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  1. Bioanalysis Young Investigator: Sadagopan Krishnan.

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    Krishnan, Sadagopan

    2011-05-01

    Supervisor's supporting comments. I am pleased to recommend Sadagopan Krishnan for the Bioanalysis Young Investigator award. Sadagopan is a bright, creative and highly-motivated young bioanalytical chemist. His theses in our laboratory involved the development of electrochemiluminescent arrays for chemical toxicity screening utilizing cytochrome P450 metalloenzymes. He was senior author of a paper in Analytical Chemistry on this that was featured on the cover. He also investigated fundamental properties of human metabolic cytochrome P450s - research was carried out at his own initiative, and explains for the first time the role of iron spin state on enzyme electron transfer rates. He then developed thin films that mimic the natural cytochrome P450 redox cycle for the first time. He worked with several other group members to develop a superparamagnetic labeling scheme for immunosensing of proteins by surface plasmon resonance at unprecedented low levels, down to 10 fg/ml. Sadagopan has also demonstrated strong leadership skills. After his PhD, Sadagopan joined the group of Fraser Armstrong at Oxford University, UK, as a postdoctoral fellow. He is currently expanding his research horizons into the area of biofuel cells. His eventual goal is to join the faculty of a major university and build a world-class research group in bioanalytical chemistry.

  2. Raghavan Krishnan | Speakers | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Raghavan Krishnan specializes in climate modelling on scientific issues relating to the dynamics and variability of the Asian monsoon. His interests include monsoon dynamics and variability, phenomenon of monsoon-breaks and droughts, large-scale organization of monsoon convection, global climate change and ...

  3. Prof. KS Krishnan and Crystal Magnetism

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    Krishnan carried out extensive measurements on mag- netic susceptibility and ... Xmax direction in the horizontal plane is parallel to the field. After allowing ... m and M are the mass and molecular weight of the crystal and. (Xmax-Xmin) is the ...

  4. K S Krishnan's 1948 Perception of the Sampling Theorem

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    K S Krishnan's 1948 Perception of the. Sampling Theorem. Raiiah Simon is a. Professor at the Institute of Mathematical. Sciences, Chennai. His primary interests are in classical and quantum optics, geometric phases, group theoretical techniques and quantum information science. Keywords. Sompling theorem, K S ...

  5. Rob Wolf 1947-2010

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    TE Department

    2010-01-01

    We deeply regret to announce the death of Mr Rob WOLF on 20.06.2010. Mr Rob Wolf, born on 07.06.1947, worked in the TE Department and had been employed at CERN since 15.09.1973. The Director-General has sent his family a message of condolence on behalf of the CERN staff. Social Affairs Human Resources Department Rob Wolf passed away on Sunday 20 June after a long illness. Born in June 1947 in The Netherlands, he joined CERN as a fellow in September 1972 after obtaining his doctoral qualification from the University of Leiden (NL) on the degradation of superconducting materials in ionizing radiation. He was a member of the CERN personnel since 1st March 1975. Rob immediately assumed full responsibility for the measurement and qualification of the superconducting materials for the low-beta magnet project of the ISR, and was then tasked with the manufacture of the corrector windings of these magnets. Throughout his working life he remained a reference in these areas. Later, Rob took on the responsibi...

  6. The Best Way to Rob a Bank

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    Aleksandar Marsavelski; John Braithwaite

    2018-01-01

    Cohen and Machalek’s (1988) evolutionary ecological theory of crime explains why obscure forms of predation can be the most lucrative. Sutherland explained that it is better to rob a bank at the point of a pen than of a gun. The US Savings and Loans scandal of the 1980s suggested ‘the best way to rob a bank is to own one’. Lure constituted by the anomie of warfare and transition to capitalism in former Yugoslavia revealed that the best way to rob a bank is to control the regulatory system: th...

  7. The Best Way to Rob a Bank

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    Aleksandar Marsavelski

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available Cohen and Machalek’s (1988 evolutionary ecological theory of crime explains why obscure forms of predation can be the most lucrative. Sutherland explained that it is better to rob a bank at the point of a pen than of a gun. The US Savings and Loans scandal of the 1980s suggested ‘the best way to rob a bank is to own one’. Lure constituted by the anomie of warfare and transition to capitalism in former Yugoslavia revealed that the best way to rob a bank is to control the regulatory system: that is, to control a central bank. This makes possible theft of all the people’s money in a society. The criminological imagination must attune to anomie created by capitalism, and to the evolutionary ecology of lure.

  8. When attempts at robbing prey turn fatal

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    Dejean, Alain; Corbara, Bruno; Azémar, Frédéric; Carpenter, James M.

    2012-07-01

    Because group-hunting arboreal ants spread-eagle insect prey for a long time before retrieving them, these prey can be coveted by predatory flying insects. Yet, attempting to rob these prey is risky if the ant species is also an effective predator. Here, we show that trying to rob prey from Azteca andreae workers is a fatal error as 268 out of 276 potential cleptobionts (97.1 %) were captured in turn. The ant workers hunt in a group and use the "Velcro®" principle to cling firmly to the leaves of their host tree, permitting them to capture very large prey. Exceptions were one social wasp, plus some Trigona spp. workers and flies that landed directly on the prey and were able to take off immediately when attacked. We conclude that in this situation, previously captured prey attract potential cleptobionts that are captured in turn in most of the cases.

  9. Pile oscillator ROB-1, cooperation NPY

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    Petrovic, M; Markovic, V; Obradovic, D; Kocic, A; Velickovic, LJ; Jovanovic, S [Boris Kidric Institute of nuclear sciences Vinca, Belgrade (Yugoslavia)

    1965-11-15

    The present paper explains the purpose of the work on reactor kinetics and separately deals with the region for which the ROB-1 reactor oscillator is constructed. The theoretical part concerns the basic principles on which the oscillator operates. the paper also discusses the details of the oscillator, the procedure for preparation and measurement, and analyzes the source of errors. In addition several examples of the use of oscillator are given. (author)

  10. Pile oscillator ROB-1, cooperation NPY

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    Petrovic, M.; Markovic, V.; Obradovic, D.; Kocic, A.; Velickovic, LJ.; Jovanovic, S.

    1965-11-01

    The present paper explains the purpose of the work on reactor kinetics and separately deals with the region for which the ROB-1 reactor oscillator is constructed. The theoretical part concerns the basic principles on which the oscillator operates. the paper also discusses the details of the oscillator, the procedure for preparation and measurement, and analyzes the source of errors. In addition several examples of the use of oscillator are given. (author)

  11. Successful projects subsidized by the ROB-programme; Succesvolle ROB-gesubsidieerde projecten

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    2010-03-15

    In the past years the Dutch program Reduction Other Greenhouse Gases (ROB) focused on the enhancement, development and implementation of measures aimed at reducing emissions of non-CO2 greenhouse gases. The main focus was directed to agriculture. Cooling and landfills. SenterNovem (currently named NL Agency) offered options for subsidies, knowledge and advice to start working on the reduction of non-CO2 greenhouse gases. A few examples of successful projects financed by ROB subsidy are briefly discussed. [Dutch] Het programma Reductie Overige Broeikasgassen (ROB) richtte zich de afgelopen jaren op het bevorderen, ontwikkelen en toepassen van maatregelen ter vermindering van de uitstoot van niet-CO2 broeikasgassen. De aandacht ging hierbij vooral uit naar de emissies van overige broeikasgassen afkomstig uit de landbouw, koeling en stortplaatsen. SenterNovem (nu het Agentschap NL) bood subsidiemogelijkheden, kennis en advies om met de reductie van niet-CO2 broeikasgassen aan de slag te gaan. Een paar voorbeelden van succesvolle projecten die met ROB-subsidies zijn gefinancierd worden in dit artikel kort besproken.

  12. Preg-robbing of Gold by Carbonaceous Materials Encountered in ...

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    Processing of gold from refractory ores containing carbonaceous materials (CM) poses challenges due to the ability of the CM to preg-rob dissolved gold. Depending on the type and maturity of CM encountered, preg-robbing of aurocyanide ion can lead to reduction in gold recovery ranging from a few percentages to more ...

  13. Robótica'2001 - Festival Nacional de Robótica

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    Almeida, Luís B.; Azevedo, José; Cardeira, Carlos; Fonseca, Pedro; Lima, Pedro; Ribeiro, António Fernando; Santos, V.

    2001-01-01

    O ROBÓTICA’2001 – Festival Nacional de Robótica visa promover desenvolvimentos técnicos e científicos na área da Robótica Móvel e áreas afins (electrónica, mecânica, programação, visão por computador, inteligência artificial, navegação, controlo, etc) através de um problema motivador, a ser resolvido por diferentes grupos de investigadores e estudantes. Procura-se ainda difundir a Ciência e a Tecnologia junto do público em geral e dos jovens em particular, nomeadamente motivando estes ú...

  14. Seguimento de um humano por um robô companheiro

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    Amorim, Diogo Samuel Bento

    2016-01-01

    Cada vez mais surgem robôs a partilhar o mesmo espaço físico que os humanos. Deste modo é importante pensar em como os robôs interagem com um humano e na partilha do mesmo espaço que eles. A forma como se movem e reagem passa a ter cada vez mais relevância e é uma componente cada vez mais presente em sistemas robóticos móveis. Aspetos relacionados com a movimentação do robô que não estão diretamente relacionados com comandos rígidos podem ter um impacto muito signi cativo na fo...

  15. Preg-robbing of Gold by Carbonaceous Materials Encountered in ...

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    Michael

    2017-12-02

    Dec 2, 2017 ... ... of the CM present, which will inform on the pre-treatment processes required. Keywords: Preg-Robbing, Wood Chips, Charcoal, Activated Carbon ... Plant and animal remains get buried and undergo degradation under high ...

  16. Smart: sistemas multi-agente robótico

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    JOVANI ALBERTO JIMÉNEZ BUILES

    2008-01-01

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

  17. Aprendizaje con robótica, algunas experiencias

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    Pedro Antonio López Ramírez

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta el análisis de experiencias, revisadas en diversos artículos, acerca de la implementación de la robótica en la educación, con el fin de obtener referentes pertinentes para la construcción de una propuesta para el aprendizaje de la robótica en la educación básica secundaria y media. Se consideran dos ámbitos de aplicación de la robótica en la educación: el primero es el aprendizaje de la robótica mediante la conceptualización de cada uno de los subsistemas de un robot para luego realizar la construcción de robots con diferentes propósitos, en este ámbito el objetivo es desarrollar las competencias, en los estudiantes, para el diseño y construcción de tecnofactos robóticos, mediante un proceso de construcción del conocimiento necesario para hacerlo; el segundo ámbito de aplicación es la utilización de la robótica como medio que motiva y da sentido a la construcción de conocimiento en diversas áreas, promoviendo habilidades y competencias en los estudiantes. Además, el aprendizaje de la robótica y el aprendizaje con robótica pueden ser mediados por la informática, la cual aporta tecnologías y herramientas software como los lenguajes de modelado matemático y simulación, tutoriales multimediales, laboratorios virtuales y remotos, entre otros. Así, este artículo se propone destacar cómo la robótica en el aula de clase permite, por una parte, el enriquecer estrategias de aprendizaje como apoyo a la formación integral de los estudiantes, y por otra, es un campo que presenta una demanda creciente en la atención de docentes e investigadores, así como en los estímulos para su investigación, desarrollo y divulgación de parte del estado.

  18. Nectar replenishment maintains the neutral effects of nectar robbing on female reproductive success of Salvia przewalskii (Lamiaceae), a plant pollinated and robbed by bumble bees.

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    Ye, Zhong-Ming; Jin, Xiao-Fang; Wang, Qing-Feng; Yang, Chun-Feng; Inouye, David W

    2017-04-01

    It has been suggested that the dynamics of nectar replenishment could differ for flowers after being nectar robbed or visited legitimately, but further experimental work is needed to investigate this hypothesis. This study aimed to assess the role of nectar replenishment in mediating the effects of nectar robbing on pollinator behaviour and plant reproduction. Plant-robber-pollinator interactions in an alpine plant, Salvia przewalskii , were studied. It is pollinated by long-tongued Bombus religiosus and short-tongued B. friseanus , but robbed by B. friseanus . Nectar production rates for flowers after they were either robbed or legitimately visited were compared, and three levels of nectar robbing were created to detect the effects of nectar robbing on pollinator behaviour and plant reproduction. Nectar replenishment did not differ between flowers that had been robbed or legitimately visited. Neither fruit set nor seed set was significantly affected by nectar robbing. In addition, nectar robbing did not significantly affect visitation rate, flowers visited within a plant per foraging bout, or flower handling time of the legitimate pollinators. However, a tendency for a decrease in relative abundance of the pollinator B. religiosus with an increase of nectar robbing was found. Nectar robbing did not affect female reproductive success because nectar replenishment ensures that pollinators maintain their visiting activity to nectar-robbed flowers. Nectar replenishment might be a defence mechanism against nectar robbing to enhance reproductive fitness by maintaining attractiveness to pollinators. Further studies are needed to reveal the potential for interference competition among bumble bees foraging as robbers and legitimate visitors, and to investigate variation of nectar robbing in communities with different bumble bee species composition. © The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Annals of Botany Company. All rights reserved. For

  19. Floral nectar guide patterns discourage nectar robbing by bumble bees.

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    Anne S Leonard

    Full Text Available Floral displays are under selection to both attract pollinators and deter antagonists. Here we show that a common floral trait, a nectar guide pattern, alters the behavior of bees that can act opportunistically as both pollinators and as antagonists. Generally, bees access nectar via the floral limb, transporting pollen through contact with the plant's reproductive structures; however bees sometimes extract nectar from a hole in the side of the flower that they or other floral visitors create. This behavior is called "nectar robbing" because bees may acquire the nectar without transporting pollen. We asked whether the presence of a symmetric floral nectar guide pattern on artificial flowers affected bumble bees' (Bombus impatiens propensity to rob or access nectar "legitimately." We discovered that nectar guides made legitimate visits more efficient for bees than robbing, and increased the relative frequency of legitimate visits, compared to flowers lacking nectar guides. This study is the first to show that beyond speeding nectar discovery, a nectar guide pattern can influence bees' flower handling in a way that could benefit the plant.

  20. Controladores neuronales en robótica evolutiva

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    Fernández León, José A.; Acosta, Gerardo

    2004-01-01

    Este trabajo consiste en el estudio de las características más relevantes de la metodología denominada Robótica Evolutiva, en cuanto a la construcción de controladores neuronales evolutivos genéticamente determinados. Dichos controladores son aplicados a un robot tipo Khepera para llevar a cabo tareas (por ejemplo: planificación de trayectorias en navegación de robots) dentro de un entrono no conocido previamente. Los controladores propuestos están basados en controladores neuronales de tiemp...

  1. Learning about larceny: experience can bias bumble bees to rob nectar

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    Barker, Jessica Livia; Dornhaus, Anna; Bronstein, Judith

    2018-01-01

    switch between these behaviors. We investigated whether the tendency to rob nectar through previously-made holes (secondary robbing) is influenced by prior foraging experience. In a laboratory experiment, we trained groups of bumble bees (Bombus impatiens) either to visit artificial flowers legitimately...

  2. Geographic variation in resistance to nectar robbing and consequences for pollination.

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    Adler, Lynn S; Leege, Lissa M; Irwin, Rebecca E

    2016-10-01

    Floral evolution is frequently ascribed to selection by pollinators, but may also be shaped by antagonists. However, remarkably few studies have examined geographic mosaics in resistance to floral antagonists or the consequences for other floral interactions. Gelsemium sempervirens experiences frequent nectar robbing in northern Georgia, but rarely in southern Georgia. We conducted common-garden experiments in both locations using genotypes from each region and measured robbing, pollinator attraction, floral attractive and defensive traits, and plant reproduction. Nectar robbing was more than four times higher in the north vs. south, and pollinator visits did not differ between gardens. Across both gardens, northern genotypes were half as likely to be nectar-robbed but received half as many pollinator visits as southern genotypes, suggesting evolution of resistance to robbing at a cost of reduced pollinator attraction. Plant-level traits, such as height and number of flowers, were more closely associated with resistance to robbing than floral size, shape, or chemistry. Northern genotypes had lower female and estimated male reproduction compared to southern genotypes at both locations, which could be due to costs of resistance to nectar robbing, or costs of adaptations to other biotic or abiotic differences between regions. Our study indicates that geographic variation can play a strong role structuring interactions with floral antagonists and mutualists and provides evidence consistent with the hypothesis that local resistance to nectar robbing imposes costs in terms of decreased pollinator attraction and reproduction. © 2016 Botanical Society of America.

  3. Floral Nectar Guide Patterns Discourage Nectar Robbing by Bumble Bees

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    Leonard, Anne S.; Brent, Joshua; Papaj, Daniel R.; Dornhaus, Anna

    2013-01-01

    Floral displays are under selection to both attract pollinators and deter antagonists. Here we show that a common floral trait, a nectar guide pattern, alters the behavior of bees that can act opportunistically as both pollinators and as antagonists. Generally, bees access nectar via the floral limb, transporting pollen through contact with the plant’s reproductive structures; however bees sometimes extract nectar from a hole in the side of the flower that they or other floral visitors create. This behavior is called “nectar robbing” because bees may acquire the nectar without transporting pollen. We asked whether the presence of a symmetric floral nectar guide pattern on artificial flowers affected bumble bees’ (Bombus impatiens) propensity to rob or access nectar “legitimately.” We discovered that nectar guides made legitimate visits more efficient for bees than robbing, and increased the relative frequency of legitimate visits, compared to flowers lacking nectar guides. This study is the first to show that beyond speeding nectar discovery, a nectar guide pattern can influence bees’ flower handling in a way that could benefit the plant. PMID:23418475

  4. 78 FR 46598 - Notice of Availability of the Draft Rob Jaggers Camping Area Business Plan and Expanded Amenity...

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    2013-08-01

    ... Availability of the Draft Rob Jaggers Camping Area Business Plan and Expanded Amenity Fee Schedule for the Fort... the Draft Rob Jaggers Camping Area Business Plan and Expanded Amenity Fee Schedule. The Rob Jaggers... comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Draft Business Plan by December...

  5. MORPHOLOGICAL CONSTRAINTS AND NECTAR ROBBING IN THREE ANDEAN BUMBLE BEE SPECIES (HYMENOPTERA, APIDAE, BOMBINI

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    RIVEROS ANDRE J.

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available We report differences in foraging behavior of three Andean bumblebee species onflowers of Digitalis purpurea (Scrophulariaceae. Bombus atratus was a potentialpollinator while B. hortulanus and B. rubicundus collected nectar by robbing throughholes. We attribute behavioral differences to physical constraints. B. atratus has alonger glossa and a larger body size and is able to reach the nectaries, whereas B.hortulanus and B. rubicundus have shorter glossae and smaller bodies and probablymust rob nectar through holes at the base of flowers.

  6. I-RobCELL: the factory of the future for nuclear industry

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    Nozais, D.; Larousse, B.

    2016-01-01

    The I-RobCELL project (Innovative Robotic Center with online Examination) is a concept of a totally automated cell for the production and control of small parts for the high-precision mechanical market. The I-RobCELL will play on 4 fields: 1) a totally digital driving of the fabrication process involving various fabrication processes for the same part, 2) the integration of non-destructive testing technologies based on ultrasound, 3) automated diagnostic of defects through the comparison between real-time measured values given by probes and references values stored in a database, and 4) on-line monitoring of the welding. The technology of ultrasonic testing without couplant substance between the transducer and the part to be tested, is being developed to be integrated to the I-RobCELL, other non-destructive testing like guided waves or X-ray tomography will be implemented in the future versions of the I-RobCELL. The I-RobCELL will occupy a 2-3 m"3 volume allowing a very accurate monitoring of the temperature and a high level of cleanliness. The I-RobCELL concept will prefigure the factory of the future. (A.C.)

  7. Effects of nectar robbing on male and female reproductive success of a pollinator-dependent plant.

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    Rojas-Nossa, Sandra V; Sánchez, José María; Navarro, Luis

    2016-02-01

    Nectar robbers affect host fitness in different ways and by different magnitudes, both directly and indirectly, and potentially constitute an important part of pollination interactions. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of nectar robbing on several variables that characterize the reproductive success of Lonicera etrusca, a pollinator-dependent plant with long, tubular flowers that produce abundant nectar. Using fluorescent powder dye as a proxy for pollen, the distance of pollen dispersal was compared for robbed and non-robbed flowers. Artificial nectar robbing treatments were applied to test its effects on four additional measures of reproductive success, namely the quantity of pollen exported, fruit set, seed/ovule ratio and seed weight. Nectar robbing was not found to have any significant negative consequences on female and male components of reproductive success as determined through the five variables that were measured. Although L. etrusca exhibits high levels of nectar robbing and nectar robbers are common floral visitors, no evidence was found of detrimental changes in the components of reproductive success. A combination of morphological and ecological mechanisms is proposed to explain how plants may compensate for the energetic loss caused by the nectar robbers. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Annals of Botany Company. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  8. Spatio-temporal variation of nectar robbing in Salvia gesneriflora and its effects on nectar production and legitimate visitors.

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    Cuevas, E; Rosas-Guerrero, V

    2016-01-01

    Nectar robbing occurs when floral visitors remove floral nectar through floral damage and usually without providing pollination in return. Even though nectar robbing may have negative, neutral or even positive effects on plant fitness, few studies have investigated temporal and spatial variation in robbing rate and their consequences, particularly in the tropics. In this study, robbing levels were estimated during 3 years in four populations of Salvia gesneriflora, a hummingbird-pollinated shrub endemic to central Mexico that is mainly robbed by birds, carpenter bees and bumblebees. The effect of robbing on nectar availability, flower longevity and on visitation rate by floral visitors was also evaluated. Our results indicate great variation in robbing levels across years and populations and a positive relationship between robbing level and flower abundance per population. Moreover, our results show that nectar availability is about eight times higher in unrobbed flowers than in robbed flowers, and that nectar robbers prefer younger flowers, although lifespan of robbed and unrobbed flowers did not differ statistically. Primary and secondary nectar robbers showed a higher visitation rate compared to legitimate visitors, and neither legitimate nor illegitimate floral visitors seem to discriminate between robbed and unrobbed flowers. These results suggest that robbers may respond to food availability and that no floral visitors apparently could differentiate between robbed and unrobbed flowers. Finally, results show that nectar robbers prefer the youngest flowers, which suggests that strong competition for access to nectar between pollinators and robbers might occur, mainly at the first stages of the flowers. © 2015 German Botanical Society and The Royal Botanical Society of the Netherlands.

  9. Nectar robbing, forager efficiency and seed set: Bumblebees foraging on the self incompatible plant Linaria vulgaris (Scrophulariaceae)

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    Stout, Jane C.; Allen, John A.; Goulson, Dave

    2000-07-01

    In southern England, Linaria vulgaris (common yellow toadflax) suffers from high rates of nectar robbery by bumblebees. In a wild population of L. vulgaris we found that 96 % of open flowers were robbed. Five species of bumblebee were observed foraging on these flowers, although short-tongued species ( Bombus lapidarius, B. lucorum and B. terrestris) robbed nectar whilst longer-tongued ones behaved as legitimate pollinators ( B. hortorum and B. pascuorum). Nectar rewards were highly variable; on average there was less nectar in robbed than in unrobbed flowers, but this difference was not statistically significant. The proportion of flowers containing no nectar was significantly higher for robbed flowers compared with unrobbed flowers. Secondary robbers and legitimate pollinators had similar handling times on flowers and, assuming they select flowers at random to forage on, received approximately the same nectar profit per minute, largely because most flowers had been robbed. There was no significant difference in the number of seeds in pods of robbed flowers and in pods of flowers that were artificially protected against robbing. However, more of the robbed flowers set at least some seed than the unrobbed flowers, possibly as a consequence of the experimental manipulation. We suggest that nectar robbing has little effect on plant fecundity because legitimate foragers are present in the population, and that seed predation and seed abortion after fertilization may be more important factors in limiting seed production in this species.

  10. Nectar robbing positively influences the reproductive success of Tecomella undulata (Bignoniaceae).

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    Singh, Vineet Kumar; Barman, Chandan; Tandon, Rajesh

    2014-01-01

    The net consequence of nectar robbing on reproductive success of plants is usually negative and the positive effect is rarely produced. We evaluated the influence of nectar robbing on the behaviour of pollinators and the reproductive success of Tecomella undulata (Bignoniaceae) in a natural population. Experimental pollinations showed that the trees were strictly self-incompatible. The three types of floral colour morphs of the tree viz. red, orange and yellow, lacked compatibility barriers. The pollinators (Pycnonotus cafer and Pycnonotus leucotis) and the robber (Nectarinia asiatica) showed equal preference for all the morphs, as they visited each morph with nearly equal frequency and flower-handling time. The sunbirds caused up to 60% nectar robbing, mostly (99%) by piercing through the corolla tube. Although nectar is replenished at regular intervals, insufficient amount of nectar compelled the pollinators to visit additional trees in bloom. Data of manual nectar robbing from the entire tree showed that the pollinators covered lower number of flowers per tree (5 flowers/tree) and more trees per bout (7 trees/bout) than the unrobbed ones (19 flowers/tree and 2 trees bout). The robbed trees set a significantly greater amount of fruits than the unrobbed trees. However, the number of seeds in a fruit did not differ significantly. The study shows that plant-pollinator-robber interaction may benefit the self-incompatible plant species under conditions that increases the visits of pollinators among the compatible conspecifics in a population.

  11. The Impact of Rob Flood and Community Adaptation in Coastal Area of Medan Belawan, Medan City, North Sumatra, Indonesia

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    Riki Rahmad

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to determine the impact of rob flood and adaptation of coastal communities in Medan Belawan District Medan City. The research method used is descriptive qualitative research method. The direct location of flooding review is at Jalan Serdang which belongs to Belawan I urban village. The result shows that the rob flood that hit Medan Belawan District has varying height. Several villages affected by the flood were Belawan I, Belawan II, Belawan Bahagia, Belawan Bahari, Belawan Sicanang and Bagan Deli. Rob flood occurs twice a day at around 02.00 am and 13.00 pm to 16.00 pm. Rob floods give impacts of damage to buildings especially shelter, increased salinity of water resources, damage to pond land, damage to work equipment or vehicles used by everyday people. Rob floods also disrupt the activities of fishers and traders because when the floods occur, fishers are forced to stop while fishing and income is reduced, as well as the supply of fish to the market. Community adaptation to rob floods in Medan Belawan District is adaptation to residential buildings and adaptation to the availability of clean water sources. Key words: coastal communities, rob flood, adaptation Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui  dampak banjir rob dan adaptasi masyarakat kawasan pesisir di Kecamatan Medan Belawan Kota Medan. Metode penelitian yang  digunakan adalah metode penelitian deskriptif kualitatif . Lokasi langsung peninjauan banjir ialah di Jalan Serdang yang termasuk kedalam Kelurahan Belawan I. Hasil penelitian menunjukkna bahwa banjir rob yang melanda Kecamatan Medan Belawan mempunyai ketinggian yang bervariasi. Beberapa kelurahan yang terkena banjir rob antara lain Kelurahan Belawan I, Kelurahan Belawan II, Kelurahan Belawan Bahagia, Kelurahan Belawan Bahari, Kelurahan Belawan Sicanang dan Kelurahan Bagan Deli. Banjir rob terjadi dua kali dalam sehari yakni sekitar pukul 02.00 pagi dan 13.00 siang hingga pukul 16.00 sore hari. Banjir rob

  12. Building a Career in America's Community Colleges: Essays by Rob Jenkins from "The Chronicle of Higher Education"

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    D'Errico, Deanna, Ed.

    2010-01-01

    This volume collects essays Rob Jenkins originally wrote for "The Two-Year Track" column in "The Chronicle of Higher Education". Drawing on his own experience, Rob has, for many years, been dispensing much-appreciated advice from the frontline--to those considering a community college career as well as those who desire to move up the ranks. This…

  13. Incorporació de funcions a la plataforma robòtica RosPiBot

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    Fernández Vuelta, Adrián

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    RosPiBot és una plataforma robòtica de quatre rodes que va sorgir de la restauració del robot Wifibot en un projecte recent. Es caracteritza per la seva capacitat d’adaptació a múltiples terrenys. En l’actual projecte, en primer lloc es presenta el moviment del robot i el comportament dels sensors que seran necessaris en tasques de localització. En segon lloc, es mostra la incorporació de ROS, un marc de treball àmpliament emprat en robòtica, juntament amb el desenvolupament...

  14. Proposta de bancada robótica para uso didático multidisciplinar

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    Gustavo André Nunes Ferreira; Marcelo dos Santos

    2006-01-01

    De modo geral, os kits didáticos de robótica disponíveis comercialmente possuem uso limitado em atividades de ensino. Costumeiramente, proporcionam um conjunto de experiências prede- finidas, ligadas à utilização de um ambiente de programação, fornecido pelo fabricante, para interação do usuário com os dispositivos que compõem o kit. Este trabalho apresenta uma proposta de bancada robótica para uso de kit didático multidisciplinar tanto em atividades de ensino qu...

  15. Kirubot: brazo robótico ayudante en cirugía

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    Andrés Torres

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    brazo robótico controlado por instrumentación virtual para la realización de procedimientos quirúrgicos, diseñar un sistema de navegación para ubicación de coordenadas en el espacio tridimensional, construir una página WEB del proyecto y desarrollar una línea de aplicaciones de robótica en cirugía.

     

     

  16. Navegação autônoma de robôs

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    Sidnei Alves de Araújo

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    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, é apresentado um sistema de navegação autônoma, baseado em mecanismos de visão computacional que descrevem o ambiente para que um robô, construído com o kit Lego Mindstorms, possa tomar decisões. A partir das informações recebidas sobre sua localização, a do alvo e a dos obstáculos, o robô deve definir o trajeto a percorrer para atingir o objetivo.

  17. Equipamiento y tecnología en robótica

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    Murphy, Declan; Challacombe, Ben; Nedas, Tim; Elhage, Oussama; Althoefer, Kaspar; Seneviratne, Lakmal; Dasgupta, Prokar

    2007-01-01

    Revisamos la evolución y el estado actual de los equipos robóticos aplicados a la urología. Asimismo describimos los desarrollos futuros en las áreas clave de la simulación de realidad virtual, mecatrónica y nanorobótica. Se revisa la historia de la tecnología robótica y su enmarque en el contexto de los sistemas actuales. Expertos en los campos relacionados de nanorobótica, mecatrónica y simulación de la realidad virtual revisan los importantes desarrollos futuros en estas áreas. We revie...

  18. Projeto e desenvolvimento de um carro robô controlado por smartphone, utilizando a plataforma Amarino

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    Otávio Souza Martins Gomes

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    Full Text Available Este artigo mostra a construção de um carro robô controlado por dispositivos móveis utilizando o sistema operacional Android e uma placa de prototipagem open source (Arduino. Utilizou-se de motores para sua movimentação e sensores para interação com o ambiente. O envio de comandos foi realizado utilizando a tecnologia Bluetooth e é capaz de movimentar o carro robô em todas as direções de acordo com os comandos do usuário. Sensores instalados no carro coletam informações do ambiente que são enviadas ao dispositivo Android. A construção bem sucedida deste carro robô mostra que é possível implementar novas funcionalidades para esse produto, bem como apoiar outros projetos relacionados a esse tema.Palavras-chave: Arduino. Android. Bluetooth. Carro robô. Robótica. Project and development of a robot car controlled by smartphone, using the platform amarinoABSTRACTThis work shows the build of a robot car controlled by mobile devices employing Android operating system and an open source prototyping board (Arduino. Motors for its movements and sensors for its environment interaction were employed. The commands are transmitted using Bluetooth technology which can move the robot car in all directions according to the user commands. Sensors installed in the car collect the environment information which is sent to the Android device. The success build of this robot car shows that new features can be possible implemented as well as to support other projects related to this research area.Keywords: Arduino. Android. Bluetooth. Robot car. Robotic.

  19. RoboAct modelo de control autónomo y cooperativo para el Teatro Robótico

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    Peña Santana, Andrés Armando de la

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    El teatro robótico es un campo de investigación relativamente joven con un gran crecimiento a futuro. Pensando en esto, este proyecto plantea un modelo que permita desarrollar guiones teatrales para robots, incluyendo potencialidades de nuevas áreas como la robótica móvil, la robótica cooperativa y los robots sociales. Este proyecto presenta un modelo que posee características sobresalientes como la inclusión de ontologías por medio de redes semánticas que representan los modelos relacionales...

  20. Sistema estabilizador da adesão de um robô escalador com rodas magnéticas

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    Espinoza, Rodrigo Valério

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    Este trabalho consiste no desenvolvimento de um sistema estabilizador da adesão de um robô escalador com rodas magnéticas. O projeto deste robô surge da necessidade em automatizar o processo de inspeção de tanques de armazenamento de derivados de petróleo, o qual e atualmente realizado de modo manual. O robô vem sendo desenvolvido no Laboratório de Automação e Sistemas de Controle Avençado (LASCA) da Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (UTFPR). Primeiramente foi realizada uma análise t...

  1. Seguimiento de trayectorias en manipuladores robóticos usando Differential Flatness

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    Elkin Veslin Diaz

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Este documento propone una aplicación con Differential Flatness para el problema de seguimiento de trayectorias en manipuladores robóticos. Para cada coordenada generalizada, se proponen sus trayectorias como una función en el tiempo donde deben encontrar las entradas correspondientes para garantizar el seguimiento. Se demuestra que la posición de cada coordenada generalizada del manipulador robótico y sus correspondientes derivadas son salidas planas que, en conjunto con un controlador PD pueden determinar, con algunas restricciones, los valores de fuerza para conseguir un movimiento en el manipulador con una mínima desviación a lo largo del trayecto, tanto en movimientos planos como en el espacio.

  2. Rob And MarA Alter Susceptibility Of Escherichia coli To Antibiotics In Presence Of Salicylate

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    Jain, Kirti; Saini, Supreet

    2017-01-01

    When exposed to stress, bacterial cells launch a diverse response to enhance their chances of survival. This response involves modulation of expression of a large number of proteins which help the cell counter stress. This modulation is facilitated by several transcription factors in bacteria and in E. coli three homologous regulators, MarA, Sox, and Rob are known to launch a coordinated response to combat various stress environments. MarA and SoxS are known to control multiple antibiotic res...

  3. RobOKoD: microbial strain design for (over)production of target compounds.

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    Stanford, Natalie J; Millard, Pierre; Swainston, Neil

    2015-01-01

    Sustainable production of target compounds such as biofuels and high-value chemicals for pharmaceutical, agrochemical, and chemical industries is becoming an increasing priority given their current dependency upon diminishing petrochemical resources. Designing these strains is difficult, with current methods focusing primarily on knocking-out genes, dismissing other vital steps of strain design including the overexpression and dampening of genes. The design predictions from current methods also do not translate well-into successful strains in the laboratory. Here, we introduce RobOKoD (Robust, Overexpression, Knockout and Dampening), a method for predicting strain designs for overproduction of targets. The method uses flux variability analysis to profile each reaction within the system under differing production percentages of target-compound and biomass. Using these profiles, reactions are identified as potential knockout, overexpression, or dampening targets. The identified reactions are ranked according to their suitability, providing flexibility in strain design for users. The software was tested by designing a butanol-producing Escherichia coli strain, and was compared against the popular OptKnock and RobustKnock methods. RobOKoD shows favorable design predictions, when predictions from these methods are compared to a successful butanol-producing experimentally-validated strain. Overall RobOKoD provides users with rankings of predicted beneficial genetic interventions with which to support optimized strain design.

  4. Kraški rob (landscape term Geologic section along the motorway Kozina – Koper (Capodistria

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    Full Text Available Geologic section along the motorway from Kozina to Koper in totality exposed geologic structure of the border belt between Adriatic-Apulian foreland and Dinarides that was formed by subthrusting of Adriatic-Apulian foreland (Istria, Friuli underneath External Dinarides (Kras, Čičarija. During this process within the subthrusting belt a geomorphologic step was formed at sites where limestone became overthrust on flyschbeds.Apartof this geomorphologic step became known in the last decade of 20st century as the Kraški rob (Karst edge. With respect to geologic and geomorphologic considerations the term Kra{ki rob (»Karst Edge« as landscape term for cliffs above the valleys of the Osapska reka and upper Rižana rivers should be distinguished from term karst edge (kra{ki rob as a general term which is a synonym for the geomorphologic step consisting of precipitous cliffs and steep carbonate slopes situated entirely between the mouth of the river Timava and Mt. Učka that form the border belt between the karstic plateaus of Kras and Čičarije from one side, and the flysch Istria with the Trieste flysch coastal zone on the otherside.

  5. Pengaruh Land Subsidence terhadap Genangan Banjir dan Rob di Semarang Timur

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    ratih Pujiastuti

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    Full Text Available Inundation of flood and rob (flood due to high tides in Semarang City is increase wtithin area and depth. It be more seroius condition because of land subsisdence that happened in coastal area of Semarang City. This research is foccused on prediction and mapping of inundation flood and rob due to land subsidence effect in East Semarang, especially Tenggang Watershed and Sringin Watershed. On this research, data analysis including analysis of land subsidence, analysis of hydrological data, analysis of flood discharge with HEC-HMS, hydraulics analysis with HEC-RAS and then mapping the results of the flood inundation with Arc GIS. The inundation will be create with overlay the DEM of flood water level and DEM of topographic. According to the results of analysis is known that minimum land subsidence is 0 cm/year that happened in south area of Semarang and more higher ini north area with maximum land subsidence is 5.58 cm/year. On periode   2014-2031, the contribute of land subsidence to increase the inundation of flood and rob is 1.39%/year.

  6. 6a. Jornada de Mecatrònica: Robótica mòbil

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    Universitat de Vic. Grup de Recerca Mecatrònica i Modelització Aplicada a la Tecnologia de Materials

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    Tríptic de la 6a Jornada de la Mecatrònica : Robòtica Mòbil, celebrada el 8 d'abril de 2014 a Ripoll i Vic. La jornada, adreçada a estudiants, professors i empreses interessats en l’àrea de la Mecatrònica, vol donar a conèixer diversos camps d’aplicació d’aquesta disciplina i els estudis que s’hi relacionen, mitjançant ponències, demostracions i tallers.

  7. Ros-gazebo. una valiosa Herramienta de Vanguardia para el Desarrollo de la Robótica

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    Cristian Camilo Cuevas Castañeda

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    Full Text Available El Sistema Operativo Robótico – ROS (de aquí en adelante ROS representa un significativo avance en la tecnología robótica, ya que constituye un verdadero modelo colaborativo de desarrollo, abierto al público en general y con una gama de posibilidades aún por descubrir. ROS permite contar con estructuras ya diseña- das y programadas que luego se pueden modificar, evitando, de esta manera, comenzar de cero con cada diseño y superando la pérdida de tiempo inherente a la construcción de algoritmos de piezas comunes, como brazos y ruedas, entre otras. Tal plataforma se complementa con las herramientas de Rviz y Gazebo, que brindan simulaciones 3D del modelo robótico diseñado.

  8. Development of RadRob15, A Robot for Detecting Radioactive Contamination in Nuclear Medicine Departments

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    Shafe A.

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Accidental or intentional release of radioactive materials into the living or working environment may cause radioactive contamination. In nuclear medicine departments, radioactive contamination is usually due to radionuclides which emit high energy gamma photons and particles. These radionuclides have a broad range of energies and penetration capabilities. Rapid detection of radioactive contamination is very important for efficient removing of the contamination without spreading the radionuclides. A quick scan of the contaminated area helps health physicists locate the contaminated area and assess the level of activity. Studies performed in IR Iran shows that in some nuclear medicine departments, areas with relatively high levels of activity can be found. The highest contamination level was detected in corridors which are usually used by patients. To monitor radioactive contamination in nuclear medicine departments, RadRob15, a contamination detecting robot was developed in the Ionizing and Non-ionizing Radiation Protection Research Center (INIRPRC. The motor vehicle scanner and the gas radiation detector are the main components of this robot. The detection limit of this robot has enabled it to detect low levels of radioactive contamination. Our preliminary tests show that RadRob15 can be easily used in nuclear medicine departments as a device for quick surveys which identifies the presence or absence of radioactive contamination.

  9. Desarrollo de una Interfaz de Usuario para el Sistema Robótico Multiagente SMART

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    Cecilia García Cena

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este artículo se presenta al sistema robótico multi-agente SMART. Este sistema está compuesto por varios tipos de agentes software y/o hardware, por lo que puede clasificárselo como heterogéneo. Además, se presenta el desarrollo de una interfaz de realidad virtual a través de la cual el usuario puede intervenir en el sistema si lo considera necesario, en otro caso el sistema opera autónomamente. Asimismo, esta interfaz implementa un gran número de funcionalidades tendientes a lograr el buen desempeño del sistema, una correcta gestión de los recursos robóticos disponibles en el entorno y provee al usuario información en tiempo real de todo lo que sucede en la realidad. Como consecuencia de la heterogeneidad del sistema, la comunicación entre los diferentes agentes se realiza utilizando diversas tecnologías de comunicación (TCP/IP, WiFi y Bluetooth; por lo tanto, se ha diseñado un protocolo de comunicaciones específico para este sistema. Palabras clave: robots, agentes, inteligencia artificial distribuida, realidad virtual, cooperación

  10. Robô seguidor de linha para competições

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    Otávio Souza Martins Gomes

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este projeto tem como objetivo montar um robô que consiga seguir a trajetória de uma linha de cor branca ou preta em um fundo de cor oposta à da linha. O seu sistema para detecção da linha conta com o uso de sensores de luz infravermelha para detectar o sinal refletido a partir de um diodo emissor apropriado. As superfícies pretas têm a propriedade de absorver radiações de todos os comprimentos de onda na faixa visível. Palavras-chaves: Microcontrolador. Robô. Sensor. Arduino. Seguidor de linha. Robot line follower for competitions ABSTRACT  This project aims to build a robot which is capable of following a white or black colored line having its opposite color as background. The system for the line detection uses infrared light sensors to detect the reflected signal, which is emitted from an infrared LED. The black surfaces have the property of absorbing radiation of all waves’ length on the visible line.Keywords:  Microcontroller. Robot. Sensor. Arduino. Line follower.

  11. Robótica Educacional – Geometria da direção de triciclos com “drive governor”

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    Fred Santos

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    Full Text Available Esse artigo aborda o projeto de robô móvel em forma de triciclo revelando características peculiares da sua geometria de direção permitindo compreender detalhes de seu dimensionamento a partir do conhecimento do ambiente com o qual ele irá interagir.

  12. La robótica de servicios: ¿cómo hacer que un robot nos vea?

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    Andrade-Cetto, Juan

    2014-01-01

    Trabajo presentado a la 6ª Jornada de Mecatrònica sobre Robòtica mòbil organitzada pel Grup de recerca Mecatrònica i Modelització Aplicada a la Tecnologia de Materials de la UVic-UCC, celebrada en Ripoll-Vic el 8 de abril de 2014.

  13. Un Banco de Pruebas Remoto para Experimentación en Robótica Ubicua

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    Adrián Jiménez-González

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: La escasez de herramientas experimentales adecuadas ha sido señalada como un factor crítico en el desarrollo de la robótica ubícua. Este artículo describe un banco de pruebas remoto para experimentación en robótica ubicua integrando robots con redes inalámbricas de sensores. El banco de pruebas está compuesto por 5 robots Pioneer 3-AT, por una red de cámaras y por una red inalámbrica de sensores, todos ellos equipados con una amplia variedad de sensores. La arquitectura del banco de pruebas permite una gran diversidad de esquemas de cooperación entre sus elementos abstrayendo sus particularidades y capacidades sensoriales, computacionales y de comunicaciones. Permite ejecutar experimentos con distintos grados de descentralización. El banco de pruebas, instalado en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de la Universidad de Sevilla, es abierto y hace posible el acceso de forma remota mediante una interfaz gráfica intuitiva. Abstract: The lack of adequate experimental tools has been highligh- ted as a major critical issue in the development of ubiquitous ro- botics integrating mobile robots and wireless sensor networks. This paper describes a remotely operated testbed for ubiquitous robotics experimentation. It is currently comprised of 5 Pio- neer 3-AT robots, a camera network and a wireless sensor net- work WSN, each equipped with widespread off-the-shelf sen- sors. The testbed architecture allows wide variety of coopera- tion schemes among its elements, abstracting their particula- rities and sensory, computational and communication capabi- lities. It also allows performing experiments with different de- grees of decentralization. The testbed, currently deployed in the School of Engineering at the University of Seville, is open and can be accessed remotely through a friendly graphical user in- terface. Palabras clave: Bancos de pruebas, robótica ubicua, redes inalámbricas de sensores, Keywords: testbeds, networked

  14. Clasificación de piezas mediante robótica y visión

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    Moro Muñoz, Santiago

    2011-01-01

    El propòsit d’aquest projecte és dissenyar i implementar un sistema de classificació de peces mitjançant robòtica i visió artificial. Aquest sistema classificarà peces segons tres característiques bàsiques: el color, la forma i l’àrea o mida. El projecte està constituït per tres elements essencials: una webcam, un PC i un robot. La webcam serà l’encarregada de fotografiar la peça, el PC processarà tota la informació de la fotografia per a determinar quin tipus de peça és ...

  15. Aplicaciones demostrativas de robótica y visión

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    Martínez Moran, Rafael

    2016-01-01

    El propósito de este proyecto es diseñar e implementar una demostración de visión artificial y robótica para mostrarla el día de jornada de puertas abiertas de la EUETIB. Se pretende ilustrar a las jóvenes generaciones una parte del conocimiento adquirido en el grado de Electrónica y Automática, con la finalidad de despertar el interés en realizar dicha carrera. La aplicación consiste en: Un usuario se sitúa delante de una cámara inteligente en la posición que él desea y se toma una cap...

  16. Emprego de sistemas robóticos na cirurgia cardiovascular Robotic systems in cardiovascular surgery

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    Roberto T. Sant'Anna

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available O desenvolvimento de sistemas robóticos para cirurgia teve início na década de 80, por solicitação do exército norte-americano, que antevia a possibilidade de realizar operações em teatros de guerra, distantes do local onde estava o cirurgião. Entretanto, o primeiro uso em humanos só ocorreu anos mais tarde, numa ressecção transuretral de hiperplasia benigna de próstata. Cirurgiões cardíacos foram logo atraídos pela técnica robótica devido a possível aplicação com reduzido caráter invasivo; esperava-se menor trauma cirúrgico e redução da dor, morbidade, tempo de internação e custo do procedimento. Atualmente, de forma restrita e em casos selecionados, robôs são usados para revascularização do miocárdio e implante de marcapasso em cirurgias cardíacas totalmente endoscópicas; podendo também constituir apoio visual na retirada de artéria torácica interna, reconstrução valvar mitral e correção de defeitos congênitos. Utilizando o robô auxiliar AESOP® para controle do videotoracoscópio, com controle vocal por meio do sistema HERMES®, temos realizado dissecção da artéria torácica interna, implante de eletrodo ventricular esquerdo e abordagem de defeitos congênitos na cirurgia de correção. Apesar do entusiasmo científico inicial com a cirurgia robótica, ainda não existe evidência clara de superioridade desta técnica em relação à operação convencional, em termos de resultado. Isto se aplica também ao custo, pois o investimento inicial na aquisição de sistema cirúrgico completo (console, controle de vídeo, instrumental provavelmente é compensado após muitos procedimentos e longo intervalo. Mas é certo que a cirurgia robótica terá um lugar no futuro, possibilitando aprendizagem, telepresença e realização de procedimentos pouco invasivos, embora complexos.The development of robotic systems for surgery started in the 80's, motivated by the US army's need for surgical procedure in

  17. Videocirurgia colorretal com assistência robótica: o próximo passo? Robotic assisted colorrectal surgery

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    Sergio Eduardo Alonso Araujo

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available O desenvolvimento de técnicas minimamente invasivas é um dos mais importantes avanços da cirurgia colorretal. A assistência robótica integra o arsenal de técnicas em cirurgia minimamente invasiva, e vem sendo aplicado em cirurgia colorretal por um restrito grupo de cirurgiões em alguns centros ao redor do mundo com resultados iniciais que merecem atenção. O objetivo do presente estudo é analisar os resultados do emprego da assistência robótica em videocirurgia colorretal. Dentre as vantagens associadas ao emprego de robôs em videocirurgia colorretal, figuram o incremento na precisão dos movimentos e a visão tridimensional. A experiência clínica é ainda pequena, e advém de uma série de casos e estudos comparativos com a videocirurgia colorretal sem assistência robótica com ainda pequeno número de casos. A dissecção pélvica com incremento da preservação autonômica parece ser a maior vantagem associada à assistência robótica em videocirurgia colorretal. Somente através do treinamento de um número mais representativo de cirurgiões colorretais, bem como com a expansão da experiência clínica será possível prever com maior precisão o papel da assistência robótica em videocirurgia colorretal.The development of minimally invasive surgical techniques represents an important aspect of modern surgical research. Robot-assisted minimally invasive colorectal surgery represents a way of assisting laparoscopic colorectal procedures. Robotic technology overcomes some of these limitations by successfully providing intuitive motion and enhanced precision and accuracy, in an environment that is much more ergonomic. A restrict number of surgeons in specialized centers around the world have been applying robotics. In this review, current evidence about different technologies and its place in colorectal surgery is evaluated. The feasibility of performing robot-assisted colorectal operations has been demonstrated though case

  18. Improving Gold Recovery from Artificial Preg-Robbing Ore by Pre-treatment using Blinding Agent and Resin-in-Leach

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    Mohammad Zaki Mubarok; Prasetyo Sandha Irianto

    2016-01-01

    In the present paper, the effectiveness of the use of blinding agents, ionic exchanger resins and the combination of them in improving gold extraction from simulated preg-robbing ore is discussed. The blinding agents used were kerosene, diesel oil and pine oil, while the ion exchange resins used were Lewatit Monoplus MP 800, Lewatit AF 5 and guanidine. Preg-robbing conditions were simulated by blending fine activated carbon with ore sample. The investigation results show that the presence of ...

