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  1. Da Vinci robot emergency undocking protocol.

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    O'Sullivan, O E; O'Sullivan, S; Hewitt, M; O'Reilly, B A

    2016-09-01

    The role of robot-assisted surgery across gynaecology is evolving with increasing numbers of procedures being undertaken with varying degrees of complexity. While the risk of conversion is low at approximately 1 %, the reasons for conversion are variable. These range from technical issues with the robot, surgical complications such as haemorrhage and anaesthetics issues such as an inability to ventilate the patient adequately. While many conversions to open or laparoscopic approach are not due to life-threatening indications, it is important that the theatre staff are aware of the indication and can perform an emergency undocking as effectively, efficiently and safely as possible when the need arises. Unfortunately, there is a paucity of the literature available outlining such protocols. For this reason, we developed an emergency undocking protocol clearly outlining the role of each theatre staff member and the need for clear concise communication. PMID:27126584

  2. Mammary artery harvesting using the Da Vinci Si robotic system

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    Leonardo Secchin Canale

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Internal mammary artery harvesting is an essential part of any coronary artery bypass operation. Totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass graft surgery has become reality in many centers as a safe and effective alternative to conventional surgery in selected patients. Internal mammary artery harvesting is the initial part of the procedure and should be performed equally safely if one wants to achieve excellence in patency rates for the bypass. We here describe the technique for mammary harvesting with the Da Vinci Si robotic system.

  3. Instrumentation of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System

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    Hansen, Karl Damkjær; Jensen, Simon; Sloth, Christoffer;

    2015-01-01

    This paper details the AAU surgical robot, its hardware and software setup. The aim of the paper is to explain how a surgical robot has been rebuild as an open source platform for research in surgical robotics. As a result, the robot has full actuation and sensing capabilities at high sampling rate....... We aim at exploiting the developed surgical robot for research in semi-autonomous control, and safety mechanisms in the context of robotic surgery....

  4. para além da solidariedade

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    Adolfo Ignácio Calderón

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo apunta una nueva tendencia en el sector educativo vuelto al empoderamiento de la escuela pública por medio de la actuación de los ciudadanosvoluntarios. Es un estudio que foca las acciones y reacciones que aparecieron entre los actores principales que interactúan en la Educación Básica delante de la creación del Proyecto ‘Amigos da Escola’ de la Rede Globo de Televisão, Brasil. Este proyecto enfocó como otros del Tercer Sector, el empoderamiento de enlaces de la comunidad, potencialización del espíritu cívico-solidario y comunidades saludables con calidad de vida.

  5. Associated Da Vinci and magellan robotic systems for successful treatment of nutcracker syndrome.

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    Thaveau, Fabien; Nicolini, Philippe; Lucereau, Benoit; Georg, Yannick; Lejay, Anne; Chakfe, Nabil

    2015-01-01

    Here, we report the case of a 26-year-old woman suffering from nutcracker syndrome with concurrent disabling pelvic congestion syndrome. She was given the minimally invasive treatment of left renal vein transposition with the Da Vinci(®) robotic system (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA), followed the next day by a gonadal vein and pelvic varicose embolization using a robotic intraluminal navigation with the Magellan™ robotic system (Hansen Medical, Mountain View, CA). The procedure was uneventful, and the patient had good results at 6 months of follow-up, including a patent left renal vein and complete relief of symptoms. PMID:25531954

  6. Desarrollo de un sistema de juego al Tres en Raya para el robot NAO H25

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    Luis Mingueza, Nerea

    2013-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta el desarrollo de un módulo para el robot NAO que le permitirá jugar al “Tres en Raya” con un humano de forma autónoma. El desarrollo del juego incluye una gran variedad de técnicas de inteligencia artificial como el aprendizaje por demostración, la visión artificial y la búsqueda heurística que le permitirán alcanzar al robot ese grado de autonomía. La finalidad del trabajo es conseguir que el robot NAO aumente el componente social e interactúe cada ...

  7. Application of da Vinci® Robot in simple or radical hysterectomy: Tips and tricks

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    Iavazzo, Christos; Gkegkes, Ioannis D.

    2016-01-01

    The first robotic simple hysterectomy was performed more than 10 years ago. These days, robotic-assisted hysterectomy is accepted as an alternative surgical approach and is applied both in benign and malignant surgical entities. The two important points that should be taken into account to optimize postoperative outcomes in the early period of a surgeon’s training are how to achieve optimal oncological and functional results. Overcoming any technical challenge, as with any innovative surgical method, leads to an improved surgical operation timewise as well as for patients’ safety. The standardization of the technique and recognition of critical anatomical landmarks are essential for optimal oncological and clinical outcomes on both simple and radical robotic-assisted hysterectomy. Based on our experience, our intention is to present user-friendly tips and tricks to optimize the application of a da Vinci® robot in simple or radical hysterectomies. PMID:27403078

  8. Study on DC welding parameters of Al-alloy shaping based on arc-welding robot

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    2008-01-01

    The Al-alloy arc-welding shaping system based on arc-welding robot is established, and the Al-alloy shaping manufacture is realized with the DC (direct current) gas metal arc welding (GMAW). The research indicates that the metal transfer type of DC GMAW, heat input and the initial temperature of the workpiece greatly affect the Al-alloy shaping based on arc welding robot. On the penetration, the weld width and the reinforcement, the influence of welding parameters is analyzed by generalized regression neural network (GRNN) fitting.

  9. Robotics.

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    Waddell, Steve; Doty, Keith L.

    1999-01-01

    "Why Teach Robotics?" (Waddell) suggests that the United States lags behind Europe and Japan in use of robotics in industry and teaching. "Creating a Course in Mobile Robotics" (Doty) outlines course elements of the Intelligent Machines Design Lab. (SK)

  10. Incorporación del simulador Robot Studio al entorno docente LABSERVER de programación de robots

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    Rosado Muñoz, Alfredo; Segura Andrés, Rubén

    2009-01-01

    Descripción del simulador RobotStudio para programación de robots industriales, y la simulación de la plataforma labserver RobotStudio simulator for robot applications and simulating the labserver platform.

  11. Understanding the adoption dynamics of medical innovations: affordances of the da Vinci robot in the Netherlands.

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    Abrishami, Payam; Boer, Albert; Horstman, Klasien

    2014-09-01

    This study explored the rather rapid adoption of a new surgical device - the da Vinci robot - in the Netherlands despite the high costs and its controversial clinical benefits. We used the concept 'affordances' as a conceptual-analytic tool to refer to the perceived promises, symbolic meanings, and utility values of an innovation constructed in the wider social context of use. This concept helps us empirically understand robot adoption. Data from 28 in-depth interviews with diverse purposively-sampled stakeholders, and from medical literature, policy documents, Health Technology Assessment reports, congress websites and patients' weblogs/forums between April 2009 and February 2014 were systematically analysed from the perspective of affordances. We distinguished five interrelated affordances of the robot that accounted for shaping and fulfilling its rapid adoption: 'characteristics-related' affordances such as smart nomenclature and novelty, symbolising high-tech clinical excellence; 'research-related' affordances offering medical-technical scientific excellence; 'entrepreneurship-related' affordances for performing better-than-the-competition; 'policy-related' affordances indicating the robot's liberalised provision and its reduced financial risks; and 'communication-related' affordances of the robot in shaping patients' choices and the public's expectations by resonating promising discourses while pushing uncertainties into the background. These affordances make the take-up and use of the da Vinci robot sound perfectly rational and inevitable. This Dutch case study demonstrates the fruitfulness of the affordances approach to empirically capturing the contextual dynamics of technology adoption in health care: exploring in-depth actors' interaction with the technology while considering the interpretative spaces created in situations of use. This approach can best elicit real-life value of innovations, values as defined through the eyes of (potential) users. PMID

  12. Side docking of the da Vinci robotic system for radical prostatectomy: advantages over traditional docking.

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    Cestari, Andrea; Ferrari, Matteo; Zanoni, Matteo; Sangalli, Mattia; Ghezzi, Massimo; Fabbri, Fabio; Sozzi, Francesco; Rigatti, Patrizio

    2015-09-01

    The standard low lithotomic position, used during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP), with prolonged positioning in stirrups together with steep Trendelenburg may expose the patient to neurapraxia phenomena of the lower limbs and can rarely be used in patients with problems of hip abduction. To overcome these hurdles, we evaluated the clinical benefits of "side docking" (SD) of the da Vinci(®) robotic system in comparison to "traditional docking" (TD). A cohort of 120 patients submitted to RARP were prospectively randomized into two groups by docking approach: SD with the patient supine with lower limbs slightly abducted on the operating table, and TD docking time, intraoperative number of collisions between the robotic arms and postoperative neurological problems in the lower limbs were noted. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze outcomes. Docking time was shorter for the SD group [SD: median 13 min (range 10-18); TD: median 21 min (range 15-34)]. None in the SD group and six of 60 patients (10%) in the TD group suffered from temporary (<30 days) unilateral neurological deficits of the lower limbs. In both groups no collisions between the robotic arms occurred. The SD approach is technically feasible. It does not cause collisions between the robotic arms, and is a reliable method for reducing the setup time of RARP. The supine position of the patient may prevent neurological complications of the lower limbs. Based on these results, SD has become the standard docking technique used by our department. PMID:26531205

  13. Robot

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    Flek, O.

    2015-01-01

    The objective of this paper is to design and produce a robot based on a four wheel chassis equipped with a robotic arm capable of manipulating small objects. The robot should be able to operate in an autonomous mode controlled by a microcontroller and in a mode controlled wirelessly by an operator in real time. Precision and accuracy of the robotic arm should be sufficient for the collection of small objects, such as syringes and needles. The entire robot should be easy to operate user-friend...

  14. Load evaluation of the da Vinci surgical system for transoral robotic surgery.

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    Fujiwara, Kazunori; Fukuhara, Takahiro; Niimi, Koji; Sato, Takahiro; Kitano, Hiroya

    2015-12-01

    Transoral robotic surgery, performed with the da Vinci surgical system (da Vinci), is a surgical approach for benign and malignant lesions of the oral cavity and laryngopharynx. It provides several unique advantages, which include a 3-dimensional magnified view and ability to see and work around curves or angles. However, the current da Vinci surgical system does not provide haptic feedback. This is problematic because the potential risks specific to the transoral use of the da Vinci include tooth injury, mucosal laceration, ocular injury and mandibular fracture. To assess the potential for intraoperative injuries, we measured the load of the endoscope and the instrument of the da Vinci Si surgical system. We pressed the endoscope and instrument of the da Vinci Si against Load cell six times each and measured the dynamic load and the time-to-maximum load. We also struck the da Vinci Si endoscope and instrument against the Load cell six times each and measured the impact load. The maximum dynamic load was 7.27 ± 1.31 kg for the endoscope and 1.90 ± 0.72 for the instrument. The corresponding time-to-maximum loads were 1.72 ± 0.22 and 1.29 ± 0.34 s, but the impact loads were significantly lower than the dynamic load. It remains possible that a major load is exerted on adjacent structures by continuous contact with the endoscope and instrument of da Vinci Si. However, there is a minor delay in reaching the maximum load. Careful monitoring by an on-site assistant may, therefore, help prevent contiguous injury. PMID:26530845

  15. Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Oncology Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... The procedure will utilize the da Vinci robotic system, which allows a more specific dissection. The robot ... re using robotic surgery, the da Vinci robotic system, so we're performing major surgery through minor ...

  16. Robotics

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    Ambrose, Robert O.

    2007-01-01

    Lunar robotic functions include: 1. Transport of crew and payloads on the surface of the moon; 2. Offloading payloads from a lunar lander; 3. Handling the deployment of surface systems; with 4. Human commanding of these functions from inside a lunar vehicle, habitat, or extravehicular (space walk), with Earth-based supervision. The systems that will perform these functions may not look like robots from science fiction. In fact, robotic functions may be automated trucks, cranes and winches. Use of this equipment prior to the crew s arrival or in the potentially long periods without crews on the surface, will require that these systems be computer controlled machines. The public release of NASA's Exploration plans at the 2nd Space Exploration Conference (Houston, December 2006) included a lunar outpost with as many as four unique mobility chassis designs. The sequence of lander offloading tasks involved as many as ten payloads, each with a unique set of geometry, mass and interface requirements. This plan was refined during a second phase study concluded in August 2007. Among the many improvements to the exploration plan were a reduction in the number of unique mobility chassis designs and a reduction in unique payload specifications. As the lunar surface system payloads have matured, so have the mobility and offloading functional requirements. While the architecture work continues, the community can expect to see functional requirements in the areas of surface mobility, surface handling, and human-systems interaction as follows: Surface Mobility 1. Transport crew on the lunar surface, accelerating construction tasks, expanding the crew s sphere of influence for scientific exploration, and providing a rapid return to an ascent module in an emergency. The crew transport can be with an un-pressurized rover, a small pressurized rover, or a larger mobile habitat. 2. Transport Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) equipment and construction payloads. 3. Transport habitats and

  17. Using of daVinci Robot(R in U.S. and Worldwide

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    Shah G

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Die Roboterchirurgie hat die minimalinvasive Chirurgie in den letzten 6 Jahren stark beeinflußt. Die Anzahl der Institutionen, die einschlägige Programme lancierten und die chirurgischen Anwendungsbereiche, die sich der Robotertechnik bedienen, haben exponentiell zugenommen. Privatspitäler und akademische Zentren – Centers in den USA und in Europa – überall werden je eigene Wege und Verfahren beschritten. Materialien und Methoden: Die Daten, die von Intuitive Surgical, dem US-amerikanischen Urologenverband und vom Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education bereitgestellt und an jüngsten nationalen Konferenzen über Roboterchirurgie präsentiert wurden, wurden assimiliert und auf praktische Muster und Standards analysiert. Ergebnisse: Die rasche Verbreitung robotergestützter chirurgischer Eingriffe ist auf die vereinten Anstrengungen von Gesundheitseinrichtungen und Patientengruppen zur Förderung dieser Technik sowie auf die innovativen Werbemethoden von Intuitive(R Surgical zurückzuführen. Die bessere Visualisierung vitaler Strukturen, die einfachere und präzisere Gewebsmanipulation und die Verbesserung einiger kurzfristiger Parameter sind die Hauptpunkte der Unterstützungskampagne. Am Anfang der Initiative zum Start eines europäischen Roboterprogramms standen Versuche, die speziellen chirurgischen Verfahren zu modernisieren. In den Vereinigten Staaten spielen für die Entscheidung einer Institution, in das DaVinci Robot(R-System zu investieren, Marktkräfte eine bedeutende Rolle, die auf tatsächliche bzw. empfundene Unterschiede zwischen den Konsequenzen bei vorhandenem bzw. nichtvorhandenem Roboterprogramm zurückzuführen sind. In Asien ist die Kaufentscheidung vom Wunsch bestimmt, mit den Führenden "mitzuhalten". Schlußfolgerungen: Die Roboterchirurgie wird bleiben. Die aktuelle Technologie, wie wir sie kennen, ist im Hinblick auf die Anwendungspotenziale in der Zukunft erst die Spitze des Eisbergs.

  18. Módulo de visión artificial del robot humanoide HOAP3 : aplicación al seguimiento de objetivos móviles

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    Peña Baeza, Alberto

    2010-01-01

    Llevamos muchos años siendo conscientes de la importancia de la robótica en al ámbito industrial. Sin embargo la sociedad todavía no es consciente de la importancia que está tomando la robótica en el ámbito doméstico, ya sea mediante humanoides u otros robots de asistencia. El objeto de este proyecto es conseguir que el robot humanoide HOAP3 detecte e identifique determinados objetos y sea capaz de seguir su trayectoria, obteniendo la posición relativa del objeto con respecto el robot. Para e...

  19. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical nephrectomy using the Da Vinci Si system: how to improve surgeon autonomy. Our step-by-step technique.

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    Davila, Hugo H; Storey, Raul E; Rose, Marc C

    2016-09-01

    Herein, we describe several steps to improve surgeon autonomy during a Left Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy (RALRN), using the Da Vinci Si system. Our kidney cancer program is based on 2 community hospitals. We use the Da Vinci Si system. Access is obtained with the following trocars: Two 8 mm robotic, one 8 mm robotic, bariatric length (arm 3), 15 mm for the assistant and 12 mm for the camera. We use curved monopolar scissors in robotic arm 1, Bipolar Maryland in arm 2, Prograsp Forceps in arm 3, and we alternate throughout the surgery with EndoWrist clip appliers and the vessel sealer. Here, we described three steps and the use of 3 robotic instruments to improve surgeon autonomy. Step 1: the lower pole of the kidney was dissected and this was retracted upwards and laterally. This maneuver was performed using the 3rd robotic arm with the Prograsp Forceps. Step 2: the monopolar scissors was replaced (robotic arm 1) with the robotic EndoWrist clip applier, 10 mm Hem-o-Lok. The renal artery and vein were controlled and transected by the main surgeon. Step 3: the superior, posterolateral dissection and all bleeders were carefully coagulated by the surgeon with the EndoWrist one vessel sealer. We have now performed 15 RALRN following these steps. Our results were: blood loss 300 cc, console time 140 min, operating room time 200 min, anesthesia time 180 min, hospital stay 2.5 days, 1 incisional hernia, pathology: (13) RCC clear cell, (1) chromophobe and (1) papillary type 1. Tumor Stage: (5) T1b, (8) T2a, (2) T2b. We provide a concise, step-by-step technique for radical nephrectomy (RN) using the Da Vinci Si robotic system that may provide more autonomy to the surgeon, while maintaining surgical outcome equivalent to standard laparoscopic RN. PMID:27272759

  20. Curriculare Perspektiven zur Deutsch als Fremdsprache (DaF)-Lehrerbildung im westafrikanischen Senegal

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    Gueye, Ousmane

    2014-01-01

    Deutsch als Fremdsprache wird seit Jahrzehnten im Senegal angeboten, wobei das koloniale Bildungssystem dafür verantwortlich ist. Obwohl den senegalesischen Deutschlehrern eine gute Sprachkompetenz und eine solide Vorbereitung auf ihren Beruf zu attestieren sind, sind noch inhaltliche Defizite in deren Bildung festzustellen. Deswegen wird dafür plädiert, dass das DaF- Lehrerbildungsangebot im Senegal um Bereiche wie etwa deutsche Fachsprachen und prozessorientierte Schreibdidaktik erweitert w...

  1. Waterproof AlInGaP optoelectronics on stretchable substrates with applications in biomedicine and robotics

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    Kim, Rak-Hwan; Kim, Dae-Hyeong; Xiao, Jianliang; Kim, Bong Hoon; Park, Sang-Il; Panilaitis, Bruce; Ghaffari, Roozbeh; Yao, Jimin; Li, Ming; Liu, Zhuangjian; Malyarchuk, Viktor; Kim, Dae Gon; Le, An-Phong; Nuzzo, Ralph G.; Kaplan, David L.; Omenetto, Fiorenzo G.; Huang, Yonggang; Kang, Zhan; Rogers, John A.

    2010-11-01

    Inorganic light-emitting diodes and photodetectors represent important, established technologies for solid-state lighting, digital imaging and many other applications. Eliminating mechanical and geometrical design constraints imposed by the supporting semiconductor wafers can enable alternative uses in areas such as biomedicine and robotics. Here we describe systems that consist of arrays of interconnected, ultrathin inorganic light-emitting diodes and photodetectors configured in mechanically optimized layouts on unusual substrates. Light-emitting sutures, implantable sheets and illuminated plasmonic crystals that are compatible with complete immersion in biofluids illustrate the suitability of these technologies for use in biomedicine. Waterproof optical-proximity-sensor tapes capable of conformal integration on curved surfaces of gloves and thin, refractive-index monitors wrapped on tubing for intravenous delivery systems demonstrate possibilities in robotics and clinical medicine. These and related systems may create important, unconventional opportunities for optoelectronic devices.

  2. Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Oncology Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... Stanley. The procedure will utilize the da Vinci robotic system, which allows a more specific dissection. The robot ... we're using robotic surgery, the da Vinci robotic system, so we're performing major surgery through minor ...

  3. Stable locomotion of humanoid robots based on mass concentrated model

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    Arbulú Saavedra, Mario Ricardo

    2008-01-01

    El estudio de la locomoción de robots humanoides es actualmente un área muy activa, en el campo de la robótica. Partiendo del principio que el hombre esta construyendo robots para trabajar juntos cooperando en ambientes humanos. La estabilidad durante la caminata es un factor crítico que prevee la caída del robot, la cual puede causar deterioros al mismo y a las personas en su entorno. De esta manera, el presente trabajo pretende resolver una parte del problema de la locomoción bípeda, esto e...

  4. Biomass feeds vegetarian robot; Biomassa voedt vegetarische robot

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    Van den Brandt, M. [Office for Science and Technology, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Washington (United States)

    2009-09-15

    This brief article addresses the EATR robot (Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot) that was developed by Cyclone Power and uses biomass as primary source of energy for propulsion. [Dutch] Een kort artikel over de door Cyclone Power ontwikkelde EATR-robot (Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot) die voor de voortdrijving biomassa gebruikt als primaire energiebron.

  5. Teaching daVinci Robot(R Surgical System - A New Paradigm

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    Shah G

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Das rasche Wachstum des Bereichs Roboterchirurgie hat sich auch auf die akademischen Lehrprogramme ausgewirkt. Die herkömmliche Struktur der chirurgischen Ausbildungs- und Lehrtätigkeiten ist für die Vermittlung der Roboterchirurgie nicht besonders gut geeignet. Materialien und Methoden: Erfahrene Laparoskopie-Chirurgen können sich in speziellen Schulungskursen die Feinheiten der Roboterchirurgie relativ leicht aneignen. Dies gilt nicht für relativ unerfahrene chirurgische Praktikanten, wenngleich den Ausbildungsprogrammen auf jeden Fall die Verantwortung zukommt, auch das Fachgebiet der Robotertechnik zu lehren. Die Richtlinien des Amerikanischen Urologenverbands und des Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education werden geprüft und bei den Versuchen zur Bewältigung dieser Probleme herangezogen. Die einzelnen Verfahrensschritte, insbesondere die Prostatektomie, werden aus der Lehrendenperspektive betrachtet. Ergebnisse: Ein Curriculum der Roboterchirurgie kann in das Gesamtausbildungsprogramm erfolgreich integriert werden. Die Konsolenzeit wird auf die Erfahrung als Assistent am Krankenbett abgestimmt, ebenso wie die Entwicklung grundlegender laparoskopischer Fertigkeiten und eines Verständnisses der optischen Anatomie. Die Kompetenz als Klinikassistent ist erforderlich, bevor weitere Fortschritte zu den höheren Stufen der Konsolenbedienung erwogen werden können. Die chirurgischen Schritte werden in logische Fortschritte mit Fertigkeitseinheiten in verschiedenen Segmenten unterteilt, ehe eine Reihe von Segmenten zusammengesetzt werden kann, um signifikante Abschnitte der eigentlichen Operation zu ergeben. Schlußfolgerung: Das Lehren der Roboterchirurgie bringt neue und bislang unbekannte Schwierigkeiten mit sich. Diese neue Art der Chirurgie erfordert neue, innovative Lehrmethoden mit den obersten Zielen Sicherheit und Wirksamkeit. Es wird leichter werden, wenn auf dem Gebiet der Roboterchirurgie insgesamt mehr

  6. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... Robotic Surgery. My name is Dr. Andy Pinon. This is my partner, Dr. Darren Bruck. He’s going ... at the very beginning, helping us navigate through this da Vinci assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Our scrub, ...

  7. Robotic Telesurgery: Benefits Beyond Barriers

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    Bijoy Johnson; Somu G

    2016-01-01

    The idea of robotic telesurgery dates back to the 1970s when the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) developed a project to utilize remotely controlled robots to perform surgeries on astronauts. The history of robotic surgery begins in 1985, when Kwoh et al used a robot - Puma 200, for performing neurosurgical biopsies with greater precision. This was soon followed by the introduction of PROBOT in 1988, a robotic system for ultrasound guided prostatic resection. A major break...

  8. Robotic surgery

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    Robot-assisted surgery; Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery; Laparoscopic surgery with robotic assistance ... computer station and directs the movements of a robot. Small surgical tools are attached to the robot's ...

  9. Mejora del sistema de cambio de herramienta de un robot industrial ABB IRB2400

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    García de Luis, Ana

    2011-01-01

    En la elaboración de este proyecto de fin de carrera se tiene como principal objetivo la mejora del cambio de la herramienta acoplada al robot en la célula de fabricación flexible. Para tal fin, se procede al análisis y resolución de dos problemas concretos: El primer problema consiste en arreglar el fallo real de la caída de la herramienta acoplada al robot ocurrido durante el proceso de fabricación de la célula de fabricación flexible robotizada diseñada en proyectos anteriores. El segundo ...

  10. Teoria da Resposta ao Item Teoria de la respuesta al item Item response theory

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    Eutalia Aparecida Candido de Araujo

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available A preocupação com medidas de traços psicológicos é antiga, sendo que muitos estudos e propostas de métodos foram desenvolvidos no sentido de alcançar este objetivo. Entre os trabalhos propostos, destaca-se a Teoria da Resposta ao Item (TRI que, a princípio, veio completar limitações da Teoria Clássica de Medidas, empregada em larga escala até hoje na medida de traços psicológicos. O ponto principal da TRI é que ela leva em consideração o item particularmente, sem relevar os escores totais; portanto, as conclusões não dependem apenas do teste ou questionário, mas de cada item que o compõe. Este artigo propõe-se a apresentar esta Teoria que revolucionou a teoria de medidas.La preocupación con las medidas de los rasgos psicológicos es antigua y muchos estudios y propuestas de métodos fueron desarrollados para lograr este objetivo. Entre estas propuestas de trabajo se incluye la Teoría de la Respuesta al Ítem (TRI que, en principio, vino a completar las limitaciones de la Teoría Clásica de los Tests, ampliamente utilizada hasta hoy en la medida de los rasgos psicológicos. El punto principal de la TRI es que se tiene en cuenta el punto concreto, sin relevar las puntuaciones totales; por lo tanto, los resultados no sólo dependen de la prueba o cuestionario, sino que de cada ítem que lo compone. En este artículo se propone presentar la Teoría que revolucionó la teoría de medidas.The concern with measures of psychological traits is old and many studies and proposals of methods were developed to achieve this goal. Among these proposed methods highlights the Item Response Theory (IRT that, in principle, came to complete limitations of the Classical Test Theory, which is widely used until nowadays in the measurement of psychological traits. The main point of IRT is that it takes into account the item in particular, not relieving the total scores; therefore, the findings do not only depend on the test or questionnaire

  11. Robotic assisted laparoscopic colectomy.

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    Pandalai, S

    2010-06-01

    Robotic surgery has evolved over the last decade to compensate for limitations in human dexterity. It avoids the need for a trained assistant while decreasing error rates such as perforations. The nature of the robotic assistance varies from voice activated camera control to more elaborate telerobotic systems such as the Zeus and the Da Vinci where the surgeon controls the robotic arms using a console. Herein, we report the first series of robotic assisted colectomies in Ireland using a voice activated camera control system.

  12. Avaliação e alívio da dor no recém-nascido

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    Erica da Paixão Crescêncio

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo buscou identificar como os enfermeiros de unidade neonatal avaliam a dor no recém-nascido e quais asmedidas realizadas por eles para alívio da dor. Trata-se de um estudo quantitativo, transversal, com 32 enfermeirosque trabalhavam na unidade neonatal de um hospital particular do município de São Paulo, e que responderam a umformulário sobre a avaliação e condutas realizadas na dor do recém-nascido. Dentre os parâmetros citados pelosenfermeiros para a avaliação da dor, a expressão facial e o choro foram as mais citadas, seguido de alteração desinais vitais, agitação e os parâmetros utilizados na escala NIPS (fisiológicos e comportamentais. Os métodosfarmacológicos mais citados pelos profissionais para o alívio da dor do RN foram o uso de analgésicosantiinflamatórios não-esteroidais, os opóides potentes, sedativos, os opiódes fracos e os anestésicos locais. E ostratamentos não farmacológicos de alívio da dor foram a mudança de decúbito, seguido de massagem local, sucçãonão nutritiva (chupeta ou dedo enluvado e o banho de imersão. Assim, conclui-se que os enfermeiros avaliam a dorpela expressão facial e o choro. E utilizam analgésico antiinflamatório não-esteroidal, a mudança de decúbito, amassagem local e a sucção não nutritiva para alívio da dor.

  13. Avaliação e alívio da dor no recém-nascido

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    Erica da Paixão Crescêncio; Suzana Zanelato; Lucila Coca Leventhal

    2009-01-01

    Este estudo buscou identificar como os enfermeiros de unidade neonatal avaliam a dor no recém-nascido e quais asmedidas realizadas por eles para alívio da dor. Trata-se de um estudo quantitativo, transversal, com 32 enfermeirosque trabalhavam na unidade neonatal de um hospital particular do município de São Paulo, e que responderam a umformulário sobre a avaliação e condutas realizadas na dor do recém-nascido. Dentre os parâmetros citados pelosenfermeiros para a avaliação da dor, a expressão ...

  14. Robot maps, robot moves, robot avoids

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    Farrugia, Claire; Duca, Edward

    2014-01-01

    Robotics is a cornerstone for this century’s innovations. From robot nurses to your own personal assistant, most robots need to know: ‘where is it?’ ‘Where should it go?’ And ‘how to get there?’ Without answers to these questions a robot cannot do much. http://www.um.edu.mt/think/robot-maps-robot-moves-robot-avoids/

  15. Le Sahel : terrain de jeu d’Al-Qaïda au Maghreb Islamique (AQMI)

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    Pernin, Clémence; Sayad, Houari

    2012-01-01

    Al-Qaïda au Maghreb Islamique, aujourd’hui appelé AQMI, est une organisation terroriste créée le 25 janvier 2007 et  placée sur la liste officielle des organisations terroristes des États-Unis, de l’Australie et de la Russie, à cause de sa relation directe avec le mouvement islamiste Al-Qaïda, ce dernier fondé par le cheik Abdullah Yusuf Azzam (assassiné en 1989) et son élève Oussama Ben Laden(mort le 2 mai 2011 au Pakistan) en 1987. Sous la direction d’Abdelmalek Droukdel, alias Abu Mussab A...

  16. Robotic surgery

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    Robot-assisted surgery; Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery; Laparoscopic surgery with robotic assistance ... Robotic surgery is similar to laparoscopic surgery. It can be performed through smaller cuts than open surgery. ...

  17. Integration of robotics and neuroscience beyond the hand: What kind of synergies?. Comment on "Hand synergies: Integration of robotics and neuroscience for understanding the control of biological and artificial hands" by Marco Santello et al.

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    d'Avella, Andrea

    2016-07-01

    Santello et al. [1] review an impressive amount of work on the control of biological and artificial hands that demonstrates how the concept of synergies can lead to a successful integration of robotics and neuroscience. Is it possible to generalize the same approach to the control of biological and artificial limbs and bodies beyond the hand? The human hand synergies that appear most relevant for robotic hands are those defined at the kinematic level, i.e. postural synergies [2]. Postural synergies capture the geometric relations among the many joints of the hand and allow for a low dimensional characterization and synthesis of the static hand postures involved in grasping and manipulating a large set of objects. However, many other complex motor skills such as walking, reaching, throwing, and catching require controlling multi-articular time-varying trajectories rather than static postures. Dynamic control of biological and artificial limbs and bodies, especially when geometric and inertial parameters are uncertain and the joints are compliant, poses great challenges. What kind of synergies might simplify the dynamic control of motor skills involving upper and lower limbs as well as the whole body?

  18. Aspectos da resistência de Sagittaria montevidensis ao herbicida pirazosulfuron-ethyl inibidor da ALS Aspects of Sagittaria montevidensis resistance to the ALS-inhibiting herbicide pirazosulfuron-ethyl

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    Full Text Available Os herbicidas inibidores da enzima ALS (acetolactato sintase possuem alta eficiência em baixas doses, baixa toxicidade para mamíferos e amplo espectro de ação, e alguns deles podem apresentar persistência prolongada no solo. Esses herbicidas caracterizam-se ainda por apresentar um único local de ação - a enzima ALS, facilitando a seleção de espécies resistentes. Geralmente, o mecanismo de resistência aos herbicidas inibidores da ALS é considerado como insensibilidade da enzima ao herbicida, ou seja, a alguma alteração no sítio de ligação herbicida-enzima. No entanto, mecanismos de tolerância de culturas aos herbicidas inibidores da ALS são observados, como as diferenças quanto a absorção, translocação e degradação, antes que o produto alcance o local de ação. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar aspectos de nível e local preferencial de absorção e a translocação do herbicida pirazosulfuron-ethyl, na determinação do mecanismo de resistência de um ecótipo de Sagittaria montevidensis resistente aos herbicidas inibidores da ALS. Foram instalados experimentos em BOD e em casa de vegetação. Os tratamentos foram compostos de doses exponenciais do herbicida pirazosulfuron-ethyl (2(0x, 2²x, 2(4x, 2(6x e 2(8x em relação à dose usual - 20 g i.a. ha-1, aplicadas individualmente na parte aérea, raiz e sementes de ecótipos resistente e suscetível. Os resultados mostraram haver diferenças entre o ecótipo resistente e o suscetível quanto ao sítio preferencial de absorção do herbicida pirazosulfuron-ethyl.The ALS-inhibiting herbicides are highly effective when applied in low rates, presenting low toxicity to mammalians, wide control spectrum and, some of them, long soil persistence. Usually, the resistance mechanism for ALS inhibitors is due to the lack of enzyme sensitivity to the herbicide, resulting from alterations in the enzyme conformation. However, crop tolerance mechanisms are observed, such as

  19. Robot and robot system

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    Behar, Alberto E. (Inventor); Marzwell, Neville I. (Inventor); Wall, Jonathan N. (Inventor); Poole, Michael D. (Inventor)

    2011-01-01

    A robot and robot system that are capable of functioning in a zero-gravity environment are provided. The robot can include a body having a longitudinal axis and having a control unit and a power source. The robot can include a first leg pair including a first leg and a second leg. Each leg of the first leg pair can be pivotally attached to the body and constrained to pivot in a first leg pair plane that is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the body.

  20. Robot Actors, Robot Dramaturgies

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    Jochum, Elizabeth

    This paper considers the use of tele-operated robots in live performance. Robots and performance have long been linked, from the working androids and automata staged in popular exhibitions during the nineteenth century and the robots featured at Cybernetic Serendipity (1968) and the World Expo in......—from greasy industrial machines to a lifelike, six-meter tall gorilla. The performances are authentic sites of human-robot interaction staged in fictional landscapes that exaggerate or mask the capabilities of those technologies.......This paper considers the use of tele-operated robots in live performance. Robots and performance have long been linked, from the working androids and automata staged in popular exhibitions during the nineteenth century and the robots featured at Cybernetic Serendipity (1968) and the World Expo...... discourse shapes how we perceive and use technology and also points to the ways in which emerging technologies “refashion our experience of space, time and human being filter through our art works, dreams and fantasies.” This paper considers a survey of robot dramaturgies to demonstrate how performance both...

  1. Para Além da Primeira Sessão de Cinema

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    Regina Maria Rodrigues Behar

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Do fascínio do homem pela idéia de registrar o movimento nasceu o filme. O artigo apresenta a sua evolução desde as disputas/ rivalidades iniciais quanto à sua invenção até a sua transformação em um gênero artístico que incorporou elementos da literatura e do teatro criando uma linguagem original. Apresenta ainda um quadro da sua chegada ao Brasil no final do século XIX e de seu desenvolvimento inicial na primeira década do século XX.

  2. Robotic assisted minimally invasive surgery

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    Palep Jaydeep

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The term "robot" was coined by the Czech playright Karel Capek in 1921 in his play Rossom′s Universal Robots. The word "robot" is from the check word robota which means forced labor.The era of robots in surgery commenced in 1994 when the first AESOP (voice controlled camera holder prototype robot was used clinically in 1993 and then marketed as the first surgical robot ever in 1994 by the US FDA. Since then many robot prototypes like the Endoassist (Armstrong Healthcare Ltd., High Wycombe, Buck, UK, FIPS endoarm (Karlsruhe Research Center, Karlsruhe, Germany have been developed to add to the functions of the robot and try and increase its utility. Integrated Surgical Systems (now Intuitive Surgery, Inc. redesigned the SRI Green Telepresence Surgery system and created the daVinci Surgical System ® classified as a master-slave surgical system. It uses true 3-D visualization and EndoWrist ® . It was approved by FDA in July 2000 for general laparoscopic surgery, in November 2002 for mitral valve repair surgery. The da Vinci robot is currently being used in various fields such as urology, general surgery, gynecology, cardio-thoracic, pediatric and ENT surgery. It provides several advantages to conventional laparoscopy such as 3D vision, motion scaling, intuitive movements, visual immersion and tremor filtration. The advent of robotics has increased the use of minimally invasive surgery among laparoscopically naοve surgeons and expanded the repertoire of experienced surgeons to include more advanced and complex reconstructions.

  3. A heurística do medo, muito além da precaução

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    Ricardo Abramovay

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Por mais que o avanço da ciência e da tecnologia esteja na raiz de vitórias decisivas na luta por melhores condições sociais, é impossível não reconhecer a ameaça crescente que o conhecimento e suas aplicações práticas representam não só para as sociedades humanas, mas para a vida em seu conjunto. A capacidade humana de intervir sobre a natureza é hoje muito maior que a possibilidade de prever com um mínimo de segurança os resultados dessa intervenção. Para Hans Jonas esse contraste só pode ser abordado com base numa exigência ética que ele sintetiza no Princípio Responsabilidade, e que se apoia na heurística do medo. Baseado numa abordagem crítica do dualismo que marca a cultura ocidental e separa matéria e espírito, corpo e mente, natureza e sociedade, Hans Jonas rejeita a ideia de que uma organização social voltada explicitamente à satisfação das necessidades humanas (e não ao lucro suprima a exigência de uma reflexão específica sobre as ameaças vindas da expansão autônoma da ciência e da tecnologia. Este trabalho, além de expor as bases do dualismo estudado por Jonas, procura mostrar que suas preocupações não são contempladas pela eventual adoção do princípio da precaução e mostra, ao final, duas áreas (biologia e geoengenharia em que a aplicação de sua filosofia da tecnologia pode ser especialmente relevante.

  4. Application of the Da Vinci robot operation system in gastric cancer%达芬奇机器人手术系统在胃癌中的应用

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    李鹏; 李冰; 刘洪一; 贾宝庆

    2015-01-01

    目的:总结应用达芬奇机器人手术系统行胃癌根治术的经验,评价其手术效果及应用价值。方法:回顾性分析我科2011年11月至2014年11月手术治疗的250例胃癌患者的临床、病理资料。其中机器人手术126例,腹腔镜手术124例,比较两组患者手术情况及短期疗效。结果:与腹腔镜组相比,机器人组患者术中失血量少、淋巴结清扫数目多、手术时间长,比较差异有统计学意义(P0.05)。中位随访17.2(3~30)个月,机器人组复发转移10例,死亡3例;腹腔镜组复发转移12例,死亡2例。结论:达芬奇机器人手术可在微创条件下实现胃癌的标准D2根治术,手术操作安全,临床效果确实。%Objective: To summarize the experience of radical gastrectomy operation of Da Vinci system, evaluate its effect and application value.Methods:The clinical and pathological data of 250 patients with gastric cancer in our department from Nov 2011 to Nov 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. A total of 126 patients who experienced robotic gastric cancer and 124 patients who underwent Laparoscopic gastric cancer enrolled in this study. hTe operative data and short-term postoperative outcomes were compared between the groups.Results: Compared with the laparoscopic group, the robotic group had less intraoperative blood loss, larger numbers of retrieved lymph nodes and longer operation time, and the differences were statistically signiifcant (P0.05). During a mean follow-up period of 17.2 (range, 3-30) months, 10 patients experienced relapse and metastasis, 3 patients died of the disease in robotic group, while 12 patients experienced relapse and metastasis, 2 patients died of the disease in laparoscopic group.Conclusion: With da Vinci roboticsystem, the standard D2 gastric cancer radical surgery can be accomplished successfully. It is feasible and safe, and the clinical effect is reliable.

  5. Qualitative research on perioperative psychological experience of patients undergoing Da Vinci robotic surgery%达芬奇机器人手术患者围术期心理体验的质性研究

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    丁萍; 宋真; 朱庆云; 陈佩玲; 王敬阳

    2016-01-01

    目的 了解达芬奇机器人手术患者心理的真实体验,为临床制订有效的护理干预措施提供依据.方法 采用质性研究中的Colaizzi现象学研究方法 ,分析12例达芬奇机器人围术期患者心理的真实感受.结果 通过整理、分析和提炼,得出达芬奇机器人手术患者心理体验的5个主题:多数患者对机器人手术有渐进的心理接受过程;医院的重视和术者的技术可减轻患者的疑虑;多数患者需要机器人手术相关知识和术后康复指导;患者对机器人手术效果满意;多数患者对机器人手术的医疗保险费用情况存有担心和顾虑.结论 达芬奇机器人手术患者对新技术存在一定的心理疑虑,医护人员应在术前详细介绍手术方式及其优点,耐心细致解答患者的疑问,及时掌握患者的心理变化并予以针对性健康指导,增强患者对新手术方法 的治疗信心.%Objective To explore the authentic perioperative psychological experience of patients undergoing Da Vinci robotic surgery and provide the evidence for effective clinical nursing intervention plans. Methods A total of 12 patients undergoing Da Vinci Robotic surgery were selected and analyzed for the authentic psychological experience by using Colaizzi phenomenological approaches of qualitative research. Results After reorganization, analysis, distilling, five themes were acquired about real psychological experience of Da Vinci robotic surgery, including majority patients gradually psychologically accepting Da Vinci robotic surgeries, the close attention paid by hospital and the professional surgeon alleviateing patients'anxiety, majority patients requiring robotic surgery-associated knowledge and guidance of postoperative rehabilitation, the patients'satisfaction of curative effects about Da Vinci robotic surgery, majority patients with the potential concerns or worries about the expense of medical insurance. Conclusions The patients have potential

  6. Antileucotrienos no tratamento da asma e rinite alérgica Antileukotrienes in the treatment of asthma and allergic rhinitis

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    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar os antagonistas de leucotrienos (ARLT aos outros grupos de medicamentos utilizados para tratar a asma e a rinite alérgica. FONTES DOS DADOS: MEDLINE, LILACS e Biblioteca Cochrane. Palavras chaves: leucotrienos, antileucotrienos, tratamento da asma, tratamento da rinite alérgica, asma e rinite alérgica. Procurou-se agrupar os principais trabalhos e revisões sobre o assunto. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: Os ARLT são mais eficazes do que placebo e potencializam os efeitos dos corticosteróides inalados. A associação de corticosteróides inalados com agentes beta2 agonistas de longa duração (LABA é mais eficaz do que a associação de cortiscoteróides inalados + ARLT. Embora pareça racional o uso de ARLT na crise aguda de asma e rinite alérgica, mais estudos são necessários para comprovar esse benefício. Os ARLT promovem redução no tempo de hospitalização e no número de crises de sibilância em lactentes com bronquiolite viral aguda pelo vírus respiratório sincicial e na sibilância recorrente após bronquiolite viral aguda. Os ARLT são menos eficazes que os corticosteróides intranasais no manejo da rinite alérgica. Os ARLT são eficazes na asma induzida por exercício (AIE, embora não constituam a primeira linha de tratamento. CONCLUSÃO: Estudos controlados e randomizados mostram que os corticosteróides inalados são as drogas de escolha para o tratamento da asma persistente e rinite alérgica. :Não existem evidências suficientes para recomendar o uso de ARLT como medicamento de primeira linha (monoterapia em crianças com asma (nível I. Nas crianças que não podem usar corticosteróides inalados, os ARLT podem ser uma alternativa (nível II.OBJECTIVE: To compare leukotriene antagonists (LTA to other groups of drugs used in asthma and allergic rhinitis treatment. SOURCES: MEDLINE, LILACS and Cochrane Library. Keywords: leukotrienes, antileukotrienes, asthma treatment, allergic rhinitis treatment, asthma and

  7. Robot learning for snake robots

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    Monzó Brandvold, Christian

    2011-01-01

    Robots shaped as snakes – snake robots – have a vast potential within areas such as seach and rescue, and inspection and maintenance. Snake robots with active wheels are a specialized form of snake robots. The active wheels are advantageous in made-made environments such as office floors, factories and ventilation systems. The active wheels and the articulated body of the robots offer an efficient platform for moving both horizontally and vertically. A snake robot needs to be able to perform ...

  8. Da Vinci Robot-assisted surgical system in general surgery%达芬奇手术机器人在腹部外科的临床应用进展

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    李建平; 杨军; 顾元龙

    2012-01-01

    With the initiation of laparoscopic techniques in general surgery and a significant expansion of minimally invasive techniques in the last 20 years.However,some of the shortcomings of laparoscopic technology has limited it's surgical application.More recently,the da Vinci robotic surgical system further defined the ability of a roboticassist device to address limitations in laparoscopy.This in cludes a significant improvement in instrument dexterity,dampening of natural hand tremors,three dimensional visualization,ergonomics,and camera stability.As experiencewith robotic technology increased and its applications to advanced laparoscopic procedures have become more understood,more procedures have been performed with robotic assistance.We review the current status of da Vinci robotic technology and its applications in general surgical procedures.%最近20年来,随着腹腔镜技术在普外科的应用,微创手术已成为外科发展方向.然而,腹腔镜技术自身的局限性亦限制了其应用范围.近年研发的达芬奇(da Vinci)辅助手术系统克服了腹腔镜手术的不足.其优势包括:仪器灵敏性改善,手震颤降低,三维可视化(3D)以及人机工程学和相机稳定性提高等.随着经验的增加,随着机器人技术及其在先进的腹腔镜操作中的应用,更多的机器人辅助手术得到开展.本文综述达芬奇辅助手术系统的发展现状及其在普通外科手术应用.

  9. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... Darren Bruck, and I’m here at the patient’s bedside. Dr. Andy Pinon is sitting down at ... is about 10, 15-feet away from the patient. We’re performing a da Vinci robot- assisted ...

  10. Oportunidades de melhoria dos fluxos logísticos do canal farmácia da L’Oréal Portugal

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    João, Diogo Domingues

    2012-01-01

    No estudo, que agora se inicia, pretende-se identificar as oportunidades de melhoria dos fluxos logísticos do canal farmácia da L’Oréal Portugal, daqui em diante também designada por LOP. O trabalho tem por base o estágio em curso na empresa em questão e a análise é feita a toda a cadeia de abastecimento da Divisão de Cosmética Activa, ou seja, a DCA – Canal Farmácia da L’Oréal Portugal. A necessidade de melhorar e optimizar os fluxos, maioritariamente a nível logístico, resulta da cons...

  11. Propriedades enzimáticas da enzima ALS de Cyperus difformis e mecanismo de resistência da espécie ao herbicida pyrazosulfuron-ethyl Enzymatic properties of Cyperus difformis ALS enzyme and mechanism resistance of the species to pyrazosulfuron-ethyl herbicide

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    Taísa Dal Magro

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    Full Text Available Cyperus difformis L. é uma planta daninha ocorrente em lavouras de arroz irrigado, que tem apresentado dificuldade de controle devido à resistência a herbicidas inibidores da enzima ALS. Os objetivos deste trabalho foram investigar características cinéticas da enzima ALS de biótipos de C. difformis e determinar as bases bioquímicas da resistência da espécie ao herbicida pyrazosulfuron-ethyl. Para isso, foram conduzidos experimentos em laboratório do BIOAGRO/UFV. O método utilizado baseou-se na metologia utilizada por CAREY et al. (1997 e adaptada por VARGAS et al. (1999, com algumas modificações. Foram avaliadas a concentração de substrato (piruvato que fornece velocidade inicial igual à metade da velocidade máxima de reação (K M e velocidade máxima de reação (Vmáx, bem como a atividade da enzima ALS na presença do inibidor (pyrazosulfuron-ethyl. Diante dos resultados, pode-se observar que a resistência de C. difformis a pyrazosulfuron-ethyl é decorrente da insensibilidade da enzima ALS ao herbicida, não acarretando, porém, prejuízo aos parâmetros cinéticos K M e Vmáx da enzima ALS.Cyperus difformis L. is a weed that occurs in flooded rice, which has presented difficulty in controlling due to the resistance to ALS inhibiting herbicides. The objectives of this research were to investigate kinetic characteristics of ALS enzyme from C. difformis biotypes and to determine the biochemical bases of resistance from the species to pyrazosulfuron-ethyl herbicide. For that, experiments were conducted at the BIOAGRO/UFV laboratory. The method used was based on the methodology used by CAREY et al. (1997 and adapted by VARGAS et al. (1999, with some modifications. It was evaluated substratum concentration (pyruvate that provides initial velocity equal to half the speed reaction (K M and maximum velocity of reaction (Vmáx, as well the activity of the ALS enzyme in the presence of the inhibitor (pyrazosulfuron-ethyl. According

  12. Reflexiones sobre alteridad y técnica: La figura del robot humanoide en algunas transposiciones de la literatura al cine

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    Raúl Cuadros Contreras

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    Full Text Available La ciecia ficción lanza una mirada a las formas más extremas de otredad que se puedan imaginar. Esos otros seres y otros mundos le abren la puerta a nuevas ontologías y a la desnaturalización de categorías opuestas, tales como orgánico/inorgánico, natural/artificial. Resultan así nuevas formas de pensar la identidad y la definición de ser humano. En este artículo se explora este proceso analizando representaciones de la técnica y su mediación en las relaciones entre identidad y alteridad en algunas narraciones de este género. Para este fin, el autor toma como ejemplo el tratamiento que se le da a la figura del robot o del cyborg en películas recientes y muestra la humanización de éstos.

  13. Robot Aesthetics

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    Jochum, Elizabeth Ann; Putnam, Lance Jonathan

    This paper considers art-based research practice in robotics through a discussion of our course and relevant research projects in autonomous art. The undergraduate course integrates basic concepts of computer science, robotic art, live performance and aesthetic theory. Through practice...... robotics research (such as aesthetics, culture and perception), we believe robot aesthetics is an important area for research in contemporary aesthetics....

  14. Da Dikan’ka a Pietroburgo: il carnevale cede il passo al grottesco: un’ipotesi di lavoro

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    Cattani, Alessandra

    2009-01-01

    «Боже что за жизнь наша! Вечный раздор мечты с существенностью!». In questa frase, fatta pronunciare da Nikolaj Gogol’ al suo infelice personaggio Piskarev, uno dei protagonisti del racconto “La Prospettiva Nevskij”, è racchiusa in sintesi la nuova visione del mondo dello scrittore, una visione che si inserisce a metà strada tra la felice Ucraina degli esordi letterari e la Russia amara e deprimente della maturità. A metà strada dunque tra Dikan’ka e Pietroburgo. In qu...

