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  • Dong, Wei, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Stage performances present many challenges and opportunities in the field of robotics. Onstage robots not only have to function flawlessly, they must interact convincingly with their human counterparts and adhere to a rigid ...
  • Roy, Brandon C. (Brandon Cain) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    A hallmark of a child's first two years of life is their entry into language, from first productive word use around 12 months of age to the emergence of combinatorial speech in their second year. What is the nature of early ...
  • Nattinger, Elena Jessop (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Performing artists have frequently used technology to sense and extend the body's natural expressivity via live control of multimedia. However, the sophistication, emotional content, and variety of expression possible ...
  • Levinger, Joshua Sable (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Many modern social movements advocate boycotts as a mechanism to pursue social change. However, these campaigns are often broad in scope and limited to committed activists as potential adherents. This thesis describes a ...
  • Blackshaw, Matthew (Matthew Andrew) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Today's online marketplaces for goods and services are imperfect. Participants make an initial post expressing their intention to buy or sell an object, but all offers on this post are private. These offers can be seen as ...
  • Rahimi, Ali, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
  • Kermode, Roger George, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Martin-Anderson, Brandon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Recent research has found that in some cases travel time variance is more important than mean travel time in travel mode choice. This implies shared infrastructure transportation modes prone to service unreliability stand ...
  • Goyal, Pragun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    CAD (Computer Aided Design) software allows one to describe a design in great detail and at any arbitary scale. However, our interface to CAD is still largely through traditional avenues: screen, keyboard and pointing ...
  • Silver, Jay (Jay Saul) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    We are disconnected from our environment. We can't reconnect because we can't even see the Nature within our urban surroundings. Inspired by urban explorers and Nature Awareness traditions, I will develop methodologies and ...
  • Ma, Hongshen, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    The Nanogate is a micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) device that uses a cantilever structure to control the separation between two extremely flat surfaces. It has been proposed that the Nanogate be used as part of a ...
  • Turransky, Alan, Greg (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
  • Mellis, David Adley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This thesis explores the effects of digital fabrication on the design, production, and customization of consumer electronic devices. It does so through a series of three case studies - a radio, a pair of speakers, and a ...
  • Ypodimatopoulos, Polychronis Panagiotis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Internet-based mobile communications have been increasing rapidly [5], yet there is little or no progress in platforms that enable applications for discovery, context-awareness and sharing of data and services in a peer-wise ...
  • Zoran, Amit (Amit Shlomo) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Today's tools and instruments, whether musical or graphical, fall into two very distinct classes, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Traditional physical instruments offer a richness and uniqueness of qualities that ...
  • Fabio, Michael A., S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis presents several works involving robotic musical instruments. Robots have long been used in industry for performing repetitive tasks, or jobs requiring superhuman strength. However, more recently robots have ...
  • Pliam, Steven L (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    In the performing arts, the relationship that is established between what is seen and what is heard must be experienced to fully appreciate and understand the aesthetics of performance. Actual physical objects such as ...
  • DiMicco, Joan Morris (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    People collaborating in groups have potential to produce higher-quality output than individuals working alone, due to the pooling of resources, information, and skills. Yet social psychologists have determined that groups ...
  • Abromowitz, Madeleine Rose (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    A new 'axial-transverse flux' motor (ATFM) topology is of interest to autonomous lower-extremity robotics designers for its high torque density and low winding resistance. Unfortunately, deliberate asymmetries in the design ...
  • Iyengar, Giridharan Ranganathan, 1969- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
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