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  • Johnson, Michael Patrick, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    A real-time motion engine for interactive synthetic characters, either virtual or physical, needs to allow expressivity and interactivity of motion in order to maintain the illusion of life. Canned animation examples from ...
  • Rosenbaum, Eric (Eric Ross) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis introduces the idea of "musical tinkering," exploring how to engage people in playfully creating and experimenting with their own musical instruments and compositions. I discuss the design and study of two new ...
  • Shaffer, David Williamson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Qi, Yuan, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Graphical models have been widely used in many applications, ranging from human behavior recognition to wireless signal detection. However, efficient inference and learning techniques for graphical models are needed to ...
  • Lee, Jackie Chia-Hsun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This research explores how externalization of physiological states helps to provide an awareness of hidden stressors through a home-based study, a lab-based study, and a school-based study in order to facilitate social ...
  • Roque, Ricarose Vallarta (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    The ability to create, design, and express oneself with technology is an important fluency for full participation in today's digitally mediated society. Social support can play a major role in engaging and deepening what ...
  • Borovoy, Richard Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    Creating common ground in a community of people who do not all know each other is a chicken-and-egg problem: members do not share enough common ground to support the kinds of conversations that help build it. "Folk Computing" ...
  • Wexelblat, Alan Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Chesnais, Pascal Roger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    Social constructionism is a term used to describe systems where individuals take an active role in development that can enhance their community's social setting. This thesis asks, "What is the role of communication ...
  • Smith, Dustin Arthur (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Referring expressions with vague and ambiguous modifiers, such as "a quick visit" and "the big meeting," are difficult for computers to interpret because their meanings are defined in part by context. For the hearer to ...
  • Sipitakiat, Arnan, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    The major promise of computational technology for learning is in making discovery and acquisition of knowledge accessible to a wider range of people. The protean expressive and constructive nature of computational technology ...
  • Leithinger, Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The vision to interact with computers through our whole body - to not only visually perceive information, but to engage with it through multiple senses has inspired human computer interaction (HCI) research for decades. ...
  • Mavridis, Nikolaos (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    A Situated Conversational Assistant (SCA) is a system with sensing, acting and speech synthesis/recognition abilities, which engages in physically situated natural language conversation with human partners and assists them ...
  • Griffith, Saul Thomas, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    construction is developed in three dimensions. It is similarly shown that right-angled tetrahedrons, when folded from an edge-connected string, can generate any three dimensional structure where the primitive pixel (or ...
  • Plesniak, Wendy J. (Wendy Jean) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    This dissertation introduces haptic holography, a combination of computational modeling and multimodal spatial display, as an early computationalplastic In this work, we combine various holographic displays with a force ...
  • Barabas, James (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    We are surrounded by visual reproductions: computer screens, photographs, televisions, and countless other technologies allow us to perceive objects and scenes that are not physically in-front of us. All existing technologies ...
  • Smalley, Daniel E (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In this dissertation I describe the development of a new integrated-optics platform for holographic video consisting of arrays guided-wave acousto-optic devices. This platform serves as the foundation for a new family of ...
  • Krumme, Katherine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis develops methodologies to measure rates of change in individual human behavior, and to capture statistical regularities in change at the population level, in three pieces: i) a model of individual rate of change ...
  • Aimi, Roberto Mario, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis presents a system architecture for creating hybrid digital-acoustic percussion instruments by combining extensions of existing signal processing techniques with specially-designed semi-acoustic physical ...
  • Zoran, Amit (Amit Shlomo) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Hybrid reAssemblage is a design gestalt that lies at the cross-section of digital design practice and the tactile qualities of traditional craft. It spans a territory in which the value of artifacts is produced through ...
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