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Università della Svizzera italiana

1001stories+ : An effective and affordable multi-media, multi-format communication framework for cultural heritage institutions

Negrini, Michela ; Paolini, Paolo (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2014 ; 2014COM013.

Over the last decade, there has been an increasing number of technologies and devices (including smartphones, tablets and alike) able to provide new perspectives for the use of multimedia applications in the field of Cultural Heritage. This work arises from the interest in providing better authoring/delivery possibilities to cultural heritage institutions (small and medium sized in particular). ...

Università della Svizzera italiana

6D virtual sensor for wrench estimation in robotized interaction tasks exploiting extended Kalman filter

Roveda, Loris ; Bussolan, Andrea ; Braghin, Francesco ; Piga, Dario

In: Machines, 2020, vol. 8, no. 4, p. 17

Industrial robots are commonly used to perform interaction tasks (such as assemblies or polishing), requiring the robot to be in contact with the surrounding environment. Such environments are (partially) unknown to the robot controller. Therefore, there is the need to implement interaction controllers capable of suitably reacting to the established contacts. Although standard force controllers...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Abandon ship? : party brands and politicians’ responses to a political scandal

Daniele, Gianmarco ; Galletta, Sergio ; Geys, Benny

In this article, we study politicians’ – rather than voters’ – responses to the main political scandal in Italian recent history (Tangentopoli), and overcome endogeneity concerns by analysing the local implications of this national corruption scandal. We find that local politicians withdraw support for incumbents in parties hit by Tangentopoli – inducing increased political...

Università della Svizzera italiana

The ABC of Deutsch–Hayden descriptors

Bédard, Charles Alexandre

In: Quantum reports, 2021, vol. 3, no. 2, p. 272-285

It has been more than 20 years since Deutsch and Hayden proved the locality of quantum theory, using the Heisenberg picture of quantum computational networks. Of course, locality holds even in the face of entanglement and Bell’s theorem. Today, most researchers in quantum foundations are still convinced not only that a local description of quantum systems has not yet been provided, but that...

Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries

An abstraction refinement approach combining precise and approximated techniques

Sharygina, Natasha ; Tonetta, Stefano ; Tsitovich, Aliaksei

In: International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer, 2012, vol. 14, no. 1, p. 1-14

Università della Svizzera italiana

Accounting based valuation and implied discount factor

Brughelli, Moreno ; Barone-Adesi, Giovanni (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2012 ; 2012ECO003.

The focus of this doctoral thesis is on the determination of the implied cost of capital in the equity market. Three issues are investigated in detail: the relations between the cost of equity capital, the credit spread and the economic growth; the links between realized market returns and the cost of capital; and the forecasting power of the implied discount factor in predicting market...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Accounting for WTP/WTA discrepancy in discrete choice models : discussion of policy implications based on two freight transport stated choice experiments

Masiero, Lorenzo ; Maggi, Rico

A key input in cost-benefit analysis is represented by the marginal rate of substitution which expresses the willingness to pay, or its counterpart willingness to accept, for both market and non-market goods. The consistent discrepancy between these two measures observed in the literature suggests the need to estimate reference dependent models able to capturing loss aversion by...