01-01

    This paper describes how virtual classes can be supported in a virtual machine.  Main-stream virtual machines such as the Java Virtual Machine and the .NET platform dominate the world today, and many languages are being executed on these virtual machines even though their embodied design choices...... conflict with the design choices of the virtual machine.  For instance, there is a non-trivial mismatch between the main-stream virtual machines mentioned above and dynamically typed languages.  One language concept that creates an even greater mismatch is virtual classes, in particular because fully...... general support for virtual classes requires generation of new classes at run-time by mixin composition.  Languages like CaesarJ and ObjectTeams can express virtual classes restricted to the subset that does not require run-time generation of classes, because of the restrictions imposed by the Java...

  10. Innovative application of virtual display technique in virtual museum

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    Zhang, Jiankang

    2017-09-01

    Virtual museum refers to display and simulate the functions of real museum on the Internet in the form of 3 Dimensions virtual reality by applying interactive programs. Based on Virtual Reality Modeling Language, virtual museum building and its effective interaction with the offline museum lie in making full use of 3 Dimensions panorama technique, virtual reality technique and augmented reality technique, and innovatively taking advantages of dynamic environment modeling technique, real-time 3 Dimensions graphics generating technique, system integration technique and other key virtual reality techniques to make sure the overall design of virtual museum.3 Dimensions panorama technique, also known as panoramic photography or virtual reality, is a technique based on static images of the reality. Virtual reality technique is a kind of computer simulation system which can create and experience the interactive 3 Dimensions dynamic visual world. Augmented reality, also known as mixed reality, is a technique which simulates and mixes the information (visual, sound, taste, touch, etc.) that is difficult for human to experience in reality. These technologies make virtual museum come true. It will not only bring better experience and convenience to the public, but also be conducive to improve the influence and cultural functions of the real museum.

  11. Multi-agent based modeling for electric vehicle integration in a distribution network operation

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    Hu, Junjie; Morais, Hugo; Lind, Morten

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to present a multi-agent based modeling technology for simulating and operating a hierarchical energy management of a power distribution system with focus on EVs integration. The proposed multi-agent system consists of four types of agents: i) Distribution system...... operator (DSO) technical agent and ii) DSO market agents that both belong to the top layer of the hierarchy and their roles are to manage the distribution network by avoiding grid congestions and using congestion prices to coordinate the energy scheduled; iii) Electric vehicle virtual power plant agents...

  12. The Herbert Virtual Museum

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    Panagiotis Petridis

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, virtual reality and augmented reality have emerged as areas of extreme interest as unique methods for visualising and interacting with digital museum artefacts in a different context, for example, as a virtual museum or exhibition, particularly over the Internet. Modern cultural heritage exhibitions have evolved from static to dynamic exhibitions and challenging explorations. This paper presents two different applications developed for the Herbert Museum and Art Gallery that make the user’s experience more immersive, engaging, and interactive. The first application utilizes mobile phone devices in order to enrich the visitors experience in the museum, and the second application is a serious game for cultural heritage and in particular for museum environments focusing on the younger visitors.

  13. Curating Virtual Data Collections

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    Lynnes, Chris; Leon, Amanda; Ramapriyan, Hampapuram; Tsontos, Vardis; Shie, Chung-Lin; Liu, Zhong

    2015-01-01

    NASAs Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) contains a rich set of datasets and related services throughout its many elements. As a result, locating all the EOSDIS data and related resources relevant to particular science theme can be daunting. This is largely because EOSDIS data's organizing principle is affected more by the way they are produced than around the expected end use. Virtual collections oriented around science themes can overcome this by presenting collections of data and related resources that are organized around the user's interest, not around the way the data were produced. Virtual collections consist of annotated web addresses (URLs) that point to data and related resource addresses, thus avoiding the need to copy all of the relevant data to a single place. These URL addresses can be consumed by a variety of clients, ranging from basic URL downloaders (wget, curl) and web browsers to sophisticated data analysis programs such as the Integrated Data Viewer.

  14. Interactive Virtual Cinematography

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    Burelli, Paolo

    is the process of visualising the content of a virtual environment by positioning and animating the virtual camera in the context of interactive applications such as a computer game. Camera placement and animation in games are usually directly controlled by the player or statically predened by designers. Direct...... control of the camera by the player increases the complexity of the interaction and reduces the designer's control on game storytelling. A completely designer-driven camera releases the player from the burden of controlling the point of view, but might generate undesired camera behaviours. Furthermore......, if the content of the game is procedurally generated, the designer might not have the necessary information to dene a priori the camera positions and movements. Automatic camera control aims to dene an abstraction layer that permits to control the camera using high-level and environment-independent rules...

  15. Virtual reality at work

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    Brooks, Frederick P., Jr.

    1991-01-01

    The utility of virtual reality computer graphics in telepresence applications is not hard to grasp and promises to be great. When the virtual world is entirely synthetic, as opposed to real but remote, the utility is harder to establish. Vehicle simulators for aircraft, vessels, and motor vehicles are proving their worth every day. Entertainment applications such as Disney World's StarTours are technologically elegant, good fun, and economically viable. Nevertheless, some of us have no real desire to spend our lifework serving the entertainment craze of our sick culture; we want to see this exciting technology put to work in medicine and science. The topics covered include the following: testing a force display for scientific visualization -- molecular docking; and testing a head-mounted display for scientific and medical visualization.

