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  • Social networks and robot companions: technology, ethics and science fiction 

    Torras, Carme (2018)
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    Information technologies have become part of our everyday lives and are increasingly acting as intermediaries in our workplaces and personal relationships or even substituting them. This growing interaction with machines ...
  • Mitigation of communication failures in distributed model predictive control strategies 

    Ananduta, Wayan Wicak; Barreiro Gómez, Julián; Ocampo-Martínez, Carlos; Quijano Silva, Nicanor (2018-12-18)
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    Open Access
    Information sharing among local controllers is the key feature of any Distributed Model Predictive Control (DMPC) strategy. This paper addresses the problem of communication failures in DMPC strategies and proposes a ...
  • Análisis y diseño de sistemas lineales con parámetros variantes utilizando LMIs 

    Rotondo, Damiano; Sánchez Corrales, Helem Sabina; Nejjari Akhi-Elarab, Fatiha; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç (Elsevier, 2019)
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    Open Access
    En este artículo se presenta un tutorial sobre análisis y diseño de sistemas lineales con parámetros variantes (LPV) utilizando las desigualdades lineales matriciales (LMIs). Varias especificaciones, tales como la ...
  • Visual-based SLAM configurations for cooperative multi-UAV systems with a lead agent: an observability-based approach 

    Trujillo, Juan Carlos; Munguía Alcalá, Rodrigo Francisco; Guerra Paradas, Edmundo; Grau Saldes, Antoni (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-12-03)
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    Open Access
    In this work, the problem of the cooperative visual-based SLAM for the class of multi-UA systems that integrates a lead agent has been addressed. In these kinds of systems, a team of aerial robots flying in formation must ...
  • A two-tank benchmark for detection and isolation of cyber attacks 

    Quevedo Casín, Joseba Jokin; Sánchez Corrales, Helem Sabina; Rotondo, Damiano; Escobet Canal, Teresa; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç (2018-01-01)
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    Open Access
    This paper presents a benchmark for the detection and isolation of cyber attacks, which is a non-linear controlled interconnected system based on a two tank system. In this benchmark, a malicious attacker wants to remain ...
  • Distributed model predictive control applied to a VAV based HVAC system based on sensitivity analysis 

    Darure, Tejaswinee; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Yamé, Joseph; Hamelin, Frederic; Wang, Ye (2018-01-01)
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    This paper proposes a distributed model predictive control strategy for a HVAC system that relies on its decomposition into subsystems based on the sensitivity analysis. An economic model predictive controller is implemented ...
  • Dimensionality reduction in learning Gaussian mixture models of movement primitives for contextualized action selection and adaptation 

    Colomé Figueras, Adrià; Torras, Carme (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    Open Access
    Robotic manipulation often requires adaptation to changing environments. Such changes can be represented by a certain number of contextual variables that may be observed or sensed in different manners. When learning and ...
  • "Elbows out": predictive tracking of partially occluded pose for robot-assisted dressing 

    Chance, Greg; Jevtic, Aleksandar; Caleb-Solly, Praminda; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Torras, Carme; Dogramadzi, Sanja (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    Open Access
    Robots that can assist in the Activities of Daily Living (ADL), such as dressing, may support older adults, addressing the needs of an aging population in the face of a growing shortage of care professionals. Using depth ...
  • CURSA-SQ: a methodology for service-centric traffic flow analysis 

    Ruiz Ramírez, Marc; Coltraro Ianniello, Franco; Velasco Esteban, Luis Domingo (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018-09-01)
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    Open Access
    The rapid availability of new services means that network operators cannot exhaustively test their impact on the network or anticipate any capacity exhaustion. This situation will be worse with the imminent introduction ...
  • UAV visual and laser sensors fusion for detection and positioning in industrial applications 

    Guerra Paradas, Edmundo; Munguía Alcalá, Rodrigo Francisco; Grau Saldes, Antoni (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-06-28)
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    Open Access
    This work presents a solution to localize Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles with respect to pipes and other cylindrical elements found in inspection and maintenance tasks both in industrial and civilian infrastructures. The ...
  • Deciding the different robot roles for patient cognitive training 

    Andriella, Antonio; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Hernández Farigola, Joan; Torras, Carme (2018-09-01)
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    Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) represent a major challenge for health systems within the aging population. New and better instruments will be crucial to assess the disease severity and ...
  • Set-membership approach and Kalman observer based on zonotopes for discrete-time descriptor systems 

    Wang, Ye; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Cembrano Gennari, Gabriela (2018-07-01)
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    Open Access
    This paper proposes a set-membership state estimator and a zonotopic Kalman observer for discrete-time descriptor systems. Both approaches are developed in a set-based context considering system disturbances, measurement ...

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