Scalability in Computing and Robotics

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HAMANN, Heiko, Andreagiovanni REINA, 2022. Scalability in Computing and Robotics. In: IEEE Transactions on Computers. IEEE. 71(6), pp. 1453-1465. ISSN 0018-9340. eISSN 1557-9956. Available under: doi: 10.1109/TC.2021.3089044

@article{Hamann2022Scala-58412, title={Scalability in Computing and Robotics}, year={2022}, doi={10.1109/TC.2021.3089044}, number={6}, volume={71}, issn={0018-9340}, journal={IEEE Transactions on Computers}, pages={1453--1465}, author={Hamann, Heiko and Reina, Andreagiovanni} }

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