  15. Robotic-Assisted Surgery for Benign Urological Conditions

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    Murphy, Declan G; Ben J. Challacombe; Lail-U-Mah Zaheer; M. Shamim Khan; Prokar Dasgupta

    2006-01-01

    Robotic technology for use in surgery has advanced considerably in the past 10 years. This has become particularly apparent in urology where robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy using the da VinciTM surgical system (Intuitive Surgical, CA) has become very popular. The use of robotic assistance for benign urological procedures is less well documented. This article considers the current robotic technology and reviews the situation with regard to robotic surgery for benign urological conditions.

  16. L’ORALITÀ A SCUOLA, DA PLATONE AL PORTFOLIO EUROPEO DELLE LINGUE

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    Alberto A. Sobrero

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available L'oralità risulta primaria rispetto alla scrittura sia per quanto riguarda la razza umana (filogenesi sia per quanto riguarda lo sviluppo individuale (ontogenesi, tuttavia essa ha sempre goduto di minor prestigio della scrittura. Nella prima parte di questo articolo sono ricostruiti i diversi momenti in cui questa gerarchia è stata fondata e si è affermata stabilmente: dai contrasti epocali tra Socrate e  Platone da una parte e i Sofisti dall'altra all'affermazione della centralità della scrittura da parte di Aristotele e degli aristotelici; fino, poi, all'Illuminismo, in cui l'oralità veniva ormai identificata con l'inciviltà, la rozzezza e l'arretratezza, posizione che in qualche misura permane ancora oggi. Nella seconda parte dell'articolo si ricostruisce il graduale recupero del valore dell'oralità nell'insegnamento linguistico, attraverso un'analisi dei programmi scolastici italiani, dalla Legge Casati del 1859 ai Programmi della scuola media e di quella elementare rispettivamente del 1979 e del 1985, alle più recenti "Indicazioni Moratti e infine alle "Indicazioni Fioroni". In queste ultime si sottolinea la necessità di finalizzare l'insegnamento dell'oralità anche a scopi interculturali più ampi, prioritari nella società attuale, quali il rispetto e la promozione delle differenze linguistiche e culturali, lo sviluppo del plurilinguismo; la centralità e l'autonomia dell'apprendente.   Historically, the oral tradition has been more important than writing, both in human history (philogenesis and in individual, personal history (onthogenesis, but it has always had far less prestige. The first part of this paper surveys important moments in the formation and establishment of this hierarchy, starting from the fundamental contrast between the Sophists on the one hand, and Socrates and Plato from the other, to the centrality of Aristotle and Aristotelianism, up to the Age of Enlightenment and the identification between orality

  17. Robotic surgery in gynecology

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    Rooma Sinha

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available FDA approved Da Vinci Surgical System in 2005 for gynecological surgery. It has been rapidly adopted and it has already assumed an important position at various centers where this is available. It comprises of three components: A surgeon′s console, a patient-side cart with four robotic arms and a high-definition three-dimensional (3D vision system. In this review we have discussed various robotic-assisted laparoscopic benign gynecological procedures like myomectomy, hysterectomy, endometriosis, tubal anastomosis and sacrocolpopexy. A PubMed search was done and relevant published studies were reviewed. Surgeries that can have future applications are also mentioned. At present most studies do not give significant advantage over conventional laparoscopic surgery in benign gynecological disease. However robotics do give an edge in more complex surgeries. The conversion rate to open surgery is lesser with robotic assistance when compared to laparoscopy. For myomectomy surgery, Endo wrist movement of robotic instrument allows better and precise suturing than conventional straight stick laparoscopy. The robotic platform is a logical step forward to laparoscopy and if cost considerations are addressed may become popular among gynecological surgeons world over.

  18. Robotic surgery in gynecology.

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    Sinha, Rooma; Sanjay, Madhumati; Rupa, B; Kumari, Samita

    2015-01-01

    FDA approved Da Vinci Surgical System in 2005 for gynecological surgery. It has been rapidly adopted and it has already assumed an important position at various centers where this is available. It comprises of three components: A surgeon's console, a patient-side cart with four robotic arms and a high-definition three-dimensional (3D) vision system. In this review we have discussed various robotic-assisted laparoscopic benign gynecological procedures like myomectomy, hysterectomy, endometriosis, tubal anastomosis and sacrocolpopexy. A PubMed search was done and relevant published studies were reviewed. Surgeries that can have future applications are also mentioned. At present most studies do not give significant advantage over conventional laparoscopic surgery in benign gynecological disease. However robotics do give an edge in more complex surgeries. The conversion rate to open surgery is lesser with robotic assistance when compared to laparoscopy. For myomectomy surgery, Endo wrist movement of robotic instrument allows better and precise suturing than conventional straight stick laparoscopy. The robotic platform is a logical step forward to laparoscopy and if cost considerations are addressed may become popular among gynecological surgeons world over. PMID:25598600

  19. Does your Robot have Skills?

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    Bøgh, Simon; Nielsen, Oluf Skov; Pedersen, Mikkel Rath;

    2012-01-01

    , and motion primitives is intro- duced and designed to separate responsibilities of robot system developers, robot system integrators and shop floor users concerning programming of the robot system. The concept of testable pre- and postconditions assigned to the skills are proposed to help both in developing...... be taught to the robot by a user, based on Standard Operating Procedures or process knowledge. An overview is presented on how to implement a skill-based architecture, enabling reuse of skills for different industri- al applications, programmed by shop-floor workers. The terminology of tasks, skills...

  20. Estudio de la tolerancia al daño de los materiales y sistemas de pretensado

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    Olivares Marcos-Alberca, Miguel Ángel

    2012-01-01

    La mayoría de las estructuras de hormigón pretensadas construidas en los últimos 50 años han demostrado una excelente durabilidad cuando su construcción se realiza atendiendo las recomendaciones de un buen diseño así como una buena ejecución y puesta en obra de la estructura. Este hecho se debe en gran parte al temor que despierta el fenómeno de la corrosión bajo tensión típico de las armaduras de acero de alta resistencia. Menos atención se ha prestado a la susceptibilidad a la corrosión baj...

  1. Propriedades mecânicas e resistência à corrosão da liga Ti-4Al-4V obtida da reciclagem da liga Ti-6Al-4V

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    Jesuíno G.A.

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available The present work aimed to study the transformation from as-cast structure of the Ti4Al-4V alloy, as a result of the Ti-6Al-4V recycling, after some rapid heat treatments based on martensitic reactions. The effects on mechanical properties were evaluated by Vickers hardness measurements, Charpy and monotonic tensile tests. The corrosion strength was tested by immersion during 4 months in artificial physiological solutions, to evaluate its possible use as a biomaterial. The data pointed to: a a reduction on corrosion strength for quenching above beta transus; b significant increasing on hardness and mechanical strength; c a maintenance of impact toughness; d the corrosion strength for immersion in a NaCl 1%+ NaF 0,1% (m/m was lower in all conditions, specially for those including heating to 900 °C.

  2. Energy Efficiency of Robot Locomotion Increases Proportional to Weight

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    Larsen, J. C.; Stoy, K.

    The task of producing steady, stable and energy efficient locomotion in legged robots with the ability to walk in unknown terrain have for many years been a big challenge in robotics. This work is focusing on how different robots build from the modular robotic system, LocoKit by Larsen et al. [1...

  3. Para além da “guerra” e da “paz”: Territórios de violência em Medellín

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    Iván Darío Ramírez; Grazielle Costa

    2013-01-01

    O presente artigo tem por objetivo discutir as fronteiras da guerra e da paz a partir do contexto da cidade de Medellín. Defendemos que os períodos definidos como “guerra” e os momentos de “paz” se interpenetram. Problematizamos as leituras da violência que se focam exclusivamente no confronto entre atores armados, chamando atenção para as violências invisíveis a que a população desarmada, especialmente as mulheres, está submetida na “guerra” e na “paz” em Medellín. Destacamos o deslocamento ...

  4. Radiation effects in a CMOS/SOS/Al-Gate D/A converter and on-chip diagnostic transistors

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    This paper presents the results obtained from total dose and transient radiation tests on a CMOS/SOS/Al-Gate D/A converter and on-chip diagnostic transistors. Samples were irradiated by cobalt-60 gamma rays under worst-case conditions, and by 10-MeV electron pulses of 50-ns and 4.4-μs duration. Devices were fabricated with three different insulators; the two discussed here are standard wet oxide and a pyrogenic oxide. Test transistors on the D/A chips made it possible to diagnose the failure modes of the converter and to evaluate some special designs. These consisted of standard edge p- and n-channel transistors, edgeless units, edgeless tetrode transistors, and an edgeless type transmission gate with a diode clamp from substrate to gate. The total dose results indicate that the pyrogenic oxide increased the failure dose of the operational amplifier portion of the converter from 103 rads (Si) to 2 x 106 rads (Si); however, the sample and hold failed after exposure to a low level of 103 rads (Si). Test devices indicated this to be due to the radiation-induced leakage current of the transmission gate which discharges the sample and hold capacitor. The diode clamp decreased the threshold voltage shifts and the leakage currents. The edgeless devices improved the device performance because of a more abrupt turn-on. Narrow-pulse test data indicated that the edgeless units produced less photocurrent than the edge units by about a factor of three to four. Converter upset levels are less than or equal to 109 rads/s due to precision requirements which make a few millivolt transients untenable

  5. A publicity e a publicidade (para além da propaganda

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    Cassiano Ferreira Simões

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Os termos publicidade e propaganda têm sofrido, em anos recentes, de um agravamento na forma indistinta com que são utilizados. Tal fato pode ser analisado dos pontos de vista lingüístico e histórico. Do ponto de vista lingüístico, é perceptível na língua inglesa a presença de três noções que precisam ser ajustadas às duas disponíveis nas línguas latinas em geral. Do ponto de vista histórico, é possível depreender, com base em uma aproximação com as idéias de Jürgen Habermas, que tanto a publicidade de “tornar públicas ações de esfera pública” quanto a de “anunciar transações comerciais” são criações burguesas comprometidas com o racionalismo e com a modernidade, sobrevindas da noção de público e, portanto, características de seu desenvolvimento socioeconômico baseado nas liberdades individuais e no mercado. Palavras-chave: Publicidade; esfera pública; mercado. ABSTRACT The terms publicidade and propaganda have increasingly been used indistinctively in Brazil in recent years. Such fact can be analyzed from linguistic and historical points of view. From the linguistic point of view, the presence of a third concept in the English language usually needs to be adjusted to the two available ones in Latin languages. From the historical point of view, it is possible to infer over a Jürgen Habermas analysis, that both meanings of publicidade – “to make public the actions within thepublic sphere” and “to advertise commercial transactions” – are bourgeois creations implied to rationalism and modernity, in-herited from the notion of “public”. Therefore, it is characteristics of its social-economic development based on individual freedoms and market orientation. Keywords: Publicity; public sphere; market.

  6. Basic Robotics.

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    Mullen, Frank

    This curriculum outline consists of instructional materials and information concerning resources for use in teaching a course in robotics. Addressed in the individual sections of the outline are the following topics: the nature of an industrial robot; the parts of an industrial robot (the manipulator, the power structure, and the control system);…

  7. Industrial Robots.

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    Reed, Dean; Harden, Thomas K.

    Robots are mechanical devices that can be programmed to perform some task of manipulation or locomotion under automatic control. This paper discusses: (1) early developments of the robotics industry in the United States; (2) the present structure of the industry; (3) noneconomic factors related to the use of robots; (4) labor considerations…

  8. Emerging role of robotics in urology

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    Kumar Rajeev; Hemal Ashok

    2005-01-01

    Robotic assistance is one of the latest additions to the field of laparoscopic surgery. The most commonly used robotic device in Urology is the da Vinci ® system of which over 200 devices are installed worldwide including 3 in India. This robot consists of three or four arms, one of which is used to hold and manipulate the laparoscopic camera while the others are used to manipulate specialized laparoscopic instruments with endowrist ® technology that allows 7 degre...

  9. Robot Mechanisms

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    Lenarcic, Jadran; Stanišić, Michael M

    2013-01-01

    This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the area of robot mechanisms, primarily considering industrial manipulators and humanoid arms. The book is intended for both teaching and self-study. Emphasis is given to the fundamentals of kinematic analysis and the design of robot mechanisms. The coverage of topics is untypical. The focus is on robot kinematics. The book creates a balance between theoretical and practical aspects in the development and application of robot mechanisms, and includes the latest achievements and trends in robot science and technology.

  10. Avaliação do efeito da urbanização na produção de sedimentos da bacia do rio Jacarecica/AL mediante uso de modelo hidrossedimentológico distribuído

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    Samuellson Lopes Cabral

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available A urbanização sem planejamento ao longo da bacia do rio Jacarecica, em Maceió, AL, causa grandes impactos ambientais. A substituição de áreas vegetadas por áreas urbanizadas agrava esses impactos. No entanto, o potencial efeito dessas modificações na produção de sedimentos é desconhecido. Neste trabalho, avaliaram-se mudanças da produção de sedimentos na bacia do rio Jacarecica, no ano de 2010, em razão da alteração de parte da cobertura do solo por urbanização, por meio de modelagem matemática. Os resultados evidenciaram que o mês com maior produção produziu mais de 120 t/ha/mês, perfazendo o total de 131 t, correspondente a uma área de 24,5 km² da área total da bacia, revelando que grande parte da bacia é realmente susceptível ao processo de erosão. Este trabalho apresenta que a aplicação do modelo KINEROS2 é viável e o seu acoplamento ao SIG é de grande valia para identificação e análise das principais áreas de produção de sedimentos na bacia deste rio, podendo ser considerado ferramenta promissora para simulação da produção de sedimentos em bacias hidrográficas do nordeste brasileiro.

  11. Robot Futures

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    Christoffersen, Anja; Grindsted Nielsen, Sally; Jochum, Elizabeth Ann;

    Robots are increasingly used in health care settings, e.g., as homecare assistants and personal companions. One challenge for personal robots in the home is acceptance. We describe an innovative approach to influencing the acceptance of care robots using theatrical performance. Live performance is...... a useful testbed for developing and evaluating what makes robots expressive; it is also a useful platform for designing robot behaviors and dialogue that result in believable characters. Therefore theatre is a valuable testbed for studying human-robot interaction (HRI). We investigate how audiences...... perceive social robots interacting with humans in a future care scenario through a scripted performance. We discuss our methods and initial findings, and outline future work....

  12. Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Oncology Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... weeks even, before we actually ever touch a human patient. And that's the beauty of the da ... is interesting is in what areas of the body do you not see robotic surgery as an ...

  13. Multiresolutional Filter Application for Spatial Information Fusion in Robot Navigation

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    Ciftcioglu, &#;zer

    2008-01-01

    The detailed description of processing of spatial information for a perceptual robot is described. Especially, the perception is considered to be a probabilistic concept and defined as such (Ciftcioglu, ?., Bittermann, M.S. et al., 2006) so that the probabilistic consideration in perceptual robot is desirable for human-like robot navigation. This facilitates the robotic movement coupling the cognition of a robot with the environment. In this context, Bayesian

  14. Feasibility Study of Low Force Robotic Friction Stir Process and its Effect On Cavitation Erosion and Electrochemical Corrosion for Ni Al Bronze Alloys

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    Ahmad, Azman; Li, Huijun; Pan, Zengxi; Cuiuri, Dominic; van Duin, Stephen; Larkin, Nathan; Polden, Joseph; Lane, Nathan

    2014-12-01

    Robotic friction stir processing (FSP) has not been widely researched to date. This is perhaps due to the limited force capabilities of industrial robots in comparison with dedicated commercial FSP equipment. When operating a FSP machine, the force used to plunge the tools may range from 5000 to 8000 N which is currently beyond the capability of most robots. However, the capacity of robotic manipulators is increasing, so low force friction stir processing is becoming feasible. The ability of the robot arm to apply a controlled force that is normal to a 3-dimensional surface without the need to reorient the workpiece makes it a very useful tool for FSP of complex components. In this analysis, a robot arm with a capacity of 2500 N is used to improve the surface properties of nickel aluminum bronze (NAB) using low force FSP. Multiple passes were applied to the surface of the test sample for a more consistent spread of the stir zone. The sample was then microhardness tested and demonstrated a 62 pct increase in surface hardness. Cavitation erosion testing of the original and processed surfaces was also performed as per ASTM G-32. The erosion rate of the processed NAB sample was 44 pct of the rate experienced by the original cast NAB sample. Finally, the corrosion potentials of FSP NAB were measured at 45 mV less anodic than the unprocessed material, indicating that the processed material is more noble relative to the cast NAB sample.

  15. Urologic robots and future directions

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    Mozer, Pierre; Stoianovici, Dan; 10.1097/MOU.0b013e32831cc1ba

    2008-01-01

    PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery in urology has gained immense popularity with the daVinci system, but a lot of research teams are working on new robots. The purpose of this study is to review current urologic robots and present future development directions. RECENT FINDINGS: Future systems are expected to advance in two directions: improvements of remote manipulation robots and developments of image-guided robots. SUMMARY: The final goal of robots is to allow safer and more homogeneous outcomes with less variability of surgeon performance, as well as new tools to perform tasks on the basis of medical transcutaneous imaging, in a less invasive way, at lower costs. It is expected that improvements for a remote system could be augmented in reality, with haptic feedback, size reduction, and development of new tools for natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery. The paradigm of image-guided robots is close to clinical availability and the most advanced robots are presented with end-use...

  16. Bush lubas al-Zarqawi järglase kinni püüda / Aadu Hiietamm

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    Hiietamm, Aadu, 1954-

    2006-01-01

    USA president George W. Bush teatas, et tapetud terrorivõrgustiku al Qaeda Iraagi haru liidri Abu Musab al-Zarqawi järglaseks nimetatud Abu Hamsa al-Muhajir on kuulutatud enim tagaotsitavaks terroristiks

  17. Robots industriales manipuladores

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    Iñigo Madrigal, Rafael; Vidal Idiarte, Enric

    2002-01-01

    Esta obra esta dedicada al estudio de los robots manipuladores utilizados en la industria. Pretende abordar el tema de forma exhaustiva para los estudiantes de ingeniería de segundo ciclo. Los tres primeros capítulos tratan de la configuración y los componentes básicos de un robot, haciendo especial énfasi en los actuadores (motores), las fuentes de potencia, los sensores, etc. Los capítulos 4 y 5 están dedicados a la cinemática directa e inversa, o sea, a la descripción del movimiento de las...

  18. Caracterización de nuevos reguladores de los mecanismos de tolerancia al daño en el DNA en Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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    Gallego Sánchez, Alfonso

    2014-01-01

    [ES]Tanto los mecanismos de tolerancia al daño en el DNA como los checkpoints de integridad del material genético son sistemas esenciales en el mantenimiento de la estabilidad genómica en los organismos eucariotas, concepto este a su vez ligado con campos de estudio tan diversos como la oncogénesis o la evolución de las especies. Empleando la levadura de gemación, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, este trabajo de tesis doctoral ha contribuido, en primer lugar y mediante una aproximación genética, al ...

  19. Robotic buildings(s)

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    Bier, H.H.

    2014-01-01

    Technological and conceptual advances in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and material science have enabled robotic building to be in the last decade prototypically implemented. In this context, robotic building implies both physically built robotic environments and robotically supp

  20. Beneficios de la ingesta del Phlebodium decumanum sobre el daño muscular al efectuar ejercicio físico intenso en sujetos sedentarios

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    M. C. Vargas Corzo

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El ejercicio intenso provoca un daño muscular inflamatorio que, en sujetos sedentarios provoca un aumento del riesgo cardiovascular. El Phlebodium decumanum (PD ha evidenciado efectos inmunomoduladores protectores frente a ese daño en los deportistas. Para conocer los efectos del PD en una población sedentaria frente al ejercicio excéntrico, y como modelo del daño muscular inflamatorio. Metodología: Se llevó a cabo un estudio experimental, doble ciego, multigrupo, randomizado, con un grupo experimental (n = 17 al que se le administró una formulación de PD (3,6 g/sujeto distribuidos en 9 dosis de 400 mg desde el 3.er día pretest, y un grupo control (n = 16 que tomó sustancia placebo. Se realizaron dos ergoespirometrías en tapiz rodante a cada participante: una previa al estudio (protocolo de Bruce modificado para descartar signos de isquemia durante el esfuerzo y valorar el VO2max; la segunda, aplicando un protocolo excéntrico (14% de desnivel descendente, durante 10 minutos en estado estable a una intensidad entre 70-80% del VO2max individual, como protocolo experimental. Se efectuaron comparaciones intragrupo e intergrupo del porcentaje de cambio pre-postesfuerzo en variables sanguíneas y de funcionalidad muscular. Resultados: El estudio evidencia aumentos significativos de enzimas musculares MG, CPK y LDH en los dos grupos de estudio, sin cambios para la TncI, siendo significativamente menores en el grupo al que se le administró PD. Se observaron reducciones significativas de los test funcionales SJ, CMJ en ambos grupos, lo que mostró un apreciable menor descenso en el grupo PD. Se apreció una reducción del índice elástico y de la dinamomentría manual solo en el grupo control, aunque las diferencias con el grupo PD no alcanzaron una significación estadística. Conclusiones: El protocolo del ejercicio excéntrico en el presente estudio ha inducido daños musculoesqueléticos y en la funcionalidad muscular

  1. Surdez: da suspeita ao encaminhamento Sordera: de la sospecha al encaminamiento Deafness: from suspicion to referral for intervention

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    Angélica Bronzatto P. Silva

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Investigar a vivência das mães entre a suspeita, o diagnóstico de surdez e o encaminhamento para habilitação, bem como a percepção delas a respeito da forma como foi dado e explicado o diagnóstico. MÉTODOS: Estudo qualitativo com dez mães ouvintes com filhos surdos que frequentavam atendimento especializado em Centro de Estudos e Pesquisas em Reabilitação, no estado de São Paulo, há pelo menos dois anos. Realizou-se entrevista semiestruturada com as mães e foi feita análise da fala das participantes, buscando compreender o sentido que as mães deram à sua comunicação. RESULTADOS: Apesar do diagnóstico de seis crianças ter sido feito antes de um ano de idade e, considerando-se os múltiplos sentimentos das mães frente à surdez de seus filhos, observou-se que, em alguns casos, o diagnóstico poderia ter ocorrido antes se a fala das mães fosse valorizada. Percebeu-se dificuldade de "escuta" dos profissionais da saúde em relação às dúvidas, queixas e questionamentos das mães. Constatou-se que, em alguns casos, mesmo quando ocorreu a triagem auditiva neonatal ou o diagnóstico oportuno, retardou-se o atendimento à criança porque não foram feitos encaminhamentos adequados para locais que trabalham na área da surdez. No momento do diagnóstico, a forma como foi comunicada a surdez à família necessitaria levar em consideração as condições sociais, culturais e emocionais das mães. CONCLUSÕES: Ressalta-se a importância da qualificação e atenção dos profissionais de saúde, para possibilitar o diagnóstico precoce, o apoio aos pais e o encaminhamento e seguimento adequados para os casos de surdez.OBJETIVO: Investigar la vivencia de las madres entre la sospecha, el diagnóstico de sordera y el encaminamiento para habilitación, así como la percepción de ellas respecto a la forma como se dio y explicó el diagnóstico. MÉTODOS: Estudio cualitativo con diez madres oyentes con hijos sordos que

  2. Robotics and medicine: A scientific rainbow in hospital

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    Jeelani, S.; Dany, A.; B Anand; S.Vandana; Maheswaran, T.; Rajkumar, E.

    2015-01-01

    The journey of robotics is a real wonder and astonishingly can be considered as a scientific rainbow showering surprising priceless power in the era of future technologies. The astonishing seven technologies discussed in this paper are da Vinci Robotic surgical system and sperm sorters for infertility, Veebot for blood investigation, Hanako the robotic dental patient for simulating the dental patient and helping a trainee dentist, RP-7 robot who is around-the-clock physician connecting the ph...

  3. Dancing Robots

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    Speed, Chris; Pschetz, Larissa; Oberlander, Jon; Papadopoulos-Korfiatis, Alexandros

    2014-01-01

    Robots have a long history as a tangible platform through which designers and artists can explore human and social experiences. From Pierre Jaquet-Doz’s Automatons from the Eighteenth Century, to Dunne & Raby’s technological dreams of non-anthropomorphic robots that assist our lives [1], robots have been a rich form of technology that artists and designers have used to explore the human condition and how we relate to technology. This studio will give an introduction to small programmable ...

  4. Delta robot

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    J. L. Herder; Van der Wijk, V.

    2010-01-01

    The invention relates to a delta robot comprising a stationary base (2) and a movable platform (3) that is connected to the base with three chains of links (4,5,6), and comprising a balancing system incorporating at least one pantograph (7) for balancing the robot's center of mass, wherein the at least one pantograph has a first free extremity (10) at which it supports a countermass (13) which is arranged to balance the center of mass of the robot.

  5. Robotics Horizon

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    Penders, Jacques

    2014-01-01

    The Rt Hon David Willets, minister for Universities and Science identified the importance of Robotics and Autonomous Systems as a general technology: 'Robots acting independently of human control - which can learn, adapt and take decisions - will revolutionise our economy and society over the next 20 years' (Willetts 2013). The current report has the focus on the societal aspect of this revolution and briefly sets out the landscape of current and future robotic systems applied in everyday...

  6. Hopping robot

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    Spletzer, Barry L.; Fischer, Gary J.; Marron, Lisa C.; Martinez, Michael A.; Kuehl, Michael A.; Feddema, John T.

    2001-01-01

    The present invention provides a hopping robot that includes a misfire tolerant linear actuator suitable for long trips, low energy steering and control, reliable low energy righting, miniature low energy fuel control. The present invention provides a robot with hopping mobility, capable of traversing obstacles significant in size relative to the robot and capable of operation on unpredictable terrain over long range. The present invention further provides a hopping robot with misfire-tolerant combustion actuation, and with combustion actuation suitable for use in oxygen-poor environments.

  7. Are we ready to move beyond the reductionist approach of classical synergy control?. Comment on "Hand synergies: Integration of robotics and neuroscience for understanding the control of biological and artificial hands" by Marco Santello et al.

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    Lacquaniti, Francesco; Ivanenko, Yuri P.; Zago, Myrka

    2016-07-01

    Starting from the classical concepts introduced by Sherrington [1] and considerably elaborated by Bernstein [2], much has been learned about motor synergies in the last several years. The contributions of the group funded by the European project "The Hand Embodied" are remarkable in the field of biological and robotic control of the hand based on synergies, and they are reflected in this enjoyable review [3]. There, Santello et al. adopt Bernstein's definition of motor synergies as multiple elements working together towards a common goal, with the result that multiple degrees of freedom are controlled within a lower-dimensional space than the available number of dimensions.

  8. Finanzierung von Auslandspraktika über Leonardo da Vinci Mobilität - Erfahrungsbericht einer ausbildenden Bibliothek als Antragsteller

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    Harloff-Puhr, Jan

    2009-01-01

    Financing of placements in foreign countries via Leonardo da Vinci Mobility - Field report of an educational library as an applicant. The article describes the experiences of the application for and execution of the project "European library systems for FAMI-apprentices (Specialists in Media and Information Services)" within the Leonardo Da Vinci Programme "Mobility" of the European Union.

  9. Anesthetic Management in Bama Minipigs with da Vinci Robotic Operating System%巴马小型猪在达芬奇机器人手术系统中的麻醉管理

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    王洋; 陈克研; 张贺; 苏朋; 孙倩; 王承利

    2012-01-01

    为探讨巴马小型猪在达芬奇机器人微创手术中的麻醉管理策略,以丙泊酚麻醉作诱导,异氟醚维持麻醉的复合麻醉方法对巴马小型猪进行全身麻醉,同时用达芬奇机器人对其分别进行心脏、肺脏、肝脏和胃的微创手术,于术前、术中及术后监测巴马小型猪动脉血气和血流动力学变化.结果各组试验猪均顺利完成手术,手术平均时间(166±34)min,麻醉时间(181±38)min,气胸(气腹)时间(122±33)min,在整个麻醉过程及苏醒过程中,各组试验猪安全平稳,未出现体动表现.由此可见,该麻醉方法可用于达芬奇机器人手术系统,且为人医临床应用中的麻醉管理奠定基础.%To investigate the Bama minipigs anesthesia management strategies in the da Vinci robotic operating system. The Bama minipigs were general anaesthesia with propofol as induction of anaesthesia combined isoflurane as maintain anesthesia, and then the Bama minipigs were minimally invasive surgery of the heart, lungs, liver and stomach by the da Vinci robotic operating system, in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative monitoring of the Bama minipigs arterial blood gas and hemodynamic changes. The results of the experiment pigs were the successful completion of the surgery, the mean operative time (166±34) min, anesthesia time (181±38) min, pneumothorax (pneumoperitoneum) time (12Z±33) min, and the entire anesthesia process and in the awakening process safe and stable group of pigs, performance did not appear to body movement. Thus, the anesthetic method could be used for the da Vinci robotic operating system, and human medical clinical application in anesthesia management foundation.

  10. Glass forming ability of the Al-Ce-Ni system; Avaliacao da capacidade de formacao vitrea do sistema Al-Ce-Ni

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    Triveno Rios, C. [Engenharia Mecanica, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Rondonopolis, MT (Brazil)], e-mail: triveno@ufmt.br; Surinach, S.; Baro, M.D. [Departamento de Engenharia de Materiais - Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil); Bolfarini, C.; Botta, W.J.; Kiminami, C.S. [Departamento de Fisica da Universidade Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra (Spain)

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    In the present work, the glass forming ability (GFA) and its compositional dependence on Al-Ni-Ce system alloys were investigated in function of several thermal parameters. Rapidly quenched Al{sub 85}Ni{sub 15}-{sub X}Ce{sub X} (X=4,5,6,7,10), Al{sub 90}Ni{sub 5}Ce{sub 5}, Al{sub 89}Ni{sub 2}.{sub 4}Ce{sub 8}.{sub 6}, Al{sub 80}Ni{sub 15.6}Ce{sub 4}.{sub 4} and Al{sub 78}Ni{sub 18.5}Ce{sub 3.5} amorphous ribbons were produced by melt-spinning and the structural transformation during heating was studied using a combination of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The results showed that the GFA and the thermal stability in the Al-rich corner of Al- Ni-Ce system alloys were enhanced by increasing the solute content and specifically the Ce content (author)

  11. Estudi de la implantació d'un robot antropomòrfic per al mecanitzat d'elevada complexitat.

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    2009-01-01

    Avaluar, modelitzar i optimitzar els processos de mecanitzat d'alta complexitat amb la utilització de robots antropomòrfics. El present treball analitza els aspectes que afecten a l'ús de robots antropomòrfics per a realitzar tasques de mecanitzat, en el cas concret del fresat de 6 eixos. Aquest projecte s'ha realitzat amb el conveni de col·laboració Universitat-Empresa. Sent la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, i com a empresa el Centre Tecnològic Ascamm (Unitat equips, aut...

  12. Resistência de Cyperus difformis a herbicidas inibidores da ALS em lavoura de arroz irrigado em Santa Catarina Herbicide resistance of Cyperus difformis to ALS-inhibitors in paddy rice of Santa Catarina

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    Full Text Available A resistência de plantas daninhas a herbicidas tornou-se preocupação mundial nas últimas décadas. Esse fenômeno caracteriza-se pela capacidade de um biótipo de sobreviver a um tratamento com herbicida que controla os demais indivíduos da mesma população em condições normais de campo e na dose recomendada pelo fabricante na bula. Objetivou-se com este trabalho determinar o nível de resistência de biótipos de Cyperus difformis a herbicidas inibidores da enzima ALS e do fotossistema II. Os tratamentos foram constituídos pelos herbicidas bispyribac-sodium e pyrazosulfuron-ethyl (inibidores da ALS e bentazon (inibidor do fotossistema II, aplicados em sete doses múltiplas da dose comercial (0,0x, 0,5x, 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x e 16x, sobre duas populações de plantas de C. difformis, quando estas apresentavam de quatro a seis folhas. O biótipo de C. difformis (CYPDI-10 apresentou resistência cruzada aos inibidores da ALS pyrazosulfuron-ethyl e bispyribac-sodium, enquanto o bentazon proporcionou controle eficiente das populações resistente e suscetível. Conclui-se que para manejo das populações de C. difformis resistentes aos inibidores da ALS, em áreas de arroz irrigado de Santa Catarina, devem-se utilizar herbicidas com diferentes mecanismos de ação, associado a outras práticas de manejo, para restringir a expansão das populações resistentes de C. difformis.Herbicide resistance is a worldwide phenomenon of great concern to scientists, technicians and producers. It is characterized as the capacity of a biotype to survive a treatment using herbicide that controls the other individuals of the same population under normal field conditions and at the dose recommended by the manufacturer. The objective of this research was to determine the resistance level of two Cyperus difformis biotypes to ALS-inhibiting herbicides. The herbicide treatments consisted of the application of bispyribac-sodium, pyrazosulfuron-ethyl, (ALS-inhibitors and

  13. Análise clínica e morfológica da conjuntivite alérgica induzida por ovalbumina e tratada com chalcona em cobaias

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar, do ponto de vista clínico e morfológico, o efeito da chalcona na conjuntivite alérgica induzida por ovalbumina em cobaias. MÉTODOS: Utilizaram-se 54 cobaias, albinos, machos pesando aproximadamente 400 g. Os animais foram sensibilizados por injeção intraperitoneal de ovalbumina suspensa em solução adjuvante completa de Freund. Posteriormente, a conjuntivite alérgica foi induzida por instilação de ovalbumina no saco conjuntival do olho direito. Os animais foram distribuídos em 3 grupos, conforme o tratamento proposto: chalcona, corticóide e salina. A avaliação clínica foi realizada com 5, 10 e 40 min, 7 e 24 h da indução e diariamente até o dia 7 da indução. A avaliação morfológica consistiu em avaliar edema, necrose, vascularização e exocitose nos dias 1, 3 e 7 da indução. RESULTADOS: Em todos os grupos a resposta inflamatória foi mais intensa 24 h após a indução. No grupo chalcona evidenciou-se menos sinais inflamatórios que no grupo salina. O grupo corticóide apresentou menos sinais inflamatórios quando comparados aos grupos chalcona e controle. À análise morfológica evidenciou-se que os grupos chalcona e corticóide apresentaram efeitos terapêuticos semelhantes. CONCLUSÃO: A chalcona teve efeito terapêutico na conjuntivite alérgica induzida por ovalbumina.

  14. Robotics 101

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    Sultan, Alan

    2011-01-01

    Robots are used in all kinds of industrial settings. They are used to rivet bolts to cars, to move items from one conveyor belt to another, to gather information from other planets, and even to perform some very delicate types of surgery. Anyone who has watched a robot perform its tasks cannot help but be impressed by how it works. This article…

  15. Learning in robotic manipulation: The role of dimensionality reduction in policy search methods. Comment on "Hand synergies: Integration of robotics and neuroscience for understanding the control of biological and artificial hands" by Marco Santello et al.

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    Ficuciello, Fanny; Siciliano, Bruno

    2016-07-01

    A question that often arises, among researchers working on artificial hands and robotic manipulation, concerns the real meaning of synergies. Namely, are they a realistic representation of the central nervous system control of manipulation activities at different levels and of the sensory-motor manipulation apparatus of the human being, or do they constitute just a theoretical framework exploiting analytical methods to simplify the representation of grasping and manipulation activities? Apparently, this is not a simple question to answer and, in this regard, many minds from the field of neuroscience and robotics are addressing the issue [1]. The interest of robotics is definitely oriented towards the adoption of synergies to tackle the control problem of devices with high number of degrees of freedom (DoFs) which are required to achieve motor and learning skills comparable to those of humans. The synergy concept is useful for innovative underactuated design of anthropomorphic hands [2], while the resulting dimensionality reduction simplifies the control of biomedical devices such as myoelectric hand prostheses [3]. Synergies might also be useful in conjunction with the learning process [4]. This aspect is less explored since few works on synergy-based learning have been realized in robotics. In learning new tasks through trial-and-error, physical interaction is important. On the other hand, advanced mechanical designs such as tendon-driven actuation, underactuated compliant mechanisms and hyper-redundant/continuum robots might exhibit enhanced capabilities of adapting to changing environments and learning from exploration. In particular, high DoFs and compliance increase the complexity of modelling and control of these devices. An analytical approach to manipulation planning requires a precise model of the object, an accurate description of the task, and an evaluation of the object affordance, which all make the process rather time consuming. The integration of

  16. Robot vision

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    Almost all industrial robots use internal sensors such as shaft encoders which measure rotary position, or tachometers which measure velocity, to control their motions. Most controllers also provide interface capabilities so that signals from conveyors, machine tools, and the robot itself may be used to accomplish a task. However, advanced external sensors, such as visual sensors, can provide a much greater degree of adaptability for robot control as well as add automatic inspection capabilities to the industrial robot. Visual and other sensors are now being used in fundamental operations such as material processing with immediate inspection, material handling with adaption, arc welding, and complex assembly tasks. A new industry of robot vision has emerged. The application of these systems is an area of great potential

  17. Letters to the Editor: Response to Koenig et al. Psychological state estimation from physiological recordings during robot-assisted gait rehabilitation.

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    Thank you for the recent publication of your single-topic issue entitled “The Road Ahead for Rehabilitation Robotics.” It was wonderfully inspiring and informative and will be an excellent resource for new ideas and the innovative individuals behind these ideas and concepts.

  18. Além da transparência: accountability e política da publicidade Beyond transparency: accountability and policy of publicity

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    Fernando Filgueiras

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Os países ocidentais têm vivenciado uma crescente demanda de accountability como elemento fundamental à democratização do Estado. Tal demanda tem ensejado a defesa da transparência das instituições e das políticas públicas por ele implementadas. Essa defesa, por sua vez, visa tornar os governos responsáveis diante do público. O objetivo desse artigo é formular uma perspectiva crítica ao que nomeamos como "política da transparência"em favor do que chamamos de "política da publicidade". Esta última tem como perspectiva fornecer um argumento normativo para o conceito de accountability, no sentido de aprofundar a democracia e fortalecer os processos de gestão pública.Western countries have experienced a growing demand for accountability as fundamental element for democratization of the State. This demand has occasioned a case for transparency of public institutions and public policies implemented by the State. This defense, in turn, aims to make governments accountable to the public. The objective of this article is to formulate a critical perspective for what we name as "policy of transparency"in favor that we name "policy of publicity". This last aproach aims to provide the normative argument for the concept of the accountability, to deepen democracy and strengthen the process of public management.

  19. O uso da acupuntura para alívio imediato do zumbido Acupuncture for tinnitus immediate relief

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    Full Text Available O zumbido, definido como percepção consciente de um som originado nas orelhas ou no sistema nervoso do paciente, representa até os dias atuais um grande desafio no que concerne seu tratamento, baseia-se na estimulação com agulhas de pontos específicos definidos sobre a anatomia humana. A utilização da Acupuntura (ACP em sintomas como o zumbido assemelha-se ao modelo aplicado nos quadros álgicos, já que ambos estão relacionados como experiência sensorial e emocional subjetiva e desagradável. OBJETIVO: Estudar a eficácia da acupuntura no alívio sintomático de forma aguda no zumbido. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Clínico prospectivo. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Foi realizado um estudo prospectivo, randomizado e duplo-cego em 76 pacientes atendidos no Ambulatório de Zumbido do Departamento de Otorrinolaringologia e Cirurgia de Cabeça e Pescoço da UNIFESP-EPM no período compreendido entre abril e junho de 2005. Todos os pacientes tinham queixa de zumbido e foram submetidos a anamnese clínica, exame físico e exames subsidiários a fim de se investigar sua etiologia. Os pacientes eram então encaminhados a um primeiro pesquisador que determinou um valor numérico subjetivo inicial do zumbido através de Escala Visual Analógica (EVA, variando de 0 a 10 pontos. Após isto, foram encaminhados para outra sala na qual um médico acupunturista, que não tinha acesso à avaliação inicial, separou os pacientes em Grupo Controle e Grupo Estudo de acordo com a ordem de atendimento, de maneira alternada. O ponto de ACP utilizado nos pacientes do Grupo Estudo situa-se a 6,5cm acima do ápice do pavilhão auditivo na região têmporo-parietal. O ponto utilizado no Grupo Controle situa-se 3cm acima do ponto anterior, na mesma linha vertical. Foram então encaminhados à sala inicial para uma nova avaliação pelo primeiro pesquisador, onde foram orientados a redefinir o escore subjetivo do zumbido. RESULTADOS: Dos 76 pacientes estudados, 29 eram do sexo

  20. USE OF THE FRESHWATER CRAB TRICHODACTYLUS FLUVIATILIS TO BIOMONITORING AL AND MN CONTAMINATION IN RIVER WATER = USO DO CARANGUEJO DE ÁGUA DOCE TRICHODACTYLUS FLUVIATILIS COMO BIOMONITOR DA CONTAMINAÇÃO DE AL E MN EM AMBIENTES FLUVIAIS

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    Full Text Available Determinations of Al and Mn concentrations in the tissues (gills, hepatopancreas and muscle of the freshwater crab Trichodactylus fluviatilis and water samples, both collected from sites on tributaries of the Corumbataí River (São Paulo, Brazil were performed. The Bioaccumulation Factor (BAF, calculated for different sites with respect to the water concentration, ranged from 173-555 for Al and from 636 - 921 for Mn. Dissolved concentrations of Al and Mn in water samples (collected in different sites were related to the accumulation of these metals in crabs, suggesting that T. fluviatilis is good biomonitor for Al and Mn pollution in aquatic ecosystem. = Foram determinadas as concentrações de Al e Mn nos tecidos (brânquias, hepatopancreas e músculos do caranguejo de água doce Trichodactylus fluviatilis e em amostras de água, ambos coletados em afluentes do Rio Corumbataí (São Paulo, Brasil. O Fator de Bioacumulação (BAF, calculado para os diferentes sítios de coletas em relação às respectivas concentrações nas amostras de água, encontrou-se entre 173 e 555 para Al e entre 636 e 921 para Mn. As concentrações de Al e Mn dissolvidos nas amostras de água (coletados nos diferentes sítios foram relacionadas à acumulação desses metais nos caranguejos, sugerindo que T. fluviatilis é um bom biomonitor da poluição de Al e Mn em ecossistemas aquáticos.

  1. Aprendizaje por refuerzo seguro para enseñar a un robot humanoide a caminar más rápido

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    Acera Bolaños, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    Enseñar a un robot humanoide a caminar es un problema abierto y desafiante. Los comportamientos clásicos de caminar habitualmente requieren la puesta a punto de muchos parámetros de control (longitud de paso, velocidad, frecuencia, etc). Encontrar una configuración inicial o básica de estos parámetros no es complicado, pero optimizarla para un objetivo (por ejemplo, caminar rápido) no es tan sencillo, ya que puede hacer caer al robot humanoide provocando daños, en caso de un...

  2. Aprender com robots

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    Abrantes, Paula Cristina Rolo

    2009-01-01

    Tese de mestrado, Educação (TIC e Educação), Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências, 2009 Este estudo pretende analisar, descrever e compreender como é que os alunos aprendem na interacção com robots na sala de aula, no contexto da Área de Projecto. Faz uma breve abordagem à robótica como uma área de investigação onde o grande desafio é criar robots à imagem e semelhança do homem e fáceis de "interagir-com". Baseando-se na perspectiva de Papert, este estudo discute a aprendizagem, d...

  3. O Museu da Universidade de Aveiro: uma viagem para além do espaço físico

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    Martins, Ana Bela; Cortês, Cristina; Cruz, Nuno; Lopes, Susana; Morgado, Adelaide; Silva, Olga; Santos,António; Ribeiro, Miguel; Martins, Ricardo; Trancho, Filipe; Lobo, Pedro; Neves, Renato; Pinto, João

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    Os museus universitários, para além da sua função de conservação do património cultural para as gerações futuras, como qualquer outro museu, podem tornar-se centros de excelência no apoio ao ensino-aprendizagem e à investigação. O Museu da Universidade de Aveiro (MusA) pode constituir-se uma mais-valia e um potencial de oportunidades de investigação sobre as coleções que o núcleo de museologia integra. No entanto, a pluralidade de objetos existentes nas diferentes coleções e a necessidade de ...

  4. Papel de las especies reactivas del oxígeno en el daño al miocardio inducido por isquemia/reperfusión

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMENLas enfermedades de las arterias coronarias constituyen una de las principales causas demuerte en los países occidentales. Una de las manifestaciones patológicas en este tipo deenfermedades es el daño al miocardio, el cual puede ser una consecuencia de los episodios deisquemia/reperfusión que tienen lugar. A pesar de la complejidad de los mecanismos responsablesde la afectación al miocardio inducida por isquemia/reperfusión, se han podido identificaralgunos factores que inciden notablemente en este proceso. Una serie de evidenciasimplican a las especies reactivas del oxígeno y al estrés oxidativo en el daño celular que seproduce durante un episodio de isquemia/reperfusión. En este trabajo se realizó una revisióndel tema a través de una búsqueda bibliográfica en la base de datos Medline con elobjetivo de abordar el papel que desempeñan las especies reactivas del oxígeno durante laisquemia/reperfusión en el miocardio.REV ARGENT CARDIOL 2010;78:54-60.

  5. Algoritmos de geometría diferencial para la locomoción y navegación bípedas de robots humanoides: Aplicación al robot RH0

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    Pardos Gotor, José Manuel

    2005-01-01

    Los humanos crean entornos adecuados para ser habitados por ellos mismos, por lo que un robot humanoide es un instrumento muy bien adaptado para proporcionar muchos servicios a las personas. Sin embargo, todavía nos encontramos lejos de una producción comercial masiva de humanoides fiables y útiles para la sociedad. Una de las principales razones que justifican la situación actual es el formidable desafío computacional que presentan estos sistemas mecánicos, debido a la complejidad dada por e...

  6. Robot visions.

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    Castañeda, Claudia; Suchman, Lucy

    2014-06-01

    This article explores the resonating figures of primate, child, and robot in contemporary technoscientific corporealizations of the 'almost human'. We take as our model (in)organism 'Lucy the Robot Orangutan', roboticist Steve Grand's project to create an artificial life form with a mind of its own. One aspect of Lucy's figuration by Grand, we argue, which ties her to Haraway's analysis of the primate, is of the robot as a model for animal, and more specifically (or aspirationally) human, cognition. We follow the trope of 'model organism' as it is under discussion within science and technology studies and as an ironic descriptor for our own interest in Lucy as an entity/project through which to illuminate figurations within robotics more widely. Primate and robot together are forms of natureculture that help to clarify how the categories of animal and machine are entangled, while making explicit investments in their differences from one another, and from the third category of the human. We conclude, again following Haraway, by imagining what other possibilities there might be for figuring humans, robots, and their relations if we escape the reiterative imaginary of the robot as proxy for becoming human. PMID:25051585

  7. Robotic transportation.

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    1990-09-01

    Mobile robots perform fetch-and-carry tasks autonomously. An intelligent, sensor-equipped mobile robot does not require dedicated pathways or extensive facility modification. In the hospital, mobile robots can be used to carry specimens, pharmaceuticals, meals, etc. between supply centers, patient areas, and laboratories. The HelpMate (Transitions Research Corp.) mobile robot was developed specifically for hospital environments. To reach a desired destination, Help-Mate navigates with an on-board computer that continuously polls a suite of sensors, matches the sensor data against a pre-programmed map of the environment, and issues drive commands and path corrections. A sender operates the robot with a user-friendly menu that prompts for payload insertion and desired destination(s). Upon arrival at its selected destination, the robot prompts the recipient for a security code or physical key and awaits acknowledgement of payload removal. In the future, the integration of HelpMate with robot manipulators, test equipment, and central institutional information systems will open new applications in more localized areas and should help overcome difficulties in filling transport staff positions. PMID:2208684

  8. Cultural Robotics: The Culture of Robotics and Robotics in Culture

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    Hooman Samani; Elham Saadatian; Natalie Pang; Doros Polydorou; Owen Noel Newton Fernando; Ryohei Nakatsu; Jeffrey Tzu Kwan Valino Koh

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    In this paper, we have investigated the concept of "Cultural Robotics" with regard to the evolution of social into cultural robots in the 21st Century. By defining the concept of culture, the potential development of a culture between humans and robots is explored. Based on the cultural values of the robotics developers, and the learning ability of current robots, cultural attributes in this regard are in the process of being formed, which would define the new concept of cultural robotics. Ac...

  9. Verificação da potência de extratos alergênicos e da exposição a alérgenos domiciliares

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    Zavadniak, Alexsandro Fabiano

    2013-01-01

    Resumo: 0 controle das doenças alergicas inclui o conhecimento dos aeroalergenos e o uso da imunoterapia na tentativa de modificar a resposta imunol6gica dos pacientes aos mesmos. Os objetivos deste estudo foram: verificar a potencia in vivo e in vitro de extratos alergenicos comerciais de Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Dp) para imunoterapia e o grau de sensibilizat;ao e exposit;ao de pacientes at6picos a alergenos domiciliares. Os alergenos Der p I e Der p 2 foram quantificados por ELISA em...

  10. Herbicidas inibidores da ALS aplicados em pós-emergência no arroz de terras altas ALS-inhibiting herbicides applied in upland-rice post-emergence

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    Petter, F.A.; L.P. Pacheco; A.M. Zuffo; F Alcântara Neto; W.R.M. Ribeiro

    2012-01-01

    Este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar a seletividade de herbicidas inibidores da ALS recomendados para arroz irrigado, quando aplicados em diferentes estádios de desenvolvimento do arroz de terras altas. O experimento foi conduzido em campo, no município de Nova Xavantina-MT, no período de novembro de 2009 a abril de 2010. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 5 x 3, composto pelos tratamentos herbicidas penoxsulam (36 g ha-1), bispyribac-Na (50 g ha-1), ...

  11. Social Robots

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    Social robotics is a cutting edge research area gathering researchers and stakeholders from various disciplines and organizations. The transformational potential that these machines, in the form of, for example, caregiving, entertainment or partner robots, pose to our societies and to us as...... individuals seems to be limited by our technical limitations and phantasy alone. This collection contributes to the field of social robotics by exploring its boundaries from a philosophically informed standpoint. It constructively outlines central potentials and challenges and thereby also provides a stable...