  19. Robotic rectosigmoidectomy: pioneer case report in Brazil. Current scene in colorectal robotic surgery Retossigmoidectomia laparoscópica robô-assistida: relato de caso pioneiro no Brasil. Panorama atual da cirurgia robótica colorretal

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    Marcelo Averbach

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Laparoscopic colorectal surgery is believed to be technically and oncologically feasible. Robotic surgery is an attractive mode in performing minimally-invasive surgery once it has several advantages if compared to standard laparoscopic surgery. The aim of this paper is to report the first known case of colorectal resection surgery using the robotic assisted surgical device in Brazil. A 35-year-old woman with deep infiltrating endometriosis with rectal involvement was referred for colorectal resection using da Vinci® surgical system. The authors also reviewed the most current series and discussed not only the safety and feasibility but also the real benefits of robotic colorectal surgeryA cirurgia laparoscópica colorretal é considerada tecnicamente factível e segura, com resultados oncológicos comparáveis à cirurgia aberta. A cirurgia robótica é uma atraente modalidade de cirurgia minimamente invasiva, com algumas vantagens claras sobre a laparoscopia convencional. O objetivo deste trabalho é descrever a experiência pioneira da cirurgia colorretal robô-assistida no Brasil. A paciente de 35 anos operada com auxílio do sistema da Vinci® tinha endometriose profunda, com envolvimento do reto. É feita ampla revisão da literatura, discutindo não apenas a indicação e segurança da cirurgia robótica colorretal, mas também seus reais benefícios

  20. Praxedes: protótipo de um kit educacional de robótica baseado na plataforma Arduino

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    Francisco Ioneiton da Silva

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo descreve a criação de um protótipo de um robô móvel, com finalidade educacional utilizando a plataforma Arduino, tendo como principal finalidade simplificar o uso desta plataforma, eliminando a necessidade de conhecimentos complexos em determinados níveis de ensino como bem como de oferecer uma alternativa a os kits disponíveis no mercado com custos relativamente acessíveis.

  1. Immediate effects of nectar robbing by Palestine sunbirds (Nectarinia osea) on nectar alkaloid concentrations in tree tobacco (Nicotiana glauca).

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    Kaczorowski, Rainee L; Koplovich, Avi; Sporer, Frank; Wink, Michael; Markman, Shai

    2014-04-01

    Plant secondary metabolites (PSMs), such as alkaloids, are often found in many parts of a plant, including flowers, providing protection to the plant from various types of herbivores or microbes. PSMs are also present in the floral nectar of many species, but typically at lower concentrations than in other parts of the plant. Nectar robbers often damage floral tissue to access the nectar. By doing so, these nectar robbers may initiate an increase of PSMs in the floral nectar. It is often assumed that it takes at least a few hours before the plant demonstrates an increase in PSMs. Here, we addressed the question of whether PSMs in the floral tissue are immediately being released into the floral nectar following nectar robbing. To address this research question, we investigated whether there was an immediate effect of nectar robbing by the Palestine Sunbird (Nectarinia osea) on the concentration of nectar alkaloids, nicotine and anabasine, in Tree Tobacco (Nicotiana glauca). We found that the concentration of anabasine, but not nicotine, significantly increased in floral nectar immediately following simulated nectar robbing. These findings suggest that nectar robbers could be ingesting greater amounts of PSMs than they would if they visit flowers legitimately. As a consequence, increased consumption of neurotoxic nectar alkaloids or other PSMs could have negative effects on the nectar robber.

  2. Prototipo de mano robótica antropométrica sub-actuada

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    Mauricio Aarón Pérez Romero

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo describe la metodología utilizada para obtener el prototipo funcional de una mano robótica considerando características antropométricas, a partir del procesamiento que aportan información para el desarrollo del estudio analítico de la síntesis de un mecanismo sub-actuado de cuatro barras, adecuado para la generación de trayectorias óptimas para efectuar la operación de sujeción de objetos en forma puntual, palmar, lateral, cilíndrica y esférica. En este sentido, la diversidad de movimientos que ejecuta el dispositivo además de su capacidad para adaptarse a diversos componentes auxiliares, mismos que realizan la función de unión con el muñón del miembro amputado, por lo que es posible que el sistema diseñado sea aplicable como prótesis. En este sentido, con esta propuesta se obtiene un prototipo funcional con características versátiles óptimas para la manipulación de objetos con diferentes geometrías que tomando en cuenta la funcionalidad del sistema, aportan también apariencia y simetría con el cuerpo humano.

  3. Human Capital and Self-Entrepreneurship. The Concept of Robbed Time.

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    Musio, Alessio

    2018-01-01

    The notions of ″human capital″ and ″self-entrepreneurship″ are by now widespread. The present work takes a critical look at their pervasive acceptance and stresses the self-exploitation to which they give rise. The concept of self-entrepreneurship needs to take into account, in fact, the nature of a revolution in temporal phenomenology. This revolution not only blurs the distinction between time dedicated to life and time dedicated to one's profession. It means that time spent on whatever is traditionally irrelevant to work is potentially time robbed from successful self-entrepreneurship. An analysis is made, lastly, of the relationship between body and ″bio-labor″, recognizable in the emergence of new forms of manual labor. Emblematic, in this sense, is gestational surrogacy. This provides an opportunity to rediscover the pregnancy of M. Foucault's biopolitical interpretation of neoliberalism as opposed to the more recent category of ″psychopolitics″ defined by B.C. Han. In the current scenario, indeed, the body maintains a role that remains as central as it is paradoxical, on account of its configuration as an ″entrepreneurial resource″.

  4. Intergroup variation in robbing and bartering by long-tailed macaques at Uluwatu Temple (Bali, Indonesia).

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    Brotcorne, Fany; Giraud, Gwennan; Gunst, Noëlle; Fuentes, Agustín; Wandia, I Nengah; Beudels-Jamar, Roseline C; Poncin, Pascal; Huynen, Marie-Claude; Leca, Jean-Baptiste

    2017-10-01

    Robbing and bartering (RB) is a behavioral practice anecdotally reported in free-ranging commensal macaques. It usually occurs in two steps: after taking inedible objects (e.g., glasses) from humans, the macaques appear to use them as tokens, returning them to humans in exchange for food. While extensively studied in captivity, our research is the first to investigate the object/food exchange between humans and primates in a natural setting. During a 4-month study in 2010, we used both focal and event sampling to record 201 RB events in a population of long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis), including four neighboring groups ranging freely around Uluwatu Temple, Bali (Indonesia). In each group, we documented the RB frequency, prevalence and outcome, and tested the underpinning anthropogenic and demographic determinants. In line with the environmental opportunity hypothesis, we found a positive qualitative relation at the group level between time spent in tourist zones and RB frequency or prevalence. For two of the four groups, RB events were significantly more frequent when humans were more present in the environment. We also found qualitative partial support for the male-biased sex ratio hypothesis [i.e., RB was more frequent and prevalent in groups with higher ratios of (sub)adult males], whereas the group density hypothesis was not supported. This preliminary study showed that RB is a spontaneous, customary (in some groups), and enduring population-specific practice characterized by intergroup variation in Balinese macaques. As such, RB is a candidate for a new behavioral tradition in this species.

  5. Morpho-anatomical and fingerprinting study of Vernonanthura patens (Kunth H. Rob.

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    Patricia I. Manzano

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Context: The specie Vernonanthura patens (Kunth H. Rob. (Asteraceae is a South American native wild bush that grows in various provinces of Ecuador and it has been used in traditional medicine for several diseases, highliting its use in treatment of leishmaniasis, a condition of high incidence in the country. Despite its medicinal use, there are few or none botanic, chemical nor biological studies for this species. Aims: In this paper it were comprised the morpho-anatomical characterization of leaves and stems and genetic identification of a DNA fraction of the leaves of V. patens, in order to provide the elements for proper characterization and contribute to the establishment of quality control. Methods: The macromorphological description was made in leaves and stems from the fresh plant. The micromorphological evaluation was performed by paraffin inclusion of the material with cross-section that were clarify in sodium hypochlorite for its posterior safranin and cresil’s blue stained and its glycerinated gel fixation respectively. On obtaining the DNA chloroplast it was followed the internal protocol established by Molecular Biology CIBE´s laboratory. In order to sequence isolated DNA fragments from leaves of V. patens, Macrogen Maryland, USA´S company services were hired. Results: Leaves and stems of the new specie’s micro morphological characteristics were described for the first time and new macro morphological characters were described too from stems particularly. Conclusions: Using molecular and macro-micromorphological assessments is corroborated the identity of the V. patens species growing in Ecuador coast.

  6. Simulación de Plataformas Robóticas de Movimiento para Aplicaciones de Realidad Virtual Mediante Filtros Digitales

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    Sergio Casas

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: El uso de plataformas robóticas de movimiento en simuladores de vehículos y aplicaciones de Realidad Virtual es relativamente habitual. Sin embargo, el ajuste de los algoritmos que controlan su funcionamiento, denominados algoritmos de washout, no es sencillo y requiere de numerosas pruebas hasta obtener una apropiada fidelidad de movimiento. Disponer de herramientas que permitan simular plataformas de movimiento puede permitir simplificar esta tarea. Es por ello que este trabajo presenta un método para la caracterización y simulación de manipuladores robóticos mediante filtros digitales de segundo orden, sencillo de implementar y ajustar a partir de una caracterización previa. El simulador se construye con el objetivo de permitir la simulación rápida de manipuladores robóticos y se ejemplifica con una plataforma de dos grados de libertad, aunque el método propuesto podría emplearse en otros dispositivos. En las pruebas realizadas se valida la precisión y velocidad de la simulación, concluyéndose que se obtiene una fidelidad satisfactoria y una velocidad de simulación elevada que permite emplear el simulador como sustituto del hardware real con algoritmos de washout. Abstract: Robotic motion platforms are used in many vehicle simulators and Virtual Reality applications. However, the set-up of the so-called washout algorithms that control the generation of self-motion is a hard process, since a great deal of tests need to be performed before reaching a proper motion fidelity. The availability of simulation tools eases this tuning task. Therefore, a motion platform characterization and simulation method is proposed in this paper. The method relies on second order digital filters and provides a reliable, yet very fast simulation system, which is assessed by means of a two degree-of-freedom motion platform, although the method might be applied to simulate other motion mechanisms. Palabras clave: Plataformas de movimiento

  7. Experimental design and data-analysis in label-free quantitative LC/MS proteomics: A tutorial with MSqRob.

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    Goeminne, Ludger J E; Gevaert, Kris; Clement, Lieven

    2018-01-16

    Label-free shotgun proteomics is routinely used to assess proteomes. However, extracting relevant information from the massive amounts of generated data remains difficult. This tutorial provides a strong foundation on analysis of quantitative proteomics data. We provide key statistical concepts that help researchers to design proteomics experiments and we showcase how to analyze quantitative proteomics data using our recent free and open-source R package MSqRob, which was developed to implement the peptide-level robust ridge regression method for relative protein quantification described by Goeminne et al. MSqRob can handle virtually any experimental proteomics design and outputs proteins ordered by statistical significance. Moreover, its graphical user interface and interactive diagnostic plots provide easy inspection and also detection of anomalies in the data and flaws in the data analysis, allowing deeper assessment of the validity of results and a critical review of the experimental design. Our tutorial discusses interactive preprocessing, data analysis and visualization of label-free MS-based quantitative proteomics experiments with simple and more complex designs. We provide well-documented scripts to run analyses in bash mode on GitHub, enabling the integration of MSqRob in automated pipelines on cluster environments (https://github.com/statOmics/MSqRob). The concepts outlined in this tutorial aid in designing better experiments and analyzing the resulting data more appropriately. The two case studies using the MSqRob graphical user interface will contribute to a wider adaptation of advanced peptide-based models, resulting in higher quality data analysis workflows and more reproducible results in the proteomics community. We also provide well-documented scripts for experienced users that aim at automating MSqRob on cluster environments. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. Diseño, Desarrollo y Validación de Dispositivo Robótico para la Supresión del Temblor Patológico

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    Rocon, E.; Ruíz, A.F.; Belda-Lois, J.M.; Moreno, J.C.; Pons, J.L.; Raya, R.; Ceres, R.

    2008-01-01

    Resumen: El uso de robots para la asistencia a personas ha sido considerado por muchos investigadores desde el comienzo de la robótica moderna. Hay muchos factores que están contribuyendo a expandir la necesidad de tales dispositivos, tales como el envejecimiento de la población en muchos países desarrollados y las expectativas generadas para una asistencia médica adecuada a personas discapacitadas. Este artículo describe la implementación de un dispositivo robótico en forma de exoesqueleto p...

  9. I Congreso Internacional sobre Domótica, Robótica y Teleasistencia para Todos. DRT4Aall 2005. Libro de Actas

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    Este volumen recoge las comunicaciones y los pósteres (en forma resumida) presentados en la I Congreso Internacional sobre Domótica, Robótica y Teleasistencia para Todos, celebrado en Madrid en 2005. De los campos citados, el más representado aquí es la robótica, área en la que se dan conocer dispositivos de apoyo a la movilidad, a la rehabilitación médica y a la realización de actividades de la vida diaria, entre otras aplicaciones. Le siguen los contenidos sobre domótica, es decir, el diseñ...

  10. Aplicación de técnicas robóticas al adelantamiento entre vehículos pesados

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    Agüero, Carlos; Gómez Gómez, Víctor Manuel; Matellán Olivera, Vicente; Martín Rico, Francisco; Barrera González, Pablo; Cañas, José María

    2007-01-01

    El objetivo de este artículo es presentar la aplicación de técnicas desarrolladas en el campo de la robótica móvil al terreno de los vehículos pesados. En concreto, se presenta la aplicación de sensores y algoritmos de origen robótico a un sistema de adelantamiento entre vehículos pesados. Con este sistema se persigue agilizar esta maniobra aumentando la fluidez del tráfico y mejorando la seguridad.  El sistema descrito utiliza una serie de sensores distribuidos por el ve...

  11. Plan de investigación: Prototipo robótico multisensorial para la ayuda a la movilidad controlada de personas invidentes

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    Fernández Victoria, Florasela Josefa

    2017-01-01

    En nuestro Plan de Investigación se espera presentar prototipo de interfaz robótica capaz de ser usado en personas invidentes, “de tal manera que la forma en que éste se media con el invidente, permita establecer un lazo o vínculo de colaboración".(Herr, 2016). Por lo cual, ”comprendemos que las principales dificultades de la robótica en el entorno asistencial residen pues básicamente en la dificultad de programar un gran número de operaciones distintas, en un entorno que no puede estar rlgid...

  12. Análise de desempenho de algoritmos evolutivos no domínio do futebol de robôs

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    Eduardo Sacogne Fraccaroli

    2010-01-01

    Muitos problemas de otimização em ambientes multiagentes utilizam os algoritmos evolutivos para encontrar as melhores soluções. Uma das abordagens mais utilizadas consiste na aplicação de um algoritmo genético, como alternativa aos métodos tradicionais, para definir as ações dos jogadores em um time de futebol de robôs. Entretanto, conforme relatado na literatura, há inúmeras possibilidades e formas de se aplicar um algoritmo genético no domínio do futebol de robôs. Assim sendo, neste trabalh...

  13. Evaluación de la autopercepción del nivel de competencia profesional docente específica en robótica educativa

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    Fernandez Ruiz, Rosanna

    2016-01-01

    Como consecuencia de la creciente presencia de la robótica educativa en la educación formal, surge la pregunta de si el profesorado, artífice responsable del proceso de aprendizaje, se siente preparado para hacer frente a la incorporación generalizada en el aula de esta temática multidisciplinar. El presente estudio plantea una aproximación a la investigación en este tema; su objetivo principal es evaluar el nivel de autopercepción de las competencias profesionales docentes específicas en rob...

  14. Videocirurgia robótica: estudo clínico prospectivo na colecistectomia laparoscópica

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    Ricardo Zorrón

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: A videocirurgia com tecnologia robótica é um avanço médico e tecnológico recente, que tem no conceito de cirurgia-solo (sem auxiliares uma das aplicações práticas que podem permitir maior controle e precisão. Este estudo prospectivo foi desenhado para avaliar a curva de aprendizado da cirurgia-solo com o AESOP 3000 para colecistectomia laparoscópica, avaliando resultados e aplicações desta nova técnica. MÉTODO: Quinze pacientes foram submetidos à cirurgia vídeo-laparoscópica com auxílio de tecnologia robótica, utilizando a câmera com comando de voz AESOP 3000 e um braço mecânico fixo, permitindo a realização dos procedimentos sob o conceito de cirurgia-solo. A câmera posicionada no trocarte umbilical, foi ajustada para receber comando de voz através do transmissor HERMES, permitindo também a gravação de posições-chave. Um braço mecânico foi ligado à mesa cirúrgica para retração fixa de órgãos quando necessário. RESULTADOS: As cirurgias transcorreram sem anormalidades, sem necessidade de conversão, sendo necessária a retirada do AESOP para realização de câmera manual em um caso. O tempo operatório foi aumentado para permitir o tempo de ajuste do aparelho que foi, em média, de 21,9 min. Não foram documentadas complicações locais ou sistêmicas pós-operatórias. Quanto ao tempo de internação, a maioria dos pacientes recebeu alta em 24-48hs (86,7%. O grau de satisfação subjetiva da equipe com o auxiliar robótico foi de 3,94, em um máximo de 5,0. CONCLUSÕES: As potenciais vantagens do AESOP 3000 e dos sistemas de telecirurgia podem ser vislumbradas nesta avaliação inicial. A curva de aprendizado é simples e permitiu a realização das cirurgias por residentes em treinamento. Apesar de maior tempo operatório que o procedimento laparoscópico padrão, a assistência robótica mostrou maior precisão e estabilidade de câmera, sendo um passo inicial para a realização de

  15. Projeto de um controlador adaptativo para robôs manipuladores no espaço de juntas

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    Nardênio Almeida Martins

    2001-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta o projeto de um controlador adaptativo de robôs manipuladores no espaço de juntas. Uma nova lei de controle adaptativa composta, que usa o erro de predição e os erros de seguimento para direcionar a estimação de parâmetros, é baseada na passividade e no método direto de Lyapunov. A convergência e a estabilidade global são mostradas para o algoritmo de controle adaptativo. O algoritmo tem as vantagens de não necessitar da “medição” de aceleração nas juntas e de não necessitar que a inversa da matriz de inércia estimada seja limitada. Exemplos de simulação são fornecidos para demonstrar o desempenho do algoritmo proposto

  16. Relatório de estágio na EPL - Mecatrónica & Robótica

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    Costa, André Manuel Monteiro da

    2014-01-01

    O presente relatório resulta do estágio curricular realizado na empresa EPL - Mecatrónica & Robótica, no âmbito do Mestrado em Línguas e Relações Empresariais e tem como objetivo divulgar as atividades desenvolvidas ao longo do estágio, bem como uma apresentação da empresa que o acolheu e a forma como exerce parte da sua atividade em marketing e comunicação Inicialmente, é feita uma apresentação geral da empresa, incluindo alguns factos históricos, a estrutura organizacional, a missão e va...

  17. Aplicación de algoritmos RRT en la planificación de movimientos óptimos en robótica

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    García, Néstor; Rosell Gratacòs, Jan; Suárez Feijóo, Raúl

    2017-01-01

    La planificación de movimientos es un área de investigación básica en robótica, sobre todo desde que los robots se convirtieron en una parte esencial en muchos campos de aplicación tales como, por ejemplo, las industrias médica y electrónica, e incluso la biología computacional o la animación por ordenador. La importancia de este problema se hace evide nte cuando se intenta planificar una trayectoria para un sistema robótico con un gran número de grados de libertad (DOF), como es el caso de l...

  18. Modelagem e controle de marcha de robôs bípedes com disco de inércia.

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    Carlos Eduardo de Brito Novaes

    2016-01-01

    Esta tese trata de um robô bípede em caminhar dinâmico. Neste robô, que normalmente é um sistema sub-atuado, fazemos uso de um disco de inércia que funciona num certo sentido como um atuador adicional. Através deste disco, obtém-se mais liberdade para a elaboração de passos repetitivos e um aumento na robustez. Por outro lado, o sistema de controle dos passos deve controlar, além do passo propriamente dito, também a velocidade do disco, de modo que não sejam saturados os atuadores (motores el...

  19. Florivory and nectar-robbing perforations in flowers of pointleaf manzanita Arctostaphylos pungens (Ericaceae) and their effects on plant reproductive success.

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    Eliyahu, Dorit; McCall, Andrew C; Lauck, Marina; Trakhtenbrot, Ana

    2015-12-01

    Damage to petals may have varying effects on the reproductive success of the plant. The variation may depend on the kind of damage to the corolla. Whether the damage is limited to the corolla, as is usually the case with nectar-robbing perforations, or extending to the reproductive parts of the flower, as in the case of florivory holes, might determine the extent of the effect on the plant's reproduction. We examined the various perforations in the flowers of Arctostaphylos pungens and correlated their presence with fruiting success. We found that though florivory holes were highly associated with damage to reproductive parts, fruiting success did not differ significantly between flowers with the two kinds of damage. Although nectar-robbing perforations were not associated with reduced number of fruit produced, they were significantly correlated with reduced number of fruit that contained seemingly viable seeds. The implications of our findings are discussed in the context of pollination and antagonism.

  20. Desenvolvimento de uma estrutura de controle de posição aplicada ao Manipulador Robótico RD5NT

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    Sergio Assis Galito Araujo

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho é desenvolvida uma estrutura de controle de posição do tipo RASTRO e aplicada no estudo de caso com uso do manipulador robótico modelo RD5NT do fabricante Didacta Itália. São detalhados a formulação matemática da estrutura de controle assim como os procedimentos adotados para gerar a trajetória desejada e para identificar em tempo real o modelo matemático do manipulador robótico. A seguir, a estrutura de controle apresentada é implementada numericamente e, através de simulações numéricas, é avaliada a qualidade do controlador proposto.

  1. Desarrollo de una Nueva Solución Compacta a la Cinemática de Manipuladores Robóticos basada en Cuaterniones Duales

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    J. Ramírez-Gordillo

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Este trabajo presenta una nueva solución compacta basada en cuaterniones duales para el desarrollo de la cinemática de manipuladores robóticos. Se plantea el desarrollo de una herramienta en forma completa para poder observar claramente su correlación con el método de las matrices de transformación homogénea derivadas a partir de los parámetros de Denavit-Hartenberg. Se proponen herramientas para simplificar el uso de los cuaterniones duales para la obtención del modelo cinemático de mecanismos de cadena abierta definiendo la regla de la cadena aplicada a estos. Finalmente se ilustra su aplicación a un par de casos de estudio. Palabras clave: Modelo Cinemático, Cuaterniones Duales, Manipuladores Robóticos, Solución Compacta

  2. Improving Gold Recovery from Artificial Preg-Robbing Ore by Pre-treatment using Blinding Agent and Resin-in-Leach

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    Mohammad Zaki Mubarok

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available In the present paper, the effectiveness of the use of blinding agents, ionic exchanger resins and the combination of them in improving gold extraction from simulated preg-robbing ore is discussed. The blinding agents used were kerosene, diesel oil and pine oil, while the ion exchange resins used were Lewatit Monoplus MP 800, Lewatit AF 5 and guanidine. Preg-robbing conditions were simulated by blending fine activated carbon with ore sample. The investigation results show that the presence of artificial carbonaceous materials at 2% (w/w in the gold ore significantly reduces gold recovery. Pretreatment of artificial preg-robbing ore prior to cyanidation by mixing with kerosene, diesel oil and pine oil for 0.5h improved gold recovery up to 25.4%. A combination of pre-treatment using blinding agent and a resin in leach (RIL test using Lewatit MP 800 resin demonstrated a synergistic effect that improves gold recovery up to a level of 99.5%,which is significantly higher than using activated carbon and without pretreatment.

  3. Anjos, robôs e mundos virtuais: e o corpo carnal, o que vem a ser?

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    Florence Mérida

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available O universo das novas tecnologias parece nos levar em direção a uma desmaterialização radical. A arte se apoderou dessas técnicas e nos oferece uma viagem aos universos sintéticos nos quais se encontra profundamente modificada a relação que nosso corpo mantém "tradicionalmente" com ele mesmo e com o mundo. A interatividade e o mergulho nos mundos virtuais levam o espectador a um mundo estranho. Anjo, robô, ectoplasma, personagem de HQ ou de ficção cientí­fica: o que vem a ser, então, nosso corpo carnal? Palavras-chave sí­ntese numérica, ambientes virtuais, sensorialismo, imersão Abstract The universe of new technologies seems to be leading us into a radical dematerialization. Art took hold of these techniques and is presenting us with a trip into the synthetic universes in which the relationship that our body "traditionally" keeps with itself and the world has been profoundly changed. The interactivity with and the dive into virtual worlds carry the spectator into a strange world. Angel, robot, ectoplasm, cartoon or science fiction character: what about our flesh and blood body? What is it after all? Key words numerical synthesis; virtual places; sensorialism; immersion.

  4. Uso de la robótica educativa como estrategia didáctica en el aula

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    Nelson Barrera Lombana

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente texto se aborda una investigación de corte cualitativo, de investigación acción en el aula, que propone actividades lúdicas con robots educativos como pilar de la educación en tecnología, y que tiene como objetivo motivar a los estudiantes y a los educadores para que formulen y apliquen estrategias educativas innovadoras que utilicen como instrumento didáctico plataformas robóticas y dispositivos tecnológicos que hayan concluido su vida útil. De este modo se busca provocar en los estudiantes de educación básica, entusiasmo por desarrollar habilidades que les permitan la construcción de saberes, para dar un uso fundamentado, responsable y crítico a la tecnología. Adicionalmente la propuesta didáctica involucra a los estudiantes en actividades lúdicas con robots educativos para que desarrollen conceptualizaciones que les permitan abordar problemas cotidianos relacionados con el adecuado uso de la tecnología.

  5. VRF ("Visual RobFit") — nuclear spectral analysis with non-linear full-spectrum nuclide shape fitting

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    Lasche, George; Coldwell, Robert; Metzger, Robert

    2017-09-01

    A new application (known as "VRF", or "Visual RobFit") for analysis of high-resolution gamma-ray spectra has been developed using non-linear fitting techniques to fit full-spectrum nuclide shapes. In contrast to conventional methods based on the results of an initial peak-search, the VRF analysis method forms, at each of many automated iterations, a spectrum-wide shape for each nuclide and, also at each iteration, it adjusts the activities of each nuclide, as well as user-enabled parameters of energy calibration, attenuation by up to three intervening or self-absorbing materials, peak width as a function of energy, full-energy peak efficiency, and coincidence summing until no better fit to the data can be obtained. This approach, which employs a new and significantly advanced underlying fitting engine especially adapted to nuclear spectra, allows identification of minor peaks that are masked by larger, overlapping peaks that would not otherwise be possible. The application and method are briefly described and two examples are presented.

  6. La Silla RobÓTica SENA. Un Enfoque Basado en la Interacción Hombre-Máquina

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    J. González

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: El número de personas con problemas de movilidad está creciendo en los últimos años en los países desarrollados, como consecuencia de una mayor esperanza de vida y del gran número de accidentes de tráfico. La posibilidad de transferir y adaptar resultados del campo de la robótica a este colectivo resultaría de enorme interés toda vez que repercuta en una mejor calidad de vida y una mayor integración social. En este artículo presentamos la silla de ruedas robotizada SENA, que es el resultado de un proyecto de investigación desarrollado en el Dpto. de Ingeniería de Sistemas y Automática de la Universidad de Málaga (España. SENA se basa en una silla eléctrica comercial a la que se ha integrado una serie de sensores y dispositivos que son gestionados mediante un ordenador portátil. Este prototipo se caracteriza por su capacidad para la navegación autónoma en espacios interiores, así como por su facilidad para interactuar y cooperar con el usuario o personas del entorno gracias, entre otros, a una arquitectura software desarrollada específicamente para robots asistentes. En este artículo se describen los principales elementos hardware y software de SENA, se ilustra su funcionamiento y se exponen algunas de las reflexiones y conclusiones derivadas del desarrollo de este prototipo. Palabras Clave: Robots móviles, Robots asistentes, Integración Humano-Robot

  7. Biology of the tea mosquito bug (Helopeltis theivora Waterhouse on Chromolaena odorata (L. R.M. King & H. Rob.

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    K.K Srikumar

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    Full Text Available Helopeltis theivora Waterhouse, pest of tea, is emerging as a commonly occurring major pest of cashew (Anacardium occidentale L. in recent times. The field observation revealed Chromolaena odorata (L. R.M. King & H. Rob. weed support as an alternate host of this pest during off season of cashew. Biology of H. theivora on this weed was studied for the first time. The incubation period of eggs was 10.5 ± 1.2 d. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th nymphal instar developmental times were 36.11 ± 9.52, 43.29 ± 7.35, 27.15 ± 8.41, 41.31 ± 10.13, and 73.91 ± 5.67 h, respectively. Survival percentage of eggs was lower (60.53% than nymphal instars. Adult females and males lived for 22.6 ± 3.29 and 11.8 ± 1.64 d, respectively. Females showed dynamic patterns of fecundity with the number of eggs laid per female ranging 19 to 34. Longevity and fecundity of H. theivora on this weed were significantly lesser when compared on cashew. Egg parasitoids viz., Telenomus sp., Chaetostricha sp. and Erythmelus helopeltidis Gahan were recorded from H. theivora eggs on C. odorata for the first time. For better management decisions, it is important to know about this mirid biology, particularly their life cycle on their alternate hosts so that the right assessment can be made before taking up spray.

  8. Plataforma para Auxílio ao Ensino de Programação e Robótica Pedagógica

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    Vitória Heliane Pereira dos Santos Sobrinha

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho descreve uma Application Programming Interface (API, que pode ser utilizada para comunicação e controle de um robô pedagógico. A API foi desenvolvida nas linguagens C++ e Python, que são as primeiras linguagens ensinadas no curso técnico em informática do IFPB Guarabira. Os métodos implementados permitem ao robô andar para frente, andar para trás, virar à direita, virar à esquerda e obter a distância até um obstáculo à frente. A API encapsula toda a complexidade para comunicação e transmissão dos comandos. Junto a ela, está sendo desenvolvida uma Plataforma de Programação Visual  (PPV em Python. Essa plataforma, em conjunto com a API, será utilizada para tornar mais fácil e atrativa a aprendizagem de programação para os alunos iniciantes e alunos surdos. A motivação deste trabalho é utilizar a robótica como uma ferramenta de ensino, ajudando no entendimento de conceitos complexos na área de computação e de outras disciplinas, como física e matemática. Usando a PPV, os alunos poderão aprender com maior facilidade os comandos da linguagem Python, por meio de associação de imagens com os comandos. Devido a essa característica, espera-se que os alunos surdos consigam identificar com maior facilidade os comandos que estão associados às imagens.

  9. Experiência brasileira inicial em cirurgia da obesidade robô - assistida Brazilian experience in obesity surgery robot-assisted

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    Ricardo Zugaib Abdalla

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    Full Text Available RACIONAL: As técnicas minimamente invasivas associaram-se à cirurgia bariátrica propiciando redução na agressão aos órgãos e sistemas. A robótica é uma nova possibilidade dentro do conceito de mínima invasão. OBJETIVOS: Avaliar a experiência inicial da robótica em cirurgia da obesidade. MÉTODOS: Foram operados 27 pacientes no mesmo hospital, pela mesma equipe, com o mesmo sistema cirúrgico que foi Da Vinci S. RESULTADOS: Foram realizadas seis colocações de banda gástrica, cinco gastrectomias verticais e 16 septações gástricas com by-pass em Y-de-Roux. Ocorreu uma complicação importante e nenhum óbito. CONCLUSÕES: A via robótica mostrou-se segura durante experiência inicial, propiciando maior facilidade durante o procedimento em pacientes obesos.BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive techniques were associated with bariatric surgery, leading to a decrease in aggression to the organs and systems. Robotic surgery is a new possibility within the concept of minimal invasion. AIM: To evaluate the initial experience of robotic surgery for obesity. METHODS: Twenty seven patients were operated in the same hospital, by the same team with the same surgical system, Da Vinci S. RESULTS: Were performed six gastric band placement , five sleeve gastrectomies and 16 gastric bypasses. There was one major complication and no death in this series. CONCLUSIONS: The robotic surgery for obesity surgery was safe during the initial experience.

  10. Programación del brazo robótico “scorbot-er 4u” según el nivel de llenado

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    Viteri Casabona, Ivan Andres; Viteri Casabona, Luis Eduardo; Moncayo Trivino, Eloy Leonardo

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo principal de nuestro proyecto es el de crear una programación para el brazo robótico mediante la cual cumpla la tarea de ordenar tres vasos de cristal según su nivel de llenado y colocarlos en un recipiente. En el presente material se muestra las características generales del robot y se identifica también los ejes y articulaciones que constan en el mismo para realizar sus movimientos. Con el fin de obtener resultados más didácticos se utilizo una mesa de trabajo la cual simulara ...

  11. Estudio químico de los compuestos lipídicos de las hojas, tallos y flores de Vernonanthura patens (Kunth) H. Rob. (Asteraceae)

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    Manzano Santana, Patricia; Miranda Martínez, Migdalia; Montes de Oca Porto, Rodney; Orellana León, Tulio; Abreu Payrol, Juan; Peralta García, Esther L

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    Introducción: Vernonanthura patens (Kunth) H. Rob. es una especie que crece silvestre en el Ecuador, para la cual existen escasos antecedentes de estudios químicos y biológicos, y en ninguno de estos se aborda el estudio de fracciones lipídicas. Objetivos: estudiar las fracciones de compuestos lipídicos presentes en las hojas, tallos y flores de la especie. Métodos: la planta se recolectó en estado adulto, en época de floración, los órganos vegetales fueron secados en estufa por separado, se ...

  12. Florivory and nectar-robbing perforations in flowers of pointleaf manzanita Arctostaphylos pungens (Ericaceae) and their effects on plant reproductive success

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    Eliyahu, Dorit; McCall, Andrew C.; Lauck, Marina; Trakhtenbrot, Ana

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    Damage to petals may have varying effects on the reproductive success of the plant. The variation may depend on the kind of damage to the corolla. Whether the damage is limited to the corolla, as is usually the case with nectar-robbing perforations, or extending to the reproductive parts of the flower, as in the case of florivory holes, might determine the extent of the effect on the plant's reproduction. We examined the various perforations in the flowers of Arctostaphylos pungens and correl...

  13. Diseño e implementación de un brazo robótico de bajo costo para la automatización en el proceso de análisis bacteriológico

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    Juan Sebastián Rojas

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta un brazo robótico antropomórfico de 5 grados de libertad para la automatización del proceso de análisis bacteriológico en laboratorios clínicos, de carácter formativo y bajos costos, con el cual se pueden desarrollar prácticas en robótica y automatización, implementando su control en una tarjeta ARDUINO. Este trabajo permitió a los estudiantes de un curso de robótica básica aplicar estrategias de investigación del tipo experimental como complemento en su formación.

  14. Localização de robô em ambiente interno utilizando um dispositivo móvel baseado no sistema operacional android para navegação inercial

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    Pedro Ramon de Mello Silva

    2015-01-01

    Resumo: A navegação autônoma de robôs tem sido alvo de pesquisa. Um dos problemas a ser resolvido em navegação é a localização de um robô móvel enquanto este se locomove, ou seja, estimar o deslocamento e orientação para calcular a trajetória realizada. Um sistema de navegação inercial é um método de realizar a localização do robô utilizando sensores inerciais (acelerômetro, giroscópio e magnetômetro). Este trabalho apresenta a utilização de um dispositivo móvel baseado no sistema operacional...

  15. Heterochromatin decondesation in Creole cattle carrier of Robertsonian franslocation (rob 1; 29. Action of 5–azacytidine–C Descondensación de la heterocromatina en bovinos criollos portadores de la translocación Robertsoniana (rob1; 29. Acción del inductor 5–azacitidina–C

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    Postiglioni Alicia

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available The Robertsonian translocation (rob1; 29 is widely spread in commercial breeds and specially in genetic reserve of American Creole cattle. It is also described a delay on embryo development in front of normal ones. The action of 5–aza–C, as an hypomethylated agent, could permitted to decondensate the constitutive or facultative heterochromatin. In this work we made induction with the 5–aza–C(10mM, 2 hrs analogs, in lymphocyte cultures of female and male carriers and normal Creole cattle. The DNA hypometilation is found in the inactive X chromosome of late replication as it is incorporated during the last hours of cell culture. The decondensing effects of 5–aza–C analogs is observed in multiple regions of the autosomes chromatin, the rob1; 29 and the BTA1. A correlation between hypometilated regions and decondensed of facultative (conditional heterochromatin is related with genomic instability, and epigenetic reprogramming.La translocación Robertsoniana (rob1; 29 está ampliamente distribuida en razas comerciales y en reservas genéticas de bovinos Criollos americanos. Se ha descrito un enlentecimiento en el desarrollo de embriones portadores de esta aneuploidía, frente a embriones normales. La acción de la 5–aza–C, como agente desmetilante, permitiría descondensar la heterocromatina constitutiva o facultativa. En este trabajo se realiza inducción con el análogo de base 5–aza–C(10mM, 2 hrs en cultivos linfocitarios de una hembra y un macho portadores de la rob1; 29, frente a bovinos Criollos normales. Se controla la acción desmetilante del inductor al identificar la despiralización del cromosoma X de replicación tardía en hembras y permitir el análisis de la despiralización de la cromatina en múltiples regiones de los autosomas (grandes, medianos, pequeños; de la

  16. Descondensación de la heterocromatina en bovinos criollos portadores de la translocación Robertsoniana (rob1; 29. Acción del inductor 5-azacitidina-C Heterochromatin decondesation in Creole cattle carrier of Robertsonian franslocation (rob 1; 29. Action of 5-azacytidine-C

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    Rody Artigas

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    Full Text Available La translocación Robertsoniana (rob1; 29 está ampliamente distribuida en razas comerciales y en reservas genéticas de bovinos Criollos americanos. Se ha descrito un enlentecimiento en el desarrollo de embriones portadores de esta aneuploidía, frente a embriones normales. La acción de la 5-aza-C, como agente desmetilante, permitiría descondensar la heterocromatina constitutiva o facultativa. En este trabajo se realiza inducción con el análogo de base 5-aza-C(10mM, 2 hrs en cultivos linfocitarios de una hembra y un macho portadores de la rob1; 29, frente a bovinos Criollos normales. Se controla la acción desmetilante del inductor al identificar la despiralización del cromosoma X de replicación tardía en hembras y permitir el análisis de la despiralización de la cromatina en múltiples regiones de los autosomas (grandes, medianos, pequeños; de la rob1; 29 y del BTA1. Se discute la correlación existente entre regiones desmetiladas con la descondensación de la heterocromatina facultativa (condicional, relacionándola con la inestabilidad genómica, y la reprogramación epigenética.The Robertsonian translocation (rob1; 29 is widely spread in commercial breeds and specially in genetic reserve of American Creole cattle. It is also described a delay on embryo development in front of normal ones. The action of 5-aza-C, as an hypomethylated agent, could permitted to decondensate the constitutive or facultative heterochromatin. In this work we made induction with the 5-aza-C(10mM, 2 hrs analogs, in lymphocyte cultures of female and male carriers and normal Creole cattle. The DNA hypometilation is found in the inactive X chromosome of late replication as it is incorporated during the last hours of cell culture. The decondensing effects of 5-aza-C analogs is observed in multiple regions of the autosomes chromatin, the rob1; 29 and the BTA1. A correlation between hypometilated regions and decondensed of facultative (conditional

  17. Diseño de una interfaz de usuario y control cinemático de un brazo robótico de 6 grados de libertad para la planificación de trayectorias en software Matlab y Simulink.

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    Salazar Patín, Wilman Giovanny

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    En este trabajo de tesis se diseñó una interfaz de usuario con cinco prácticas de cálculo cinemático para determinar los desplazamientos que debe tener un brazo robótico mediante interfaces gráficas de usuario realizadas en Matlab. Los movimientos del brazo robótico, la orientación, se basa en un conjunto de parámetros, que se hallan por los ángulos de las articulaciones y la posición en el espacio, utilizando sistema de referencia definido. Estas trayectorias se generan como secuencias de co...

  18. Desenvolvimento de um robô pneumático de 5 graus de liberdade com controlador não linear com compensação de atrito

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    Carlos Arthur Carvalho Sarmanho Junior

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    Esta tese de doutorado trata do desenvolvimento de um robô cilíndrico com cinco graus de liberdade acionado pneumaticamente. Devido às dificuldades de controle ocasionadas pelas altas não-linearidades intrínsecas à tecnologia pneumática, relacionadas principalmente à compressibilidade do ar e ao atrito, existem poucos robôs com esse tipo de acionamento. Seu estudo justifica-se, porém, pela aplicabilidade de sistemas pneumáticos em ambientes classificados ou que necessitem de tecnologia limpa,...

  19. Muestreo adaptativo aplicado a la robótica: Revisión del estado de la técnica

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    Ignacio Pastor

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    Full Text Available Resumen: En este artículo se presenta la revisión de una técnica de muestreo de especial interés para aplicaciones a sistemas roboticos dedicados a la teledetección. Esta técnica es conocida como muestreo adaptativo. En este artículo se realiza una recopilación de las principales técnicas de muestreo adaptativo aplicados a la robótica, haciendo uso de la planificación de trayectorias. Finalmente, se destaca un conjunto de proyectos actualmente en desarrollo, sobre aplicaciones reales de la técnica de muestreo adaptativo en la robótica. Abstract: In this paper, a robotics sampling methodology known as Adaptive Sampling (AS is reviewed. Although the method is not yet widespread in robotics, it plays an important role in remote sensing applications over rapidly changing environments. This article gives an introduction to AS and summarizes the main AS techniques and algorithms applied to robotics. Finally, a number of projects currently under development using AS to solve relevant monitoring or sampling issues, are highlighted. Palabras clave: Robots de exteriores, Muestreo adaptativo, Teledetección, Planificación de trayectorias, Cobertura Óptima, Keywords: Field robotics, Adaptive sampling, Remote sensing, Path planning, Optimal coverage

  20. Sperm FISH analysis of a 44,X,der(Y),t(Y;15)(q12;q10)pat,rob(13;14)(q10;q10)mat complex chromosome rearrangement.

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    Ferfouri, F; Boitrelle, F; Clement, P; Molina Gomes, D; Selva, J; Vialard, F

    2014-06-01

    Complex chromosome rearrangements (CCR) with two independent chromosome rearrangements are rare. Although CCRs lead to high unbalanced gamete rates, data on meiotic segregation in this context are scarce. A male patient was referred to our clinic as part of a family screening programme prompted by the observation of a 44,X,der(Y),t(Y;15)(q12;q10)pat,rob(13;14)(q10;q10)mat karyotype in his brother. Karyotyping identified the same CCR. Sperm FISH (with locus-specific probes for the segments involved in the translocations and nine chromosomes not involved in both rearrangements) was used to investigate the rearrangements meiotic segregation products and establish whether or not an inter-chromosomal effect was present. Sperm nuclear DNA fragmentation was also evaluated. For rob(13;14) and der(Y), the proportions of unbalanced products were, respectively, 26.4% and 60.6%. Overall, 70.3% of the meiotic segregation products were unbalanced. No evidence of an inter-chromosomal effect was found, and the sperm nuclear DNA fragmentation rate was similar to our laboratory's normal cut-off value. In view of previously published sperm FISH analyses of Robertsonian translocations (and even though the mechanism is still unknown), we hypothesise that cosegregation of der(Y) and rob(13;14) could modify rob(13;14) meiotic segregation. © 2013 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.

  1. Design and project management robotics education: lessons learned Diseño y administración de proyectos de robótica educativa: lecciones aprendidas

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    Ana Lourdes Acuña Zuñiga

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The educative projects that include the robotics as resource of education and learning require being plan based on the skills and performances that would consolidate in the population. These skills are the start point to delineate the content emphases, the wished performances, the needed technologies, the processes of training and searching that will be necessary to design. Particularly the educative robotics is propitious to develop or to support productive, creative, digital, communicative abilities.  An indicator, that shows that robotics has become an innovation engine, is observed on the change in the people’s attitude and ideas, ways of present and thinking of the students specially, when they become to socialize with others. If those changes are visible now, therefore we are getting close to an innovation because the robotics will have extended its intuitions and it is reflected in its actions and products.El inicio de proyectos educativos que incluyen la robótica como recurso de enseñanza y aprendizaje requieren plantearse en función de las capacidades y desempeños que se esperan consolidar en la población meta.  Estas capacidades son el  punto de partida para delinear los énfasis de contenido, los desempeños deseados, las tecnologías que se necesitan, los procesos de capacitación y seguimiento que hay que diseñar.  La robótica educativa es propicia para apoyar habilidades productivas, creativas, digitales y  comunicativas; y  se convierte en un  motor para la innovación cuando produce  cambios en las personas, en las ideas y actitudes, en las relaciones, modos de actual y  pensar de los estudiantes y los educadores.  Si esos cambios son  visibles en la práctica cotidiana, entonces estamos ante una innovación  porque la robótica habrá transcendido sus intuiciones y se reflejara en sus acciones y productos. 

  2. Estudio y modelado de la señal electromiográfica del tobillo para la instrumentación del exoesqueleto robótico ATLAS

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    Sánchez Otero, Borja

    2014-01-01

    El mundo de la robótica, la automática y la electrónica están inexorablemente unidos por su naturaleza, y los avances en cada uno de los campos permiten mejorar, o mejoran directamente, al resto de disciplinas. Las aplicaciones de todos estos campos han estado históricamente relacionadas con el sector de la industria, donde ya forman parte imprescindible, pero con el desarrollo de nuevas tecnologías más autónomas y más contenidas en cuanto a tamaño permitió, desde hace unos años hasta la a...

  3. Educación con tecnologías: la robótica educativa aplicada para el aprendizaje de la programación

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    Willging, Pedro; Astudillo, Gustavo Javier; Castro, Leandro; Bast, Silvia Gabriela; Occelli, Maricel; Distel, Juan M.

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    Desde el proyecto investigación “Educación con tecnologías: herramientas y tendencias”, se propone indagar sobre el impacto de la utilización de diversos recursos tecno-pedagógicos en la enseñanza y el aprendizaje. Es así que, desde 2014, se puso el foco en uso de robótica educativa como recurso didáctico para el aprendizaje de la programación. Principalmente en alumnos/as sin experiencia previa en la temática. La investigación está enfocada en tres aspectos: la motivación, el diseño de ma...

  4. Phytochemical research of leaves and flowers of Smallanthus pyramidalis (Triana) H. Rob. (Arboloco) and its use in the recovery of wetlands in Bogota

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    Guzman Avendano, Antonio J; Barrera Adame, Diana A.

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    This research focused on the phytochemical characterization of the species Smallanthus pyramidalis (Triana) H. Rob. in order to identify the secondary metabolites of flowers and leaves. This is due to the importance these trees on the sustainable development of the wetlands in the Sabana de Bogota, and its possible application as a promising species in the use and conservation of these ecosystems. We performed preliminary chemical tests, fractionation using conventional techniques, identification of physical and chemical properties, and structural analysis using spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques, such as UV, 1H-RMN, 13C-RMN and GC-MS. We identified alkane-type compounds, steroids, terpenoids and flavonoids mainly, and their role in the plant and the ecosystem.

  5. La robótica en la discapacidad. Desarrollo de la prótesis diestra de extremidad inferior manus-hand

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    R. Ceres

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: La discapacidad y el envejecimiento plantean a las sociedades actuales una serie de necesidades que deben ser cubiertas con soluciones personales y colectivas adecuadas para mantener un mínimo bienestar. Actualmente está aceptado el papel primordial de la ciencia y la tecnología como pilares para la mejora de las actividades humanas y la autonomía personal (“Assistive Technologies” o Tecnologías de Rehabilitación o de Apoyo. La robótica en este sentido comienza a jugar un rol fundamental en las diferentes actividades del hombre y muy especialmente en lo relacionado con la movilidad y la manipulación.En este trabajo, se analizan de forma general estos sistemas robóticos de apoyo y su relación con el usuario. A continuación se presenta, como resultado de un proyecto europeo (MANUS-HAND el diseño y el desarrollo de una prótesis de mano de alta movilidad, modular y con efectos de realimentación, todo ello con el fin de ofrecer nuevas posibilidades de reintegración social y profesional a personas con amputaciones.El trabajo plantea enfoques complementarios; por una parte, el sistema de control está basado en el empleo de señales mioeléctricas, adaptadas a la capacidad residual de cada usuario; los movimientos de los dedos están coordinados según cuatro modos globales de agarre, potenciados con la realimentación sobre el amputado mediante sensores de fuerza y salida por vibración, cubriendo así un 90% de las habilidades naturales de manipulación. Desde el punto de vista mecánico se ha desarrollado de una estructura específica con tres dedos activos en flexo-extensión y prono-supinación de muñeca, incluyendo para ello diferentes tipos de actuadores (motores DC y ultrasónico gobernados con un solo canal EMG y estando todo ello controlado por una arquitectura electrónica distribuida y jerarquizada.Una plataforma de entrenamiento y de evaluaci

  6. A first case of primary amenorrhea with i(X(qter---q10::---qter, rob(13;14(q10;q10, inv(9(p13q33 karyotype

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    Seema Korgaonkar

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Primary amenorrhea (PA refers to the absence of menarche by the age of 16-18 years although secondary sexual characters are developed. PA occurs in 1-3% of women in the reproductive age group. Various factors such as anatomical, genetic and hormonal factors reported to influence PA. We report triple chromosomal abnormalities of rob(13;14(q10;q10,inv(9(p13q33, i(Xq(qter---q10::---qter in a case of PA and short stature. Though proband has multiple chromosome aberrations, genotypic effect of only i(Xq is evident as proband has PA and short stature. The rob(13;14 and inv(9, which are paternally derived may have role in later reproductive age. Therefore, chromosomal analysis is essential in such cases for the accurate diagnosis and management of the disease.

