Gudrun De Gersem,
Whether they are asked to polish or assemble parts, clean the house or open doors, the future generation of robots will have to cope with contact tasks under uncertainty in a stable and safe manner. Obtaining a controlled contact motion under uncertainty is still a major challenge for the robotics community. At present most research groups focus on one of the subcomponents (i.e., modeling, plan...
Pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) is a rare interstitial lung disease that is characterized radiologically by apical pleural thickening and histologically by elastic fibrosis of the visceral pleura. Although PPFE cases have been reported occasionally since this disease was initially described, most such cases have involved secondary PPFE. Idiopathic PPFE (iPPFE) cases have been l...
Berno J.E. Misgeld,
Adjustable compliance or variable stiffness actuators comprise an additional element to elastically decouple the actuator from the load and are increasingly applied to human-centered robotic systems. The advantages of such actuators are of paramount importance in rehabilitation robotics, where requirements demand safe interaction between the therapy system and the patient. Compliant actuator sy...
Systems that can dynamically adapt their operating parameters to changing conditions are increasingly needed, especially for long-lived or large applications. Current selfadaptive algorithms tend to be directed at particular optimisations and rarely operate in concert with other optimisations. The static nature of conventional systems design is not conducive to adaptation. Further, the poor str...
Kartik Mangudi Varadarajan Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Mechanical Engineering 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 3-446 Cambridge, MA 02139 Tel: 617-452-4957, firstname.lastname@example.org Martin L. Culpepper Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Mechanical Engineering 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 3-449b Cambridge, MA 02139 Tel: 617-452-2359, email@example.com
. The objective of STEP is to provide a neutral data model capable of describing product data throughout the life cycle of a product that is independent from any particular software application or computer platform. AP203, AP214, AP224 promote the integration of CAD/CAM system. Now STEP-NC, a new extension of STEP, is being developed. A truly integrated CAD, CAPP, CAM and CNC paradigm is now in...
The Space Telecommunications Radio System (STRS) Architecture Standard describes a standard for NASA space software defined radios (SDRs). It provides a common framework that can be used to develop and operate a space SDR in a reconfigurable and reprogrammable manner. One goal of the STRS Architecture is to promote waveform reuse among multiple software defined radios. Many space domain wavefor...
In the year 2009 several data privacy scandals have hit the headlines where major corporations had a legitimate need for detecting fraud conducted by their own employees, but chose inappropriate measures for data screening. This contribution presents architectures and pseudonymization technology for privacy compliant fraud screening or fraud detection, in order to reduce the number of undiscove...
New laws, such as HIPAA and SOX, are increasingly impacting the design of software systems, as business organisations strive to comply. This paper studies the problem of generating a set of requirements for a new system which comply with a given law. Specifically, the paper proposes a systematic process for generating law-compliant requirements by using a taxonomy of legal concepts and a set of...
James K Batcheller,
Bruce M Gittings,
The role metadata have played in the management of geospatial datasets has been widely documented (Göbel and Lutze, 1998; Kim, 1999; Tsou, 2002; Limbach et al., 2004). Often employed by institutions to organise, maintain and document their geographic resources internally, metadata can also provide a vehicle for exposing marketable data assets externally when contributed to geospatial exchange i...