  12. CRESCIMENTO DENDRÍTICO TERCIÁRIO DA LIGA Al-3%Cu-5,5%Si DURANTE A SOLIDIFICAÇÃO DIRECIONAL HORIZONTAL TRANSIENTE

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    Otávio Fernandes Lima da Rocha; Marcos Brabo Silva; Rafael Hideo Kikuchi; André Santos Barros; Antonio Seabra Moreira

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    Neste estudo, objetivando analisar as relações entre os parâmetros térmicos e os espaçamentos dendríticos terciários (λ3) a liga Al-3%Cu-5,5%Si foi solidificada direcionalmente sob condições de fluxo de calor transitório em um dispositivo de configuração horizontal,. Velocidades de deslocamento da isoterma liquidus (VL), taxas de resfriamento (TR) e tempos locais de solidificação (tLS) foram experimentalmente determinados a partir das curvas de resfriamento registradas em diferentes posições ...

  13. Robotic arm

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    Kwech, Horst

    1989-04-18

    A robotic arm positionable within a nuclear vessel by access through a small diameter opening and having a mounting tube supported within the vessel and mounting a plurality of arm sections for movement lengthwise of the mounting tube as well as for movement out of a window provided in the wall of the mounting tube. An end effector, such as a grinding head or welding element, at an operating end of the robotic arm, can be located and operated within the nuclear vessel through movement derived from six different axes of motion provided by mounting and drive connections between arm sections of the robotic arm. The movements are achieved by operation of remotely-controllable servo motors, all of which are mounted at a control end of the robotic arm to be outside the nuclear vessel.

  14. Robotic vehicle

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    Box, W. Donald

    1997-01-01

    A robotic vehicle for travel through a conduit. The robotic vehicle includes forward and rear housings each having a hub portion, and each being provided with surface engaging mechanisms for selectively engaging the walls of the conduit such that the housings can be selectively held in stationary positions within the conduit. The surface engaging mechanisms of each housing includes a plurality of extendable appendages, each of which is radially extendable relative to the operatively associated hub portion between a retracted position and a radially extended position. The robotic vehicle also includes at least three selectively extendable members extending between the forward and rear housings, for selectively changing the distance between the forward and rear housings to effect movement of the robotic vehicle.

  15. Robotic arm

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    A robotic arm positionable within a nuclear vessel by access through a small diameter opening and having a mounting tube supported within the vessel and mounting a plurality of arm sections for movement lengthwise of the mounting tube as well as for movement out of a window provided in the wall of the mounting tube is disclosed. An end effector, such as a grinding head or welding element, at an operating end of the robotic arm, can be located and operated within the nuclear vessel through movement derived from six different axes of motion provided by mounting and drive connections between arm sections of the robotic arm. The movements are achieved by operation of remotely-controllable servo motors, all of which are mounted at a control end of the robotic arm to be outside the nuclear vessel. 23 figs

  16. Robotic Telesurgery: Benefits Beyond Barriers

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    Bijoy Johnson

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    Full Text Available The idea of robotic telesurgery dates back to the 1970s when the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA developed a project to utilize remotely controlled robots to perform surgeries on astronauts. The history of robotic surgery begins in 1985, when Kwoh et al used a robot - Puma 200, for performing neurosurgical biopsies with greater precision. This was soon followed by the introduction of PROBOT in 1988, a robotic system for ultrasound guided prostatic resection. A major breakthrough in the field of robotic surgery came with the performance of the first transatlantic telesurgical procedure (Operation Lindbergh by a surgeon in the United States operating on a patient in France. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed on a 68-year-old lady in Strasbourg, France by Professor Marescaux utilising a Zeus robotic system located in New York, USA. There were no complications during the procedure and the patient was discharged 2 days later. Since then, telesurgery has been carried out in multiple locations around the globe with successful outcomes.

  17. Welding robots

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    Pires, J. Norberto; Loureiro, Altino; Godinho, T.; Ferreira, P; Fernando, B; Morgado, J

    2003-01-01

    Using robots in industrial welding operations is common but far from being a streamlined technological process. The problems are with the robots, still in their early design stages and difficult to use and program by regular operators; the welding process, which is complex and not really well known and the human-machine interfaces, which are unnatural and not really working. In this article, these problems are discussed, and a system designed with the double objective of serving R&D efforts o...

  18. Os dossiês da REF: além das fronteiras entre academia e militância REF's dossiers: crossing the border between research and politics

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    Sônia Weidner Maluf

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo, apresentado originalmente no Encontro da REDEFEM em outubro de 2002, discute os Dossiês publicados desde o surgimento da Revista Estudos Feministas até o presente momento, fazendo um levantamento e uma breve descrição de cada um deles. Os Dossiês constituem uma seção da REF e se dedicam à abertura de um espaço de diálogo entre a produção acadêmica e intelectual e a militância, o ativismo e as políticas feministas. Os textos podem assumir diversos formatos além de artigos ou de ensaios acadêmicos. No final deste artigo, é feita uma breve análise do lugar dos dossiês nas fricções entre academia e militância, buscando ir além das dicotomias entre ação e reflexão ou teoria e prática.This article analyzes the Dossiers of Revista Estudos Feministas. This section is published since the appearance of the journal on 1992. We describe each one of the 24 dossiers published until now and analyze it main characteristics. The main objective of the Dossiers is to establish a dialogue between the feminist academic discussions and the feminist activism and politics. They are open to different styles of text beyond the academic paper. In the end of the article we analyze the place of the dossiers in the discussions about the tensions between academy and activism, trying to go beyond the dichotomies between action and reflection or between theory and practice.

  19. Cultural Robotics: The Culture of Robotics and Robotics in Culture

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    Hooman Samani

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we have investigated the concept of "Cultural Robotics" with regard to the evolution of social into cultural robots in the 21st Century. By defining the concept of culture, the potential development of a culture between humans and robots is explored. Based on the cultural values of the robotics developers, and the learning ability of current robots, cultural attributes in this regard are in the process of being formed, which would define the new concept of cultural robotics. According to the importance of the embodiment of robots in the sense of presence, the influence of robots in communication culture is anticipated. The sustainability of robotics culture based on diversity for cultural communities for various acceptance modalities is explored in order to anticipate the creation of different attributes of culture between robots and humans in the future.

  20. Para além da paz liberal? respostas ao "retrocesso" Beyond liberal peace? responses to "backsliding"

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    Oliver P Richmond

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available A ortodoxia familiar de construção da paz liberal depende da transplantação e da exportação de condicionalidade e dependência, com vistas a consolidar um contrato social entre populações, seus governos e o Estado, em que repouse uma paz liberal legítima e consensual. O que, com frequência, ocorre, é uma forma híbrida de paz liberal, sujeita a críticas locais poderosas, à resistência, por vezes, e à percepção de que a construção da paz internacional está fracassando em corresponder às expectativas. Em termos kantianos, os problemas com que a paz liberal tem se deparado e a crise pela qual está hoje passando podem ser denominados "retrocesso". Tem sido particularmente notável que a construção da paz liberal não vem sendo capaz de construir políticas unidas a partir de fragmentos territoriais no Kosovo, na Bósnia, no Afeganistão, no Iraque, no Sri Lanka e mesmo na Irlanda do Norte, onde alguns ou todos de seus elementos estão em desenvolvimento. Isso indica uma necessidade ou de reforma do modelo liberal para a paz, ou de estabelecimento de uma capacidade de coexistência desse modelo com alternativas, ou de substituição do modelo. Este artigo examina uma gama de questões inerentes ao paradigma de construção da paz liberal, algumas causas de "retrocesso" e o que pode ser feito no que tange a tais causas, no sentido de utilizar a construção da paz para criar um novo contrato social e atingir o que se poderia muito bem ser uma forma "híbrida liberal-local" de paz.The familiar orthodoxy of liberal peacebuilding depends upon transplanting and exporting conditionality and dependency in order to cement a social contract between populations, their governments and the state, on which rests a legitimate and consensual liberal peace. What often emerges is a hybrid form of the liberal peace, subject to powerful local critiques, sometimes resistance, and to the perception that international peacebuilding is failing to

  1. Generic robot architecture

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    Bruemmer, David J [Idaho Falls, ID; Few, Douglas A [Idaho Falls, ID

    2010-09-21

    The present invention provides methods, computer readable media, and apparatuses for a generic robot architecture providing a framework that is easily portable to a variety of robot platforms and is configured to provide hardware abstractions, abstractions for generic robot attributes, environment abstractions, and robot behaviors. The generic robot architecture includes a hardware abstraction level and a robot abstraction level. The hardware abstraction level is configured for developing hardware abstractions that define, monitor, and control hardware modules available on a robot platform. The robot abstraction level is configured for defining robot attributes and provides a software framework for building robot behaviors from the robot attributes. Each of the robot attributes includes hardware information from at least one hardware abstraction. In addition, each robot attribute is configured to substantially isolate the robot behaviors from the at least one hardware abstraction.

  2. Comparison of the operative cooperation of da Vinci robotic surgery and traditional laparoscopic surgery%达芬奇机器人手术与传统腔镜手术护理配合的比较与启示

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    唐鲁; 李晓芳; 朱国雄; 郭志红; 王飞

    2016-01-01

    目的:通过达芬奇机器人手术与传统腔镜手术护理配合的比较研究,为微创手术护理配合的规范化、专业化发展提供借鉴。方法结合实际操作体会,采取比较研究方法为主,辅以文献研究法。结果与传统腔镜手术相比,达芬奇机器人手术在护士业务素质要求与培训方式、伦理法律知识与人文素养要求、设备的安装调试与前期准备工作、相应的护理内容与侧重、设备故障处理与器械术后管理等方面对手术室护理工作提出了更高的要求。结论达芬奇机器人手术的应用与推广,为精确微创手术配合的改进与发展提供了有益的启示,建议加强护士专项培训与继续教育;建立相应操作流程与管理规范;做好患者的告知解释工作以及发挥手术团队的协作精神。%Objective To compare the operative cooperation of da Vinci robotic surgery and traditional laparoscopic surgery, so as to provide evidence to qualify the operative cooperation of minimally invasive operation. Methods Comparison of the operative cooperation with related experiences and literature was made between the two kinds of surgeries. Results More requirements were put forward during the da Vinci robotic surgery on nurses′ service quality and training methods, ethics & law knowledge and humanistic care, equipment installation and preparation, complicated nursing performance content, system error handling and postoperative management, etc.. Conclusions It is suggested that the operative cooperation of the precise minimally invasive operation should be improved as follows:strengthen the nurses′ special training and continuing education; establish related operation process and management standards;do patients′explanation work and surgical team cooperation.

  3. Startegic coordination of CAMBADA robotic soccer team

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    Sequeira, Ricardo Peixinho

    2009-01-01

    CAMBADA, que significa Cooperative Autonomous Mobile roBots with Advanced Distributed Architecture, é a equipa de futebol robótico da Universidade de Aveiro que participa na Liga dos Robots Médios no RoboCup. Esta equipa foi criada e desenvolvida pelo grupo de investigação Actividade Transversal em Robótica Inteligente (ATRI) que está integrado no Instituto de Engenharia Electrónica e Telemática de Aveiro. O objectivo deste trabalho é aumentar a coordenação e cooperação dos robots de...

  4. Cloud Robotics Platforms

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    Busra Koken

    2015-01-01

    Cloud robotics is a rapidly evolving field that allows robots to offload computation-intensive and storage-intensive jobs into the cloud. Robots are limited in terms of computational capacity, memory and storage. Cloud provides unlimited computation power, memory, storage and especially collaboration opportunity. Cloud-enabled robots are divided into two categories as standalone and networked robots. This article surveys cloud robotic platforms, standalone and networked robotic works such as ...

  5. Cloud Robotics Platforms

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    Busra Koken

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Cloud robotics is a rapidly evolving field that allows robots to offload computation-intensive and storage-intensive jobs into the cloud. Robots are limited in terms of computational capacity, memory and storage. Cloud provides unlimited computation power, memory, storage and especially collaboration opportunity. Cloud-enabled robots are divided into two categories as standalone and networked robots. This article surveys cloud robotic platforms, standalone and networked robotic works such as grasping, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM and monitoring.

  6. Medical robotics

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    Troccaz, Jocelyne

    2013-01-01

    In this book, we present medical robotics, its evolution over the last 30 years in terms of architecture, design and control, and the main scientific and clinical contributions to the field. For more than two decades, robots have been part of hospitals and have progressively become a common tool for the clinician. Because this domain has now reached a certain level of maturity it seems important and useful to provide a state of the scientific, technological and clinical achievements and still open issues. This book describes the short history of the domain, its specificity and constraints, and

  7. Daño genotóxico en trabajadores de minería artesanal expuestos al mercurio

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    Jaime A Rosales-Rimache; Nancy Elizabeth Malca; Jhonatan J. Alarcón; Manuel Chávez; Marco Antonio Gonzáles

    2013-01-01

    Objetivos. Determinar el daño genotóxico en trabajadores de una minería artesanal expuestos a mercurio. Materiales y métodos. Estudio observacional de corte transversal, en el cual se evaluaron trabajadores expuestos a mercurio (n=83), de quienes se colectaron células por hisopado bucal para su posterior tinción, revisión microscópica y recuento de micronúcleos y otras alteraciones nucleares. También se colectó orina de 24 h para la determinación de mercurio inorgánico. Resultados. El 68,7% d...

  8. Characterization of Si3N4-Al interface after corrosion tests Caracterização da interface Si3N4-Al após testes de corrosão

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    C. dos Santos

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Silicon nitride is a covalent ceramic material of high corrosion resistance and mechanical stability at elevated temperatures. Due to these properties, its use in metallurgical processes, such as the casting of alloys, is increasing. Therefore, the characterization of the interface between Si3N4 and the casted metal is of great importance to investigate possible interactions, which might deteriorate the ceramic mould or contaminate the metal. In this work, the use of Si3N4 as crucible material for Al-casting has been studied, by investigating the corrosion attack of liquid Al at a temperature of 1150 ºC during 30 days in air. The interface was characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy. It has been found that due to superficial oxidation two oxide layers form - SiO2 on Si3N4 and Al2O3 on Al - which effectively hinder further reactions under the conditions studied, confering high corrosion resistance to the Si3N4 crucible.Nitreto de silício (Si3N4 é um material cerâmico covalente de elevada resistência à corrosão e estabilidade mecânica em temperaturas elevadas. Devido a essas propriedades, sua utilização em processos metalúrgicos, tais como em fundição de ligas metálicas, é crescente. Desta forma, a caracterização da interface entre Si3N4 e metais fundidos é de grande interesse para investigar possíveis interações as quais poderão deteriorar o material cerâmico e/ou contaminar o metal. Nesse trabalho o uso de Si3N4 como material base de cadinhos para fundição de alumínio foi estudado, pela investigação do ataque corrosivo de Al líquido a 1150 ºC durante 30 dias, ao ar. A interface foi caracterizada por difração de raios X, microscopia eletrônica de varredura e espectroscopia de energia dispersiva. É encontrado que devido à oxidação superficial dois óxidos se formam - SiO2 no Si3N4 e Al2O3 no Al - os quais evitam possíveis reações sob as condi

  9. Robot vision for nuclear advanced robot

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    This paper describes Robot Vision and Operation System for Nuclear Advanced Robot. This Robot Vision consists of robot position detection, obstacle detection and object recognition. With these vision techniques, a mobile robot can make a path and move autonomously along the planned path. The authors implemented the above robot vision system on the 'Advanced Robot for Nuclear Power Plant' and tested in an environment mocked up as nuclear power plant facilities. Since the operation system for this robot consists of operator's console and a large stereo monitor, this system can be easily operated by one person. Experimental tests were made using the Advanced Robot (nuclear robot). Results indicate that the proposed operation system is very useful, and can be operate by only person. (author)

  10. Desarrollo de una interfaz en google wave para un robot conversacional de una plataforma publicitaria

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    Osa Barriga, Fátima Montaña de la

    2011-01-01

    Las nuevas necesidades del mercado hacen que los usuarios que se conectan a Internet usen las redes sociales como principal canal de comunicación con sus amigos. La búsqueda de nuevos espacios publicitarios da origen a crear una aplicación que aproveche las capacidades de la red de un operador, para ofrecer al usuario interacciones útiles como el envío de SMS o MMS gratuitos a cambio de la recepción de publicidad. En Telefónica I+D ya existe un robot capaz de mantener conversaciones con los u...

  11. Effect of quenching in the Ti-Nb-2%Al alloys structure; Efeito da tempera na estrutura das ligas Ti-Nb-2%Al

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    Santos, L.C.O.; Matlakhova, L.A.; Matlakhov, A.N.; Toledo, R. [Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense (UENF), Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ (Brazil). Centro de Ciencias e Tecnologia. Lab. de Materiais Avancados (LAMAV)], e-mail: lucascunhasantos@terra.com.br

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    In the present work, the Ti-Nb-2%Al alloys, with the rate varied Nb from 15 to 40%, they were submitted to the quenched since 1000 deg C, in water, to verify the influence of Nb in the structure and phase composition. The alloys were obtained in a process of five coalitions in an oven to electric arch and, soon afterwards, wrought the hot and homogenized to 1200 deg C, for 10 hours. After the quenching and conventional metallographic preparation of the samples obliquely cut, the alloys were examined through the optic microscopic, diffraction of ray-X and Vickers hardness. The very defined correlation was shown between the niobium rate and the structure resulting from the quenched alloys. The phase martensitic was revealed in the alloy with 15% Nb, the phases martensitic and beta metastable in the alloys containing above 30% Nb and the phase beta in the alloys with 38% Nb and 40% Nb. the hardness of the phase martensitic increases with the increment of the niobium rate. (author)

  12. COEFICIENTE DE TRANSFERÊNCIA DE CALOR NA INTERFACE METAL/MOLDE E VARIÁVEIS TÉRMICAS NA SOLIDIFICAÇÃO DIRECIONAL HORIZONTAL DA LIGA Al-6%Cu

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    Otávio Lima Rocha; José Marcelino Dias Filho; Thiago Antonio Costa; Angela Jesus Vasconcelos; Antonio Luciano Moreira; Rafael Kikushi

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    O objetivo deste trabalho é determinar o coeficiente de transferência de calor na interface metal/molde (hi) da liga Al-6%Si solidificada direcionalmente em um sistema horizontal refrigerado a água bem como as varáveis térmicas de solidificação velocidade da isoterma liquidus (VL) e taxa de resfriamento (TR). Um dispositivo experimental de solidificação horizontal foi desenvolvido e amostras da liga foram obtidas sob condições transientes de fluxo de calor. As variáveis térmicas são calculada...

  13. Neuro-prosthetic interplay. Comment on "Hand synergies: Integration of robotics and neuroscience for understanding the control of biological and artificial hands" by M. Santello et al.

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    Schieber, Marc H.

    2016-07-01

    Control of the human hand has been both difficult to understand scientifically and difficult to emulate technologically. The article by Santello and colleagues in the current issue of Physics of Life Reviews[1] highlights the accelerating pace of interaction between the neuroscience of controlling body movement and the engineering of robotic hands that can be used either autonomously or as part of a motor neuroprosthesis, an artificial body part that moves under control from a human subject's own nervous system. Motor neuroprostheses typically involve a brain-computer interface (BCI) that takes signals from the subject's nervous system or muscles, interprets those signals through a decoding algorithm, and then applies the resulting output to control the artificial device.

  14. Robotic Surgery

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    Childress, Vincent W.

    2007-01-01

    The medical field has many uses for automated and remote-controlled technology. For example, if a tissue sample is only handled in the laboratory by a robotic handling system, then it will never come into contact with a human. Such a system not only helps to automate the medical testing process, but it also helps to reduce the chances of…

  15. Robotic membranes

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    Ramsgaard Thomsen, Mette

    2008-01-01

    prototypes, Vivisection and Strange Metabolisms, were developed at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen as a means of engaging intangible digital data with tactile physical material. As robotic membranes, they are a dual...

  16. Manual Evaluation of Robot Performance in Identifying Open Access Articles

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    Hajjem, Chawki; Harnad, Stevan

    2006-01-01

    Antelman et al. (2005) hand-tested the accuracy of the algorithm that Hajjem et al.'s (2005) software robot used to to trawl the web and automatically identify Open Access (OA) and Non-Open-Access (NOA) articles (references derived from the ISI database). Antelman et al. found much lower accuracy than Hajjem et al. Had reported. Hajjem et al. have now re-done the hand-testing on a larger sample (1000) in Biology, and demonstrated that Hajjem et al.'s original estimate of the robot's accuracy ...

  17. Design and development of the architecture of an agricultural mobile robot Projeto e desenvolvimento da arquitetura de um robô agrícola móvel

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    Rubens A Tabile

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Parameters such as tolerance, scale and agility utilized in data sampling for using in Precision Agriculture required an expressive number of researches and development of techniques and instruments for automation. It is highlighted the employment of methodologies in remote sensing used in coupled to a Geographic Information System (GIS, adapted or developed for agricultural use. Aiming this, the application of Agricultural Mobile Robots is a strong tendency, mainly in the European Union, the USA and Japan. In Brazil, researches are necessary for the development of robotics platforms, serving as a basis for semi-autonomous and autonomous navigation systems. The aim of this work is to describe the project of an experimental platform for data acquisition in field for the study of the spatial variability and development of agricultural robotics technologies to operate in agricultural environments. The proposal is based on a systematization of scientific work to choose the design parameters utilized for the construction of the model. The kinematic study of the mechanical structure was made by the virtual prototyping process, based on modeling and simulating of the tension applied in frame, using the.Parâmetros, como tolerância, escala e agilidade empregados na amostragem de dados para uso em Agricultura de Precisão, exigem um expressivo número de pesquisas no desenvolvimento de instrumentos e técnicas para automação. Destacam-se a utilização de metodologias em sensoriamento remoto utilizadas em conjunto com o Sistema de Informação Geográfica (SIG, adaptados ou desenvolvidos para o uso agrícola. Visando a isso, a aplicação de Robôs Agrícolas Móveis é uma forte tendência, principalmente na União Europeia, EUA e Japão. No Brasil, pesquisas são necessárias para o desenvolvimento de plataformas robóticas, que sirvam de base para sistemas de navegação autônomos ou semiautônomos. O objetivo deste trabalho é descrever o projeto

  18. A fundação do subjetivo: o hábito para além da psicologia The subjective foundation: habit beyond psychology

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    Auterives Maciel Junior

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    Full Text Available Tomando como ponto de partida o conceito de repetição - tal como ele é desenvolvido na filosofia de Gilles Deleuze - o presente artigo pretende trabalhar a noção de hábito visando à realização de uma crítica à abordagem desta noção feita pela psicologia. Mostra também como a constituição do hábito é inseparável de uma contemplação passiva que se encarrega da fundação do tempo do vivo, demonstrando como é possível pensar a emergência da subjetividade a partir de uma nova inflexão. Visa, portanto, compreender a subjetividade procurando esclarecer a sua emergência à luz de uma perspectiva ontológica e estética, para além da Psicologia.Taking as a start point the concept of repetition - as it's been developed by Gilles Deleuze's philosophy - the article treats the habit notion and, in particular, a critique to the way psychology deals with such notion. In addition, presents how the habit's constitution is inseparable from a passive contemplation, which is responsible for the foundation of the alive time, still showing how possible it is to think about the subjectivity emergence in terms of a new inflection. Therefore, based on an ontology and esthetic perspective, it goals an understanding of subjectivity, as well as its emergence beyond psychology.

  19. Toward the Automated Synthesis of Cooperative Mobile Robot Teams

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    Parker, L.E.

    1998-11-01

    A current limitation in the real-world use of cooperating mobiIe robots is the difficulty in determining the proper team composition for a given robotic application. Present technology restricts the design and implementation of cooperative robot teams to the expertise of a robotics researcher, who has to develop robot teams on an application-specific basis. The objective of our research is to reduce the complexity of cooperative robotic systems through the development of a methodology that enables the automated synthesis of cooperative robot teams. We propose an approach to this problem that uses a combination of the theories of sensori-computational systems and information invariants, building on the earlier work of Donald, Rus, et al. We describe the notion of defining equivalence classes that serve as fundamental building blocks of more complex cooperative mobile robot behaviors. We postulate a methodology for framing mission requirements in terms of the goals and constraints of the problem, incorporating issues such as multi-robot interference, communication, control strategy, robot complexity, and so forth, into the mechanism. Our initial work restricts the robot application and design space to three multi-robot application domains we have previously studied and implemented: keeping formation, "mock" hazardous waste cleanup, and cooperative observation. This paper presents the foundational ideas upon which our approach to cooperative team design is based. Keywords: Cooperative behaviors, behavior synthesis, multi-robot learning

  20. COGNITION IN ROBOTS AND ROBOT SCIENTISTS

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    Full Text Available The ability of intuition and self- learning in humans is responsible for developing their intelligence, reasoning and socialising. All this human characteristics can enable the robots to evolve into humans. In this context i explain that robots with developing intelligence can solve the problems of various scientific phenomenon such as black-hole, time travels and even in robotics the problems in sensors and actuators which do not impart human level DOF and movement thus making them do everything we can do. Imagine a robot doing yoga, karate, even a ballet all by itself without the rusty old controls and commands. Researchers have come with all kinds of robots and best of all social robots for social interaction so we have come with all kinds of robots what’s next? Robot scientists and researchers! Why not? It is highly evident that robot can think in new dimensions to solve issues.

  1. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... a short while how this whole robotic system works. You see the suction in the middle of ... arm? So just to describe how this robot works. The robot that we’re using has four ...

  2. Tandem mobile robot system

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    Buttz, James H.; Shirey, David L.; Hayward, David R.

    2003-01-01

    A robotic vehicle system for terrain navigation mobility provides a way to climb stairs, cross crevices, and navigate across difficult terrain by coupling two or more mobile robots with a coupling device and controlling the robots cooperatively in tandem.

  3. Towards Sociable Robots

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    Ngo, Trung Dung

    This thesis studies aspects of self-sufficient energy (energy autonomy) for truly autonomous robots and towards sociable robots. Over sixty years of history of robotics through three developmental ages containing single robot, multi-robot systems, and social (sociable) robots, the main objective of...... roboticists mostly focuses on how to make a robotic system function autonomously and further, socially. However, such approaches mostly emphasize behavioural autonomy, rather than energy autonomy which is the key factor for not only any living machine, but for life on the earth. Consequently, self......-sufficient energy is one of the challenges for not only single robot or multi-robot systems, but also social and sociable robots. This thesis is to deal with energy autonomy for multi-robot systems through energy sharing (trophallaxis) in which each robot is equipped with two capabilities: self-refueling energy and...

  4. Presentation robot Advee

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    Krejsa, Jiří; Věchet, Stanislav; Hrbáček, J.; Ripel, T.; Ondroušek, V.; Hrbáček, R.; Schreiber, P.

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    Roč. 18, 5/6 (2012), s. 307-322. ISSN 1802-1484 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20760514 Keywords : mobile robot * human- robot interface * localization Subject RIV: JD - Computer Applications, Robot ics

  5. Cigarrinhas dos Citros, Vetoras da Bactéria Xylella fastidiosa Wells et al.: Pragas Potenciais para a Citricultura Sergipana

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    Ruberval Azevedo; Marcel Lima

    2015-01-01

    A citricultura no Brasil exerce um papel de grande importância econômica, social, gerando empregos, renda e desenvolvimento. O Brasil é o maior produtor mundial de citros, o Estado de Sergipe destaca-se em 5º lugar nacional em produção. Dentre os vários problemas fitossanitários enfrentados pela citricultura brasileira está a Clorose Variegada dos Citros (CVC), conhecida como amarelinho, causada pela bactéria Xylella fastidiosa Wells et al. A CVC foi identificada oficialmente no Brasil, em 19...

  6. Daño genotóxico en trabajadores de minería artesanal expuestos al mercurio

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    Jaime A. Rosales-Rimache

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar el daño genotóxico en trabajadores de una minería artesanal expuestos a mercurio. Materiales y métodos. Estudio observacional de corte transversal, en el cual se evaluaron trabajadores expuestos a mercurio (n=83, de quienes se colectaron células por hisopado bucal para su posterior tinción, revisión microscópica y recuento de micronúcleos y otras alteraciones nucleares. También se colectó orina de 24 h para la determinación de mercurio inorgánico. Resultados. El 68,7% de las personas estudiadas fueron de sexo masculino, la media de edad fue de 43 ± 12,4 años (rango: 16-76. El tiempo promedio de exposición ocupacional a mercurio fue de 12,1 ± 6,7 años, y el contacto con mercurio fue de 4,1 ± 3,6 kg por persona por día. El 93% de los evaluados no utilizaban equipos de protección personal durante la manipulación del mercurio. Los resultados del monitoreo biológico evidenciaron que el 17% de los evaluados presentaron concentraciones de mercurio en orina mayor a los 2,5 µg/L; siendo este valor el límite de detección de la técnica de medición utilizada. Los resultados de la evaluación genotóxica evidenciaron que el 15% de las personas con exposición laboral a mercurio presentaron micronúcleos en células de epitelio bucal; hallándose otros indicadores de alteración nuclear como los puentes nucleoplásmicos, gemaciones y binucleaciones, que también son considerados como eventos genotóxicos asociados a la exposición por agentes de riesgo físico o químico. Conclusiones. El hallazgo de micronúcleos en células del epitelio bucal reflejan daño genotóxico asociado a la exposición laboral por mercurio utilizado en las actividades de minería artesanal

  7. Daño genotóxico en trabajadores de minería artesanal expuestos al mercurio

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    Jaime A Rosales-Rimache

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar el daño genotóxico en trabajadores de una minería artesanal expuestos a mercurio. Materiales y métodos. Estudio observacional de corte transversal, en el cual se evaluaron trabajadores expuestos a mercurio (n=83, de quienes se colectaron células por hisopado bucal para su posterior tinción, revisión microscópica y recuento de micronúcleos y otras alteraciones nucleares. También se colectó orina de 24 h para la determinación de mercurio inorgánico. Resultados. El 68,7% de las personas estudiadas fueron de sexo masculino, la media de edad fue de 43 ± 12,4 años (rango: 16-76. El tiempo promedio de exposición ocupacional a mercurio fue de 12,1 ± 6,7 años, y el contacto con mercurio fue de 4,1 ± 3,6 kg por persona por día. El 93% de los evaluados no utilizaban equipos de protección personal durante la manipulación del mercurio. Los resultados del monitoreo biológico evidenciaron que el 17% de los evaluados presentaron concentraciones de mercurio en orina mayor a los 2,5 µg/L; siendo este valor el límite de detección de la técnica de medición utilizada. Los resultados de la evaluación genotóxica evidenciaron que el 15% de las personas con exposición laboral a mercurio presentaron micronúcleos en células de epitelio bucal; hallándose otros indicadores de alteración nuclear como los puentes nucleoplásmicos, gemaciones y binucleaciones, que también son considerados como eventos genotóxicos asociados a la exposición por agentes de riesgo físico o químico. Conclusiones. El hallazgo de micronúcleos en células del epitelio bucal reflejan daño genotóxico asociado a la exposición laboral por mercurio utilizado en las actividades de minería artesanal

  8. Novel Axillary Approach for Brachial Plexus in Robotic Surgery: A Cadaveric Experiment

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    Cihangir Tetik; Metin Uzun

    2014-01-01

    Brachial plexus surgery using the da Vinci surgical robot is a new procedure. Although the supraclavicular approach is a well known described and used procedure for robotic surgery, axillary approach was unknown for brachial plexus surgery. A cadaveric study was planned to evaluate the robotic axillary approach for brachial plexus surgery. Our results showed that robotic surgery is a very useful method and should be used routinely for brachial plexus surgery and particularly for thoracic outl...

  9. Distributed Robotics Education

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    LUND, Henrik Hautop; Pagliarini, Luigi

    2011-01-01

    Distributed robotics takes many forms, for instance, multirobots, modular robots, and self-reconfigurable robots. The understanding and development of such advanced robotic systems demand extensive knowledge in engineering and computer science. In this paper, we describe the concept of a distributed educational system as a valuable tool for introducing students to interactive parallel and distributed processing programming as the foundation for distributed robotics and human-robot interaction...

  10. Climbing robot

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    Kerley, James J.; May, Edward L.; Ecklund, Wayne D.

    1993-11-01

    A mobile robot for traversing any surface consisting of a number of interconnected segments, each interconnected segment having an upper 'U' frame member, a lower 'U' frame member, a compliant joint between the upper 'U' frame member and the lower 'U' frame member, a number of linear actuators between the two frame members acting to provide relative displacement between the frame members, a foot attached to the lower 'U' frame member for adherence of the segment to the surface, an inter-segment attachment attached to the upper 'U' frame member for interconnecting the segments, a power source connected to the linear actuator, and a computer/controller for independently controlling each linear actuator in each interconnected segment such that the mobile robot moves in a caterpillar like fashion.

  11. Continuum robots and underactuated grasping

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    N. Giri

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available We discuss the capabilities of continuum (continuous backbone robot structures in the performance of under-actuated grasping. Continuum robots offer the potential of robust grasps over a wide variety of object classes, due to their ability to adapt their shape to interact with the environment via non-local continuum contact conditions. Furthermore, this capability can be achieved with simple, low degree of freedom hardware. However, there are practical issues which currently limit the application of continuum robots to grasping. We discuss these issues and illustrate via an experimental continuum grasping case study.

    This paper was presented at the IFToMM/ASME International Workshop on Underactuated Grasping (UG2010, 19 August 2010, Montréal, Canada.

  12. APRESENTAÇÃO DA EFICÁCIA DA VACINA HPV DISTRIBUÍDA PELO SUS A PARTIR DE 2014 COM BASE NOS ESTUDOS FUTURE I, FUTURE II, E VILLA et al.

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    Chaline Barbosa de Laia NUNES

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available A Vacina do Papilomavírus Humano (HPV é o mais novo método de prevenção ao câncer de colo de útero oferecido pelo Ministério da Saúde (MS no Brasil, a partir de 2014. Esta vacina oferece cobertura contra os quatro sorotipos de HPV mais comumente relacionados ao desenvolvimento de câncer, entretanto tem sido alvo de muitos questionamentos sobre sua eficácia. Este trabalho tem por objetivo descrever as características da Vacina HPV quadrivalente oferecida gratuitamente através do Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS e apresentar dados publicados sobre sua eficácia. Foram utilizados livros e também artigos de bases de dados como Bireme, Lilacs, PubMed e Scielo com os seguintes descritores: HPV; vacina HPV; vacina quadrivalente; câncer de colo de útero, e seus equivalentes em língua inglesa. Tal vacina demonstrou elevados valores de eficácia (97 a 100% na prevenção de lesões precursoras do câncer cervical resultando em um excelente método de prevenção à essa doença.

  13. Friendly network robotics; Friendly network robotics

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    This paper summarizes the research results on the friendly network robotics in fiscal 1996. This research assumes an android robot as an ultimate robot and the future robot system utilizing computer network technology. The robot aiming at human daily work activities in factories or under extreme environments is required to work under usual human work environments. The human robot with similar size, shape and functions to human being is desirable. Such robot having a head with two eyes, two ears and mouth can hold a conversation with human being, can walk with two legs by autonomous adaptive control, and has a behavior intelligence. Remote operation of such robot is also possible through high-speed computer network. As a key technology to use this robot under coexistence with human being, establishment of human coexistent robotics was studied. As network based robotics, use of robots connected with computer networks was also studied. In addition, the R-cube (R{sup 3}) plan (realtime remote control robot technology) was proposed. 82 refs., 86 figs., 12 tabs.

  14. Cigarrinhas dos Citros, Vetoras da Bactéria Xylella fastidiosa Wells et al.: Pragas Potenciais para a Citricultura Sergipana

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    Ruberval Azevedo

    2015-04-01

    Abstract. The citrus industry in Brazil plays a role of great economic, social, generating jobs, income and development. Brazil is the largest producer of citrus, the State of Sergipe stands out in 5th place in national production. Among the many pest problems faced by Brazilian citrus is Citrus Variegated Chlorosis (CVC, known as the yellowing caused by the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa Wells et al. The CVC was officially identified in Brazil in 1987, in orchards of “Triângulo Mineiro” and North and northwest of the state of São Paulo. In the Northeast Region of Brazil, was found in 1996 in the municipality of Boquim Sergipe, and Bahia in 1997, the municipalities of Rio Real and Itapicuru. The aim was to review the literature on the species of leafhoppers vectors of CVC, and verify that occur in the state of Sergipe. The first symptoms are seen in the leaves, then go for the fruits and end up affecting the entire plant, and to be perceived can take between five months and two years. The main vectors of X. fastidiosa in citrus are the sharpshooters of the family Cicadellidae. In Brazil 12 sharpshooters species have already been confirmed. For the state of Sergipe, is scarce information about the Cicadellidae vectors, the data are limited to the northern coast of Bahia, except for vague quote about four genus (Oncometropia, Acrogonia, Dilobopterus and Homolodisca and three species (Homolodisca ignorata Melichar, Acrogonia sp. and Homolodisca spottii Takiya, Cavichioli & McKamey.

  15. Calibration of Robot Reference Frames for Enhanced Robot Positioning Accuracy

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    Cheng, Frank Shaopeng

    2008-01-01

    This chapter discussed the importance and methods of conducting robot workcell calibration for enhancing the accuracy of the robot TCP positions in industrial robot applications. It shows that the robot frame transformations define the robot geometric parameters such as joint position variables, link dimensions, and joint offsets in an industrial robot system. The D-H representation allows the robot designer to model the robot motion geometry with the four standard D-H parameters. The robot k...

  16. Para além da ordem: o cotidiano prisional da Bahia oitocentista a partir da correspondência de presos Beyond order: daily prison life in Nineteenth-Century Bahia according to prisoners' correspondence

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    Cláudia Moraes Trindade

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem o objetivo de discutir a comunidade prisional na Bahia Oitocentista, a partir das correspondências de presos. Faço uma análise dessa documentação buscando reconstruir parte do cotidiano dos presos, pressupondo a existência de uma ordem paralela, com igual ou maior força do que a oficial, mas que não anulava a arbitrariedade e a violência desta última. Entretanto, essa ordem paralela podia ser rompida, a qualquer momento, seja por confrontos diretos entre os próprios presos ou entre os presos e os funcionários da prisão. Dentre os tipos de protesto, a escrita foi um dos mais utilizados pelos presos e, dependendo da estratégia sugerida nas cartas, era possível conquistar espaços sem romper com a ordem prisional. O recurso à escrita foi utilizado por presos, letrados ou não, de diferentes condições jurídicas - escravos, libertos e livres -, independentemente do tipo de pena que estivessem cumprindo.The aim of this article is to discuss the prison community in Bahia during the 19th century, using the correspondence written by prisoners. I analyze this documentation in an attempt to reconstruct the daily life of the prisoners, presupposing the existence of a parallel order equal to or more powerful than the official prison order, but that did not end the arbitrariness and the violence of the latter. This parallel order could be broken any moment, whether because of direct confrontation among the prisoners themselves, or due to confrontation between prisoners and prison staff. Among different types of protest, writing was widely used by prisoners and, depending on the strategy suggested in the letters, it was possible to obtain gains without breaking the prison order. Written appeals were used by prisoners, educated or not, of different legal conditions, slaves, freed and free, independent of the type of sentence they were serving.

  17. Robotics and medicine: A scientific rainbow in hospital.

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    Jeelani, S; Dany, A; Anand, B; Vandana, S; Maheswaran, T; Rajkumar, E

    2015-08-01

    The journey of robotics is a real wonder and astonishingly can be considered as a scientific rainbow showering surprising priceless power in the era of future technologies. The astonishing seven technologies discussed in this paper are da Vinci Robotic surgical system and sperm sorters for infertility, Veebot for blood investigation, Hanako the robotic dental patient for simulating the dental patient and helping a trainee dentist, RP-7 robot who is around-the-clock physician connecting the physician and patient, Robot for Interactive Body Assistance (RIBA) who is a RIBA serving as a nurse, Bushbot serving as a brilliant surgeon, and Virtibot helping in virtual autopsy. Thus, robotics in medicine is a budding field contributing a great lot to human life from before birth to afterlife in seven forms thus gracefully portraying a scientific rainbow in hospital environment. PMID:26538882

  18. Evolutionary humanoid robotics

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    Eaton, Malachy

    2015-01-01

    This book examines how two distinct strands of research on autonomous robots, evolutionary robotics and humanoid robot research, are converging. The book will be valuable for researchers and postgraduate students working in the areas of evolutionary robotics and bio-inspired computing.

  19. Experiência da adesão ao tratamento entre mulheres com Vírus da Imunodeficiência Humana/ Síndrome da Imunodeficiência Adquirida Experiencia de la adhesión al tratamiento de mujeres con VIH/SIDA HIV/AIDS Treatment Regimens Adherence in Women

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    Dalva Aparecida Marques da Costa

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Compreender a experiência da adesão ao tratamento para o Vírus da Imunodeficiência Humana/ Síndrome da Imunodeficiência Adquirida para a mulher. MÉTODOS: Estudo etnográfico, baseado no pensamento teórico interpretativista, com oito mulheres de um Grupo de Adesão em um hospital público. Os dados foram obtidos por meio de entrevistas semi-estruturadas e observação participante de janeiro a dezembro 2007. RESULTADOS: Emergiram quatro categorias: enfrentamentos aos valores da experiência da adesão ao tratamento, a experiência singular na adesão ao tratamento, costumes e práticas na experiência da adesão, o cuidar nas relações interpessoais. CONCLUSÃO: As experiências relatadas pertencem à vida singular de cada informante; no entanto, o caminho para uma adesão efetiva fica translúcido nas narrativas. Partiram da realidade específica de suas vidas para ensinar o caminho para aqueles que desejam sair da sombras de um diagnóstico estigmatizante.OBJETIVO: Comprender la experiencia de la adhesión al tratamiento para el Virus de la Inmunodeficiencia Humana/ Síndrome de la Inmunodeficiencia Adquirida de mujeres. MÉTODOS: Se trata de un estudio etnográfico, basado en el pensamiento teórico interpretativo, realizado con ocho mujeres de un Grupo de Adhesión en un hospital público. Los datos fueron obtenidos por medio de entrevistas semi-estructuradas y observación participante en el período comprendido entre enero a diciembre del 2007. RESULTADOS: Emergieron cuatro categorías: enfrentando los valores de la experiencia de la adhesión al tratamiento, la experiencia singular en la adhesión al tratamiento, costumbres y prácticas en la experiencia de la adhesión y el cuidar en las relaciones interpersonales. CONCLUSIÓN: Las experiencias relatadas pertenecen a la vida singular de cada informante; no obstante, el camino para una adhesión efectiva se refleja en las narrativas. Partieron de la realidad espec

  20. Autonomous packaging robot

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    Vo, Van Thanh

    2010-01-01

    The objective of the autonomous packaging robot application is to replace manual product packaging in food industry with a fully automatic robot. The objective is achieved by using the combination of machine vision, central computer, sensors, microcontroller and a typical ABB robot. The method is to equip the robot with different sensors: camera as “eyes” of robot, distance sensor and microcontroller as “sense of touch” of the robot, central computer as “brain” of the robot. Because the ro...

  1. Robots and manipulators

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    Heer, E.

    1981-11-01

    Robots are defined and described for various applications. The key feature of robots is programmability, which allows teleoperation, repair work in hazardous situations, and unsupervised operation in industrial functions. Two types of robots now exist: special purpose, with equipment for a specific task; and general purpose, which include nonservo-controlled robots, servo-controlled robots, and sensory control robots. Sensory robots are the most sophisticated, and are equipped with both internal control sensors and external sensors such as TV cameras, pressure detectors, laser range finders, etc. Sensory feedback to a central computer enables the robots to make appropriate modifications to the control program to adapt to new situations. Pattern recognition and scans for size are features of the TV sensors, and programs to develop a universal effector (hand) are outlined. Finally, robot programming in terms of manual, walkthrough, and textual methods are described, and the potential uses of robots for space and undersea construction and repair are discussed.

  2. Viejas y nuevas fronteras: de la caída del Muro al siglo XXI. Ensayo de reflexión desde la no-violencia

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    Mario López Martínez

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende analizar cómo se han producido cambios importantes en el mundo tras la caída del Muro de Berlín. Se ha acentuado la idea de un solo mundo, un solo sistema económico mundial, una sola humanidad. Se han producido importantes transformaciones: pérdida de legitimidad y de soberanía de los estados-nación, expansión del proceso de globalización, se ha extendido la idea de crisis civilizatoria, se han incrementado nuevas guerras asociadas a geopolíticas neoimperialistas, etc. Tras una década, 1989-1999, de optimismo internacional se ha pasado al pesimismo que inaugura el siglo xxi. La violencia estructural y física han aumentado significativamente, sin embargo, también han aumentado las diversas formas de protesta, intervención y vigilancia de la sociedad civil, tanto desde la defensa de los derechos humanos, como diferentes formas de la resistencia civil. Goliat ha aumentado su tamaño y los problemas que crea en el Planeta, pero David sigue denunciando que esta vía sólo conducirá a más violencia, más sufrimiento y más muertes. David recuerda que es necesario asegurar las bases por las que se humanice a la humanidad.

  3. Modular Robotic Wearable

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    Lund, Henrik Hautop; Pagliarini, Luigi

    2009-01-01

    In this concept paper we trace the contours and define a new approach to robotic systems, composed of interactive robotic modules which are somehow worn on the body. We label such a field as Modular Robotic Wearable (MRW). We describe how, by using modular robotics for creating wearable, it is....... Finally, by focusing on the intersection of the combination modular robotic systems, wearability, and bodymind we attempt to explore the theoretical characteristics of such approach and exploit the possible playware application fields....

  4. Mechanical evaluation of newly developed mouthpiece using polyethylene terephthalate glycol for transoral robotic surgery

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    Fujiwara, Kazunori; Fukuhara, Takahiro; Niimi, Koji; Sato, Takahiro; Kataoka, Hideyuki; Kitano, Hiroya; Takeuchi, Hiromi

    2015-01-01

    Transoral robotic surgery (TORS), performed with the da Vinci surgical system (da Vinci), has been classified as a surgical approach for benign and malignant lesions of the oral cavity and laryngopharynx. It provides several unique advantages, which include a three-dimensional magnified view, ability to see and work around curves or angles, and the availability of two or three robotic arms. At present, however, the da Vinci surgical system does not provide haptic feedback. The potential risks...

  5. Marinization concept for the TRICEPT TR600 robot

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    Meyer, A.; Aust, E.; Niemann, H.R.; Santos, J.F. dos [GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH (Germany). Inst. fuer Materialforschung; Hammerin, R.; Neumann, K.E. [Neos Robotics AB, Taeby (Sweden); Gibson, D. [National Hyperbaric Centre, Aberdeen (United Kingdom)

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    The need for automated welding repair systems of marine structures, ship hulls and nuclear installations had lead to an increasing demand for subsea robots. Considering the application of friction welding to perform underwater repairs, a TRICEPT TR600 robot has been identified as the most suitable system to withstand the high reaction forces characteristic of this process. This study reviews initially the research and development work carried out at GKSS to modify and test a Siemens-MANUTEC robot. After a description of the TRICEPT TR600 robot a marinization concept is presented and discussed in detail. Problems of galvanic corrosion in seawater are addressed in a separate chapter. The deflection of the robot in subsea water currents is estimated with a worst-case calculation. (orig.) [Deutsch] Der Wunsch, Roboter auch unter Wasser einsetzen zu koennen, waechst mit steigendem Interesse nach automatisierten Schweissverfahren fuer Reparaturen an marinen Bauwerken, Schiffsruempfen und in Kernenergieanlagen. Fuer den Einsatz von Reibschweissverfahren fuer diese Reparaturen wurde der TRICEPT TR600-Roboter ausgewaehlt, da dieser auch den charakteristisch hohen Prozesskraeften widerstehen kann. Die notwendigen Modifikationen und Pruefungen werden beispielhaft anhand des bei der GKSS modifizierten Siemens-MANUTEC-Roboters vorgestellt. Nach einer Beschreibung des TRICEPT-Roboters werden die notwendigen Umbaumassnahmen detailliert dargestellt und diskutiert. Auf die Problematik der galvanischen Korrosion in Seewasser wird in einem gesonderten Kapitel naeher eingegangen. Zusaetzlich wird eine moegliche Ablenkung des Roboters durch Wasserstroemung ueberschlaegig berechnet. (orig.)

  6. Hexapod Robot

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    Begody, Ericka

    2016-01-01

    The project I am working on at NASA-Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX is a hexapod robot. This project was started by various engineers at the Trick Lab. The goal of this project is to have the hexapod track a yellow ball or possibly another object from left to right and up/down. The purpose is to have it track an object like a real creature. The project will consist of using software and hardware. This project started with a hexapod robot which uses a senor bar to track a yellow ball but with a limited field of vision. The sensor bar acts as the robots "head." Two servos will be added to the hexapod to create flexion and extension of the head. The neck and head servos will have to be programmed to be added to the original memory map of the existing servos. I will be using preexisting code. The main programming language that will be used to add to the preexisting code is C++. The trick modeling and simulation software will also be used in the process to improve its tracking and movement. This project will use a trial and error approach, basically seeing what works and what does not. The first step is to initially understand how the hexapod works. To get a general understanding of how the hexapod maneuvers and plan on how to had a neck and head servo which works with the rest of the body. The second step would be configuring the head and neck servos with the leg servos. During this step, limits will be programmed specifically for the each servo. By doing this, the servo is limited to how far it can rotate both clockwise and counterclockwise and this is to prevent hardware damage. The hexapod will have two modes in which it works in. The first mode will be if the sensor bar does not detect an object. If the object it is programmed to look for is not in its view it will automatically scan from left to right 3 times then up and down once. The second mode will be if the sensor bar does detect the object. In this mode the hexapod will track the object from left to

  7. Resistência de biótipos de Euphorbia heterophylla l. Aos herbicidas inibidores da enzima ALS utilizados na cultura de soja Resistance of Euphorbia heterophylla l. Biotypes to ALS enzyme inhibitor herbicides used in soybean crop

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    Full Text Available Os herbicidas constituem-se na principal medida de controle de plantas daninhas na cultura de soja; no entanto, a pressão de seleção causada pelo uso contínuo de produtos com o mesmo mecanismo de ação pode provocar a seleção de biótipos resistentes, como ocorreu com Euphorbia heterophylla L., que se mostrou resistente aos herbicidas inibidores da enzima acetolactato sintase (ALS em áreas dos Estados do Paraná e Rio Grande do Sul. Para comprovar possíveis novos casos, bem como alternativas para prevenção e manejo, coletaram-se sementes de plantas de E. heterophylla L., na região de Assis (SP, que sobreviveram a tratamentos, em que esses herbicidas foram sistematicamente aplicados nos últimos anos. Desenvolveu-se o experimento em casa de vegetação, comparando-se o biótipo resistente ao suscetível, quando submetido aos diversos herbicidas aplicados em pós-emergência. Aplicaram-se quando as plantas encontravam-se no estádio de duas a quatro folhas verdadeiras, nas doses zero, uma, duas, quatro e oito vezes a recomendada. Aos 20 dias após a aplicação, avaliaram-se os parâmetros relativos ao controle e produção de fitomassa epígea visando ao estabelecimento de curvas de doses-resposta, à obtenção dos fatores de resistência com base nos valores da DL50 e GR50, e à verificação da ocorrência de resistência múltipla. O biótipo resistente apresentou diferentes níveis de resistência aos herbicidas chlorimuron-ethyl e imazethapyr, demonstrando resistência cruzada aos inibidores da ALS dos grupos das sulfoniluréias e imidazolinonas. No entanto, foi eficientemente controlado nos tratamentos com fomesafen (250 g.ha-1, lactofen (120 g.ha-1, flumiclorac-pentil (40 g.ha-1, glufosinato de amônio (150 g.ha-1 e glyphosate (360 g.ha-1.Herbicides are the main tool for weed control in soybean crop, but the selection pressure attributed to the repeated application of the same herbicides and the same mechanism of action can

  8. Code Generator Composition for Model-Driven Engineering of Robotics Component & Connector Systems

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    Ringert, Jan Oliver; Roth, Alexander; Rumpe, Bernhard; Wortmann, Andreas

    2015-01-01

    Engineering software for robotics applications requires multidomain and application-specific solutions. Model-driven engineering and modeling language integration provide means for developing specialized, yet reusable models of robotics software architectures. Code generators transform these platform independent models into executable code specific to robotic platforms. Generative software engineering for multidomain applications requires not only the integration of modeling languages but als...