  7. Desarrollo de un modelo generalizado para realimentación de fuerza y torque en cirugía cardiotorácica robótica mínimamente invasiva: determinación de condiciones y restricciones

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    Vera Pérez, IEE., PhD.(c

    2011-07-01

    Conclusiones: Las condiciones relacionadas con la incorporación de un sensor de fuerza y la percepción del cirujano en cuanto al tacto y la fuerza aplicada, resultan ser importantes en procedimientos de MICS robótica y requiere la inclusión de un sistema de control que permita la optimización de procedimientos por telepresencia.

  8. Dissecção endoscópica da artéria torácica interna com auxílio robótico Endoscopic harvest of internal thoracic artery with robotic assistance

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    Paulo R .L. Prates

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available A cirurgia robótica é hoje um método viável para reduzir o trauma e as morbidades relacionadas em cirurgia cardíaca. Em nossa instituição, o auxílio robótico já foi utilizado de forma bem-sucedida em implantes toracoscópicos de eletrodos epimiocárdicos para marcapassos biventriculares. O objetivo deste artigo é descrever a técnica por nós utilizada para dissecção da artéria torácica interna (ATI, mediante toracoscopia com apoio do robô AESOP e relatar seus resultados iniciais obtidos em nove pacientes.Robotic surgery is today a reliable method to reduce trauma and related comorbidities in cardiac surgery. In our institucion, robotic assistance has been effectively used for thoracoscopic implantation of epimyocardial leads for biventricular pacing. The objective of this article is to describe the technique that we developed to dissect the internal thoracic artery using thoracoscopy assistance with AESOP robotic system and to report the initial results obtained with its use in nine patients.

  9. Diseño de un Controlador Híbrido en Ambientes Virtuales para Teleoperación Robótica

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    Cecilia Garcia

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este artículo se presenta el diseño e implementación de un controlador híbrido para un sistema de teleoperación robótico. La estructura de control de bajo nivel fue diseñada para controlar tanto la posición del manipulador remoto como así también la fuerza de interacción. En la estación local se consideró la dinámica del operador humano y en el sitio remoto se consideró un modelo elástico para el entorno. El controlador supervisor es diseñado utilizando la teoría de sistemas híbridos y en particular se empleó un autómata como herramienta de modelado para el controlador de eventos discretos. Los resultados teóricos se validan a través de una plataforma de simulación de un robot comercial. Palabras Clave: Telerrobótica, Control de Robots, Sistemas de Eventos Discretos, Simulación, Diseño de Sistemas de Control

  10. Desempeño de Algoritmos Gusano en la Navegación de una Plataforma Robótica Móvil

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    Luis Alvarez

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo presenta la implementación de algoritmos de navegación denominados gusano 1 y gusano 2 sobre la plataforma robotica móvil de iRobot Create, los cuales se brindaron la capacidad de autonomía para navegar dentro de entornos desconocidos. Además, se utilizaron los módulos de radio frecuencia, que funcionan bajo el estándar ZigBee, para dotar de comunicación inalambrica entre el robot y una PC. Se realizaron pruebas de comunicación para determinar la máxima distancia de trabajo a la que pueden funcionar los módulos RF en interiores; mientras que, para el análisis de desempeño de los algoritmos básicos de navegación montados sobre la plataforma robótica móvil se definieron tres escenarios diferentes donde se verificó la certeza de haber alcanzado la meta por el robot.

  11. BENDER 3.0, una plataforma robótica remota para aplicaciones docentes: Aplicación a Programación Concurrente

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    Nieves Pavón

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: BENDER 3.0 es un pequeño robot móvil usado en la asignatura Programación Concurrente. El artículo se centra en la descripción de dicho robot y en el análisis de la metodología seguida para desarrollar las prácticas de laboratorio. Se revisan las estrategias que facilitan su uso y se describe el marco de simulación que posibilita el trabajo del estudiante en casa, independientemente de si dispone o no de conexión a Internet. Finalmente, se presenta un estudio detallado de los resultados académicos obtenidos por los alumnos y se menciona el uso del robot móvil en otras asignaturas y proyectos fin de carrera. Palabras clave: Programación Concurrente, Educación en Automática, Sistemas de Tiempo Real, Robótica

  12. Design and implementation of an electronic architecture for an agricultural mobile robot Projeto e implementação de uma arquitetura eletrônica para um robô agrícola móvel

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    Eduardo P. Godoy

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available A current trend in the agricultural area is the development of mobile robots and autonomous vehicles for remote sensing. One of the major challenges in the design of these robots is the development of the electronic architecture for the integration and control of the devices. Recent applications of mobile robots have used distributed architectures based on communication networks. A technology that has been widely used as an embedded network is the CAN protocol. The implementation of the ISO11783 standard represents the standardization of the CAN for application in agricultural machinery. This work describes the design and implementation of an electronic architecture for a mobile agricultural robot. The discussions are focused on the developed architecture, the wireless communication system for teleoperation and the distributed control based on CAN protocol and ISO11783. The evaluation of the developed system was based on the analysis of performance parameters such as motor response and architectural time delay obtained with the robot operation. The results show that the developed architecture can be applied for teleoperation and distributed control of agricultural robots meeting the requirements for accurate robot movement and an acceptable response time for robot control commands and supervision.Uma tendência atual na área agrícola é o desenvolvimento de robôs móveis e veículos autônomos para sensoriamento remoto. Um dos grandes desafios no projeto desses robôs é o desenvolvimento da arquitetura eletrônica para integração e controle dos dispositivos. Em aplicações recentes desses robôs tem-se utilizado arquiteturas distribuídas baseadas em redes de comunicação. Uma tecnologia amplamente usada como rede embarcada é o protocolo CAN. A implementação da norma ISO11783 representa a padronização do protocolo CAN para aplicações agrícolas. Este artigo apresenta o projeto e a implementação de uma arquitetura eletr

  13. Projeto observatórios virtuais: educação através de telescópios robóticos

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    Santana, P. H. S.; Shida, R. Y.

    2003-08-01

    O principal objetivo do projeto Observatórios Virtuais é o ensino na área de ciências através de atividades práticas desenvolvidas em colaboração entre instituições de pesquisa em astronomia e escolas de ensino médio e fundamental. Este ano deverá ser concluída a implantação do programa piloto de estudos, pesquisas e observação astronômica direta, com utilização em tempo real de telescópios robóticos, que assim funcionarão como "observatórios virtuais". O objetivo pedagógico das atividades práticas baseadas nas imagens atronômicas é desenvolver as habilidades e competências dos alunos no uso do método científico. Para isso, serão realizados projetos interdisciplinares, a partir de observações astronômicas, já que a astronomia é uma área interdisciplinar por excelência. Essas atividades terão níveis diferenciados de complexidade, que podem ser adequados aos vários graus do ensino e realidades regionais. Será dada ênfase ao desenvolvimento e aplicação em São Paulo, onde atua a equipe do IAG/USP. Como resultados apresentados no presente trabalho, temos a criação de um software em português para o processamento de imagens obtidas através de CCDs e a elaboração de material para as atividades educacionais relacionadas.

  14. Relações entre a Robótica Educacional e a Física do Ensino Médio

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    Andréa Cantarelli Morales

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo discute o trabalho desenvolvido por professors, em um curso de Robótica Educativa de uma Instituição de Ensino Superior, oferecido a alunos do Ensino Médio. A proposta do curso objetiva realizar, de forma lúdica, a correlação entre as atividades executadas e alguns conceitos da Física. São discutidas algumas soluções elaboradas e utilizadas pelos professores para facilitar aos estudantes a visualização da aplicação desses conceitos em estruturas e elementos que fazem parte do dia-a-dia. Para essas soluções foi construído o protótipo de uma ponte rolante, a qual tem associação com estrutura de treliças, engrenagens e içamento de peças. São ainda apontadas algumas constatações e resultados obtidos após a construção de novos protótipos, com o objetivo de observar as relações com os elementos de Física trabalhados no protótipo desenvolvido. Foi possível perceber o aprendizado da relação com os conteúdos de Física trabalhados, pelos exemplos de novos protótipos desenvolvidos. Também se observou algumas capacidades no processo de aprendizagem, tais como estética, competitividade, relacionamento interpessoal. Atualmente, na perspectiva de ampliação dos protótipos, busca-se trabalhar com um controlador externo, assim como motores e periféricos comerciais, através de trabalhos de conclusão de curso (TCC e estágios de estudantes da graduação.

  15. Educational resources and tools for robotic learning Recursos y herramientas didácticas para el aprendizaje de la robótica

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    Pablo Gil Vazquez

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    -style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} Este artículo analiza diferentes experiencias docentes que tienen como finalidad el aprendizaje de la robótica en el mundo universitario. Estas experiencias se plasman en el desarrollo de varios cursos y asignaturas sobre robótica que se imparten en la Universidad de Alicante. Para el desarrollo de estos cursos, los autores han empleado varias plataformas educativas, algunas de implementación propia, otras de libre distribución y código abierto. El objetivo de estos cursos es enseñar el diseño e implementación de soluciones robóticas a diversos problemas que van desde el control, programación y manipulación de brazos robots de ámbito industrial hasta la construcción y/o programación de mini-robots con carácter educativo. Por un lado, se emplean herramientas didácticas de última generación como simuladores y laboratorios virtuales que flexibilizan el uso de brazos robots y por otro lado, se hace uso de competiciones y concursos para motivar al alumno haciendo que ponga en práctica las destrezas aprendidas, mediante la construcción y programación de mini-robots de bajo coste.

  16. Desarrollo e implementación de una estrategia de gestión de singularidades para un sistema robótico redundante cooperativo destinado a la asistencia en intervenciones quirúrgicas

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    Martín A. Landeira Freire

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este trabajo se presenta un nuevo prototipo de plataforma robótica cooperativa, destinada a la asistencia en intervenciones quirúrgicas de fijación transpedicular lumbar. El uso de sistemas robóticos de asistencia durante la ejecución de procedimientos quirúrgicos convencionales contribuye a la mejora en los resultados de las intervenciones al permitir elevados niveles de precisión y seguridad. Por ello, resulta crucial garantizar la robustez y destreza de los dispositivos empleados, incluso en las proximidades de configuraciones que pudieran introducir inestabilidades en su funcionamiento. Partiendo de esta idea, se ha implementado una estrategia de gestión de singularidades en la plataforma robótica, basada en el uso de un algoritmo de mínimos cuadrados amortiguados con factor de amortiguamiento adaptativo, unido a un método para la optimización de la configuración articular del manipulador redundante empleado, Mitsubishi PA10–7C. Abstract: In this research work, a new prototype of collaborative robot- assisted surgical platform for transpedicular fixation surgeries is presented. The usage of assistive robotic systems during conventional surgical procedures improves surgical outcomes, as they ensure high levels of precision and safety. Hence, robustness and dexterity of the mechatronic devices must be guaranteed, even in the neighborhood of unstable configurations during their performance. Bearing this in mind, a singularity management strategy has been implemented in the robotic platform, based on the Damped Least Squares method using an adaptive damping factor together with a methodology for optimization of joint redundancy of the platform manipulator, Mitsubishi PA10-7C. Palabras clave: Singularities, Inverse kinematics problem, Redundant manipulator, Co-operative control, Biomedical system., Keywords: Singularities, Inversekinematics problem, Redundant manipulator, Co

  17. Utilització de concursos de robòtica d’àmbit internacional per a l’assignatura Projecte integrat II del Grau en Enginyeria Mecatrònica a la UVic

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    Reig Bolaño, Ramon; Armengol Vila, Xavier; Domènech Mestres, Carles; Serra Espaulella, Jordi

    2013-01-01

    Aquesta comunicació posa en comú la metodologia de treball de l’assignatura Projecte Integrat II del Grau en Enginyeria Mecatrònica de la UVIC, assignatura del segon semestre del 3r. curs que integra les diferents disciplines del grau: el disseny mecànic, el disseny electrònic, la programació de dispositius, la planificació i execució de projectes mecatrònics i el contacte amb la realitat empresarial. S’ha realitzat una combinació equilibrada de l’esperit i les formes dels concursos de robòti...

  18. GP_BOT: plataforma hardware para la enseñanza de robótica en la titulación de ingeniería informática.

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    González-de-Rivera, Guillermo; López-Buedo, Sergio; González, Iván; Venegas, C.; Garrido, Javier; Boemo, Eduardo I.

    2002-01-01

    Versión electrónica de la ponencia presentada en V Congreso de Tecnologías Aplicadas a la Enseñanza de la Electrónica, celebrado en Las Palmas de Gran Canaria en 2002 En este artículo se resumen las principales características de unas tarjetas basadas en el microcontrolador MC68HC908GP32 de Motorola, que se utilizan en el Laboratorio de la asignatura Robótica Autónoma en la carrera de Ingeniería Informática de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

  19. Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M. King & H. Rob. (Asteraceae) in sub-Saharan Africa: A synthesis and review of its medicinal potential.

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    Omokhua, Aitebiremen G; McGaw, Lyndy J; Finnie, Jeffrey F; Van Staden, Johannes

    2016-05-13

    Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M. King & H. Rob. (Asteraceae) is a scrambling perennial shrub that originated in the Americas, but is now common in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Oceania, where it has become a serious weed. The species, particularly the biotype found in Asia and West Africa, has many ethnopharmacological uses, including treatment of malaria, wounds, diarrhoea, skin infection, toothache, dysentery, stomach ache, sore throat, convulsions, piles, coughs and colds. Furthermore, no attempt has been made to synthesise and review the available literature on the usefulness of the plant in the sub-Saharan African region, hence this paper examines the beneficial attributes of C. odorata in sub-Saharan Africa. Published information on the species was gathered by the use of different database platforms, including Google Scholar, ScienceDirect, SciFinder and Scopus. Records indicate that two biotypes of C. odorata are present in sub-Saharan Africa viz. the more widespread Asian/West African C. odorata biotype (AWAB) and the southern African biotype (SAB). While the usefulness of the former is well elucidated in the literature, such information on the latter is still scarce. Although the importance of AWAB C. odorata as a fallow species and as a soil fertility improvement plant in the slash and burn rotation system of agriculture in West Africa is increasingly being recognised, its usage in traditional medicinal practice is far more appreciated. The species has a wide range of ethnopharmacological uses, possibly because of the presence of flavonoids, essential oils, phenolics, tannins and saponins. The plant is reported to have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anthelminthic, antifungal, cytotoxic, anticonvulsant, antiprotozoal, antispasmodic, antipyretic and analgesic properties. While the results of this review suggest that the AWAB plant can be exploited as an alternative to other threatened plant species known to possess similar medicinal potential

  20. Communitarian educative proposal with robotics: evaluation and learning process outcomes Propuesta comunitaria con robótica educativa: valoración y resultados de aprendizaje

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    María Dolores Castro Rojas

    2012-07-01

    attention to which ideas from our field do help these students build effective projects and significant robotics classroom. Normal.dotm 0 0 1 202 1154 Universidad de Salamanca 9 2 1417 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} El proyecto busca diversificar la oferta educativa de niños, niñas y adolescentes que viven en condiciones de pobreza y riesgo social, mediante una propuesta didáctica con robótica educativa en la que las personas participantes diseñan, construyen y programan prototipos robóticos ambientados en situaciones reales.  Las construcciones se hacen con bloques y operadores mecánicos (LEGO y se programan con un lenguaje iconográfico (Robolab 2.9.  La propuesta se enfoca en los procesos de  diseño, construcción,  programación y la divulgación de resultados y productos. La ejecución y evaluación de la propuesta y de los resultados de aprendizaje se realizó en tres centros comunitarios (Centros Interactivos, que son centros de aprendizaje no formales, ubicados en comunidades urbano marginales. Se observó que al finalizar los talleres los estudiantes elaboran proyectos grupales que representan sitios o eventos, utilizan  mecanismos integrados por diferentes máquinas y operadores para la transmisión de movimiento, los programas para sus prototipos incluyen estructuras de multitareas y ciclos

  1. Robótica inteligente

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    Alberto Delgado

    1999-01-01

    El artículo muestra cómo el comportamiento y estructura de los organismos biológicos están influyendo en el desarrollo de nuevos tipos de máquinas como: robots programables, robots BEAM y robots cibernéticos. En los robots programables se incorporan algoritmos que aprenden y resuelven problemas de cierta complejidad. Los robots BEAM toman los insectos como modelo de éxito evolutivo y los robots cibernéticos incorporan dispositivos electromecánicos en seres vivos.

  2. Robótica educacional

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    Ortolan, Ivonete Terezinha

    2003-01-01

    Dissertação ( mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciência da Computação. A sociedade atual esta marcada por uma existência inequivocamente voltada para a digitalização de praticamente todos os segmentos, seja em termos científicos, profissionais e culturais. Este processo de mudança configura-se como o alicerce da chamada sociedade do conhecimento ou globalizada.

  3. Robótica inteligente

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    Alberto Delgado

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo muestra cómo el comportamiento y estructura de los organismos biológicos están influyendo en el desarrollo de nuevos tipos de máquinas como: robots programables, robots BEAM y robots cibernéticos. En los robots programables se incorporan algoritmos que aprenden y resuelven problemas de cierta complejidad. Los robots BEAM toman los insectos como modelo de éxito evolutivo y los robots cibernéticos incorporan dispositivos electromecánicos en seres vivos.

  4. Profile Interview: Prof. Rob Moodie

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  5. Robótica Educativa

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    Lozano, Ana Clevis

    2012-01-01

    La Facultad de Ingeniería Eléctrica (FIE) de la Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá (UTP), con el interés de mantenerse a la vanguardia del crecimiento tecnológico ha integrado tres áreas importantes en su nuevo Club de Mecatrónica FIE.

  6. Aislamiento y caracterización de la fracción hexánica de las hojas de Vernonanthura patens (Kunth H. Rob. con actividad antifúngica Isolation and characterization of hexane fraction from Vernonanthura patens (Kunth H. Rob leaves with antifungal action

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    Patricia Manzano Santana

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: la medicina folclórica ecuatoriana, utiliza las cocciones de las hojas de Vernonanthura pathens (Kunth H. Rob, para combatir entre otras, paludismo, dolores pre y posparto, estomacales, erupciones de piel, diarreas y parásitos. Objetivos: examinar la presencia de actividad antifúngica en fracciones obtenidas de un extracto metanólico de las hojas de V. patens. Métodos: el extracto metanólico de hojas se fraccionó por columna cromatográfica empleando los siguientes sistemas de disolventes: hexano, hexano/acetato de etilo, acetato de etilo y acetato de etilo/metanol. La actividad antifúngica se midió mediante la técnica de difusión en agar con medio (potato dextrosa agar PDA, en pocillos de 5 mm de diámetro, adicionando 20 µL de las fracciones en concentraciones de 100 y 200 µg/mL disueltas en dimetilsulfóxido. La fracción activa fue analizada para su identificación estructural por cromatografía gaseosa-espectrometría de masas. Resultados: de las fracciones obtenidas solo presentó actividad antifúngica la fracción de hexano al 100 %, con porcentajes de inhibición del 57,6 y 80,2 % frente a Penicillium notatum, y 64,8 y 81,5 % frente a Fusaryum oxysporum, a los quince días de incubación. Se propusieron las estructuras de 29 compuestos como constituyentes de la fracción hexánica, los que en su mayoría, son hidrocarburos. Conclusiones: se comprobó la presencia de actividad antifúngica en la fracción de hexano al 100 %, lo que puede incrementar el arsenal de usos medicinales de la planta estudiada y enriquecer la medicina folclórica ecuatoriana.Introduction: the Ecuadorian folk medicine uses the coction from Vernonanthura pathens (Rob H. Kunth leaves to treat, malaria, pain before and after childbirth, stomachache, skin rashes, diarrheas and parasitism. Objectives: to examine the presence of antifungal activity in fractions obtained from a methanol extract from V. patens leaves. Methods: the methanol

  7. A robótica educacional como ferramenta multidisciplinar: um estudo de caso para a formação e inclusão de pessoas com deficiência

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    Lídia Lopes

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/1984686X15932Esse trabalho apresenta os resultados do projeto de extensão com interface a pesquisa, “A Robótica e a Inclusão Social: Tecnologia e Acessibilidade Aplicadas ao Ensino”, no qual os objetivos primordiais foram de estabelecer uma dinâmica de interação com a comunidade externa da UFSJ oferecendo aulas de introdução da robótica para alunos do ensino fundamental e médio de escolas públicas de São João del-Rei com baixo desempenho no ENEM. Incluindo também nesse trabalho alunos com deficiência dessas instituições regulares de ensino. No total, participaram desse trabalho oito escolas, sendo dentre os alunos, quatro surdos, um esquizofrênico, um com síndrome de aspergem e um com déficit de inteligência. A hipótese colocada em cheque nesse trabalho é se em um grupo heterogêneo, irão se sobressair as qualidades individuais de cada elemento, para o bem do grupo, em detrimento de seus limitantes físicos e/ou cognitivos. Foram desenvolvidas atividades com o intuito de proporcionar maior interação e o trabalho em equipe entre os alunos durante as aulas. Ao final desse trabalho foi proposta a avaliação do projeto, sendo essa baseada nas discussões referentes às observações realizadas pelos instrutores do curso de robótica (graduandos em Engenharia Elétrica, alunos da Psicologia que acompanharam as aulas e professores orientadores do projeto. Com relação à hipótese que foi colocada a principio no projeto, após a análise sistemática das discussões e questionários pelos estudantes e professores da Engenharia Elétrica e Psicologia, concluiu-se que o trabalho em equipe dos alunos superou suas limitações físicas e cognitivas.   

  8. Procedimento de Rives/Stoppa modificado robô-assistido para correção de hernias ventrais da linha média Modified robot assisted Rives/Stoppa videosurgery for midline ventral hernia repair

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    Ricardo Zugaib Abdalla

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available RACIONAL: Os defeitos da linha média podem ser congênitos ou adquiridos. Os procedimentos convencionais para correção desse defeito geralmente envolvem grandes incisões, com grandes descolamentos de pele e tecido celular subcutâneo. O uso da videocirurgia para a correção desses defeitos, ainda é controverso. OBJETIVOS: Realizar descrição inédita na literatura, mostrando a experiência inicial do uso da robótica nas reconstruções de linha média, associando a cirurgia minimamente invasiva à técnicas consagradas como Rives/Stoppa e separação de componentes. MÉTODOS: Foram operados cinco pacientes no mesmo hospital, pela mesma equipe, usando o sistema robótico da Vinci S. RESULTADOS: Foram três mulheres e dois homens, sem mortalidade na amostra. Duas pacientes foram reoperadas com hérnia pelo tunel entre os músculos retos do abdomen e aponeurose posterior, com fechamento dos mesmos na reoperação. CONCLUSÕES: O procedimento robótico para reconstrução da linha média mostrou-se factível e esteticamente aceitável. Tem a vantagem de seguir os princípios tradicionais aventados para a parede abdominal através de via minimamente invasiva.BACKGROUND:The weakness of the linea alba can be caused by congenital and aquired factors. The conventional procedure to correct these imperfections generally involve large incisions with big detachments of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The use of videosurgery for the repair of these weaknesses is still controversy. AIM: To describe a new procedure using robotics in the repair of the linea alba, associating minimally invasive tecniques by Rives/Stoppa and component separation tecniques. METHODS: Five patients undergone surgery in the same hospital, the same operating team and using the Da Vinci S. robotics equipment. RESULTS: Three women and two men undergone surgery, with no mortality. Two of these patients were re-operated due a recurrent hernia between muscle and posterior sheath

  9. K. S. Krishnan Memorial Lecture: The role of crystallography in solid state physics

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    Guinier, A [Paris-11 Univ., 91 - Orsay (France)

    1977-06-01

    The role of crystallography in solving problems in solid state physics, is explained. A few domains in solid state physics such as detection of localized defects, structure of metallic solid solutions, mechanism of phase transitions and the intermediate states between crystalline and amorphous states, have been investigated successfully by X-ray and neutron diffraction methods. The studies have helped a deeper understanding of solid state phenomena. Structures of CuBa, AlZn, ..beta..-alumina etc. are discussed.

  10. A kinetic study of biodiesel in waste cooking oil | Krishnan | African ...

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    Methyl esters are produced by transesterification of waste cooking palm oil with methanol in the presence of a catalyst, potassium hydroxide (KOH). These reactions were carried out in 4:1 (molar ratio of methanol and oil) with 0.45 weight % of the catalyst used. The rate of reaction was enhanced with increasing temperature ...

  11. 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

  12. Le rôle de l’intertexte et du palimpseste dans la création d’une Écosse mythique dans Waverley et Rob Roy de Walter Scott

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    Céline SABIRON

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available L’Écosse des Lumières, récemment rattachée à sa puissante voisine anglaise par l’Acte d’Union de 1707, connaît une crise identitaire qui l’amène à une redéfinition de son image. Sa représentation, tant tangible, physique que mentale, nationale, passe par une réécriture de son Histoire par le mythe, ce récit imaginaire populaire ou littéraire mettant en scène des êtres surhumains et des actions remarquables qui est, selon Roland Barthes, « un discours, un système de communication, un message » (Mythologies. Ce message d’une re-construction identitaire est transmis par Walter Scott dans ses romans écossais, en particulier Waverley et Rob Roy qui dépeignent l’Écosse et ses habitants à travers les yeux naïfs d’érudits anglais. Ce portrait textuel, loin d’être un tableau réaliste, est brossé à l’aide d’une superposition d’images mythiques et littéraires, notamment dans la description des paysages des Highlands. De plus, les personnages, tel le héros populaire historique et hors-la-loi écossais Rob Roy, sont transformés, romancés, mythifiés dans ces fictions qui retracent, sous forme d’épopée, les grandes révoltes jacobites de 1715 et 1745. Enfin, le langage pictural et imagé contribue à véhiculer une vision mythique de l’Écosse. Nous chercherons donc à comprendre et à expliquer les motivations et les répercussions de ce maillage d’images fictives connues, tirées de mythes ou d’ouvrages littéraires, et tissées au moyen d’images rhétoriques au texte scottien pour créer nouveau visage écossais.Recently united to its powerful English twin sister through the 1707 Union Act, Scotland experiences a major identity crisis in the Enlightenment. Politically, religiously, and socially divided, it is led to redefine its image by rewriting history through mythology. A myth is “a speech, a system of communication, a message”, Roland Barthes explains in Mythologies. This message

  13. Theoretical investigation on the bond dissociation enthalpies of phenolic compounds extracted from Artocarpus altilis using ONIOM(ROB3LYP/6-311++G(2df,2p):PM6) method

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    Thong, Nguyen Minh; Duong, Tran; Pham, Linh Thuy; Nam, Pham Cam

    2014-10-01

    Theoretical calculations have been performed to predict the antioxidant property of phenolic compounds extracted from Artocarpus altilis. The Osbnd H bond dissociation enthalpy (BDE), ionization energy (IE), and proton dissociation enthalpy (PDE) of the phenolic compounds have been computed. The ONIOM(ROB3LYP/6-311++G(2df,2p):PM6) method is able to provide reliable evaluation for the BDE(Osbnd H) in phenolic compounds. An important property of antioxidants is determined via the BDE(Osbnd H) of those compounds extracted from A. altilis. Based on the BDE(Osbnd H), compound 12 is considered as a potential antioxidant with the estimated BDE value of 77.3 kcal/mol in the gas phase.

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

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    Alejandro Hossian

    2014-12-01

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

  15. Robotics as a resource to facilitate the learning and general skills development La robótica como un recurso para facilitar el aprendizaje y desarrollo de competencias generales

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    Flor Ángela Bravo Sánchez

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    -para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} La creciente importancia que tiene la tecnología en el mundo hoy en día y su continuo desarrollo, hace que la tecnología, en sí misma, se convierte en parte integral del proceso de formación en la niñez y la juventud.  Por esta razón es importante desarrollar propuestas en las que se ofrezca a niños y jóvenes la posibilidad de entrar en contacto con las nuevas tecnologías; esto es posible a través del manejo de herramientas de software y hardware, como prototipos robóticos y programas especializados con fines pedagógicos. Este artículo muestra la importancia que tiene el uso de la robótica como una herramienta de aprendizaje y presenta las etapas típicas que se deben afrontar al implementar proyectos de robótica educativa en el aula de clase. También se da a conocer un proyecto de robótica educativa denominado “Mundo Robótica” el cual busca involucrar la robótica en el aula de clase por medio de actividades prácticas y recursos de aprendizaje articulados desde una plataforma virtual. 

  16. Ressecção hepática robótica. Relato de experiência pioneira na América Latina First robotic-assisted laparoscopic liver resection in Latin America

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    Full Text Available Graças ao melhor conhecimento da anatomia segmentar do fígado e desenvolvimento de novas técnicas, houve aumento no número de indicações de hepatectomias. O desenvolvimento da cirurgia minimamente invasiva ocorreu paralelamente e o aumento da experiência, aliado ao desenvolvimento de novos instrumentais, resultaram no crescimento exponencial das ressecções hepáticas videolaparoscópicas. A abordagem laparoscópica pode tornar viável a ressecção hepática em pacientes cirróticos com hipertensão portal que não tolerariam este mesmo procedimento por via laparotômica. A cirurgia robótica surgiu nos últimos anos como a última fronteira de desenvolvimento técnico aplicado à videocirurgia. O presente trabalho descreve a experiência pioneira de ressecção hepática totalmente com o uso de robótica na América Latina, em paciente com carcinoma hepatocelular e cirrose hepática. A hepatectomia laparoscópica com o uso do sistema robótico Da Vinci permite refinamentos técnicos graças à visualização tridimensional do campo cirúrgico e utilização de instrumentais precisos e com grande amplitude de movimentação que simulam os movimentos da mão humana.The surgical robotic system is superior to traditional laparoscopy in regards to 3-dimensional images and better instrumentations. Robotic surgery for hepatic resection has not yet been extensively reported. The aim of this paper is to report the first known case of liver resection with use of a computer-assisted, or robotic, surgical device in Latin America. A 72-year-old male with cryptogenic liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma was referred for surgical treatment. Preoperative clinical evaluation and laboratory data disclosed a Child-Pugh class A patient. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a 2.2 cm tumor in segment 5. Liver size was decreased and there were signs of portal hypertension, such as splenomegaly and enlarged portal vein collaterals. Preoperative upper

  17. “actualización del sistema operativo, manual de operación y guía de prácticas para el sistema didáctico robótico móvil del laboratorío de mecatrónica de la fimcp-ESPOL”

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    Lema C., Osmar G.; Orces Pareja, Eduardo H.

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    Con la aparición de la nueva carrera en la Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, Ingeniería en Mecatrónica, la Facultad de Ingeniería en Mecánica y Ciencias de la Producción (FIMCP) hizo un nuevo laboratorio para esta rama. El laboratorio de Mecatrónica, inició con la adquisición de equipos entre los cuales se encuentran: computadoras, un brazo robótico, estaciones de automatización y el sistema didáctico robótico móvil (Robotino® de Festo®). Esta tesis se centra en el sistema didác...

  18. Plataforma robótica de exploración y verificación como apoyo a unidades operativas de la Policía Nacional en su lucha contra bandas criminales y el terrorismo

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    Jaime Hernán Rojas Parra

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta los resultados de la investigación institucional desarrollada por la Escuela de Telemática y Electrónica de la Policía Nacional de Colombia en el año 2008, proceso científico y tecnológico que tuvo como objeto central de estudio el de optimizar la plataforma robótica telecomandada de exploración y verificación de apoyo a unidades operativas de la Policía Nacional en su accionar táctico y lucha contra bandas criminales y el terrorismo desarrollada en su fase inicial por estudiantes de la Escuela en el año 2007, se examinó en esta nueva fase la viabilidad técnica para integrar a la plataforma un sistema de monitoreo visual mediante una cámara de red inalámbrica y la instalación de sensores que permitan mejorar sus características operacionales destinadas entre otras, aminimizar los múltiples riesgos a los que se ven enfrentados a diario los miembros de la Fuerza Pública en el proceso de exploración o verificación de un área o elemento potencialmente peligroso.

  19. Desenvolvimento e Validação de Algoritmos para Emprego de Sensores na Soldagem Robótica Orbital do Passe de Raiz de Tubulações

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    Renan Medeiros Kindermann

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Os sistemas comerciais destinados à automação da soldagem orbital enfrentam desafios perante o controle da trajetória e a parametrização do processo. Os tubos e dutos do setor de Petróleo e Gás apresentam descontinuidades, advindas de sua fabricação, críticas para o processo de soldagem. Para superar isto, o presente trabalho investiga a utilização de sensores para correção em tempo real da soldagem orbital. Um robô antropomórfico atua na condução da tocha. Um sensor a arco para seguimento de junta e um sensor baseado no contato elétrico para procura da junta foram empregados. Um programa em forma de algoritmos para geração de uma trajetória orbital automática e alocação dos parâmetros de soldagem foi desenvolvido. A validação da estratégia proposta e do controle da tocha pelo sensor a arco foi realizada com depósitos em corpos de prova de tubos. A soldagem do passe de raiz com um processo MIG/MAG com controle de corrente no curto-circuito também foi executada em conjunto com o sensor a arco.

  20. Robotic education, a tool for the theaching-learning of the science and technology La robótica educativa, una herramienta para la enseñanza-aprendizaje de las ciencias y las tecnologías

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  1. Robotics as an integration subject in the computer science university studies. The experience of the University of Almeria La robótica como materia integradora en los estudios universitarios de informática. La experiencia de la Universidad de Almería

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    Manuela Berenguel Soria

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available This work presents a global view of the role of robotics in computer science studies, mainly in university degrees. The main motivation of the use of robotics in these studies deals with the following issues: robotics permits to put in practice many computer science fundamental topics, it is a multidisciplinary area which allows to complete the basic knowledge of any computer science student, it facilitates the practice and learning of basic competences of any engineer (for instance, teamwork, and there is a wide market looking for people with robotics knowledge. These ideas are discussed from our own experience in the University of Almeria acquired through the studies of Computer Science Technical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Computer Science Degree and Computer Science Postgraduate.Este trabajo presenta una visión global del papel de la robótica en los estudios de informática, fundamentalmente en estudios universitarios. La justificación de la presencia de la robótica en estos estudios se sustenta en cuatro pilares: la robótica permite poner en práctica conocimientos propios de la informática, es una herramienta multidisciplinar que permite completar la formación de cualquier estudiante de informática, facilita la puesta en práctica y adquisición de competencias básicas del ingeniero (como por ejemplo la de trabajo en equipo, y existe un mercado amplio y emergente para cubrir puestos de trabajo relacionados con ella. Estas ideas se describen y discuten desde la experiencia adquirida en la Universidad de Almería en los estudios de Ingeniería Técnica en Informática, Ingeniería en Informática, Grado en Informática y Postgrado en Informática.   

  2. Evaluación en un paciente con ictus en fase crónica de un sistema autoadaptativo de neurorehabilitación robótica

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    Ricardo Morales

    2015-01-01

    modifies the behavior of the rehabilitation robot and virtual task in function of measured physiological signals are shown for a patient in the chronic phase of stroke. Palabras clave: Estado fisiológico, interfaces multimodales, robótica de rehabilitación, control., Keywords: Physiological state multimodal interfaces rehabilitation robotics control.

  3. Plataformas de Bajo Coste para la Realización de Trabajos Prácticos de Mecatrónica y Robótica

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    A. Valera

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Al igual que ocurrió con la introducción a la programación, el aprendizaje de la automatización, el control por computador, la robótica y los sistemas mecatrónicos en general son contenidos que se están impartiendo cada vez más a estudiantes universitarios y de educación secundaria. Por esta razón, la elección de plataformas adecuadas para el trabajo de laboratorio se convierte en una decisión cŕıtica para promover la experimentación de los conceptos teóricos y la motivación de los estudiantes. Gracias a los avances en la tecnoloǵıa, hoy en d́ıa hay muchas opciones disponibles, tanto a nivel de hardware como a nivel de lenguajes de programación. Este art́ıculo presenta una plataforma de bajo coste multidisciplinar que permite cubrir diferentes cuestiones relacionadas con la realización de trabajos prácticos relacionados con el control automático. Abstract: As occurred with the introduction to programming, learning automation, computer control, robotics and mechatronics systems in general, are contents that are being taught more and more to college and high school students. For this reason, the choice of appropriate laboratory platforms becomes a critical decision to encourage theoretical concepts with motivating experimentation. Thanks to advances in technology, today there are many options available, both at the hardware and programming level. This paper presents a multidisciplinary platform for low cost which covers various issues related to the realization of practical work related to automatic control. Palabras clave: Sistemas controlados por computador, control de robots, sistemas multi-agente, sistemas embebidos, robots móviles, educación en control., Keywords: Computer Control Systems, Robot Control, Muti-agent Systems, Embedded Systems, Mobile Robots, Control Education.

  4. Aproximación Basada en UML para el Diseño y Codificación Automática de Plataformas Robóticas Manipuladoras

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    Elisabet Estévez

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Hoy en día, los robots manipuladores están presentes en todas las instalaciones de producción moderna industriales. Por ello, a la robótica manipuladora se la considera una disciplina decisiva en el sector industrial. Además, en un futuro no muy lejano los robots manipuladores pasarán a ser también esenciales en la vida cotidiana de la sociedad. Así, existe una demanda creciente de aplicaciones con robots manipuladores con requisitos software como son la reutilización, flexibilidad y adaptabilidad. Lamentablemente, en la actualidad hay una falta de estandarización de plataformas hardware y software, por lo que es extremadamente complicado satisfacer estos requisitos. Así, se contempla, por lo tanto, una necesidad de definir una metodología que proporcione unas pautas y guíe en el diseño, implementación y en la ejecución de sistemas software para este tipo de aplicaciones. Este trabajo explora las ventajas proporcionadas por la Ingeniería Dirigida por Modelos (MDE- Model Driven Engineering en el diseño y desarrollo de tareas realizadas por robots manipuladores. En concreto se propone una aproximación basada en un sub-conjunto de diagramas UML (diagrama de componentes y diagrama de despliegue para el diseño de este tipo de aplicaciones. Además, se identifican y definen los pasos a realizar para la generación automática de código que se ejecutará sobre los middlewares (MW de comunicación más utilizados en esta disciplina. Para ello, se hará uso de las técnicas Model-To-Model y Model-To-Text nuevamente de MDE. Este trabajo, detalla la generación del código para OROCOS (el MW basado en componentes más extendido y ROS. Finalmente, se presentan dos casos de estudio, el primero de ellos consiste en una aplicación industrial para el ensamblado de faro de vehículos que se ejecuta sobre OROCOS. El segundo caso de estudio es una aplicación de

  5. Mixed-Methods Study that Examines Nine Science Teachers' Perceptions of Slooh Robotic Telescope for Teaching Astronomy. (Breton Title: Métodos Mistos de Estudo que Examinam a Percepção de Nove Professores de Ciências sobre o Telescópio Robótico Slooh Para Ensino de Astronomia.) Métodos Mixtos de Estudio que Examinan la Percepcion de Nueve Profesores de Ciencias sobre EL Telescopio Robótico Slooh Para la Enseñanza de la Astronomía

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    Gershun, Daniel C.; Slater, Timothy F.; Berryhill, Katie J.

    2014-07-01

    Although previous studies show that robotic telescopes have the potential to enhance student learning, there is comparatively little research that focuses on teacher perceptions of this technology. This study investigates: "what is the academic merit of using SLOOH robotic telescopes to teach astronomy as perceived by science teachers?" Our sample consists of nine science teachers of students aged 13-18 years. Pre- and post-tests, interviews, and surveys were collected during two weeks of a summer online course about robotic telescopes. While pre and post-tests do not reveal a statistically significant gain in astronomy content knowledge, analysis of qualitative data reveals five themes which describe the most important aspects of using SLOOH according to participants: "Images," "Interface," "Classroom Application," "Instructor Impact," and "Logistical Issues." Analysis of these themes suggests that SLOOH can provide an interactive and social learning environment with capabilities to incorporate crossdisciplinary themes. Embora estudos anteriores mostram que os telescópios robóticos têm o potencial de melhorar a aprendizagem dos alunos, há relativamente pouca investigação focada nas percepções de professores a respeito desta tecnologia. Este estudo investiga: "qual é o mérito acadêmico da utilização de telescópios robóticos Slooh para ensinar astronomia, tal como percebido pelos professores de ciências?" Nossa amostra é composta por nove professores de ciências de estudantes com idades entre 13-18 anos pré e pós-testes, entrevistas, e levantamentos foram coletados durante duas semanas de um curso on-line de verão sobre telescópios robóticos. Enquanto os testes pré e pós não revelaram um ganho estatisticamente significativo no conhecimento do conteúdo astronomia, a análise de dados qualitativos revela cinco temas que descrevem os aspectos mais importantes da utilização Slooh de acordo aos participantes: "Imagens", "Interface", "Aplica

  6. Pärt: Berliner Messe / Rob Cowan

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    1998-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Pärt: Berliner Messe. The Beatitudes. Annum per Annum. Magnificat. Seven Magnificat Antiphons. De profundis. Polyphony / Steven Layton with Andrew Lucas" Hyperion CDA66960 (74 minutes:DDD)

  7. From my Home: Dvarionas: Elegie / Rob Cowan

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    1997-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "From my Home: Dvarionas: Elegie; Pärt: Fratres; Barkauskas: Partita; Vasks: Musica Dolorosa; Pelecis: Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra, "Neverthless"; Plakidis: Two Grasshopper Dances; Tüür: Conversio. Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie. Teldec 0630-14654-2 (79 minutes:DDD)

  8. Desarrollo de un modelo generalizado para realimentación de fuerza y torque en cirugía cardiotorácica robótica mínimamente invasiva: determinación de condiciones y restricciones Development of a generalized model for force and torque feedback in robotic minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery: identification of conditions and restrictions

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    Vera Pérez

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: los procedimientos de cirugía cardiotorácica mínimamente invasiva (MICS, su sigla en Inglés buscan reducir las complicaciones de las grandes disecciones. No obstante, ante la falta de contacto directo con el tejido por parte del cirujano, éste recibe una sensación parcial de tacto y fuerza, lo que puede originar errores de procedimiento, inadecuada fuerza aplicada al tejido y fatiga durante el acto quirúrgico. La inclusión de dispositivos robóticos con la técnica MICS ha potencializado las habilidades del cirujano para la manipulación de los tejidos, y aunque los desarrollos del mercado no cuentan aún con retroalimentación táctil, se trabaja en prototipos robóticos que incorporan realimentación de fuerza y torque. OBJETIVO: proponer las condiciones y restricciones relacionadas con la incorporación de realimentación de fuerza y torque en MICS robótica, aplicables a diferentes configuraciones de manipuladores, y analizar la implementación de dichas condiciones en un simulador quirúrgico. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: partiendo del análisis de necesidades durante procedimientos cardiotorácicos y las condiciones de cirugía mínimamente invasiva, se identificaron los requerimientos para garantizar reflexión de fuerza y se realizó un análisis matemático de dichas consideraciones. Finalmente, se verificaron los análisis matemáticos mediante técnicas de modelización y simulación utilizando la plataforma computacional Matlab®. RESULTADOS: se argumentaron tres tipos de consideraciones: a Cinemático: la existencia de un punto fijo, las formas de garantizarlo durante procedimientos MICS robóticos, y las trayectorias de movimiento que el manipulador sigue en aplicaciones de cirugía cardiotorácica; b Dinámico: la repercusión de fuerzas externas en el manipulador y la manera de considerarlas en el desarrollo de controladores que permitan al cirujano percibir una sensación de contacto con el tejido; c Sensorial

  9. Análise da absorção de água em dois polímeros expandidos: desenvolvimento do módulo de flutuabilidade de um mini-robô submarino Study of expanded polymers water absorption for buoyancy modulus development of a submarine mini-robot

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    Nadège Bouchonneau

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Polímeros expandidos são bastante competitivos para serem utilizados como materiais de flutuabilidade, devido a sua baixa densidade. Em particular, eles se apresentam muito eficientes no desenvolvimento de módulos de flutuabilidade de robôs submarinos do tipo ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle. Este trabalho descreve um estudo da absorção de água em dois diferentes tipos de polímeros expandidos (poliuretano e poliestireno expandido, em diferentes meios aquosos (água do mar e água destilada. Estudo sobre o efeito da geometria das amostras com relação à cinética de absorção de água demonstrou que as amostras com maior área de contato com a água se apresentam mais susceptíveis à absorção de água. Os estudos também revelaram que o poliuretano expandido sofreu uma importante perda de material devido ao seu manuseio durante os ensaios de absorção. A influência do meio aquoso foi também bastante notável para este material, no qual apresentou uma maior taxa de absorção nos ensaios com água destilada em comparação com os ensaios utilizando água do mar. Os resultados das análises demonstraram que o melhor material para ser utilizado como módulo de flutuabilidade do robô submarino é o poliestireno expandido, pois este material não apresentou uma notável degradação e perda de material durante os ensaios de absorção.Owing to the low density and relative low price, expanded polymers appear to be competitive for buoyancy systems. Expanded polymers are particularly efficient to develop buoyancy modules of submarine robots such as ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle. This work describes water absorption mechanisms of two expanded polymers (expanded polyurethane and expanded polystyrene, in various aqueous media (seawater and distilled water. The influence of the samples geometry on the water absorption kinetics was studied. The samples with a larger contact area with water were found to be more susceptible to water absorption

  10. Estimulant la creativitat i l’esperit crític dins de l’escola a través de la robòtica i la intel·ligència artificial: un cas d’estudi al sud de l’Índia

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    Eduard Muntaner-Perich

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En el món ràpidament canviant d’avui en dia cada cop és més evident que l’èxit no està només basat en què sabem o quant sabem, sinó en la nostra habilitat per pensar i actuar de manera creativa. Malauradament, en la majoria dels casos els models d’aprenentatge tradicionals de les escoles no solen estar enfocats a desenvolupar el pensament creatiu. Aquest problema s’accentua encara més als països en vies de desenvolupament, on la creativitat ben utilitzada podria convertir-se en una eina fonamental per reduir la pobresa i en un motor important per al desenvolupament humà sostenible. Aquest article descriu un projecte pilot finançat per la Universitat de Girona, que combina innovació educativa i cooperació al desenvolupament, i que s’ha dut a terme a Shanti Bhavan, una escola rural del sud de l’Índia. El projecte, basat en la teoria del construccionisme, ha consistit en uns tallers en els quals, a través de les tecnologies de la informació i la comunicació (concretament treballant la robòtica i la intel•ligència artificial, s’ha estimulat la creativitat i l’esperit crític dels nens. A més, simultàniament i a través del joc i l’exploració, s’ha fet un reforç no formal de les assignatures que plantegen més problemes a l’Índia rural. L’objectiu a llarg termini és que aquests nens esdevinguin agents del canvi, creatius i innovadors, de les seves pròpies comunitats, i que, compromesos amb la seva realitat social, siguin capaços de proposar noves alternatives per millorar la seva qualitat de vida i engeguin projectes per crear riquesa en els diferents àmbits socials. Els resultats són sis tallers executats satisfactòriament, amb la continuació del projecte assegurada i amb el disseny d’un model que permetrà reproduir el projecte en altres indrets. Aquest article fa un resum del projecte, dels resultats, de les lliçons apreses i dels treballs futurs.

  11. Robotic simulation with 2.0 tools to develop key competencies in Secondary Education. A case study Simulación robótica con herramientas 2.0 para el desarrollo de competencias básicas en ESO. Un estudio de casos

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    Esteban Vázquez Cano

    2012-07-01

    Universidad de Salamanca 9 2 1365 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} El artículo presenta una investigación contextualizada en un centro de enseñanza secundaria de la provincia de Toledo en el que se analiza el diseño de una actividad de simulación robótica para el desarrollo de competencias básicas de forma transversal e interdisciplinar entre las materias de Tecnología, Lengua española, Lengua inglesa y Educación Plástica y Visual. El diseño de la actividad consistió en el desarrollo de un proyecto interdisciplinar para la construcción de un robot gusano con un dispositivo electrónico que lo convierte en un robot para medir longitudes. Para su diseño y desarrollo se utilizaron cuatro herramientas 2.0 gratuitas que sirvieron de soporte al desarrollo de competencias básicas: Google Sketchup, Prezi, Glosgter y Windows Movie Maker. Se analizaron las apreciaciones de docentes y alumnos sobre la viabilidad de la simulación robótica a través del trabajo por proyectos como estrategia didáctica y especialmente la mejora de indicadores de las siguientes competencias básicas: lingüística, aprender a aprender, tratamiento de la información y competencia digital y conocimiento y la interacción con el mundo físico. Los resultados obtenidos muestran una alta apreciación de alumnado y profesorado sobre el

  12. The behavioral ecology of nectar robbing: why be tactic constant?

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    Bronstein, Judith; Barker, Jessica Livia; Lichtenberg, Elinor

    2017-01-01

    How do animals forage for variable food resources? For animals foraging at flowers, floral constancy has provided a framework for understanding why organisms visit some flowers while bypassing others. We extend this framework to the flower-handling tactics that visitors employ. Nectar robbers rem...

