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Browsing AI Technical Reports (1964 - 2004) by Title

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  • Brown, Jeremy Hanford (2002-06-01)
    Conventional parallel computer architectures do not provide support for non-uniformly distributed objects. In this thesis, I introduce sparsely faceted arrays (SFAs), a new low-level mechanism for naming regions of memory, ...
  • Horswill, Ian (1995-04-22)
    In this report, I discuss the use of vision to support concrete, everyday activity. I will argue that a variety of interesting tasks can be solved using simple and inexpensive vision systems. I will provide a number ...
  • Grauman, Kristen (2003-05-22)
    We present a statistical image-based shape + structure model for Bayesian visual hull reconstruction and 3D structure inference. The 3D shape of a class of objects is represented by sets of contours from silhouette ...
  • Wells, William M. III (1993-01-01)
    Two formulations of model-based object recognition are described. MAP Model Matching evaluates joint hypotheses of match and pose, while Posterior Marginal Pose Estimation evaluates the pose only. Local search in pose ...
  • Morency, Louis-Philippe (2003-05-01)
    In this text, we present two stereo-based head tracking techniques along with a fast 3D model acquisition system. The first tracking technique is a robust implementation of stereo-based head tracking designed for ...
  • Reynoso, Alfonso Garcia (1985-10-01)
    Methods are developed for predicting vibration response characteristics of systems which change configuration during operation. A cartesian robot, an example of such a position-dependent system, served as a test case ...
  • Abelson, Harold; Sussman, Gerald Jay (1983-07-01)
    "The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs" is the entry-level subject in Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is required of all students at MIT who major in Electrical ...
  • Michener, Edwina Rissland (1978-08-01)
    This report develops a conceptual framework in which to talk about mathematical knowledge. There are several broad categories of mathematical knowledge: results which contain the traditional logical aspects of ...
  • Forbus, Kenneth D. (1981-02-01)
    Reasoning about motion is an important part of our commonsense knowledge, involving fluent spatial reasoning. This work studies the qualitative and geometric knowledge required to reason in a world that consists of ...
  • Lee, Michelle Kwok (1989-05-01)
    This report describes a program which automatically characterizes the behavior of any driven, nonlinear, electrical circuit. To do this, the program autonomously selects interesting input parameters, drives the circuit, ...
  • Stevens, Kent A. (1980-02-01)
    The visual analysis of surface shape from texture and surface contour is treated within a computational framework. The aim of this study is to determine valid constraints that are sufficient to allow surface orientation ...
  • Dror, Ron O. (2002-10-01)
    Humans distinguish materials such as metal, plastic, and paper effortlessly at a glance. Traditional computer vision systems cannot solve this problem at all. Recognizing surface reflectance properties from a single ...
  • Weld, Daniel Sabey (1984-05-01)
    Two kinds of process models have been used in programs that reason about change: Discrete and continuous models. We describe the design and implementation of a qualitative simulator, PEPTIDE, which uses both kinds of ...
  • Moses, Joel (1967-09-01)
    SIN and SOLDIER are heuristic programs in LISP which solve symbolic integration problems. SIN (Symbolic INtegrator) solves indefinite integration problems at the difficulty approaching those in the larger integral ...
  • Martin, William A. (1967-01-01)
    A large computer program has been developed to aid applied mathematicians in the solution of problems in non-numerical analysis which involve tedious manipulations of mathematical expressions. The mathematician uses ...
  • Forte, Allen (1967-04-01)
    As part of a larger research project in musical structure, a program has been written which "reads" scores encoded in an input language isomorphic to music notation. The program is believed to be the first of its kind. ...
  • Nguyen; Van-Duc (1986-07-01)
    This thesis addresses the problem of synthesizing grasps that are force-closure and stable. The synthesis of force-closure grasps constructs independent regions of contact for the fingertips, such that the motion of ...
  • de la Maza, Michael (1993-05-01)
    This thesis describes a system that synthesizes regularity exposing attributes from large protein databases. After processing primary and secondary structure data, this system discovers an amino acid representation ...
  • Fahlman, Scott E. (1977-12-01)
    This report describes a knowledge-base system in which the information is stored in a network of small parallel processing elements ??de and link units ??ich are controlled by an external serial computer. This network ...
  • Paul, Benjamin J. (1987-08-01)
    Many approaches to force control have assumed the ability to command torques accurately. Concurrently, much research has been devoted to developing accurate torque actuation schemes. Often, torque sensors have been ...
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