Didn believe that sustainability sells shoes, he says. Decided the best way to sell product was to focus on an attribute that affects the customer when they put it on and leave altruism out of it. For the moment. Rachel Molnar lets foster cat Oz out of a carrier near her Heritage neighbourhood home. Molnar is a longtime volunteer with Regina Cat Rescue where she fosters cats and kittens. Photo by Michael Bell /Regina Leader PostBy day, Molnar works for a Crown corporation in communication strategy.
This text presents the integration of touch attention mechanisms to improve the efficiency of the action perception loop, typically involved in active haptic exploration tasks of surfaces by robotic hands. The progressive inference of regions of the workspace that should be probed by the robotic system uses information related with haptic saliency extracted from the perceived haptic stimulus map (exploitation) and a “curiosity” inducing prioritisation based on the reconstruction’s inherent uncertainty and inhibition of return mechanisms (exploration), modulated by top down influences stemming from current task objectives, updated at each exploration iteration. This work also extends the scope of the top down modulation of information presented in a previous work, by integrating in the decision process the influence of shape cues of the current exploration path.
Paul Finnan with his wife Geraldine (Image: BPM MEDIA)The wife of a former police officer who spent 16 days in a covid induced coma has said the virus may have saved his life after medics discovered an undiagnosed heart condition.Ex Detective Constable Paul Finnan, 58, originally from Bury, tested positive for coronavirus last month.But the father of two condition deteriorated and he was rushed to hospital for oxygen on January 23, BirminghamLive reports.Four days later, he was placed in an induced coma in intensive care.His wife Geraldine Finnan said doctors also carried out heart checks after paramedics were concerned about his low blood pressure.Medics later confirmed he has atrial fibrillation a condition causing an irregular and fast heart rate.The self employed sales agent said her husband, now an HGV driver of Solihull in Warwickshire, could have suffered a heart attack or a stroke at a later date if the medical issue had not been detected.Mrs Finnan family said he is now awake and despite being very tired they managed to briefly speak to him for the first time in 16 days.His wife, 60, said the work the NHS is doing in the pandemic has inspired her loved ones to create hamper packs for medical staff at Heartlands and the Queen Medical Centre in Nottingham where her husband is now being treated due to a lack of bed space in Birmingham.”I believe Paul is going to be okay and at the end of the day Covid has saved his life potentially,” Mrs Finnan told BirminghamLive.”As he would have had a heart attack or a stroke anyway with this heart condition he didn know about.”It genuinely has saved him. He might have died had paramedics come an hour later.”There are people dying as they don know they have an underlining health conditions.”Mr Finnan, nicknamed is still on ventilation but there are signs his condition is improving.”Yesterday (Feb 10) was a huge day as he was responding to commands. He was squeezing hands,” his wife said.”It was the first glimpse of light.