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    • Feature Point Detection and Curve Approximation for Early Processing of Freehand Sketches 

      Sezgin, Tevfik Metin (2001-05-01)
      Freehand sketching is both a natural and crucial part of design, yet is unsupported by current design automation software. We are working to combine the flexibility and ease of use of paper and pencil with the processing ...
    • Finding Edges and Lines in Images 

      Canny, John Francis (1983-06-01)
      The problem of detecting intensity changes in images is canonical in vision. Edge detection operators are typically designed to optimally estimate first or second derivative over some (usually small) support. Other ...
    • Finding Texture Boundaries in Images 

      Voorhees, Harry (1987-06-01)
      Texture provides one cue for identifying the physical cause of an intensity edge, such as occlusion, shadow, surface orientation or reflectance change. Marr, Julesz, and others have proposed that texture is represented ...
    • Flexibility and Efficiency in a Computer Program for Designing Circuits 

      Mcdermott, Drew Vincent (1977-06-01)
      This report is concerned with the problem of achieving flexibility (additivity, modularity) and efficiency (performance, expertise) simultaneously in one AI program. It deals with the domain of elementary electronic circuit ...
    • Fluorescence Assay for Polymerase Arrival Rates 

      Che, Austin (2003-08-31)
      To engineer complex synthetic biological systems will require modular design, assembly, and characterization strategies. The RNA polymerase arrival rate (PAR) is defined to be the rate that RNA polymerases arrive at a ...
    • Formal Multilevel Hierarchical Verification of Synchronous MOS Circuits 

      Weise, Daniel Wayne (1987-06-01)
      I have designed and implemented a system for the multilevel verification of synchronous MOS VLSI circuits. The system, called Silica Pithecus, accepts the schematic of an MOS circuit and a specification of the circuit's ...
    • Foundations of Actor Semantics 

      Clinger, William Douglas (1981-05-01)
      The actor message-passing model of concurrent computation has inspired new ideas in the areas of knowledge-based systems, programming languages and their semantics, and computer systems architecture. The model itself ...
    • From First Contact to Close Encounters: A Developmentally Deep Perceptual System for a Humanoid Robot 

      Fitzpatrick, Paul (2003-06-01)
      This thesis presents a perceptual system for a humanoid robot that integrates abilities such as object localization and recognition with the deeper developmental machinery required to forge those competences out of raw ...
    • From Genetic Algorithms to Efficient Organization 

      Yuret, Deniz (1994-05-01)
      The work described in this thesis began as an inquiry into the nature and use of optimization programs based on "genetic algorithms." That inquiry led, eventually, to three powerful heuristics that are broadly applicable ...
    • Gait Analysis for Classification 

      Lee, Lily (2003-06-26)
      This thesis describes a representation of gait appearance for the purpose of person identification and classification. This gait representation is based on simple localized image features such as moments extracted from ...
    • Generalizing on Multiple Grounds: Performance Learning in Model-Based Technology 

      Resnick, Paul (1989-02-01)
      This thesis explores ways to augment a model-based diagnostic program with a learning component, so that it speeds up as it solves problems. Several learning components are proposed, each exploiting a different kind ...
    • Generating Circuit Tests by Exploiting Designed Behavior 

      Shirley, Mark Harper (1988-12-01)
      This thesis describes two programs for generating tests for digital circuits that exploit several kinds of expert knowledge not used by previous approaches. First, many test generation problems can be solved efficiently ...
    • Generating Communications Systems Through Shared Context 

      Beal, Jacob (2002-01-01)
      In a distributed model of intelligence, peer components need to communicate with one another. I present a system which enables two agents connected by a thick twisted bundle of wires to bootstrap a simple communication ...
    • Generating Compliant Motion of Objects with an Articulated Hand 

      Chiu, Stephen L. (1985-06-01)
      The flexibility of the robot is the key to its success as a viable aid to production. Flexibility of a robot can be explained in two directions. The first is to increase the physical generality of the robot such that ...
    • Generating Semantic Descriptions From Drawings of Scenes With Shadows 

      Waltz, David L. (1972-11-01)
      The research reported here concerns the principles used to automatically generate three-dimensional representations from line drawings of scenes. The computer programs involved look at scenes which consist of polyhedra ...
    • Generative Temporal Planning with Complex Processes 

      Kennell, Jonathan (2004-05-18)
      Autonomous vehicles are increasingly being used in mission-critical applications, and robust methods are needed for controlling these inherently unreliable and complex systems. This thesis advocates the use of model-based ...
    • Geometric Aspects of Visual Object Recognition 

      Breuel, Thomas M. (1992-05-01)
      This thesis presents there important results in visual object recognition based on shape. (1) A new algorithm (RAST; Recognition by Adaptive Sudivisions of Tranformation space) is presented that has lower average-case ...
    • Geometry and Photometry in 3D Visual Recognition 

      Shashua, Amnon (1992-11-01)
      The report addresses the problem of visual recognition under two sources of variability: geometric and photometric. The geometric deals with the relation between 3D objects and their views under orthographic and ...
    • A Government-Binding Based Parser for Warlpiri, a Free-Word Order Language 

      Kashket, Michael B. (1987-01-01)
      Free-word order languages have long posed significant problems for standard parsing algorithms. This thesis presents an implemented parser, based on Government-Binding (GB) theory, for a particular free-word order ...
    • The Grasping Problem: Toward Task-Level Programming for an Articulated Hand 

      Pollard, Nancy S. (1990-05-01)
      This report presents a system for generating a stable, feasible, and reachable grasp of a polyhedral object. A set of contact points on the object is found that can result in a stable grasp; a feasible grasp is found ...