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February 2018

A Robotic Mediator to Preserve Dignity in Stigmatizing Patient-Caregiver Relationships

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Co-sponsored by: CSIRO Patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience challenges when interacting with caregivers due to their declining control over their musculature. In particular, early stage Parkinson’s disease is characterized by facial masking that reduces the ability for a caregiver to effectively comprehend the emotional state of a patient. To remedy these challenges, we hypothesize that a robot mediator can be used to assist in the relationship between PD patients and their caregivers, reducing the stigmatization that often occurs due…

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March 2018

1st Tuesday Journal-Paper Club

March 6 @ 6:01 pm - 8:15 pm

Co-sponsored by: Greg Hislop Welcome to our March event for 2018 WE WILL BE GOING TO The German Club 416 Vulture St East Brisbane For our March 1TJPC  Ashley Gillman from the CSIRO will be the reader leader.  The paper he has selected for us this month is Solving and Verifying the boolean Pythagorean Triples problem via Cube-and-Conquer Marijn J. H. Heule, Oliver Kullmann, Victor W. Marek   It can be found here https://arxiv.org/abs/1605.00723 and even comes with its own…

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AP-MTT Journal Club (March 2018)

Co-sponsored by: Morteza Shahpari Welcome to our March event for 2018. For this month, we review a theoretical paper which sparked a great interest in the antenna community. Published 50 years ago, but still inspires new works on the antennas and their limitations. Chu, L. J. (1948). Physical limitations of omnidirectional antennas. Journal of applied physics, 19(12), 1163-1175. http://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.1715038 A preprint of the paper is available here: https://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/handle/1721.1/4984/RLE-TR-064-04706975.pdf A copy of the paper will be printed for the individuals who register for the…

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