  13. Robbed of Humanity: Lives of Guatemalan Street Children.

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    Tierney, Nancy Leigh

    The situation for "street children" has degenerated over the past two decades following the economic and political transitions in much of Latin America. Drawing on scholarly materials, interviews with child rights advocates, and the words of the children themselves, this book explores the abuse, limited choices, despair, loyalty, and…

  14. Floral Nectar Guide Patterns Discourage Nectar Robbing by Bumble Bees

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    Leonard, Anne S.; Brent, Joshua; Papaj, Daniel R.; Dornhaus, Anna

    2013-01-01

    Floral displays are under selection to both attract pollinators and deter antagonists. Here we show that a common floral trait, a nectar guide pattern, alters the behavior of bees that can act opportunistically as both pollinators and as antagonists. Generally, bees access nectar via the floral limb, transporting pollen through contact with the plant's reproductive structures; however bees sometimes extract nectar from a hole in the side of the flower that they or other floral visitors create...

  15. Velikaja predskazujemaja sdelka Baku i Vashingtona / Rob Sobhani

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    Sobhani, Rob

    2007-01-01

    Aserbaidžaani president Ilham Alijev räägib USA majandushuvist, riigi tolerantsusest, pluralismist, lääneorientatsioonist, strateegilisest tähtsusest, nafta- ja gaasiekspordist, tööstuse arendamisest

  16. Kajian Kapasitas Adaptasi Masyarakat Pesisir Pekalongan terhadap Kerentanan Banjir Rob

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    Hilma Qoniana Purifyningtyas

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Pekalongan City located in the coastal area which vulnerable to the tidal flood. The tidal flood in Pekalongan City always increases. The tidal flood inundating the North Pekalongan Sub-district to the radius of three kilometers from the beach. There were eight villages which stagnated by the tidal flood, include the Village Pabean and Village Bandengan. The adaptive capacity of society needs to be improved to deal with the tidal flood. This study aims to assess the adaptive capacity of coastal communities Pekalongan against the tidal flood vulnerability by using the quantitative methods with scoring and descriptive statistical analysis to synthesize the results of the analysis. Adaptive capacity assessed at the level of individuals, communities and cities. This analysis also based on the physical, social and economic aspects. The result of the analysis showed that at the individual level, both of these villages, the level of the adaptive community was low. It was caused by the low ability of communities to repair houses. This level of adaptive capacity was also influenced by the level of education and income levels. At the community level, the level of adaptive capacity was determined by the ability of communities to improve infrastructure. This level of adaptive capacity was also determined by the existence of the organization and the ability to raise funds. It could be known that the level of adaptive capacity at the community level was moderate. At the city level, the government was able to adapt by providing technological and institutional. Society needs to increase the adaptive capacity by improving the ability of the economy, in addition, to optimizing the performance of government and non-government organizations.

  17. E-infocenter, a visual tool for project management in educational robotics using web technologies E-infocenter, Una herramienta visual para la gestión de proyectos en robótica educativa usando tecnologías web

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    Kathia Pittí Patiño

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    -tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} Las tecnologías como Internet y la robótica educativa, caracterizadas por ser relativamente nuevas y motivadoras,  son el escenario ideal para la aplicación de los métodos activos de enseñanza, tal es el caso del aprendizaje basado en proyectos. La realización de proyectos con robots apoyados por el entorno colaborativo de la Web 2.0, puede ayudar al alumnado a desarrollar una serie de competencias transferibles al ámbito laboral.   En este artículo se describe el proceso de selección, diseño e implementación de una herramienta visual en línea denominada E-infocenter para la gestión de proyectos. Esta herramienta ha sido utilizada por primera vez durante seis semanas en el Taller Vehicles NXT con robots LEGO, dirigido a niños de edades comprendidas entre 8 y 15 años. Los beneficios percibidos por los participantes han sido a nivel de gestión, emocional y de colaboración.

  18. The CI-ROB project: real time monitoring for a robotic prostate curietherapy; Projet CI-ROB: surveillance en temps reel pour curietherapie robotisee de prostate

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    Liem, X.; Lartigau, E. [Centre Oscar-Lambret, 59 - Lille (France); Coelen, V.; Merzouki, R. [Polytech-Lille, 59 - Lille (France)

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    The authors present a project which is still at the proto-typing stage and for which hardware and software are still being developed, and which aims at developing a full line for a robotic curietherapy. It comprises an articulated robotic arm with six degree of freedom, and is based on an auto-regulated loop with real time monitoring and control. An echographic probe acquires the prostate images in real time. An adaptive detection defines the prostate contour. This is performed in a virtual environment which comprises the prostate phantom, the robot and the intervention table. The target is defined in the virtual environment (image coordinates) and coordinates are transmitted to the robot controller which defines the robot movements by using the inverse geometric model. Short communication

  19. 2623-IJBCS-Article-Gadji Alahou André

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    1. Alahou André Gabazé GADJI1,2*, Ossey Bernard YAPO1, Kouabenan ABO2,. Ladji MEITE1, Agnès Eude Yves GNAGNE1, Satinder Kaur BRAR 3 et. Rajeshwar Dayal TYAGI4. 1Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Environnement (LSE), Unité de ...

  20. Dispositivo Robótico Multifuncional para la Rehabilitación de las Extremidades Superiores

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    Aitziber Mancisidor

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta un dispositivo de rehabilitación innovador por su flexibilidad y eficiencia denominado Universal Haptic Pantograph (UHP. Este robot, gracias a su estructura multi-configurable permite la rehabilitación del miembro superior con un único dispositivo. Además, se ha diseñado con la habilidad de realizar diferentes tareas asistivas y resistivas, pudiendo así adaptarse al estado de recuperación del paciente. Finalmente, el software Telereha genera un entorno de realidad virtual que facilita la ejecución del ejercicio y aumenta la motivación del paciente. El sistema de control del robot se ha implementado entiempo real con el fin de garantizar la correcta ejecución de las tareas de rehabilitación. Usando este sistema, se han realizado diferentes ensayos experimentales.  Los resultados demuestran que el robot de rehabilitación UHP funciona  correctamente  con diferentes tareas de rehabilitación, realizando movimientos suaves y seguros que garantizan la seguridad del usuario.

  1. Analýza rizik při výrobě piva

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    Šímová, Markéta

    2014-01-01

    The objective of my final thesis is to ascertain the occurence of the most frequent risks during production of beer and the aplication of risk analysis methods in concrete brewery. The text deals with description of risk analysis and is aimed on HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points). The outcome of the text is to evaluate starting position of HACCP in concrete brewery and to make suggestion of improvements. Furthermore, there is a comparision with other and much bigger brewery i...

  2. A new megastigmane diglycoside from Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C. B. Rob

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    Wang, Yun-Song; Huang, Rong; Zhang, Hong-Bing; Yang, Jing-Hua, E-mail: yangjh@ynu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry for Natural Resource, Ministry of Education, School of Chemical Science and Technology, Yunnan University (China); Liao, Zhen [Yunnan Academy of Tobacco Science (China); Li, Yan [State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)

    2011-09-15

    Phytochemical study on the leaves and twigs of afforded the new megastigmane diglycoside (6S, 7E, 9R)-6, 9-dihydroxy-4, 7-megastigmadien-3-one-9-O-[{alpha}-L-arabinofuranosyl-(1 ->6)]- {beta}-D-glucopyranoside (1), along with glycosides (6S, 7E, 9R)-roseoside (2), (7'R, 8'R)- 3, 5'-dimethoxy-9, 9'-dihydroxy-4, 7'-epoxylignan 4'-b-D-glucopyranoside (3), (7'R, 8'S)- dihydrodehydrodiconifenyl alcohol 9'-O-{beta}-D-xylopyranoside (4) and pinoresinol 3-O-{beta}-Dglucopyranoside (5). Their structures were established on the basis of extensive spectroscopic and chemical methods. Compounds 2-5 were reported for the first time in this species. Compound 1 was evaluated for cytotoxic activities against human tumor cell lines (myeloid leukemia HL-60, hepatocellular carcinoma SMMC-7721, lung cancer A-549, breast cancer MCF-7 and colon cancer SW480 cells), for which it was proved to be inactive (IC{sub 50} > 40 {mu}M). (author)

  3. Robótica Submarina: Conceptos, Elementos, Modelado y Control

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    Héctor A. Moreno

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Los robots submarinos han revolucionado la exploración del fondo marino. Por otro lado, estos robots han permitido realizar operaciones en aguas profundas sin la necesidad de enviar un veh́ıculo tripulado por humanos. El futuro de esta tecnoloǵıa es prometedor. El propo’ito de este documento es servir de primer contacto con este tema y va dirigido a estudiantes de postgrado, ingenieros e investigadores con intere’ en la robótica submarina. Adema’, se reporta el estado actual de los diferentes aspectos que giran alrededor de esta área de la robótica. Abstract: Underwater robots have considerably changed the exploration of deep sea. Even more, these robots allow performing opera- tions in remote subsea installations. The future of this techno- logy is promising. The purpose of this work is to provide an insight into the subject to postgraduate students, engineers and researchers interested in underwater robotics. Additionally, this work presents a survey of the different subjects that this branch of robotics include. Palabras clave: Robots Submarinos, Introducción, Componentes, Modelado, Control, Estado del Arte, Keywords: Underwater Robotics, Introduction, Components, Modeling, Control, State of the Art.

  4. Embryology of Ageratum conyzoides L. and A. fastigiatum R.M. King & H. Rob. (Asteraceae

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    Rafael de Oliveira Franca

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Ageratum has a complex circumscription, and recent studies have indicated its polyphyletism. The genus has been placed in the tribe Eupatorieae whose embryology is not fully known. Embryological data are conservative and important indicators of phylogenetic relationships and can improve family relationships. This study presents, for the first time in Eupatorieae, embryological data for Ageratum conyzoides and A. fastigiatum. Both species have common features of the family such as a unitegmic anatropous ovule, basal placentation, secretory tapetum, Polygonum megagametophyte, and Asterad embryogenesis. The data obtained reinforce the heterogeneity of the family embryology and show, for the first time, the anther wall development of the monocotyledonous type for Asteraceae. The species studied show also differences between themselves. A. conyzoides has bisporangiated and introrse anthers, conspicuous pappus, and cypselae with trichomes on the ribs, whereas A. fastigiatum has tetrasporangiate and latrorse anthers, pappus absent at maturity, and glabrous cypselae. The data presented support recent phylogenetic molecular studies, suggesting the replacement of A. fastigiatum to another genus along with Gyptidinae.

  5. Kerentanan Sosio-Ekonomi terhadap Paparan Bencana Banjir dan Rob di Pedesaan Pesisir Kabupaten Demak

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    Iwan Rudiarto

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Disaster is an event that suddenly or slowly occurs caused by human, nature, or even both. Disaster is not only related to the physical environment where disaster found but also to the livelihood of the community. Coastal rural is vulnerable to the coastal disaster such as flood and tidal flood due to their high dependency on the coastal resources. The vulnerability assessment of the coastal rural is very important in order to identify the level of vulnerability and to recommend crucial strategies to reduce the risk of disaster exposure in the future. This study aims to identify the socio-economic vulnerability in the rural coastal community of Demak Regency. Vulnerability assessment was carried out through a spatial explicit modeling. The results show that 33 (thirty-three villages or about 42% were categorized as most vulnerable. While, 45 (forty-five others or about 59% are less vulnerable. Therefore, efforts on the disaster mitigation are necessary to be done to reduce the exposure impact to the coastal rural community.

  6. Buhler, James. Neumeyer, David. Deemer, Rob. Hearing the Movies: Music and Sound in Film History

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    Carlos Henrique Silveira

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available James Buhler et David Neumeyer sont certainement les auteurs les plus importants à publier sur l’analyse de la musique de film depuis les années quatre-vingt-dix aux Etats-Unis. Entre autres contributions, ils ont édité ensemble (avec Caryl Flinn Music and Cinema, un livre consacré aux différentes perspectives de l’étude de la musique de film. Tous les deux sont professeurs de théorie musicale à l’école de musique de l’université du Texas à Austin (Neumeyer étant aussi professeur à Leslie Wa...

  7. Diseño y desarrollo de un prototipo robótico con orange PI

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    John Jairo Leiva M

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta el desarrollo de un robot móvil controlado vía web, diseñado para ejecutar tareas de monitoreo. El sistema es controlado mediante la tarjeta Orange Pi+ 2E y una tarjeta Arduino.  El Robot está construido en acrílico, posee Una pantalla LCD touch para la comunicación con el usuario, 4 motores  (para mover el vehículo, un controlador de carga, Sensores ultrasónicos para medir la distancia entre otros dispositivos de control. Se programó el sistema para que efectuará las tareas de manera óptima transmitiendo las imágenes de la cámara, la respuesta de los sensores y las órdenes de control del usuario cada 100 ms, la herramienta empleada es el framework ROS (Robot Operating System. En este caso se empleó el sistema operativo Linux server en la Orange Pi; que permite usar múltiples lenguajes de programación como lo son Java, PHP, Xajax y SH, en conjunto se ejecutan en un solo programa o interfaz de usuario que, a través de HTML5 y un navegador WEB permiten: captar video de la cámara, leer los comandos del usuario y hacer la petición a la Arduino para que dé la orden a los motores de efectuar el movimiento, leer el sensor y publicar en la pantalla LCD.

  8. Seed germination of Chresta sphaerocephala DC. and Lessingianthus bardanoides (Less. H. Rob. (asteraceae from Cerrado

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    Graziela Cury

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This work aimed to study the effects of different temperature conditions on the germination of L. bardanoides and C. sphaerocephala seeds, compare the germination rates of these two species and estimate the occurrence of embryoless seeds. The results indicated that the best temperatures for the germination of L. bardanoides seeds were 20, 25 and 20-30ºC and for C. sphaerocephala, 20-35ºC and 40.32 µmol m-²s-¹ irradiance; L. bardanoides had a higher germination rate since the number of seeds with embryos higher compared with C. sphaerocephala.Este trabalho teve como objetivo estudar os efeitos de diferentes condições de temperatura na germinação de sementes de L. bardanoides e C. sphaerocephala, comparar as taxas de germinação dessas duas espécies e estimar a ocorrência de sementes sem embrião. Os resultados indicaram que as melhores temperaturas para a germinação das sementes de L. bardanoides foram 20, 25 e 20-30ºC e, para C. sphaerocephala, 20 e 20-35ºC e 40.32 µmol m-²s-¹ de irradiância; L. bardanoides apresentou maior taxa germinativa, já que o número de frutos contendo semente com embrião é maior, comparado com C. sphaerocephala.

  9. Estructura Robótica Pre-Tensada para Robot en Tuberías Petroleras

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    María Alejandra Urdaneta

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este trabajo se presenta el desarrollo de un robot basado en la estructura Pre-Tensada con el fin de realizar tareas de inspección y mantenimiento en tuberías petroleras. Este tipo de estructura mecánica se caracteriza por su bajo peso y su alta capacidad de adaptación a los diferentes diámetros.La aplicación requiere que el dispositivo desarrollado se desplace verticalmente y a alta velocidad por las tuberías utilizadas en la extracción del petróleo. Cabe destacar que en dichas instalaciones se cuenta con Bombas Electro Sumergibles (BES y Bombas de Cavidad Progresiva (BCP, ambas muy sensibles a las condiciones adversas del entorno; por lo tanto, la importancia de esta investigación radica en que el robot incorpora una red de sensores específicos para medir aquellas variables que puedan interferir en el funcionamiento normal de las bombas. Además, este robot permite automatizar la recuperación de objetos que pueden caer al pozo durante la instalación y mantenimiento del mismo, actualmente este proceso es manual.En este artículo se describen detalladamente las hipótesis de diseño realizadas y la metodología utilizada para el desarrollo del primer prototipo. Finalmente se presentan los resultados obtenidos de dicho desarrollo a través de los cuales se ha podido validar la potencialidad de la aplicación. Abstract: This paper presents the development of a robot based on the prestressed structure to carry out maintenance inspection on oil pipelines. This type of mechanical structure is characterized by low weight and high capacity of adaptation to different diameters. The application requires the device to move vertically and developed high-speed. Note that in such facilities with electric submersible pumps (ESP and Progressive Cavity Pumps (BCP, both highly sensitive to adverse environmental conditions, therefore, the importance of this research is that the robot incorporates a specific sensor network to measure those variables that can interfere with the pumps normal operation. In addition, this robot can recover objects that could fall into the well during installation and maintenance activities, this process is currently manual.This paper describes in detail the design hypothesis and the methodology used to develop the first prototype. Finally, we present the results of such development through which it has been able to validate the potential of the application. Palabras clave: Pre-Tensada, Robot Tubería Vertical, Bombas Electro Sumergible, Bomba de Cavidad Progresiva, Keywords: Pre-tensioned, Robot Vertical Piping, electrical Submersible Pumps, progressive cavity pump

  10. Another Woman Gets Robbed? What Jung, Freud, Piaget, and Vygotsky Took from Sabina Spielrein

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    Aldridge, Jerry

    2009-01-01

    Certainly not as many who have heard the names of Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky, have heard of Sabina Spielrein. While Spielrein had numerous face-to-face encounters, some personal and some professional, with all four men, and the accounting of her life and the interactions she had with them has been the content of…

  11. Realidade virtual e robótica em cirurgia: aonde chegamos e para onde vamos?

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    James Skinovsky

    Full Text Available Minimally Invasive Surgery, Telesurgery, Robotics and Virtual Reality represent the technological frontiers that have revolutionized operating practices nowadays. These new technologies aim at improving the quality of assistance offered to patients; thus, they demand from the medical staff more effective measures as far as scientific research, training and expenditure of time and financial resources are concerned. In the past, surgeons have led several medical revolutions, such as the use of antiseptic surgical methods by Semelweiss, the use of anesthesia by Warren, antibiotic therapy, the transplants and the onset of the minimally invasive surgery by Mouret and Perissat. The objective of this article is to present the outreach of this new technology which comprises minimal access, computing, robotics and teletransmission. We have concluded that the new technologies developed in the medical field in the last decades, will offer new options and challenges for the treatment of the surgical patient, leading the scientific knowledge to a new era, the one of the virtual environment.

  12. Modelar o programar en prácticas de robótica

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    Muñoz Ramírez, Antonio José; Gómez de Gabriel, Jesús Manuel

    2016-01-01

    En este trabajo se muestra la experiencia de usar una herramienta de desarrollo de ingeniería basada en modelos (MDE) frente a otra herramienta tradicional de programacion de sistemas embebidos en lenguaje C, para la realizacion de clases practicas de robotica. Se ha plantea do una practica basada en el control cinemático de un robot móvil en ambos entornos con similares bloques y funciones de partida. Los resultados muestran tanto la comparación de las evaluaciones objetivas realiza das a lo...

  13. KAJIAN PEMANFAATAN DEM SRTM & GOOGLE EARTH UNTUK PARAMETER PENILAIAN POTENSI KERUGIAN EKONOMI AKIBAT BANJIR ROB

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    Arief L Nugraha

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Tidal flood is a significant threat for the economic growth rate in the city of Semarang. The threat mitigation requires planning, thereby reducing the impact of the losses. The availability of global data with free access can provide solutions in disaster management, the data are SRTM DEM and Google Earth. With both of these data can be mapped potential economic losses caused by tidal flooding. With the techniques of remote sensing and GIS to handle the SRTM DEM data and Google Earth, the techniques can be generated maps and models of tidal inundation area maps woke up in the city of Semarang. Analysis of potential economic losses can be calculated by doing an overlay of the two maps generated. The results achieved from this study is SRTM DEM and Google Earth can able to produce thematic maps of situational tidal flood disaster so that it can be used as a parameter value calculation of the potential economic losses. This study also obtain the result that the area of ​​land affected by the tidal flood an area of ​​8339.31 hectares and the number of buildings reaching 78 299 pieces, which the district that has the highest impact on the tidal flood that North Semarang.

  14. Study of the pressure drop in a rob bundle arranged in square array

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    Barros Filho, J.A.

    1987-01-01

    Results of single-phase tests performed in a 3 x 3 rod bundle arranged in square array are presented and analysed. The tests were performed in adiabatic conditions and with heat transfer, covering the following range of parameters: Reynolds no.: 1,5 to 20 x 10 4 ; inlet temperature [ 0 C]: 30 to 150; pressure [bar]: 1 to 15; heat flux [kW/cm 2 ]: 0 to 1000. Correlations were determined for the friction factor, isothermal under conditions of heat transfer, spacer grids pressure drop coefficient and average heat transfer coefficient. The experimental data were compared with published data obtained by other researchers and with some theoretical models selected in the literature. (Autor) [pt

  15. Nectar robbing in Collaea cipoensis (Fabaceae), an endemic shrub of the Brazilian rupestrian grasslands

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    Gelvez-Zúñiga, Irene; Aguirre, Armando; Martén-Rodríguez, Silvana; Matos-Gomes, Vanessa; Barbosa, Arleu; Bordignon, Leandra; Rocha, Rosana; Fernandes, Geraldo W.

    2016-01-01

    Abstract: Nectar robbery is common in flowering plants with tubular corollas and can affect plant reproductive success. Our study characterized the interaction between potential pollinators and nectar robbers, and assessed the effects on flower abortion in a population of the restricted endemic Collaea cipoensis (Fabaceae) at Serra do Cipó, Brazil. We conducted observations of floral visitors to identify potential pollinators from nectar robbers and described visitor behavior. We also analyze...

  16. The CI-ROB project: real time monitoring for a robotic prostate curietherapy

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    Liem, X.; Lartigau, E.; Coelen, V.; Merzouki, R.

    2010-01-01

    The authors present a project which is still at the proto-typing stage and for which hardware and software are still being developed, and which aims at developing a full line for a robotic curietherapy. It comprises an articulated robotic arm with six degree of freedom, and is based on an auto-regulated loop with real time monitoring and control. An echographic probe acquires the prostate images in real time. An adaptive detection defines the prostate contour. This is performed in a virtual environment which comprises the prostate phantom, the robot and the intervention table. The target is defined in the virtual environment (image coordinates) and coordinates are transmitted to the robot controller which defines the robot movements by using the inverse geometric model. Short communication

  17. 8a. Jornada de Mecatrònica : Robòtica: present i futur

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    Universitat de Vic - Universitat Central de Catalunya. Facultat de Ciències i Tecnologia

    2016-01-01

    Tríptic de la 8a. Jornada de Mecatrònica adreçada a estudiants, professors i empreses interessats en l’àrea de la Mecatrònica, vol donar a conèixer diversos camps d’aplicació d'aquesta disciplina i els estudis que s'hi relacionen.

  18. Estructura Robótica Pre-Tensada para Robot en Tuberías Petroleras

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    Urdaneta, María Alejandra; García, Cecilia; Saltaren, Roque; Contreras, Gustavo; Ugarte, Rubén

    2012-01-01

    Resumen: En este trabajo se presenta el desarrollo de un robot basado en la estructura Pre-Tensada con el fin de realizar tareas de inspección y mantenimiento en tuberías petroleras. Este tipo de estructura mecánica se caracteriza por su bajo peso y su alta capacidad de adaptación a los diferentes diámetros.La aplicación requiere que el dispositivo desarrollado se desplace verticalmente y a alta velocidad por las tuberías utilizadas en la extracción del petróleo. Cabe destacar que en dichas i...

  19. Control de movimiento robótico con detección cognitiva y facial mediante Emotiv EEG

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    Monge Lay, Sebastián; Aracena Pizarro, Diego

    2015-01-01

    Este trabajo presenta el desarrollo de una interfaz cerebro-computador utilizando el dispositivo Emotiv EEG, en donde se realizan reconocimientos de gestos faciales y pensamientos cognitivos, los que serán traducidos en movimientos que serán ejecutados por un robot Lego Mindstorms, con la idea de verificar si realmente Emotiv realiza un buen reconocimiento y puede ser utilizado para el movimiento de dispositivos. El trabajo es motivado por otras investigaciones realizadas, en donde se aplicar...

  20. Bringing compassion to the ethical dilemma in killing kangaroos for conservation: comment on "Conservation through sustainable use" by Rob Irvine.

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    Ramp, Daniel

    2013-06-01

    Ethical debate on the killing of kangaroos has polarised conservation and animal welfare science, yet at the heart of these scientific disciplines is the unifying aim of reducing harm to non-human animals. This aim provides the foundation for common ground, culminating in the development of compassionate conservation principles that seek to provide mechanisms for achieving both conservation and welfare goals. However, environmental decision-making is not devoid of human interests, and conservation strategies are commonly employed that suit entrenched positions and commercial gain, rather than valuing the needs of the non-human animals in need of protection. The case study on the wild kangaroo harvest presents just such a dilemma, whereby a conservation strategy is put forward that can only be rationalised by ignoring difficulties in the potential for realising conservation benefits and the considerable welfare cost to kangaroos. Rather than an open debate on the ethics of killing game over livestock, in this response I argue that efforts to bring transparency and objectivity to the public debate have to date been obfuscated by those seeking to maintain entrenched interests. Only by putting aside these interests will debate about the exploitation of wildlife result in humane, compassionate, and substantive conservation benefits.

  1. Trichomes and chemical composition of the volatile oil of Trichogonia cinerea (Gardner R. M. King & H. Rob. (Eupatorieae, Asteraceae

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    YANNE S. FERNANDES

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Trichogonia cinerea is endemic to Brazil and occurs in areas of cerrado and campo rupestre. In this study, we characterized the glandular and non-glandular trichomes on the aerial parts of this species, determined the principal events in the development of the former, and identified the main constituents of the volatile oil produced in its aerial organs. Fully expanded leaves, internodes, florets, involucral bracts, and stem apices were used for the characterization of trichomes. Leaves, internodes, florets, and involucral bracts were examined by light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy, whereas stem apices were examined only by light microscopy. Branches in the reproductive phase were used for the extraction and determination of the composition of the volatile oil. The species has three types of glandular trichomes, biseriate vesicular, biseriate pedunculate, and multicellular uniseriate, which secrete volatile oils and phenolic compounds. The major components identified in the volatile oil were 3,5-muuroladiene (39.56% and butylated hydroxytoluene (13.07%.

  2. Over Dicaeum sanguinolentum sanguinolentum Temm. en Dicaeum sanguinolentum ablutum Rob. & Kloss van West- en Oost-Java

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    Hoogerwerf, A.

    1947-01-01

    In 1923 splitsten Robinson en Kloss voor Oost-Java de ondersoort ablutum af naar aanleiding van twee huidjes verkregen nabij het langs het Idjen-gebergte gelegen Tamansari (Journ. Fed. Mal. States Mus., vol. II, 1923. P. 57), waarbij de volgende diagnose werd gepubliceerd. „Male. Like D. s.

  3. Trichomes and chemical composition of the volatile oil of Trichogonia cinerea (Gardner) R. M. King & H. Rob. (Eupatorieae, Asteraceae).

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    Fernandes, Yanne S; Trindade, Luma M P; Rezende, Maria Helena; Paula, José R; Gonçalves, Letícia A

    2016-03-01

    Trichogonia cinerea is endemic to Brazil and occurs in areas of cerrado and campo rupestre. In this study, we characterized the glandular and non-glandular trichomes on the aerial parts of this species, determined the principal events in the development of the former, and identified the main constituents of the volatile oil produced in its aerial organs. Fully expanded leaves, internodes, florets, involucral bracts, and stem apices were used for the characterization of trichomes. Leaves, internodes, florets, and involucral bracts were examined by light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy, whereas stem apices were examined only by light microscopy. Branches in the reproductive phase were used for the extraction and determination of the composition of the volatile oil. The species has three types of glandular trichomes, biseriate vesicular, biseriate pedunculate, and multicellular uniseriate, which secrete volatile oils and phenolic compounds. The major components identified in the volatile oil were 3,5-muuroladiene (39.56%) and butylated hydroxytoluene (13.07%).

  4. Are gobiid fish more susceptible to predation if parasitized by Eustrongylides excisus? An answer from robbed snakes

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    Sloboda, M.; Mihalca, A. D.; Falka, I.; Petrželková, Klára Judita; Carlsson, M.; Ghira, I.; Modrý, David

    2010-01-01

    Roč. 25, č. 2 (2010), s. 469-473 ISSN 0912-3814 R&D Projects: GA ČR GD524/03/H133 Grant - others:CNCSIS(RO) TD196/2005 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60930519; CEZ:AV0Z60220518 Keywords : Gobiidae * Eustrongylidosis * host-parasite interaction Subject RIV: EG - Zoology Impact factor: 1.279, year: 2010

  5. An Industrial Perspective of CAM/ROB Fuzzy Integrated Postprocessing Implementation for Redundant Robotic Workcells Applicability for Big Volume Prototyping

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    Andrés, J.; Gracia, L.; Tornero, J.; García, J. A.; González, F.

    2009-11-01

    The implementation of a postprocessor for the NX™ platform (Siemens Corp.) is described in this paper. It is focused on a milling redundant robotic milling workcell consisting of one KUKA KR 15/2 manipulator (6 rotary joints, KRC2 controller) mounted on a linear axis and synchronized with a rotary table (i.e., two additional joints). For carrying out a milling task, a choice among a set of possible configurations is required, taking into account the ability to avoid singular configurations by using both additional joints. Usually, experience and knowledge of the workman allow an efficient control in these cases, but being it a tedious job. Similarly to this expert knowledge, a stand-alone fuzzy controller has been programmed with Matlab's Fuzzy Logic Toolbox (The MathWorks, Inc.). Two C++ programs complement the translation of the toolpath tracking (expressed in the Cartesian space) from the NX™-CAM module into KRL (KUKA Robot Language). In order to avoid singularities or joint limits, the location of the robot and the workpiece during the execution of the task is fit after an inverse kinematics position analysis and a fuzzy inference (i.e., fuzzy criterion in the Joint Space). Additionally, the applicability of robot arms for the manufacture of big volume prototypes with this technique is proven by means of one case studied. It consists of a big orographic model to simulate floodways, return flows and retention storage of a reservoir in the Mijares river (Puebla de Arenoso, Spain). This article deals with the problem for a constant tool orientation milling process and sets the technological basis for future research at five axis milling operations.

  6. Estudio de los sensores táctiles artificiales aplicados a la robótica de agarre

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    Pedreño Molina, Juan Luis; Guerrero González, Antonio; López Coronado, Juan

    2000-01-01

    En este Artículo se muestra un estudio comparativo del sistema sensorial humano y de su aplicación a un sistema de agarre robot, mediante las diferentes tipos de sensores artificiales y su respuesta a diversos estímulos externos. Se muestra una solución a partir de superficies táctiles artificiales, formadas por sensores piezorresistivos.

  7. The Fallacy of Job Robbing: A Meta-Analysis of Estimates of the Effect of Immigration on Employment

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    Longhi, Simonetta; Nijkamp, Peter; Poot, Jacques

    2006-01-01

    Immigration is a phenomenon of growing significance in many countries. Increasing social tensions are leading to political pressure to limit a further influx of foreign-born persons on the grounds that the absorption capacity of host countries has been exceeded and social cohesion threatened. There

  8. Resonance – Journal of Science Education | Indian Academy of ...

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education. V Krishnan. Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Volume 2 Issue 12 December 1997 pp 77-86 General Article. Electron Transfer in Chemistry and Biology – The Primary Events in Photosynthesis · V Krishnan · More Details Fulltext PDF.

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education. T Krishnan. Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Volume 2 Issue 9 September 1997 pp 32-37 General Article. Fisher's Contributions to Statistics · T Krishnan · More Details Fulltext PDF. Volume 4 Issue 3 March 1999 pp 71-73 Classroom.

  10. Hlukové emise při výrobě a zpracování objemových krmiv

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    ZLOCH, Jan

    2016-01-01

    The main aim of this thesis is to determine noise levels at a certain distance from individual machines of haylage line and working place of operator. While the literary part of the thesis is mainly focused on current technology and a technique used in harvesting of roughage and familiarization with the problems of noise. Practical part of the thesis is focused on characteristics of observed haylage line, measurement of noise levels at a certain distance and in working place of operator with ...

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

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    Reis, Luís Paulo

    2012-01-01

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

  12. Využítí kvasinkových kmenů při výrobě piva

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    Süss, Jan

    2015-01-01

    This final thesis is focused on topic of use the yeast strains in beer production. In first part of thesis is descripted brief overview of beer making process, its nutritional values, composition and also inputs needed for its production, namely malt, hops, water and yeast. Following part of thesis considers overall characteristics of yeast strains, their reproduction and their importance in food production industry. After general description the thesis is focused on characteristics of indivi...

  13. Órtese dinâmica integrando manufatura aditiva e robótica cooperativa/Dynamic orders integrating additive manufacture and cooperative robotics

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    Valéria Meirelles Carril Elui

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available A evolução da artrite reumatoide (AR leva a perda da capacidade se estender ativamente os dedos. Nos casos avançados uma órtese mecânica passiva pode não ser satisfatória. Este trabalho apresenta a integração com um sistema motor aumentando o alcance da órtese na funcionalidade de indivíduo. Foi desenvolvido um projeto conceito de órtese assistida por servo motor que após otimizações avaliadas em bancada e com portador da deformidade apresentou resultados promissores quanto ao controle do motor e opinião positiva quanto ao uso da mão. Abstract The evolution of rheumatoid arthritis (RA leads to loss of the ability to actively extend the fingers. In advanced cases the mechanical orthosis may not be satisfactory. This work presents the integration with a motor system increasing the reach of the orthosis in the individual functionality. It was developed a concept project of servo-assisted orthosis that after optimizations evaluated in the bench and with deformity bearer presented promising results regarding the motor control and positive opinion regarding the use of the hand.Keywords: Orthosis, 3D Printing, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Servo motor, Rehabilitation ResumenLa evolución de la artritis reumatoide (AR lleva a la pérdida de la capacidad de extender activamente los dedos. En los casos avanzados la órtesis mecánica puede no ser satisfactoria. Este trabajo presenta la integración con un sistema motor aumentando el alcance de la órtesis en la funcionalidad de individuo. Se desarrolló un proyecto concepto de órtesis asistida por servo motor que después de optimizaciones evaluadas en bancada y con portador de la deformidad presentó resultados prometedores en cuanto al control del motor y opinión positiva en cuanto al uso de la mano.Palabras clave: Órtesis, Impresión 3D, Artritis reumatoide, Servo motor, Rehabilitación.

  14. Experiencias en el desarrollo de una aplicación robótica con control de fuerza para taladrado de huesos

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    J.C. Fraile; J. Pérez-Turiel; J.L. González-Sánchez; J. López-Cruzado; J.L. Rodríguez

    2008-01-01

    Resumen: En los sistemas de cirugía ortopédica asistida por ordenador (CAOS), el taladrado del hueso en la reparación de fracturas de huesos largos (para estabilizarlos con placas, clavos o tornillos) es una tarea compleja que el cirujano debe realizar con gran precisión, evitando el calentamiento excesivo del tejido óseo. En la cirugía asistida por robots, se han utilizado principalmente robots industriales (Robodoc, Caspar, Crigos) adaptados a ambientes quirúrgicos para ayudar al cirujano e...

  15. Využití enologických taninů při výrobě vína

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    Dřímal, Jan

    2016-01-01

    This thesis pursues the usage of oenology tannins in the process of wine making. In the theoretical part the phenolics are defined, because they are essential to understanding the tannins. There is also the influence of phenolics on human organism examined. In the experimental part I work with some wine samples coming from Zámecké vinařství Bzenec. There are five wine samples from 2014 available. A tannin was applied into every sample. These tannins were chosen on producer´s recommendation. ...

  16. Proyección, diseño y construcción de plataforma robótica para investigación en inteligencia artificial

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    Mariela Castiblanco Ortiz

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available In order to consolidate research about artificial intelligence-based tools, the design and construc-tion of an autonomous robotic platform with simple mathematical model and high processing capacity is considered. The final prototype objective is to evaluate autonomous control strategies, artificial vision, route planning and collective intelligence. For this reason, the system was equipped with aFPGA as central control unit. In order to facilitate the development of a theoretical model, and provide the system with high mobility, the prototype was structured on a differential platform with two independent motors coupled with scroll wheels, and one third omni directional wheel of support. The mechanical structure was designed in acrylic (methacrylate, looking for mechanical strength, low weight, visualization of components and esthetic presentation. For primary space location, the prototype was equipped with encoded positionultrasonic sensors for wide range of vision. In addition, the system counts with ports to increase robot peripherals. The prototype was evaluated in laboratory, observing an excellent performance according to plan in design.

  17. Experiencias en el desarrollo de una aplicación robótica con control de fuerza para taladrado de huesos

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    J.C. Fraile

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En los sistemas de cirugía ortopédica asistida por ordenador (CAOS, el taladrado del hueso en la reparación de fracturas de huesos largos (para estabilizarlos con placas, clavos o tornillos es una tarea compleja que el cirujano debe realizar con gran precisión, evitando el calentamiento excesivo del tejido óseo. En la cirugía asistida por robots, se han utilizado principalmente robots industriales (Robodoc, Caspar, Crigos adaptados a ambientes quirúrgicos para ayudar al cirujano en esta tarea. En esta tarea de taladrado de huesos es necesario tener en cuenta varios factores: temperatura del hueso, velocidades de giro y avance de la herramienta de taladrado y fuerzas y pares que actúan sobre el hueso durante su taladrado.Es fundamental el desarrollo de algoritmos de control del robot manipulador para garantizar que las distintas variables que intervienen en el proceso de taladrado tomen los valores adecuados, bajo el control del cirujano, y así lograr una mayor calidad y precisión en la tarea quirúrgica de taladrado del hueso.Desafortunadamente, la mayoría de los robots industriales tienen una arquitectura de control propietaria que impide una fácil implantación de algoritmos de control externos basados en realimentación multisensorial (visión, fuerza.En este artículo se presenta el diseño de una arquitectura de control distribuido y abierto, que se ha implantado sobre el controlador de un robot Staubli. En ella se ha desarrollado una estrategia de control basada en realimentación de fuerza, que permite al cirujano realizar la tarea quirúrgica de taladrado del hueso con elevada precisión. Durante el taladrado con el robot, las fuerzas y pares que actúan sobre el hueso son medidos y utilizados para controlar la velocidad de avance de la herramienta de taladrado, y para controlar la fuerza aplicada al hueso. Se han obtenido resultados experimentales en condiciones de laboratorio con el manipulador equipado con un sensor de fuerza/par y una herramienta para taladrado quirúrgico. Palabras Clave: sensor de fuerza/par, control de fuerza, manipulador quirúrgico, cooperación cirujano-manipulador

  18. Robots between the devil and the deep blue sea | Robôs: entre o diabo e o profundo mar azul

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    Oliver Bendel

    2015-01-01

    Abstract This article presents classic dilemmas and transfers them to the information age with special focus on the problem-ridden use of chatbots, robots, drones and self-driving cars. Solution concepts are developed from the perspective of machine ethics among others. It turns out that classic dilemmas are useful for mastering today’s challenges and helpful for discussing the decision-making options of partly or fully autonomous systems and for sensitizing robotics, artificial intelligence ...

  19. Instalación de un nuevo telescopio robótico en la estación de altura Cesco

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    Schwartz, M. A. Perna, P.; Mauas, P.; Veltri, A.; Hereñú, H.

    In this paper we present the works done for the installation of a 16 inches reflector telescope at the Carlos U. Cesco high altitude station of the Observatorio Astronómico Félix Aguilar; San Juan; Argentina. We describe the implementation of the software and hardware needed for the remote control of the instrument and its future robotization. FULL TEXT IN SPANISH

  20. Robbed of our confidence as the planet’s dominant life-form:” Max Brooks’s Zombie Wars

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    Bill Phillips

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available According to The Zombie Survival Guide, “extensive research has yet to find an isolated example of Solanum [the virus which causes its victims to become zombies] in nature. Water, air, and soil in all ecosystems, from all parts of the world, have turned up negative, as have their accompanying flora and fauna” (ZSG 2-3. There is no evidence, then, that Nature was directly responsible for “the creatures that almost caused our extinction” (World War Z 1. Nevertheless, apart from the facile assertion that everything that happens in the material world may be subsumed beneath the umbrella term ‘nature’, even a cursory meditation on the significance of the Zombie War cannot fail to point an accusatory finger at the Earth, at Gaia, at Pacha Mama, however you wish to name her. The massive decline in human population, as well as the inevitable concomitant drop in consumption as the fabric of society collapsed, can only have brought relief to an endangered global ecosystem. But perhaps of greatest interest is the metaphorical significance of the zombies. They have an uncanny “ability to hunt, fight, and feed in total darkness” (ZSG 7. Their intelligence “ranks somewhere beneath that of an insect” (ZSG 14, they have “no language skills” (ZSG 16, while it is “instinct brought on by Solanum [which] drives the undead to kill and devour” (ZSG 18. These are the attributes — both strengths and weaknesses — that humanity habitually bestows on the natural world. This article will explore Max Brooks’s zombie fictions as ecocritical allegories of retaliatory Nature.

  1. Effect of gamma radiation on the tsetse fly, Glossina palpalis palpalis (Rob.-Desv.)(Diptera, Glossinidae) with observations on the reproductive biology

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    Vloedt, A.M.V. van der; Taher, M.; Tenabe, S.O.

    1978-01-01

    The sterility of male G. p, palpalis irradiated in the pupal stage and as adults with gamma doses of 4-12 krad given in air was investigated. The treatments did not reduce viability, mating effectiveness and longevity. Fertility showed a dose-dependent reduction with increasing dose. The doses required to reduce fertility to 5% or less in males treated as -10 or +5 day-old flies were about 6 and 12 krad respectively. Indirect effect on their mates was demonstrated by the extrusion of dead embryonated eggs at irregular intervals following ovulation and the occurrence of aberrations in the reproductive system as a direct consequence of incompleted pregnancy cycles. (author)

  2. Interfaz gráfica de usuario para configuración y supervisión de sistemas robóticos aéreo

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    Pascual y Mora, Jorge Luis

    2018-01-01

    Este proyecto se centra en el análisis exhaustivo del interfaz gráfico de usuario perteneciente al proyecto Aerostack y su rediseño, tanto a nivel visual para mejorar la estética y usabilidad como a nivel de estructura de código para mejorar su calidad y aumentar la modularidad y escalabilidad del software. En este documento se tratan, en concreto, el análisis tanto de código como de diseño gráfico, diseño de los cambios propuestos, implementación y validación sobre los disti...

  3. Análisis de un brazo robótico con Gazebo y ROS para tareas de inspección remota en el CERN

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    Samper Escudero, José Luis

    2016-01-01

    Con el devenir de los tiempos e incentivado por el desarrollo tecnológico, la cantidad y complejidad de los experimentos realizados en el conocido laboratorio de física de partículas, C.E.R.N, ha alcanzado límites insospechados. Además, su evolución se acentúa y motiva con cada nuevo descubrimiento. Prueba de estas ansias por desvelar las entrañas y secretos del universo se encuentra en el choque de 13 TeV que tuvo lugar el pasado mes de mayo. Con él, no sólo se marcaban inequívocamente las e...

  4. Modelação e simulacão realista de sistemas no domínio da robótica móvel

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    Gonçalves, José

    2009-01-01

    O desenvolvimento de software de controlo, localização e navegação para robots móveis torna-se muito moroso devido às dificuldades associadas ao trabalho exaustivo com hardware real e à dificuldade de controlar o ambiente por forma a existir repetibilidade nas experiências realizadas. Estes problemas podem ser contornados caso estejam disponíveis ambientes de simulação realistas para o desenvolvimento, validação e migração de software para robots reais. Para desenvolver simuladores realistas ...

  5. Área foliar del yacón (Smallanthus sonchifolius (Poep. & Endl. H. Rob. estimada mediante método indirecto.

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    Juan Francisco Seminario-Cunya

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue estimar el área foliar de ocho morfotipos de yacón mediante análisis de regresión lineal simple. La investigación se realizó entre los años 2014 y 2015, en el Programa de Raíces y Tubérculos Andinos de la Universidad Nacional de Cajamarca, Perú (7° 10’ 00’’ S, 78° 30’00’’ W, 2650 msnm. Se tomaron cien hojas de cada morfotipo, incluyendo hojas de los estratos basal, medio y terminal de plantas en plena oración. Las siluetas de las hojas frescas se dibujaron en papel y se midió el largo (L y ancho mayor de la lámina (W. El área medida (o real de la lámina se determinó con planímetro digital. Con el área medida (variable dependiente y los valores de largo, ancho, largo al cuadrado, ancho al cuadrado, largo x ancho y largo/ancho (como variables independientes, se realizó el análisis de regresión para cada morfotipo. En todos los morfotipos, excepto en dos, las mejores ecuaciones para estimar el área foliar, fueron aquellas en donde intervino el producto de L x W. La ecuación A= 20,41 + 0,4167 (L x W (r2 = 0,89 permitió estimar el área foliar de los ocho morfotipos en conjunto. El área del peciolo de los morfotipos en estudio signi có 15%, respecto del área total de la hoja.

  6. Seasonal occurrence of unique sediment plume in the Bay of Bengal

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    Sridhar, P.N.; Ali, M.M.; Vethamony, P.; Babu, M.T.; Ramana, I.V.; Jayakumar, S.

    detailed experimental planning that also could help in understand- ing the origin of the sediments, characteris- tics of the SSC, and features of the plume. Acknowledgments The authors thank K. Radha Krishnan, director, National Remote Sensing Agency...

  7. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awardees | Women in Science | Initiatives ...

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    Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awardees. Following is the list of women awardees: Year: 2015. Vidita Ashok Vaidya Specialization: Medical Sciences. Year: 2013. Yamuna Krishnan Specialization: Chemical Sciences. Year: 2010. Shubha Tole Specialization: Biological Sciences. Year: 2010. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay

  8. Modelling, analysis, and acceleration of a printed circuit board ...

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    discuss lead time reduction in a qualitative way with illustrative case studies. Krishnan ... industry practices, and research questions that should drive new methods and computer ... There are three types of printed circuit boards available today.

  9. Covalently linked bisporphyrins bearing tetraphenylporphyrin and ...

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    Covalently linked bisporphyrins bearing tetraphenylporphyrin and perbromoporphyrin units: Synthesis and their properties. Puttaiah Bhyrappa V Krishnan ... yields of the TPP moiety. Electrochemical redox and fluorescence data seem to suggest the possible existence of intramolecular interactions in these bisporphyrins.

  10. New Fellows and Honorary Fellow

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    Home; Fellowship. Fellow Profile. Elected: 1934 Section: Medicine. Krishnan, Kumarapuram Vythilinga FNA. Date of birth: 4 July 1896. Date of death: 30 March 1978. Specialization: Microbiology, Rural Hygiene. YouTube; Twitter; Facebook; Blog ...

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    an attractive building block on this length scale [2]. ... code into protein by cellular machinery. .... Yamuna Krishnan, National Centre for Biological Sci- ences, TIFR, GKVK, Bellary Road, Bangalore 560 065,. India. Email: yamuna@ncbs.res.in.

  12. The OSS Model and the Future of the SOF Warrior

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    2011-11-01

    historians served as academic advisors to the project: Dr. Nancy W. Collins, Columbia University; Dr. Troy Sacquety, USASOC historian; and Mr. Rob Townley ...December 2010. 23 Rob Townley , Conversation with OSS historian and descendant of OSS veteran, November 2010. 24 Careers, CIA, available at https...Operations Group (OG) officers. 32 29 Rob Townley , 2010. 30 Although this quote is commonly

  13. Úloha chemického inženýrství ve zvyšování bezpečnosti chemických výrob.

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    Kaštánek, František; Hanika, Jiří

    2006-01-01

    Roč. 100, 2 (2006) , s. 150-155 ISSN 0009-2770 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40720504 Keywords : chemical engineering * chemical process safety * organic pollutants Subject RIV: CI - Industrial Chemistry, Chemical Engineering Impact factor: 0.431, year: 2006

  14. Flexibility in Management of Modernization in Construction - Electrical Works/ Elastyczność W Zarządzaniu Modernizacją Obiektów Budowlanych Na Przykładzie Robót Elektrycznych

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    Nowotarski, Piotr; Pasławski, Jerzy

    2015-06-01

    The article presents the general principles of flexible approach, illustrated with case study regarding flexibility in modernization. Flexibility is understood in the present case as a skilful adaptation to changes in the dynamically changing environment. The essence of flexibility approach is being staged to make decisions based on environmental and process monitoring in progress. Presented case study of upgrading the electrical system in the multi-family housing in the common area is based on step by step procedure responding to damage state of this system. Simple analysis is based on cost comparison but there are other criteria (environmental, social etc.) and conflict solving situations taken into account in presented paper. Artykuł prezentuje możliwość zastosowania elastyczności w modernizacjach istniejących obiektów budowlanych na przykładzie instalacji oświetleniowej. Elastyczność jest rozumiana w tym przypadku jako umiejętne dostosowanie się do zmian w dynamicznie zmieniającym się środowisku. Istotą podejścia elastycznego jest podejmowanie odpowiednich decyzji w odpowiednim czasie opartych na monitoringu środowiska i procesu w toku. Prezentowane studium przypadku modernizacji instalacji elektrycznej w budownictwie wielorodzinnym w częściach wspólnych obiektu (korytarze, klatki schodowe, hala garażowa) opiera się na wymianie i modernizacji tylko tych punktów, które w danym momencie ulegają awarii. Prosta analiza oby typów modernizacji opiera się na porównaniu kosztów, natomiast trzeba zaznaczyć, że możliwe są także inne kryteria (środowiskowe, konfliktu społecznego, itp.), które będą przedmiotem kolejnych publikacji. Zastąpienie tradycyjnych żarówek rozwiązaniami opartymi na technologii LED z zastosowaniem czujników ruchu może prowadzić do znacznych oszczędności, ale może też oznaczać obniżenie komfortu dla użytkowników (np. dla osób starszych, którym jeden cykl działania oświetlenia nie jest wystarczający do pokonania całej drogi na korytarzu). Osiągnięcie kompromisu w tego typu konfliktach interesów może być rozwiązane za pomocą podejścia elastycznego i zwinnego.

