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    • MARVEL: A System for Recognizing World Locations with Stereo Vision 

      Braunegg, David Jerome (1990-06-01)
      To use a world model, a mobile robot must be able to determine its own position in the world. To support truly autonomous navigation, I present MARVEL, a system that builds and maintains its own models of world locations ...
    • Maximum Entropy Discrimination 

      Jaakkola, Tommi; Meila, Marina; Jebara, Tony (1999-12-01)
      We present a general framework for discriminative estimation based on the maximum entropy principle and its extensions. All calculations involve distributions over structures and/or parameters rather than specific ...
    • Maygen: A Symbolic Debugger Generation System 

      Tsien, Christine L. (1993-05-01)
      With the development of high-level languages for new computer architectures comes the need for appropriate debugging tools as well. One method for meeting this need would be to develop, from scratch, a symbolic debugger ...
    • Methods for Parallelizing Search Paths in Phrasing 

      Marcken, Carl de (1994-01-01)
      Many search problems are commonly solved with combinatoric algorithms that unnecessarily duplicate and serialize work at considerable computational expense. There are techniques available that can eliminate redundant ...
    • Mid-Level Vision and Recognition of Non-Rigid Objects 

      Subirana-Vilanova, J. Brian (1995-04-01)
      We address mid-level vision for the recognition of non-rigid objects. We align model and image using frame curves - which are object or "figure/ground" skeletons. Frame curves are computed, without discontinuities, ...
    • Minimizing Residual Vibrations in Flexible Systems 

      Rappole, B. Whitney, Jr. (1992-06-01)
      Residual vibrations degrade the performance of many systems. Due to the lightweight and flexible nature of space structures, controlling residual vibrations is especially difficult. Also, systems such as the Space ...
    • MIT Scheme Reference Manual 

      Hanson, Chris (1991-01-01)
      MIT Scheme is an implementation of the Scheme programming language that runs on many popular workstations. The MIT Scheme Reference Manual describes the special forms, procedures, and datatypes provided by the ...
    • A Model for Deliberation, Action, and Introspection 

      Doyle, Jon (1980-05-01)
      This thesis investigates the problem of controlling or directing the reasoning and actions of a computer program. The basic approach explored is to view reasoning as a species of action, so that a program might apply ...
    • Model Selection for Solving Kinematics Problems 

      Goh, Choon P. (1990-09-01)
      There has been much interest in the area of model-based reasoning within the Artificial Intelligence community, particularly in its application to diagnosis and troubleshooting. The core issue in this thesis, simply ...
    • Model-Based Troubleshooting of Digital Systems 

      Hamscher, Walter Charles (1988-08-01)
      This thesis describes a methodology, a representation, and an implemented program for troubleshooting digital circuit boards at roughly the level of expertise one might expect in a human novice. Existing methods for ...
    • Modeling Robot Dynamic Performance for Endpoint Force Control 

      Eppinger, Steven D. (1988-09-01)
      This research aims to understand the fundamental dynamic behavior of servo-controlled machinery in response to various types of sensory feedback. As an example of such a system, we study robot force control, a scheme ...
    • Modeling, Estimation, and Control of Robot-Soil Interactions 

      Hong, Won (2001-09-01)
      This thesis presents the development of hardware, theory, and experimental methods to enable a robotic manipulator arm to interact with soils and estimate soil properties from interaction forces. Unlike the majority of ...
    • Modelling the Somantic Electrical Response of Hippocampal Pyramidal Neurons 

      Borg-Graham, Lyle J. (1989-09-01)
      A modeling study of hippocampal pyramidal neurons is described. This study is based on simulations using HIPPO, a program which simulates the somatic electrical activity of these cells. HIPPO is based on a) descriptions ...
    • A Modern Differential Geometric Approach to Shape from Shading 

      Saxberg, Bror V. H. (1989-06-01)
      How the visual system extracts shape information from a single grey-level image can be approached by examining how the information about shape is contained in the image. This technical report considers the characteristic ...
    • Motion Planning with Six Degrees of Freedom 

      Donald, Bruce R. (1984-05-01)
      The motion planning problem is of central importance to the fields of robotics, spatial planning, and automated design. In robotics we are interested in the automatic synthesis of robot motions, given high-level ...
    • Motor Control and Learning by the State Space Model 

      Raibert, Marc H. (1977-09-01)
      A model is presented that deals with problems of motor control, motor learning, and sensorimotor integration. The equations of motion for a limb are parameterized and used in conjunction with a quantized, multi-dimensional ...
    • Multiple Mode Vibration Suppression in Controlled Flexible Systems 

      Hyde, James M. (1991-05-01)
      Prior research has led to the development of input command shapers that can reduce residual vibration in single- or multiple-mode flexible systems. We present a method for the development of multiple-mode shapers which ...
    • A Multiple-Context Equality-Based Reasoning System 

      Barton, George Edward, Jr. (1983-04-01)
      Expert systems are too slow. This work attacks that problem by speeding up a useful system component that remembers facts and tracks down simple consequences. The redesigned component can assimilate new facts more ...
    • Multisensor Modeling Underwater with Uncertain Information 

      Stewart, W. Kenneth, Jr. (1988-07-01)
      This thesis develops an approach to the construction of multidimensional stochastic models for intelligent systems exploring an underwater environment. It describes methods for building models by a three- dimensional ...
    • Multistep Methods for Integrating the Solar System 

      Skordos, Panayotis S. (1988-07-01)
      High order multistep methods, run at constant stepsize, are very effective for integrating the Newtonian solar system for extended periods of time. I have studied the stability and error growth of these methods when ...