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    • Raconteur : intelligent assistance for conversational storytelling with media libraries 

      Chi, Pei-Yu, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      People who are not professional storytellers sometimes have difficulty putting together a coherent and engaging story, even when it is about their own experiences. However, consider putting the same person in a conversation ...
    • RadioActive : enabling large-scale asynchronous audio discussions on mobile devices 

      Zinman, Aaron (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      Current mobile technology works well to connect individuals together at any time or place. However, general focus on one-to-one conversations has overlooked the potential of always-on group and community links. I hypothesize ...
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      Bdeir, Ayah (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      In the past three decades, especially in the aftermath of September 11th, significant effort has been focused on developing technologies for aviation security. Security inspectors have considerable latitude to wave passengers ...
    • Rapid design and simulation of functional digital materials 

      Ghassaei, Amanda Paige (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Digital fabrication aims to bring the programmability of the digital world into the physical world and has the potential to radically transform the way we make things. We are are developing a novel digital fabrication ...
    • Rapid prototyping of green composites 

      Peek, Nadya (Nadya Meile) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Rapid prototyping employs digital fabrication techniques to quickly manufacture parts. However, the available materials are not yet suitable for making strong, large or durable objects. Composites are materials which are ...
    • RattleSnake : stochastic folding for chain programmable matter 

      Lobovsky, Maxim B (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      The vision of programmable matter is to create a blob of material that can transform itself into an arbitrary form. One promising approach for achieving programmable matter is to construct a chain of identical nodes that ...
    • REACH : the local social favor exchange : a proximal messaging system 

      Kizelshteyn, Boris G. (Boris Grigory) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      We define proximal messaging as that category of information transaction that takes into account the physical, social and temporal proximity between the sender and recipient as it relates to the content of the message. We ...
    • ReachMedia : on-the-move interaction with everyday objects 

      Feldman, Assaf (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      Mobile and wearable interfaces try to integrate digital information into our everyday experiences but usually require more attention than is appropriate and often fail to do so in a natural and socially acceptable way. In ...
    • Reading between the (party) lines : how political news is seen and shared 

      Chou, Sophie Beiying (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      This thesis uses mixed methods and datasets to explore how political news is perceived and shared within and across party lines in the context of the 2016 US presidential elections. We begin by examining the impact of ...
    • Real-time 3-d localization using radar and passive surface acoustic wave transponders 

      LaPenta, Jason Michael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This thesis covers ongoing work into the design, fabrication, implementation, and characterization of novel passive transponders that allow range measurements at short range and at high update rates. Multiple RADAR measurement ...
    • Real-time structured video decoding and display 

      Granger, Brett Dawson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
    • Recast : an interactive platform for personal media curation and distribution 

      Sawada, Dan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      This thesis focuses on the design and implementation of Recast, which is an interactive media system that enables users to dynamically aggregate, curate, reconstruct, and distribute visual stories of real-world events, ...
    • Receptive Skins : towards a somatosensitive architecture 

      Kapelonis, Chrisoula (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      In architecture, the building skin is the primary interface for mediating the environment of the external with the internal. But today, this mediation is mechanical, deterministic, and static-often seeing the human as a ...
    • Recognizing classical ballet steps using plase space constraints 

      Campbell, Lee Winston (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
    • Recording studios without walls : geographically unrestricted music collaboration 

      Lefford, M. Nyssim, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    • Red Ink : open source financial analytics for people & communities 

      O'Toole, Ryan (Ryan Michael) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Red Ink is an open source social-financial web-service that enables people to share, aggregate, analyze, visualize and publish their financial transactions as individuals and ad-hoc groups, through data sharing campaigns. ...
    • Redefine the standard : design for the transforming World Wide Web 

      Okamoto, Takashi, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Elements within the physical space are transformed through natural processes that change their properties over time. These transformations are part of our everyday experiences that are often informative, influential or ...
    • Reducing complexity of consumer electronics interfaces using commonsense reasoning 

      Espinosa Christlieb, José Humberto (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      User interfaces to consumer electronics devices - Video recorders, phones, cameras, washing machines, microwave ovens, etc. - are getting too complicated to be easily used by ordinary consumers. We believe that what is ...
    • Reflective Interfaces : assisting teens with stressful situations online 

      Jones, Birago (Birago Korayga) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      This thesis presents the concept of Reflective Interfaces, a novel approach to user experience design that promotes positive behavioral norms. Traditional interface design methodologies such as User Centered Design are ...
    • Remixing physical objects through tangible tools 

      Follmer, Sean (Sean Weston) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      In this document we present new tools for remixing physical objects. These tools allow users to copy, edit and manipulate the properties of one or more objects to create a new physical object. We already have these ...