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Programming a Sensor Network as an Amorphous Medium
In many sensor network applications, the network is deployedto approximate a physical space. The network itself is not ofinterest: rather, we are interested in measuring the propertiesof the space it fills, and of establishing ...
What the Assassin's Guild Taught Me About Distributed Computing
Distributed computing and live-action roleplaying share many of thesame fundamental problems, as live-action roleplaying games commonly include simulations carried out by their players.Games run by the MIT Assassin's Guild ...
Infrastructure for Engineered Emergence on Sensor/Actuator Networks
The ability to control emergent phenomena depends on decomposingthem into aspects susceptible to independent engineering. Forspatial self-managing systems, the amorphous-medium abstraction lets youseparate the systemÂs ...
CogSci to AI: It's the Brainware, Stupid!
Current modularization techniques fail when applied to hard AI problems.But cognitive science shows that the mind has modules specialized for particular functions.Unlike current engineered modules, the modules of themind ...