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Browsing AI Technical Reports (1964 - 2004) by Title

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  • Mason, Matthew Thomas (1982-06-01)
    The primary goal of this research is to develop theoretical tools for analysis, synthesis, application of primitive manipulator operations. The primary method is to extend and apply traditional tools of classical mechanics. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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