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Video diaries: : a discussion of their use for researching the learner experience in higher education
This paper considers the rationale for using video diaries as a method of qualitative data gathering for research into students’ experiences of higher education (HE). In particular, the paper considers how video diaries ...
Zipf's Law : Balancing signal usage cost and communication efficiency
We propose a model that explains the reliable emergence of power laws (e.g., Zipf's law) during the development of different human languages. The model incorporates the principle of least effort in communications, minimizing ...
Calculating WCET Estimates from Timed Traces
Real-time systems engineers face a daunting duty: They must ensure that each task in their system can always meet its deadline. To analyse schedulability they must know the worst-case execution time (WCET) of each task. ...
On the Integration of Adaptive and Interactive Robotic Smart Spaces
Enabling robots to seamlessly operate as part of smart spaces is an important and extended challenge for robotics R&D and a key enabler for a range of advanced robotic applications, such as AmbientAssisted Living (AAL) and ...
Cross-criticality Interfaces for Cyber-physical Systems
Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are typically sys- tems with services of mixed criticality. For different criticali- ties of systems, different progress models and communication types have been developed, depending whether ...
In good company? : Perception of movement synchrony of a non-anthropomorphic robot
Recent technological developments like cheap sensors and the decreasing costs of computational power have brought the possibility of robotic home companions within reach. In order to be accepted it is vital for these robots ...
Navigation, guidance and control of underwater vehicles within the widely scalable mobile underwater sonar technology project : An overview
The WiMUST (Widely scalable Mobile Underwater Sonar Technology) project aims at expanding and improving the functionalities of current cooperative marine robotic systems, effectively enabling distributed acoustic array ...
Informational parasites in code evolution
In a previous study, we considered an information-theoretic model of code evolution. In it, agents obtain information about their (common) environment by the perception of messages of other agents, which is determined by ...
A Dynamic Reputation Management System for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Nodes in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) are mandated to utilize their limited energy resources in forwarding routing control and data packets for other nodes. Since a MANET lacks a centralized administration and control, ...
Does anyone want to talk to me? : Reflections on the use of assistance and companion robots in care homes
(The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour (AISB), 2015-04)