  16. Cuenca, realidad virtual

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    Concepción Rodríguez Ruza

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available This project, Cuenca, realidad virtual, was created so that the key periods of the historical evolution of Cuenca could be explained, where the Islamic Cuenca, Christian Cuenca and Cuenca in the 18th Century are comprised. The reconstruction of these different ages is represented by different routes through a threedimensional environment by means of this application .In order to be put into practice, 3D geometries, 3D polygon models, texturin, 3D illumination and threedimensional geometries animation of all of these elements have been implemented. Virtual visits are introduced by some texts, hearings, plans, archive and current pictures. These routes allow the visitor to get to know the past of this town through a recreational and easy going method

  17. Applied virtual reality

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    Yule, I.Y.; Lee, D.J.

    1996-01-01

    An early experience in deploying a manipulator to the Irradiated Fuel Dismantling Cell at Torness Power Station, quickly highlighted that special visualisation techniques were required to achieve a successful deployment and reduce plant system down time. This visualisation was later realised through the IGRIP software pakcage operating on a Silicon Graphics computing engine, which provides a 'Non-Immersive' Virtual Reality environment. Within this environment, models of the Irradiated Fuel Dismantling cell were generated along with a model of the manipulator, allowing manipulator deployment to the Irradiated Fuel Dismantling Cell be modelled. It is estimated that the first use of this new environment provided a significant saving to Scottish Nuclear in potential lost output. The use of this virtual reality environment is currently being extended into the design and deployment of a new manipulator for Torness in vessel inspection, the Boiler Inspection Manipulator. (author)

  18. Reality in Virtual Learning

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    Lindberg, Frank; Pettersson, Michael

    professors most often decide what and when one could learn by providing the context and substance. In this perspective, the student has a role which is close to the one of a passive receiver, and s/he is mainly preoccupied with the problem of generating substance in memory most efficiently. Today, technology......-time educational logic. There are fewer attempts to use ICT according to a different pedagogical perspective than the old professor authoritarian model. The purpose of this paper is to illuminate some challenges virtual students experience when facing a new ICT-based learning situation. We will try to explore...... and develop understandings of what it might mean to be a student when learning occurs within a virtual problem based learning landscape. When students are used to the traditional classroom, challenges appear in the twilight zone between two pedagogical practices. How do the students cope with challenges...

  19. Virtual vitreoretinal surgery

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    Vergmann, Anna Stage; Vestergaard, Anders Højslet; Grauslund, Jakob

    2017-01-01

    PURPOSE: To test the validity of the eyesi surgical simulator as an assessment tool in a virtual reality vitreoretinal training programme. METHODS: In collaboration with an experienced vitreoretinal surgeon, a virtual vitreoretinal training programme was composed on the eyesi surgical simulator......, software version 2.9.2 (VRmagic GmbH, Manheim, Germany). It was completed twice by three groups: 20 medical students, ten residents of ophthalmology and five trained vitreoretinal surgeons. The programme contained six training modules: navigation level 2 (Nav2), forceps training level 5 (ForT5), bimanual...... and microscope handling), and it was possible to achieve 100 points in each module. RESULTS: At the final training session, the highest overall median score was found for the vitreoretinal surgeons (vitreoretinal surgeons: 434 points, residents: 394.5 points, medical students: 272.5 points, p

  20. Human agency beliefs influence behaviour during virtual social interactions.

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    Caruana, Nathan; Spirou, Dean; Brock, Jon

    2017-01-01

    In recent years, with the emergence of relatively inexpensive and accessible virtual reality technologies, it is now possible to deliver compelling and realistic simulations of human-to-human interaction. Neuroimaging studies have shown that, when participants believe they are interacting via a virtual interface with another human agent, they show different patterns of brain activity compared to when they know that their virtual partner is computer-controlled. The suggestion is that users adopt an "intentional stance" by attributing mental states to their virtual partner. However, it remains unclear how beliefs in the agency of a virtual partner influence participants' behaviour and subjective experience of the interaction. We investigated this issue in the context of a cooperative "joint attention" game in which participants interacted via an eye tracker with a virtual onscreen partner, directing each other's eye gaze to different screen locations. Half of the participants were correctly informed that their partner was controlled by a computer algorithm ("Computer" condition). The other half were misled into believing that the virtual character was controlled by a second participant in another room ("Human" condition). Those in the "Human" condition were slower to make eye contact with their partner and more likely to try and guide their partner before they had established mutual eye contact than participants in the "Computer" condition. They also responded more rapidly when their partner was guiding them, although the same effect was also found for a control condition in which they responded to an arrow cue. Results confirm the influence of human agency beliefs on behaviour in this virtual social interaction context. They further suggest that researchers and developers attempting to simulate social interactions should consider the impact of agency beliefs on user experience in other social contexts, and their effect on the achievement of the application's goals.