  9. O uso da aromaterapia no alívo da ansiedade El uso de la aromaterapia en el alivo de la ansiedad The use of aromatherapy in alleviating anxiety

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    Juliana Rizzo Gnatta

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Verificar como o uso dos óleos essenciais (OE de Lavanda e Gerânio alteram a percepção de ansiedade e comparar sua eficácia. MÉTODOS: Amostra foi composta por graduandos da 1ª série em Enfermagem que foram randomizados em três grupos: dois que receberam OE (em um gel de base polimérica e o outro placebo (que recebeu essência de Rosa. A avaliação da ansiedade foi feita por meio de uma escala já validada, aplicada antes, ao final de 30 e de 60 dias de uso dos géis aromáticos. RESULTADOS: O grupo que utilizou Lavanda teve uma redução de -11,80 na média dos escores, porém não significativa estatisticamente. CONCLUSÃO: Houve maior eficácia do OE de Lavanda na diminuição da ansiedade, porém não foi estatisticamente expressiva.OBJETIVOS: Verificar cómo el uso de los aceites esenciales (OE de Lavanda y Geranio alteran la percepción de ansiedad y comparar su eficacia. MÉTODOS: La muestra estuvo compuesta por estudiantes del pregrado en Enfermería que fueron randomizados en tres grupos: dos que recibieron OE (en un gel de base polimérica y el otro placebo (que recibió esencia de Rosa. La evaluación de la ansiedad fue realizada por medio de una escala ya validada, aplicada antes, al final de 30 y de 60 días de uso de los geles aromáticos. RESULTADOS: El grupo que utilizó Lavanda tuvo una reducción de -11,80 en promedio de los escores, sin embargo no significativo estadísticamente. CONCLUSIÓN: Huvo mayor eficacia del OE de Lavanda en la disminución de la ansiedad, mas no fue estadísticamente expresiva.OBJECTIVES: To determine how the use of essential oils (OE Lavender and Geranium change the perception of anxiety, and to compare their effectiveness in treating anxiety. METHODS: The sample included students from the first year of nursing school who were randomized into three groups: two groups received OE (in a gel polymer-based and the other received a placebo (essence of Rose. A previously validated

  10. Robotic intelligence kernel

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    Bruemmer, David J.

    2009-11-17

    A robot platform includes perceptors, locomotors, and a system controller. The system controller executes a robot intelligence kernel (RIK) that includes a multi-level architecture and a dynamic autonomy structure. The multi-level architecture includes a robot behavior level for defining robot behaviors, that incorporate robot attributes and a cognitive level for defining conduct modules that blend an adaptive interaction between predefined decision functions and the robot behaviors. The dynamic autonomy structure is configured for modifying a transaction capacity between an operator intervention and a robot initiative and may include multiple levels with at least a teleoperation mode configured to maximize the operator intervention and minimize the robot initiative and an autonomous mode configured to minimize the operator intervention and maximize the robot initiative. Within the RIK at least the cognitive level includes the dynamic autonomy structure.

  11. Beyond synergies. Comment on "Hand synergies: Integration of robotics and neuroscience for understanding the control of biological and artificial hands" by Marco Santello et al.

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    Schwartz, Andrew B.

    2016-07-01

    The target paper by Santello et al. [1] uses the observation that hand shape during grasping can be described by a small set of basic postures, or "synergies," to describe the possible neural basis of motor control during this complex behavior. In the literature, the term "synergy" has been used with a number of different meanings and is still loosely defined, making it difficult to derive concrete analogs of corresponding neural structure. Here, I will define "synergy" broadly, as a set of parameters bound together by a pattern of correlation. With this definition, it can be argued that behavioral synergies are just one facet of the correlational structuring used by the brain to generate behavior. As pointed out in the target article, the structure found in synergies is driven by the physical constraints of our bodies and our surroundings, combined with the behavioral control imparted by our nervous system. This control itself is based on correlational structure which is likely to be a fundamental property of brain function.

  12. Humanoid Robot

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    Linn, Douglas M. (Inventor); Ambrose, Robert O. (Inventor); Diftler, Myron A. (Inventor); Askew, Scott R. (Inventor); Platt, Robert (Inventor); Mehling, Joshua S. (Inventor); Radford, Nicolaus A. (Inventor); Strawser, Phillip A. (Inventor); Bridgwater, Lyndon (Inventor); Wampler, II, Charles W. (Inventor); Abdallah, Muhammad E. (Inventor); Ihrke, Chris A. (Inventor); Reiland, Matthew J. (Inventor); Sanders, Adam M. (Inventor); Reich, David M. (Inventor); Hargrave, Brian (Inventor); Parsons, Adam H. (Inventor); Permenter, Frank N. (Inventor); Davis, Donald R. (Inventor)

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    A humanoid robot includes a torso, a pair of arms, two hands, a neck, and a head. The torso extends along a primary axis and presents a pair of shoulders. The pair of arms movably extend from a respective one of the pair of shoulders. Each of the arms has a plurality of arm joints. The neck movably extends from the torso along the primary axis. The neck has at least one neck joint. The head movably extends from the neck along the primary axis. The head has at least one head joint. The shoulders are canted toward one another at a shrug angle that is defined between each of the shoulders such that a workspace is defined between the shoulders.

  13. Tolerancia al daño inducido bajo solicitaciones de contacto cíclicas en carburos cementados WC-Co//Tolerance induced damage under cyclic contact loading of WC-Co cemented carbides

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    David Coureaux‐Mustelier

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El comportamiento mecánico de los carburos cementados WC-Co ha sido estudiado en detalle teniendo en cuenta los defectos preexistentes del material (daño intrínseco. Sin embargo, la información sobre los efectos del daño inducido en servicio (daño extrínseco en la integridad estructural de estos materiales esescasa. En este contexto, en este trabajo se evalúa la influencia del daño extrínseco en la resistencia mecánica residual de dos calidades con microestructuras diferentes. Para ello, se emplea la técnica de indentación esférica como medio para generar daño de forma controlada. Los resultados muestran que al incrementar el tamaño de grano del carburo y el contenido de cobalto, la respuesta mecánica de carburos cementados frente al contacto esférico es cada vez más cuasi-plástica, bajo la aplicación de cargas tanto monotónicas como cíclicas, y en consecuencia el material muestra una mayor tolerancia al daño.Palabras claves: carburos cementados, indentación esférica, resistencia mecánica residual, tolerancia al daño._______________________________________________________________________________AbstractThe mechanical behavior of WC-Co cemented carbides has been studied in detail taking into account the pre-existing material (intrinsic damage defects. However, information on the effects of service-induced damage (extrinsic damage on the structural integrity of these materials is limited. In this context, in thispaper the influence of extrinsic damage on the residual strength of two grades with different microstructures is evaluated. With this purpose, a spherical indentation technique is employed as a means for generating a controlled damage. The results show that by increasing the grain size of the carbide and the cobalt content, the mechanical properties of cemented carbides compared to spherical contact isincreasingly quasi-plastic, under the application of both monotonic and cyclic loads, and consequently the

  14. Robotics in microsurgery: use of a surgical robot to perform a free flap in a pig.

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    Katz, Ryan D; Rosson, Gedge D; Taylor, Jesse A; Singh, Navin K

    2005-01-01

    We present the concept that a surgical robot may be used to successfully perform a free flap. To study different microsurgical techniques, a porcine free flap model was developed in our laboratory. Dissection of the free flap model and isolation of the vessels were completed under traditional loupe magnification. The da Vinci robot was then used to perform vessel adventitiectomy and microanastomoses. The model was observed for 4 h postoperatively, noting flap color, temperature, capillary refill, and Doppler signal. At the end of this period, the flap was noted to be viable; anastomoses were evaluated and found to be grossly and microscopically patent. Advantages conferred by the da Vinci robot include elimination of tremor, scalable movements, fully articulating instruments with six degrees of spatial freedom, and a dynamic three-dimensional visualization system. Drawbacks include the cost and the absence of true microsurgical instruments. PMID:16178007

  15. Brasagem da zircônia metalizada com titânio à liga Ti-6Al-4V Brazing of metalized zirconia with titanium to Ti-6Al-4V alloy

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    J. S. Pimenta

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Zircônia tetragonal estabilizada com ítria foi mecanicamente metalizada com titânio e a condição de molhamento avaliada com as ligas convencionais Ag-28Cu e Au-18Ni. Estas dissolveram o revestimento de titânio para uma completa distribuição deste metal ativo na superfície cerâmica, gerando uma liga ativa in situ e possibilitando adequadas ligações químicas ao metal base na temperatura de união. Os melhores resultados de molhamento foram selecionados para brasagem indireta em forno de alto-vácuo nas juntas ZrO2/Ti-6Al-4V. Testes de detecção de vazamento de gás hélio foram realizados na interface de união das juntas; amostras removidas na seção transversal de juntas estanques foram examinadas por técnicas de análise microestrutural. Formou-se uma camada escura adjacente à cerâmica metalizada, responsável pelo molhamento ocasionado pela liga Ag-28Cu. Entretanto, o uso da liga Au-18Ni resultou em precipitação de intermetálicos e microtrincamento interfacial. Perfis de microdureza através da interface resultante até onde a zircônia mostrou típico escurecimento não indicaram alternância significativa entre medições consecutivas; os resultados dos ensaios de resistência mecânica à flexão-3p foram considerados satisfatórios.Yttria tetragonal zirconia polycrystal was mechanically metallized with titanium and the wetting behavior on the ceramic surface was analyzed using the conventional fillers Ag-28Cu and Au-18Ni. These alloys had dissolved the active metal coating, which acts to zirconia reduction on its surface and promoting suitable chemical bonding to the metallic member. Better wetting results were selected for indirect brazing in a high-vacuum furnace for ZrO2/Ti-6Al-4V simple butt joints. Helium gas leak detection was made at the joints interface; samples were removed from the tight joints cross-section and examined by microstructural analysis techniques and EDX analysis. There was formation of a dark

  16. Transoral robotic surgery: concept and indications

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    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Transoral robotic surgery is a step forward in the evolution of minimally invasive surgery in the head and neck, optimizing the two basic requirements of such surgical approaches: excellent vision and freedom of handling. Its development since 2009 has been explosive. Materials and Methods. We describe the technical aspects of the da Vinci robotic surgery system and the basic surgical procedures (radical tonsillectomy, resection of the tongue base and supraglottic laryngectomy. Through a literature review we present the available clinical experience .Results. Transoral robotic surgery has been applied mainly for head and neck cancer. Large enough series have been published with functional and oncological results, which are comparable to those with the standard techniques. Robotic surgery particularly widens the possibilities for the transoral approach to the oropharynx. The surgical approach to the base of the tongue also opens new possibilities in the management of sleep apnea. The robotic approaches to the skull base are still experimental. Discussion. Available data support the use of transoral robotic surgery and prompt towards substantial changes in the management protocols for head and neck cancer.

  17. Are robots our future coaches?

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    Jost, Céline; Grandgeorge, Marine; Le Pévédic, Brigitte; Duhaut, Dominique

    2013-01-01

    The robots are coming in our daily lives: companion robots, service robots, sociable robots, assistant robots, and so on. It is difficult to imagine their real roles in the future because humans' expectations seem unclear, probably because robots are new and little known. It is thus important to put human beings in relation with robots to understand what they want. This paper describes an experimentation which explored the added value of a robot in a memory game with 67 persons comparing thre...

  18. Respuesta adaptativa y papel de enzimas antioxidantes en la protección frente al daño causado por radiación ionizante en células eucarióticas

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    Domínguez García, Inmaculada

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    El objetivo del trabajo fue estudiar dos aspectos relacionados con la protección en células eucarioticas frente al daño producido por radiación ionizante. Por una parte la respuesta adaptativa como posible sistema de reparación inducible en linfocitos humanos y células meristemáticas de Allium cepa. Por otra parte, el papel de los enzimas catalasa y Glutation peroxidasa en la protección frente al daño causado por la acción indirecta de la radiación y, a través de ello, la importancia del peró...

  19. A Morte de Osama Bin Laden e suas Implicações para o futuro da Al-Qaeda 10.5102/uri.v9i2.1463

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    Bruno Mendelski de Souza

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo objetiva empreender uma investigação histórico-sociológica da Al-Qaeda, analisando seus ideais constitutivos, bem como sua evolução histórico operacional até a atualidade. Procuramos identificar e traçar as possíveis tendências de comportamento da organização sem a presença de seu principal líder, Osama bin Laden. Concluímos que a Al-Qaeda na contemporaneidade atua mais como fonte de inspiração para grupos radicais Islâmicos do que como uma organização estrita e nesse sentido a morte de bin Laden pouco enfraquece a operacionalidade do grupo.

  20. A Morte de Osama Bin Laden e suas Implicações para o futuro da Al-Qaeda 10.5102/uri.v9i2.1463

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    Bruno Mendelski de Souza

    2011-01-01

    O presente artigo objetiva empreender uma investigação histórico-sociológica da Al-Qaeda, analisando seus ideais constitutivos, bem como sua evolução histórico operacional até a atualidade. Procuramos identificar e traçar as possíveis tendências de comportamento da organização sem a presença de seu principal líder, Osama bin Laden. Concluímos que a Al-Qaeda na contemporaneidade atua mais como fonte de inspiração para grupos radicais Islâmicos do que como uma organização estrita e nesse sentid...

  1. Robotics Potential Fields

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    Jordi Lucero

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available This problem was to calculate the path a robot would take to navigate an obstacle field and get to its goal. Three obstacles were given as negative potential fields which the robot avoided, and a goal was given a positive potential field that attracted the robot. The robot decided each step based on its distance, angle, and influence from every object. After each step, the robot recalculated and determined its next step until it reached its goal. The robot's calculations and steps were simulated with Microsoft Excel.

  2. Robotics for Human Exploration

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    Fong, Terrence; Deans, Mathew; Bualat, Maria

    2013-01-01

    Robots can do a variety of work to increase the productivity of human explorers. Robots can perform tasks that are tedious, highly repetitive or long-duration. Robots can perform precursor tasks, such as reconnaissance, which help prepare for future human activity. Robots can work in support of astronauts, assisting or performing tasks in parallel. Robots can also perform "follow-up" work, completing tasks designated or started by humans. In this paper, we summarize the development and testing of robots designed to improve future human exploration of space.

  3. Modeling robot contour processes

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    Whitney, D. E.; Edsall, A. C.

    Robot contour processes include those with contact force like car body grinding or deburring of complex castings, as well as those with little or no contact force like inspection. This paper describes ways of characterizing, identifying, and estimating contours and robot trajectories. Contour and robot are modeled as stochastic processes in order to emphasize that both successive robot cycles and successive industrial workpieces are similar but not exactly the same. The stochastic models can be used to identify the state of a workpiece or process, or to design a filter to estimate workpiece, shape and robot position from robot-based measurements.

  4. El deber de mitigar el daño en la Convención de Viena de 1980 sobre compraventa internacional de mercaderías: Una breve aproximación al tema.

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    Maximiliano Rodríguez Fernández

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El deber de mitigar el daño se presenta como una derivación o una consecuencia natural del principio de la Buena Fe. Principio éste reconocido en numerosas sentencias arbitrales bajo diferentes denominaciones entre las que se destaca, el principio general del deber de información, el principio de negociar de buena fe, o el principio de ejecutar los contratos de buena fe. También se hace relación al Principio general del acreedor de disminuir el daño sufrido, el cual tiene su origen en la llamada “Duty to Mitigate” del Common Law. En el presente documento nos referiremos al deber de mitigar el daño tal y como ha sido contemplado en la Convención de Viena de 1980. Lo anterior, no sólo por la importancia de este instrumento para el comercio internacional, sino también porque el mismo ya ha sido sujeto de incorporación a la legislación colombiana y como tal consideramos es un buen punto de partida para el estudio del deber de mitigar en el derecho de los contratos. Lo anterior, no sin antes repasar brevemente las disposiciones sobre los efectos del incumplimiento y la indemnización de daños y perjuicios en la Convención de Viena de 1980.

  5. Soft robotics: a bioinspired evolution in robotics.

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    Kim, Sangbae; Laschi, Cecilia; Trimmer, Barry

    2013-05-01

    Animals exploit soft structures to move effectively in complex natural environments. These capabilities have inspired robotic engineers to incorporate soft technologies into their designs. The goal is to endow robots with new, bioinspired capabilities that permit adaptive, flexible interactions with unpredictable environments. Here, we review emerging soft-bodied robotic systems, and in particular recent developments inspired by soft-bodied animals. Incorporating soft technologies can potentially reduce the mechanical and algorithmic complexity involved in robot design. Incorporating soft technologies will also expedite the evolution of robots that can safely interact with humans and natural environments. Finally, soft robotics technology can be combined with tissue engineering to create hybrid systems for medical applications. PMID:23582470

  6. Robotic Tubal Anastomosis: Technical Aspects

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    Bedaiwy, Mohamed A.; Barakat, Ehab M.; Falcone, Tommaso

    2011-01-01

    Objectives: To describe the surgical technique of robotic tubal anastomosis. Methods: Retrospective chart and video review of the instrumentation and methodology used for robotically assisted tubal anastomosis. Results: All tubal anastomoses were performed with the use of 3 or 4 robotic arms, 3 or 4 robotic instruments, and 1 assistant trocar. Conclusions: Robotic technology facilitates the performance of robotic tubal anastomosis.

  7. Advanced mechanics in robotic systems

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    Nava Rodríguez, Nestor Eduardo

    2011-01-01

    Illustrates original and ambitious mechanical designs and techniques for the development of new robot prototypes Includes numerous figures, tables and flow charts Discusses relevant applications in robotics fields such as humanoid robots, robotic hands, mobile robots, parallel manipulators and human-centred robots

  8. The aggregation and neurotoxicity of TDP-43 and its ALS-associated 25 kDa fragment are differentially affected by molecular chaperones in Drosophila.

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    Full Text Available Almost all cases of sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, and some cases of the familial form, are characterised by the deposition of TDP-43, a member of a family of heteronuclear ribonucleoproteins (hnRNP. Although protein misfolding and deposition is thought to be a causative feature of many of the most prevalent neurodegenerative diseases, a link between TDP-43 aggregation and the dysfunction of motor neurons has yet to be established, despite many correlative neuropathological studies. We have investigated this relationship in the present study by probing the effect of altering TDP-43 aggregation behaviour in vivo by modulating the levels of molecular chaperones in a Drosophila model. More specifically, we quantify the effect of either pharmacological upregulation of the heat shock response or specific genetic upregulation of a small heat shock protein, CG14207, on the neurotoxicity of both TDP-43 and of its disease associated 25 kDa fragment (TDP-25 in a Drosophila model. Inhibition of the aggregation of TDP-43 by either method results in a partial reduction of its neurotoxic effects on both photoreceptor and motor neurons, whereas inhibition of the aggregation of TDP-25 results not only in a complete suppression of its toxicity but also its clearance from the brain in both neuronal subtypes studied. The results demonstrate, therefore, that aggregation plays a crucial role in mediating the neurotoxic effects of both full length and truncated TDP-43, and furthermore reveal that the in vivo propensity of these two proteins to aggregate and their susceptibility to molecular chaperone mediated clearance are quite distinct.

  9. Da Enquire al Semantic Web

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    Signore, Oreste

    2006-01-01

    The World Wide Web has been a revolution in our life. Tim Berners-Lee claims that this invention has been the result of a collective effort. The basic design issues remain valid after more than forteen years. A relevant aspect has been the human respect for the individuals.

  10. Robotic VR simulation to measure competency: a step in the right direction.

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    Lallas, Costas D

    2016-02-01

    There is widespread consensus on the vast potential of virtual reality (VR) simulation for robotic surgery; however, there is some debate on its current role in education and clinical practice. One of the conclusions that is consistently drawn across available validation studies is that VR simulation for robotic surgery in its current form appears to most benefit novice surgeons who do not have significant robotic surgery experience and who, amongst other things, require instruction on basic actions of the robot, such as camera movement, clutching, and arm coordination. Clinical translations of these skills include: training junior residents who are first being introduced to robotic cases; and educating an experienced surgeon who does not have formal robotic surgical training and is either seeking credentialing or maintenance of certification. However, once a surgeon has gained some outside experience with a robotic surgical system, whether in the dry lab, wet lab, or operating room settings (i.e. an intermediate or experienced robotic surgeon), there are currently less VR simulation applications. Noureldin, et al introduces another viable application of VR simulation using the da Vinci Surgical Skills Simulator (dVSSS), namely incorporating VR simulation into the Canadian Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) to assess the basic robotic skills of urology Post-Graduate Trainees (PGTs). The authors are astute to transfer the current capabilities of the dVSSS for this utilization. During the OSCE, the station for this segment was only 20 minutes in length, allowing for only two of the less complex dVSSS skills tests. The authors also utilized the MScore performance metrics inherent to the system to evaluate for competency. Their definition of competency was based on the norm-referenced method, in which experts performed the tasks prior to the trainees, and a passing score was defined as the average of the experts' total scores minus one standard deviation

  11. Robots Social Embodiment in Autonomous Mobile Robotics

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    Brian Duffy

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available This work aims at demonstrating the inherent advantages of embracing a strong notion of social embodiment in designing a real-world robot control architecture with explicit ?intelligent? social behaviour between a collective of robots. It develops the current thinking on embodiment beyond the physical by demonstrating the importance of social embodiment. A social framework develops the fundamental social attributes found when more than one robot co-inhabit a physical space. The social metaphors of identity, character, stereotypes and roles are presented and implemented within a real-world social robot paradigm in order to facilitate the realisation of explicit social goals.

  12. Robotics_MobileRobot Navigation Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Robots and rovers exploring planets need to autonomously navigate to specified locations. Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) and the University of Minnesota...

  13. Robotic Surveying

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    Suzy Cantor-McKinney; Michael Kruzic

    2007-03-01

    ZAPATA ENGINEERING challenged our engineers and scientists, which included robotics expertise from Carnegie Mellon University, to design a solution to meet our client's requirements for rapid digital geophysical and radiological data collection of a munitions test range with no down-range personnel. A prime concern of the project was to minimize exposure of personnel to unexploded ordnance and radiation. The field season was limited by extreme heat, cold and snow. Geographical Information System (GIS) tools were used throughout this project to accurately define the limits of mapped areas, build a common mapping platform from various client products, track production progress, allocate resources and relate subsurface geophysical information to geographical features for use in rapidly reacquiring targets for investigation. We were hopeful that our platform could meet the proposed 35 acres per day, towing both a geophysical package and a radiological monitoring trailer. We held our breath and crossed our fingers as the autonomous Speedrower began to crawl across the playa lakebed. We met our proposed production rate, and we averaged just less than 50 acres per 12-hour day using the autonomous platform with a path tracking error of less than +/- 4 inches. Our project team mapped over 1,800 acres in an 8-week (4 days per week) timeframe. The expertise of our partner, Carnegie Mellon University, was recently demonstrated when their two autonomous vehicle entries finished second and third at the 2005 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Grand Challenge. 'The Grand Challenge program was established to help foster the development of autonomous vehicle technology that will some day help save the lives of Americans who are protecting our country on the battlefield', said DARPA Grand Challenge Program Manager, Ron Kurjanowicz. Our autonomous remote-controlled vehicle (ARCV) was a modified New Holland 2550 Speedrower retrofitted to allow the machine

  14. Lightweight Robotic Excavation Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Lightweight robotic excavators address the need for machines that dig, collect, transport and dump lunar soil. Robust and productive small robots enable mining rich...

  15. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... robot works. The robot that we’re using has four arms. One arm is holding the camera ... into the abdominal cavity. And this scope actually has two scopes integrated into one, allowing for a ...

  16. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    ... South Miami Hospital operating room, the Center for Robotic Surgery. My name is Dr. Andy Pinon. This ... is sitting down at the surgical console, the robotic console, which is about 10, 15-feet away ...

  17. Springer handbook of robotics

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    Khatib, Oussama

    2016-01-01

    The second edition of this handbook provides a state-of-the-art cover view on the various aspects in the rapidly developing field of robotics. Reaching for the human frontier, robotics is vigorously engaged in the growing challenges of new emerging domains. Interacting, exploring, and working with humans, the new generation of robots will increasingly touch people and their lives. The credible prospect of practical robots among humans is the result of the scientific endeavour of a half a century of robotic developments that established robotics as a modern scientific discipline. The ongoing vibrant expansion and strong growth of the field during the last decade has fueled this second edition of the Springer Handbook of Robotics. The first edition of the handbook soon became a landmark in robotics publishing and won the American Association of Publishers PROSE Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences & Mathematics as well as the organization’s Award for Engineering & Technology. The second edition o...

  18. Project Tasks in Robotics

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    Sørensen, Torben; Hansen, Poul Erik

    1998-01-01

    Description of the compulsary project tasks to be carried out as a part of DTU course 72238 Robotics......Description of the compulsary project tasks to be carried out as a part of DTU course 72238 Robotics...

  19. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... South Miami Hospital operating room, the Center for Robotic Surgery. My name is Dr. Andy Pinon. This ... is sitting down at the surgical console, the robotic console, which is about 10, 15-feet away ...

  20. Project ROBOTICS 2008

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    Conrad, Finn

    Mathematical modelling of Alto Robot, direct- and inverse kinematic transformation,simulation and path control applying MATLAB/SIMULINK.......Mathematical modelling of Alto Robot, direct- and inverse kinematic transformation,simulation and path control applying MATLAB/SIMULINK....

  1. Avaliação in vivo da qualidade protéica do champignon do Brasil (Agaricusbrasiliensis Wasser et al. In vivo protein quality evaluation of champignon do Brasil (Agaricus brasiliensis Wasser et al.

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    Gilberto Simeone Henriques

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O trabalho aqui descrito trata da avaliação de uma dieta experimental contendo Champingnon do Brasil (Agaricus brasiliensis como fonte de proteína em um modelo experimental de ratos. MÉTODOS: Para este propósito, foram selecionados 24 ratos Wistar machos, recém desmamados (21 dias divididos em 3 grupos de 8 animais cada, que foram alimentados com uma dieta padrão de caseína, ou com uma dieta experimental de proteína de Agaricus brasiliensis ambas contendo 10% de proteína e isoenergéticas ou ainda, com uma dieta com muito baixo teor de proteína. O ensaio biológico foi realizado em 28 dias, ao longo dos quais se determinou a concentração de nitrogênio na urina e nas fezes, além dos cálculos do Quociente de Eficiência Alimentar (ganho de peso dividido pelo consumo de dieta, do Quociente de Eficiência Protéica (ganho de peso dividido pelo consumo de proteína, da Razão Protéica Líquida (ganho de peso corrigido dividido pelo consumo de proteína e da Digestibilidade Verdadeira. RESULTADOS: Os resultados demonstraram que quando o Champignon do Brasil foi utilizado como fonte exclusiva de proteína na dieta, os índices de qualidade protéica apresentaram-se baixos (Quociente de Eficiência Alimentar=0,08, Quociente de Eficiência Protéica=0,92 e Razão Protéica Líquida=3,00, quando comparados com a dieta padrão caseína (Quociente de Eficiência Alimentar=0,30, Quociente de Eficiência Protéica=3,05 e Razão Protéica Líquida=4,21. Os índices obtidos para o grupo Agaricus mostraram-se comparáveis àqueles apresentados por alguns tipos de proteína vegetal e podem ser explicados por sua limitação em aminoácidos essenciais, notadamente a lisina e a leucina, respectivamente primeiro e segundo aminoácido limitante. CONCLUSÃO: Os dados apontam para a utilização da proteína do Agaricus brasiliensis como uma boa fonte para complementação protéica, quando combinada com outras culturas vegetais comuns na

  2. RHOBOT: Radiation hardened robotics

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    Bennett, P.C.; Posey, L.D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1997-10-01

    A survey of robotic applications in radioactive environments has been conducted, and analysis of robotic system components and their response to the varying types and strengths of radiation has been completed. Two specific robotic systems for accident recovery and nuclear fuel movement have been analyzed in detail for radiation hardness. Finally, a general design approach for radiation-hardened robotics systems has been developed and is presented. This report completes this project which was funded under the Laboratory Directed Research and Development program.

  3. RHOBOT: Radiation hardened robotics

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    A survey of robotic applications in radioactive environments has been conducted, and analysis of robotic system components and their response to the varying types and strengths of radiation has been completed. Two specific robotic systems for accident recovery and nuclear fuel movement have been analyzed in detail for radiation hardness. Finally, a general design approach for radiation-hardened robotics systems has been developed and is presented. This report completes this project which was funded under the Laboratory Directed Research and Development program

  4. Toward Integrated Soccer Robots

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    Shen, Wei-Min; Adibi, Jafar; Adobbati, Rogelio; Cho, Bonghan; Erdem, Ali; Moradi, Hadi; Salemi, Behnam; Tejada, Sheila

    1998-01-01

    Robot soccer competition provides an excellent opportunity for integrated robotics research. In particular, robot players in a soccer game must recognize and track objects in real time, navigate in a dynamic field, collaborate with teammates, and strike the ball in the correct direction. All these tasks demand robots that are autonomous (sensing, thinking, and acting as independent creatures), efficient (functioning under time and resource constraints), cooperative (collaborating with each ot...

  5. Educational Robotics as Mindtools

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    Tassos A. Mikropoulos; Ioanna Bellou

    2013-01-01

    Although there are many studies on the constructionist use of educational robotics, they have certain limitations. Some of them refer to robotics education, rather than educational robotics. Others follow a constructionist approach, but give emphasisonly to design skills, creativity and collaboration. Some studies use robotics as an educational tool in engineering education, science and programming learning implying mindtools, but they do not give evidence of mindtool characteristics. This wo...

  6. The robot programming network

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    Cervera Mateu, Enric; Martinet, Philippe; Marín Prades, Raúl; Moughlbay, Amine A.; Pascual del Pobil Ferré, Ángel; Alemany, Jaime; Esteller Curto, Roger; Casañ Núñez, Gustavo Adolfo

    2016-01-01

    The Robot Programming Network (RPN) is an initiative for creating a network of robotics education laboratories with remote programming capabilities. It consists of both online open course materials and online servers that are ready to execute and test the programs written by remote students. Online materials include introductory course modules on robot programming, mobile robotics and humanoids, aimed to learn from basic concepts in science, technology, engineering, and math...

  7. Multisensor Demining Robot

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    Rachkov, Michael Yu.; Marques, Lino; Almeida, Aníbal T. de

    2005-01-01

    The paper describes an advanced multisensor demining robot. The robot transport system is based on a simple structure using pneumatic drive elements. The robot has robust design and can carry demining equipment up to 100 kg over rough terrains. Due to the adaptive possibilities of pedipulators to obstacles, the robot can adjust the working position of the demining sensors while searching for mines. The detection block consists of a metal detector, an infrared detector, and a chemical explosiv...

  8. A gestão da demanda em cadeias de suprimentos: uma abordagem além da previsão de vendas Demand management on supply chains: more than sales forecast

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    Daniela de Castro Melo

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    Full Text Available A gestão da demanda emerge nos campos de conhecimentos da gestão da cadeia de suprimentos e de marketing. Busca-se a rápida e adequada integração das necessidades originadas do mercado na direção dos fornecedores, de modo a balancear e alinhar estrategicamente a demanda com a capacidade operacional ao longo da cadeia de suprimentos. O objetivo deste artigo é propor uma abordagem conceitual para a implantação de um processo efetivo de gestão da demanda em cadeias de suprimentos fornecendo uma visão mais ampla da gestão da demanda como um processo integrado e não uma atividade isolada ou resumida à previsão de vendas. Para o desenvolvimento desta abordagem, realizou-se uma ampla revisão da literatura, usando a metodologia da revisão sistemática de literatura. Os resultados apontam que o primeiro passo da abordagem conceitual consiste na compreensão do mercado por meio da análise das capacidades, restrições, oportunidades dos ambientes interno e externo à empresa. Este conhecimento ditará as diretrizes e práticas estratégicas e operacionais da organização. O processo de gestão da demanda envolve um time multifuncional composto por integrantes de diversos níveis e setores da organização, bem como representantes estratégicos da cadeia de suprimentos (fornecedores e clientes. Este time será responsável pelo desenvolvimento conjunto das previsões de vendas, da elaboração, execução e acompanhamento do plano de negócio. Para isto, os agentes internos e externos da cadeia precisam ter uma orientação para a cadeia de suprimentos. Uma implementação bem conduzida desta abordagem pode melhorar o nível de serviço prestado ao cliente e gerar benefícios substanciais para os resultados financeiros da empresa.Demand management emerges in knowledge fields of supply chain management and marketing. It aims at rapid and appropriate integration of the needs arising from the market towards the suppliers in order to

  9. Modular robot

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    Ferrante, Todd A.

    1997-01-01

    A modular robot may comprise a main body having a structure defined by a plurality of stackable modules. The stackable modules may comprise a manifold, a valve module, and a control module. The manifold may comprise a top surface and a bottom surface having a plurality of fluid passages contained therein, at least one of the plurality of fluid passages terminating in a valve port located on the bottom surface of the manifold. The valve module is removably connected to the manifold and selectively fluidically connects the plurality of fluid passages contained in the manifold to a supply of pressurized fluid and to a vent. The control module is removably connected to the valve module and actuates the valve module to selectively control a flow of pressurized fluid through different ones of the plurality of fluid passages in the manifold. The manifold, valve module, and control module are mounted together in a sandwich-like manner and comprise a main body. A plurality of leg assemblies are removably connected to the main body and are removably fluidically connected to the fluid passages in the manifold so that each of the leg assemblies can be selectively actuated by the flow of pressurized fluid in different ones of the plurality of fluid passages in the manifold.

  10. Modular robot

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    A modular robot may comprise a main body having a structure defined by a plurality of stackable modules. The stackable modules may comprise a manifold, a valve module, and a control module. The manifold may comprise a top surface and a bottom surface having a plurality of fluid passages contained therein, at least one of the plurality of fluid passages terminating in a valve port located on the bottom surface of the manifold. The valve module is removably connected to the manifold and selectively fluidically connects the plurality of fluid passages contained in the manifold to a supply of pressurized fluid and to a vent. The control module is removably connected to the valve module and actuates the valve module to selectively control a flow of pressurized fluid through different ones of the plurality of fluid passages in the manifold. The manifold, valve module, and control module are mounted together in a sandwich-like manner and comprise a main body. A plurality of leg assemblies are removably connected to the main body and are removably fluidically connected to the fluid passages in the manifold so that each of the leg assemblies can be selectively actuated by the flow of pressurized fluid in different ones of the plurality of fluid passages in the manifold. 12 figs

  11. A Robotic Platform for Spiking Neural Control Architectures

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    Lovisa Irpa Helgadottir; Tim Landgraf

    2012-01-01

    Spiking neural networks (SNNs) have proven to be excellent control systems in biological organisms. Hence, they should have the potential of providing good control systems for autonomous robots. However, so far only few technical attempts to control artificial agents with SNNs have been made [2]. Here we present a robotic platform for testing biologically inspired SNNs as control architectures. The platform integrates real-time processing of sensory input and motor commands. The sensory da...

  12. Estudo da assistência integral à criança e ao adolescente através da pesquisa qualitativa Estudio de asistencia integral al niño y al adolescente a través de la investigación cualitativa Qualitative study on integral care to children and adolescents

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    Semiramis Melani Melo Rocha

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem o objetivo de apresentar o referencial teórico e a metodologia que embasa a pesquisa qualitativa desenvolvida pelo Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisa em Saúde da Criança e do Adolescente da Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo, tendo por objeto de investigação a assistência integral à saúde da criança e do adolescente. Inicialmente, as autoras apresentam o setor saúde na sociedade brasileira atual no qual desenvolvem-se as ações de saúde, passando à apresentação do Grupo de Estudos em questão. Desenvolvem, a seguir, o referencial teórico metodológico, definindo as categorias analíticas - política e políticas sociais, organização tecnológica do trabalho, serviços de saúde, criança e família. Finalizando, apresentam uma síntese dos resultados de algumas investigações concluídas nos três últimos anos (1995 a 1997.Este artículo tiene como objetivo presentar el referencial teórico y la metodología en la que se fundamenta la investigación cualitativa, desarrollada por el grupo de estudios e investigación del niño y del adolescente de la Escuela de Enfermería de Ribeirão Preto de la Universidad de San Pablo - Brasil; inicialmente las autorasa presentan al sector salud en la sociedad Brasileña actual, en el cual desarrollan las acciones de salud y luego presentan el grupo de estudio en cuestión. A continuación desarrollan el referencial teórico y metodológico, definiendo las categorías analíticas, política y políticas sociales, organización tecnológica del trabajo, servivicios de salud, niño y familia. Al finalizar presentan una síntesis de resultados de algunas investigaciones concluidas en los últimos años (1995 a 1997.This paper presents the theoretical reference and methodology applied by the Group of Study on Children's and Adolescent's Health of the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, in their qualitative research aiming

  13. Robot 2015 : Second Iberian Robotics Conference : Advances in Robotics

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    Moreira, António; Lima, Pedro; Montano, Luis; Muñoz-Martinez, Victor

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    This book contains a selection of papers accepted for presentation and discussion at ROBOT 2015: Second Iberian Robotics Conference, held in Lisbon, Portugal, November 19th-21th, 2015. ROBOT 2015 is part of a series of conferences that are a joint organization of SPR – “Sociedade Portuguesa de Robótica/ Portuguese Society for Robotics”, SEIDROB – Sociedad Española para la Investigación y Desarrollo de la Robótica/ Spanish Society for Research and Development in Robotics and CEA-GTRob – Grupo Temático de Robótica/ Robotics Thematic Group. The conference organization had also the collaboration of several universities and research institutes, including: University of Minho, University of Porto, University of Lisbon, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, University of Aveiro, University of Zaragoza, University of Malaga, LIACC, INESC-TEC and LARSyS. Robot 2015 was focussed on the Robotics scientific and technological activities in the Iberian Peninsula, although open to research and delegates from other...

  14. Robotically Driven Architectural Production

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    Bier, H.H.

    2014-01-01

    Robotically driven architectural production advances seamless, computer-numerically controlled (CNC) and robotically supported design to production and operation processes enabling im-plementation of robotically driven buildings from conceptualisation to use. It enables production of free-formed, heterogeneous, optimized structures in order to address specific requirements in terms of properties (density, consistency, rigidity, etc.) and behaviours (re-configurability, responsiveness, etc.) i...

  15. Language grounding in robots

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    2012-01-01

    Covers all aspects of language interaction with robots, from embodiment, action and perception to conceptualization and grammar in a single volume Discusses several significant innovations, such as robotic embodiment, evolutionary derivation of neural controllers, embodied cognitive semantics and fluid construction grammar Presents the new humanoid robot platform, Myon, used by an increasing number of research laboratories

  16. Building a Better Robot

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    Navah, Jan

    2012-01-01

    Kids love to build robots, letting their imaginations run wild with thoughts of what they might look like and what they could be programmed to do. Yet when students use cereal boxes and found objects to make robots, often the projects look too similar and tend to fall apart. This alternative allows students to "build" robots in a different way,…

  17. Learning robotics using Python

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    Joseph, Lentin

    2015-01-01

    If you are an engineer, a researcher, or a hobbyist, and you are interested in robotics and want to build your own robot, this book is for you. Readers are assumed to be new to robotics but should have experience with Python.

  18. El principio de la responsabilidad civil objetiva limitada: un elemento de equilibrio sistémico que no contradice al denominado principio de la reparación integral del daño

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    Gian Franco Rosso Elorriaga

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    Full Text Available La tendencia moderna a objetivar la responsabilidad civil ha generado diferentes incoherencias sistémicas que exigen la introducción de elementos de equilibrio entre la responsabilidad subjetiva y la responsabilidad objetiva. Ante la permanente infracción al principio de la tipicidad, se propone como vía de equilibrio el reconocimiento del principio según el cual no puede haber responsabilidad objetiva sin limitación cuantitativa de la indemnización. Sin embargo, este principio entraría aparentemente en contradicción con otro, denominado principio de la reparación integral del daño. El artículo analiza dicha posible contradicción desde el fundamento moral de ambas clases de responsabilidad, así como del principio de la reparación integral del daño. Además, profundiza la problemática a partir de su elemento esencial, como es el daño resarcible, de modo de verificar qué elementos puede aportar a este aquel principio. En esta perspectiva, se estudia si tiene verdaderamente un carácter normativo, y qué cambios a su respecto produce su reconocimiento expreso a nivel legal o constitucional. Por último, se trata el principio de la reparación integral bajo un concepto distinto al tradicional y que ha venido sosteniéndose en los últimos años, a fin de confrontarlo con la citada contradicción. Al término del artículo, se sintetizan las conclusiones alcanzadas, las cuales concuerdan con la inexistencia de la contradicción entre el principio según el cual no hay responsabilidad objetiva sin limitación cuantitativa y el principio de la reparación integral del daño.

  19. Daño al ADN en mujeres expuestas al humo de la leña en Chiapas, México DNA damage in women exposed to firewod fuel smoke , in Chiapas, México

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    Full Text Available Actualmente alrededor de la cuarta parte de la población mexicana, entre 25 y 28 millones de habitantes, cocina con leña, Sin embargo, el humo de la leña contiene una amplia gama de sustancias tóxicas, entre ellas el monóxido de carbono (CO cuyo impacto en la salud de la población rural debe ser estudiado. Por esto, el potencial daño al ADN asociado con la exposición a CO de 30 mujeres que cocinaban con leña en Chiapas, México, fue evaluado por el ensayo cometa. Los resultados se compararon con 30 controles comparables en edad y condiciones socioeconómicas, quienes cocinaban con gas licuado de petróleo (GLP. Se obtuvieron muestras de sangre total para medir carboxihemoglobina (COHb y llevar a cabo el ensayo cometa. Se encontró diferencia significativa (PCurrently, about a quarter of the Mexican population, between 25 and 28 million people, cook with firewood. However, wood smoke contains a wide range of toxic substances, including carbon monoxide (CO whose impact on health of the rural population should be studied. Therefore, the potential DNA damage associated with the exposition to CO of 30 women who cooked with wood in Chiapas, Mexico, was assessed using Comet Assay. Results were compared with 30 controls of similar age and socioeconomic status, who cooked with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG. We obtained whole blood samples to measure carboxyhemoglobin (% COHb and perform the comet assay. There was a significant difference (P <0.001 in the percentages of COHb between women who cooked with wood (mean= 6.6% and those who did it with LPG (mean=1.8% being 3.6 times higher in the former compared with the latter. There was a significant difference in comet tail length between the two groups examined (mean 18.5 +/- 4.21 versus 5.97 +/- 1.0 μm, P <0.001 and tail moment (mean 4.55 +/- 1.5 versus 1.5 +/- 0.40, P <0.001. The results of this study strongly suggest that exposure to carbon monoxide and compounds present in wood smoke can cause

  20. The Essential Elements of a Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Hysterectomy.

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    Simpson, Khara M; Advincula, Arnold P

    2016-09-01

    Robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomies are being performed at higher rates since the da Vinci Surgical System (Intuitive Surgical, Inc, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) received US Food and Drug Administration approval in 2005 for gynecologic procedures. Despite the technological advancements over traditional laparoscopy, a discrepancy exists between what the literature states and what the benefits are as seen through the eyes of the end-user. There remains a significant learning curve in the adoption of safe and efficient robotic skills. The authors present important considerations when choosing to perform a robotic hysterectomy and a step-by-step technique. The literature on perioperative outcomes is also reviewed. PMID:27521880

  1. Estudo da viabilidade de obtenção de cerâmicas de SiC por infiltração espontânea de misturas eutéticas de Y2O3-AlN, Y2O3-Al2O3, R2O3-AlN Study of the viability to produce SiC ceramics by Y2O3-AlN, Y2O3-Al2O3, R2O3-AlN spontaneous infiltration

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    G. C. R. Garcia

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    Full Text Available As cerâmicas de carbeto de silício, SiC, apresentam excelentes propriedades quando obtidas por infiltração de determinados líquidos. Na infiltração o tempo de contato entre o líquido e o SiC a temperaturas elevadas é muito curto, diminuindo a probabilidade de formação dos produtos gasosos que interferem negativamente na resistência da peça final, como ocorre na sinterização via fase líquida. O objetivo deste trabalho é mostrar uma correlação entre molhabilidade e capacidade de infiltração de alguns aditivos em compactos de SiC. Foram preparados compactos de SiC por prensagem isostática a frio e posterior pré-sinterização via fase sólida. Nesses compactos foram infiltradas misturas de Y2O3-AlN, Y2O3-Al2O3, R2O3-AlN, nas composições eutéticas, 10 ºC acima da temperatura de fusão das respectivas misturas por 4, 8 e 12 min. Após infiltração, as amostras foram analisadas quanto à densidade aparente e real, fases cristalinas, microestrutura e grau de infiltração, sendo que as amostras infiltradas com Y2O3-AlN apresentaram melhores resultados.Silicon carbide ceramics, SiC, obtained by liquid infiltration have shown excellent properties. In infiltration process the contact time of the liquid with SiC at elevated temperature is short, decreasing the probability to form gaseous products that contribute negatively in the final product properties. This phenomenon occurs during SiC liquid phase sintering. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the correlation between wettability and infiltration tendency of some additives in SiC compacts. SiC compacts were prepared by cold isostatic pressing followed by solid phase pre-sintering. Into the compacts were introduced Y2O3-AlN, Y2O3-Al2O3, R2O3-AlN liquids with eutectic compositions at a temperature 10 ºC higher than the melting point of each mixture for 4, 8 and 12 min. Before infiltration, the samples were analyzed by determining densities, crystalline phases

  2. Advances in robot kinematics

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    Khatib, Oussama

    2014-01-01

    The topics addressed in this book cover the whole range of kinematic analysis, synthesis and design and consider robotic systems possessing serial, parallel and cable driven mechanisms. The robotic systems range from being less than fully mobile to kinematically redundant to overconstrained.  The fifty-six contributions report the latest results in robot kinematics with emphasis on emerging areas such as design and control of humanoids or humanoid subsystems. The book is of interest to researchers wanting to bring their knowledge up to date regarding modern topics in one of the basic disciplines in robotics, which relates to the essential property of robots, the motion of mechanisms.

  3. Robots and Art

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    Jochum, Elizabeth Ann; Putnam, Lance Jonathan

    2015-01-01

    We describe the design of an undergraduate course in art and robotics that aims to integrate basic concepts of computer science, robotics and art installation for undergraduate students within the problem-based learning model. Our methodology aims to bridge the gap that separates humanities from...... computer science and engineering education to prepare students to address real world problems in robotics, including human-robotic interaction and HCI. Given the proliferation of interactive, systems-based art works and the continued interest in human-centered factors in robotics research (such as...

  4. Walking control of small size humanoid robot: HAJIME ROBOT 18

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    Sakamoto, Hajime; Nakatsu, Ryohei

    2007-12-01

    HAJIME ROBOT 18 is a fully autonomous biped robot. It has been developed for RoboCup which is a worldwide soccer competition of robots. It is necessary for a robot to have high mobility to play soccer. High speed walking and all directional walking are important to approach and to locate in front of a ball. HAJIME ROBOT achieved these walking. This paper describes walking control of a small size humanoid robot 'HAJIME ROBOT 18' and shows the measurement result of ZMP (Zero Moment Point). HAJIME ROBOT won the Robotics Society of Japan Award in RoboCup 2005 and in RoboCup 2006 Japan Open.

  5. Marriage and celibacy in mediaeval Islam : a study of Ghazali's Kita?b a?da?b al-nika?h?'

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    Immenkamp, Beatrix

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    A STUDY OF AL-GIIAZALI'S KITAB ADAB AL-NIKAH This study of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali's Kitab adab al-nikah identifies influences which shaped the book's form and content. The study uses literary sources in Arabic from the Islamic tradition, including Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh), Sufi treatises, Arabic belles lettres (adab) and medical literature. Three main influences are addressed: a religious debate on the merits of marriage, the particular Muslim attitude to sexuality, and th...

  6. Robots and lattice automata

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    Adamatzky, Andrew

    2015-01-01

    The book gives a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art research and engineering in theory and application of Lattice Automata in design and control of autonomous Robots. Automata and robots share the same notional meaning. Automata (originated from the latinization of the Greek word “αυτόματον”) as self-operating autonomous machines invented from ancient years can be easily considered the first steps of robotic-like efforts. Automata are mathematical models of Robots and also they are integral parts of robotic control systems. A Lattice Automaton is a regular array or a collective of finite state machines, or automata. The Automata update their states by the same rules depending on states of their immediate neighbours. In the context of this book, Lattice Automata are used in developing modular reconfigurable robotic systems, path planning and map exploration for robots, as robot controllers, synchronisation of robot collectives, robot vision, parallel robotic actuators. All chapters are...

