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  • Waters, Richard C. (1979-10-01)
    This paper discusses three main problems associated with the control of the motion of a mechanical arm. 1) Transformation between different coordinate systems associated with the arm. 2) Calculation of detailed ...
  • Waters, Richard C. (1974-01-01)
    This paper describes a proposed mechanical arm control system and some of the lines of thought which led to this design. In particular, the paper discusses the basic systme required in order for the arm to control its ...
  • Dally, William; Chien, Andrew; Fiske, Stuart; Horwat, Waldemar; Keen, John; Nuth, Peter; Larivee, Jerry; Totty, Brian (1988-08-01)
    The Message-Driven Processor is a node of a large-scale multiprocessor being developed by the Concurrent VLSI Architecture Group. It is intended to support fine-grained, message passing, parallel computation. It contains ...
  • Davis; Randall (1980-03-01)
    How can we insure that knowledge embedded in a program is applied effectively? Traditionally the answer to this question has been sought in different problem solving paradigms and in different approaches to encoding ...
  • Bobrow, Daniel G. (1963-04-01)
    Conditional expressions, composition and recursion are the basic operations used in LISP to define functions on list structures. Any computable function of arbitrarily complex list structures may be described using these ...
  • Yuille, A. (1984-12-01)
    Psychophysical experiments show that the perceived colour of an object is relatively independent of the spectrum of the incident illumination and depends only on the surface reflectance. We demonstrate a possible ...
  • Wu, Henry M. (1993-04-01)
    The computation of a piecewise smooth function that approximates a finite set of data points is decomposed into two decoupled tasks: first, the computation of the locally smooth models, and hence, the segmentation of ...
  • Knight, Thomas; Wu, Henry M. (1992-03-01)
    The ability to distribute signals everywhere in a circuit with controlled and known delays is essential in large, high-speed digital systems. We present a technique by which a signal driver can adjust the arrival time ...
  • Poggio, T.; Torre, V. (1981-10-01)
    The electrical properties of the different anatomical types of retinal ganglion cells in the cat were calculated on the basis of passive cable theory from measurements made on histological material provided by Boycott ...
  • Sussman, Gerald; Winograd, Terry (1970-07-01)
    Micro-Planner is an implementation of a subset of Cal Hewitt's language, PLANNER by Gerald Jay Sussman, Terry Winograd, and Eugene Charniak on the AI group computer in LISP. Micro-Planner is now a publically accessible ...
  • Sussman, Gerald Jay; Winograd, Terry; Charniak, Eugene (1971-12-01)
    This is a manual for the use of the Micro Planner interpreter, which implements a subset of Carl Hewitt's language, PLANNER and is now available for use by the Artificial Intelligence Group.
  • MIDAS 
    Samson, Peter (1968-10-01)
    The MIDAS linking loader is a PDP-6 program to load relocatable-format output from the MIDAS assemblers, with facilities to handle symbolic cross-reference between independently assembled programs. Although it is arranged ...
  • Cohn, David A. (1995-09-01)
    I describe an exploration criterion that attempts to minimize the error of a learner by minimizing its estimated squared bias. I describe experiments with locally-weighted regression on two simple kinematics problems, ...
  • Hollerbach, John M. (1977-09-01)
    There are many ways of programming an actuator or effector for movement between the same two points. In the interest of efficiency it is sometimes desirable to program that trajectory which requires the least amount ...
  • Minsky, Marvin (1972-01-01)
    During the next decade it will become practical to use more and more sophisticated techniques of automation--we shall call this "robotics"--both in established industries and in new areas. The rate at which these techniques ...
  • McIntosh, Harold V.; Guzman, Adolfo (1967-04-01)
    CONVERT shares with other programming languages the circumstance that it is was easier to evaluate the language and to learn its uses if it is possible to scrutinize a representative sample of programs which effect typical ...
  • Blair, Michael R.; Cohen, Natalya; LaMacchia, David M.; Zuzga, Brian K. (1993-02-01)
    MIT SchMUSE (pronounced "shmooz") is a concurrent, distributed, delegation-based object-oriented interactive environment with persistent storage. It is designed to run in a "capricious" network environment, where servers ...
  • Fillo, Marco; Keckler, Stephen W.; Dally, William J.; Carter, Nicholas P.; Chang, Andrew; Gurevich, Yevgeny; Lee, Whay S. (1995-03-01)
    The M-Machine is an experimental multicomputer being developed to test architectural concepts motivated by the constraints of modern semiconductor technology and the demands of programming systems. The M- Machine computing ...
  • Drumheller, Michael (1985-01-01)
    This paper describes a method by which range data from a sonar or other type of rangefinder can be used to determine the 2-dimensional position and orientation of a mobile robot inside a room. The plan of the room is ...
  • Chang, Yu-Han; Ho, Tracey; Kaelbling, Leslie Pack (2003-12-04)
    Research in mobile ad-hoc networks has focused on situations in which nodes have no control over their movements. We investigate an important but overlooked domain in which nodes do have control over their movements. ...
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