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Generative replication and the evolution of complexity
This paper identifies generative replication as a form of replication which has the potential to enhance complexity in social and biological evolution, including the wondrous complexity in the biological world, and complex ...
System dynamic simulation of treatment policies to address colliding epidemics of tuberculosis, drug resistant tuberculosis and injecting drug users driven HIV in Russia
The explosive increase in the number of people infected with tuberculosis (TB), multi drug resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB), and injecting drug users (IDU) HIV/AIDS has become a serious public health challenge in Russia. The ...
The pedestrian behaviour of Spanish Adolscents
Adolescent pedestrians are a particularly vulnerable group of road users. This research tested the applicability of the recently developed Adolescent Road user Behaviour Questionnaire (ARBQ) amongst a sample of 2006 Spanish ...
Reduced overlap frontier-based exploration with two cooperating mobile robots
In this paper, a frontier-based exploration is used with a couple of cooperating mobile robots to explore unknown environments. The aim is to decrease the overlap between the robots to minimize the exploration time. The ...
“Does it work?” A framework to evaluate the effectiveness of a robotic toy for children with special needs
To evaluate the performance of a social robot, both the aspects of safety and technical efficiency as well as the effectiveness of the interaction with the robot from the users' points of view need to be considered. The ...
Albert Lautman, ou la dialectique dans les mathématiques
Albert Lautman (1908-1944) is a rare example of a twentieth-century philosopher whose engagement with contemporary mathematics goes beyond the ‘foundational’ areas of mathematical logic and set theory. He insists that (what ...
Software defect prediction using static code metrics underestimates defect-proneness
Many studies have been carried out to predict the presence of software code defects using static code metrics. Such studies typically report how a classifier performs with real world data, but usually no analysis of the ...
The first ten years of the third statutory union recognition procedure in Britain.
6 June 2010 represented the tenth anniversary of the introduction of the third statutory union recognition procedure in Britain. In order to assess its outcomes and impact, the determinations of the bodies which administer ...
Exploring human mental models of robots through explicitation interviews
This paper presents the findings of a qualitative study exploring how mental models of a mechanoid robot using dog-inspired affective cues behaviour emerges and impacts the evaluation of the robot after the viewing of a ...
Evolution of bistable dynamics in spiking neural controllers for agents performing olfactory attraction and aversion
Poster presented at CNS 2010