  7. Space robotics in Japan

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    Whittaker, William; Lowrie, James W.; McCain, Harry; Bejczy, Antal; Sheridan, Tom; Kanade, Takeo; Allen, Peter

    1994-03-01

    Japan has been one of the most successful countries in the world in the realm of terrestrial robot applications. The panel found that Japan has in place a broad base of robotics research and development, ranging from components to working systems for manufacturing, construction, and human service industries. From this base, Japan looks to the use of robotics in space applications and has funded work in space robotics since the mid-1980's. The Japanese are focusing on a clear image of what they hope to achieve through three objectives for the 1990's: developing long-reach manipulation for tending experiments on Space Station Freedom, capturing satellites using a free-flying manipulator, and surveying part of the moon with a mobile robot. This focus and a sound robotics infrastructure is enabling the young Japanese space program to develop relevant systems for extraterrestrial robotics applications.

  8. Cloud Robotics Model

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    Gyula Mester

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Cloud Robotics was born from the merger of service robotics and cloud technologies. It allows robots to benefit from the powerful computational, storage, and communications resources of modern data centres. Cloud robotics allows robots to take advantage of the rapid increase in data transfer rates to offload tasks without hard real time requirements. Cloud Robotics has rapidly gained momentum with initiatives by companies such as Google, Willow Garage and Gostai as well as more than a dozen active research projects around the world. The presentation summarizes the main idea, the definition, the cloud model composed of essential characteristics, service models and deployment models, planning task execution and beyond. Finally some cloud robotics projects are discussed.

  9. Marine Robot Autonomy

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    Autonomy for Marine Robots provides a timely and insightful overview of intelligent autonomy in marine robots. A brief history of this emerging field is provided, along with a discussion of the challenges unique to the underwater environment and their impact on the level of intelligent autonomy required.  Topics covered at length examine advanced frameworks, path-planning, fault tolerance, machine learning, and cooperation as relevant to marine robots that need intelligent autonomy.  This book also: Discusses and offers solutions for the unique challenges presented by more complex missions and the dynamic underwater environment when operating autonomous marine robots Includes case studies that demonstrate intelligent autonomy in marine robots to perform underwater simultaneous localization and mapping  Autonomy for Marine Robots is an ideal book for researchers and engineers interested in the field of marine robots.      

  10. An Adaptive Robot Game

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    Hansen, Søren Tranberg; Svenstrup, Mikael; Dalgaard, Lars

    2010-01-01

    The goal of this paper is to describe an adaptive robot game, which motivates elderly people to do a regular amount of physical exercise while playing. One of the advantages of robot based games is that the initiative to play can be taken autonomously by the robot. In this case, the goal is to...... improve the mental and physical state of the user by playing a physical game with the robot. Ideally, a robot game should be simple to learn but difficult to master, providing an appropriate degree of challenge for players with different skills. In order to achieve that, the robot should be able to adapt...... to the behavior of the interacting person. This paper presents a simple ball game between a single player and a mobile robot platform. The algorithm has been validated using simulation and real world experiments....

  11. Distributed Robotics Education

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    Lund, Henrik Hautop; Pagliarini, Luigi

    2011-01-01

    Distributed robotics takes many forms, for instance, multirobots, modular robots, and self-reconfigurable robots. The understanding and development of such advanced robotic systems demand extensive knowledge in engineering and computer science. In this paper, we describe the concept...... of a distributed educational system as a valuable tool for introducing students to interactive parallel and distributed processing programming as the foundation for distributed robotics and human-robot interaction development. This is done by providing an educational tool that enables problem representation...... to be changed, related to multirobot control and human-robot interaction control from virtual to physical representation. The proposed system is valuable for bringing a vast number of issues into education – such as parallel programming, distribution, communication protocols, master dependency, connectivity...

  12. Emerging role of robotics in urology

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    Kumar Rajeev

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Robotic assistance is one of the latest additions to the field of laparoscopic surgery. The most commonly used robotic device in Urology is the da Vinci ® system of which over 200 devices are installed worldwide including 3 in India. This robot consists of three or four arms, one of which is used to hold and manipulate the laparoscopic camera while the others are used to manipulate specialized laparoscopic instruments with endowrist ® technology that allows 7 degrees of freedom. The robot is currently used primarily for radical prostatectomies where complex dissection and reconstruction can be performed in less than 2 hours with excellent outcomes. There is a progressive increase in the number of surgeries being performed by this device which allows laparoscopy naοve surgeons to offer the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to their patients. The other surgeries where this device has been used to benefit are pyeloplasty, cystectomy with urinary diversion, nephrectomy and ureteric re-implant. The principal drawbacks of the device are the steep cost of machine and disposables. However, the benefits achieved in terms of improved surgical precision, magnified 3 dimensional vision, scaling of movements, remote surgery and as a teaching tools will help the robot establish a definitive place in the urologic armamentarium.

  13. Para além da autoconsciência moderna: a historiografia de Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht Beyond modern self-consciousness: the historiography of Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

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    Valdei Lopes de Araujo

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, apresento uma análise dos aspectos historiográficos da obra de Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht. Acompanhado o desenvolvimento de sua teoria da modernidade e das conseqüências dessa teoria para a escrita da história e para a auto-consciência disciplinar. Por fim, proponho uma releitura da história da historiografia através dos dois tipos de culturas propostas por Gumbrecht, ou seja, culturas de sentido e culturas de presença. Argumento que mesmo que a historiografia moderna possa ser caracterizada como predominantemente ancorada na produção de sentido, aspectos centrais de sua história só podem ser explicados através de elementos típicos da produção de presença.This paper analyses some historiographical aspects of Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht's work, particularly his theory of modernity and its consequences to the writing of history and its disciplinary self-conscious. Finally, it is proposed a reinterpretation of the history of historiography based on the distinction between cultures of presence and cultures of meaning. It is argued that despite the fact that the elements of meaning are predominant in the constitution of modern historiography, the forces acting in its constitution cannot be explained without typical elements of a culture of presence.

  14. Transoral robotic surgery of the central skull base: preclinical investigations.

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    Fernandez-Nogueras, F J J; Katati, M J; Arraez Sanchez, M A; Molina Martinez, M; Sanchez Carrion, M

    2014-06-01

    In this study we explored possible applications of the da Vinci system in approaching the skull base at optic chiasm level on two cryopreserved cadavers, using an entirely transoral robotic technique (TORS). We used a standard 12 mm endoscopy and 8 mm terminals. Bone drilling was performed manually. The da Vinci system is equipped with very good illumination and 3D viewing, thus providing excellent vision and great maneuverability even in the less accessible areas of the skull. Our experience demonstrates that an entirely transoral skull base robotic approach to this complex anatomical region has many advantages as compared to traditional techniques. PMID:24077869

  15. Robots, intencionalidade e inteligência artificial

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    João de Fernandes Teixeira

    1991-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo aborda problemas filosóficos relativos à natureza da intencionalidade e da representação mental. A primeira parte apresenta um breve histórico dos problemas, percorrendo rapidamente alguns episódios da filosofia clássica e da filosofia contemporânea. A segunda parte examina o Chinese Room Argument (Argumento do Quarto do Chinês formulado por J. Searle. A terceira parte desenvolve alguns argumentos visando mostrar a inadequação do modelo funcionalista de mente na construção de robots. A conclusão (quarta parte aponta algumas alternativas ao modelo funcionalista tradicional, como, por exemplo, o conexionismo.

  16. Working hard to make a simple definition of synergies. Comment on: "Hand synergies: Integration of robotics and neuroscience for understanding the control of biological and artificial hands" by Marco Santello et al.

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    Alessandro, Cristiano; Oliveira Barroso, Filipe; Tresch, Matthew

    2016-07-01

    The paper "Hand synergies: Integration of robotics and neuroscience for understanding the control of biological and artificial hands" [1] presents a comprehensive review of the work carried out as part of the EU funded project "The Hand Embodied". The work uses the concept of "synergy" to study the neuromuscular control of the human hand and to design novel robotics systems. The project has been very productive and has made important contributions. We are therefore confident that it will lead to further advancements and experiments in the future.

  17. Study of the frequency of allergens in cosmetics components in patients with suspected allergic contact dermatitis Estudo da frequência dos alérgenos da bateria de cosméticos em pacientes com suspeita de dermatite alérgica de contato

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    Eliane Aparecida Silva

    2012-04-01

    epicutâneos com bateria de cosméticos, composta por dez substâncias. RESULTADOS: Dos 147 pacientes estudados, a sensibilização aos componentes do cosmético ocorreu em 31,29% dos casos, sendo 14 (19,18% corresponderam igualmente às substâncias BHT e trietanolamina, 13 (17,81% ao tioglicolato de amônia, 09 ao ácido sórbico (12,33%, 08 tonsilamida (10,95%, 06 germal (8,22%. Os demais elementos testados proporcionaram índices iguais ou inferiores a 5%. Observou-se maior freqüência de dermatite de contato aos componentes da bateria de cosméticos em mulheres e a idade mais acometida foi concordante com a faixa etária de maior atividade profissional da população. CONCLUSÕES: Houve maior freqüência de dermatite alérgica de contato pelas substâncias trietanolamina, BHT e tioglicolato de amônia, demonstrando pouca associação à dermatite de contato ocupacional.

  18. Non-manufacturing applications of robotics

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    This book presents the different non-manufacturing sectors of activity where robotics can have useful or necessary applications: underwater robotics, agriculture robotics, road work robotics, nuclear robotics, medical-surgery robotics, aids to disabled people, entertainment robotics. Service robotics has been voluntarily excluded because this developing sector is not mature yet. (J.S.)

  19. Advanced programming languages for industrial robots

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    With this report, the sponsor of the project on automation in manufacture introduces to the public several new programming procedures for industrial robots which are still under construction. In addition to the programming systems SRL - which, as already previously reported, represent an further development of the AL and ROBEX systems - two additional programming procedures are being described. These are adjusted to perform interactive work at the production site. As introduction to this report, a survey is offered on the status and development of robot programming in the Federal Republic of Germany and in other countries. (orig.)

  20. CONTROL PREDICTIVO DE UN ROBOT TIPO SCARA PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF A SCARA ROBOT

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    Oscar Andrés Vivas Albán

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta una aplicación eficiente de un control por modelo de referencia sobre un robot de tipo SCARA. El control estudiado es un control predictivo funcional, el que hace uso de un modelo dinámico simplificado del robot. Los ensayos simulados se realizan sobre un robot de cuatro grados de libertad, tipo SCARA. Con el fin de comparar diferentes estrategias de control, se diseña un controlador clásico tipo PID y dos controladores basados en el modelo de referencia. En este último caso el sistema se linealiza y se desacoplada por realimentación, lo que transforma el sistema a controlar en un simple par de integradores. Al sistema lineal y desacoplado resultante se le aplica el control por par calculado y el control predictivo funcional. Los tres controladores estudiados se simulan sobre el robot SCARA con valores numéricos reales. Las pruebas permiten valorar las respuestas de estos controladores en seguimiento de trayectoria, rechazo de perturbaciones y presencia de errores en el modelado con consignas complejas similares a las utilizadas en procesos de fabricación.This paper describes an efficient approach for model based control, applied on a SCARA robot. The studied control is the predictive functional control which uses a simplified dynamical model of the robot. The simulated tests are made on a SCARA type robot, with four DOF. To compare several control strategies, a classical PID control and two model based controllers are designed. In the last case, the model is first linearized and decoupled by feedback, transforming the system into a double set of integrators. Computed torque control and predictive functional control are applied to the linear and decoupled system. The three studied controllers are simulated on the SCARA robot with real numerical values. Tracking performance, disturbance rejection and model robot mismatch are enlightened, using complex machining tasks trajectories and error presence in the modelling

  1. Implementação da metodologia Quick ChangeOver numa linha de montagem final de auto-rádios : para além da técnica SMED

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    Costa, Pedro; Alves, Anabela Carvalho; Sousa, Rui M.

    2011-01-01

    Este artigo apresenta alguns resultados de um projecto de implementação da metodologia Quick Changeover (QCO) nas linhas de montagem final de uma empresa de auto-rádios. Esta implementação incluiu a aplicação de Single Minute Exchange Die (SMED) e o desenvolvimento de sistemáticas de trabalho normalizado, tanto numa linha de montagem final como nas áreas adjacentes. Os resultados da implementação do SMED e das sistemáticas são apresentados. Na fase final do trabalho constatou-se que, em algun...

  2. O apoio institucional como uma das faces da função apoio no Núcleo de Apoio à Saúde da Família (NASF): para além das diretrizes

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    Renata Heller de Moura; Cristina Amélia Luzio

    2014-01-01

    O propósito deste trabalho é incrementar o debate sobre o NASF, a partir de uma reflexão acerca da função apoio. A palavra apoio é, geralmente, apresentada, em documentos oficiais do Ministério da Saúde e em publicações acadêmico-científicas, acompanhada por descritores que a caracterizam. É comum encontrarmos diferentes terminologias: “apoio institucional”, “apoio à gestão”, “apoio matricial”. Quanto ao NASF, publicações examinadas destacam a centralidade do desempenho do apoio matricial. No...

  3. Para além da Governação. Políticas, Práticas e Discursos de Inclusão e Promoção da Diversidade Cultural

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    Padilla, Elsa Beatriz; França, Thaís

    2014-01-01

    Este número especial almeja promover um debate de forma crítica e reflexiva sobre a Governação da Diversidade Cultural no atual contexto latino-americano e europeu. Esta ideia surgiu no âmbito do Projeto “Multilevel governance of cultural diversity in a comparative perspective: EU-Latin America” (GOVDIV 612617) financiado pela União Europeia dentro das Ações Marie Curie – IRSES, liderado pelo Centro de Investigação em Ciências Sociais da Universidade do Minho, Portugal, em parceria com univer...

  4. La relación entre los riesgos, la precaución y la responsabilidad en los daños al medio ambiente por la liberación de organismos genéticamente modificados.

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    Sebastián Rebolledo Aguirre

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEl presente trabajo tiene por objeto mostrar la relación teórica y práctica entre la compleja noción de los riesgos; el principio precautorio como norma jurídico-ambiental, y la institución fundamental en todo sistema jurídico de la responsabilidad por daños.de los daños al medio ambiente por la liberación de organismos genéticamente modificados es una utilísima herramienta para determinar el régimen de responsabilidad aplicable, la interpretación de las normas jurídicas involucradas y controlar la discrecionalidad administrativa.Se explica que los riesgos inciertos son el fundamento y la razón que dan operatividad al principio precautorio, y que la funcionalidad de éste en el contexto de los daños al medio ambiente por la liberación de organismos genéticamente modificados es una utilísima herramienta para determinar el régimen de responsabilidad aplicable, la interpretación de las normas jurídicas involucradas y controlar la discrecionalidad administrativa.AbstractThis paper aims to show the theoretical and practical relationship between the complex notion of risk, the precautionary principle as an environmental legal standard, and the legal doctrine of liability for damages.It explains that uncertain risks are the foundation and the reason that makes the precautionary principle operative, and that, in the context of environmental damages caused by the release of GMOs, it is a very useful tool to determine the liability regime and the interpretation of the rules involved, and to control administrative discretion.

  5. What is a social robot?

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    Duffy, Brian R.; Rooney, Colm, (Thesis); O'Hare, G.M.P.; O'Donoghue, Ruadhan

    1999-01-01

    This paper discusses the concept of a social robot. Developing from recent work on physical embodiment, the necessity for a socially embodied robot is presented. Current work via the Social Robot Architecture seeks to develop and demonstrate these concepts.

  6. Space Robotics: What is a Robotic Spacecraft?

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    Alex Ellery

    2004-01-01

    In this first of three short papers, I introduce some of the basic concepts of space engineering with an emphasis on some specific challenging areas of research that are peculiar to the application of robotics to space development and exploration. The style of these short papers is pedagogical and this paper stresses the unique constraints that space application imposes. This first paper is thus a general introduction to the nature of spacecraft engineering and its application to robotic spac...

  7. Além da Agenda Endógena da Educação: propostas para a construção coletiva de um projeto de desenvolvimento

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    Eduardo Fagnani

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Em pleno século 21, o Brasil ainda acumula desigualdades e ausências no campo educacional. As causas são múltiplas e estão associadas aos aspectos endógenos do sistema educacional, bem como aos aspectos associados às marcas profundas da crônica desigualdade social. O objetivo deste artigo é esboçar elementos que auxiliem a construção de uma agenda para a educação na perspectiva do desenvolvimento. Para isso será preciso realizar reformas estruturais para ampliar o financiamento, fortalecer o pacto federativo, desmercantilizar a oferta de serviços e promover a eficiência da gestão pública. Também requer o resgate da democracia e da política, o reforço do papel do Estado e a gestão macroeconômica voltada para o objetivo de redistribuir renda e garantir direitos sociais.

  8. [Robotics and laparoscopic surgery].

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    Martínez Ramos, Carlos

    2006-10-01

    Laparoscopic surgery has completely revolutionized modern surgery. In addition to its advantages, however, this approach also presents significant limitations. The most important are loss of the sense of depth, tactile sensation and resistance, as well as loss of natural hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity. The main motivation for the development of surgical robots is the possibility of eliminating all these limitations. Robots have acquired great potential to improve the operative possibilities of surgeons. Given the continual increase in the use of surgical robots, in the near future the structure and appearance of current operating rooms will change. The present article analyzes the origin and development of robotic systems, as well as the characteristics of the latest generation of robots. Because of the strong interest in robotic surgery and its future prospects, surgeons should be familiar with these emerging and innovative techniques. PMID:17040667

  9. Robot-laser system

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    A robot-laser system is described for providing a laser beam at a desired location, the system comprising: a laser beam source; a robot including a plurality of movable parts including a hollow robot arm having a central axis along which the laser source directs the laser beam; at least one mirror for reflecting the laser beam from the source to the desired location, the mirror being mounted within the robot arm to move therewith and relative thereto to about a transverse axis that extends angularly to the central axis of the robot arm; and an automatic programmable control system for automatically moving the mirror about the transverse axis relative to and in synchronization with movement of the robot arm to thereby direct the laser beam to the desired location as the arm is moved

  10. Survival of falling robots

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    Cameron, Jonathan M.; Arkin, Ronald C.

    1992-01-01

    As mobile robots are used in more uncertain and dangerous environments, it will become important to design them so that they can survive falls. In this paper, we examine a number of mechanisms and strategies that animals use to withstand these potentially catastrophic events and extend them to the design of robots. A brief survey of several aspects of how common cats survive falls provides an understanding of the issues involved in preventing traumatic injury during a falling event. After outlining situations in which robots might fall, a number of factors affecting their survival are described. From this background, several robot design guidelines are derived. These include recommendations for the physical structure of the robot as well as requirements for the robot control architecture. A control architecture is proposed based on reactive control techniques and action-oriented perception that is geared to support this form of survival behavior.

  11. Mobile Robot Navigation

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    Andersen, Jens Christian

    2007-01-01

    . The research is now progressing towards autonomous robots which will be able to assist us in our daily life. One of the enabling technologies is navigation, and navigation is the subject of this thesis. Navigation of an autonomous robot is concerned with the ability of the robot to direct itself from...... validation of the implemented solutions and the ability of the methods to solve real world problems. The amount of software needed by an autonomous robot can be overwhelming. Software reuse and distributed development are therefore important issues. The thesis describes a new component architecture......Abstract Robots will soon take part in everyone’s daily life. In industrial production this has been the case for many years, but up to now the use of mobile robots has been limited to a few and isolated applications like lawn mowing, surveillance, agricultural production and military applications...

  12. Robotics for Learning

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    Toh, Dennis; Lim, Matthew; Wee, Loo Kang; Ong, Matthew

    2015-01-01

    Teaching Robotics is about empowering students to create and configure robotics devices and program computers to nurture in students the skill sets necessary to play an active role in society. The robot in Figure 1 focuses on the design of scaffolds and physical assembly methods, coupled with a computer logic program to make that makes it move or behave in a very precise (remote controlled or autonomous) manner. This enables students to investigate, explore and refine the program to affect the robots. The Robotics approach takes into account the increasing popularity of Computer Science and the learning by doing (Schank, Berman, & Macpherson, 1999) approach to solve complex problems and use computers meaningfully in learning (Barron & Darling-Hammond, 2008; Jonassen, Howland, Marra, & Crismond, 2008). In Singapore, teachers and students in Woodlands Ring Secondary and Rulang Primary have incorporated robotics to varying extents into formal and informal curricula. In addition, other less expensive ...

  13. Robot Games for Elderly

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    Hansen, Søren Tranberg

    2011-01-01

    improve a person’s overall health, and this thesis investigates how games based on an autonomous, mobile robot platform, can be used to motivate elderly to move physically while playing. The focus of the investigation is on the development of games for an autonomous, mobile robot based on algorithms using...... spatio-temporal information about player behaviour - more specifically, I investigate three types of games each using a different control strategy. The first game is based on basic robot control which allows the robot to detect and follow a person. A field study in a rehabilitation centre and a nursing...... home shows how the robot operates autonomously in in a real-world scenario although the elderly use different assistive tools. The elderly express a low degree of rejection of playing with the robot and tend to treat it as a living creature, i.e. talking to it as if it was a young boy or a dog. The...

  14. Grasping in Robotics

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    Grasping in Robotics contains original contributions in the field of grasping in robotics with a broad multidisciplinary approach. This gives the possibility of addressing all the major issues related to robotized grasping, including milestones in grasping through the centuries, mechanical design issues, control issues, modelling achievements and issues, formulations and software for simulation purposes, sensors and vision integration, applications in industrial field and non-conventional applications (including service robotics and agriculture).   The contributors to this book are experts in their own diverse and wide ranging fields. This multidisciplinary approach can help make Grasping in Robotics of interest to a very wide audience. In particular, it can be a useful reference book for researchers, students and users in the wide field of grasping in robotics from many different disciplines including mechanical design, hardware design, control design, user interfaces, modelling, simulation, sensors and hum...

  15. Advanced Techniques of Industrial Robot Programming

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    Cheng, Frank Shaopeng

    2010-01-01

    Creating accurate robot points is an important task in robot programming. This chapter discussed the advanced techniques used in creating robot points for improving robot operation flexibility and reducing robot production downtime. The theory of robotics shows that an industrial robot system represents a robot point in both Cartesian coordinates and proper joint values. The concepts and procedures of designing accurate robot user tool frame UT[k] and robot user frame UF[i] are essential in t...

  16. SPACE ANTHROPOMORPHOUS ROBOTS APPLICATION PROBLEMS

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    Лопота, А. В.; Кондратьев, А. С.; ТИМОФЕЕВ А.Н.; Шардыко, И. В.

    2015-01-01

    The Space Robotics has two main areas of interest: Orbital Robotics and Planetary Rovers. Orbital Robotics includes manipulation and mobility for scenarios such as International Space Station operations and satellite servicing. Planetary Rovers address scenarios such as Mars and lunar exploration from mobile robot on the surface. Humanoid robots could be useful for future dangerous missions. In this paper reviews tendencies of the development of space robotics, special attention is given to t...

  17. Teaching Software Engineering through Robotics

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    Shin, Jiwon; Rusakov, Andrey; Meyer, Bertrand

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a newly-developed robotics programming course and reports the initial results of software engineering education in robotics context. Robotics programming, as a multidisciplinary course, puts equal emphasis on software engineering and robotics. It teaches students proper software engineering -- in particular, modularity and documentation -- by having them implement four core robotics algorithms for an educational robot. To evaluate the effect of software engineering educati...

  18. Raspberry Pi robotics projects

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    Grimmett, Richard

    2015-01-01

    This book is for enthusiasts who want to use the Raspberry Pi to build complex robotics projects. With the aid of the step-by-step instructions in this book, you can construct complex robotics projects that can move, talk, listen, see, swim, or fly. No previous Raspberry Pi robotics experience is assumed, but even experts will find unexpected and interesting information in this invaluable guide.

  19. Robotics in General Surgery

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    Wall, James; Chandra, Venita; Krummel, Thomas

    2008-01-01

    In summary, robotics has made a significant contribution to General Surgery in the past 20 years. In its infancy, surgical robotics has seen a shift from early systems that assisted the surgeon to current teleoperator systems that can enhance surgical skills. Telepresence and augmented reality surgery are being realized, while research and development into miniaturization and automation is rapidly moving forward. The future of surgical robotics is bright. Researchers are working to address th...

  20. Designing Modular Robotic Playware

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    Lund, Henrik Hautop; Marti, Patrizia

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, we explore the design of modular robotic objects that may enhance playful experiences. The approach builds upon the development of modular robotics to create a kind of playware, which is flexible in both set-up and activity building for the end-user to allow easy creation of games...... robotic tiles, and discusses the challenges and opportunities of this modular playware when used by children with different cognitive abilities....

  1. Mobile robot control system

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    Jiruška, Jiří

    2015-01-01

    This thesis deals with differential drive wheeled mobile robot which is running under a real-time operating system. Introductory part is focused on theoretical description of robot and its original firmware. Practical part deals with creating software and implementation several methods that allow following the line by robot using reflectance sensor array. Significant part of this thesis is focused on design and implementation of communication protocol, based on IEEE 802.15.4 which provides co...

  2. Dental Patient Robot

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    Takanobu, Hideaki

    2008-01-01

    A patient robot with an oral cavity mimicking unexpected movement due to vomiting and pain and functions to induce bleeding and saliva flow was developed and used for clinical training. Trainee students and clinical residents were asked to complete a questionnaire about the patient robot. The results showed the patient robot to be effective as a means of training students to respond to unexpected movements during surgical procedures. In the future, the author intend to incorporate additional ...

  3. Designing Bioinspired Robots Editorial

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    Claudio Moriconi

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available This IJARS issue is dedicated to a new international conference series, which has been promoted by ENEA and IARP (International Advanced Robotics Programme. The first conference, entitled Bio-inspired Robotics, was held on 14th-15th May 2014 at the ENEA’s Frascati Centre. The conference was dedicated to young researchers and scholars with promising ideas, methods and products for innovation and technology transfer in the field of service robots with bio-inspired design and operation.

  4. Designing Bioinspired Robots Editorial

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    Claudio Moriconi; Marco Ceccarelli

    2015-01-01

    This IJARS issue is dedicated to a new international conference series, which has been promoted by ENEA and IARP (International Advanced Robotics Programme). The first conference, entitled Bio-inspired Robotics, was held on 14th-15th May 2014 at the ENEA’s Frascati Centre. The conference was dedicated to young researchers and scholars with promising ideas, methods and products for innovation and technology transfer in the field of service robots with bio-inspired design and operation.

  5. Robotized transcranial magnetic stimulation

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    Richter, Lars

    2014-01-01

    Presents new, cutting-edge algorithms for robot/camera calibration, sensor fusion and sensor calibration Explores the main challenges for accurate coil positioning, such as head motion, and outlines how active robotic motion compensation can outperform hand-held solutions Analyzes how a robotized system in medicine can alleviate concerns with a patient's safety, and presents a novel fault-tolerant algorithm (FTA) sensor for system safety

  6. Resolução espontânea de lesão em alça de balde do menisco medial: relato de caso e revisão da literatura

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    Vianna Evandro Miguelote

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho é relatado um caso de lesão do menisco medial do tipo em alça de balde, que se resolveu espontaneamente. O paciente torceu o joelho esquerdo durante jogo de futebol, evoluindo com dor e bloqueio articular. A ressonância magnética realizada após o trauma demonstrou uma lesão em alça de balde do menisco medial, com fragmento deslocado na incisura intercondilar. Após tratamento clínico, o exame de controle demonstrou que havia ocorrido resolução espontânea da referida lesão.

  7. Robotic Thumb Assembly

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    Ihrke, Chris A. (Inventor); Bridgwater, Lyndon (Inventor); Platt, Robert (Inventor); Wampler, II, Charles W. (Inventor); Goza, S. Michael (Inventor)

    2013-01-01

    An improved robotic thumb for a robotic hand assembly is provided. According to one aspect of the disclosure, improved tendon routing in the robotic thumb provides control of four degrees of freedom with only five tendons. According to another aspect of the disclosure, one of the five degrees of freedom of a human thumb is replaced in the robotic thumb with a permanent twist in the shape of a phalange. According to yet another aspect of the disclosure, a position sensor includes a magnet having two portions shaped as circle segments with different center points. The magnet provides a linearized output from a Hall effect sensor.

  8. Advanced robot locomotion.

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    Neely, Jason C.; Sturgis, Beverly Rainwater; Byrne, Raymond Harry; Feddema, John Todd; Spletzer, Barry Louis; Rose, Scott E.; Novick, David Keith; Wilson, David Gerald; Buerger, Stephen P.

    2007-01-01

    This report contains the results of a research effort on advanced robot locomotion. The majority of this work focuses on walking robots. Walking robot applications include delivery of special payloads to unique locations that require human locomotion to exo-skeleton human assistance applications. A walking robot could step over obstacles and move through narrow openings that a wheeled or tracked vehicle could not overcome. It could pick up and manipulate objects in ways that a standard robot gripper could not. Most importantly, a walking robot would be able to rapidly perform these tasks through an intuitive user interface that mimics natural human motion. The largest obstacle arises in emulating stability and balance control naturally present in humans but needed for bipedal locomotion in a robot. A tracked robot is bulky and limited, but a wide wheel base assures passive stability. Human bipedal motion is so common that it is taken for granted, but bipedal motion requires active balance and stability control for which the analysis is non-trivial. This report contains an extensive literature study on the state-of-the-art of legged robotics, and it additionally provides the analysis, simulation, and hardware verification of two variants of a proto-type leg design.

  9. The Ethics of Robotics

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    Agrawal, Kush

    2010-01-01

    The three laws of Robotics first appeared together in Isaac Asimov's story 'Runaround' after being mentioned in some form or the other in previous works by Asimov. These three laws commonly known as the three laws of robotics are the earliest forms of depiction for the needs of ethics in Robotics. In simplistic language Isaac Asimov is able to explain what rules a robot must confine itself to in order to maintain societal sanctity. However, even though they are outdated they still represent s...

  10. Robotic hair restoration.

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    Rose, Paul T; Nusbaum, Bernard

    2014-01-01

    The latest innovation to hair restoration surgery has been the introduction of a robotic system for harvesting grafts. This system uses the follicular unit extraction/follicular isolation technique method for harvesting follicular units, which is particularly well suited to the abilities of a robotic technology. The ARTAS system analyzes images of the donor area and then a dual-chamber needle and blunt dissecting punch are used to harvest the follicular units. The robotic technology is now being used in various locations around the world. This article discusses the use of the robotic system, its capabilities, and the advantages and disadvantages of the system. PMID:24267426

  11. Human-Robot Interaction

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    Sandor, Aniko; Cross, E. Vincent, II; Chang, Mai Lee

    2015-01-01

    Human-robot interaction (HRI) is a discipline investigating the factors affecting the interactions between humans and robots. It is important to evaluate how the design of interfaces affect the human's ability to perform tasks effectively and efficiently when working with a robot. By understanding the effects of interface design on human performance, workload, and situation awareness, interfaces can be developed to appropriately support the human in performing tasks with minimal errors and with appropriate interaction time and effort. Thus, the results of research on human-robot interfaces have direct implications for the design of robotic systems. For efficient and effective remote navigation of a rover, a human operator needs to be aware of the robot's environment. However, during teleoperation, operators may get information about the environment only through a robot's front-mounted camera causing a keyhole effect. The keyhole effect reduces situation awareness which may manifest in navigation issues such as higher number of collisions, missing critical aspects of the environment, or reduced speed. One way to compensate for the keyhole effect and the ambiguities operators experience when they teleoperate a robot is adding multiple cameras and including the robot chassis in the camera view. Augmented reality, such as overlays, can also enhance the way a person sees objects in the environment or in camera views by making them more visible. Scenes can be augmented with integrated telemetry, procedures, or map information. Furthermore, the addition of an exocentric (i.e., third-person) field of view from a camera placed in the robot's environment may provide operators with the additional information needed to gain spatial awareness of the robot. Two research studies investigated possible mitigation approaches to address the keyhole effect: 1) combining the inclusion of the robot chassis in the camera view with augmented reality overlays, and 2) modifying the camera

  12. [Robots and intellectual property].

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    Larrieu, Jacques

    2013-12-01

    This topic is part of the global issue concerning the necessity to adapt intellectual property law to constant changes in technology. The relationship between robots and IP is dual. On one hand, the robots may be regarded as objects of intellectual property. A robot, like any new machine, could qualify for a protection by a patent. A copyright may protect its appearance if it is original. Its memory, like a database, could be covered by a sui generis right. On the other hand, the question of the protection of the outputs of the robot must be raised. The robots, as the physical embodiment of artificial intelligence, are becoming more and more autonomous. Robot-generated works include less and less human inputs. Are these objects created or invented by a robot copyrightable or patentable? To whom the ownership of these IP rights will be allocated? To the person who manufactured the machine ? To the user of the robot? To the robot itself? All these questions are worth discussing. PMID:24558740

  13. Robotic technology in urology

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    Murphy, D.; Challacombe, B; Khan, M.S.; Dasgupta, P

    2006-01-01

    Urology has increasingly become a technology‐driven specialty. The advent of robotic surgical systems in the past 10 years has led to urologists becoming the world leaders in the use of such technology. In this paper, we review the history and current status of robotic technology in urology. From the earliest uses of robots for transurethral resection of the prostate, to robotic devices for manipulating laparoscopes and to the current crop of master–slave devices for robotic‐assisted laparosc...

  14. Modelling of Hydraulic Robot

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    Madsen, Henrik; Zhou, Jianjun; Hansen, Lars Henrik

    1997-01-01

    This paper describes a case study of identifying the physical model (or the grey box model) of a hydraulic test robot. The obtained model is intended to provide a basis for model-based control of the robot. The physical model is formulated in continuous time and is derived by application of the l......This paper describes a case study of identifying the physical model (or the grey box model) of a hydraulic test robot. The obtained model is intended to provide a basis for model-based control of the robot. The physical model is formulated in continuous time and is derived by application...

  15. Autonomous military robotics

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    Nath, Vishnu

    2014-01-01

    This SpringerBrief reveals the latest techniques in computer vision and machine learning on robots that are designed as accurate and efficient military snipers. Militaries around the world are investigating this technology to simplify the time, cost and safety measures necessary for training human snipers. These robots are developed by combining crucial aspects of computer science research areas including image processing, robotic kinematics and learning algorithms. The authors explain how a new humanoid robot, the iCub, uses high-speed cameras and computer vision algorithms to track the objec

  16. Robotics Research in Norway

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    J.R. Hølpødt

    1984-07-01

    Full Text Available Except for some districts and industries, the population of industrial robots in Norway is low. Trallfa AS is definitely the largest producer of robots in Norway. Jonas Oglænd A/S formerly produced handling manipulators, but they are now produced abroad. New companies such as NORKYB are developing. In addition to Trallfa and Oglænd, the development of robot systems is done by different research institutes such as the Center for Industrial Research (SI, SINTEF and the Rogaland Research Center (RF. These institutes do research work both for the robot manufacturers and directly for end users.

  17. Robotic Mission Simulation Tool Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Energid Technologies proposes a software tool to predict robotic mission performance and support supervision of robotic missions even when environments and...

  18. Participação da sensibilidade atópica em pacientes com ceratoconjuntivite alérgica primaveril Participation of atopic sensitivity in patients with vernal allergic keratoconjunctivitis

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    Denise Atique Goulart

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Estudar as respostas dos testes de punctura cutâneos nos pacientes portadores de ceratoconjuntivite vernal e comparar as respostas com as da população alérgica sem acometimento ocular. MÉTODOS: Foram realizados testes alérgicos de punctura em 48 pacientes portadores de ceratoconjuntivite alérgica primaveril, sendo 10 da forma limbar, 19 da forma palpebral e 19 da forma mista. O grupo controle foi formado por 52 pacientes do ambulatório de alergia da Santa Casa de São Paulo, portadores de alergia sistêmica, porém sem acometimento ocular. Testes cutâneos de punctura foram realizados em 48 pacientes do Setor de Córnea e Doenças Externas Oculares, do Ambulatório de Alergia Ocular do Departamento de Oftalmologia da Santa Casa de São Paulo, no período de julho de 2001 a setembro de 2002. O indicativo de resposta alérgica positiva era reação cutânea maior que 2 mm ocorrendo até 15 minutos da aplicação do alérgeno. Foram avaliadas as respostas aos seguintes alérgenos: pó doméstico, Dermatophagoides pteronissynus, Dermatophagoides farinae, Tyrophagus putrescentiae, Blomia tropicalis, Rhizopus spp, Penicillium, Alternaria alternata e pólens de gramíneas, disponíveis naquele serviço no dado período. RESULTADOS: Na população estudada, o sexo masculino foi mais freqüente, com 32 pacientes (66,6% no grupo de estudo e 27 no controle (51,9%. A idade média foi 10,0 ± 4,7 anos no grupo de estudo e 6,83 ± 3,6 anos no grupo controle. O alérgeno mais comumente causador de crises nos pacientes foi Dermatophagoides pteronissynus, com positividade em 26 pacientes, seguido por Dermatophagoides farinae, com 24 pacientes, Blomia tropicalis com 22, pó doméstico com 17, T. putrescentiae com 15, e Rhizopus com 3. Os alérgenos Penicillium, Alternaria alternata, e pólen de gramíneas tiveram cada um apenas 1 paciente com positividade no grupo com CCP. CONCLUSÕES: A semelhança do resultado do teste nos pacientes sem

  19. Novel Axillary Approach for Brachial Plexus in Robotic Surgery: A Cadaveric Experiment

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    Cihangir Tetik

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Brachial plexus surgery using the da Vinci surgical robot is a new procedure. Although the supraclavicular approach is a well known described and used procedure for robotic surgery, axillary approach was unknown for brachial plexus surgery. A cadaveric study was planned to evaluate the robotic axillary approach for brachial plexus surgery. Our results showed that robotic surgery is a very useful method and should be used routinely for brachial plexus surgery and particularly for thoracic outlet syndrome. However, we emphasize that new instruments should be designed and further studies are needed to evaluate in vivo results.

  20. Para além da punição: (reconstruindo o conceito de responsabilização socioeducativa

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    Fernanda Pinheiro Rebouças Valente

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo discute o conceito de responsabilização juvenil, a partir do Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente (ECA, da Lei 12.594 que institui o Sistema Nacional de Atendimento Socioeducativo e da filosofia, e considera os impactos da polissemia do termo sobre a apropriação que dele fazem os operadores do sistema socioeducativo. Os documentos normativos fazem menção a diferentes formas de responsabilização, vistas como alternativas não punitivas no processo socioeducativo, sem que apresentem uma definição clara desses termos. A imprecisão do conceito pode estar contribuindo, no processo histórico, para a manutenção do caráter coercivo, aflitivo e punitivo, frequentemente presentes na execução de medidas socioeducativas. Para chegar a uma compreensão mais clara da questão, procedeu-se inicialmente a análise documental de textos legais que tratam do processo de responsabilização socioeducativa. No segundo momento, realizou-se pesquisa quali-quantitativa, em que um instrumento do tipo escala Lickert foi aplicado entre operadores do sistema socioeducativo. Os resultados evidenciam que a vinculação entre punição e culpabilização e as práticas promotoras de responsabilização socioeducativa, diz mais sobre as crenças e as representações que seguem existindo dentro do sistema socioeducativo do que a um não conhecimento das leis e normas que regem o sistema socioeducativo pelos profissionais.

  1. Diminished suture strength after robotic needle driver manipulation.

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    Ricchiuti, Daniel; Cerone, Jeffrey; Shie, Scott; Jetley, Ajay; Noe, Donald; Kovacik, Mark

    2010-09-01

    Robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery has become a routine surgical option for the treatment of prostate cancer. Despite its technical advancements, the da Vinci(®) Surgical System still lacks haptic feedback to the surgeon, resulting in a maximally applied compressive force by the robotic needle driver during every grasping maneuver. Without this perceptional sense of touch and grip control, repetitive robotic needle driver manipulation may unknowingly lead to irreparable damage to fine sutures used during delicate anastomotic repairs. For robotic prostatectomy, any such loss of integrity can potentially lead to premature breakdown of the urethrovesical anastomosis and urine extravasation, especially important for a less-than-perfectly fashioned anastomotic repair. Although it has already been established that overhandling of sutures using handheld laparoscopic instruments can lead to reduced suture strength, it has not been established to what extent this may occur after robotic surgical procedures. We present analytical data and analyses concerning the failure strength of fine sutures commonly used for urethrovesical anastomotic repair during robotic prostatectomy, after repetitive robotic needle driver manipulation. When compared with noncompromised monofilament suture controls, the average maximal failure force after repetitive robotic manipulation was significantly reduced by 35% (p < 0.0001). Similarly, the average maximal failure force of braided sutures was significantly reduced after repetitive robotic manipulation by 3% (p = 0.009). This work demonstrates that significant reductions in monofilament and braided suture strength integrity can occur after customary repetitive manipulation by robotic needle drivers in an ex vivo model, with further research warranted in the in vivo setting. PMID:20653422

  2. Entre o sonho e a realidade: a maternidade na adolescência sob a ótica de um grupo de mulheres da periferia da cidade de Maceió–AL

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    Ruth França Cizino da Trindade

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Este foi um estudo de natureza qualitativa, que teve como objetivo compreender, a partir da experiência de mulheres que se tornaram mães na adolescência, o significado da maternidade no contexto de vida destas mães. Participaram 14 mulheres na faixa etária de 20 a 24 anos, residentes na periferia de Maceió, capital do estado de Alagoas. A coleta de informação foi realizada por meio de entrevistas, utilizando a história oral temática como procedimento metodológico. Foram construídas narrativas, a partir das histórias de vida das mulheres, posteriormente, analisadas à luz do referencial de gênero. Observamos que as entrevistadas tiveram sua iniciação sexual durante o período de namoro quando não haviam recebido orientações prévias sobre sexualidade ou saúde reprodutiva. Algumas mulheres conviviam com seus parceiros quando aconteceu a gravidez, porém, mesmo assim, consideraram esse fato inesperado. Houve aceitação da gravidez pela maioria delas, e também ocorreu a união, ainda que não de maneira legalizada, de muitos casais que não viviam juntos. Tentativas de abortamento, quando da não-aceitação imediata do parceiro, foram relatadas. As questões de gênero mostram-se presentes nas relações conjugais, com os parceiros figurando como provedores da família e as mulheres mantidas sob sua dependência, centradas no ambiente doméstico, assumindo responsabilidade pelo cuidado da casa, dos filhos e do companheiro. Os homens agiam mais livremente, mantendo relações extraconjugais e chegavam a agredir suas mulheres, em casa. Apesar de ressentidas com essa atitude dos companheiros, elas mantinham o relacionamento com eles. As entrevistadas deixaram explícito que lamentavam a perda da liberdade, do lazer, da oportunidade de trabalho e de estudo ao assumirem a maternidade. Por outro lado, enfatizaram seu não-arrependimento por terem levado a gravidez até o fim. Assim o cotidiano dessas mulheres parece centralizado no

  3. Multi-robot control interface

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    Bruemmer, David J.; Walton, Miles C.

    2011-12-06

    Methods and systems for controlling a plurality of robots through a single user interface include at least one robot display window for each of the plurality of robots with the at least one robot display window illustrating one or more conditions of a respective one of the plurality of robots. The user interface further includes at least one robot control window for each of the plurality of robots with the at least one robot control window configured to receive one or more commands for sending to the respective one of the plurality of robots. The user interface further includes a multi-robot common window comprised of information received from each of the plurality of robots.

  4. O apoio institucional como uma das faces da função apoio no Núcleo de Apoio à Saúde da Família (NASF: para além das diretrizes

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    Renata Heller de Moura

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O propósito deste trabalho é incrementar o debate sobre o NASF, a partir de uma reflexão acerca da função apoio. A palavra apoio é, geralmente, apresentada, em documentos oficiais do Ministério da Saúde e em publicações acadêmico-científicas, acompanhada por descritores que a caracterizam. É comum encontrarmos diferentes terminologias: “apoio institucional”, “apoio à gestão”, “apoio matricial”. Quanto ao NASF, publicações examinadas destacam a centralidade do desempenho do apoio matricial. No entanto, nos perguntamos: quais as faces que a função apoio vem assumindo na implementação deste programa? Para refletir sobre essa e outras questões, desenvolvemos uma pesquisa de caráter qualitativo em uma equipe de NASF, no interior do Paraná, utilizando-nos das ferramentas metodológicas: observação participante, entrevista semiestruturada e grupos de discussão. Procuramos demonstrar que a dinâmica da função apoio no NASF permite a emergência tanto do apoio matricial quanto do apoio institucional.

  5. Robotic surgery: review of prostate and bladder cancer.

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    Sohn, William; Lee, Hak J; Ahlering, Thomas E

    2013-01-01

    Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery has become to replace many of the open procedures in urology because of the obvious benefits in perioperative morbidity. However, because of the technical challenges and steep learning curve, the adoption of laparoscopy has been limited to only highly skilled laparoscopic surgeons. The introduction of the da Vinci surgical system (Intuitive Surgical Inc, Sunnyvale, Calif) has offered significant technical advantages over laparoscopic surgery. Because of the wide acceptance of robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy over the past decade, it has paved the way for urologists to tackle other complex operations, such as a radical cystectomy to decrease the morbidity of the operation. The goal of this article was to review the history and discuss the application and current status of the robot in both prostate and bladder cancer management. We present our technique of performing a robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy and the application of the robust prostate experience to robotic cystectomy. PMID:23528721

  6. Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Operation

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    Full Text Available ... thing that allows us to operate through this real small incision is that we use the da Vinci robot to take down the IMAs as far as, one, the right IMA is a free graft, which is now ...

  7. Social robotics: reality and virtuality in agent-based robotics

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    Duffy, Brian R.; Collier, Rem; O'Hare, G. M. P.; Rooney, Colm, (Thesis); O'Donoghue, Ruadhan

    1999-01-01

    This paper advocates the application of multi-agent techniques in the realisation of social robotic behaviour. We present the Social Robot Architecture, which integrates the key elements of agenthood and robotics in a coherent and systematic manner. This architecture seamlessly integrates real world robots, multi-agent development tools, and VRML visualisation tools into a coherent whole. peer-reviewed

  8. Políticas da diferença: para além dos estereótipos na prática educacional Policies of the difference: beyond the stereotypes in the educational practice

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    Reinaldo Matias Fleuri

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Problematizando o racismo e os processos de discriminação sociocultural, discute-se a questão da diferença na educação, por meio de estudos recentes que focalizam os campos das relações étnicas, geracionais, de gênero, assim como das diferenças físicas e mentais. Tendo como referência Bhabha, Pierucci, Scott, Skliar e, de modo particular, jovens pesquisadores que se apresentaram na 25ª Reunião Anual da ANPEd, busca-se compreender as motivações construídas nos processos identitários relativos à diferença. Conclui-se que as novas perspectivas emergentes de compreensão das diferenças indicam uma visão mais complexa do diferente, para além do paradigma da diversidade. Deste modo, surge o campo híbrido, fluido, polissêmico, ao mesmo tempo promissor, da diferença, que se constitui nos entrelugares das enunciações de distintos sujeitos e das múltiplas identidades socioculturais.Questioning racism and the sociocultural discrimination processes, we discuss the issue of difference in education through recent studies focusing on the fields of ethnic, generational, and gender relationships as well as of physical and mental differences. Drawing on Bhabha, Pierucci, Scott, Skliar, as well as on young researchers who took part in the 25th Annual meeting of the ANPED, we seek to understand the motivations built in the identity processes relative to difference. We conclude that the new, emerging perspectives to understand differences point out a more complex vision of the different, beyond the paradigm of diversity. The hybrid, fluid, polysemic, albeit promising, field of difference thus emerges, which forms in the inter-places of the enunciations of different subjects and multiple sociocultural identities.

  9. A Experiência Integrada da Lomba do Pinheiro: O diálogo territorial em Porto Alegre para além do Orçamento Participativo

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    Cleia Beatriz Hauschild de Oliveira

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O município de Porto Alegre tem experimentado processos participativos que vão além da abertura do aparelho do Estado à participação direta da população nas decisões dos investimentos públicos proporcionada pelo Orçamento Participativo. Através dos chamados “Congressos da Cidade”, a população pode contribuir para a modificação dos instrumentos de planejamento urbano físico‑territorial. O bairro Lomba do Pinheiro, cuja região é marcada pela presença de importantes recursos naturais, tem a oportunidade de conquistar melhorias urbanas através de legislação moderna capaz de garantir a realização de obras e transformações físicas e socioambientais. Neste território teve início em março de 1998 o chamado Projeto Integrado de Desenvolvimento Sustentável da Lomba do Pinheiro, que permite articular ações de distintos organismos municipais tendo em vista produzir lotes de interesse social em terrenos aptos para usos urbanos, assim como equipamentos comunitários. Esta ação é mais que um Plano, é uma intenção forte de transformação através do projeto urbano, redesenho, parceria e monitoramento do desenvolvimento, em que a participação faz a diferença.

  10. COEFICIENTE DE TRANSFERÊNCIA DE CALOR NA INTERFACE METAL/MOLDE E VARIÁVEIS TÉRMICAS NA SOLIDIFICAÇÃO DIRECIONAL HORIZONTAL DA LIGA Al-6%Cu

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    Otávio Lima Rocha

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho é determinar o coeficiente de transferência de calor na interface metal/molde (hi da liga Al-6%Si solidificada direcionalmente em um sistema horizontal refrigerado a água bem como as varáveis térmicas de solidificação velocidade da isoterma liquidus (VL e taxa de resfriamento (TR. Um dispositivo experimental de solidificação horizontal foi desenvolvido e amostras da liga foram obtidas sob condições transientes de fluxo de calor. As variáveis térmicas são calculadas a partir dos perfis de temperatura obtidos para cinco termopares inseridos no metal que permitem correlacionar a posição da isoterma liquidus (P com o tempo de solidificação. Um método baseado no confronto entre os perfis de temperatura teóricos e experimentais foi utilizado para determinar os valores hi. Para o cálculo dos perfis teóricos, aplicou-se um modelo numérico de transferência de calor e massa, consagrado na literatura, para solidificação direcional. Leis experimentais em forma de potência do tipo hi = A1(t-n1, VL = A2(P-n2 e TR = A3(P-n3 foram obtidas. Um estudo comparativo entre os valores de hi obtidos neste trabalho e aqueles propostos na literatura, durante a solidificação unidirecional vertical ascendente das ligas investigadas, também é apresentado.

  11. Além das Rimas: uma breve análise sociológica da vida e obra do músico alagoano Jacinto Silva

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    Charles Santos

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo procura fazer uma análise sociológica da vida e obra do músico alagoano Jacinto Silva (1933-2001. De acordo com pressupostos da sociologia disposicional, sobretudo os que podem ser notados na obra do sociólogo francês Bernard Lahire, o indivíduo traz em si uma serie de elementos que denunciam seu pertencimento a um determinado grupo social. Com base nisso, será visto de que modo os pertencimentos do indivíduo Jacinto Silva tornaram possível sua carreira artística.