  15. Propuesta de un Modelo de Gestión de Servicios en la Nube para la Manipulación de Sistemas Robóticos con el uso de Dispositivos Móviles

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    Jaime Alberto Guzmán-Luna

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Este documento propone un modelo para la tele-operación de robots con el uso de dispositivos móviles (celulares o tablets como medios de comunicación entre el usuario y la máquina; para este propósito se sugiere utilizar un servidor que permita almacenar información sobre las especificaciones de cada uno de los dispositivos móviles. Paralelamente, se propone acudir a un conjunto de servicios web que operan desde la nube para construir una interfaz personalizada para el usuario la cual facilitará la teleoperación del robot por medio de la captura de datos y de una heurística.

  16. Detección, identificación y clasificación de defectos usando RNA y un manipulador robótico de 2 G.L (algoritmos Kohonen y MLP

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    Barrera, G.

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available The ultrasonic inspection technique had a sustained growth since the 80’s. It has several advantages, compared with the contact technique. A flexible and low cost solution is presented based on virtual instrumentation for the servomechanism (manipulator control of the ultrasound inspection transducer in the immersion technique. The developed system uses a personal computer (PC, a Windows Operating System, Virtual Instrumentation Software, DAQ cards and a GPIB card. As a solution to detection, classification and evaluation of defects an Artificial Neuronal Networks technique is proposed. It consists of characterization and interpretation of acoustic signals (echoes acquired by the immersion ultrasonic inspection technique. Two neuronal networks are proposed: Kohonen and Multilayer Perceptron (MLP. With this techniques non-linear complex processes can be modeled with great precision. The 2-degree of freedom manipulator control, the data acquisition and the net training have been carried out in a virtual instrument environment using LabVIEW and DataEngine.

    La técnica de inspección ultrasónica por inmersión ha tenido un desarrollo sostenido desde la década de los 80 y tiene muchas ventajas en comparación con la técnica de contacto. Se presenta una solución flexible y de bajo costo basada en instrumentación virtual para el control de un servomecanismo de exploración ultrasónica (manipulador, por la técnica de inmersión. El sistema desarrollado hace uso de un ordenador personal (PC, del sistema operativo Windows, de software de instrumentación virtual Lab VIEW, de tarjetas de adquisición de datos (DAQ y de una tarjeta GP113. Como solución al problema de la detección, clasificación y evaluación de defectos se propone un sistema experto basado en la técnica de redes neuronales artificiales por medio de la interpretación de las señales acústicas (ecos obtenidas por mediante la técnica de inspección ultrasónica de inmersión. Se proponen dos redes neuronales: Kohonen y Perceptron Multicapas (MLP. Estas técnicas permiten modelar procesos no lineales complejos con una gran exactitud. Tanto las operaciones de control del manipulador de 2 grados libertad, adquisición y tratamiento de los datos y la fase de entrenamiento de las redes se llevó a cabo en un ambiente de instrumentación virtual utilizando Lab VIEW y DataEngine.

  17. “Your character has been robbed. Do you want to sue the other player?” Polish criminal law and the notion of “theft” in a computer game.

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    Olczyk, Adam

    2014-01-01

    Technological development implies a lot of new ways to commit crimes in cyberspace. Stealing virtual objects (such as magical swords or shoes) is one of them. It is unique because virtual theft combines one of the oldest types of criminal activity with the achievements of modern technology. This article deals with those situations when the actions taken by players stop being protected by the ‘magic circle’ and become criminal. It will also explore how the Polish Penal Law deals with these mat...

  18. Traducción jurídica cinematográfica EN-ES Un análisis práctico: Algunos hombres buenos (Rob Reiner, 1992)

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    Díaz Moreno, Martín

    2017-01-01

    TFG RECOMENDADO POR EL CENTRO. Para abordar la traducción jurídica, debemos comenzar hablando de los lenguajes de especialidad, para después centrarnos en el lenguaje jurídico como uno de ellos. Si tenemos en mente esta categorización y también el hecho de que, como lengua de especialidad, el lenguaje jurídico plantea numerosos problemas al traductor, podemos asegurar que se trata de una de las modalidades más complejas de llevar a cabo. El cine por su parte es, como lo definía Pasolini, “...

  19. Inhibitory effect of the Pseudobrickellia brasiliensis (Spreng R.M. King & H. Rob. aqueous extract on human lymphocyte proliferation and IFN-γ and TNF-α production in vitro

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    Full Text Available Pseudobrickellia brasiliensis (Asteraceae is a plant commonly known as arnica-do-campo and belongs to the native flora of the Brazilian Cerrado. The alcoholic extract of the plant has been used as an anti-inflammatory agent in folk medicine, but the biological mechanism of action has not been elucidated. The present study evaluated the composition of P. brasiliensis aqueous extract and its effects on pro-inflammatory cytokine production and lymphocyte proliferation. The extracts were prepared by sequential maceration of P. brasiliensis leaves in ethanol, ethyl acetate, and water. Extract cytotoxicity was evaluated by trypan blue exclusion assay, and apoptosis and necrosis were measured by staining with annexin V-FITC and propidium iodide. The ethanolic (ETA and acetate (ACE extracts showed cytotoxic effects. The aqueous extract (AQU was not cytotoxic. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells stimulated with phorbol myristate acetate and ionomycin and treated with AQU (100 μg/mL showed reduced interferon (IFN-γ and tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α expression. AQU also inhibited lymphocyte proliferative response after nonspecific stimulation with phytohemagglutinin. The aqueous extract was analyzed by liquid chromatography coupled with photodiode array detection and mass spectrometry. Quinic acid and its derivatives 5-caffeoylquinic acid and 3,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid, as well as the flavonoids luteolin and luteolin dihexoside, were detected. All these compounds are known to exhibit anti-inflammatory activity. Taken together, these findings demonstrate that P. brasiliensis aqueous extract can inhibit the pro-inflammatory cytokine production and proliferative response of lymphocytes. These effects may be related to the presence of chemical substances with anti-inflammatory actions previously reported in scientific literature.

  20. Inhibitory effect of the Pseudobrickellia brasiliensis (Spreng) R.M. King & H. Rob. aqueous extract on human lymphocyte proliferation and IFN-γ and TNF-α production in vitro.

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    Almeida, V G; Avelar-Freitas, B A; Santos, M G; Costa, L A; Silva, T J; Pereira, W F; Amorim, M L L; Grael, C F F; Gregório, L E; Rocha-Vieira, E; Brito-Melo, G E A

    2017-07-10

    Pseudobrickellia brasiliensis (Asteraceae) is a plant commonly known as arnica-do-campo and belongs to the native flora of the Brazilian Cerrado. The alcoholic extract of the plant has been used as an anti-inflammatory agent in folk medicine, but the biological mechanism of action has not been elucidated. The present study evaluated the composition of P. brasiliensis aqueous extract and its effects on pro-inflammatory cytokine production and lymphocyte proliferation. The extracts were prepared by sequential maceration of P. brasiliensis leaves in ethanol, ethyl acetate, and water. Extract cytotoxicity was evaluated by trypan blue exclusion assay, and apoptosis and necrosis were measured by staining with annexin V-FITC and propidium iodide. The ethanolic (ETA) and acetate (ACE) extracts showed cytotoxic effects. The aqueous extract (AQU) was not cytotoxic. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells stimulated with phorbol myristate acetate and ionomycin and treated with AQU (100 μg/mL) showed reduced interferon (IFN)-γ and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α expression. AQU also inhibited lymphocyte proliferative response after nonspecific stimulation with phytohemagglutinin. The aqueous extract was analyzed by liquid chromatography coupled with photodiode array detection and mass spectrometry. Quinic acid and its derivatives 5-caffeoylquinic acid and 3,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid, as well as the flavonoids luteolin and luteolin dihexoside, were detected. All these compounds are known to exhibit anti-inflammatory activity. Taken together, these findings demonstrate that P. brasiliensis aqueous extract can inhibit the pro-inflammatory cytokine production and proliferative response of lymphocytes. These effects may be related to the presence of chemical substances with anti-inflammatory actions previously reported in scientific literature.

  1. Ovocné náplně a jejich uplatnění v pekárenské výrobě

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    Michna, Adam

    2016-01-01

    The thesis discusses the issue of the application of filling in the baking industry. Refills were divided according to durability to durable, medium durable, less durable and fillings for rapid processing. For completeness information about the fillings intended for baking has been added. The work included the characteristics of pastry, which is mostly filled. More attention is paid to fruit fillings, with regard to their growing popularity. The quality of these fillings in recent years has i...

  2. Možnosti uplatnění netradičních surovin při výrobě chleba a pečiva

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    Prokop, Jakub

    2015-01-01

    The bechelor thesis deals with production of bread and pastry, listing less common raw materials used for production and introducing practical experiment consist producing pastry with less common raw material. Production of bread and pastry is described from basic flour production as main ingredient, through dough preparation, mixing, resting, shaping products, proofing, ba-king a finaly cooling. Follow by list of raw materials moreless common for bread and pastry production, describing nutri...

  3. Trisomy 13 due to rea(13q;13q) is caused by i(13) and not rob(13;13)(q10;q10) in the majority of cases

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    Bugge, Merete; deLozier-Blanchet, Celia; Bak, Mads

    2005-01-01

    liveborn children with clinical features characteristic of Patau's syndrome and three fetuses diagnosed prenatally by amniocentesis or CVS. Five cases were isochromosomes with two identical q arms, one of maternal and four of paternal origin. Only one case was a Robertsonian translocation of maternal...

  4. K železářské výrobě kolem přelomu 12. a 13. století v Knovízi, okr. Kladno

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    Ježek, Martin; Řídký, Jaroslav; Varadzin, Ladislav; Zavřel, J.

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 63, č. 2 (2011), s. 331-339 ISSN 0323-1267 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z80020508 Keywords : Middle Ages * Central Bohemia * countryside * ironworks * metallurgy * raw mining Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology

  5. Inhibición del efecto preg-robbing de la arcilla illita en la cianuración de las menas auroargentiferas del municipio de Vetas, Santander- Colombia

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    López García, María E.; Pedraza R., Julio E.

    2001-01-01

    En esta investigación se estudió la composición mineralógica de tres menas auroargentiferas mediante microscopia óptica, fluorescencia y difracción de rayos X, absorción atómica, ensayos al fuego y otros análisis fisicoquímicos para aplicarlos en los procesos de cianuración. Se evaluaron pruebas de cianuración por fracciones granulométricas, cianuraciones convencionales y no convencionales con NaCN, KCN, KC1+NaCN, H2O2+ NaCN. Las menas presentaron mineralización compuesta por sulfuros, princi...

  6. Protocolos e técnicas de análise de sinais sEMG aplicados à avaliação motora e robótica

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    Vela, Jhon Freddy Sarmiento

    2013-01-01

    Os avanços tecnológicos na última década permitiram o desenvolvimento de sistemas de processamento de informação com alta capacidade de armazenamento de dados. Estes avanços na linha de saúde têm evoluíram para o desenvolvimento de dispositivos para aplicações na Bioengenharia e Engenharia Biomédica, no auxílio à compreensão do comportamento fisiológico, diagnóstico, monitoramento, controle e tratamento de variadas alterações biológicas. Juntamente com os avanços tecnológicos, a q...

  7. Flexibility in Management of Modernization in Construction - Electrical Works/ Elastyczność W Zarządzaniu Modernizacją Obiektów Budowlanych Na Przykładzie Robót Elektrycznych

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    Nowotarski Piotr

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Artykuł prezentuje możliwość zastosowania elastyczności w modernizacjach istniejących obiektów budowlanych na przykładzie instalacji oświetleniowej. Elastyczność jest rozumiana w tym przypadku jako umiejętne dostosowanie się do zmian w dynamicznie zmieniającym się środowisku. Istotą podejścia elastycznego jest podejmowanie odpowiednich decyzji w odpowiednim czasie opartych na monitoringu środowiska i procesu w toku. Prezentowane studium przypadku modernizacji instalacji elektrycznej w budownictwie wielorodzinnym w częściach wspólnych obiektu (korytarze, klatki schodowe, hala garażowa opiera się na wymianie i modernizacji tylko tych punktów, które w danym momencie ulegają awarii. Prosta analiza oby typów modernizacji opiera się na porównaniu kosztów, natomiast trzeba zaznaczyć, że możliwe są także inne kryteria (środowiskowe, konfliktu społecznego, itp., które będą przedmiotem kolejnych publikacji. Zastąpienie tradycyjnych żarówek rozwiązaniami opartymi na technologii LED z zastosowaniem czujników ruchu może prowadzić do znacznych oszczędności, ale może też oznaczać obniżenie komfortu dla użytkowników (np. dla osób starszych, którym jeden cykl działania oświetlenia nie jest wystarczający do pokonania całej drogi na korytarzu. Osiągnięcie kompromisu w tego typu konfliktach interesów może być rozwiązane za pomocą podejścia elastycznego i zwinnego.

  8. Optimalizace mikrovlnné glycerolýzy síťovaných tuhých PU pěn pro využití recyklátu ve výrobě

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    Figalla, Silvestr

    2013-01-01

    Teoretická část shrnuje možnosti chemické recyklace polyurethanových a polyisokyanurátových izolačních pěn a metod přípravy polyolů z jejich alkoholyzátů. Důraz je kladen na využití mikrovlnné ho ohřevu během depolymerace jako perspektivního zdroje energie chemolýzních procesů. Praktická část je zaměřena na optimalizaci přípravy recyklátu polyisokyanurátové izolační pěny v kombinaci s polyethylentereftalátem prostřednictvím glycerolýzy mikrovlnném poli. U získaného recyklátu byla ověřena zpra...

  9. The risk of bias of animal experiments in implant dentistry: a methodological study.

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    Faggion, Clovis Mariano; Diaz, Karla Tatiana; Aranda, Luisiana; Gabel, Frank; Listl, Stefan; Alarcón, Marco Antonio

    2017-07-01

    To evaluate the risk of bias (ROB) in reports of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of animal experiments published in implant dentistry, and to explore the association between animal experiment characteristics and ROB. We searched the MEDLINE (via PubMed), SCOPUS and SciELO databases from 2010 to March 2015 for reports of RCTs of animal experiments published in implant dentistry. We evaluated independently and in duplicate the ROB of these experiments by the use of a tool specifically developed to evaluate ROB in animal studies, the SYRCLE's tool. ROB was judged as low, high or unclear (when there was not enough information to judge ROB). We used univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses to evaluate the association of specific study characteristics and extent of ROB. We initially selected 850 publications and 161 reports of animal experiments were included. For a total of 1449 entries (records), 486 (34%) were rated as low ROB. High ROB was attributed to 80 (6%) of entries, and 883 (60%) entries were rated as unclear ROB. The characteristics "impact factor" (IF), reporting of standard error (SE) and reporting of confidence interval (CI) were significantly associated with low ROB in some SYRCLE domains. A substantial number of items with unclear ROB were observed in this sample of animal experiments in implant dentistry. Furthermore, the present findings suggest that implant dentistry animal experiments published in journals with higher IF and better report of measures of precision; that is, CI and SE may have lower ROB than those not having these characteristics. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  10. Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods

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    Author Affiliations. K B Athreya1 Mohan Delampady2 T Krishnan3. School of ORIE Rhodes Hall Cornell University, Ithaca New York 14853, USA; Indian Statistical Institute 8th Mile, Mysore Road Bangalore 560059, India. Systat Software Asia-Pacific Ltd. Floor 5, 'C' Tower Golden Enclave, Airport Road Bangalore 560 017, ...

  11. Fisher's Contributions to Statistics

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 2; Issue 9. Fisher's Contributions to Statistics. T Krishnan. General Article Volume 2 Issue 9 September 1997 pp 32-37. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link: https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/002/09/0032-0037. Author Affiliations.

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    Embryonic Stem Cells and their Genetic Modification - The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2007 · Mitradas M Panicker · More Details Fulltext PDF. pp 181-190 General Article. Is There a Pattern? ... pp 195-197 Research News. DNA's New Avatar as Nanoscale Construction Material · Yamuna Krishnan · More Details ...

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    back cover) by Mohan Delampady, articles on PCM's impact on. Indian statistics in general by T Krishnan and sample surveys in particular by T J Rao, and for the more technically minded student, an article on the important statistical concept of ' Mahala- nobis distance' by G J McLachlan. A brief 'Article in a box' by. T S Kutty ...

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 8; Issue 4. Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods - Simple Monte Carlo. K B Athreya Mohan Delampady T Krishnan. General ... School of ORIE Rhodes Hall Cornell University, Ithaca New York 14853, USA. Indian Statistical Institute 8th Mile, Mysore Road ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Biosciences. Ardashir K Masouleh. Articles written in Journal of Biosciences. Volume 37 Issue 5 November 2012 pp 829-841 Articles. Application of large-scale sequencing to marker discovery in plants · Robert J Henry Mark Edwards Daniel L E Waters S Gopala Krishnan Peter Bundock Timothy ...

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    Traumatic events and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder amongst Sudanese nationals, refugees and Ugandans in the West Nile · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Unni Krishnan Karunakara, Frank Neuner, Margarete Schauer, Kavita Singh, ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Chemical Sciences; Volume 125; Issue 5. Issue front cover thumbnail. Volume 125, Issue 5. September 2013, pages 967-1292. pp 967-974. Aza-Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction of maleimides with azodicarboxylates under neat conditions · Subramani Kandhasamy Kesavan Karthikeyan Krishnan ...

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    08 Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods. Statistical Concepts. K B Athreya, Mohan Oelampady and T Krishnan. 20 The Blue Baby Syndrome. Nitrate Poisoning in Humans. Oeepanjan Majumdar. 31 Bird Flight and Satlsh Dhawan: Some Thoughts. K RYSimha. 40 Doing Little Science with Dhawan. Roddam Narasimha.

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    Home; Fellowship. Fellow Profile. Elected: 1974 Section: Engineering & Technology. Pandalai, Prof. Krishnan Aditya Vaman D.Ae.E. (New York). Date of birth: 16 February 1928. Date of death: 20 May 1999. Specialization: Aircraft Structural Mechanics and Composites Last known address: 77/2, Velachery Road, Madras ...

  20. R-ES-ONAN-CE

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    The Primary Events in Photosynthesis. V Krishnan. RESEARCH NEWS. 108 The Nobel Prize for Physiology or. Medicine 1997. V Nanjundaiah front Cover. The cover photograph ( colour enhanced to show the contrast) shows a dark blue solution of solvated electrons generated by adding a little sodium metal to liquid ...

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 16; Issue 12. Electrons Transfer in Chemistry and Biology - The Primary Events in Photosynthesis. V Krishnan. Volume 16 Issue 12 December 2011 pp 1201-1210. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link:

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 2; Issue 12. Electron Transfer in Chemistry and Biology – The Primary Events in Photosynthesis. V Krishnan. General Article Volume 2 Issue 12 December 1997 pp 77-86. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link:

  3. Journal of Earth System Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Earth System Science. P K Kunhikrishnan. Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science. Volume 113 Issue 3 September 2004 pp 353-363. Observations of the atmospheric surface layer parameters over a semi arid region during the solar eclipse of August 11th, 1999 · Praveena Krishnan ...

  4. Pramana – Journal of Physics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    ... E V Krishnan2 Anjan Biswas3. Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, 51666-14766, Iran; Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 36, Al Khod 123, Muscat, Oman; Department of Mathematical Sciences, Delaware State University, Dover, DE 19901-2277, USA ...

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    Author Affiliations. Yan-Ze Peng1 E V Krishnan2 Hui Feng1. School of Mathematics and Statistics, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, People's Republic of China; Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 36, Al-Khod 123, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman ...

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    Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods. Simple Monte Carlo. K B Athreya, Mohan Delampady and T Krishnan. The Beginning of Biochemistry. T Ramasarma. Exploring the Atmosphere with Lidars. Basics and Applications. S Veerabuthiran. 44. 57. Precession of the Equinoxes and its. Importance in Calendar Making.

  7. Acquisition Regulations and Offshore Software Development: Implications for Cybersecurity of DOD Networks

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    analysis and manipulation ( SCAM ). This is because source code is the only precise description of the behavior of the system.47 The DSB Task Force on...A, K, Krishnan M, Mukhopadhyay T. Contracts in Offshore Software Development: An Empirical Analysis. Management Science [serial online ]. December

  8. Journal of Biosciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Biosciences. P Dayanandan. Articles written in Journal of Biosciences. Volume 28 Issue 4 June 2003 pp 455-469 Articles. Structural and histochemical studies on grain-filling in the caryopsis of rice (Oryza sativa L.) S Krishnan P Dayanandan · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. The endosperm ...

  9. Sadhana | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Sadhana. R Gopalakrishnan. Articles written in Sadhana. Volume 38 Issue 4 August 2013 pp 545-556. An efficient technique to solve combined economic and emission dispatch problem using modified Ant colony optimization · R Gopalakrishnan A Krishnan · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. Economic ...

  10. Journal of Biosciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Author Affiliations. Vinod Shanker Dubey1 Ritu Bhalla2 Rajesh Luthra3. Neurobiotechnology Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA; Plant Microbes Interaction Lab, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117604; CSIR Complex, Dr K S Krishnan Marg, Pusa ...

  11. Making Worms Glow

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    Sunaina Surana1 Yamuna Krishnan2. Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders Institute of Neurology University College London Queen Square London WC1N 3BG, UK. Gordon Centre for Integrative Science 929 E., 57th Ellis Avenue Department of Chemistry University of Chicago Chicago ...

  12. Joshi, Prof. Shri Krishna

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    Specialization: Solid State Physics and Atomic & Molecular Collisions Address: JNCASR Vikram Sarabhai Professor, National Physical Laboratory, Dr K.S. Krishnan Road, New Delhi 110 012, U.T.. Contact: Office: (011) 4560 9363, (011) 2573 2016. Residence: (0124) 238 3700. Mobile: 98993 33258. Fax: (011) 4560 9358

  13. 29th Mid-year meeting

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    09.30-10.30, Special Lecture J. N. GOSWAMI, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad Origin of the solar system: a cosmic accident? View presentation. 10.30-11.00, Tea break. 11.00-11.30, YAMUNA KRISHNAN GHOSH, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru First blueprint, now bricks: DNA's new avatar.

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    seem to have almost given up in our attempt to use the vernacu- lar in communicating scientific thoughts. Perhaps Krishnan's thoughts would provoke introspection in some of us. We also have in this issue a number of interesting articles, on the basics of embedded systems, on the depressingly shrinking ozone layer, on the ...

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    20 Glial Cells: The Other Cells of the NerVous System. Astrocyles - Star Performers in the Neural Tissues. Medha S Rajadhyaksha and Daya Manghani. 27. GENERAL ARTICLES. Bayesian Statistics. The Theory of Inverse Probability. Mohan Delampady and T Krishnan. 39 Fradals and the Large-Scale Strudure in the.

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Chemical Sciences. Mangala Sunder Krishnan. Articles written in Journal of Chemical Sciences. Volume 119 Issue 5 September 2007 pp 417-422. Effective Floquet Hamiltonian for spin = 1 in magic angle spinning NMR using contact transformation · Manoj Kumar Pandey Mangala Sunder ...

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    Our Shrinking Ozone Layer. Global Perspectives and Remedial Measures. Shashi K Pathak and Nigel J Mason. RESEARCH NEWS. Madhu Sudan Receives Nevanlinna Prize. Meena Mahajan and Priti Shankar. REFLECTIONS. Books I Remember. Dr K S Krishnan. Front Cover. Back Cover. Crystal structure of diamond.

  19. Research Article Special Issue

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    Sep 10, 2017 ... [11] Otero M, Rozada F, Calvo L F, Garcia A I, Moran A. Kinetic and equilibrium modeling of methylene blue removal from aqueous solution by adsorbent materials produced from sewage sludges. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 2003, 15(1):59-68. [12] Krishnan K A, Ajmal K, Faisal A K, Liji T M. Kinetic ...

  20. Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods

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    K B Athreya1 Mohan Delampady2 T Krishnan3. School of ORIE Rhodes Hall Cornell University, Ithaca New York 14853, USA. Indian Statistical Institute 8th Mile, Mysore Rood Bangalore 560 059, India. Systat Software Asia-Pacific Ltd. Floor 5, 'C' Tower Golden Enclave, Airport Rood Bangalore 560 017, India.

  1. 78 FR 75345 - Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants

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    .... Romero, President (QI). Application Type: New NVO & OFF License. F.H.L. Logistics, Inc. (NVO & OFF), 1354.... Officers: Arif H. Butt, General Manager (QI), Unni Krishnan Nair, President. Application Type: New NVO...: Stephen F. Crooks, Vice President (QI), Scott Kelly, President. Application Type: Adding NVO Service...

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 4; Issue 6. Issue front cover thumbnail Issue back cover thumbnail. Volume 4, Issue 6. June 1999, pages 1-102. pp 1-2 Editorial. Editorial · Alladi Sitaram · More Details Fulltext PDF. pp 3-5 Article-in-a-Box. Mahalanobis and Indian Statistics · T Krishnan.

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 7; Issue 12. Issue front cover thumbnail Issue back cover thumbnail. Volume 7, Issue 12. December 2002, pages 1-106. pp 1-1 Editorial. Editorial · Biman Nath · More Details Fulltext PDF. pp 2-4 Article-in-a-Box. K. S. Krishnan – An Outstanding Scientist.

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    By R. K. ASUNDr and R. SAMUEL - - ( B. ... 562. Dispersion of Depolarisation of Rayleigh Scattering. Part I.-Fatty. Acids. By R. S. KRISHNAN .. (v k. it is. On the Structure and Optical Characters of the Nacre in Iridescent. Shells.-Part I. By V. S. RAJAGOPALAN V &. The Physical Identity of Enantiomers. Part II. (a) The Rotatory.

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    Home; Fellowship. Fellow Profile. Elected: 1934 Section: Physics. Krishnan, Kariamanikkam Srinivasa D.Sc., FNA, FNASc 1936-61; Vice President 1940-43, 1946-49. Date of birth: 4 December 1898. Date of death: 14 June 1961. Specialization: Raman Effect, Crystal Magnetism, Magnetochemistry, Magnetic Anisotropy.

  6. THE BERKELEY DATA ANALYSIS SYSTEM (BDAS): AN OPEN SOURCE PLATFORM FOR BIG DATA ANALYTICS

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    duplication and overlap, as well as variations in schemas, quality, and provenance. • Diversity of queries and users: The factors outlined above mean...Reliable Approximate Query Processing Systems. ACM SIGMOD, 2014. [30] Jiannan Wang, Sanjay Krishnan, Michael Franklin, Ken Goldberg , Tim Kraska, Tova... Goldberg . A Methodology for Learning, Analyzing, and Mitigating Social Influence Bias in Recommender Systems. ACM Conference on Recommender Systems

  7. Analysis and Design of Complex Networks

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    systems. 08-NOV-10, . : , Barlas Oguz, Venkat Anantharam. Long range dependent Markov chains with applications , Information Theory and Applications ...JUL-12, . : , Michael Krishnan, Ehsan Haghani, Avideh Zakhor. Packet Length Adaptation in WLANs with Hidden Nodes and Time-Varying Channels, IEEE... WLAN networks with multi-antenna beam-forming nodes. VII. Use of busy/idle signals for discovering optimum AP association VIII

  8. Mohan Delampady

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    Volume 8 Issue 12 December 2003 pp 18-32 General Article. Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods - Statistical Applications · K B Athreya Mohan Delampady T Krishnan · More Details Fulltext PDF. Volume 18 Issue 12 December 2013 pp 1058-1058 Article-in-a-Box. Real Versus Spurious Correlation · Mohan Delampady.

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 13; Issue 2. DNA's New Avatar as Nanoscale Construction Material. Yamuna Krishnan. Research News Volume 13 Issue 2 February 2008 pp 195-197. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link:

  10. ROBÓTICA: DESENVOLVIMENTO E APLICAÇÕES

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    Full Text Available A robótica é um campo de interesse que a cada dia possui mais adeptos devido principalmente a gama de possibilidades de aplicações vistas atualmente: robôs que orientam pessoas cegas em aeroportos, robôs que aspiram sujeira em casa, robôs que desbravam marte. No entanto tem-se a idéia de que o desenvolvimento de robôs é difícil, seja pelos custos envolvidos, seja pela complexidade de programação. Essa palestra tem como objetivo apresentar como é possível desenvolver robótica por conta própria através do uso de componentes de baixo custo aliados ao uso de controladores de codificação de alto nível. Além disso, serão apresentadas formas de programar a autonomia e inteligência em robôs para realização de tarefas sem interferência externa. Ao final serão apresentados alguns robôs possíveis de serem desenvolvidos para uso em ambiente de pesquisa e competição no meio acadêmico e robôs que estão sendo desenvolvidos no Instituto.

  11. The chromosomal risk in sperm from heterozygous Robertsonian translocation carriers is related to the sperm count and the translocation type.

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    Ferfouri, Fatma; Selva, Jacqueline; Boitrelle, Florence; Gomes, Denise Molina; Torre, Antoine; Albert, Martine; Bailly, Marc; Clement, Patrice; Vialard, François

    2011-12-01

    To study the chromosomal risk in sperm from Robertsonian translocation (RobT) carriers as a function of the sperm count and translocation type. Prospective study. Departments of reproductive biology, cytogenetics, gynecology, and obstetrics. A total of 29 RobT patients (8 normozoospermic and 21 oligozoospermic) and 20 46,XY patients (10 normozoospermic and 10 oligozoospermic). Sperm fluorescence in situ hybridization with probes for translocation malsegregation and chromosome 13, 18, 21, X, and Y probes for studying the interchromosomal effect (ICE). Translocation malsegregation and ICE aneuploidy rates. In RobT carriers, the sperm translocation malsegregation rate was significantly lower in normozoospermic patients (9.7%) than in oligozoospermic patients (18.0%). Considering only oligozoospermic patients, sperm malsegregation rates were significantly lower for rob(14;21) than for rob(13;14) (11.4% vs. 18.9%). In turn, the rates were significantly lower for rob(13;14) than for rare RobTs (18.9% vs. 25.3%). In sperm from normozoospermic RobT, an ICE was suggested by higher chromosome 13 and 21 aneuploidy rates than in control sperm. Conversely, chromosome 13 and 21 sperm aneuploidy rates were lower in oligozoospermic RobT patients than in oligozoospermic 46,XY patients, but higher than in control subjects. Both translocation type and sperm count influence the RobT malsegregation risk. Of the chromosomes analyzed (13, 18, 21, X, and Y), only chromosomes 13 and 21 were found to be associated with an ICE. Relative to the RobT effect, idiopathic alterations in spermatogenesis in 46,XY patients appear to be more harmful for meiosis. Copyright © 2011 American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Economic Analysis of National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Modernization Alternatives

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    S. Helwig Rob Mahoney Joshua A. Minix David J. Nicholls Paul H. Richanbach Robert W. Thomas Laura M. Williams Approved for public release...Helwig Rob Mahoney Joshua A. Minix David J. Nicholls Paul H. Richanbach Robert W. Thomas Laura M. Williams iii PREFACE The Institute for Defense

  13. Traces of Terror, Signs of Trauma. Practices of (Re-)Presentation of Collective Memories in Space in Contemporary Europe

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    van der Laarse, R.; Reijnen, C.; Mazzucchelli, F.

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    Traces of Terror, Signs of Trauma. Practices of (Re)Presentation of Collective Memory in Space in Contemporary Europe Edited by Rob van der Laarse, Francesco Mazzucchelli, Carlos Reijnen This special issue of Vs. – Quaderni di studi semiotici edited by Rob van der Laarse, Francesco Mazzucchelli and

  14. Robust regularized singular value decomposition with application to mortality data

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    We develop a robust regularized singular value decomposition (RobRSVD) method for analyzing two-way functional data. The research is motivated by the application of modeling human mortality as a smooth two-way function of age group and year. The Rob

  15. ESPRIT Project 6457: Interoperability of Standards for Robotics in CIME

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    Haenisch, Jorchen; Kroszynski, Uri; Ludwig, Arnold

    The groving need for accurate information about manufacturing data (models of robots and other mechanisms)in diverse industrial applications has initiated ESPRIT Project 6457 InterRob.This InterRob "Specification of a STEP Based Reference Model for Exchange of Robotics Models" act as a basis...

  16. Journal of Genetics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Genetics. Rob J. Kulathinal. Articles written in Journal of Genetics. Volume 87 Issue 4 December 2008 pp 327-338 Perspectives. The molecular basis of speciation: from patterns to processes, rules to mechanisms · Rob J. Kulathinal Rama S. Singh · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF.

  17. AN APPLIED ONTOLOGY TO THE MID-ATLANTIC CABLE: HISTORICAL TO MODERN INFORMATICS CONSIDERATION FROM A MATH PERSPECTIVE KAIEM L. FRINK ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY(ECSU)KAIEM_FRINK@HOTMAIL.COM, DR. DEWAYNE B. BRANCH ECSU, DR. ROB RASKIN JET PROPULSIONS LABORATORY GLENDA THOMAS ECSU,KENNETH JONES ECSU

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    2009-12-01

    As early as the 1600's scientists in various fields world to address a global human need of human communication on a global basis by implementing the trans-Atlantic cable. The Mid 4Trans-Atlantic cable is one of the earliest forms of global commutation. Here may be the first evidence of informatics needs where science, data, and engineering were collaborated across disciplines to advance a world standard of living. This work investigates what applied ontology may have been consisting with the thought pattern of such expertise who conducted informatics arguably without computers, ontology’s, and a cyber infrastructure. In modern context, an applied ontology may best represent the body of intentional learning, research and collaboration among scientists to achieve a human goal. Perhaps if such intentional non-partisan work can achieve a solution such as Trans-Atlantic Cable, climate change may benefit from intentional collaborative ontology’s and systems of multi user knowledgebase or expert informatics systems. 1Bruce C. Heezen 1924 -1977 American Geologist famous for mapping the Mid Atlantic Mountain Ridge in the 1950’s. Heezen died in 1977 on a submarine cruise to study the Mid-Atlantic ridge near Ice land aboard the NR-1 submarine. 7Marie Tharp academic background is Bachelors Degree in English, Master Degree in Geology University of Michigan, and Mathematics Degree at the University of Tulsa. Tharp worked at Lamont- Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. History of the Digital Divide during the 1600’s touches on the availability of information. 3Issue of Mathematics during the 1600’s would be lack of communications and assessment. The scientific communities cannot address climate change most largely due to language barriers amongst humans. Weight per meter for the cable and the ships weight capacity in the 1600’sWeight/per meter 2w/m=X1 taking into account that maximum depths or Atlantic Ocean was unknown at that time and still is.

  18. Exploatace surovin vhodných k výrobě broušené kamenné industrie ve spojitosti s antropogenním ovlivněním reliéfu v údolí střední Svratky (Morava, Česká republika)

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    Kuča, M.; Kirchner, Karel; Kallabová, Eva

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    Roč. 11, č. 1 (2009), s. 38-42 ISSN 1802-5463 Grant - others:GA ČR(CZ) GA404/02/1038 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30860518 Keywords : neolithic * polished stone industry * exploitation Subject RIV: DE - Earth Magnetism, Geodesy, Geography

  19. The Conduct and Reporting of Child Health Research: An Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials Published in 2012 and Evaluation of Change over 5 Years.

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    Gates, Allison; Hartling, Lisa; Vandermeer, Ben; Caldwell, Patrina; Contopoulos-Ioannidis, Despina G; Curtis, Sarah; Fernandes, Ricardo M; Klassen, Terry P; Williams, Katrina; Dyson, Michele P

    2018-02-01

    For child health randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published in 2012, we aimed to describe design and reporting characteristics and evaluate changes since 2007; assess the association between trial design and registration and risk of bias (RoB); and assess the association between RoB and effect size. For 300 RCTs, we extracted design and reporting characteristics and assessed RoB. We assessed 5-year changes in design and reporting (based on 300 RCTs we had previously analyzed) using the Fisher exact test. We tested for associations between design and reporting characteristics and overall RoB and registration using the Fisher exact, Cochran-Armitage, Kruskal-Wallis, and Jonckheere-Terpstra tests. We pooled effect sizes and tested for differences by RoB using the χ 2 test for subgroups in meta-analysis. The 2012 and 2007 RCTs differed with respect to many design and reporting characteristics. From 2007 to 2012, RoB did not change for random sequence generation and improved for allocation concealment (P < .001). Fewer 2012 RCTs were rated high overall RoB and more were rated unclear (P = .03). Only 7.3% of 2012 RCTs were rated low overall RoB. Trial registration doubled from 2007 to 2012 (23% to 46%) (P < .001) and was associated with lower RoB (P = .009). Effect size did not differ by RoB (P = .43) CONCLUSIONS: Random sequence generation and allocation concealment were not often reported, and selective reporting was prevalent. Measures to increase trialists' awareness and application of existing reporting guidance, and the prospective registration of RCTs is needed to improve the trustworthiness of findings from this field. Copyright © 2017 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. Formation of genotoxic nitroPAH compounds in fish exposed to ambient nitrite and PAH

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    during SW monsoon (June-September) (Naqvi et al., 2000), which is presumably exacerbated by the burgeoning fertilizer use (consumption of fertilizersin the region has increased by a factor of 7 since the early 1970s), contributing additional nitrogen...-Bayoumy, K. (1993). Roles of human hepatic and pulmonary cytochrome P450 enzymes in the metabolism of the environmental carcinogen 6-nitrochrysene. Cancer Res. 53, 2028-2034. Chaloupka, K., Harper, N., Krishnan, V., Santostefano, M...

  1. Air Sea Interaction Over the Indian Ocean During the Contrasting Monsoon Years 2002 and 2003

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    RameshKumar, M.R.; Sankar, S.; Fennig, K.; Pai, S.; Schulz, J.

    dataset ? HOAPS II (http://www.hoaps.zmaw.de). More details can be had from Jost et al., [2002], Grassl et al., [2000]. The specific humidity and zonal wind were obtained from NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis [Kalnay et al., 1996] website ftp://ftp.cdc... in Environmental Sciences) Climate Diagnostics Center, Boulder, Colorado, from their website http://www.cdc.noaa.gov [Gruber and Krueger, 1984]. 3. Results [7] Krishnan et al. [2003] have studied the influence of positive SST anomalies over...

  2. Anomalous Ground State of the Electrons in Nano-confined Water

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    Anomalous ground state of the electrons in nano -confined water G. F. Reiter1*, Aniruddha Deb2*, Y. Sakurai3, M. Itou3, V. G. Krishnan4, S. J...electronic ground state of nano -confined water must be responsible for these anomalies but has so far not been investigated. We show here for the first time...using x-ray Compton scattering and a computational model, that the ground state configuration of the valence electrons in a particular nano

  3. Demonstration of Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings for Tiered Trim and Respond Method in Resetting Static Pressure for VAV Systems

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    ADDRESS(ES) 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NUMBER IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNONOLOGY 1350 BEARDSHEAR HALL AMES IA 50011-2025 9...Volume CEC California Energy Commission CO2 Carbon Dioxide DDC Direct Digital Control DoD Department of Defense DOE Department of Energy...Keith Kutz, Britta Sandberg Iowa State University : Nicholas Haberl, Yi Liu, Ganesh Krishnan Iowa Army National Guard: Kimberly Dickey, David Shea

  4. The Ethics of Drone Strikes: Does Reducing the Cost of Conflict Encourage War?

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    62-77; Ronald C. Arkin, Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots, Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis Group, 2009; Armin Krishnan, Killer...Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots, Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis Group, 2009; Strawser, “Moral Predators,” pp. 342-368; Marcus...Our Army Ethic,” Military Review: The Army Ethic, 2010, pp. 3-10; Jeffrey Wilson, “An Ethics Curricu- lum for an Evolving Army,” Paul Robinson, Nigel

  5. Pramana – Journal of Physics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Superconducting linear accelerator system for NSC · P N Prakash T S Datta B P Ajith Kumar J Antony P Barua J Chacko A Choudhury G K Chadhari S Ghosh S Kar S A Krishnan Manoj Kumar Rajesh Kumar A Mandal D S Mathuria R S Meena R Mehta K K Mistri A Pandey M V Suresh Babu B K Sahu A Sarkar S S K Sonti A ...

  6. Use of the new da Vinci Xi® during robotic rectal resection for cancer: a pilot matched-case comparison with the da Vinci Si®.

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    Morelli, Luca; Guadagni, Simone; Di Franco, Gregorio; Palmeri, Matteo; Caprili, Giovanni; D'Isidoro, Cristiano; Cobuccio, Luigi; Marciano, Emanuele; Di Candio, Giulio; Mosca, Franco

    2017-03-01

    The aim of this study was to compare the short-term outcomes of robotic rectal resection with total mesorectal excision (TME) for rectal cancer, with the use of the new da Vinci Xi® (Xi-RobTME group) and the da Vinci Si® (Si-RobTME group). Ten patients with histologically confirmed rectal cancer underwent robot-assisted TME with the use of the new da Vinci Xi. The outcomes of Xi-RobTME group were compared with a Si-RobTME group selected using a case-matched methodology. Overall operative times and mean hospital stays were shorter in the Xi-RobTME group. Surgeries were fully robotic with a complete take-down of the splenic flexure in all Xi-RobTME cases, while only four cases of the Si-RobTME group were fully robotic, with two cases of complete take-down of the splenic flexure. The new da Vinci Xi could offer some advantages with respect to the da Vinci Si in rectal resection for cancer. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  7. Physical and chemical characterization of residential oil boiler emissions.

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    Hays, Michael D; Beck, Lee; Barfield, Pamela; Lavrich, Richard J; Dong, Yuanji; Vander Wal, Randy L

    2008-04-01

    The toxicity of emissions from the combustion of home heating oil coupled with the regional proximity and seasonal use of residential oil boilers (ROB) is an important public health concern. Yet scant physical and chemical information about the emissions from this source is available for climate and air quality modeling and for improving our understanding of aerosol-related human health effects. The gas- and particle-phase emissions from an active ROB firing distillate fuel oil (commonly known as diesel fuel) were evaluated to address this deficiency. Ion chromatography of impactor samples showed that the ultrafine ROB aerosol emissions were approximately 45% (w/w) sulfate. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry detected various n-alkanes at trace levels, sometimes in accumulation mode particles, and out of phase with the size distributions of aerosol mass and sulfate. The carbonaceous matter in the ROB aerosol was primarily light-adsorbing elemental carbon. Gas chromatography-atomic emission spectroscopy measured a previously unrecognized organosulfur compound group in the ROB aerosol emissions. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy of ROB soot indicated the presence of a highly ordered primary particle nanostructure embedded in larger aggregates. Organic gas emissions were measured using EPA Methods TO-15 and TO-11A. The ROB emitted volatile oxygenates (8 mg/(kg of oil burned)) and olefins (5 mg/(kg of oil burned)) mostly unrelated to the base fuel composition. In the final analysis, the ROB tested was a source of numerous hazardous air pollutants as defined in the Clean Air Act Amendments. Approximations conducted using emissions data from the ROB tests show relatively low contributions to a regional-level anthropogenic emissions inventory for volitile organic compounds, PM2.5, and SO2 mass.

  8. Diseño e implementación de un controlador de velocidad PID multivariable para un robot con configuración de triciclo

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    Garvín Moreno, Víctor

    2015-01-01

    La robótica móvil constituye un área de desarrollo y explotación de interés creciente. Existen ejemplos de robótica móvil de relevancia destacada en el ámbito industrial y se estima un fuerte crecimiento en el terreno de la robótica de servicios. En la arquitectura software de todos los robots móviles suelen aparecer con frecuencia componentes que tienen asignadas competencias de gobierno, navegación, percepción, etcétera, todos ellos de importancia destacada. Sin embargo, existe un el...

  9. Planejamento de trajetória em ambientes com prioridades dinâmicas

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    Heitor Luis Polidoro

    2010-01-01

    A robótica móvel é uma área de pesquisa que está obtendo grande atenção da comunidade científica. O desenvolvimento de robôs móveis autônomos, que sejam capazes de interagir com o ambiente, aprender e tomar decisões corretas para que suas tarefas sejam executadas com êxito é o maior desafio em robótica móvel. O desenvolvimento destes sistemas inteligentes e autônomos consiste em uma área de pesquisa multidisciplinar considerada recente e extremamente promissora que envolve; por exemplo, intel...

  10. Effect of nectar pillaging by native stingless bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae in the abscission of flowers of Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd. (Nyctaginaceae - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v33i4.8191 Effect of nectar pillaging by native stingless bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae in the abscission of flowers of Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd. (Nyctaginaceae - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v33i4.8191

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    Full Text Available This study had as objective to evaluate whether the pillaging activity by native bees influences floral abscission. Samples were collected in ten individuals of Bougainvillea spectabilis. In the period between May 4 and June 1st, 2009, 2,874 flowers were collected on the ground and 2,895 from the plants, with three-day intervals between each collection and a total of 10 repetitions in each plant. We measured the total of closed flowers, open flowers, robbed flowers, normal flowers, open robbed flowers and non-robber open flowers, in both soil and plant. For the statistical analysis, the T-test was used to see whether there was a difference between the averages obtained from the evaluated characteristics between the soil flowers and plant flowers. Simple linear regression was used to see whether there was a relationship between the closed flowers and robbed closed flowers found on the ground and open flowers and non-robbed open flowers in the plant. There were significant differences regarding all variables measured between soil and plant. A correlation was found at both closed flowers and robbed closed flowers found on the ground and open flowers and non-robbed open flowers in the plant.This study had as objective to evaluate whether the pillaging activity by native bees influences floral abscission. Samples were collected in ten individuals of Bougainvillea spectabilis. In the period between May 4 and June 1st, 2009, 2,874 flowers were collected on the ground and 2,895 from the plants, with three-day intervals between each collection and a total of 10 repetitions in each plant. We measured the total of closed flowers, open flowers, robbed flowers, normal flowers, open robbed flowers and non-robber open flowers, in both soil and plant. For the statistical analysis, the T-test was used to see whether there was a difference between the averages obtained from the evaluated characteristics between the soil flowers and plant flowers. Simple linear

  11. Incremental active learning of sensorimotor models in developmental robotics

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    Ribes Sanz, Arturo

    2015-01-01

    La rápida evolución de la robótica esta promoviendo que emerjan nuevos campos relacionados con la robótica. Inspirándose en ideas provinientes de la psicología del desarrollo, la robótica del desarrollo es un nuevo campo que pretende proveer a los robots de capacidades que les permiten aprender de una manera abierta durante toda su vida. Hay situaciones donde los ingenieros o los diseñadores no pueden prever todos los posibles problemas que un robot pueda encontrar. Tal como el número de tare...

  12. Tappev kuulsus viib Chicago lavale / Andres Laasik

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    Muusikafilm "Chicago", mille aluseks John Kanderi - Fred Ebb'i muusikal : režissöör Rob Marshall : Ameerika Ühendriigid 2002. 1975.a. selle muusikali Broadwayl lavale toonud Bob Fosse mõjust filmi stiilile

  13. Fungal-Transformation of Surrogate Sulphides and Carbonaceous ...

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    boundaries or fractures of sulphides, typically pyrite and arsenopyrite. ... phur in the residual sulphidic materials, and by determining the preg-robbing effect of the treated CM. Within 21 ..... The forms of sulphur in sulphur compounds are gen-.

  14. PUBLICATIONS and PRESENTATIONS | ITSC

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    Ranganath, Heggere S Ranganathan, J. Rao, S Raskin, Rob Raven, P H Redman, Sandra Reed, D Reed, Daniel Months Blakeslee RJ, Stewart MF, Hawkins DL, Mach DM, Wharton NA, Ranganathan J, He Y, Flynn SE, Garrett

  15. Uued videod ja DVD-d / Tiit Tuumalu

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    Hiina võitluskunstide film "Seitse mõõka" (režii Tsui Hark), USA õudusfilm "100 laiba maja" (Rob Zombie), Suurbritannia - Prantsusmaa komöödiafilm "Olla Stanley Kubrick" (Alan Conway, peaosas John Malkovich)

  16. Prey selection by a reintroduced lion population in the Greater ...

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    Prey selection by a reintroduced lion population in the Greater Makalali Conservancy, South Africa. Dave Druce, Heleen Genis, Jonathan Braak, Sophie Greatwood, Audrey Delsink, Ross Kettles, Luke Hunter, Rob Slotow ...

  17. Browse Title Index

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    Items 101 - 150 of 155 ... Vol 23 (2013), Setswana Oral Narrative Performance, Abstract. ROB Nhlekisana. Vol 19 (2009), Setswana Sports Terms: A Genre Analysis, Abstract ... Style lexical innovations and context in Southern African English ...

  18. A critical evalluation of internal revenue generating efforts of some ...

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    Their bad financial state has robbed our rural areas of ... electricity, food production, staff welfare and general condition of living in the rural areas. This ugly ... Inspite of these efforts by successive governments, the problem continues to persist.

  19. 78 FR 56695 - Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability

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    ... National Forest Oil and Gas Leasing Analysis Project, Review Period Ends: 10/21/2013, Contact: Rob Hamilton 435-896-1022 EIS No. 20130266, Draft EIS, USN, GU, The Mariana Islands Training and Testing, Comment...