  12. Robotics technology discipline

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    Montemerlo, Melvin D.

    1990-01-01

    Viewgraphs on robotics technology discipline for Space Station Freedom are presented. Topics covered include: mechanisms; sensors; systems engineering processes for integrated robotics; man/machine cooperative control; 3D-real-time machine perception; multiple arm redundancy control; manipulator control from a movable base; multi-agent reasoning; and surfacing evolution technologies.

  13. Robotics in medicine

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    Kuznetsov, D. N.; Syryamkin, V. I.

    2015-11-01

    Modern technologies play a very important role in our lives. It is hard to imagine how people can get along without personal computers, and companies - without powerful computer centers. Nowadays, many devices make modern medicine more effective. Medicine is developing constantly, so introduction of robots in this sector is a very promising activity. Advances in technology have influenced medicine greatly. Robotic surgery is now actively developing worldwide. Scientists have been carrying out research and practical attempts to create robotic surgeons for more than 20 years, since the mid-80s of the last century. Robotic assistants play an important role in modern medicine. This industry is new enough and is at the early stage of development; despite this, some developments already have worldwide application; they function successfully and bring invaluable help to employees of medical institutions. Today, doctors can perform operations that seemed impossible a few years ago. Such progress in medicine is due to many factors. First, modern operating rooms are equipped with up-to-date equipment, allowing doctors to make operations more accurately and with less risk to the patient. Second, technology has enabled to improve the quality of doctors' training. Various types of robots exist now: assistants, military robots, space, household and medical, of course. Further, we should make a detailed analysis of existing types of robots and their application. The purpose of the article is to illustrate the most popular types of robots used in medicine.

  14. Robot adventures at CERN

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    2015-01-01

    Imagine if the CERN robots had an end-of-year party... From retrieving data tapes to handling material safely, the robots at CERN fulfill numerous tasks. Find out more: http://cern.ch/go/VjX7 Produced by: CERN Video Productions Director: Christoph M. Madsen Copyright © 2015 CERN. Terms of use: http://copyright.web.cern.ch/

  15. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... it’s possible for robots to operate without the assistance of humans? Not yet. We are not quite there. The robot still needs the human to control it. The beauty of this device, it’s all ...

  16. Mechanochemically Active Soft Robots.

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    Gossweiler, Gregory R; Brown, Cameron L; Hewage, Gihan B; Sapiro-Gheiler, Eitan; Trautman, William J; Welshofer, Garrett W; Craig, Stephen L

    2015-10-14

    The functions of soft robotics are intimately tied to their form-channels and voids defined by an elastomeric superstructure that reversibly stores and releases mechanical energy to change shape, grip objects, and achieve complex motions. Here, we demonstrate that covalent polymer mechanochemistry provides a viable mechanism to convert the same mechanical potential energy used for actuation in soft robots into a mechanochromic, covalent chemical response. A bis-alkene functionalized spiropyran (SP) mechanophore is cured into a molded poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) soft robot walker and gripper. The stresses and strains necessary for SP activation are compatible with soft robot function. The color change associated with actuation suggests opportunities for not only new color changing or camouflaging strategies, but also the possibility for simultaneous activation of latent chemistry (e.g., release of small molecules, change in mechanical properties, activation of catalysts, etc.) in soft robots. In addition, mechanochromic stress mapping in a functional robotic device might provide a useful design and optimization tool, revealing spatial and temporal force evolution within the robot in a way that might be coupled to autonomous feedback loops that allow the robot to regulate its own activity. The demonstration motivates the simultaneous development of new combinations of mechanophores, materials, and soft, active devices for enhanced functionality. PMID:26390078

  17. Going Green Robots

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    Nelson, Jacqueline M.

    2011-01-01

    In looking at the interesting shapes and sizes of old computer parts, creating robots quickly came to the author's mind. In this article, she describes how computer parts can be used creatively. Students will surely enjoy creating their very own robots while learning about the importance of recycling in the society. (Contains 1 online resource.)

  18. Robots in the Classroom.

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    Marsh, George; Spain, Tom

    1984-01-01

    Educational robots are defined, their essential characteristics and features are outlined, and their educational applications and what makes them run are discussed. Classroom experiences with five educational robots--Topo, Rhino XR-2, RB5X, Hero I and Tasman Turtle--are described. (MBR)

  19. Robot Companions for Citizens

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    Dario, Paolo; Verschure, Paul; Prescott, Tony; Sandini, Giulio; Cingolani, Roberto; Dillmann, Rüdiger; Floreano, Dario; Leroux, Christophe; MacNeil, Sheila; Roelfsema, Pieter; Verykios, Xenophon; Bicchi, Antonio; Melhuish, Chris; Abu-Schäffer, Alin

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes the scientific vision and objectives of the FET Flagship candidate initiative Robot Companions for Citizens. Robot Companions will be a new generation of machines that will primarily help and assist elderly people in activities of daily living in their workplace, home and in society. They will be the ICT solution for a new sustainable welfare.

  20. Robotics and Industrial Arts.

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    Edmison, Glenn A.; And Others

    Robots are becoming increasingly common in American industry. By l990, they will revolutionize the way industry functions, replacing hundreds of workers and doing hot, dirty jobs better and more quickly than the workers could have done them. Robotics should be taught in high school industrial arts programs as a major curriculum component. The…

  1. Robots Cannot Lie

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    Borggreen, Gunhild

    2014-01-01

    En analyse af den japanske robot-menneske teaterstykke Hataraku Watashi med fokus på Austins og Butlers begreb om performativitet.......En analyse af den japanske robot-menneske teaterstykke Hataraku Watashi med fokus på Austins og Butlers begreb om performativitet....

  2. Neuronal nets in robotics

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    The paper gives a generic idea of the solutions that the neuronal nets contribute to the robotics. The advantages and the inconveniences are exposed that have regarding the conventional techniques. It also describe the more excellent applications as the pursuit of trajectories, the positioning based on images, the force control or of the mobile robots management, among others

  3. Robot Vision Library

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    Howard, Andrew B.; Ansar, Adnan I.; Litwin, Todd E.; Goldberg, Steven B.

    2009-01-01

    The JPL Robot Vision Library (JPLV) provides real-time robot vision algorithms for developers who are not vision specialists. The package includes algorithms for stereo ranging, visual odometry and unsurveyed camera calibration, and has unique support for very wideangle lenses

  4. A Future With Robots

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    2009-01-01

    Robots are increasingly coming on the market in China, though their costs remain high T’here is nothing novel about robots nowadays, but they are still a source of mystery and curiosity to many people. The annual China Beijing International

  5. Motivating Students with Robotics

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    Brand, Brenda; Collver, Michael; Kasarda, Mary

    2008-01-01

    In recent years, the need to advance the number of individuals pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields has gained much attention. The Montgomery County/Virginia Tech Robotics Collaborative (MCVTRC), a yearlong high school robotics program housed in an educational shop facility in Montgomery County, Virginia, seeks to…

  6. Práticas de manejo e a resistência de Euphorbia heterophylla aos inibidores da ALS e tolerância ao glyphosate no Rio Grande do Sul Management practices x Euphorbia heterophylla resistance to ALS-inhibitors and tolerance to glyphosate in Rio Grande do Sul

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    L. Vargas

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available A utilização intensiva do glyphosate nas lavouras de soja Roundup Ready® (RR no Rio Grande do Sul (RS, nos últimos anos, pode ter selecionado biótipos de leiteira (Euphorbia heterophylla resistentes ao herbicida. Esse cenário dificultará ainda mais o manejo da espécie, já que permanecem indícios da presença de biótipos resistentes também em herbicidas inibidores da acetolactato sintase (ALS. Assim, os objetivos deste trabalho foram avaliar a sensibilidade da leiteira a herbicidas inibidores da ALS e ao glyphosate, verificar a distribuição dos biótipos resistentes no RS e determinar os principais fatores agronômicos associados a falhas de controle. Para isso, amostras de sementes de plantas de leiteira foram coletadas em lavouras de soja RR localizadas em 56 municípios do Estado do RS. Por ocasião das coletas, os agricultores responderam a questionário que abordava o manejo das plantas daninhas na área. Usando-se as sementes coletadas, foram conduzidos dois experimentos em casa de vegetação: no primeiro, avaliou-se a resposta de 86 biótipos ao herbicida glyphosate, aplicado na dose de 2.160 g e.a. ha-1; e, no segundo, a resposta de 73 biótipos ao herbicida imazethapyr, aplicado na dose de 200 g i.a. ha-1. Os resultados obtidos evidenciam que todos os biótipos de leiteira avaliados são suscetíveis ao glyphosate, porém existem biótipos resistentes aos inibidores da ALS. As respostas do questionário indicam que práticas de manejo como uso de subdoses e/ou utilização intensiva do glyphosate e a ausência de rotação de culturas favorecem falhas no controle de leiteira pelo herbicida glyphosate em soja.The intensive use of glyphosate in Roundup Ready® (RR soybean fields in Rio Grande do Sul (RS, in recent years may have selected wild poinsettia (Euphorbia heterophylla biotypes resistant to the herbicide. This scenario will further complicate the management of this species, since evidence remains of the presence of

  7. Figuras da maternidade em Clarice Lispector ou a maternidade para além do falo The figures of motherhood in Clarice Lispector or motherhood beyond the phallus

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    Cristina Marcos

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available A maternidade é freqüentemente situada na lógica fálica. Nossa proposta é nos interrogarmos sobre o que, da maternidade e da gestação, não se reduz ao falo. As figuras da maternidade em Clarice Lispector exibem o que há aí de incomensurável, de impossível a simbolizar e aparecem ligadas ao mundo orgânico, ou, ainda, a um gozo animal e excessivo, lembrando o que Lacan nomeia como gozo outro. A criança é, para a mulher, um modo de relação com o falo, e não dizemos o contrário, entretanto Clarice nos dá a ver que a criança torna também presente um real incomensurável.Motherhood is often situated in a phallic logic. But something in motherhood is not reduced to the phallus. The figures of motherhood in Clarice Lispector shows what is incommensurable in it, what cannot be symbolized and is still linked to the organic world, to an animal and excessive jouissance. The child is, for the woman, a kind of relation with the phallus, but also the incommensurable real.

  8. Study of the mechanism of andalusite-Al°-N2 reaction using the combination of DTA-TG-DTG techniques Estudo do mecanismo da reação andalusita-Al°-N2 usando a combinação das técnicas ATD-ATG-TGD

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    A. D. Mazzoni

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available Alumina based ceramics have important engineering applications due to their good physicochemical properties but their performance may be enhanced by addition of a second phase. Aluminosilicates as andalusite submitted to aluminium reduction and the simultaneous nitriding (N2 atmosphere leads to the obtention of alumina and phases of the Si-Al-O-N system. These phases are of great interest for structural ceramics. Mixes prepared with andalusite and Al° (different content were treated with N2 up to 1550 °C., using a heating rate of 5 °/min. Thermal effects (DTA and weight changes (TG, DTG of nitriding reactions during heating were evaluated. The reaction mechanism was determined using DTA-TG-DTG techniques. Results indicate that Si° and AlN are important intermediate phases during reactions. The final products were a-Al2O3 with sialons, mainly b’ phase and polytype sialons. The final formed phases depend on the Al° content and can be predicted using the Si-Al-O-N phase diagram.Cerâmicas à base de alumina apresentam importantes aplicações em engenharia por causa de suas boas propriedades físico-químicas; entretanto, seu desempenho pode ser melhorado pela adição de uma segunda fase. Aluminosilicatos tais como andalusita submetida a redução do alumínio e simultânea nitretação ( atmosfera de N2 leva a obtenção de alumina e fases do sistema Si-Al-O-N. Essas fases são de graande interesse em cerâmica estrutural. Misturas preparadas com andalusita e Al° (teor diferente foram tratadas com N2 até 1550° C, com taxa de aquecimento de 5° /min. Os efeitos térmicos (ATD e variações de massa (TG, DTG das reações de nitretação durante aquecimento foram determinados. O mecanismo da reação foi determinado usando as técnicas ATD-ATG-DTG. Os resultados mostram que Si° e AlN são fases intermediárias importantes durante as reações. Os produtos finais foram a-Al2O3 com sialons, principalmente a faseb’ e sialons politipos. As

  9. Initial consecutive 125 cases of robotic assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy performed in Ireland's first robotic radical prostatectomy centre.

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    Bouchier-Hayes, D M

    2012-03-01

    We examined the patient characteristics, operative proceedings and the outcomes of the initial series of 125 cases of robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALRP) in an independent hospital in Ireland, performed by two surgeons using the da Vinci(®) surgical system.

  10. Towards Versatile Robots Through Open Heterogeneous Modular Robots

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    Lyder, Andreas

    Robots are important tools in our everyday life. Both in industry and at the consumer level they serve the purpose of increasing our scope and extending our capabilities. Modular robots take the next step, allowing us to easily create and build various robots from a set of modules. If a problem...... arises, a new robot can be assembled rapidly from the existing modules, in contrast to conventional robots, which require a time consuming and expensive development process. In this thesis we define a modular robot to be a robot consisting of dynamically reconfigurable modules. The goal of this thesis...... is to increase the versatility and practical usability of modular robots by introducing new conceptual designs. Until now modular robots have been based on a pre-specified set of modules, and thus, their functionality is limited. We propose an open heterogeneous design concept, which allows a modular robot...

  11. Quantum Robots and Environments

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    Benioff, P

    1998-01-01

    Quantum robots and their interactions with environments of quantum systems are described and their study justified. A quantum robot is a mobile quantum system that includes a quantum computer and needed ancillary systems on board. Quantum robots carry out tasks whose goals include specified changes in the state of the environment or carrying out measurements on the environment. Each task is a sequence of alternating computation and action phases. Computation phase activities include determination of the action to be carried out in the next phase and possible recording of information on neighborhood environmental system states. Action phase activities include motion of the quantum robot and changes of neighborhood environment system states. Models of quantum robots and their interactions with environments are described using discrete space and time. To each task is associated a unitary step operator T that gives the single time step dynamics. T = T_{a}+T_{c} is a sum of action phase and computation phase step ...

  12. Robotics at Savannah River

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    A Robotics Technology Group was organized at the Savannah River Laboratory in August 1982. Many potential applications have been identified that will improve personnel safety, reduce operating costs, and increase productivity using modern robotics and automation. Several active projects are under way to procure robots, to develop unique techniques and systems for the site's processes, and to install the systems in the actual work environments. The projects and development programs are involved in the following general application areas: (1) glove boxes and shielded cell facilities, (2) laboratory chemical processes, (3) fabrication processes for reactor fuel assemblies, (4) sampling processes for separation areas, (5) emergency response in reactor areas, (6) fuel handling in reactor areas, and (7) remote radiation monitoring systems. A Robotics Development Laboratory has been set up for experimental and development work and for demonstration of robotic systems

  13. Estudos preliminares de populações de mexilhão-de-rio (Margaritifera margaritifera L.) nos rios Rabaçal e Tuela (Nordeste de Portugal): análise do habitat e da qualidade da água e sedimentos

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    Teixeira, Amílcar; Lima, Manuel; Machado, Jorge; Hinzmann, M.; Cortes, R.; Varandas, S.; Antunes, F.

    2010-01-01

    Permanecem pouco estudadas as condições ecológicas dos rios Rabaçal e Tuela que permitem a existência de populações viáveis de mexilhão-de-rio (Margaritifera margaritifera L.). Estudos preliminares realizados no Verão de 2009 permitiram caracterizar o habitat e microhabitat usado pela espécie assim como a qualidade da água e sedimentos. Relativamente ao habitat foi aplicada a metodologia RHS (River Habitat Survey) complementada com uma análise do microhabitat. Realizaram-se 30 transectos por ...

  14. Estudos preliminares de populações de mexilhão-de-rio (Margaritifera margaritifera l.) nos rios Rabaçal e Tuela Nordeste de Portugal): análise do habitat e da qualidade da água e sedimentos

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    Teixeira, Amílcar; Lima, Manuel; Machado, Jorge; Hinzmann, M.; Cortes, R.; Varandas, S.; Antunes, F.

    2010-01-01

    Permanecem pouco estudadas as condições ecológicas dos rios Rabaçal e Tuela que permitem a existência de populações viáveis de mexilhão-de-rio (Margaritifera margaritifera L.). Estudos preliminares realizados no Verão de 2009 permitiram caracterizar o habitat e microhabitat usado pela espécie assim como a qualidade da água e sedimentos. Relativamente ao habitat foi aplicada a metodologia RHS (River Habitat Survey) complementada com uma análise do microhabitat. Realizaram-se 30 transectos por ...

  15. Strategy model for multi-robot coordination in robotic soccer

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    Guarnizo, José G.; Mellado Arteche, Martín; Low, Cheng Yee; Aziz, Norheliena

    2013-01-01

    Journal home page: http://www.ttp.net/1660-9336.html Soccer robots have been frequently used to validate models of multi-agent systems, involving collaboration among the agents. For this purpose, many researchers in robotics have been developing robotic soccer teams which compete in events such as RoboCup. This paper presents a strategy model for multi-robot coordination in robotic soccer teams involving ball position, team member position and opponent position for the selection of a team ...

  16. Exploiting Child-Robot Aesthetic Interaction for a Social Robot

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    Jae-Joon Lee; Dae-Won Kim; Bo-Yeong Kang

    2012-01-01

    A social robot interacts and communicates with humans by using the embodied knowledge gained from interactions with its social environment. In recent years, emotion has emerged as a popular concept for designing social robots. Several studies on social robots reported an increase in robot sociability through emotional imitative interactions between the robot and humans. In this paper conventional emotional interactions are extended by exploiting the aesthetic theories that the sociability of ...

  17. Standard commercial education robotic platform: intermediate solution to teaching robotics

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    Dias, André; Dias, Nuno; Ferreira, Hugo; Campos, Daniela

    2011-01-01

    Teaching robotics to students at the beginning of their studies has become a huge challenge. Simulation environments can be an effective solution to that challenge where students can interact with simulated robots and have the first contact with robotic constraints. From our previous experience with simulation environments it was possible to observe that students with lower background knowledge in robotics where able to deal with a limited number of constraints, implement a simulated robot...

  18. Design Minimalism in Robotics Programming

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    Anthony Cowley; Luiz Chaimowicz; Taylor, Camillo J.

    2008-01-01

    With the increasing use of general robotic platforms in different application scenarios, modularity and reusability have become key issues in effective robotics programming. In this paper, we present a minimalist approach for designing robot software, in which very simple modules, with well designed interfaces and very little redundancy can be connected through a strongly typed framework to specify and execute different robotics tasks.

  19. Humanoid Robots in the Classroom

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    Majgaard, Gunver

    2015-01-01

    the robots and made the robots recite poems about the future. As preparation, the teachers participated in workshops in didactical planning and programming of the robots. In the most successful settings, the students worked with academic objectives beyond programming and robotics. Through examples...

  20. Remote controlled data collector robot

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    Jozsef Suto

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Today a general need for robots assisting different human activities rises. The goal of the present project is to develop a prototyping robot, which provides facilities for attaching and fitting different kinds of sensors and actuators. This robot provides an easy way to turn a general purpose robot into a special function one.

  1. Emprego de soluções adocicadas no alívio da dor neonatal em recém-nascido prematuro: uma revisão integrativa Empleo de soluciones edulcoradas en el manejo del dolor neonatal en recién nacido prematuro: una revisión integrativa Use of sweet solutions for neonatal pain relief in premature newborns: an integrative review

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    Caroline de Oliveira Alves; Elysângela Dittz Duarte; Vivian Mara Gonçalves de Oliveira Azevedo; Gabrielle Ribeiro Nascimento; Tatiana Silva Tavares

    2011-01-01

    As experiências dolorosas repetida em recém-nascidos podem ter efeito a curto e a longo prazo, especialmente nos prematuros. Como uma medida de alívio da dor, tem sido recomendado o uso de soluções adocicadas em procedimentos dolorosos. Este estudo objetiva avaliar as evidências do efeito da sacarose e da glicose oral no alívio da dor aguda em recém-nascidos prematuros. Realizou-se uma revisão integrativa, nas bases de dados MEDLINE e LILACS, no período de 2005 a 2010, foram selecionados oito...

  2. Evaluation of skin sensitivity in dogs bearing allergic dermatitis to standardized allergenic extract of house dust and storage mites Avaliação da sensibilidade de cães com dermatite alérgica a extratos padronizados de ácaros da poeira domiciliar

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    Victor E.S. Cunha

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    Full Text Available The objective of the study was to evaluate whether allergenic extracts of five house dust and storage mite species standardized for humans might be used for the diagnosis of canine atopic dermatitis (CAD. Extracts of Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Pyroglyphidae, D. farinae (Pyroglyphidae, Blomia tropicalis (Glycyphagidae, Lepidoglyphus destructor (Glycyphagidae and Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Acaridae were evaluated by intradermal testing in 20 healthy dogs (control and 25 dogs with allergic dermatitis. A significant difference in the response was observed between the two groups (pO presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar se extratos alergênicos de cinco espécies de ácaros da poeira domiciliar e produtos armazenados, padronizados para humanos, podem ser utilizados no diagnóstico da dermatite atópica canina. Extratos de Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Pyroglyphidae, D. farinae (Pyroglyphidae, Blomia tropicalis (Glycyphagidae, Lepidoglyphus destructor (Glycyphagidae e Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Acaridae foram avaliados através de testes intradérmicos em 45 cães, dos quais 20 normais e 25 com dermatite alérgica. Uma diferença significativa foi observada no padrão de respostas obtidas dos dois grupos (p<0.05. Apenas um animal (5% do grupo controle reagiu ao teste cutâneo, enquanto que no grupo dos alérgicos 14 cães (56% apresentaram pelo menos uma reação positiva (odds ratio = 24.2. As maiores freqüências de reações positivas observadas no grupo dos alérgicos foram aos extratos de T. putres-centiae ou L. destructor, cada um induzindo reações em 10(40% cães. Os extratos de D. farinae, D. pteronyssinus e B. tropicalis foram responsáveis por reações positivas em 7(28%, 3(12% e 3(12% cães, respectivamente. Os extratos padronizados para humanos avaliados no presente estudo podem ser utilizados como complemento no diagnóstico da doença, assim como na seleção de alérgenos para a imunoterapia alérgeno-específica.

  3. Travessias da aula em campo na geografia escolar: a necessidade convertida para além da fábula The excursions of the class in the field in school geography: the need converted beyond the fable

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    Christian Dennys Monteiro de Oliveira

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available O ensino de geografia cultiva um vínculo de identidade com o mundo exterior: a aula em campo. Os desafios para investigação escolar das instituições, localidades e relações são enormes. Esse exercício didático é o alvo do presente texto, cujo objetivo é mostrar a preocupação e o avanço, de alguns estudiosos, na construção de uma 'teoria' das aulas de campo, aqui denominadas aulas em campo. A proposta corresponde à apresentação e discussão de certas abordagens específicas para esse tipo de aula. No entanto, esse cultivo não se realiza de forma contínua nem está no centro do planejamento da geografia escolar. Ele aparece como uma exceção contra a qual os autores aqui citados reagem, caracterizam limites e potencialidades e direcionam soluções. Para tanto, propõem seu resgate nas diversas formas de atividades externas ao espaço escolar: excursões, visitas, estudos do meio, turismo. A força pedagógica da aula em campo encontra-se, todavia, na capacidade da interação professor-aluno em apreender com o lugar-mundo e planejar-se no improviso, o que, na conclusão do artigo, aparece como defesa de uma postura estratégica da gestão do retorno à sala de aula. Chamada de autobiografia coletiva da aula anterior, o texto propõe ampliar a relevância das discussões sobre a experiência do campo para potencializar os conteúdos e métodos de aprendizagem, lembrando que a aula em campo é, tal qual inspiração artística, um vetor insubstituível de compreensão do espaço em nível escolar.The teaching of geography cultivates a link of identity with the exterior world: the field class. The challenges to the school investigation of institutions, localities and relations are huge. That didactic exercise is the subject of the present text, whose purpose is to show the concerns and progresses by some scholars in the construction of a " theory" of field classes, here denominated classes in the field. The proposal consists

  4. Posicionamento das alças de lentes intraoculares implantadas intencionalmente no sulco ciliar através da biomicroscopia ultrassônica

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    Ricardo Rau; Carmen Resende Santana; Andrea Alejandra Gonzalez Martinez; André Luiz de Freitas Silva; Norma Allemann

    2013-01-01

    OBJETIVOS: Avaliar a posição das alças das lentes intraoculares implantadas intencionalmente no sulco ciliar, em olhos submetidos à cirurgia de catarata com complicação de ruptura de cápsula posterior, e correlacionar os achados com alterações clínicas observadas no exame oftalmológico, utilizando a biomicroscopia ultrassônica. MÉTODOS: Onze olhos (11 pacientes) que apresentaram ruptura de cápsula posterior durante a cirurgia de catarata com implantação intencional das alças no sulco ciliar f...

  5. Robotics for nuclear power plants

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    Demand for robots in nuclear power plants is increasing of late in order to reduce workers' exposure to radiations. Especially, owing to the progress of microelectronics and robotics, earnest desire is growing for the advent of intellecturized robots that perform indeterminate and complicated security work. Herein represented are the robots recently developed for nuclear power plants and the review of the present status of robotics. (author)

  6. Partner Ballroom Dance Robot -PBDR-

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    Kosuge, Kazuhiro; Takeda, Takahiro; Hirata, Yasuhisa; Endo, Mitsuru; Nomura, Minoru; Sakai, Kazuhisa; Koizumi, Mizuo; Oconogi, Tatsuya

    In this research, we have developed a dance partner robot, which has been developed as a platform for realizing the effective human-robot coordination with physical interaction. The robot could estimate the next dance step intended by a human and dance the step with the human. This paper introduce the robot referred to as PBDR (Partner Ballroom Dance Robot), which has performed graceful dancing with the human in EXPO 2005, Aichi, Japan.

  7. Behaviour Trees for Evolutionary Robotics

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    Scheper, Kirk Y. W.; Tijmons, Sjoerd; de Visser, Coen C.; de Croon, Guido C. H. E.

    2014-01-01

    Evolutionary Robotics allows robots with limited sensors and processing to tackle complex tasks by means of sensory-motor coordination. In this paper we show the first application of the Behaviour Tree framework to a real robotic platform using the Evolutionary Robotics methodology. This framework is used to improve the intelligibility of the emergent robotic behaviour as compared to the traditional Neural Network formulation. As a result, the behaviour is easier to comprehend and manually ad...

  8. Viejas y nuevas fronteras: de la caída del Muro al siglo XXI. Ensayo de reflexión desde la no-violencia

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    Mario López Martínez

    2013-01-01

    Este artículo pretende analizar cómo se han producido cambios importantes en el mundo tras la caída del Muro de Berlín. Se ha acentuado la idea de un solo mundo, un solo sistema económico mundial, una sola humanidad. Se han producido importantes transformaciones: pérdida de legitimidad y de soberanía de los estados-nación, expansión del proceso de globalización, se ha extendido la idea de crisis civilizatoria, se han incrementado nuevas guerras asociadas a geopolíticas neoimperialistas, etc. ...

  9. El espacio sujeto al tiempo en la cronística franciscana: una relectura de la "Conquista Espiritual do Oriente" de Fr. Paulo da Trindade

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    Biedermann, Z. A.

    2014-01-01

    Este artículo analiza la Conquista Espiritual do Oriente de Fr. Paulo da Trindade, obra mayor de la cronística franciscana portuguesa, escrita en Goa en la década de 1630. El objetivo principal de la in - vestigación reside en identificar cómo se articularon los aspectos espaciales y temporales en la narrativa de Trindade, especialmente en los capítulos relativos a Ceilán, que son una pieza central en la economía simbólica del texto y de la propia orden seráfica en Orient...

  10. Efeito de deriva simulada de herbicida inibidor de ALS nos componentes da produtividade do arroz irrigado Simulated drift effects of an ALS inhibitor herbicide on yield components of flooded rice

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    T. Dal Magro

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi quantificar os efeitos causados pela deriva simulada do herbicida imazethapyr + imazapic nos componentes da produtividade de grãos de arroz irrigado, em função da época de início da irrigação por inundação. Para isso, foi conduzido experimento no ano agrícola 2003/04, em condições de campo, no Centro Agropecuário da Palma (CAP/UFPel. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o de blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições. A deriva foi simulada pela aplicação de doses crescentes do herbicida imazethapyr + imazapic, correspondendo a 0; 3,125; 6,25; 12,5; 25; 50; e 100% da dose comercial, acrescido de Dash a 0,5% v/v, sobre as plantas de arroz, cultivar BRS Pelota, em estádios fenológicos V3 - V4, com inundação três dias antes ou após a aplicação dos tratamentos. A aplicação foi feita com pulverizador costal, pressurizado a CO2, munido de barra com bicos 110.015 do tipo leque a uma pressão constante de 210 kPa, que proporcionou a aplicação de 150 L ha-1 de calda herbicida. As variáveis avaliadas foram: número de colmos, em estádio R3, número de grãos por panícula, número de espiguetas estéreis, peso de mil grãos e produtividade de grãos, determinados por ocasião da colheita. O herbicida imazethapyr + imazapic reduziu o número de colmos de arroz, o número de grãos e de espiguetas estéreis por panícula, o peso de mil grãos e a produtividade de grãos com o aumento da dose aplicada, quando esta ocorreu em cultura mantida no seco. A antecipação do início da irrigação por inundação, em lavouras semeadas com cultivar suscetível, evita possíveis prejuízos ocasionados por deriva de imazethapyr + imazapic no número de colmos, número de grãos e espiguetas estéreis por panícula, peso de mil grãos e produtividade de grãos.This work aimed to quantify effects on yield components of rice, cultivar Pelota, caused by a simulated spray drift of imazethapyr + imazapic

  11. Estudo comparativo da imunização antitetânica com o uso do toxóide tetânico fluido e precipitado pelo alúmen

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    Roched A. Seba

    1970-08-01

    Full Text Available Os autores fazem um estudo comparativo da imunização antitetânica em um grupo de crianças, utilizando toxóide fluido contendo 20 Lf/cm3 e toxóide precipitado pelo alúmen contendo 2 Lf/cm3. O esquema utilizado foi de 3 doses com intervalos de 21 dias entre cada dose, aplicando o toxóide fluido na dose de 1 em3 em um grupo de crianças; 0,5 cm3 em outro grupo e em um terceiro grupo o toxóide tetánico precipitado pelo alúmen na dose de 1 cm3. Foram realizadas dosagens de antitoxinas no 7" e 21" dia após cada aplicação dos toxóides. Os autores obtiveram níveis protetores em todos os casos após a 3.ª dose com ambos os toxóides. Com o toxóide tetánico precipitado pelo alúmen observaram que os níveis protetores surgiram já com a 2.ª dose. enquanto que com o toxóide fluido houve necessidade da 3.ª dose para serem atingidos níveis protetores na totalidade dos casos. A titulagem realizada após a 3.ª dose não mostrou diferenças significativas entre os títulos obtidos com 2 Lf do toxóide precipitado e os obtidos com 20 Lf do toxóide fluido, sendo porém, alcançados níveis menores com a dose de 10 Lf do toxóide fluido. Não observaram para efeitos graves com nenhum dos toxóides, sendo referido, contudo, manifestações dolorosas no local da aplicação do toxóide precipitado.

  12. Toward cognitive robotics

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    Laird, John E.

    2009-05-01

    Our long-term goal is to develop autonomous robotic systems that have the cognitive abilities of humans, including communication, coordination, adapting to novel situations, and learning through experience. Our approach rests on the recent integration of the Soar cognitive architecture with both virtual and physical robotic systems. Soar has been used to develop a wide variety of knowledge-rich agents for complex virtual environments, including distributed training environments and interactive computer games. For development and testing in robotic virtual environments, Soar interfaces to a variety of robotic simulators and a simple mobile robot. We have recently made significant extensions to Soar that add new memories and new non-symbolic reasoning to Soar's original symbolic processing, which should significantly improve Soar abilities for control of robots. These extensions include episodic memory, semantic memory, reinforcement learning, and mental imagery. Episodic memory and semantic memory support the learning and recalling of prior events and situations as well as facts about the world. Reinforcement learning provides the ability of the system to tune its procedural knowledge - knowledge about how to do things. Mental imagery supports the use of diagrammatic and visual representations that are critical to support spatial reasoning. We speculate on the future of unmanned systems and the need for cognitive robotics to support dynamic instruction and taskability.

  13. Door breaching robotic manipulator

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    Schoenfeld, Erik; Parrington, Lawrence; von Muehlen, Stephan

    2008-04-01

    As unmanned systems become more commonplace in military, police, and other security forces, they are tasked to perform missions that the original hardware was not designed for. Current military robots are built for rough outdoor conditions and have strong inflexible manipulators designed to handle a wide range of operations. However, these manipulators are not well suited for some essential indoor tasks, including opening doors. This is a complicated kinematic task that places prohibitively difficult control challenges on the robot and the operator. Honeybee and iRobot have designed a modular door-breaching manipulator that mechanically simplifies the demands upon operator and robot. The manipulator connects to the existing robotic arm of the iRobot PackBot EOD. The gripper is optimized for grasping a variety of door knobs, levers, and car-door handles. It works in conjunction with a compliant wrist and magnetic lock-out mechanism that allows the wrist to remain rigid until the gripper has a firm grasp of the handle and then bend with its rotation and the swing of the door. Once the door is unlatched, the operator simply drives the robot through the doorway while the wrist compensates for the complex, multiple degree-of-freedom motion of the door. Once in the doorway the operator releases the handle, the wrist pops back into place, and the robot is ready for the next door. The new manipulator dramatically improves a robot's ability to non-destructively breach doors and perform an inspection of a room's content, a capability that was previously out of reach of unmanned systems.

  14. [The advancement of robotic surgery--successes, failures, challenges].

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    Haidegger, Tamás

    2010-10-10

    Computer-integrated robotic surgery systems appeared more than twenty years ago and since then hundreds of different prototypes have been developed. Only a fraction of them have been commercialized, mostly to support neurosurgical and orthopaedic procedures.Unquestionably, the most successful one is the da Vinci surgical system, primarily deployed in urology and general laparoscopic surgery. It is developed and marketed by Intuitive Surgical Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA, USA), the only profitable company of the segment. The da Vinci made robotic surgery is known and acknowledged throughout the world, and the great results delivered convinced most of the former critics of the technology. Success derived from the well chosen business development strategy, proficiency of the developers, appropriate timing and a huge pot of luck. This article presents the most important features of the da Vinci system, the history of development along with its medical, economical and financial aspects, and seeks the answer why this particular system became successful. PMID:20880803

  15. Architecture for robot intelligence

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    Peters, II, Richard Alan (Inventor)

    2004-01-01

    An architecture for robot intelligence enables a robot to learn new behaviors and create new behavior sequences autonomously and interact with a dynamically changing environment. Sensory information is mapped onto a Sensory Ego-Sphere (SES) that rapidly identifies important changes in the environment and functions much like short term memory. Behaviors are stored in a DBAM that creates an active map from the robot's current state to a goal state and functions much like long term memory. A dream state converts recent activities stored in the SES and creates or modifies behaviors in the DBAM.

  16. Robots and plant safety

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    The application of robots in the harsh environments in which TELEMAN equipment will have to operate has large benefits, but also some drawbacks. The main benefit is the ability gained to perform tasks where people cannot go, while there is a possibility of inflicting damage to the equipment handled by the robot, and the plant when mobile robots are involved. The paper describes the types of possible damage and the precautions to be taken in order to reduce the frequency of the damaging events. A literature study for the topic only gave some insight into examples, but no means for a systematic treatment of the topic. (au) 16 refs

  17. Robotics before its time

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    The Society Hispano Suiza developed, to repair the upper internal structures of the Chinon A3 nuclear power plant which had been attacked by corrosion, third-generation robots, designed for working in hostile environments and accessing the reactor core via the loading wells to perform a series of programmed operations inside the core: telemetry, geometry mapping by laser, scouring, and fitting and welding of new parts quickly and safely and with a high standard of workmanship. This paper presents us the repair principle; five robots are required for the repair program. Finally, the ISIS robot general technical data and tool-hearts are given

  18. Autonomous mobile robot teams

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    Agah, Arvin; Bekey, George A.

    1994-01-01

    This paper describes autonomous mobile robot teams performing tasks in unstructured environments. The behavior and the intelligence of the group is distributed, and the system does not include a central command base or leader. The novel concept of the Tropism-Based Cognitive Architecture is introduced, which is used by the robots in order to produce behavior transforming their sensory information to proper action. The results of a number of simulation experiments are presented. These experiments include worlds where the robot teams must locate, decompose, and gather objects, and defend themselves against hostile predators, while navigating around stationary and mobile obstacles.

  19. The Modular Robots Kinematics

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    Claudiu Pozna

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available The present paper intention is to develop a kinematical foundation for our nextworks in industrial robots (IR modular design. The goal of this works is todevelop cheap and improved robots which are adapted to the costumer needs. Inorder to achieve the mentioned goal, in [43], we have started a bibliographicalresearch of the main modular design aspects. The mentioned analyze of the actualresults in modular robots design gives us the possibility to establish our researchprogram. The idea of this paper is to develop a kinematical formalism which willbe use in the next dedicated to this subject.

  20. Robotic Art for Wearable

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    Lund, Henrik Hautop; Pagliarini, Luigi

    2010-01-01

    We present the robot art and how it may inspire to create a new type of wearable termed modular robotic wearable. Differently from the related works, modular robotic wearable aims at making no use of mechatronic devices (as, for example, in Cyberpunk and related research branches) and mostly relies...... functions - in most of the cases strongly rigid, cabled and centralized - through the use of local sensing circuits. It is exemplified here with the early prototype art work called Fatherboard, and the concept is believed to be applicable to different application fields, such as sport, health...

  1. Odico Formwork Robotics

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    Søndergaard, Asbjørn

    2014-01-01

    In the next decade or so, the widespread adoption of robotics is set to transform the construction industry: building techniques will become increasingly automated both on– and off–site, dispensing with manual labour and enabling greater cost and operational efficiencies. What unique opportunities......, however, does robotics afford beyond operational effectiveness explicitly for the practice of architecture? What is the potential for the serial production of non–standard elements as well as for varied construction processes? In order to scale up and advance the application of robotics, for both...

  2. Optical Robotics in Mesoscopia

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    Glückstad, Jesper

    2012-01-01

    With light’s miniscule momentum, shrinking robotics down to the micro-scale regime creates opportunities for exploiting optical forces and torques in advanced actuation and control at the nano- and micro-scale dimensions. Advancing light-driven nano- or micro-robotics requires the optimization...... of optimized shapes in the micro-robotics structures [1]. We designed different three-dimensional microstructures and had them fabricated by two-photon polymerization at BRC Hungary. These microstructures were then handled by our proprietary BioPhotonics Workstation to show proof-of-principle 3 demonstrations...

  3. Soft Robotics: new perspectives for robot bodyware and control

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    Cecilia eLaschi

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The remarkable advances of robotics in the last fifty years, which represent an incredible wealth of knowledge, are based on the fundamental assumption that robots are chains of rigid links. The use of soft materials in robotics, driven not only by new scientific paradigms (biomimetics, morphological computation, and others, but also by many applications (biomedical, service, rescue robots, and many more, is going to overcome these basic assumptions and makes the well-known theories and techniques poorly applicable, opening new perspectives for robot design and control.The current examples of soft robots represent a variety of solutions for actuation, and control. Though very first steps, they have the potential for a radical technological change. Soft robotics is not just a new direction of technological development, but a novel approach to robotics, unhinging its fundamentals, with the potential to produce a new generation of robots, in the support of humans in our natural environments.

  4. ROBOT LITERACY AN APPROACH FOR SHARING SOCIETY WITH INTELLIGENT ROBOTS

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    Hidetsugu Suto

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available A novel concept of media education called “robot literacy” is proposed. Here, robot literacy refers to the means of forming an appropriate relationship with intelligent robots. It can be considered a kind of media literacy. People who were born after the Internet age can be considered “digital natives” who have new morals and values and behave differently than previous generations in Internet societies. This can cause various problems among different generations. Thus, the necessity of media literacy education is increasing. Internet technologies, as well as robotics technologies are growing rapidly, and people who are born after the “home robot age,” whom the author calls “robot natives,” will be expected to have a certain degree of “robot literacy.” In this paper, the concept of robot literacy is defined and an approach to robot literacy education is discussed.

  5. A pouca visibilidade da mulher brasileira no tráfico de drogas La invisibilidad de la mujer brasilera ligada al tráfico de drogas The low visibility of the brazilian woman in the drug trafficking

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    Kátia Ovídia José de Souza

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Entre os estudos sobre a violência de gênero e violência conjugal, a atenção recai sobre a mulher como vítima. Sem minimizar a importância desta questão, com base em uma discussão teórica com autores da área da saúde e da sociologia em saúde da década de 2000, este artigo tem como objetivo investigar a violência feminina. A literatura sobre violência de gênero tem poucas referências sobre a visibilidade da mulher como autora de atos de violência, especificamente o tráfico de drogas, o principal motivo do aprisionamento de mulheres nos últimos anos, o qual contribui para o aumento dos índices da mulher como autora de atos de violência. Deste modo, este artigo tenta contribuir com o conhecimento sobre a temática violência feminina, tema pouco estudado.Entre los estudios sobre violencia de género y violencia conyugal, la atención recae sobre la mujer como víctima. Sin restar importancia a esta cuestión, con base en la discusión teórica basada en autores del área de la salud y de la sociología de la salud en la década de 2000, este artículo tiene como objetivo investigar la violencia femenina. En la literatura sobre violencia de género se encuentran escasas referencias sobre la visibilidad de la mujer como autora de actos violentos, específicamente, como participante en el tráfico de drogas; aún siendo este el principal motivo de prisión entre mujeres en los últimos años, y un hecho que sin duda contribuye al aumento de los índices de la mujer como autora de actos de violencia. Así, este artículo se propone a contribuir al conocimiento sobre la violencia femenina, tema escasamente trabajado.Between the studies about gender and marital violence, the focus is more on women as victims of violence. This situation is important, but based on a theoretical discussion with authors of the health and sociology health field during the decade 2000, this article aims to investigate the feminine violence. In the

  6. Les théories des mouvements sociaux et la dialectique des niveaux : un cadre d’analyse pour l’étude des évolutions d’Al-Qaïda au Maghreb islamique

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    Adib Bencherif

    2013-01-01

    Les théories des mouvements sociaux sont de plus en plus utilisées pour étudier les groupes terroristes. Elles comportent différents niveaux d’analyse: les niveaux macro-analytique, méso-analytique et micro-analytique. Le présent article tente d’adapter ce corpus théorique à l’étude du groupe jihadiste Al-Qaïda au Maghreb islamique (AQMI). En effet, au cours des dernières années, AQMI ne s’est pas développé au Maghreb alors que ses activités ont augmenté exponentiellement dans la région sahél...

  7. Vivências de enfermeiros intensivistas na avaliação e intervenção para alívio da dor na criança

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    Michele Zachary dos Santos

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Survey descritivo das experiências práticas das enfermeiras pediátricas na avaliação e intervenção, para aliviar dores em crianças durante os cuidados em unidades pediátricas e de tratamento intensivo neonatal, e a influência da infraestrutura de cuidados e organização do sistema. Amostra foi feita com até 109 enfermeiras. Os resultados principais indicaram que a maioria considerou o treinamento acadêmico insuficiente para apoiar este aspecto dos cuidados; não receberam treinamento local na avaliação de dor ou intervenções para aliviá-la; a proporção do pessoal é inadequada assim como a disponibilidade de instruções institucionais para melhorar a qualidade da analgesia. Concluiu-se que as enfermeiras valorizam a avaliação e intervenção para o alívio de dor em crianças, mas descrevem os aspectos que comprometem a prática: falta de colaboração, falta da definição de processos, falta de educação formal e contínua e de infraestrutura. Estes aspectos comprometem a implementação das evidências científicas capazes de melhorar os aspectos práticos de analgesia nas crianças sob cuidados intensivos.

  8. Daño psicológico en la infancia, un camino inconsciente al crimen/Psychological damage in childhood, an unconscious way to crime

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    Luis Eduardo Torrez Pinto

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En el proceso de desarrollo del sujeto, se ve dividido en etapas de las cuales la infancia es la que más riesgo representa en un nivel psicológico ya que en esta etapa el sujeto comienza a estructurar sus conocimientos básicos, que serán de utilidad a lo largo de su desarrollo, decimos que es de mayor riesgo porque el niño es débil e inexperto, no conoce y apenas se está familiarizando con su contexto social. La forma de interacción es fundamental ya que acciones negativas dirigidas en esta etapa son perjudiciales en su conducta y su personalidad, el sujeto en esta etapa es semejante a una esponja que va absorbiendo todo los estímulos a su alrededor y en un nivel psicológico todas las acciones que el niño pueda apreciar, producirán que en su inconsciente se genere un saber que más tarde será manifestado con diferentes formas de actuar del sujeto. Si se tiene una infancia donde se le produzca sufrimiento, entonces estos sufrimientos quebrantaran la cognición del mismo, y en su inconsciente se generara un sentimiento negativo, o ya bien un trauma o secuela, producida por un daño psicológico que por daños sicológico entendemos que el sujeto ha sido víctima de abusos y maltratos; estos maltratos pueden ser de carácter físico (golpes, torturas, quemaduras, es decir toda lesión producida en su fisiología y moral (humillaciones, insultos, etcétera que estos a su vez generan un daño psicológico, encontrando secuelas tales como la inseguridad, inestabilidad, agresividad y trastornos que modifiquen la personalidad, por ende el sujeto presenta una conducta antisocial, con posibilidades de convertirse en un criminal. La psicología en su integración a la criminología ha aportado conocimientos y estudios que demuestran que los criminales más peligrosos y así como los psicópatas han tenido una infancia perturbadora, llena de atrocidades en las cuales el castigo que reciben es producido por sus propios familiares.

  9. Application of robotics in nuclear facilities

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    Industrial robots and other robotic systems have been successfully applied at the Savannah River nuclear site. These applications, new robotic systems presently under development, general techniques for the employment of robots in nuclear facilities, and future systems are discussed

  10. Software Architecture for Planetary and Lunar Robotics

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    Utz, Hans; Fong, Teny; Nesnas, Iasa A. D.

    2006-01-01

    A viewgraph presentation on the role that software architecture plays in space and lunar robotics is shown. The topics include: 1) The Intelligent Robotics Group; 2) The Lunar Mission; 3) Lunar Robotics; and 4) Software Architecture for Space Robotics.

  11. Human-machine Interface for Presentation Robot

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    Krejsa, Jiří; Ondroušek, V.

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 6, č. 2 (2012), s. 17-21. ISSN 1897-8649 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20760514 Keywords : human-robot interface * mobile robot * presentation robot Subject RIV: JD - Computer Applications, Robotics

  12. Robotic follow system and method

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    Bruemmer, David J [Idaho Falls, ID; Anderson, Matthew O [Idaho Falls, ID

    2007-05-01

    Robot platforms, methods, and computer media are disclosed. The robot platform includes perceptors, locomotors, and a system controller, which executes instructions for a robot to follow a target in its environment. The method includes receiving a target bearing and sensing whether the robot is blocked front. If the robot is blocked in front, then the robot's motion is adjusted to avoid the nearest obstacle in front. If the robot is not blocked in front, then the method senses whether the robot is blocked toward the target bearing and if so, sets the rotational direction opposite from the target bearing, and adjusts the rotational velocity and translational velocity. If the robot is not blocked toward the target bearing, then the rotational velocity is adjusted proportional to an angle of the target bearing and the translational velocity is adjusted proportional to a distance to the nearest obstacle in front.

  13. Robotics and remote systems applications

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    This article is a review of numerous remote inspection techniques in use at the Savannah River (and other) facilities. These include: (1) reactor tank inspection robot, (2) californium waste removal robot, (3) fuel rod lubrication robot, (4) cesium source manipulation robot, (5) tank 13 survey and decontamination robots, (6) hot gang valve corridor decontamination and junction box removal robots, (7) lead removal from deionizer vessels robot, (8) HB line cleanup robot, (9) remote operation of a front end loader at WIPP, (10) remote overhead video extendible robot, (11) semi-intelligent mobile observing navigator, (12) remote camera systems in the SRS canyons, (13) cameras and borescope for the DWPF, (14) Hanford waste tank camera system, (15) in-tank precipitation camera system, (16) F-area retention basin pipe crawler, (17) waste tank wall crawler and annulus camera, (18) duct inspection, and (19) deionizer resin sampling

  14. Conceptions of health service robots

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    Lystbæk, Christian Tang

    2015-01-01

    Technology developments create rich opportunities for health service providers to introduce service robots in health care. While the potential benefits of applying robots in health care are extensive, the research into the conceptions of health service robot and its importance for the uptake...... of robotics technology in health care is limited. This article develops a model of the basic conceptions of health service robots that can be used to understand different assumptions and values attached to health care technology in general and health service robots in particular. The article takes...... a discursive approach in order to develop a conceptual framework for understanding the social values of health service robots. First a discursive approach is proposed to develop a typology of conceptions of health service robots. Second, a model identifying four basic conceptions of health service robots...

  15. Soft computing in advanced robotics

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    Kobayashi, Ichiro; Kim, Euntai

    2014-01-01

    Intelligent system and robotics are inevitably bound up; intelligent robots makes embodiment of system integration by using the intelligent systems. We can figure out that intelligent systems are to cell units, while intelligent robots are to body components. The two technologies have been synchronized in progress. Making leverage of the robotics and intelligent systems, applications cover boundlessly the range from our daily life to space station; manufacturing, healthcare, environment, energy, education, personal assistance, logistics. This book aims at presenting the research results in relevance with intelligent robotics technology. We propose to researchers and practitioners some methods to advance the intelligent systems and apply them to advanced robotics technology. This book consists of 10 contributions that feature mobile robots, robot emotion, electric power steering, multi-agent, fuzzy visual navigation, adaptive network-based fuzzy inference system, swarm EKF localization and inspection robot. Th...

  16. Lightweight Robotic Excavation Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Robust, lightweight, power-efficient excavation robots are mission enablers for lunar outposts and surface systems. Lunar excavators of this type cost-effectively...

  17. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... three-dimensional image. (INAUDIBLE). Sure. You want to use your fourth arm? (INAUDIBLE). Now through the other ... robotic instrument he has available, and he will use this instrument to retract. Here, let me help ...

  18. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... joysticks and his feet pressing on pedals to control these robotic instruments. There’s almost always an assistant ... Sure. To help divide the tissue and to control bleeding. Right now I’m going to clean ...

  19. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... still needs the human to control it. The beauty of this device, it’s all the advantage of ... We’re doing about 80 robotic cases a month across specialties here at South Miami Hospital, and ...

  20. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available Watch South Miami Hospital Surgeons Perform Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy South Miami Hospital Miami, FL January 19, 2010 Good afternoon. Welcome to the South Miami Hospital operating room, the Center ...

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    Full Text Available ... basically the backside of the hood of the car, which is the backside of the hood of ... the patient, and then these endowristed instruments are connected to robotic arms. The surgeon then sits at ...

  2. Rolling friction robot fingers

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    Vranish, John M.

    1992-06-01

    A low friction, object guidance, and gripping finger device for a robotic end effector on a robotic arm is disclosed, having a pair of robotic fingers each having a finger shaft slideably located on a gripper housing attached to the end effector. Each of the robotic fingers has a roller housing attached to the finger shaft. The roller housing has a ball bearing mounted centering roller located at the center, and a pair of ball bearing mounted clamping rollers located on either side of the centering roller. The object has a recess to engage the centering roller and a number of seating ramps for engaging the clamping rollers. The centering roller acts to position and hold the object symmetrically about the centering roller with respect to the X axis and the clamping rollers act to position and hold the object with respect to the Y and Z axis.

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    Full Text Available ... arm is holding the camera and controlling the three-dimensional camera. What you have is you have ... two scopes integrated into one, allowing for a three- dimensional view. The three other robotic arms are ...

  4. Tank-automotive robotics

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    Lane, Gerald R.

    1999-07-01

    To provide an overview of Tank-Automotive Robotics. The briefing will contain program overviews & inter-relationships and technology challenges of TARDEC managed unmanned and robotic ground vehicle programs. Specific emphasis will focus on technology developments/approaches to achieve semi- autonomous operation and inherent chassis mobility features. Programs to be discussed include: DemoIII Experimental Unmanned Vehicle (XUV), Tactical Mobile Robotics (TMR), Intelligent Mobility, Commanders Driver Testbed, Collision Avoidance, International Ground Robotics Competition (ICGRC). Specifically, the paper will discuss unique exterior/outdoor challenges facing the IGRC competing teams and the synergy created between the IGRC and ongoing DoD semi-autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicle and DoT Intelligent Transportation System programs. Sensor and chassis approaches to meet the IGRC challenges and obstacles will be shown and discussed. Shortfalls in performance to meet the IGRC challenges will be identified.

  5. Introduction to humanoid robotics

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    Kajita, Shuuji; Harada, Kensuke; Yokoi, Kazuhito

    2014-01-01

    This book is for researchers, engineers, and students who are willing to understand how humanoid robots move and be controlled. The book starts with an overview of the humanoid robotics research history and state of the art. Then it explains the required mathematics and physics such as kinematics of multi-body system, Zero-Moment Point (ZMP) and its relationship with body motion. Biped walking control is discussed in depth, since it is one of the main interests of humanoid robotics. Various topics of the whole body motion generation are also discussed. Finally multi-body dynamics is presented to simulate the complete dynamic behavior of a humanoid robot. Throughout the book, Matlab codes are shown to test the algorithms and to help the reader´s understanding.

  6. DOE Robotics Project

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    1991-01-01

    This document provide the bimonthly progress reports on the Department of Energy (DOE) Robotics Project by the University of Michigan. Reports are provided for the time periods of December 90/January 91 through June 91/July 91. (FI)

  7. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... Good afternoon. Welcome to the South Miami Hospital operating room, the Center for Robotic Surgery. My name ... Darren Bruck, and I’m here in the operating room at South Miami Hospital in Miami, Florida. ...

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    Full Text Available ... Lourdes, they’re all part of a valuable team in doing this case. If you bother to ... a short while how this whole robotic system works. You see the suction in the middle of ...

  9. Laser radar in robotics

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    Carmer, D.C.; Peterson, L.M. [Environmental Research Inst. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)

    1996-02-01

    In this paper the authors describe the basic operating principles of laser radar sensors and the typical algorithms used to process laser radar imagery for robotic applications. The authors review 12 laser radar sensors to illustrate the variety of systems that have been applied to robotic applications wherein information extracted from the laser radar data is used to automatically control a mechanism or process. Next, they describe selected robotic applications in seven areas: autonomous vehicle navigation, walking machine foot placement, automated service vehicles, manufacturing and inspection, automotive, military, and agriculture. They conclude with a discussion of the status of laser radar technology and suggest trends seen in the application of laser radar sensors to robotics. Many new applications are expected as the maturity level progresses and system costs are reduced.

  10. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... all the robotic prostate surgeries are for prostate cancer. Benign prostate surgery is a different type of surgery. Instead ... flow. So this surgery is done strictly for prostate cancer. Dr. Pinon, do you want me to click ...

  11. Service Robots for Hospitals

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    Özkil, Ali Gürcan

    services to maintain the quality of healthcare provided. This thesis and the Industrial PhD project aim to address logistics, which is the most resource demanding service in a hospital. The scale of the transportation tasks is huge and the material flow in a hospital is comparable to that of a factory. We...... believe that these transportation tasks, to a great extent, can be and will be automated using mobile robots. This thesis consequently addresses the key technical issues of implementing service robots in hospitals. In simple terms, a robotic system for automating hospital logistics has to be reliable......, adaptable and scalable. Robots have to be semi-autonomous, and should reliably navigate in large and dynamic environments in the hospital. The complexity of the problem has to be manageable, and the solutions have to be flexible, so that the system can be applicable in real world settings. This thesis...

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    Full Text Available ... scissors, and we’re using electrocautery or thermal energy. (INAUDIBLE) Sure. To help divide the tissue and ... robotic surgery is a laparoscopic, it’s a specialized form of laparoscopic surgery. General surgeons have been performing ...

  13. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... as you can see, this patient’s anatomy is unique. His urethra is very deep in the pelvis, ... these instruments, these robotic instruments are actually knocking against the bone. To do this open would be -- ...

  14. Automatic Wall Painting Robot

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    P.KEERTHANAA, K.JEEVITHA, V.NAVINA, G.INDIRA, S.JAYAMANI

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The Primary Aim Of The Project Is To Design, Develop And Implement Automatic Wall Painting Robot Which Helps To Achieve Low Cost Painting Equipment. Despite The Advances In Robotics And Its Wide Spreading Applications, Interior Wall Painting Has Shared Little In Research Activities. The Painting Chemicals Can Cause Hazards To The Human Painters Such As Eye And Respiratory System Problems. Also The Nature Of Painting Procedure That Requires Repeated Work And Hand Rising Makes It Boring, Time And Effort Consuming. When Construction Workers And Robots Are Properly Integrated In Building Tasks, The Whole Construction Process Can Be Better Managed And Savings In Human Labour And Timing Are Obtained As A Consequence. In Addition, It Would Offer The Opportunity To Reduce Or Eliminate Human Exposure To Difficult And Hazardous Environments, Which Would Solve Most Of The Problems Connected With Safety When Many Activities Occur At The Same Time. These Factors Motivate The Development Of An Automated Robotic Painting System.

  15. Innovations in dismantling robotics

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    Since the beginning of the 1970s, CEA has developed innovative systems for remote operation in nuclear fields. This paper presents the main developments achieved for dismantling applications of robotic systems (manipulators, carriers, controllers, simulation). (orig.)

  16. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... what laparoscopic surgery is, and we’ll take it one step further and describe robotic surgery. Laparoscopic ... surgery is sometimes you camera can get dirty. It usually doesn’t take more than about ten ...

  17. Prolegomena to Social Robotics

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    Nørskov, Marco

    2011-01-01

    We have begun to use robots in central areas of our lives, from health care to warfare, from education to entertainment—for tasks that we humans cannot perform and tasks that we simply do not wish to perform. This prospect challenges our values and cultural self-understanding. Public debate...... and some incipient philosophical inquiries have been directed to ethical questions pertaining to the particularities of first applications. In these first public and academic explorations of the nature of human-robot interaction in the ‘Western’ discussion context, certain fundamental tenets...... are presupposed. The aim of this dissertation is to analyze and question these basic assumptions by means of contrasts and extensions to explore the space of possible conceptions of human-robot relationships. This dissertation does not treat the question of what a robot is as such—almost all high-tech devices...

  18. Sample Return Robot Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This Challenge requires demonstration of an autonomous robotic system to locate and collect a set of specific sample types from a large planetary analog area and...

  19. Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy

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    Full Text Available ... going to describe to you in just a short while how this whole robotic system works. You ... believe it or not, in just a few short minutes, we’ll be done. The prostate will ...

  20. Flying insects and robots

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    Ellington, Charlie

    2009-01-01

    Understanding flight mechanics of insects can aid engineers in developing intelligent flying robots. In this seminal book, biologists and engineers detail the mechanics, technology, and intelligence of insects then discuss potential benefits of their research.

  1. Aprendizaje en robots sociales: El caso de Urbano

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    Galán, D.; Galán López, Ramón; Jiménez Avello, Agustín; Matía Espada, Fernando

    2013-01-01

    Se presenta el estado actual del proyecto URBANO, que en la versión 8.02 es una arquitectura distribuida de componentes orientada al diseño de aplicaciones en robots sociales. Se utiliza SOAP como mecanismo de integración remota. Se han diseñado nuevos componentes que permiten diferentes formas de aprendizaje. Por un lado, se ha diseñado una aplicación Android que posibilita la integración del móvil o tablet al control del robot. Por otro se ha desarrollado una ontología que permite represent...

  2. Estudi i construcció d'un Robot Delta

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    Burrut Forés, Marc

    2010-01-01

    Premi al millor Projecte de Fi de Carrera presentat durant el curs 2009-2010 en l'àmbit de Mecatrònica que atorga TECNOTRANS BONFIGLIOLI S.A. En aquest treball es dissenya i posteriorment es construeix un tipus de robot paral·lel força emprat en el mercat d’avui dia. Es tracta del manipulador Delta. Primer es fa un estudi relacionat a l’estructura del robot i les seves dimensions. Més endavant, s’elaboren tècniques per al seu control mitjançant la seva cinemàtica prèviament cal...

  3. Biomimetic smart sensors for autonomous robotic behavior II: vestibular processing

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    Xue, Shuwan; Deligeorges, Socrates; Soloway, Aaron; Lichtenstein, Lee; Gore, Tyler; Hubbard, Allyn

    2009-05-01

    Limited autonomous behaviors are fast becoming a critical capability in the field of robotics as robotic applications are used in more complicated and interactive environments. As additional sensory capabilities are added to robotic platforms, sensor fusion to enhance and facilitate autonomous behavior becomes increasingly important. Using biology as a model, the equivalent of a vestibular system needs to be created in order to orient the system within its environment and allow multi-modal sensor fusion. In mammals, the vestibular system plays a central role in physiological homeostasis and sensory information integration (Fuller et al, Neuroscience 129 (2004) 461-471). At the level of the Superior Colliculus in the brain, there is multimodal sensory integration across visual, auditory, somatosensory, and vestibular inputs (Wallace et al, J Neurophysiol 80 (1998) 1006-1010), with the vestibular component contributing a strong reference frame gating input. Using a simple model for the deep layers of the Superior Colliculus, an off-the-shelf 3-axis solid state gyroscope and accelerometer was used as the equivalent representation of the vestibular system. The acceleration and rotational measurements are used to determine the relationship between a local reference frame of a robotic platform (an iRobot Packbot®) and the inertial reference frame (the outside world), with the simulated vestibular input tightly coupled with the acoustic and optical inputs. Field testing of the robotic platform using acoustics to cue optical sensors coupled through a biomimetic vestibular model for "slew to cue" gunfire detection have shown great promise.

  4. Automatic Wall Painting Robot

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    P.KEERTHANAA, K.JEEVITHA, V.NAVINA, G.INDIRA, S.JAYAMANI

    2013-01-01

    The Primary Aim Of The Project Is To Design, Develop And Implement Automatic Wall Painting Robot Which Helps To Achieve Low Cost Painting Equipment. Despite The Advances In Robotics And Its Wide Spreading Applications, Interior Wall Painting Has Shared Little In Research Activities. The Painting Chemicals Can Cause Hazards To The Human Painters Such As Eye And Respiratory System Problems. Also The Nature Of Painting Procedure That Requires Repeated Work And Hand Rising Makes It Boring, Time A...

  5. The UJI librarian robot

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    Prats Sánchez, Mario; Martínez Martín, Ester; Sanz Valero, Pedro José; Pobil, Àngel Pasqual del

    2008-01-01

    This paper describes the UJI Librarian Robot, a mobile manipulator that is able to autonomously locate a book in an ordinary library, and grasp it from a bookshelf, by using eye-in-hand stereo vision and force sensing. The robot is only provided with the book code, a library map and some knowledge about its logical structure and takes advantage of the spatio-temporal constraints and regularities of the environment by applying disparate techniques such as stereo vision, visual tracking, probab...

  6. Mobile Bricklaying Robot

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    ECT Team, Purdue

    2007-01-01

    Bricklaying is a highly repetitive and physically exhaustive task. The tasks of the construction site bricklaying robot include removing bricks or blocks from prepared pallets, the application of bonding material and the erection of brickwork at a high level of accuracy and quality. Prototype realization of the bricklaying robot, which is based on a commercial construction machine, has been done by two research institutes in close cooperation with ten industrial partners.

  7. Industrial robots in China

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    Johansen, Joachim Storm; Tjemsland, Hans Kristian

    2014-01-01

    This thesis investigates the future development of industrial robots in China. It will focus on growth in robot sales toward China and try to identify which companies that are most capable of benefiting from the potential growth. A triangulation approach is applied, where both qualitative and quantitative methods is utilized. SWOT, discrete data and panel data analysis supports our conclusion about a strong growth in China. Porter`s Five Forces and financial analysis have pointed out interest...

  8. Robot Assisted Laser Osteotomy

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    Burgner, Jessica

    2010-01-01

    In the scope of this thesis world's first robot system was developed, which facilitates osteotomy using laser in arbitrary geometries with an overall accuracy below 0.5mm. Methods of computer and robot assisted surgery were reconsidered and composed to a workflow. Adequate calibration and registration methods are proposed. Further a methodology for transferring geometrically defined cutting trajectories into pulse sequences and optimized execution plans is developed.

  9. Wheeled hopping robot

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    Fischer, Gary J.

    2010-08-17

    The present invention provides robotic vehicles having wheeled and hopping mobilities that are capable of traversing (e.g. by hopping over) obstacles that are large in size relative to the robot and, are capable of operation in unpredictable terrain over long range. The present invention further provides combustion powered linear actuators, which can include latching mechanisms to facilitate pressurized fueling of the actuators, as can be used to provide wheeled vehicles with a hopping mobility.

  10. The Mobile Robot RHINO

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    Buhmann, Joachim; Burgard, Wolfram; Cremers, Armin B.; Fox, Dieter; Hofmann, Thomas; Schneider, Frank E.; Strikos, Jiannis; Thrun, Sebastian

    1995-01-01

    Rhino was the University of Bonn's entry in the 1994 AAAI Robot Competition and Exhibition. rhino is a mobile robot designed for indoor navigation and manipulation tasks. The general scientific goal of the rhino project is the development and the analysis of autonomous and complex learning systems. This article briefly describes the major components of the rhino control software as they were exhibited at the competition. It also sketches the basic philosophy of the rhino architecture and disc...

  11. SPECIAL ROBOTS FOR ENERGETICS

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    Sit M.L.

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available An overview of robots used in the power industry for diagnostics of power lines, cable lines, for the control, monitoring and maintenance of wind turbines, in nuclear energy, for optimum orientation of solar photovoltaic plants and solar panels for cleaning. Equations of statics and dynamics of robotic car which lifts along the vertical flexible rope are considered. It is presented the design which is made on the basis of "Lego Mindstorms" to solve the problem.

  12. Artificial Skin in Robotics

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    Strohmayr, Michael

    2012-01-01

    Artificial Skin - A comprehensive interface for system-environment interaction - This thesis investigates a multifunctional artificial skin as touch sensitive whole-body cover for robotic systems. To further the evolution from tactile sensors to an implementable artificial skin a general concept for the design process is derived. A standard test procedure is proposed to evaluate the performance. The artificial skin contributes to a safe and intuitive physical human robot interaction.

  13. Dimensão cuidadora da enfermagem e da família na assistência à criança hospitalizada: concepções da enfermagem Dimensión cuidadora de la enfermería y de la familia en la asistencia al niño hospitalizado: concepciones de la enfermería Dimension of nursing and family care to hospitalized children: conceptions of nursing

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    Erika Acioli Gomes Pimenta

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available A dimensão e o modo de participação da família, no cuidado à criança hospitalizada, tem sido tema de estudo da enfermagem. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi analisar como está delineada a dimensão cuidadora da enfermagem e da família na assistência à criança hospitalizada. Trata-se de uma pesquisa qualitativa, realizada com a equipe de enfermagem de um hospital-escola, por meio de entrevista semiestruturada. A organização dos dados pautou-se na análise temática. Os resultados apontam que o trabalho realizado pela enfermagem está centrado em procedimentos; que a interação com a criança e sua família é tangencial no processo de cuidar; e que a família tem dividido cuidados com a equipe mas não tem sido compreendida como co-participante, tampouco incluída na perspectiva do cuidado. Defende-se que a criação de vínculo pode promover uma lógica do processo de trabalho, na perspectiva da integralidade e resgate da dimensão cuidadora da enfermagem.A dimensión y el modo de participación de la familia, en el cuidado al niño hospitalizado, ha sido tema de estudios de la enfermería. El objetivo de esta investigación fue analizar como está delineada la dimensión cuidadora de la enfermería y de la familia en la asistencia al niño hospitalizado. Se trata de una investigación cualitativa, realizada con el equipo de enfermería de un hospital escuela, por medio de entrevistas semiestruturadas. La organización de los datos se orientó por el análisis temático. Los resultados apuntan que el trabajo realizado por la enfermería está centrado en procedimientos. La interacción con el niño y su familia es tangencial en el proceso de cuidar. La familia ha dividido los cuidados con el equipo y no ha sido entendida como copartícipe, también no ha sido incluida en la perspectiva del cuidado. Defendemos que la producción de un vínculo puede promover una lógica del proceso de trabajo en la perspectiva integradora y rescatar la

  14. Laparoscopic Robot-Assisted Diaphragm Plication.

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    Zwischenberger, Brittany A; Kister, Nathaniel; Zwischenberger, Joseph B; Martin, Jeremiah T

    2016-01-01

    Minimally invasive approaches to diaphragm plication for eventration include thoracoscopic and laparoscopic techniques. The elevated hemidiaphragm and ribs limit thoracoscopic techniques. We report our modification of the laparoscopic approach using robotic assistance with the da Vinci Surgical System, (Intuitive Surgical Inc, Sunnyvale, CA) to avoid single-lung ventilation, facilitate exposure, and allow more precise placement of plication sutures to achieve an even tension and maximum plication. Critical steps include creation of a small defect in the diaphragm to equalize pressures between cavities and placement of multiple, pledgeted interrupted horizontal mattresses. PMID:26694286

  15. Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: Four Cases

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    Lee, Yong Seong; Han, Woong Kyu; Oh, Young Taik; Choi, Young Deuk; Yang, Seung Choul; Rha, Koon Ho

    2007-01-01

    The role of the da Vinci™ robot is being defined in minimally invasive urologic surgery. Robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (rLRP) has emerged as a feasible treatment option for patients with organ-confined prostate cancer. We performed the first four rLRPs on four prostate cancer patients in the Republic of Korea. This is a report of its techniques and outcomes. In all four cases, the surgery was successfully completed with a mean operative time of 392.5 minutes. The mean esti...

  16. Modularity in robotic systems

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    Tesar, Delbert; Butler, Michael S.

    1989-01-01

    Most robotic systems today are designed one at a time, at a high cost of time and money. This wasteful approach has been necessary because the industry has not established a foundation for the continued evolution of intelligent machines. The next generation of robots will have to be generic, versatile machines capable of absorbing new technology rapidly and economically. This approach is demonstrated in the success of the personal computer, which can be upgraded or expanded with new software and hardware at virtually every level. Modularity is perceived as a major opportunity to reduce the 6 to 7 year design cycle time now required for new robotic manipulators, greatly increasing the breadth and speed of diffusion of robotic systems in manufacturing. Modularity and its crucial role in the next generation of intelligent machines are the focus of interest. The main advantages that modularity provides are examined; types of modules needed to create a generic robot are discussed. Structural modules designed by the robotics group at the University of Texas at Austin are examined to demonstrate the advantages of modular design.

  17. Self-Organizing Robots

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    Murata, Satoshi

    2012-01-01

    It is man’s ongoing hope that a machine could somehow adapt to its environment by reorganizing itself. This is what the notion of self-organizing robots is based on. The theme of this book is to examine the feasibility of creating such robots within the limitations of current mechanical engineering. The topics comprise the following aspects of such a pursuit: the philosophy of design of self-organizing mechanical systems; self-organization in biological systems; the history of self-organizing mechanical systems; a case study of a self-assembling/self-repairing system as an autonomous distributed system; a self-organizing robot that can create its own shape and robotic motion; implementation and instrumentation of self-organizing robots; and the future of self-organizing robots. All topics are illustrated with many up-to-date examples, including those from the authors’ own work. The book does not require advanced knowledge of mathematics to be understood, and will be of great benefit to students in the rob...

  18. Multi-robot caravanning

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    Denny, Jory

    2013-11-01

    We study multi-robot caravanning, which is loosely defined as the problem of a heterogeneous team of robots visiting specific areas of an environment (waypoints) as a group. After formally defining this problem, we propose a novel solution that requires minimal communication and scales with the number of waypoints and robots. Our approach restricts explicit communication and coordination to occur only when robots reach waypoints, and relies on implicit coordination when moving between a given pair of waypoints. At the heart of our algorithm is the use of leader election to efficiently exploit the unique environmental knowledge available to each robot in order to plan paths for the group, which makes it general enough to work with robots that have heterogeneous representations of the environment. We implement our approach both in simulation and on a physical platform, and characterize the performance of the approach under various scenarios. We demonstrate that our approach can successfully be used to combine the planning capabilities of different agents. © 2013 IEEE.

  19. Swarm robotics and minimalism

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    Sharkey, Amanda J. C.

    2007-09-01

    Swarm Robotics (SR) is closely related to Swarm Intelligence, and both were initially inspired by studies of social insects. Their guiding principles are based on their biological inspiration and take the form of an emphasis on decentralized local control and communication. Earlier studies went a step further in emphasizing the use of simple reactive robots that only communicate indirectly through the environment. More recently SR studies have moved beyond these constraints to explore the use of non-reactive robots that communicate directly, and that can learn and represent their environment. There is no clear agreement in the literature about how far such extensions of the original principles could go. Should there be any limitations on the individual abilities of the robots used in SR studies? Should knowledge of the capabilities of social insects lead to constraints on the capabilities of individual robots in SR studies? There is a lack of explicit discussion of such questions, and researchers have adopted a variety of constraints for a variety of reasons. A simple taxonomy of swarm robotics is presented here with the aim of addressing and clarifying these questions. The taxonomy distinguishes subareas of SR based on the emphases and justifications for minimalism and individual simplicity.

  20. Robotic assisted andrological surgery

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    Sijo J Parekattil; Ahmet Gudeloglu

    2013-01-01

    The introduction of the operative microscope for andrological surgery in the 1970s provided enhanced magnification and accuracy,unparalleled to any previous visual loop or magnification techniques.This technology revolutionized techniques for microsurgery in andrology.Today,we may be on the verge of a second such revolution by the incorporation of robotic assisted platforms for microsurgery in andrology.Robotic assisted microsurgery is being utilized to a greater degree in andrology and a number of other microsurgical fields,such as ophthalmology,hand surgery,plastics and reconstructive surgery.The potential advantages of robotic assisted platforms include elimination of tremor,improved stability,surgeon ergonomics,scalability of motion,multi-input visual interphases with up to three simultaneous visual views,enhanced magnification,and the ability to manipulate three surgical instruments and cameras simultaneously.This review paper begins with the historical development of robotic microsurgery.It then provides an in-depth presentation of the technique and outcomes of common robotic microsurgical andrological procedures,such as vasectomy reversal,subinguinal varicocelectomy,targeted spermatic cord denervation (for chronic orchialgia) and robotic assisted microsurgical testicular sperm extraction (microTESE).

  1. Colias: An Autonomous Micro Robot for Swarm Robotic Applications

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    Farshad Arvin

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Robotic swarms that take inspiration from nature are becoming a fascinating topic for multi-robot researchers. The aim is to control a large number of simple robots in order to solve common complex tasks. Due to the hardware complexities and cost of robot platforms, current research in swarm robotics is mostly performed by simulation software. The simulation of large numbers of these robots in robotic swarm applications is extremely complex and often inaccurate due to the poor modelling of external conditions. In this paper, we present the design of a low-cost, open-platform, autonomous micro-robot (Colias for robotic swarm applications. Colias employs a circular platform with a diameter of 4 cm. It has a maximum speed of 35 cm/s which enables it to be used in swarm scenarios very quickly over large arenas. Long-range infrared modules with an adjustable output power allow the robot to communicate with its direct neighbours at a range of 0.5 cm to 2 m. Colias has been designed as a complete platform with supporting software development tools for robotics education and research. It has been tested in both individual and swarm scenarios, and the observed results demonstrate its feasibility for use as a micro-sized mobile robot and as a low-cost platform for robot swarm applications.

  2. Robotic hand with modular extensions

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    Salisbury, Curt Michael; Quigley, Morgan

    2015-01-20

    A robotic device is described herein. The robotic device includes a frame that comprises a plurality of receiving regions that are configured to receive a respective plurality of modular robotic extensions. The modular robotic extensions are removably attachable to the frame at the respective receiving regions by way of respective mechanical fuses. Each mechanical fuse is configured to trip when a respective modular robotic extension experiences a predefined load condition, such that the respective modular robotic extension detaches from the frame when the load condition is met.

  3. A Casa da Morte de Petrópolis: A importância da (reconstrução de uma memória além da “Cidade Imperial” para a consolidação democrática

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    Diego Grossi

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available A Casa da Morte de Petrópolis foi um dos centros clandestinos da ditadura militar brasileira. A descoberta desse “aparelho” foi possibilitada em função dos relatos de Inês Etienne Romeu, a única sobrevivente dentre as pessoas vitimadas na casa. Com os trabalhos inaugurados pela Comissão Nacional da Verdade, outras informações começaram a aparecer, oriundas principalmente de testemunhos de ex-militares envolvidos com o regime ditatorial, o que colocou o assunto em pauta na sociedade. O período republicano da cidade palco dessa história (inclusive a época da ditadura é ainda ignorado pela historiografia “oficial” local, prevalecendo a supervalorização dos tempos do Império, pelos quais o município é conhecido internacionalmente como “Cidade Imperial”. Resgatar a história da Casa da Morte é compreender parte do passado velado de uma cidade e consolidar na memória local e nacional os acontecimentos ali ocorridos, tendo em vista a não repetição de práticas típicas do regime militar, que institucionalizou a violação dos direitos humanos ao longo de duas décadas.

  4. Incertezas diante do cancer infantil: compreendendo as necessidades da mãe Incertidumbre frente al cáncer infantil: entender las necesidades de la madre Uncertainties in the childhood cancer: understanding the mother's needs

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    Margareth Angelo

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos deste estudo foram identificar as necessidades da mãe durante a internação do filho com câncer e compreender como as incertezas diante da doença configuram-se nesta experiência. O referencial teórico do estudo foi o Interacionismo Simbólico e o referencial metodológico, o Interacionismo Interpretativo. A coleta de dados foi conduzida por meio de entrevistas semiestruturadas. Participaram do estudo 10 mães de crianças hospitalizadas em uma instituição especializada no município de São Paulo. Foram identificadas três categorias descritivas das necessidades experienciadas pelas mães: (1 Necessidade de estar presente e acompanhar o tratamento; (2 Necessidade de ser amparada nos momentos de fraqueza; (3 Necessidade de manter vínculo com a família. As necessidades da mãe durante a internação da criança com câncer têm caráter multidimensional, e o reconhecimento delas é essencial para garantir a criação de um contexto de cuidado que potencialize o papel da mãe no suporte à criança com câncer.Los objetivos de este estudio fueron identificar las necesidades de la madre durante la internación del hijo con cáncer y comprender como la incertidumbre frente a la enfermedad se ubican dentro de esta experiencia. El marco teórico del estudio fue el Interaccionismo Simbólico y el marcol metodológico, el Interaccionismo Interpretativo. La recolección de datos se llevó a cabo a través de entrevistas semi-estructuradas. Participaron del estudio 10 madres de niños internados en una institución especializada en la ciudad de São Paulo. Se identificaron tres categorías descriptivas de las necesidades vividas por las madres: (1 Necesidad de estar presente y estar al pendiente del tratamiento; (2 Necesidad de apoyo en los momentos de la debilidad; (3 Necesidad de mantener el vínculo con la familia. Las necesidades de la madre durante la internación del niño con cáncer tienen carácter multidimensional y el

  5. Por detrás e além de lei Maria da Penha: Discurso judiciais e ideológicos

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    Vieira, Karla A. Holanda Farias

    2016-01-01

    [ES]Este estudio tiene como objetivo central analizar las fuerzas que influyeron en la aprobación de la Ley 11.340/2006, y cómo cada una de ellas dejó su huella en el texto legal definitivo, así como comprender los diversos problemas para su perfecta aplicación. Junto con ello se pretendió describir el contexto brasileño anterior a la entrada en vigor de una ley integral para combatir la violencia doméstica y familiar, así como reflexionar sobre la contribución al descenso de l...

  6. Human Robotic Systems (HRS): Space Robotics Challenge Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — During 2013 and 2015, the DARPA Robotics Challenge explored through a competition the tasks and technologies for robots to operate in a natural and man-made...

  7. Human Robotic Systems (HRS): Controlling Robots over Time Delay Element

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This element involves the development of software that enables easier commanding of a wide range of NASA relevant robots through the Robot Application Programming...

  8. Friendly network robotics; Friendly network robotics

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    1998-03-01

    A working group (WG) study was conducted aiming at realizing human type robots. The following six working groups in the basement field were organized to study in terms mostly of items of technical development and final technical targets: platform, and remote attendance control in the basement field, maintenance of plant, etc., home service, disaster/construction, and entertainment in the application field. In the platform WG, a robot of human like form is planning which walks with two legs and works with two arms, and the following were discussed: a length of 160cm, weight of 110kg, built-in LAN, actuator specifications, modulated structure, intelligent driver, etc. In the remote attendance control WG, remote control using working function, stabilized movement, stabilized control, and network is made possible. Studied were made on the decision on a remote control cockpit by open architecture added with function and reformable, problems on the development of the standard language, etc. 77 ref., 82 figs., 21 tabs.

  9. Direct Kinematic modeling of 6R Robot using Robotics Toolbox

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    Prashant Badoni

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The traditional approaches are insufficient to solve the complex kinematics problems of the redundant robotic manipulators. To overcome such intricacy, Peter Corke’s Robotics Toolbox [1] is utilized in the present study. This paper aims to model the direct kinematics of a 6 degree of freedom (DOF Robotic arm. The Toolbox uses the Denavit-Hartenberg (DH Methodology [2] to compute the kinematic model of the robot.

  10. An overview of artificial intelligence and robotics. Volume 2: Robotics

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    Gevarter, W. B.

    1982-01-01

    This report provides an overview of the rapidly changing field of robotics. The report incorporates definitions of the various types of robots, a summary of the basic concepts, utilized in each of the many technical areas, review of the state of the art and statistics of robot manufacture and usage. Particular attention is paid to the status of robot development, the organizations involved, their activities, and their funding.

  11. Making Robot Learning Controllable: A Case Study in Robot Navigation

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    Kirsch, Alexandra; Schweitzer, Michael; Beetz, Michael

    2005-01-01

    International audience In many applications the performance of learned robot controllers drags behind those of the respective hand-coded ones. In our view, this situation is caused not mainly by deficiencies of the learning algorithms but rather by an insufficient embedding of learning in robot control programs. This paper presents a case study in which ROLL, a robot control language that allows for explicit representations of learning problems, is applied to learning robot navigation task...

  12. Direct Kinematic modeling of 6R Robot using Robotics Toolbox

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    Prashant Badoni

    2016-01-01

    The traditional approaches are insufficient to solve the complex kinematics problems of the redundant robotic manipulators. To overcome such intricacy, Peter Corke’s Robotics Toolbox [1] is utilized in the present study. This paper aims to model the direct kinematics of a 6 degree of freedom (DOF) Robotic arm. The Toolbox uses the Denavit-Hartenberg (DH) Methodology [2] to compute the kinematic model of the robot.

  13. Fome, desnutrição e pobreza: além da semântica Hunger, malnutrition and poverty: beyond the semantics

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    Carlos Augusto Monteiro

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Fome, desnutrição e pobreza são problemas de natureza, dimensão e tendências muito distintas no Brasil, comportando soluções com escala, investimentos e conteúdos distintos. Ações governamentais de combate à pobreza certamente merecem máxima prioridade, justificam grandes investimentos e devem perseguir essencialmente o aumento da renda dos mais pobres. Ações que resultem em maior crescimento econômico com melhor distribuição de renda e que levem à reativação da economia, à criação de empregos e ao aprofundamento da reforma agrária são vistas como soluções consensuais no país. Mais recentemente, o mesmo acordo parece existir quanto a programas governamentais de transferência direta de renda acoplados a contrapartidas das famílias beneficiárias, seja com relação à manutenção das crianças nas escolas (bolsa-escola, seja com relação a controles preventivos de saúde (bolsa alimentação. Ações que combatam eficientemente a pobreza serão obviamente de enorme valia para a luta contra a desnutrição. Entretanto, a experiência nacional e internacional mostra que a intensificação dos investimentos em educação, saneamento do meio e cuidados básicos de saúde será essencial para se alcançar a erradicação da desnutrição. A luta contra a fome, ou ao que resta desse problema no país, igualmente se beneficiará do combate à pobreza. Contudo, as evidências indicam que ações específicas de combate à fome, em particular ações de distribuição de alimentos (diretamente ou através de créditos ou cupons, deveriam ser empregadas no Brasil de modo limitado e apenas em condições excepcionais e devidamente justificadas. A expansão desmedida de ações de distribuição de alimentos, ao contrário do que talvez indiquem o senso comum e a indignação justificada diante de uma sociedade tão injusta como a brasileira, implicaria apenas consumir recursos que poderiam faltar para ações sociais melhor

  14. Synchronizing a modular robot colony for cooperative tasks based on intrainter robot communications

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    Ferre Perez, Manuel; Aracil Santonja, Rafael; Baca Garcia, Jose Antonio

    2011-01-01

    The implementation of robotic cooperative tasks such as pushing an object toward a desired destination or manipulating an object using mobile robots or robotic arms requires motion coordination between the robot colony. When a robot is built by the union of several robots, such as modular robot systems, it is critical to have the complete coordination of each robot configuration within the colony and also overall robot coordination of the colony. The paper presents a demonstration of parallel...

  15. Investigación con el sistema da Vinci® en el Hospital St Mary’s de Londres Evaluation of the use the da Vinci system at St. Mary's Hospital in London

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    Juan David Hernández

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Hipótesis: El sistema robótico da Vinci™ permite superar las limitaciones que impone al cirujano la cirugía mínimamente invasora en términos de destreza, control del campo operatorio y ergonomía. Los estudios incluidos en esta compilación evalúan la curva de aprendizaje, la visión en tercera dimensión y el análisis de movimientos, con el propósito de comprobar las ventajas del sistema da Vinci sobre la cirugía mínimamente invasora y establecer métodos de evaluación de desempeño.ypothesis: The da Vinci™ Surgical System allows surgeons to overcome the limitations imposed by minimally invasive surgery (MIS in terms of dexterity, operative field control and ergonomy. The studies included evaluate the learning curve, 3-D vision and motion analysis to reveal the system’s advantages over MIS and to establish performance assessment methods. Methods: system employed: da Vinci™ Surgical System. Three comparative experiments with 11 to 13 surgeons performing different tasks looking at: learning curve comparing experienced and non-experienced surgeons, advantages of 3D over 2D vision, and advantages of robotic surgery over Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS. Assessment: measurement of surgeon’s performance by means of a global scale for skills (OSATS and errors count, with blind scoring by experts. Additionally, motion analysis software for MIS (ICSAD and robotic surgery (ROVIMAS, both developed by the Department and previously validated in other studies. Statistic calculations: SPSS 10,0™ software. P<0,05. Results: The learning curve rendered an OSATS score of 18 for the first attempt and 26 for the fifth (p=0,02, Cronbah alpha: 0.894. Motion analysis showed reduction in number of movements and path length (p=0,01. Comparing robotic surgery with 3-D vision vs. MIS rendered a 40% reduction in time taken (p=0,001 and 70% reduction in path length (0,008, with 93% less skill-related errors. 3-D vision was proved to be superior to 2-D

  16. Experimental analysis of segregation and porosity during the transient unidirectional solidification of an Al-9%Si-3%Cu ternary; Analise experimental da macrossegregacao e porosidade durante a solidificacao unidirecional transitoria de uma liga ternaria Al-9%Si-3%Cu

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    Gomes, L.G.; Moutinho, D.J.; Rocha, O.L., E-mail: lgouvea@fem.unicamp.b [Instituto Federal de Educacao, Ciencia e Tecnologia do Para (IFPA), Belem, PA (Brazil); Ferreira, I.L. [Universidade Federal Fluminense (DEM/UFF), Niteroi, RJ (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Mecanica; Garcia, A. [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (DEMa/UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia de Materiais

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    The solute macro segregation and formation of micro porosity were experimental y investigated in the transient unidirectional solidification of a ternary league. The solute macro segregation profile, the specific theoretical mass and the apparent specific mass are presented alongside of ingot length. The experimental segregation profile of the solute were obtained through the X ray fluorescence spectrometry technique. The micro porosity measurements were performed by using the technique of picnometry. The presence of silicon on the league acted as inhibitor of inverse segregation of the copper, which is a typically observed in the transient unidirectional solidified of Al-Cu leagues. The volumetric fractions of porous has shown a ascendent tendency from the base to the top of ingot

  17. Robots for Astrobiology!

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    Boston, Penelope J.

    2016-01-01

    The search for life and its study is known as astrobiology. Conducting that search on other planets in our Solar System is a major goal of NASA and other space agencies, and a driving passion of the community of scientists and engineers around the world. We practice for that search in many ways, from exploring and studying extreme environments on Earth, to developing robots to go to other planets and help us look for any possible life that may be there or may have been there in the past. The unique challenges of space exploration make collaborations between robots and humans essential. The products of those collaborations will be novel and driven by the features of wholly new environments. For space and planetary environments that are intolerable for humans or where humans present an unacceptable risk to possible biologically sensitive sites, autonomous robots or telepresence offer excellent choices. The search for life signs on Mars fits within this category, especially in advance of human landed missions there, but also as assistants and tools once humans reach the Red Planet. For planetary destinations where we do not envision humans ever going in person, like bitterly cold icy moons, or ocean worlds with thick ice roofs that essentially make them planetary-sized ice caves, we will rely on robots alone to visit those environments for us and enable us to explore and understand any life that we may find there. Current generation robots are not quite ready for some of the tasks that we need them to do, so there are many opportunities for roboticists of the future to advance novel types of mobility, autonomy, and bio-inspired robotic designs to help us accomplish our astrobiological goals. We see an exciting partnership between robotics and astrobiology continually strengthening as we jointly pursue the quest to find extraterrestrial life.

  18. Processo de trabalho da enfermeira que atua em puericultura nas unidades de saúde da família Proceso de trabajo de la enfermera que trabaja en el cuidado al niño en las unidades de salud de la Work process of the nurse who works in child care in family health units

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    Full Text Available Tratou-se de uma pesquisa de abordagem qualitativa, cujo objetivo foi analisar o processo de trabalho da enfermeira nas ações de puericultura em unidades de saúde da família. Os sujeitos foram enfermeiras e a coleta dos dados empíricos foi realizada por meio da observação participante e de entrevista. A análise dos dados seguiu os fundamentos da análise temática. Os resultados revelam que a organização do processo de trabalho das enfermeiras permanece centrada em procedimentos com uma oferta de assistência baseada na doença, demonstrando entraves à prática da puericultura na atenção básica em saúdeSe trató de una investigación de abordaje cualitativo, cuyo objetivo fue analizar el proceso de trabajo de la enfermera en las acciones de cuidado al niño en unidades de salud de la familia. Los sujetos fueron enfermeros. La recogida de datos empíricos se realizó por medio de la observación participante y de entrevistas. El análisis de datos siguió los fundamentos del análisis temático. Los resultados revelan que la organización del proceso de trabajo de las enfermeras permanece, aún, centrada en procedimientos con una oferta de asistencia basada en la enfermedad del usuario, demostrando obstáculos a la práctica de la puericultura en la atención básica en saludThis is a qualitative research, which purpose was to analyse the working process of nurse in child care actions in family health units. Nurses are the subjects and empirical data was achieved by the means of participant observation, and interviews. Data analysis followed thematic analysis fundaments. Results reveal that working process organization of nurses still remains centered in proceedings with an offert of assistance based in client illness, showing obstacles to puericulture practice in health basic attention

  19. Mood contagion of robot body language in human robot interaction

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    Xu, J.; Broekens, J.; Hindriks, K.; Neerincx, M.A.

    2015-01-01

    The aim of our work is to design bodily mood expressions of humanoid robots for interactive settings that can be recognized by users and have (positive) effects on people who interact with the robots. To this end, we develop a parameterized behavior model for humanoid robots to express mood through

  20. Exploiting Child-Robot Aesthetic Interaction for a Social Robot

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    Jae-Joon Lee

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A social robot interacts and communicates with humans by using the embodied knowledge gained from interactions with its social environment. In recent years, emotion has emerged as a popular concept for designing social robots. Several studies on social robots reported an increase in robot sociability through emotional imitative interactions between the robot and humans. In this paper conventional emotional interactions are extended by exploiting the aesthetic theories that the sociability of a social robot can be markedly enhanced through aesthetic imitative interactions such as “playful acts”. We applied these aesthetic interactions to child‐robot interaction. Children imitate the emotional behaviours of a robot through aesthetic interactions; they play with the robot by mimicking its emotional facial expressions. From the tests, we see that aesthetic judgment is more influential than emotions in playful interactions between children and the robot; the aesthetic imitative interactions would reinforce the positive social relationships of children and enhance their social adaptability. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first social robot study to investigate child‐robot interaction on the basis of aesthetics.

  1. Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery

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    ... guys tonight. We’re going to be talking robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery, and I can tell you, ... and it shows us how we start a robotic case really like standard laparoscopy, and there’s an ...

  2. Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... be where we put the instrument for arm number two on the robot. So, we try to ... actually bring the camera - - now, moving robotic arm number three, you see that instrument pushing down on ...

  3. Lessons of nuclear robot history

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    Severe accidents occurred at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station stirred up people's great expectation of nuclear robot's deployment. However unexpected nuclear disaster, especially rupture of reactor building caused by core meltdown and hydrogen explosion, made it quite difficult to introduce nuclear robot under high radiation environment to cease accidents and dispose damaged reactor. Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ) set up committee to look back upon lessons learned from 50 year's past experience of nuclear robot development and summarized 'Lessons of nuclear robot history', which was shown on the home page website of RSJ. This article outlined it with personal comment. History of nuclear robot developed for inspection and maintenance at normal operation and for specific required response at nuclear accidents was reviewed with many examples at home and abroad for TMI, Chernobyl and JCO accidents. Present state of Fukushima accident response robot's introduction and development was also described with some comments on nuclear robot development from academia based on lessons. (T. Tanaka)

  4. Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... minimally invasive components of laparoscopy, including the enhanced mobility and visibility of robotics. So, we counseled her, ... see even with an open laparotomy. Well, the mobility of the robotic system allows you to drive ...

  5. Robot Motion and Control 2011

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    2012-01-01

    Robot Motion Control 2011 presents very recent results in robot motion and control. Forty short papers have been chosen from those presented at the sixth International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control held in Poland in June 2011. The authors of these papers have been carefully selected and represent leading institutions in this field. The following recent developments are discussed: • Design of trajectory planning schemes for holonomic and nonholonomic systems with optimization of energy, torque limitations and other factors. • New control algorithms for industrial robots, nonholonomic systems and legged robots. • Different applications of robotic systems in industry and everyday life, like medicine, education, entertainment and others. • Multiagent systems consisting of mobile and flying robots with their applications The book is suitable for graduate students of automation and robotics, informatics and management, mechatronics, electronics and production engineering systems as well as scientists...

  6. Artificial intelligence: Robots with instincts

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    Adami, Christoph

    2015-05-01

    An evolutionary algorithm has been developed that allows robots to adapt to unforeseen change. The robots learn behaviours quickly and instinctively by mining the memory of their past achievements. See Letter p.503

  7. Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... unit. It came out in 1999. You started training in 2001, so you are probably a super ... site, which means that physicians who are in training for robotics or are interested in robotics or ...

  8. Industrial Robots on the Line.

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    Ayres, Robert; Miller, Steve

    1982-01-01

    Explores the history of robotics and its effects upon the manufacturing industry. Topics include robots' capabilities and limitations, the factory of the future, displacement of the workforce, and implications for management and labor. (SK)

  9. Minimizing Human Intervention in the Development of Basal Ganglia-Inspired Robot Control

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    F. Montes-Gonzalez; Prescott, T.J; Negrete-Martinez, J.

    2007-01-01

    A biologically inspired mechanism for robot action selection, based on the vertebrate basal ganglia, has been previously presented (Prescott et al. 2006, Montes Gonzalez et al. 2000). In this model the task confronting the robot is decomposed into distinct behavioural modules that integrate information from multiple sensors and internal state to form ‘salience’ signals. These signals are provided as inputs to a computational model of the basal ganglia whose intrinsic processes cause the selec...

  10. Diagnóstico de ABPA em pacientes portadores de fibrose cística: utilidade clínica da pesquisa de IgE específica contra alérgenos recombinantes do Aspergillus fumigatus ABPA diagnosis in cystic fibrosis patients: the clinical utility of IgE specific to recombinant Aspergillus fumigatus allergens

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    Marina B. Almeida; Maria Helena C. F. Bussamra; Joaquim C. Rodrigues

    2006-01-01

    OBJETIVO: A aspergilose broncopulmonar alérgica (ABPA) é um fator complicador da fibrose cística que pode determinar uma combinação devastadora na evolução da doença pulmonar. A sobreposição de sinais e sintomas das duas enfermidades dificulta o diagnóstico, mesmo aplicando critérios padronizados. O objetivo deste trabalho foi identificar, em grupo de portadores de fibrose cística, os casos de ABPA através da detecção de IgE específica contra os alérgenos recombinantes do Aspergillus fumigatu...

  11. Rusya’da din psikolojisi çalışmalarında ben ötesi yaklaşım

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    FAKHRUTDİNOV, Ayrat

    2012-01-01

    Rus toplumunda günümüzde “Tanrının alaca çağı” yaşanmaktadır. Yani topumun ne doğru ahlaki, ne milli adetleri vardır. Bu nedenle aktüel maneviyat araştırmalarına ciddi anlamda ihtiyaç vardır.252

    Bize göre Ben Ötesi Yaklaşım ve Din Psikolojisi maneviyat alanında bilimsel çalışmalardır ama Rusya’daki uzmanların bu konudaki görüşleri farklıdır. ...

  12. Human-Recognizable Robotic Gestures

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    Cabibihan, John-John; So, Wing-Chee; Pramanik, Soumo

    2012-01-01

    For robots to be accommodated in human spaces and in humans daily activities, robots should be able to understand messages from the human conversation partner. In the same light, humans must also understand the messages that are being communicated by robots, including the non-verbal ones. We conducted a web-based video study wherein participants gave interpretations on the iconic gestures and emblems that were produced by an anthropomorphic robot. Out of the 15 gestures presented, we found 6 ...

  13. Trajectory Following for Legged Robots

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    Moulard, Thomas; Lamiraux, Florent; Stasse, Olivier

    2012-01-01

    While robust trajectory following is a well-studied problem on mobile robots, the question of how to track accurately a trajectory on a humanoid robot remains open. This paper suggests a closed-loop trajectory tracking strategy aimed at humanoid robots. Compared to approaches from mobile robotics, this control scheme takes into account footsteps alteration, equilibrium constraints and singularities avoidance for humanoids. It provides a robust way to execute long and/or precise motion with th...

  14. Online Learning for Robot Vision

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    Öfjäll, Kristoffer

    2014-01-01

    In tele-operated robotics applications, the primary information channel from the robot to its human operator is a video stream. For autonomous robotic systems however, a much larger selection of sensors is employed, although the most relevant information for the operation of the robot is still available in a single video stream. The issue lies in autonomously interpreting the visual data and extracting the relevant information, something humans and animals perform strikingly well. On the othe...

  15. Robots: An Astonishing Human Creation

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    Batchala Bharghava

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Robot is a designed device to perform a task as per the program installed during the design. It is a multifunctional and self-controlled device made especially for performing certain work unlike humans, it doesn’t get tired. Robots are proof for advancements in the science and technology. Robots differ from one to the other. Dean Kamen invented first robot in 1989, inspired by Emitus Woodie Flower. The word robota or robotnik meaning slave, servant, or forced labor

  16. Evolutionary robotics – A review

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    Dilip Kumar Pratihar

    2003-12-01

    In evolutionary robotics, a suitable robot control system is developed automatically through evolution due to the interactions between the robot and its environment. It is a complicated task, as the robot and the environment constitute a highly dynamical system. Several methods have been tried by various investigators to solve this problem. This paper provides a survey on some of these important studies carried out in the recent past.

  17. Towards Tutoring an Interactive Robot

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    Wrede, Britta; Rohlfing, Katharina J.; Spexard, Thorsten P.; Fritsch, Jannik

    2007-01-01

    Modelling learning on a robot requires that the robot acts in a social situation. We have therefore integrated a complex interaction framework on our robot Barthoc that it is, thus, able to communicate with humans, more specifically, with tutors. This interaction framework enables the robot (1) to focus its attention on a human communication partner and (2) to interpret the communicative behaviour of its communication partner as communicative acts within a pragmatic framework of grounding. Ba...

  18. Design Minimalism in Robotics Programming

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    Anthony Cowley

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available With the increasing use of general robotic platforms in different application scenarios, modularity and reusability have become key issues in effective robotics programming. In this paper, we present a minimalist approach for designing robot software, in which very simple modules, with well designed interfaces and very little redundancy can be connected through a strongly typed framework to specify and execute different robotics tasks.