  20. Halloo Kosmos, hallo Maa! / Kairit Tsäro

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    2009-01-01

    Režissööride Rob Lettermani ja Conrad Vernoni animafilm "Koletised tulnukate vastu", mis on dubleeritud ka eesti keelde. Tallinnas Coca Cola Plazas, Tartus kinos Ekraan vaadatav 3D (kolmemõõtmelisena)

  1. Ai

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    :=g=~!Ai~~~~~g~~ ~~~~~~. Jim Taylor, Rob O'Donoghue and Alistair Clacherty. INTRODUCTION. The Department of Environment Affairs, in cooperation with ...

  2. Estágios imaturos de Actinote surima (Schaus (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Acraeinae Immature stages of Actinote surima (Schaus (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Acraeinae

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    Full Text Available Data on the life cycle and morphology of immature stages of Actinote surima (Schaus, 1902 are presented. The larva feed on leaves of Eupatorium intermedium DC and Eupatorium casarettoi (Rob. Steyermark (Asteraceae.

  3. The effect of queen and worker adoption on weaver ant (Oecophylla smaragdina) queen fecundity

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    Offenberg, Joachim; Peng, Renkang; Nielsen, Mogens Gissel

    2012-01-01

    Incipient ant colonies are often under fierce competition, making fast growth crucial for survival. To increase production, colonies can adopt multiple queens (pleometrosis), fuse with other colonies or rob brood from neighboring colonies. However, different adoption strategies might have different...

  4. Filmimaailm / Aare Ermel

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    Ermel, Aare, 1957-2013

    2009-01-01

    Ameeriklase Rob Marshalli Fellini klassikafilmi "8 1/2" kaasajastatud versioon "Üheksa" ("Nine"). Nimekiri filmidest, millest võiks uusversioone luua. Lahkus vene filminäitleja Vjatšeslav Tihhonov

  5. Mental health awareness.

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    Independent, family-owned veterinary group White Cross Vets has been focusing on wellbeing. One of its clinic directors, Rob Reid, joined a group from the practice for some training in mental health awareness. British Veterinary Association.

  6. Swindling. The carbon market hackers; Arnaque - les pirates du marche carbone

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    Chandes, C.; James, O.

    2011-02-15

    The author briefly describes how hackers robbed millions of carbon credits by breaking data system security and entering national registers which contain all operations related to carbon credits. Few companies acknowledge that they have been victims of these robberies. These robbed credits are tracked by Europol and Interpol. These attacks are suspected to come from mafia networks in Israel, Pakistan, Italy and Romania, who took advantage of the credit market fragilities

  7. Swindling. The carbon market hackers

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    Chandes, C.; James, O.

    2011-01-01

    The author briefly describes how hackers robbed millions of carbon credits by breaking data system security and entering national registers which contain all operations related to carbon credits. Few companies acknowledge that they have been victims of these robberies. These robbed credits are tracked by Europol and Interpol. These attacks are suspected to come from mafia networks in Israel, Pakistan, Italy and Romania, who took advantage of the credit market fragilities

  8. Effect of surgical approach on physical activity and pain control after sacral colpopexy.

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    Collins, Sarah A; Tulikangas, Paul K; O'Sullivan, David M

    2012-05-01

    We sought to compare recovery of activity and pain control after robotic (ROB) vs abdominal (ABD) sacral colpopexy. Women undergoing ROB and ABD sacral colpopexy wore accelerometers for 7 days preoperatively and the first 10 days postoperatively. They completed postoperative pain diaries and Short Form-36 questionnaires before and after surgery. At 5 days postoperatively, none of the 14 subjects in the ABD group and 4 of 28 (14.3%) in the ROB group achieved 50% total baseline activity counts (P = .283). At 10 days, 5 of 14 (35.7%) in the ABD group and 8 of 26 (30.8%) in the ROB group (P = .972) achieved 50%. Postoperative pain was similar in both groups. Short Form-36 vitality scores were lower (P = .017) after surgery in the ABD group, but not in the ROB group. Women undergoing ROB vs ABD sacral colpopexy do not recover physical activity faster, and pain control is not improved. Copyright © 2012 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. DESENVOLVIMENTO DE ROBÔ DE SUMÔ MICROCONTROLADO POR MSP430

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    Magno Melo

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta a pesquisa e definição dos componentes necessários ao desenvolvimento de um robô autônomo a ser utilizado em competição de sumô de robôs. Este tipo de equipamento, também conhecido como robô segue faixa, será desenvolvido com o objetivo de introdução à robótica, bem como do estudo do funcionamento e aplicabilidade do microcontrolador MSP430, o qual será o componente responsável pela automação deste robô. Assim, a partir desta definição, faz-se necessária a especificação dos demais componentes integrantes do equipamento (chassi, meio de locomoção, motores, sensores e alimentação de tal forma que o robô possa desempenhar adequadamente as tarefas para os quais o mesmo foi idealizado.

  10. Editorial

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    2018-03-01

    The Journal of Magnetic Resonance has played a prominent role in encouraging synergies between physical insights and biophysical applications. In this Virtual Special Issue (VSI), JMR's associate editor Dr. Robert (Rob) Tycko highlights the state-of-the-art in this area, by presenting a compilation of JMR articles published over recent years that demonstrate the value of indirect detection methods in biosolids NMR. This is a topic that Rob knows only too well, having been one of its founders and main expositors. This thematic VSI also gives a perfect "excuse" for thanking Rob for the seven years that he has served as our card-carrying solids NMR associate editor. His work for the Journal was, like all other NMR endeavors in which Rob has embarked, characterized by utmost excellence. Over the years he contributed numerous ideas and initiatives, while providing editorial judgment in the handling of over 320 individual papers. For all this we in the NMR community wish to extend Rob our sincere thanks; to offer him our best wishes for a continued successful career and happiness in all walks of life, and to express our hope that we can keep on counting on his wisdom and advice as member of our Editorial Board. I would also like to use this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to Chad Rienstra, who will be replacing Rob in his role of associate editor. Chad: You have some big shoes to fill in, but we all know that you will be up to the challenge!

  11. Assessing Risk of Bias in Randomized Controlled Trials for Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    Paola Matiko Martins Okuda

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available AimTo determine construct validity and reliability indicators of the Cochrane risk of bias (RoB tool in the context of randomized clinical trials (RCTs for autism spectrum disorder (ASD.MethodsConfirmatory factor analysis was used to evaluate a unidimensional model consisting of 9 RoB categorical indicators evaluated across 94 RCTs addressing interventions for ASD.ResultsOnly five of the nine original RoB items returned good fit indices and so were retained in the analysis. Only one of this five had very high factor loadings. The remaining four indicators had more measurement error than common variance with the RoB latent factor. Together, the five indicators showed poor reliability (ω = 0.687; 95% CI: 0.613–0.761.ConclusionAlthough the Cochrane model of RoB for ASD exhibited good fit indices, the majorities of the items have more residual variance than common variance and, therefore, did not adequately capture the RoB in ASD intervention trials.

  12. Úvahy o textilní výrobě na Pohansku na základě analýzy nálezů textilních fragmentů a předmětů souvisejících se spřádáním a tkaním

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    Březinová, Helena; Přichystalová, R.

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 105, prosinec (2014), s. 155-214 ISSN 0031-0506 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR KJB800020901 Grant - others:GA ČR(CZ) GAP405/12/0111 Institutional support: RVO:67985912 Keywords : Břeclav - Pohansko * textile fragments * textile production * textile-technological research * Great Moravian period * spindle whorls * loom weights Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology

  13. 《关于办理与盗窃、抢劫、诈骗、抢夺机动车相关刑事案件具体应用法律若干问题的解释》的理解与适用%To Comprehend and Apply "the Judicial Interpretation on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law in Hearing Criminal Cases Involving Stealing,Robbing,Swindling,Seizing Motor Vehicles"

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    @@ 《解释》的起草背景 近年来,盗窃、抢劫、诈骗、抢夺机动车的犯罪活动增势强劲,组织化、职业化特点凸现,社会危害性相当严重.2000年,全国公安机关共立盗窃、抢劫、诈骗、抢夺机动车案件20余万件.到2006年,案件数量上升到66余万件,是6年前的3倍还多.盗抢机动车犯罪以团伙犯罪居多,有的团伙成员多达几十人、上百人,逐步向集团犯罪发展.以前,盗抢机动车犯罪主要发生在东南沿海发达地区,销赃地主要在中西部地区,现已蔓延至全国各地.

  14. Asia/Pacific metrology programme gauge block comparison - 1993/94

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    1996-01-01

    Full Text Available . Pusaka: Indonesian Institute of Sciences (KIM-LIPI), Widya Graha, J1 Jenderal Gatot Subroto No. 10, Jakata, Indonesia 12710. R. P. Singhal: National Physical Laboratory (NPLI), Dr K.S. Krishnan Road, New Delhi 110 012, India... MSL New Zealand E. Howick 3 January 10 January 9 KIM-LIPI Indonesia J. Pusaka 7 February 25 February 10 SISIR Singapore S. L. Ling-Tan 14 March 15 April 11 CMS/ITRI Taiwan Y. Lan 18 April 31 May 12 NML Australia N. Brown 23 May (1994) 6 July...

  15. Contractions from grading

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    Krishnan, Chethan; Raju, Avinash

    2018-04-01

    We note that large classes of contractions of algebras that arise in physics can be understood purely algebraically via identifying appropriate Zm-gradings (and their generalizations) on the parent algebra. This includes various types of flat space/Carroll limits of finite and infinite dimensional (A)dS algebras, as well as Galilean and Galilean conformal algebras. Our observations can be regarded as providing a natural context for the Grassmann approach of Krishnan et al. [J. High Energy Phys. 2014(3), 36]. We also introduce a related notion, which we call partial grading, that arises naturally in this context.

  16. Identification and Characterization of Functional Domains of the Diphtheria Toxin Repressor (DtxR)

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    1995-01-01

    Jobling, Leslie M. Palmer, Brenda Talley, Edda M. Twiddy, Sankaran Krishnan, for your knowledge, guidance, and friendship. My friends and colleagues...was made low-iron by the addition of an iron chelator, ethelenediamine-di-o-hydroxyphenyl acetic acid ( EDDA ) (Sigma Chemical Co., St. Louis, Mo...at 500 ~gJrn1 ; and LB agar medium was made iron-deficient by adding EDDA at 40 ~gJml (Schmitt et al., 199Ib). EDDA was deferrated by the method of

  17. Data warehousing in the age of big data

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    Krishnan, Krish

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    Data Warehousing in the Age of the Big Data will help you and your organization make the most of unstructured data with your existing data warehouse. As Big Data continues to revolutionize how we use data, it doesn't have to create more confusion. Expert author Krish Krishnan helps you make sense of how Big Data fits into the world of data warehousing in clear and concise detail. The book is presented in three distinct parts. Part 1 discusses Big Data, its technologies and use cases from early adopters. Part 2 addresses data warehousing, its shortcomings, and new architecture

  18. Proceedings SPIE: Conference Digest, International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves (18th) Held in Colchester, United Kingdom on 6-10 September 1993. Volume 2104

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    effective dielectric constant appears to decrease upon the substitution of PbO, 1. INRODUCTION In V2 05 - TeO2 glasses several studies on equilibrium... glass increases as TeOg is partially replaced by PbO. Previous studies on V20 5 - TeO2 system 4.5 have reported three Infrared absorption bands at 1010...Laboratory, Dr, K,S. Krishnan Road, New Delhi 110012, India. Th4., REFLECTANCE STUDY OF TM,O. GLASSES - AMemon, M,N.Khan, SAI-Dallal, Department of

  19. Chinese Herbal Medicine and Fluorouracil-Based Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer

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    McCulloch, Michael; Ly, Helen; Broffman, Michael; See, Caylie; Clemons, Jen; Chang, Raymond

    2016-01-01

    Background. Chinese herbal medicines reportedly increase efficacy and minimize toxicity of chemotherapy; however, little attention has been paid to how poor study quality can bias outcomes. Methods. We systematically searched MEDLINE, TCMLARS, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library for randomized controlled trials of Chinese herbal medicines combined with fluorouracil-based chemotherapy compared with the same chemotherapy alone. We screened for eligibility, extracted data, and pooled data with random-effects meta-analysis. Outcome measures were survival, toxicity, tumor response, performance status, quality of life, and Cochrane Risk of Bias (ROB) criteria to critically evaluate the quality of reporting in the randomized trials included in the meta-analysis. Results. We found 36 potentially eligible studies, with only 3 (those with low ROB) qualifying for meta-analysis. Two reported chemotherapy-related diarrhea reduced by 57% (relative risk [RR] = 0.43; 95% CI = 0.19-1.01; I2 test for variation in RR due to heterogeneity = 0.0%), with nonsignificant results. Two reported white blood cell toxicity reduced by 66% (RR = 0.34; 95% CI = 0.16-0.72; I2 test for variation in RR due to heterogeneity = 0.0%), with statistically significant results. Stratifying analysis by studies with high versus low ROB, we found substantial overestimation of benefit: Studies with high ROB overestimated by nearly 2-fold reduction of platelet toxicity by Chinese herbal medicines (RR = 0.35, 95% CI = 0.15-0.84 vs RR = 0.65, 95% CI = 0.11-3.92). Studies with high ROB overestimated by nearly 2-fold reduction of vomiting toxicity (RR = 0.45, 95% CI = 0.33-0.61 vs RR = 0.87, 95% CI = 0.48-1.58). And, studies with high ROB overestimated by 21% the reduction in diarrhea toxicity (RR = 0.34, 95% CI = 0.20-0.58 vs RR = 0.43, 95% CI = 0.19-1.01). Studies with high ROB also overestimated by 16% improvement in tumor response (RR = 1.39, 95% CI = 1.18-1.63 vs RR = 1.20; 95% CI = 0.81-1.79). Not accounting for ROB

  20. Robot-assisted total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer: case-matched comparison of short-term surgical and functional outcomes between the da Vinci Xi and Si.

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    Morelli, Luca; Di Franco, Gregorio; Guadagni, Simone; Rossi, Leonardo; Palmeri, Matteo; Furbetta, Niccolò; Gianardi, Desirée; Bianchini, Matteo; Caprili, Giovanni; D'Isidoro, Cristiano; Mosca, Franco; Moglia, Andrea; Cuschieri, Alfred

    2018-02-01

    Robotic rectal resection with da Vinci Si has some technical limitations, which could be overcome by the new da Vinci Xi. We compare short-term surgical and functional outcomes following robotic rectal resection with total mesorectal excision for cancer, with the da Vinci Xi (Xi-RobTME group) and the da Vinci Si (Si-RobTME group). The first consecutive 30 Xi-RobTME were compared with a Si-RobTME control group of 30 patients, selected using a one-to-one case-matched methodology from our prospectively collected Institutional database, comprising all cases performed between April 2010 and September 2016 by a single surgeon. Perioperative outcomes were compared. The impact of minimally invasive TME on autonomic function and quality of life was analyzed with specific questionnaires. The docking and overall operative time were shorter in the Xi-RobTME group (p  25 kg/m 2 was necessary in ten patients (45 vs. 0%, p da Vinci Xi seem to be mainly associated with a shorter docking and operative time and with superior ability to perform a fully-robotic approach. Clinical and functional outcomes seem not to be improved, with the introduction of the new Xi platform.

  1. CAN CAN ROBÓTICO

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    Lourenço, Marco António Morais

    2011-01-01

    Tese de mestrado em Engenharia Informática (Interacção e Conhecimento), apresentada à Universidade de Lisboa, através da Faculdade de Ciências, 2011 Cada vez mais a área de robótica tem vindo a despertar maior interesse devido à sua aplicação em diversas áreas que vão desde aplicações militares até aplicações domésticas. Uma das áreas que tem sido bastante desenvolvida é a área de entretenimento. Nesta área existem robôs que fazem o papel de animais de estimação e robôs que funcionam como ...

  2. Combined Therapy at Persistent Herpes Virus Infection in Sickly Children

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available We examined 40 sickly children with recurrent croup (RC — 28 and bronchial obstruction (ROB — 8, (RC + ROB — 4 aged from 18 months till 14 years. We found that high frequency of persistent herpes viruses usually occurs as associations with CMV, EBV and human herpes virus 6 type. We substantiated anti viral and immune corrective therapy in two schemes compared in efficacy: the 1st group was administered monotherapy with Viferon, and the 2nd group received combined therapy Viferon + Arbidol in doses according to the age during three months. We received a more expressed clinical immunologic effect from the therapy with decreased antigenic load and frequency of recurrence of RC and ROB with Viferon application in suppositories in combination with Arbidol per orally in the intermittent scheme during three months. 

  3. Interoperability of Standards for Robotics in CIME

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    Kroszynski, Uri; Sørensen, Torben; Ludwig, Arnold

    1997-01-01

    Esprit Project 6457 "Interoperability of Standards for Robotics in CIME (InterRob)" belongs to the Subprogramme "Integration in Manufacturing" of Esprit, the European Specific Programme for Research and Development in Information Technology supported by the European Commision.The first main goal...... of InterRob was to close the information chain between product design, simulation, programming, and robot control by developing standardized interfaces and their software implementation for standards STEP (International Standard for the Exchange of Product model data, ISO 10303) and IRL (Industrial Robot...... Language, DIN 66312). This is a continuation of the previous Esprit projects CAD*I and NIRO, which developed substantial basics of STEP.The InterRob approach is based on standardized models for product geometry, kinematics, robotics, dynamics and control, hence on a coherent neutral information model...

  4. Decomposing Fees paid to Audit Firms-Assessing Knowledge Spillovers and Independence

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    Holm, Claus

    We extend prior studies (e.g., Whisenant et al., 2003; Krishnan and Yu, 2011; Chan et al., 2012) by explicitly utilizing a stringent decomposition of total fee paid for audit services and other services in a sample of listed non-financial Danish companies. When controlling for the joint determina......We extend prior studies (e.g., Whisenant et al., 2003; Krishnan and Yu, 2011; Chan et al., 2012) by explicitly utilizing a stringent decomposition of total fee paid for audit services and other services in a sample of listed non-financial Danish companies. When controlling for the joint...... determination of fees pertaining to the statutory audit and non-audit services, we find support for the existence of positive knowledge spillover from non-audit to audit and the possible independence problems related to this economic bonding. In terms of the non-audit components, the knowledge spillover...... argument holds for tax services provided and other services provided, but not for the provision of audit-related services. We also consider the implication of new regulation of the provision of non-audit services in EU countries. From the perspective of maintaining independence, there will be no apparent...

  5. ROBOTIC SURGERY: BIOETHICAL ASPECTS.

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    Siqueira-Batista, Rodrigo; Souza, Camila Ribeiro; Maia, Polyana Mendes; Siqueira, Sávio Lana

    2016-01-01

    The use of robots in surgery has been increasingly common today, allowing the emergence of numerous bioethical issues in this area. To present review of the ethical aspects of robot use in surgery. Search in Pubmed, SciELO and Lilacs crossing the headings "bioethics", "surgery", "ethics", "laparoscopy" and "robotic". Of the citations obtained, were selected 17 articles, which were used for the preparation of the article. It contains brief presentation on robotics, its inclusion in health and bioethical aspects, and the use of robots in surgery. Robotic surgery is a reality today in many hospitals, which makes essential bioethical reflection on the relationship between health professionals, automata and patients. A utilização de robôs em procedimentos cirúrgicos tem sido cada vez mais frequente na atualidade, o que permite a emergência de inúmeras questões bioéticas nesse âmbito. Apresentar revisão sobre os aspectos éticos dos usos de robôs em cirurgia. Realizou-se revisão nas bases de dados Pubmed, SciELO e Lilacs cruzando-se os descritores "bioética", "cirurgia", "ética", "laparoscopia" e "robótica". Do total de citações obtidas, selecionou-se 17 artigos, os quais foram utilizados para a elaboração do artigo. Ele contém breve apresentação sobre a robótica, sua inserção na saúde e os aspectos bioéticos da utilização dos robôs em procedimentos cirúrgicos. A cirurgia robótica é uma realidade, hoje, em muitas unidades hospitalares, o que torna essencial a reflexão bioética sobre as relações entre profissionais da saúde, autômatos e pacientes.

  6. Effect of Risk of Bias on the Effect Size of Meta-Analytic Estimates in Randomized Controlled Trials in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry

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    Faggion, Clovis Mariano; Wu, Yun-Chun; Scheidgen, Moritz; Tu, Yu-Kang

    2015-01-01

    Background Risk of bias (ROB) may threaten the internal validity of a clinical trial by distorting the magnitude of treatment effect estimates, although some conflicting information on this assumption exists. Objective The objective of this study was evaluate the effect of ROB on the magnitude of treatment effect estimates in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in periodontology and implant dentistry. Methods A search for Cochrane systematic reviews (SRs), including meta-analyses of RCTs published in periodontology and implant dentistry fields, was performed in the Cochrane Library in September 2014. Random-effect meta-analyses were performed by grouping RCTs with different levels of ROBs in three domains (sequence generation, allocation concealment, and blinding of outcome assessment). To increase power and precision, only SRs with meta-analyses including at least 10 RCTs were included. Meta-regression was performed to investigate the association between ROB characteristics and the magnitudes of intervention effects in the meta-analyses. Results Of the 24 initially screened SRs, 21 SRs were excluded because they did not include at least 10 RCTs in the meta-analyses. Three SRs (two from periodontology field) generated information for conducting 27 meta-analyses. Meta-regression did not reveal significant differences in the relationship of the ROB level with the size of treatment effect estimates, although a trend for inflated estimates was observed in domains with unclear ROBs. Conclusion In this sample of RCTs, high and (mainly) unclear risks of selection and detection biases did not seem to influence the size of treatment effect estimates, although several confounders might have influenced the strength of the association. PMID:26422698

  7. Veterinary homeopathy: systematic review of medical conditions studied by randomised trials controlled by other than placebo.

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    Mathie, Robert T; Clausen, Jürgen

    2015-09-15

    No systematic review has previously been carried out on randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of veterinary homeopathy in which the control group was an intervention other than placebo (OTP). For eligible peer-reviewed RCTs, the objectives of this study were to assess the risk of bias (RoB) and to quantify the effect size of homeopathic intervention compared with an active comparator or with no treatment. Our systematic review approach complied fully with the PRISMA 2009 Checklist. Cochrane methods were applied to assess RoB and to derive effect size using standard meta-analysis methods. Based on a thorough and systematic literature search, the following key attributes of the published research were distinguished: individualised homeopathy (n = 1 RCT)/non-individualised homeopathy (n = 19); treatment (n = 14)/prophylaxis (n = 6); active controls (n = 18)/untreated controls (n = 2). The trials were highly diverse, representing 12 different medical conditions in 6 different species. No trial had sufficiently low RoB to be judged as reliable evidence: 16 of the 20 RCTs had high RoB; the remaining four had uncertain RoB in several domains of assessment. For three trials with uncertain RoB and without overt vested interest, it was inconclusive whether homeopathy combined with conventional intervention was more or was less effective than conventional intervention alone for modulation of immune response in calves, or in the prophylaxis of cattle tick or of diarrhoea in piglets. Due to the poor reliability of their data, OTP-controlled trials do not currently provide useful insight into the effectiveness of homeopathy in animals.

  8. didático multidisciplinar

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    Gustavo André Nunes Ferreira

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available De modo geral, os kits didáticos de robótica disponíveis comercialmente possuem uso limitado em atividades de ensino. Costumeiramente, proporcionam um conjunto de experiências prede- finidas, ligadas à utilização de um ambiente de programação, fornecido pelo fabricante, para interação do usuário com os dispositivos que compõem o kit. Este trabalho apresenta uma proposta de bancada robótica para uso de kit didático multidisciplinar tanto em atividades de ensino quanto em pesquisa.

  9. The Enemies of Excellence 7 Reasons Why We Sabotage Success

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    Salciccioli, Greg

    2011-01-01

    A handbook that addresses the moral failures and corruption of political and corporate officials, this reference suggests that, regardless of how morally strong a leader, all face seven core risks, but by identifying and learning to recognize each risk, leaders can stop creating misery for themselves and the people who rely on them emotionally and financially and deliver the sustainable success people count on them for. Following the story of "Rob," this story begins with the demise of a fallen hero-revisiting the choices Rob made as he first took a leadership role and began growing in stature

  10. Visit of Dr. Thomas Brzustowski, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, pictured in front of the hadronic end-cap calorimeter assembly stand in the ATLAS assembly hall.

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    Maximilien Brice

    2002-01-01

    Photo 01: Dr. Brzustowski (centre) with P. Jenni (left) and Robert Orr. Photo 02: Dr. Brzustowski (7th from left) with (from left to right) P. Jenni, Roy Langstaff, Kenneth Vincent, Mohsen Khakzad, Mircea Cadabeschi, Peter Krieger, Thomas Brzustowski, Robert Orr, Manuella Vincter, Fiona Holness, Rob McPherson, Vance Strickland, Claudiu Cojocaru. Photo 03: Dr. Brzustowski (7th from left) with (from left to right) P. Jenni, Roy Langstaff, Kenneth Vincent, Mohsen Khakzad, Mircea Cadabeschi, Peter Krieger, Thomas Brzustowski, Robert Orr, Manuella Vincter, Fiona Holness, Rob McPherson, Vance Strickland, Claudiu Cojocaru.

  11. Fractional counts-the simulation of low probability events

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    Coldwell, R.L.; Lasche, G.P.; Jadczyk, A.

    2001-01-01

    The code RobSim has been added to RobWin.1 It simulates spectra resulting from gamma rays striking an array of detectors made up of different components. These are frequently used to set coincidence and anti-coincidence windows that decide if individual events are part of the signal. The first problem addressed is the construction of the detector. Then owing to the statistical nature of the responses of these elements there is a random nature in the response that can be taken into account by including fractional counts in the output spectrum. This somewhat complicates the error analysis, as Poisson statistics are no longer applicable

  12. Control y reconocimiento táctil aplicado en tareas de manipulación de objetos deformables

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    Delgado Rodríguez, Ángel

    2017-01-01

    En esta Tesis se presenta una arquitectura innovadora para el control de tareas de manipulación de objetos deformables, usando sistemas robóticos compuestos por brazos articulados y manos humanoides. Esta arquitectura se basa principalmente en información sensorial obtenida desde sensores táctiles con los que se ha equipado a las manos robóticas. El principal objetivo del desarrollo de las técnicas que se describirán en esta memoria es obtener un sistema fiable, aplicable, y adaptable. Para q...

  13. CONTROL OF A ROBOTIC ARM THROUGH A BRAIN MACHINE INTERFACE WITH MUTUAL LEARNING

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    ALEXANDRE ORMIGA GALVAO BARBOSA

    2010-01-01

    Esse trabalho apresenta o desenvolvimento de uma interface cérebro-máquina (Brain Machine Interface - BMI) como um meio alternativo de comunicação para uso na robótica. O trabalho engloba o projeto e construção de um eletroencefalógrafo (EEG), assim como o desenvolvimento de todos os algoritmos computacionais e demais técnicas necessárias para o reconhecimento de atividades mentais. A interface cérebro-máquina desenvolvida é utilizada para comandar os movimentos de um manipulador robótico MA2...

  14. Tebes : Estudi de tècniques aplicades a un joc abstracte

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    Sales Salvatierra, Sofia

    2015-01-01

    La disciplina de la intel·ligència artificial té un abast molt ampli, com ara aplicacions en la robòtica, en els videojocs, mineria de dades o processament del llenguatge natural, entre d'altres. En aquest projecte ens centrarem en aquelles tècniques que ens poden ajudar a solucionar un joc de taula abstracte com el Tebes. La disciplina de la inteligencia artificial tiene un alcance muy amplio, como aplicaciones en la robótica, en los videojuegos, minería de datos o procesamiento del lengu...

  15. Artículo Científico - Diseño y construcción de un módulo didáctico de un sistema de automatización de llenado y envasado de sólidos, utilizando sensores fotoeléctricos, ultrasónicos, capacitivos, encoders, galgas extensiométricas y brazos robóticos, para el laboratorio de redes industriales y control de procesos de la Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE Extensión Latacunga

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    Panchi Olivo, Sebastián Francisco; Herrera Sinchiguano, Washington Paúl

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    En el presente trabajo se muestra la implementación de un módulo didáctico de llenado y envasado de sólidos, automatizado bajo una plataforma de software libre, que permite visualizar un proceso completo de producción similar a procesos de la industria alimenticia, facilitando al usuario el conocimiento y la práctica acerca de este tipo de procesos, con la ventaja e innovación de su desarrollo bajo una plataforma de software libre, la misma que conlleva reducción de costos en su implementació...

  16. Playing Sport In The Stormy Sea Of Street Life | Human | African ...

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    Currently, there are many street children in South Africa (SA). They have been robbed from the safe harbour of family life and on a daily basis experience the stormy sea of street life. Society has an obligation to intervene in the lives of these street children through, for example, quality education, basic health services and ...

  17. Browse Title Index

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    Items 1 - 50 of 364 ... Vol 13 (1993), A critique of the proposed council for the environment national core syllabus for environmental education in South Africa, Abstract PDF. Jim Taylor, Rob O'Donoghue, Alistair Clacherty. Vol 14 (1994), A grand plan for earth love education in southern Africa: The dream becomes a nightmare.

  18. What Other Josquin

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    Jas, E.T.F.

    2014-01-01

    This essay is a response to Rob Wegman's ‘The Other Josquin’, which was published in 2008 in the Tijdschrift van de Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis. In his article, Wegman tried to demonstrate that certain works, such as the six-voice motet Inter natos mulierum, have

  19. Kuidas portreteerida legendi / Igor Garšnek

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    Garšnek, Igor, 1958-

    2008-01-01

    Kahest muusikadokumentaalist "Elvis - Presleyde pilgu läbi" ("Elvis by the Presleys, rež. Rob Klug, 2005) ja "Rääkimata lugu: Freddie Mercury" ("Freddie Mercury, the Untold Stry", rež. Rudi Dolezal ja Hannes Rossacher, 2000)

  20. THE PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE EMISSIONS FROM A RESIDENTIAL OIL BOILER

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    The toxicity of emissions from the combustion of home heating oil and the use of residential oil boilers (ROB) is an important health concern. Yet scant physical and chemical information about the emissions from this source are available for dispersion, climate, and source-recep...

  1. John Reginald Richardson

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    Craddock, M.K.

    1999-01-01

    The recent death of Reg Richardson has robbed the cyclotron community of its most senior figure. His many achievements over a long career include the first demonstration of phase stability, the first synchrocyclotron, the first sector-focused cyclotron, and one of the two cyclotron meson factories. (authors)

  2. Process-Model Feminism in the Corporate University

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    Spitzer-Hanks, D. T.

    2016-01-01

    In a period characterised by worries over the rise of the corporate university, it is important to ask what role feminism plays in the academy, and whether that role is commensurate with feminist values and ethics. Commercial and political pressures brought to bear on the encounter between instructor and student can rob teaching of its efficacy,…

  3. Toward Lifelong Visual Localization and Mapping

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    2013-06-01

    lab, Michael Benjamin, Rob Truax, Aisha Walcott, David Rosen, Mark VanMiddlesworth, Ross Finman, Elias Mueggler, and Dehann Fourie. They really made...S. Thrun, M. Beetz, M. Bennewitz, W. Burgard, AB Cremers , F. Dellaert, D. Fox, D. Hahnel, C. Rosenberg, N. Roy, J. Schulte, and D. Schulz. Proba

  4. African Zoology - Vol 39, No 2 (2004)

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    Prey selection by a reintroduced lion population in the Greater Makalali Conservancy, South Africa · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Dave Druce, Heleen Genis, Jonathan Braak, Sophie Greatwood, Audrey Delsink, Ross Kettles, Luke Hunter, Rob Slotow, 273–284.

  5. Short Note A perceived local extinction of Red-billed Oxpeckers in ...

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    Short Note A perceived local extinction of Red-billed Oxpeckers in the Yabelo region, southern Ethiopia. Richard J Mellanby, Celia Broadhurst, Mengistu Wondafrash, Mihiret Ewnetu, Sandy Watt, Rob Critchlow, Aman Dadesa, Tom Deas, Chere Enawgaw, Berihun Gebremedhin, Ellie Graham, Sarah MacLean, Ben Ross ...

  6. Defense AT and L Magazine. vol. 46, no. 6, November-December 2017

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    2017-11-01

    Solving Teamwork/Cooperation Customer Relations Leadership /Supervision Communication Resource Management Old Factors Job Achievement &/or Innovation...changes of leadership , for both civilian and military program managers for July-August 2017. Army COL Francisco J. Lozano relieved COL John M. Eggert as...acquisition performance. Streamlining the Contract Award Process Interview With Army Contract Writing Product Manager LTC Rob Wolfe Gregory B

  7. Identification of a new species of Aphis (Hemiptera: Aphididae) based on distinct morphology

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    Aphis elena Lagos-Kutz and Voegtlin, sp. nov. (Hemiptera: Aphididae), is described from specimens collected in Illinois, USA, on the North American native plant, Pycnanthemum virginianum (L.) T. Dur. & B.D. Jacks. ex B.L. Rob. & Fernald (Family: Lamiaceae). Both apterous and alate viviparae are desc...

  8. A needs-based approach to equitable allocation of district primary ...

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    given that young children, the elderly and women of childbearing age have ... of public funds, in contexts where there is a large private sector, the ... Inequity in resource allocation and expenditure exists in the South African (SA) health system at provincial and district level. .... resulting in a case of 'robbing Peter to pay Paul'.

  9. Logomaania / Villem Loigom

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    Loigom, Villem

    2007-01-01

    Firmamärkidest ja nende loojatest - Paul Rand (1914) oli teerajajaks märkide maailmas (IBM, ABC, UPS jt.), Caroline Davidson mõtles üliõpilasena välja Nike logo 1971. a., Rob Janoff Apple'i arvutifirma vikerkaarevärvilise õunalogo

  10. Pop nädal : popuudised. Edetabel MTV.RU Videode Top 20. Plaadiarvustus : Various - Scooby-Doo. We're a Happy Family lugude nimekiri / Aivar Meos

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    Meos, Aivar

    2002-01-01

    5. nov. saabuvad müügile country-legendi Johnny Cashi plaat "American IV: The Man "Comes Around"" ja Rob Zombie "We're a Happy Family". Filmimuusika heliplaadist "Scooby-Doo". 17. sept. saabub müügile Disneymania-kogumik, kus laulavad Ashanti, Christina Aguilera ja 'N Synk

  11. Real Estate Underwriting Discrimination and Neighborhood Change: Their Impact on Education

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    Bradford, Calvin

    1977-01-01

    Redlining undermines the neighborhood schools in the city and erodes the tax base for education. It also helps to provide a place for the higher social classes to flee, robbing the city of the populations essential for creating diverse school systems. (Author/AM)

  12. 28 CFR Appendix A to Part 812 - Qualifying District of Columbia Code Offenses

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    2010-07-01

    ..., rob, or poison, or to commit first degree sexual abuse, second degree sexual abuse or child sexual... (misdemeanor sexual abuse); (38) Section 207 of the Anti-Sexual Abuse Act of 1994 (first degree child sexual abuse); (39) Section 208 of the Anti-Sexual Abuse Act of 1994 (second degree child sexual abuse); (40...

  13. West Virginia's big trees: setting the record straight

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    Melissa Thomas-Van Gundy; Robert. Whetsell

    2016-01-01

    People love big trees, people love to find big trees, and people love to find big trees in the place they call home. Having been suspicious for years, my coauthor and historian Rob Whetsell, approached me with a species identification challenge. There are several photographs of giant trees used by many people to illustrate the past forests of West Virginia,...

  14. Taustast. "Muumia" sündis vaarao hauakambris / Kristiina Davidjants

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    Davidjants, Kristiina, 1974-

    2008-01-01

    Mängufilm "Muumia: draakonkeisri hauakamber" ("The Mummy: Tomg of the Drago Emperor") : režissöör Rob Cohen : Ameerika Ühendriigid - Kanada - Saksamaa - Hiina 2008. Esimesest samateemalisest filmist "Muumia" : produtsent Carl Laemmle : režissöör Karl Freund : peaosas Boris Karloff : Ameerika Ühendriigid 1932

  15. Robert Geesink (1945—1992)

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    Baas, Pieter; Zandee, Rino

    1993-01-01

    On 2 September 1992 Rob Geesink died a week before he would have reached the age of 47. He had been associated with the Rijksherbarium from his student days in the sixties onwards. For his MSc programme he successfully revised the Portulacaceae for Flora Malesiana and carried out an

  16. Journal of Earth System Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Earth System Science. David R Bridgland. Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science. Volume 120 Issue 3 June 2011 pp 503-530. Methods for determination of the age of Pleistocene tephra, derived from eruption of Toba, in central India · Rob Westaway Sheila Mishra Sushama Deo ...

  17. The Use of EFL Reading Strategies among High School Students in Taiwan

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    Chen, Kate Tzu-Ching; Chen, Sabina Chia-Li

    2015-01-01

    In the traditional English l language classroom, reading is the skill that receives the most emphasis (Susser & Rob, 1990). Learners should use reading strategies to plan how to read and to enhance their reading comprehension (Poole, 2010). The purpose of this study was to explore the use of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) reading…

  18. data sets Simulations in articulating light-weight PRS

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    Van den Berg, Bert

    2008-01-01

    The data sets are output of 3 different steps in the development a simulations of a PRS as described in chapter 3.3: Simulations in articulating light-weight PRS A case for Pedagogy-oriented and Rating-based Hybrid Recommendation Strategies Rob Nadolski, Bert van den Berg, Adriana Berlanga, Hans

  19. Sympatric occurrence of four Cathartid vultures in the dry forests of ...

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    dry forests of north-western Peru. Robert S R Williams. Frankfurt Zoological Society and Asociación TuTierra. rob@szfperu.org. This photograph, taken with a cameratrap, shows four species of Cathartid vultures: Andean Condor Vultur gryphus, King. Vulture Sarcoramphus papa, Turkey. Vulture Cathartes aura and Black ...

  20. Barriers to the widespread take-up of standardised e-learning

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    Koper, Rob

    2004-01-01

    Introduction to the panel discussion at the Online Educa Berlin, December 2, 2004.
    Members of the discussion panel:
    Prof. Erik Duval, KUL, Belgium
    Dr. Dexter Fletcher, ADL. USA
    Prof. Oleg Liber, CETIS, Bolton, UK
    Dr. Colin Tattersall, OUNL, The Netherlands
    Prof. Rob Koper,

  1. 'Traces of Terror, Signs of Trauma': practices of (re)presentation of collective memories in space in contemporary Europe

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    van der Laarse, R.; Mazzucchelli, F.; Reijnen, C.

    2014-01-01

    This special issue of Vs. - Quaderni di studi semiotici edited by Rob van der Laarse, Francesco Mazzucchelli and Carlos Reijnen is dedicated to an interdisciplinary reflection on European spaces of war heritage, with articles by Gerry Kearns (National University of Ireland), Patrizia Violi

  2. Robertsonian translocation 13/14 associated with rRNA genes ...

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    Alexander A. Dolskiy

    2017-12-01

    Dec 1, 2017 ... Results: We describe a family case of a translocation rob (13; 14) and elevated rRNA expression in the proband with ..... Clin Genet 2010;78:299–309. ... [9] Bertini V, Fogli A, Bruno R, Azzarà A, Michelucci A, Mattina T, et al.

  3. Mis ühendab Will Smithi ja Koit Toomet? Haitapja! / Triin Thalheim

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    Thalheim, Triin, 1982-

    2005-01-01

    Koit Toome andis oma hääle tegelaskujule animafilmis "Haikala lugu" ("Shark Tale") : režissöörid Bibo Bergeron, Rob Letterman, Vicky Jenson : Ameerika Ühendriigid 2004. Eestikeelse dublaazhi režissöör Peeter Simm

  4. Prevalence and predictors of suicidal ideations and attempts among ...

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    The multivariate logistic regression showed that smoking, past and present use of alcohol, use of marijuana, and engagement in prostitution, were associated with suicidal ideations and suicide attempts. Suicidal ideations were associated with having been physically beaten, robbed, and assaulted with a weapon; while a ...

  5. Human Trafficking. Ministering to The 'Invisible' Victim.

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    Scanlon, Colleen; Krausa, Laura

    2016-07-01

    Human trafficking is modern-day slavery - an insidious, criminal industry that gener- ates billions of dollars in labor trafficking alone. It knows no boundary of continent, country, race or class; it is a shattering, impartial predator that robs individuals of their basic human dignity.

  6. Some Cochrane risk of bias items are not important in osteoarthritis trials

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    Bolvig, Julie; Juhl, Carsten B; Boutron, Isabelle

    2018-01-01

    of the risk of bias tool (RoB), trial size, single vs multi-site, and source of funding. Effect sizes were calculated as standardized mean differences (SMDs). Meta-regression was performed to identify "relevant study-level covariates" that decreases the between-study variance (τˆ2). RESULTS: Twenty reviews...

  7. Doris Lessing and the

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    Prof. Dennis Ocholla

    Antony Chennells explains that “an obvious form of anti-colonial resistance to ... How then is Doris Lessing connected to Indigenous Knowledge Systems or the .... The Old Chief has no power in this situation – colonialism has robbed him of ...

  8. Don't Bother Me, I'm Reading: Graphic Nonfiction for Middle Schoolers

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    Gutierrez, Peter

    2008-01-01

    This article offers a savvy guide to the best graphic nonfiction books for middle schoolers. These include: "Ronald Reagan: A Graphic Biography" by Andrew Hefler; "Clan Apis" by Jay Hosler; and "Corpses and Skeletons: The Science of Forensic Anthropology" by Rob Shone.

  9. Friikide kuningas Johnny Depp / Kaarel Kressa

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    Kressa, Kaarel, 1983-

    2011-01-01

    USA filminäitlejast Johnny Deppist (John Christopher Depp II), tema loomingust ja tulevikuplaanidest. Režissöör Rob Marshalli filmist "Kariibi mere piraadid 4: võõrastel vetel" (USA, 2011), Johnny Deppi osatäitmisest filmis

  10. Building a Foundation for Success: How Authorizers Can Help Schools with the Facilities Challenge. Authorizer Issue Brief. Number 2

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    Halsband, Robin; Hassel, Bryan C.

    2004-01-01

    One of the single biggest challenges for a charter school is securing financing for an adequate facility. While a stellar building provides no guarantee that a school will be a success, having adequate facilities that at least meet the needs of an academic program without robbing the budget can go a long way toward creating an environment…

  11. Book Review Counselling and Coping by Kerry Gibson, Leslie ...

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    Book Review Counselling and Coping by Kerry Gibson, Leslie Swartz and Rob Sandenbergh. Alison Moultrie, Alison Moultrie. Abstract. 2002, Oxford University Press ISBN 0–19–571868 2. Journal of Child and. Adolescent Mental Health 2003, 15(1): 55. Full Text: EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL ...

  12. Rock, rawk ja indie : Sound / Märt Milter

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    Milter, Märt

    1998-01-01

    Uutest plaatidest Ugly Kid Joe "As Ugly As It Gets", Theaudience "theaudience", Del Amitri "Hatful Of Rain.Best Of", Terrovision "Shaving Peaches", Babybird "Theres Something Going On", Rob Zombie "Hellbilly Deluxe", The Dandys "Symphonic Screams", H.I.M."Greatest Lovesongs Vol.666"

  13. Gisbert Winnewisser: AN Appreciation

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    Herbst, Eric

    2011-06-01

    The death of Gisbert Winnewisser in March of this year has robbed us of a peerless spectroscopist and molecular astronomer who made many significant contributions to both subjects. Moreover, Gisbert was a friend and mentor to many of us, who enriched our lives immeasuarably. In this brief appreciation, I will discuss some of his many accomplishments.

  14. Indigenous Knowledge in the Life Sciences Classroom: Put on Your de Bono Hats!

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    de Beer, Josef; Whitlock, Elrina

    2009-01-01

    The whole world was united in its condemnation of the pre-1994 apartheid regime in South Africa. Apartheid meant that many South Africans were robbed of their democratic voices and cultural identities. In this article, the authors pose the question: Are you guilty of "knowledge apartheid" in your biology classroom? Does every student have a voice…

  15. Pro-toxic dehydropyrrolizidine alkaloids in the traditional Andean herbal medicine "asmachilca"

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    Asmachilca is a Peruvian medicinal herb preparation ostensibly derived from Eupatorium gayanum Wedd. = Aristeguietia gayana (Wedd.) R.M. King & H. Rob. (Asteraceae: Eupatorieae). Decoctions of the plant have a reported bronchodilation effect that is purported to be useful in the treatment of respir...

  16. The Athletae Dei: Missing the Meaning of Sport.

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    Hoffman, Shirl J.

    By making virtue of ascesis or self-discipline in their sport, the athlete evangelists (the "athletae-Dei"), unwittingly rob sport of its fundamental theological significance. These proponents of an evangelical brand of protestant theology have shifted drastically from an anti-sport stance of a century ago to a position that not only…

  17. Video-on-demand over satellite

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    Roux, K

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available in the following table. Table 2: User-item ratings matrix StarWars Batman Harry Potter Matrix Atlantis Whispers Ann   Howard    Dan   Rob    Mary    Jenny  ? ? ? ? ? If we know that Jenny likes StarWars, what else might she like? Batman...

  18. A Commentary on"'Sustainability and Accounting Education: The Elephant in the Classroom"

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    Laine, Matias

    2013-01-01

    In this commentary Matias Laine reviews the vivid paper written by Rob Gray (2013) who discusses his view of how sustainability is positioned within accounting education and how accounting educators can directly approach sustainability in their teaching. Laine notes many of the aspects that Gray considers important reflect the starting point of…

  19. Sistemas roboticos teleoperados

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    Alexander Ceron Correa

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se realiza una revisión general sobre los sistemas robóticos teleoperados, su estructura, componentes principales, clasificación, tipos de sensores, sistemas de locomoción y aplicaciones; como ejemplo se mencionan algunos trabajos realizados Colombia y en el mundo

  20. Word Embeddings para la anotación automática de gestos aplicada a Nao

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    Almagro Cádiz, Mario

    2017-01-01

    En los últimos años, la integración progresiva de la robótica de servicios en los hogares ha despertado el interés de la comunidad científica por las interacciones de tipo robot-humano. Estudios recientes han arrojado nuevas líneas de investigació

  1. Monitoring oak-hickory forest change during an unprecedented red oak borer outbreak in the Ozark Mountains: 1990 to 2006

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    Jones, Joshua S.; Tullis, Jason A.; Haavik, Laurel J.; Guldin, James M.; Stephen, Fred M.

    2014-01-01

    Upland oak-hickory forests in Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma experienced oak decline in the late 1990s and early 2000s during an unprecedented outbreak of a native beetle, the red oak borer (ROB), Enaphalodes rufulus (Haldeman). Although remote sensing supports frequent monitoring of continuously changing forests, comparable in situ observations are critical for developing an understanding of past and potential ROB damage in the Ozark Mountains. We categorized forest change using a normalized difference water index (NDWI) applied to multitemporal Landsat TM and ETM+ imagery (1990, 2001, and 2006). Levels of decline or growth were categorized using simple statistical thresholds of change in the NDWI over time. Corresponding decline and growth areas were then observed in situ where tree diameter, age, crown condition, and species composition were measured within variable radius plots. Using a machine learning decision tree classifier, remote sensing-derived decline and growth was characterized in terms of in situ observation. Plots with tree quadratic mean diameter at breast height ≥21.5 cm were categorized remotely as in severe decline. Landsat TM/ETM+-based NDWI derivatives reveal forest decline and regrowth in post-ROB outbreak surveys. Historical and future Landsat-based canopy change detection should be incorporated with existing landscape-based prediction of ROB hazard.

  2. Download this PDF file

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    _ appropriate improvement and selection procedure row. The dimensions of planting hole were 60 for improved clones. However. information on in- cm x 60 cm x 60 cm 'and for each hole,20kg of her!tance~tudies in rob usia coffee, particulafly farmyard manur~ from cattle kraal ~'as ~riC'oipb'~ tinder Tanzanian conditions is ...

  3. The writing of Arthur Fula: Modernity, language, place and religion

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    Mar 19, 2018 ... diamond mining, the Anglo-Boer War, the formation of Union and the expansion of .... broader black population, especially the black African sector of the South African ..... While the novel may indeed have intrinsic value the critic Rob ... black African students was directed at creating a class of low-level ...

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    Items 151 - 200 of 251 ... Vol 65 (2017), Neoliberalism: the deep story that lies beneath Donald Trump's triumph, Abstract. George Monbiot. Vol 65 (2017), Nervousness in Davos: An interview with Dr Rob Davies, ... Anton M Pillay, Joy K Ntuli. Vol 66 (2017), South Africa needs a sensible debate about its reserve bank. Here's a ...

  5. SALT high-resolution spectroscopy of nova PNV J15384000-4744500

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    Aydi, E.; Buckley, D. A. H.; Mohamed, S.; Whitelock, P. A.

    2018-06-01

    We report on high-resolution spectroscopy of PNV J15384000-4744500 which was reported as a possible nova by Rob Kaufman (Bright, Victoria, Australia; CBAT follow-up: http://www.cbat.eps.harvard.edu/unconf/followups/J15384000-4744500.html) and confirmed as a classical nova by F. Walter (ATel #11681).

  6. Detecting security attacks with SIEM : SERCO project report

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    Paassen R.J.G. van; Hut, D.H.; Boltjes, B.; Trichias, K.

    2012-01-01

    The ‘Critical ICT Infrastructures’ program managed by prof. dr. ir. Rob Kooij is a strategic research program that aims to improve the quality of ICT infrastructures. The red line for all projects within this program is quality and dependability for all information and communication technology.

  7. Electronic-nose technology using sputum samples in diagnosis of patients with tuberculosis

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    Kolk, A.; Hoelscher, M.; Maboko, L.; Jung, J.; Kuijper, S.; Cauchi, M.; Bessant, C.; van Beers, S.; Dutta, R.; Gibson, T.; Reither, K.