  19. Hiding robot inertia using resonance

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    Vallery, H; Duschau-Wicke, A.; Riener, R.

    2010-01-01

    To enable compliant training modes with a rehabilitation robot, an important prerequisite is that any undesired human-robot interaction forces caused by robot dynamics must be avoided, either by an appropriate mechanical design or by compensating control strategies. Our recently proposed control scheme of "Generalized Elasticities" employs potential fields to compensate for robot dynamics, including inertia, beyond what can be done using closed-loop force control. In this paper, we give a sim...

  20. Robotic Surgery for Thyroid Disease

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    Lee, Jandee; Chung, Woong Youn

    2013-01-01

    Robotic surgery is an innovation in thyroid surgery that may compensate for the drawbacks of conventional endoscopic surgery. A surgical robot provides strong advantages, including three-dimensional imaging, motion scaling, tremor elimination, and additional degrees of freedom. We review here recent adaptations, experience and applications of robotics in thyroid surgery. Robotic thyroid surgeries include thyroid lobectomy, total thyroidectomy, central compartment neck dissection, and radical ...

  1. Agent factory: towards social robots

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    O'Hare, G. M. P.; Duffy, Brian R.; Collier, Rem; Rooney, Colm, (Thesis); O'Donoghue, Ruadhan

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    This paper advocates the application of multi-agent techniques in the realisation of social robotic behaviour. We present the Social Robot Architecture, which integrates the key elements of agent-hood and robotics in a coherent and systematic manner. This architecture seamlessly integrates, real world robots, multi-agent development tools, and VRML visualisation tools into a coherent whole. Using these elements, we deliver a development environment, which facilitates rapid prototyping of soci...

  2. Teen Sized Humanoid Robot: Archie

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    Baltes, Jacky; Byagowi, Ahmad; Anderson, John; Kopacek, Peter

    This paper describes our first teen sized humanoid robot Archie. This robot has been developed in conjunction with Prof. Kopacek’s lab from the Technical University of Vienna. Archie uses brushless motors and harmonic gears with a novel approach to position encoding. Based on our previous experience with small humanoid robots, we developed software to create, store, and play back motions as well as control methods which automatically balance the robot using feedback from an internal measurement unit (IMU).

  3. Herencia de la resistencia al daño mecánico causado por Tagosodes orizicolus (Muir (Homoptera-Delphacidae en arroz Oryza sativa

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    In Colombia all rice varieties developed are reported as resistant to Tagosodes orizicolus. Given the narrow genetic base of the resistant sources, this study was undertaken to identify the resistant parents or donors more oftenly used in Latin America. The materials were characterized as resistant (Mudgo, Amistad 82, IRAT 120, IRAT 124, Makalioka or susceptible based on the free chosen test and non chosen test and on the survival and oviposition of the insect (Chianan 8, Colombia 1, Bluebonnet 50, IR 8 (lCA, IR 8 (IRRI, Tetep and Cica 8. The damage was associated with insect survival, oviposition and eggs eclotion. To determine heritability two parents (Makalioka and Mudgo, were crossed with IR 8 F1 and F3 populations were also evaluated based on the free chosen test.

     

     

    En Colombia las variedades de arroz desarrolladas se consideran como resistentes a Tagosodes orizicolus. Dada la estrechez genética de las fuentes de resistencia, se inició este estudio para identificar los progenitores donantes de resistencia usados con mayor frecuencia en América Latina. Los materiales se caracterizaron como resistentes (Mudgo, Amistad 82, IRAT, 120, IRAT 124 Y Makalioka o susceptibles (Chianan 8, Colombia 1, Bluebonnet 50, IR 8 (lCA, IR (IRRI, Tetep y Cica 8, con base en las pruebas de libre escogencia, no escogencia, sobre vivencia y oviposición. El daño estuvo asociado con la supervivencia, oviposición y eclosión de huevos del insecto. Para la determinación de la herencia se cruzaron los progenitores Makalioka y Mudgo con IR8. En la Progenie F1 del cruzamiento resistente x resistente el 111% de las plantas fueron susceptibles; Mudgo y Makalioka segregaron 23 y 41% de plantas susceptibles.

  4. Robotics, Ethics, and Nanotechnology

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    Ganascia, Jean-Gabriel

    It may seem out of character to find a chapter on robotics in a book about nanotechnology, and even more so a chapter on the application of ethics to robots. Indeed, as we shall see, the questions look quite different in these two fields, i.e., in robotics and nanoscience. In short, in the case of robots, we are dealing with artificial beings endowed with higher cognitive faculties, such as language, reasoning, action, and perception, whereas in the case of nano-objects, we are talking about invisible macromolecules which act, move, and duplicate unseen to us. In one case, we find ourselves confronted by a possibly evil double of ourselves, and in the other, a creeping and intangible nebula assails us from all sides. In one case, we are faced with an alter ego which, although unknown, is clearly perceptible, while in the other, an unspeakable ooze, the notorious grey goo, whose properties are both mysterious and sinister, enters and immerses us. This leads to a shift in the ethical problem situation: the notion of responsibility can no longer be worded in the same terms because, despite its otherness, the robot can always be located somewhere, while in the case of nanotechnologies, myriad nanometric objects permeate everywhere, disseminating uncontrollably.

  5. Engineering robust intelligent robots

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    Hall, E. L.; Ali, S. M. Alhaj; Ghaffari, M.; Liao, X.; Cao, M.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to discuss the challenge of engineering robust intelligent robots. Robust intelligent robots may be considered as ones that not only work in one environment but rather in all types of situations and conditions. Our past work has described sensors for intelligent robots that permit adaptation to changes in the environment. We have also described the combination of these sensors with a "creative controller" that permits adaptive critic, neural network learning, and a dynamic database that permits task selection and criteria adjustment. However, the emphasis of this paper is on engineering solutions which are designed for robust operations and worst case situations such as day night cameras or rain and snow solutions. This ideal model may be compared to various approaches that have been implemented on "production vehicles and equipment" using Ethernet, CAN Bus and JAUS architectures and to modern, embedded, mobile computing architectures. Many prototype intelligent robots have been developed and demonstrated in terms of scientific feasibility but few have reached the stage of a robust engineering solution. Continual innovation and improvement are still required. The significance of this comparison is that it provides some insights that may be useful in designing future robots for various manufacturing, medical, and defense applications where robust and reliable performance is essential.

  6. Biologically inspired intelligent robots

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    Bar-Cohen, Yoseph; Breazeal, Cynthia

    2003-07-01

    Humans throughout history have always sought to mimic the appearance, mobility, functionality, intelligent operation, and thinking process of biological creatures. This field of biologically inspired technology, having the moniker biomimetics, has evolved from making static copies of human and animals in the form of statues to the emergence of robots that operate with realistic behavior. Imagine a person walking towards you where suddenly you notice something weird about him--he is not real but rather he is a robot. Your reaction would probably be "I can't believe it but this robot looks very real" just as you would react to an artificial flower that is a good imitation. You may even proceed and touch the robot to check if your assessment is correct but, as oppose to the flower case, the robot may be programmed to respond physical and verbally. This science fiction scenario could become a reality as the current trend continues in developing biologically inspired technologies. Technology evolution led to such fields as artificial muscles, artificial intelligence, and artificial vision as well as biomimetic capabilities in materials science, mechanics, electronics, computing science, information technology and many others. This paper will review the state of the art and challenges to biologically-inspired technologies and the role that EAP is expected to play as the technology evolves.

  7. Utilidade da teoria de autocuidado na assistência ao portador do Vírus da Imunodeficiência Humana/ Síndrome da Imunodeficiência Adquirida Utilidad de la teoría del autocuidado en la asistencia al portador del Virus de la Inmunodeficiencia Humana/Síndrome de la Inmunodeficiencia Adquirida Utility of the self-care theory to assist the bearer of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

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    Léa Maria Moura Barroso

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar dentro da Teoria geral de Orem, a utilidade da Teoria de Autocuidado para pacientes com Vírus da Imunodeficiência Humana/ Síndrome da Imunodeficiência Adquirida (HIV/AIDS, segundo o modelo de análise de teorias MÉTODOS: Estudo de revisão bibliográfica realizado nas Bases de Dados LILACS, MEDLINE e BDENF com as palavras-chave: autocuidado, Orem e HIV/AIDS. Adotou-se o modelo de análise da teoria de Meleis focando o componente utilidade. Foi identificado um estudo que utilizou a Teoria de Orem com pacientes portadores de HIV/AIDS. RESULTADOS: A teoria demonstrou ser útil para orientar a sistematização da assistência de enfermagem ao portador de HIV/AIDS; construir instrumentos de avaliação e orientação; medir a qualidade da assistência; testar modelos; classificar o paciente e ajudar como apoio-educação. CONCLUSÃO: O modelo de Meleis possibilitou compreender a utilidade da Teoria de Orem para a prática, pesquisa, educação e administração.OBJETIVO: Analizar dentro de la Teoría general de Orem, la utilidad de la Teoría del Auto-cuidado para pacientes con Virus de la Inmunodeficiencia Humana/Síndrome de la Inmunodeficiencia Adquirida (HIV/SIDA, según el modelo de análisis de teorías. MÉTODOS: Se trata de un estudio de revisión bibliográfica realizado en las Bases de Datos LILACS, MEDLINE y BDENF con las palabras clave: auto-cuidado, Orem y HIV/SIDA. Se adoptó el modelo de análisis de la teoría de Meleis enfocando el componente utilidad. Fue identificado un estudio que utilizó la Teoría de Orem con pacientes portadores de HIV/SIDA. RESULTADOS: La teoría demostró ser útil para: orientar la sistematización de la asistencia de enfermería al portador de HIV/SIDA; construir instrumentos de evaluación y orientación; medir la calidad de la asistencia; comprobar modelos; clasificar el paciente; y, ayudar como apoyo para la educación. CONCLUSIÓN: El modelo de Meleis posibilitó comprender la

  8. [Robot-assisted rectal surgery: hype or progress?].

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    Becker, T; Egberts, J E; Schafmayer, C; Aselmann, H

    2016-07-01

    Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer has undergone a significant evolution during the last decades and has become the standard approach in specialized centers with better short-term and comparable oncological outcome to open surgery. The laparoscopic approach remains challenging and has various inherent technical challenges particularly associated with rectal cancer resection. Robotic colorectal surgery using the da Vinci® surgical system has been successfully introduced into clinical practice during recent years and provides specific technical advantages. Studies have shown that the robotic approach in colorectal surgery is safe and feasible with comparable results. It is associated with low conversion rates, more R0 situations for low rectal cancer with larger tumors and more neoadjuvant treatment compared to standard laparoscopy. Robot-assisted surgery is an attractive development of minimally invasive surgery and should also be further evaluated with mandatory monitoring of outcome parameters in registries in Germany. PMID:27334630

  9. Design of robot soccer simulator

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    2001-01-01

    Robot soccer game is an interesting emerging domain for multiple cooperative robotic system. This paper discusses the detailed design of a simulator, and describes the architecture of soccer server and client in detail. This simulator is sufficiently flexible and robust for the users to develop strategies for a simulated compe tition and to test algorithms of intelligent robotics.

  10. Sensor fusion for social robotics

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    Duffy, Brian R.; Garcia, C.; Rooney, Colm, (Thesis); O'Hare, G.M.P.

    2000-01-01

    This paper advocates the application of sensor fusion for the visualisation of social robotic behaviour. Experiments with the Virtual Reality Workbench integrate the key elements of Virtual Reality and robotics in a coherent and systematic manner. The deliberative focusing of attention and sensor fusion between vision systems and sonar sensors is implemented on autonomous mobile robots functioning in standard office environments

  11. The Mobile Robot "Little Helper"

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    Hvilshøj, Mads; Bøgh, Simon; Madsen, Ole;

    2009-01-01

    Increased customer needs and intensified global competition require intelligent and flexible automation. The interaction technology mobile robotics addresses this, so it holds great potential within the industry. This paper presents the concepts, ideas and working principles of the mobile robot...... this show promising results regarding industrial integration, exploitation and maturation of mobile robotics....

  12. Irradiation effects of GaAlAs ({lambda}=830 nm) laser on oral traumatic ulceration; Avaliacao dos efeitos da irradiacao de ulceras traumaticas na cavidade bucal com o laser de GaAlAs ({lambda}=830 nm)

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    Senna, Andre Machado de

    2003-07-01

    Low intensity GaAlAs ({lambda}=830 nm) laser irradiation effects on oral traumatic ulceration were evaluated. For this purpose, twenty patients presenting orthodontic appliance - induced oral traumatic ulceration were randomly distributed in two groups. Patients in group 1 were submitted to the irradiation procedure and group 2 was the control one. The irradiation parameters employed were the following: wavelength 830 nm, one single application of 4 J/cm{sup 2}, punctual in the contact mode and 30 mW power. The control group received the conventional treatment, consisting on topical application of Triancinolon based ointment four times a day. For both groups the agent responsible for the trauma was removed or covered with utility wax whenever removal was impossible. The results were evaluated concerning the wounds size reduction and pain relief. The time of laser irradiation was considered the starting time (time zero) and analysis were done 24 hours, 48 hours and seven days after that. The statistical analysis showed an acceleration in the healing process as well accentuated pain reduction for the irradiated group compared to the control one. These evidences allows us to indicate this protocol of one single application of 4 J/cm{sup 2} as therapy when patients with oral traumatic ulceration can not attend several sessions for a multiple application procedure. (author)

  13. Corrosion behavior of Cu Al Ni shape memory alloy in an oil land field produced fluid; Corrosao da liga com memoria de forma CuAlNi em fluido produzido de campo terrestre de petroleo

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    Souza, Ricardo Estefany Aquino [PETROBRAS S.A., Aracaju/Maceio, SE/AL (Brazil). Unidade de Negocios SE-AL; Cruz, Maria Clara Pinto; Figueiredo, Renan T.; Souza, Luciete da Paixao; Araujo, Paulo M.M. [Universidade Tiradentes (UNIT), Aracaju, SE (Brazil)

    2008-07-01

    The corrosion behavior of the CuAlNi shape memory alloy in oil landfield produced groundwater was investigated with polarization curve and mass loss measurements, the latter carried out by immersion in laboratory and field tests. The physico-chemical analysis of five types of oil landfield produced groundwater showed the presence of H{sub 2}S and CO{sub 2}, high salinity, chloride, sulfide and iron ions and relatively neutral pH. The results from electrochemical tests in aerated produced groundwater, in the range of salinity encountered, suggested that the corrosion rate increases at higher saline concentrations. The results from field tests with corrosion test specimens showed a moderate to severe corrosion rate and suggested, in the other hand, that corrosion rates were influenced not only by salinity and oxidizing ions present in the flowing fluid, but also by solid materials in suspension, the fluid's temperature, and the flow velocity. This research is part of a major project which aims to develop couplings for landfield produced fluid transportation pipe connections without welded nor threaded joints. (author)

  14. Neuro-robotics from brain machine interfaces to rehabilitation robotics

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    Artemiadis

    2014-01-01

    Neuro-robotics is one of the most multidisciplinary fields of the last decades, fusing information and knowledge from neuroscience, engineering and computer science. This book focuses on the results from the strategic alliance between Neuroscience and Robotics that help the scientific community to better understand the brain as well as design robotic devices and algorithms for interfacing humans and robots. The first part of the book introduces the idea of neuro-robotics, by presenting state-of-the-art bio-inspired devices. The second part of the book focuses on human-machine interfaces for pe

  15. Efeito da zircônia na sinterização de SiC com adições de Al2O3 e Y2O3 Effect of zirconia on sintering SiC with additions of Al2O3 and Y2O3

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    M. A. P. dos Santos; Costa, C. A.

    2006-01-01

    A sinterização em fase líquida de carbeto de silício (SiC) com adições de Al2O3, Y2O3 e ZrO2 foi estudada. O processo de moagem de alta energia resultou na aditivação secundaria do pó, sendo que a majoritária foi de ZrO2 [1]. As microestruturas obtidas tiveram sua fases cristalinas fortemente influenciadas pelo tamanho médio de partícula do pó, assim como pelo percentual de ZrO2. A aditivação secundária por zircônia e a conseqüente formação da fase ZrC mostraram-se benéficas nas densificações...

  16. Anaesthesia for robotic thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer and review of literature

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    Shagun Bhatia Shah

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Robotic thyroidectomy (RT is a new gasless, scarless technique which utilises the da Vinci™ surgical robot to excise thyroid tumours. Anaesthetic management must be modified according to the patient position and robotic surgery equipment. Anaesthesiologists need to be geared up to face the new challenges posed by advancements in surgical techniques in order to maintain patient safety. Another vital aspect of this surgery is documenting possible recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy, for which a C-Mac D-Blade™ video laryngoscope serves as a valuable tool. Post-operative pain management in RT also merits special attention.

  17. Anaesthesia for robotic thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer and review of literature

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    Shah, Shagun Bhatia; Hariharan, Uma; Kulkarni, Anita; Dabas, Namrata Choudhary

    2016-01-01

    Robotic thyroidectomy (RT) is a new gasless, scarless technique which utilises the da Vinci™ surgical robot to excise thyroid tumours. Anaesthetic management must be modified according to the patient position and robotic surgery equipment. Anaesthesiologists need to be geared up to face the new challenges posed by advancements in surgical techniques in order to maintain patient safety. Another vital aspect of this surgery is documenting possible recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy, for which a C-Mac D-Blade™ video laryngoscope serves as a valuable tool. Post-operative pain management in RT also merits special attention. PMID:26962257

  18. An humanoid robot for inspections and cleaning tasks in nuclear glove box

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    Seyssaud, Jeremy; Favrichon, Julien; Giraud-Esclasse, Kevin; Girones, Philippe; Mahjoubi, Najib; Bock, Sven; Capdepuy, Philippe; Moitrier, Cyril

    2015-01-01

    This article presents an opportunity evaluation of the use of humanoid robots in a nuclear environment. The project worked on the DaRwIn-OP platform to assess and carry out the modifications the robot needed to enable it to perform as an intervention operator in a nuclear location. The study had two main lines, based on equipping the humanoid with a radiological measurement capture system and with an arm command system using a depth camera. The tests performed showed the robot's ability to ma...

  19. ISS Robotic Student Programming

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    Barlow, J.; Benavides, J.; Hanson, R.; Cortez, J.; Le Vasseur, D.; Soloway, D.; Oyadomari, K.

    2016-01-01

    The SPHERES facility is a set of three free-flying satellites launched in 2006. In addition to scientists and engineering, middle- and high-school students program the SPHERES during the annual Zero Robotics programming competition. Zero Robotics conducts virtual competitions via simulator and on SPHERES aboard the ISS, with students doing the programming. A web interface allows teams to submit code, receive results, collaborate, and compete in simulator-based initial rounds and semi-final rounds. The final round of each competition is conducted with SPHERES aboard the ISS. At the end of 2017 a new robotic platform called Astrobee will launch, providing new game elements and new ground support for even more student interaction.

  20. Ultrasonic decontamination robot

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    An ultrasonic decontamination robot removes radioactive contamination from the internal surface of the inlet and outlet headers, divider plate, tube sheet, and lower portions of tubes of a nuclear power plant steam generator. A programmable microprocessor controller guides the movement of a robotic arm mounted in the header manway. An ultrasonic transducer having a solvent delivery subsystem through which ultrasonic action is achieved is moved by the arm over the surfaces. A solvent recovery suction tube is positioned within the header to remove solvent therefrom while avoiding interference with the main robotic arm. The solvent composition, temperature, pressure, viscosity, and purity are controlled to optimize the ultrasonic scrubbing action. The ultrasonic transducer is controlled at a power density, frequency, and on-off mode cycle such as to optimize scrubbing action within the range of transducer-to-surface distance and solvent layer thickness selected for the particular conditions encountered. Both solvent and transducer control actions are optimized by the programmable microprocessor. (author)

  1. Robotic anterior resection of rectal cancer: technique and early outcome

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    DU Xiao-hui; SHEN Di; LI Rong; LI Song-yan; NING Ning; ZHAO Yun-shan; ZOU Zhen-yu

    2013-01-01

    Background The Da Vinci system is a newly developed device for colorectal surgery.With advanced stereoscopic vision,lack of tremor,and the ability to rotate the instruments surgeons find that robotic systems are ideal laparoscopic tools.Since conventional laparoscopic total mesorectal excision is a challenging procedure,we have sought to assess the utility of the Da Vinci robotic system in anterior resections for rectal cancer.Methods Between November 2010 and December 2011,a total of 22 patients affected by rectal cancer were operated on with robotic technique,using the Da Vinci robot.Data regarding the outcome and pathology reports were prospectively collected in a dedicated database.Results There were no conversions to open surgery and no postoperative mortality of any patient.Mean operative time was (220±46) minutes (range,152-286 minutes).The median number of lymph nodes harvested was (14.6±6.5) (range,8-32),and the circumferential margin was negative in all cases.The distal margin was (2.6±1.2) cm (range,1.0-5.5 cm).The mean length of hospital stay was (7.8+2.6) days (range,7.0-13.0 days).Macroscopic grading of the specimen was complete in 19 cases and neady complete in three patients.Conclusions Robotic anterior resection for rectal surgery is safe and feasible in experienced hands.Outcome and pathology findings are comparable with those observed in open and laparoscopy procedures.This technique may facilitate minimally invasive radical rectal surgery.

  2. Overal robots : automatisering van de liefde tot de dood

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    Royakkers, L.; Damen, F.; Est, R. van; Besters, M.; Brom, F.; Dorren, G.; Smits, M.W.

    2012-01-01

    Amerikaanse drones, onbemande luchtvaartuigen, vliegen boven Afghanistan, op zoek naar terroristen. Tegelijkertijd speelt in Japan een robot de hoofdrol in een toneelstuk. Eva, een zorgrobot – gebouwd door studenten aan de TU Delft – verricht huishoudelijke taken en voegt zich al lerend naar de wens

  3. AN IMPLEMENTATION OF PACMAN GAME USING ROBOTS

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    Madhav. Rao

    2011-01-01

    As the field of robotics are advancing, robotics education needs to consider technological advances and societal level of interest. Realizing computer games in robotic platforms is one such technological advance for educating students in robotics science. Realizing computer games in robotics environment is still a challenge due to high investment factor in developing robot models. However the effort can lead to the enhanced interest in robotics education and further involvement in science and...

  4. Evolutionary robotics: what, why, and where to

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    Doncieux, Stephane; Bredeche, Nicolas; Mouret, Jean-Baptiste; Eiben, Agoston E. (Gusz)

    2015-01-01

    Evolutionary robotics applies the selection, variation, and heredity principles of natural evolution to the design of robots with embodied intelligence. It can be considered as a subfield of robotics that aims to create more robust and adaptive robots. A pivotal feature of the evolutionary approach is that it considers the whole robot at once, and enables the exploitation of robot features in a holistic manner. Evolutionary robotics can also be seen as an innovative approach to the study of e...

  5. Put Your Robot In, Put Your Robot Out: Sequencing through Programming Robots in Early Childhood

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    Kazakoff, Elizabeth R.; Bers, Marina Umaschi

    2014-01-01

    This article examines the impact of programming robots on sequencing ability in early childhood. Thirty-four children (ages 4.5-6.5 years) participated in computer programming activities with a developmentally appropriate tool, CHERP, specifically designed to program a robot's behaviors. The children learned to build and program robots over three…

  6. Simulation of robot manipulators

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    This paper describes Oak Ridge National Laboratory's development of an environment for the simulation of robotic manipulators. Simulation includes the modeling of kinematics, dynamics, sensors, actuators, control systems, operators, and environments. Models will be used for manipulator design, proposal evaluation, control system design and analysis, graphical preview of proposed motions, safety system development, and training. Of particular interest is the development of models for robotic manipulators having at least one flexible link. As a first application, models have been developed for the Pacific Northwest Laboratories' Flexible Beam Testbed which is a one-Degree-Of-Freedom, flexible arm with a hydraulic base actuator. Initial results show good agreement between model and experiment

  7. Robotics in Japan

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    In September 1986, a group of German scientists visited Japanese institutions dealing with advanced robotics research, to gain a deeper insight in the Japanese status of this technology. Research projects found and discussions led in seven leading research institutes and seven firms are reported. Advanced robot or handling systems to ease or avoid human exposure to activities in harsh, demanding or dangerous conditions or environment are mainly dealt with. The Japanese show vast research activities in this area in the pre-competitive stage especially in the nuclear and underwater application area. (orig.)

  8. Magnus the Chess Robot

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    Unger, Tobias Helstad

    2014-01-01

    The goal of this thesis was to create a low-cost chess-playing robot to help progress the field of small-scale robotics and make it more available for personal use. To achieve this, methods for moving pieces on a chessboard has been evaluated, resulting in the design of a four positional degrees-of-freedom elbow manipulator arm. Of-the-shelf servo motors were chosen as the arm’s actuators, providing closed-loop control contained within each motor. Control of the motors was interfaced thr...

  9. Segway robotic mobility platform

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    Nguyen, Hoa G.; Morrell, John; Mullens, Katherine D.; Burmeister, Aaron B.; Miles, Susan; Farrington, Nathan; Thomas, Kari M.; Gage, Douglas W.

    2004-12-01

    The Segway Robotic Mobility Platform (RMP) is a new mobile robotic platform based on the self-balancing Segway Human Transporter (HT). The Segway RMP is faster, cheaper, and more agile than existing comparable platforms. It is also rugged, has a small footprint, a zero turning radius, and yet can carry a greater payload. The new geometry of the platform presents researchers with an opportunity to examine novel topics, including people-height sensing and actuation modalities. This paper describes the history and development of the platform, its characteristics, and a summary of current research projects involving the platform at various institutions across the United States.

  10. Robots and Moral Agency

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    Johansson, Linda

    2011-01-01

      Machine ethics is a field of applied ethics that has grown rapidly in the last decade. Increasingly advanced autonomous robots have expanded the focus of machine ethics from issues regarding the ethical development and use of technology by humans to a focus on ethical dimensions of the machines themselves. This thesis contains two essays, both about robots in some sense, representing these different perspectives of machine ethics. The first essay, “Is it Morally Right to use UAVs in War?” c...

  11. Robot welding process control

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    Romine, Peter L.

    1991-01-01

    This final report documents the development and installation of software and hardware for Robotic Welding Process Control. Primary emphasis is on serial communications between the CYRO 750 robotic welder, Heurikon minicomputer running Hunter & Ready VRTX, and an IBM PC/AT, for offline programming and control and closed-loop welding control. The requirements for completion of the implementation of the Rocketdyne weld tracking control are discussed. The procedure for downloading programs from the Intergraph, over the network, is discussed. Conclusions are made on the results of this task, and recommendations are made for efficient implementation of communications, weld process control development, and advanced process control procedures using the Heurikon.

  12. Microwave vision for robots

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    Lewandowski, Leon; Struckman, Keith

    1994-01-01

    Microwave Vision (MV), a concept originally developed in 1985, could play a significant role in the solution to robotic vision problems. Originally our Microwave Vision concept was based on a pattern matching approach employing computer based stored replica correlation processing. Artificial Neural Network (ANN) processor technology offers an attractive alternative to the correlation processing approach, namely the ability to learn and to adapt to changing environments. This paper describes the Microwave Vision concept, some initial ANN-MV experiments, and the design of an ANN-MV system that has led to a second patent disclosure in the robotic vision field.

  13. Colite alérgica: características clínicas e morfológicas da mucosa retal em lactentes com enterorragia Allergic colitis: clinical and morphological aspects in infants with rectal bleeding

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    Full Text Available RACIONAL: Recentes estudos indicam a importância do infiltrado eosinofílico na mucosa retal que, juntamente com os dados clínicos, pode servir para estabelecer o diagnóstico de colite alérgica. OBJETIVOS: Descrever, prospectivamente, as características clínicas e a morfologia da mucosa retal em pacientes com enterorragia e suspeita diagnóstica de alergia às proteínas do leite de vaca. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 20 pacientes, menores de 6 meses para descrever suas características clínicas e a histologia da mucosa retal que foi comparada com um grupo controle, com suspeita de megacólon congênito. RESULTADOS: A idade média dos pacientes foi 97 ± 47 dias; enterorragia teve início antes dos 120 dias em 85% deles; em vigência de aleitamento materno (40% artificial ou misto (60%. O achado histológico, estatisticamente significativo, foi o infiltrado aumentado de eosinófilos, na mucosa retal, em 18 pacientes. CONCLUSÃO: Pode-se afirmar que esses achados constituem, associados aos dados clínicos, os mais importantes elementos no diagnóstico de colite alérgica, em pacientes menores de 6 meses com enterorragia, que estejam recebendo aleitamento materno e/ou aleitamento artificial.BACKGROUND: Recent studies indicate the importance of eosinophilis infiltrated in the rectal mucous which jointly with the clinical features can serve to establish the diagnostic of allergic colitis. AIM: To describe prospectively, the clinical features and morphological abnormalities of the rectal mucosa in patients with rectal bleeding and clinical diagnosis of cow's milk allergy. METHODS: Clinical features of 20 infants under 6 months of age were described. Morphological findings in rectal mucosa were compared with control group, with suspicion of congenital megacolon. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 97 ± 47 days, rectal bleeding started before 120 days in 85% of them; 40% were breastfed, 60% cow's milk formula or both. The most

  14. GERONTOLOGIA: ESTADO DA ARTE

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    Full Text Available O Programa de Gerontologia da PUC desenvolve pesquisas focando o ser na perspectiva do envelhecimento. As atividades são interdisciplinares e reúnem docentes, alunos e ex-alunos. Nesta mesa redonda apresentamos um panorama sobre estes estudos. Na área da educação e comunicação o foco está centrado na longevidade e na preparação e representação social da velhice. São ressaltadas como temáticas: a formação continuada de profissionais e pesquisadores; o significado da religiosidade/espiritualidade ao longo da trajetória, e sua repercussão na qualidade de vida do idoso; os programas sócio-educacionais para idosos e concepções sobre educação; o monitoramento da mídia na cobertura da crescente longevidade e seus impactos. Em identidade e modos de morar reflete-se sobre soluções planejadas e sua adequação para a inclusão do envelhecimento populacional como questão fundamental, que implica a elaboração de novas políticas, investigações e, especialmente, apresenta-se como questão a ser analisada, refletida e vivenciada pela sociedade em geral. Quanto à saúde, o Programa desenvolve várias pesquisas numa abordagem interdisciplinar tendo como objetos de estudo: a terapia assistida com animais direcionada a idosos com diagnóstico de Alzheimer; o acompanhamento terapêutico e o atendimento psicoterapêutico em grupo, a aplicação da técnica de Calatonia em idosos moradores de ILPI, além da investigação sobre impasses clínicos no idoso frágil. Palavras-chave: gerontologia, longevidade, envelhecimento

  15. CROPS : high tech agricultural robots

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    Bontsema, J.; Hemming, J.; Pekkeriet, E.J.

    2014-01-01

    In the EU-funded CROPS (Clever Robots for Crops) project high tech robots are developed for site-specific spraying and selective harvesting of fruit and fruit vegetables. The harvesting robots are being designed to harvest high-value crops such as greenhouse vegetables, fruits in orchards and grapes for premium wines. The CROPS robots are also developed for canopy spraying in orchards and for precision target spraying in grape vines to reduce the use of pesticides. A CROPS robot will be able ...

  16. Robust Software Architecture for Robots

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    Aghazanian, Hrand; Baumgartner, Eric; Garrett, Michael

    2009-01-01

    Robust Real-Time Reconfigurable Robotics Software Architecture (R4SA) is the name of both a software architecture and software that embodies the architecture. The architecture was conceived in the spirit of current practice in designing modular, hard, realtime aerospace systems. The architecture facilitates the integration of new sensory, motor, and control software modules into the software of a given robotic system. R4SA was developed for initial application aboard exploratory mobile robots on Mars, but is adaptable to terrestrial robotic systems, real-time embedded computing systems in general, and robotic toys.

  17. Fuzzy control of autonomous robot

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    An autonomous robot which can move and find its own route to a destination by means of fuzzy control is under development. An AI technique is utilized to determine the route to a destination from geographical information gathered through an ITV camera mounted on the robot. Information on robot location is also gained through an ITV camera, and, by applying fuzzy inference operation, the robot's movement is controlled. This paper describes the methods that are used for finding a route and controlling movement. Effectiveness of the proposed methods has been confirmed through actual robot movement tests and through computer simulations. (author)

  18. Rehearsal for the Robot Revolution

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    Jochum, Elizabeth; Goldberg, Ken

    This paper considers the use of tele-operated and autonomous robots in live performance. Theatre is a conducive to studying what makes robots compelling and engaging. Because theatre is a narrowly defined domain in which robots can excel, it is a useful test bed for exploring issues that are...... theatre do not allow for editing or special effects. Unlike film, robots onstage must be highly calibrated and run the risk of appearing like over-rehearsed actors. How do artists create engaging performances while ensuring reliable and robust performances? What can robot designers and researchers learn...

  19. Robotic system for process sampling

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    A three-axis cartesian geometry robot for process sampling was developed at the Savannah River Laboratory (SRL) and implemented in one of the site radioisotope separations facilities. Use of the robot reduces personnel radiation exposure and contamination potential by routinely handling sample containers under operator control in a low-level radiation area. This robot represents the initial phase of a longer term development program to use robotics for further sample automation. Preliminary design of a second generation robot with additional capabilities is also described. 8 figs

  20. A Systematic Approach to the Design of Embodiment with Application to Bio-Inspired Compliant Legged Robots

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    Kurowski, Stefan

    2016-01-01

    Bio-inspired legged robots with compliant actuation can potentially achieve motion properties in real world scenarios which are superior to conventionally actuated robots. In this thesis, a methodology is presented to systematically design and tailor passive and active control elements for elastically actuated robots. It is based on a formal specification of requirements derived from the main design principles for embodied agents as proposed by Pfeifer et al. which are transfered to dyn...

  1. Open Issues in Evolutionary Robotics.

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    Silva, Fernando; Duarte, Miguel; Correia, Luís; Oliveira, Sancho Moura; Christensen, Anders Lyhne

    2016-01-01

    One of the long-term goals in evolutionary robotics is to be able to automatically synthesize controllers for real autonomous robots based only on a task specification. While a number of studies have shown the applicability of evolutionary robotics techniques for the synthesis of behavioral control, researchers have consistently been faced with a number of issues preventing the widespread adoption of evolutionary robotics for engineering purposes. In this article, we review and discuss the open issues in evolutionary robotics. First, we analyze the benefits and challenges of simulation-based evolution and subsequent deployment of controllers versus evolution on real robotic hardware. Second, we discuss specific evolutionary computation issues that have plagued evolutionary robotics: (1) the bootstrap problem, (2) deception, and (3) the role of genomic encoding and genotype-phenotype mapping in the evolution of controllers for complex tasks. Finally, we address the absence of standard research practices in the field. We also discuss promising avenues of research. Our underlying motivation is the reduction of the current gap between evolutionary robotics and mainstream robotics, and the establishment of evolutionary robotics as a canonical approach for the engineering of autonomous robots. PMID:26581015

  2. 1st Iberian Robotics Conference

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    Sanfeliu, Alberto; Ferre, Manuel; ROBOT2013; Advances in robotics

    2014-01-01

    This book contains the proceedings of the ROBOT 2013: FIRST IBERIAN ROBOTICS CONFERENCE and it can be said that included both state of the art and more practical presentations dealing with implementation problems, support technologies and future applications. A growing interest in Assistive Robotics, Agricultural Robotics, Field Robotics, Grasping and Dexterous Manipulation, Humanoid Robots, Intelligent Systems and Robotics, Marine Robotics, has been demonstrated by the very relevant number of contributions. Moreover, ROBOT2013 incorporates a special session on Legal and Ethical Aspects in Robotics that is becoming a topic of key relevance. This Conference was held in Madrid (28-29 November 2013), organised by the Sociedad Española para la Investigación y Desarrollo en Robótica (SEIDROB) and by the Centre for Automation and Robotics - CAR (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)), along with the co-operation of Grupo Temático de Robótica CEA-GT...

  3. Robotic technology in cardiovascular medicine.

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    Bonatti, Johannes; Vetrovec, George; Riga, Celia; Wazni, Oussama; Stadler, Petr

    2014-05-01

    Robotic technology has been used in cardiovascular medicine since the late 1990s. Interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, endovascular surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and laparoscopic vascular surgery are all fields of application. Robotic devices enable endoscopic reconstructive surgery in narrow spaces and fast, very precise placement of catheters and devices in catheter-based interventions. In all robotic systems, the operator manipulates the robotic arms from a control station or console. In the field of cardiac surgery, mitral valve repair, CABG surgery, atrial septal defect repair, and myxoma resection can be achieved using robotic technology. Furthermore, vascular surgeons can perform a variety of robotically assisted operations to treat aortic, visceral, and peripheral artery disease. In electrophysiology, ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation can be carried out with robotic support. In the past few years, robotically assisted percutaneous coronary intervention and abdominal aortic endovascular surgery techniques have been developed. The basic feasibility and safety of robotic approaches in cardiovascular medicine has been demonstrated, but learning curves and the high costs associated with this technology have limited its widespread use. Nonetheless, increased procedural speed, accuracy, and reduced exposure to radiation and contrast agent in robotically assisted catheter-based interventions, as well as reduced surgical trauma and shortened patient recovery times after robotic cardiovascular surgery are promising achievements in the field. PMID:24663088

  4. Intelligent robotics research at Waterloo

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    Wong, Andrew K. C.

    1993-01-01

    The paper presents the recent intelligent robotics research being carried out at the PAMI Lab of the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario. The intelligence control of manipulators is directed and guided by 3-D vision. It is implemented for a mobile robot and robot manipulators in a workcell. The intelligent robotic system is capable of: (1) real-time recognition and location of 3-D objects and obstacles with a single camera system mounted on the robot arm; (2) optimal trajectory planning for a robotic manipulator with obstacle and singularity avoidance capability; and (3) vision directed navigation of a mobile robot. Application of this technology to industrial and space station projects is included in the discussion.

  5. Probabilistic approaches to robotic perception

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    Ferreira, João Filipe

    2014-01-01

    This book tries to address the following questions: How should the uncertainty and incompleteness inherent to sensing the environment be represented and modelled in a way that will increase the autonomy of a robot? How should a robotic system perceive, infer, decide and act efficiently? These are two of the challenging questions robotics community and robotic researchers have been facing. The development of robotic domain by the 1980s spurred the convergence of automation to autonomy, and the field of robotics has consequently converged towards the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Since the end of that decade, the general public’s imagination has been stimulated by high expectations on autonomy, where AI and robotics try to solve difficult cognitive problems through algorithms developed from either philosophical and anthropological conjectures or incomplete notions of cognitive reasoning. Many of these developments do not unveil even a few of the processes through which biological organisms solve thes...

  6. Interactions between Humans and Robots

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    Vlachos, Evgenios; Schärfe, Henrik

    2013-01-01

    Combining multiple scientific disciplines, robotic technology has made significant progress the last decade, and so did the interactions between humans and robots. This article updates the agenda for robotic research by highlighting the factors that affect Human – Robot Interaction (HRI), and...... explains the relationships and dependencies that exist between them. The four main factors that define the properties of a robot, and therefore the interaction, are distributed in two dimensions: (1) Intelligence (Control - Autonomy), and (2) Perspective (Tool - Medium). Based on these factors, we...... introduce a generic model for comparing and contrasting robots (CCM), aiming to provide a common platform for robot designers, developers and users. The framework for HRI we propose stems mainly from the vagueness and the lack of clarity that has been observed in the definitions of both Direct and Indirect...

  7. Para além da superfície visual : os anúncios publicitários vistos à luz da semiótica social : representações e discursos da heterossexualidade e de género

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    Ribeiro, Silvana Mota; Coelho, Zara Pinto

    2011-01-01

    Na sequência de investigações anteriores, centradas em imagens publicitárias de revistas femininas, pretendemos neste trabalho apresentar a grelha de análise visual que construímos a partir da gramática visual de Kress e van Leeuwen (1996) e mostrar que a descrição detalhada e sistemática dos recursos visuais que ela possibilita é relevante para reconstruirmos os conhecimento ou discursos subjacentes às imagens. Destacamos em particular o caso dos discursos da heterossexualidade usados neste ...

  8. A prototype surgical manipulator for robotic intraocular micro surgery.

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    Mulgaonkar, Amit P; Hubschman, Jean-Pierre; Bourges, Jean-Louis; Jordan, Brett L; Cham, Christopher; Wilson, Jason T; Tsao, Tsu-Chin; Culjat, Martin O

    2009-01-01

    A prototype manipulator system was developed for ophthalmologic microsurgery. The system, consisting of two parallel X-Y stages, can mechanically maintain a fixed-point of rotation at the surface of the eye, potentially reducing trauma during surgical procedures. The initial prototype was designed to function in concert with the da Vinci Surgical System for gross positioning. Robotic tests demonstrated the mechanical fitness of the prototype while an in vitro surgical sclerectomy was performed to demonstrate functionality of the approach. PMID:19377152

  9. The remote control ofmobile robot on theInternet

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    Zhong, Shengtong

    2007-01-01

    During last decades, the Internet teleobotics has been growing at an enormous ratedue to the rapid improvement of Internet technology. This paper presents theinternet-based remote control of mobile robot. To face unpredictable Internet delaysand possible connection rupture, a direct continuous control based teleoperationarchitecture with “Speed Limit Module” (SLM) and “Delay Approximator” (DA) isproposed. This direct continuous control architecture guarantees the path error of therobot motion...

  10. Pode a amamentação promover alívio da dor aguda em recém-nascidos? La lactancia puede promover alívio del dolor agudo en recién-nacidos? Can breastfeeding promote acute pain relief in newborns?

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    Adriana Moraes Leite

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um estudo de revisão cujo objetivo foi identificar a eficácia da amamentação e dos aspectos que a congregam (contato, sucção, odor e leite como medidas não- farmacológicas no alívio da dor aguda em recém-nascidos. Os 14 artigos analisados foram obtidos pelo Medline/PubMed. Verificou-se diferenças metodológicas quanto à amostragem, procedimentos dolorosos, períodos e maneira de administrar o tratamento e variáveis mensuradas. Percebeu-se a eficácia da amamentação e dos aspectos que a congregam, no alívio da dor aguda. Percebe-se a necessidade de estudos que avaliem o seu efeito analgésico antes do procedimento doloroso, até a recuperação, tempo este, suficiente para atingir-se o efeito analgésico pós-absortivo do leite. Deve-se considerar a interação entre todos os componentes que estão contidos na amamentação.La finalidad de este estudio de revisión fue identificar la eficacia de la lactancia y de los aspectos que la congregan (contacto, succión, olor y leche como medidas no-farmacológicas en el alivio del dolor agudo en recién-nacidos. Se obtuvo los 14 artículos analizados a través del Medline/PubMed. Se verificó diferencias metodológicas respecto al muestreo, procedimientos dolorosos, períodos y manera de administrar el tratamiento y variables mensuradas. La lactancia y sus aspectos fueron percibidos como eficaces en el alivio del dolor agudo. Se percibe la necesidad de estudios que evalúen su efecto analgésico antes del procedimiento doloroso, hasta la recuperación. Este tiempo es suficiente para que se alcance el efecto analgésico tras la absorción de la leche. Se debe considerar la interacción entre todos los componentes de la lactancia.This review study aimed to identify the efficacy of breastfeeding and its component aspects (contact, sucking, odor and milk as nonpharmacological measures for pain relief in newborns. 14 articles from Medline/PubMed were analyzed. We observed

  11. Além do ocidente, além do estado e muito além da moral: por uma política eticamente responsável em relação à diferença - o caso Ruandês Beyond the west, beyond the state, and much beyond the moral: for an ethically responsible policy towards the difference - the Rwandan case

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    Ana Cristina Araújo Alves

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available A partir de uma abordagem pós-moderna/pós-estruturalista em relações internacionais, o presente artigo tem por objetivo fazer uma análise da decisão tomada pela Organização das Nações Unidas (ONU em 21 de abril de 1994 sobre o estabelecimento da Unamir como resposta à violência em Ruanda naquele momento. A ênfase recai sobre a avaliação da responsabilidade ética da organização, à luz da rearticulação radical dos conceitos de ética, responsabilidade e subjetividade proposta por Emmanuel Levinas. Buscam-se as implicações dessa decisão em termos das conseqüências que ela permitiu - a saber, o genocídio ruandês, o prolongamento da violência possibilitado pela Operação Turquesa e a reorganização do movimento genocida nos campos de refugiados. Além disso, debruça-se sobre um tema mais profundo, que subjaz as condições permissivas dessas trágicas conseqüências: a dominação do princípio do Estado-territorial-soberano na imaginação política contemporânea. As rijas fronteiras entre dentro/fora, Estado/campo de refugiados, doméstico/internacional derivadas desse princípio impuseram também uma compartimentalização na seara da formulação de políticas para lidar com a crise humanitária que se seguiu ao genocídio. Essa forma fragmentada de lidar com um problema complexo e multifacetado, por sua vez, resultou em políticas que distorceram as prioridades, minaram a efetividade dos programas de assistência e alienaram o novo governo instalado.Drawing on a post-modern/post-structuralist approach in International Relations, this article aims to make an analysis of the UN's decision taken in April 21, 1994 about the establishment of Unamir as a response to the violence in Rwanda. We emphasize the assessment of the ethical responsibility of the organization, in terms of the radical re-articulation of the concepts of ethics, responsibility, and subjectivity, as proposed by Emmanuel Levinas. We look for the

  12. Robotics Technology Development Program

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    The Robotics Technology Development Program (RTDP) is a ''needs-driven'' effort. A lengthy series of presentations and discussions at DOE sites considered critical to DOE's Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) Programs resulted in a clear understanding of needed robotics applications toward resolving definitive problems at the sites. A detailed analysis of the Tank Waste Retrieval (TWR), Contaminant Analysis Automation (CAA), Mixed Waste Operations (MWO), and Decontamination ampersand Dismantlement (D ampersand D). The RTDP Group realized that much of the technology development was common (Cross Cutting-CC) to each of these robotics application areas, for example, computer control and sensor interface protocols. Further, the OTD approach to the Research, Development, Demonstration, Testing, and Evaluation (RDDT ampersand E) process urged an additional organizational break-out between short-term (1--3 years) and long-term (3--5 years) efforts (Advanced Technology-AT). The RDTP is thus organized around these application areas -- TWR, CAA, MWO, D ampersand D and CC ampersand AT -- with the first four developing short-term applied robotics. An RTDP Five-Year Plan was developed for organizing the Program to meet the needs in these application areas

  13. Information Robots and Manipulators.

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    Katys, G. P.; And Others

    In the modern concept a robot is a complex automatic cybernetics system capable of executing various operations in the sphere of human activity and in various respects combining the imitative capacity of the physical and mental activity of man. They are a class of automatic information systems intended for search, collection, processing, and…

  14. Industrial robot's vision systems

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    Iureva, Radda A.; Raskin, Evgeni O.; Komarov, Igor I.; Maltseva, Nadezhda K.; Fedosovsky, Michael E.

    2016-03-01

    Due to the improved economic situation in the high technology sectors, work on the creation of industrial robots and special mobile robotic systems are resumed. Despite this, the robotic control systems mostly remained unchanged. Hence one can see all advantages and disadvantages of these systems. This is due to lack of funds, which could greatly facilitate the work of the operator, and in some cases, completely replace it. The paper is concerned with the complex machine vision of robotic system for monitoring of underground pipelines, which collects and analyzes up to 90% of the necessary information. Vision Systems are used to identify obstacles to the process of movement on a trajectory to determine their origin, dimensions and character. The object is illuminated in a structured light, TV camera records projected structure. Distortions of the structure uniquely determine the shape of the object in view of the camera. The reference illumination is synchronized with the camera. The main parameters of the system are the basic distance between the generator and the lights and the camera parallax angle (the angle between the optical axes of the projection unit and camera).

  15. Establishing a robotics program.

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    Steers, William D; LeBeau, Sam; Cardella, Joseph; Fulmer, Brant

    2004-11-01

    Establishing a successful robotics program requires consideration of several issues, including the surgical procedures to be performed, training and personnel, facilities, finance, and marketing. This article considers these factors from an academic health center standpoint and evaluates the benefits and risks of this new technology for urology departments. PMID:15474605

  16. The Ethics of Robotics

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    Agrawal, Kush

    2010-01-01

    The three laws of Robotics first appeared together in Isaac Asimov's story 'Runaround' after being mentioned in some form or the other in previous works by Asimov. These three laws commonly known as the three laws of robotics are the earliest forms of depiction for the needs of ethics in Robotics. In simplistic language Isaac Asimov is able to explain what rules a robot must confine itself to in order to maintain societal sanctity. However, even though they are outdated they still represent some of our innate fears which are beginning to resurface in present day 21st Century. Our society is on the advent of a new revolution; a revolution led by advances in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence & Nanotechnology. Some of our advances have been so phenomenal that we surpassed what was predicted by the Moore's law. With these advancements comes the fear that our future may be at the mercy of these androids. Humans today are scared that we, ourselves, might create something which we cannot control. We may ...

  17. Robot swarming applications

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    Penders, Jacques

    2007-01-01

    This paper discusses the different modes of operation of a swarm of robots: (i) non-communicative swarming, (ii) communicative swarming, (iii) networking, (iv) olfactory-based navigation and (v) assistive swarming. I briefly present the state of the art in swarming and outline the major techniques applied for each mode of operation and discuss the related problems and expected results.

  18. Robotic weed monitoring

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    Bochtis, Dionysis; Sørensen, Claus Aage Grøn; Jørgensen, R N;

    2011-01-01

    -farm operating console, the mobile robotic unit, and a field server for generating and storingmaps. The hypothesis is that it is possible to automate the planning and execution of theoperation of monitoring of the in-field weed density and species distribution. The developedplanning system includes the automatic...

  19. Roboter - unsere neuen 'Anderen'

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    Søndergaard, Dorte Marie

    2015-01-01

    Androiden, Humanoiden, Geminoiden, gesellige Roboter – es gibt viele Namen für die 'neuen Anderen', die aus Elektronik, Metall und Kunststoff entworfen und hergestellt werden, verstrickt in Imaginärem und in Diskursen. Wie sollen wir diese technischen Apparate verstehen? Wie beeinflussen sie uns...

  20. Robot Visual Control

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    Chaumette, François

    2015-01-01

    This article describes the basic concepts of vision-based control, that is, the use of visual data to control the motions of a robotics system. It describes the modeling steps allowing the design of kinematics control schemes. Applications are also described.