    2010-01-01

    We investigated the potential of two different electronic noses (EN; code named "Rob" and "Walter") to differentiate between sputum headspace samples from tuberculosis (TB) patients and non-TB patients. Only samples from Ziehl-Neelsen stain (ZN)- and Mycobacterium tuberculosis culture-positive

  8. Rohkem tolerantsi / Lauri Kärk

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    Kärk, Lauri, 1954-

    2003-01-01

    Berliini 53. filmifestival avati USA muusikaliga "Chicago", mis valmis Rob Marshalli käe all John Kanderi, Fred Ebbi ja Bob Fosse muusikali järgi. Festivali juht Dieter Kosslick rõhutab loosungit "Towards Tolerance", mis olevatki festivali kava alusmõtteks

  9. Iridoids from Hymenodictyon floribundum

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    Borges, Cristina M.P.; Diakanawma, Carlos; Mendonca, Dina I.M.D. de

    2010-01-01

    Two new iridoids floribundane A (1) and floribundane B (2) and the known compounds lupenone (3), scopoletin (4) and 4,5-dihydroblumenol A (5) were isolated from trunk bark and leaves of Hymenodictyon floribundum B.L. Rob. The structures of all compounds were established from their spectroscopic data. (author)

  10. Humans, Sharks and the Shared Environment in the Contemporary Eco-Doc

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    Hughes, Helen

    2011-01-01

    Focussing on the film "Sharkwater" directed by Rob Stewart (2006), this article discusses formal interpretive aspects of recent environmental documentaries which are intended to raise awareness about environmental issues. It is argued that contemporary environmental documentaries seek to persuade audiences to protect the shared physical…

  11. A Mean Wink at Authenticity: Chinese Images in Disney's "Mulan."

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    Mo, Weimin; Shen, Wenju

    2000-01-01

    Offers a critique from two Chinese educators with regard to the historical, cultural, linguistic, and artistic authenticity of Disney's animated film "Mulan." Argues that the filmmakers robbed the original story of its soul and "ran over Chinese culture with the Disney bulldozer," imposing mainstream cultural beliefs and…

  12. Fostering Resilience in Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: Practical Strategies EC Staff Can Put into Action

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    Stephens, Karen

    2010-01-01

    Children enmeshed in violence don't experience a relaxed, predictable, or trusting home life. In fact, children exposed to home violence often experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) just as adults do after enduring violence. Domestic violence robs children of their childhood. And while early childhood staff can't erase the…

  13. What next for Fukushima?

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    Drinkwater, Bruce; Malkin, Rob

    2018-01-01

    Nearly seven years after a powerful tsunami caused catastrophic damage to Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power plant, the clean-up and recovery is still ongoing. Bruce Drinkwater and Rob Malkin recently visited the disaster site and the undamaged Tsuruga plant to see if they can pinpoint the true extent of the damage in the dangerously radioactive reactors

  14. What Are Wrinkles?

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    ... Don't go to the tanning salon. The UV light from tanning booths is just as damaging as the sun's — and sometimes worse. Don't smoke! Smoking robs your skin of precious moisture and causes premature (early) wrinkles. ( ...

  15. 77 FR 74182 - Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications; Public Notice

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    2012-12-13

    .... CP11-515-000 12-6-12 Thomas Salamone 3. CP11-515-000 12-6-12 Michael Mojica \\1\\ Exempt 1. CP13-8-000 11...-000 12-4-12 Kate Valdez \\1\\ Email record. \\2\\ Phone record. \\3\\ Email record. \\4\\ Hons. Rob Kane and...

  16. Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    2016-01-27

    Jan 27, 2016 ... Minnie Y. Mao1 2 3 Rob Sharp2 D. J. Saikia3 4 5 Ray P. Norris3 Melanie Johnston-Hollitt6 Enno Middelberg7 Jim E. J. Lovell1. University of Tasmania, Hobart, 7001, Australia. Australian Astronomical Observatory, Epping, NSW, 1710, Australia. CSIRO Australian Telescope National Facility, Epping, NSW, ...

  17. Exact Solution of a Strongly Coupled Gauge Theory in 0 +1 Dimensions

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    Krishnan, Chethan; Kumar, K. V. Pavan

    2018-05-01

    Gauged tensor models are a class of strongly coupled quantum mechanical theories. We present the exact analytic solution of a specific example of such a theory: namely, the smallest colored tensor model due to Gurau and Witten that exhibits nonlinearities. We find explicit analytic expressions for the eigenvalues and eigenstates, and the former agree precisely with previous numerical results on (a subset of) eigenvalues of the ungauged theory. The physics of the spectrum, despite the smallness of N , exhibits rudimentary signatures of chaos. This Letter is a summary of our main results: the technical details will appear in companion paper [C. Krishnan and K. V. Pavan Kumar, Complete solution of a gauged tensor model, arXiv:1804.10103].

  18. Biochemical study of human periodontal ligament: preparation of cell attachment materials induced by pulsed electromagnetic fields.

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    Kim, K T

    1990-09-01

    The periodontium, especially the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone, are tissues constantly subjected to physical stress such as occlusion and mastication. This study was designed to explore the effect of the pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) on the cell attachment and the spread of human periodontal ligament fibroblasts (HPLF) and rat osteoblasts (ROB). PEMF are categorized as one type of mechanical stress. HPLF were obtained by the explantation method described by Saito et al. They were then subcultured in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium (D-MEM) and supplemented with 2 mg/ml dialyzed fetal calf serum protein (FCSP), 50 micrograms/ml ascorbic acid and penicillin/streptomycin after trypsinization. ROB were isolated from a two-day-old rat calvaria by the sequential bacterial collagenase digestion method described by Dziak and Brand and were subcultured in D-MEM supplemented with FCSP, ascorbic acid and penicillin/streptomycin. After the confluent HPLF were cultured with serum-free MCDB 107 medium, the quiescent HPLF were exposed with or without PEMF for 24 hr. This was followed by the collection of the control conditioned medium (C-CM) and PEMF exposed conditioned medium (PEMF-CM). The cell attachment assay was performed so that the hydrophobic 24 multiwells were coated with the whole conditioned medium or fractionated conditioned medium by a PO-60K column. After coating, heat inactivated BSA blocked nonspecific sites for cell adhesion, and 3H-TdR labeled HPLF or ROB were cultured on the precoated wells. The activity of cell attachment and spreading was determined by the radioactivity of 3H-TdR using a scintillation counter. The characters of cell attachment factors derived from HPLF were hydrophobic, heat labile and proteolytic enzyme digestible. In addition, the fractionated PEMF-CM enhanced the spreading activity of ROB. PEMF induced the 10 KDa which can enhance the HPLF and ROB spreading. Therefore, the cell attachment and spreading factors secreted by

  19. Specification of a STEP Based Reference Model for Exchange of Robotics Models

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    Haenisch, Jochen; Kroszynski, Uri; Ludwig, Arnold

    robot programming, the descriptions of geometry, kinematics, robotics, dynamics, and controller data using STEP are addressed as major goals of the project.The Project Consortium has now released the "Specificatin of a STEP Based Reference Model for Exchange of Robotics Models" on which a series......ESPRIT Project 6457: "Interoperability of Standards for Robotics in CIME" (InterRob) belongs to the Subprogram "Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Engineering" of ESPRIT, the European Specific Programme for Research and Development in Information Technology supported by the European Commision....... InterRob aims to develop an integrated solution to precision manufacturing by combining product data and database technologies with robotic off-line programming and simulation. Benefits arise from the use of high level simulation tools and developing standards for the exchange of product model data...

  20. A viable on-chip FPGA configuration memory scrubbing approach for CBM-ToF

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    Oancea, Andrei-Dumitru; Stuellein, Christian; Manz, Sebastian; Gebelein, Jano; Kebschull, Udo [Infrastruktur und Rechnersysteme in der Informationsverarbeitung (IRI), Goethe-Universitaet, Senckenberganlage 31, 60325 Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Collaboration: CBM-Collaboration

    2015-07-01

    The ToF Detector of the CBM Experiment will be equipped with FPGA-based read-out boards (ROBs). These ROBs will be operated in a radiation environment, and therefore need a mitigation mechanism against soft errors in the SRAM-based configuration memories of the FPGAs. The proposed approach combines intrinsic on-chip single upset correction with extrinsic selective frame scrubbing for multiple-bit upsets. The slow control is realized using the GBT-SCA, which is capable of handling interrupts. This enables the new approach of event-driven configuration frame correction. While conventional blind scrubbing leads to a continuous load on the control path, the selective frame scrubbing reduces this load to a minimum. For verification purposes, radiation tests with a proton beam were performed at COSY, Juelich. The occurred soft errors were classified into single and multiple- bit upsets, enabling an estimation of the rate at which extrinsic intervention is necessary.

  1. Cirugía endoscópica urológica asistida por robot

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    Castillo, Octavio; Ahualli, Carlos Javier; Sánchez-Salas, Rafael; Vidal, Ivar; Campos, Rodrigo; Feria-Flores, Miguel; Sepúlveda, Francisco

    2008-01-01

    Objetivo: La evaluación comprensiva de los procedimientos quirúrgicos sigue siendo la piedra angular del control de calidad. La Cirugía Robótica se ha convertido en una popular opción quirúrgica en urología. Realizamos una revisión de la literatura médica en Inglés de Cirugía urológica endoscópica robóticamente asistida (CUERA) con el fin de evaluar las tendencias de las publicaciones médicas en relación con este tema. Métodos: La información para este estudio se obtuvo mediante búsquedas en ...

  2. Varroa destructor Mites Can Nimbly Climb from Flowers onto Foraging Honey Bees.

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    David T Peck

    Full Text Available Varroa destructor, the introduced parasite of European honey bees associated with massive colony deaths, spreads readily through populations of honey bee colonies, both managed colonies living crowded together in apiaries and wild colonies living widely dispersed in natural settings. Mites are hypothesized to spread between most managed colonies via phoretically riding forager bees when they engage in robbing colonies or they drift between hives. However, widely spaced wild colonies show Varroa infestation despite limited opportunities for robbing and little or no drifting of bees between colonies. Both wild and managed colonies may also exchange mites via another mechanism that has received remarkably little attention or study: floral transmission. The present study tested the ability of mites to infest foragers at feeders or flowers. We show that Varroa destructor mites are highly capable of phoretically infesting foraging honey bees, detail the mechanisms and maneuvers by which they do so, and describe mite behaviors post-infestation.

  3. Varroa destructor Mites Can Nimbly Climb from Flowers onto Foraging Honey Bees

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    Smith, Michael L.; Seeley, Thomas D.

    2016-01-01

    Varroa destructor, the introduced parasite of European honey bees associated with massive colony deaths, spreads readily through populations of honey bee colonies, both managed colonies living crowded together in apiaries and wild colonies living widely dispersed in natural settings. Mites are hypothesized to spread between most managed colonies via phoretically riding forager bees when they engage in robbing colonies or they drift between hives. However, widely spaced wild colonies show Varroa infestation despite limited opportunities for robbing and little or no drifting of bees between colonies. Both wild and managed colonies may also exchange mites via another mechanism that has received remarkably little attention or study: floral transmission. The present study tested the ability of mites to infest foragers at feeders or flowers. We show that Varroa destructor mites are highly capable of phoretically infesting foraging honey bees, detail the mechanisms and maneuvers by which they do so, and describe mite behaviors post-infestation. PMID:27942015

  4. SISTEMA DE TRANSPORTE Y EMBALAJE UTILIZANDO ROBÓTICA COOPERATIVA BASADA EN TEORÍA DE COLONIAS DE HORMIGAS MEDIANTE PLATAFORMA MINDSTORM DE LEGO®

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    Julian Rolando Camargo Lopez

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta una propuesta que sugiere el siguiente paso evolutivo de la automatización (y más aún de la ejecución manual: la robótica cooperativa, aquí se muestra un sistema enfocado a la selección y embalaje, etapa final de la mayoría de procesos industriales. El problema fue abordado con agentes robóticos con diferentes características que trabajan emulando la organización de una colonia de hormigas, haciendo de estas etapas un proceso eficiente, eficaz y de gran flexibilidad ante los cambios de la producción.

  5. CINE-CLUB

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    2012-01-01

    Projection from DVD – entrance 2 CHF for info http://cern.ch/Cineclub/ Thursday 26 July 2012 at 20:00 CERN Council Chamber High Fidelity By Stephen Frears (UK/USA, 2000) With: John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso Original version English; French subtitles; 113 minutes High Fidelity follows the 'mid-life' crisis of Rob, a thirty-something record-store owner who must face the undeniable facts - he's growing up. In a hilarious homage to the music scene, Rob and the wacky, offbeat clerks that inhabit his store expound on the intricacies of life and song all the while trying to succeed in their adult relationships. Are they listening to pop music because they are miserable? Or are they miserable because they listen to pop music? This romantic comedy provides a whimsical glimpse into the male view of the affairs of the heart.

  6. Ciência da Computação

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    André Felipe Henriques Librantz

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta um sistema de navegação autônoma de robôs construídos com kits Lego Mindstorms, para cálculo de trajetórias. Esse sistema pode ser utilizado como instrumento pedagógico multidisciplinar no curso de Ciência da Computação, uma vez que, para o seu desenvolvimento são necessários conhecimentos de algoritmos, linguagem de programação, lógica computacional, estrutura de dados, inteligência artificial (IA, redes de computadores, computação gráfica e robótica.

  7. Varroa destructor Mites Can Nimbly Climb from Flowers onto Foraging Honey Bees.

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    Peck, David T; Smith, Michael L; Seeley, Thomas D

    2016-01-01

    Varroa destructor, the introduced parasite of European honey bees associated with massive colony deaths, spreads readily through populations of honey bee colonies, both managed colonies living crowded together in apiaries and wild colonies living widely dispersed in natural settings. Mites are hypothesized to spread between most managed colonies via phoretically riding forager bees when they engage in robbing colonies or they drift between hives. However, widely spaced wild colonies show Varroa infestation despite limited opportunities for robbing and little or no drifting of bees between colonies. Both wild and managed colonies may also exchange mites via another mechanism that has received remarkably little attention or study: floral transmission. The present study tested the ability of mites to infest foragers at feeders or flowers. We show that Varroa destructor mites are highly capable of phoretically infesting foraging honey bees, detail the mechanisms and maneuvers by which they do so, and describe mite behaviors post-infestation.

  8. How Efficacious is Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) Dripping Pill in Treating Angina Pectoris? Evidence Assessment for Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

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    Jia, Yongliang; Leung, Siu-Wai

    2017-09-01

    More than 230 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of danshen dripping pill (DSP) and isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) in treating angina pectoris after the first preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses-compliant comprehensive meta-analysis were published in 2010. Other meta-analyses had flaws in study selection, statistical meta-analysis, and evidence assessment. This study completed the meta-analysis with an extensive assessment of the evidence. RCTs published from 1994 to 2016 on DSP and ISDN in treating angina pectoris for at least 4 weeks were included. The risk of bias (RoB) of included RCTs was assessed with the Cochrane's tool for assessing RoB. Meta-analyses based on a random-effects model were performed on two outcome measures: symptomatic (SYM) and electrocardiography (ECG) improvements. Subgroup analysis, sensitivity analysis, metaregression, and publication bias analysis were also conducted. The evidence strength was evaluated with the Grades of Recommendation, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) method. Among the included 109 RCTs with 11,973 participants, 49 RCTs and 5042 participants were new (after 2010). The RoB of included RCTs was high in randomization and blinding. Overall effect sizes in odds ratios for DSP over ISDN were 2.94 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 2.53-3.41) on SYM (n = 108) and 2.37 (95% CI: 2.08-2.69) by ECG (n = 81) with significant heterogeneities (I 2  = 41%, p < 0.0001 on SYM and I 2  = 44%, p < 0.0001 on ECG). Subgroup, sensitivity, and metaregression analyses showed consistent results without publication bias. However, the evidence strength was low in GRADE. The efficacy of DSP was still better than ISDN in treating angina pectoris, but the confidence decreased due to high RoB and heterogeneities.

  9. Optimally Locating MARFORRES Units

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    Salmeron, Javier; Dell, Rob

    2015-01-01

    Javier Salmeron and Rob Dell The U.S. Marine Forces Reserve (USMCR, MARFORRES) is conducting realignment studies where discretionary changes may benefit from formal mathematical analysis. This study has developed an optimization tool to guide and/or support Commander, MARFORRES (CMFR) decisions. A prototype of the optimization tool has been tested with data from the units and Reserve Training Centers (RTCs) in the San Francisco, CA and Sacramento, CA areas. Prepared for: MARFORRES, POC:...

  10. Dodging the toxic bullet: how to protect yourself from everyday environmental health hazards

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    Boyd, David R

    2010-01-01

    ..., and necessary book." dr. karl-henrik robèrt, md, oncologist and founder of The Natural Step "Boyd brilliantly exposes the womb-to-tomb risks in everything from bad air to bad diets but . . . gives us the practical steps to save our planet and ourselves!" terry tamminen, author of Lives per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction "For pregnant and br...

  11. Diptera: Tephritidae

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    2014-03-19

    Mar 19, 2014 ... Wiedemann (Diptera: Tephritidae). Flávia Queiroz de Oliveira1*, José Bruno Malaquias2, Wennia Rafaelly de Souza Figueiredo3,. Jacinto de Luna Batista4, Eduardo Barbosa Beserra1 and Robério de Oliveira4. 1Universidade Estadual da Paraíba (UEPB), campus I/Campina Grande, Bodocongó, Paraíba, ...

  12. Uus teater alustab ürgselt / Eva Kübar

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    Kübar, Eva

    2009-01-01

    Komöödianäitleja Jan Uuspõld rajas Tallinna uue komöödiateatri Monoteater, mis esimese lavastusena toob välja Rob Beckeri komöödia "Ürgmehe", peaosas Jan Uuspõld ja lavastaja Andrus Vaarik. Teatrijuht on Karl Kermes. Etendusi antakse Tallinna Vene Kultuurikeskuses, Vene Teatris ning Tartus Vanemuise väikese majas

  13. Are We Tracking the Dragon? Ensuring the Intelligence Community is Properly Postured to Monitor an Emerging China

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    2008-03-01

    franchise conferred by secrets is at the root of why U.S. intelligence made puzzle solving its principal Cold War business….For the mysteries…information...Enterprises (SOEs). As a corollary, local entrepreneurship has been emphasized. There has also been a growing application of market forces, and the...decentralize the economy and encourage entrepreneurship on the part of local leaders has robbed the center of much of its ability to force environmental

  14. From Development and Grand Corruption to Governance

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    Scott MacWilliam; Mike Rafferty

    2017-01-01

    In development policy circles, corruption has become a pressing global issue. Yet the contemporary relationship between corruption and development is complex and contested. For many, corruption robs people of economic resources and social wealth, and denudes the state of important capacities. That is, corruption prevents or blocks development. For others, corruption often occurs in the process of development as the form in which a class of developers accumulates wealth. That is, corruption is...

  15. Strategic Reflections: Operation Iraqi Freedom, July 2004-February 2007

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    2012-10-01

    not pan out. We knew that our mission was ultimately to hand over security responsibility to the Iraqi government, but we had not yet developed a...were “ chicken -egg” discus- sions about whether the security situation had to improve before the political track could begin. I strongly argued that...2005 Lt Gen Nick Houghton (UK), October 2005–February 2006 Lt Gen Rob Fry (UK), March 2006–September 2006 Lt Gen Graham Lamb (UK), September 2006

  16. Army Study Shows Decline In Behavioral Health Stigma

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    2012-01-01

    Army Study Shows Decline in Behavioral Health Stigma By Rob McIlvaine Army News Service WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2012 - A newly released Army study on...conference yesterday. The three-year study outlines the problem of suicide in the Army and related issues of substance abuse, spouse abuse and child abuse...REPORT TYPE 3. DATES COVERED 00-00-2012 to 00-00-2012 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Army Study Shows Decline In Behavioral Health Stigma 5a. CONTRACT

  17. Sliding Mode Control for Trajectory Tracking of an Intelligent Wheelchair

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    Razvan SOLEA

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper deal with a robust sliding-mode trajectory tracking controller, fornonholonomic wheeled mobile robots and its experimental evaluation by theimplementation in an intelligent wheelchair (RobChair. The proposed control structureis based on two nonlinear sliding surfaces ensuring the tracking of the three outputvariables, with respect to the nonholonomic constraint. The performances of theproposed controller for the trajectory planning problem with comfort constraint areverified through the real time acceleration provided by an inertial measurement unit.

  18. Managing ankle ligament sprains and tears: current opinion

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    McGovern RP; Martin RL

    2016-01-01

    Ryan P McGovern,1 RobRoy L Martin,1,2 1Department of Physical Therapy, Rangos School of Health Sciences, Duquesne University, 2Centers for Sports Medicine – University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present a current review of pathoanatomical features, differential diagnosis, objective assessment, intervention, and clinical course associated with managing lateral ankle ligament sprains. Proper diagnosis and identification of affected st...

  19. Constitutional and somatic rearrangement of chromosome 21 in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

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    Li, Yilong; Schwab, Claire; Ryan, Sarra; Papaemmanuil, Elli; Robinson, Hazel M; Jacobs, Patricia; Moorman, Anthony V; Dyer, Sara; Borrow, Julian; Griffiths, Mike; Heerema, Nyla A; Carroll, Andrew J; Talley, Polly; Bown, Nick; Telford, Nick; Ross, Fiona M; Gaunt, Lorraine; McNally, Richard J Q; Young, Bryan D; Sinclair, Paul; Rand, Vikki; Teixeira, Manuel R; Joseph, Olivia; Robinson, Ben; Maddison, Mark; Dastugue, Nicole; Vandenberghe, Peter; Stephens, Philip J; Cheng, Jiqiu; Van Loo, Peter; Stratton, Michael R; Campbell, Peter J; Harrison, Christine J

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    Changes in gene dosage are a major driver of cancer, known to be caused by a finite, but increasingly well annotated, repertoire of mutational mechanisms. This can potentially generate correlated copy-number alterations across hundreds of linked genes, as exemplified by the 2% of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) with recurrent amplification of megabase regions of chromosome 21 (iAMP21). We used genomic, cytogenetic and transcriptional analysis, coupled with novel bioinformatic approaches, to reconstruct the evolution of iAMP21 ALL. Here we show that individuals born with the rare constitutional Robertsonian translocation between chromosomes 15 and 21, rob(15;21)(q10;q10)c, have approximately 2,700-fold increased risk of developing iAMP21 ALL compared to the general population. In such cases, amplification is initiated by a chromothripsis event involving both sister chromatids of the Robertsonian chromosome, a novel mechanism for cancer predisposition. In sporadic iAMP21, breakage-fusion-bridge cycles are typically the initiating event, often followed by chromothripsis. In both sporadic and rob(15;21)c-associated iAMP21, the final stages frequently involve duplications of the entire abnormal chromosome. The end-product is a derivative of chromosome 21 or the rob(15;21)c chromosome with gene dosage optimized for leukaemic potential, showing constrained copy-number levels over multiple linked genes. Thus, dicentric chromosomes may be an important precipitant of chromothripsis, as we show rob(15;21)c to be constitutionally dicentric and breakage-fusion-bridge cycles generate dicentric chromosomes somatically. Furthermore, our data illustrate that several cancer-specific mutational processes, applied sequentially, can coordinate to fashion copy-number profiles over large genomic scales, incrementally refining the fitness benefits of aggregated gene dosage changes.

  20. Bayesian interpretation of Generalized empirical likelihood by maximum entropy

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    Rochet , Paul

    2011-01-01

    We study a parametric estimation problem related to moment condition models. As an alternative to the generalized empirical likelihood (GEL) and the generalized method of moments (GMM), a Bayesian approach to the problem can be adopted, extending the MEM procedure to parametric moment conditions. We show in particular that a large number of GEL estimators can be interpreted as a maximum entropy solution. Moreover, we provide a more general field of applications by proving the method to be rob...

  1. Muligheder og konsekvenser af klimaforandringerne i Grønland

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    Abell, Sif; Torp, Isabel; Lundager, Blanca; Johansen, Ida; Lindegaard, Bianca; Guttman, Ida; Eriksen, Marie

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines the ethical problems of dealing with climate change in a globalized world. It uses Greenland as an example both because of the new opportunities they are now facing and because of their complex culture and history as a colonized country. It analyzes speeches from relevant representatives from Greenland, to examine the existing Greenlandic discourse concerning the exploitation of the new found resources. The theories from Rob Nixon and Peter Singer add to the understanding ...

  2. New Near-Real Time Monitoring of the Ionosphere over Europe Available On-line

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    Chevalier, J. M.; Bergeot, N.; Bruyninx, C.; Pottiaux, E.; Aerts, W.; Baire, Q.; Legrand, J.; Defraigne, P.

    2012-04-01

    With the beginning of the 24th Solar cycle, the increased Solar activity requires having a close eye on the ionosphere for better understanding Space Weather physics and its effects on radio communications. In that frame, near-real time ionospheric models over Europe are now routinely generated at the Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB). These models are made available to the public through new interactive web pages at the web site of the GNSS team (www.gnss.be) and the Solar Influences Data Analysis Center (www.sidc.be) of ROB. The models are ionospheric Vertical Total Electron Content (VTEC) maps estimated every 15 minutes on a 0.5°x0.5° grid. They use the high-rate GPS observations of the real-time stations in the EUREF Permanent Network (EPN) provided by the ROB NTRIP broadcaster. The maps are published on the ROB web site with a latency of 7-15 minutes with respect to the last GPS measurement included in the 15-minute observation files. In a first step, this paper presents the processing strategy used to generate the VTEC maps: input data, parameter estimation, data cleaning and interpolation method. In addition, the tools developed to further exploit the product are introduced, e.g. on-demand animated VTEC maps. In a second step, the VTEC maps are compared with external ionospheric products and models such as Global Ionospheric Maps and IRI 2011. These new near-real time VTEC maps will allow any user within the geographical scope of the maps to estimate in near-real time the ionospheric delay induced along the signal of any observed satellite. In the future, the web site will continuously be updated in response to evolving user needs. This paper opens doors to discussions with the user community to target their needs.

  3. ROBÓTICA

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    Javier Alberto Carvajal Jaramillo

    2012-01-01

    Este curso pretende dar a conocer el diseño y la construcción de un prototipo robótico, centrado en la combinación de la informática y la tecnología de herramientas, integrando en un buen entendimiento diversas disciplinas de conocimiento entre las que se destaca la matemática, física, componentes técnicos y las ciencias de la computación

  4. ompW is cooperatively upregulated by MarA and SoxS in response to menadione.

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    Collao, B; Morales, E H; Gil, F; Calderón, I L; Saavedra, C P

    2013-04-01

    OmpW is a minor porin whose biological function has not been clearly defined. Evidence obtained in our laboratory indicates that in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium the expression of OmpW is activated by SoxS upon exposure to paraquat and it is required for resistance. SoxS belongs to the AraC family of transcriptional regulators, like MarA and Rob. Due to their high structural similarity, the genes under their control have been grouped in the mar/sox/rob regulon, which presents a DNA-binding consensus sequence denominated the marsox box. In this work, we evaluated the role of the transcription factors MarA, SoxS and Rob of S. enterica serovar Typhimurium in regulating ompW expression in response to menadione. We determined the transcript and protein levels of OmpW in different genetic backgrounds; in the wild-type and Δrob strains ompW was upregulated in response to menadione, while in the ΔmarA and ΔsoxS strains the induction was abolished. In a double marA soxS mutant, ompW transcript levels were lowered after exposure to menadione, and only complementation in trans with both genes restored the positive regulation. Using transcriptional fusions and electrophoretic mobility shift assays with mutant versions of the promoter region we demonstrated that two of the predicted sites were functional. Additionally, we demonstrated that MarA increases the affinity of SoxS for the ompW promoter region. In conclusion, our study shows that ompW is upregulated in response to menadione in a cooperative manner by MarA and SoxS through a direct interaction with the promoter region.

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    Sur le site expérimental, 16 types d'adventices ont été inventoriées (Tableau 1). Le périmètre a été composé à plus de 87 %, de Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M. King & H. Rob. (Asteraceae). Les 13 % restants ont été dominés par les espèces suivantes : Portulaca quadrifida L. (Portulacaceae), Centrosema pubescens Benth.

  6. Automatización de una planta industrial

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    Lorenzo, Gonzalo

    2007-01-01

    Memoria de investigación realizada dentro del Programa de Doctorado Interuniversitario en Automática y Robótica. El objetivo de esta memoria de investigación es el análisis de las diversas lineas de trabajo en el ámbito de la automatización y profundizar su aplicación práctica en una planta industrial.

  7. A new species of Raputia (Rutaceae) from the Selva Central of Peru.

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    Fernandez-Hilario, Robin; Arteaga, Robert

    2017-01-01

    Raputia codo-pozuzoensis Rob. Fernandez & Arteaga, sp. nov. (Galipeinae, Rutaceae), a new species endemic to the Huanuco region, in the Selva Central of Peru, is described and illustrated here. The new species differs from other species of Raputia by the combination of 5-7-foliolate leaves (a new characteristic for the genus) and longer petioles. A key to the four Peruvian species of Raputia is presented.

  8. A new species of Raputia (Rutaceae from the Selva Central of Peru

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    Full Text Available Raputia codo-pozuzoensis Rob. Fernandez & Arteaga, sp. nov. (Galipeinae, Rutaceae, a new species endemic to the Huanuco region, in the Selva Central of Peru, is described and illustrated here. The new species differs from other species of Raputia by the combination of 5–7-foliolate leaves (a new characteristic for the genus and longer petioles. A key to the four Peruvian species of Raputia is presented.

  9. MARKETING MIX IN SPORT

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    Srećko Novaković; Slobodan Živkucin

    2011-01-01

    Marketing mix'' along the term of life cycle has robbed the trademark for the conception of marketing and the market direction of company, corporations and institutions. Essence marketing-mixa is in the simultaneous determining of the target market group of consumer (the buyer) or stays the public and specially prepared and the coordinated impact of elements mixa, and this is the product, price, distributions and graduation ceremonies. Given that is mix combinations of verified variables, com...

  10. Trading as Entertainment?

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    Daniel Dorn; Paul Sengmueller

    2009-01-01

    Among 1,000 German brokerage clients for whom both survey responses and actual trading records are available, investors who report enjoying investing or gambling turn over their portfolio at twice the rate of their peers. Including entertainment attributes as additional explanatory variables in cross-sectional regressions of portfolio turnover on objective investor attributes more than doubles the fraction of the total variation of portfolio turnover that can be explained. The results are rob...

  11. Criminals, Militias, and Insurgents: Organized Crime in Iraq

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    2009-06-01

    continuity with the Hussein regime. Although many of the players changed, the game remained much the same. As one smuggler commented, “We use the... Salon News, March 20, 2008, available at www.salon.com/news/ feature/2008/03/20/iraq_roundtable/, hereafter cited as “Robbing the Cradle.” 58...has not been accompanied by widespread acceptance of collective identity or shared rules of the political game . The structure of politics and

  12. Sistema de entrenamiento para un brazo articulado portátil

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    García Marín, Alberto

    2012-01-01

    El proyecto está enmarcado dentro del ámbito de la robótica enfocada a la rehabilitación, asistencia y compensación funcional de personas con discapacidades motoras. Se ha querido desarrollar un sistema de entrenamiento en el que el usuario final pueda decidir qué interfaces y configuraciones se adaptan mejor a sus habilidades para controlar el brazo articulado iARM.

  13. Development of a ROV titanium manipulator for light work class ROV vehicles

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    Garay, Gaizka X.; Sosa, Dario

    2016-01-01

    This paper shows the development of a high technical equipment to be used as tooling of submersible ROV (Remote Operated Vehicles) for offshore operations, particularly the design and fabrication by Additive Manufacturing (AM) of a Titanium Manipulator for ROVs. From the initial concept and design until a new formed company “TITANROB”, this document shortly describes the fabrication of hydraulic titanium manipulators for mid size ROV vehicles, the TitanRob series M501, G500 ...

  14. The Role of Ethics in International Arms Transfers

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    i THE ROLE OF ETHICS IN INTERNATIONAL ARMS TRANSFERS BY MAJOR ROB ARNETT A THESIS PRESENTED TO THE FACULTY OF THE SCHOOL OF...War’s Ends” provided the intellectual spark to explore the topic of ethics in international arms sales. Additionally, Dr. Murphy was kind enough to... ethics in American arms transfer policy to determine whether the Just War tradition’s jus ad bellum framework can help policymakers through a complex

  15. New species of Ophryosporus (Eupatorieae Asteraceae from Peru

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    Abundio Sagástegui Alva

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Ophryosporus marchii Sagást. & E. Rodr. is described as a new species of Ophryosporus Meyen (Eupatorieae: Asteraceae from the Department of Cajamarca, Peru. This new species is apparently endemic to the province of Contumaza and closest relative to O. sagasteguii H. Rob. It is critically compared with this species and data on its geographical distribution, ecology and conservation status are provided.

  16. This Man’s Military: Masculine Culture’s Role in Sexual Violence

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    containers used as rapidly deployable blast barri- ers in combat zones, as well as flood barriers in civilian application. 8. Sun Tzu , Illustrated...trump- those-against-women/. Stones, Rob, ed. Key Sociological Thinkers. New York: NYU Press, 1998. Sun Tzu . The Illustrated Art of War. Edited and...Recommendations 55 6 Summary and Conclusions 63 Abbreviations 67 Bibliography 69 vii Foreword All students at the School of Advanced Air and Space

  17. Ultra-lightweight and Reconfigurable Tristate Inverter Based Physical Unclonable Function Design

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    Cui, Yijun; Gu, Chongyan; Wang, Chenghua; O'Neill, Maire; Liu, Weiqiang

    2018-01-01

    A physical unclonable function (PUF) is a promising security primitive which utilizes the manufacturing process variations to generate a unique unclonable digital fingerprint for a chip. It is especially suitable for resource constrained security applications, e.g. internet of things (IoT) devices. The ring oscillator (RO) PUF and the static RAM (SRAM) PUF are two of the most extensively studied PUFdesigns. However, previous RO PUF designs require a lot of hardware resources for ROs to be rob...

  18. Using Center of Gravity Analysis to Defeat Violent Extremist Organizations

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    State Troopers Marty Campos, Darren Daughtry, Jim Maxwell, and Rob Wright for our brainstorming session before I started putting words to paper... Collins , 2015), 11. 2 Yonah Alexander and Dean Alexander, The Islamic State: Combating the Caliphate Without Borders (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books...The State of Terror (New York: Harper Collins , 2015), 22. 29 death, the group found itself ex-communicated from al-Qaeda by bin Laden’s

  19. Bayesian Aggregation of Evidence for Detection and Characterization of Patterns in Multiple Noisy Observations

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    Konstantin N Borozdin, Alexei V Klimenko, William C Priedhorsky, Nicolas Hengartner, Charles C Alexander, R Andres Cortez, Herbert G Tanner, and Xanthi... Tan - don, Rob MacLachlan, and Jay Jin. Presentation: Machine learning for effective nuclear search and broad area monitoring. ARI Annual Review, 2014...Distributed Constraints Reasoning (DCR09), at IJCAI, volume 9, 2009. [70] Di Tian and Nicolas D Georganas. A node scheduling scheme for energy

  20. Validation of the Read Out Electronics for the CMS Muon Drift Chambers at Tests Beam in CERN/GIF; Validacion en el Test Beam del CERN/GIF de la electronica de Lectura de las Camaras de Muones del Experimento CMS

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    Fernandez, C.; Fouz, M. c.; Marin, J.; Oller, J. C.; Willmott, C.; Amigo, L. J.

    2002-07-01

    Part of the readout system for the CMS muon drift chambers has been tested in test beams at CERN/GIF. Read Out Board (ROB) and HPTD have been validated with signals from a real muon beam, with an structure and flux similar to LHC operating conditions and using one of the chambers produced in CIEMAT already located in the test beam area under normal gas and voltage conditions. (Author) 5 refs.

  1. Biometry, biometrics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, . . . , bio-X

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    Molenberghs, Geert

    2005-01-01

    Recent scientific evolutions force us to rethink our profession's position on the scientific map, in relation to our neighboring professions, the ones with which we traditionally have strong collaborative links as well as the newly emerging fields, but also within our own, diverse professional group. We will show that great inspiration can be drawn from our own history, in fact from the early days of the Society. A recent inspiring example has been set by the late Rob Kempton, who died sudden...

  2. Paramilitaries in the dissolution of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: Effects on the Peace Process

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    2014-05-20

    vi The paramilitaries rob, they rape , they steal. Why are we fighting and what are we fighting for?1 ―General Slavko Lasica INTRODUCTION...and their criminal actions of ethnic cleansing, looting, raping , and other crimes, few go into detail about these groups, why they formed in the...controlled a portion of the black market in Sarajevo based on smuggled arms, food, and prostitution and controlled many of the cafes and night clubs

  3. Pollinators shift to nectar robbers when florivory occurs, with effects on reproductive success in Iris bulleyana (Iridaceae).

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    Ye, Z-M; Jin, X-F; Wang, Q-F; Yang, C-F; Inouye, D W

    2017-09-01

    Studies have indicated that florivory and nectar robbing may reduce reproductive success of host plants. However, whether and how these effects might interact when plants are simultaneously attacked by both florivores and nectar robbers still needs further investigation. We used Iris bulleyana to detect the interactions among florivory, nectar robbing and pollination, and moreover, their effects on plant reproductive success. Field investigations and hand-pollination treatments were conducted on two experimental plots from a natural population, in which Experimental plot was protected from florivores and Control plot was not manipulated. The flower calyx was bitten by sawflies to consume the nectary, and three bumblebee species were pollinators. In addition, the short-tongued pollinator, Bombus friseanus, was the only robber when there was a hole made by a sawfly. The bumblebee had significantly shortened flower handling time when robbing, as compared to legitimate visits. Pollinator visitation and seed production decreased significantly in damaged flowers. However, seed production per flower after supplementary hand-pollination did not differ significantly between damaged and undamaged flowers. Compared to the Experimental plot, bumblebees visited fewer flowers per plant in a foraging bout in the Control plot. The flowers damaged by florivory allowed B. friseanus to shift to a nectar robber. Florivory and nectar robbing collectively decreased plant reproductive success by consuming nectar resources, which may reduce attractiveness to pollinators of the damaged flowers. However, the changes in pollinator behaviour might be beneficial to the plant by reducing the risk of geitonogamous mating. © 2017 German Botanical Society and The Royal Botanical Society of the Netherlands.

  4. Naval Postgraduate School Research. Volume 14, Number 1, February 2004

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    Malaysia , Pakistan, and other locations in Eastern and Central Asia. METEOROLOGY RESEARCH WEATHER IN ‘SEA BASING’ AND DOMINANT MANEUVER, continued...and Associate Professor Rob Dell , Distinguished Professors Jerry Brown and David Schrady, and Professors Kevin Wood and Al Washburn of the Department...Defense. Some of the topics discussed included: values and culture; core work processes; leadership; job design; reward and recognition; and

  5. Validation of the Read Out Electronics for the CMS Muon Drift Chambers at Tests Beam in CERN/GIF

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    Fernández, C; Fouz-Iglesias, M C; Marin, J; Oller, J C; Willmott, C

    2002-01-01

    Part of the readout system for the CMS muon drift chambers has been tested in test beams at CERN/GIF. Read Out Board (ROB) and HPTD have been validated with signals from a real muon beam, with an structure and flux similar to LHC operating conditions and using one of the chambers produced in CIEMAT already located in the test beam area under normal gas and voltage conditions. (Author) 5 refs.

  6. ANALYSIS OF HUMAN INTUITION TOWARDS ARTIFICIAL INTUITION SYNTHESIS FOR ROBOTICS

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    Octavio Diaz-Hernandez; Victor J. Gonzalez-Villela

    2017-01-01

    Human intuition is an unconscious mental process aimed to solve problems without using a rational decision-making process. Meanwhile, the artificial intuition is a limited representation of human intuition, and it models intuitive ability of solving problems in order to be implemented in machines. In this work, we performed an analysis about analogies between human and artificial intuition using INPUTS, PROCESSING, and OUTPUTS. Mainly, we have focused on synthetize algorithms that improve rob...

  7. Robust Performance of Systems with Structured Uncertainties in State Space

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    Zhou, K.; Khargonekar, P.P.; Stoustrup, Jakob; Niemann, H.H.

    1995-01-01

    This paper considers robust performance analysis and state feedback design for systems with time-varying parameter uncertainties. The notion of a strongly robust % performance criterion is introduced, and its applications in robust performance analysis and synthesis for nominally linear systems with time-varying uncertainties are discussed and compared with the constant scaled small gain criterion. It is shown that most robust performance analysis and synthesisproblems under this strongly rob...

  8. Evaluation of the US Army Research Laboratory Squeeze 5 Magnetic Flux Compression Generator

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    2016-09-01

    armature cracking, high-voltage insulation , and electrical arcing. 15. SUBJECT TERMS magnetic flux compression, field diffusion, mega ampere, high... insulation and can result in arcing that robs energy from the system. Magnetic field diffusion into the conducting portions of the system can also play a...indicates a short circuit occurred internally to the device, most likely due to damaged insulation during construction. The high-voltage switch failed to

  9. Book Review : Social and Environmental Accounting

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    Lee C. Moerman

    2010-01-01

    This edited 4 volume set comprises a selection of published papers in the field of social and environmentalaccounting, and is the latest series of books to emerge from the Centre for Social and EnvironmentalAccounting Research (CSEAR) at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. The editors are: Rob Gray,Professor of Social and Environment Accounting and Director of CSEAR; Jan Bebbington, Professor ofAccounting and Sustainable Development and Director of the St Andrews Sustainability Institute;...

  10. Architecture and Energy. Towards a broader Focus

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     Architecture and Energy. Towards a broader focus. By Michael Lauring and Rob Marsh   In typical new Danish dwellings build according to the standards of the Building Regulations 2008 approximately 35% of the primary energy use is related to heat consumption divided into 23% room heating and 12% ...... & Hacker (2008): Bygninger, Energi, Klima. Mod et nyt paradigme.  Statens Byggeforskningsinstitut (Danish Building Research Institute). [2] Marsh, Larsen, Lauring & Christensen (2006): Arkitektur og energi. Statens Byggeforskningsinstitut (Danish Building Research Instititute)....

  11. Development of Novel Treatment Plan Verification Techniques for Prostate Intensity Modulation Arc Therapy

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    2010-03-01

    1090.U N C O R R E FLA 5.0 DTD ROB18972_proof 1E D P R O O F 11. Malinowski KT, Noel C, Roy M, et al. Efficient use of contin- uous, real-time...Physics Volume -, Number -, 2010 ARTICLE IN PRESS4. Malinowski KT, Noel C, Roy M, et al. Efficient use of contin- uous, real-time prostate localization

  12. The Multi-Facets of Cyber Sex-Trafficking: A Call for Action and Reform from Society

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    Rodas, Ericka

    2014-01-01

    In the year 2014, human trafficking is still prevalent. Traffickers around the world abuse vulnerable individuals and rob them of their freedom to be safe from harm despite the international and national laws that are in place. In particular, sex trafficking, a subset of human trafficking is a form of discrimination in which people in power, typically men, take advantage of the vulnerabilities of women and children— though men are also victims—to exploit them for their services, whether for l...

  13. Reengineering Real-Time Software Systems

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    Advisor : Yutaka Kanayama Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. 93-29769 93 12 6 098 Form Appmoved REPORT DOCUMENTATION PAGE 1o No. PI rep...line...and~parabola() Queue.c inc...getinst() Queue.c readjinst() Queue.c se~_insto ImmCmd.c accO0) ImmCmd.c getjineO() ImmCmd.c get robO () ImmCmd.c

  14. A new species of Camchaya (Asteraceae, Vernonieae from Thailand

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    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Camchaya thailandica Bunwong, Chantar. & S.C.Keeley, sp. nov. from Phu Phrabat Historical Park, Udon Thani, Thailand is described as a new species. Plant of this new species are similar to C. gracilis (Gagnep. Bunwong & H.Rob. but differ inovate phyllaries without margin spines, 10-ribbed achenes, and broadly ovate leaves. This species is a rare endemic known only from the type collection and probably confined to open areas of sandstone hills in Udon Thani province.

  15. 1,4-Dioxane Remediation by Extreme Soil Vapor Extraction (XSVE). Screening-Level Feasibility Assessment and Design Tool in Support of 1,4-Dioxane Remediation by Extreme Soil Vapor Extraction (XSVE) ESTCP Project ER 201326

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    USER GUIDE 1,4-Dioxane Remediation by Extreme Soil Vapor Extraction (XSVE) Screening-Level Feasibility Assessment and Design Tool in...Support of 1,4-Dioxane Remediation by Extreme Soil Vapor Extraction (XSVE) ESTCP Project ER-201326 OCTOBER 2017 Rob Hinchee Integrated Science...Technology, Inc. 1509 Coastal Highway Panacea, FL 32346 8/8/2013 - 8/8/2018 10-2017 1,4-Dioxane Remediation by Extreme Soil Vapor Extraction (XSVE) Screening

  16. Asymmetric Price Transmission in Indonesia's Wheat Flour Market

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    Varela, Gonzalo J.; Taniguchi, Kiyoshi

    2014-01-01

    Data indicate that its domestic price in Indonesia has been increasing regardless of movements in the international price of wheat. A test for asymmetric price transmission from international wheat to domestic wheat flour markets is conducted using an error correction model and find the presence of asymmetric price transmission. The upward adjustment in the domestic price of wheat flour is much faster than its adjustment downward when it deviates from long-run equilibrium. Our results are rob...

  17. Sexospécificités | Page 195 | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    In the dim light of a makeshift beer hall in Phillipi township, South Africa, tourist Rob Denhom is introduced to a taste like no other. A man passes him a rusty can full of Umqomboti, a traditional bitter-sour millet beer. It is more than the British teacher has bargained for. His face puckers at the taste and he eagerly passes the ...

  18. Vantage Theory and Linguistic Relativity

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    Allan, Keith

    2010-01-01

    Rob MacLaury's Vantage Theory, VT, models the way in which a cognizer constructs, recalls, uses, and modifies a category in terms of point of view or vantage. Alongside of VT, there is place for the kind of semantic specification found in the lexicon. VT2 [Allan, Keith, 2002. "Vantage theory, VT2, and number." "Language Sciences" 24(5-6), 679-703…

  19. O pós-humano, cyborgs e a (reevolução do corpo em Mega Man Maverick Hunter X

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    Simão Cireneu Milani Addôr Nunes da Silva

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho propõe a análise da conformação híbrida do robô X (humano e máquina, personagem principal do game Mega Man Maverick Hunter X, lançado em 2005, que é um remake do jogo Megaman X, produzido pela Capcom para a plataforma Super Nintendo em 1993. No universo narrativo do game, X é único robô a possuir a capacidade de ter sentimentos, sendo seu projeto o ponto de partida para a criação dos reploids (cyborgs com a capacidade de livre arbítrio, que, como ele,demonstram empatia por todos os seres, sejam humanos ou robóticos. Apesar de X ter o que é considerada a maior “fraqueza” dos humanos: sentimentos, ele é o personagem mais poderoso da série, justamente pela percepção de que esse potencial o torna ilimitado como os humanos; pois enquanto os humanos são capazes de evoluir física e intelectualmente, os robôs estarão permanentemente atrelados à função para a qual foram criados. Para analisar a constituição de X como uma possibilidade de discussão da perspectiva do pós-humano, utilizamos teorias desenvolvidas por Paula Sibilia (2002 em O homem pós-orgânico, e Lucia Santaella, em Culturas e artes do pós-humano (2003.

  20. Electronics for the CMS muon drift tube chambers the read-out minicrate

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    Fernandez Bedoya, Cristina; Oller, Juan Carlos; Willmott, Carlos

    2005-01-01

    On the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experimentat the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN laboratory, the drift tube chambers are responsible for muon detection and precise momentum measurement. In this paper the first level of the read out electronics for these drift tube chambers is described. These drift tube chambers will be located inside the muon barrel detector in the so-called minicrates (MCs), attached to the chambers. The read out boards (ROBs) are the main component of this first level data acquisition system, and they are responsible for the time digitalization related to Level 1 Accept (L1A) trigger of the incoming signals from the front-end electronics, followed by a consequent data merging to the next stages of the data acquisition system. ROBs' architecture and functionality have been exhaustively tested, as well as their capability of operation beyond the expected environmental conditions inside the CMS detector. Due to the satisfactory results obtained, final production of ROBs and their a...

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

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

    2016-01-01

    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...

  2. Diagnostic utility of patient history and physical examination data to detect spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis in athletes with low back pain: A systematic review.

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    Grødahl, Linn Helen J; Fawcett, Louise; Nazareth, Madeleine; Smith, Richard; Spencer, Simon; Heneghan, Nicola; Rushton, Alison

    2016-08-01

    In adolescent athletes, low back pain has a 1-year prevalence of 57% and causes include spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis. An accurate diagnosis enables healing, prevention of progression and return to sport. To evaluate the diagnostic utility of patient history and physical examination data to identify spondylolysis and/or spondylolisthesis in athletes. Systematic review was undertaken according to published guidelines, and reported in line with PRISMA. Key databases were searched up to 13/11/15. athletic population with LBP, patient history and/or physical examination accuracy data for spondylolysis and/or spondylolisthesis, any study design including raw data. Two reviewers independently assessed risk of bias (ROB) using QUADAS-2. A data extraction sheet was pre-designed. Pooling of data and investigation for heterogeneity enabled a qualitative synthesis of data across studies. Of the eight included studies, two were assessed as low ROB, one of which also had no concerns regarding applicability. Age (75% for spondylolisthesis. Step-deformity palpation demonstrated 60-88% sensitivity and 87-100% specificity for spondylolisthesis. The one-legged hyperextension test was not supported for spondylolysis (sensitivity 50-73%, specificity 0-87%). No recommendations can be made utilising patient history data. Based on one low ROB study, step deformity palpation may be useful in diagnosing spondylolisthesis. No physical tests demonstrated diagnostic utility for spondylolysis. Further research is required. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. ROBÔ PARA INSPEÇÃO DE ÁREAS CLASSIFICADAS E DE DIFÍCIL ACESSO COM TRANSMISSÃO DE IMAGENS SEM FIO

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Mediante a necessidade de monitoramento de áreas de difícil acesso ao homem ou áreas que levem risco a sua integridade física, esta pesquisa tem por objetivo construir um robô que faça a captura de imagens por um sistema totalmente sem fio e controlado por computador. Para isso fez-se necessário o projeto e implementação mecânica e eletrônica de um protótipo composto de servomotores, um microcontrolador, um módulo de rádio para a comunicação entre robô e computador e um sistema de captação e transmissão de imagem sem fio. Para a implementação do software que proporciona a execução de comandos remotos, desenvolveu-se uma aplicação utilizando o ambiente C++ Builder®. Em toda a implementação fez-se uso de conceitos visto nas disciplinas de programação de computadores, eletrônica analógica e digital, microcontroladores, sistema de transmissão de dados e mecânica. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Monitoramento, Robô, microcontrolador.

  4. TRANSPORTE COOPERATIVO DE OBJETOS CON UNA PLATAFORMA MÓVIL EN UN ENTORNO ESTRUCTURADO

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    Edwin Andres Beltran Gonzalez

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    Full Text Available La robótica cooperativa busca diseñar sistemas compuestos de varios robots capaces de resolver problemas conjuntamente, de tal manera que dicha implementación puede llevar consigo distintos tipos de control (centralizado o distribuido, de esta manera una de las aplicaciones en esta línea de investigación es el transporte de objetos mediante distintas estrategias que van desde el empuje, la sujeción y arrastre de los objetos; tales trabajos se han presentado desde la década de los 90 hasta el día de hoy. El enfoque del presente artículo busca mostrar el desarrollo e implementación de una plataforma robótica cooperativa aplicada al transporte de objetos largos a través de un entorno estructurado utilizando las herramientas que provee el kit Lego Mindstorms RCX 2.0 y el grupo de investigación en robótica móvil autónoma ROMA.

  5. Chicken Essence for Cognitive Function Improvement: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Chicken essence (CE is a popular traditional remedy in Asia, which is believed to improve cognitive functions. CE company claimed that the health benefits were proven with research studies. A systematic review was conducted to determine the cognitive-enhancing effects of CE. We systematically searched a number of databases for randomized controlled trials with human subjects consuming CE and cognitive tests involved. Cochrane’s Risk of Bias (ROB tool was used to assess the quality of trials and meta-analysis was performed. Seven trials were included, where six healthy subjects and one subject with poorer cognitive functions were recruited. One trial had unclear ROB while the rest had high ROB. For executive function tests, there was a significant difference favoring CE (pooled standardized mean difference (SMD of −0.55 (−1.04, −0.06 and another with no significant difference (pooled SMD of 0.70 (−0.001, 1.40. For short-term memory tests, no significant difference was found (pooled SMD of 0.63 (−0.16, 1.42. Currently, there is a lack of convincing evidence to show a cognitive enhancing effect of CE.

  6. An invasive slug exploits an ant-seed dispersal mutualism.

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    Meadley Dunphy, Shannon A; Prior, Kirsten M; Frederickson, Megan E

    2016-05-01

    Plant-animal mutualisms, such as seed dispersal, are often vulnerable to disruption by invasive species. Here, we show for the first time how a non-ant invasive species negatively affects seed dispersal by ants. We examined the effects of several animal species that co-occur in a temperate deciduous forest-including native and invasive seed-dispersing ants (Aphaenogaster rudis and Myrmica rubra, respectively), an invasive slug (Arion subfuscus), and native rodents-on a native myrmecochorous plant, Asarum canadense. We experimentally manipulated ant, slug, and rodent access to seed depots and measured seed removal. We also video-recorded depots to determine which other taxa interact with seeds. We found that A. rudis was the main disperser of seeds and that A. subfuscus consumed elaiosomes without dispersing seeds. Rodent visitation was rare, and rodent exclusion had no significant effect on seed or elaiosome removal. We then used data obtained from laboratory and field mesocosm experiments to determine how elaiosome robbing by A. subfuscus affects seed dispersal by A. rudis and M. rubra. We found that elaiosome robbing by slugs reduced seed dispersal by ants, especially in mesocosms with A. rudis, which picks up seeds more slowly than M. rubra. Taken together, our results show that elaiosome robbing by an invasive slug reduces seed dispersal by ants, suggesting that invasive slugs can have profound negative effects on seed dispersal mutualisms.

  7. The TDAQ Baseline Architecture

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    The Trigger-DAQ community is currently busy preparing material for the DAQ, HLT and DCS TDR. Over the last few weeks a very important step has been a series of meetings to complete agreement on the baseline architecture. An overview of the architecture indicating some of the main parameters is shown in figure 1. As reported at the ATLAS Plenary during the February ATLAS week, the main area where the baseline had not yet been agreed was around the Read-Out System (ROS) and details in the DataFlow. The agreed architecture has: Read-Out Links (ROLs) from the RODs using S-Link; Read-Out Buffers (ROB) sited near the RODs, mounted in a chassis - today assumed to be a PC, using PCI bus at least for configuration, control and monitoring. The baseline assumes data aggregation, in the ROB and/or at the output (which could either be over a bus or in the network). Optimization of the data aggregation will be made in the coming months, but the current model has each ROB card receiving input from 4 ROLs, and 3 such c...

  8. Fenologia do florescimento e frutificação de espécies nativas dos Campos - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v29i3.478 Flowering phenology and fruit set of native species of the Campos ecosystem - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v29i3.478

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a fenologia de 12 espécies ocorrentes no ecossistema de Campos no Estado do Paraná. A pesquisa foi realizada no Campus III, da Universidade Federal do Paraná, na cidade de Curitiba. As espécies selecionadas para a avaliação fenológica foram: Aspilia montevidensis (Sprengel Kuntze, Cacalia cognata (Less. Kuntze, Campovassouria bupleurifolia (DC. R. M. King & H. Rob., Campuloclinium macrocephalum (Less. DC., Chromolaena ascendens (Sch. Bip. ex. Baker R. M. King & H. Rob., Lessingianthus glabratus (Less. H. Rob. (Asteraceae, Eryngium sanguisorba Cham. & Schtdl. (Apiaceae, Moritzia dusenii Johnston (Boraginaceae, Petunia linoides Sendtn. (Solanaceae, Senna neglecta (Vogel H. S. Irwin & Barneby (Fabaceae, Tibouchina gracilis (Bonpl. Cogn. (Melastomataceae e Verbena rigida Spreng (Verbenaceae. A metodologia utilizada foi a avaliação qualitativa dos dados fenológicos (floração e frutificação, observados quinzenalmente, durante o ano de 2004. As variáveis climáticas: temperatura, umidade relativa do ar, precipitação e fotoperíodo foram obtidas diariamente para verificar sua relação com as fenofases. Os resultados indicaram que, das espécies estudadas, seis tiveram fase fenológica reprodutiva entre janeiro e agosto, enquanto as demais tiveram a interrupção do período reprodutivo durante o inverno, com exceção de Aspilia montevidensis que apresentou floração e frutificação durante todo o ano.The aim of this work is to study the phenology of twelve species that occur in “Campos” ecosystem in Paraná state. This research was carried out at the Universidade Federal do Paraná, Campus III, in Curitiba city. The selected species for phenologic evaluation were: Aspilia montevidensis (Sprengel Kuntze, Cacalia cognata (Less. Kuntze, Campovassouria bupleurifolia (DC. R. M. King & H. Rob., Campuloclinium macrocephalum (Less. DC., Chromolaena ascendens (Sch. Bip. ex. Baker R. M. King & H

  9. Fenologia do florescimento e frutificação de espécies nativas dos Campos = Flowering phenology and fruit set of native species of the Campos ecosystem

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    Antonio Carlos Batista

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a fenologia de 12 espécies ocorrentes no ecossistema de Campos no Estado do Paraná. A pesquisa foi realizada no Campus III, da Universidade Federal do Paraná, na cidade de Curitiba. As espécies selecionadas para a avaliação fenológica foram: Aspilia montevidensis (Sprengel Kuntze, Cacalia cognata (Less. Kuntze, Campovassouria bupleurifolia (DC. R. M. King & H. Rob., Campuloclinium macrocephalum (Less. DC., Chromolaena ascendens (Sch. Bip. ex. Baker R. M. King & H. Rob., Lessingianthus glabratus (Less. H. Rob. (Asteraceae, Eryngium sanguisorba Cham. &Schtdl. (Apiaceae, Moritzia dusenii Johnston (Boraginaceae, Petunia linoides Sendtn. (Solanaceae, Senna neglecta (Vogel H. S. Irwin & Barneby (Fabaceae, Tibouchina gracilis (Bonpl. Cogn. (Melastomataceae e Verbena rigida Spreng (Verbenaceae. A metodologiautilizada foi a avaliação qualitativa dos dados fenológicos (floração e frutificação, observados quinzenalmente, durante o ano de 2004. As variáveis climáticas: temperatura, umidade relativa do ar, precipitação e fotoperíodo foram obtidas diariamente para verificar sua relação com as fenofases. Os resultados indicaram que, das espécies estudadas, seis tiveram fase fenológica reprodutiva entre janeiro e agosto, enquanto as demais tiveram a interrupção do período reprodutivo durante o inverno, com exceção de Aspilia montevidensis que apresentou floração e frutificação durante todo o ano.The aim of this work is to study the phenology of twelve species that occur in “Campos” ecosystem in Paraná state. This research was carried out at the Universidade Federal do Paraná, Campus III, in Curitiba city. The selected species for phenologic evaluation were: Aspilia montevidensis (Sprengel Kuntze, Cacalia cognata (Less. Kuntze, Campovassouria bupleurifolia (DC. R. M. King & H. Rob., Campuloclinium macrocephalum (Less. DC., Chromolaena ascendens (Sch. Bip. ex. Baker R. M. King & H. Rob

  10. Effect of nectar pillaging by native stingless bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae in the abscission of flowers of Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd. (Nyctaginaceae =Efeito da pilhagem de néctar por abelhas nativas sem ferrão (Hymenoptera: Apidae na abscisão floral de Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd. (Nyctaginaceae

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    Full Text Available This study had as objective to evaluate whether the pillaging activity by native bees influences floral abscission. Samples were collected in ten individuals of Bougainvillea spectabilis. In the period between May 4 and June 1st, 2009, 2,874 flowers were collected on the ground and 2,895 from the plants, with three-day intervals between each collection and a total of 10 repetitions in each plant. We measured the total of closed flowers, open flowers, robbed flowers, normal flowers, open robbed flowers and nonrobber open flowers, in both soil and plant. For the statistical analysis, the T-test was used to see whether there was a difference between the averages obtained from the evaluated characteristics between the soil flowers and plant flowers. Simple linear regression was used to see whether there was a relationship between the closed flowers and robbed closed flowers found on the ground and open flowers and non-robbed open flowers in the plant. There were significant differences regarding all variables measured between soil and plant.A correlation was found at both closed flowers and robbed closed flowers found on the ground and open flowers and non-robbed open flowers in the plant.O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a atividade de pilhagemde abelhas nativas influenciando a abscisão floral de Bougainvillea spectabilis. As coletas foram realizadas em dez indivíduos de B. spectabilis. Foram coletadas 2.874 flores no solo e 2.895 na planta no período de 4/5/2009 a 1/6/2009 com intervalo de três dias entre cada coleta, totalizando 10 repetições em cada indivíduo. Foram mensuradas as flores fechadas, flores abertas, flores fechadas pilhadas, flores fechadas não pilhadas, flores abertas pilhadas e flores abertas não pilhadas tanto no solo como na planta. Para as análises estatísticas foi utilizado o Teste-T para verificar se houve diferença entre as médias obtidas das características avaliadas entre as flores do solo e as

  11. Soil-transmitted helminth infection, loss of education and cognitive impairment in school-aged children: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

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    Full Text Available Evidence of an adverse influence of soil transmitted helminth (STH infections on cognitive function and educational loss is equivocal. Prior meta-analyses have focused on randomized controlled trials only and have not sufficiently explored the potential for disparate influence of STH infection by cognitive domain. We re-examine the hypothesis that STH infection is associated with cognitive deficit and educational loss using data from all primary epidemiologic studies published between 1992 and 2016.Medline, Biosis and Web of Science were searched for original studies published in the English language. Cognitive function was defined in four domains (learning, memory, reaction time and innate intelligence and educational loss in two domains (attendance and scholastic achievement. Pooled effect across studies were calculated as standardized mean differences (SMD to compare cognitive and educational measures for STH infected/non-dewormed children versus STH uninfected /dewormed children using Review Manager 5.3. Sub-group analyses were implemented by study design, risk of bias (ROB and co-prevalence of Schistosoma species infection. Influential studies were excluded in sensitivity analysis to examine stability of pooled estimates.We included 36 studies of 12,920 children. STH infected/non-dewormed children had small to moderate deficits in three domains-learning, memory and intelligence (SMD: -0.44 to -0.27, P<0.01-0.03 compared to STH-uninfected/dewormed children. There were no differences by infection/treatment status for reaction time, school attendance and scholastic achievement (SMD: -0.26 to -0.16, P = 0.06-0.19. Heterogeneity of the pooled effects in all six domains was high (P<0.01; I2 = 66-99%. Application of outlier treatment reduced heterogeneity in learning domain (P = 0.12; I2 = 33% and strengthened STH-related associations in all domains but intelligence (SMD: -0.20, P = 0.09. Results varied by study design and ROB. Among experimental

  12. Apparent molar volumes and viscosity B-coefficients of caffeine in aqueous thorium nitrate solutions at T = (298.15, 308.15, and 318.15) K

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    Apparent molar volumes phi{sub V} and viscosity B-coefficients for caffeine in (0.00, 0.03, 0.05, and 0.07) mol . dm{sup -3} aqueous thorium nitrate, Th(NO{sub 3}){sub 4}, solutions were determined from solution density and viscosity measurements over the temperature range (298.15 to 318.15) K as function of concentration of caffeine and the relation: phi{sub V}{sup 0}=a{sub 0}+a{sub 1}T+a{sub 2}T{sup 2}, have been used to describe the temperature dependence of the standard partial molar volumes phi{sub V}{sup 0}. These results have been used to deduce the standard volumes of transfer DELTAphi{sub V}{sup 0} and viscosity B-coefficients of transfer DELTAB for caffeine from water to aqueous Th(NO{sub 3}){sub 4} solutions for rationalizing various interactions in the ternary solutions. The structure-making or breaking ability of caffeine has been discussed in terms of the sign of (delta{sup 2}phi{sub V}{sup 0}/deltaT{sup 2}){sub P}. The Friedman-Krishnan co-sphere model was used to explain the transfer volume of caffeine with increasing Th(NO{sub 3}){sub 4} molarity. The activation parameters of viscous flow for the ternary solutions were also discussed in terms of transition state theory.

  13. Experiments with background gas in a vacuum arc centrifuge

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    1996-01-01

    Since promising isotope separation results were first reported by Krishnan et al. in 1981, a range of vacuum arc centrifuge experiments have been conducted in laboratories around the world. The PCEN (Plasma CENtrifuge) vacuum arc centrifuge at the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research has been used for isotope separation studies with cathode materials of carbon and magnesium and also to investigate the performance in terms of the rotational velocity attained for different cathode materials. Here, a vacuum arc centrifuge has been operated with an initial filling gas of either argon or hydrogen for pressures ranging from 10 -3 to 10 -1 Pa. The angular velocity ω of the plasma has been determined by cross-correlating the signals from potential probes, and the electron temperature T has been deduced from Langmuir probe data. At high gas pressures and early times during the 14 ms plasma lifetime, high-frequency nonuniformities frequently observed in the vacuum discharge disappear, suggesting that the associated instability is suppressed. Under the same conditions, nonuniformities rotating with much lower angular velocities are observed in the plasma. Temperatures are reduced in the presence of the background gas, and the theoretical figure of merit for separation proportional to ω 2 /T is increased compared to its value in the vacuum discharge for both argon and hydrogen gas fillings

  14. Thermophysical Properties of Acetophenone with Ethylchloroacetate at Temperatures of 303.15, 313.15 and 323.15 K

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    Saravanakumar, K. [Sathyabama Univ., Chennai (India); Baskaran, R. [St.Joseph' s College of Engineering, Chennai (India); Kubendran, T. R. [Anna Univ., Chennai (India)

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    Densities, viscosities, refractive indices and speed of sounds of the binary mixtures of Acetophenone with Ethylchloroacetate were measured over the entire mole fractions at (303.15, 313.15 and 323.15) K. From these experimental results, excess molar volume V{sup E}, viscosity deviation Δη, refractive index deviation Δn{sub D}, deviations in speed of sound Δu, deviations in isentropic compressibility Δk{sub s} and excess intermolecular free length ΔL{sub f} were calculated. The viscosity data have been correlated with the equations of Grunberg and Nissan, Hind et al., Tamura and Kurata, Katti and Chaudri, Sedgwick, Krishnan-Laddha and McAllister. The thermo physical properties under study were fit to the Jouyban-Acree model. The excess values were correlated using Redlich-Kister polynomial equation to obtain their coefficients and standard deviations. It was found that in all cases, the data obtained fitted with the values correlated by the corresponding models very well. The results are interpreted in terms of molecular interactions occurring in the solution.

  15. Thermophysical Properties of Acetophenone with Ethylchloroacetate at Temperatures of 303.15, 313.15 and 323.15 K

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    2012-01-01

    Densities, viscosities, refractive indices and speed of sounds of the binary mixtures of Acetophenone with Ethylchloroacetate were measured over the entire mole fractions at (303.15, 313.15 and 323.15) K. From these experimental results, excess molar volume V E , viscosity deviation Δη, refractive index deviation Δn D , deviations in speed of sound Δu, deviations in isentropic compressibility Δk s and excess intermolecular free length ΔL f were calculated. The viscosity data have been correlated with the equations of Grunberg and Nissan, Hind et al., Tamura and Kurata, Katti and Chaudri, Sedgwick, Krishnan-Laddha and McAllister. The thermo physical properties under study were fit to the Jouyban-Acree model. The excess values were correlated using Redlich-Kister polynomial equation to obtain their coefficients and standard deviations. It was found that in all cases, the data obtained fitted with the values correlated by the corresponding models very well. The results are interpreted in terms of molecular interactions occurring in the solution

  16. Apparent molar volumes and viscosity B-coefficients of caffeine in aqueous thorium nitrate solutions at T = (298.15, 308.15, and 318.15) K

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    Sinha, Biswajit; Roy, Pran Kumar; Sarkar, Bipul Kumar; Brahman, Dhiraj; Roy, Mahendra Nath

    2010-01-01

    Apparent molar volumes φ V and viscosity B-coefficients for caffeine in (0.00, 0.03, 0.05, and 0.07) mol . dm -3 aqueous thorium nitrate, Th(NO 3 ) 4 , solutions were determined from solution density and viscosity measurements over the temperature range (298.15 to 318.15) K as function of concentration of caffeine and the relation: φ V 0 =a 0 +a 1 T+a 2 T 2 , have been used to describe the temperature dependence of the standard partial molar volumes φ V 0 . These results have been used to deduce the standard volumes of transfer Δφ V 0 and viscosity B-coefficients of transfer ΔB for caffeine from water to aqueous Th(NO 3 ) 4 solutions for rationalizing various interactions in the ternary solutions. The structure-making or breaking ability of caffeine has been discussed in terms of the sign of (δ 2 φ V 0 /δT 2 ) P . The Friedman-Krishnan co-sphere model was used to explain the transfer volume of caffeine with increasing Th(NO 3 ) 4 molarity. The activation parameters of viscous flow for the ternary solutions were also discussed in terms of transition state theory.

  17. The lowest-dose, extended-cycle combined oral contraceptive pill with continuous ethinyl estradiol in the United States: a review of the literature on ethinyl estradiol 20 µg/levonorgestrel 100 µg + ethinyl estradiol 10 µg

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    Full Text Available Sheila Krishnan, Jessica KileyDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USAAbstract: Extended-cycle oral contraceptives (OCs are increasing in popularity in the United States. A new extended-cycle OC that contains the lowest doses of ethinyl estradiol (EE and levonorgestrel (LNG + continuous EE throughout the cycle is now available. It provides 84 days of a low-dose, combined active pill containing levonorgestrel 100 µg and ethinyl estradiol 20 µg. Instead of 7 days of placebo following the active pills, the regimen delivers 7 days of ethinyl estradiol 10 µg. Existing studies reveal a similar efficacy and adverse effect profile compared with other extended-regimen OCs. Specifically, the unscheduled bleeding profile is similar to other extended-cycle OCs and improves with the increase in the duration of use. Although lower daily doses of hormonal exposure have potential benefit, to our knowledge, there are no published studies indicating that this specific regimen offers a lower incidence of hormone-related side effects or adverse events. In summary, this new extended-cycle OC provides patients a low-dose, extended-regimen OC option without sacrificing efficacy or tolerability.Keywords: continuous regimen, ethinyl estradiol, extended cycle, oral contraceptive

  18. Life assessment and emissions monitoring of Indian coal-fired power plants

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    At the request of the Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center (PETC) of the United States Department of Energy (USDOE), the traveler, along with Dr. R. P. Krishnan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, Tennessee spent three weeks in India planning and performing emissions monitoring at the coal-fired Vijayawada Thermal Power Station (VTPS). The coordination for the Indian participants was provided by BHEL, Trichy and CPRI, Bangalore. The trip was sponsored by the PETC under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Government of India (GOI)P Alternate Energy Resources Development (AERD) Project. The AERD Project is managed by PETC, and ORNL is providing the technical coordination and support for four coal projects that are being implemented with BHEL, Trichy. The traveler, after briefing the USAID mission in New Delhi visited BHEL, Trichy and CPRI, Bangalore to coordinate and plan the emissions test program. The site selection was made by BHEL, CPRI, TVA, and PETC. Monitoring was performed for 4 days on one of the 4 existing 210 MW coal-fired boilers at the VTPS, 400 km north of Madras, India.

  19. Life assessment and emissions monitoring of Indian coal-fired power plants. Final report

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    At the request of the Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center (PETC) of the United States Department of Energy (USDOE), the traveler, along with Dr. R. P. Krishnan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, Tennessee spent three weeks in India planning and performing emissions monitoring at the coal-fired Vijayawada Thermal Power Station (VTPS). The coordination for the Indian participants was provided by BHEL, Trichy and CPRI, Bangalore. The trip was sponsored by the PETC under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Government of India (GOI)P Alternate Energy Resources Development (AERD) Project. The AERD Project is managed by PETC, and ORNL is providing the technical coordination and support for four coal projects that are being implemented with BHEL, Trichy. The traveler, after briefing the USAID mission in New Delhi visited BHEL, Trichy and CPRI, Bangalore to coordinate and plan the emissions test program. The site selection was made by BHEL, CPRI, TVA, and PETC. Monitoring was performed for 4 days on one of the 4 existing 210 MW coal-fired boilers at the VTPS, 400 km north of Madras, India.

  20. Hepatoprotective and Antioxidant Effect of Mangifera Indica Leaf Extracts against Mercuric Chloride-induced Liver Toxicity in Mice.

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    Karuppanan, Muthupillai; Krishnan, Manigandan; Padarthi, Pavankumar; Namasivayam, Elangovan

    2014-01-01

    To explore the antioxidant and hepatoprotective effect of ethanolic Mangifera indica (EMI) and methanolic Mangifera indica (MMI) leaf extracts in mercuric chloride (HgCl 2 ) induced toxicity in Swiss albino mice. Toxicity in mice was induced with HgCl 2 (5.0 mg/kg, i.p.), followed by oral intervention with EMI and MMI extracts (25 mg and 50 mg/kg. body wt.) for 30 days. The extent of liver damage was assessed from the extents of histopathological, morphological, antioxidant and liver enzymes. Mercuric chloride-induced mice showed an increased cellular damage whereas leaf extracts of EMI and MMI-treated mice showed recovery of damaged hepatocytes. Mercuric chloride intoxicated mice exhibited a significant (p Mangifera indica extract remarkably reduces hepatotoxicity in mice possibly through its antioxidant potentials. How to cite this article: Karuppanan M, Krishnan M, Padarthi P, Namasivayam E. Hepatoprotec-tive and Antioxidant Effect of Mangifera Indica Leaf Extracts against Mercuric Chloride-induced Liver Toxicity in Mice. Euroasian J Hepato-Gastroenterol 2014;4(1):18-24.

  1. Regional cerebral blood flow in vascular depression assessed by 123I-IMP SPECT

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    Kimura, Mahito; Shimoda, Kengo; Mizumura, Sunao; Tateno, Amane; Fujito, Tatsuma; Mori, Takao; Endo, Shunkichi

    2003-01-01

    As the prevalence of white matter hyperintensities detected on T2 weighted MRI scans in patients with late-onset depression is higher than that in nondepressed patients, the concept of ''vascular depression'' (VDep) was introduced in 1997. However, the pathology of vascular depression has not been clarified. This study examined the differences in functional imaging between vascular and non-vascular depression (non-VDep). We utilized 123 I-IMP single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) to compare regional cerebral blood flows (rCBF) between 9 patients with VDep (Krishnan criteria) and 11 age- and sex-matched patients with non-VDep in both depressed and remitted states. In both VDep and non-VDep patients, mean rCBF increased significantly as depression improved, partially aided by changes in left anterior temporal blood flow. In addition, compared to non-VDep patients, the left anterior frontal rCBF for VDep patients was significantly lower in both depressed and remitted states. Left anterior temporal rCBF therefore appears to represent a state marker that increases as symptoms associated with late-onset depression improve, regardless of vascular changes. Furthermore, in VDep patients, left anterior frontal rCBF was low in both states compared to non-VDep patients, and might not only represent a trait marker, but also correlated with the duration of disease and likelihood of recurrence and relapse. (author)

  2. Ovarian Torsion in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy Leading to Iatrogenic Preterm Delivery

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    Evangelia Vlachodimitropoulou Koumoutsea

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Ovarian torsion in the third trimester of pregnancy leading to a midline laparotomy and caesarean section for the delivery of a preterm baby is an uncommon event. As the woman is likely to present with nonspecific symptoms of lower abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting, ovarian torsion can often be misdiagnosed as appendicitis or preterm labour. Treatment and the opportunity to preserve the tube and ovary may consequently be delayed. We report the case of a multiparous woman who had undergone two previous caesarean sections at term, presenting at 35 weeks of gestation with a presumptive diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Ultrasonography described a cystic lesion 6 × 3 cm in the right adnexa, potentially a degenerating fibroid or a torted right ovary. MRI of the pelvis was unable to provide further clarity. The patient was managed by midline laparotomy and simultaneous detorsion of the ovarian pedicle and ovarian cystectomy together with caesarean section of a preterm infant. This report describes that prompt recognition and ensuring intraoperative access can achieve a successful maternal and fetal outcome in this rare and difficult scenario. Furthermore, we would like to emphasise that the risk for a pregnant woman and her newborn could be reduced by earlier diagnosis and management of ovarian masses (Krishnan et al., 2011.

  3. Influence Implementation Internal Control To Quality Audit Internal Education Consultant In Indonesian

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    Nur Zeina Maya Sari

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This research focus to quality audit internal with accountancy Inspection. Hameed 1995 found that the most important factors that affect auditing quality are auditors experience honesty and the knowledge in accounting and auditing standards. Research into this express an inspection of Intern Accountancy amp attributed to Monetary inspection an consultant education with quality. Audit quality is obtained by a process of identifying and administering the activities needed to achieve the quality objectives . Since an entityamp8223s internal control is under the purview of its audit committee Krishnan 2005 the relation between audit committee quality and internal control weaknesses is a subject to be investigated. The methodology used is a quantitative analysis by examining the relationship between variables conceptually. While some study its accounting activity. In self-supporting internal control. Internal control is defined as a process affected by an entitys board of directors management and other personnel designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the achievement of objectives International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions 1998 its bearing by reporting level an environment and reduction conduct in reporting result of mistake. What finally involvement by Audit Intern can be of benefit. In addition to researching into proposing Audit Intern can improve the target of consultant education going concern.

  4. Enhancing New Product Development (NPD Portfolio Performance by Shaping the Development Funnel

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    Paulo Soares Figueiredo

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available New product development (NPD projects are typically managed through a series of screens, or gates, where ideas compete for resources. Ideas are carved into projects, and these projects are reviewed, and approved or terminated through the screening process so that only the best performing projects continue to subsequent stages of design, development and testing, and are released into the market place (Krishnan and Ulrich 2001; Terwiesch and Ulrich 2009. Most large innovative organizations deal with more than one NPD project at a time and typically engage in product pipeline management (PPM, where a set of active projects are evaluated together while they traverse through a sequence of such screens. Key decisions in a R&D pipeline are: screen thresholds, complexity of projects, resource allocation and capacity adjustment biases. We explore the impact of structural and behavioral aspects of these decisions through a simulation based analysis of a pharmaceutical dataset. Results establish concave relationships between value created at the end of pipeline and the resource allocation and complexity allocation biases, indicating optimizability and a limit for front loading practices.

  5. Comunicación en sistemas de múltiples robots desde la metodología MAD-Smart

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    Jovani Alberto Jiménez Builes

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo demuestra la importancia de la comunicación en sistemas de múltiples robots enmarcado desde la me-todología MAD-Smart. La metodología está compuesta por las fases de conceptuación, análisis y diseño de equipos de múltiples robots mediante la definición de un conjunto de actividades. El propósito de MAD-Smart es ayudar al desarrollador a entender mejor el problema a resolver, las características finales que deberá tener el sistema y el papel que cada agente juega en la solución del problema. La metodología se ha validado mediante la implemen-tación de los proyectos Smart (Sistema multiagente robótico, robótica educativa: máquinas inteligentes en educa-ción y modelo de sensórica y percepción en agentes robóticos para la identificación de materiales. MAD-Smart ha demostrado que es más relevante el manejo de roles, que los agentes mismos para el modelo de comunicación. Lo anterior obedece al grado de abstracción buscado en la metodología, ya que un rol como una representación abs-tracta de un comportamiento de alto nivel permite generalizar de mejor manera los escenarios posibles que se pue-den encontrar en un sistema determinado.

  6. Robotic Prostatectomy on the Web: A Cross-Sectional Qualitative Assessment.

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    Borgmann, Hendrik; Mager, René; Salem, Johannes; Bründl, Johannes; Kunath, Frank; Thomas, Christian; Haferkamp, Axel; Tsaur, Igor

    2016-08-01

    Many patients diagnosed with prostate cancer search for information on robotic prostatectomy (RobP) on the Web. We aimed to evaluate the qualitative characteristics of the mostly frequented Web sites on RobP with a particular emphasis on provider-dependent issues. Google was searched for the term "robotic prostatectomy" in Europe and North America. The mostly frequented Web sites were selected and classified as physician-provided and publically-provided. Quality was measured using Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) benchmark criteria, DISCERN score, and addressing of Trifecta surgical outcomes. Popularity was analyzed using Google PageRank and Alexa tool. Accessibility, usability, and reliability were investigated using the LIDA tool and readability was assessed using readability indices. Twenty-eight Web sites were physician-provided and 15 publically-provided. For all Web sites, 88% of JAMA benchmark criteria were fulfilled, DISCERN quality score was high, and 81% of Trifecta outcome measurements were addressed. Popularity was average according to Google PageRank (mean 2.9 ± 1.5) and Alexa Traffic Rank (median, 49,109; minimum, 7; maximum, 8,582,295). Accessibility (85 ± 7%), usability (92 ± 3%), and reliability scores (88 ± 8%) were moderate to high. Automated Readability Index was 7.2 ± 2.1 and Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level was 9 ± 2, rating the Web sites as difficult to read. Physician-provided Web sites had higher quality scores and lower readability compared with publically-provided Web sites. Websites providing information on RobP obtained medium to high ratings in all domains of quality in the current assessment. In contrast, readability needs to be significantly improved so that this content can become available for the populace. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Desarrollo de habilidades científicas en la formación inicial de profesores de ciencias y matemática

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    David Reyes-González

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Estudio que indaga las habilidades científicas en un curso introductorio de robótica en la formación de profesores de física, química y matemática. La investigación se estructuró en dos fases: capacitación en aspectos propios de la robótica (electrónica y programación mediante el uso de los kits Home-Bot® de Parallax® y el lenguaje de programación PBASIC; y una fase de resolución de problemas prácticos de navegación con robots. La recolección de información se realizó mediante una prueba escrita y una lista de cotejo, además de registros audiovisuales. El análisis se llevó a cabo utilizando una distribución de frecuencias de observación de la habilidad y sus medias estadísticas, así como las pruebas de comparación de medidas entre grupos. Al final se realizó una comparación entre datos cuantitativos y cualitativos extraídos mediante el análisis de contenido en los registros en video. Entre los principales resultados se encuentran: que las habilidades testeadas se manifiestan sin diferencia significativa entre estudiantes de las carreras de pedagogía en física, pedagogía en química y pedagogía en matemática; hechos que destacan el potencial de la robótica para desarrollar habilidades de proceso científico en la formación inicial de profesores de ciencias y matemática.

  8. Distribution of Fos-Like Immunoreactivity, Catecholaminergic and Serotoninergic Neurons Activated by the Laryngeal Chemoreflex in the Medulla Oblongata of Rats.

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    Wang, Xiaolu; Guo, Ruichen; Zhao, Wenjing

    2015-01-01

    The laryngeal chemoreflex (LCR) induces apnea, glottis closure, bradycardia and hypertension in young and maturing mammals. We examined the distribution of medullary nuclei that are activated by the LCR and used immunofluorescent detection of Fos protein as a cellular marker for neuronal activation to establish that the medullary catecholaminergic and serotoninergic neurons participate in the modulation of the LCR. The LCR was elicited by the infusion of KCl-HCl solution into the laryngeal lumen of adult rats in the experimental group, whereas the control group received the same surgery but no infusion. In comparison, the number of regions of Fos-like immunoreactivity (FLI) that were activated by the LCR significantly increased in the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS), the vestibular nuclear complex (VNC), the loose formation of the nucleus ambiguus (AmbL), the rostral ventral respiratory group (RVRG), the ventrolateral reticular complex (VLR), the pre-Bötzinger complex (PrBöt), the Bötzinger complex (Böt), the spinal trigeminal nucleus (SP5), and the raphe obscurus nucleus (ROb) bilaterally from the medulla oblongata. Furthermore, 12.71% of neurons with FLI in the dorsolateral part of the nucleus of the solitary tract (SolDL) showed tyrosine hydroxylase-immunoreactivity (TH-ir, catecholaminergic), and 70.87% of neurons with FLI in the ROb were serotoninergic. Our data demonstrated the distribution of medullary nuclei that were activated by the LCR, and further demonstrated that catecholaminergic neurons of the SolDL and serotoninergic neurons of the ROb were activated by the LCR, indicating the potential central pathway of the LCR.

  9. A multicopy suppressor screening approach as a means to identify antibiotic resistance determinant candidates in Yersinia pestis

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    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Yersinia pestis is the causative agent of plague and a potential agent of bioterrorism and biowarfare. The plague biothreat and the emergence of multidrug-resistant plague underscore the need to increase our understanding of the intrinsic potential of Y. pestis for developing antimicrobial resistance and to anticipate the mechanisms of resistance that may emerge in Y. pestis. Identification of Y. pestis genes that, when overexpressed, are capable of reducing antibiotic susceptibility is a useful strategy to expose genes that this pathogen may rely upon to evolve antibiotic resistance via a vertical modality. In this study, we explored the use of a multicopy suppressor, Escherichia coli host-based screening approach as a means to expose antibiotic resistance determinant candidates in Y. pestis. Results We constructed a multicopy plasmid-based, Y. pestis genome-wide expression library of nearly 16,000 clones in E. coli and screened the library for suppressors of the antimicrobial activity of ofloxacin, a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. The screen permitted the identification of a transcriptional regulator-encoding gene (robAYp that increased the MIC99 of ofloxacin by 23-fold when overexpressed from a multicopy plasmid in Y. pestis. Additionally, we found that robAYp overexpression in Y. pestis conferred low-level resistance to many other antibiotics and increased organic solvent tolerance. Overexpression of robAYp also upregulated the expression of several efflux pumps in Y. pestis. Conclusion Our study provides proof of principle for the use of multicopy suppressor screening based on the tractable and easy-to-manipulate E. coli host as a means to identify antibiotic resistance determinant candidates of Y. pestis.

  10. Should Rehabilitation Specialists Use External Focus Instructions When Motor Learning Is Fostered? A Systematic Review

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    Tanja H. Kakebeeke

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available According to the Constrained Action Hypothesis, motor learning is believed to be more efficient when an external focus (EF of motor control is given to the performer instead of an internal focus (IF of motor control. This systematic review investigated whether findings of studies focusing on the Constrained Action Hypothesis may be transferred to rehabilitation settings by assessing the methodological quality and risk of bias (ROB of available randomized controlled trials (RCTs. Of the 18 selected reports representing 20 RCTs, the methodological quality was rather low, and the majority of the reports appeared to have a high ROB. The 18 reports included 68 patients tested in a rehabilitation setting and 725 healthy participants. The time scale of the motor learning processes presented in the selected articles was heterogenic. The results of this systematic review indicate that the assumption that an external focus of control is to be preferred during motor learning processes is not sufficiently substantiated. The level of available evidence is not large enough to warrant transfer to patient populations (including children and the elderly and raises doubts about research with healthy individuals. This implies that based on the methodology used so far, there seems to be insufficient evidence for the superiority of an external focus of control, neither in healthy individuals nor in clinical populations. The relationship between EF instructions and motor learning research and its effect in both patient rehabilitation settings and healthy populations requires further exploration. Future adequately powered studies with low ROB and with rehabilitation populations that are followed over extended time periods should, therefore, be performed to substantiate or refute the assumption of the superiority of an EF in motor learning.

  11. Nectar robbery by a hermit hummingbird: association to floral phenotype and its influence on flowers and network structure.

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    Maruyama, Pietro Kiyoshi; Vizentin-Bugoni, Jeferson; Dalsgaard, Bo; Sazima, Ivan; Sazima, Marlies

    2015-07-01

    Interactions between flowers and their visitors span the spectrum from mutualism to antagonism. The literature is rich in studies focusing on mutualism, but nectar robbery has mostly been investigated using phytocentric approaches focused on only a few plant species. To fill this gap, we studied the interactions between a nectar-robbing hermit hummingbird, Phaethornis ruber, and the array of flowers it visits. First, based on a literature review of the interactions involving P. ruber, we characterized the association of floral larceny to floral phenotype. We then experimentally examined the effects of nectar robbing on nectar standing crop and number of visits of the pollinators to the flowers of Canna paniculata. Finally, we asked whether the incorporation of illegitimate interactions into the analysis affects plant-hummingbird network structure. We identified 97 plant species visited by P. ruber and found that P. ruber engaged in floral larceny in almost 30% of these species. Nectar robbery was especially common in flowers with longer corolla. In terms of the effect on C. paniculata, the depletion of nectar due to robbery by P. ruber was associated with decreased visitation rates of legitimate pollinators. At the community level, the inclusion of the illegitimate visits of P. ruber resulted in modifications of how modules within the network were organized, notably giving rise to a new module consisting of P. ruber and mostly robbed flowers. However, although illegitimate visits constituted approximately 9% of all interactions in the network, changes in nestedness, modularity, and network-level specialization were minor. Our results indicate that although a flower robber may have a strong effect on the pollination of a particular plant species, the inclusion of its illegitimate interactions has limited capacity to change overall network structure.

  12. Distribution of Fos-Like Immunoreactivity, Catecholaminergic and Serotoninergic Neurons Activated by the Laryngeal Chemoreflex in the Medulla Oblongata of Rats.

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    Xiaolu Wang

    Full Text Available The laryngeal chemoreflex (LCR induces apnea, glottis closure, bradycardia and hypertension in young and maturing mammals. We examined the distribution of medullary nuclei that are activated by the LCR and used immunofluorescent detection of Fos protein as a cellular marker for neuronal activation to establish that the medullary catecholaminergic and serotoninergic neurons participate in the modulation of the LCR. The LCR was elicited by the infusion of KCl-HCl solution into the laryngeal lumen of adult rats in the experimental group, whereas the control group received the same surgery but no infusion. In comparison, the number of regions of Fos-like immunoreactivity (FLI that were activated by the LCR significantly increased in the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS, the vestibular nuclear complex (VNC, the loose formation of the nucleus ambiguus (AmbL, the rostral ventral respiratory group (RVRG, the ventrolateral reticular complex (VLR, the pre-Bötzinger complex (PrBöt, the Bötzinger complex (Böt, the spinal trigeminal nucleus (SP5, and the raphe obscurus nucleus (ROb bilaterally from the medulla oblongata. Furthermore, 12.71% of neurons with FLI in the dorsolateral part of the nucleus of the solitary tract (SolDL showed tyrosine hydroxylase-immunoreactivity (TH-ir, catecholaminergic, and 70.87% of neurons with FLI in the ROb were serotoninergic. Our data demonstrated the distribution of medullary nuclei that were activated by the LCR, and further demonstrated that catecholaminergic neurons of the SolDL and serotoninergic neurons of the ROb were activated by the LCR, indicating the potential central pathway of the LCR.

  13. Almeidaia aidae Mielke & Casagrande: seus estágios imaturos e notas taxonômicas (Lepidoptera, Saturniidae, Arsenurinae, Almeidaiini Almeidaia aidae Mielke & Casagrande: its immature stages and taxonomical notes (Lepidoptera, Saturniidae, Arsenurinae, Almeidaiini

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    Full Text Available Dados sobre os estágios imaturos, distribuição e plantas hospedeiras para um membro desta rara espécie de Saturniidae são apresentados pela primeira vez. Uma fêmea de Almeidaia aidae Mielke & Casagrande, 1981, o quinto exemplar conhecido desta espécie, foi coletado no alto rio Arinos, Diamantino, Mato Grosso, Brasil, e de seus ovos, larvas foram criadas com Pseudobombax longiflorum (Mart. et Zucc. e Eriotheca gracilipes (K. Schum. A. Rob. (Bombacaceae, duas espécies de árvores comuns na região dos cerrados do Brasil central. O desenvolvimento larval em 10 dias é extraordinariamente rápido, mas o período pupal pode demorar um ano ou mais. Os holótipos de Almeidaia romualdoi Travassos, 1937 e A. aidae são ilustrados a cores pela primeira vez; desta última espécie, ovos, larvas e adultos são ilustrados a cores, e larvas de primeiro e segundo ínstares e a pupa, a traço.For the first time data on behavior, hostplants and immature stages for a member of this rare Saturniidae are presented. A female of Almeidaia aidae Mielke & Casagrande, 1981, the fifth known specimen of this species, was collected in Diamantino, upper Arinos river, Mato Grosso, Brazil, and from its ovae, larvae were reared on Pseudobombax longiflorum (Mart. & Zucc. A. Rob. and Eriotheca gracilipes (K. Schum. A. Rob. (Bombacaceae, two tree species common in the cerrado region of central Brazil. Larval development in 10 days is extraordinarily fast, however the pupal period can last a year or more. The types from Almeidaia romualdoi Travassos, 1937 and A. aidae are illustrated in color for the first time; of this last species, eggs, larval instars and adults are illustrated in color and the first and second larval instars and pupa, by line drawings.

  14. Gloss, colour and grip: multifunctional epidermal cell shapes in bee- and bird-pollinated flowers.

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    Papiorek, Sarah; Junker, Robert R; Lunau, Klaus

    2014-01-01

    Flowers bear the function of filters supporting the attraction of pollinators as well as the deterrence of floral antagonists. The effect of epidermal cell shape on the visual display and tactile properties of flowers has been evaluated only recently. In this study we quantitatively measured epidermal cell shape, gloss and spectral reflectance of flowers pollinated by either bees or birds testing three hypotheses: The first two hypotheses imply that bee-pollinated flowers might benefit from rough surfaces on visually-active parts produced by conical epidermal cells, as they may enhance the colour signal of flowers as well as the grip on flowers for bees. In contrast, bird-pollinated flowers might benefit from flat surfaces produced by flat epidermal cells, by avoiding frequent visitation from non-pollinating bees due to a reduced colour signal, as birds do not rely on specific colour parameters while foraging. Moreover, flat petal surfaces in bird-pollinated flowers may hamper grip for bees that do not touch anthers and stigmas while consuming nectar and thus, are considered as nectar thieves. Beside this, the third hypothesis implies that those flower parts which are vulnerable to nectar robbing of bee- as well as bird-pollinated flowers benefit from flat epidermal cells, hampering grip for nectar robbing bees. Our comparative data show in fact that conical epidermal cells are restricted to visually-active parts of bee-pollinated flowers, whereas robbing-sensitive parts of bee-pollinated as well as the entire floral surface of bird-pollinated flowers possess on average flat epidermal cells. However, direct correlations between epidermal cell shape and colour parameters have not been found. Our results together with published experimental studies show that epidermal cell shape as a largely neglected flower trait might act as an important feature in pollinator attraction and avoidance of antagonists, and thus may contribute to the partitioning of flower-visitors.

  15. Gloss, colour and grip: multifunctional epidermal cell shapes in bee- and bird-pollinated flowers.

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    Sarah Papiorek

    Full Text Available Flowers bear the function of filters supporting the attraction of pollinators as well as the deterrence of floral antagonists. The effect of epidermal cell shape on the visual display and tactile properties of flowers has been evaluated only recently. In this study we quantitatively measured epidermal cell shape, gloss and spectral reflectance of flowers pollinated by either bees or birds testing three hypotheses: The first two hypotheses imply that bee-pollinated flowers might benefit from rough surfaces on visually-active parts produced by conical epidermal cells, as they may enhance the colour signal of flowers as well as the grip on flowers for bees. In contrast, bird-pollinated flowers might benefit from flat surfaces produced by flat epidermal cells, by avoiding frequent visitation from non-pollinating bees due to a reduced colour signal, as birds do not rely on specific colour parameters while foraging. Moreover, flat petal surfaces in bird-pollinated flowers may hamper grip for bees that do not touch anthers and stigmas while consuming nectar and thus, are considered as nectar thieves. Beside this, the third hypothesis implies that those flower parts which are vulnerable to nectar robbing of bee- as well as bird-pollinated flowers benefit from flat epidermal cells, hampering grip for nectar robbing bees. Our comparative data show in fact that conical epidermal cells are restricted to visually-active parts of bee-pollinated flowers, whereas robbing-sensitive parts of bee-pollinated as well as the entire floral surface of bird-pollinated flowers possess on average flat epidermal cells. However, direct correlations between epidermal cell shape and colour parameters have not been found. Our results together with published experimental studies show that epidermal cell shape as a largely neglected flower trait might act as an important feature in pollinator attraction and avoidance of antagonists, and thus may contribute to the partitioning of

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

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

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

  17. Ceriops zippeliana Blume (Rhizophoraceae, a New Record of a Mangrove Species in Singapore

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    Full Text Available Ceriops zippeliana Blume is here reported as a new record for the mangrove forests in Singapore. The botanical description of this new record with color plates and a key to the two Ceriops species in Singapore are provided. It is noteworthy that C. tagal (Perr. C. B. Rob. is rarer than C. zippeliana in Singapore. Thus, special attention for conservation should be focused on C. tagal and a further survey of this genus would provide valuable information to better manage Singapore’s mangrove plant biodiversity.

  18. Desarrollo de un entorno de programación para un robot simulado Turtlebot-2 con brazo manipulador WIDOWX mediante la conexión V-REP y MATLAB

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    Fernández-Vega, Iván

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    El objetivo principal de este Trabajo de Fin de Grado ha sido el de implementar un entorno de programación para un robot móvil Turtlebot-2 dotado de un brazo articulado WidowX. Para ello, se ha modelado este conjunto robótico en el simulador V-REP a partir de las descripciones físicas de los mismos, y se han ajustado diversos parámetros para que el comportamiento del robot simulado sea lo más parecido al del robot real. Para implementar las aplicaciones que controlen nuestro co...

  19. Protocolo de comunicación trabajador-robot mediante imágenes

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    Castilla Berduque, José Angel

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    La idea del proyecto viene del concepto de “fábricas del futuro”, donde las barreras entre robots y humanos se rompen para que la colaboración entre ambos sea como en un equipo. Para la realización de este proyecto se ha utilizado el brazo robótico IRB120 de la marca ABB de 6 Grados de libertad, Matlab y el software Robot Studio. El Objetivo principal de este proyecto es establecer el protocolo de comunicación trabajador-robot mediante imágenes. El trabajador debería poder ...

  20. Using Social Network Research in HRM

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    Kaše, Robert; King, Zella; Minbaeva, Dana

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    ; the impact of social networking sites on perceptions of relationships; and ethical issues in organizational network analysis, we propose specific suggestions to bring social network perspectives closer to HRM researchers and practitioners and rebalance our attention to people and to their relationships.......The article features a conversation between Rob Cross and Martin Kilduff about organizational network analysis in research and practice. It demonstrates the value of using social network perspectives in HRM. Drawing on the discussion about managing personal networks; managing the networks of others...